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	Cookbook Image - 128210	Title: Press-ready	By: Cauthorne-brooks Family Reunion	Group/Family Location: Jamaica	Organization: Cauthorne-brooks Family Reunion
Book Number: 128210
From: Jamaica
Number of Recipes: 421
Binding Style: Hard Back

Special Features: The book contains histories and family trees of both families and an introduction by the editors. The book's foreword was written by Howard Dodson, then Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York City Public Library.

Description: Help Yourself! There's a God's Mighty Plenty is part cookbook, part family history, and part African-american community history. Published by the Cauthorne and Brooks families of Essex County, Virginia, this book, now in its second edition, spans more than 150 years and five generations of family. It features numerous anecdotes and stories that place the recipes in the context of their time and usage. Originally published in 2000, the 2017 second edition has a 52-recipe addendum from young/new family members.

Funds raised support: Cauthorne and Brooks family heritage activities

How to Purchase

Make check payable to:
Cauthorne-brooks Family Reunion

Mail order to:
Cauthorne-brooks Family Reunion
Att: Beverly Y. Smith
1319 Maple Avenue
Essex, MD 21221
Phone: 804-651-8753
Web site

Cost: $25.00
plus $5.00 S/H per book.

Favorite Recipe

Candied Sweet Potatoes
By: Lauren Cauthorne Bladen- White

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup Light Promise
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brownulated sugar (pourable brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Rinse and scrub sweet potatoes with a food brush under warm running water. Put them in a large pot filled with boiling water and simmer briskly for about 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender but not soft. Drain the potatoes and let them cool. Spray a 13 x 9-inch (or larger) baking dish with cooking spray Peel the potatoes and slice them into thick (3/8" to 1/2") slices. Arrange in a single layer in prepared dish. preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small saucepan, stir together Promise, sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir and cook over medium heat until sugars have dissolved and mixture is slightly thickened.. Remove from heat and still in vanilla. Spoon mixture over potatoes. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, basting occasionally. Makes 6-8 servings

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