Historical Society of Michigan's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award - 2007

Library of Michigan & Michigan Center for the Book - Michigan Author of the Year - 2021

First-ever Historian to be awarded the author of the year award.

Walnut Pickles and Watermelon Cake

The Massie's Walnut Pickles and Watermelon Cake: A Century of Michigan Cookery was named one of the top ten cookbooks in the nation by Bon Appetit magazine, the year it came out, published by Wayne State University Press.