A definitive collection of over 100 tantalizing recipes—including homey potpies, baked pastas, and rich chocolate desserts, as well as lighter yet equally delicious salads, starters, and sides—for comfort food lovers everywhere.
Over 100 nostalgic recipes and new favorites are brought to life through mouthwatering photography. From meaty ribs slathered with barbecue sauce to a slice of lemon meringue pie, these luscious foods will take you back to childhood. You’ll find all the over-the-top dishes that you crave—oven-baked mac and cheese, beer-battered onion rings, devil’s food layer cake—as well as recipes that are just as flavorful and comforting but a little lighter like BLT sandwiches, panini with grilled vegetables, crab louis salad, and pancetta-wrapped scallops, and apple granola crisp.
Sample recipes include:
Warm Spinach and Bacon Salad
Egg Salad Sandwich
Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup
Calamari with Spicy Marinara
Fried Green Tomatoes
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Enchiladas Verdes on Gluten Free Corn Tortilla
Cheesy Mushroom Risotto
Real Sloppy Joes
Shrimp and Grits
Hearty Beef Stew
Roasted Root Vegetables with Thyme
Mac and Cheese
Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
Lemon Meringue Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Devil's Food Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
Caramel Bread Pudding
Rick Rodgers is an award-winning cookbook author, cooking teacher, food writer, and radio and television guest chef whose infectious love of good food reaches countless cooks every day. He is the author or coauthor of ten Williams-Sonoma titles, among them Comfort Food and Essentials of Roasting. He has also written numerous other cookbooks on a wide range of subjects, including the best-selling Thanksgiving 101 and Fondue, and IACP Cookbook Award nominees The Carefree Cook and Kaffeehaus. His recipes have appeared in Food & Wine, Cooking Light, and Fine Cooking, and he is a frequent contributor to Bon Appétit magazine.
Maren Caruso, based in San Francisco, has photographed over 50 cookbooks, including Williams-Sonoma Cheese, Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, and several titles in the Williams-Sonoma Collection series, as well as Chocolate Obsession, the winner of an IACP best food photography award. Her photographs have also appeared in Saveur, Gourmet, and Food & Wine magazines.