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The Gathering of FriendsThe Gathering of Friends

Return to the Table Return to the Table


Welcome, as you can tell...we love to cook! What began as a fascination with watching my sweet mother in the kitchen, grew into a desire to learn to cook, and then an interest in experimenting and creating new recipes. Enjoying years of cooking for my own family encouraged me and my oldest daughter, Abby Jane, to create this unique series of entertaining cookbooks filled with sweet and savory recipes.

For years, the pleasure of gathering around the table as my children grew into adulthood was the best part of everyday!  These books are filled with favorite, treasured recipes that have been shared and gathered over the years. Now, with four of our six children married with growing families of their own, returning to the table has taken on a new meaning.

Making those who live under your roof and those people whom you welcome into your home feel comfortable and cared for can become a mastered skill. The magic is not only the food but the feeling you create that makes them want to pull up a chair and linger at your table to share even a simple meal.

The brightest minds in the country have done years of research and study only to discover the undeniable benefits of returning to the table regularly to share time and a meal.  (See our blog post, "Harvard Studies Boast Gathering Around the Table Spells SUCCESS.")

Nothing has defined our family more than time spent gathering around the table. Our hope is that you will enjoy and explore The Gathering of Friends cookbook series to help you return to the table to celebrate life!

Michelle Huxtable

has successfully created gathering places for many years as an interior designer. As a talented chef, her passion for creating a comfortable gathering place is motivated by her innate desire to surround herself and others with beauty. She feels that food is a love language and that carefully preparing a meal is a genuine expression of oneself. A creative, artistic flare embellishes everything she does. Michelle has owned an interior design firm, but has found that writing and creating The Gathering Of Friends Cookbook series in both hardcover and eBook format has been a wonderful way to marry the two things she loves to do. Each recipe is beautifully framed with interesting interior design elements along with featuring simple ingredients that are easy to find at any local grocery store. She also enjoys working with her husband in the construction industry building residential homes. She has six children, one daughter in law, and three sons in law who have given she and Kenny, her husband, fourteen wonderful grandchildren. They reside in Holladay, Utah.

Abby Jane Green

studied in New York and London before graduating from Brigham Young University in Art History and Curatorial Studies. She is a gifted artist and has enjoyed contributing to The Gathering of Friends cookbook series. She is Michelle Huxtable’s oldest daughter and loves to work with her mother. She and her husband Tyson enjoy creating savory Italian recipes. They reside in Salt Lake City, Utah with their two young boys and baby girl.

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