I got one of these books from the library, and this is my very subtle hint to my dear husband, who is a faithful reader of my blog ("Why did you write THAT???" Love ya, honey! ;) )that I want all of these for my birthday. :)
The author and illustrator are from Missouri, my homestate (although, unlike Texans, I don't have a Missouri rug, keychain, baking pan, or hand bag...) and so when I read it, I feel like I'm home again. They even include the recipe for Gooey Butter Cookies!!! The cookbook reminds me of an illuminated manuscript. Every page has been handwritten by Shelly Reeves Smith. So beautiful.