Synopses & Reviews
Growing up in a large African-American family in a small town in Michigan, Patty Pinner spent her childhood helping the women of the house-the Queens of Soul Food-whip up the sweet treats that crowned family dinners, neighborhood gatherings, and church socials. In SWEETS, Patty shares her family's stories, maxims, and magical desserts, many named after family members like Cud'n Daisy, Aint Sug, and My My, her beloved grandmother. Part recipe book, part family history, this sweet-as-can-be cookbook is a heartfelt tribute to women who ruled the home and the kitchen with their wisdom, hearts, and cooking.
More than 100 recipes for cakes, pies and cobblers, cookies and candies, puddings, and ice cream from a small-town African-American family's soul food kitchen.
Pinner mixes her family's down-home maxims with recipes for magical concoctions in this collection of soul food desserts and memories. The book shares more than 100 desserts, from bourbon balls to sweet potato pone and down-home banana ice cream.
About the Author
PATTY PINNER was raised in a large extended family in Saginaw, Michigan. In between earning her masters degree in education and working for the USPS as a training and development specialist, Patty makes time to work at her familys restaurant, Erns Seafood Restaurant. Patty lives in eastern Michigan.