Cross Creek Cookery was compiled by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at the request of readers who wanted to recreate the luscious meals described in Cross Creek — her famous memoir of life in a Florida hamlet.
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This book is written in a style to embrace the many cultures that influence the Island cooking styles of Hawaii. The book is not meant to be a complete compendium of Oriental Culinary Arts but rather an introduction to home cooking, Chinese-Japanese style. The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients available in most locations.
Vintage cookbook, 1961, Purchase Copy
The original Rival Crock-Pot Cooking, 1975, helped start the Crockpot revolution – from recipes sweet (cheesecake) to savory (pepper steak), this book helps the cook use a crockpot without hesitation. So if the current craze for Crockpot cooking has you wanting to experiment, try this book first. Because of its completeness (featuring more than 300 recipes), simple recipes, the sheer number and variety of them, this is one cookbook you won’t want to be without.
Rival Crock-Pot Cooking Sampler:
The original Rival Crock-Pot Cooking, 1975, helped start the Crockpot revolution.
Below is a sample of just one of the easy-classic-slow-cooking-yummy recipes. I would often made this easy stew when we went camping in our motor home:
Good ‘n Easy Stew
3 lb. lean stewing beef, cut into 1 1/2 –inch cubes
1 Envelope (1 ½ oz.) dry onion soup mix
½ cup sauterne wine or beef broth
1 can (10 ½ oz.) condensed cream of celery soup
1 can (4oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained (optional)
Combine all ingredients in Crock-Pot. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 12 hours. If desired, thicken gravy.
8 servings (about 3 quarts)
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