We needed Waffles for our Chicken and Waffles so I opened my Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook which I'm cooking-through and made their recipe for Easy Waffles. We've made homemade waffles before and I wanted to try another recipe. These are quick to get together and we had 12 waffles made with all that batter. … Continue reading Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge : Homemade Waffles
We now have been cooking-through our books for three months and have enjoyed various recipes. I have been enjoying this challenge especially since I've really been looking at certain sections of the book and reading various recipes which I've been overlooking for many years. Even though I'm not making every recipe in my book I … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Four
I haven't had much time to cook-through my recipe book lately to keep up with my cook-through challenge. Summer has become a busy time for us. Now it's relish makin' time. Zucchini Relish to be exact. This is so simple to make and the best tastin' relish. I'm using our own home grown zucchini and … Continue reading Makin’ relish
I hope that you found the challenge of chicken and beef recipes exciting and made some yummy food last month! For July lets dig through our books for some yummy Appetizers and Beverages I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share your food with others and link your blog posts back to this post … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Three
I enjoy various flavored rice and Rice Pilaf is one of them. I have found a quick, easy and tasty way to make a homemade Rice Pilaf which tastes much like one of those packs found in the store. I have the ingredients on hand and you probably do too. Ingredients long-grain rice (not quick … Continue reading Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf
To kick off month two I will share my homemade BBQ sauce recipe which was inspired by the BBQ sauce recipe listed in the Poultry section of the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook which I'm cooking-through. Last week we had grilled chicken and I made this sauce so I have some photos to share. A … Continue reading Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge : My Homemade BBQ Sauce
Month One was fun with salads and salad dressings and I hope you are enjoying this opportunity to create some new foods for those you love. I know that I have found some "keeper" recipes which I will add to my rotation of foods. For Month Two the categories are: any Chicken or Beef recipes or … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Two
I recently acquired these two cookie books... And all I've been able to do is dream about cookies. I've been making more cookies lately (just the standards which I love so much) and I Love, Love, Love what Betty says in her Picture Cook Book about them: I don't have a proper old-fashioned cookie jar … Continue reading Dreaming about cookies!
You may have heard of The Grange. You may even be a member or your family was active in their local Grange many years ago. It doesn't seem to be an active organization where I live anymore but they still do exist. As a youth I had heard of the Grange but wasn't really aware … Continue reading The Order of Patrons of Husbandry a/k/a The Grange
I decided to make another salad dressing because we are busy eating salads right now since lettuce is fresh in our garden. My second recipe is a variation of a Creamy Italian Dressing by changing it up a bit to become a Creamy Parmesan Dressing. Here are the ingredients which I used in my recipe. I … Continue reading Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge : Creamy Parmesan Salad Dressing
On a recent cool, damp and rain-all-day Saturday I threw together my Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup to simmer all day in the crockpot and I made a wonderful bread to go along with it as well as a salad. I posted my recipe once before but wanted to share it with you again as well … Continue reading Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup
I love used vintage cookbooks from the early to mid 20th century and I'm happy with my small but ever-growing collection. When I search online for vintage cookbooks I always narrow my results to 'used' books because I want a book with character. I decided to treat myself and leave work early one day last … Continue reading My Vintage Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book, Copyright 1950
I'm so happy I began this Challenge and chose this cookbook. As it is now Springtime and we are enjoying more fresh salads I am excited to begin making homemade salad dressings. They are not something which I've typically made unless a special dressing was needed for a homemade salad and I certainly overlooked the … Continue reading Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge : Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
I have several tags on WordPress.com which I frequently search through for new blogs and posts. I'm always looking for others who have the same interests as myself and who I can connect with. I found a post titled: How do you keep your recipes? and left a comment for Marianne regarding my method of organizing … Continue reading Organizing all those loose “keeper” recipes
As we begin this challenge I want to say Thank You to everyone who will be joining in this food adventure. I look forward to making more recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks which I have used for over 20 years and will share my experiences with you as I cook-through my book. I'm sure … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month One
Before I was even married I was collecting recipes. I would cut out from magazines, copy from books and ask for cookbooks as gifts. Before too long I had hundreds of them. I was keeping them together in various ways and cooking some of them. A few years ago I came to the decision to … Continue reading Buried under loose recipes and food magazines!
I absolutely love staying home on Saturday night and cooking supper. I can make anything I choose to with any ingredients which I desire, eat at the exact time I want to and I don't have to wait in line for a seat at the table. It is the best!! This weekend was no exception. … Continue reading Saturday night suppers at home are the absolute Best!!
It's become a tough decision for me. I have so many vintage cookbooks as well as newer ones which I want to cook-through so deciding on a book for this challenge has become difficult. But I have decided to cook-through my Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book which I acquired in the mid 1990's. … Continue reading I’m going to cook this book
I have been thinking of doing a 'cook-through' of one of my cookbooks. Have you done this or been thinking of this challenge for yourself? Recently I read some posts from a girl who is completing a challenge with a friend by cooking-through a popular cookbook. It really sounds like a lot of fun but … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge
I love seeking out vintage cookbooks from the early and mid 20th century. Last Spring while browsing through a book-corner in a farmer's market building I found a 1942 edition (the first edition of this book) of the Woman's Home Companion Cook Book. I don't recall ever seeing this cookbook before but was immediately captured … Continue reading Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book, First Edition from 1942