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ISO Easy Mexican Cookbook

nomadchowwoman | Jan 8, 201109:51 AM

My sister, who rarely cooks, has decided she wants to learn to cook some simple "Mexican" (i.e., they don't have to be really "authentic") dishes as her picky-eater 5yo does love beans, cheeses, avocado, tortillas. She went through my Mexican cookbooks and pronounced them all "too hard" (early Bayless, Kennedy, Quintana, and a few others). I would like to get her a book to encourage her and wonder if any of you have a suggestion.

My sister generally buys things like pre-cooked chicken breast and bacon, and she loves canned and frozen. She doesn't have a lot of time. But she is trying to be more conscientious about what they eat and teaching her daughter to make and enjoy healthful choices. OTOH, I know she is not going to roast chiles or make stock.

Any ideas for a book that won't intimidate her, but nudge her in the direction of Mexican flavors w/out too much fuss?

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