Bring homestyle into your kitchen with these recipes and menus dedicated to the down-home goodness of Southern cooking. You'll have many of the South's best recipes at your fingertips the minute you open the pages of Southern Living Homestyle Cooking. These scrumptious dishes have all been put to the test and come through with the trusted Southern Living seal of approval. We tried thousands of community cook-book recipes to get the cream-of-the-crop, top-notch, 400 best dishes for this book and what treasures we found. This all-new cookbook celebrates the Southern food phenomenon with * Comfort food casseroles so ooey, gooey, and cheesy that your relatives will want to steal your new cookbook for the recipes. * Page after page of sweet Southern goodies to swoon over, such as homemade Peach Ice Cream, Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Double-Frosted Bourbon Brownies. * Quick and Easy Homestyle recipes-all ready in 30 minutes or less. And these recipes aren't just fast, they taste like the stuff that made Grandma famous. * Finger-lickin' Healthy Homestyle recipes, full of "tastes-like-it-was-fried" flavor, but it's not! It's Southern feasting on fresh, healthy foods with a nutrient analysis for every recipe. Southern Living Homestyle Cooking also offers * Weeknight Menus to suit your busy lifestyle. And Casual Entertaining ideas for those times when you want to splurge and share some good ol' Southern hospitality. * Special recipe categories highlighted throughout the book such as Make Ahead, One Bowl, Weeknight Favorites, Supper Club, Grill Lovers, Party Food, and Meatless Main dishes. We help make it simple to select what you want to cook for your family. * Taste of the South, a chapter spot-lighting 10 stellar Southern favorites, including Pecan Pie, Peach Cobbler, and Fried Chicken. * Extra helpings of recipe tips and food lore in the margins of every recipe page. * Over 100 color photographs of comfort food that will stir your soul and call you into the kitchen. Just what is homestyle comfort food? We believe it's Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy (page 109), Creamy Cheese Grits (page 148), Banana-Nut Bread (page 124), The Very Best Oatmeal Cookies (page 154), Best-Ever Blueberry Cobbler (page 189), Salisbury Steak (page 214), Chicken Pie (page 228), and Creamy Coleslaw (page 282)-all spooned out of a loving Southern kitchen. With these recipes, capture the sweet, sentimental ties between simple, honest food and memorable family moments. This food IS the South. Southern Living Homestyle Cooking offers you all the cherished dishes that earn Southern cooks their sterling reputation and that special place in American hearts. So what are you waiting for? Let's get cooking.Gunter, Julie is the author of 'Southern Living Homestyle Cooking' with ISBN 9780848725198 and ISBN 0848725190.