The Cookbook Project

Hello, Neighbor!

Do you have a favorite recipe? Please consider sharing it — and you’ll be helping us support the work of two fine charities.

Our congregation is putting together a cookbook of Andover’s favorite recipes. We’re calling it “Feeding Each Other: Andover’s favorite recipes to savor and share.” 100% of all proceeds from sales of the cookbook will go to support the work of  two local hunger organizations – Bread & Roses and The Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

If you live, work, study or worship in the Town of Andover, we’d like YOUR recipe.

Submit your recipe here

If you want to be sure we include your recipe, please read our FAQ first:

Want kind of recipes?

We are looking for recipes that are healthy and frugal, emphasize fresh ingredients, and are easy to prepare, and are especially suited for sharing with groups or family gatherings.    We want appetizers, soups and stews, salads, entrees (meat-based and vegetarian), desserts, beverages.

Healthy AND frugal AND easy to prepare? How do I know if my  recipe is right?

We want this cookbook to be something that our community can be proud of. We want people’s favorites, the recipes they share time and again with family and friends — and at potlucks. If in doubt, send it along.

Will you include everyone’s recipes?

Our goal is to include one recipe from every contributor. However, there are several reasons why we might not be able to include your recipe.

1) If your recipe is a duplicate or near duplicate of another recipe previously submitted.
2) If a majority of the folks on our recipe committee see problems with your recipe. Problems include very expensive or exotic ingredients (white truffles), very unhealthy (fried bologna casserole), or recipes that just don’t work. (We’ll be testing as many as possible prior to publication.)

How many recipes can I submit?

We suggest that no individual contribute more than 3 recipes.  Send us three, and we’ll  pick the one we like best

Can I use recipes from a book/magazine/newspaper?

Yes. Although we have a special fondness for original and family recipes, submitting recipes from another source is fine, as long as: 1) you mention the source, and 2) you have made and enjoyed the recipe.

Who are we?

We’re the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover, a small church located on 6 Locke Street right in the center of town.

Why are we doing this?

We love food, and we love to cook and socialize. We’re grateful for all we have and aware of those less fortunate who have not. Several  members of our congregation volunteer regularly at Bread & Roses. We’ve baked and delivered bread to Bread & Roses. We participate in Project Bread’s annual Walk for Hunger, and our youth have collected grocery items for People’s Pantry. But we wanted to do more.

When do we need the recipes?

We must have all recipe contributions by May 30, 2014 in order for the book to be published by Labor Day.

Where can I buy the cookbook?

You can place an advance order here. Volume discounts are available.

The cookbook will be available September 9, 2014 at 6 Locke Street, the Andover Bookstore and other locations around town to be announced.


Upcoming Events
Events are held at 6 Locke Street unless otherwise indicated. Questions? Is your event not listed? Please tell us! The deadline for newsletter submissions is Wednesdays at 6pm. See full calendar
  • Sunday September 7
    Sunday Service: Water Ceremony
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Tuesday September 9
    UU Stitchers
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Location: At various homes
  • Sunday September 14
    Sunday Service: Spirituality in the Time of War and Climate Change
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Tuesday September 16
    Book Discussion Group
    7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Location: Black Home
  • Saturday September 20
    Autumn Equinox Harvest Feast
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Sunday September 21
    Sunday Service: High Holy Days
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Sunday September 21
    People’s Climate March and International Day of Peace
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Location: Boston Common
  • Sunday September 28
    Sunday Service: Doling out Compassion
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Friday October 3
    Pasta Pot Luck
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Location: 6 Locke St.
  • Sunday October 5
    Sunday Service
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Sunday October 12
    Sunday Service
    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Location: 6 Locke Street
  • Tuesday October 14
    UU Stitchers
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Location: At various homes