Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Review - "You Be Sweet"

"You Be Sweet: sharing your heart one down-home dessert at a time," is a cookbook that you will spend hours paging through as you look through the recipes shared by Patsy Caldwell and read the stories by Amy Lyles Wilson. 


Book Description from the publisher:

You know how those Southern dessert recipes go—a cup of sugar here, a stick of butter there, eight squares of bak­ing chocolate, or a pint of the season’s juiciest fruit. That recipe for blueberry cream pie—it’s been passed around the church for so long nobody can quite remember who made it first. Or how about the one for red velvet cheesecake you’ve been trying to coax out of your sister-in-law for years? She serves it every Christmas Eve, but so far her lips are sealed.
These are the types of food traditions that inspire You Be Sweet—a celebration of Southern dessert recipes and the people who cherish them. In this compilation of stories and sweet treats, Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson peek in on those occasions special enough to demand something decadent, and memorable enough to be repeated time and again. You’ll find the strawberry jam bars that always make an appearance at the neighborhood picnic. The German chocolate cake roll that pulls in the big bucks at the charity bake sale? That’s here too. The blackberry jelly recipe that has graced Mason jars all over the South for decades? It’s here, and it’s just about the best hostess gift you can offer up. Be sweet? You won’t be able to help it!

My Review:
This is a beautiful cookbook that you will want to keep for yourself and give additional copies as gifts! The cover grabbed me as it is cute, country and delicious looking! The entire book has a "homey" feel to it as stories are shared along with the recipes and I can imagine sharing these delectable goodies at picnics, family gatherings and for any special moment!  The names alone of some of these recipes sound so good, and what I love is that they use common ingredients and the recipes do not seem to be complicated.  I cannot wait to try some of these recipes, okay pretty much all of these recipes!  Doughnut Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce sounds and looks delicious as do White Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies! This is a cookbook that I am going to go to frequently when I need a treat to bake for an event or just want to make something special!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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