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Stanford Parents' Club History

Stanford Mothers Operated Student Rest Homes for over 30 year starting in the 1920's

Mothers' Club Cooks up Goodness

Includes recipes from Jane Stanford, George Shultz, and Condoleeza Rice

"Easy Gourmet From Stanford" Cookbook

From its inception, the members of the Mothers’ Club prepared and served homemade food at their events. The informal sharing of recipes over the years led to the 1969 “Easy Gourmet From Stanford” cookbook, which sold over 3000 copies at $2.75 each.

Welcome Reception

This was followed in 1985 by the “Centennial Cookbook” celebrating Stanford’s first 100 years. Containing many recipes from past years, it was thought of more as a keepsake rather than an actual cookbook since many ingredients were not longer readily available. The price had gone up to $8 each.

In 1999, “Fresh Off the Farm” celebrated 75 years of Mothers’ Club service. Mrs. Stanford’s Roman punch recipe can be found here. The 2005 “What’s Cooking at Stanford” included recipes from Condoleezza Rice and George Schultz. All of the money raised by cookbooks went into the Scholarship Fund.

"Fresh Off the Farm" Cookbook
Former Secretary of State George Shultz
"Fresh Off the Farm" Cookbook

In 1999, “Fresh Off the Farm” celebrated 75 years of Mothers’ Club service. Mrs. Stanford’s Roman punch recipe can be found here.

"Whiskey Dogs" Recipe

This was followed by the “Centennial Cookbook” celebrating Stanford’s first 100 years. Containing many recipes from past years, it was thought of more as a keepsake rather than an actual cookbook since many ingredients were not longer readily available. The price had gone up to $8 each.

"What's Cooking at Stanford" Cookbook

The 2005 “What’s Cooking at Stanford” included recipes from two former United States Secretary of States  Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz. All of the money raised by cookbooks went into the Scholarship Fund.

"Fresh Off the Farm" Cookbook

In 1999, “Fresh Off the Farm” celebrated 75 years of Mothers’ Club service. Mrs. Stanford’s Roman punch recipe can be found here. The 2005 “What’s Cooking at Stanford” included recipes from Condoleezza Rice and George Schultz. All of the money raised by cookbooks went into the Scholarship Fund.

"What's Cooking at Stanford" Cookbook

The 2005 “What’s Cooking at Stanford” included recipes from two former United States Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice and George Schultz. All of the money raised by cookbooks went into the Scholarship Fund.

"What's Cooking at Stanford" Cookbook

The 2005 “What’s Cooking at Stanford” included recipes from two former United States Secretary of States  Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz. All of the money raised by cookbooks went into the Scholarship Fund.

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