In 2003, when the author cobbled together her first dessert recipe book Just Desserts, she had two folders—regular ratty pocket folders, like ones you would buy at the school-supplies store, filled with loose pages of handwritten recipes and notes. She also had separate pages that listed the recipes found in the folders. Before sitting down at the computer to enter “Just Desserts” into a word processing file, one of the folders disappeared, along with the list of what was contained in that folder. Unfazed, she created her little book from the folder at hand, printed the pages, and took the whole mess to a local printing business where they did their version of binding.
In 2018, she ventured to create a better version of a dessert recipe book using recipes from Just Desserts, as well as some previously not used from the folder that had not vanished into the blue. A few days after, she had The Great Schmoogle Dessert Book in her hands. She found the missing list and was able to recreate at least most of the items. There was never a doubt that she would do another recipe book, and after toying with a few different titles, she decided the most natural was her reaction when she located the elusive list: Eureka! I Found Them.