This cookbook has a copyright of 2010. I bought this book last month at Barnes and Noble. I have not cooked from this cookbook before.
I almost didn't pick Trisha Yearwoods new cookbook up. I had the new Giada cookbook in
my hand and was determined to use my gift certificate for that. But I'm
a fan of Trisha Yearwoods music so on a whim I just picked it up to
check it out. I'm glad I did. The book reminds me of
cookbooks...nice shiny pages, full page beautiful photography of the
food, it just had a similar style to me. But it was the recipes that
caught my eye. They were familiar. Comforting. Twice . Zucchini Bread. Shamrock Salad (the one with Lime Jello and ), Broccoli Casserole. Many of the recipes I can remember relatives cooking while growing up (that !). So I decided to own the new Trisha Yearwood Cookbook instead of another Giada (it helped that the Trisha cookbook was $5 cheaper!).
Almost every recipe has a photo. Interspersed throughout are photos of Trisha and her family (yes, you might find one of Garth). Each recipe has a little memory or story attached and many of the recipes have come from family members and friends. Trisha frequently adds handwritten notes to the recipes giving tips or menu instructions. No out there ingredients. Recipes are pretty basic with easy to follow instructions. This is not for the faint of heart or should I say watching the heart as many recipes call for lots of cheese, butter and mayo. Which makes this exactly the kind of cookbook I like.
There is a forward by Garth, and a few pages of introduction and a helpful hints section (like using a Beater Blade). Standard chapters along with a three page thank you list (which she says she could never thank everyone who helped). For those that don't know, this is Trisha's second cookbook (her first can be found here).
I understand she did a demonstration of some of the recipes from this book on The View. Though I didn't see that show I have read some amazing reviews for her Hot Corn Dip which puts it on my list to make. I hesitate to list recipes from this book I'd like to try because pretty much everything is bookmarked. Not sure why these recipes hit a cord with me but they do. Garth's Breakfast Bowl sounds intriguing (tater tots, sausage, bacon, eggs, tortellini, cheese...it sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen but it sounds so good!), as does that green Jello salad (Shamrock Salad). Charleston Cheese Dip, Warren's Chicken Bites (made with cream cheese, bacon and jalapenos), Six-Week Pickles, Uncle Wilson's Stuffed Bell Peppers, Cowboy Lasagna, Low-Country Boil, Crockpot Mac and Cheese, Asparagus Bundles, Sour Cream Cornbread, Jalapeno Hushpuppies, Key Lime Cake, Grape Salad, Betty's Apple Ambrosia, Crockpot Chocolate Candy, Sweet and Saltines. Yeah, I could go on. Really looking forward to cooking from this cookbook!