My mother in law was a baker extraordinaire. Every Monday, she baked, all day, according to my dearly beloved. She made great cookies by the hundreds. She made outstanding pies. And she made fine cakes. Just last night, my dearly beloved said, "She always decorated her cakes. It was her hobby."
So, a few years after we got here, my mother in law brought me her prized collection of cake decorating books. For over 20 years, they've been carefully stored in the cupboard with her everyday dishes, which she also gave me. I guess I was the only person she thought might like her books.
(Why do people who are 80 and 87 always look so dour, even on a happy occasion?)
This is Cookbook Wednesday, which I'm hosting while Louise is on hiatus.
Edited to add:
Debbie's Church Cookbook! Her potluck looks like it was fun.
Poppy's Woman's Glory - The Kitchen! Featuring "Fresh Orange Juice Goes Into Cake!"