Welcome!

Welcome to our family cookbook. We're not into taking fancy pictures or doing colorful websites. We are just into food: cooking it and eating it. These are recipes that we have created, adapted or received from friends. Most of all they are recipes that we love. We hope you will love them, too.

If you have a special recipe that you would like to share, all you need to do is register. Once registered, you can add your recipes, print your favorite recipes, and even create and print your own recipe collection! (We don't share your information with anyone; we don't even know how!)

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Thanks,

The Fergusons

About "Cooking with Carl, Hugh and your Friends"
       In 1974, J. Carl Ferguson, Jr. of Kaiser Aluminum, and Hugh Griffiths of Sangamo Electric, put together a cookbook for the annual meeting of the E.E.I. Purchasing and Stores Committee (an electrical products industry group). This cookbook included many recipes of the committee members and their wives - mostly the wives - and was called "Cooking with Carl, Hugh and your Friends". I have tried, as much as possible, to leave the text exactly as written, except where it didn't make sense (and a couple of them still don't make sense, but they're in the cookbook anyway). The women who contributed most of the recipes were middle-class housewives, many of whom were born during the depression and grew up during WWII. Most of them didn't work outside the home; they stayed home to take care of the kids and the house. This was just before the birth of "women's liberation", and many of them were identified by their husband's name: Mrs. John Smith, for example. The nice thing about "Carl and Hugh" is that it does give you a glimpse into what families might have been eating 40 years ago.
       By the way, we haven't tested many of these recipes, so if you find an error, let us know. Some of these recipes are fairly old and ingredients commonly available when they were written may not be so common now. Many of the recipes suggest using "oleo", which is what margarine used to be called, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Also, I recently noticed that there are a lot of recipes that include MSG as an ingredient. Most of them are probably fine without it.

Dave Ferguson - 10/09/14
Our oldest family recipe from Missouri Ann Ferguson,
grandmother of J. Carl Ferguson, Jr., in her own handwriting.
Written by Missouri Ann Ferguson in 1864