Cookbook includes venison recipes

Published 8:53 am Wednesday, December 8, 2004

By By Lisa Tindell Cooks Corner
…while visions of Sugar Plums danced in their heads….
It's the time of year when everyone starts looking for ideas for holiday foods. Something new or at least a little different, is always at the top of the wish list for the cook in the house.
Although most families are satisfied with their regular diets, cooks tend to look for ways to spice up the menus in their homes. Cookbooks offer an opportunity to find and test new ideas, dishes and hints.
One cookbook currently in circulation for Brewton area residents is "Feeding the Flock." This book consists of more than 200 recipes submitted by the congregation of House of Prayer Holiness Church.
The church, which recently received a donation of a building, is in the process of raising funds to help pay for repairs and updates on the building. This September saw the beginning of the Appleton Christian Academy which is housed in the church facility.
Located at the Escambia County line on Appleton Road, the church is pastured by Bro. Nathaniel Roach.
After thumbing through the publication anyone will certainly be able to find something new to try this holiday season. One such recipe is one that was submitted by Stacey Cooper, a member of the church.
Christmas Cheese Dip
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions, chopped
1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimentos, drained
2 Tbs. butter, melted
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Assorted crackers
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in cheddar cheese, onions, pimentos, butter and Worcestershire sauce. Press into a small bowl, smooth top. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes before unmolding. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (2 ? cups).
The cookbook also holds a variety of dishes that use venison as the main ingredient. With deer season in full swing, these recipes should come in handy for the woman who has a hunter in the family. No matter what the number of hunters or the lack of hunters in a family, this cookbook as much to offer for many cooks. Beginners and pros alike will find many interesting and tasty diversions in this unique book of recipes.
If you are interested in owning a copy of the book, contact any member of the House of Prayer Church. Members who may be contacted to purchase the book are Nathaniel and Sara Roach - 867-6143; Penny and Michael Cooper - 248-2415; Randy and Stacey Cooper - 867-0549; or Jimmy and Mahaley Johnson- 867-6534.
If you have a cookbook that you would like to submit for review in this space, please drop it by The Brewton Standard offices on St. Nicholas Avenue.
Next week: more holiday hints and recipes.