Cookbook cover

a note from Areeda

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2012 Best of Show Winner!   ~ see Awards page    

     I
grew up in northern Alabama at a time when dinners were made from scratch and came straight from the garden. My love for home-cooking, family tradition and Southern history prompted me to put these timeless traditional recipes, which were passed down several generations, into a cookbook. Good food, hospitality and sharing recipes have long personified folks of the South.
    This labor of love includes my personal favorites such as fried peach pies, Southern style pecan pie, blackberry cobbler, chocolate meringue pie, fried green tomatoes, teacakes, and the Sunday dinner-table staples banana pudding and chicken n' dumplings. In the South, no dinner or supper is complete without homemade biscuits, cornbread or yeast rolls and ...... yes, sweet tea!
     During my long career at CBS Records/Nashville (Sony), home to great Country Music and the famed Quonset Hut Recording Studio, I was also busy collecting and creating recipes for the day that I would compile my very own cookbook. That day is here!  My husband, country legend Joe Stampley, and I enjoy trying out new recipes. His specialty is fish frying and grilling out.
    My desire is that you will enjoy Areeda's Southern Cooking as much as I enjoyed writing it. Best wishes for a life full of special blessings!     
      Keeping it Country - - - our Food and our Music!!