Dinner in an hour
Smoky BBQ Ribs (pg. 445): “This is the time to lay out the big coin for baby back ribs,” notes Cavich. Her recipe demands you fire up your barbecue. No, that’s not the best part. The recipe’s requirement for only two ingredients is: the best ribs you can afford and BBQ sauce. Live dangerously and forgo your special sauce by whipping up a batch of Cavich’s secret sauce (pg. 444), made with Coca Cola, chipotle chili, onion, garlic, ginger, and few other key elements… sorry – our lawyer said if we told you the rest, it would be plagiarism.
Dinner in 20 minutes
She teaches you how to make pies from scratch but, to save time, Cavich offers this tip: pick up a few frozen pies from your local pie maker. Throw them in the oven and serve alongside her Caesar salad made from scratch (pg. 235) instead. Brilliant!
Cavich’s book opens the door for a guy looking to learn his way around the kitchen, now step through it. Grab a copy the next time you’re cruising the aisles of Chapters, make it the conversation starter with that girl with the big glasses in the fiction section.
Then, invite her to dinner.