Last month I was the grateful recipient of The Golden Girls Cookbook. First of all, this book is gorgeous. Every page is trimmed with a cheesecake illustration or the classic GG wallpaper. Packed with full-color photos and peppered with snippets of dialogue from the show, the book is a true keepsake that any fan would treasure. Even more importantly, this cookbook contains truly delicious recipes.
The sections are organized by character with a lovely full profile of each at the top of her section. That said, this can make browsing a little difficult. So you would want to navigate the table of contents if you’re trying to pick out a quick appetizer or dessert to complete your menu.
Most of the dishes featured in this post came from Blanche’s section:
-Cheesy Grits Casserole
-Honey-Bourbon Glazed Carrots
The one exception is the Pot Pie recipe, which came from Rose’s section. (Sorry, Dorothy & Sophia. I’ll have to try your recipes out later!)
A quick note for those making the pot pie (pictured second from left below): I would go easy on the milk/broth requirements. It was delicious but more of a bisque than a pie filling, and even adding more flour wouldn’t have thickened it into the filling I really wanted. If I were to make it again, I would cut back on some of the liquid. On a more positive note, the recipes are well written, which makes it easy to sub out ingredients. For example, my pot pie used shrimp instead of chicken. Stay tuned for cheesecake next time!
3 thoughts on “Greetings from The Golden Girls Cookbook!”
I imagine Blanche’s recipe page is full of aphrodisiacs, the tramp.
There is in fact a “Quickie Gazpacho,” which feels like the setup to a joke from Dorothy.
“How suitable, Blanche—an hour of preparation for something frigid.” Oh, Dorothy, you minx!