Summer Favorites: Country Comfort

Summer Favorites: Country Comfort
Over 100 Summer Grilling and Outdoor Recipes

Written by Monica Musetti-Carlin and Mary Elizabeth Roarke

Category: Cooking - Seasonal
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 24, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-57826-384-4 (1-57826-384-0)

Country Comfort: Summer Favorites is a keepsake of fresh, nutritious dishes for anyone who enjoys valued summer mealtime traditions, and anyone who is looking to save a little money and create a fun family activity by cooking outdoors.

Country Comfort: Summer Favorites includes over 100 delicious "comfort food" summer recipes and accompanying anecdotes from people across the country. From fresh salads and garden appetizers, to grilled meat or vegetarian entrées, and even desserts, this book proves that you truly can make an endless variety of delicious, healthy meals using summer ingredients.

Each recipe has been carefully crafted to highlight the delicious flavors in everything from savory grilled meats to refreshing summer beverages. Some of the omforting and refreshing recipes featured in Country Comfort: Summer Favorites include Vanilla Almond Multigrain French, Toast Topped with Summer Berries, Fire-Roasted Mussels with Citrus Garlic Butter, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Red Onion Platter with Basil Drizzle, Strawberry Fig Basil Salad, Grilled Swordfish with Spiced Red Pepper Sauce, Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Sun-Dried Tomato Chimichurri, Raspberry and Peach Pie Strawberry Shortcake, Minty Mojitos, and many more.

Country Comfort: Summer Favorites also includes:

  • Basic tips for grilling all types of meats and vegetables
  • Essentials to stock in your kitchen to help you make delicious summer meals at a moment's notice
  • A customized meal and menu planner

Eating at home saves money, strengthens family bonds, and allows for creativity in cooking. Whether you're a beginner who prefers easy-to-follow recipes or an experienced chef looking to expand your culinary horizons, Country Comfort: Summer Favorites brings you back to the lazy summer days of childhood and will create new and exciting meal traditions for your family.


Monica Musetti-Carlin holds a degree in liberal arts and is an award-winning media consultant for a chain of newspapers on Long Island. As a journalist, lecturer and “foodie” with over 30 years of experience in media, she continues to contribute to such publications as The New York Times, New York Magazine and many New York weeklies. Through her advertising agency, she has had the opportunity to work with Jane Brody, Pete Seeger and Yoko Ono. Most recently, in addition to writing the Country Comfort series, she is completing several nonfiction and fictional works in progress and is looking to enhance the marketing and distribution of her recipe and craft product lines.
Mary Elizabeth Roarke earned a Pastry & Baking Arts degree from her time at culinary school. She currently bakes alongside her daughter in their catering business on Long Island where she resides with her husband and four kids. She also has a BS in Nursing and has worked in the field for over 30 years, now working in clinical research as a global study manager with a pharmaceutical company. Mary Elizabeth has written a chapter for a book titled, Potluck Wisdom for the Pharmaceutical Professional. This opportunity sparked her interest in writing and she went on to combine her love of baking and sharing recipes in the Country Comfort Series. She continues writing stories for local newspapers, works on her project’s newsletter and has published both scientific and professional articles.