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I regularly receive the
Recipe Du Jour newsletter.
They have a Friday feature called "Good Neighbor Recipes" in which they publish
tasty contributions from their followers.
This past Friday a great recipe contributed
by a special person caught my eye:
"My name is Karen. I'm 57 years old, wife of 36 years,
mother of 4 married sons and grandmother of 3 grandsons. I read the recipes
for Chicken a la King and would
like to submit my own version. I'm writing a cookbook for family and friends,
and I have included this one in my book for my son Scott."
I wrote to her, asking if she would let me publish
her recipe. She replied:
"I'm so pleased that you liked my recipe! I've been
making it for years and it is just an old family treasure, as most of my recipes
are. I love to cook, and my favorite thing to do is to eat something in
a restaurant and then come home and try to re-create it. I must say that
they usually turn out pretty successfully!!
I've had 3 recipes published in Bon Appetit Magazine-- in July, 1987-- so you
could say that I've had my 15 minutes of fame.
I would be glad for you to publish my recipe on your website. And please
mention the cookbook. I hope to have it ready for the printer early in
October. I'm getting excited about it...
I originally thought I was just writing it for my family.
I am afraid the art of home cooking is a dying art, with everyone working and
so many fine frozen products on the market. One grandson did not
KNOW that mashed potatoes could be made from potatoes, and not just made from
So, yes, please publish my recipe and I will look for it on your website.
I'm not very computer literate yet-- don't even know how to start a website.
There's lots more recipes where that came from so let me know if you are looking
for anything in particular.
Thanks so much for the offer, Karen. We'll
be looking forward to your recipe book. If the other recipes are anywhere
near as good as your Chicken a la King,
it should be a winner! Hopefully, you'll have some more minutes of fame.
And we'll be eagerly waiting to hear from you again.
Send requests to
Karen Danielson and I'll
pass them on to her.