A definitive collection of over 100 tantalizing recipes—including homey potpies, baked pastas, and rich chocolate desserts, as well as lighter yet equally delicious salads, starters, and sides—for comfort food lovers everywhere.
Over 100 nostalgic recipes and new favorites are brought to life through mouthwatering photography. From meaty ribs slathered with barbecue sauce to a slice of lemon meringue pie, these luscious foods will take you back to childhood. You’ll find all the over-the-top dishes that you crave—oven-baked mac and cheese, beer-battered onion rings, devil’s food layer cake—as well as recipes that are just as flavorful and comforting but a little lighter like BLT sandwiches, panini with grilled vegetables, crab louis salad, and pancetta-wrapped scallops, and apple granola crisp.
Sample recipes include: Warm Spinach and Bacon Salad Egg Salad Sandwich Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup Deviled Eggs Calamari with Spicy Marinara Fried Green Tomatoes Chicken Piccata Chicken and Dumplings Chicken Enchiladas Verdes on Gluten Free Corn Tortilla Cheesy Mushroom Risotto Real Sloppy Joes Shrimp and Grits Hearty Beef Stew Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme Mac and Cheese Old-Fashioned Potato Salad Buttermilk Biscuits Apple Pie Lemon Meringue Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Devil's Food Cake with Marshmallow Frosting Caramel Bread Pudding
Rick Rodgers is a renowned cooking instructor and radio and television guest chef who has written dozens of books on virtually every cooking subject, including his best-selling 101 series, and the IACP Cookbook Award nominees Kaffeehaus and The Carefree Cook. Rodgers has also written more than ten titles for a Williams-Sonoma series, as well as Tips Cooks Love by Sur La Table. Rodgers lives in the New York City area.