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The Lady & Sons Just Desserts

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As Paula Deen will tell y'all, there's just no satisfying way to finish a delicious meal without a scrumptious, mouthwatering dessert!

In this beautiful hardcover edition of "The Lady & Sons Just Desserts," Deen ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å author, restaurateur and expert on traditional Southern cooking ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å devotes her trademark Southern charm to a tempting collection of more than 120 delightful recipes, guaranteed to indulge any sweet tooth. Whether you're baking for the holidays or an after-dinner treat, there are crowd-pleasers here for any occasion.

These are the classic down-home recipes that have made Deen beloved to her fans everywhere, from her signature Gooey Butter Cake and Key Lime Grits Pie to Pecan Shortbread Bars, Hidden Mint Cookies and Iron Skillet Brownies. Whether you're whipping up an Old South Jelly Roll Cake for a weekday treat or baking the Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie or Christmas Nut Pie for a holiday celebration, these treats are as easy to create as they are to enjoy. The Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å in coconut (Jamie's favorite), caramel (Bobby's favorite) or chocolate ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å makes a wonderful birthday surprise, and the Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake with Caramel Frosting is a Southern favorite sure to become one of yours as well. There is also a wide array of cookies, bars and candy, including Savannah Cheesecake Cookies, Orange Brownies, Chocolate Brickle and Creamy Caramels. Even the most time-pressed cook will find it a snap to create these from-scratch recipes, using Deen's tips for reliable, convenient ingredients and time-tested shortcuts that will impress and delight family and friends.

Filled with warm baking memories and family stories, "The Lady & Sons Just Desserts" is already a kitchen classic. There are also helpful baking tips for measuring ingredients, storing leftovers and even cutting a few calories, as well as tasty flavor variations and unique serving suggestions throughout. So bring the folks together to create your own memorable meals and occasions ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å and remember to save room for dessert!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇIn his enthusiastic introduction, John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, writes: ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´Authentic Southern food is not about pretension.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìà Sure enough, this book by the proprietor of The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Ga., doesn't put on any airs. A great many recipes unabashedly list prepared foods among the ingredients. As an appetizer, Garlic Cheese Spread includes an eight-ounce package of cream cheese and an eight-ounce jar of Cheez-Whiz. Shrimp or Lobster Bisque contains, in addition to seafood, a can each of condensed tomato soup and condensed mushroom soup. The restaurant's most popular dessert is Gooey Butter Cakes, which starts with a box of Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. Still, some of the recipes attain a high level of regional authenticity: Georgia Cracker Salad is made with crushed saltines, tomato, scallions, hard-boiled egg and mayonnaise; Southern Fried Chicken acquires its crispy coating with a batter of eggs and self-rising flour. Readers concerned about high fat content should skip this book. But those looking for some distinctively American comfort food ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å and in a mood for some decidedly anti-nouvelle regression ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å might want to take a peek.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«

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__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇCooking with Paula Deen,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« has a circulation of nearly 1 million. On New YearÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs 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_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs Second Harvest and partners with Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry HomesÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´ÌàÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎå_ which has donated protein for more than 10,000,000 meals for AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs hungry.

She and her family make their home in Savannah, Ga.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780743290203
  • Release Date: April 2006

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