Faced with increasingly harried lives, Americans' cravings for comfort food and casual, family-centric entertaining has hit an all-time high. With this book's inventive menus, crafted for "Not So Mundane Monday Nights" or the summertime fun of a "Pool Party" theme that has every dish made ahead, it's easy to create special memories with loved ones.
An inspired mix of old and new traditions, At Home Café provides more than 125 delicious, easy recipes the whole family will enjoy. Authors Helen DeFrance and Leslie Carpenter are both Southern cooks who delight in sharing their regional classics like Myers Buttermilk Pie and Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole, dishes that are the bedrock of American cuisine. They also enjoy venturing out beyond their own food traditions and include delectable French dishes like Chicken and Mushroom Crepes with French Green Beans and Chocolate Souffle as well as Greek-themed dishes like Pastitsio with Pizzazz and Mom's Marvelous Chicken Phyllo.
With a menu format that makes meal planning a breeze, delicious side dishes, and show-stopping desserts to complement each main course, At Home Café is sure to become America's Favorite casual entertaining cookbook.