Do you have a favorite cookbook? If I am not going to the Pioneer Woman for help I am going to good 'ole Betty.
This is my staple cookbook. I got my copy when I got married and I use it alot.
It is where I found out how to make perfect rice (without buying Minuete Rice).
Page 221 has a recipe for oven steamed rice. I tried it years ago and it makes perfect rice. Everytime!
My copy is worn in places from lots of use. I have written in the margins and made notes for my daughter someday I'll give her my copy. But I'll have to break down and buy a new one. Once I save a few dollars.
It's kind of crazy how expensive they are!
It's a cookbook with simple to read instructions. The recipes are pretty much just normal everyday food.
Some of the recipes are a little funny since it was printed waaaaay back in the '70's and housewifes entertained way differently than they do now.
For example the salad section has a complete section on Molded Salads; as in jello type salads.
Betty is my go to girl for a great Ceasar Salad. I love the recipe. I leave out the anchovy fillet.
Cucumber Souffle Salad
I think I'll pass. Not a fan of cucumbers. LOL
The Lunchtime Sandwich section is a little humorous with a recipe called Chili Dogs, Taco Hot Dogs and Franks and Sauerkraut.
One of my favorite recipes is in quick breads. Popovers are just so yummy. I made some the other night I just had this craving. They bring back sweet memories for me. Popovers were a special breakfast treat for our family. On special days my mother would bake them.
Popovers are hard to discribe. They are super simple to make and take on a few ingredients. They rise up really pretty and they are usually hollow in the middle leaving a wonderful place for lots of butter.
The simple muffin recipe is another favorite. I would much rather make a muffin from scratch than buy a box mix. I have used the muffin recipe alot even for dinner simply not putting fruit in the recipe give you a great little bread for a meal.
Chocolate Chip Muffins are super simple and yummy.
One recipe I cannot master is the biscuit recipe. And, I am still looking for the perfect recipe. I am just biscuit challenged!
If you don't have this 'ole time favorite look around at your antique shops or on the inter-net. You'll enjoy the simple just down home recipes.