By Terry Rogers
The Milford Senior Center is asking Milford residents to submit recipes for a “Taste of Milford Cookbook” that will be used to raise funds for the center. Since Director Daphne Brumbey and Assistabt Executive Director Miranda Walton both live in Milford, they are hoping that the cookbo
ok will not only raise funds for the center, but will also bring the community together through favorite family recipes.
“We thought this would be a great fundraiser for our Outreach program,” Ms. Walton said. “We want to reach more people to assist them with Medicare, SNAP, searching for housing and other important issues facing our community.” The cookbook will contain sections for appetizers, main dishes, side dishes and desserts. They are also including a pet recipe section so that those who purchase the cookbook can create homemade treats for their pets.
The Senior Center is accepting recipes from all types of cooks, both professional chefs and home cooks. Ms. Walton said they would like to see people get creative with the recipes they submit, suggesting that people name the recipe after a loved one, themselves or choose a creative name related to Milford.
“This is a great way to get involved in a great cause and to keep traditional recipes going throughout the local community,” Ms. Walton said. “From grandma’s mouthwatering cookies to unique family dishes that have been favorites among family and friends, we want to see them and include them in our cookbook.” Ms. Walton said that they would like to have close-up photos of the dishes along with the recipe, but that is not required for submission.
Milford Senior Center will sell the cookbooks once they are published. They have a publisher in mind, but are still researching the cost of publishing the book. They are not sure how much the cookbooks will cost as they must determine printing costs first. They hope the books will be available for between $10 and $15, but that is just an estimate at the current time. The cookbooks should be available in early 2018 and the deadline for submitting recipes is December 2017.
“The funds raised will be used to support the Outreach & Social Services we provide at the center,” Ms. Walton explained. “We assist seniors with everyday issues such as finding shelter, Medicare and trips to doctors.” Recipes and photos should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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