Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blue Ribbon Baking From a Redneck Kitchen Book Review

National pie champion, mom, homemaker, and self-proclaimed redneck, Francine Bryson won the hearts of bakers everywhere when she appeared on CBS’s The American Baking Competitionand went on to become a finalist on the show.  Known for her down-home Southern charm and sass (and for successfully pairing chocolate and peanut butter with bacon), Francine now shares her sought-after recipes and tips in her very first baking book.
“Here are the recipes and tricks I was taught by my Great-Granny, Granny, Nana, and Mama—the women who schooled me on the ways a Southern woman keeps a kitchen—and that I learned from twenty-plus years of competing on the baking circuit.  Now you can bake up award-winning pies such as Upside-Down Apple Pie, fluffy Biscuits Like Nana Made, and irresistible treats like Soda Pop Cake and Classic Southern Lemon Bars—all so good they have made the rounds with the ladies at church, the bridge clubs, supper clubs, and mom groups for generations.”

Okay, I am from the south.  I also love to eat.  This book has all the foods that I grew up enjoying.  I am super excited to try every recipe in this book.  I have to space them out because they are not part of my healthy eating lifestyle, but they are great treats.  We are certainly going to use this for our family reunions and get togethers.