Ruby Ann's regular newspaper column, Trailer Talk, evokes the twenty lots of the High Chaparral Trailer Park in Pangburn, Arkansas - a fictional but familiar world peopled with memorable characters such as Sister Bertha Fay Bluesmoker, Pastor Hickey and his son Little Dickey, and Granny Verlina Pruitt. Trailer dwellers eat like one else, and when Ruby Ann started publishing the handed-over recipes of her co-residents, the response was tremendous. Here were dishes that could make grown men turn off WWF wrestling and head for the kitchen! In this fabulous new edition of Ruby Ann's hugely successful and hilarious cookbook, each High Chaparral resident has his or her own story to tell, along with juicy gossip, a special photo, and of course, finger lickin' good (and cheap) recipes. This seminal contribution to the world of fine cuisine features over two-hundred classic trailer park fixings, from Spam Rolls to Mayonnaise Cake to Home-made Grape Soda and everything in between (whatever that could be!), each personally tested by Ruby Ann in the kitchen of her very own double-wide.
Ruby Ann Boxcar is a beautician, international entertainer and singer, and syndicated columnist who has lived her entire life in a trailer. Her updo hairstyle, cat-eyed glasses and blue eye shadow prove that she knows what she's talking about when it comes to lot living. And her well-rounded figure speaks for itself on the question of her cooking credentials. She lives with her husband Dew and their three dogs in a two-story double-wide in Commerce City, Colorado.