I've come across one of the neatest cookbooks of all time, & if you were born & raised in Montana like myself, you'll love this spectacular project from Sherry Monahan & Nancy Plain! The book is, "the Western Writers of America Cookbook; Favorite Recipes, Cooking Tips, & Writing Wisdom". With more than 650 members, the 60 year old Western Writers of America has members all over the United States. This cookbook CELEBRATES the Western tradition & includes the voices & dishes of varied & prolific authors. Filled with more than 150 recipes, anecdotes, & stories from some of America's most popular writers & personalities, this collaborative effort includes recipes for drinks, appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, & FUN extras, as well as stories from & profiles of the contributors. Montana rancher Quackgrass Sally is one of the featured authors. I can't wait to cook up her "Myrna's Marvelous Mashed Ranch Taters, not to mention her mom's pie crust recipe. I've  been trying for years to somehow, someway bake the PERFECT pie crust & failed every danged time! Check out "the Western Writers of America Cookbook" from Two Dot Books, An Imprint of Globe Pequot at www.rowman.com & then get ready to rattle the skillet & make a real chuckwagon dinner or just a meal straight from the ranch! The Puffman may be a semi-old fellow but I'm not to old to be "riding the RANGE!

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