As I turned the pages of these modest little books, I recognized recipes I have tasted at potluck dinners and club social hours. I see names that are memorialized on street signs and in stories often shared at club meetings over coffee-hour pastries. I love seeing the names of the ladies who have played a quiet part in Hollis’s history and in my life since we moved here in 1999. These ladies, neighbors, and friends nourished their families, shared their wisdom of cooking and life, and created a delicious record for us all to savor. I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as I do.