Every few years, I buy a new copy of this book, after I splash my way through my current one. I hope you like it as much as I do!
I keep coming back to this book. It was a gift from my beloved great aunt Jean, after I had loved one of the dishes she made from it while I was out visiting. Then my sister wanted a copy, then my mom, after they tried dishes I'd made from it.
Faves include Hot Mushroom Dip p 51, amazing with French bread cubes, Whole Wheat Bread p 82, which I consider the best ever, Sour Cream Coffee Cake p 90, Peter Peter Pumpkin Bread p 94, Banana Bran Muffins p 100, Plucky Enchiladas p 224 (I make these with leftover turkey the day after Thanksgiving), Madora's Corn Pudding p 293 (be sure to at least double the recipe to prevent fistfights breaking out among the dinner guests), Chocolate Shortbread Crescents p319, Shortbread p325, French Poppy Seed Cake p 337 (yummy and elegant!), Lemon Applesauce Cake p338 (excellent and easy!) and the hit-it-out-of-the-ballpark dessert, Regal English Trifle with homemade English Custard p357. Make it and your toes will be kissed by your significant other.
It's almost easier to list what recipes didn't work, because I've only been disappointed twice (I did NOT like Breast of Chicken Chesapeake p205 or the Georgia Brunswick Stew p127.)
As you can see, I take my vittles seriously:-) Dive into this book and you won't be disappointed.