Tag Archives: In The Beginning

     ~ This is a recycling of a previously published post that I am re-posting because I didn’t have enough readers at the time, and God Damn it, I want to know!       When I was little, I watched with fascination, as my mother, and grandmother, would swirl around their kitchens, baking, cooking, […]

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  • Elin Stebbins Waldal - What a great look back, I particularly enjoyed your description of the way your mother shopped for her ingredients; local butcher, farm…the car ride, beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Thanks Elin! Those were great times. Too bad many of us don’t have those places to shop any more- the butcher, the baker the candlestick maker…ReplyCancel

  • donna - I have a vivid memory of using a collection of cookbooks with my mother: “The Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cooking”. We were practically nomads growing up and over the years the books slowly disappeared. One day, abut 6 years ago, I found the ENTIRE 12 volume set at a yard sale for just $1 per book! It was so cool to have my daughter create from it :0). Thanks for the memory :).ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Now this is the kind of story I was after! So happy you were able to find a complete set after all those years!!! I just love that most people have some kind of memory of a cookbook- or at least a kitchen memory. Thank you for sharing this Donna- I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Betty Crocker is the only cookbook I can recall in our house growing up. Making oatmeal cookies with my Mom is a memory I have. When I was little I remember I asked her if I could shop for my own food. She gave me my own kitchen cabinet to store the food I picked out at the grocery store. I was in heaven.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - That’s so cool! Your own cabinet! My Mom never gave me my own cabinet, but she gave my Dad one- in the garage. HahahaReplyCancel

      My mentor, is my mother.      She’s a Yankee. Born and raised on Cape Cod.      She’s taught me how to do almost everything I know how to do.      She’s one of those people that’s good at everything important- folding sheets, running a business, throwing a party, telling a joke, applying […]

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