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Historic Recipe File

For over 20 years, from the 1960s until the 1980s, Milwaukee Public Library librarians clipped hundreds of recipes from the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. They were used at Ready Reference to answer telephone questions before recipes were available online.

The Historic Recipe File digital collection is comprised of the clipped recipes. Many favorite foods appear in this collection providing a fascinating glimpse into the local and ethnic foods that were popular in Milwaukee's past. 

This digital collection is a work in progress and recipes appear as they are converted into digital files. If you have questions about this collection, please contact MPL’s Business & Technology Department at (414) 286-3051.

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Expert baker and bestselling author behind Zoë François, explores her favorite dessert--cakes!--with more than 100 recipes.

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Simply Julia
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New York Times bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen returns with her first collection of recipes featuring a healthier take on the simple, satisfying comfort food for which she's known.

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The Ultimate Meal-Prep Cookbook: One Grocery List. a Week of Meals. No Waste.
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It’s Not Complicated: Simple Recipes for Every Day
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Lee prefers quiet dinners with her family. In short, her life is guided by a new principle: Things don't need to be complicated to be good.

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In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites&;but with the volume turned way up,

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Cooking for One: Scaled Recipes, No-Waste Solutions, and Time-Saving Tips
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Discover the joy of cooking for yourself with more than 160 perfectly portioned, easy-to-execute recipes.

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Meal Prep for Weight Loss: Weekly Plans and Recipes to Lose Weight the Healthy Way
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Meal Prep for Weight Loss equips you with the knowledge to properly prepare balanced meals ahead of time, so you can lose weight and keep it off.

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Vegan Yack Attack's Plant-Based Meal Prep takes the guesswork out of meal planning and sets you up with simple, make-ahead recipes that keep your fridge full and your schedule free.

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Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life: a Cookbook
Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life: a Cookbook
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Save time, money, and calories with author Gina Homolka's simple, smart solutions for healthy freezer meals, ready-to-serve dishes, grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, ingenious "planned-overs," and more.

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100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, With Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More
100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, With Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More
by Sarah Kieffer

00 Cookies is a go-to baking resource featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters.

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