Cook with Me: More Than 150 Recipes for the Home Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli

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  • My mother's chicken with barbecue sauce

    • southerncooker on November 23, 2020

      Most of the family including me were not big fans of this bbq sauce. It made a ton and I mayby used half. Son in law did love. For the rest of us it was just ok.

  • Juicy chilled cucumber, olive, and feta salad

    • southerncooker on November 08, 2020

      Our family loved this one.

    • BeckyLeJ on October 16, 2020

      This is such a good salad! It’s crunchy and salty and a great highlight for cucumbers!

  • Iceberg giardiniera

    • southerncooker on November 23, 2020

      While I'd like to try the homemade Giardiniera sometime, this time I used storebought. We loved this, especially the dressing. The only problem, it was hard to eat. Next time we will try chopping the lettuce first or maybe try on different types of lettuce.

  • Spinach salad with soy-ginger dressing

    • southerncooker on November 01, 2020

      Loved this salad and the dressing.

  • Eggless Caesar salad

    • southerncooker on October 29, 2020

      Even picky hubby loved this one. I used romanie from my farm share.

  • Beef and roasted poblano empanadas

    • darcie_b on April 01, 2021

      This recipe makes a generous amount of dough so you could probably make a little more filling if you are so inclined. I substituted Anaheim for the poblano and mascarpone for the cream cheese and thought the flavor was still top notch. My husband has already asked when I'm going to make these again.

  • Goodfellas spaghetti and meatballs

    • Rachaelsb on March 15, 2021

      This was surprisingly delicious! I have prided myself for years on my tomato sauce and meatball recipe so to venture out and try something different...not something I would do. Loved this recipe! Meatballs are moist and yummy and sauce is rich, tomatoey and the onions add a great new dimension. Not sure this replaces my tried and true, but this was really good!!!!!

    • dgiles on March 28, 2021

      This is now my go-to tomato sauce. I borrowed two things from the Godfather recipe: a couple TBLS of tomato paste and a splash of red wine. Perfect.

  • Italian chicken soup

    • Rachaelsb on March 23, 2021

      This was delicious!!! Nothing fancy or innovative-just pure delicious comfort food and great recipe to get there.

  • Sheet pan pork chops with spicy Brussels sprouts

    • tarae1204 on November 13, 2020

      Thick cut bone-in chops came out juicy although they didn’t reach internal temp specified in recipe. I flipped them, and removed them from oven to finish cooking while they cooked. The Brussels sprouts would’ve over cooked, so I removed them before the pork chops. The spices on the sprouts were ok. The mustard balsamic sauce was perfectly simple and so nice with the pork. I used a fermented honey instead of balsamic.

  • Grilled zucchini and charred pepper salad with mint vinaigrette

    • pattyatbryce on April 12, 2021

      Make it easy and just put all of the veg on the grill and toss in the dressing and finish. Fantastic!

  • Tiramisu Swiss roll

    • pattyatbryce on April 12, 2021

      Great flavor. I failed on the roll. Make a trifle as a plan B and enjoy.

  • Spinach manicotti with lemon

    • BeckyLeJ on October 16, 2020

      Oh, I love this! So rich and creamy! This is a must for my make again list!

  • Thousand Island tomato and bacon salad

    • BeckyLeJ on October 16, 2020

      Yum! I love this salad dressing!

  • Exceptional scrambled eggs

    • BeckyLeJ on October 16, 2020

      I never thought to add soy sauce to scrambled eggs!

  • Classic chicken Parmesan

    • jdjd99 on March 07, 2021

      This recipe calls for equal amounts mozzarella and chicken (1.5 lbs)! I used 4 chicken breasts totaling a little over 3 pounds and 1 pound of mozzarella. It was plenty cheesy and the other amounts for breading and sauce worked fine. It was delicious.

  • Fried chicken cutlet sandwiches

    • dgiles on April 12, 2021

      Finally! A perfectly cooked chicken breast. Used a smallish one, pounded thin. This is a new favorite.

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  • ISBN 10 0593135083
  • ISBN 13 9780593135082
  • Published Oct 13 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

Through 150 decadent and smart recipes, the Food Network icon explores how the relationships with her family have shaped her as a chef and home cook.

"This book is who I am now--it is a road map to who I am as a cook, parent, and daughter. These recipes are the evolution of me."

For Alex Guarnaschelli, cooking has never been just about getting dinner on the table. With a legendary cookbook-editor mother (Maria Guarnaschelli) and a food-obsessed father, the Food Network icon and Iron Chef has always been immersed in the culinary world. Now with a daughter of her own, food and cooking mean even more to her.

In Cook with Me, Alex charms readers with 150 honed, smart recipes complimented by insightful and heartfelt reflections. She shares dishes she grew up with, like her mom's classic roasted chicken with barbecue sauce, the Baked Ziti that she wishes she grew up with (she had to experience it first in a restaurant--her mom refused to make it!), her dad's steamed pork and rice dumplings, as well as the recipe for broccoli that encouraged her daughter to embrace and devour this divisive vegetable. You'll find two ways to make spaghetti and meatballs--Godfather-style and Goodfellas-style--as well as luscious desserts like a Blueberry Crumble inspired by the version her mom made during blueberry season every summer. Alex's passion for food and heritage sparkles in this deliciously poignant tribute to the food that defines a family.



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