Bursting with personality and mouthwatering dishes, a cookbook for family and friendly gatherings from celebrity chef Jeff Mauro, co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen.
When Jeff Mauro was growing up in his big Italian American family in Chicago, his mother would often be on the phone talking to cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and family friends. Her favorite phrase? Come on over! When Jeff heard those three words, he and his siblings knew company was coming and there would be good food to accompany their visit. A boy who loved to eat and make people laugh, Jeff was in heaven.
Now the host of the Emmy-nominated The Kitchen on Food Network, Jeff still loves entertaining with his family. For Jeff, there’s no better way to create shared memories than over a good meal. In Come on Over he invites everyone to share in the fun, providing delicious recipes for all occasions, from game day to birthdays to brunch, along with fun stories from his life. Whatever the get-together, Jeff has the perfect food to make it memorable—and make everyone feel like family—with recipes such as:
Early Bird Gets the Brunch . . . Come On Over
- Sausage, Egg, and Cheese "MoMuffins"
- Marjorie Alice Ross Jones' Fried Pork Chops . . . for Breakfast
Hey Bro, We're Watching the Game . . . Come On Over . . . And Pick Up Some Ice on the Way
- BLT Sliders with Candied Bacon
- Pancetta and Parm Popcorn
Come On Over . . . I'm Throwing an Island Party
- Crispy Plantain Chips
- Takeout-Style Chinese Spare Ribs
Do You Smell That Meat Smoke? That's Right, It's Coming from my Backyard . . . Come On Over
- Smoked Cheez-Its
- Smoked Honey-Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon
Sarah's Baking . . . Come On Over
- Sarah's Famous Sea Salt Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- No-Bake Cookie Butter Pie
Overflowing with Jeff’s big personality, celebration-ready food for friends and family, and gorgeous food and lifestyle color photographs, this laugh-out-loud-funny cookbook will inspire you to pick up the phone and invite your favorite people to share good times, eat good food, and make wonderful memories.
“In this charming and utterly scrumptious collection, [Jeff Mauro] shares recipes and humorous anecdotes that will entertain as well as sustain. . . . Conventionality isn’t what Mauro strives for. . . . The author’s upbeat tone and smart mix of fare make this collection sing.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This joyful cookbook is what post-COVID dreams are made of. . . . Mauro's recipe introductions are personal, charming, friendly, and offer useful tips to enhance . . . and instruct . . . and are sure to engage.”
“An eclectic cookbook for entertaining. . . . punctuated by Mauro’s sharp sense of humor and lively anecdotes that loosely relate to the recipes that follow. . . . Recipe directions are clearly written and provide solid guidance. . . . Likely to have something for just about anyone who enjoys cooking.”
— Library Journal
“The cookbook is a rousing invitation to dine on simple, hearty, familiar fare inspired by his up-bringing. Mauro may have made his name with sandwiches, but here he demonstrates an easy-to-like breadth with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacking.”
— Houston Chronicle
“Inspired by memories of growing up in a busy home that always had visitors, the recipes . . . are designed to share.”
— Mind Body Green