Saturday, September 27, 2014

Blue Ribbon Baking From A Redneck Kitchen

I have an obsession with cookbooks. I can't have enough of them. I read them for leisure and fun. So, when I saw Blue Ribbon Baking From A Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson I was so excited! The foreword is by Jeff Foxworthy so I was even more thrilled. I am a fan of his work so I thought this would be a fun book. I was right. There are so many wonderful and yummy recipes to try. I actually tried the Pumpkin Pie Bread on page 199. The consensus says "yummy", "delish", and "can I get some more".

Here is a little about the author Francine Bryson:

She is from Asheville, NC where she loves to bake for her family. She has been in many baking competitions including the American Baking Competition. She has won many awards for her yummy treats and decided they needed to be written in a cookbook (for which I am grateful).

Here is some info about the book:

"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 Competition and 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.”
--from the Introduction

Here are some photos from the making of the Pumpkin Pie Bread: 

I did add a cream cheese frosting to the bread because..well, I just love cream cheese frosting. She did not call for that and you most certainly can eat it without the frosting. I absolutely love this bread. My mom came over to my house today and I gave her and my (very picky) step-dad a piece. They asked for the recipe it was that good.

I highly recommend this wonderful little gem of a cookbook. It is so cute and very home-y.



I received this book from Blogging For Books for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are solely my own. 

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