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Posts from ‘March, 2010’

A Lion in the Kitchen, Meats Edition: Pork-A-Plenty

pork chop-noodle skillet
A Lion in the Kitchen is a 1965 Lions club recipe compilation. I don’t know if there were other volumes, but this one focuses on meat, and boy, are there a lot of meat dishes included. Wild game, beef roasts, sandwiches, stews, grill preparations, and even a few silly recipes (such as “How [...]

Best Recipes From the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars: If This Is “Best,” What Didn’t Make the Cut?

tangy chicken
It’s time for another Recipes of the Damned offering, this one a cookbook extolling the virtues of processed food. More specifically, this book is a compilation of recipes found on product labels. The premises of the book seem to be that a) People use a lot of processed foods, b) People who use a [...]

Pepper Springs Cookbook: Unstable Enchiladas

sour cream chicken enchiladas
Pepper Springs Cookbook barely makes it into the list of my holdings that qualify as cookbooks. It’s a little wirebound booklet with a rigid back that stands up to display the recipe of choice, and all the recipes rely on sauce or flavor mixes sold by the company. We got it in [...]

Vegetables Every Day: A Green Leafy Respite to the Bisquick

kale with caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar
When I was deciding what to cook from the Bisquick cookbook, I knew we would need something green and leafy to accompany it. Something healthy, non-processed, made of real food. So I reached for Vegetables Every Day.
This is a very handy cookbook for people who want to add more [...]

So Quick With New Bisquick: Some Effort, Minimal Reward

hamburger pancake roll-ups
It’s time for another Recipes of the Damned treat! Well, “treat” may not be the correct word. So Quick With New Bisquick is a 1967 compendium of recipes using the boxed buttermilk baking mix. Offerings range from the obvious basics (pancakes, waffles, biscuits) to the predictable variations (coffee cakes, batters for deep-frying) to [...]

Sorry for the Absence; Back in a Few Days

I apologize for neglecting the blog. I’ve been busy with a few things and will have to get myself reorganized to even come close to catching up. But I’m on it; look for new posts by Wednesday at latest.