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Now that I’m spending a more time in the kitchen with the WWA cookbook I realize I need to go shopping for those things most found in kitchens. For example, oven mitts. I made Quackgrass Sally’s Myrna’s Marvelous Mashed Ranch Taters last night and when I went to take it out of the oven I realized I don’t even own any oven mitts. But luckily, since I’m a baseball fan, I had two Number One! foam hands. It made the presentation of Quackgrass Sally’s recipe oh so much more dramatic.
Myrna’s Marvelous Mashed Ranch Taters were indeed marvelous, but I did cheat a bit. The recipe called for a teaspoon of onion powder and I left that out. I hate onions. There’s only one other food I will not eat besides onions and that’s movie theatre hot dogs. I feel there are no USDA preparation guidelines for this meat. They used to be impaled on spears rotating inside a Timex case. Suddenly that’s gone and replaced by the foot massage-log roll jamboree. And they never look like they’re cooking; they just look like they’re sweating.
Think I’ll try and make Jim Jones’s Texas chili next. I’ll get some oven mitts, but I’m saving the foam hands for the next time the Royals win the World Series. The way the season is going though I may not get to use them for a while. Oh well, at least the recipes in the WWA cookbook are Number One!
The Western Writers of America Cookbook: Favorite Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Writing Wisdom is 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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