Creamed Beans with Dill Seed (Oregon, 2006, adapted)

Creamed Beans with Dill Seed is a simple yet elegant side dish with a unique and alluring flavor profile.  The recipe comes to me by way of Recipes of the Heart, a 2006 cookbook from my home congregation.  The author is a dear woman who still lives nearby and who I still see regularly.  She is……

Macaroni with Yogurt Sauce (California, 1990s, adapted)

I’ve been cooking long enough that I can figure out what a recipe’s going to taste like just from reading the ingredient list.  There’s not a lot new under the sun, and the community cookbooks that I frequently cook from aren’t exactly known for their innovative cuisine.  There’s an awful lot of repetition, even within……

Airy Light Casserole Bread (Oklahoma, 1970s)

I’ve never been particularly good with yeast breads.  I know enough to know what I’m doing wrong (kiling the yeast) but still haven’t spent the time to figure out how to do it right.  So I appreciate idiot-proof bread recipes like Airy Light Casserole Bread from Adventures in Cooking. What makes this recipe unusual is……