All-American Books from Janis Gunn

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I was thrilled to receive this box of books from one of my generous readers, Janis Gunn.  She expressed her desire to help rebuild my cookbook collection after the flood.

Janis included three classics, a Yankee cookbook, vintage McCall’s, and iconic Better Homes & Gardens.   The fourth book is from Jamie Oliver, who you may recognize from his popular cooking shows and his great recipes.

We experienced some frosty weather this weekend which means I love warming up the kitchen with something in the oven that takes a while, smells wonderful, and helps keep the chill out of the house.  These oven-prepared ribs are simply divine.  Many barbecue sauces are thick, sticky, and sweet, but Jamie’s sauce is more of a thin glaze than a heavy sauce, and it has a distinctive touch of orange flavor.  We loved these!  There was some sauce left over and I saved it for later to use on chicken and pork chops too.  The sauce is delicate and full of a variety of flavors.

These ribs are so good!  However, it is a very long recipe and no way was I going to type all this.  You will have to cut and paste, or better yet, go buy the book!  It’s great!

Instructions on how to prepare and cook ribs.


The rub is the first step needed for the ribs. The ribs are coated with this wonderful mixture and must be refrigerated overnight.


The incredible sauce to prepare the ribs the next day.


Thank you, Janis, for all the cookbooks and for this great recipe!  I’ll be trying more recipes in Jamie’s book and the others for future blogs.

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8 Responses to All-American Books from Janis Gunn

  1. October 14, 2018 at 4:52 am #

    I will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

    • October 14, 2018 at 11:19 am #

      Lisa, I think you would love these with all the herbs and spices.

  2. October 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your recent addition of cookbooks! I know you’ll have lots of fun putting these recipes to use!

    • October 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

      I certainly will, Dawn!

  3. October 15, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    Looks and sounds delicious. And I do understand why you did not want to type all of this recipe out!! I am sorry I have never seen any of Jamie Oliver’s cooking shows, because after reading Jamie’s recipe, he sounds like he would have a lot of creative cooking ideas and be very fun to cook in the kitchen with.

    • October 16, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

      Kim, Jamie Oliver has so many good recipes. Maybe you could find some of his cookbooks at the library and check them out. This is the only one of his that I have at the moment.

      • October 17, 2018 at 7:06 am #

        Heading to the library today! Thanks for the great idea!

        • October 17, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

          Hope you find some good ones, Kim!

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