Synopses & Reviews
As Americans rediscover their connection to food, some of our most treasured family recipes are making their way back to the table. These are not recipes that you can find in any standard cookbook. These recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, picking up the unique touch of each family member that has made them. Traditionally, these recipes are hard to come by. Only the most trusted friends and relatives are privy to them.
To find these treasured morsels, The Church Supper Cookbook went straight to the local legends of community cooking: America's small-town cooks. We asked nicely (pleaded in some cases!) and were graced with the good fortune of more than 375 delicious, time-honored dishes from our country's best cooks.
The Church Supper Cookbook is meant for home cooks who appreciate the value of the hard-to-find recipe served by a neighbor at a potluck or brought to a holiday gathering by a family member. Every recipe has a special flavor twist or clever cooking technique that makes it unique. Most recipes also include a heartwarming note from the cook.
This is the book to turn to when you need to bring a fabulous dish to a family get-together or community function. Almost every recipe can be made ahead and taken along. These dishes are perfect for holidays, Sunday dinners, and weeknights, too. They come together quickly, and the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen. With this book, you're sure to find plenty of new and tasty ways to feed your family. From brunch to dessert, The Church Supper Cookbook has it covered. Among the special features:
* Family-size recipes that serve 6 to 8 people
* Useful table of cooking equivalents
* Recipes to feed a crowd of 15 or 100
* Ingenious cooking shortcuts
* Perfect potluck dishes
* Over 150 cakes, cookies, pies, and puddings
A revised and updated collection of tasty, down-home recipes that have withstood the test of time
Mouthwatering, Time-Honored Recipes from America's Home Kitchens
Some of the best food in any community can be found at the local church supper or potluck. But the recipes are often closely guarded secrets. Not anymore! In The Church Supper Cookbook, America's best cooks unveil more than 375 of their most requested recipes ever. Each dish has been proven again and again at countless family gatherings, church functions, and community get-togethers. With this extraordinary range of recipes, you'll never be at a loss for a satisfying family meal, a knockout bake sale recipe, or an easy covered dish to please the crowd.
Boeuf Flamande, Red Flannel Hash, Chicken Marengo, Jackpot Pie, Coq au Vin
Crêpes Fasnacloich, Quiche Lorraine, Kedgeree, Hot German Potato Salad
Paella Valenciana, Swedish Coffee Ring, Red Velvet Cake, Wacky Cake, Judge Peter's Pudding
One-of-a-kind favorites like:
Lazy Man's Beef Stew, Cowboy Bob Beans, Calorie Counter's Moussaka, Babootie, Savory Onion Kuchen
Shrimp and Blue Cheese Casserole, Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Sauce, Deli-Cakes, Flora's Doughnuts
Scripture Cake, Vermont Ginger Cookies, Potato Chip Cookies, Pink Lady Pie, Lemon Bisque
Now in paperback--the cookbook that brings you the treasured, time-honored recipes from America's best home cooks
Some of the best food in any community can be found at a local church supper or potluck. But the recipes are often closely guarded secrets. Not anymore! In The Church Supper Cookbook, America's best cooks unveil more than 375 of their most requested recipes. These are treasures that have been passed down from generation to generation, picking up the unique touch of each family member who has made them. Each dish has been a proven winner again and again at countless family gatherings, church functions, and community get-togethers.
First published in 1980 and carefully revised and updated for the contemporary home cook in 2001, this comprehensive volume now appears in a very affordable paperback edition. And with the extraordinary range of recipes-from classics like Coq au Vin, Quiche Lorraine, Hot German Potato Salad, and Red Velvet Cake to one-of-a-kind favorites like Shrimp and Blue Cheese Casserole, Lazy Man's Stew, Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Sauce, and Scripture Cake-you'll never be at a loss for a satisfying family meal, a knockout bake sale recipe, or an easy covered dish to please the crowd.
About the Author
has edited more than 15 cookbooks, including the bestselling Prevention's The Healthy Cook
and the award-winning Steven Raichlen's Healthy Latin Cooking
. He is the author of Brilliant Food Tips and Cooking Tricks
and has appeared widely on national television and radio, including the Discovery Channel, Television Food Network, QVC, and National Public Radio. He cooks and gardens in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.