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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Retro Appetizer, And Simple Taste Appeased!



I think in the 50's, Betty Crocker did more for this country than Eisenhower did! That contrived image of a non-existant woman in the apron, showed more people(mostly women back then!) how to cook! One of my first cookbooks was a Betty Crocker, and to this day, it is a "go to" cookbook on basics..Anywho..
The point of all this is I go Retro once in a while- people forget who they were, and what defined them in their formative years. I revisit my past- the good times growing up, because we need to..
Bisquik sausage balls.. No party was a party without them!
1. 2 cups of Bisquik
2. 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, room temp.
3. 1 lb. of seasoned sausage, room temp.
4. Splash of a flavoring liquid of you choice(hot sauce!)
Mix together thoroughly and form into 1" dia. balls
Bake for 12 min. in greased pan at 350F, turn over, and bake for 12 min. more.
A retro treat that everybody still will love!
Supper last night was a simple Kielbasa sausage, with dip- and a great fresh roll.. Fancy? No, but a hit-the-spot flavor, for a light bite that night!

38 comments:

OHN said...

Your homage to Betty made me smile. I have my grandmothers Betty Crocker cookbook from LOONNNGGG ago and I love looking through it.

Most of the recipes are artery clogging, but delicious recipes.

When my 21 year old son tried to steal it for his apartment, I grabbed it away from him and said NO WAY! He can have it someday when he isn't living with 4 other guys in a disgusting bachelor pad.

pinknest said...

I LOVE looking through Betty Crocker cookbooks. I can't get over the desserts.

blueviolet said...

I agree. My Betty Crocker was my first cookbook and it's still my fave. No covers on it anymore but I can't give it up.

Your recipe looks like something I'd love.

snowelf said...

I have three cookbooks. The red and white one. The Good and Easy one, and a Rice Krispies one that I have never used.

Lastly, I have one of recipes I think I might like that I've printed off the internet or gotten from bloggers. The last one is the one I use the most. :)

Hope you are well UncleBuf!! :)

--snow

Shelly Rayedeane said...

I love sausage. My mum has this Betty Crocker cook book which is falling apart. Lol. She also adds hand written recipes and it is difficult to find anything with all those notes in between pages. Just why she developed this habit I still do not know. Lol.

Nat said...

Your dinner sounds like something I would LOVE ! I need to get my self a betty crocker cook book...I've lived in the US long enough now to start a tradition of my own, after all I am the home maker of my all american family : ) ...

Also Thanks so much for the advice on the knives. I have already checked online to buy a complete set. My hubs checked it out too and is happy to go with it. I never knew the dishwasher could affect the quality of a knife though...does it warp the blade or something ? ...Eitherway, Thank you so very much !

K said...

I love my betty crocker cookbook. It was gift from my mom when I moved out on my own and I still love it.

JihadGene said...

I ain't no Betty Crocker but then again I ain't no Maytag repairman either. Thanks for the flashback!

The Good Cook said...

I collect Cook Books and old, retro ones are my favorites.. I also have the complete series of Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet) cook books.. Remember him?

highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com said...

My first cookbook was Betty Crocker. I still have it and do reference it everyonce in a while. I'm snowed in today, big time, I'll have to get it out and browse.

Thanks for the post BD

buffalodick said...

OHN- I have so many cook books it's stupid! It's stupid because I don't use them much anymore- they taught me what I had to know.. Nowadays the Internet has every recipe ever written.. what a shame
Pink- First frilly desserts America ever saw!
BlueV- Mine is old... but the truth is the truth!
Snowniece- Settled yet? Hope all is well with you! I know things will be great, but the journey can be very hard..
Shels- Those notes are valuable info! I used to write next to them "sucks", "great", "needs more something", etc....
Nat- Doesn't hurt steel in any way, but the composite handle can crack around the rivets through the solid steel tang! Wash by hand, and all is well...
K- Use it, and you will never be too far from what works!
Gene- Basics never change..and the oonly time I screw up cooking, is when i forget that..
Good Cook- I liked him better when he used to drink!
Highlander- Stay warm, and read the old magic...

Just telling it like it is said...

You know I always enjoy some good balls...and the whole dish looks pretty yummmy!

Just telling it like it is said...

I had a betty crocker too it the best..back to the basics

doggybloggy said...

nothing beats the basics thats for sure!

Hit 40 said...

I still remember who gave me my betty crocker cook book at my wedding shower!!! Very wise gift to give. If in doubt for a recipe, I always pull it out. (ok that just sounded wrong? I have been hanging out with Otin too long)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

My Betty Crocker cookbooks are my first 'go-to' as well...I even picked up some of the OLD ones just to see the differences. :)

This sounds delicious! :)

Brian Miller said...

i so remember those sausage balls...have not had them in forever!

Rachel said...

My husnand would LOVE these!

UBERMOUTH said...

That sounds heavenly. Could these balls be used for meatballs in spaghetti? Or smaller ones in soups?

Tanya Kristine said...

biscuit sausage balls! i love it! i think i'll pass those out for halloween. : )

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- You and Donna...
DogB- I've been stocking up last few days... food should get a little more exciting-I hope!
Hit40- I have a big, old Better Homes and Garden cookbook that is pretty handy, too..
Stacy- Mine is about 35 years old..
Brian- We rediscovered them about six months ago, and have been eating them once a month since!
Rachel- Great party finger food!
Uber- You could, but a fair amount of filler in them..
Tanya- Great dog treats too!

TavoLini said...

Those sausage balls were my favorite growing up. At holiday time, they were pretty much the only thing I ate all day!

buffalodick said...

T-L. I am resurrecting old appetizers, as I believe people haven't changed that much!

Helene said...

I remember them too! yummy! I do think that whats old is new again in food. Retro whatever you want to call it... have had pigs in a blanket and fancy onion dip at parties lately (the dip was AMAZING!). Even the beverages... someone served a Sidecar and Manhattans were offered at another gig! just funny!

Happy almost weekend!

Akelamalu said...

I don't think Betty made it over here as I haven't heard of her. I think maybe Mrs. Beeton was her counterpart here. :)

Marjie said...

I bought myself a Betty Crocker cookbook - "New and Updated for the 90s!" - in 1990. It's great for simple, "How the hell do I do that" recipes. Good thing they put it in that ring binder; it's practically bulletproof. My grandmother had one, and my idiot mother sold it and everything else when Grammy died in 1990. So I bought my own. Been happy for it ever since. Never tried the bisquick party balls; they look like something I need to investigate!

The Blonde Duck said...

Betty is a Pond staple.

buffalodick said...

Helene- Some of simplest finds, our are Heritage!
Ake- These cook books are the foundation of our cuisines! Many cultures, turned into something we had common ground in...
Marjie- Mine is ring binder,been patched a few times...
Blonde- It broke my heart when I found she never lived- I wanted her...

A Year on the Grill said...

WHAT??? No Betty Crocker???? I feel like that horrible day when i pulled Santa's beard all over again! I remember sitting in church the next weekend wondering if Jesus was made up as well... HMMMMMMM

Oh, and here's your softball for the day...

MY, BUT YOUR BALLS LOOK TASTY

otin said...

Hit40 always comes running when a post is about balls! LMAO!

Chris said...

I've got a copy of the old "red and white" cook book too, it was one of our firsts.

You have a lot of balls to post this. Sausage balls that is;)

justjoycee said...

My mom makes her famous sausage balls every Christmas morning, and we just love them and so look forward to it........I am with you!

Angela in Europe said...

Oh man, I love sausage balls! We have for breakfast every Xmas.

Bina said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sausage balls. Someone always brings them to our Christmas food day at work and I make them at home, but I have never even heard of putting Bisquick in them. I will definitely try this!

Jamie said...

Yeah, you have me smiling, too. Love Betty Crocker, who doesn't? I love the retro cooking and love these cheesy bisquick balls!! Fun!

buffalodick said...

Griller- Aunt Jemima, Betty Crocker, etc..
Otin- I noticed!
Chris- Mine is all red(1974)in a binder format..
Joycee- Can't get through a Chrismas without deviled eggs, meatballs, sausage balls, cocktail shrimp, etc.
Angela- We are seeing them more, again!
Bina- Recipe calls for 3 cups of Bisquik- use only two!

buffalodick said...

Jamie- Next post is another vintage treat!

Shelly W said...

I love Betty, too. I like your idea on making retro foods! I do it as well. Sometimes the old stuff is the best stuff. I've seen the recipe for the sausage balls but have never tried them. They sound and look good, though! I'd have been all over your Kielbasa sandwich. Yum!