Sunday, August 08, 2010

August Book Giveaway


Iiiiiitttt's baaaack! The book giveaway.
This month's freebie puts me in mind of every neighborhood picnic, church social, and potluck party. There's always that one dish that everyone loves. It's nothing fancy or trendy. When you ask for the recipe, you find it's a pretty basic list of ingredients and some of them as easy and accessible as a pre-made pie crust. The recipes are all favorites like this, likely written down from dog-eared, hand-written, stained recipe cards that have been shared among family and friends for generations.

Leave a comment confessing your favorite family-style recipe and you'll be entered for the drawing to win this book. I'll post the name of the winner at the end of the month with details on how to get your book mailed to you.

I'll try and make it worth the return visit. I have several new recipes to post this week including Cherry Soup, Anchovy and Bread Crumb Pasta, and a Spanish-spiced take on a Zucchini Gratin that's perfect for using up a few of those very abundant zucchini about now.

Book provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing

At Our Table

Favorite Recipes to Share with the People You Love

by Roxie Kelley, Shelly Reeves Smith

Price: $24.99
ISBN-13: 978-0-7407-8346-3
ISBN-10: 0-7407-8346-7
Format: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 10 in.
Page Count: 176 pages

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My family favorite is a simple mustard potato salad. My husband hates mustard so I don't make it very often!

St said...

My mother is one of 8 kids so most of my favorite recipes are family style! My favorite is cabbage rolls.

Carina said...

Hillbilly caviar is my usual party potluck dish. Except I just call it "bean salad dip" because the name is truly terrible!

2 15 oz cans black eyed peas
1 15oz can yellow corn (or fresh)
1 15oz can black beans
3 chopped fresh tomatoes
2 avocados, chopped
1 bunch of green onion
1 chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 16 oz Italian Dressing

Drain, rinse beans and corn, add everything together. Refrigerate. Serve with corn chips, or as a side salad.

Vicki said...

I can't get my mother's tuna casserole out of my head. Haven't had it in at least 15 years.

Pam said...

My favorite is Meatloaf with lots of herbs, chopped green pepper and some other veggies. Topped with catsup and brown sugar.

Anonymous said...

Oh Gosh, my family is a family of Foodies!... not the professional kind but we definately appreciate foods of all kinds. Good food,Great food, Exotic, Unusual, Homey, Ethnic, Specialty and on and on!
To pinpoint a favorite is difficult. A current much loved Dinner would be Carnita Enchiladas( extra spicy!) huge family style, with sour cream and guacamole on the side, a simple green salad including onions with a vinegarette dressing of some sort,and homemade refried beans!
Debbie C.
dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

Eugene said...

Wow! That's great book. Thank all the commenters for recipes:)