In 1958, homemaker Barbara Goodfellow self-published the first Make It Now, Bake It Later! cookbook in an effort to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis. The original book and subsequent sequels went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies. Barbara's son Scott and his wife Ann were inspired to revive the phenomenon with all-new dishes adapted for today's palate when they realized that the family was still receiving requests for favorite recipes even though the books had long been out of print. Considering the emphasis on convenience in this century, the concept couldn't be more modern.
(From the Best-Selling Cookbooks shelf.)