Recipe for Joy

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Recipe for Joy

A Stepmom’s Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family

$13.95

“We are happy to promote the new book from Loyola Press, Recipe for Joy.”
—Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Grace Before Meals

"This was great read that makes me consider that maybe I do like memoirs when they’re told as expertly and entertainingly and heart-wrenchingly as this one."
—Sarah Reinhard

“Davis’s story reminds me once again that there is nothing sedate or mundane about the life of a Believer. You can count on life in Christ being the best adventure you never saw coming.”
—Karen Spears Zacharias


There were three things food writer Robin Davis promised she would never do: she would never move back to Ohio, she would never get married, and she would never join an organized religion. Never say never—today, thirty-something Davis is a recent transplant to the Midwest wife and stepmother, and converted Catholic.

In Recipe for Joy, she shares her stories of food, faith, and family life, and discovers that “food” is the language she can speak when stepping into unfamiliar territory.  

Recipe for Joy tells Davis’s story of recognizing God’s plan, doubting it, and then discovering why God’s plan is her newfound path. The stories in Recipe for Joy are grouped by themes based on the courses of a meal, and each chapter ends with a recipe inspired by the theme. Recipe for Joy reveals that food and faith can go hand in hand and that God uses people (and some really good meals) to bring us into a closer relationship with God.


In Recipe for Joy, Robin Davis shares her stories of food, faith, and family life, and discovers how "food" is the language she can speak when stepping into unfamiliar territory.

Robin Davis 

Robin Davis has been a food writer for almost 20 years. She is currently the food editor at the Columbus Dispatch, where she hosts a weekly cooking segment on the local CBS affiliate. She is a wife to Ken and stepmother to Ben, Molly, and Sarah.

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Recipe for Joy

A Stepmom’s Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family

Recipe for Joy tells Robin Davis’s story of recognizing God’s plan, doubting it, and then discovering why God’s plan is her newfound path.

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