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This collection of the all-time best Texas recipes was compiled by Carol Blakely, a leading authority on Southwestern cooking.
Recipes include such favorites as Pico de Gallo, Easy Skillet Fajitas, Prairie Fire, and Cheese Wafers from Lady Bird Johnson. Armadillo Eggs, Perfect Guacamole, Poo Poos, Pioneer Jailhouse Chili, Sugar-fried Chicken, Stage Coach Inn Hush Puppies, and Easy Frozen Margaritas are a few of the other classic recipes in this volume.
The collection also contains a selection of recipes from Stewing in Texas, the exciting and sometimes hilarious tale of a landmark copyright case involving Penfield Books in 2001-02. The research and resourcefulness of Carol helped conclude the case.
Texas Cookoff also provides a handy guide to cookoff events held throughout Texas each year. The book is illustrated with historic Texas postcards and drawings by Diane Heusinkveld.
Easy Monkey Bread
3/4 cup sugar or brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cans ready-to-eat buttermilk biscuits
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 cup each, chopped pecans and
Raisins and nuts (optional)
Mix sugar with cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Cut biscuits into quarters and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Pile in a greased and floured angel food or Bundt pan. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture, heating until sugar is no longer grainy. Pour over biscuits and bake in a 350 degree oven 30 to 40 minutes. Let stand about 10 minutes, then invert onto a large plate.
For additional flavor, spread 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup raisins among the biscuit pieces.