Something you can cook – Successfully

Within this little book,
Wherever you may look,
Is something you can cook-
Successfully.

The recipes you try
Are fine, you’ll not deny,
We know you can rely
Upon them.

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Each advertising friend
The service he can lend
Will please you.

Quite a task we undertook
In publishing this book
We rummage sales forsook
To do it.

The dollars which we need,
To make our work proceed,
Has made us all agreed
Upon it.

But success is always due
To many – not a few.
Our thanks, sincere and true
We give to ALL of you
Who helped us.

May Powell made several contributions to the Shirland Cook Book.  This book was sponsored by EARNEST WORKERS in 1939, to raise money for this group in the small Illinois town of Shirland.  The 2 recipes she provided were Parker House Rolls and Pin Wheel Cookies.

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4 comments on “Something you can cook – Successfully

  1. Pancho says:

    Charming little rhyme.

  2. Dick Gove says:

    Grandma Powell
    baked in a wood burning oven, so that is probably why there were no temps given for cookies or rolls.

  3. They sound tasty. Love the verse! (Want to bring one to the Birthday Party??? Hint, hint, hint!!!)

  4. silverhoosier says:

    Thanks! (I think that -as if by magic!) this comment went through.)

    Paula paulawinter@aol.com

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