Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes

I recently purchased a small older recipe booklet from Land O’ Lakes, called Comfort Food.  Every recipe I made turned out great!  When I saw this large cookbook from them, called Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes, printed in 1992, I had to have it.  The photography is enticing, the recipes varied and best of all, very few mixes and convenience foods, just real Midwestern ingredients in all their glory.  The how-to pages are excellent; this makes it a cookbook for experienced cooks and newcomers alike. Although we have both been cooking for more than 50 years, we found plenty to excite us in this book.
I shared the book with Myrna; she had to get her own copy as there were too many recipes she wanted to try.  She had to buy one for her daughter, Amy, because she was always copying out recipes she wanted to try.  I showed it to my grown son, Dave; I had to order one for him – he and his wife are both good cooks – the photos sucked him in!  In other words, this book is contagious!
For the next month or so, we are going to share just some of the recipes we have tried from this cookbook – a variety of main dishes, soups, appetizers, vegetables, breads and desserts.  We will be posting recipes for this season – cold weather recipes, although the book has many good grilling and salad recipes too.


  1. I have a few of the Land o Lakes recent magazines, and they're really outstanding!

  2. Okay--my curiosity is aroused; wonder if I can find it via Amazon..?

    Have you used many recipes from Taste of Home?

  3. We have used and will use some more from the Taste of Home cookbooks that were issued several years ago. Not the annuals from the magazines.

  4. I found a hardbound copy of Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes; used, good condition, eight bucks. One new hardcover was priced at over $80. This must be one heckuva great cookbook!

    Going to get the used hardcover and looking forward to putting it to work!

    Thanks for the heads up!

  5. This is a great cookbook. I have two. My DMIL gave me a notbook type copy and when I ran into a hard copy, I grabbed it. There is also another one by L-O-Ls that is a red cover. It is called Land-o-Lake's Treasury of Country Heritage Meals and Menus. It is good, too!


  6. Mecky, Amazon has used copies of the Country Heritage cookbook you mentioned, hardcover, good shape, for a little over five bucks. I can manage that.

    Looks like I have a second cookbook on my wish list!

    Thank you for suggesting it!!!

  7. Yes - Myrna and I both have the Country Heritage cookbook too - another time on the blog....
    It is another good one. So many little time.

  8. I had this cookbook and sadly gave it away. Now I am looking for the white vegetable lasagna roll-ups that were in it. Anyone have it who can share? 😀

    1. Sorry to say my copy is on loan.

    2. I found what I think is the recipe. It is quite long so will input it tomorrow. It doesn't seem to be online so will have to type it in. If you have an email address I could send it directly to you Just let me know what it is. It is called Lassagna Roll-Ups with cream sauce and is full of vegetables.

    3. As the recipe is lengthy and looks good and maybe someone else would like to try it, we posted it for this Saturday , April 23. Hope you see this and look for it on Saturday.

  9. Does any one have the recipe for The bountiful garden salad with pepper salsa? Page 302. My page went missing

  10. Here's your recipe...
    Bountiful Garden Salad with Pepper Salsa
    6 ears corn on the cob, fresh -- blanched
    3 cups zucchini -- sliced 1/4" thick
    1 cup cucumber -- sliced 1/4" thick
    2 medium ripe tomatoes -- EACH cut into 12 wedges
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeno chilies
    3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1/2 cup chopped green onion
    With sharp knife cut corn off cobs. In a large bowl place cut corn, squash, cucumber and tomatoes. In a medium bowl stir together all salsa ingredients except green peppers and onions.
    Stir in green pepper and onions. Stir salsa into salad ingredients; toss to coat.
    (18 ounces frozen whole kernel corn, thawed and be substituted for 6 fresh ears of corn.}

  11. I use to have that cookbook but downsized my collection several year ago. My husband keeps asking for a baked chicken recipe I use to make. If you could find it for me he would be so happy. You basted and broiled chicken parts in the oven with butter, garlic, wochestersire sauce and other things I can't remember. Thank you for your help!

    1. I think this must be what you are looking for:
      Garlic Broiled Chicken
      1/4 cup butter -- melted
      1/4 teaspoon pepper
      3 tablespoons minced garlic
      2 tablespoons soy sauce
      2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounds whole fryer chicken -- cut in half
      1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
      In small bowl, stir together butter, pepper, garlic and soy sauce. Heat broiler. Place chicken on greased broiler pan.
      Broil 6-8 inches from heat, turning every 10 minutes and brushing with butter mixture during last 10 minutes, for 30-35 minutes or until fork tender.
      Just before serving brush with butter mixture and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with cooked rice.
      "Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes"

  12. Alright y'all. If I'm not mistaken, my mama had this book growing up and I made the most incredible apple pie from this book. Please confirm for me! Is this the book that has the double crust apple pie with pecans and almonds?

    1. Your pie sounds great...but it isn't in this book. The only apple pie recipe is double crust and has a 1/2 cup of whipping cream added to the apple filling, but no nuts.
      I checked my other big Land O Lakes book, Treasury of Country Heritage Meals and Menus and it doesn't even have a single apple pie recipe!


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