Lamb Conquistador (adapted from the Smart Shopper’s Cookbook, 1972)

Lamb Conquistador is an easy weeknight chili-with-beans from Smart Shopper’s Cookbook (1972) by former Betty Crocker executive Loyta Wooding.   Like many recipes in Smart Shopper’s Cookbook it treats lamb shoulder and lamb chops as a budget friendly item – a cost-friendly alternative to beef.  This may have been true in the 1970s but it’s hardly……

Hominy and Bacon (adapted from Elena’s Secrets of Mexican Cooking, 1958)

There’s not much to this recipe, but it’s too delicious not to write it up.  This is one of many treasures in Elena’s Secrets of Mexican Cooking (1958) by the indomitable Elena Zelayeta.  Mrs. Zelayeta was a minor celebrity in her day, succeeding in business, publishing, and television in spite of being entirely blind.  Born……