Minnesota's Best

Best of the Best from Minnesota

From: Gwen Mckee

Cookbook Features:

  • More than 400 of Minnesota's favorite recipes are included
  • Contributing cookbooks are listed with ordering information
  • Recipes are easy to follow and edited for clarity and taste
  • Photographs, illustrations, and interesting facts about the state add to the enjoyment of the book
  • Recipes from the Minnesota Derby included!
  • Cow Pattern theme included

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Over 400 Best Recipes from 64 Minnesota Cookbooks!

From: Gwen Mckee


From the Twin Cities to the Red River Valley, from the shores of Lake Superior to the Prairieland, Minnesotans from big cities to rural farms have eagerly and graciously shared some of their most treasured recipes.

Sixty-four of the leading cookbooks from throughout the Land of 10,000 Lakes have contributed their most popular recipes to create this remarkable collection. Not far removed from Grandma's kitchen, the memories of her cooking can come alive in your kitchen by way of over 400 classic recipes within these pages. Included are such proven favorites as No-Flop Flounder, Edelweiss Torte, Chicken Minnetonka, Pumpkin Cake in a Jar, Swedish Meatballs and Amelia Bedelia's Raspberry Pie.

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.

Best of the Best from Minnesota was among the first cookbooks in the acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series. We are pleased to offer this completely updated edition featuring all-new recipes from a new generation of fine cookbooks.



Reviews


"This cookbook was purchased for a specific purpose, hosting what will become an annual Derby brunch. It is filled will truly classic old recipes, some of which will be useful, some of which, such as a Brunswick Stew recipe that calls for two squirrels will not. This will no become one of my go to cookbooks, but that is not what I purchased it for. Fans of pone, grits, rabbit, squirrel, pimento cheese and bourbon will find it more useful." --Cynthia A. DeCrow


"We love this series of cook books. They give endless ideas whats to make. This book provides tastety and not too complex recipies from the horse state. We enjoy this very much. The build up of the book is as all the others for quick orientation - morning - drinks - starters - main - dessert." --Jorg Eggers

Includes the Cow Pattern 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:


  • Artichoke Dip
  • Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Hot Pecan Dip
  • Hamburger Dip
  • Layered Oriental Dip
  • Tortilla Chip Dip
  • Salsa
  • Vidalia Onion Spread
  • Cranberry Glazed Brie
  • Red Pepper Mascarpone
  • Herbed Pita Bites
  • Hot Cheese Cubes
  • Pepperoni Appetizer
  • Miniature Reubens
  • Pickled Fish
  • Polynesian Chicken Wings
  • Dressed Up Brussels Sprouts
  • Baked Caramel Corn
  • Popcorn Cake
  • Oven Baked Potatoes Wedges
  • Stuffed Mushrooms Italiano
  • Witches Brew
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Knicke Brod (Flat Bread)
  • Norwegian Flat Bread
  • Grandma's Flat Bread
  • Lefse
  • Sand Hill Church Lefse
  • Focaccia
  • Swedish Rusks
  • Swedish Cardamom Rusks
  • Herb Bread Sticks
  • Swedish Rye Bread
  • Zucchini Bread
  • Tavern Bread
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
  • Rhubarb Bread
  • Soft-A-Cake
  • Painless Potica
  • Microwave Rommegrot
  • Corn Spoonbread
  • Angel Biscuits
  • Sweet Cream Scones
  • Scuffles
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Buns
  • Danish Puff
  • Danish Coffee Cake
  • Versatile, Variable, Dependable, Commendable Coffee Cake
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake
  • Heath Brunch Coffeecake
  • Rich Cranberry Coffeecake
  • Rhubarb Strawberry Coffee Cake
  • Danish Kringle
  • Kringles (Sweet Rolls)
  • Easy Cinnamon Rolls
  • Caramel Rolls
  • Nutty Cinnamon Ring
  • Dough Balls
  • Doughnuts
  • Potato Doughnuts
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Finnish Oven Pancake
  • German Oven Pancake with Prune Raisin Sauce
  • Oven Baked Apple Pancakes
  • Overnight Caramel French Toast
  • Raspberry Streusel Muffins
  • Yummy Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
  • Peaches and Cream Muffins
  • Banana Muffins
  • Breakfast Dish
  • Bernie's Good Morning Brunch
  • Overnight Brunch Casserole
  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Meatless Summer Sandwiches
  • Pizza Wiches
  • Cheese Sandwich Filling
  • Norsk-Svensk Suppe ( Fruit Soup)
  • Pumpkin Bowl Stew
  • 5 Hour Stew
  • Burning Bush Soup
  • Wedding Soup
  • Paul Bunyan's Split Pea Soup
  • Lentil Soup
  • Black Bean Soup
  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Cream of Asparagus Soup
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Soup
  • Irish Leek Soup
  • Cheese Soup
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Italian Sausage Soup
  • Duck Wild Rice Soup
  • Wild Rice Soup
  • Creamy Wild Rice Soup
  • Turkey Soup
  • Beef Vegetable Soup
  • Cauliflower Salad
  • Broccoli Supreme Salad
  • Lush Lettuce Salad
  • Pea and Peanut Salad
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Wild Rice Salad 2
  • Northwoods Chicken Salad
  • Shrimp Salad
  • Marco Polo Salad
  • Martha Chapter Turkey Salad
  • Deluxe Chicken Salad
  • Mock Chicken Salad
  • Salad on a Shoe String
  • Tuna Garden Loaf
  • Citrus Tuna Salad
  • Veggie Lovers' Salad
  • Spring Salad
  • Bonnie's Potato Salad
  • German Potato Salad
  • Corned Beef Potato Salad
  • Stuffed Pickled Pepper
  • Kentucky Fried Coleslaw
  • Chinese Salad
  • Best Ever Cole Slaw Dressing
  • Oriental Chicken Cabbage Salad
  • Mustard Ring Salad
  • Fresh Apple Salad
  • Taffy Apple Salad
  • Mandarin Orange Jell-O Salad
  • Mandarin Orange and Almond Salad
  • Raspberry Jell-O Salad
  • Quick Jell-O Salad
  • Paper Cup Frozen Fruit Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Gertie's Cranberry Salad
  • Apricot Salad
  • Frozen Party Salad
  • Pear Mousse
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Cheezy Hashbrowns
  • Golden Parmesan Potatoes
  • Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes
  • Hasselback Potatoes
  • Spunky Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Deluxe Corn Dish
  • Scalloped Corn
  • Honey Glazed Pineapple Carrots
  • Carrot Ring with Peas
  • Minnesota Logginberries
  • Calico Bean Bake
  • Peas and Cucumbers in Sour Cream
  • Broccoli and Cheese Bake
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Broccoli Onion Deluxe
  • Purple Passion Cabbage
  • Colcannon
  • Tangy Beet Casserole
  • Beets with Horseradish
  • Onions Celeste
  • Walla Walla Onion Pie
  • Indian Squash
  • Pecan Squash
  • Summer Squash Casserole
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Baby Boomers' Best
  • Greek Spinach
  • Pickle Relish
  • Sherried Hot Fruit
  • Artichoke, Pepper and Olive Vermicelli
  • Herb Garden Pasta
  • Meatless Lasagna
  • Lazy Lasagna
  • Spinach Wild Rice Quiche
  • Wild Rice Hot Dish
  • Rice and Pecan Casserole
  • Rosa Marina Casserole
  • Willm's Wild Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Wild Rice 2
  • Grandma Brown's Wild Rice
  • Wild Rice Casserole
  • Quiche - Shrimp
  • Impossible Seafood Pie
  • Baked Seafood au Gratin
  • Tuna Bundles
  • Baked Lutefisk
  • Smothered Fish
  • No Flop Flounder
  • Minnesota Lobster
  • Grilled Salmon with Sweet Onion Relish
  • Apricot Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Sauce Supreme
  • Chicken with Almonds and Water Chestnuts
  • Chicken with Peanuts
  • Chinese Chicken
  • Couple's Club Xmas Chicken Divan
  • Cranberry Chicken
  • Baked Chicken Breasts
  • Peach Glazed Hens
  • Chicken Breasts in Wine
  • Parmesan Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole
  • Broccoli and Chicken Hot Dish
  • Crescent Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken Casserole
  • Spring Luncheon Hot Dish
  • Chicken Noodle Bake
  • Chicken Curry Hot Dish
  • Savory Chicken Scallop
  • Sally's Chicken
  • Sweet as a Peach Chicken
  • Roast Turkey
  • Minnesota Turkey Tender
  • Aunt Helen's Casserole
  • Baked Chicken Breasts 2
  • Chicken Minnetonka
  • Broccoli Chicken Cups
  • Aunt "B's" White Chicken Chili
  • Chicken Hot Dish
  • Beef Burgundy
  • Mandarin Beef
  • Cold Peppered Tenderloin with Creamy Tarragon Caper Sauce
  • Pepper Steak
  • Crock Pot Swiss Steak
  • After Church Stew
  • Individual Beef Wellingtons
  • Italian Beef
  • French Dip Sandwich au Jus
  • Barbecued Beef
  • Main Street Main Dish
  • Barbecued Beef on Buns
  • Korean Barbequed Beef (Bulgogi)
  • Bar-B-Que Beef
  • Iron Miner's Pasty
  • Cheez Whiz Corned Beef Casserole
  • Campfire Supper
  • Fellowship Hot Dish
  • Wild Rice Hamburger Hot Dish
  • Hamburger Kraut Hot Dish
  • Cedric Adam's Low Calorie Casserole
  • Pizza Hot Dish
  • Cashew Casserole
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Cheeseburger Pie
  • Layered Tostada Bake
  • Potato Pizza
  • Quick Tater Tot Bake
  • Beef Potato Hot Dish
  • Beef 'n' Potato Bake
  • Perfectly Marvelous Mishmash
  • Sour Cream Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes
  • Wild Rice and Meatballs
  • Scandinavian Meatballs
  • Norwegian Meatballs
  • Waikiki Meatballs
  • Swedish Meat Balls
  • Barbequed Meat Balls
  • Barbecue Cups
  • Potato Hamburgers
  • Crockpot Spareribs
  • Barbecued Ribs
  • Barbecued Pork Ribs
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Fantastic Pork Fajitas
  • Mushroom Onion Pork Chops
  • Marinated Pork Chops
  • Crockpot Pork Chops
  • Trainwreck Pork Chops
  • Pork Hocks and Sauerkraut
  • Ham Loaves
  • Ham Logs with Raisin Sauce
  • Ham 'n Hash Browns
  • Ham and Potato Scallop
  • Fabulous Easy Quiche
  • Spam Casserole
  • Pasties (Meat and Potato Turnovers)
  • Pizza Manicotti
  • Sausage Dinner in a Pumpkin Shell
  • Herbed Lamb Stew
  • Venison Mushroom Simmer
  • Indian Tacos
  • Corned Bear Salad
  • Drunken Bear
  • Bear with Chocolate
  • Fresh Peach Cake
  • Red Cake
  • Walnut Apple Cake with Poured on Caramel Icing
  • Mom's Spice Cake
  • Prairie Beer Cake
  • The Best Peanut Butter Cake
  • Higgins Cake
  • Pumpkin Cake in a Jar
  • Pumpkin Pie Cake
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake
  • Oatmeal Harvest Cake
  • Amaretto Fudge Cake
  • Black Bottom Cupcakes
  • Zucchini Chocolate Cake
  • Rhubarb Torte
  • Cranberry Torte
  • Edelweiss Torte
  • Glazed Apple Cake
  • Rhubarb Cheesecake
  • Creamy Cheesecake
  • Caramel Apple Sundae Cheesecake
  • German Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Old Fashioned Jellyroll
  • Swedish Farmer Cookies
  • White Sugar Cookies
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Ten Minute Sugar Cookies
  • White "Melt in Your Mouth" Cookies
  • Aggression Cookies
  • Filled Cookies and Filling
  • Buck Hill Cookies
  • Crunchy Round Trip Cookies
  • Molasses Crinkles
  • Norwegian Macaroons
  • Best Ever Cookies
  • Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  • Strawberry Cookies
  • Cornflake Cookies
  • Butterfinger Cookies
  • "Turkey" Cookies
  • Lemonade Cookies
  • Hoot Owl Cookies
  • Apricot Half Moons
  • Rosettes
  • Marble Brownies
  • Joan's Brownies
  • Cafe Brownies
  • Chocolate Mint Brownies
  • Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies
  • Polka Daters
  • Saucepan Brownies
  • Choc-Marshmallow Bar
  • Mock Mocha Bars
  • Pizza Bars
  • Frosted Apple Bars
  • Fruit Squares
  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Almond Bars
  • Apricot Bars
  • Apricot Bars 2
  • Quick Lemon Bars
  • Little Debbie Bars
  • Walnut Strips
  • Sunflower Nut Bars
  • Mystery Bars
  • Fancy Caramel Oatmeal Bars
  • Keebler Bars
  • Cereal Bars
  • Byerly's Butterscotch Nut Bars
  • Crispy Chunky Oat Bars
  • 7 Layer Bar
  • Salted Peanut Bars
  • Oyen's Christmas Caramels
  • Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Buttery Almond Roca
  • Sour Cream Raisin Pie
  • Six Minute Pecan Pie
  • Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Barbara's Fighting Peach Pie
  • Fresh Peach Dessert
  • Peach Praline Pie
  • Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie
  • Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie
  • Grasshopper Pie
  • Rich Chocolate Pie
  • Amelia Bedelia's Raspberry Pie
  • Cran-Lorraine Pie
  • Summertime Jewel Pie
  • Peach Ice Pie
  • Tin Roof Ice Cream Pie
  • Bits 'O Brickle Ice Cream Pie
  • Buster Bar Dessert
  • Butterscotch Sauce
  • An-Jell-O Food Dessert
  • Frozen Mint Dream Dessert
  • Lemon Sherbet Dessert
  • Zuccotto
  • Lemon Angel Food Dessert
  • Mandarin Orange Dessert
  • Cookie Salad
  • Rhubarb Dream
  • Mile High Rhubarb Pie
  • Raspberry Dessert
  • Four Layer Delight
  • Cream Puff Dessert
  • Diane's Cream Puffs
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Fruit Pizza 2
  • Wild Strawberry Dessert
  • Mini Apple Pies
  • Steffie's Apple Crisp
  • Apple Cranberry Crumble
  • Apple Cuplets
  • Maultuschen
  • Romme Grot (Scandinavian Cream Pudding)
  • Bread Pudding
  • Mother's Bread Pudding
  • Rice Pudding
  • Hanson's Favorite Rice Pudding
  • Swedish Smorgasbord Rice Pudding
  • Rice Porridge with Raspberry Sauce
  • Strawberry Applesauce Jell-O
  • Double Decker Knox Box
  • Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • Ear of Corn
  • Fort Snelling State Park
  • Hermann Heights Monument
  • Ice Hockey
  • International Wolf Center
  • Lake Itasca
  • Mall of America
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Minneapolis
  • Phelps Mill
  • Spam Museum
  • State Capitol
  • University of Minnesota
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