Name of Book: Cooking on Tybee Time
About the Book: Nancy Smith has always saved her recipes, typing them out on index cards long before a computer database was used for such things. But when friends started asking for the recipes to some of her delectable dishes, it was time get them all together.
People kept asking so I decided to have them published, Smith said.
The book includes more than 288 recipes Smith has tweaked and modified to give each her special touch. From a refreshing cucumber and onion spread to candied sweet potatoes to her famous pepper jelly, Smith has poured all her years of cooking into one book.
But the pages are filled with pictures as well, not of the dishes but of Smiths paintings and most importantly, her friends. Colorful snapshots of close friends and family can be found throughout the books pages.
I decided I didnt want to take pictures of food, she said. These recipes arent just words on a page to me.
Theyre about family gatherings and fun get-togethers and quiet evenings. Theyre about people enjoying meals. So I sprinkled in pictures of people enjoying life and enjoying food. Its more personal that way.
About the author: Smith and her husband, Bill, share their time between Rome and Tybee Island. She has cooked all her life. A Rome native, she prepares her country dishes for her family to enjoy, but nothing makes her happier than having friends come over for dinner.
Incidentally, the recipe for Bills favorite dish meatloaf is on page 68.
Where to get a copy: Cooking on Tybee Time is available at the Last Stop Gift Shop at the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. Readers can also order the book by e-mailing Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-888-4358