For the Mad Men party yesterday, we were encouraged to bring some 1960s-themed snacks. I'm not totally in love with 1960s food (who is?), but one dish seemed appropriate and is also one of my favorite foods - deviled eggs. My favorite recipe for these is a classic - Molly's Deviled Eggs from the American Girl Cookbook, also known as "my food bible before I found How to Cook Everything."
This little spiral bound book has some wonderful, easy-to-prepare (read: my skills today are only slightly less rudimentary than they were when I made these recipes for the first time over 15 years ago) recipes, and this is one of my very favorites. It's simple, delicious, and I'm impressed at how well it's held up to my expectations every time I make it. Often foods from childhood simply aren't as good when we're adults (Chef Boyardee, anyone?), this this one is still a winner nearly two decades later.
PS - Now I want to buy all the individual doll books that I found on Amazon. Have I mentioned that at least 30% of the poems I write are about cooking in early America?