Best of the Best

Best of the Best from the Great Plains

From: Gwen Mckee

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Take a tasting journey through the Black Hills and the grassland prairies

From: Gwen Mckee


From the Badlands to the Black Hills, around Mt. Rushmore and along the Oregon Trail, 88 cookbooks from all over North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas have contributed over 400 of their favorite recipes to make up the impressive collection.

Gwen and BarbThese favorite recipes are prepared one of three ways: quick and easy, make ahead, or well worth the effort. Once you've tried the likes of Blue Ribbon Barbecue Country Back Ribs, Flint Ridge Pheasant, Cow Punching Chili and Dumplings, Orange Roughy Almondine, God's Country White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce, Lollipop Cookies, or Walking Tacos, they are sure to become your favorites, too.

In addition to outstanding recipes, there are beautiful photographs, original illustrations, fascinating quips, and informative facts about the states, plus a cross-referenced index and a catalog of contributing cookbooks--a treasury of information for people who collect cookbooks.

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 has so many good recipes that sometimes its hard to choose which one to try. These are the tried and true recipes of good cooks. Highly recommend it." --Margaret Bassy


"Great cookbook! Already tried several of the recipes -- everyone at the table said "this is a keeper"!" Marcie Rowe

"This is truly an amazing cookbook. My mother and I both have a copy. It is our go to cookbook! I never reach for anything else. There has not been one recipe I can fault! My family loves so many of these recipes. Upside Down Meatloaf, barbecued meatballs, rosemary pork chops, marinated flank steak, speedy overnight chicken casserole, scrumptious eggs, are just a few "all out family favorites". I have made sure my daughter has one. My sister-n-laws also received one for Christmas!!" --Stacy Hope

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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:


  • French Iced Coffee
  • Angel Frost
  • Mint Punch
  • Homemade Orange Julius
  • Fruit Slush
  • Summer Slush
  • Harvest Day Drink
  • Hot Buttered Rum (Non Alcoholic)
  • Cappuccino Mix
  • Appetizer Dip
  • Tonia's Spinach Dip Supreme
  • Radish Dip
  • Shrimp Dip
  • Apple Dip
  • Nacho Cheese Dip
  • Tortilla Torte
  • Mini Pizzas
  • Artichoke Tomato Tart
  • Holiday Pinwheels
  • Crab Canapes
  • Crab Rolls
  • Smoked Salmon Spread
  • Sausage Squares
  • Beef in a Bread Bowl
  • Teriyaki Tidbits
  • "Devil" Eggs
  • Pickled Eggs
  • Perfect Cheese Ball
  • Favorite Cheese Ball or Dip
  • Sweet and Hot Marmalade Chutney
  • Chutney Cheese Pate
  • Brie with Cranberry Glaze
  • Antipasto
  • Dr. Quales' Salsa
  • Hot Potato Skins
  • Spinach Balls
  • Nibblin and Fish
  • Homemade Fiddle Faddle
  • Cinnamon Trail Mix
  • Mrs. Eisenhower's Bread
  • Almost Grandma Larson's Rye Bread
  • Cheezy Hot French Bread
  • Kathy's Cream Cheese Braid
  • Easy Refrigerator Rolls
  • No Knead Whole Wheat Rolls
  • Fool Proof Popovers
  • Garlic Bubble Loaf
  • Patio Bread
  • Skorpor (Swedish Rusks)
  • Almond Rusks
  • Dandelion Jelly
  • Monkey Bread
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
  • High Energy Banana Bread
  • Toffee Delight Muffins
  • Pumpkin Chip Muffins
  • Bran Flakes Muffins
  • Cocoa-Raisin Muffins
  • Peach Upside Down Muffins
  • Peach Coffee Cake
  • Raspberry Cream Coffee Cake
  • Night Before Coffee Cake
  • Quick Caramel Rolls
  • Cake Mix Sweet Rolls
  • Cream Cheese Brunch Bars
  • Cloud Biscuits
  • Cheese Puff
  • Quick Apple Tarts
  • Oven Baked French Toast
  • Baked Blueberry French Toast
  • Pineapple Cream French Toast
  • Supper Milk Toast
  • Egg Gravy
  • German Pancakes
  • Light as a Feather Whole Wheat Pancakes
  • Waffles Supreme
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Sausage Bread
  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Overnight Omelet
  • Deviled Egg Bake
  • Travis' Mexican Omelette
  • Scrumptious Eggs
  • Ham and Swiss Melts
  • Poteca
  • Dog Ears
  • Duff's Bread Pudding
  • Auntie Em's Cheddar Biscuits
  • Evelyn's Butterbean Soup
  • Baked Potato Soup
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup #3
  • Roasted Tomato Soup
  • Zuppa Tortellini (Tortellini Soup)
  • Tortellini Soup
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Reuben Soup
  • Corn Chowder
  • Hamburger Soup
  • Swedish Fruit Soup (Friskt Soppa)
  • Butch's Dumplings
  • Chili for a Crowd
  • Ron's Chili
  • Quick Microwave Chili
  • Cow Punching Chili and Dumplings
  • Chili Blanco
  • Jerry's Oyster Oyster Stew
  • Catfish Gumbo
  • Three P's Salad
  • Cauliflower Salad
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Summertime Corn and Cracked Wheat Salad
  • Sweet Sour Green Beans
  • Bean Salad
  • Marinated Salad
  • The Ultimate Broccoli Salad
  • Spinach Salad
  • Strawberry and Romaine Salad
  • Seafood Salad in Mini Cream Puffs
  • Potato Chip Taco Salad
  • Smoked Turkey Salad
  • Crunchy Chicken Salad
  • Garden Herb Pasta Salad
  • Shrimp and Macaroni Salad
  • Cranberry Chicken Salad
  • Flying Farmers Salad
  • Chicken Wedding Salad
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Zesty New Potato Salad
  • Creamy Dijon Potato Salad
  • Easy German Potato Salad
  • Crispy Oriental Salad
  • Country Coleslaw
  • Onion Salad
  • Orange Jello Salad
  • Asparagus Salad
  • Eggnog Cranberry Salad
  • Festive Cranberry Salad
  • Cranberry Salad
  • Cheese Jello Salad
  • Our Necessary Salad
  • Apricot Salad
  • Pineapple Salad
  • Hidden Pear Salad
  • Raspberry Rice Jubilee Salad
  • Cookies and Cream Salad
  • Heart Healthy Fruit Salad
  • Pear and Walnut Salad
  • Fall Fruit Salad
  • Carrot Apple Salad
  • Carrot Pickles
  • Hot Bacon Dressing
  • Pretzel Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Rustic Home Fried Potatoes
  • Crusty New Potatoes
  • Ruth's Smashed Potato Bites
  • Down Home Mashed Potatoes
  • Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Company Potatoes
  • Potato and Ham Hot Dish
  • Microwave Scalloped Potatoes
  • Easy Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Almost Pizza
  • Yam 'n Cranberry Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Corn Casserole
  • Nebraska Corn Pie
  • Baked Corn on the Cob
  • Best Ever Corn Casserole
  • Crockpot Corn
  • Broccoli Corn Casserole
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Tangy Cheesy Cauliflower
  • Baked Cabbage
  • Zippy Glazed Carrots
  • Copper Penny Carrots
  • Raisin Sauced Beets
  • Pop's Pepper Poppers
  • Fun Lady's Tomato Pie
  • Fresh Vegetable Medley with Parmesan Lemon Sauce
  • Darrell's Baked Onions
  • A Great Batter
  • Baked Pineapple
  • Bountiful Stuffed Squash
  • Summer Squash Casserole
  • Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie
  • Impossible Garden Pie
  • Asparagus Casserole
  • Smorgasbord Casserole (Vegetable Casserole)
  • Zesty Green Bean Casserole
  • Swiss Green Bean Casserole
  • Barbecued Green Beans
  • Barbecued Butter Beans
  • Leather Britches Beans
  • Mom's Baked Beans
  • Baked Bean Casserole
  • Prime Rib
  • Beef Brisket
  • Mustard Roast Beef and Vegetables
  • French Dip
  • Working Man's Roast
  • Peppery T-Bone Steaks and Chili Corn
  • Garlic Marinated Sirloin Steak
  • Barbecued Steak
  • Marinated Flank Steak
  • Pepper Steak
  • Swiss Bliss Round Steak
  • Roast Beef Pastries
  • Waldorf Astoria Stew
  • Ho Bo Delight
  • Beef Potato Cakes
  • Picadillo
  • Beulah's Beef Casserole
  • Crouton Hot Dish
  • Shipwreck Casserole
  • Potato Pepperoni Hot Dish
  • Cracked Wheat Ground Beef Casserole
  • Walking Taco
  • Mexican Crazy Crust
  • Pizza Cups
  • Kottbullar (Swedish Meatballs)
  • Norwegian Meatballs (Kjoltboller)
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  • Barbecued Meatballs
  • Upside Down Meat Loaf
  • Cheese Filled Meat Loaf
  • Border Burgers
  • Blue Ribbon Barbecued Country Back Ribs
  • Indoor/Outdoor Ribs
  • Chow Mein
  • Orange Glazed Pork Butt
  • Dinner in a Skillet
  • Ham Loaf
  • Rosemary Pork Chops
  • Marinated Roast Pork
  • Herbed Pork Loin with Apricot Mustard Sauce
  • Venison Marinade
  • Smoked Deer Ham
  • Pioneer Pickled Buffalo or Beef Tongue
  • Bierocks
  • Chicken Breast with Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • The World's Easiest Chicken
  • Poulet Aux Quarante Gousses D'Ail (Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic)
  • Honey Dijon Barbecued Chicken
  • Hawaiian Chicken
  • Oven Barbecued Chicken
  • Mandarin Chicken with Broccoli
  • Creamy Baked Chicken Breasts
  • Apricot Chicken Stir Fry
  • Lemon Teriyaki Glazed Chicken
  • Juicy Baked Chicken and Mushrooms
  • Chicken Squares with Mushroom Sauce
  • Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
  • Broccoli and Chicken Casserole
  • Speedy Overnight Casserole
  • Sour Cream 'n' Dill Chicken
  • Swiss Chicken Cutlet
  • Chicken Rice Supreme
  • Fantastic Chicken Fajitas
  • Chicken Loaf with Mushroom Sauce
  • Hot Chicken Sandwich
  • Carrot, Cheese 'n Chicken Pie
  • Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Cheese Stuffed Chicken in Phyllo
  • Guilt Free Gourmet Turkey Burgers
  • Turkey Casserole
  • Apple Smoked Turkey
  • Turkey a la King
  • Crock Pot Dressing
  • Duck and Wild Rice Trail Casserole
  • Quail Cook in a Bag
  • Creamed Pheasant
  • Flint Ridge Pheasant
  • River Roast Wild Goose
  • Orange Roughy Almondine
  • Platte River Catfish FIllets
  • Salmon Supreme
  • Orange and Herb Salmon
  • Lemon Salmon with Cucumber Sauce
  • BBQ Salmon
  • Walleye Whopper
  • Balsamic Mustard Grilled Swordfish
  • Baked Shrimp
  • Ham 'n Broccoli Quiche
  • Hash Brown Quiche
  • Tex Mex Quiche
  • Rice and Sour Cream Casserole
  • Milanese Rice
  • Wild Rice Casserole
  • Easy Pasta Bake
  • Pasta with the Works
  • Vermicelli
  • Mock Lasagna Rolls with Cheese Filling
  • Manicotti
  • Cavatini
  • Meatless Lasagna Rolls
  • Chicken Lasagna
  • Vegetable or Garden Lasagna
  • Mindi's Special Spaghetti Sauce
  • Fargo North High School Girls Swim Team Spaghetti Sauce
  • Lentil Spaghetti Sauce
  • Freezer Tomato Sauce
  • Spaghetti Pizza
  • German Pizza
  • Taco Pizza
  • Better-Than-the-Box Macaroni and Cheese
  • Rave Reviews Coconut Cake
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake
  • Rum Flavored Bundt Cake
  • Almost Better Than Harrison Ford Cake
  • Prairie Beer Cake
  • Black Russian Cake
  • Ugly Duckling Pudding Cake
  • Punch Bowl Cake
  • Poppy Seed Cake
  • Garden Eggplant Pudding Cake
  • Scrumptious Pumpkin Cake
  • Spice Cake
  • Rhubarb Cake Quicky
  • Rosh Hashanah Apple and Honey Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Fruit Cocktail Cake
  • Swedish Pineapple Cake
  • Simply Great Pineapple Cake
  • Raspberry Walnut Torte
  • Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Chipper Frosting
  • God's Country White Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Raspberry Sauce
  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
  • Miracle Cheese Cake
  • Quick and Easy Frosting
  • Blender Red Raspberry Cheesecake
  • Cheesecake Cups
  • Hedemora Bundt Cake
  • Marshmallow Krispie Bars
  • Interstate Bar Cookies
  • Easy Lemon Bars
  • Butterscotch Bars
  • Blarney Stones
  • Cashew Bars
  • Almond Bark Oatmeal Bars
  • Almond Bars
  • Apple Brownies
  • Apple Bars
  • Carrot Bars
  • Rhubarb Dream Bars
  • Loaun's Raisin Bars
  • Sour Cream Raisin Bars
  • Date Bars
  • Seven Layers of Sin Bars
  • Rocky Road Fudge Bars
  • Wesson Oil Brownies
  • German Chocolate Caramel Brownies
  • Triple Fudge Brownies
  • Cornflake Macaroons
  • Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cream Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Middles
  • Chocolate Waffles Cookies
  • Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Soft Oatmeal Cookies
  • Swedish Spritz Cookies
  • No Bake Cookies
  • Swedish Gingies
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Brown Sugar Cutouts
  • Best in the West Sugar Cookies
  • Lollipop Cookies
  • Date Pinwheel Cookies
  • Almond Cookie Brittle
  • Old Fashioned Toffee
  • No Cook Candy
  • Snow White Chocolate Fudge
  • 3 Minutes Microwave Fudge
  • Bob's Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Peanut Buttered Popcorn
  • Apricot Nuggets
  • Peanut Clusters
  • Pastor Jeff's Rocky Road Candy
  • Holiday Chocolate Almond Wedges (Candy Pizza)
  • Salted Nut Balls
  • Meringue Mushrooms
  • Old Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Wonderful Walnut Pie
  • Edith's Buttermilk Raisin Pie
  • Pie Crust
  • Christmas Fruit Pie
  • Cottage Cheese Pie
  • Miracle Custard Pie
  • Baked Earth Dried Apple Pie
  • Pineapple Rhubarb Pie
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Springtime Simply Strawberry Pie
  • Magic Peach Cobbler
  • Wild Gooeberry Cobbler
  • Grilled Stuffed Apples
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Sulphured Apples
  • Danish Pudding
  • Edith's Auction Day Pudding
  • Bread Pudding
  • Indian Pudding
  • Grandmother's Swedish Rice Pudding
  • Old Fashioned Shortcake
  • Kid's Favorite Dessert
  • Pistachio Ambrosia
  • Cherry Blossom Dessert
  • Tornadoes
  • Foolproof Meringue
  • Death by Chocolate
  • Almond Hershey Dessert
  • Moon Cake
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Pumpkin Pie Squares
  • Cherry Cha Cha
  • Mile High Strawberry Dessert
  • Strawberry Dessert
  • Kansas Mud
  • Jack o' Lantern Compote
  • Drei-Frucht-Kompott (Three Fruit Compote)
  • Velvety Lime Squares
  • Pistachio Dessert
  • Krunch Kone Koffee Pie
  • Buster Bar Dessert
  • Pumpkin Cookie Dessert
  • Rainbow Dessert
  • Raspberry Rapture Ice Cream
  • Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie
  • Mexican Ice Cream
  • Tin Can Ice Cream
  • Badlands
  • Buffalo
  • Castle Rock
  • Cathedral of the Plains
  • Chimney Rock
  • Cornhuskers
  • Custer State Park
  • Fort Leavenworth
  • Fort Mandon
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Native America Powwow
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Wheat Fields
  • Wizard of Oz House
Published by Danny Oaks
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