DACC cookbook

Billie Ingraham, left, and Jean Knouse look over a previous cookbook and information about a new cookbook to benefit the Danville Area Community Center.

DANVILLE — Do you have a favorite recipe or a recipe handed down through the family to share?

The Danville Area Community Center is looking for recipes from people anywhere for a new cookbook to benefit the center, at 1 Liberty St.

The cookbook, “Our Favorite Recipes,” will be the center’s second cookbook. The first cookbook was published in 1998.

After researching publishers, center officials chose the same publisher of the first cookbook — Morris Press Cookbooks — Center Executive Director Jean Knouse said.

“This year our focus has been on community. When we plan a program or event, we talk about the target audience and who in the community we need to serve better,” she said.

Sitting at the center, she said there were already various groups participating in different activities including summer campers, Silver Sneakers exercising and swimmers.

Billie Ingraham, director of programs at the center, suggested a cookbook.

“As an example this morning I got a recipe for a Tunisian appetizer from a member,” Knouse said.

“We are really interested in grandparents’ recipes, recipes families have had a long time or easy to prepare recipes for working families,” she said.

“We are interested in supporting the idea of fresh foods and locally grown vegetables and fruits,” she said.

The cookbook will raise money for the center through its sales and by ads placed in the book they hope will contain 300 to 400 recipes. Anyone can place an ad — it doesn’t have to be a business.

The cookbook will be hardback and coil-bound and will cost $20.

The deadline for submitting recipes is Sept. 15.

Tina Bartholomew and Iva Rudy are co-chairwomen for the project.

The 2015 publication also will include center information, personal messages, notes of support, a patron list and many more interesting bits of information.

Recipes can be submitted in the following ways:

P Drop off a copy at the center

P Mail it to the center at P.O. Box 125, Danville, to the attention of Ingraham

P Download a recipe form from the center website at www.thedacc.com.

P Copy the recipe and scan or email it to atthedacc@gmail.com or send an email containing the recipe to atthedacc@gmail.com

P Log onto www.typensave.com. The center’s user name is DACC and the contributor password is celery233. Follow instructions for submitting the recipe.

Ingraham and Knouse hope people will pre-order so they can determine how many cookbooks to order. Pre-orders can be sent to Ingraham atthedacc@gmail.com.  

The cookbook will include recipes from people who submitted entries in the 1998 edition and who are no longer living as a tribute to them.

Recipe categories include appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts, cookies and candy and this and that.

The cost of an ad ranges from $15 to a full page at $95. Ad inquiries can be sent to the center gmail address.

“Once someone purchases a cookbook, they will get a code and can go online to access the cookbook. So if they aren’t at home and want to look up a recipe, they can,” Ingraham said.

They expect the cookbooks to arrive by early November.

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