I wish I still had the photo.
I took part in a charity holiday auction years ago.
My entry… a Christmas cookie recipe book. It included a photo with a graphic that identified each cookie on the ornate tray.
I made 26 varieties of cookies that year.
They were rolled dough cut outs, Spritz pressed, drop cookies, pinwheels, cheesecake bars, shortbread and sand tarts.
There were also traditional treats; Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings), Norwegian Linzer Sandwiches, Jewish Rugelach, Hungarian Lekvar Crescents, Italian waffle cookies ( Pizzelles.)
Baking was a passion, and I had gathered recipes from so many sources that I wanted to share.
My family and friends got the benefit of eating all those cookies.
The recipe collection fetched $35. at auction.
The only access I had to a computer in the late 1970’s was in my husband’s office. He processed the photos and text for me.
But he only made 1 copy, the one that was auctioned.
When his computer system was upgraded shortly thereafter, my cookbook was lost in the shuffle.
I should have bid on my own work.