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4 Recipes to Enjoy with Friends

“So often food is backdrop for us, don’t you think? When we meet up with girlfriends, even just for coffee or tea, as we empty our cups, we’re always filling each other up—with words of friendship and encouragement which can bring laughter. Hope. Or at least a momentary respite from whatever’s going awry in our lives.” – Cathy Liggett, Author of The Sisters of Sugarcreek

The characters in Cathy Liggett’s newest novel, The Sisters of Sugarcreek, regularly find themselves in the kitchen cooking together to bless one another or others in their community. Here are four of their favorite recipes for you to make and share with friends! Download these delicious comfort-food recipes, or use the blank card to share a favorite recipe of your own. Click the images to download the cards.

What are your go-to recipes for gathering with friends? Tell us in the comments!

The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett

Many lives were changed the day a fire burned down Faith Community Church, devastating the small town of Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Now a young Amish widow, Lydia Gruber faces an uncertain future. Her husband, a craftsman and volunteer firefighter, always took care of everything, keeping her isolated from others in their community. Without anyone or any skills, how will she survive?

With the death of her beloved aunt Rose in the fire, single mom Jessica Holtz inherits Rose’s Knit One Quilt Too cottage. Though determined to keep the shop open in her aunt’s memory, she doesn’t know the first thing about knitting and quilting and begins to see her aunt’s dream slip through her fingers.

When Liz Cannon lost her dear friend Rose, she also lost her partner in the Secret Stitches Society—the name they gave themselves while delivering gifts of hope to troubled folks in the dark of night. Liz convinces Jessica to keep the anonymous society going, despite the younger women’s inadequacy with knitting and sewing needles. But soon Liz has problems of her own as the life she has rebuilt for herself begins to crumble again.

When Liz and Jessica choose Lydia for their first mission, the three women cross paths and form an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of tragedy. As they walk together through triumph and heartbreak—through grief and new chances at love—they begin to discover that with friends by your side, a stitch of hope can be found anywhere.

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