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The Lady & Sons Just Desserts: More Than 120 Sweet Temptations from Savannah's Favorite Restaurant

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As Paula Deen will tell y'all, there's just no satisfying way to finish a delicious meal without a scrumptious, mouthwatering dessert!

In this beautiful hardcover edition of The Lady & Sons Just Desserts, Paula—author, restaurateur, and Food Network star—devotes her trademark southern charm to a tempting collection of more than 120 delightful recipes, guaranteed to indu
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 10th 2006 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2002)
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Alexandra
Nov 09, 2015 Alexandra rated it it was ok
Nothing really stood out to me. I didn't find any recipes I would use. A lot of the recipes involve shortcuts, and I prefer to do everything from scratch. Also, there were no pictures. Sometimes seeing something makes me want to make it, more so than the recipe. This was disappointing.
Barry Huddleston
Jan 22, 2012 Barry Huddleston rated it really liked it
Recently, Paula Deen has been taking some heat after announcing that she suffers from diabetes. While I understand questions about some of the dishes that she prepares, I struggle to understand to understand the personal attacks. Being one of the most politically incorrect people you will ever meet, I decided to review Paula Deen’s dessert cookbook.

I enjoyed the glossy color pictures of what the desserts could look like, but I would like to have seen a lot more of them. The desserts were fabulou
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Virginia Campbell
Jul 13, 2009 Virginia Campbell rated it it was amazing
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The real sweetness found in "The Lady & Sons Just Desserts" lies not only in the delightful recipes, but also in the the family stories and the genuine love of cooking that prevails throughout the pages. The introduction written by Paula Deen is a fascinating mini-autobiography that follows Paula's early years through her young first marriage, the start of her restaurant business, her introduction to TV Land, and how she met Michael Groover, who would later become her second husband. Paula D ...more
Kimberly
Dec 18, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
I have used this cookbook so many times since I received it as a gift. The recipes are classic, comfort food style with simple, clear directions. They use easy to find ingredients and tools which make using the book quick and fun. Our family's favorite recipes include The Gooey Butter Cakes, Miss Helen's Easter Eggs, and The Best Bread Pudding.
Alexi
Jan 22, 2016 Alexi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the personal stories that were sprinkled through this book. It didn't have any pictures and many of he recipes weren't something I'd actually make, but if you're also someone who just enjoys reading through cookbooks, I'd give it a try.
Shannon
Nov 24, 2013 Shannon rated it it was amazing
As I was staring at my lovely cookbook shelf the other day (as I often do...), I realized that I've never rated this book. Truth be told, I'm not really a fan of Paula Deen. At one point in time I was crazy about my fellow southern lady. Now? Not so much, but that's ok. Her dessert recipes are still the bomb.com. I don't rate cookbooks unless I've tried multiple recipes that have proved successful. I can firmly say that this cookbook has never let me down. I've used it for wedding showers, famil ...more
Penny
May 01, 2016 Penny rated it really liked it
This is more than just a cookbook. This was really good but I am not a dessert maker.
Melissa Todt
Jul 15, 2016 Melissa Todt rated it it was amazing
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I found a lot of new recipes I can't wait to try!
Amy "the book-bat"
May 21, 2011 Amy "the book-bat" rated it it was amazing
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So many of the recipes sound so delicious and they appear to be easy to make. I am definitely going to have a good time cooking from this one. I particularly loved the shout out to the Savannah College of Art and Design in one of Paula's little essays. I went to school there! I wish I would have known about Paula Deen and her restaurant when I lived in Savannah.
Christy Hertz
Sep 11, 2007 Christy Hertz rated it it was amazing
awesome, thanks to my sister Heidi for this delicious dessert book! Made the Italian creme cake for an Italian themed Bunko party at a friend's house who is a chef/ attended the NY Culinary Institute. I was a little "scared," but she loved it and she said it was a hit with her dad too, who ate the leftover cake.
Megan Gross
Jul 23, 2013 Megan Gross rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Megan by: NANI
I loved this book. great recipes, great stories. AND A great author. Her recipes were delicious. Southwest Georgia pound cake was my favorite. all the recipes were delicious!!!! if you love sweets, buy this book. it's a great finish for any meal. And you'll NEVER regret it, I promise.
Tori
Feb 17, 2013 Tori rated it it was amazing
I have made several recipes from this book, including cookies (Stick to Your Teeth Cookies) that a coworker now makes for potlucks and a cake (Better than Sex Cake) that I've given as a gift. I was unhappy with the peanut cluster recipe because it used bark, but I should have known better.
Amy
Aug 02, 2007 Amy rated it it was amazing
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Another treasure of recipes. I think I love this one because it's full of recipes that my grandmothers/family have been making for years but also has a lot of different types of recipes I've never heard of or made.
Danalee
Sep 28, 2007 Danalee rated it it was amazing
I could be biased just from loving Jamie and Bobby so much, but honestly some scrumptious recipes to be found inside this treasure. Of course my book rocks because it has Paula's signature inside the front cover.
Mary
Mar 02, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing
Can you say Gooey Butter Cakes? Enough! I've made probably 1/2 of the desserts in this cookbook, and only one didn't turn out. (I can NEVER get jelly-rolls to work!)
Lisa
Aug 13, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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Do you love desserts? This is the only cookbook you will need. Make sure you make Paula's famous Ooey-Gooey Cake. I recommend making the chocolate one. Its to die for!
Samantha
May 08, 2009 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Her recipes, especially her desserts, are to die for! They're filled with butter, butter, and more butter. Don't forget, she's the Butter Queen!
Suzanne
I bought this when we ate at The Lady & Sons restaurant for the first time. There are so many yummy looking recipes in this book.
Camie
Jun 09, 2008 Camie rated it really liked it
Can Paula do anything wrong?
I just adore the stories in the front of this book, not to mention the delish recipes inside! :)
Kristen
Oct 09, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
There are some yummy, fattening recipes in this book - all containing one major ingredient - BUTTER!
Stacey
Feb 12, 2010 Stacey rated it liked it
Yeah, I know, you can't really read a cookbook... but... I'm trying to up my average, a little.
Dee
Sep 09, 2008 Dee rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
A wonderful collection of purely Southern classic desserts! This makes a terrific gift, too.
Vicki
Jan 28, 2016 Vicki rated it it was amazing
Love this cookbook! It has the best ever cream cheese cut out cookies!!!
Shari Henry
Dec 10, 2010 Shari Henry rated it it was amazing
Everything tastes better with fat. Deen gets that.
stephanie patterson
Apr 06, 2007 stephanie patterson rated it liked it
i'm a sucker for the deen family...mostly for bobby.
Jennifer Ware
Oct 19, 2011 Jennifer Ware rated it liked it
mmmmmmmmmmmm.....butter..........!
Mom Jones
Feb 09, 2008 Mom Jones rated it really liked it
really good desserts!!
Celia
Jul 21, 2008 Celia rated it it was amazing
gotta love butter!
Kelly
Jul 31, 2008 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Sweeeeet!
Barbie
Barbie rated it it was amazing
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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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