Ivy Cookbook

The Ivy Bake Shoppe Cookbook was published in March, 2007. It includes over 140 recipes that are favorites in the Ivy kitchen. The recipes came from wonderful friends, loyal customers, and dear family members. Over 20,000 of our cookbooks have been sent 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 that these recipes are "mom-in-the-kitchen, user friendly recipes!" I have said before that I don't think I will ever write another cookbook, but perhaps someday I will do an addendum as we continue to discover new recipes ~ and good eats ~ daily. I will feature a delicious recipe each month on this site, so please keep checking in!

The Ivy Bake Shoppe cookbooks are currently available at Courtyard Book Store in Keokuk, The Iowa Store in Burlington, The Book Vault in Oskaloosa and The Bookmark Book Store in Fort Madison, as well as both Ivy Cafes. Although the cookbooks are no longer available online, you can read reviews of the cookbook at amazon.com or bn.com. If you would like a cookbook sent directly to you, or if you would like to sell them wholesale in your shop, please contact Martha Wolf at 319-371-4590 or email send her an email at theivy1992@hotmail.com.

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!

“To the honor of our mothers, Elinor Welch and Hannah Hatfield, we dedicate this book.  Their strong, faith-based lives have sustained us and given us the courage to face the many challenges with which we have been confronted.
 
Their recipes of life:
 
Say your prayers daily
Love your family
Nurture those around you
Always make people feel special
If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right
Find the positive no matter the circumstance
Observe and treasure life daily

We live the life we are given. Our mothers showed us by example to take the opportunities we are given and be open to all the possibilities that life has to offer us.  We truly treasure the blessings each customer brings to the Ivy Bake Shoppe and Café.”

–Dedication page of “Ivy Bake Shoppe Cookbook”; Martha Wolf, 2007