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Hello, my name is Kelly and I welcome you to the Bookend Diaries book blog. I created this blog to share my own reviews of existing and new books, to discuss with other readers what we’re currently reading, update you on my book club picks, and of course, to ultimately support the work of the authors we all enjoy. I am addicted to reading and I thought this would be a great way to reach out to other readers who are as obsessed with books as I am.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

home cooking with trisha yearwood



***Purchased from Barnes and Noble

Product Description:

Country music star and bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood is back with an encore of recipes that once again share her family traditions and warm home-grown cooking style.

In her debut cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, Trisha proved that there’s much more to her than an award-winning country music career, as she welcomed us into her kitchen and served up a feast of flavorful meals and heartwarming personal anecdotes. Now, in Cooking for Family and Friends, Trisha opens her life and her kitchen once more with a trove of recipes from a lifetime of potlucks and colorful gatherings.

Trisha has that southern hospitality gene and she’s a big believer that cooking for someone else is an act of love. From breakfasts in bed to hearty casseroles and festive holiday meals, Trisha’s delicious recipes are dedicated to her loved ones, including her husband Garth Brooks (who’s her number one cooking fan and the contributor of a few knockout recipes of his own).

Trisha knows how good it feels to bring something to the table. It brings everyone closer together if they’ve had a hand in preparing a meal. These recipes all come with memories attached—of potlucks with good friends, church suppers, family fish fries, and beach picnics, Mother’s Day, and Christmas gatherings. Many are handed down from her mother, her aunts and cousins, or longtime friends, while others are her own contemporary improvisations on classic southern fare. Each one—whether a main dish, a tasty side, or a decadent dessert—comes with a heartwarming story from Trisha’s life that may remind you of some of your own favorite family foods, or inspire you to create new traditions.

You don’t have to be a southerner to enjoy Yearwood family specialties such as:

• Hot Corn Dip
• Cornbread Salad with French Dressing
• Baked Bean Casserole
• Jambalaya
• Pumpkin Roll
• Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Plus, Trisha (and her sister and mother) offer up loads of practical advice, on everything from easily icing a cake to cutting a slice of pie, time-saving tips; and ingredient substitutions. With full-color photographs taken at Trisha’s home, this soulful and sincere testament to a southern life well-lived will delight both country music fans and home cooks everywhere.

My Review Comments:

I was so excited to hear that Trisha Yearwood came out with a new cookbook, I had to run out and purchase it. I own her last cookbook and this one doesn’t disappoint either. There are so many wonderful recipes and it is full of colorful photos with lots of helpful tips too. This cookbook will be a great addition to your collection or it would make a wonderful gift.

32 comments:

  1. HI, Kelly, looks like a good book, I saw that one was coming out. I love to read too. Thank you for stopping by & visiting Southern Hospitality!

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  2. I am visiting from the book blogger hop. Great blog. I am adding you to my google reader.

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  3. Hi -I found your blog via the hop-thanks for visiting my blog and I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to reading future posts

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  4. Oww...I like the look of your site. I thought the header was a picture of you at first and I was like "she looks just like Audrey Hepburn" LOL, LOL...I have to follow you now of course :-)

    Thanks for paying me a visit earlier. I'm hopping over from the blog hop. I've bought several cookbooks, but I always end up not using them as much as I planned. I've got to work on that. You're inspiring me.

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  5. Hi Kelly! I adore Audrey Hepburn and have a wonderful quote from her on my sidebar. You have a great blog and I'm now following!

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  6. Nothing as good as country cooking. Jambalaya is one of my favorites. Just blog hopping by to say hello.

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  7. Hi...I love the clean fresh look of your blog...that so appeals to me...I am just stopping by to check you out...but I will visit again soon...
    http://patty-adaywithme.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for the visit to my site - nice to meet yet another addicted reader! Thank goodness we can all support each other in our book madness this way! Thought you might like another follower!

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  9. That is so sweet of you...and I just saw Trisha Yearwood on The View with some of her recipes from her newest cookbook...the "ladies" were devouring everything...and I am obsessed with reading...

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm following you now :)

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  11. Oh this sounds like a wonderful cookbook. I'll have to get it.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Natalie :0)

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  12. Hi I am stopping by from the book blogger's hop. I love the look of your blog! Your review is really well written too!

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  13. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog from blog hop! :D. I am a new follower :D.

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  14. Thanks for your comment on my blog!!! I love yours, its so cute!!! I am following you now!! Looking forward to hearing from you in future posts!!!

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  15. Hi - thanks for hopping by my place. You have a very pretty blog. Look forward to reading more of your reviews.

    Have a great weekend! :-)

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  16. Hi - thanks for stopping by my site. I have loved books 'forever'. My fondest memory is of my mom reading to us as children.

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my site, i will add you. your blog is lovely.

    Naomi

    naomisbookreviews.blogspot.com

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  19. I am following you from the Book Blogger Hop.

    Love the look of your blog, and I see books in your sidebar that I've read and books I'm wishing for!

    Here's my post:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/book-blogger-hop-3/

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  21. thank you for stopping by my blog, I think this is a great cookbook. I have hundreds of cookbooks....I will be giving them away pretty soon since I'll be getting married and will be moving in with my husband to be... I'm under lots of pressure to get rid of my clutter...

    As for now, I'm giving away this romance novel from Nora Roberts , please feel free to participate.

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  22. Very interesting blog here!
    First of all, I'm an Audrey Hepburn fan! Love your intro picture!!
    And I love to read, although I haven't had the time to read for quiet some while. I recently (2 days ago!) bought a Nook and I'm so excited to get reading. But I didn't know what to read first.
    I recognize several of the titles you have mentioned from the popular lists. How wonderful! I can't wait to get back to your blog to read your reviews.
    Thanks for offering just what I was looking for! ...Rose

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  23. Hi Kelly,

    I'm visiting from the Book Hop and from your visit to my site. Your blog is utterly gorgeous! I have a friend that I just have to tell about your blog design. She will love it!

    Thanks for dropping by Desert Book Chick.

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  24. Hello!

    I'm hopping by from the blog hop. Love your blog, it's very sophisticated!

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  25. Thanks for hopping by! This looks like a fun cookbook. Pumpkin rolls sound yummy! :)

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  26. I am so thrilled that to know that Trisha came out with a cook book. I will have to see about getting it.

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  27. Hi! I saw your post on my blog hop post. Love your blog! The colors are gorgeous. I’m very excited you reviews cookbooks. I collect them :) I need to get this one. I love me some pumpkin rolls ;)

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  28. I just read about this book in Good Housekeeping or Redbook...can't remember which one! She looks like a really lovely person. I will have to look out for this book...I am sure it will get to Australia soon enough!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  29. Oh, another cookbook! A girl always has room for one more! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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  30. I actually just saw Trisha yesterday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA...I noticed that her signing line was long, but not as long as the one for the YA authors!

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  31. Oh I love cookbooks :) Great mailbox! Happy reading!

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  32. great review! and i love that your site pays homage to audrey. she's great! i look forward to reading more of your posts :)

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