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Hospitality is a spiritual gift, according to this beginner-level, Christian-themed cookbook, but it can also be learned. Smith, a former caterer, shares the recipes she has made for family, friends and church gatherings. Beginning each chapter with a personal reminiscence and a Bible quote, Smith emphasizes her religious orientation and traditional values. Her culinary aesthetic is equally conservative, hearkening back at times to the 1960s. Smith reports that she is acquainted with the Bush family, and her convenience-oriented, anachronistic but crowd-pleasing cuisine resembles that of Ariel de Guzman's recent Bush Family Cookbook. Salads include both green and gelatinous creations; soups are as straightforward as Tomato-Basil Bisque and as exotic as Chicken Pot Pie Soup. Entrées are old-fashioned American favorites (Ham Loaf) or inauthentic versions of international dishes (Ravioli Lasagna; marmalade-sweetened Mandarin Chicken). There are also chapters devoted to nonalcoholic drinks, appetizers, brunch, breads and dessert. Many ingredients can be found in cans and packets, and Smith helpfully supplies a grocery list and pantry checklist for every recipe. While this work won't seem particularly welcoming to serious foodies or, for that matter, nonbelievers, it may offer inspiration to some. (Mar.)
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About the Author

Barbara Smith is a former professional caterer and author of Cooking with Smitty’s Mom. She and her husband of nearly five decades, Paul, reside in Franklin, Tennessee with where she cooks and entertains for countless family and friends, including son Michael and eight grandchildren. She attends The People’s Church and serves in their Room at the Inn ministry.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (March 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140007147X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400071470
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,566,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a wonderful, practical cookbook for families who want to enjoy meals together, but don't have lots of time to spend in preparation. The recipes are straightforward, using easy-to-find ingredients and the meals are delicious to even the pickiest of children. There are also wonderful hints, suggestions and lessons on how to show love for our family, friends and others through hospitality. Lots of fun candid photos of Michael W. Smith & his family enjoying Barbara's food in their kitchen, too!
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The recipes in this book are very handy for entertaining. Sometimes you want something that will taste good, guaranteed, and not be too concerned about fat, etc. Sometimes you just want to be able to choose a recipe for comfort food and this book fits the bill. Most of the recipes are very quick to put together. I've made the wild rice chicken casserole a couple times already and it's fabulous with brown rice or black barley. I always cut down the sour cream and cheese and it still tastes great. Definitely pleased to have this book in my collection.
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I have enjoyed this cookbook for many years. This year I finally purchased one for myself (as I have borrowed it from our local library, for many years!!) I also bought one for a gift and the recipient loved it too. The recipes are easy to follow. The ingredients are easy to find and none of the recipes take more than 30 minutes to prepare. All the recipes I've tried are delicious without being "fussy". Her thoughts on hospitality are helpful and insightful. Barbera shares her heart, her family and her faith in this book. All are wonderful!
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This book is what I hoped it would be; Nicely presented, appetizing

recipes.
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The salads in this book are very easy to prepare and are perfect for ladies luncheons. Highly recommend this book.
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