Monday, April 13, 2015

Recipe from Momma's Treasures (The Only Cookbook You Will Need to Make Your Own Collection of Family Recipes

I live in the small Texas town of Grapevine. I have many favorite shops and restaurants in town. I've mentioned many of them on my blog. Among them are The Main Street Bistro and Bakery, Tolbert's Restaurant, Redefined Coffee Shop, Good Things for All Seasons, and The British Emporium.
Today's post is about a cookbook signing event that Anne and I went to last weekend. It was held at Good Things for All Seasons on Main Street.

Patty Hensel is a Grapevine resident and she was signing copies of her cookbook, Momma's Treasures.
When I read the book, I noticed a quote from Tracy Wendt, owner of Good Things for All Seasons and I absolutely understood her comment..... "Comprehensive and resourceful. It will become the most used cookbook in your kitchen."
Patty said that when she got married, "finding a specific recipe when I wanted it was almost impossible. That led me to write this cookbook. Now recipes are organized and much easier to find and follow." That's exactly what I loved about this book.

I asked Patty for permission to blog about the book and post some of her recipes. I had her personalize my book "To The Hippy in the Kitchen"
It was a pleasure to meet you, have you autograph my copy of your book and taste a couple of your recipes at the book signing. Thank you to Good Things for All Seasons for hosting the event.

As I was preparing to write this post, I read the book from cover to cover and decided to choose a few recipes to post. That was not an easy task. I wanted to add many more as I continued to read them.
Instead of continuing to post additional recipes that I absolutely love, I've decided to post one and list the others and encourage my readers to order the book.

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Old-Fashioned German Potato Salad
Makes 6 - 8 servings

12 to 14 large new potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

In large saucepan, add potatoes and enough water to cover. Over high heat, bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 20 - 25 minutes. Cool enough to handle and peel while warm. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, salt, pepper, dry mustard, oil, vinegar, and broth, stirring well.
Place over medium heat and bring just to a boil, stirring until sugar is well-dissolved. Remove from heat.
Slice potatoes thin and place in a large bowel. Add just enough warm dressing to moisten potatoes. Gently blend in onions and parsley.
May be served warm or chilled.

Instead of continuing to post additional recipes that I absolutely love, I've decided to simply list them and encourage my readers to order the book.

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Cole Slaw
Cilantro Lime Dressing
Cheddar-Green Onion Muffins
Sweet Potato Crunch
Corn Souffle
New Mexico Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese
Oatmeal Cookies
Milky Way Cake
Grandma Kattner's German Apple Cake
Creamy Banana Pudding (we tasted this one)
Terrific Toffee (we tasted this one)

They were the first ones that I dog-eared as I went through the book.
You have to consider that I'm Vegetarian , but I have to mention there are so many meat recipes too.
In conclusion, I love this book and look forward to cooking baking and serving many of Patty's recipes.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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