The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts: Heavenly Recipes and Sweet Recollectionsby Brenda Rhodes Miller, Dorothy I. Height
In the tradition of The Black Family Reunion Cookbook, Celebrating Our Mothers' Kitchens, and A Gracious Plenty, The Church Ladies' Divine Desserts brings together more than two hundred recipes, culled from local, church, and family cookbooks. But this book is much more than a compilation of recipes for decadent (or divine) sweets. It honors church ladies, those revered African-American women who have contributed immeasurably to their churches as teachers, mentors, keepers of tradition, and as culinary experts.
A homemade dessert is more than just a sweet finale to a meal in the African-American kitchen. It is a way to demonstrate special affection while underscoring the bounty of God's blessing on the home. And no one more than a church lady is aware of the power of a fine chocolate confection or a down-home bread pudding prepared with love and served with respect.
Author Biography: Brenda Rhodes Miller, the deputy director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, has written for numerous publications and contributed to The Black Family Reunion Cookbook. The wife of a Baptist preacher, she is a bona fide church lady.
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- 7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.96(d)
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