T here was a time in the not-too-distant past when families sat down together every Sunday evening to reconnect by sharing stories and each other’s company over a hearty, made-from-scratch meal. On warm summer afternoons, friends and neighbors gathered together with loaves of bread and bowls of salad and fruit to share. Fresh-squeezed lemonade, grilled ribs and burgers, and homemade potato salad were the mainstays of every great backyard barbecue or celebration. Here, lasting friendships and family memories were made.
Now as adults, the aroma and taste of these classic family dishes can easily (and instantly) transport us back to those fond childhood memories. These wholesome recipes, handed down from generation to generation, are kept alive because they connect us to good times spent with the people we’ve known and loved throughout our lives. They are both tributes and family heirlooms.
The Good Home Cookbook is a collection of more than 1,000 classic, timeless recipes that commemorates and preserves our distinctively American cuisine to prevent recipes from being lost, forgotten, or overshadowed by microwave ovens, convenience foods, and our faster pace of life.