Think back to your hometown...remember the general store that always had the best penny candy? How about the corner bakery with homemade cookies and doughnuts? Remember all those homestyle favorites served up at the local diner and shopping for the fresh-picked best at the farmstand down the road? We love these hometown memories - and the recipes that go along with them too! These were the inspiration for this week's Cookbook of the Week.
Say hello to...
All those great recipes you remember from days gone by are captured
in this cookbook. Let's take a look at the nostalgic chapters inside.
Here's a sample recipe from the breakfast chapter, Early Bird Cafe...enjoy one (or more!) with your first cup of coffee.
Apple Jack Muffins
Shared by Zoe Bennett of Columbia, South Carolina, this recipe has one of our favorite flavor combinations…apples and cinnamon!
2-1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. plus 3 T. sugar, divided
1 T. baking powder
4 t. cinnamon, divided
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1-1/2 c. apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. milk
1/3 c. ricotta cheese
3 T. oil
1 T. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, one cup sugar, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda and salt together. Fold in apples, stir, then make a well in the center of dry mixture. Whisk together buttermilk, milk, cheese, oil, vanilla, egg whites and egg; add to well in flour mixture. Gently stir just until moistened. Coat 18 muffin cups with non-stick vegetable spray and spoon batter equally in each. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake muffins at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until tests done in the center. Makes 1-1/2 dozen muffins.
With great recipes like this one - over 200 in all! - you might not need another reason enough to add Hometown Favorites to your collection, but there's plenty more that makes this cookbook special.
Just like all of our cookbooks, there are lots of little treats at the bottom of each page. You'll find tips for adding hometown flair to family meals, nostalgic decorating ideas and quite a few heartfelt memories of days gone by. In addition to our signature line-art illustrations, you'll also enjoy something special inside...vintage photos!
It's almost like a window to your own hometown...we know
you'll enjoy the smiling faces inside Hometown Favorites.
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