Cookbooks for Recuperating

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This past Saturday night while preparing to watch a new Hallmark movie and relaxing with a cozy fire, I unexpectedly became violently ill.  It scared my husband Bill (and me) enough to call for an ambulance.  Long story short after almost 7 hours in the ER, running tests, being hooked up with IV’s and all those things they do, it turned out I had a kidney stone.  Those who have had one of those nasty buggers know how painful it is.  How can such a tiny little thing cause so much pain?  Anyway, I am fine now but was really tired yesterday.  So guess what I did?  Not too hard to figure out since I write about cookbooks.  I piled up some of the cookbooks my family gave to me for Christmas, put my feet up, and had a nice relaxing day.  How about if I share them with you?

My daughter Kara lives in Mississippi and loves giving me books from there and other Southern cooking books.

Great recipes from the town of Laurel and Jones County Mississippi, with wonderful stories from current and former residents.  I love cookbooks that tell stories about people and their family recipes.

Genuine old Southern recipes with a wooden cover!

Recipes from a Garden Club.  You know these are all favorites!

My daughter Kristina lives in New York City and loves finding cookbooks from NYC restaurants and chefs, along with books she finds on her many travels.

Junior’s has been around for generations and has branches in the NYC area and other East coast cities.  The recipes are amazing!

This book is from Kara’s in-law’s who recently visited Germany.  It’s beautiful and the recipes seem wonderful from certain words I googled!  Anyone speak German?  I would love to try some of them.


My brother Alan and his wife Ellen sent these:

They know I love Iowa cooking, and the other is not a cookbook but a novel with recipes.  How fun is that?

I kept myself busy with these all day while Bill shoveled snow, brought me water and food, and took good care of me.  I also had taped the Saturday Hallmark movie and watched it while looking through all the books.  The movie was filmed in Iceland and showed many authentic Icelandic dishes.  Now I want an Icelandic cookbook.  Kristina?  If anyone will be traveling there, it will be you!

7 Responses to Cookbooks for Recuperating

  1. January 20, 2020 at 6:25 am #

    Thank you for sharing this latest post!

  2. January 20, 2020 at 9:04 am #

    Sorry you had to go thru the ER in order to have valet service over the week end. LOL. Your story resonated with me. I’ve had the same experience. I too, had a stack of cookbooks by my bed AND beside my tv watching recliner. Get plenty of rest. I think you need to find cookbooks from Southwest and get warm, don’t you?
    Take care.

    • January 20, 2020 at 11:22 am #

      Good point, Elaine! I will go down to the Culinary Cellar and get some of yours!

  3. January 20, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

    Glad you’re feeling better. Reading cookbooks by the fire iand watching Hallmark movies are two of my favorite things to do on a chilly winter’s day. I have the perfect socks to wear while I’m watching the movies.

    As far as the aicelandic cookbook goes, Steve asked me to look into a vacation in Iceland. He really wants to go there.

    • January 22, 2020 at 11:45 am #

      Madonna, I think I know what socks you are talking about! 😉 Go to Iceland. What an adventure!

  4. January 21, 2020 at 4:30 am #

    So sorry you had to go through such a painful experience Debbie, but now it’s nice to have some pampering time! Relax and get yourself all better!!!!!!!

    • January 22, 2020 at 11:46 am #

      Thanks, Ronna! Feeling so much better!

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