Y'all Come Over: A Celebration of Southern Hospitality, Food, and Memories
Patsy Caldwell, Amy Lyles Wilson
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The best recipes for entertaining, straight from the South’s most charming imaginary everytown?
Sure, there are major milestones that demand the fine china and fresh flowers. But in the South no special occasion is needed to throw open the front door, set up a buffet line down the kitchen counter, and welcome your nearest and dearest over for the sort of meal they won’t soon forget. Join Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson as they once again take us to Luckettville to meet the talented downhome hostesses who’ve said, “Y’all come over” a time or two in their day.
You’ll get the perfect menu suggestions for just about every occasion a Southern entertainer might encounter―soups to ladle up during the big game, savory meats to toss on the grill for those summer picnics, and sweets to regale the crowd with during those last six weeks of the year. Recipes include:
- Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes
- Blackberry Lemonade
- Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes
- Good Neighbor Chicken Fiesta Soup
Get inspired to make your kitchen a place where friends and family will look forward to landing. All that’s left to do is say it―“Y’all come over!”
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