Scripture Verse

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent?

— Romans x:14, 15, Offertory Sentence for Holy Commuion

St Stephen’s Cookbooks

To celebrate our tenth Cookie Walk, St Stephen’s assembled a cookbook with all of our parishioners’ favorite cookie recipes. Since then, we’ve published a total of eight cookbooks, although two of them are in two volumes each. Each volume costs $2, or you can get a complete set of all 10 volumes for $15.

2001 A Treasury of Cookie Walk Recipes (in two volumes)
2003 A Treasury of Wednesday Evening Soup Recipes
2005 A Treasury of Church Social Hors D’œuvre Recipes
2006 A Treasury of Church Picnic Salads
2007 A Treasury of Just Desserts (two volumes)
2008 A Treasury of Summer Suppers
2010 Bread of Heaven Cookbook
2011 A Treasury of Notable Potables

As noted above, it all started with the Treasury of Cookie Walk Recipes, a compendium of favorite recipes featured at St Stephen’s famous Cookie Walk (held every year on the first Saturday of December), now reissued in two volumes. Succeeding volumes include the Treasury of Wednesday Evening Soup Recipes, a tribute to the cameraderie of the Wednesday evening study groups and the erstwhile Wednesday evening Reading Circle. The third is the Treasury of Church Social Hors D’Œuvre Recipes, a selection of favorites from St Stephen’s frequent socials and receptions.

The fourth is the Treasury of Church Picnic Salads, with recipes from our Spring and Fall potluck-style picnics. The fifth is the Treasury of Just Desserts: St Stephen’s has a decided sweet tooth, and so, like the Cookie Walk Cookbook, this installment spills over into a second volume. The sixth cookbook is a Treasury of Summer Suppers, drawing on full menus served at our summer supper gatherings. (In recent years, the original “silliness” provided by Britcom telly episodes has been replaced by a few boards of bingo.)

The seventh volume is the Bread of Heaven Cookbook, featuring all sorts of bread and bread–based favorites. The eighth and latest “cookbook” is the Treasury of Notable Potables, containing recipes for “punches, teas, shrubs, smoothies, malts, shakes, hot and cold drinks, and flavored alcoholic drinks”. After all, Anglicans are not noted for their temperance.

New cookbooks generally make their publication debut at the Cookie Walk, but they’re generally available year round. Stocks are generally replenished in time for the Garden Party, but depending on the cookbook, you may have to wait a bit at other times of the year.