If you’ve ever had to grapple with picky eaters who won’t touch anything but chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese, Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin have a solution. Their unique ideas will help you present fresh foods that appeal to kids, eliminate food waste, and help you quit worrying about what your children eat. A must-have for every family, The Cleaner Plate Club is an easy recipe for healthier kids and happier parents.
Revel in the fun of cooking with live fire. This hot collection from food historian and archaeologist Paula Marcoux includes more than 100 fire-cooked recipes that range from cheese on a stick to roasted rabbit and naan bread. Marcoux’s straightforward instructions and inspired musings on cooking with fire are paired with mouthwatering photographs that will have you building primitive bread ovens and turning pork on a homemade spit. Gather all your friends around a fire and start the feast.
From the Atlantic Ocean to well-tended organic farms, Maine offers some of the best raw materials for rustic, hearty cuisine. Add the independent spirit and quiet humor of the people and it becomes apparent why chefs, fisherman, and artisans are drawn to the state. Their fierce pride, respect for the land, and lack of pretension are recognizable ingredients in the food they produce, from fresh lobster to blueberry pancakes. Dive in to the salty personality of Maine’s cuisine!
From the Chesapeake to the Alleghenies, Maryland offers a rich diversity of native foods and traditions. Lucy L. Snodgrass’s compilation of 150 delicious recipes from the Old Line State’s most celebrated chefs will have you feasting on Corn and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Mint Dressing, Smith Island Cake, and — of course — crab cooked every which way. This fun guide includes profiles of local food producers and mouthwatering photographs that will inspire you to cook up a taste of Maryland, wherever you live.
Explore Oregon’s varied and exciting food traditions. With delectable dishes that range from Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon with Balsamic Vinaigrette to Blackberry Bread Pudding and Flank Steak with Sorrel Salsa Verde to Rustic Pear Galette, Ashley Gartland covers the entire range of Oregonian cuisine. Profiles of local food producers are paired with stunning photography of Oregon’s farms, inns, and vineyards, bringing the state’s vibrant food and drink scene to life. Pass the locally sourced cranberry chutney!
From world-renowned cheddar cheeses to the delectable dinners turned out by talented chefs, the Green Mountain State has its own unique and rich food traditions. Learn new ways to use maple syrup, recreate that meal you enjoyed at a fancy restaurant, bake tree-ripened local apples into delicious desserts, and find out how the farmers growing the tastiest microgreens like to eat them. Filled with inspiring profiles of local food producers, Dishing Up® Vermont will quickly have you hooked on the joys of Yankee cooking.
Save time, money, and stress while serving up healthy delicious food your whole family will love. Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik show you how to buy groceries in bulk, prepare easy dishes, package them in meal-sized bags, and then stock the freezer with ready-to-defrost-and-serve homemade meals. With 125 recipes that include main courses, sides, desserts, and more, Fix, Freeze, Feast is the perfect cookbook for budget-conscious shoppers, warehouse club members, and anyone who wants to put great meals on the table with less effort and expense.
Fresh eggs offer great nutrition and unbeatable flavor. Whether you’re collecting eggs from a backyard coop or buying them from local farms, Jennifer Trainer Thompson has 101 delicious recipes to help you make the most of them. With unique twists on breakfast classics like French toast, eggs Florentine, and huevos rancheros, as well as tips for using your eggs in smoothies, mayonnaise, and carbonara sauce, you’ll be enjoying the healthy and delicious joys of fresh eggs in an amazingly versatile range of dishes.
Scare up some frightful fun! Sharon Bowers shows you how to add a ghostly thrill to Halloween parties, kids’ birthdays, and scary movie nights with more than 70 easy-to-make recipes for terrifying treats, wicked brews, and spooky savories. The irresistible ickiness of Monster Eyeballs, Swamp Creature Toes, Ghost Lollipops, Bandaged Fingers, and many more deliciously ghoulish goodies will delight partygoers of all ages. Get ready for a ghastly great time as you serve up these delectable, spine-chilling confections.
Soccer practice, student council meetings, dance rehearsals, and more — with so much happening in your family’s busy life, it’s often hard to wedge in a home-cooked meal. Offering recipes for dozens of wholesome portable breakfasts, after-school snacks, and easy-to-make dinners, Kathleen Cannata Hanna shows you how to make healthy food for your entire family quickly and economically. With more than 300 dishes that can be made in under 30 minutes, you’ll have plenty of tasty options. Eat well, no matter how hectic a schedule you keep.
If the pizza-delivery guy is in your apartment more often than your roommate, The Healthy College Cookbook is exactly what you need. With more than 300 recipes created by college students to show novice cooks how to make delicious, nutritious meals that are inexpensive and easy, there’s no excuse not to cook for yourself. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, you’ll find simple and adaptable recipes for quick breakfasts, portable snacks, fresh lunches, and satisfying dinners. Fuel your studies with some home cooking.
Making your own artisanal-quality cheeses is now easier than ever. In this home cheese making primer, Ricki Carrol presents basic techniques that will have you whipping up delicious cheeses of every variety in no time. Step-by-step instructions for farmhouse cheddar, gouda, mascarpone, and more are accompanied by inspiring profiles of home cheese makers. With additional tips on storing, serving, and enjoying your homemade cheeses, Home Cheese Making provides everything you need to know to make your favorite cheeses right in your own kitchen.
Discover how easy it is to make fresh dairy products at home! You don’t need a commercial kitchen or specialty ingredients to whip up your own cheeses, yogurts, and spreads. With simple step-by-step instructions that don’t require complicated aging techniques, you can add a wonderful range of tart, sweet, and nutty flavors to your cooking. From fresh buttermilk for mouthwatering pancakes to creamy mozzarella in a refreshing Caprese salad, you’ll soon enjoy the fresh flavors of your homemade dairy creations.
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! From mild to blistering, renowned author Jennifer Trainer Thompson offers 32 recipes for making your own signature hot sauces, as well as 60 recipes that use homemade or commercial hot sauces in everything from barbeque and Buffalo wings to bouillabaisse and black bean soup. Try making spicy chowders, tacos, salads, and seafood — even scorchingly delicious cocktails. Bring your own handcrafted heat to your next barbecue and feel the burn!
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins feature 32 pages of practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.
Favorite recipes from clam shacks, lobster pounds, and chowder houses.
“A wealth of ‘wicked good’ seafood.”
— Elinor Klivans, author of Fearless Baking
“...collection of great all-American recipes.”
— Beverly Cox, author of Spirit of the Harvest
“...celebrates the fishermen, families, and cooks who have been running local clam shacks, lobster pounds, and chowder houses for generations.”
— Tamara Weiss, author of Potluck at Midnight Farm
Pack your diet with extra nutritional punch! Versatile, delicious pumpkin—a powerhouse of complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamin C, and huge amounts of vitamin A — is landing on many nutritionists’ lists of “super foods.” Shouldn’t it be landing more frequently on your dinner plate too?
Take advantage of pumpkin’s health benefits all year by adding its mellow flavor and smooth texture to an exciting variety of global tastes and classic baked goods. Use canned puree in spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup; toss a handful of toasted seeds into a hearty Winter Salad with Maple Pumpkin Dressing; or savor the warm taste of fresh pumpkin in Moroccan Chicken & Pumpkin Stew. Of course the rich spicy flavor of pumpkin pie filling never fails to delight—it’s well represented here with six fresh takes on pumpkin pie, along with Pumpkin Cheesecake, Almond Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Panna Cotta, and Pumpkin Ginger Ice Cream.
Use it fresh or use it canned — there’s always plenty of room for pumpkin!
Sweet winter squashes, hardy greens, jewel-toned root vegetables, and potatoes of every kind make local eating easy and delicious in the colder months of autumn and winter. Whether these vegetables are gathered straight from the garden, from a well-tended root cellar, or from the market, their delectable flavors and nutritional benefits pack a powerful punch. Try them in soups (Celery Root Bisque, Portuguese Kale Soup), main dishes (Ravioli with Smoky Greens, Chicken Pot Pie with Root Vegetables), winter salads (Warm Goat Cheese and Beet Salad, Thai Cabbage Salad), and side dishes (Cashew Carrots, Braised Collards with Bacon). With this collection of more than 250 recipes, you’ll discover how simple and delightful it is to eat locally all year long.
Savor the bounty! Buy them at a farmers’ market, a grocery store, or a roadside farmstand. Or pick them in daily batches from your own garden. No matter where you find your vegetables, their fresh-from-the-earth goodness demands inspired preparation. Andrea Chesman shares more than 175 recipes designed to bring out the very best in whatever produce is peaking now. From spring's first Peas and New Potato Salad to autumn's sweet Carmelized Winter Squash and Onion Pizza, serving up the harvest has never been so delicious!