The American Woman’s Cook Book

American Woman's Cook Book


Molly Liggin Rankin posted a picture of this cook book on Facebook this morning. The book in her picture was her mother’s, Edna Matthews Liggin.

“This old cookbook was on top of my mother’s refrigerator most of my childhood as best I remember. That fancy platter of “petits fours” picture on the inside cover of the book always intrigued me….needless to say, Edna didn’t make petits fours but this was the only cookbook I remember in our house.”

Me being me, I had to see if it was on Amazon. There are several editions of book on there. The one shown above was printed in 1951.


Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series

This is the series by Debbie Macomber that the Hallmark Channel series Cedar Cove is based on. The story follows the lives of the residents of small town Cedar Cove. I read the books as they were published and really enjoyed them.  The TV show does not follow the books  but is still good.  Watching the show after reading the books can be a little confusing but at the same time it is very hard to keep up with all the characters if have not read the books.  I do recommend the books.

Farmhouse Rules: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family

Farm House Rules

Nancy Fuller has a popular cooking show. She shares her recipes and tip bits about her family and friends. I started watching her by accident. The show came on one morning and she was talking about her grandmother who was a Tabor. My grandmother was a Tabor also. I kept watching to find out more her Tabors and I liked the show. This is one of her cookbooks. I think you will enjoy it.

Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader


If you are a Mitford fan you must have to have this cookbook. It has all the recipes from Mitford.  You will find some from the church suppers and even some from Puny’s own cookbook. How about Harley’s famous brownies? It also has stories where the recipes came from. This is perfect for Mitford fans. Your collection will not be complete without it. And it would be a wonderful gift for a Mitford fan.