I take after my Grandma. I can just sit for hours and flip through cookbooks. But I do have one requirement – they must have PHOTOS! Are you like that? I adore cookbooks with amazing photographs.
I’ve got a new cookbook adorning my shelves in the kitchen. This one is brand new –> Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation!
I love this cookbook. While I enjoy recipes from most parts of the world, I’m partial to American foods. Recipes that you’d expect to find in certain regions of our country. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. Texas Sheet Cake. Yankee Pot Roast.
Yes, these are American classics! And they are featured by region in this unique cookbook. And yes, photos on every page! 🙂
Highlights from each region.
Northeast: Philly Cheese Steak, Yankee Pot Roast, New Haven Clam Pizza, Authentic Boston Brown Bread, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Amish Sugar Cookies and Brooklyn Blackout Cake
South: Shrimp Po-Boys, South Carolina-Style Ribs, Bacon Collard Green, Cheese ‘n’ Grits Casserole, Georgia Peanut Salsa, Sweet Potato Fries, Banana Pudding and Hummingbird Cake
Midwest: Church Supper Hot Dish, Onion Loose Meat Sandwiches, Cherry Wild Rice Salad, German Potato Salad, Chocolate-Covered Buckeyes, Golden Apple Snack Cake and State Fair Cream Puffs
Southwest: Arizona Chicken, Barbecued Beef Brisket, Chicken-Fried Steaks, Sizzling Tex-Mex Fajitas, Armadillo Eggs, Texas Caviar, Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce, Classic Fruit Kolaches, German Chocolate Cake and Tres Leches Cake
West: Buffalo Steak Salad, Chicken Long Rice, Pacific Rim Salmon, California Sushi Rolls, Green Goddess Salad Dressing, Romaine Caesar Salad, Utah Buttermilk Scones, Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake, Oregon’s Best Marionberry Pie and Lemon Tart with Almond Crust
Each region is set aside in the cookbook, and then further broken down by Main Dishes, Sides and last, but certainly not least, Sweets!
I’ve got so many pages bookmarked right now! Some favorites on my must-try list include:
- Sausage and Pumpkin Pasta
- Potato Chip Cookies (I’m just so curious)
- Lemon Chess Pie
- Streusel Pumpkin Pie
- Crab Stuffed Avocados
How about a breakfast recipe for you?
Baked Blueberry & Peach Oatmeal
Excerpted from Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation
By Taste of Home
Baked oatmeal is a staple in our home. It’s very easy to prepare the night before; just keep the dry and wet ingredients separate until ready to bake. I’ve tried a variety of fruits in this dish, but the blueberry and peach combination is our favorite.
— Rosemarie Weleski, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 35 min.
Makes: 9 servings
3 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1¼ cups fat-free milk
¼ cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, drained and chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
⅓ cup chopped walnuts
Additional fat-free milk, optional
1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk the egg whites, egg, milk, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and stir until blended. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in peaches and blueberries.
2. Transfer to an 11×7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the walnuts. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until top is lightly browned and a thermometer reads 160°. Serve oatmeal with additional milk if desired.
SHOP: Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation is only $15.87 on Amazon right now (List price $24.99)! Would make a great holiday gift!
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One (1) lucky winner will receive a copy of Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO: #97 Michelle L