You Need This for Simply Delicious Weeknight Dinners

When dinner is delayed and the house is a mess … when you’ve been driving and chauffeuring your way through endless days of music lessons or ball practice or medical appointments … when you’re tired and the people who inhabit your space have the audacity to expect a meal, you need The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook — Simple Family-friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking.

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin of

I met author Mary Younkin during a blogger event in Wooster, Ohio. She was smart and funny, had a penchant for fabulous handbags, and I soon learned, was a mother of bouncing boys. In fact, she told me about fidget toys and my own bouncing-off-the-wall boy continues to enjoy them! Mary also knows a thing or two — heck, who am I kidding! — she knows everything about getting dinner on the table. She feeds her friends and family very, very well!

In 15-25 minutes, she can prepare any number of delectable dishes including Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites, Mediterranean Nachos, Pan-Fried Pork Medallions with Creamy Wine Sauce, Chili Garlic Shrimp, Korean Beef with Quick Asian Pickles, and more.

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Oh, you need more time? Well.

In 30-45 minutes you could make Green Chile and Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Philly Cheesesteak Potato Skillet, Garlicky Peas and Rice with Kielbasa, Italian Vegetable Soup, and Maple Dijon Glazed Pork Tenderloin. 

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I know you … you’re thinking you have absolutely NO TIME to make dinner, right? Well give yourself 5-10 minutes of prep time and let your slow cooker do the work. Yes, you can. Imagine coming home to Rosemary Potato Soup with Ham (yum!), All Day Beef Brisket (mmm!), or Mexican Pulled Pork. Sounds heavenly, right? It is. And dinnertime bliss can be yours with the help of this fantastic cookbook.

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook offers delectable side dish recipes like Italian Rice Pilaf, Sweet Chili Roasted Broccoli, Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Skillet Mexican Street Corn, and Maple Herb Roasted Carrots.

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You will also find salad dressings, seasoning mix recipes, and of course, your just desserts — delights like Lemon Pound Cake, Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake, Creamy Peanut Butter Mousse, and perhaps my favorite: Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Bars with dark chocolate chips and cashews.

Order Now. Really.

You must get this cookbook to plan not just one, but every weeknight dinner. Because unlike some other cookbooks you WILL use this one on a daily basis. Go ahead — dog-ear the pages, splatter it with ingredients and crease the cover. This book is brimming with that secret ingredient, and your family will taste it, too! Get on over to Amazon or your favorite bookseller and grab a copy.

Also, visit Mary’s blog: for even more amazing recipes, stories and tips on cooking from scratch as simply as possible!


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    Mary Younkin September 6, 2016 (8:19 am)

    Thanks so much for the awesome review, Jennifer. I am thrilled that you’re enjoying the cookbook!

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    Margaret September 6, 2016 (8:37 am)

    I have been meaning to order it. While catching up on blogs at 3:30 a.m. I saw yours so I hopped on Amazon and will be cooking from it Thursday night! Thanks for the reminder. 🙂