the appetizer:

Better Homes and Gardens® New Cook Book, 15th Edition includes excerpts and recipes like Bakeware; Roasted Fennel and Onions; Braised Fennel with Dill; Pesto-Stuffed Pork Chops; and Vermicelli with Sausage and Spinach.

Cookbook Profile

Better Homes and Gardens®
New Cook Book, 15th Edition


An American favorite since 1930, Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book has sold 40 million copies through fourteen editions. Better Homes and Gardens® New Cook Book, 15th Edition is the best yet, with more than 1,400 recipes (including 1,000 that are all-new), over 1,000 full-color photographs, and a fresh, contemporary style.

The entire "Red Plaid" team gathered together to test and perfect the recipes that made their way into this cookbook. The diverse team—some from large rural families, others single and urban, some old enough to have decades' worth of Red Plaid memories, others young enough to own Red Plaids without one stained or tattered page—sampled dishes together, and their collective ideas make this book relevant to the way people cook today. They retained tried-and-true classics while infusing the book with new recipes that make the most of new ingredients and multiethnic flavors that have found a permanent place in the pantry.

Plenty of new chapters have been added to meet the needs of today's home cooks, including new chapters on "Breakfasts and Brunches," "Sandwiches & Pizzas," and a chapter on "Convenience Cooking," with simple recipes based on excellent time-saving ingredients available at the supermarket today. And because canning has made a real comeback in the last few years, the chapter on "Canning and Freezing" has been thoroughly updated with new recipes, an overview of equipment, and step-by-step instructions that take readers through both canning and freezing with success. These techniques will allow home cooks to enjoy fruits and vegetables from the garden or farmers' market all year round, as well as save money by stocking up on the foods they love.

The team at Better Homes and Gardens paid special attention to creating recipes that allow readers to add their personal touch. "Make It Mine" recipes found in every chapter offer inspiring variations on classics like Lasagna, Burgers and Chili—home cooks need only to choose one item from each ingredient box, and voilà, they've created a one-of-a-kind family specialty. The "10 to Try" sections also provide a fresh spin on the tried-and-true. Why not try a new glaze on mom's classic meatloaf? Or spice up your simple Mac 'n Cheese with the addition of olives, feta and oregano.

Better Homes and Gardens® New Cook Book, 15th Edition is filled with practical solutions. Busy cooks will love the "Cook Once, Eat Twice" sections. Intended to make cooking efficient, these twosomes make incredible meals one night with leftovers that can be transformed into different dishes the next night. For example:

A thorough primer is included in the fully illustrated "Cooking Basics" chapter, which covers all manner of essential tools and equipment, as well as cooking techniques, measurements, pantry stocking tips, a refrigerator/freezer storage guide, spices and other essential ingredients—all complete with photographs to help even the novice home cook find their way around the kitchen. Finally, the editors have included more how-to photos and detailed step-by-step directions than ever, to ensure that every recipe created in their kitchen will work wonderfully at home.


Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 15th Edition

Tried and True, Fresh and New

Find success in every recipe in this deliciously updated edition. Treasured favorites, creative ideas, and bold flavors spark inspiration for any occasion.

New Recipes, New Photos
New Features
About Better Homes and Gardens

For more than 75 years the Better Homes and Gardens brand has been one of America's most trusted source for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating and crafting. Through refreshing ideas, clear directions and beautiful photographs, the brand has inspired millions of Americans with books including the New Cook Book, New Garden Book, and New Decorating Book—all cornerstone titles in their categories. Today, the Better Homes and Gardens brand encompasses books, magazines, television, radio and online media. The greater BH&G family includes partner brands such as Family Circle, American Patchwork and Quilting, Country Gardens, and Diabetic Living, all of which publish under the BH&G imprint.


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