As everyone knows from some of the pictures I post, I love to try out new and exciting recipes on my family. And getting new cookbooks excite me and make me happy. Living down South, I wanted to learn some Southern cooking, and was able to pick this Melissas Southern Cooking, cannot wait to try some of these awesome recipes.
Melissa Sperka learned to cook, like many people, from her mother and her grandmothers. For generations, her family made gathering around the kitchen table for meals an important part of every day―something to look forward to and cherish. She’s passing these values on to her own children, and to the many readers of her blog, Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen. Sperka’s grandparents lived on the food they grew and harvested on their Virginia farmland. Her mother continued this tradition as her mother did before her, canning, freezing, and cooking fresh produce from her backyard garden. Everyone was welcome at the supper table: family, neighbors, and friends alike. Pull up a chair, encourages Sperka, and become inspired to cook with recipes such as these:
- Bacon-Wrapped Chipotle BBQ Smokies
- Open-Faced Cheese Toast with Plum Tomatoes
- King Ranch Chicken Casserole
- Pimento Cheese BLTs
- Gramma Minnie’s Blueberry Ice Box Pie
This cookbook is a labor of love, paying homage to those who instilled in her a love for cooking and baking Southern-style.
When we were young, both our grandmothers and my mom taught us to cook and bake. Nothing like a big Sunday dinner with all of your family making memories, that last a lifetime and can be shared for generations. We were very privileged to have both our grandmas and grandpas in our lives. And learned so much from them.
So now that I have kids, and my daughter loves to bake and cook, I can share these memories, and we can always make a delicious meal together. We have tried the Sloppy Joes, and they came out so good.
Pick up your book if you love cookbooks like I do here.