As a person who isn’t great about measurements or following recipes (see “Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven,” Introduction, page 1, paragraph 1, sentence 1), who wrote my very first cookbook in my mid-twenties while also trying to find ways to pay my Brooklyn rent, there were bound to be some typos or outright mistakes. I just didn’t think about it at the time.
Since 2008, I’ve learned a lot about food, cooking and myself — including how much I hate exclamation marks, especially in titles.
When I do this next time (and I will do some version of a cookbook, someday) I will put a note in the introduction that will say something along the lines of: “Be sure to check out my website for any edits that are caught after the fact.” Because I’m not perfect, copy editors aren’t perfect, and even many properly-edited recipes could use some updates over time.
For this book, this page will have to do. Below, find edits to typos/errors as well as suggestions for improvements to many of the recipes in “Casserole Crazy.” If you have found an error or have a question, feel free to leave a comment here, on my Facebook page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Page 29
Cayenne pepper is listed twice. Can you tell I really like it? Use as much as you want!
Potato and Cauliflower Gratin, Page 39
This should have been at the end: Mix the bread crumbs, parsley and butter, and sprinkle on the top of the casserole for its last five minutes in the oven.
Chicken, Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Casserole, Page 114
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese is more like a half pound
Chili-Cheese Corn Dog Casserole, Page 116
2 cups milk 2/3 cup milk
(h/t Wendy Walker Wiley)
Kugel with Peas and Onions, Page 124
I file it under “vegetarian” but call for chicken broth. Clearly, the vegetarians should substitute vegetable broth. Also, I didn’t clarify the type of onion to use, but I’ve used yellow and white for this recipe. And if you don’t have four large onions, use eight small ones.