- File Size: 401 KB
- Print Length: 84 pages
- Publisher: Barbara Bretton (July 24, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005EDNMJ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,151 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The homemade hot fudge sauce looks pretty good and I plan on trying it. I will re-edit this review if I find that the book was better (or worse) than I originally thought.
I hate most cookbooks. Many of them have no real reason to exist. Sometimes, I wonder if the author had ever made the recipes! A lot of them seem to be collections of recipes plucked from ads in women's magazines or the backs of cans.
It's easy to tell that these are Barbara's favorite recipes. The collection is eclectic and uneven, just like the cards in your mother's recipe box, and it's pretty apparent that she's not only typed in the recipe on the card, but she includes notes on how she ACTUALLY makes the recipe!
I don't like it when recipes call for "patent foods", things like Cool-Whip or Betty Crocker White Cake Mix, because the recipes for those things change over the years. Mrs. Bretton suggests Rotel diced tomatoes in one recipe, but also lists an alternative - and Rotel is pretty basic, being tomatoes and hot peppers diced together. She calls for broth, and recommends College (College Inn?) but she suggests vegetable stock or soup base and filtered water would be suitable as well. These aren't "convenience food mash ups", these are recipes for REAL foods. The one problem is "Spike" seasoning. It's available online - but a $3 bottle of seasoning costs $6 to ship.
Most cookbooks are fairly boring to read. When my late first wife got The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome, she thought it was a wonderful read. When she tried to follow the recipes, though, they were terrible, not just one of them, but all the recipes. The recipes in Mrs.Read more ›
I have yet to try any of the other recipes, because I've been studying my face with pad thai. If they are half as good, if they are half as easy... Well, I might stop obsessively buying cookbooks.
Thank you so much!
That tells it all... Okay most of it!
The family stories that go along with the recipes make them taste much better because of the love and memories associated with them.
I actually made quite a few of the recipes and I enjoy the real down to earth comments that help you to adjust her family's recipes. They were all wonderful, tasted great and had a nice presentation, too.
Thank you for sharing them!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are just starting out as a cook, you might find this helpful, but if you've been cooking for any time, you probably know all this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mitten Mom
I read this book on my kindle for free. I loved the different recipes since it's so different from what I typically eat (curry).Published 4 months ago by Maureen
This was my first e cookbook. I wondered about it. Peppered with stories and a variety of recipes, you most likely will come away with at least one recipe to copy.Published 4 months ago by New Kindle Reader
A few remembered from childhood and more than a few I am itching to try. A brand new recipe for meat loaf is already in my oven! Thanks Barbara.Published 7 months ago by Abbie Thackrah
Barbara Breton offers a few recipes and a few stories--glimpses into her life, her passions, and her taste. And then there's the clams! Read morePublished 8 months ago by KaliAmanda