OF TINY Villa Park's population of 7,000, about 400 are members of the Villa Park Women's League, which supports many community projects. One fund-raiser found the group collecting, testing and evaluating more than 1,000 recipes for a cookbook to be titled "The Loving Spoons of Villa Park" ($17, self-published). More than 500 recipes eventually made it into the book.
The offbeat title, according to the introduction, was chosen to complement that of their first cookbook, "The Tasting Spoons of Villa Park." The "love spoons" referred to in the second book's title are intricately carved wooden spoons that young 16th-Century Welshmen gave their sweethearts as symbols of their love and devotion.
This book is filled with the type of good home-style recipes one cannot have too many of. It's available at the Villa Park Pharmacy and the Villa Park Library or by mail (with a check for $19 that includes $2 postage and handling) to Cookbook, 18451 Jocotal Ave., Villa Park 92667.
Among the recipes is this one for a stick-to-your-ribs Oat Wheat Bread. OAT WHEAT BREAD 4 to 5 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 packages dry yeast 1 cup water 1/2 cup honey cup butter 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese 2 eggs 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup chopped nuts