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Your new go-to collection of easy, family-friendly recipes, from popular chef and television personality Ryan Scott
Emmy Award–winning celebrity chef (and dad) Ryan Scott knows well that family life is wonderful, but can be a very hectic business—stressing over mealtime shouldn’t add to the madness! This heartfelt collection comes straight from his home kitchen’s regular rotation into yours. Reflecting Ryan’s colorful personality and practical approach, the recipes are kid-friendly and packed with clever hacks and pro tips for getting meals on the table (and cleaning up) quickly. There are no fussy cooking techniques or long ingredient lists; instead, the focus is on family-centered meals for even the busiest of days—irresistible recipes like Turkey Reuben Meatloaf, Broccoli-Cheddar Bow Ties, and Naturally Sweet PB&J Pancakes. Even crowd-pleasing desserts like Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Cookies and Butterscotch Marshmallow Squares remain delightfully simple, for minimal stress and maximum fun.
About the Author
Emmy-award winning celebrity chef Ryan Scott hosts cooking demonstrations for major corporate events around the country. Ryan appears on morning and daytime programs such as the TODAY show and Good Morning America dozens of times per year.He is also the author of One to Five (Oxmoor House, 2017) and lives with his family in San Francisco, CA.
“I absolutely love this book. It is approachable, fun, joy-inspiring, and practical. It highlights and fulfills the need for easy solutions and for connecting with your loved ones through food. It takes the craziness of family life and family meals and makes them no-fuss. This book is, in my opinion, perfect.” —From the Foreword by Carla Hall Chef, Food Network star, and cookbook author
“Since his first visit to our show years ago, moments after his appearance—sharing good, smart, easy food and his amazing energy—I coined the nickname ’Great Scott!’ Ryan just keeps getting better and better. Everything about what he does and who he is, I believe in. The No-Fuss Family Cookbook is practical and, most importantly, flavorful food that YOU can do. He says he’s a fan of mine (literally, on page 262), but I might be his biggest fan and he remains ‘Great Scott’ to me.” —Rachael Ray Host of The Rachael Ray Show, Food Network personality, and cookbook author
“I love Ryan Scott and his food! He’s one of my favorite chefs around. His food is fabulous, his recipes are spectacular, and his new cookbook, The No-Fuss Family Cookbook, is a serious slam dunk!” —Shaquille O’Neal Former NBA all-star and MVP, sports analyst on Inside the NBA
“This cookbook exemplifies everything that Ryan Scott and his family are about: love and food. What a joy it is to indulge in these fun, fantastic, user-friendly recipes. I have had the great pleasure of being at the table with Ryan, Lesley, and Olive and I can tell you and no matter who you are, you instantly become a part of their family through food. These recipes will be the key to stepping up any meal and will bring so much joy to your table. ” —Amanda Freitag Chef, Food Network star, and author of The Chef Next Door
“Even though I truly love to cook, I wake up every morning asking myself the dreaded question: what’s my plan to feed two kids three healthy meals (that are flavorful and fun) plus multiple snacks today? After reading Ryan’s heartfelt cookbook from front to back, I literally dog-eared every single page. It’s a brilliant collection of family-tested, healthy, flavorful, and fun recipes that I can’t wait to cook for and with my own family! I want to start from the beginning and cook from it every single day until I’m done… and then start over.” —Dylan Dreyer NBC News meteorologist and TODAY show correspondent
“Chef Ryan has done it! FINALLY, a family cookbook that is FUN and FRESH that I can actually follow. With The No-Fuss Family Cookbook, he’s made me a hero to all of my picky eaters.” —Kit Hoover Host of Access Hollywood
“Chef Ryan’s cookbook oozes adorableness—from the sweet cover to the darling stories of dadhood, to the charming (and mouthwatering) food photos. It’s a super fun read with useful tips and countless pages of delicious and versatile recipes. I highly recommend The No-Fuss Family Cookbook for parents young and old, as well as grandparents or anyone who loves kiddos.” —Joy Bauer MS, RD, health and nutrition expert for NBC’s TODAY show and #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Ryan is so much more than just an excellent chef. He’s a radio personality, television host, teacher, coach, father, family man… just to name a few. His wealth of culinary knowledge has never been more focused or accessible than in The No-Fuss Family Cookbook. The recipes are all on-point and the photography is stunning. An absolute must for today’s kitchen. I’m proud to call him a friend.” —Tyler Florence Chef, cookbook author, and host of Food Network’s Great American Food Truck Race
“Ryan’s steamroller presence is like a lust-for-life-energy-tidal-wave barreling towards you, roiling with laughter, bust-your-chops jokes, and big ol’ hugs, culminating in an impressive crest of gravity-defying hair! This book puts all of Ryan’s culinary talent on display. There are great moments of “A-ha!” inspiration and loads of gorgeous photos. And he can’t suppress the simple fact that he simply LOVES being a dad and sharing the joy of cooking with his family.” —Adam Richman Cook, TV host, producer, and author
“I have been a huge fan of Ryan’s since I met him years ago at the TODAY show. Even better than his food (if that is possible), which has always been intimidating to me, is his relatability. In a time, and a stage in life, where routine settles in for the sake of survival, Ryan has given us some fun ways to shake it up. Thank you, Ryan, for always bringing fun and delicious ways to come together!” —Sara Haines Co-host of The View
“Ryan Scott lights up the studio whenever he comes to the TODAY show with his energy, his food, and his giant head of hair! We’re so excited to get in the kitchen at home with our kids to cook our way through this book. I just wish there was a chapter on getting kids to do the dishes after a great meal!” —Willie Geist Host of NBC’s Sunday TODAY