My new favorite cookbook is "The Family Calendar Cookbook: from birthdays to bake sales, good food to carry you through the year" by Kelsey Banfield. What a great idea to group recipes by season, with so many individual and unique topics within each chapter, including special occasion dinners. The introduction includes a brief "tips for no-stress kitchen success" and "cooking techniques" which are very helpful to even the most novice chef. There are additional author notes and great descriptio......more
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Itâ€™s not apple pie. Itâ€™s not quilting, baseball, or rock nâ€™ roll, either. No, â€śthe most American thing in America,â€ť according to former president Teddy Roosevelt, is Chautauqua. Chautau-what? Before television, radio, and car travel, cultural and educational entertainment was not easily attained by folks living in rural areas. In 1874 at Lake Chautauqua in upstate New York, â€śChautauquaâ€ť was born, a week-long event packed with music, lectures, and other cultural opportunities....
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