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 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!
Patsy Caldwell has been a culinary professional for more than fifty years in a career that has included teaching, catering, cooking, and writing. She is a mother of two and grandmother of two. She lives in Charlotte, Tennessee next to the water tower with her husband Bill where they enjoy entertaining anywhere from two to twenty two people depending on the occasion. Writer Amy Lyles Wilson was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Wilson wrote the text for the New York Times bestselling cookbook Cooking with Friends, and her essay The Guts to Keep Going, about helping her mother adjust to widowhood, was featured on National Public Radio's This I Believe and appears in This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies from Remarkable Men and Women (Henry Holt, 2008). Wilson holds academic degrees from Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi, and Vanderbilt University Divinity School. An affiliate of Amherst Writers and Artists, she leads writing workshops on such topics as creativity, spirituality, and grief. You can find her at www.amylyleswilson.com.