Get some comfort foods from QVC host David Venable in "In The Kitchen With David."
In his debut cookbook, Venable serves up 150 recipes that will warm you up with its down-home Southern charm.
The cookbook is divided into Appetizers; Biscuits, Muffins and Quick Breads; Breakfast and Brunch; Soups; Salads; Sides; Pork; Casseroles and One-Pot Meals; Chicken; Beef; Seafood and Desserts.
Cheesy Cheeseburger Casserole was a hit with everyone.
Appetizers have recipes like Guacamole Cups, Artichoke-Spinach Dip, Cheddar-Broccoli Poppers and Tex-Mex Chicken Roll Ups.
Biscuits, Muffins and Quick Breads have dishes like Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, Banana-Peanut Butter Muffins and Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Breakfast and Brunch have recipes to start your day like Ham and Egg Breakfast Wraps, Amaretto Brioche French Toast with Cinnamon Butter, Apple Cider Doughnuts and more.
Soups have recipes for Turkey and Sausage Gumbo and Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
Salads have recipes for dishes like Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing and Chicken Salad with Apples, Celery and Cherries.
Sides are dishes like Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Bacon and Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Bread Crumbs.
Pork dishes include BLT Mini Cups and North Carolina Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
Casseroles and One-Pot Meals include dishes like My Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake.
Chicken dishes include Mimi's Chicken and Dumplings, Lemon Chicken and Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Beef dishes include Sage and Rosemary-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potato topping and Braised Beef Short Ribs.
Seafood includes recipes like Herb-Encrusted Tilapia, Grilled Salmon with Sour Cream-Dill Sauce and more.
Desserts end things with Deep-Dish Apple Pie, Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie and more.
I got to try several different recipes from this book for me and the girls. We tried the Crispy, Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the combination of potatoes, sour cream, bacon and cheese, while I was lukewarm about the dish. We all enjoyed the Cheesy Cheeseburger Casserole with ricotta cheese, sour cream and tomato sauce. Finally, I had a craving for cheesecake and made the Banana Pudding Cheesecake.
It really tasted like a mixture of banana pudding and cheesecake and was very rich but delectable!
For yummy comfort food, check out a recipe or two from this book.
"In The Kitchen With David" is published by Ballentine Books. It is $30.