Because of the fun filled Halloween weekend, I have gotten a little behind on my blogging.
For the cookbook choice for the month of November I decided to go back to some Food Network favorites. The authors of this cookbook are not only food Network stars but so is their mom. In fact, their clam to fame is their mom’s rich and hearty Southern style cooking.
For the month of November I have decided to feature The Dean Bros. Cookbook: Recipes From The Road. One reason I choose this book, besides ALL the yummy recipes I want to try, is that there are several pie recipes in this book that look too good to pass up. AND with this being the month of November and the month of Thanksgiving (one of my FAVORITE holidays) I thought this book would be perfect because we all need a good list of pie recipes for occasions like Thanksgiving.
In addition to the assortment of pie recipes within this book, there are a large number of other desserts (it is a DEAN cookbook so of course there are desserts), along with a large amount of delicious dinner recipes as well. Since the Dean Brothers are Georgia Boys (like my own guy) they love their food the good ‘ole Southern way (also like my man)… with butter and fried! But despite Paula’s reputation of greasy, fried food there are a number of recipes in this book that are prepared on the more ‘healthful side.’
I really liked this book and so far so good on the recipes I have tried. For this book Jamie and Bobby Dean traveled to some famous Southern hot spots, and this cookbook is a collection of the recipes from their travels.
Each section of the book features different states and the famous restaurants within. The Deans then take these famous restaurant dishes and make them their own. Each state’s section has a little introduction about their travels and then each recipe has a little introduction as to why they chose that recipe/restaurant to feature. I especially liked this book, since I am a southern girl myself I know first hand many of the restaurants featured or would like to go check them out when I travel.
This book was a fun read and the recipes seem to be very promising! Oh, and incase you were wondering, pretty much 95% of the recipes have pictures!
Oh, and a little update, I went as Rosie the Riveter for Halloween and took meatballs to my work Halloween lunch. I know not very Halloweenie but they were easy and I had all the ingredients to make them. I will post the meatball recipe soon, and maybe if you are lucky me as Rosie!