Cooking With Hugh features more than 170 recipes, all proven favorites, and enthusiastically endorsed by friends who have tasted his cuisine in catered events over many years, making it an invaluable collectible for the beginner as well as experienced cooks everywhere. From heritage classics such as Macaroni and Cheese Surprise to Easy Broccoli Casserole to contemporary favorites like Hugh's Grilled Tenderloin Steaks with Fruit Marinate, and a host of mouth-watering desserts, this collection can make any cook a winner. The book is cross-indexed with each section having a quick reference section index to quickly send you to your selection. Hardy divides the book into seven sections containing recipes for various components of a meal, with each chapter introduced by a color photograph of Hugh inviting the reader to join him in the kitchen. "Appetizers, Dips, Pickles, Jellies and Preserves" includes recipes for tasty appetizers from Zippy Mexican Dip to Fried Dill Pickles to Stuff Mushrooms. "Salads, Salad Dressings, Sauces, Glazes and Soups features many of your favorite soups and salads with dressings containing Hugh s special spices to make your taste buds pay attention. In "Meats, Gravies and Main Dishes" Hugh presents a variety of entrees and meat dishes like Sausage and Rice Casserole, Quick and Easy Beef Casserole, or his very popular Stuffed Pork Chops, each requested over and over again by his customers. Other chapters are entitled "Vegetables and Side Dishes," Cakes, Candies, Cookies and Desserts," featuring special selections for the sweet tooth to make you a hit when you entertain. Then, in "Beverages, Microwave and Miscellaneous," this book has special beverages like Hugh s Spiced Cider or Afternoon Refresher" and microwave treats like Microwave Fudge and Chicken Divan." Written in an approachable, conversational tone, featuring large print and step-by-step instructions given in simple, short, and manageable terms, the324-page book is bound in a spill-resistant laminated hardback with an inside double wire binding allowing the cook to open flat any of the pages. A valuable source for entertaining, it is designed with a consumer-friendly style offering simple yet concise step-by-step directions and helpful hints to enable beginners and experienced cooks alike to serve delectable meals to their loved ones and guests. Rather than just another recipe collection, Hardy offers his own personal flavor with the selections sharing a variety of cooking tips and techniques and even a substitutions chart for those hard to find ingredients. Those who use this book will feel as though Hugh Hardy is at their side in the kitchen, encouraging them all the way, because in a sense, he is there in the presence of his book.