Honoring my dad who served in World War II on this Memorial Day.
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Remembering my Dad on Memorial Day
May 29, 2023 in Desserts, Family, Holidays, Memorial Day, Recipes
Cheesecake for Easter Dessert
April 7, 2023 in Classic Recipes, Cuisine magazine, Desserts, Easter, Holidays, Vintage magazines, Vintage recipes
A luscious cheesecake for an Easter make-ahead dessert idea made with almond liqueur.
Appetizer Asparagus Rolls
April 5, 2023 in Appetizers, Cookbooks, Easter, Easy Recipes, Holidays, Junior League Cookbooks
This delicious appetizer is frozen, then baked from the frozen state. What could be easier! Ready when you are.
Irish Fish Pie for St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2023 in Classic Recipes, Culinary History, Culinary traditions, Holidays, St. Patrick's Day
Fish Pies have been enjoyed for centuries, even given as gifts to Kings and royalty. Here’s one to make in your own kitchen for St. Patrick’s Day.
A Toast to the last Sphere Magazine December 1978
December 30, 2022 in Beverages, Easy Recipes, Food Magazines, Holidays, New Year's Eve, Sphere Magazine, Sphere's Cuisine, Vintage recipes
The last issue of one of the greatest food magazines, plus a New Year’s Eve recipe to toast the New Year.
Smoked Whitefish Spread
December 28, 2022 in Appetizers, Classic Recipes, Easy Recipes, Holidays, New Year's Eve
A delicious and easy-to-make appetizer to serve on New Year’s Eve!
Some Favorite Holiday Foods
December 21, 2022 in Christmas, Classic Recipes, Culinary traditions, Family, Family Recipes, Grandchildren, Holidays, Recipes
Here are some of my favorite foods to make for Christmas!
Cardamom-Cinnamon Crescent Cookies
December 19, 2022 in Christmas, Classic Recipes, Holidays
These delicate cookies shaped into crescents and rolled in powdered sugar are a traditional Christmas favorite for many.
Why I Started This Blog
I love cookbooks. I mean I really love them. I love to read them, treasure them, learn from them, and, of course, cook from them. To me, cookbooks take on a life all of their own. They are history, family, and memories. I have been collecting cookbooks and writing down treasured recipes of family, friends, and neighbors since about age twelve, which means I now own thousands of cookbooks, recipes, and clippings. Now I want to share them with you along with the many other culinary treasures of my cellar." - Debbie Vanni