The ladies who have been devoting their time to the compilation of the contents of this book have the satisfaction of now presenting the result of their labors to the public.

Believing that the work will be appreciated not only for its intrinsic merit, but also as the proceeds of its sales are for the benefit of the Ladies' Aid Society of the California Street M. E. Church.

The thanks of the compilers are especially tendered to the ladies who so kindly assisted by their recipes and to the advertisers, without whose assistance the book could not have been published, and they cordially commend the parties advertising to the patronage of all who buy the book.

To those who have helped by their contributions, they make most grateful acknowledgment.