At Home Café: Great Food and Fun for Everyone (Hardcover)

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Known throughout the South for their distinct blend of delicious, heart-warming recipes and easy-to-follow instructions, cooking teachers Helen Puckett DeFrance and Leslie Andrews Carpenter firmly believe that the foods we love can bring loved ones closer. To prove their point, they're sharing their most remarkable tried-and-true recipes, assembled into 19 distinct menus drawn from their own family favorites.
You'll find dozens of irresistible creations, perfect for everything from bake sales and brunches to Sunday dinners and backyard burger bashes. Plenty of regional favorites are included, like Crispy Brown-Sugar Bacon and Cornbread Gems, as well as Leslie's foolproof recipe for the perfect pie crust and Helen's grandmother's instructions for an unforgettable Cream-Cheese Pound Cake.
With more than 140 incredible dishes to choose from, each one tested by the acclaimed Viking Culinary Arts Center in Greenwood, Mississippi, every menu features tips on how to simplify the cooking process and advice on what can be prepared ahead. Individual shopping lists for each chapter are conveniently tucked in a pocket at the back of the book, earning At Home Café a guaranteed spot on family cookbook shelves for generations to come.

About the Author

Helen DeFrance and Leslie Carpenter are dedicated teachers who conduct regular classes and demonstrations at cooking schools throughout the Southeast including Viking Cooking Schools, and have appeared on the Martha Stewart show. The authors live in Jackson, Mississippi.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594868429
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: April 15th, 2008
Pages: 208