(CBS) Singer and author Sandi Patty stopped by CBSNews.com to talk about her cookbook, "Around the Table with Sandi Patty," some of the creative decisions in putting the book together, and - of course - the fun in being together at the dinner table with family.
There are also some ways to curb some of the fat and calories from some of the recipes in the book. "All my life, I've been kind of that chubby kid. I've had a love-hate relationship with food. I've gone to it to soothe some hurts or wounds," says Patty. "In the last several years I feel in a sense I've come to peace with food. I'm learning to embrace it as a friend and not an enemy. The cookbook is twofold. It's a celebration of food rather than trying to run from it - but that's the only thing you can think about is food."
Patty says she's lost 75 lbs. in the last three years - she uses the word "released" instead of lost "because if you lose something you're going to want to try to find it again" - and added instructions to the book to make some of the recipes more calorie conscious.
It's not entirely calorie-conscious, though. There are some tasty treats, including in the dessert section. "My mom, for years, made a chocolate bundt cake. It's called 'Tunnel of Fudge.' And the way - when you finish cooking it - there's this ribbon of gooey fudge all throughout the middle so when you cut a slice of it there's cake around and the icing in the middle. And that is my absolute favorite with some homemade ice cream and hot fudge on top."
She laughs. "Are we done with this interview? Because I'm a little hungry right now."