"Tasty, fun and simple, taking the "blah blah blah" out of recipes and bringing them to life. Mandy Rivers put her "South Your Mouth" blog to paper and it's a treat! Classic Southern recipes from her mama and recipes she developed herself, there is plenty of good ol' home cookin' going on.
Shrimp & Grits (yes, please), Sweet Chili Glazed Smoked Pork Chops (omg), Southern-Style Collard Greens (okay, collards and I don't get along, but my grandmother would have no arguments with Mandy's presentation). Not to mention real Southern Green Beans, Charleston Crab Cakes, Daddy's Fish Nuggets, Skillet Cornbread ... all the classics and then some.
If you're shopping for something fun and inspiring, enjoy!" --M. Gerrish
"I absolutely LOVE this cookbook! The recipes are awesome, and easy to follow. I need something delish and also easy for a amateur cook like me! My husband was quite impressed with my shrimp and Grits!!! Not only do I love the recipes but also the stories that go along with each one! I can't wait to make them all!! You will LOVE this cookbook!! WORKTH EVERY PENNY!" --Ashley Jackson
"Probably the BEST cookbook ever. Most cookbooks you are really only impressed with three or four recipes. This is entire book is chock full. Went back and bought another for my granddaughter. Great recipes. This book doesn't disappoint." --Bev
"The best cookbook I have ever bought out of my hundreds of cookbooks. It has the most delicious recipes ever printed. They are so simple to make and requires only ingredients that can be found in any grocery store. It is impossible to name my favorites as want to try all of them." --Galsal
Award-winning recipe writer and food blogger, Mandy Rivers, has parlayed her outsize personality and cooking acumen into an unexpected success story.
*Best-selling cookbook author
*Deemed one of America's Best Cooks by Food Network
*Represented the South with Iron Chef, Cat Cora on "America's Best Cook"
*Notably successful food & recipe blogger
*Award-winning recipe creator
The success of her blog is easily measured in the number of fans and followers on social media sites like Pinterest and it was there she caught the eye of the Food Network producers who were searching for the best cooks in America to star a network series.
In 2014, Mandy was deemed one of the best cooks in America by Food Network and chosen to represent the South in the network series, America's Best Cook.