Few people know that national pie champion Francine Bryson got her start on the cooking contest circuit at age sixteen with a savory stuffed pork loin—that won first place. In Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen, Francine invites you into her home to share recipes for everything that graces her Southern table: chicken dinners, savory pies, Sunday suppers to serve the preacher, make-and-take casseroles, dips and other redneck whatnots, backyard barbecue favorites—and, of course, three chapters devoted to her celebrated baked goods, including her most-requested holiday sweets. Feeding people is what Francine loves to do, and here are simple instructions for 125 dishes with 60 color photographs to help you to bring her Southern charm to your table.
Although the types of recipes in this cookbook (like mac and cheese and burgers) are the types of foods that I eat, most of them seem a little over-complicated for me to actually decide to undertake. There are so many recipes that are fried also, which I guess isn’t that surprising since it is a country cookbook, but that is just not something I do very often. I do plan on making the Coconut Party Dip at my next gathering! I will also be trying the Faked-Out Fried Chicken (which is baked) and the Mac-and-Cheese burgers sound too amazing not to try, even though you have to fry the macaroni! I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Overall this book doesn’t have enough recipes that I would be willing to try on my own, but I think it is worth a purchase if you like frying and grilling!
PS: What are your fave cookbooks?