A 50-year collection of favorite recipes—shared with the author by relatives, friends, neighbors, and other army wives. There are even two or three recipes for deli salads the author’s father made and sold in the grocery store he owned many years ago.
Contains 128 recipes, many of them MSG-free, including appetizers, breads, candy, casseroles, cookies, desserts, meats, poultry, seafood, salads, salad dressings, soups, sauces, and vegetables.
This is the first book in a series. The next book will be a collection of Dutch oven recipes.
Author Barbara Anne Morey, has worked as a corporate writer/editor and is a former army wife and avid cook.
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I have written a novel and a book of short stories, but cookbook writing is a totally different style more akin to what I did as a corporate writer/editor. It’s mostly just the facts, with a little humor thrown in. My first assignment was writing corporate policies and procedures, which are, after all, recipes for what to do and how to do it. Obviously, that job was good preparation for this type of writing.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write, write, write, and write some more. Write every day. Keep a journal. The more you write, the better you’ll get. If you can, go back to school and take as many creative writing, English, and journalism classes as you can; they’ll require that you write and show you how to polish your writing. The corporations I worked for paid for my classes, which of course enabled me to get better jobs.
Barbara Anne Morey said her ambition as a young child was to be able to cook and entertain the way her Aunt Ocie (a local hostess with the moistest) did. Her mother also was a great cook, as were her grandmother and her sister—who both won many prizes for their cakes, relishes, and pies at state fairs in Kansas and Oklahoma.
On the professional side, Barbara has worked as a staff writer/editor for several large corporations. “I always enjoyed what I did so much that I was afraid someone would find out they were paying me to have fun,” she said. “Now I’m having fun combining my love of cooking with my love of writing.” She has edited and written international publications and has written policies and procedures, PR copy, and newsletters. In addition, as a freelancer, she has worked on government training materials for a defense contractor, edited books and textbooks, and copyedited more than ten novels for a local author.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve been collecting recipes all my life, and my children and friends have often asked me to share them, so I decided to put them into book form. This book has mostly MSG-free recipes for the many people like me who have adverse reactions to MSG.
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