Biscuit-topped Bulgarian Lamb Stew (adapted from Smart Shopper’s Cookbook, 1972)

Biscuit-topped Bulgarian Lamb Stew is a hearty, simply seasoned lamb stew from Loyta Wooding’s 1972 Smart Shopper’s Cookbook.  As I’ve noted elsewhere, in twenty-first century terms a lamb stew doesn’t seem to fit with the strict-budget ethos of Smart Shopper’s Cookbook.  Lamb consumption has dropped precipitously since the 1960s and in modern markets lamb is……

Lentil Soup (adapted from Home Cookin’ with Dave’s Mom, 1996)

My favorite recipe from Home Cookin’ with Dave’s Mom is the lentil soup, which comes courtesy of David Letterman’s sister Jan.  This recipe was a winter favorite back in our college days, and is one of the few “starving student” recipes that still finds its way onto our table twenty years later.  Like any good……