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Time for Dinner

Time for Dinner

Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes for Every Night of the Week

By Pilar Guzmn,, Alanna Stang,,and Jenny Rosentrach

Whether moms have picky or adventurous eaters and whether they love to cook or just endure it, getting dinner on the table weeknight after weeknight is enough to make a mom throw in the towel. It's a grind that wore down former Cookie magazine editors, Pilar Guzmn, Jenny Rosentrach, and Alanna Stanguntil they made it their mission to figure out all the ways they could reclaim the family dinner. Time for Dinner is that playbook of tricks, inspiration, plans, and 100 go-to recipes. With 250 photographs, it's a visual toolkit of a book that gives every mom the ideas and strategies she needs to get a great family meal on the table night after night without losing her mind (or her sense of humor).

More Details

Size: 7-1/2 x 9 in;
Pages: 272 pp;
250 color photographs
Format: Hardcover
Publication: July 2010
ISBN: 9780811877428
ISBN10: 811877426
Pilar Guzmn was the founding editor-in-chief of Cookie, is a frequent interviewee in national print and broadcast media, a former senior editor and writer at Real Simple, and a regular contributor to the New York Times. She cooks for her two young children and lives in Brooklyn.

Alanna Stang was the executive editor at Cookie and is currently executive editor at Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Alanna lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Jenny Rosenstrach was the food and features director at Cookie magazine. She is the founder of, a website devoted to family dinner, and lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two daughters.

Media Reviews

The book is chock-full of fun, simple, and delicious ideas like these that will appeal to moms, dads, kids, singles, and couples. This is a great little book for impromptu weeknight inspiration. I highly recommend it. -- The Kitchn

The Kitchn (an Apartment Therapy blog)2010-11-30 00:00:00