LDS Mother of 9 publishes "humble" bread book

When Kathy and Keith Summers married in New York state more than 40 years ago, it was their intention to live a life faithful to the tenets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to have lots of children.

Keith Summers, now an O'ahu anesthesiologist, had two other ideas to enrich their home lives: they'd have no TV and they'd cook from scratch and eat together as a family every day.

Kathy, who hadn't done much cooking in her growing-up years, gulped and agreed. "I made an awful lot of funny things until I learned to cook," she admits.

Today, the Summers have nine children — ages 26 to 41 — 24 grandchildren, and three more on the way. There is a TV in the house, but no broadcast connection; they watch videos if they watch at all.

And Kathy has become a skilled from-scratch cook and baker. Especially a bread baker.

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