Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Cook's Country Best Potluck Recipes Spiral-bound – March 1, 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Spiral-bound
"Please retry"
$9.98 $8.71
Best%20Books%20of%202014
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen; 1 Spi edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933615583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933615585
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
15
4 star
6
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 22 customer reviews
The step by step instructions are well written and easy to follow.
Jennifer Hines
I first borrowed this book from my local library but after renewing it several times decided to purchase my own copy...and glad that I did.
Carol Johnson
All in all, I really think this is an excellent cook book and would recommend it to all.
Miss Barbara

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By wogan TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 29, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
Yes there are recipes that are in other Cook's books, but this book has gathered together those and some that as I read over them I realized that these were ones from my childhood that I really enjoyed. Everything is bound up in this spiral cookbook with a nice yellow checked inner binding. There are some mouth watering pictures and the usual good job that is done on pictures illustrating techniques, such as how to fill deviled eggs without a pastry bag. Substitutions are given for some foods in the recipes and warnings of what not to substitute- always a great idea, especially if you feel that 2% milk can be used instead of whole milk. They will tell you if you cannot do that with any success and why. Testing has been done on cooking equipment with advice on what works best and what works almost as good for a lower price.

There are 120 recipes here and a section on potluck 101- food safety, packing tips, reheating and serving, how to be a good potluck guest and tips for a successful potluck. The recipes included starters, with the ever popular Cowboy caviar included, brunch, salads and slaw, hot sides, casseroles, game day, slow cooker section with a luscious Guinness beef stew and sweet and sour ribs, and desserts - do not miss making Apple slab pie and Texas sheet cake - different but such good old fashioned comfort food that most have forgotten.
The index is very detailed with ingredients, names of dishes and even some equipment. There are also conversion charts for volume, weight, baking ingredients and oven temperatures.
These recipes will impress those that you carry them out to or just as well cook them for wonderful satisfying meals for your family and company. It's really the best pot luck book I've seen and used.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hines on May 21, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I love this cookbook! I have made several recipes and they have all turned out excellent. I am thankful for the shopping tips with insight on which brands of ingredients are preferred for the recipes and when and what to substitute if you can't find an item. The step by step instructions are well written and easy to follow. I really appreciate the Slow Cooker chapter along with tips on shopping for a slow cooker and traveling with a slow cooker. The recipes work great for potlucks, family dinners or parties. The ultimate seven-layer dip and the strawberry poke cake are the best I've ever tasted. The cheesy au gratin potatoes were not only easy to make, but a joy to serve and eat. The lay-flat binding, hard-bound exterior with spiral bound interior, stays conveniently open on the counter. Cooks Country Best and Cook's Illustrated The Best cookbooks are my favorite, go-to cookbooks. I've made several recipes from many of these cookbooks, including meatloaf, shephards pie, and pan roasted chicken with cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts, and have never been disappointed. The recipes are thoroughly explained and never leave you confused. I would recommend them to novices or expert level home chefs alike.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Miss Barbara TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 12, 2011
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Over the years I've found that the America's Test Kitchen Gang can be depended upon to give you the best of the best as far as "Real" cooking goes. They did it again with Cooks Country Best Potluck Recipes. I'm always looking for something fun and a little off the radar to bring to work or family functions and often your regular cookbooks are scaled for 4 to 8 servings when I'm looking for 12 to 20 (or more). This book is the answer to that dilemma.

This is a spiral bound book that opens flat for easy viewing in the kitchen. It's divided into sections featuring: Starters; Brunch; Salads; Sides; Casseroles; Game Day (or slop the hogs as we call it in my family); Slow Cooker; Centerpieces and Dessert. I never review a cookbook without first testing some of the offerings. I can attest to the America's Test Kitchen's fool proof method for hard boiling eggs without the peeling angst that sometimes comes after. I have used their simple but perfect Classic Deviled Egg recipe with great results. I've also used their method to make the classic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad which is smoother than what my mom made. They've remade the Green Bean Casserole and it's a giant step forward when weighed against the 1955 version. The King Ranch Casserole is my favorite "Toss the diet to the devil day" treat.

If I have any complaint it's that there are not enough photos of the food. There's quite a lot but I personally like to see everything before I commit to cooking. All in all, I really think this is an excellent cook book and would recommend it to all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Spiral-bound
Best Potluck Recipes offers over a hundred classic favorite potluck dishes that are quick to cook up, easy to tote, and have proven hits for crowds. From an initial discussion of food safety issues when preparing ahead and serving later to how to best reheat the dishes, prepare them for travel, and host a successful potluck supper, this is packed with crowd-pleasing dishes perfect for any home book. The lay-flat binding with spine lettering lends to shelf identification and cooking alike.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SC1967 on March 26, 2011
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I checked this cookbook out from the library & loved it so much I had to have my own copy. There are so many good, healthy, quality recipes that are not just for pot lucks but could be used for every day family meals as well. I just love it. I love amazon.com too. I check amazon for anything I buy before I buy it anywhere else! You'll love this cookbook!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?