Monthly Archives: December 2012

Book Review: You Be Sweet by Patsy Caldwell



You be Sweet is a wonderfully southern collection of sweet recipes accompanied by sweet stories that make you want to read more. The book is full of recipes- more than I expected it to contain- that range from punches to pies, candy to cakes… and then some! Many of these recipes have gorgeous photos along with them- but they aren’t your typical cookbook photos. These photos are stunning- and they appear as if they were taken a family gathering.

I am an amateur baker, a food blogger, a home cook and cookbook collector. I love that this book is more than a compilation of recipes and more like a book. Each chapter begins with a story, and many recipes have a comment or note at the beginning that makes them seem personal.

Baking from family recipes is a trip down memory lane, and this book truly makes you feel as if you are a part of the author’s extended family. I can’t wait to try out some of these delicious sweet recipes and see if I can add to my family’s favorites!

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