Crestview church's cookbooks offer recipes, refuge from addiction

Published: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 16:18 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Woodlawn Baptist Church's young adult Sunday school students hope their cookbook's recipes will nourish both body and soul.

"Seasoned with Love" features 83 recipes for entrees, soups, sides, breads and desserts, along with a Creole section. Proceeds benefit a Christian-based substance abuse rehabilitation program. 

So far, the group has raised $382, church member Claudia Smythe said.

Many Woodlawn church members are familiar with Exodos Rehabilitation Ministries through church members Thomas and Kyra Crowson. The couple operates the ministry, including the Exodos Thrift Store on North Ferdon Boulevard, which benefits the program and needy residents.

The cookbook idea came after the death of Claudia Smythe's mother-in-law, Louise Smythe. She preserved Louise's recipes in a family cookbook, which gave her inspiration.

"I thought this would be a great way to help out a great organization," she said.

Sunday school attendee Sandy Cooney said she submitted 10 recipes for the book and bought a copy of the cookbook for her family.



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