Never Too Hot In The Kitchen

The author, Margaret Ackerman, taught eighth grade home economics in the Dallas, Texas area for thirty-two years.  After years of requests and urging from former students and friends, she opened her files of recipes she had collected for years and complied Never Too Hot In The Kitchen.  In the cookbook, Mrs. Ackerman not only shares recipes that she has gathered for years, she also shares menus and cooking suggestions.  

Included with my copy, on the inside cover, is a personalized inscription to Sally Homes from Margaret Ackerman. 

Inside Cover Inscription - To Sally Holmes, Happy cooking, Margaret Ackerman

Sections of the cookbook include:

  • Introduction
  • Recipes are necessary
  • Appetizers
  • Soups 
  • Beverages
  • Breads
  • Meats – beef, lamb, liver, pork, poultry, and seafood
  • Cheese
  • Salads
  • Salad dressings
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts
    • Cakes
    • Cake icings
    • Creme Fraiche
    • Chocolate curls
    • Crepes
    • Custards
    • Frozen
    • Pies
    • Souffles
    • Tortes
  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Accessories – relishes, pickles, preserves, conserves, fritters, and yogurt
  • Menus
  • Christmas potpourri
  • If you don’t know

The recipes in the cookbook all seem to be fairly simple and well written, no doubt from 32 years of teaching 8 graders!  The first publication, which the cover image above is an example of was limited to 2,000 copies; there is a revised edition that was published in 1986 available also. 

Author: Margaret Ackermn
Publisher: Taylor Publishing; Dallas, TX
Year Published: 1978
Pages: 253