by Lela Nargi
Nothing evokes the charms of the country kitchen like the smell of freshly baked cookies. Well, maybe the taste of them is better! With the 250-plus recipes in this cookbook, you’ll be able to recreate the best-loved cookies and bars ever to come from those old kitchens and make an old-fashioned special occasion out of every coffee break or church social, picnic, after-school treat, or bedtime snack. Hey, Lutherans … You might find some different recipes for our favorite standby: Lutheran Church Basement Bars!
Serve up a piece of the past as you savor the flavor of farm kitchen cooking! Long before the Internet and high-speed travel connected us all, The Farmers Wife magazine gave hard-working rural women a place to find and share advice about everything from raising chickens to running a farm kitchen.
All of the recipes in the following four cookbooks first appeared on the pages of The Farmer’s Wife magazine. The classic recipes in these cookbooks have been adapted for the needs of the modern kitchen, but they still preserve the flavor of a life dedicated to feeding not just the family, but also the nation.