The Split-Level Cookbook: Family Meals to Cook Once and Serve Twice

The Split-Level Cookbook: Family Meals to Cook Once and Serve Twice presents 150 recipes for those on the go. It was published in 1967 and beyond the recipes, it is also a nice vintage cookbook for a collection. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket and plastic protective sleeve, 228 pages. 

Copyright: 1967 

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company 

Author: LouAnn Gaeddert 

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Description: This is the perfect all-occasion cookbook for those whose time at the stove is limited. The Split-Level Cookbook tells how to prepare attractive food at one's own convenience -- with the least expense in time, energy, and money -- and serve it at leisure to families, friends, and guests. It contains recipes for more than 150 main dishes, and suggestions for vegetables, salads, and desserts to accompany them. 

Convenience and variety are the keynotes of Mrs. Gaeddert's cooking. Such sturdy standbys as corned beef and cabbage, pot roast, and baked macaroni alternate with delicacies like tarragon veal scallops, eggplant parmigiana, and Indonesian pork. A "basic meat loaf mix" dressed up with gravies or sauces, appears as Swedish or Italian meatballs or as cranberry loaf. Leftovers star in casseroles and flavorful hashes. Hamburger is glorified with garlic, chopped onion, or blue cheese; beef and veal stews feature mushrooms, wine, herbs, or sour cream. Vegetables are prepared in new ways, often braised or baked with the main dish, to delight children and adults alike. 

Mrs. Gaeddert praises the power of a hearty soup or chowder to serve as the main course for lunch or supper, and tells how to turn one out with almost no effort. Her chicken flavored with orange juice and sherry -- a perfect party dish -- can wait on a bed of rice in a warm oven while guests and hostess relax. 

This practical, family-oriented cookbook is full of shortcuts, for Mrs. Gaeddert uses frozen and canned foods fearlessly, combining and "improving" them. Among her suggestions for quick desserts are "coco-mocho pudding" fruit crisps, and mincemeat bars; and she includes instructions for a "foolproof pie crust" that will turn any cook into a queen of hearts. 


Condition: Good condition. Jacket has small tears and light rubbing. 

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