Way Back in the Country Cookbook: Recipes from Six Generations of East Texas Farm Cooking and the Stories behind Them

Hannibal Books
February 2003
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Way Back in the Country Cookbook: Recipes from Six Generations of East Texas Farm Cooking and the Stories behind Them Overview

Way Back in the Country, in the days of yesteryear, the biggest events around were two-week-long outdoor revivals and box suppers, where the most creative dinner pails took the prize--when food was always a key link in a family's sweet communion. In farm-rich Delta County, Texas, you'll still hear folks speak of the Three Red-Haired Miller Girls, who grew up in those bygone times and whose family remains legedary for its plentiful, inventive cooking. Enter the world of the Miller Girls and their farm kin, as their antics are woven around this fresh, eclectic recipe collection that will make your mouth water as you read. The mishaps and victories of the six generations that encompass these real-life characters will have you laughing, crying, and eager to cook their way and perhaps to preserve a few recipes of your own. Written in the "Way Back" spirit of James C. Hefley and "Ozark Monk" Hefley, who popularized Hannibal's other "Way Back" books.


Way Back in the Country Cookbook: Recipes from Six Generations of East Texas Farm Cooking and the Stories behind Them Synopsis

Way Back in the Country, in the days of yesteryear, the biggest events around were two-week-long outdoor revivals and box suppers, where the most creative dinner pails took the prize-when food was always a key link in a family's sweet communion. In farm-rich Delta County, Texas, you'll still hear folks speak of the Three Red-Haired Miller Girls, who grew up in those bygone times and whose family remains legendary for its plentiful, inventive cooking. Enter the world of the Miller Girls and their farm kin, as their antics are woven around this fresh, eclectic recipe collection that will make your mouth water as you read. The mishaps and victories of the six generations that encompass these real-life characters will have you laughing, crying, and eager to cook their way-and perhaps to preserve a few recipes of your own. Written in the "Way Back" spirit of James C. Hefley and "Ozark Monk" Hefley, who popularized Hannibal's other "Way Back" books.


Way Back in the Country Cookbook: Recipes from Six Generations of East Texas Farm Cooking and the Stories behind Them Table Of Content

Chapter 1Enter, Little Red11
Country Biscuits15
Chapter 2The Cotton Gin Scare16
Orange Balls19
Chapter 3The Tale of Little Button20
Golden Corn Bread23
Chapter 4Screaming Bloody Murder24
Lemon Ice-Box Pie29
Chapter 5Roll, Jordan, Roll30
Oven-Crisp Fried Chicken34
Chapter 6The Missing Ring35
Buttermilk Pie39
Chapter 7Walking Papa Home40
Osgood Pie46
Chapter 8The Four Peas47
Squash Dressing49
Chapter 9Sunday Dinner and the Dime-Store Dishes50
Company Potatoes53
Chapter 10That Little Thing54
Velvety Cheese Soup56
Chapter 11The New Cousin57
Texas Corny Dip60
Chapter 12The Great Christmas-Tree Caper61
Beet Pickles65
Chapter 13Tuna Fish and the Marriage Proposal66
Tuna-Noodle Casserole69
Chapter 14One Day in January70
Oven-Bag Brisket74
Chapter 15To Bed with the Chickens and Brainpower75
Broccoli Salad78
Chapter 16Thank You, God and Comfort Food79
Chicken-Dressing Casserole82
Chapter 17Forever Summer in the Country83
Miller-Harris Family Tree90
Family Album91
Recipes
Appetizers and Snacks, Beverages, Jellies97
Salads109
Vegetables119
Breads129
Main Dish Recipes139
Desserts149
Index178


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Way Back in the Country Cookbook: Recipes from Six Generations of East Texas Farm Cooking and the Stories behind Them

Book Info

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9780929292502
  • ISBN-10: 0929292502
  • Number of Pages: 188
  • Dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)
  • Approx Price: $10.16
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