Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Michigan Cookbooks and Happy New Year!

First, I hope everyone will have a wonderful year in 2015, 
with lots of truly wonderful experiences cooking, eating, and living happily.
Now for some Michigan cookbooks:

Seasonal Samplings (1991) from the Michigan Cancer Society,
The Woodland Herb Farm Condiment Cook Book (1982).
The farm, founded in 1976, continues to operate.
Cooking at Chimney Corners (1979)
Chimney Corners is a resort on Crystal Lake where we enjoyed very quiet lakeside vacations many
years ago. The food was very good, and the recipes were passed down from mother to daughter
along with the business. It's still there, I think under the fourth or fifth generation of women --
but we haven't visited lately.
One of my favorite recipes from Chimney Corners: this makes a HUGE cake!
Unfortunately, I'm a little unsure of using the raw egg in uncooked frosting.
As this page explains, Chimney Corners has a very long history.
Ann Arbor Fresh (1998) was written by my friend Lois Kane and a collaborator.
Cookbook Wednesday is inspired by
Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations.


Debra Eliotseats said...

I adore recipe books like this . That is a great collection you have, Mae. Happy New Year!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Mae!
Oh these Michigan cookbooks are just wonderful! Wow! You sure did put this post together quickly. Thank you:)

That Woodland Herb Farm Cookbook looks like a book I might like. Although, Cooking at Chimney Corners sure does sound appealing too. I love the "very good" notation on Aunt Mollie's Fudge Cake. I bet you could omit the egg in the frosting and still have a yummy topping.

Thank you so much for your continued support for Cookbook Wednesday Mae. I'm curious to see what cookbooks the month of January brings:)

Wishing You and Yours a wonderful New Year, Mae. May it be filled with Happiness and Joy and good health for all because when all is said and done, your health really is your wealth:)

P.S. I write this after returning from the hospital to visit Marion. Looks like I'll be welcoming the new year without her home this year. She'll be in the hospital for a few days they say. Her grandson and his family are coming to PA tomorrow. Thanks again, Mae...

Jeanie said...

I love cookbooks by real people, especially when the recipes are well tested. Back in the 1970s, Lansing's Junior League did a very good cookbook that I use still today. Every recipe had to be tested -- prepared at different times by at least three different cooks and served to and rated by at least six different individuals per cook. Talk about fun! But the end result is that the recipes work. Sometimes the auxiliary/club/church cookbook doesn't (probably because people cook like me and don't follow the recipe but adjust to taste and sometimes that doesn't get written down.) Makes me want to pull out some golden oldies for sampling!