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Cookbooks usually come in two varieties. First, there are those gorgeous, glossy food porn albums that you'd never dream of actually using (you wouldn't want to splatter sauce on them). Their recipes are usually so complicated that you probably couldn't use the book even if you tried.
Then there are the so-called "easy" cookbooks that you wouldn't mind spilling on at all — but that also rely a bit much on those slightly icky shortcuts, like canned vegetables and cream of mushroom soup.
Somewhere between those extremes sits best-selling food writer Pam Anderson's Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers.
Anderson tells NPR's Rebecca Roberts that the cookbook's "one-dish" concept grew out of an offhand comment ....
Lemony Seafood Pasta Salad
With Tomatoes, Feta, And Oregano
Roast Chorizo-Stuffed Adobo Pork Loin
With Black Beans And Rice ***
Mini Parmesan Muffins
With Prosciutto And Basil