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andlt;bandgt; andlt;bandgt; andlt;iandgt;Introductionandlt;/iandgt; andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I have always believed that a big family was the greatest gift that anyone could have. When I was a little girl I would just beg and plead with my mama and daddy because I wished for more sisters and brothers. You may know that my wish didnand#8217;t come true back thenand#8212;I lost both my parents when I was barely grown, and was left to finish raising my brother, Bubba. Now I thank my lucky stars to be blessed with a family that just keeps on growing. And when I talk about family, Iand#8217;m thinking about all the people who are most precious to me, whether or not weand#8217;re actually related.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I have the privilege of working with people so special to me that theyand#8217;ve become part of what I consider my extended family. So not only have I got my darling husband, Michael, wonderful sons and grandson, and beloved brother, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and children by marriage, Iand#8217;ve also got my assistants, my publicist, and my dear agent, Barry, who makes me feel like I have a daddy again. All these people have become so important to me that I canand#8217;t imagine they wonand#8217;t be a part of my life forever. One thing thatand#8217;s become clearer and clearer over the years: Family is not about being blood-related, itand#8217;s simply about love.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;And food! 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. We celebrate just about everything that happens to us down here with a meal. Itand#8217;s a grand old Southern tradition! I remember as a young girl going to family reunions, and, oh my gosh, everybody would just try to outdo each other with their best dishes. It always felt like the good eating was lined up for blocks on those tables. To this day, bringing my family together means piling up a plate loaded with everybodyand#8217;s favorite recipes.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Those family recipes are the very soul of everything I do. On my restaurant menu, youand#8217;ll find my Grandmama Pauland#8217;s fried chicken and collard greens; youand#8217;ll find Aunt Peggyand#8217;s meat loaf and her sweet potato souffland#233;. And if youand#8217;ve ever sent one of your family recipes to me or my Web site, it might just end up on TV, where I love to share all the tasty tricks I learn from the people around me and beyond. My life is my cooking, and none of it would be possible without my family, and yours, too.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Of course, I could never have started my restaurant without my aunts, uncles, cousins, and, most of all, my wonderful sons. Everyone really came together and pitched in from the very beginning, and theyand#8217;ve been there for me ever since. My Aunt Peggy and Uncle George made my dream of owning a beautiful restaurant come true when I didnand#8217;t think I would be financially able to finish what Iand#8217;d set out to create. My little brother, Bubba, helped handle business matters at The Lady andamp; Sons before opening Uncle Bubbaand#8217;s Oyster House.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Then there are Jamie and Bobby, who have been behind me all along. My boys were barely out of their teens when they started delivering lunches for The Bag Lady. And when we got our own restaurant, Jamie went right to work in the kitchen, and Bobbyand#8217;s smile was out front, making guests feel welcome in the dining room. The smartest thing I ever did was add and#8220;andamp; Sonsand#8221; to the name of the restaurant. I wanted so badly to give those boys wings, to see that they had security and a future, and I feel I have done my best. I think so many of the people who eat at The Lady andamp; Sons pick up on the love thatand#8217;s at the heart of our restaurant.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I try to thank my beautiful family and acknowledge them every chance I have, but even if I do this every day for the rest of my life, it will never be enough. Thatand#8217;s why I decided that it was time to go ahead and dedicate a book to them. I just have to share with yand#8217;all the love and good times I have with my family. Not to mention all the storiesand#8212;like the time Cousin George got behind the wheel of the family car at age eleven, or how Brooke went from being and#8220;the five oand#8217;clock girland#8221; to being Jamieand#8217;s beautiful bride and mama to my grandson, baby Jack. I feel so lucky and blessed by the strong support and wonderful memoriesand#8212;and the incredible recipesand#8212;that my family has brought me. They are the heart and soul of this book.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Iand#8217;m proud to share the recipes that I grew up on, like Aunt Peggyand#8217;s Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf and Our Favorite Hearty Oxtail Stew. And I just canand#8217;t keep to myself all the new ones that marriage has brought to our family table, like Michaeland#8217;s Deluxe Twice-Baked Potatoes with Shrimp and Michelleand#8217;s Banana-Chocolate Gorilla Bread. Although I may be the one youand#8217;ve seen cooking on TV, thereand#8217;s a whole family of great cooks behind every dish I make.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;As you look through these pages, youand#8217;ll recognize some old-time down-home favorites as well as some more health-minded dishes. Those tend to be the ones that Michael and I enjoy a little more often these days to balance out all the pound cake and fried chicken! Eating a more moderate diet is something we all have to think about, especially as we get older. Making it all still taste delicious is a must for meand#8212;otherwise itand#8217;s right back to that fried chicken! I look to Bobby when I need inspiration for that kind of cooking. Heand#8217;s so clever when it comes to cooking fish or coming up with healthy grilling recipes for a cookout. Thatand#8217;s where his cooking really shines.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I hope youand#8217;ll enjoy learning a little more about where all the great food in my life comes from, and I know youand#8217;ll love trying your hand at my family recipesand#8212; theyand#8217;re all time-tested and Paula-approved, I guarantee!andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;I wish you best dishes, yand#8217;alland#8212;from my family to yours.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;and#169; 2009 Alan richardson

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C Horne, April 9, 2009 (view all comments by C Horne)
Omygosh...a cookbook that's a good read. 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. Lots of great recipes...if I had to pick a favorite I guess it would be Michael's sinful twice baked potato...it's a meal unto itself. With the fabulous photography and easy instructions you can't miss...and believe me, I am no cook...but I can wow my guests with these recipes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743278133
Author:
Deen, Paula
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
With:
Clark, Melissa
Author:
Deen, Paula H.
Author:
Clark, Melissa
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - Southern States
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Southern style
Subject:
Cookery, American -- Southern style.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US Southern
Subject:
Soul food; Paula Deen s cookbooks; Southern food; southern recipes; easy dinners
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-c photos t-o
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 29.05 oz

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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743278133 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Spunky Food Network matriarch Deen returns with yet another down-home Southern recipe compilation, including the input of family members this time around. Classic comfort food is what Deen and family do best, and in that respect this collection doesn't disappoint: dishes like Beefy French Onion Soup, Caesar salad, Michael's Navy Bean and Ham Hock Soup, Carrie's Bacon Creamed Spinach and a simple baked fish topped with a buttery mixture of lemon and green onion are surefire hits for cooks of all skill levels. Of course, it wouldn't be a Deen production if there weren't some serious bacon-, dairy- and mayonnaise-based dishes involved; artery cloggers include Candied Bourbon Bacon Bites, Croque Madame Casserole and indulgent Deluxe Twice-Baked Potatoes with Shrimp. Shockingly, Deen devotes a whole chapter to healthy food, including Red Pepper-Balsamic Dip, Easy Poached Salmon and a Spicy Chicken and Green Chile Chili that'll give hearts and waistlines a well-deserved break before Deen carts out the Coconut Cream Bread Pudding with Chocolate Velvet Sauce." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Featuring gorgeous full-color photography throughout, this first major cookbook since 2006 from the doyenne of Southern cookery offers 175 new recipes that could only be delivered by the Queen of down-home cuisine ("The Commercial Appeal," Memphis).
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