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Previously, favorite family recipes were in about six different places. Eva Sue's children would call, ask for a recipe, write it down on a scrap of paper, and then lose it and have to call again. The summer of 2006, her son Greg's wife Shannon suggested that she put together a cookbook of favorite recipes for the family. All the family thought it would be a good idea: thus, this cookbook was born. Even Eva Sue thought it would be nice to have all the favorite recipes together in one book and always available on the kitchen counter!
Eva Sue has always been able to plan ahead, organize, and have a vision of the finished recipe and/or meal. She can usually read a recipe and know if it will be good and if anyone in the family will like it. She has only been wrong on a few occasions!

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Eva Sue cooking the first meal as a newlywed in their tiny apartment in Evanston, IL

Some of the family members are diabetic. At her husband Dick’s suggestion, and thankfully with his help, they including four main nutritional facts for each recipe. For this updated version Susan spent countless hours recalculating the nutrition facts using RecipeIQ app. We do not guarantee they will be totally accurate, but you will get a sense of how many calories, grams of fat, grams of carbohydrates and grams of protein are in the foods included in this cookbook.
The original cookbook did not have any photographs of the recipes, so Eva Sue, Susan and a few friends along the way, have included at least one photo with every recipe.  We are not professional photographers anymore than we are professional chefs, but we hope they are helpful.

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Eva Sue cooking in her kitchen in Manhattan, KS 2020

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family
Proverbs 31:15

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