LOVE WELCOME SERVE is a cookbook of Southern comfort food from Amy Nelson Hannon, the owner of Euna Mae's, a destination kitchen boutique in Northwest Arkansas.
Amy believes (accompanied by some honest-to-goodness proven results) that people who are cooked for feel cared for. It was modeled by her grandmother Euna Mae Nelson who fed her Circle group, her Sunday School class, and her grandchildren every Wednesday when they'd head over to play. It was when Amy married a preacher and got a kitchen of her own, that she began her life of feeding people; and because feeding people is the way she shows love, she became aware of how folks had gotten away from feeding their families, from opening their doors to friends and neighbors, and from using the ministry of food to love each other. She became passionate about encouraging and equipping folks to get back to good old-fashioned hospitality so people wouldn't miss one more minute of the Life that happens when they make and serve food to people. So with that purpose in mind and a heaping dose of Divine Prompting, she opened a store-gone-haywire named after Euna Mae Nelson with the Love Welcome Serve hospitality of 1 Peter in mind. The brick-and-mortar kitchen-y boutique in the hills of the Northwest Arkansas area is only about a mile-and-a-half plus a pasture beyond her house. And everything that happens in and around her store encourages and equips people to live the Love Welcome Serve lifestyle. Now a coast-to-coast audience has bought into authentic hospitality inspired by that message, Amy's lifestyle, and her brand. And they are fixing her recipes and asking for more-in cookbook form.
In today's world where recipes require everything from foraging and harvesting to fancy-pants specialty ingredients that are nearly impossible to find, Amy's recipes are approachable and good. Gathering recipes like "Brown Sugar Chili over Cheese Grits" or "Pot Roast with Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes" draw people around a kitchen table or on the porch. Giving recipes like "Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas" or "Cottage Pie with Puff Pastry" prep easy, wrap easy, and travel easy for care meals when someone has a need. And Amy will make sure to let readers know which ones give or gather better for just those occasions.