It’s so hard to believe that it has been twenty years since I self-published my first cookbook Favorite Recipes of the Lady and Her Friends. Fourteen cookbooks later, I realize that this cookbook will always be one of my favorites—a true labor of love and a chance to share treasured recipes from family and friends. This expanded anniversary edition includes over 390 delicious recipes with the original illustrations based on my personal stories. When creating this book, my goal was to recreate the first edition and include my reflections from the past 20 years. Flipping through these pages brings back so many fond memories.
5,000 copies of the original edition were printed, and many of you know the story of how Jamie and Bobby snuck down to the corner printer and inserted “A Tribute to our Mom” into the book. Publishing this edition provided me the opportunity turn the tables on my sons. I invited Jamie and Bobby over to personally present them with the first copies of this special edition of Favorite Recipes of The Lady and Her Friends. Watch the video below to see the surprise unfold!