When we first thought of compiling and selling these recipes, the amount that would thus be brought into the Lord's treasury was our paramount object, but as we have studied how to be most helpful to those who will patronize us, our solicitude to give back to them value received, has almost overwhelmed every other idea, for we would bring no reproach upon the cause to which our efforts are dedicated. We claim no originality for our work. Like the bee that sips the sweetness of every ﬂower, we have gathered suggestions wherever we could find them. The recipes we offer have been used by the best house-keepers, in our own and other communities, and we bespeak for them a kindly reception and fair trial. As the book goes forth to stranger and friend. Our work is done. We have brought our loaves and fishes to the Master. May His hand direct the distribution, and bless the offering that we lay down at His feet. We do most sincerely express our thanks to the many ladies who have contributed their recipes, and also, to the advertisers who have so kindly aided in accomplishing our work.