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Nancy Drew Cookbook 
Jun. 11, 2010 6:28 pm 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2010 10:23 pm
This weekend's recipe on my website is for potatoes cooked on the grill. I adapted it from the Nancy Drew Cookbook, written in 1973. The recipes are typical of that decade and make liberal use of stick margarine. They have references to the mystery books in the recipe titles like: "Twisted Candles Peach Crisp and Bungalo Mystery Salad. A co-worker gave the book to me at a going away party because she knew I collected cook books and had read the mystery series. I have also read  a history of the publishing of the Nancy Drew Stories. I can't remember the exact title but believe it is something like: NANCY DREW AND THE WOMEN WHO CREATED HER.  The author of the cook book like the mystery series is listed as Carolyn Keene. There never was a Carolyn Keene. Many different women wrote the stories for the publisher. The history of the series is a little boring in parts. It is still worth the read to hear how many of these young people's classic series were written. In addition to  different people writing the stories originally, other authors would rewrite the stories every few of years. That way Nancy and her friends would do things according the current decade of each generation of readers. The history is also a story about a woman who, after her father's death, ran a successful publishing company in the first half of the 20th century. Just thought you'd like to know. CJ
Jun. 11, 2010 8:56 pm
Wow! That sounds like a really cool cookbook. I so loved the Nancy Drew Mysteries as a young girl!
Jun. 12, 2010 2:52 am
Me too! I will have to look for that cookbook- thanks!
Jun. 12, 2010 5:00 am
I love Nancy Drew and have made a few recipes out of that cookbook. My older sister doesn't bake very much, but when she does, she wants to bake Blackwood Hall Muffins! lol :-) I also have skimmed the Nancy Drew and Women Who Created Her book. It was so interestng!
Jun. 12, 2010 7:44 am
I've blogged recently about books that contain recipes in their plots. When I was in elementary school I remember reading every Nancy Drew book I could get my hands on! And yes, I noticed quite a few years later that they had been changed, so thanks for the info and I plan to request these from the local library. Have a great weekend!
Jul. 10, 2010 10:23 pm
Very interesting! I didn't know all of that. Thanks for sharing!!
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
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I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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