Title: Pork Chops & Applesauce: A Collection of Recipes and Reflections
Author: Cynthia Briggs
Publication Date: July, 2004
Paperback: 193 pages
Cynthia Briggs message in Pork Chops & Applesauce is about focusing on what’s important in life; and how taking a break to reflect upon memorable family gatherings and the sharing of dinners provides a respite from the fast pace of living in today’s hectic world. Cynthia says, “Your Roasted Garlic Potatoes are in the oven baking along with your Surprise Parmesan Meatloaf. The Pear Pie with Crunchy Pecan Crust is cooling on the counter. The dishes are done, the cut flowers are in a vase on the dining room table, and the whole house smells like paradise! Now, before your guests arrive, it’s time to relax.” While you’re relaxing, why not read one or two of the nostalgic and often humorous stories that introduce many of the recipes in Pork Chops & Applesauce? Enjoy!
About the Author:
Cynthia Briggs, also known as the “Apple Queen”, has had a life-long enthusiasm for mastering the art of cooking and baking. Inspired by women of kindred spirits, she believes through sharing our recipes and food we engage in an ongoing connection with others, weaving unique bonds we carry with us through our lives.
A food columnist, Cynthia’s popular newspaper food columns (over 200 of them) have appeared in various publications since 1999. Her work has also appeared in New Mexico Magazine, New Mexico Woman, and Funds for Writers as well as several Chicken Soup books. She has talked “food, writing and techniques for living a more gratifying life” on radio and TV, at rotary clubs and women’s associations, and at schools and universities.
Cynthia was born in eastern Oregon where she lived near her grandparents’ farm. Later she raised her own children on a small farm in western Washington where she experienced daily “mis-adventures” of family life in the country, which she often writes about in her books, stories and columns. Her young family inherited nine well-established, and prolific apple trees with their farm leading to Cynthia’s royal nickname. She later moved to New Mexico where she mastered something new: peppers and southwestern cooking.
Just Thought You Should Know:
September and October are overflowing with food related holidays and Cynthia has a recipe to share with your readers to celebrate each and every day. She also has two additional books: Sweet Apple Temptations and Bumper Crop: Beginning with Apples. Some of the upcoming food holidays are:
- Apple Week (beginning August 12)
- National Apple Month (October)
- National Pork Month (October)
- National Caramel Month (October)
- Cookie Month (October)
- Apple Dumpling Day (Sept. 17)
- Better Breakfast Day (Sept. 23)
- Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26)
- Hot Mulled Cider Day (Sept. 30)
- World Teachers Day (Oct. 5)
- Apple Betty Day (Oct. 5)
- National Angel Food Cake Day (Oct. 10)
- Cookbook Day (Oct. 12)
- National Dessert Day (Oct. 14) and my birthday!
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I love to read cookbooks. I buy them and look through the recipes like they are book. I found out my oldest sister Linda and my Mom both do the same thing. So when I got Pork Chops & Applesauce I was so happy to see th where stories with most of the recipes. I really loved reading all the different stories and how the recipes went with them. One of the recipes I am going to try is the Braised Beef Tips and Mushrooms. How to be a magician and have dinner ready when you walk in the door. The crock pot and a bit of planning. I am sure you will love Pork Chops & Applesauce ~ you find some great stories along with some good, family friendly recipes.
Cynthia Briggs is offering to give one of my readers a e-book copy of Pork Chops & Applesauce. You must be 18+. Leave a comment on a favorite family recipe. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends Oct 7, 2013.
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