Since I write for Tablespoon.com, I was recently shipped a few copies of the new Betty Crocker Cookbook.
This cookbook is a pretty classic one. I swear I remember some of the recipes from my childhood so it’s cool to see the book being re-released with a new format. One thing that I love using this cookbook for is a jumping off point for recipes.
For example, I recently made a bourbon chili recipe on Tablespoon that used the Betty Crocker recipe as a starting point. Since you know the base recipe is tried and true, it bec0mes easier to mess around with them and try to improve them.
This is a seriously big book and I don’t have room for two of them, so I’m giving one away. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick someone at random today at 7PM Eastern Time and ship the book out to them, US residents only please!
A quick poll for the weekend:
And a few links!
Three Musketeers Popsicle – For some unknown reason, I’ve never made popsicles. But if I were to make a popsicle, this might be the first one I make. Kahlua? Cream? Chocolate? Frozen goodness? I’ll take four. (@ Endless Simmer)
Roasted Figs with Sage – Beyond this post having some of the best looking figs I’ve ever seen, the recipe also looks solid. I’ll be completely honest that if I found figs this amazing, I’d probably just eat them raw, but roasting them is good too! (@ White on Rice Couple)
Acorn Spaetzle – Anytime I want to see an interesting recipe with ingredients I don’t usually cook with, I swing by HAGC. Hank is always cooking with unique stuff. I’ve never really cooked with acorns, but I wonder if it would work equally well with chestnuts? (@ Hunter Angler Gardener Cook)
Sardine Rillettes – I think most people don’t like sardines. Most people are wrong. Sardines are salty and delicious and I eat them every chance I get. Some people might be weirded out by this recipe, but I could eat a vat of it. (@ Simply Recipes)
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Have a great weekend everyone! Start your weekend off right by maybe winning a classic cookbook!
UPDATE: The winner of the cookbook is BILL. Congrats!