Lucky to have been there

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I was looking through Sigurd Johnsen’s recipe box this afternoon and ran across  a clipping from the Los Angeles Times dated Monday, December 27, 1971.  On the old browned newsprint was a picture and recipe for a dessert called Parisian Egg Nog Wreath, a rather glamorous cream puff.  Although the recipe and accompanying article were somewhat intriguing, what really caught …

Sample pages for the cookbook

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The first thing I did was to scan a number of the recipe cards and then attempt to configure them onto the pages so they made sense. So far I have come up with 49 pages of recipes.  There are still a lot more in the wooden box, but I am looking for some guidance before I proceed further.

Attempting to put together a cookbook.

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My wife’s grandfather was from Norway.  He came to the United States as a young man, married and spent his working years as a mechanical engineer for the Borden Company, designing equipment for their many varied manufacturing needs. One of his passions was baking, especially around the holidays.  He loved to make the cookies and cakes and breads he remembered as a …