apples picture from Rachel
This Hoosier cabinet has been in my family’s kitchen more years than I can remember. The baskets belonged to my mother. Every time I see this picture, I am a child again, back in my mother’s clean kitchen, where there was always plenty of food and plenty of room at the table. My sister Rachel, who cherishes this cabinet in her kitchen, took the photo.

The house in which we live was dubbed Linger Longer by the folks who had it built in 1927.  In the twenty-one years since we’ve lived here, I’ve fixed a mess of meals in this kitchen.

The recipes you find here are the ones I turn to over and over again.  I can grab the cookbook from the shelf and the pages will practically open by themselves.  I use them again and again because they work and because my family likes them.  Each family has its favorite recipes, and these are some of ours.  You’re welcome to send me your favorites as well!

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