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Community Cookbooks
Over the years Napervillians have written many cookbooks, most often created as fundraisers for organizations like schools, churches, service groups and clubs. Group members would submit their best recipes in categories such as: appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes, main dishes and desserts.

The archives at Naper Settlement houses and cares for over 50 of this type of community cookbook.
Naperville Cook Book  The Naperville Cook Book, compiled by the Ladies’ Social Circle, First Congregational Church, Naperville, 1897
Grace-ious Goodness Grace-ious Goodness, Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville, 1974
Happiness is Homemade Happiness is… Homemade, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Mothers of Preschoolers, Naperville, 1975
Cooking with Class Cooking with “Class”, Maplebrook Elementary School, Naperville, 1981
Recipes made with Love and Care Recipes made with Love and Care, Edward Hospital Auxiliary, Naperville, 1983
Naperville Garden Club Cookie Book Naperville Garden Club Cookie Book: Cup O’ Cheer, Naperville Garden Club, circa 1985
Family Recipe Journal Family Recipe Journal, Saints Peter & Paul Church, Naperville, 1986
Home Cookin' is a Family Affair Home Cookin’ is a Family Affair, First Christian Church, Naperville, 1989
Naperville Junior Woman's Club Cookbook NJWC, Naperville Junior Woman’s Club Cookbook, Naperville, 1993
Clow Cougar Cuisine Clow Cougar Cuisine, Clow Elementary School PTA, Naperville, 1994
 Watts' Cooking Now  Watts’ Cooking Now, May Watts Elementary School, Naperville, 1995
 What's Cookin' To-Knight  What’s Cookin’ To-Knight?, Naper Elementary School, 1996
 Riverwalk Quilters Cookbook  Riverwalk Quilters Cookbook, Riverwalk Quilters Guild, Naperville, 1997
 A.D.O.P.T. Cookbook  A.D.O.P.T. Cookbook, Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment, Naperville, circa 1990s
 Favorite Recipes  Favorite Recipes from Meadow Glens Cooks, Meadow Glens Elementary School, Naperville, late 20th century


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