Just because you don't have time to cook an elaborate multicourse feast doesn't mean you should resort to takeout. Aussie chef Curtis Stone believes in the power of simple, delicious homemade meals. Here, in this sixth cookbook, Stone shares the recipes he makes in his everyday life—sure, he may be a chef by trade, but he's just as busy as the rest of us. There's a chapter devoted to light meals you can quickly pull together, and dinners include 30-minute options like Penne with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe. When you do have more time, make Stone's Wedding Carrot Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting, inspired by the cake he made for his wedding to Lindsay Price, who memorably played Janet on Beverly Hills 90210.

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