I left My Heart in San FranCrisco Mix: Phantogram, Magneta Lane, Red Mass, The Prairie Cartel, Whitley, The Walt, Swimming In Speakers, and more

I’ve never used Crisco, the hydrogenated cottenseed/soybean oil shortening that has been available since 1911, for baking. In fact, the only time I have ever used Crisco was for an experiment with my second graders mimicking whale blubber. As far as I am concerned, that is all it is good for, remaining outside of the body, not being ingested. But not everyone agrees. After gorging ourselves at Thanksgiving, my friend Sarah began contemplating making cookies. She was perusing recipes in a cookbook called “The Black Family Reunion Cookbook” and every dessert called for Crisco. She had it on hand in case the motivation struck her. As outdated as Crisco seems to me, somebody somewhere is scooping a handful of hydrogenated cottenseed/soybean oil shortening right now in preparation for Santa’s arrival. Crisco scoopers, this playlist is for you:

Track Listing:

Two Door Cinema ClubI can talk (radio intro version)
Magneta LaneLove and Greed
Red MassSaturn
Get Busy CommitteeMy Little Razorblade
The CribsWe were aborted
The Prairie CartelNo Light Escapes Here
PhantogramWhen I’m Small
WhitleyHead, First, Down
Fucked UpNeat Parts
The WaltHappily Ever After
Theophilus LondonHumdrum Town
My Cousin, The EmperorA Long Way from Home
MontpelierThe Rafters
Swimming In SpeakersIn Knowing
JookaboxYou Cried Me

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My favorite holiday cookie recipe which contains nary a trace of Crisco. These are called Reese’s Peanut Butter Temptations and are wonderful fresh out of the oven or frozen. My mom is probably madly baking them at this very moment in preparation for my return home for the holidays.

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  • These egg cups are a mismash of a recipe from this cookbook for baked eggs and this recipe from Cooking Light.

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