Nebraska Authors

Barbara Albright

Born 1955-07-02 Fremont, NE (USA)

Died 2006-07-05
Branford, CT (USA)

Passionate about food and knitting, Barbara Albright authored or co-authored more than two dozen cookbooks and knitting books and was an editor and contributor to many National magazines. In addition to her editorial prowess, she also served as a spokesperson for leading food manufacturers and trade organizations, and appeared on Good Morning America, Today, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and CNN programs.
A fitness enthusiast, she completed the New York City Marathon in 1983. Her community activities included volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, with the Wilton Children's Theater and for the Walter Schalk School of Dance.

Places Lived

Fremont, NE
New York City, NY
Boston, MA
Branford, CT

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Food; Housekeeping; Cookbooks; Knitting Books


Bachelor of Arts in Food and Nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts in Nutrition Communication, 1980, Boston University, Boston, MA


Magazine Editor

Places Worked

Good Housekeeping
Redbook, food editor
Women's World, food editor
The Chocolatier, editor-in-chief
Traditional Home
Family Fun
Country Living
Associated Press


James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame, 1999
University of Nebraska Outstanding Young Alumnus
Chocolate Manufacturers' Association Chocolate Lovers' Hall of Fame


Chi Omega Sorority


Mostly Muffins. 1984.
Wild About Brownies. 1985.
Cooking With Regis & Kathie Lee: Quick & Easy Recipes From America's Favorite TV Personalities. 1993.
Totally Teabreads: Quick & Easy Recipes For More Than 60 Delicious Quick Breads & Spreads. 1994.
Entertaining With Regis & Kathie Lee: Year-Round Holiday Recipes, Entertaining Tips, and Party Ideas. 1995.
Girl Food: Cathy's Cookbook for the Well-Balanced Woman. 1997.
More Muffins: 72 Recipes for Moist, Delicious, Fresh-Baked Muffins. 1999.
Maxwell House Coffee Drinks & Desserts Cookbook: From Lattes and Muffins to Decadent Cakes and Midnight Treats: Original Recipes. 1999.
Margaritas. 2000.
Knitter's Stash: Favorite Patterns from America's Yarn Shops. 2001.
Simple Knits for Sophisticated Living: Quick-knit Projects from Beautiful, Chunky Yarns. 2003.
1,001 Reasons to Love Chocolate. 2004.
Odd Ball Knitting: Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn. Potter Craft. 2005.
The Natural Knitter: How to Choose, Use, and Knit Natural Fibers from Alpaca to Yak. 2007.

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