The Taste of Home Cookbook with Bonus Celebrations CD

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Straight from the test kitchens and pages of the world's #1 food magazine, The Taste of Home Cookbook features what the magazine's test kitchen pros feel are the "best of the best" from their 34,000-plus recipe database plus all-new recipes and is a must-have resource for any home cook. Like the magazine, the book is about real food created by and for real people who love to cook and is more than just a collection of recipes; it captures the heart of a nationwide community of more than hundreds of field editors (covering all 50 states and Canada) who help create every issue.

"Taste of Home is about great food and real people who take pride in what they cook and have fun doing it. Our readers love the recipes in our pages but they value equally the connection they feel with other cooks just like themselves," notes Catherine Cassidy, editor-in-chief of Taste of Home. "The Taste of Home Cookbook will have families nationwide leaving the table full, happy, and raving about their meals now and for generations to come."

Think of The Taste of Home Cookbook as instant access to America's recipe box, covering what the magazine's readers like best: Home-style meals—especially those like Mom used to make! Inside, you'll find the best versions of traditional holiday favorites like turkey with all the trimmings, prime rib, cranberry relish, baked ham as well as family favorites like Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs, Layered Lettuce Salad, Italian Beef Sandwiches, Turkey Tenderloins, Salmon Loaf and Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. But you'll also find lighter and more contemporary home-cooked fare like Broccoli Tofu Stir-Fry or Flounder Zucchini Bundles. Oh, and just wait till you get to dessert! Taste of Home readers love a good dessert, which is why the book dedicates five whole chapters to sweet stuff of some kind: Butter Cakes, Cupcakes, Foam Cakes, Bars, Brownies, Cheesecakes, Cream Puffs & Pastries, Puddings & Custards, Souffles, Meringues, Cutout Cookies, Drop Cookies, Refrigerator Cookies, Pies & Tarts…

The ingredients in every recipe in The Taste of Home Cookbook are shopped for in regular grocery stores and then prepped and tested in the Taste of Home kitchens (outfitted not with professional equipment but appliances just like you find in most American homes). The book also features detailed basic cooking instructions and photos—filleting a fish, boning a chicken, stuffing a turkey, making a pie crust that isn't tough or a cake roll that doesn't crumble—to help make preparation even easier. All this packaged in a practical 5-ring binder filled with extra goodies like tabbed chapter dividers, pockets for your own recipes, and splash guards.

Simply put, The Taste of Home Cookbook captures the very essence of home cooking in America. It celebrates the comfort we find at the table, the deep connection between food and family, and the warm traditions that make us all long for a taste of home.


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Catherine M. Cassidy is Editor-in-Chief of Greendale, Wisconsin-based Taste of Home ( In her role as editor-in-chief, she oversees the development of four national cooking magazines, the entire book program, and more than three-dozen newsstand specials, "bookazines," and wall calendars. She has also toured the country doing events and national and local TV, radio and newspaper interviews in support of the best-selling Taste of Home Cookbook and Taste of Home magazine. Prior to this position, Cassidy was editor-in-chief of Prevention, the nation's largest health publication. She lives in Wisconsin and can be found in the kitchen cooking for her family and friends most nights.

Taste of Home magazine was founded in 1993. Today it is part of Reader's Digest Association's Food and Entertaining Affinity group. The circulation of all Taste of Home magazines, including Simple & Delicious, Light & Tasty and Cooking for 2, totals 5.5 million. Taste of Home Books is an imprint of Reader's Digest Trade Publishing. Reader's Digest Books are distributed by Penguin Group, USA and are available in both online and retail bookstores. For more information about Reader's Digest Books and products, visit