Book Review: “You Be Sweet” by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson

August 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson in their new book, “You Be Sweet” Book Two in the Cookbook series published by Thomas Nelson gives us the ability for Sharing Your Heart One Down-Home Dessert at a Time.

From the inside jacket flap:  You know how those Southern dessert recipes go—a cup of sugar here, a stick of butter there, eight squares of bak­ing chocolate, or a pint of the season’s juiciest fruit. That recipe for blueberry cream pie—it’s been passed around the church for so long nobody can quite remember who made it first. Or how about the one for red velvet cheesecake you’ve been trying to coax out of your sister-in-law for years? She serves it every Christmas Eve, but so far her lips are sealed.

These are the types of food traditions that inspire You Be Sweet—a celebration of Southern dessert recipes and the people who cherish them. In this compilation of stories and sweet treats, Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson peek in on those occasions special enough to demand something decadent, and memorable enough to be repeated time and again. You’ll find the strawberry jam bars that always make an appearance at the neighborhood picnic. The German chocolate cake roll that pulls in the big bucks at the charity bake sale? That’s here too. The blackberry jelly recipe that has graced Mason jars all over the South for decades? It’s here, and it’s just about the best hostess gift you can offer up. Be sweet? You won’t be able to help it!

“You Be Sweet” is a cookbook.  But not just any kind of cookbook.  In addition to the marvelous recipes there are stories, really good stories written by Amy Lyles Wilson.  They are all a lot of fun however the one I seem to like best is Chapter 8, When Neighbors Give You Lemons when a neighbor brings a Lemon Cake to welcome the new arrival and the neighbor seems to already know everything about them.  On top of that the recipe for the Lemon Cake is included.  Everyone likes a great dessert and this is one cookbook that you will find yourself returning to over and over again.  This is also a great book to give to friends and family for birthdays or Christmas presents.  They will thank you for it and remember you every time they bake.  I recommend this book highly!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program.    I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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