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Poppy Seed Banana Bread 1

National Banana Bread Day

To celebrate National Banana Bread Day, here is an old recipe from Helen Johnson Vanni, my mother-in-law.

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Sphere February 1976

Sphere Magazine, February 1976

This issue of vintage Sphere magazine has a great recipe for sweet sour chicken wings, perfect for munching on while watching the Olympics this month.

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Elizabeth Bramkamp, Fellow Cookbook Collector

Elizabeth Bramkamp is an avid cookbook collector who sent me a group of lovely books, with a recipe in one of them for a Super Bowl Treat this Sunday!

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Christina’s Cucina

Christina Conte of Christina’s Cucina sent a cookbook of coffees and cocoas that has helped keep me warm during this Chicago winter.

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A Mississippi Palate

What’s more visually beautiful than combining art and food in a magnificent cookbook? A Mississippi Palate wins on both counts.

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Season's Greetings cookbook cover

Veal and Blue Cheese Appetizer Meatballs

This cookbook has been one of my go-to books for ages! I love the recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

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Sphere Magazine November 1975

This unusual dessert from 1975 features Shredded Wheat cereal and reminiscent of a baklava honey-nut texture and flavor.

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Holiday Cranberry Loaf

Today is National Cranberry Day! How about a fabulous Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread?

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