As seen on Food Network's Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, the Casserole Queens are two women revolutionizing the original one-dish dinner.
Casseroles are back--and better than ever. Long considered relics of the 1950s, these one-dish wonders are striking a chord with modern home cooks looking for easy ways to put wholesome meals on the table for their families. The Casserole Queens, who put their Chicken Pot Pie up against Bobby Flay's on Food Network, share their best casserole recipes in The Casserole Queens Cookbook, while throwing in a side of retro-cool style. Four years ago over a couple of salty margaritas, Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock came up with an idea for a way that they could bring comfort food--and families--back to the dinner table, while taking stress out of the equation. Through their Austin, Texas-based business, customers order from a menu of casseroles on their website, and the Queens hand-deliver the dinners dressed up in aprons, heels, and pearls--straight out of The Donna Reed Show. The Casserole Queens Cookbook shares Crystal and Sandy's simple and delicious recipes, all of which have been updated from the classics. The Queens use fresh ingredients and show how to make everything from scratch. Chicken Pot Pie is brought up a notch with white wine and fresh tarragon; Coq au Vin is simple enough for a weeknight; Mandarin Meatloaf has sweet mandarin oranges and hoisin sauce. There are homestyle desserts, like Gooey Apple Butter Cake, and great brunch dishes, such as Frenchy Toast Casserole. The Queens also provide expert tips on freezing casseroles so that you can stock your freezer with go-to homemade dinners.
With 16 color photographs of delicious casseroles, plenty of expert tips, and lots of retro style, The Casserole Queens Cookbook will be any home cook's handbook for making tasty meals any night of the week.