Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cookbook Wednesday | The Magic of Jelly

Back by popular demand, welcome to Cookbook Wednesday!!! I don’t mind saying I’m thrilled to be once again hosting Cookbook Wednesday here at Months of Edible Celebrations. I’d like to thank Marjie, our Modern Day Harriet for keeping Cookbook Wednesday alive and well for the month of February. Thank you Marjie:) Let’s get started shall we?

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I know I said I would be sharing Cleora’s Kitchen with you today but, when I realized today, March 4th was the birth date of “The Father of the Concord Grape,” Ephraim Wales Bull, I just had to go with The Magic of Jelly!”
The Magic of jelly ©2005
It’s such a fun book sweetened with Welch’s grape history.
How Welch's Got Started | The Magic of Jelly ©2005
My favorite cookbooks are those that not only present creative recipes but also those that add a bit of historic flavor. This hardcover Magic of Jelly cookbook does just that. Look at this Welch’s Timeline.
Welch's Timeline | Magic in Jelly ©2005
…With a touch of nostalgia:)
Welch's Timeline | Magic in Jelly ©2005
This vintage style cookbook published by Sterling Publishing in 2005 also reveals the story of everyone's favorite; Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches.
Peanut Butter and Jelly History | The Magic in Jelly ©2005
And recipes, oh yes, there are recipes too!
Eggs in Toast Cups | The Magic in Jelly ©2005
I know of a couple kids down south that may be quite eager to eat their breakfast in the morning once their Mama makes them these. (hint, hint, Nee:)
Eggs in Toast Cups | The Magic in Jelly ©2005
You know how I always have such a difficult time choosing a recipe to share? Not this time…
Sweet & Sour Meatballs | The Magic in Jelly ©2005
These Sweet and Sour Meatballs should hold off a couple of you until Meatball Day! I’ve actually made meatballs this way before and let me tell you, they are sooooo yummy!!!
Sweet & Sour Meatballs | The Magic in Jelly ©2005

I had planned on putting the March calendar at the top of the page but I’m not going to be able to do it right now. The image has to be scaled in order to fit up there which means all the links would have to be redone again. For the time being, I’m going to put it in the side-bar. How else will you know that today is National Pound Cake Day! If I get around to scaling it, I will. If not, I’ll try a different approach for April’s Calendar. A few of you have suggested putting it at the bottom of my posts with my Pinterest links. I may do that instead. I am open to suggestions. Of course the link in the side bar will take you to a full page view also:)

I’m a bit nervous about this week’s Cookbook Wednesday. I know many of you have posts prepared far in advance and may not be able to join us this week. My plan is continue Cookbook Wednesday until at least the month of June. Marjie has generously offered her time to once again continue Cookbook Wednesday in June while I prepare for the Picnic Game. I may just take her up on that offer.

For those of you who are new to Cookbook Wednesday, the “rules” are simple. Prepare a cookbook post on your blog or site and link it below. The linky is self explanatory but if you need assistance, just give me a yell. It would be nice if you include the Cookbook Wednesday Logo on your blog and link back to Months of Edible Celebrations but, it isn’t necessary. If you run out of cookbooks to share or just want to change it up a bit, cooking magazines, cookbook reviews and most anything cooking related is fine. We LOVE cookbooks no matter how they are texted. Thank you all again for joining in on the Cookbook Wednesday fun. Be sure and visit the cookbooks linked. Not only will you discover new cookbooks, you will encourage others to share:) Louise:)