Troy University seeking recipes, memories for cookbook

Posted: Wednesday, 11 January 2012

TROY—Troy University is preparing for publication a cookbook to mark its 125th birthday and alumni, friends, students and faculty all are encouraged to submit recipes and reminisces.

This cookbook will be the third edition in a series of cookbooks issued by the University over the last 20 years. The latest edition, entitled "Celebrating 125 Years of Tastes and Traditions of Troy University," will be different from the other two books in the series, according to TROY first lady Janice Hawkins, who is chairing the cookbook committee.

"We are seeking recipes that reflect themes important to the life of the University and we are hoping that cooks will submit their favorite memories of TROY," Ms. Hawkins said. "We want to make this more than a cookbook; we want it to be a keepsake."

  • The cookbook will be organized into eight chapters:
  • Beginnings, which will feature recipes reflecting the early years of the University;
  • Memorable recipes that are part of family traditions;
  • Special holiday recipes;
  • Recipes used when entertaining;
  • Tailgating recipes;
  • Light recipes and recipes adapted for special dietary needs;
  • Tried-and-true family favorites; and
  • International recipes.

There are two ways to submit recipes for consideration. Go to and complete the online form or mail to Troy University Welcome Center 1120 U.S. Highway 231 South, Troy, AL 36082. Deadline for submission of recipes is April 15, 2012.