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Product Details

  • Series: America's Family Favorites
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Parragon Books; 1st edition (October 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445405687
  • ASIN: B005OHVA8K
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Mitzewich, born and raised in New York, always had an interest in food and cooking, even at an early age. After teaching at a prestigious culinary academy, he decided to take his passion for food online. Today, his blog, Food Wishes Video Recipes, is one of the most visited video recipe websites! With this cookbook, he brings you more than 150 timeless recipes for all occasions, including Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip, Spiced Pumpkin Soup, King Ranch Chicken Casserole, Double Fudge Brownies, and more.

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Each recipe has a very nice picture.
Midnight Shopper
I purchased one for my daughters and myself.
Sharon
Most of the servings are 4, 6 and 10.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Missyplaymate3 on April 16, 2011
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Today I am reviewing a book I purchased on Amazon.com a couple of months. This is big book filled with simple recipes and great american cooking. This book was put together by Parrgon and Chef John from food wishes and youtube.com. I am going to breakdown some of the contents in the book. I wanted to say that ALL the recipes include a picture. Most of the recipes are easy to prepare. This book is great for parties, holidays and get togethers. Most of the servings are 4, 6 and 10. This book is not for people watching there weight hehe. Some recipes you can make it your own. Add the things that you like.

CONTENTS:

Introduction: One page introduction from Chef John. He talks about that the cookbook is dedicated to those who enjoy cooking American classics. Also to people who like to have a cookbook with pictures and simple recipes.

Appetizers and Snacks:

Shrimp Cocktail with a homemade cocktail sauce. Of course you could make your own.
Deviled Eggs
Maryland Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce
Clams Casino
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Sticky Ginger Garlic Wings
Guacamole and Fresh Tomato Salsa
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Oyster Rockfeller
Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas
Crispy Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dip

From the above list I have made the sticky and buffalo wings. I have also prepared the crab cakes and shrimp. So simple and yummy.

Salads & Dressing
Waldorf Salad
Cobb Salad
Roasted Red Potato Salad
Potato and Egg Salad
Deli Style Macaroni Salad
Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons
Southwest Corn Salad
Three Bean Salad

From the above list I made the three bean salad. I will try the Southwest Corn Salad when corn is in season.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jude on January 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Some cook books are for gracing the shelf...Chef John's cookbook is NOT one of them...because its constantly being used, sitting happily on my kitchen counter top. Although I've only had this cookbook for a couple months, its as well used and battered as my copy of JOY OF COOKING. Chef John's writing is straight forward, funny, refreshing, and the recipes are solid and reliable (not always true with some other "celebrity" cook books that clearly were ghostwritten by someone else! This is the cook book I'm now buying to give out as gifts to my foodie friends!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SecretShopper949 on March 23, 2012
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The only reason I bought this is because I'm a loyal foodwishes.com follower. I haven't made anything from his book yet but I have made some of his recipes from his videos on youtube and they came out delicious. He's so easy to listen to because he's funny and doesn't over complicate things. I love Chef John and so will you. :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Whitterbug on July 8, 2012
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This is my favorite cookbook! I have a lot of cookbooks, but this one actually gets used because the recipes are simple and so far delicious. I will attempt to keep this updated as I make more of the recipes. So far I have made/ am making/ will make shortly...

- Crispy Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dip: Tasty and super crunchy. I have made them several times now and they are always delicious. As for the sauce: Yum as well. My mom doesn't normally like honey mustard, but she loved this version. Both the chicken finger recipe and dip recipe are on Chef John's blog.

- Potato and Egg Salad: I tasted the sauce before the one hour rest and thought it would be terribly salty, but after it rested it was awesome and my salty fear dissolved. Everyone in my family enjoyed it.

- Deli-Style Macaroni Salad: Delicious, but next time I will add a bit of extra mayo (it was a little dry) and some extra carrot. My nephew loves this mac salad.

- Creamy Corn Custard: It was okay, but I would not make it again. The flavor was good and the texture was good, but the two did not combine well for my family and I. If you like savory custards then this would be a great dish. This dish is on Chef John's blog.

- Crispy Onion Rings: They tasted good, but the panko didn't stick to the rings well. I checked Chef John's blog and very few people had this problem. I will try again someday.

- Sloppy Joes: Personally, this is my favorite recipe in the book. I will never use canned mix again. At first I was disappointed that there was not a lot of sauce as it is my favorite part, but after one bite I realized just how perfect the sauce to meat ratio was. I have already made these several times and will continue to do so. This recipe is on Chef John's blog.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Davis on April 20, 2012
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You know that aching feeling when you can literally taste a meal, just by reading the recipe or looking at the picture? You know it. It's like spring fever. It's the ache of parting, the thrill of anticipating nearness to a lover. As he does routinely in his video recipes, so he does in this outstanding volume. I received mine today, and I have reviewed every page with their succulent decadence in the past three hours. The recipes are simple, familiar, as though you've come home from a long journey in another country. You know these recipes instinctively. You recognize them as your mother's, your grandmother's and perhaps your granddad's. You just pray that no one stands between you and the food reverie you are about to experience. Even recipes that I have never had any care for, such as stuffed green peppers, receive treatment that makes me willing to reconsider my lifelong ban against the things. God, it's all so wrong. The pictures, the recipes. For some things you just need a book. I love Chef John's video recipes. I have cooked many of them. His recipes and those of America's Test Kitchen, yield, for me, an A+ on better than 80%. Chef John's success rate just spiked upward with this fine tome, though. Wow. This is going right next to the America's Test Kitchen Cookbook, and Stanley Tucci's out of print, Big Night cookbook. I have entered a pained, joyous food Nirvana.
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