so...maybe i should declare this week book-week around here since i seem to be heading in that direction. but sure as i do, i'll think of some great non-book post and won't be able to come up with any more book posts. so, no...nothing official. we'll just see what happens...
i love to cook. i love to read cookbooks. my favorite things to cook usually fall into the categories of italian, mexican, or traditional southern, so when i saw this book on pinterest, i knew i had to read it. my library was quick to get it in for me and i browsed the entire thing yesterday afternoon.
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and, as i always do when reading cookbooks, i complied a list of recipes that i want to try...only trouble is, the list is rather long, and i can only keep the book for 6 weeks (at max!)... i may be looking for a used copy as i could see this becoming a go-to book. oh...and just in case you weren't already curious enough...here's my list to provide further temptation...my comments in italics. ;-)
Yazoo Cheese Straws (ultimate baby/wedding shower food)
Sold My Soul to the Devil-ed Eggs
Lunch Counter Egg Salad Sandwich
Monday Red Beans and Rice
Proper Fried Chicken (pretty sure I'm not currently making PROPER fried chicken)
Chicken Pot Pie
Barq's Root Beer Glazed Ham
Blue Cheese Porterhouse
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Sweet Potato Souffle
Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes (you should SEE the picture for THESE!)
Sweet Potato Biscuits (with a slice of that root beer glazed ham...yes, please!)
Biloxi Banana Bread
Banana Pudding (individual servings in mason jars!)
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Fresh Coconut Layer Cake
The Devil's Own Red Velvet Cake
Ponchatoula Strawberry Cupcakes
Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream (current pregnancy craving...)
(while it occurs to me that i already HAVE several of these recipes, i feel quite certain that the recipes i am using are not quite as authentic, so i'm anxious to try the "real deal.")