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Linda Blakely 3

Recipes as Easy as Pie

Linda Blakely’s creative cooking ideas made her a winner at a Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. She sent me a box of books, and I loved this one for pies!

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Veronica Callaghan 3

Winning Dishes

“Winning Dishes” is the perfect title for Veronica Callaghan’s amazing recipes and photos. She also sent me some incredible cookbooks!

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American Gothic Cookbook 1

The American Gothic Cookbook

One of my favorite artists is Grant Wood, from Iowa. The American Gothic Cookbook offers recipes from the Heartland.

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Aunt Margery’s Devil’s Food Cake

Great-Aunt Margery’s Devil’s Food Cake has been a birthday cake staple in our family for many years. See how I made it for my husband’s birthday.

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Cocoa-Oatmeal Jumbos 1

Cocoa Oatmeal Jumbos

These big and wonderful cookies are from a special recipe card that survived the flood.

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Cookbooks from Rhode Island

Michelle from Rhode Island generously sent cookbooks for The Culinary Cellar, many for desserts. I hope her sweet tooth will like what I found in this book.

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Cookbooks From Two Illinois Sisters

Two sisters from Illinois had boxes of cookbooks for me. One was a book with an easy recipe for a batter bread with chives, which I have in my herb garden.

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Books from Mississippi

What’s more fun than a box of mostly vintage cookbooks from a reader? One book had a recipe for this beautiful cardamom braid.

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