Damn You, Muffin Man!

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, because I feel a story coming on! There is a love/hate relationship with all things muffin-oriented in the kitchen of Recipe Book Rescue. A perfectly baked and spiced muffin is a glorious, hold-in-your-hand piece of heaven. Make special note of the key words in the preceding sentence…”perfectly baked.” In…

Chicka Chicka Boom!

Happy National Fried Chicken Day!  Nothing says summertime dining like fried chicken with potato salad and corn-on-the-cob. While, I’m not swayed (much) by the side items, at times it has come to fisticuffs for that last piece of perfectly fried, crispy-skinned chicken. I have my preferred purveyors of this majestic, golden-brown delectable and I have…

Finding Happy

So many people are searching for their version of happiness, these days.  Maybe it’s just my circle of family, friends and associates, but people are less tolerant of the petty day-to-day drama and making changes (sometimes drastic) in order to preserve their own sanity.  Here at Recipe Book Rescue, we generally don’t feature more contemporary…

Wheying the Odds

“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider, who sat down beside her and frightened Miss Muffet away.”  This beloved nursery rhyme dates back to 1805, when it first appeared in a book titled Songs for the Nursery. There are many claims as to who Miss Muffet might…

The Song of SPAM

Have you ever had one of those days when a song gets stuck in your head?  My song today is “The Song of SPAM.”  I’m not sure from where the subconscious mystery meat selection emanated. SPAM is not a staple in our pantry, nor did I grow up eating the stuff.  Perhaps the seed of SPAM was sown,…

Zawsze w Moich Myślach

The world lost The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, on August 16, 1977.  Tragic and untimely loss. As a young fan, I wept. One year later and one day later on August 17, 1978, I lost the King of my world, Joseph A. Rydyznski.  Heart-rending and sudden loss.  As a young daughter, I was…

A Big Hunk O’Love (and a PNB & ‘Nanner on the Side)

Who says too much of a good thing is bad for you? Not us and certainly not when it comes to Elvis Presley!  Here at Recipe Book Rescue, we are still celebrating Elvis Week 2016.  A few days ago we offered up a delicious set of menus fit for The King (and his mother). As promised,…

Gladys & Elvis

Today is National Son’s and Daughter’s Day and on this day, the focus is on spending time with and appreciating those little bundles of joy, no matter what their age.  Nurturing children with a loving environment; protecting them; demonstrating discipline and instilling self-confidence and self-esteem are ongoing duties of a parent.  No matter what your age….

Serving America Proudly – Oorah!

My Dad was a Field Music Corporal attached to the 5th Military Police Battalion. He loved music and was an exceptionally good cook. My Dad would have loved this blog!

Forecast – Chili Today!

Awards or not, many out of town food critics (often legends in their own mind) seem miss the point and bash our regional fare. Cincinnati-style chili is unique and not always what many think of as chili.

Run for the Recipes (and the Roses)

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, is just scheduled for Saturday, May 7th.  Last year, saw American Pharoah take the win and go on to become a Triple Crown winner.  According to CNN, “American Pharoah, the betting favorite all week, won by one length, outracing Firing Line to the finish line in front of…

The Chain Letter of Recipes

If you’ve ever been “gifted” with an Amish Friendship Bread sour-dough starter mix, it is tantamount to an edible chain letter.