Best of the Best from the
Midwest Cookbook

By: Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley

Cookbook Features:

  • The most exceptional recipes from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
  • Easy to follow recipes
  • Fascinating history and trivia about the region scattered throughout
  • Photographs and illustrations showcasing places and attractions in the Midwest region
  • A New Cook'n Theme included.

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Best of the Best from the
Midwest Cookbook

Enjoy the best of the Midwest with these hearty, homestyle recipes!

For more than 30 years, Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley have been searching for and bringing you the best recipes from all over America. In this fifth volume of their regional series, they proudly present the special flavors of cooking in the Midwest. Here, it seems there is always something good cooking in the kitchen—pork chops sizzling, corn-on-the-cob roasting, a cabbage casserole baking, German potato salad waiting, and some Whoopee pies in the making. Signature recipes have originated there as well—Cincinnati Chili, Sugar Cream Pie, Chicago-Style Pizza....

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Recipe Included with this Cookbook:

  • Friendship Tea
  • Orange Smoothie
  • Cheesecake Kahlúa Milkshake
  • Bailey’s Nog
  • Yellow Birds
  • Bloody Mary Deluxe
  • Cincinnati Red
  • Hot Spiced Cider
  • Blackberry Wine
  • Tequila-Champagne Punch
  • Triconas (Hot Cheese Pastries)
  • Italian Cheese Twists
  • Boursin
  • Fried Mozzarella
  • Pizza Crackers
  • Mimi Party Pizzas
  • Hot Dog Rolls
  • Artichoke Puffs
  • Artichoke Bread
  • Tortilla Temptations
  • Seafood Appetizers
  • Hot Crabmeat Puffs
  • Crab Puffs
  • Won Ton Quiche
  • Lumpies
  • Sausage Stars
  • Eggrolls
  • Sauerkraut Balls I
  • Sauerkraut Balls II
  • Spinach Balls
  • Spinach Appetizers
  • Laura’s Marinated Vegetables
  • Vegetable Frittata
  • Gazpacho Salsa with Creole Spiced Tortilla Chips
  • Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa
  • Easy Party Dip
  • Baked Reuben Dip
  • Mustard Dip
  • Nutty Cereal Snack
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Oyster Crackers
  • Hunker Down Popcorn
  • Bread and Breakfast
  • Swiss Cheese Bread
  • American Gothic Cheese Loaf
  • Garlic Bubble Bread
  • Italian Style Garlic Butter
  • Ham & Swiss Cheese Biscuits
  • Sister Lettie’s Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Cheese Garlic Biscuits
  • Hoosier Biscuits
  • Corn Festival Biscuits
  • Corn Fritters
  • The Best Cornbread
  • s Melt in Your Mouth Dinner Rolls
  • Butter Crust Rolls
  • Refrigerator Rolls
  • Norma’s Surprise Breakfast Rolls
  • Christmas Morning Rolls
  • Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
  • Shenkli (A Swiss Donut)
  • Scottish Oat Scones
  • Sticky Bagels
  • Mrs Rockne’s Swedish Coffee Cake
  • Peach Pudding Coffee Cake
  • Coffee Cake
  • Rhubarb Nut Bread
  • Strawberry Bread
  • Strawberry Nut Bread with Strawberry Butter
  • Strawberry Banana Bread
  • Best Ever Banana Bread
  • Canned Holiday Bread
  • Maple Bread
  • Corn Muffins
  • Cranberry Hazelnut Muffins
  • Refrigerator Bran Muffins
  • Pumpkin Crème Muffins
  • Ohio Bran ‘n’ Raisin Muffins
  • Apple-Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
  • Iowa Corn Pancakes
  • Pancake Mix
  • High Rise Apple Pancake
  • German Apple Pancake
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese-Stuffed Baked French Toast
  • Peach French Toast
  • Crispy Yeast Waffles
  • Cheese and Onion Bake
  • Sausage-Wrapped Eggs
  • Cheese Blintz Casserole
  • Zesty Cheese Egg Bake
  • Eggs Benedict Casserole
  • Winter Morning Peaches
  • Fried Apples
  • Soups, Chilis, and Stews
  • White Bean Vegetable Soup
  • Bean Soup
  • Midwest Minestrone Soup
  • Hearty Italian Soup
  • French Vegetable Beef Soup
  • Corn Soup
  • Beside The Point’s Split Pea Soup
  • Depression Potato Soup
  • Duchess Potato Soup
  • Potato Soup
  • Potato Cheese Soup
  • Quick Broccoli Soup
  • Elegant Mushroom Soup
  • Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup
  • Asparagus Soup
  • Red Pepper Soup
  • Shaker Tomato Soup
  • Chicken Curry Soup
  • Mulligatawny Soup
  • Chicken Velvet Soup
  • Spaetzle
  • Salmon Chowder
  • Onion Bisque
  • Stormy Weather Chili
  • Cincinnati Chili
  • White Chili
  • Mom Unser’s “Indy” Chili
  • Venison Stew
  • Salads
  • Cucumbers in Sour Cream
  • Artichoke Heart Salad
  • Thunder & Lightning
  • Summertime Salad
  • Spaghetti Salad
  • Corn and Pasta Salad
  • Baked German Potato Salad
  • Back Home in Indiana Potato Salad
  • Deviled Potato Salad
  • Greek Roasted Potato Salad
  • Dill Pickle Potato Salad
  • Sauerkraut Salad
  • Spinach Salad
  • Spinach Salad with Bacon and Apple
  • Spinach and Fruit Salad
  • Asparagus, Spinach & Turkey Salad
  • Hot Baked Turkey Salad
  • Mary Alice’s Hot Chicken Salad
  • Wong’s Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Card Club Chicken Salad
  • Garden Club Salad
  • Berried Treasure Chicken Salad
  • Fruit Chicken Salad
  • Fruited Chicken Salad
  • Rhubarb Swirl Salad
  • Jane’s Orange Salad
  • Pineapple & Mango Salad
  • Pear and Brie Salad
  • Taffy Apple Salad
  • Apple Salad I
  • Apple Salad II
  • Golden Raisin Coleslaw
  • Mild Tomato Aspic Salad
  • Roasted Beet Salad
  • Sliced Zucchini Pickles
  • Idiot Pickles
  • Vegetables
  • Garlic Roasted Potatoes
  • Parmesan Potato Rounds
  • Potato Latkes I
  • Farmhouse Potatoes ’n Ham
  • Holiday Mashed Potatoes
  • Whipped Mashed Potatoes
  • My Version of McDonald’s Fries
  • Lemon Dill Potatoes
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apricots
  • Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Oven-Roasted Vegetables
  • Garden Casserole
  • Neapolitan Vegetable Cheesecake
  • Spiced Red Cabbage
  • Cabbage Lasagne
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Berghoff Creamed Spinach
  • Skillet Sweet Corn
  • Easy Corn on the Cob
  • Corn & Tomato Casserole
  • Cream Cheese and Corn
  • Onion Patties
  • Broccoli Soufflé Restaurateur
  • Fried Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
  • Mushrooms Florentine
  • Baked Sweet Sauerkraut with Tomatoes and Bacon
  • Sauerkraut and Sausage
  • White Bean Bake
  • Baked Beans with Garlic
  • Amish-Style Baked Beans
  • Barbecued Green Beans
  • Green Beans Italiano
  • Green Beans with Hot Bacon Dressing
  • Sue’s Carrot Casserole
  • Tally Ho Tomato Pudding
  • Pasta, Rice, Etc
  • Stuffed Manicotti
  • Chicken Lasagna
  • Rookwood Pottery Pasta Alla Roma
  • Seafood Fettuccine
  • Pasta Scampi
  • Italian Shrimp and Pasta Toss
  • Greek-Style Shrimp with Pasta
  • Johnny Marzetti
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Vegetable Pasta Pie
  • Betty’s Tomato, Basil and Brie Sauce
  • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Pine Nuts
  • Freezer Tomato Sauce
  • Ham Casserole
  • Polish Reuben Casserole
  • Cowboy Goulash
  • Harvest Rice
  • Chicken Spectacular
  • Chicken with Spanish Rice
  • Tea Room Chicken
  • Skillet Chicken Risotta
  • Cheesy Turkey Bake
  • Shrimp-Rice Marguerite
  • Swiss Alpine Quiche
  • Cheesy Green Onion Quiche
  • Zucchini Quiche
  • Gnocchi
  • The Springfield Horseshoe
  • Stromboli
  • Almost Pizza
  • Chicago-Style Pizza
  • Meats
  • Italian Beef
  • Peppery Brisket Roast
  • Barbeque Brisket
  • Best Meat in Iowa
  • Sweet and Sour Pot Roast
  • Bourbon-Marinated Flank Steak
  • Easy Swiss Steak
  • Dad’s Favorite Steak
  • Pepper Steak
  • Sirloin Supreme
  • Newman’s Own Marinated Steak
  • Glazed Country Steak
  • Country Fried Steak
  • Pasties
  • Beef Roll-Ups
  • Italian “Carne Pane” (Meatloaf)
  • German Meatloaf
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Brown Beef over Pasta
  • Easy Barbecued Hamburger
  • Grant Wood’s Cabbage Rolls
  • Beef Stick (Summer Sausage)
  • Beef or Deer Jerky
  • Veal Française
  • Wiener Schnitzel
  • City Chicken
  • Grilled Pork Chops
  • Iowa Chops (Stuffed)
  • BBQ Pork Chop Casserole
  • Harvest Barbecued Pork Roast
  • Pork Cutlets & Sour Cream Sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice
  • Apricot Baked Ham
  • Hot Ham Buns
  • Ham Loaf I
  • Ham Loaf II
  • Mini Ham Loaves
  • Lamb in Gingered Cranberry Sauce
  • Brain Sandwiches
  • Bratwurst Noodle Casserole
  • Hot Dog!
  • Country Sausage Gravy
  • Poultry
  • Best Roast Chicken
  • Oven Fried Chicken
  • Shaker Fried Chicken
  • Harry’s Chicken Vesuvio
  • Parmesan Oven-Fried Chicken
  • Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Orange Chicken
  • Broiled Apricot Chicken
  • Chicken Breasts with Red Grapes
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • Curry Chicken Delight
  • Grilled Breast of Chicken with Fresh Basil Tomato Sauce
  • Chicken with Feta and Tomatoes
  • Crispy Herb Baked Chicken
  • Easy Grilled Chicken
  • Provolone Chicken
  • Swiss Chicken Bake
  • Oven-Fried Chicken with Honey Butter Sauce
  • Crispy Sesame Chicken
  • Ratatouille with Chicken and Pesto
  • Easy Chicken à la King
  • Grandma Ratliff’s Chicken & Dumplings
  • Chicken Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust
  • Hash Brown Chicken Casserole
  • Lincoln Logs
  • Iowa’s Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
  • Glazed Turkey Breast
  • Almond Turkey Casserole
  • Crock-Pot Dressing
  • Seafood
  • Brett’s Dill Broiled Salmon
  • Salmon Patties
  • Salmon Grilled with Red Onion Butter
  • Red Snapper in Mayonnaise
  • Lake Erie Potato-Fried Fish
  • Butter-Herbed Baked Fish
  • Pan-Fried Halibut à la Sherry
  • Foil Wrapped Halibut Steaks
  • Best Grilled Tuna
  • Thai Crab Cakes with Cilantro-Peanut Sauce
  • Baked Shrimp
  • Basil and Garlic Shrimp and Scallops
  • Sandy’s Spicy Shrimp
  • Cakes
  • Mocha Torte Cake
  • Cappuccino-Chocolate Coffee Cake
  • Mocha and Cherry Cake
  • Kahlúa Mousse Cake
  • Easy and Delicious Amaretto Cake
  • Bourbon Pecan Cake
  • Wasp’s Nest Cake
  • Pigout Cake
  • Disorderly Conduct Cake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Mrs Lincoln’s White Cake
  • Bavarian Apple Torte
  • Apple Dapple Cake
  • Apple Baba
  • Carrot-Apple Cake
  • Orange Carrot Cake
  • Old-Fashioned Jelly Roll
  • Friendship Starter
  • Friendship Extender
  • Friendship Cake
  • Aunt Judy’s Italian Cake
  • Italian Cream Cake
  • Filled Kugelhopf
  • Corn Cake
  • Cola Cake
  • Tunnelfudge Muffins
  • Iowa Dirt Cake
  • Mt Mama Mudslide Cake
  • Special Lemon Cake
  • Sour Cream Lemon Pound Cake
  • Orange Chiffon Cheesecake
  • Mon Ami Oreo Cookie Cheesecake
  • Turtle Cheesecake
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Cookies and Candies
  • Prized Peanut Butter Crunch Cookie
  • Crunchy Cookies
  • Pride of Iowa Cookies
  • White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Marie Wallace’s World’s Best Cookies!
  • Hawthorn Hill Coconut Macaroons
  • Swedish Jam Shortbread
  • Double-Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  • Dutch Handkerchiefs
  • Lemonade Cookies
  • Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies
  • Indiana Mud Cookies
  • Church Windows
  • Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
  • Cherry Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
  • World’s Best Cookie Bars
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Turtle Shells
  • Indiana Fortune Cookies
  • Butter Brickle Bars
  • Chocolate Toffee Crunch Bars
  • Fabulous Pecan Bars
  • Crème de Menthe Bars
  • Chocolate Cherry Bars
  • Caramel Layer Choco-Squares
  • Pecan-Caramel Cream Squares
  • S’Morsels
  • Pumpkin Pie Squares
  • Sour Cream Apple Squares
  • Moon Bars
  • Marshmallow Brownies
  • Bravo Brownies
  • Dump Brownies
  • Peanut Butter Logs
  • Buckeyes
  • Creamed Pecan Nuts
  • Nut Cups
  • Elephant Ears
  • Homemade Mint Patties
  • Des Moines Fudge
  • Pumpkin Fudge
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Irene’s Divinity
  • Creamy Caramels
  • Pies and Other Desserts
  • Frost-on-the-Pumpkin Pie
  • Paradise Pumpkin Pie
  • Easiest Apple Pie
  • Topsy Turvy Pecan Apple Pie
  • Country Apple Pie with Lemon Glaze
  • Lemon Cake Pie
  • Peaches and Cream Pie
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie
  • Di’s Ohio Sour Cherry Pie
  • Rhubarb Cream Pie
  • Rhubarb Custard Pie
  • Indiana Sugar Cream Pie
  • Coconut Macaroon Pie
  • Iowa Pride Chess Pie
  • Heavenly Cream Cheese Pie
  • Walnut Pie
  • Buckeye Pie
  • Chocolate Mousse Pie
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Blackberry Crisp
  • Rhubarb Surprise
  • Million Dollar Dessert
  • The Grand Finale Grand Trifle
  • Punch Bowl Cake
  • Peanut Buster Dessert
  • Pioneer Bread Pudding
  • Annie’s Apple Pudding
  • Apfelstrudel-Vanillesauce
  • Creamy Caramel Apples
  • Cinnamon Candied Apples
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream Turtle Torte
  • Chocolate Pâte
  • Crunchy Ice Cream Dessert