Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crock Pot Apple Butter

This week’s recipe comes from the internet. We received a whole box of apples from Katie’s aunt from the mountains of North Carolina, and we were struggling with what to make with so many apples! Katie’s cousin had just given … Continue reading

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Cookbooks: wrap-up

I wanted to wrap up our little series of posts on cookbooks by talking about what we are doing next.  This blog started out as a way to explore our collection of cookbooks. When we began, we were eating out … Continue reading

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James Beard’s Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp double-acting baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter or other shortening 3/4 cup milk Sift the flour into a mixing bowl with the baking powder and salt. Then, using your … Continue reading

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Cookbooks: recipe books

Today I’m going to discuss a type of cookbook which I call a recipe book. I define these a being cookbooks which are primarily just a list of recipes.  These are exemplified by cookbooks such as a church, school, or … Continue reading

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Alton Brown’s Better-Than-Granny’s Creamed Corn

1 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 pinches kosher salt 1 sprig rosemary, bruised (that is, crushed roughly between your hands) 8 ears fresh corn 1 Tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp ground turmeric 2 Tbsp stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup … Continue reading

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Cookbooks: picture books

The category of cookbooks that I’m discussing today is picture books. These are the typical coffee table books with lots of glossy pictures and usually a picture or several pictures for each recipe.  Examples include: Mushrooms Food Network Kitchens Cookbook … Continue reading

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Marcella Hazan’s Pork Loin Braised in Milk

2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 pounds pork loin in one piece, with some fat on it, securely tied 1 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper, 3 or 4 twists of the mill 2 1/2 cups milk Heat the … Continue reading

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