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Arizona Author Marsha Ward celebrates frontier cookbook

FROM JULIA’S KITCHEN - OWEN FAMILY COOKERY book by Marsha Ward.

FROM JULIA’S KITCHEN – OWEN FAMILY COOKERY book by Marsha Ward.

FROM JULIA’S KITCHEN – OWEN FAMILY COOKERY is a delightful blend of actual historical recipes with fictional introductions added. The new book is a part of author Marsha Ward’s Owen family saga series.

“Enjoy the fictional aspects of this book in the world of the Owen Family, and then make the real recipes to enjoy with family and friends,” says Ward.

Ward says, “There are 58 tried and true old-time recipes. Many are historical recipes from colonial times forward to the frontier after the Civil War. I included a couple of recipes from my own collection that have been passed down.”

A few recipes included in the book are Roast for Sunday Dinner, Vegetable Soup, Pigeon, Pennsylvania Flannel Cakes, Virginia Ash Cake, Green Corn Patties (Mock Oysters), Calf’s Foot Jelly, Soda Cracker (Mock Apple) Pie , and Homemade Lye.

“These recipes were made during the Civil War,” says Ward.

Author Marsha Ward. Photo by Heather Gardner Photography

Author Marsha Ward. Photo by Heather Gardner Photography

An example from the book:

Fritters – An Old Lee Family Recipe

Julia clipped this recipe, celebrating the victory at Fredericksburg by Gen’l Robert E. Lee, from a Richmond newspaper during the “War Against Northern Aggression”.

Early in the evening, make up 1 quart of flour with 1 egg well beaten, a large spoonful of yeast, and as much milk as will make it a little softer than muffin dough.

In the morning, when well risen, work in 2 tablespoonfuls of melted butter.

Make into balls the size of a walnut and fry a light brown in boiling lard. Serve with wine and sugar or molasses.

For more information see www.marshaward.com. Her book is currently available at Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, Apple iTunes and Smashwords.com. Both ebook and POD book are available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996146334/

You may also subscribe to Marsha Ward’s Readers Club newsletter at http://eepurl.com/vBKEj

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