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Best of the Best from Indiana

You'll love what's cooking in the fly over state

From: Gwen Mckee

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You'll love what's cooking in the fly over state!

From: Gwen Mckee


Your family will race to the dinner table for these authentic Indiana recipes!

From the Speedway to the scenic by-ways, the singing sand dunes to Circle City, fifty-seven of the leading cookbooks from the Hoosier State have contributed a sampling of their most popular recipes to create this remarkable collection.

These favorite recipes from cooks all over the state bring Indiana's history and hospitality to its cooking. Included in the more than 350 recipes are such delightful dishes as Mom Unser's Indy Chili, Funnel Cakes, Best Ever German Potato Salad, Hoosier Biscuit, Mt. Mama Mudslide Cake, and Pork Tenderloin with Scallion Mustard Sauce.

Every one of these recipes is a proven favorite that delivers tasty dishes every time.

Each cookbook in Quail Ridge Press' acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series contains favorite recipes submitted from the most popular cookbooks published in the state. The cookbooks are contributed by junior leagues, community organizations, popular restaurants, noted chefs, and just plain good cooks. From best-selling favorites to small community treasures, each contributing cookbook is featured in a catalog section that provides a description and ordering information -- a bonanza for anyone who collects cookbooks.Beautiful photographs, interesting facts, original illustrations and delicious recipes capture the special flavor of each state.


Reviews


"I love this cookbook, it is well written and has many recipes I am interested in trying out. I love Pennsylvania food and thought I would try it out. It is a winner! I collect cookbooks and this is a great addition." --Judith T.


"I already had one and is my favorite cookbook, bought more to give as christmas presents. They love the recipes that I had made from it in the past." -- Geraldine

"Never purchased a better cookbook than the state series of the Best of the Best; I have almost the whole set and intend to complete the set soon" -- Barbara Speir

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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:


  • Friendship Tea
  • Cranberry Tea
  • Yuletide Punch Bowl
  • Parisian Mocha
  • Bailey's Nog
  • Perfect Eggnog
  • Pink Dandelion Wine
  • Fresh Fruit Dip
  • Easy Party Dip
  • Yummy Veggie Dip
  • Curry Dip
  • Mexican Party Dip
  • Mexican Cheesecake
  • Bar Cheese
  • Jezebel
  • Tapenade
  • Gouda Wellington
  • Boursin
  • Jerry's Cheese Cubes
  • Cheese Torte
  • Angel of Death Cheesecake
  • Seafood Appetizers
  • Sassy Shrimp
  • Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  • Picnic Sandwich
  • Tortilla Roll Ups
  • Pepperoni Pinwheels
  • Crockpot Hors D'Oeuvres
  • Polish Mistakes
  • Reuben Snacks
  • Laura's Marinated Vegetables
  • Cucumber Appetizers
  • Artichoke Nibbles
  • Vegetable Bar
  • Orange Crisps
  • Apricot Nibbles
  • Frosted Pecans
  • Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
  • Crunchy Munchies
  • Microwave Caramel Corn
  • Sourdough Starter
  • Sourdough Biscuits
  • Country Apple Biscuits
  • Maybe-the-Best-Yeast Rolls
  • Hoosier Biscuits
  • Quick and Easy Yeast Rolls
  • Butter Crust Rolls
  • Onion Bread
  • Zesty Lemon Tea Bread
  • Herb Bread
  • Mrs. Rockne's Swedish Coffee Cake
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
  • Blueberry Coffee Cake
  • Cinnamon Cheese Coffee Cake
  • Favorite Carrot Muffins
  • Pecan Rolls
  • Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls
  • Quick Cinnamon Rolls
  • Rum Rolls
  • Danish Roll
  • Refrigerator Bran Muffins
  • Maids of Honor
  • Little Applesauce Muffins
  • Pancake Mix
  • Breakfast Cookie
  • Apple Pancake Puff
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Breakfast Puff
  • Oven Baked Amaretto French Toast
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Cheese Blintzes
  • Night Before the Race Egg Casserole
  • Wake Up Casserole
  • One Egg Omelet
  • Creamed Eggs on Toast
  • Apple Raisin Quiche
  • Granola Cereal
  • The Best Fresh Herb Butter I Know Of!
  • Almost-A-Meal Breakfast Drink
  • Sassafras Jelly
  • Lou Holtz Chili
  • White Chili
  • Mom Unser's "Indy" Chili
  • James Whitcomb Riley's Favorite Bean Soup
  • Lentil Soup
  • Spinach Lentil Soup
  • Soupe Au Pistou
  • French Vegetable Beef Soup
  • Mulligatawny Soup
  • Asparagus Soup
  • Cream of Broccoli Soup
  • Parmesan Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Velvet Soup
  • Nancy Marie's Italian Market Soup (Zuppa di Mercato Italiano)
  • Midwest Minestrone Soup
  • Burgoo
  • Back Home in Indiana Potato Salad
  • Best Ever German Potato Salad
  • Marj's Mustaccioli Salad
  • Whole Meal Hawaiian Chicken Salad
  • Fruit Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Salad with Dill
  • Tarragon Chicken Salad
  • Hot Sauerkraut Salad with Knockwurst
  • Fruited Pork Salad
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Overnight Salad
  • Pea Salad
  • Greens and Red Cabbage Salad
  • Hot Egg Salad in Tomatoes
  • Apple Salad
  • Feta Cheese, Apple, and Spiced Pecan Salad
  • Pear and Brie Salad
  • Mandarin Orange and Avocado Salad
  • Mary E.'s Grape Salad
  • Orange Almond Salad
  • Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
  • Strawberry and Spinach Salad
  • Ruby Red Raspberry Salad
  • Favorite Cranberry Salad
  • Frozen Cherry Salad Loaf
  • Orange Sherbet Salad
  • Beef or Chicken and Noodles
  • Pasta with Red Peppers and Ham
  • Spaghetti Bake
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • 15 Minute Creamy Fettucine Alfredo
  • Spinach Lasagne
  • Easy Lasagna
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Church Supper Lasagna
  • Garlic Chicken Linguini
  • Pasta with Gorgonzola
  • Gary's Broccoli and Mostaccioli
  • Manicotti with Green Chili
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Caroline's Baked Rice Casserole
  • Joy Butler's Rice
  • Wan Q Chow Mein
  • Zucchini Pie
  • Mushroom Sausage Pie
  • Swiss Apline Quiche
  • Cranberry Chutney
  • Cranberry Conserve
  • Souper Meat and Potato Pie
  • Potato Hot Dog Dish
  • Zucchini Rounds
  • Zucchini and Cheese
  • Green Beans with Hot Bacon Dressing
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Barbecued Green Beans
  • Amish-Style Baked Beans
  • Tortilla Black Bean Casserole
  • Corn Casserole
  • Broccoli-Corn Bake
  • Cream Cheese and Corn
  • Mama Rose's Roasted Peppers
  • Stuffed Green Peppers
  • Gourmet Cabbage Casserole
  • Cabbage Lasagne
  • Red Cabbage
  • Sweet Onion Casserole
  • Vidalia Onion Pie
  • Fresh Tomato Pie
  • Parmesan Potato Rounds
  • Crunch Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Stuffed Baked Potatoes
  • Ratatouille Monterey
  • Asparagus Casserole
  • Hash Brown Potato Casserole
  • Sue's Carrot Casserole
  • Carrot Casserole
  • Marigold Cauliflower
  • Stuffed Morels
  • Scalloped Pineapple
  • Pineapple and Cheese Delight
  • Tasty Baked Chicken Breasts
  • Crispy Herb Baked Chicken
  • Orange Breast of Chicken
  • Crunchy Lemon Chicken
  • Yogurt Marinated Chicken Broil
  • Curry Chicken Delight
  • Golfer's Chicken
  • Easy Chicken
  • Chicken Ole
  • Stacked Chicken Dinner
  • Parmesan Oven Fried Chicken
  • Mexicali Chicken
  • Company Chicken
  • Chicken Waikiki
  • Chicken Spectacular
  • Chicken Casserole
  • Overnight Chicken Casserole
  • Hot Chicken Salad
  • Savory Crescent Chicken Squares
  • Chicken Pie
  • Oven Fried Chicken
  • Chicken Lasagna
  • Chicken Broccoli Lasagna Rolls
  • Senator Lugar's Turkey Breast in Pita Pockets
  • Almond Turkey Casserole
  • Grandpa Pastura's Grilled Swordfish Steaks
  • Best Grilled Tuna
  • Grilled Fresh Tuna
  • Fillet of Sole with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
  • Salmon Loaf
  • Sole Stuffed with Shrimp
  • Haddock Shrimp Casserole
  • Shrimp Gratin
  • Seafood Fettucine
  • Kirsh's Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp Soup
  • Seafood Supreme with Pasta
  • Scalloped Oysters
  • Dad's Favorite Steak
  • Hong Kong Steak
  • Newman's Own Marinated Steak
  • Swiss Stead a la Creme
  • Swiss Steak
  • Company Beef
  • Spicy Beef and Asparagus
  • Wiener Schnitzel (Breaded Veal Cutlets Vienna Style)
  • Sweet and Sour Pot Roast
  • Crockpot Barbecued Beef
  • Meat Loaf
  • Stay in Bed Stew
  • Glazed Meatloaf
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Valpo Casserole
  • Poppin-Fresh Barbe Cups
  • Meat 'N Biscuit Squares
  • Super Sullivan Taco
  • Tooter's Taco Casserole
  • Hot Dog!
  • Easy Barbecued Hamburger
  • Pork Tenderloin with Scallion Mustard Sauce
  • Pork Cutlets and Sour Cream Sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice
  • Pork Chop Casserole
  • Ham Loaf
  • Apricot Baked Ham
  • Ham 'N Swiss Pie
  • Beef Stick (Summer Sausage)
  • Brain Sandwiches
  • Barnes' Family Mincemeat
  • Friendship Starter
  • Apple Dump Cake
  • Apple Dapple Cake
  • Brandied Apple Cake
  • Apple Cake
  • Heart Center Carrot Cake
  • Wasp's Nest Cake
  • Mocha and Cherry Cake
  • Mt. Mama Mudslide Cake
  • Pistachio Bread
  • Italian Cream Cake
  • Grandma Principe's Coconut Cake
  • Coconut Cake
  • Mocha Torte Cake
  • Gooey Chocolate Toffee Cake
  • Tunnel of Fudge Cake
  • Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
  • Bourbon Pecan Cake
  • Unbeatable Sourdough Chocolate Cake
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • Chess Cake
  • Harvey Wallbanger's Cake
  • Blackberry Jam Cake
  • Friendship Extender
  • Friendship Cake
  • 7-Up Cake
  • Tiny Cheesecakes
  • Easiest Cheesecake Ever
  • Black Forest Cheesecake
  • Turtle Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Pound Cake
  • United Church of Christ Angel Food Cake
  • Old Fashioned Jelly Roll
  • Old Fashioned Pork Cake
  • Blueberry Gingerbread
  • Boiled Penuche Frosting
  • Quick Frosting
  • Special K Brownies
  • Quickest Brownies Ever
  • Marshmallow Brownies
  • A No-Chocolate Brownie
  • Lemon Cheese Bars
  • Lemon Squares
  • Fabulous Pecan Bars
  • Coconut Dream Bars
  • Sour Cream Apple Squares
  • Caramel Layer Choco-Squares
  • Mexican Wedding Cookies
  • Butterfinger Cookies
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Prized Peanut Butter Crunch Cookie
  • Indiana Fortune Cookies
  • Chinese Chews
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Snap! Crackle! Pop!
  • Swedish Jam Shortbread
  • Sesame Seed Tea Cookies
  • Apple Orchard Easies
  • Marie Wallace's World's Best Cookies!
  • Springerles
  • Pfeffernusse
  • Indiana Mud Cookies
  • Grandma's Gingersnaps - Four Generation Special
  • Snicker Buns
  • Lemon Bon Bons
  • Elephant Ears
  • Pecan Pick Ups
  • Church Windows
  • Rocky Road Squares
  • Cream Caramels
  • Homemade Mint Patties
  • Heavenly Hash
  • Hutch's Buttery Cashew Brittle
  • Virgil's Peanut Brittle
  • Turtle Shells
  • Creamy Mocha Fudge
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Peanut Butter Logs
  • Indiana Sugar Cream Pie
  • Old Fashioned Cream Pie
  • Sugar Pie
  • Apple Cream Pie
  • Never Fail Apple Pie
  • Apple Crisp
  • Pineapple Pie
  • Paw Paw Pie
  • Apfelstrudel-Vanillesauce (Apple Strudel)
  • Great Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Peaches 'N Cream Pie
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie
  • Indiana Raspberry Tart
  • Out of the World Pie
  • Rhubarb Cream Pie
  • Frozen Chocolate Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Plantation Angel Food Pie
  • Buttermilk Pie
  • Sinful Sunday Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie Squares
  • Coconut Macaroon Pie
  • Rum Raisin Bread Pudding
  • Persimmon Pudding
  • Mother's Date Pudding
  • Annie's Apple Pudding
  • Bailey's Irish Cream Turtle Torte
  • Lemon Torte
  • Mystery Dessert
  • Amaretto Dessert
  • Frozen Peanut Butter Cups
  • Butterfinger Dessert
  • Next Best Thing to Robert Redford
  • Orange Compote
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Berry Nice Dessert
  • Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
  • Frangelico Cream
  • Olsen's Chocolate Sauce
  • Jolly Jell-O
  • Cinnamon Candied Apples
  • Clock Tower Entrance
  • Conner Prairie
  • Golden Dome
  • Indiana State Museum
  • Indianapolis 500
  • Joseph Moore Museum
  • Marengo Cave
  • Monastery Immaculate Conception
  • Mount Baldy
  • Nashville
  • Phillips Bridge
  • Round Barn
  • Sacred Heart Basilica
  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
  • Spring Mill
  • Turkey Run State Park
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