ARLINGTON — A group of parishioners at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Arlington came together last year with efforts to produce a cookbook filled with all sorts of favorite recipes from people who wished to share their favorite dishes.
The product is now hot off the printing press and filled with more than 700 recipes to try out.
Aside from the new recipes, the Cookbook Committee also included community favorites from past parishioners who had included recipes in the church’s previous cookbooks from 1959 and 1977.
The 2014 cookbook holds a variety of recipes on all sorts of food categories including appetizers, meats, vegetable dishes, cookies, candies and crock pot recipes. The books are selling for $20 each and can be purchased from any Altar and Rosary Society member at St. Patrick’s.
Shelly Stouffer was in charge of the Cookbook Committee and explained putting together a cookbook for the church was just one of those things on her bucket list.
“For me, seeing it coming together and coordinating the efforts was just neat and a cool thing,” she said. “The enthusiasm in this group, I think, is what really helped the project stay on track.”
Aside from the recipes, the book also includes household tips, colored pictures of the church’s popular stained glass windows, which were taken by Father Dominic Garramone of St. Bede Abbey and a quick snapshot timeline of important dates and events that occurred within the church.
The monies raised from the cookbooks with support the Altar and Rosary Society and go back to the church.
Members of the church will also be selling the cookbooks at the upcoming annual chicken dinner on July 27. Also, at the annual Arlington Sausagefest on Aug. 9.
The church’s sesquicentennial celebration will also be held on Sept. 21.
The Cookbook Committee included Lynne Bonnell, Mary Neill, Monica Weeks, Carol Schmidt, Ann Hunter, Lauren Koch and Stouffer.
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