Best of The Best from Arizona

Best of the Best from Arizona

Selected Recipes from Arizona's Favorite Cookbooks

By: Gwen McKee

Cookbook Features:

  • More than 400 of Arizona's most popular recipes
  • From sixty-five of the leading local cookbooks
  • Chefs Table Theme included

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Best of the Best from Arizona

By: Gwen McKee


Bold, surprising, uniquely Southwestern... these Grand Canyon State recipes truly deserve to be called the Best of the Best. Painted on a canvas of tastes as varied as its landscape, as colorful as its deserts, and as grand as its canyons, Arizona's unique culinary experience is captured within the pages of this cookbook. Over 400 delicious recipes from sixty-five of the leading cookbooks from the Grand Canyon State are blended with photographs, interesting facts, original illustrations and a catalog of contributing cookbooks to create this remarkable collection of Arizona's favorite cooking. From:

  • Loaded Nachos to Prickly Pear Jelly
  • Coyote Caviar
  • Pineda's Wake-up Huevos Rancheros
  • Real Mexican Taco
  • Chocolate Tacos Filled with Hazelnut-Chocolate Mousse

This fabulous cookbook displays a rainbow of tastes, every one of which is a chosen favorite.

Best of the Best from Arizona is one of fifty volumes in Quail Ridge Press' acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series continuing the tradition of Preserving America's Food Heritage.


Reviews

"Some of the entries in this cookbook seem a little odd (dishes from other countries, etc), but overall the recipes in this book are exciting and flavorful. Since these recipes aren't necessarily "local" food, some of them will be new even to Arizonans (of which I am one)." --J. Fallon


"Hello from Arizona! I first checked this cookbook out at the local library and, after seeing it, I knew I just had to add it to my collection! There are so many wonderful and easy recipes, many which well represent the fine variety of cooking we have here in our state. Don't miss this if you like to cook. Check it out!" --Bridgett Gay

Includes the Chefs Table Theme








About the Author


Gwen McKee is a publisher with a mission. As the co-founder (with her husband, Barney) and the editor-in-chief of Quail Ridge Press, she has dedicated the past two decades to preserving America's food heritage. Through Quail Ridge Press, Gwen has now accomplished much of this task by creating the 50-volume Best of the Best State Cookbook Series that includes over 20,000 classic recipes. Today Quail Ridge Press is one of the most successful regional publishers, and certainly one of the most thriving publishing houses owned by a woman.

Gwen's interest in preserving "real" American food came naturally. Like most native Southerners, she was influenced by a family immersed in the traditions of Southern cooking and entertaining. Over a period of many years, Gwen collected recipes that were handed down through her family for traditional holidays and reunions.

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Recipe Included with this Cookbook:


  • Super Nachos
  • Loaded Nachos
  • Sonoran Strata
  • Cilantro Pesto Tortas
  • Jalapeno Cheese Squares
  • Festive Florentine Crescents
  • Caliente Cheese Fritters
  • Chile Rounds
  • Stuffed Jalapeno "Mice"
  • Mexican Egg Rolls with Fresh Salsa
  • Crab Meat Biscuits
  • Crab Appetizers-Crabbies
  • Cranberry Chicken Spread
  • Debbie's Chile Con Queso
  • Brenna's Chile Con Queso Dunk
  • Traveling Taco Dip
  • Seven Layer Fiesta Dip
  • Hot Cheese, Mushroom, and Chorizo Dip
  • Nacho Dip
  • Baked Artichoke Dip
  • Eggplant Dip
  • Hot Bean Dip
  • Guacamole Dip
  • Pretty Platter Dip
  • Smoked Oyster Dip
  • Smoked Salmon Dip
  • Mushrooms Stuffed with Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Broccoli and Lemon Sauce
  • Coyote Caviar
  • Delicious Mexican Salsa
  • Cocktail Meatballs
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Fresh Avocado Salsa
  • Fiesta Salsa
  • Salsa de Chile Colorado
  • Roasted Rainbow Salsa
  • Spicy Red Pecans
  • Strawberry Plop Sangria
  • Sangria
  • Christmas Glug
  • Suvipsi "Lemonade"
  • Strawberry Margarita Slush
  • Indian Fry Bread
  • Mexican Spoon Bread
  • Hopi Hush Puppies
  • Green Chile Cornbread
  • Bonanza Bread
  • Quick Potato Bread
  • Orange Marmalade Bread
  • Holiday Treasure Loaf
  • Mile High Biscuits
  • Grandmother Stewart's Raisin Biscuits
  • Quick Bubble Rolls
  • Val's Famous Firehouse Cinnamon/Orange Rolls
  • Loucoumades (Honey Puffs)
  • Sticky Buns, Breakfast Sweets
  • Pop's Famous Caramel Rolls
  • Oven Baked French Toast
  • Orange Stuffed French Toast
  • Bobbi's Apple Pancakes
  • Prune Butter
  • Joyce's Buttermilk Syrup
  • Grand Betty's Doughnuts
  • Potato Doughnuts
  • Pan Fried Apples, 1919
  • Apple Cinnamon Jelly
  • Pepper Jelly
  • Prickly Pear Jelly
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Breakfast Chimichangas
  • Brunch Enchiladas
  • South of the Border Wrap
  • Prosciutto and Green Chile Frittata
  • Red Pepper Bruschetta with Feta Cheese
  • Oak Creek Eggs
  • Potato Egg Bake
  • Southwestern Egg Bake
  • Egg Casserole Supreme
  • Southwest Breakfast Omelet
  • Pineda's Wake Up Huevos Rancheros
  • Chilled Peach Soup
  • Gazpacho
  • Blender Gazpacho
  • Caldo de Queso (Potato Cheese Soup)
  • Low Calorie Potato Soup
  • Sopa De Elote
  • Chicken Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)
  • Baja Bouillabaisse
  • Cream of Zucchini Soup
  • Gulf Oyster and Wild Mushroom Chowder
  • Chile-Corn Chowder
  • Black Bean and Corn Soup
  • Bean with Bacon Soup
  • Southwest Black Bean Soup
  • Southwest Taco Soup
  • Dinah's Toritlla Soup
  • Tortilla Soup with Chicken and Lime
  • Hamburger Soup
  • Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)
  • Rattlesnake Chili
  • Yavapai Vegetarian Chili
  • Chief's Cabbage Chili
  • Chandler Chili
  • Marshall Trimble's Cowboy Chili
  • Chili Casserole
  • Sonoran Chicken Chili
  • White Chili
  • Three Sisters Stew with Corn Dumplings
  • Blue Corn Dumplings
  • 1890 State House Stew
  • Chuckwagon Beef Stew
  • Pueblo Stew
  • Pony Express Stew
  • Cazuela (Stewed Jerky)
  • Tossed Fajita Salad
  • Taco Salad
  • African Tuna Salad
  • Southwestern Shrimp Caesar
  • Shrimp and Napa Cabbage Salad with Roasted Peanuts
  • Margarita Shrimp Salad
  • My Favorite Chicken Salad
  • Margarita Chicken Pasta Salad
  • Chicken Rice Salad with Artichokes
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Crystal Creek Crunchy Green Pea Salad
  • Roasted Pepper and Celery Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Green Beans and Walnuts in Basil Vinaigrette
  • White Bean and Sun Dried Tomato Salad
  • Colorful Black Bean Salad
  • Patio Potato Salad
  • Cornbread Salad
  • Chop Chop Salad
  • Orange and Green Salad
  • Pecan Praline Salad
  • Jicama Strawberry Salad
  • Sedona Chistmas Salad
  • Gazpacho Salad
  • Delightful Orange Salad
  • Festive Prickly Pear Jellied Salad
  • Calabacitas (Sauteed Squash)
  • Chile Cheese Squash
  • Lynn's Squash and Cheese Bake
  • Yellow Squash Casserole
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Zucchini and Cheese Casserole
  • "Crab" Cakes
  • Hominy Casserole
  • Polenta and Pine Nut Stuffed Red Peppers with Mole
  • Incredibly Easy Chile Rellenos
  • Chile Relleno Bake
  • Chilaquila Casserole
  • Vegetable Paella
  • Sloppy Joses
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Mushroom Broccoli Strata
  • Portobello Alla Maria
  • Tarragon Sherry Carrots
  • Honey Baked Onions
  • Onion Pie
  • Swedish Green Potatoes
  • Mashed Potato with Carrots and Caramelized Onion
  • Mashed Potatoe Souffle
  • Sheepherder's Scalloped Potatoes
  • Cheesy Potato Sticks
  • Snackin' Good Potato Pancakes
  • Sweet Potato Cakes
  • Potluck Spinach Squares
  • Asparagus Stir Fry
  • Broccoli and Rice Casserole
  • Broccoli Delight
  • Broccoli Puff
  • Baked Beans
  • Company Beans
  • Scalloped Green Beans
  • Greek Style Green Beans
  • Mexican Corn Pudding
  • Chile Cheese Rice Casserole
  • Black Bean and Rice Tostadas
  • Spanish Rice
  • Spanish Rice 2
  • Pan Fried Rice
  • Firehouse Bubble Pizza
  • Pancho Villa's Favorite Quiche
  • Quiche
  • Chili Mac
  • John Wayne Cheese Casserole
  • Tortilla Casserole
  • Six Shooter Casserole
  • Sister Marla's Dirty Rice
  • Frito Pie
  • Greek Macaroni Meat Pie (Pastitso)
  • Los Olivos' Sonora Enchiladas
  • Nogales Pie
  • Mexican Casserole
  • Mexican Polenta Casserole
  • Chinese Vegetables with Pasta
  • Spyros Pasta
  • Pesto Pasta
  • Susan's White Spaghetti
  • Chicken Tequila Fettuccine
  • Penne Arrabiata
  • Ricotta Stuffed Shells
  • Chicken Stroganoff Fettucini
  • Spicy Shrimp Noodles
  • Sweet and Sour Beef
  • Bronc Rider Beef Strips
  • Dutch Oven Swiss Steak
  • Beef Fajitas
  • Steak Rolls a la Lydia
  • Beach Style Carne Asada
  • Cupboard Casserole
  • Birria (Shredded Beef)
  • Picadillo (Spiced Meat Filling)
  • Prime Rib Hash
  • Soft Tacos
  • Real Mexican Tacos
  • Taco Ring
  • Cypress Chimichangas
  • Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage
  • Souvlakia
  • Shepherd's Beef Pie
  • E Z Shepherd's Pie
  • Beaver Street Burgers
  • Magnificent Meatloaf
  • Padre Kino's Favorite Meatloaf
  • Applesauce Meatloaf
  • Cabbage Potato Meatloaf
  • Ham, Champagne Sauce
  • Posole
  • Chalupa
  • Dorothee's Kahlua Kabobs
  • Emma's Hungarian Goulash
  • Pork Loin Roast for Four with Cinnamon Applesauce and Roasted Potatoes
  • Marinated Pork Loin with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Cracked Black Peppercorn Crusted Pork Loin with Pommery Mustard Sauce
  • Sausage, Peppers, and Onions with Polenta
  • Sausage-Chile Rellenos Casserole
  • Chorizo (Hot Sausage)
  • Pork Chop Skillet Dinner
  • Pork Chops and Potatoes
  • Lamb Noisettes Janos
  • Lamb Chops St. Basil
  • Dry Rub
  • Mary Ann's Magnifico Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce
  • El Presidio Pan Fried Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken with Macadamia Nuts
  • Spanish Chicken Casserole with Saffron Rice
  • Fiesta Tortilla Stack
  • Pomegranate Sauced Chicken
  • Pollo en Chile Colorado (Chicken in Red Chile)
  • Chicken Fricassee
  • Malka's Chinese Chicken "Spare Ribs"
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Spinach Stuffed Chicken Rolls
  • Stuffed Chicken Phyllo with Asparagus and Tomatoes
  • Chicken Dijon in Phyllo
  • Weekender Party Pleaser
  • Santa Cruz Chicken Casserole
  • Montezuma Chicken Bake
  • Chicken or Turkey Tortillas Casserole
  • Quick Chicken Casserole
  • Sandra's Cream Taco Casserole
  • Chicken Taco Bake
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole
  • Stuffed Pepper a la Phoenix
  • Chicken Catchatuelle
  • Stuffed Wild Goose
  • Stuffed Game Hens with Raspberry Sauce
  • Traditional Orange Duck
  • Easy Tasty Bass
  • Orange Roughy with Tomatoes
  • Seasoned Catfish
  • Filet of Sole a L'Orange
  • Cattle Drover's Salmon with Wild Herbs
  • Red Snapper Fiesta
  • Red Snapper Vera Cruz
  • Robert's Baked Fish
  • Salmon, Baked a la Richeleau
  • Oysters Michelina
  • Crab Enchiladas (Enchiladas de Cangrejo)
  • El Tovar Dining Room's Black Bean and Crabmeat Cakes with Avocado Salsa
  • Lobster and Brie Chiles Rellenos
  • Babci's Lobster Thermidor
  • Shrimp Quesadillas
  • Baked Shrimp with Feta Cheese
  • Camarones Veracruz (Verzcruz-style Shrimp)
  • Cheesy Seafood Lasagna Rolls
  • Seafood Lasagna
  • Hot Seafood Salad
  • Encrusted Salmon
  • Cafe Mexicana Cheesecake
  • Lemon Cheesecake with Berry Topping
  • Ginny's Apple Cake
  • Fresh Apple Cake
  • The March Hare's Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
  • Pat's Arizona Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake
  • Poorman's Cake
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Date Cake
  • Party Cake Elegante
  • Tomato Soup Cake
  • Butterscotch Toffee Heavenly Delight
  • Coffee Torte
  • Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Guilt Free Chocolate Cake
  • Grandma Lesher's Chocolate Birthday Cake and Brown Sugar Sauce
  • Oops! Forgot Dessert
  • Chocolate Kahlua Cake
  • Kahlua Cake
  • Kahlua Mocha Ice Cream Cake with Fudge Sauce
  • Caramel Dumplings
  • Self Filled Cupcakes
  • Harvey House Chocolate Puffs
  • Cockeyed Cake
  • Painted Cookies
  • White Chocolate and Almond Cookies
  • Chocolate Crinkles
  • Creme De Menthe Cookies
  • Mrs. King's Cookies
  • European Kolacky
  • Churros (Mexican Crullers)
  • 100-Year-Old Oatmeal Cookies
  • Oatmeal Carmelitas
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Fig Pinwheels
  • Granola Raisin Cookies
  • Butter Cookies (Vajas Pogacsa)
  • Chocolate Peanut Popcorn Squares
  • Chewy Pecan Pie Bars
  • Desert Dream Bars
  • Nanaimo Bars
  • Banana Bars
  • Blonde Brownies
  • Raspberry Snow Bars
  • Tessie's Baklava
  • Hawaiian Macadamia Rouchers
  • Prickly Pear Pops
  • Pistol Packin' Mama Pecan Cups
  • Sister Kathleen's Cocoa-Oatmeal Candy
  • Margarita Pie
  • My Father's Lemon Pie
  • Lemon Pie
  • Arizona's Supreme Citrus Pie
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Hot Fudge Pie
  • Blue Ribbon Cafe's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Banana Split Pie
  • Soda Cracker Pie
  • Skillet Apple Pie a la Mode
  • Fresh Pumpkin Pie
  • Green Grape Pie
  • Banana and Raspberry Tarts
  • Cookie Pie
  • Creamy Apple Tart
  • Lemon Tarts
  • Buttermilk Crusted Blackberry Cobbler
  • Warm Peach Compote with Basil
  • Tortilla Apple Strudel
  • Cobbler
  • Chocolate and Fruit Tortillas
  • Strawberry Trifle
  • Charlotte Des Pommes
  • Pavlova
  • Historic Saxon House's Chocolate Amaretto Mousse
  • Chocolate Tacos Filled with Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Peaches 'N Cream Cheese Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce
  • Crepes Hungarian Style
  • Eclair Supreme Pudding
  • Strawberry Almond Creme
  • Chocolate Custard
  • Lemon Dessert
  • Pears de Noel
  • Baked Bananas
  • Banana Split Float
  • The Jerome Grille's Deep Fried Ice Cream
  • Lemon Ice
  • Mango and Lime Sorbet
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