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My Little Cookbooks Win Cooks’ Praises – Thank You!

June 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve written two cookbooks – both small, spiral-bound and both produced with my friend/publisher, Barry Schlacter of Great Texas Publishing. (I’ve got another one in the works; hope to finish it this month.)

The most popular of the two is Sweet Southern: A Heritage of Beloved Desserts. It’s a dessert cookbook covering much of the South, with recipes for cakes, pies and more – enough to host your own dessert party and represent every state in the South doing it.

Today, I received the nicest comment about it. Robert, who goes by “Wild game chef” left this in a note:

“My mom and I originally bought a copy of Sweet Southern Desserts and Treats to try a recipe. I forgot my copy of the recipe at her house in San Antonio, so I bought another book and we both baked the desired recipe. We later collaborated on several other pies and truly enjoy baking together via long distance! The recipes are easy to follow and are classic desserts of the South, plus my mom (who lives out in the country) has no problem finding the items for the recipes. Great little book!”

Feel good moment of the day – and thank you, Robert!

My other book is a compilation of recipes from Bed and Breakfasts around Florida. Titled Florida Morning Glory, find recipes in it for breakfast, brunch and cocktail hour foods. (Some B&Bs like to set out finger foods to go with the wines they also serve at happy hour.) It makes a nice host gift for someone who cooks.

Recipes in both books are cook-friendly and in the case of Sweet Southern, traditional. Both make nice stocking stuffers, or hostess gifts if you go to a party thrown by a cook.


Disclaimer: If you click through the title links or on the photo to order from Amazon, I make about 70 cents on each, so they surely aren’t making me rich! I did them more because I wanted to preserve certain recipes rather than make mega-bucks.

Tags: Brunch and Breakfast · Cookbooks new and old · Your Recipes and Lost and Found

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