Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen by:Francine Bryson

 Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen
About the Book:
A pie champion and down-home Southern baker reveals her winning recipes for pies, cakes, cookies, and more in this proudly American baking book.

A mom, homemaker, and self-proclaimed redneck, Francine Bryson and her award-winning desserts were thrust into the national eye when she was chosen for The American Baking Competition and went on to become a finalist on the show. Now she shares her recipes and baking tips with everyone, always staying true to her Southern roots, which means pairing chocolate and peanut butter with bacon, turning an apple pie upside down, using cherry pop in a cake, and always making use of seasonal fresh fruit-and plenty of cream cheese.


About the Author:
FRANCINE BRYSON has won more than 200 local and national baking competitions and was the runner-up and crowd favorite on CBS’s The American Baking Competition. Her childhood home in Greenville, South Carolina, was located between those of her Nana and Granny, both keen bakers who started passing their secrets to Francine when she was barely tall enough to reach the countertop. A member of the American Pie Council, she lives with her husband in Pickens, South Carolina.

My Review:
 I live in Alabama, AKA the Deep South, these recipes are great for my family. Most importantly the type of recipes you would like to take to the church potluck. I love the whole setup of the cookbook. There are 8 different sections, each one more delicious than the next. All the recipes center around baking sweets, you find any casseroles in this one. I hope you have a sweet tooth, because these recipes will have your stomach grumbling after just a few seconds of thumbing through the book.

 Each recipe is easy and simple, no complicated ingredients to figure out. Her brilliant recipes aren't what you would usually suspect, she changes things to suit her tastes and she does it so well that it is even more scrumptious than before. She actually makes a chocolate peanut butter pie with bacon. How awesome is that? This book will be my go to book for Thanksgiving this year! If you would like to learn more about this book, you can do so here.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging For Books.