It made them sound "fictional" rather than like actual family stories. Most of my "cookbook addiction" "My name is Cheri K. I like to learn about people and places and cultures The "pre-chapter stories" were like vignettes out of a fiction novel. Rather than being like real members of the authors' families although a few of them did say "my sister", etc. Maybe the people were real but the story was re-told so many times that it doesn't really resemble the real thing anymore?
Published November 7th by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The formatting is also Of all the "Southern Cookbooks" that I own, this one has ultimately turned out to be my least favorite. This cookbook is like a hug from a friend. Jessi rated it really liked it Mar 31, Wonderful memories with the recipes! Simply Keto by Suzanne Ryan , Paperback Return to Book Page.
That's sad because I felt like I lost out on getting to know the people whose recipes were supposedly passed down through the cookbook for example, what a joy that Norma's Pretzel Salad is passed on even though "she is no longer with us"--though, if the need arises, I'd still make my mother's jello mold instead: I am curious about the "Fresh Florida Orange Pie. I may have to try it.
Dec 19, Anna Zollinger rated it liked it Shelves: Of all the "Southern Cookbooks" that I own, this one has ultimately turned out to be my least favorite. The anecdotes were interesting enough and added a nice personal touch to the book.
The recipes, however, were a let down. Some are certainly classics and I will keep it around for a few of the recipes in it But ultimately I do have to agree with one reviewer on GoodReads who said that it reads"more like a badly-done church cookbook when it came to the actual recipes".
The formatting is also Of all the "Southern Cookbooks" that I own, this one has ultimately turned out to be my least favorite. The formatting is also terrible. It is organized, certainly. But at the same time it is also disorganized compared to other cookbooks.
Recipes are grouped almost by "circumstance" and then the individual recipes for each group are then thrown in hazardously with no real rhyme or reason that I can make out. It makes it almost impossible to find the recipes you are looking for unless you bookmark the pages for each specific recipe you enjoy. I have better Southern influenced cookbooks in my collection, for sure. Still, that being said I have made more than a few recipes in this book- and while a lot of them are different than the cuisine I grew up with which is still Southern, but decidedly of another breed more than a few are still tasty.
Born and bred in Tennessee, the recipes and stories herein could very well be mine. This cookbook is like a hug from a friend. I enjoy the simplicity of the recipes.
Food shouldn't be fussed over--just enjoyed. Despite many of the recipes being old favorites many of them are great variations that I will enjoy trying. Still think you need sweet pickle juice in the deviled eggs. Mar 01, Jenny rated it liked it. Funny little stories and I probably gained ten pounds from just reading this one. I'd wished that the book relied less and canned goods and more on fresh flavors, but certainly reminded me of my very southern grandmother.
Some really great southern recipes! Aug 27, Ally rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 21, Grace added it. Wonderful memories with the recipes! Linda Conway rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Rose Wehrkamp rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Gaye Clark rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Gail rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Jessi rated it really liked it Mar 31, Davey rated it really liked it Jul 31, Amy Jackson rated it really liked it Sep 18, Toni rated it it was ok Jun 19, Patricia Guy rated it liked it Apr 26, Michelle rated it it was ok Jan 21, Kathy rated it really liked it Dec 13, Cindy rated it liked it Aug 06, Martha Boland rated it liked it Jul 11, April rated it really liked it Dec 23, Mary Ellen Thompson rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Carol rated it really liked it May 14, Sharon Roberts rated it liked it Mar 20, Bless Your Heart will do just that.
These recipes are proven to comfort and satisfy your family and the people who may as well be kin. Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, a garden party, or one of life's unexpected events, food is the common denominator in the South.
Lifelong Southerners Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson understand the craft of Southern cooking, and how few things are as nurturing as a meal lovingly prepared in the traditions of the South. There's a recipe here for every situation in which a Southerner may find herself. From book clubs to baby showers, Patsy and Amy know exactly what flavors perfectly complement any of life's occasions. You'll enjoy the familiar stories of traditions in Dixie along the way, and no doubt pick up a new idea or two of ways to celebrate Southern culture, nourish your loved ones, and make new memories.
If we truly could eat our way to paradise, this collection of heavenly recipes would be just the ticket to get us there-and what a way to go!
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Bless Your Heart and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Bless Your Heart: Saving the World One Covered Dish at a Time Hardcover – November 9, PatsyCaldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson don't think so, either. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Patsy Caldwell has been a culinary professional for more than fifty years in a career that has included teaching, catering.