Thursday, October 28, 2010


How many times have you read the book Gone With the Wind? How many times have you watched the Gone With the Wind movie?   I've read it a number of times and seen the movie even more.  It is still my FAVORITE.  Please enjoy these recipes from the Gone With the Wind Cookbook. 

I just love old books, especially cookbooks.  I've collected them over the years from antique stores, estate sales, auctions, eBay and have bought quite a few on sale here or there.   The Gone With the Wind Cookbook was ooriginally published by Pebeco Tooth Paste in 1939 as just another advertising campaign to capture the public's attention to Gone With the Wind.  I have two copies of this paperback edition as well as a Hot Plate edition in hard cover.

Melanie's Sweet Potato Pie

2 c mashed, cooked sweet potatoes
1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg 
4 egg yolks
1/3 c melted butter or margarine 
2 c milk
4 egg whites
9-inch unbaked pie shell

Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Beat egg yolks; add with butter or margarine to potato mixture.  Mix well.  Add milk and combine.  Beat egg whites stiff but not dry; fold into the mixture.  Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake in hot oven, 425 degrees F, for 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to moderately hot, 375 degrees F, and bake 25 minutes longer, or until firm.  Cool.  Makes 6 servings.

Imagine this delicious dessert after a scrumptious dinner at Tara!    ENJOY!!



  1. This is a great post!! I'm so glad you decided to post a recipe from that cookbook. Love that cover! :-)

  2. Thanks. I just love this cookbook. There are some really cool recipes in it. Another one will appear tomorrow.