Thursday, September 6, 2012

Southern Living Classic Southern Desserts

Southern Living Classic Southern Desserts: All-time Favorite Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Pudding, Cobblers, Ice Cream & More

As hot as it was this summer, and as much as people had sworn off their stoves, much less their ovens, I noticed across the interwebs that there was one outstanding exception. Desserts.

Share a supper recipe on Facebook in the midst of the summer heat, even one that required only a quick pass in the oven and people moaned about the thought of turning on an oven, but share a delectable dessert that had to bake an hour and it's Facebook Shares Go Wild!

Southerners overwhelmingly love their desserts, no matter the temperature outside, and we're clearly willing to turn on our ovens on a hot summer day to satisfy that sweet tooth. Was this you? Well, Southern Living has just the cookbook for you!

Southern Living has been a trusted source for recipes for years, and they have been digging through and reworking their extensive 45 years of recipe archives, to round up some of their best, introducing some impressive cookbooks the past few years.

Southern Living Classic Southern Desserts is a fine representation of just that. For a chance to win a copy for yourself, read on!

Triple Decker Strawberry Cake
This softcover cookbook is packed with more than 200 recipes, submitted by generations of home cooks just like you and me. Arranged by types of desserts, and including gorgeous photography for every single recipe, you'll find recipes for luscious layer cakes like Hummingbird Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Apple Stack Cake, Triple Decker Strawberry Cake, Italian Cream Cake, Four-Layer Coconut Cake, Caramel Cake, Lane Cake, Double Chocolate Praline Cake and more.

The pan, bundt and loaf cakes category include favorites like Praline Bundt Cake, Mississippi Mud, Classic Cola Cake, Texas Sheet Cake, Buttered Rum Pound Cake, and Million-Dollar Pound Cake.

Chunky Chocolate White Chocolate Espresso Cookies
They didn't miss cookies either, giving us recipes for Chunky Chocolate White Chocolate Espresso Cookies, Sand Dollars, Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Rum-Raisin Filling, Ultimate Chocolate Chip, Coconut Macaroons, Smoky Mountain Snowcaps and Toffee Oatmeal Cookies and several more.

In the chewy cookie bar category, you'll find Cappuccino-Frosted Brownies, Turtle Cookie Squares, Streusel Topped Lemon Shortbread Bars and Pecan Pie Brownies, to name a few.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake
Love cheesecake? How does Irish Strawberry and Cream Cheesecake, or Double Chocolate Cheesecake sound?

Cranberry Apple Pie
You'll also find recipes for pies, from classics like Pecan Pie, to Cranberry Apple Pie, Fresh Georgia Peach Pie, Fried Strawberry Hand Pies, Coconut Cream Pie, Lemon Chess Pie, Eggnog Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, and others.

Lemon Tea Bread
There's also Apple-Gingerbread Cobbler, Sweet Potato Cobbler, and sweet breads like Lemon Tea Bread and Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread. You'll find scrumptious coffeecakes too - Bananas Foster Upside Down Coffee Cake, and Blueberry 'n Cheese Coffee Cake and things like Spiced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding, Chocolate Bread Pudding with Chocolate Liqueur Cream, So-Easy Chocolate Souffles and Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches, to round things out.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Oh my gosh, how can you not love having all of these luscious, favorite southern desserts, all in one beautiful book?

Beside the multitude of recipes, included in this cookbook are chapter lead-ins that tell a bit of the back stories behind some of the recipes, there are tip boxes scattered throughout and an end chapter guide with tips for successful baking, all from the test kitchen experts at Southern Living.

Available right now with the click of a mouse from your favorite online bookstores like Amazon and at major book retailers everywhere, this is one cookbook you are sure to enjoy adding to your own personal collection, as well as for gift giving for upcoming birthdays, along with a basket of baking goodies for new brides, or as Christmas gifts for some of your favorite people.
The winner of the cookbook is...

Linda Wildenstein, who said... "I would love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway. The Grands love them some keeping my fingers crossed. Oma Linda"

Congratulations Linda!! Email me at with your mailing address before 12:00 noon CST on Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2012 to claim your cookbook!
Thanks for entering everybody! Be sure to visit regularly or subscribe by email to be notified about all future drawings for more great cookbooks. In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase Southern Living Classic Southern Desserts cookbook online, click right here to buy it at Amazon!

The publisher has generously offered to share one copy with a Deep South Dish reader too! Simply comment below to enter for a chance to win a copy of your own! Thanks for reading and good luck!

The Rules: This giveaway closes on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at midnight CST. One winner will be selected at random and will be announced on the site at this post on Monday. You will have 48 hours to respond to claim the cookbook. Giveaway open to United States residents only please.

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