Chief McGinnis’s Waffles

About the Name: This recipe is named for the Police Chief of River Heights, Nancy’s hometown.  Fun fact about Chief McGinnis:  He doesn’t appear in the Nancy Drew series until Book 26: The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (1949).  Before this point, the police in the Nancy Drew series tended to be rather unhelpful or incompetent. In one… Continue reading Chief McGinnis’s Waffles

Hollow Oak Nest Eggs

About the Name: This recipe is named after the 12th book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories:  Message in the Hollow Oak.  Like the cookbook, there are two versions of this book in existence.  Unlike the cookbook, the two versions of the story are completely different. The version of the book written in 1935 is… Continue reading Hollow Oak Nest Eggs

Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking

As my introductory post mentioned, this is the cookbook that inspired this blog.  As such, it is only fitting that I start my reviews with this one. My intent is to make one recipe per week and determine whether or not it is good.  I intend to make every recipe in the cookbook. About this… Continue reading Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking

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