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I am a retired English professor and librarian. For forty years I ate on the run, working and rearing a very large family. Now I have time, and I am rediscovering cooking (and eating!). My husband and daughters like to cook as well, so we have to schedule kitchen time. I believe that exchanging recipes is a hope-filled, loving act. I can while away hours on recipezaar, reveling in its variety. I am struck again and again by the ingenuity of cooks, and by the bounty of our land, particularly in light of the stories told by my father of being so hungry in the Great Depression. Daddy, these recipes are for you.