The secret to getting dinner on the table during a hectic workweek isn't spending more time in the kitchen-it's cooking smarter. You can do just that with inspired recipes, a well-stocked and well-organized pantry, a weekly meal plan, and a few strategic shopping trips. Your efforts will yield simple, satisfying dishes ready to eat after less than 30 minutes of hands-on cooking, giving you plenty of time to sit down to a home-cooked supper with your loved ones. With this binder in hand, you'll find a wide variety of recipes to keep your family happy at the table every night of the week. When you maintain a well-stocked pantry, you'll have the foundation for all your weekday suppers. And if you plan your menus each week, you'll shop more efficiently and make fewer trips to the store. In the following pages, you'll discover dozens of tips for managing your time and stocking your kitchen-the keys to becoming a smarter cook.