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The Ivy Bake Shoppe Cookbook was published in March 2007. It includes over 140 recipes that are favorites in the Ivy kitchen~recipes from friends, customers, and family. Over 20,000 cookbooks are all over the country, and a few have even made it around the world. During cooking demonstrations, I always mention that I'm not a chef, and these recipes are really "mom in the kitchen, user friendly recipes!"

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I have said I don't think I will ever write another cookbook, but perhaps someday will do an addendum, as we continue to discover new recipes~ and good eats~daily. I will feature a recipe each month at this site, so keep checking in!

Recipe from Cookbook: Springtime Chicken Grape Salad

5 cups of cooked, chopped chicken
2 cups green or red grapes, cut in half
1 cup diced celery
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. coarse pepper
Toasted pecans *

Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, stir mayonnaise, lemon juice, and seasonings together. Mix with the chicken mixture and adjust seasonings as needed. Garnish with toasted pecans. Makes 8 servings.

* To toast pecans, place 2 cups of pecan pieces on cookie sheet with 1 tbsp. of butter and 2 tsp. of salt. Heat in 350 oven for 5 minutes, stirring the butter as it melts. Continue for a couple more minutes. Watch carefully so they don't burn!