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October 29, 2007

Celebrate the life and history of the Kankakee County community, located about one hour south of Chicago, when you open the pages of the new cookbook, Great Women, Great Food. The Junior League of Kankakee County has put together a collection of over 185 recipes from active and sustaining members to share with kitchens all over the country.

The League will introduce Great Women, Great Food at their second annual Holiday Bazaar at the Barn on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Food from the cookbook will be available to sample and purchases can be made on site. Also available at the Holiday Bazaar will be a variety of merchandise from local vendors who will be donating 15% of the day’s sales to the Junior League of Kankakee County. Complimentary gift wrapping will also be made available.

Great Women, Great Food is the League’s second cookbook and is filled with simple recipes to make each part of the day delicious. Morning Sausage Pecan Casserole (p. 15) gives the day a flavorful start. Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup (p. 48) warms you up quickly on a chilly fall day. Top off a multitude of main dish entrées offered in the cookbook with Fall Pumpkin Cake Bars (p. 145) or Chocolate Chip Mocha Cheesecake (p. 153).

The chapter openers in Great Women, Great Food showcase historical and treasured sites in the Kankakee County community, including a home designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Also highlighted is the Stone Barn, headquarters for the Junior League. The Stone Barn (The Lemuel Milk Carriage House) was donated to the League by Gretchen Charlton, one of the League’s founding members and to whom the cookbook is dedicated to.

All proceeds from Great Women, Great Food benefit projects that focus on serving the needs of their community, especially young children and families. Cookbooks can be purchased at or by calling (815) 937-0877. Great Women, Great Food is also available through The Cookbook Marketplace,

Great Women, Great Food (ISBN: 978-0-9793614-0-1; $22.95) was edited, designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 1,000 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.

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