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Come and enjoy the best of American cooking in this enticing collection of country favorites, from fresh Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to hearty Country-Style Ribs and Tender Beef Stew with Dumplings. These well-loved recipes bring back the best dishes from coast to coast and prove that you can still enjoy the flavors ofa more leisurely time in a fast-paced world.
Savor a full chapter of great breakfast ideasBanana-Pecan Pancakes or Cheese and Egg Pie with Bacon are sure to wake up the sleepiest member of the family. Ready for lunch? Serve up steaming Manhattan Clam Chowder or Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza for a lunch that's a real meal. And when you want entrees for dinner, check out the more than 150 hearty and homey dishes included here. Cook Shrimp Creole, Western Meat Loaf, Chicken Fried Steak or Yankee Pot Roast, and you'll have a meal that makes everyone happy.
Save room for savory sides and tempting desserts; try fresh-from-the-garden Corn and Pepper Cakes or Stuffed Zucchini. Then it's time for dessert! Whip up some Blackberry Cobbler, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce or Key Lime Pie. Bring back the wonderful tradition of making your own ice cream with Caramel Crunch Ice Cream or Philadelphia Ice Cream; it's as American as Apple Pieand delicious on top of one.
In addition, there are 15 menus to help plan for a variety of entertaining needs, including Last-Minute Dinner Guests, Farmers' Market Menu, Thanksgiving Day Dinner and a Tailgate Party. With this wonderfully modern update of American classics, you can enjoy country cooking in your kitchen every day of the year.