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While purchasing ingredients to make one of the dishes included in the Western Writers of America Cookbook: Favorite Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Writing Wisdom I saw a product called Mr. Salty Pretzels. Isn’t that nerve? Everything nowadays is low salt or salt-free but here’s one company that believes the heck with that. Meet Mr. Salty Pretzels. More companies should be as honest when it comes to advertising their products. Like Mr. Tar and Nicotine Cigarettes or Mr. Gristle and Hard Artery Beefsteak.
After contemplating the merits of truth in advertising I pressed on and gathered all the items I would need to make Barbara Dan’s Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins. That recipe is included in the section of the WWA cookbook entitled Cowboy Up! Breakfasts and Quick Breads. According to Barbara Dan, “These muffins have been a long favorite of mine. When my father-in-law lived with my family, he and the children occasionally had a sore throat and had trouble swallowing. Fortunately, these soft, nutritious muffins were regarded as a treat by everyone.”
As I was mixing together the ingredients for the muffins I was thinking about the very thin woman that was standing behind me at the checkout stand earlier in the day. She was purchasing lettuce and Greek yogurt. She gave the items I was purchasing a once over and then tossed me a smile. “Good for you,” she said. “I wish I didn‘t care about what I ate. Summer is coming and I’ve got to keep in shape. Truth is, sometimes I forget to eat.” Now I’ve forgotten my mother’s maiden name, and my keys, but you’ve got to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.
Barbara Dan’s Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins were delicious. The skinny, lettuce eater doesn’t know what she missed. I’m sure all the recipes in Western Writers of America Cookbook: Favorite Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Writing Wisdom are delicious.
Filled with more than 150 recipes, anecdotes, and stories from some of America’s most popular writers and personalities, this collaborative effort has a writers sensibility and a Western point of view. Including recipes for drinks, appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and fun extras—as well as stories from and profiles of the contributors, this is both a Western book and a cookbook that moves beyond the genre.
The Western Writers of America Cookbook was edited by Nancy Plain and Sherry Monahan. Nancy Plain is an award-winning writer of biographies and histories for readers of all ages. Sherry Monahan has her own column (Frontier Fare) in and is a contributing editor for True West magazine.
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Muffin eaters unite!