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Just like the cookbooks we fondly remember in our Grandma's kitchen, Ms. Tilda's Best Recipes will remind you of the traditions and history of a place and time that is reflected in the delicious desserts, meals and treats that were made in the days when all dishes were "made with love". These are recipes that have a definite regional flavor, will definitely impress your hungry guests, but are also deceptively simple to make. Inspired by readers of her cozy mystery series, the author decided to bring together her personal collection of beloved recipes that have been passed down over many generations and to which she has added her own unique touch, and share them with you. Included here are delicious desserts such as Ms. Tilda's Banana Pudding, Mississippi Mud Cake with Fudgy Frosting, and Carolina Honey Cake. No southern cook can be without a tasty and easy casserole recipe for the church supper, such as Okra Tomato Casserole and Seven Layer Supper Dish. Round it all out with some of Granny Maggie's Southern Style Spoon Bread, and you'll be ready for summer picnics and fancy dinners alike.
About the Author
Donna McLean's new cozy mystery series, Sparrow Falls Mystery, has been hailed by reviewers as a return to the classic whodunit that deftly captures a small town feeling reminiscent of Miss Marple's tiny village of eccentrics, friends, secrets and crimes. The American author is a direct descendant of Highland Scots who settled the Cape Fear region of North Carolina in the late 1700s. She chose this historical Southern setting as the perfect scene for her modern-day mystery novels. Filled with friendly folks and their whimsical homes, family reunions on the grounds of ancient wooden chapels, and old fashioned graciousness and hospitality, the idyllic setting leads the unsuspecting reader down a garden path that is filled with surprising twists and turns. Donna is fascinated by genealogy, local lore and legend, cats and classic mysteries. She is a born and bred southern lady who enjoys baking and cooking traditional Southern dishes the way her Grandma taught her, but often updating them with a modern and healthy twist or two. Donna also blogs about and reviews clean books on her author website, sparrowfallsmystery.wordpress.com. Please search "sparrow falls mystery" to find all books in the series, including the newly released cookbook, "Ms. Tilda's Best Recipes: home cookin' from Sparrow Falls". Thank you!