Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

Wait, What?

A second Ocean Ridge cookbook?

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. has extended the submission date to receive your recipes until April 30, to accept recipes that your family enjoys and that fit into the noted below three major recipe topics.  Also, note the revised guidelines to submit your recipes due to the covid-19 crisis.


Our new cookbook will again have covers painted by Mary K Donahue.  Steve Wingfield will showcase her artwork to its best advantage through his photography skills.


Please review these revised guidelines below for submitting recipes.  Note that our listing of all recipes submitted are updated every Wednesday (click on red BOX at the end of this message to view).


Revised Cookbook Submission Requirements and other changes

Recipe Topics:

  • Appetizers –  Hot, Cold, Dips/Spreads

  • Beverages –  Cocktails, Punches

  • Desserts – Bars/Cookies, Cakes/Pies, Mousses/Puddings, Candies


Where to Submit Your Recipes:

  • Submit your recipes via email to Peggy Burris at

  • FYI - The cookbook team comprises: Judy Cunningham  (Beverages), Mary Pat Lynch (Desserts), Mary Perno (Appetizers), and Peggy Burris.


What should be Included:

  • Your name and phone number.  Your name will be included with the recipe (unless you request otherwise), and you could include the name of a friend, family member, or name of your Ocean Ridge club, cooking group, etc. along with your name – a fun thing.

  • REVISED GUIDELINES on how to submit recipes:  Due to the covid-19 crisis, we are taking precautions for you and the cookbook team, and decided it is best if we receive your recipes only by email by using any of these options:

    • Submit your typed version within the body of your email, or

    • Submit your typed version of your recipes as an attachment to your email, or

    • Within your email indicate the url for the recipe – or the website location of the recipe, plus the exact name of the recipe (we will confirm with you if we caught the correct recipe after we locate it).

  • Submit your recipes via email to Peggy Burris at  Feel free to call her at 910-274-2481 if you have questions.

  • You may submit multiple recipes in all categories -- as many recipes as you want.

  • If you see someone else submitted a “similar” recipe you were considering, please submit yours as well.

  • If you made alterations to a published recipe, please submit your version -- as we wish to use your recipe preferences.


Look for Us to Acknowledge Receipt: 

  • All recipes received will be acknowledged.  If you do not hear back from us, please reach out to Peggy Burris ( or 910-274-2481) to make sure we received all of your recipes.



PRE-ORDER your cookbooks:

  • Whether or not you submit recipes, you will most likely want your own cookbook when it is published, for yourself and as gifts for family and friends. 

  • We are requesting that you reserve cookbooks by using the pre-order form at and pre-paying by check $15 per book no later than May 30, 2020.  Include on your check the following information:  a) check made payable to ORCA and b) on the “for line” note the number of cookbooks you are ordering. 

    • If you are unable to access online the pre-pay order form you may instead list on a sheet of paper:  your name, address, phone, email address, plus the number of books you wish to order and the total amount of your check that you attach

  • Please deliver your check and the pre-order form (or same data) to the porch box of Peggy Burris at 6605 Queensbury Place. 

  • Delivery of the cookbooks is expected in August or early September, and we will notify you when they have arrived and arrangements are made for you to receive your cookbooks.


 Check  Out  What  Recipes  Your  Neighbors  Have  Submitted:

  • A list of all recipes submitted will be updated weekly every Wednesday

  • View the listing by clicking on the red BOX.

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