This collection is the best of what real hometown cooks are feeding their families. American Profile magazine has over 22 million readers in rural America. It is a celebration of everything hometown, which includes a weekly recipe submitted by a reader. The weekly recipe is the most read, and saved, part of the publication.Reader submitted recipes feature not only great, do–able and affordable meals, but also a glimpse into the life and hometown of the cook. Each state is represented at least twice. Short biographies, quotes, and friendly comments from the cooks enhance the community feel.The cookbook features a 16–page insert with full–color photographs of selected recipes. Additional features include stories, recipe tips, and regional facts about recipes.