In the old house at Appleyard Center, Mrs. Appleyard has delighted generations of Appleyards, friends and drop-ins with thousands of meals. These three books in one, which have charmed readers for decades, share with the reader, Mrs. A's best dishes and warmest memories. Mrs. Appleyard's Kitchen contains everything a cook would want to know about preparing and serving every kind of food for any occasion, with savory recipes and reminiscence. Mrs. Appleyard's Summer Kitchen and Mrs. Appleyard's Winter Kitchen take you through a year of picnics, family feasts, emergency dinners, late-night snacks and luxurious breakfasts. All cookbooks are more or less good at telling you what to do. Mrs. Appleyard's joyful celebration of the best food and its loving preparation makes you realize why you do it.