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Cookbook Obsession: The Mom 100

Katie Workman shares her genius tips for creating family meals everyone (including picky eaters!) will love.

Why we love this cookbook

Katie Workman knows how hard it is to get dinner on the table night after night—and luckily, she’s developed smart solutions to tackle the challenge. In her new book she addresses 20 common dilemmas (how do I get the kids to the bus with breakfast in their bellies? What do I bring to a potluck that my kids and my friends will like?) and then offers satisfying recipes for each, guaranteed to please both choosy kids and adventurous adults alike. Read on for three of her dishes we love.

Todd Coleman

Mexican Tortilla Casserole

Katie says: “This is essentially lasagna, but with tortillas standing in for noodles. It’s one of those dishes that can miraculously be on the table in short order, made from things you most likely have in your pantry and fridge.”

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Todd Coleman

Monday Night Brisket

Katie says: “This is called Monday Night Brisket because it’s the kind of dish you want to start when you have a stretch of time, like Sunday afternoon. Then you refrigerate overnight and dinner for Monday is basically prepped.”

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Todd Coleman

Shrimp Stir-Fried Rice

Katie says: “This fried rice dish is lighter than take-out and has an appealing simplicity to it. Substitute diced chicken or pork for more variations.”

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest