I found these two great cookbooks at my local Goodwill, priced right and 25% off as it was Senior Day. I have wanted to buy some of her cookbooks for awhile now but finding them at the thrift was even better.
Paula Deen (born Paula Ann Hiers) on January 19, 1947 in Albany GA.
She is an American cook, restaurateur, author, and Emmy award-winning television personality.
Paula has an smile that you can spot a mile away and an infectious southern accent that makes you feel right at home. She resides in Savannah, Ga where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her two sons, Jamie & Bobby Deen. She has published five cookbooks.
The Lady & Sons Just Desserts was published in 2002 brings more then 120 Yummy sweets including the "Gooey Butter Cake" and one of the restaurants favorites "Turtle Cake". I have yet to bake anything from this recent find, but I'm sure the calories will be worth every bite.
Sharing a delicious meal is everyone's favorite way of bringing together friends and loved ones. In this cookbook, Paula Deen & Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style, Paula Deen -- author, restaurateur, and Food Network star -- turns to her friends to share their stories, ideas for entertaining Southern style, and, most important, more than 150 of the prized recipes they serve to their family and friends. This was published in 2005.
Many of you may know of the early hardships that Paula endured and overcame. She suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia, eventually becoming virtually housebound during her 20's.
In 2009 Paula published a book about her life, struggles and successes. I have not read this yet, but it is on my TBR list. This woman makes me think that anything is possible.
I hope you will go and visit Trey for Tuesday Trivia Tie-In and Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. So as Paula would say
"Hey Y'all" thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again real soon.