Category Archives: novelty

Cleaning Out the Basement–Mind Your Own Business

This book was published to celebrate the Vassar Cooperative Bookstore’s 20th anniversary, and was given as a gift to the Cooperative’s 2,000 members who lived all over the world and shared in the shop’s profits. Alumna, Marion Bacon had founded … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Basement–George the Housewife

George the Housewife is another book from the lot picked up at Weschler’s auction house; the gold cover caught my eye and the title sold me. My husband, named George, is many things, but not a housewife. This needed to … Continue reading

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Cookies & Beer, Together at Last

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. –Mark Twain I doubt this is the book you’ve been waiting for, but I’ll bet there’s someone you … Continue reading

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I Love a Box!

I’ve always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn’t get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes. –Judy Holliday I love words too, and … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Basement: The Gentleman’s Companion

Charles Henry Baker, Jr. was born in Florida and died in Florida, but in between, he married well (to an heiress he met while working on a cruise) and traveled the world writing about food and drink for Esquire, Gourmet, … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest Summer 2014–Lunchbox Gourmet

Let’s not make the end of summer too painful. In fact, let’s try to get excited about it.¬†And let’s start with lunch. A little bit of care, a little bit of spice can be a welcome message from home. Whether … Continue reading

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Blender Bling

I’m always so excited when I find new ways to bake with diamonds!

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