CotyBookBy Andria Barrios

Local author Debora Coty began writing 15 years ago and since then has published 12 inspirational books, as well as other writings. This year, her newest Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook is debuted for the first time on Sunday, November 1.

“So much of our stress as women takes place in our kitchens planning, preparing and cleaning up food for our families. So I came up with the idea of writing a cookbook that’s more than just a cookbook. An ongoing, latte-sipping, fun-filled chat between girlfriends,” Coty explained.

Her cookbook includes over 100 quick and easy recipes, comical cooking mishap stories, culinary adventures and time-saving tips, as well as suggested menus and grocery lists.

Each recipe requires less than 20 minutes of hands-on prep time which contributes to that stress free environment Coty loves to encourage. The four sections include Time-Wise, Soul-Fed, Heart-Healthy and Company-Happy. Full color photos and funny quotes also accompany many of the recipes.

On Thursday, December 12 at Lifeway Christian Bookstore, Coty will be holding a signing from 10 a.m.-12 Noon. She will share goodies straight from her cookbook, which makes a wonderful holiday present for women on the gift-list. There will also be a chance to win a gift basket full of Christmas surprises.

The signing will also be a collaboration with another local writer, Ronni Scott, author of A Donkey’s Little Tale, a Christmas children’s book that tells the beloved nativity story through a donkey’s perspective.

Coty’s next project is a Too Blessed to be Stressed Daily Devotional set to release in the spring of 2017. A three-minute women’s devotional will release in March of 2016.

“I am entirely humbled and blessed that all this has occurred since I began writing,” she said. “Ephesians 3:20-21 has become very real to me. ‘To Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory.’”

Visit Coty’s Pinterest page at to see dishes from the cookbook. Search “Stress-Free Cooking” to find three short YouTube videos introducing the cookbook and demonstrating recipes.

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