Category Archives: Update

Recipes – Adventures in Crisco

A few weeks ago I posted about a great vintage cookbook I found published by Proctor & Gable from the 1930s. It featured Crisco as a prominent and versatile ingredient and I promised to try out some recipes. I keep a separate blog for my food related adventures so if you’d like to check out my attempts at making Crisco Biscuits as well as Crisco Sandwich Spread you can on that site.

Overall cooking with Crisco was similar to cooking with margarine, only slightly more greasy and messy. I really had to soak everything to get it clean. Taste-wise there’s a bit of a difference. The biscuits were flaky and tender but lacked that buttery-taste. While it makes sense to use Crisco for pastries when flakiness is a desired trait, but I don’t see Crisco Sandwich Spread becoming a household staple any time soon.

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Update – Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Watching Gilmore Girls has made me realize how many books there are out there, and how many I haven’t read! I’ve added a page to this blog for the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, that includes every book that is referenced on the show. It is a huge list, but I’m in no rush. It’s a fun way to read and a great way too work through the classics. Let me know if I’ve missed any!