I really enjoyed reviewing this cookbook and loved how they broke down the book into five sections of recipes from around the nation: Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and West. There are plenty of pictures to show the finished dishes and this is one of the many aspects I loved about this cookbook. I love when pictures are added to finish off a recipe because I like seeing what the food will look like before I start cooking it. It provides me with a finished look to the product so I can compare it to how my finished product looks. In this book, you’ll find recipes ranging from quick supper ideas to delectable desserts. Another wonderful bonus was the editors added culinary trivia, hundreds of food facts and snapshots of popular landmarks and food festivals from where that particular recipe originated from. No matter if you’re looking for a meal to cook on your stovetop, in your oven, on the grill, Dutch over, deep fryer or even your slow cooker- there are plenty of recipes to suit your needs.
In the Northwest section of the book, I tried the Maple Pancakes and the Amish Sugar Cookies, in which both recipes were out of this world. My next recipe to try from this section is the Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy.
The South region of the book, I tried the Buttermilk Pound Cake, which was very delicious. I also want to try the Sweet Potato Fries, Homey Mac & Cheese and the Old-Time Buttermilk Pie recipes.
The Midwest recipe I chose to try was: Latkes, which I always loved and this recipe didn’t disappoint. The recipes I’d like to try are: Pizza Tot Casserole, Salisbury Steak with Gravy (a different recipe), State Fair Cream Puffs, Golden Apple Snack Cake and the Hot Milk Cake.
The fourth region being the Southwest area, I chose to try the Caramel Flan, which was to die for. I also want to try the Anise Butter Cookie recipe in the near future.
The West is the last region in this book and the two recipes I tried and also loved were: Creamy Garlic Dressing and the Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix. The next recipes that I would like to try from this area are: Garlicky Herbed Shrimp, Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops, Apple Jelly Candy and finally the Golden Apple Bundles.
I highly recommend this cookbook and I can’t say enough good things about it. Since the recipes range from many different regions, there are plenty of options to choose from that will please everyone in your family. This is definitely a cookbook to add to your cooking library.
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