Best of the Best from Alabama

Best of the Best from Alabama

By: Gwen McKee

Cookbook Features:

  • Over 350 recipes from the heart of the Alabama
  • A history of Alabama facts with pictures
  • Delicious and easy to make southern delicacies
  • 101 Casserole Theme included

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Best of the Best from Alabama

By: Gwen McKee

Cook up some down-home southern comfort straight from the Heart of Dixie!

Picture magnolias blossoming, their gentle fragrance coming through the dining room windows, and a menu of Red Pepper Bisque, Walnut and Garlic Linguine, Sweet Potato Muffins, and White Chocolate Butter Pecan Cake. Or a picnic on the banks of a slow-moving river, red-and-white checkered blanket, the best of friends, and a basket full of The Best Fried Chicken, Corn Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges, and Tomato Pie.

You won't find these easy-to-make recipes in just any old cookbook. But you will find them in this unique collection of over 350 outstanding recipes from eighty-two of Alabama's best cookbooks. And, as a special treat for collectors, every featured cookbook is listed with ordering information.

The original Best of the Best from Alabama, published in 1989, was the eighth volume in the acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series.

With more than two million copies sold, this series is known nationwide as the definitive source for state and regional cooking. This all-new edition continues the mission of Preserving America's Food Heritage.


"Very impressed with the selection of recipes, the historical info and the tidbits of their journey through my home state of Alabama! Highly recommend this book to all Alabamians, whether you have lived there all your life or live elsewhere and you want a poignant reminder of good food and great places. This is a winner!" --Susan

"Great recipes, nicely laid out. Bought for a friend that just moved to Bama. She loves it!" --Krystal

Gwen McKee

Includes the 101 Casserole Theme

About the Author

Gwen McKee is a publisher with a mission. As the co-founder (with her husband, Barney) and the editor-in-chief of Quail Ridge Press, she has dedicated the past two decades to preserving America's food heritage. Through Quail Ridge Press, Gwen has now accomplished much of this task by creating the 50-volume BEST OF THE BEST STATE COOKBOOK SERIES that includes over 20,000 classic recipes. Today Quail Ridge Press is one of the most successful regional publishers, and certainly one of the most thriving publishing houses owned by a woman.

Gwen's interest in preserving "real" American food came naturally. Like most native Southerners, she was influenced by a family immersed in the traditions of Southern cooking and entertaining. Over a period of many years, Gwen collected recipes that were handed down through her family for traditional holidays and reunions.

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Recipes Included with this Cookbook:

  • Shrimp Spaghetti
  • Baked Spaghetti
  • Walnut and Garlic Linguine
  • Chicken Lasagna
  • Melissa's Brown Rice
  • Catahaula Dirty Rice
  • Cilantro Pesto
  • Broccoli Chicken Ham Pizza
  • Individual Spinach Quiches
  • Octopus and Seaweed
  • Lobster Stuffed Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Sauce
  • Beef Broccoli Wellington
  • Steak Marinade
  • Marinated Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin
  • Pepper Sirloin Steak
  • Beef Tips with Wine
  • Rump Roast with Gravy
  • Shish Kabob
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Meal-In-One
  • Tijuana Train Wreck
  • Spicy Meat Loaf
  • Mom's Meat Loaf
  • Endless Meat Loaf Sandwich
  • Enchilada Pie
  • Seven Layer Casserole
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Mandarin Pork Chops
  • Pork Chop Casserole
  • Apple Chutney Pork Tenderloin
  • Ham-In-A-Bag
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Lamb Marinade
  • Chicken Breasts with Garlic and Balsamic Vinegar
  • The Best Fried Chicken
  • Stuffed Chicken Monterey
  • Poppy Seed Chicken
  • Key Lime Grilled Dill Chicken
  • Skidmore Chicken
  • Chicken Spectacular
  • Deanna's Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken, Andouille Sausage, and Mushroom Fricassee
  • Mexican Lasagna
  • Ro-Tel Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Oriental Wok Chicken
  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
  • Chicken Pot Pies
  • Deep Dish Chicken Pie
  • Grandmother's Hot Chicken Salad Casserole
  • Baked Turkey
  • Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing
  • Old Fashioned Cornbread Dressing with Gravy
  • White Sauce for Bar-B-Que Chicken or Pork
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Hamilton's Fried Green Tomatoes with Grilled Shrimp
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Garlic Shrimp
  • Shrimp-Crabmeat au Gratin
  • Seagrove Shrimp
  • Shrimp Boats
  • Shrimp Casserole
  • Shrimp Cypress Inn
  • Shrimp Creole
  • Stuffed Peppers with Shrimp and Rice
  • Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffee
  • Pan Fried Orange Roughy
  • Trout Amandine
  • Blackened Catfish
  • Grilled Yellowfin Grouper with Butter Pecan Sauce
  • Catfish Cakes
  • Beach Lasagna
  • Apple Bavarian Torte
  • Apple Dapple Cake with Glaze
  • Carrot Pudding Cake
  • Mother's Orange Date Cake
  • Hummingbird Cake
  • Fresh Strawberry Cake
  • Strawberry Pecan Cake
  • Aunt Lottie's Banana Nut Cake
  • Better Than Anything Cake
  • Key Lime Cake
  • Root Beer Float Cake
  • Pineapple Crush Cake
  • Company's Coming Coconut Cake
  • Blueberry Stack Cake
  • Watermelon Cake
  • Raspberry Ribbon Cake with Lemon Icing
  • Almond Cake with Raspberry Sauce
  • Lemon Pecan Cake
  • Vanilla Wafer Cake
  • Cocoa Mayonnaise Cake
  • Wash Day Cake
  • Mocha Cakes
  • Peanut Caramel Cake
  • Famous Amos Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cake
  • Butterfingers Cake
  • White Chocolate Butter Pecan Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Amaretto Cake
  • Jan's Fig Cake
  • German Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Caramel-Nut Pound Cake
  • Almond Pound Cake
  • Whipping Cream Pound Cake
  • Chocolate Crunch Cheesecake
  • Praline Cheesecake
  • Guiltless Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake
  • Pecan Cookies
  • Potato Chip Shortbread Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • E-Z Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Chunky Oatmeal Cookies
  • Logan's Oatmeal Cookies
  • Chocolate Chubbies
  • Drop Teacakes
  • Consenus Cookies
  • Gourmet Cutouts
  • Pecan Rolls
  • Rind-a-Ling-Lings
  • Giant Cookie Pizza
  • Double Chocolate Brownies
  • Brownies in a Jar
  • Peanut Butter Nut Chews
  • Chess Pie Cookie
  • Chess Squares
  • Yummy Almond Bars
  • Chocolate Almondines
  • Over That
  • Pecan Kisses
  • Nutter Butter Bon Bons
  • Fast 'n Fancy Macaroons
  • Chocolate Orange Truffles
  • Caramel Truffles
  • Orange Balls
  • Martha's Toffee Candy
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Creole Pecan Pralines
  • Stained Glass Candy
  • Cream Cheese Fudge
  • Huntsville Chess Pie
  • Coconut Pie
  • Mama's Coconut Cream Pie
  • Orange Glaze Pie
  • Easy Key Lime Pie
  • Tranquility Acres Apple Crumb Pie
  • Lemon Sugar Free Pie
  • Apple Pie in Cheddar Cheese Pie Pastry
  • Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Pie
  • Lottie's Pecan Chip Pies
  • Christmas Chocolate Pecan Fudge Pie
  • Caramel Pie
  • Moon Pie Bienville
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Mose's Buttermilk Pie
  • Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pie
  • Crusty Peach Cobbler
  • Too Easy Blueberry Cobbler
  • Grandmother's Apple Dumplings
  • Pumpkin Cheese Roll and Filling
  • The Wash House Restaurant's Key Lime Bread Pudding
  • Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
  • Biscuit Bread Pudding
  • Self Crust Egg Custard
  • Alabama "Blue Ribbon" Banana Pudding
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
  • Simple Spumoni
  • Banana Boats
  • Frozen Lime Torte
  • Butter Brickle Dessert
  • Amy's Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert
  • Wow! Ice Cream
  • Frangelico-Hazelnut Ice Cream
  • Crusted Grapes
  • Almond Tart
  • Alabama Timeline
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Famous Alabamians
  • Historic Fort Gaines
  • Noccalula Falls
  • Rosa Parks
  • Space and Rocket Center
  • The Iron Bowl
  • Tuskegee University
  • W.C. Handy
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