The Canyon Cookers, a cooking club at Soleil Laurel Canyon, a resort style active adult community in Canton, Ga., just published their first cookbook with over 460 recipes! The cookbook was dedicated to Eber Lester, founder of The Canyon Cookers and a Soleil resident, and the book was published by Morris Press Cookbooks.

Members of the Canyon Cookers are extremely excited, and already compiling recipes and information for a second edition of the cookbook. Earlene Nesselrote, also a Canyon Cookers member and Soleil resident, came up with the idea for the cookbook. She said that the idea originated from visiting Medical Associates of North Georgia, and seeing a cookbook produced by them on sale for $10, while she sat in the waiting room.

Recipes published in The Canyon Cookers cookbook include special features, as well as the name of the resident who provided them. Every recipe was carefully reviewed and identified with information for special diets, such as diabetic, Kosher, heart-healthy, and more. They were then organized into categories such as: appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, even containing a special category called “this and that”. Examples of recipes include Mama’s Turkey and Oyster Gumbo, Smoked Salmon Sliders, Strawberry Gazpacho, and Heath Candy Cake to name a few of the delectable dishes listed.

The cookbook was pre-sold to residents first, and already made $2,800 for The Canyon Cookers. The club plans to divide up what the funds will go towards, with some going to install a commercial dishwasher in the community’s gourmet teaching kitchen. There are only 100 copies of the cookbook left for sale, so be sure to pick yours up as soon as possible. If you’d like to own The Canyon Cookers cookbook, it is $13.50 plus $1.50 shipping and handling per book, and you can purchase one by contacting Earlene Nesselrote at

The Canyon Cookers are only one of many clubs and organizations in the Soleil Laurel Canyon, a 55-plus community, master-planned on a stretch of 330 acres. Fifty-plus home buyers love this community for its warm and welcoming feel, activities to enjoy like billiards, a gourmet teaching kitchen, and library, and especially for the 28,000 square-foot clubhouse, with heated indoor pool for year-round fun. Residents can also be seen on the expansive walking trails, six lighted clay tennis courts, or in the outdoor amphitheatre.

To learn more about The Canyon Cookers, the community of Soleil Laurel Canyon, or if you are interested in buying a home, visit

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