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Naper Wow Pow: Little Friends new cookbook

Little Friends, a Naperville nonprofit organization, collaborated with Downtown Naperville Alliance and many of Naperville's notables to publish this first-ever cookbook for the holiday season, available only until the end of the month. |  Submitted

Little Friends, a Naperville nonprofit organization, collaborated with Downtown Naperville Alliance and many of Naperville's notables to publish this first-ever cookbook for the holiday season, available only until the end of the month. | Submitted

Ever wonder what Mayor A. George Pradel or Councilman Paul Hinterlong’s favorite holiday recipes are? Little Friends did, too, and they are sharing what they learned in a new cookbook.

More than 250 recipes from appetizers to desserts made it into the first-ever “Downtown Naperville Dishes & Delights” cookbook, available for $20, with proceeds benefitting the Naperville-based Little Friends organization.

Every year, the nonprofit, which helps children and adults with disabilities, brings a hometown holiday theme to store windows with proceeds benefitting it — often in the shape of a cute stuffed animal.

“This year we thought of doing something different,” explains Kristi Landorf, president and CEO of Little Friends. “We had the idea of collecting holiday-themed and favorite recipes from Naperville notables, councilmen, community leaders, restaurants and even Mayor Pradel contributed.

“We worked very closely with the Katie Woods from the Downtown (Naperville) Alliance. She coordinated much of this.”

Some recipes may appear twice with long family traditions attached to each.

“I contributed Great Grandma Landorf’s German potato salad recipe, and Councilman Hinterlong also contributed a German potato salad recipe,” Landorf says.

“We haven’t had a cook off yet,” she adds chuckling. A limited supply of the cookbook will be available through the end of the month, Landorf promises.

“We have not talked about what comes after,” she adds.

For more information on where to purchase a copy of the “Dishes & Delights” cookbook, printed by Minuteman Press in Naperville, visit littlefriendsinc.org.

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