"Many of the bonds my family has were forged over the dinner table and through the sharing of recipes. Cooking is the way we express our love for one another....I feel so lucky and blessed by the strong support and wonderful memories ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å and the incredible recipes ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å that my family has brought me. They are the heart and soul of this book." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Paula Deen
Nothing is more important to Paula Deen than her family, and nothing makes that big family happier than sitting down to a meal together. In Paula Deen's "The Deen Family Cookbook," Paula and the Deens, Hiers, Groovers and Orts share their recipes and memories.
Paula's beloved Aunt Peggy makes an Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf that's as good in sandwiches the next day as it is for dinner. Baby brother Bubba Hiers brings his Beer and Onion Biscuits to the table, and his daughter, Corrie, makes a simple but luscious Lemony, Buttery Baked Fish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. (Her Carrot-Pecan Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are pretty tasty, too!) Son Jamie makes Huevos Rancheros, perfect for brunch, or try Bobby's Whole Wheat and Honey Pancakes. Husband Michael Groover knows his way around a grill: Try his Company's Coming Grilled Steak and Veggie Supper for easy entertaining, and finish the evening with his Irish Coffee.
Of course, there is no way The Lady herself is going to let her relatives have all the fun: Paula is, after all, Paula. She shares her recipe for the Ham and Chutney Biscuit Fingers she puts on the table at every family party as well as the Eggplant and Sausage Lasagna that went a long way toward getting the boys to eat their vegetables. And while there's plenty of butter, bacon and mayonnaise in these pages, you'll find some of the lighter recipes that Paula enjoys, too: Seared Scallops with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa is her first choice for a healthful but romantic supper with Michael, and Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts with Honey-Yogurt Drizzle lets Paula indulge in her favorite foods without guilt and with room for dessert.
With more than 140 recipes and dozens of beautiful color photographs, there's something here for everyone. So invite over all those aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, and treat them to some home cooking, Deen family style.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«What a concept. Paula makes cooking fun and just a little naughty...I mean...real butter, bacon, sugar and just the right amount of sauce. Thank goodness there are still cooks who create real food.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Not a cook, Ohio
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Even if you're not a cook, this book makes it easy to make great food that anyone will love!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Kari M. Layne, Las Vegas, Nev.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«My wife uses the cookbook regularly since she got it on Mother's Day, not only because she's a huge Ms. Deen fan, but as well because the recipes are well written and easy to follow.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Michael Murphy, Wisconsin
About the Author
Entrepreneur, restaurateur, author, public speaker, television personality and noted expert on traditional Southern cooking, Paula Deen was born in Albany, Ga. In addition to her success on television where she has hosted numerous cooking programs, Deen is the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 8 million copies. Her bimonthly magazine, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Cooking with Paula Deen,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ has a circulation of nearly 1 million. On New YearÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Day 2011 she was honored to serve as Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Ever grateful for all she has been blessed with, Deen and her family continue to give back to the community. A member of the board of the Bethesda Home for Boys, she works tirelessly for AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Second Harvest and partners with Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry HomesÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎÌ¦ which has donated protein for more than 10,000,000 meals for AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs hungry.
She and her family make their home in Savannah, Ga.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9780743267229
- Release Date: April 2005
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