Friday, November 19, 2010

The Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers Cookbook

***In memory of my high school home ec teacher-Mrs. Thelma Sine, Paden City High School, Paden City, WV***

Although I own a large collection of cookbooks (anyone who knows me can back me up on this!) I love to get someones favorite recipe that they've passed directly to me; the cookbook we're reviewing today is a combination of individual cooks' favorites in cookbook form. I have a few books from this collection by Favorite Recipes Press in Alabama. This particular goody was published in 1970 and its Library of Congress Catalog number is 78-142015. "The Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers" is just what the title says. The publisher sent out a request to America's high school H.E. teachers for their favorite recipes. The result of this "cooking survey" is a very useful and trustworthy source of wonderful recipes.
In a familiar format that is like Southern Living cookbooks, each recipe in this book provides the name of its contributor, the high school where she taught, and her location. I really enjoy knowing which area of the country the cook is from, and even the names of the various high schools were interesting to me. Other than these additional bits of information, the book is all recipes; no chat. I think you'll be fine with that when you see the recipes! This book is so full of recipes that sound absolutely delicious that I recommend looking for it right away. It would be a good one to have on hand for the holidays. I will be sampling recipes from it for the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend!

Page 164 Asparagus Amandine
Katherine W. Rebbe, Wakefield Comm. Sch.
Wakefield, Nebraska

1/4 C slivered blanched almonds
1/4 C butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon juice
2 C cooked asparagus, drained

Saute almonds in butter until golden, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Add salt and lemon juice; pour over hot asparagus. Let stand for several minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

I will be at these swaps today:


  1. This sounds fantastic. I love simple flavors here, of asparagus, almonds, even the lemon juice. Yum!

    The tribute to home ec teachers is a sweet note to include, as well. Thanks for linking this to Food on Fridays at!

  2. Thanks for linking up to This Week Cravings!