- File Size: 246 KB
- Print Length: 132 pages
- Publisher: Mary Jo Montanye (February 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BKNAYS4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #674,094 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Grandma's Simple Cookbook:OMG EZ 120 Recipes Kindle Edition
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The book starts out with remembrances of the author's grandmother plus some handed-down wisdom about a few spices and herbs. Tucked at the end of this section is a translation of the oven temperatures from slow, moderate, and so forth used in the recipes into actual temperature ranges in Fahrenheit degrees and a note that when the recipes refer to sweet or rich milk, that whole milk should be used. It would have been less confusing simply to have adjusted the narrative in each of the recipes to reflect these notes to avoid confusion.
There are some good recipes tucked into this book such as the ones for Chocolate Waffles and Apple Sauce Cake. I've seen many recipes for Soft Molasses Cookies, but this is the first one I've checked out that includes mashed potato in the ingredients list. I can see where it would add moistness to the cookies, but I don't know how brave I am about trying this one out.
Some recipes seem to be missing ingredients or have ingredients referenced in the instructions that do not appear on the ingredient lists. An example of this is the recipe for Chicken 'N' Dumplings that instructs the cook to "Boil your chicken, vegetables (carrots, celery, onions) spices and bouillon in about 4 quarts of water" yet the ingredients list does not mention the vegetables, spices, or bouillon at all so no amounts for any of them are provided.
Then we turn to the recipes that could be dangerous. There are many recipes for jams, conserves, chutneys, relishes and pickles with the note from the author that:
"Conserves and Jams should be poured while boiling hot into hot sterilized jars or glasses and as soon as cooled covered with hot paraffin, or lids."
Similar instructions are given at the end of each of the chutney, relish, and pickle recipes to "Pour into hot sterilized glasses and when cool cover."
No! These should all be processed in a boiling water bath after sealing the jars to prevent the very real possibility of contamination and spoilage. I remember when the paraffin method was used for home jams and jellies, and I also remember having to occasionally scrape mold off the top of the jams. This method of preserving has been discontinued for safety reasons. Check out the sections of the USDA or University of Georgia websites about proper home canning procedures and why they are necessary, or simply refrigerate the jams and conserves and plan to use them up within a couple of weeks. Please don't risk the safety of your family and friends.
If you read carefully and use some common sense, you may find a few worthwhile recipes in this book, but avoid the potentially dangerous ones as noted.
We made a recipe for creamed cabbage. The cream has green bell pepper and onion in it, which made it a beautiful color. Then you add steamed cabbage and let it cook a little longer. It was really good and really easy to make.
Another picky thing I found interesting was the name Welch Rarebit. Welch Rarebit usually goes by the name of Welsh Rarebit or Welsh Rabbit not Welch Rarebit.
I enjoyed reading her introduction which seemed to be written in poetic form. The introduction was lovely and added charm to her cookbook.
As to the recipes: You will find numerous old-fashioned recipes such as:
Chicken 'N' Dumplings
Coconut Butter Drops
Stewed Rhubarb and Figs
Mother's Apple Pie
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Recommend with caveats given.