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June 8, 2009

Reminders of home

Filed under: Books, Food, Southern Stuff — sashyjane @ 1:43 pm

For as far back as I can remember, Mama and Grandmama (and every other woman in my family) have all subscribed to Southern Living. Each month, Mama would flip through the magazine and tear out all of the delicious sounding recipes for classic Southern dishes and modern twists on the classics as well as helpful hints for around the house. She has a huge notebook stuffed full of recipes for fresh creamed corn, hummingbird cake, barbequed ribs and chicken casserole just to name a few. When Southern Living published their All-New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, I think Mama was one of the first to order a copy.

Southern Living Cookbook

Contained in the book’s nineteen chapters are 1,250 recipes for pros, beginner cooks and everybody in between. Each recipe has been throughly tested by the Southern Living kitchens and split into categories like Quick, Make Ahead, Freeze It and Family Favorite. You can easily decide what to make that evenly by glancing over the prep and cook times as well as the complete nutritional analysis of each dish.

Try out Southern classics with a twist like Cheesy Grits Bread, Mac and Texas Cheeses with Roasted Chiles, Smoked Turkey Tetrazzini and Fresh Orange Italian Cream Cake. Learn to make special occasion recipes like Holiday Beef Tenderloin, Molasses-Coffee Glazed Ham, Chocolate Truffle Cake, Caramel-Coconut-Pecan Cheesecake Bars and Bistro Grill Chicken Pizza.Picking up ingredients at the grocery store is a snap using the simplified ingredient lists helping you determine what to buy and how to shop.

Each chapter begins with basic tips, guides and tools to help you get started. Familiarize yourself with different cuts of beef, herbs, spices, knives, cooking terminology and more. Take the guesswork out of cooking by consulting the timetables and charts. No more undercooked pork and overcooked fish! Be sure to check out the party and entertaining section. And guys- there’s a huge chapter full of sizzling favorites from the grill.

For the past forty years, Southern Living has prided itself in, “delivering definitive Southern cuisine to its readers, making it one of the most trusted recipe sources in the country that reaches over 16 million readers monthly.” With that kind of history, you know the information contained between the covers of this cookbook is culinary gold.

Originally published at VeryVera[dot]com.


1 Comment »

  1. So southern, my grandmother was from SC and had a ton of these cookbooks in her collection. I’ve made some amazing and DELICIOUS dishes from Southern Livings recipes. Makes me hungry just reading about it.

    Comment by rayhyatt — June 17, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

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