Great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave behind and impossible to forget. Ruth is that friend who is impossible to forget. Ruth was a co-worker at my very first job back in 1976. We shared a teller window at a local bank and wow, did we become fast friends. Even though she was three times my age, we quickly found out we had so much in common and one of those hobbies was cooking. Ruth shared recipe, after recipe with me during the many months I worked with her. I shared recipes my mom made for me with Ruth, even sharing some secret family recipes. Often, I was lucky enough to receive homemade treats from Ruth. Fast forward a couple of years later and what do you suppose I unwrapped from Ruth at a shower held at the bank? A recipe book, of course! This cookbook is the most worn and soiled cookbook I have in my collection. What I treasure most is the personal note Ruth wrote on the inside back cover.
A recipe I make often from this cookbook is Zucchini Bread. It freezes great and it is best sliced, warmed and served with butter.