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Cookbook Review of the Month - September 2008

This month's selection is Georgia Cooking in a Oklahoma Kitchen. Although I am not much of a country music fan, I do like Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearbook.  I selected this book because I love Southern Cooking and I had read an excerpt of the book on Amazon and thought it looked great.  It definately lived up to my expectations. The book is filled with so many wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures that you want to move right into the kitchen, start cooking and never leave.  There is one recipe on every page that you will want to try, followed by another, and then another.  In between the recipes are stories about Trisha Yearwood and her family.  I am going to try a few recipes as soon as I finish the reviews.  I am so glad to have added this book to my it for your own and you'll agree!



  • Foreward
  • Introduction
  • Useful Equipment
  • Substitutions and Helpful Hints
  • Snacks and Appetizers
  • Soups and Salads
  • Beef and Pork
  • Poutry, Fish, and Pasta
  • Sides
  • Quick Breads and Muffins
  • Cakes, Pies, and Puddings
  • Cookies, Candy, and Ice Cream
  • Thanks
  • Index

Each page of this book is filled with mouth watering recipes from the South.  Trisha Yearwood comes from a long line of great cooks; her father, her mother, her grandmothers, her aunts and uncles, and her sister. They all have contributed their recipes to this book, and even hubby Garth Brooks has brought some of his own specialties to the table.  There are his and her deviled eggs (a great Southern standby) Fried Chicken, Barbequed Chicken, Tortilla Soup, Chicken and Dumplings, Brownies, German Chocolate Cake, Punch, and so much more.  This is a celebrity cookbook written by someone who really loves to cook (and eat), who enjoys life, her husband and her family.  There isn't any recipe that you will find in here that someone in your house won't love to eat.  All the recipes are made from everyday ingredients found in your cabinets.  This is real food for real people.  Way to go Trisha!


Sample Recipe from the book: Minty Greek Salad

I choose this recipe because having been inundated with rain in upstate New York this summer, my back yard garden (actually some flower pots on my deck) are filled with an abundance of herbs and tomatoes.  I made this salad and its wonderful!

Minty Greek Salad  

Serves 4




  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 16 pitted green olives
  • 16 pitted black olives, such as kalamata
  • 24 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped


  In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, and the feta cheese.  In a smll bowl, mix the olive oil and lemon juice.  Pour the dressing mixture over the vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with mint.



Book Title:

Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen


Trisha Yearwood with Gwen Yearwood and Beth Yearwood Bernard

Category: Celebrity Cookbooks
ISBN: 978-0-307-38137-8

Clarkson Potter Publishers

(a division of Random Hous)

Publisher address:

1745 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

Website or e-mail of publisher:


Published: 2008
Edition: First
Description: Hard Cover
Illustrated: no

Beautiful Color Photos

Price: $29.95
Reviewed by: Elise Feiner
  August 16 , 2008


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