Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes

What would you say if I told you that I have a new favorite cookbook?  Well, I do.  Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes arrived at my house about 2 weeks ago.  I haven't put it down since.  This cookbook has 1,485 favorite recipes from the world's #1 Food and Entertaining Magazine.  

One of the things I love most about Taste of Home is that they compile their recipes from home cooks from all across America.  These home cooks are willing to part with and share their most treasured and asked for recipes.  It's a real privilege to have someone's very best recipe. This cookbook has sensational entrees, indulgent desserts, fantastic appetizers, and hundreds more delectable recipes to round out meals.  

Quick Ghost Cookies and were submitted 
by Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming.  

Not only does the cookbook have wonderful recipes, but it is a sturdy hard bound book with it's very own book-marker. I love that because it helps me keep my place if I'm looking through for something else or just want to close it up for the day and remember where I stopped.  Taste of Home's Editor-in-Chief, Catherine Cassidy has made sure that this cookbook is first class, just like every other product that Taste of Home produces.  

This beautiful cookbook also has great stories in it.  Cassidy says, "..we will always share with you the name of the special home cook who has been generous and proud enough to share a best loved recipe, a personal story, a moment in time with us."  It makes it so much more personal than just having a recipe without any explanation.  Each recipe has a very personal story of what it has meant to those who submitted it and their families.   

Another thing I love about this cookbook is the way the recipes are categorized.  There are 26 chapters, but many more sub-chapters that will help you decide what would be good for when.  From appetizers, to breakfast, celebrations & and holidays to your favorite potluck picks.  And never forget the desserts, cookies, pies and cakes.  This cookbook has everything in it a new cook could need to get started with learning wonderful recipes.  

Chapters also include some of the most cherished magazine features including:  Mom Made it Best, Our Favorite Contributor's Meals, Mealtime Express, Cooking for One or Two, Grand Prize Winners, and more.

Swamp Juice A La Slime 
by Melissa Ann Beier, Howel, Michigan

Since fall and Halloween are coming up, I decided to preview the Halloween section of Celebrations and Holidays.  I took a page right out of the book and created the three recipes on that page.  Swamp Juice A La-Slime, Trick-Or-Treat Turnovers and Quick Ghost Cookies.  All three are delicious and fun to make.  It would be great fun to make these with your children or grandchildren as well.  Plus, there is practical, proven tips, storage charts, how-to photo's, and at-a-glance prep and cook times.

I made these mummy wrap hot dogs as well from crescent rolls and hot dogs.  This recipe is not in the book, but went well with the others.

Trick-Or-Treat Turnovers
by Marge Free, Brandon, Mississippi

We had a wonderful day trying out these recipes.  When doing a blog posting, it's always difficult to keep the food snatchers away until we are finished.  However, as soon as we were, that food went fast.

Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes
1485 Favorites from the World's #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine
By Taste of Home
Published by Reader's Digest
Hardcover: 928 pages
September 13, 2012; $34.99 US/$39.95 CAN; 9780898219913
What is Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes?
  • Taste of Home is America's connection to the personal recipes of people who cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, particularly at the holidays.
  • This special collection includes more than 1,400 of the most requested, most beloved dishes, all submitted by Taste of Home readers
  • Each recipe has been evaluated and selected by Taste of Home, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable everyday ingredients. 
  • Practical and proven tips to help every kind of cook enjoy perfect results every time 
  • Personal stories and memories from contributors are sprinkled throughout
  • Prep/Cook Times
  • Top 100 favorite recipes marked with an icon
  • Everyday ingredients
  • Easy-to-follow directions
  • How-to photos and cooking tips
  • Personal stories
  • Ribbon marker
Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes at a Glance
26 chapters inspired by the most popular magazine feature
About Taste of Home
Taste of Home is America's connection to the personal recipes of people who cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, particularly at the holidays. Each year, thousands of people from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published. Every recipe that is published is carefully evaluated and selected by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at Tasteofhome.comhttp:/; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Obtain a subscription or on your favorite digital download device.
For more information please visit, and follow on Facebook and Twitter

I was provided this cookbook to review for free, but was not compensated for my opinion.  The opinions are my own.


  1. What a fun post, I'm so ready for Fall, and I love Halloween! Thank you for the fantastic review and ideas :)

    1. Shannon, Thank you so much for being such a faithful supporter of Delicious Dishes By Debbie. You are so kind for your sweet words. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. Debbie, I too love the Taste of Home cookbooks and the magazines and have a nice collection of them. Like you, I like that they come from home cooks and love the stories behind the recipes that are shared.

    Yes, fall is just around the corner now and how cute this posting was! :-)

    1. Donna, thank you or your nice comment on Delicious Dishes By Debbie. I love fall and I'm glad you enjoyed the posting.

  3. Debbie love your fall table scape.

    1. Carol, thank you for your sweet response to my Fall Table scape on Delicious Dishes By Debbie. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  4. Debbie,
    These dishes look amazing. You do a great job of describing your interests. You have such a way of expressing yourself. I think your pictures and arrangements are inspiring. It is almost fall, wow. I will save this post for reference. Oh, I want to let you know that due to your recommendations on this cookbook, I have ordered mine. I can hardly wait to receive it Thanks for all of your ideas and creativity. You make me want to start planning for the fall and beyond.
    Jean Warren

    1. Jean,
      Thank you so much for your always kinds words and your big boost of encouragement. I'm so glad you have ordered the book. I LOVE it and I know you will too. Sometime in the future, we'll have to compare and share the recipes we've tried and love. If I get to see you next June, maybe we'll even be able to make a couple together. I do love fall and couldn't wait to get my decor out. I like to do it a little early because I take it all down the day after Thanksgiving and start decorating for what else???, Christmas! So many holidays, so little Thanks again for your support.

  5. The cookbook looks great and so do your recipes! Good luck on pursuing your dream. You have some amazing talent, Debbie! :)

    1. Dear Cathy,
      Thank you so much for visiting the blog. This article was particularly fun to do because I love to do fun things for Holidays. Keep tuned in because the best is yet to come. I'll be keeping you up on the current trends, the fun recipes and ideas for everyday as well as special occasions and holidays. Thanks for your kind words and support.

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Strawberry Heaven

“The “Debbie” recipe – the recipe that is authentically me.
My absolute favorite dessert recipe.”
All I ever talk about loving is strawberries. I am to strawberries as Paula Deen is to potatoes and butter.
When thinking about my absolute favorite dessert, it had to combine cheesecake, strawberries, and chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries to be exact!!! So I developed a pie that features all my weaknesses. I love a regular pie crust instead of graham cracker so I have used pie crust, topped with a luscious layer of Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling, followed by 1 pound of ripe, juicy strawberries enveloped in strawberry glaze topped with creamy, dreamy Cool Whip, and followed by 6 GIANT chocolate covered strawberries. This pie would be a strawberry lovers’ most decadent dream. It is mine…now you know what I dream about.

Strawberry Heaven
Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes
Serves 6 - 8
1 refrigerated pie crust
1 ½ c. Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling
2 lbs. of strawberries
14 oz. strawberry pie glaze
8 oz Cool Whip
¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place pie crust in pie pan and flute edges. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.
3. Cool pie crust at room temperature for 10 minutes and follow in freezer for 10 minutes to cool quickly.
4. While pie crust is cooking and cooling, prepare other ingredients beginning with strawberries. Wash strawberries, core, and slice in half. Save 6 LARGE strawberries for top of pie. Eat a few and enjoy them while you are working so hard. Save enough for the pie.
5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for approximately 1 minute stirring every 20 seconds. Dip 6 large strawberries in chocolate about ¾ of the way up the strawberry. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and cool the strawberries on the paper in the freezer.
6. After the pie crust comes out of the freezer, spread the cheesecake filling directly on top of crust.
7. Place strawberries directly on top of cheesecake and pour strawberry glaze over strawberries.
8. Pipe Cool Whip over strawberries and glaze and top with chocolate covered strawberries. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Strawberry Heaven

Strawberry Heaven
This pie is for the true Strawbery ADDICT and lover.

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