I love church cookbooks. I have several and they are all unique and wonderful. The recipes are handed down, family favorites that somebody's Aunt Ida only shared for a good cause. And you just know she left out the secret ingredient that makes her chocolate cake the best. You just know it.
Admittedly, I try to cook healthy foods made from local and/or organic ingredients. And I've been a vegetarian for more than 16 years now. That means I have to heavily tweak many of the recipes in those books, but I love them just the same. I even have a cookbook from one of our state's women's prisons. Not kidding.
My mother-in-law gave me a wonderful new cookbook from her 200+-year-old church. It is a fundraiser for youth programs and it is awesome in its Southern goodness. It is 97 pages, 31 of which are desserts. There are five recipes for sweet potato souffle.