A new cookbook filled with sought-after recipes and tips by Francine Bryson

 

Calling all bakers!  Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen is a cookbook you need to add to your collection right away (or put on your wish list for sure).  This cookbook is written by my very talented friend Francine Bryson.  She has won more than 200 local and national baking competitions and was the runner-up and crowd favorite on CBS’s The American Baking Competition last year.  Make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom.

Francine has poured her heart and soul into this cookbook and I’m excited to share it with you.  This has been her lifelong dream and I’m so happy she’s living it to the fullest.  You go girl!  We met at the Great American Pie Festival earlier this year and have been counting down to her cookbook release ever since.  I have a feeling that we’d be baking up a storm all the time if we lived next door to each other…and be making trips together to our favorite apple orchard in North Carolina in the fall along with her Team Redneck friends. 

This cookbook is filled with amazing recipes and lots of blue ribbon tips.  The pie chapter also has several crust recipes for any taste and skill level.  Each recipe has a story from Francine that’s full of her southern charm.  You can tell there’s a story just by some of the recipe names. 

Check out some of the recipes featured in this cookbook.  Better have a napkin ready in case you start drooling!

Pies – Purdy’s Peppermint Pie, Chocolate-Key Lime Heaven Pie, I Dream of Bobby Dean Peanut Butter Pie, White Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie, Black Tie Strawberry Pie, Pretzel Pie, Nana’s Apple Pie, Peaches and Cream Pie, Blackberry Blow-Ya-Away Pie

World-Famous Chocolate Bacon Peanut Butter Pie – Believe me, this is amazing!

Cookies & Bars – Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, Slap-Ya-Mama Fudge Cookies, Redneck Danish Cookies for a Crowd, Miracle Whip Pumpkin Bars, Double-Chocolate Cookie Bars, Cow Patties, Texas-Sized Gingersnaps, Nana’s Christmas Sugar Cookies, Eggnog Cookies

Cakes Like Granny Made – Nana’s Iced Pound Cake, Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Cake, Soda Pop Cake, Fudge Cake, Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce, Mama’s Easter Coconut Cake, Orange Creamsicle Cake, Keep-the-Hubby-at-Home Cake, Mama’s Strawberry Cake, German Cobbler Cake

Cheesecakes – “Nekked” Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, Apple-Caramel Cheesecake, Black Bottom Cheesecake, Can’t-Live-Without-It Pumpkin Cheesecake, White Chocolate-Peppermint Cheesecake, Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potato Cheesecake, Eggnog Cheesecake

Sunday Go-To-Meeting – Classic Easy Banana Pudding, Catch-a-Husband Blackberry Cobbler, Honey Bun Cake, Chocolate Cobbler, Southern Rice Pudding, Blueberry-Lemon Streusel Bars, Cheater’s Caramel Apple Dump Cake, Crock-Pot Monkey Bread, Strawberry-Chocolate Trifle

Turtle Cake Roll

Baked Goods to Show Off – Chocolate Whoopie Cake, Upside-Down Apple-Pecan Pie, Lemon Tiramisu, Death by Chocolate Cake, Upside-Down Pear Cake, Praline Cheesecake, Cream Puffs, Classic Caramel Cake

Biscuits & Breads – Apple Pie Bread, Redneck Cracklin’ Corn Bread, Pumpkin Pie Bread, Soda Biscuits, Biscuits Like Nana Made, Hoecakes, Jonnycakes, Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Chip Crumble Muffins, Donut Muffins, Lemon Streusel Muffins

Candy & Truffles – Aunt Thelma’s Peanut Butter Balls, Southern Pralines, Salted Caramels, Redneck French Truffles, Oreo Truffles, Nana’s Christmas Fudge, Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Old English Toffee, Peppermint Truffles

OK now, I think I gained a few pounds just reviewing this fabulous cookbook.  Everything sounds so good I don’t know what I want to make first!  This would be a welcome addition to any cookbook collection – for yourself or as a gift.  Follow the instructions below to enter a giveaway to win a copy of this cookbook.

This giveaway has ended and the winner has been selected.

Congratulations to Rosie.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway for this cookbook:  Leave a comment on this post and tell me which of the recipes listed would top your list to make first.  This entry is mandatory (others are optional).

For 3 additional entries, leave a separate comment for each of the following extra entries (each comment must be separate to count as an additional entry):

  1. Subscribe to Simply Southern Baking via e-mail and let me know you did or are already a subscriber.  New subscribers: make sure to click on the verification link sent to you via email.   
  2. Follow Simply Southern Baking on Bloglovin’ and let me know you did or already follow.
  3. Follow Simply Southern Baking on Pinterest and let me know you did or already follow. 

Details:  This giveaway closes on Thursday, November 6, at midnight EST.  Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.  If winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen for review purposes.  This giveaway and cookbook photos were provided by Clarkson Potter.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

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145 Responses to Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen Cookbook Review & Giveaway

  1. Salted caramels please!!! Thanks for the chance!

  2. Pamela Wheaton says:

    I am a pie baker and I would have to try all of her pies (white chocolate banana would be first). This cookbook is on my wish list waiting for me to have disposable income. (That money business gets in the way of all my wishes on the list.) She is an wonderful person. I have been FB friends with her for many years.

  3. Pamela Wheaton says:

    I am now a pinterest follower. (It looked wonderful.)

  4. sharyl wolter says:

    White Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie

  5. Mary Ann says:

    Purdy’s Peppermint Pie

  6. Kristin Holcomb says:

    Peaches and cream pie for the DH :) Thanks for the chance!

  7. Shari Drury says:

    Crock Pot Monkey Bread! I use to make monkey bread for my grandfather and take it to his nursing home. It would cool a little because it was a 45 minute drive on Sundays. Wish I had this one while he was still alive.

  8. Mary Ann says:

    I subscribed to your email.

  9. sharyl wolter says:

    I Subscribed to Simply Southern Baking via e-mail

  10. Teri c says:

    Salted caramels since Christmas is nearing and I love caramels!

  11. sharyl wolter says:

    I already follow you on Pinterest.

  12. Anna Panco says:

    Peanut butter bacon pie

  13. Di Larson says:

    Who can resist “Catch-A-Husband Blackberry Cobbler?” I love cobblers, and maybe the name and the baking will rub off on me, and I’ll actually get one, LOL! Seriously, they all look so tempting. I’d love to win!

  14. Jane Hallman says:

    The Turtle Cake Roll looks wonderful and would be a great dessert for my chocolate loving family.

  15. Sindie says:

    Apple Pie Bread looks great! I’m an apple grower who specializes in Honeycrisp apples.

  16. Kim g says:

    Redneck french truffles

  17. Teri c says:

    I subscribed via email and loved watching her express her talents on the show. Great southern baking!

  18. Michael Reinhart says:

    Apple Pie bread

  19. Kay Little says:

    I would make the Classic Caramel Cake!

  20. Jessica K. says:

    OMG!! Peppermint Pie for sure!! LOVE peppermint everything!!

  21. Jessica K. says:

    Following on Pinterest (RNJessicaK)

  22. Jessica K. says:

    Subscribed to emails

  23. Connie Mangano says:

    I would make the Turtle cake Roll A.S.A.P. and I’m signed in to you EVERYWHERE.

  24. gary sullivan says:

    chocolate cobbler

  25. Lynda M. says:

    I love cornbread so I would try Redneck Cracklin’ Corn Bread!

  26. Lynda M. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  27. Vicki Gensini says:

    I would have to make the Best-Ever Chocolate Chip cookies. I’m always in search of the “best” chocolate chip recipe. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  28. Vicki Gensini says:

    I subscribed to Simply Southern Baking via email.

  29. Barbara Kay Graff says:

    I would make the desserts and the candies section. This cookbook sound really interested. I hope I win because I am a cookbook collector. Thanks!

  30. Rosie says:

    This sounds like a great cookbook. I would have to try the Chocolate Whoopie Cake.

  31. Joan says:

    Lot’s on inticing recipes but I think I’d have to make the Easy Peanut Butter Fudge first.

  32. Nancy Olmstead says:

    I would make the upside down pear cake. I love anything with pears!

  33. Pat Carolan says:

    Definitely chocolate bacon peanut butter pie. I love the way bacon enhances the flavors but it is also a little mysterious in that if properly done the consumer knows there is a special flavor but not what the food product is! Leaving to subscribe by email right now. What a treat.

  34. Maureen says:

    OMG I saw Praline Cheesecake and I was a goner. Love Pralines and I can only imagine how wonderful this would taste.

  35. Maureen says:

    I follow via Bloglovin as Maureen or msgb

  36. Maureen says:

    I have subscribed via email.

  37. Gigi says:

    Praline cheesecake sounds like a perfect fall dessert.

  38. Gigi says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  39. Gigi says:

    I receive your emails. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  40. Becka Trieper says:

    The simple peanut butter fudge.

  41. Heather Johnson says:

    Turtle Cake Roll, yummo!!!

  42. Heather Johnson says:

    Subscribed to email

  43. Heather Johnson says:

    Follow on bloglovin

  44. Heather Johnson says:

    Follow on Pinterest

  45. Linda Mire says:

    I would love to make the Chocolate Chip Crumble Muffins. Sounds delicious.

  46. Linda Mire says:

    I follow on Pinterest.

  47. Linda Mire says:

    I follow on Bloglovin.

  48. Linda Mire says:

    I subscribe to email.

  49. Lei says:

    Cow patties because I don’t know what they are but I love the name!!

  50. Alice says:

    candy & truffles for sure!

  51. Alice says:

    I Follow Simply Southern Baking on Pinterest

  52. Alice says:

    I subscribed via email!

  53. Tammie M. says:

    Pumpkin Pie Soda Bread. YUM.

  54. Heather says:

    I would make the Apple-Caramel Cheesecake.

  55. Heather says:

    I follow via email.

  56. Heather says:

    I already follow via Bloglovin.

  57. Heather says:

    I already follow via Pinterest.

  58. Sharyl Wolter says:

    I Follow Simply Southern Baking on Bloglovin’

  59. Robin Chesser says:

    The Lemon Streusel Muffins!

  60. Robin Chesser says:

    I follow Simply Southern Baking on Pinterest.

  61. Robin Chesser says:

    I followed on Bloglovin

  62. Madeline says:

    I’d love to try the Keep-the-Hubby-at-Home Cake!

  63. Madeline says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin’

  64. Madeline says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  65. elangomatt says:

    That Turtle Cake Roll looks pretty incredible so I’d love to make that recipe. I’ve never made a rolled desert like that before though so I’d be nervous about having the cake break while rolling and ruining the whole desert!

  66. D Schmidt says:

    I really like the sound of Redneck Cracklin’ Corn Bread

  67. Birdie says:

    Cakes like granny made, pies etc

  68. Nikki says:

    biscuits like nana made

  69. Nikki says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  70. sandi says:

    Peaches and cream pie

  71. sandi says:

    I subscribed to email..

  72. Tina W says:

    The Miracle Whip Pumpkin Bars sound intriguing to me.

  73. Tina W says:

    I follow on Bloglovin (Tina W)

  74. Tina W says:

    I follow on Pinterest (tinawoo)

  75. jan says:

    The names crack me up… so fun! I’d start by making the Slap-Ya-Mama Fudge Cookies

  76. jan says:

    I subscribe

  77. jan says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  78. Ruth Phillips says:

    The Salted Caramels would be first for sure, but there are at least 10 others that would be very close seconds. Yum!

  79. barbara n says:

    The White Chocolate-Peppermint Cheesecake would make a great addition to my Christmas entertaining menu!

  80. barbara n says:

    I am an email subscriber to simply southern baking

  81. Angela Alpaugh says:

    Up first would be the peanut butter fudge!

  82. debbie riccio says:

    Love your website!

  83. Angela Alpaugh says:

    I already follow on Pinterest as mrsalpaugh

  84. Angela Alpaugh says:

    I subscribe to Simply Southern Baking by e-mail.

  85. Angela Alpaugh says:

    New follower on Bloglovin’ as The Southern Fried Bride

  86. Ann S. says:

    Pound cake is my favorite Southern dessert, so I would make Nana’s Iced Pound Cake first.

  87. Ann S. says:

    I already subscribe to Simply Southern Baking by email. Have loved every post.

  88. Cindy B says:

    The Turtle Cake Roll most definitely!

  89. Cindy B says:

    I already subscribed.

  90. Cindy B says:

    I already follow on Bloglovin.

  91. Susan Hatstat says:

    Turtle Cake Roll – could there be anything more delicious!

  92. Cindy B says:

    I already follow on Pinterest.

  93. Susan Hatstat says:

    I already subscribe.

  94. garySULLIVAN says:

    chocolate cobbler ITS SO GOOD

  95. Nancye says:

    Turtle Cake Roll…looks wonderful!!!

  96. Alison says:

    I subscribe to your email

  97. Alison says:

    I would make the Praline Cheesecake!

  98. Alison says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin

  99. Alison says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  100. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I would want to make the Chocolate Cobbler first! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful cookbook.

  101. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I already subscribe to Simply Southern Baking!

  102. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I already follow Simply Southern Baking on Pinterest!

  103. Ann S. says:

    I follow on Bloglovin.

  104. Southern Pralines! I have wanted to make pralines for the longest time.

  105. I’m already an email subscriber.

  106. I already follow on Bloglovin’.

  107. I’m already following your boards on Pinterest.

  108. Linda says:

    I’d have to try the “Catch a Husband Blackberry Cobbler”! What a hoot! Love this blog and would love the cookbook.

    Linda

  109. Linda says:

    I drool over every post I receive via email. Follow your cooking and probably gain a pound just reading your recipes.

    Linda

  110. Linda says:

    Tumbleweed Contessa follows you on Pinterest and loves all your pins.

    Linda

  111. Linda says:

    I’m following you on Bloglovin. Hoping I’m picked to get this wonderful cookbook!

    Linda

  112. Maripat says:

    Peaches and Cream Pie! We moved to Huntsville three years ago, and we can’t get over the amazing peaches in this region! We visit Scott’s Orchard every week during peach season. Peach pie, peach cobbler, peaches in our morning oatmeal, oh my! I can hardly wait to make a Southern gal’s Peaches and Cream pie, and I’ll bet that there are a few more fine peach recipes in Francine’s book.

  113. Maripat says:

    I just signed up for Simply Southern Bloglovin! It looks interesting and fun.

  114. Maripat says:

    I am now following you on Pinterest. Every board looks interesting. Thanks for the invite. :-)

  115. Liz says:

    This cookbook looks fabulous!!! I do believe the I Dream of Bobby Dean Peanut Butter Pie is calling my name! Thanks so much for opportunity to win this…I would love to get a hold of this and start doing some baking for Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Liz

  116. Karen Oliver says:

    I would love to try the Texas sized Gingersnaps. I am looking for new cookies for Christmas.

  117. Liz says:

    Woohoo! I am now a follower on Pinterest! I forsee lots of hours ahead checking out these recipes…my husband thanks you!! He is always my willing guinea pig with new recipes!

  118. Liz says:

    I am already a subscriber to your email list for Simply Southern Baking! :)

  119. Annette says:

    The first recipe I’d love to make is Eggnog Cheesecake. It sounds so yummy.

  120. Annette says:

    I subscribed via email.

  121. Annette says:

    I followed on Bloglovin (@polishedgirl)

  122. Annette says:

    I followed on Pinterest (@polishedgirl).

  123. Susan Broughton says:

    I think that the recipe for the World-Famous Chocolate Bacon Peanut Butter Pie sounds really good!

  124. Susan Broughton says:

    I follow your blog by email already via sbroughton61@yahoo.com

  125. Susan Broughton says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin via susanbroughton9

  126. Susan Broughton says:

    I follow you on Pinterest via sbrought1

  127. Tami G. says:

    Chocolate Bacon Peanut Butter Pie

  128. CELIA says:

    I am definitely going to be making your turtle cake roll. my grandson loves everything chocolate

  129. Liz says:

    I would make the German Cobbler Cake.

  130. Liz says:

    I subscribe to Southern Cooking by email.

  131. kim g says:

    praline cheesecake

  132. Pat Vasil says:

    I would like to try making the Pralines for my Northern neighbors as a Christmas Gift. I follow your blog, get your email, and follow you on Pinterest.

  133. thomas rusinak says:

    Purdys peppermint pie

  134. Genny says:

    I’m A follower on pinterest and I would like the recipe for Turtle Cake Roll

  135. Genny says:

    I am a follower on Simply Southern and would like the recipe for Turtle Cake Roll.

  136. sharon says:

    The first recipe I would like to try is the Nana’s Iced Pound Cake. Sounds like something my grandma used to make.

  137. sharon says:

    I subscribed to your emails. I’d love this cookbook!

  138. sharon says:

    I followed you on bloglovin as rusthawk.

  139. sharon says:

    I followed you on pinterest as rusthawk.

  140. I would love to make that turtle cake roll
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