Thursday, January 10

[Post-] Holiday Throwback Recipes: Keep It Simple

We've got a pretty solid collection of community cookbooks here in the office—and many more in our staffers' home libraries. The holidays seemed like a good time to whip them out and share some choice recipes with you, our readers. But even now that we've rung in 2013, we'll keep sharing an oldie-but-goodie from time to time.
2013 might be the year that you cut back on the bread and butter...or at least you're still telling yourself that. If you don't believe in resolutions—or you've already thrown in the towel—why not enjoy the simple goodness of a bread stick? 

Today's Cookbook: The Cook's Book
Compiled and published by the Calvary Episcopal Church of Cleveland, Mississippi, 1972
(5th printing, 2003) 

Bread Sticks
8 hot dog buns
1 lb. butter or margarine

Slice each bun lengthwise into four sticks. Roll each stick in melted butter. Toast in 150 degree oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until very crisp. Dust with paprika. Store in Tupperware container. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired, when about half toasted. 

—Mrs. Frank Paden, Rosedale, Mississippi 

Kudos to the women of the Delta for keeping it real since 1972!