The Town of Tonawanda Community Emergency Response Team is serving up a book full of useful tips and quick recipes in time for the holidays.
The 114-page cookbook, “CERT-ified Easy Recipes and Tips,” will raise funds for the community group, which has a mission of training residents to be prepared to help themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors during an emergency. The book project also was organized to celebrate CERT’s 10th anniversary in the town. Since 2003, CERT has trained more than 300 residents in emergency preparedness.
Separated into six categories – breakfasts; appetizers, dips and sauces; soups, sides and salads; entrees; desserts; and gluten-free – the recipe collection was gathered from CERT members’ personal family favorites. Among the recipes, readers will find safety tips outlining how to prepare for a natural or man-made disaster, including what supplies to have on hand and how to create a family plan.