The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook

Southern Living has a tendency to use “ultimate” a lot…describing recipes, cookbooks, etc., but The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook published in 1999 may actually live up to that description.  It’s almost 500 pages of great recipes, in 16 chapters, lots of step-by-step photos and charts and tips, along with a nice menu index.
This is an up-to-date, heavily illustrated, encyclopedic cookbook for newcomers and experienced cooks who want to try something else.  When I want to replicate something I enjoyed when I lived, went to school and worked in kitchens in Texas and Georgia, I always look for a recipe in Southern Living, and this book isn’t a disappointment.  If you can find a used copy of this book you won’t be sorry – Myrna and I almost didn’t know when to quit…we made quite a few recipes for the blog and we just scratched the surface.

Pickled Carrots

Hot Cheese Drop Biscuits

Chicken Lasagna Florentine

Carrot Sheet Cake

Cheese Wafers

Salisbury Steak

Celery and Corn Sauté

Cream Cheese Butter Mints

Cherry Icebox Cookies

Baked Pears with Walnuts and Gorgonzola

Southern Barbeque Sauce

Bacon and Egg Salad


Olive Nut Broccoli

Green Peas and Pearl Onions

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