Over 400 of the best hometown recipes from America's Hometown Magazine. American Profile magazine celebrates hometown life in America. Over the years, American Profile has invited readers to send in their favorite recipes for publication, including the stories behind them?tales of recipes passed from generation to generation, traded among dear friends, or created to meet the needs of a family on a budget. In this extraordinary cookbook, you'll find traditional American favorites with a unique twist alongside ethnic creations from around the world, such as: Apple-Sausage Pancakes Prairie-Fire Chicken Strips Holiday Spiced Tea Aunt Lillian's Pumpkin Bread Tamale Soup Pistachio and Pasta Salad Grandma's Swiss Steak Chicken Dumplings Snapper Tropical Lazy Pierogi Apple Cake Tiramisu Torte Also included are helpful tips from American Profile's test kitchen as well as 30 articles on hometown festivals and fairs across the nation that give you a sneak peek into the lives of the ordinary citizens that make up hometown America. Whether it's a simple soup for the family or a full meal for visitors, the American Profile Hometown Cookbook has just the right recipe to make any gathering a special occasion.