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Paula Deen Celebrates!: Best Dishes and Best Wishes for the Best Times of Your Life

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Beloved Food Network personality, restaurateur, and author Paula Deen loves a party, and in her latest book, Paula Deen Celebrates!, Paula shares with fans old and new how she celebrates a year's worth of holidays and special occasions.

Now anyone can share in the down-home celebrations Paula, her husband, Michael, their kids, and extended family enjoy at their beautiful ho
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Simon & Schuster
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Liz
Oct 06, 2008 Liz rated it did not like it
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There is so much nasty stuff in here!! The crab and spinach casserole was disgusting (and expensive). So much of this food is ridiculously impractical, at least for me (oyster-stuffed quail, oxtails), over-the-top-fatty (whipping-cream grits, creamy cabbage with bacon and whipping cream, sausage casserole, peanut butter ice cream, and KRISPY KREME bread pudding!) or gimmicky (a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich to celebrate Elvis's birthday.)

Generally, Paul Deen goes overboard dumping cans
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Amy "the book-bat"
May 21, 2011 Amy "the book-bat" rated it it was amazing
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This cookbook is set up by menu for each celebration. The basics are here, starting with New Year's and including Valentine's Day and Christmas, but there are some a little less typical, such as Elvis's birthday. The recipes seem to be easy to make and most of the dishes sound pretty good. I think this will be a fun book to cook out of. I like how Paula included her "Pearls of Wisdom" for each menu and how there are also decorating tips from her assistant throughout the book.
Melanie
Aug 09, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it
I think it's difficult to accurately rate a cookbook...because I am the pickiest eater in the world, I wouldn't eat many of her recipes, but I am definitely NOT the best judge. Everything she makes on her show looks REALLY good, even if I don't like what's in it. All in all, I think Paula Deen is awesome, and I love her cookbooks.
Mychael-Ann
Nov 17, 2008 Mychael-Ann rated it really liked it
This is the second Paula Deen cookbook I've found - I'm addicted to used book sales! I love her recipes. They aren't the good-for-you recipes to make everyday, but when you want some REAL comfort food, this is your woman.
Amy
Aug 02, 2007 Amy rated it liked it
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Haven't used this one as much as my other PD cookbooks... but maybe that will change. Lots of recipes that sound good and fattening... but just no occasion to use most yet...
Vanessa
Jun 04, 2008 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: folks who like to eat and cook
My friend Cassie bought this for my birthday and I LOVE it. Paula Deen looks like my mother-in-law too.
Terrie
Dec 04, 2015 Terrie rated it really liked it
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Love looking for ideas for holiday and special occasion meals. Being from Georgia always looking for great southern food.
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Nov 15, 2011 Amy :) rated it really liked it
Great easy to follow recipes. Loved the stories behind all of the celebrations. Made the enchiladas and green chile squares- yummy!
Kymberly
Jul 01, 2013 Kymberly rated it it was amazing
I love this book and cannot wait to make more meals with these recipes! Having a barbeque this weekend and going to use a few of these! I love me some Paula Deen!!
Rita
Jul 27, 2012 Rita rated it it was amazing
always a celebration with Paul's. I don't fret about butter or calories when it comes to holidays so this book is perfect!
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Like most cookbooks I found a few recipes that I will make and love. Wishing there had been more for my kind of enjoyment.
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Deen's recipes are always comforting, and the celebrations concept of this cookbook make it more interesting.
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Paula Deen (born Paula Ann Hiers) is an American cook, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy Award-winning television personality.

Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has also published five cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Anthony Groover, she continues to use the surname Deen from her f
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