Saturday, November 22, 2014
Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson
I missed the program, but I got the cookbook! Francine Bryson starred on the American Baking Competition and was quite a hit, according to Jeff Foxworthy. She's also won three blue ribbons from the National American Pie Competition. If you've ever wanted a secret recipe for a pie from a blue ribbon winner (few share!), this is it!
The first nine pages are recipes for pie crust alone. Francine shares recipes passed down from her Great-Granny, Granny, Nana & Mama--and those that are all her own. You'll enjoy her down-home humor, her South Carolina honesty, and her Southern charm. She also includes a "Blue Ribbon Tip" after most recipes. Now this cookbook isn't just about pies, you'll find mouth-watering recipes for every kind of sweet you can think of. And you'll enjoy the beautiful photos. I think I need to make the "Slap-Ya-Mama Fudge Cookies" and Francine's own tried-and-true "Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies." The latter is a recipe she says she got from nowhere--her perfect best ever chocolate chip cookies she developed by trial and error.
I agree with Jeff Foxworthy (who wrote the forward)....this is a great cookbook and Francine is totally delightful!! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
I received this book to review by Blogging for Books.