I always loved Laura Kalpakian’s novel, American Cookery and wanted to include a few recipes in my novel as she had done. I just couldn’t make it work as seamlessly as she did. So I’ve collected the recipes here, in Annie Cooper’s Recipe Scrapbook. And thanks to a request from a follower, I’ve given recipes their own page, so they are easy for readers to find.
Annie is Libby’s twenty-something daughter who creates a recipe scrapbook after her grandmother dies. Each recipe is accompanied by a few cook’s notes from one of the characters in US, NOW AND THEN.
Aunt Ellie’s Quick Fudge Cookies
Claire’s Butternut Squash and Apples
Fran’s Tamale Pie
Fran’s Oatmeal Camping Cake
Fran & Libby’s Fluffy White Icing
Fran and Libby’s Soft Gingersnaps
Jack’s Nevada Day Posole
Libby’s Chicken Salad
Libby’s Legendary Scones
Sylvia’s Dutch Babies