I don’t think a mother ever gets tired of beamin’ over her children, so y’all forgive me if you think I’m gushing too much. The truth is, with every piece of work that my sons, Jamie and Bobby, accomplish, for every good thing that they do, I still want to hang it up on my refrigerator, as if it was their first piece of art they made in kindergarten.
That’s a kind of pride and admiration that you just can’t put a price on.
There’s not a night that goes by that I don’t lie in my bed and count each and every one of my blessings and feel the most pure sense of love and joy that a person can imagine. From grandchildren, to family dinners, there’s no blessing that’s too big or too small. I experienced the same kind of happiness when I got to see Bobby’s career blossom with his first solo book and television show. And now I get to live the whole thing over again with Jamie’s new cookbook, Jamie Deen’s Good Food. He’s already got his own show on Food Network, but now having his own cookbook has long been a dream of Jamie’s, and he, more than anyone, couldn’t be more elated that it’s finally here.
You see, Jamie has always been a natural family man. He’s a top-notch husband, an out-of-this-world daddy, and one of the two best sons this momma could have ever asked for. So when it came time for him to pen his own cookbook, he immediately knew the niche that he wanted to take: good, fresh food that parents can feel good about putting on the table for their families. And I’ve got to say, he’s really done it y’all.
The recipes in his new cookbook are the kinds of recipes that traditions are made out of. They’re the kinds of recipes that get passed down from generation to generation. As a mother and grandmother, it’s my hope that Jamie’s boys, Jack and Matthew, hold onto their copies of Good Food and pass it down to their children, and their children’s children. But that’s quite a ways away!
Your family is going to love cooking out of this cookbook, not only because the recipes are unbelievable delicious, but also because they’re practical, no-fuss, and use wholesome, fresh, and locally sources ingredients when available. For instance, Brooke’s Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella is an instant favorite that your family will ask for time and time again. The One-Pot Chicken and Rice with Leeks and Green Olives is perfect for a weeknight dinner; my mouth is waterin’ just thinking about it! Even the desserts are irresistible, like Jamie’s Peach and Blackberry Cobbler.
One of my favorite parts about Jamie’s book is that it’s got a special section in the back, called Rooster’s Café, filled with all of Jack Deen’s favorite recipes. They’re perfect for little hands, and are a great way to help encourage young ones to get into the kitchen and help out, as well as introduce them to new foods they normally wouldn’t be willing to try.
But, don’t take my word for it y’all! After all, in this momma’s eyes, her babies can do no wrong. You’ve got to find out how delicious it is for yourself!
For a sneak peek into of the recipes, click here.
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