Cookbook Reviews

When I was young and just starting to learn how to cook, I always gravitated to cookbooks based on children’s books that I enjoyed.  The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, the American Girl cookbooks, The Secret Garden Cookbook and the Nancy Drew Cookbook were some of the first I ever read. However, an attempt to recreate… Continue reading Cookbook Reviews

Old Stagecoach Sausage Loaf

About the Name: This is named after the 37th Nancy Drew book:  The Clue in the Old Stagecoach, which sends Nancy to camp to investigate a stage coach.  I haven’t read this book in a long time and can’t think of anything to say about it. _______________________________________________________________________ About The Recipe: It’s basically pork meatloaf.  Like… Continue reading Old Stagecoach Sausage Loaf

Phantom Eggs (Now you see them, Now you don’t)

About the Name: I’ll be honest.  I’m not entirely certain where this name comes from.  I think it comes from the 42nd Nancy Drew book, The Phantom of Pine Hill.  Because of the four Nancy Drew books with the word Phantom in their titles, that was the only book released at the time the cookbook was… Continue reading Phantom Eggs (Now you see them, Now you don’t)

George’s “Keep in Shape” Grapefruit

About the Name: This one is named for one of Nancy’s best friends, George Fayne.  George made her debut with Bess in the 1931 book, The Secret at Shadow Ranch.  The book specifically states that her first name is George, not Georgia, Georgina, or any feminine form of the name and that she is proud of… Continue reading George’s “Keep in Shape” Grapefruit