- One of my favorite cookbooks is the original Helen Corbitt’s Cookbook. I remember so clearly my friend Courtenay asking for her husband’s grandmother’s copy. So then I went to my grandmother and asked for her copy. I have cherished and loved this cookbook, along with the sweet inscription from my grandmother in the front. Helen was the star chef at Neiman Marcus in Dallas and a true Texas favorite. There are so many old-fashioned recipes in her book. Helen’s favorite sandwich is on page 342 (and not listed in the index). Made with kidney beans, red onion, and sharp cheddar, it’s served open faced on dark bread. It sounds weird, but it’s so delicious. – Melissa
- Speaking of delicious, there are some great new cookbooks you don’t want to miss this Spring. – Marcia
- Looking for a great read that doesn’t involve recipes? Go classic. I recently reread Emma by Jane Austen and fell for Emma Woodhouse all over again. She’s beautiful, clever, and single, completely content. Some say Emma is Austen’s most flawless work. Read a classic and send suggestions for going old school! – Melissa
- Suddenly this is a blog about books. Let’s just roll with it. I recently asked for book recommendations on Instagram and compiled an extensive list. I’m starting with The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. Every other DM recommended Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, so that’s downloaded and ready to go. I may share my entire list next Friday, you guys are readers! – Marcia
- Day drinking with Seth and Ina. Don’t miss it. – Marcia
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