Our recipe boxes are filled with recipes passed down from our moms and we're sure you have more than a few of Mom's favorite recipes in your collection too. Those tried & true recipes that we all enjoyed around the family table are ones that take us back to the comfort of home and they were the inspiration for this week's Cookbook of the Week.
Let's take a look at the chapters inside.
As you can see (and if you can't, click on the image to view it larger) this cookbook is one you can use for any meal of the day and in between meals as well.
In the What's for Dinner chapter, there are main dishes ranging from quick & easy to some you pop in the slow cooker and simmer all day long. A whole chapter of Hot & Hearty Soups will be your go-to chapter for chilly months and the Snacktime chapter is perfect when you want to take a little something along to a get-together with friends. Mom's desserts were always the best and the chapter of sweet treats doesn't disappoint.
While ALL these chapters add up to a cookbook we know you'll use again and again, two chapters at the end really set Mom's Favorite Recipes apart from lots of others...
With a whole page of canning basics to start off, this chapter is filled with tried & true recipes to help preserve all those fruits & veggies that you grew in the backyard garden or picked up your favorite farmers' market. Not every book in our collection includes recipes like this...if you have been looking for canning inspiration, Mom's Favorite Recipes may be just the ticket!
Clever Uses for Flea-Market Finds
Mom always said, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!" and this chapter is filled with ideas to do just that. You can be inspired to make all kinds of neat stuff from flea market goodies thanks to these 17 projects, plus crafty tips & inspiring quotes are sprinkled throughout.
Here's a sample from the What's For Dinner chapter. It's a fun twist on ingredients we almost always have on hand...perfect for the six o'clock shuffle!
Chicken & Ham Roll-Ups
Big thanks to Amanda Walton of Marysville, Ohio who originally shared this recipe with us. She suggests, "For variety, spoon small amounts of chopped broccoli, spinach or onions over the chicken before rolling up and then bake as directed." Great idea...tasty too!
4 boneless, skinless chicken
breasts, split open
4 slices deli ham
1-1/2 c. shredded
Colby Jack cheese
10-3/4 oz. can cream of
1 c. milk
8-oz. pkg. medium egg
Arrange open chicken breasts in a 13"x9" baking pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray; layer each with one slice ham. Sprinkle with cheese. Roll up each breast, lengthwise; secure closed with toothpicks. Set aside. Combine soup and milk; pour over roll-ups. Cover with aluminum foil; bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes. Divide cooked noodles equally among 4 serving plates. Arrange one roll-up on each bed of noodles; spoon remaining soup mixture on top. Remove toothpicks before serving. Serves 4.
Tune in all this week here on our blog and on our Page on Facebook for lots more goodies from Mom's Favorite Recipes. We're even planning a special feature on Friday where you can view almost 50 recipes from inside, thanks to one of our favorite bloggers...you're gonna love it!
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