Cooking is one of the things that I enjoy doing. When I was a teenager, I took home economics in high school. It was fun. Our initiation into Future Homemakers of America was to sell a dozen eggs individually in our neighborhoods in the city of Milan. Tennessee. I learned a lot from Ms. Mary Virginia Bryant, our teacher. Then, I asked my mom,Mary Nell Comer, who was a wonderful Southern cook, to let me practice cooking at home. She let me some, but her patience was short with me when I used up all the pots and pans and got flour all over the place. I asked my dad, James Comer, to help me learn how to cook on the charcoal grill. He did. I watched him cook the best steak, hamburgers, and pork chops that you could ever imagine. Then, I went to my grandmother’s house. She even made pies and cakes for restaurants sometimes. Lela Hatley Bell was her name. I did learn how to make her Southern Fried Chicken. However, I regret not writing down how to make her banana cake. It was so moist that she used toothpicks to hold it together. No recipe books in my grandmother’s house. She did not need them. So at age 19, I used what lessons I had learned from family, and started with recipe books. My favorite books were tried and true Church recipe books from those in my hometown of Milan, Tennessee. By the way, now that I am married to a Cajun, Pastor Rick is teaching me how to spice up that cooking. He is an awesome cook. So as I was thinking of how we could get more Bibles out to the homeless, and how we could help provide a way for more kids to come to the Gospel Ranch. The cookbook fundraiser was placed on my heart. Use this cookbook to reach your friends and family members for Christ. There will be Scriptures within the book. Give a cookbook for Christmas along with a Bible or New Testament. Prices will be listed by September, but a softback cookbook should cost between ten to fourteen dollars. If you would like to participate, please send 5 recipes to Janice by Sept. 1st. Books will be published by October by Cookbook Publishers. You can call Janice Fruge at 615.428.7540. Your name will be listed with your recipe. Thanks so much to the Spiritual Marines below who are helping with this project.
Sherry Vaughn Dyer, TN Margie Lee Dyer, TN Brenda Gentry Phoenix, AZ. Poppy Behrens Surprise, AZ. Sue Cherry Surprise, AZ. Martha Garrett Lebanon, TN. Lori Jiroch Franklin, TN. Karen Pate. Mobile, AL. Sue Waldrop Tracy City, TN Pat Bowman Milan, TN. Joyce Allen. Milan, TN. Beth Burkett. Sun City, AZ Janet Dillon. Murfreesboro, TN Janice Fruge. Sun City, AZ