|About the Book|
This cookbook has been a wonderful journey of discovery. Over the last 10 + years I have collected recipes from the recipe boxes of my mother, grandmothers, aunts, and cousins. Over the 5 + years I have done the same thing with my husbands mother,MoreThis cookbook has been a wonderful journey of discovery. Over the last 10 + years I have collected recipes from the recipe boxes of my mother, grandmothers, aunts, and cousins. Over the 5 + years I have done the same thing with my husbands mother, aunts, sisters, and cousins. The result is a collection of thousands of recipes. I combed through the recipes and picked out the ones that had obviously been used often and were family favorites. I then asked relatives that are currently living to submit more modern recipes that are currently their family favorites. I went through all of the recipes and picked the most loved, the most unusual, the oldest, most interesting, the newest, and a general sampling of recipes and compiled them into the book you have before you. The oldest recipe in this book is from the 1880s and the newest is from 2005. There are soups, salads, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts as well as a few miscellaneous recipes. All in all there are over 100 recipes from men and women who were excellent cooks, average cooks, and downright terrible cooks who had one dish they could do well. These were ordinary, everyday people with the same types of troubles and worries that we have today. They worried about getting everyone fed well on a limited budget and limited food, they worried about their children and wanted them to grow up to be good solid citizens and the best that they could be. They worried about the trials and tribulations that might befall their families but through it all they never lost faith that our Heavenly Father would see them through and help them to navigate their way through life. My hope is that you will enjoy this cookbook as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. All profits from this book will go to obtain and train a Service Dog for me.