Eat healthy and live to be 100?
Why choke down bland, mushy steamed veggies and brown rice when there's so much fat-laden, calorie-rich, heart-bursting cuisine out there to be savored? Because you want to live? So you can spend your golden years wandering aimlessly around a Florida shopping mall and eating dinner at 2 in the afternoon? So your rotten, ungrateful kids can plop you into some nursing home the minute you forget what day it is? So go ahead, triple your cholesterol and triglyceride counts and clog those arteries . You'll never get out of this world alive, so you might as well enjoy your life while you can!
Nostalgic for a time when kitchen counters had a container marked "grease" right next to "flour" and "sugar," author and blogger Graham (Keep Chewing Till It Stops Kicking) offers up a rambling, tongue-in-cheek, plaque-in-artery collection of recipes and essays for those dedicated to the "Art of Lard." Graham delights in slaughtering sacred cows with his acerbic, at times wildly inappropriate humor, but also gets a terrific amount of glee from simple bacon grease, a key ingredient in ribs, chicken fried steak, hash browns and even popcorn. Predictably dense takes on macaroni and cheese, burgers and fries dominate, though more exotic fare like Turducken and Rotis with Goat Curry are also detailed. Graham's glib instructions can frustrate; for fatty (but incredibly flavorful) twice-baked fries, "you get your fat, and you put it in a big pot, and you put it in the oven at 250 for like a day. Then you throw out the lumps that remain," before you add potatoes for frying. Most of his dishes, however, fall within the capabilities of kitchen novices, and he peppers sound advice throughout on everything from the proper use of ham hocks to the care of cast iron skillets.
Between recipes for Kathy Lee Giffrod Tribute Cheese Dip and Dr. Pepper Salad, Ruby Ann entertains with tales of living at the High Chaparral Trailer Park in Pangburn, Arkansas (Lot 18 in a two-story pink double-wide). Check out her web site: for a sample of her "Dame Edna does Down-Home" routine. The book is a hilarious!
It's bacon...all bacon. Just when you think you've eaten all the flavors of bacon there is EVEN MORE bacon.
- Bacon-the gateway meat!
- Once you go bacon, you never go back!
- Bacon makes everything taste better!
- When in doubt add bacon!
- No further information is needed
For added amusement I recommend giving this book with 15lbs of bacon....ohhh and use this bacon gift wrap!
You might want to seek medical attention at this point...but go ahead and order this book first because they might need a Twinkie wedding cake at your funeral. In 2005, as part of Twinkies’ 75th anniversary celebration, Hostess put out a call for recipes, asking people to share their ideas for cooking—yes, cooking—with Twinkies. Hundreds of people from across the country responded with an amazing collection of homegrown, creative, and sometimes wacky recipes. Nostalgic, colorful, and a delight (death wish) for the whole family, this is the perfect book for the Twinkie addict in all of us. Selected Recipes:Twinkie Sushi,Twinkie Burrito, Pigs in a Twinkie, Pumpkin Twinkie Bread Pudding, Peanut Butter and Jelly Twinkie Cake.
My chest hurts a little thinking about it...I'm sure I'm fine.
I ate 1/2 a bucket of candy while writing this....I just thought you should know.