Food & Drink

How to Cook Steak

20 Ways to Cook Steak

Steak is a universal favorite, and although the tender cuts are expensive, there’s no waste and you know you’re serving a meal that everyone will appreciate. Cheaper cuts can be prepared in many delicious ways, as shown in the recipes in this feature. One of the most appetizing features of…

Ideas for Poultry Dishes

New Ideas for Poultry Dishes

Poultry is a traditional item on the dinner menu, and although the main methods of cooking – roasting, boiling and steaming – vary only slightly, new ideas may be incorporated to produce a delightful main-course dish. The inclusion of fruit and fruit juice in your stuffing and basting will give…

6 Ideas for Backyard Barbecues

6 Ideas for Backyard Barbecues

For some people the recent exceptionally warm weather heralds barbecue time. For others it is a year-round enjoyment that can give the opportunity to try new barbecue recipes. There is absolutely no need to stop short at steak and chops and sausages with a bit of limp salad and a lump…

5 New Ideas for Family Meals

Microwave Cooking: 5 New Ideas for Family Meals

We had so many requests for “more microwave cooking” that we planned this special family feature in response. We’ve also included unusual recipes which will be microwave favorites, too. VEGETABLE RISOTTO 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 2 sticks celery 4 shallots 30 g (1 oz) butter or margarine 1…

5 Ideas for Egg Dishes

5 Ideas for Egg Dishes

Habit asserts itself in most homes. Consequently eggs are still looked upon very much as something only to be served at break fast. Even then the variation in ways of serving eggs is limited. Egg and bacon, boiled or scrambled eggs are served perhaps ninety-nine times out of a hundred.…

Pork Recipes

5 Quick and Easy Pork Recipes

The new pre-trimmed cuts of pork without bone, rind or excess fat are more nutritionally desirable than traditional cuts which are often high in fat. Nevertheless, many people enjoy the cheaper, old-style chops and roasts. Depending on the cut, pork can be roasted, boiled or stewed, stuffed and baked, stir-fried,…

Potluck Dinner

8 Delicious Ideas for Potluck Dinner

To “bring a plate” is a popular way of catering for fund-raising functions or friendly get-togethers. What to bring is solved by these potluck recipes. They’re great for family meals too. Chicken Wings, Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings 1 kg (2 lb) chicken wings cornflour 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1…

12 New Ideas for Mayonnaise

12 New Ideas for Mayonnaise

Summer is salad time, and for most people, mayonnaise is an essential salad ingredient. But there are many other delightful dishes in which mayonnaise can be used for extra flavor. In this feature is a selection of tempting recipes that are examples of the use of mayonnaise, showing how it…

8 Easy Dessert Recipes to Make at Home

8 Easy Dessert Recipes to Make at Home

1. Heavenly Pie Take 2 bananas, pinch of salt, 2 egg whites, juice of 1 lemon, some chopped walnuts, 1 cup castor sugar, 1 small cup whipped cream, and a little table jelly. Prepare a deep pastry case, beat the mashed bananas, castor sugar, salt and lemon juice, and fold…

Ideas for Easy Summer Desserts plus Recipes

10 Ideas for Easy Summer Desserts

1. FROZEN FRUIT SALAD Three cupfuls cooked peaches, finely cut and drained; 1 cupful shredded coconut; 12 marshmallows, quartered; ½ cupful maraschino cherries; ½ cupful walnuts, finely chopped; 1 cupful cream, ½ cupful mayonnaise. Add the peaches, coconut, marshmallows, cherries, and nuts to the whipped cream and mayonnaise (which have…

Baking Ideas plus Recipes

12 Baking Ideas plus Recipes

1. Lemon Yeast and Bread Mix together 4 tablespoons flour and 2 of sugar, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, adding sufficient warm water to make the consistency of thick, fresh cream. Bottle and cork tightly, let stand 24 hours (have a little old yeast to start it). Peel, boil and mash…

6 Fascinating Ideas for Chestnut Dishes

6 Ideas for Chestnut Dishes

Glossy brown chestnuts peeping from a little sack what fascinating ideas they conjure up for the enterprising cook. If you have never made a dish of curried egg and chestnuts, or tried chestnuts in mayonnaise, or eaten chestnut tart with chocolate frosting, or tasted chestnut soup, you have some treats…