Upscale Downhome (Paperback)

Family Recipes, All Gussied Up

By Rachel Hollis

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250078841, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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.

About the Author

RACHEL HOLLIS is the founder of, where readers can find recipes, as well as party planning and lifestyle advice and the author of the New York Times bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face. She also founded the event planning firm Chic Events, and six years later Inc. magazine named her one of the top thirty entrepreneurs under thirty years of age. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and PopSugar, and she has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Extra, and many more shows. She lives in Texas with her husband and four children.

Praise For Upscale Downhome: Family Recipes, All Gussied Up

Advance Praise for Upscale Downhome

"This book is full to the brim of recipes that make me want to spend more time in the kitchen, tips that make me feel like I can entertain even (or especially) on a limited budget, and encourage a more chic lifestyle in general.”
--Mique Provost of the Thirty Handmade Days blog and author of Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness: Simple Crafts and Recipes to Give and Spread Joy

"As a true food enthusiast, Rachel’s book makes me salivate from the cozy, soul-filling recipes with dishes you just want to make for everyone you love."
--Joy Cho of the Oh Joy! blog and author of Oh Joy! Sixty Ways to Create and Give Joy