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Jackie Knudten 1

The Lives of Cookbooks

Cookbooks are coming to me in such varied ways, sometimes with a whisper of someone from the past.

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Dawn Lowenstein 1

A Great American Restaurant of the Past

Stouffer’s Restaurants of the past had a rich history of good American food, including requested recipes like these pumpkin-raisin muffins for fall baking!

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The Survival of Clementine

Clementine Paddleford changed America’s culinary landscape but has long been forgotten. Not in my Cellar. One book survived and her spirit never left.

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Bake-Off Superstar

Since I wrote about Bake-Off books in yesterday’s blog, I thought I would tell you today about a superstar Bake-Off winner.

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Linda Boykin recipe

Childhood Friends and a Recipe

Who was your best friend growing up? Mine was Linda. She will always be my first and best friend, who gave me a gift of love – a recipe from the past.

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Nurse Helen and Her Recipes

The joy of cooking brings people together across generations, and then one day something lands on your kitchen table and that bond becomes forever.

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Sphere Magazine, April/May 1975

If Spring is in the air, then it’s time for asparagus! This issue of vintage Sphere has a beautiful spread of this treasured vegetable.

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Christmas Stollen

If Christmas is near, then it’s time to make stollen. I found the most amazing recipe in a Bavarian cookbook. I wish you could taste it!

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