Cook's Country Best Lost Suppers: More Than 100 Old-Fashioned Home-Cooked Recipes Too Good to Forget by Editors of Cook's Country Magazine

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  • Screaming noodles

    • emiliang on April 28, 2013

      Was okay. May be a good way to get the kids to eat spinach. Fast to prepare, but felt like it was missing something. May try adding some white beans to it the next time.

  • Maine blueberry grunt

    • emiliang on July 09, 2014

      Light and delicious, this is the perfect dessert for a summer evening, as it does not require you to fire up the oven. Made it several times. It is pretty much foolproof. Easy to halve the recipe. Used White Lily Self-Rising flour with great results.

  • Pennsylvania Dutch slippery chicken bott pie

    • Rinshin on January 17, 2019

      Very good noodles. Slippery with good instructions. The key here is rolling the dough very thin. This recipe calls for low heat for 25 min in the soup to cook the noodles and I tend to think it is the right method to keep the noodles tender. Loosely followed the rest using homemade chicken stock from rotisserie chichen bones and chicken meat. Used the vegetables per recipe but added a bit of tumeric for color and pinch of saffron. The taste from my early teens living in Pennsylvania Dutch area. Simple comfort food at its best.

  • Pork chop scallop

    • dditchoff on April 27, 2020

      Make sure chops are thick or they will overcook

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  • Cheese Frenchees

    • Kate Cooks the Books

      ...a dish so sinful and glutenous and wrong that it will have to be judged by a special tribunal. My daughter simply said this was the best thing I have every made. She was stupefied with happiness.

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  • ISBN 10 1933615443
  • ISBN 13 9781933615448
  • Published Sep 01 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen
  • Imprint America's Test Kitchen

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Building on the hugely successful Lost Recipes Contest of 2007 and the book it inspired, America's Best Lost Recipes, Cook's Country magazine asked home cooks to again participate in a project to preserve our country's culinary heritage. This time, readers from around the country were asked to send in recipes for their favorite family suppers.

Remember when a full-flavored, from-scratch dinner would bring everyone to the table? Whether the family gathered around a classic, rosy-pink roast beef with gravy, an old-fashioned tamale pie steamed in a Dutch oven, or a creative noodle casserole called Preacher's Delight with ground beef, tomatoes, and cream cheese, nothing could beat the flavor or comfort that came from a homemade meal. In an effort to preserve these old-fashioned meals, Cook's Country magazine asked its readers to submit their favorite dinnertime recipes and the stories behind them. Recipes were pulled from mothers', grandmothers', and great grandmothers' recipe boxes, and from a thousand submissions, our test kitchen tested and perfected the best to present here, in Cook's Country Best Lost Suppers.

For some readers, old-fashioned family dinners meant comfort foods like Pan-Fried Chicken with Milk Gravy or Creamy Chicken Pan Pie. For others it's their family's twist on an old classic, like a mahogany-hued, meltingly tender pot roast braised in coffee. Then there are the dishes of economy, quick-and-easy but still plenty big on flavor, like Chicken a la King, Clam Pie, and Creamy Chicken and Waffles.

Many dishes found in this book are quintessential, slow-cooked Sunday suppers that folks just don't make that often today, meals made maybe while the yard work was being done or the house was being cleaned, while others are creative family recipes you won't find anywhere else that pull together in a snap--Meat-za Pie, International Dateline Chicken, Cornbread Meatloaf. And there are numerous dishes that speak to our country's heritage, recipes with a story worth remembering, from regional favorites like Pennsylvania Dutch Slippery Chicken Bott Bie (a pot pie stew with handmade noodles) and the Midwestern favorite Cheese Frenchees (a deep-fried, crunchy-coated grilled cheese) to old-world classics brought through Ellis Island, like a creamy, rich beef goulash and classic Italian lasagna with handmade spinach noodles. Cook's Country Best Lost Suppers is a collection so appealing that it's sure to encourage families to once again enjoy dinnertime together.

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