Things like seasoning mixes, condiments, snacks, mixes for all sorts of items, homemade pasta, etc. it is really a good read. Would I buy it? Doubtful!!! I will make some copies of recipes before I return it, but most of the items can be found in many other cookbooks.
Yesterday I stopped at the library and got a couple more fun reads. One is called White Trash Cooking, by Ernest Matthew Mickler. Well, I learned something about myself - I must be white trash!!!!! LOL
This book is about just good old home cooking - mainly Southern. Most recipes contain bacon fat, fatback, ham, corn meal, and molasses! YUMMO!
There is even a White Trash Cooking 2 - Gatherin's.
I cook like my Mom did, just good basic fixin's. That is the way we love to eat - nothing fancy at our house.
I think I am pretty good about reusing and repurposing things, but even I am getting some good ideas from this one. There are a lot of things in there that I NEVER thought about.
If you just want something different to read, and want to learn a few new things - give any one of these books a try.