The Picklin' Parson's Cookbook

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About the Author

The Reverend Doctor Stanley R. Copeland—or simply “Stan” as he is known to more folk and “Pastor Stan” as he is known to most kids—is the senior pastor of the 5,000-member, multicultural, urban congregation of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Even though he has served in Houston and Dallas for more than three decades, his roots are deeply set in rural soil.


Some might say that he really is just a good ol' boy from a small town in East Texas—Chandler. His parents, sister and her family and most of their kin still live there. He makes the 90-minute trip to “home” every chance he gets. He has a farm outside of Chandler, called Stillwater, which was the community name before Chandler’s township establishment in 1880. He also co-owns the Stillwater Farm Market Store, which is the storefront from which the Picklin’ Parson, award-winning, From-the-Farm Gourmet brand of products were initiated. Also, www.picklinparson.comshowcases the products and promotional elements for the brand.


         Picklin’ Parson Cookbook, When Life is Jarring...

         Recipes & Stories to Get Through Touch Times

The cookbook that this parson has penned teaches the creative art of pickling and water-bath canning. He shares the techniques and recipes that have been passed down through his family for generations. The recipes will make your mouth water with the thought of tasting pickled and spiced goodness, along with the joy of jams, jellies, chutneys, butters and preserves. In the last three years, these From-the-Farm Gourmet goodies have garnered over 50 State Fair Ribbons—including winners form the State Fair of Texas, East Texas State Fair, West Texas Fair & Rodeo and the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo.  


Alongside the award-winning recipes, Stan is the spinner of stories that are certain to move the reader to heartwarming inspiration and provoking pondering meant to bring hope to get through tough times. All of us know that life is jarring from time to time, and can even be devastating. How pastor Copeland and featured friends of his flock have made it through tough times and circumstances to a place of hope is the shared goodness of the book. The reader is sure to be inspired, and any group using this Picklin' Parson cookbook as a study curriculum, will find the questions scattered throughout the book catalysts for refreshing, respectful, purposeful conversation. The recipes, as well as the water-bath canning and brining guidance, will make picklin' and canning a delightful temptation.


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  • 5
    The Picklin' Parson's Cookbook

    Posted by Susan Gandy on Jan 8th 2022

    Wonderful, loving stories paired with delicious new but old recipes. "The Holy Trifecta" is what the parson says about "a prayer, a hug and a jar of jam." Love it!

  • 5
    Picklin' Parson's Cookbook

    Posted by Jane Beaver on Jan 12th 2021

    I love the stories in the cookbook. They make it much more than a cookbook. The best!

  • 5
    The cookbook

    Posted by Judy Pollock on Jan 11th 2021

    The stories in the book are amazing n fun to read. The recipes are good. Excited to make somes pickles

  • 5
    Bought one for myself - order two fir gifts.

    Posted by Sue Collie on Dec 29th 2020

    I am enjoying my copy very much. Stan is my pastor and very much appreciated and love for the man and pastor he is.