Saturday, August 27, 2016

Historic photos of Prescott

Twenty five years after Cookbook Co-Chair Linda Corderman started her custom art business, we find some of her first big pieces at Prescott’s historic First National Bank. The bank on the downtown square is now a charming gift shop with Linda’s beautiful framing on historic Prescott prints. While still running her flourishing business, Corderman Art Resources,  Linda’s love of history is also channeled into publishing Volume II of Tastes & Treasures, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Her creativity is much appreciated by the Historical League.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rock Springs Cafe Jack Daniels Pecan Pie for birthday

No traditional birthday cake for this lady. Earlene Alauria had delicious Jack Daniels Pecan Pie from Rock Springs Café to help celebrate her big day. So many pies to choose from at Rock Springs, but the Pecan Pie is one of the best. The Historical League is pleased to have Rock Springs Café featured in the new cookbook, Tastes and Treasures II, debuting in fall 2017.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cookbook Committee meets with Evans Communications

Ruth McLeod, Linda Corderman and Cathy Shumard
after a meeting with Evans Communications.
Many cookbook planning meetings have been held this summer.
One of the meetings was with Andrea Evans of Evans Communications. We are very pleased to work with them on Corporate Sponsorships for Tastes & Treasures Volume II.
Over 26 historic venues are lined up for the new cookbook. Collecting recipes and visiting historic places has been exciting and rewarding, often including lunches or Happy Hour!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Green Chile Egg Bake

Simple and easy with a little kick of green chile, this egg breakfast bake was a hit for our girls get-away weekend.

Egg and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole

12 oz. bulk pork sausage
2 (4 oz.) cans chopped green chiles
6 eggs
6 tablespoons milk
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese

Brown the sausage in a skillet, stirring until crumbly; drain.
Pour the chiles into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
Pour over the chiles.
Sprinkle with the sausage and cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Yield: 6 servings

Karen Swanson, Maureen Reid, Jackie Wold, Nancy Burton, Earlene Alauria, Ruth McLeod

Thanks to Judith A. Nicholas, Laureate Gamma Delta for the recipe.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Website committee not really in the dark

Margaret Baker, Zona Lorig, Anne Lupica and Ruth McLeod (taking the photo) have worked on many times. Although it looks like we are in the dark, we are actually making great progress this summer. Websites require constant updating. It is so nice to be able to do this in the conference room at the AZ Heritage Center museum at Papago Park.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Casa Grande National Monument

Pete Faur comments on this historical site south of Phoenix. "It's really something to see. And like Stonehenge, it was set up to know when the summer solstice and winter solstice occurred each year. Amazing place." The ruins at Casa Grande National Monument are near Coolidge.
What historical place have you visited this summer?

Friday, August 12, 2016

USS Arizona presentation August 17

On December 7, 1941, a dastardly act of war sank the U.S.S. Arizona, taking the lives of more than 1,100 men. "Remember Pearl Harbor" rallied America to win a war. This story begins more than 25 years earlier, when the Mayor of Nogales, Arizona fervently believed a battleship should be named after the newest state in the Union. This is also the tale about a young girl in Prescott, Arizona who was selected to christen the new ship. This presentation will identify and honor many individuals who were instrumental in the development of the Arizona, those who sailed on her and those who gave their lives. We will also visit the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, a serene monument supported by many financial donations, including a major gift from Elvis Presley. Using rare photographs and meticulous research, this outstanding presentation will introduce you to the indomitable spirit of the mightiest ship at sea.

U.S.S. Arizona, Mightiest Ship at Sea, a presentation by Bill J. Harrison will be held at AZ Heritage Center on August 17, 2016 at 1:30-2:30 pm.
Cost: $5.00, $4.00 for AHS members. Book in advance at 480-929-0292. Does not include admission to the museum. Museum tour available following presentation for additional $8.00; book in advance.