Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life

Christy Jordan. Workman, $16.95 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-7611-8942-8
This slim collection of 197 Southern recipes relies on good old fashioned white sugar, butter, and eggs. Classic cheesecake made easy; coconut cake with “No-Fail Seven-Minute Frosting”; Coca-Cola pie, and the Southern classic hummingbird cake are just a few of the easy-to-bake sweets Jordan includes. Mix-in-pan pie crust, a recipe for homemade strawberry candy, and a box titled “A Recipe to Cure the Grumpies” will help even the most cynical baker warm to the straightforward, genuine tone and touching sentiment that permeate this title. Family memories, including recollections of Jordan’s grandmothers, are interspersed in sidebars, head notes, and vintage photos. Write-ups such as “The Secret to Uncloudy Tea” may inspire even those residing in a chilly climate to feel like sipping sweet tea on the porch on a sweltering afternoon could be just around the corner. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/2016
Release date: 11/01/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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