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The Slim Down South Cookbook Giveaway!

Can Southern food be satisfying and healthy? You bet your biscuits! Check out The Slim Down South Cookbook, a new book written by registered dietitian and award-winning journalist Carolyn O’Neil. The cookbook serves up delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks while teaching you an easy-to-follow philosophy for living a healthy lifestyle down here in Dixie. Here’s a peek into the […]

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Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes

Today’s Community Cookbook: Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes (Copyright 1979 by The National Society of Colonial Dames of America; Printed by Wimmer Brothers Fine Printing & Lithography, Memphis, TN) Since 1928 the Georgia Colonial Dames have preserved and maintained the Andrew Low House, their historic headquarters, on Lafayette Square in Savannah. This impressive cookbook (it boasts hundreds of classic Southern recipes […]

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Mountain Cooking

Today’s Community Cookbook: Mountain Cooking by John Parris (Copyright 1978; Citizen-Times Publishing Company, Asheville, NC) Okay, it doesn’t feature a spiral spine. And it was written by a professional writer. But we still claim John Parris’ Mountain Cooking as a beloved community cookbook because it captures the authentic soul of a region through storied recipes. Parris, a longtime columnist for […]

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Great Cooks Rise…with the May River Tide

Today’s Community Cookbook: Great Cooks Rise…with the May River Tide (Copyright 2001 by The Church of the Cross Episcopal Women, Bluffton, SC; Printed by The Wimmer Companies, Memphis, TN) Judging by the region’s prolific output of spiral bounds in the last 100 years, coastal South Carolina and Georgia are fertile ground for community cookbooks. Do Lowcountry cooks have more to […]

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Splendor in the Bluegrass: A Cookbook by the Junior League of Louisville

Today’s Community Cookbook: Splendor in the Bluegrass, A Cookbook by the Junior League of Louisville (Copyright 2000. Printed by Favorite Recipes Press, Nashville, TN) For a true sense of place, start first with the book’s Old Kentucky Bourbon Marinade, a recipe for grilled beef, pork, or chicken so versatile that we call it the little black dress of marinades. This […]

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Out of the Skillet: Old Southern Recipes

Today’s Community Cookbook: Out of the Skillet: Old Southern Recipes (Copyright 1947. Published by St. Anne’s Guild of The Parish of Christ Church, Holly Springs, MS). This little book is a marvelous look into recipes or “receipts” that have been adapted only so that “modern conveniences such as stoves with adjustable controls” can be used.  Sprinkled between illustrations of historic […]

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Cookbook We Love: c’est un Soupçon

Today’s Community Cookbook: c’est un Soupçon (Copyright 1982. Published by the Lousiana Arts and Science Center Guild, Baton Rouge, LA)

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Charleston Receipts and Charleston Receipts Repeats

Today’s Community Cookbook: Charleston Receipts and Charleston Receipts Repeats (Copyright 1950; 1986; The Junior League of Charleston, Inc.; Charleston, SC) Charleston Receipts, first published in 1950, is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. By all accounts, it remains the doyenne of the spiral-bound South.

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Mercy, It’s Good!

Today’s Community Cookbook: Mercy, It’s Good! (Copyright 1984. Published by Our Lady of Mercy Cookbook Committee.  Printed by Land and Land Printers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA.) By putting more than 1,300 recipes through the rigorous testing and tasting of over 90 women, the Cookbook Committee at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Baton Rouge compiled what must be one of […]

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The Church Ladies’ Divine Desserts and Coconut Custard Pie Recipe

Today’s Community Cookbook: The Church Ladies’ Divine Desserts, Heavenly Recipes and Sweet Recollections (Copyright 2001 by Ellen Rolfes Books, Inc., and Brenda Rhodes Miller; Printed by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, NY) The desserts in this ethereal collection are indeed divine. Compiled by Brenda Rhodes Miller from culinary-gifted church ladies across the country, the cookbook features a Southern roll […]

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