In From Storebought to Homemade, Southern hostess extraordinaire, Emyl Jenkins, shares her top secret collection of 200 fast, foolproof recipes — most can be prepared in 30 minutes or less — for doctoring up storebought food: from Tell Me It's Homemade Clam Chowder and Everybody's Mother's Pork Chop Casserole to No-Fail Potatoes and Old-Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie. Your family and friends will think you slaved over a hot stove all day!
§Menus that Work: From Family Dinners to Formal Dinner Parties
§Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres: They Aren't Just for Cocktail Parties
§Soups: …du Jour, or Anytime
§Easy Entrees: Time-Saving and Timeless Main Courses
§Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, and Rice: Accompaniments that Make Your Entrees Sing
§All-in-One Meals: Dishes that Save the Day and the Dinner
§Zippy Breads: No-Kneading Needed Breads
§Fabulous Finales: Well-Deserved Desserts
§Brunch for the Bunch: Bringing Back the Tradition
Emyl Jenkins is the author of Southern Hospitality and Southern Christmas as well as numerous books on antiques and collectibles. Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Victoria, and Southern Accents among other publications. She lives in Danville, Virginia, with her husband, Bob Sexton, dotes on her two grandsons, Benjamin and Matthew, and trades recipes with her children Joslin and Langdon, and her stepdaughter, Erika.