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Q as in "cue" as in "to prompt." A recipe is only the beginning…

I FINALLY figured out how to use the perfect gift

Last Christmas, I received a lovely, thoughtful gift from the Coolidge family, with whom I grew up on Park Ave in Wakefield.  (Daughter Linda and I have been best friends since 1965! And, coincidentally, the canisters peeking out from behind the book in the photo below were a gift from Linda and her husband Mike about  15 years ago.)

Here it is:

This lovely yet sturdy looseleaf holds original and/or favorite recipes

This lovely yet sturdy looseleaf holds original and/or favorite recipes

It has lined blank pages and plastic sleeves to protect the pages.   Unfortunately, I have a bit of a problem with lined blank pages.  The problem is my handwriting…

Oh dear, what was that I wrote?

Oh dear, what was that I wrote?

BUT, dawn finally broke over Marblehead, as they say.  (Is that saying specific to the Boston Metro North Shore?)  I just got a very cool cooking and recipe program call The Living Cookbook that enables me to easily input recipes and then print them out in a consistant format.  Why not just print them and stick them in with the pages and inserts?  Works for me!

cookbook typed

Hey, I can read all that!

So, a happy ending – Thank you Frank and Lillian Coolidge for a super gift!  Now I can put all my “use often” recipes in this book instead of searching on the computer, rustling through pages of paper, and/or printing out yet ANOTHER copy when I need it.

By the way, Mr. Coolidge, I am hoping to get a cooking show going on WCAT – you WILL be invited as a guest!

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This entry was posted on 07/24/2009 by in Kitchen Talk and Tips.
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