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Phil Magoon’s Goulash

I wonder how many of us to stop to think when we are preparing tasty satisfying dish such as this how good a friend the onion is to cook. Some happy day a perceptive food writer will do a definitive monograph on the onion that will rank with Lamb’s essay on roast pork.

Jun 27, 1957
A Man’s Recipe for Cornbread

This isn’t a complicated cornbread formula, but the secret of its appeal, judging by the way our friends and neighbors eat at our Saturday and Sunday suppers — is the touch of allspice. Offhand, I don’t recall seeing any cornbread recipe calling for allspice. 

Apr 26, 1956
Country Style Fricassee Fowl, 1956

This recipe from the Star's archives is for a classic, country-style chicken fricassee, a stew that's only limited by the ingredients in the pantry.

Mar 15, 1956
Old-Fashioned Chicken Pie, 1956

A lady asked me the other day to define "old fashioned" chicken pie as contrasted with a "modern." I can tell you the chief distinction without any difficulty. The "old fashioned" had plenty of chicken meat in it.

Jan 19, 1956
Man's Recipe: Two-Toned Brownies

I don't know whether you can correctly label a brownie a member of the cookie family or not. Webster's Collegiate says, "A kind of small chocolate cake containing nuts."

Oct 13, 1955
Woodbine Cottage Raisin Sauce, 1955

Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tree that grows in Java, the West Indies, Brazil, Egypt, and Ceylon. The last area produces the best-quality cinnamon with a tangy, pleasant, and distinctive flavor due to the tree's aromatic oil. Since ancient days, cooks have used this spice for its unique flavoring power.

Mar 31, 1955
Beef Stew Recipe, 1954

I am very partial to stews, soups, and chowders, and I have spent considerable time in evolving this recipe. This is due notice that this beef stew recipe supersedes any previous material I have written on the subject. I don't believe there's anything so basically wrong with our nation that more stews of this caliber will not correct it.

Oct 28, 1954
Recipe: Woodbine Strawberry Chiffon Pie

Ordinarily, I'm not a chiffon pie man. No sense in an airy, fluffy chiffon pie if you can have a mouthful of genuine fruit. But this pie, from the Woodbine Cottage in Sunapee, N.H., is different.

Jun 17, 1954
Man's Recipe: Janet Spencer's Oil Dressing, 1954

There are 57-plus varieties of salad dressings, and some citizens I know are unconscionably stubborn about insisting that theirs is indisputably the world's best. I’m not going to be contumacious about it; all I am saying is that after testing and messing around with a few dressings, I know that this is the best one discovered to date.

Apr 8, 1954