The Take-It-Easy Good-Times Cookbook:
Easy, Economical, Exciting Entrees

by Patricia B. Mitchell

The Take-It-Easy Good-Times Cookbook

45 easy recipes with amusing autobiographical anecdotes. Published 1991. 36 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 0-925117-51-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-925117-51-9.

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About the Book

Published in 1991 by food writer Patricia B. Mitchell, The Take-It-Easy Good-Times Cookbook contains 45 simple, inexpensive, and flavorful recipes from her own repertoire, including “Romanesque Simmered Chicken,” “The Fastest Lasagna Recipe You Ever Saw,” and “Romanov's Ground Beef Stroganoff.”

When this book was published, Patricia Mitchell and her husband Henry had been operating their bed-and-breakfast in Virginia for six years. Patricia had written several small cookbooks so her guests could have the recipes they had been enjoying at her breakfast and dinner table. Then she found her readers were also interested in the recipes she was preparing for her own family; The Take-It-Easy Good-Times Cookbook was one of several cookbooks which resulted. In the meantime, she was creating yet another category of books: recipes and narratives involving specific periods, ethnicities, and regionalities of food history, for distribution through museums (those became her widely-known Inkling Series).

The Take-It-Easy Good-Times Cookbook went out of print in 1993. After receiving many requests during the intervening years for copies of this and her other early recipe collections, Patricia is making them available again here in the Keeping Room Series of old favorites, for the enjoyment of her readers.

Portions of this manuscript were originally published under the title A Month of Magnificent Main Dishes, copyright © 1987, 1989 by Patricia B. Mitchell.

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