Tuesday, September 7, 2010

For All The Cooks Out There

Have you checked out the Houston County Heritage And Historical Cookbook? It is a great collection of recipes and interesting tidbits of historical information about our great county. The cookbook is full of wonderful historic photos as well.

The cookbook was edited by Crockett's own Dorothy Harrison, who years ago used to own a neat little restaurant in Downtown Crockett called the Tulip Tree. Dorothy served all kinds of delicious food, but her desserts were off the charts. One of her specialties was bread pudding (yeah, some of you know what I'm talking about, don't you?). I fancy myself as a bit of a bread pudding connoisseur (I'm not that smart, I had to google it to spell it) and Dorothy's version is one of the best. Some time back, Dorothy surprised us at home with a batch of her bread pudding. I rationed it like it was gold, and made it last as long as I possibly could.

You can get your own Houston County Heritage And Historical Cookbook by contacting the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce at (936) 544-2359. I don't know for sure but I bet they would even ship them to you. The cookbooks would make a great Christmas present for anyone that enjoys cooking or, just get one for yourself and you'll be the envy of your church potluck or dinner party!