Best of the Best from Texas

Best of the Best from Texas

Cookbook Features:

  • Over 400 Recipes
  • The Best recipes Texas has to offer!
  • Spring Theme included

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Best of the Best from Texas


Best of the Best from Texas Pride is a treasury of classic family recipes compiled by the AT&T Pioneers of North Texas. The most popular recipes from these four classic cookbooks have been selected, tested, edited for clarity, and collected into one book. This cookbook also contains interesting facts and illustrations showing the evolution of the telephone over the years.

Quail Ridge Press was honored to be able to participate in the development and publication of the Best of the Best from Texas Pride Cookbook.

The down-home, family-favorites in the North Texas Pioneers cookbooks are exactly the kind of recipes we seek to preserve--recipes that have been developed and perfected over generations; recipes that are legendary within a family and are now being shared with other families.

Each Pioneer cookbook has been reprinted many times. The cookbooks continue to be popular with young cooks as well as longtime cooks.

The AT&T Pioneers of North Texas, the organization of employees, retirees, and families of the telecommunications industry in Texas, are the force that have made the Texas Pride cookbooks the success they are. The Pioneers are all volunteers who have given their time and energy to a variety of projects and activities that enrich our community.

I speak for all of us at Quail Ridge Press in saying that we are proud to be a part of this new cookbook that offers the finest recipes from the TEXAS PRIDE COOKBOOK SERIES. This new cookbook will continue to provide the Pioneers with the revenue that finances their worthy projects and will enable Quail Ridge Press to continue our goal of Preserving America's Food Heritage.

Pioneering in North Texas

Pioneers is the world's largest corporate volunteer organization. Founded in 1911 as the Telephone Pioneers of America, we're now more than 620,000 members strong--men and women committed to serving our communities in the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Pioneers is a network of volunteers who effect immediate, tangible change in local communities, in partnership with their sponsors. For nearly a century, the Pioneers volunteer network has logged hundreds of millions of hours meeting specific needs in local communities.

Whether it's a cash donation to support a homeless shelter, or a one-on-one tutoring project to battle illiteracy, Pioneers make it possible for sponsor companies to get involved with communities they are in--giving back to their customer base, while building their pool of potential employees.

The Texas Pride Chapter consists of more than 20,000 dedicated men and women who come together as a team to "Improve the Quality of Life in our Communities." Our Regular Members, Life Members, and Pioneer Partners exemplify people caring about people throughout North Texas.

Note from Flo Kierig, President Texas Pride Chapter #22

When Southwestern Bell's acquisition of AT&T became official on November 18, 2005, it combined two outstanding telecommunications organizations that promised a new era of communications and entertainment for millions of people around the globe. This union not only merged our two businesses, it also merged our great volunteer organizations--the AT&T Pioneers.

You will find some fantastic recipes with this merging of several cookbooks from Pioneers throughout north Texas with the creation of the Best of the Best from Texas Pride Cookbook: Selected Recipes from the Classic North Texas AT&T Pioneer Cookbooks.

Customers have praised the recipes found in all of the cookbooks. In fact, people have enjoyed the meals prepared using these cookbooks so much the requests for a book that combines the "Best of the Best" recipes has been a constant refrain from many of these cooks. Especially since all original cookbooks are out of print, this book brings the best of them back by popular demand. Now Pioneers from across the state of Texas have submitted their selections of time-tested and proven recipes from previous books. In addition, numerous new recipes have been submitted for review and consideration. These selections were compiled, sorted, and edited, and now grace the pages of this cookbook as a collection of the best recipes.

This compilation is possible due to the countless hours of work by many active and retired Pioneers over the years. We dedicate this cookbook to the thousands of volunteers who make up the AT&T Family and have shared their recipes. We hope that you enjoy them as much as our members have.

Thank you for your support. Our proceeds will be used to support the various organizations in our Texas communities.


Reviews


"Book was so good and had many things that I want to cook that I went back and sent a copy to my brother in law who was also impressed and had added recipes to his cook list from the book and stated they were great when he cooked them. One of the best and with more than average number of things that you will want to try! If you are in to Texas cookbooks it is a must have." --J. Thornton


"This book has dishes I grew up eating, and others I wish I had known long before now. The recipes are easy to follow, have short ingredient lists and are not complicated - just my kind of cookbook. The history and facts about the evolution of the telephone are a nice bonus. This would make a great gift for anyone, and is now next to my Betty Crocker Red Book" -Phyl

Includes the Spring 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:


    Contributing Cookbooks
  • Note from the Publisher
  • Pioneering in North Texas
  • Preface
  • Ginger Ale Citrus Cooler
  • Barbara's Hot Spiced Punch
  • Party Punch
  • Champagne Punch
  • Bloomer Droppers
  • Pina Colada Slush
  • German Camembert
  • Cheese Ball
  • Mexican Cheese Ball
  • Olive Cheese Balls
  • Spinach Balls
  • Teriyaki Meatballs
  • Lit'l Hot Dogs
  • Tipsy Dogs
  • Savory Pecan Crusted Blue Cheese Bites
  • Blue Cheese Cocktail Biscuits
  • Vegetable Bars
  • Celery Stuffing
  • Marinated Mushrooms
  • Shrimp Mousse
  • Shrimp Rounds
  • Shrimp Beer Puffs
  • Giant Taco
  • Sausage Nibbles
  • Sausage Onion Snacks
  • Texas Caviar
  • Mary's Cheese Dip
  • Zippy Dip
  • Dill Dip
  • Pump 'n' Dip
  • Quickie Ham Dip
  • Hot Dip
  • Warm Veggie and Seafood Dip
  • Shrimp Dip
  • Shrimp Dip 2
  • Crab Broccoli Dip
  • Crabmeat Dip
  • Chipped Beef Dip
  • Apple Yogurt Dip
  • Green Goddess Dip for Raw Vegetables
  • Guacamole Ring
  • Avocado Dip
  • Avocado Cheese Dip
  • Hot Salsa
  • Mike's Texas Trash
  • Tid Bits
  • Roasted Pecans
  • Easy Banana Bread
  • Pumpkin Date Bread
  • One Pan Cranberry Bread
  • Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  • Zucchini Pecan Bread
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
  • Honey Soda Bread
  • Foolproof Quick Rolls
  • Crispy Onion Crescent Rolls
  • Buttermilk Refrigerator Rolls
  • One Hour Rolls
  • Cheesy Angel Biscuits
  • Bisquick Cheddar Garlic Biscuits
  • Broccoli Cornbread
  • Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Crunchy Cheese Toast
  • Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
  • Cranberry Coffee Cake
  • Easy Cinnamon Rolls
  • Bubble Bread
  • Chocolate Waffles
  • Brunch for the Bunch
  • Company's Coming Egg Casserole
  • Egg and Sausage Casserole
  • Sausage Cheese Breakfast Casserole
  • Breakfast Pie
  • Scrambled Egg Casserole
  • George's Artery-Hardening Omelet
  • Heavenly Grits
  • Tuna Surprise
  • Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches
  • Harley Hog Sandwich
  • The Big Sandwich!
  • Spaghetti Soup
  • Homemade Beef and Vegetable Soup
  • Hamburger Soup
  • Nannie's Taco Soup
  • Ann's Taco Soup
  • Santa Fe Soup
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Very Good Chicken Soup
  • Cheesy Chicken Chowder
  • Southwestern Vegetable Soup
  • Baked Potato Soup
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Curry Ginger Pumpkin Soup
  • Chilled Sweet Pepper Soup
  • Slim Shrimp Gazpacho
  • Microwave Roux for Gumbo
  • Shrimp Gumbo
  • Banks of the Brazos Chili
  • Buck Savors Chili
  • Mild Texas Chili
  • Southwest White Chili
  • Green Chile Chicken Stew
  • Rattlesnake Stew
  • Mulligan Stew
  • Layered Salad
  • Corn Salad
  • Crunchy Corn Salad
  • South of the Border Salad
  • Marinated Carrots
  • Marinated Peas and Carrots
  • Marinated Salad
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Mexican Salad
  • Beets and Pineapple
  • Broccoli Salad
  • German Potato Salad
  • German Potato Salad 2
  • Potato Salad Cups
  • Dutch Potato Salad
  • Red Skin Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Cold Macaroni Salad
  • Vermicelli Salad
  • Shrimp and Pasta Salad
  • Shrimp and Rice Salad
  • Oriental Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Salad 2
  • Hot Chicken Salad
  • Apricot Chicken Salad
  • Top Ramen Salad
  • Mexican Cornbread Salad
  • Country Style Coleslaw
  • Hot Slaw
  • Cole Slaw Dressing
  • Molded Cranberry Salad
  • Salad Supreme
  • Pistachio Supreme Salad
  • Buttermilk Fruit Salad
  • Quick and Easy Fruit Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Salad Crepes
  • Ten Cup Salad
  • Frozen Banana Salad
  • Cherry Delight
  • Frozen Cranberry Salad
  • Grape Salad
  • Grape Salad 2
  • Poppy Seed Dressing for Fruit Salad
  • Caesar Salad Dressing
  • Creamy Italian Dressing
  • Modern Old Fashioned Kosher Dill Pickles
  • Easy Refrigerator Pickles
  • Ripe Tomato Relish
  • Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie
  • Vegetable Mexican Casserole
  • Dilly Zucchini Casserole
  • Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole
  • San Antonio Squash Casserole
  • Squash Casserole
  • Country Club Squash
  • Hash Brown Squash Patties
  • Eggplant Casserole
  • Eggplant Fritters
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Corn Souffle
  • Baked Corn with Sour Cream and Jack Cheese
  • Corn Casserole
  • Corn and Bacon Casserole
  • Spanish Hominy
  • Succotash
  • Fried Cabbage with Bacon
  • Fried Cabbage
  • Stir Fry Vegetables
  • Broccoli and Rice
  • Onion Delight
  • Baked Onions
  • Onion Rings
  • Potato Casserole
  • Creamiest Mashed Potatoes
  • Mousseline Potatoes
  • Redneck Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Praline Yams
  • Sweet Potato Croquettes
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Rich Man's Green Beans
  • Best Baked Beans
  • Annie's Sweet and Sour Beans
  • Calico Bean Casserole
  • Harvard Beets
  • Spicy Beets
  • Curried Fruit Bake
  • Ann's Rosemary Apricot Spaghettini
  • Rok-Z's Chicken Spaghetti
  • Spicy Chicken Spaghetti
  • Southwest Spaghetti Pie
    Chicken Linguine
  • Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce
  • Homemade Lasagna
  • Quick Lasagna
  • Rok-Z's Stuffed Pasta Shells
  • Tortellini Italian Style
  • Tortellini with Tomatoes and Zucchini
  • Fideo
  • Spanish Manicotti
  • Zesty Chicken Pasta
  • Chicken Pasta Casserole
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cheesy Rice
  • Rok-z's Rice
  • Jalapeno Rice
  • Quick Chili Rice Dinner
  • Green Rice
  • Upside Down Pizza
  • English Muffins Pizzas
  • Cheesy Sausage Quiche
  • Zesty Meat Loaf
  • Easy Quick Hamburger Dish
  • Company Beef Casserole
  • Chuck Wagon Casserole
  • Ground Beef and Rice Casserole
  • Tallarine
  • Mexican Casserole Ole
  • Deep Dish Taco Squares
  • Carne Guisada
  • Swiss Steak
  • Chicken Fried Steak
  • London Broil
  • Fillet of Beef
  • Steak Barcelona
  • Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
  • Barbecued Brisket
  • Creamed Beef on Biscuits
  • Bacon Explosion
  • Barbecued Spareribs
  • Spanish Pork Chops
  • Pork Chops and Rice Casserole
  • Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
  • Zesty Barbecue Sauce
  • Crusty Corn Dogs
  • Baked Herb Chicken
  • Italian Chicken
  • Justin's Pink Chicken
  • Creole Chicken
  • Smashed/Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Zesty Chicken Breasts
  • Barbecued Chicken
  • Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Wings
  • Stir Fry Chicken
  • Crisp Crusted Baked Chicken
  • Easy Chicken Enchiladas
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
  • Mexican Chicken Casserole
  • Mexican Chicken
  • Green Chicken Chile Casserole
  • Mexican Style Chicken Roll Ups
  • Gloria's Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken-Vegetable Casserole
  • Chicken and Almond Casserole
  • Grunge
  • Easy Pot Pie
  • Easy Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chinese Style Chicken
  • BBQ Cheddar Chicken Sandwich
  • Chivin' Chicken Nuggets
  • Turkey Enchiladas
  • Texas Turkey
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Butter Herb Baked Fish
  • Crispy Baked Tilapia
  • Fish Fillets with Tomato Sauce
  • Salmon Loaf
  • Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi in Red Onion Butter
  • Overnight Tuna Casserole
  • Shrimp and Bacon Scampi
  • Hot Cheese Shrimp Casserole
  • Coconut Pound Cake
  • Cream Cheese Pound Cake
  • Old Fashioned Pound Cake
  • Taffy Apple Pound Cake
  • Caramel Pound Cake
  • Deep Butter Cake
  • Rum Cake
  • Strawberry Daiquiri Cake
  • Pineapple Pudding Cake
  • Oneida Sweaney's Pineapple Cake
  • Harvey Wallbanger Cake
  • Banana Split Cake
  • Cherry Dump Cake
  • Fresh Apple Cake
  • Apple Dapple Cake
  • Lemon Cake
  • Mandarin Orange Cake
  • Carrot Cake and Icing
  • Bohemian Spice Cake
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake
  • Milky Way Cake
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Cake
  • Ooey Gooey Cake
  • Wacky Cake
  • Caramel Pumpkin Cake
  • Pumpkin Cake
  • Vanilla Wafer Cake
  • Big Red Cake
  • Turtle Cake
  • Dr. Pepper Cake
  • Maw Maw's Prune Cake
  • Creamy Dreamy Cheese Cake
  • Betty's Cheesecake
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Oatmeal Cookies 2
  • Swedish Coconut Cookies
  • Coconut Cookies
  • Raisin Spice Drops
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
  • Butter Cookies
  • Almond Crescents
  • Pecan Fingers
  • Wedding Cookies
  • Empanadas
  • Real Sopapillas
  • Cowboy Cookies
  • Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Texas Chewies
  • Ooey Gooey Bars
  • Gooey Butter Cake Cookie Squares
  • Sunburst Lemon Bars
  • Pecan Bars
  • Pecan Pie Bars
  • Quick Brownies
  • Fudge Marshmallow Brownies
  • Iced Sheet Cake Brownies
  • Fudgy Caramel Brownies
  • Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars
  • Chocolate Balls
  • Martha Washington Balls
  • Special K Surprise
  • Oreo Balls
  • Hay Stacks
  • Microwave Peanut Brittle
  • Peanut Cluster Chocolate Candy
  • See's Fudge
  • Nestle Crunchy Fudge Sandwiches
  • Texas Pralines
  • Pastry for Pie Crust
  • Tincy's Fried Apricot Pies
  • Easy Apple Pie
  • No Bottom Apple Pie
  • Watermelon Pie
  • The Best and Easiest Strawberry Pie
  • Strawberry Parfait Pie
  • Flo's Buttermilk Pie
  • Banana Cream Cheese Pie
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Four Layer Coconut Pie
  • Chocolate Sin
  • Chocolate Velvet Cream Pie
  • Fudge Pie
  • White Chocolate Silk Pie
  • Family Secret Sweet Potato Pie
  • Easy Lemon Ice Box Pie
  • Prize Winning Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Sour Cream Lemon Pie
  • Lemon Chess Pie
  • Mince Lime Pie
  • Light Key Lime Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Sugar Free Pecan Pie
  • Pecan Cobbler
  • Quick Cobbler
  • Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler
  • Grannie's Peach Cobbler
  • Cherie's Tiara Tart
  • Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
  • Apple Strudel
  • Sinful Banana Pudding
  • Banana Pudding
  • Strawberry Pecan Banana Pudding
  • Mother's Old Fashioned Custard
  • Lemon Lust
  • Diet Dessert
  • Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert
  • Fruit Enchiladas
  • 1876 Bell's Centennial Model
  • 1878 Butterstamp
  • 1882 Three Box
  • 1892 Desk Set
  • 1919 Candlestick
  • 1930 Single Handset Oval-Base
  • 1937 "300" Series
  • 1954 "500" Series
  • 1959 Princess
  • 1964 Touch Tone
  • 1968 Trimline
  • 1980 Cordless
  • 1983 Cellular
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