Holm Family Cookbook

Some eat to live, we live to eat!

Book Events

November 2012

Pioneer Folk Fest - Barns, Brands, and Bovines!

Saturday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunol Ohlone Regional Wilderness Park

1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA

Members of the Holm family will demonstrate ice cream making from 1-4:30pm, and will be using Granny's Strawberry Ice Cream recipe from "The Holm Family Cookbook." Come on down and help us handcrank the cream!

Join in the festivities on November 3, featuring live music, square dancing, crafts and games. “Barns, brands and bovines” is the theme for the day. Learn about local pioneer and ranching history. Barbeque meals by Dino’s Grill will be available for purchase.

Visitors who wish to explore the park may join a free, guided history hike with Park District naturalists in the morning, or register in advance for a horseback ride through the valley ($25/$29). End the evening with an old-fashioned square dance, campfire.

Past Events

Cookies & Cookbooks at Alden Lane Nursery's Holiday Open House, Nov. 2010

Gary Holm dropped in all the way from San Diego to surprise his cousins Wendy Howe, Susie Calhoun, and Aunt Tilli Calhoun

2010 Chili Shooters Stampede

Nancy Mueller and Susie Calhoun serving Granny's Cowboy Beans at the 2010 Chili Shooters Stampede


California Women for Agriculture Spring Meeting Showcase

Merry Carter and Susie Calhoun at the CWA showcase at Harris Ranch.

Holidays in the Vineyards

Patsy Neely and Merry Carter promoting the cookbook at the Wente Estate Vineyards during Livermore Valley's Holidays in the Vineyards event.

Heritage Oak Winery

Susie Calhoun and Troy Bowers serve Holm Family foods at the Heritage Oaks Winery.

Sweet Tree Event at Alden Lane

Tilli Calhoun and Susie Calhoun promoting the cookbook at Alden Lane's Sweet Tree Event.

Livermore Downtown's Earlier than the Bird Event

Merry Carter promoting the cookbook in her PJs at the Outside In store in Livermore.

Author's booth at California State Fair


Wendy Howe (far right) at the author's booth at California State Fair. To the left are best selling authors Kate Perry, Veronica Wolff, and Brenda Novak.

Alameda County Fair Demonstration at Festival Square

Patsy Neely, Merry Carter, and Susie Calhoun demonstrating how to make raspberry trifle and cowboy beans.

View From the Bay Appearance

Nancy Mueller, Spencer Christian, Merry Carter, Susie Calhoun on the View From the Bay television set.

Mother's Day Event at Alden Lane Nursery

Nancy Mueller demonstrating how to make aebleskivers at Alden Lane Nursery.

Book Lovers Bookstore, Sacramento

Julie Martin and Wendy Howe at the Book Lover's Bookstore in Sacramento.

Sacramento & Co. Appearance

Wendy Howe and Merry Carter with Sacramento & Co. hosts, Melissa Crowley and Guy Farris.

Pleasanton Lit Girls Dinner

Fun times with the Pleasanton Lit Girls.

KGO Radio Gene Burns Dining Around Appearance

Wendy Howe, Joel Riddell (show producer), Susie Calhoun, and Nancy Mueller at KGO Radio studio. 


Susie Calhoun, Nancy Mueller, and Tilli Calhoun on the air. 

Heritage Oak Winery Anniversary Celebration & Cookbook Signing


Wendy Neely Howe, Patsy Holm Neely, and Maureen Abaray discuss the cookbook at the anniversary celebration.












The Holm Family cookbook on display at the Heritage Oak winery. 











Heritage Oak Winery owners Tom and Carmela Hoffman.



ester Appreciation Night

The Holm Family held a special Tester Appreciation Night for the recipe testers and others involved in the development and printing of the cookbook. The guests were served dishes and beverages made from recipes in the cookbook.

If you were a tester and did not receive an email evite, check your junk email box. We think spam blockers prevented some of you from receiving them as well.

Back: Carol Salvin, the cookbook designer, Van Bagley, the offshore print broker
Front: Tilli Holm Calhoun, Nancy Mueller







Patsy Holm Neely, Vanna Born, and Bobbie Baird enjoy Lou Ann McCune's Irish Cream.







Lou Ann McCune 









Wendy Howe and Carol Salvin 









Steve Goodman, Susie Calhoun, and Tom Concannon  








Diane Long, Joanne Kamp, Patty Shirley, and Nancy Mueller test the lemon drop Jello shooters. 








Michele Wall, Susie Calhoun, Steve Goodman, Jane Robles, Mr. Robles, and Diane Long 







Terry Spraggins, Tilli Holm Calhoun, and Michele Wall 









Jane Drummond-Mullarkey and Susie Calhoun 









Steve Goodman, Judith Sanderson, Nancy Mueller, and Wendy Howe 









Bobbie Baird, Teri Tith, Teri's mom, and Susie Calhoun 



Book Signing at Towne Center Books

On Saturday, December 13th the Holm Family had a book signing at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton.

Sitting: Tilli Holm Calhoun, Wendy Howe, Merry Carter, Nancy Mueller. Standing: Patsy Holm Neely and Susie Calhoun 

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