I tracked down the exact same cookbook my mother’s mom gave her in 1974 on Ebay for $11. The same edition, and everything. It’s even worn, just like hers. I made apple crumb pie (the best apple crumb pie) from it a few weeks ago. I feel closer to my mom when I use her recipes. I feel like I can cook for my family. I can crank out fabulously flaky homemade crusts. I can learn to cook from scratch. Having this cookbook makes me feel like I can be a wife and mom like she is.