Barbara Harper-Bach is a well known, blue-ribbon cook and artist who has recently published ten cookbooks.
From My Mother’s Kitchen has been reprinted from the 2008 edition with photographs and some new recipes added, this book is a nostalgic collection of Barbara’s mother and grandmother’s best recipes including recipes from some of her friend’s moms as a bonus. $28.00. Available Mid-March.
“The Holiday Hostess Cooking Clinic, A Seasonal Sampler“, 300 pages of monthly menus, special occasions and recipes galore with more photographs and illustrations than ever before. $38.00.
“Butler’s Doggie Dish of the Day Cooking Clinic”, 70 pages of home made main dishes and treats that don’t contain the preservatives and chemicals of commercial dog food, plus lots of photographs of the recipes. A must for the holidays for the dog owners on your Christmas list. $20.00
“The Derby Party Cooking Clinic” cookbook, 120 pages. The book is a stellar collection of unique Derby recipes from award winning horsewoman, artist and cook, Barbara Harper-Bach and area Derby Host/Hostesses to make your Derby Party as exciting as the Kentucky Derby itself. Ideas for decorating and games are included with color photographs throughout. The horsey set will be delighted with sections like “The Watering Trough” (Beverages) and “Sweetfeed” (Desserts). A must for this year’s Derby celebration and for years to come. Barbara’s oil on canvas print of her 2013 Kentucky Derby Poster entry adorns the cover and she has done horsey illustrations for each section.
“The Pat-A-Cake Clinic” cookbook is 200 pages of mouth watering recipes for biscuits, breads, coffee cakes, pancakes ,yeast rolls, and heirloom cakes, including Angelica Guica’s (Teodora’s) Artisan bread. Chef Candido’s Tutti Fruitti Cake of Celebrity Cruise Lines, and Anita Madden’s wonderful cook Virginia Shelby ‘s Cheese Bread and as a bonus many great recipes for accompaniments and side dishes. The book sells for $42.00 and will be available at local book stores and boutiques and, of course, here on my website.
“The Pure Kentucky Pie Clinic” cookbook is 145 pages of the best collection of pie recipes in the world, many being award winners. Won third place in the Georgetown pie contest with my apple butter pie in Feb. 2012.
“Thanking The Ping” The Canning Clinic Cookbook teaches the reader the lost art of canning and preserving and includes recipes for the condiments as well as recipes that use home canned goods. As usual, Barbara includes a good read in the text of this 140+ page cookbook, with stories about family and friends in connection with almost every recipe. Barbara is busy preparing for “IGA Meals in Minutes (two television shows based on recipes from the new book. TV station WBKO in Bowling Green, KY will be airing those shows.
Blue Ribbon Breakfasts is a collection of the recipes that Barbara’s Blue Ribbon Breakfast committee used when they cooked for a Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. The women prepared breakfast once a month for almost year for 32 hungry church men and when the leader of the group died, the breakfasts were discontinued. The book is dedicated to the leader, Jack Adcock and proceeds from the book will be donated to the church in his name. This book contains amazing recipes for wonderful country breakfasts and brunches with lots of eggy dishes suitable for spring and Easter feasting. Blue Ribbon Breakfasts is $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
The next book “The Christmas Clinic Cookbook“, $22.00, contains every recipe you will need for Christmas and is divided into two parts: the sideboard which contains recipes for all the gift giving and family that can be made ahead beginning the day after Thanksgiving with the traditional fruitcake that needs to be basted every day until Christmas with a good Liquor, and the Christmas Table that includes recipes and instructions for elegant holiday feasting from Christmas luncheons to Christmas day dinner. Her second passion as an artist enables her to illustrate her own books.
“If you like to cook and eat and want the very best, try some of the recipes from these cookbooks. They are the best of the best. I am 75 years young and know what good cooking is. The proof is in the pudding y’all.”
My Favorite Things
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, Ky
The Campbell House Gift Shop
Unique Gifts and More
Horse Creek Vineyards
Bowling Green, KY
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