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Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours

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Trisha Yearwood, host of Food Network’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is adored by fans as one of country music’s top stars, but among family and friends, Trisha Yearwood is best known for another talent: cooking.

Throughout her life–from her humble roots in Georgia to her triumphant recording years in Nashville and a fulfilling married life with husband Garth Brooks in Oklah
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Clarkson Potter (first published 2008)
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Naomi
Sep 17, 2016 Naomi rated it liked it
Loaded with great recipes, but duplicated from another cookbook of hers. Not a whole lot of new ones which I found disappointing. Luckily, I grabbed it on sale since I don't have the other book anymore.
Tressa
Apr 01, 2009 Tressa rated it it was amazing
I always thought that celebrity cookbooks were kind of hokey, especially when written by country singers. But Trisha Yearwood proved me wrong with her excellent family-inspired cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen: Recipes from My Family to Yours.

Trisha’s father was a banker and a farmer, and she grew up enjoying a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Georgia Cooking is filled with simple, down-home recipes and plenty of beautiful color photographs. Her mother and sister, Gwen Year
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Deidre
Jul 18, 2008 Deidre rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: beginning to intermediate Southern cooks
Recommended to Deidre by: my grandmother
This is my favorite cookbook. I received it as a gift and was immediately impressed by the array of stunning food and personal photography. Most of the recipes are old Southern favorites, and many of them are recipes my family makes already. What I appreciated about the cookbook was that it demystified a lot of the recipes that people in my family chalk up to good cooking genes. Not being born with any, I need to know how much salt goes in boiled peanuts, and I need to know how hot the oil needs ...more
Virginia Campbell
Trisha Yearwood is one of my very favorite entertainers. Such an appealing personality, and a voice that just won't quit! This book is written in a warm, personal style, and it offers great recipes and cooking advice and an up-close look at this talented and likeable country music superstar. Family, friends, food, and an interesting life all come together for a very satisfying read. The recipes range from familiar favorites like Meatloaf, Banana Pudding, Blackberry Cobbler, and Fried Chicken ...more
Kristin
Oct 27, 2014 Kristin rated it liked it
I like reading cookbooks especially ones that have family stories and family pictures that go along with the recipes and give you a sense of time, history, place, and family traditions. This book does that and in that respect it is charming. It is also a very basic cookbook...very basic. There are recipes for vegetables cooked in butter and seasoned with salt and pepper. That basic. This book would be great for a beginner cook...or a Trisha Yearwood fan. So while there was only about one recipe ...more
Rachel
Jul 20, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
I adore southern cooking and this book was so charming filled with family photos and stories as well as tips on the sides of the recipes from the women of the family. My brother and I made the Ribbon Meatloaf tonight for the family and we loved it! I used my own biscuit dough recipe, then added a can of tomato sauce and some seasonings to the meat mixture just for the serving part. It gave us idea's of some other things we could do like cheeseburger ribbon loaf and an egg/breakfast ribbon loaf! ...more
Dan
Feb 14, 2013 Dan rated it really liked it
I enjoy cooking and reading cookbooks and I enjoyed this cookbook for several reasons. First, I found it interesting because I have lived in both Georgia and Oklahoma. I also enjoyed the personal stories Trisha shared about her family members, friends and neighbors and the important role food played in those relationships. I enjoyed the writing style, the photos, and I found the "down home" recipes to be a refreshing alternative to the high society, Food & Wine type cookbooks that seem to be ...more
Sue
Jun 05, 2009 Sue rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Cooks of all levels of lovers of cookbooks.
Recommended to Sue by: Debbie
Shelves: cookbooks
This is a wonderful cookbook full of family photos, lovely pictures of the food, and family stories as well as cooking tips. For dinner tonight, I made the Ribbon Meatloaf. I was missing buttermilk so instead of making the homemade bisciuts I cooked some up from frozen (Mary B's the closest I've found to homemade). It was wonderful. I am not a very good cook and it usually takes me a long time to cook a meal but I was able to prepare this in about 30 minutes. Anyone who likes to browse cookbooks ...more
Jennifer
May 16, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Being from the south, I can appreciate a lot of the reasoning behind the recipes in this book. Most are southern favorites or classics. However, out of all of the recipes in the book, there are only a handful of recipes I want to recreate for myself. I'm not sure if it's because I can already make the majority of the recipes without a recipe, but that's a possibility. Mostly I bought the book because I like Trisha Yearwood, and the stories and photographs included with the recipes are a nice, ho ...more
Judy
Apr 25, 2014 Judy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
This is a delightful cookbook with lots of comfort food recipes and the stories of where the recipes originated. Many of the recipes have beautiful photographs. Trisha tells how food was always an important element in her family. Both her mother and father liked to cook, so it is easy to see how she developed her interest in cooking. The instructions are clear and concise and there are lots of helpful hints.
BJ
Jun 05, 2013 BJ rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this cookbook. The recipes are of the kind I grew up with, the kind my mom, grandmoms, aunts and great-aunts cooked. Along with the great southern recipes are little tidbits about country music sensation Trisha Yearwood and her husband Garth Brooks and Trisha's family back in Georgia. I liked this one enough, I may have to buy my own copy, as this one belongs to the library! If you like real Southern dishes, this will be right up your alley.
Lesa
Aug 08, 2008 Lesa rated it really liked it
This cookbook was better than most of them because even novices could follow most of the directions. It's good southern and comfort food. Probably not much new, just variations on recipes. I'm copying some of them.

As with a previous book, my complaint is with the publisher for doing sidebars in orange and green, hard colors to read on shiny pages.
Laila (BigReadingLife)
Dec 02, 2008 Laila (BigReadingLife) rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
This cookbook is awesome because: 1) it has pictures of the food 2) all the food reminds me of stuff my mom and Mamaw make 3) just reading it makes me hungry! and 4) there are little personal stories with each recipe. I can't wait to make the chicken and broccoli casserole, even if my husband doesn't like casseroles. More for me!
Michaela
Aug 15, 2016 Michaela rated it it was amazing
I really liked this cookbook! I like how each and every recipe came from her heart and Trisha included and explained a bunch of family stories. The recipes were delicious (I tried a few),Trisha had clearly explained all of the directions, and she actually let her loved ones write things in her book!
Karen Dings
Jul 04, 2016 Karen Dings rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YUMMY

Just like my mama made. COOKED to death green beans, chicken pot pie, fried chicken that talks, cream gravy, meatloaf, spaghetti and the sauce made from scratch are just some of the recipes offered that I WILL MAKE SOON. Now that I have skimmed the new book I will be purchasing additional copies for gifts.
Just - The romance reader
Apr 12, 2009 Just - The romance reader rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbook
I haven't tried any of the recipes from the book yet, but they all look fabulous. The photos throughout the book are total eye candy for any foodie. The commentary was great and Trisha captured the true essence of what it means to be a southern cook - love of family and down-home food.
Teresa
Jun 17, 2011 Teresa rated it it was amazing
I love to 'read' cookbooks. They inspire me and sometimes I actually cook from them. ;)
But this book is a true joy. I enjoyed the stories, the photos, and even the recipes.
I'm ready for her to come out with another.
Marleene
Sep 03, 2014 Marleene rated it it was ok
Nicely done overall but I guess I'm not Southern enough - way too much bacon, cheese, butter and cream in all the recipes. Virtually everything was given this treatment. Who eats like this ?While Trisha Yearwood stays in shape, the photos show that her family members who eat like this - do not.
Karol
Jul 28, 2016 Karol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this cookbook.

I have collected cookbooks for my whole married life (44 years this August). I bought this from Amazon and read through today. Great recipes that I'll be trying as soon as I can pick out just which ones
Lee
Aug 06, 2016 Lee rated it liked it
I enjoy watching the author's cooking show on the Food Network, and her personality shines through in this book just as clearly.

A number of the recipes felt very familiar, though; and that was a bit disappointing.
Donna Zigmont
Oct 21, 2014 Donna Zigmont rated it really liked it
I borrowed this book from the library and really enjoyed it.I watch her show on the Food Network and a majority of the recipes in the book are ones I've seen her make on the show.I love to cook and try new recipes.I appreciated the tips through the book that go with each recipe.
Wynn
Oct 02, 2016 Wynn rated it really liked it
I recognize many of these recipes. Although my Georgia family may have some variations. Many of these recipes remind me of the food that would be put out on tables at a down home family reunion. Memories. Comfort.
Sandy Harris
Aug 12, 2014 Sandy Harris rated it really liked it
GEORGIA COOKING IN AN OKLAHOMA KITCHEN is a cookbook by Trisha Yearwood and family. The recipes are simple, easy to read and beautifully illustrated. I plan on trying several of the featured recipes. This is a welcome addition to my cookbook collection!
Rebecca
Jan 03, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves comfort food
So far, I've loved all the recipes I've tried. I don't know anything about Yearwood's music, but her recipes are fabulous.
Bunnie McGarity
Jul 04, 2016 Bunnie McGarity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yum!

Great recipes that anyone can do! Easy, basic recipes that encourages you to share your love in your cooking too.
Ashley Boom
Apr 04, 2011 Ashley Boom rated it really liked it
Yummy Yummy!... that about sums up this cookbook! If you love country style cooking you should definitely check out this cookbook. There are a wide range of recipes to try out.
Joyce Kuete
Feb 03, 2016 Joyce Kuete rated it really liked it
I liked the pictures & the stories & the size of the print! Nowadays I prefer healthy low carb or low calorie cook books.
Alicia
Aug 11, 2015 Alicia rated it liked it
Everything I have made from this cookbook is delicious! My favorites have been the biscuits, chicken pie, and the black bean lasagna!
Peggy
Oct 25, 2012 Peggy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nf-cookbooks

This cookbook is amazing! Trisha and her family cook just like my family - many of the recipes were variations of things we have been making for years. It is a great "down home" cookbook!
Ginnie Grant
Jul 01, 2014 Ginnie Grant rated it liked it
I have to admit that with all the hype surrounding this book I was slightly let down. I did enjoy it but not as much I thought I would
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Patricia Lynn Yearwood, professionally known as Trisha Yearwood, is an American country music artist. She is best known for her ballads about vulnerable young women[1] from a female perspective that have been described by some music critics as "strong" and "confident."

Trisha Yearwood signed with MCA Records in 1990. She came to prominence with her debut single, "She's in Love with the Boy" which b
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