Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul
by Sharon Fox
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: Southern Hospitality Books (April 8, 2011)
Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul is the first of a series of unique cookbooks by Sharon Fox. Not only will you find fabulous recipes made simple, but you’ll also find many words of encouragement, life lessons, stories of faith, and inspirations.
Where to begin? My thoughts on this book are running around in my head, but I’ll do my best to make my thoughts as clear as I can, and not just a jumbled mess.
Ok…when I read what the book was about:
fabulous recipes made simple, but you’ll also find many words of encouragement, life lessons, stories of faith, and inspirations, I thought I’d LOVE this cookbook. And I do… sort of.
I loved all the recipes, inspirational quotes and verses from the Bible. What I didn’t love was that the author included that she was sexually abused as a small child. That would have been semi ok, but we don’t just read that she was abused, we learn exactly what was done to her, as well as what she saw others doing. I just think it would have been better if the author would have written two separate books, one a cookbook and another about what she had gone through as a child. Am I seriously the only person who feels this way? I doubt it, but there aren’t enough reviews on this book to know for sure. I’v only seen two other reviews so far and neither one of the reviewers mentioned anything about the odd feel of the cookbook because of the vivid abuse stories.
What she went through was a horrible thing that no person, especially a child, should every have to go through. I just don’t think she should have told the story in a cookbook.
Now, back to the recipes. All the recipes sound easy enough and yummy! I haven’t made any of them yet, but here’s one that Henry (hubby) will probably love, because he loves both biscuits and sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
2 1/2 c. Bisquick
1 c. mashed sweet potato
1/3 c softened butter
1/2 c milk
Preheat oven to 400
Mix ingredients to for a soft dough
Turn onto floured surface
Knead just enough to bring it all together
Roll out to 1/2″ thick.
Cut with biscuit cutter
Place on ungreased cookie sheet with sides touching
Bake 12-15 min. or until golden brown
As for recommending this book, if after reading my thoughts you think you still would want to read it, I say go for it. The recipes are great and I’m sure you’ll find many that your family will love.