My 2015 Cookbook Project – Book 3

As you may recall, at the end of 2014 I decided, in 2015, I would cook something new from at least 50 of the cookbooks in my personal library. Nothing from online…only paper, yep the old fashioned way to find recipes!

Here is the third installment. I took it from a cookbook I purchased at an estate sale a long time ago because it was old. There are many more recipes in the book I may have to try.

Book Three – Cooking Bold and Fearless by Sunset Books (Published in 1957!!!)

Recipe – Onions Satellite (Page 145)

Since these onions are scrumptious and the book is hard to find I thought I would share a picture of the recipe here.

This is to become part of my regular side dish repertoire.  I loved this dish.  Mushrooms, pork, and onions.  What could be bad?  Nothing!  It took a bit longer than the recipe said it would but I used frozen pearl onions so there was more water than the recipe called for.  I also added a 1/4 cup of dry white wine which provided more depth of flavor.  The pistachio nuts on top added crunch to the creamy texture of the onions.  I can’t wait to make this again.  Oh, and did I mention, the next morning we fried an egg and put it on top of the leftovers.  YUMMY!

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My 2015 Cookbook Project – Book 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, at the end of 2014 I decided, in 2015, I would cook something new from at least 50 of the cookbooks in my personal library. Nothing from online…only paper, yep the old fashioned way to find recipes!

This is the second installment. I hope you enjoy reading and seeing the discoveries from my library.

My comments are below the photo.

Book Two – Gourmet Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley

Recipe – Provencal Chicken Stew (page 55)

The chicken was fall off the bone moist, the sauce was like a slightly chunky tomato sauce with good flavor. Adding the olives at the end was a real plus. For a slow cooker dish there was a lot of prep. I can’t imagine making this before going to work. I always thought using a slow cooker meant less prep time.  This recipe didn’t prove that to be true. BUT…to come home to this for dinner would be great!

 

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My 2015 Cookbook Project – Book 1

At the end of 2014 I decided, in 2015, I would cook something new from at least 50 of the cookbooks in my personal library. Nothing from online…only paper, yep the old fashioned way to find recipes!

I will be posting each time I cook from one of my books, linking to the book on Amazon if it is still available, showing a copy of the recipe or at least tell you where in the book to find it. A photo will be included of the outcome as well.  I will also post to a page of cookbooks you can get to in my blog when you are ready to purchase or review from the list.  (See “Pages” right)

All recipes were followed as printed in the book unless noted.  My comments are below the photo.

Book One – GREAT GOOD FOOD by Julee Rosso

Recipe – Bistro Salmon on a Bed of Lentils (pages 223 and 229 respectively)

The salmon was good, the lentils were bland and took much longer to cook than the recipe advised.  I may make some rendition of the salmon again but the lentils will be replaced with another grain or preparation.

The broccolini was added for something green to eat and to add color to the plate.  It was steamed then sprinkled with Fleur de Sel and fresh ground pepper.  I prepare this regularly without a recipe.

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Vegan Can Be Good!

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Got Zucchini?

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Tavernit”eh”

Every once in a while you hear about a new restaurant and you want to try it.  Sometimes it takes a while but eventually you check it out.  In this case we heard Tavernita was a great spot for small plates which we love.  So, we made a booking on Open Table well in advance.  […]

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