Upscale Downhome

Recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins, complete with tips and tricks that prove fabulous hosting doesn't have to break the bank.

Rachel Hollis, blogger and founder of "The Chic Site," which reaches over 600,000 users a month, delivers this swoon-worthy cookbook packed with delicious and easy comfort food that's sure to wow at both family suppers and the fanciest dinner parties.

Rachel puts a finger-licking gourmet twist on classic American favorites in sections that include recipes for:

*Casseroles: balsamic bacon-wrapped meatloaf, bacon and green chili mac n'cheese
*Potluck: loaded baked potato salad, seven layer salad
*Dips: grilled guacamole, corn dip, chili cheese dip, pizza dip
*Sips: strawberry rosemary moonshine, Grandma's sweet tea
*Somethin' Sweet: banana pudding parfaits, Mema's carrot cake

Packed with big flavor and simple enough for a beginner home cook to master, Upscale Downhome focuses on great-tasting food and beautiful presentation that is guaranteed to impress. This is the kind of food that we all like to eat, served up with a chic twist.

Sample recipes from Upscale Downhome

Banana Pudding Parfaits

Looking for a more creative way to use that instant pudding mix? Look no further! This Banana Pudding Parfait combines classic favorites like vanilla pudding and wafer cookies to make this cute and quirky banana dessert. Layering the bananas, pudding, and cookies makes for an elegant look that dresses up this otherwise easy pudding mix recipe. A favorite among kids and adults, too!

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Turkey Chili

Making chili with turkey instead of ground beef is a quick and easy way to make it much healthier. Chock full of beans and tomatoes, this turkey chili recipe is the perfect way to get that Southern flavor without the red meat! This is the perfect healthy chili to give the kids they'll never know the difference. You'll love serving this hearty and filling slow cooker dinner recipe when the temperature starts to dip.

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Mango-Chipotle Carnitas

When it comes to game day dinners, there's nothing easier than something you can make in your slow cooker! This recipe for Mango-Chipotle Carnitas couldn't be easier to make. It can also be ready to serve in as little as four hours, if cooked on your slow cooker's highest setting. With its medley of flavors, this slow cooker recipe for Mango-Chipotle Carnitas are sure to be a hit at your next game watch party.

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