Saturday, May 12, 2007

Family members create cookbook

By Spec. Josh LeCappelain
10th Mountain Division Journalist

A meeting last year spurred 15 Army Family members to create a unique cookbook, with proceeds benefiting Soldiers deployed overseas.

Members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Commandos” Cookbook Committee banded together and drew upon their own private collections as well as those of parents and friends for the 838 recipes included in the book. Included in the wide variety of recipes are two special sections – “Just for Kids” and “Our Soldier’s Favorite.”

The committee had a hand in every aspect of the creative process, selecting a hard-back cover for durability and working with Elizabeth Nunziato, a graphic arts designer, on several designs. Finally, they settled on one they felt best represented 2nd BCT.

Priced at $18, proceeds from sales of the book will be divided among the six battalions in 2nd BCT.
Additionally, a dollar from each sale will go to the 2nd BCT “Friends of the Commandos” Fund, which purchases a gym bag that contains an athletic suit, shorts and T-shirts for wounded brigade Soldiers at military medical facilities.

“Our wounded Soldiers are very important to the (2nd) Brigade, and sometimes recovery can be long and difficult,” said Alisa Mahoney, chairman of the cookbook committee. “The items that we provide allow us to say ‘thank you’ in a small way for all that they are going through during recovery and how much we appreciate what they do for all Americans.”

For more information or to purchase a cookbook, e-mail Alisa Mahoney at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know you're going through a extra rough time now. I know it ain't worth much but we're pulling for you and hope you find your guys.