Recipes of a Pitchfork Ranch Hostess: The Culinary Legacy of Mamie Burns

Recipes of a Pitchfork Ranch Hostess: The Culinary Legacy of Mamie Burns



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Recipes of a Pitchfork Ranch Hostess: The Culinary Legacy of Mamie Burns by Cathryn Buesseler

The Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company of West Texas had already established a reputation for the high quality of its cattle and horses when D and Mamie Burns arrived on the ranch in 1942. D became the fifth manager of the ranch’s vast holdings, and Mamie took over management of the ranch’s Big House, including the feeding and entertaining of many guests who arrived there to conduct business or simply unwind. The recipes and reminiscences in Mamie’s notes, reproduced in this book, show that she certainly enjoyed setting a bountiful table. Although she tells us, “On the Ranch I cooked more and enjoyed it less than anyone alive, I guess,” her recipes, and her comments on the life of the ranch, show her enthusiasm for preparing wonderful food to enjoy with treasured friends, family, and ranch visitors. This book will give you a taste of her special dishes, as well as a glimpse of West Texas ranch life as it was lived by Mamie and D Burns, their cowboys, and other ranch hands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780896724754
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2002
Edition description: SPIRAL
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

How to Read a Culinary Legacy1
A Chef's Comments3
$50 Cornbread5
Spoon Bread6
Cheese Biscuits7
Light Rolls8
Rolls--Three Hour8
Pitchfork Ranch Chuckhouse Rolls9
Light Bread10
Brown Bread11
Homemade Bread11
Iola's Hot Cakes12
Spiced Apple Muffins13
All-Bran Muffins14
Old Fashioned Gingerbread14
Tropical Gingerbread15
Marion's Gingerbread15
D's Hoe-Cakes16
Banana Loaf17
Coffee Cake, San Angelo18
Salads, Relishes, & Condiments
Whole Tomato Salad20
Neapolitan Pineapple Salad21
Royal Anne Cherry Salad21
Cold Slaw with Sour Cream22
Sandwich Spread22
Olive Oil Pickles23
Mother's Chow Chow24
Willie's Green Pepper Relish25
Green Tomato Mince Meat26
Onions in White Wine26
Cranberry Jelly27
One Way to Cook Beef--Pitchfork Chuckhouse Style29
Steak a la Pitchfork30
Whole Roast Beef Tenderloin31
Chicken Loaf32
Sauce for Chicken32
Chicken Scrapple or Pressed Chicken33
Barbecued Chicken34
Fricassee Chicken35
Chicken Chow Mein36
Pork Chop Chow Mein37
Lamb in Casserole38
Spanish Delight39
Chili con Carne40
Fried Corn42
Baked Grits43
Baked Potato44
Holland Rusk Dessert46
Deep-Dish Peach Cobbler46
Creme Brulee47
Willie's German Lizzies49
Glazed Pecan Cookies49
Corn Flakes Cookies50
Ground Nut Cookies51
Fudge Squares51
Peanut Butter Cookies51
Sand Tarts52
Vida's Lemon Ice Cream52
Lemon Ice Cream52
Milky Way Ice Cream53
Bund Kuchen53
Special Fudge Cake54
Brown Sugar Marshmallow Nut Icing54
Duchess Cupcakes55
Sour Cream Pound Cake56
Frozen Fruit Cake57
El's Fruit Cake57
White Cake Filling58
One Egg Cake58
Pie Crust59
Magic Lemon Meringue Pie59
Willie's Best Old Fashioned Lemon Pie60
Syrup Crumb Pie60
Molasses Pie61
Willie's Ambassador B B Pie62
"World Round" Fudge63
Cream Pralines64
Willie's Egg Nog66
Ginger Ale Punch67
Hors d'CEuvres68
Shrimp Bisque68
Chuck Wagon Coffee69
Menus & Special Occasions
La Fonda Menu71
Huacamole & Tostadas71
Breast of Chicken Lucrecio72
Good Old Standby Menu73
The Christmas Cake74
Christmas Breakfast/Brunch75
Chuckhouse Fare76
Further Reading77

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