Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours

Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours


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Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours by Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood, host of Food Network’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is adored by fans as one of country music’s top stars, but among family and friends, Trisha Yearwood is best known for another talent: cooking.

Throughout her life–from her humble roots in Georgia to her triumphant recording years in Nashville and a fulfilling married life with husand Garth Brooks in Oklahoma–Trisha has always enjoyed feeding those she loves. Now she dishes up a collection of more than 120 of her go-to recipes in a tribute to both home-grown cooking and family traditions.

Trisha believes a recipe always tastes better when it has a memory attached to it. Here, she teams up with her mother and sister to share their family’s best-loved recipes. This is the kind of classic comfort food you’ll want at the heart of your own family’s mealtime memories. Inside is a full menu of Southern fare with a contemporary twist. But you don’t have to be a Southerner to enjoy Yearwood family favorites such as:

Trisha’ s Chicken Tortilla Soup
Gwen’s Fried Chicken with Milk Gravy
Stuffed Pork Chops
Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Blackberry Cobbler
Banana Pudding

Along with the recipes for inviting soups, textural salads, home-style family entrées, colorful side dishes, and irresistible desserts, Trisha shares everything from charming personal anecdotes to practical advice, time-saving tips, and creative ingredient substitutions to accommodate all tastes.

With full-color photographs taken in and around Trisha’s homes and a foreword by Garth Brooks, this soul-warming slice of Southern life will delight country music fans and home cooks alike. Best of all, this is un-pretentious food that is easy to put together, satisfies even big country appetites, and tastes like home. Trisha’ s warm evocations of pre-paring food for loved ones will transport you back to your own childhood. These are recipes you’ll enjoy with your family for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804186629
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 117,591
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

TRISHA YEARWOOD started off her recording career as a receptionist at MTM Records and has since had nine number one songs, ten albums, four Gold Record winners, four Platinum Awards, a Double Platinum seller, and a Quadruple Platinum blockbuster. She won back-to-back Country Music Awards as Female Vocalist of the Year in 1997 and 1998 and has been honored with three Grammy Awards. In 2005, Trisha married superstar Garth Brooks, and they currently reside in Oklahoma.

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Potato Salad
Serves 12

When it comes to potato salad, you like what you like. This recipe is mayonnaise-based, but if you like a mustard-based potato salad, just experiment a little. Add some yellow mustard and leave out a little bit of the mayonnaise. Make these recipes your own by finding out what works for you. Our traditional potato salad uses peeled potatoes, but unpeeled work too, and the skins add some color to your dish.

5 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cut in ½-inch ­cubes
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to ­taste
4 hard­-­boiled eggs, peeled, and ­diced
3⁄4 cup ­mayonnaise
½ cup sweet pickle ­relish
Black ­pepper

Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan or pressure cooker (see Note). Add 2 teaspoons salt and enough water to cover the potatoes. Boil the potatoes for 30 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with the point of a knife but hold their shape. Drain the potatoes, transfer them to a large mixing bowl, and allow them to cool completely. Add the chopped eggs, mayonnaise, and sweet relish, and fold gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

From Gwen:
Don’t overcook the potatoes. They should hold their shape during mixing.

Note: The potatoes may be cooked in a pressure cooker. Sprinkle salt over the potatoes. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and pressure-cook for 5 minutes. Release the pressure immediately and drain and cool the potatoes.

Sweet Potato Soufflé
Serves 8

This is a nice variation on regular sweet potatoes for a Thanksgiving side dish. It's almost a dessert, it's so sweet!

   • 5 medium sweet potatoes (about
9 ounces each)
   • 2 large eggs
   • 1 cup granulated sugar
   • 1 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
   • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
   • 1/2 cup milk
   • Pinch of salt


   • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
   • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
   • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
   • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 2 1/2-quart baking dish with butter. On a foil-covered baking sheet, bake the sweet potatoes for 1 hour, or until they are soft. When cool enough to handle, peel the potatoes, place the flesh in a large mixing bowl, and mash until very smooth. Add the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, and salt. Combine well with an electric mixer or hand mixer. Turn the mixture into the baking dish.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the pecans, brown sugar, flour, and butter until thoroughly combined. Spoon the mixture over the sweet potatoes, making an even layer. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes, or until slightly browned. Let the casserole sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 11

Useful Equipment 15

Substitutions and Helpful Hints 16

Snacks and Appetizers 19

Soups and Salads 39

Beef and Pork 71

Poultry, Fish, and Pasta 91

Sides 119

Quick Breads and Muffins 149

Cakes, Pies, and Puddings 161

Cookies, Candy, and Ice Cream 197

Thanks 221

Index 222

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Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a collector or recipe books, magazines, anything I can get my hands on. I have been looking for a cookbook like this for a long time. I actually considered writing one just like this myself. If you want the basic recipes that everyone needs...this has it! This book is full of all those recipes that mom or grandma made that you can't find without some whacky ingredient added. It's perfectly simple and the best $ I've spent on a cookbook in a long time! Well done Trisha!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have made several of Trisha's recipes, including her delicious meatloaf, chicken broccoli and rice casserole and so far I am impressed. Buy this book , you won't regret it. Love the pictures to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy having this cookbook. I love the recipes and the stories. I've made the berry cobbler several times and each time, my husband can't get enough of it.
MARIETTAGIRL More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up a couple times before I finally made the purchase. I am so glad I finally bought it! This is actual food that everyone knows and loves. The recipes are easy to cook and they taste great. The tortilla soup, brownies, chicken and broccoli casserole and the biscuits are super. I have tried four of the recipes and I am going to keep trying more. This is the first cookbook that I have tried more than just a couple of the recipes.

I wish she would write more. I know these are recipes that were Yearwood family specific. But, I would buy another cookbook that Trisha has handpicked the recipes. Love it!

11/11/08 - Since writing the above I have tried the macaroni and cheese and the sausage balls. The macaroni and cheese was excellent. I had never made my own cheese sauce before and this was easy and the taste was perfect. The sausage balls were also good, but something I had made from Bisquick before. However, they were also good and something my daughter, who is 18 and has never cooked before, enjoyed making. So thanks again - excellent - HIGHLY recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a Trisha fan for years so when i saw she had a cookbook out i couldn't wait to check it out. I have had the book for a couple of weeks now and have tried several of the recipes, they were a huge hit with the whole family. I love the stories she tells about many of the recipes and the little extra tips on the sides of the pages. The recipes are simple and easy to follow which i need with my busy life! I feel more confident in my cooking after seeing how easy it can be, I have been a 'box' cook for a long time, I think i am becoming a 'scratch' cook and I Love it! Thanks Trisha!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is a Must Have! I just recieved it 5 days ago and I have tried out the peach cobbler and brownies with coconut frosting. Both are wonderful! I love reading the stories that go along with each recipe. Money well spent on this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes are straightforward, the stories that accompany them are wonderful, and the photos are beautiful. This was obviously a labor of love from Trisha and her family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
we have tried most of the recipe's and only one was not to our liking. the stories that go along with each recipe is entertaining and the directions are very prcise and clear, no guessing. hoping for more like this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only are the recipes in this cookbook outstanding, the comments by Tricia, Gwen and Beth make it a great book to read. Being from Tricia's hometown, I have had the pleasure of tasting several of these dishes and they are every bit as good as they sound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing special about her cooking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
CullenGirl77 More than 1 year ago
I have alot of cookbooks and this series of cookbooks Trisha has come out with are DEFINATELY a staple in my library! They are meals that are easy to prepare any day of the week.... They are REAL southern recipes ! I hope she brings us some more recipes ! I will be the first in line. Look out Paula :)
Anonymous 6 months ago
Love the recipes so many comfort food can't wait to get started
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Georgia girl myself, I loved it, especially the collards, peanut brittle, and Italian cream cake. Great book, family!
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This cookbook is beautifully done. The recipes are easy and turn out delicious. Enjoyable!
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TXMIMI46 More than 1 year ago
Being raised in a southern home myself, these recipes remind me of my childhood. Trisha has simple, easy-to-follow recipes. After using this cookbook my next purchase will be Trisha's second cookbook. Keep it up Trisha!
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