Sunday, October 27, 2013

Taste of Home Recipes Across America: #Giveaway and Review

Taste of Home Recipes Across America
735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation

Enjoy the flavors of the USA with classic recipes in Taste of Home Recipes Across America. This book is divided into five regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, and West), Recipes Across America offers 735 delectable specialties enjoyed by locals, including unforgettable dishes using regional produce. You'll even discover ethnic specialties passed down through generations that became hometown favorites. These recipes come from home cooks so you know they've got to be good!
Here are just some of the highlights from each region.

Philly Cheese Steak, Yankee Pot Roast, New Haven Clam Pizza, Authentic Boston Brown Bread, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Amish Sugar Cookies and Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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

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

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

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

This book is full of recipes, photos, food food folklore, recipe histories and fun food facts.
For example, did you know that though Coney Island evokes images of amusement parks, the beach and New York, Chili Coney Dogs are not from New York. These hot dogs are actually natives of Detroit. The dogs are topped with beanless chili, some onions and yellow mustard. Cincinnatians top theirs with shredded cheese and call them cheesy Coneys.

lookie what I found in my Taste of Home Nov. issue!

About Taste of Home
Taste of Home is a go-to resource for the holidays and any time of the year for information on food, cooking and entertaining. Each year, thousands of great home cooks from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published in Taste of Home magazines and online, making Taste of Home one of the largest and most successful practitioners of user generated content. Before being published, every recipe is tested in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to ensure that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients from regular grocery stores. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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From this book, I made the Garlic Maple Roasted Chicken for dinner. It smelled amazing as it was baking away and tasted even more delicious. The sweet maple with the savory of the meat and potatoes was wonderful. I am happy to get to share this recipe with you!

This book is jammed pack of lots of delicious recipes and have marked many pages.

Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Excerpted from Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation
By Taste of Home
This recipe has been in my "favorites" file for almost 20 years. My husband and I enjoyed it before we had kids, and now they love it, too. It's a real time-saver!
-- Beth Erbert, Livermore, California
Prep: 20 Min.
Bake: 1 Hour
Makes: 6 Servings

6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2¼ pounds)
6 chicken drumsticks
6 medium red potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
24 garlic gloves, peeled
1 teaspoon salt, divided
¼ cup maple syrup

1. Place the chicken, potatoes and garlic in a large roasting pan. Drizzle with butter, sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon salt. Toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40 minutes.
2. Combine the syrup with remaining salt; drizzle over chicken. Spoon pan juices over potatoes and garlic. Bake 20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 180° and the potatoes are tender.

About Catherine Cassidy, Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief.
Catherine M. Cassidy is Editor-in-Chief of Taste of Home. She is responsible for driving editorial direction and product strategy across the brand's media platforms. They include Taste of Home, the number one food and entertaining magazine in the world;; social media; special interest publications; and cookbooks. She also is responsible for editorial direction for the magazines Simple & Delicious and Healthy Cooking and Enthusiast Brands Birds and Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm and Ranch Living, and Reminisce.
Cassidy has toured the country as the face of Taste of Home for national and local TV, radio, and newspaper interviews in support of the best-selling Taste of Home products, including its cookbooks.
Prior to joining Taste of Home, Cassidy served as Editor-in-Chief of Prevention magazine, the nation's largest health publication, at Rodale, Inc. Cassidy joined Rodale in 1986 as an associate editor in the book division, and was later named Executive Editor of Rodale's Custom Publishing division. She started her career at Runner's World and Fit magazines in Mountain View, California. Cassidy lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters.

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*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Taste of Home Recipes Across America. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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12 Lovely Comments:

Susan P said...

I would look and cook from the South first. I live in the Midwest, but am drawn to Southern cooking.

Anonymous said...

The southwest inspires me the most! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Susan P said...

Rachelle, Thanks so much! I'm excited to receive the cookbook. With lots of family around for the holidays it will be put to good use! Thanks again!

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