A second cookbook by Francine Bryson filled with stick to your ribs recipes!

Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen

Do you love down-home country cooking?  Well, hold on to your hats y’all!  There’s a new cookbook out by my friend Francine Bryson.  Her new Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen Cookbook has plenty of recipes to satisfy your comfort food cravings.

And….I’m giving away a copy to 3 lucky readers!

In the introduction, Francine says the book is her “lifelong dream round two” and:

“Recipes in the book are the ones that we Southerners go to when company shows up, when there’s a dinner on the ground, or when the preacher is coming to visit.  I was taught to make great food that sticks with you and meals that get you through a day of hard work. …. the recipes in this book are Southern through and through, the ones people have been asking me for years to share.”

“get ready for lots of full-belly good-food moans, smiles and compliments.”

Francine speaks my language when it comes to food.  I’ll take country cooking over fancy schmancy meals any time….it’s what I grew up on.  Her Chicken and Dumplings Like Mama Made recipe brings back memories of my sweet Granny, who made her dumplings the same way.  We’re talking flat, rolled and cut dumplings….pure southern comfort food in my book!

You’ll have a hard time deciding what to make first with all the mouthwatering recipes in this 240 page book.  I initially started this post out writing about so many of the recipes that my review almost became a book in itself….so, I trimmed it down and decided to let the pictures and recipe names speak for themselves. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in this cookbook….get ready to smack your lips!

Dips, Salads & Finger Foods – Coconut Party Dip, Deviled Ham Dip, Aunt Fanny’s Buttermilk Salad, Old-Fashioned Squash Relish, Grits and Bacon Fritters (I really want these!)

Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad
crumbled cornbread, bacon, vegetables, ranch dressing and more combine to make this a great make and take dish to a picnic or potluck

Chicken & Meat – The Best Fried Chicken You’ll Ever Eat, Faked Out Fried Chicken, Lemon-Herb Chicken, Ginger-Lime Chicken Wings, Pork Chop Casserole, Golden Cube Steaks, Meatloaf to Stop a Man in His Tracks (ha, cute name!)

Blue Ribbon Stuffed Pork Loin

Blue Ribbon Stuffed Pork Loin
Francine entered this in her first food competition at 16 years old and won first place.  She still makes this recipe today.

Burgers & BBQ Favorites – Oven Honey Ribs (pictured on book cover), Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers,  Blue Cheese Spicy BBQ Burgers, Granny-Style Mac and Cheese, Fried Corn on the Cob (you know, we fry just about anything down here in the south!)

Sunday Suppers & Recipes for a Crowd – Southern Fried Catfish, Chicken Pot Pie, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Souffle, Daddy’s Church Gathering Chili, Mama’s Tuna Casserole, Mom-in-Law Skettie, Family Favorite Holiday Dressing

Sunday Supper Pie

Sunday Supper Pie
made with butternut squash, potatoes and beef

Sides – Corn Fritters, Beans Cooked with Ham Hocks, Green Beans from Nana’s Kitchen, Roasted Crooked Yellow Squash, Real Southern Collards, Sweet ‘Tater Souffle, Fried Green ‘Maters

Sweets & Holiday Baked Goods – Peachy Praline Pie, Aunt Fanny’s Buttermilk Pie, Brown Sugar Pie, Banana-Nut Bundt Cake, Chocolate Pound Cake, Oreo Brownies, Schoolyard Peanut Butter Bars, Church Lady’s Sour Cream Cookies, Strawberry Custard Trifle, Sweet Potato Spice Cake, Apple Almond Tart, Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pie

Buttermilk Pecan Skillet Cake

Buttermilk Pecan Skillet Cake
This cake is calling my name big time.  I’m wishing I had a piece or two of it right now!

Breads & Rolls – Lemonade Rolls, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Pimento Biscuits, Peanut Butter Muffins, Oatmeal Bread, Blackberry Pecan Bread

There now….don’t you want to add this amazing southern cookbook to your collection? You’ll absolutely love it!  I’m giving away 3 copies and you’ve got a chance to win one by following the instructions below.

This giveaway has ended and the winners have been selected.

Congratulations to Patrina, Elizabeth and Connie.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway for this cookbook:  Just leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite comfort food is to make or eat.  That’s all there is to it!  Good luck.

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Francine Bryson is a national pie champion and has won more than 200 local and national baking competitions.  She was also the runner-up and crowd favorite on CBS’s The American Baking Competition in 2013.  If you missed her first cookbook, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen, check out my review (click here).

Details:  This giveaway closes on Friday, April 22, 2016, at midnight EST.  Three cookbooks will be given away (one cookbook each to three individuals and limit one cookbook per household).  Winners will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.  If winners do not respond within 48 hours, alternative winners will be selected.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen for review purposes.  Giveaway books and cookbook photos were provided by the publisher.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.  Reprinted from COUNTRY COOKING FROM A REDNECK KITCHEN Copyright © 2016 by Francine Bryson and Ann Volkwein. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.


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82 Responses to Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen Cookbook Review (& Giveaway)

  1. Shari Rannells says:

    My favorite comfort food is Mac & Cheese!!

  2. Trudy Dunn says:

    My Mouth Watering Macaroni Pie and my Tender fall apart Country Style Steak With Gravy…..MMMMM Good

  3. Sara M says:

    Mashed potatoes with an over-medium fried egg on top!

  4. Sherry Clayton says:

    REDNECK!!! lol 😉 AWESOME article Robin!! My favorite so far in the cookbook is fried chicken AND everything chocolate lol. thanks!!! 💜

  5. Mary Howard says:

    Mac and cheese

  6. Mrs. L says:

    That Sunday Supper Pie looks amazing! My favorite comfort food is probably Mac and Cheese. Cooked any which way. Bacon. Add peas. Seriously, if it’s got pasta and cheese, add anything and I’m happy.

  7. Susan Broughton says:

    My favorite comfort food is Chicken and Dumplings with cornbread!

  8. Patti says:

    Comfort Food is almost anything. LOL

  9. Lisa R says:

    My favorite comfort food is my mama’s fried chicken with rice and gravy, with a nice slice of cake to finish the meal!

  10. Annette Haynie says:

    Frannie’s spinach dip is the best comfort food out there!

  11. Sandi R. says:

    My favorite comfort food is cornbread and milk.. My husband does not understand why I would shove good cornbread into a glass of milk instead of eating it with butter and jelly!!! To me it is sittin at my Grandma’s table and all is well with the world…. S.

  12. Shelly says:

    My favorite is macaroni and cheese

  13. Marcia says:

    My favorite comfort food is brisket made on top of the stove.

  14. theresa krier says:

    Hi, my favorite comfort food is chicken pot pie, thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Tobie K. says:

    My favorite comfort food is mashed potatoes and gravy

  16. Deborah West says:

    I love fresh tomato pie’s in the summer. Thank you!

  17. Tom Schutta says:

    Fried chicken is one of my favorite comfort foods and it looks like Francine Bryson’s cookbook would add to my comfort food list!

  18. vicki says:

    My favorite comfort food is Corned Beef Hash

  19. Mary Ann says:

    Ham and scalloped potatoes.

  20. Cathy Smith says:

    Blackberry Pecan Bread – hot from the oven with butter on top. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

  21. Connie Lee says:

    My favorite comfort food is hamburger steak with mashed potatoes and gravy.

  22. Patrina Mitchell says:

    My favorite comfort food is mac and cheese with collard greens. I’m not that picky about the meat to eat with it.

  23. Robin C. says:

    Grilled cheese!

  24. Linda Gordon says:

    My comfort food is anything sweet! I could probably eat my own Mandel Bread anytime; day or night!

  25. Melissah says:

    Love my mom’s mac and cheese

  26. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Hey Robin, my favorite comfort food is hamburger steaks with onions and brown gravy, and mashed potatoes to go with it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Karen O says:

    My favorite comfort food is salisbury steaks with mashed potatoes and gravy. I like a side of green beans and bacon. YUM!

  28. Crystal Minton says:

    Chicken and dumplings. It has to be the flat pastry type dumpling not the drop dumpling or biscuit type.

  29. Cathrine Howard says:

    Good old fashioned chicken and dumplings

  30. Vickie McClellan Williams says:

    Country fried steak yum

  31. Gary sullivan says:

    Need & want one

  32. Trish says:

    Hey Robin, This book looks great!!! I cant wait to try some or all of these recipes!!! I love all of those good Southern recipes, But if I had to pick my absolute favorite. It would come down to that all time favorite Sunday dinner fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and all the rest of the fixin’s!! They’re all great, but some things just can’t be improved on! It’s probably because one of the main ingredients of course was love and all those memories these meals bring back! Have a nice day!

  33. A hot, fresh homemade cinnamon roll, Robin. Great cookbook and post! XO

  34. Linda Anglin says:

    RIBS look awesome ,I love ribs .Cook book would show me new recieps .

  35. Patricia says:

    Turkey with all the fixings :)

  36. libby rouse says:

    My favorite comfort food would be pinto beans and cornbread

  37. Candace Shockley says:

    My favorite comfort food is Mac and cheese

  38. Joyce Chatman says:

    My favorite comfort food is fried chicken with lots of black pepper and salt.

  39. Joan says:

    Two of my fave comfort foods are fried taters and Mac & cheese. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Robin Yerkes says:

    Love southern cooking. Love succotash

  41. Annette Morgan says:

    My favorite comfort food is home made biscuits , rice and gravy with buttermilk fried chicken .

  42. Dee says:

    I enjoy a good chicken pot pie. That is a favorite comfort food for me. Thanks for this.

  43. Linda Moore says:

    Oh my! What a wonderful title to lure me into a long read and a cooking frenzy! My very favorite comfort food to eat is Southern Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. I’m sure Francine would talk about fried chicken.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  44. Viki Riley says:

    Roast beef with potatoes, carrots and onions. Yum!!

  45. Lorrie kline says:

    Mac and cheese!!!

  46. kiki corcoran says:

    My favorite comfort food is cornbread, pure and simple, hot and buttered. All the rest is icing on the cake so to speak, but come to think of it that’s a comfort food all its own!

  47. Carolyn Carruth says:

    My most favorite food of all time is fried chicken! My family insists on my old fashioned REAL banana pudding. It’s a must at holiday dinners.

  48. Lynn Daws says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a book Robin! My favorite comfort food is Biscuits and Gravy with Fried Eggs on the side…Good luck y’all!

  49. Denise Meloan says:

    Great review for a great cookbook! !

  50. Susan says:

    Baked French toast with homemade raspberry syrup fixes everything

  51. Donna O'Malley says:

    Mac and cheese

  52. I love so many southern classic comfort foods! My family is from GA and SC and there are tons of delicious delights….. I love homemade Chicken and dumplings…. Homemade Mac & Cheese is always a fave…. Fried Chicken…. Ribs cooked to perfection…. Chicken Bog…..oh….just so many it is hard to decide! I would truly love a copy and will make every recipe!

  53. Kel says:

    I would have to say it is my grandma’s pecan pie. I only make it at Thanksgiving – so good! thanks!!

  54. carol says:

    A big plate of spaghetti!!! I usually eat way too much..lol
    Love your recipes !!!!

  55. lori says:

    Chicken fried steak w/gravy and mashed potatoes!

  56. Linda Morgan says:

    Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing for Turkey or my Grandmothers,then Mothers, now My Pumpkin Pie !!!

  57. Donna Currie says:

    My favorite comfort food is meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Mac and cheese comes second.

  58. koren says:

    Nice photos. My favoritie comfort food is pie.

  59. Mandy Bird says:

    This looks like the funnest cookbook! I love making fried chicken and milk gravy.

  60. Barb says:

    my favorite comfort food is noodles with butter

  61. Dee Ross says:

    Absolutely has to be meatloaf, mashed potatoes and blackeyed peas with peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Yum! The cookbook looks fantastic.

  62. Cheryl Winn says:

    Country cooking is the ONLY way as far as I’m concerned. LOVE your recipes and would love to have the cookbook!!

  63. Sarah Markley says:

    egg noodles, ham, and cabbage.

  64. Taffy Henson says:

    Mac and cheese

  65. lisa g. says:

    As much as I’d love to list alot of foods as favorite comfort food I’m going to say Goulash and baked hot and cheesy garlic toast. It makes a huge pot and the left-over’s taste just as good the next day if not better. Its very flavorful; at least my recipe is. The cookbook looks and reads delish all over it! I want it please! Thank you.

  66. Lindi says:

    I think one of my comfort foods would be noodles made anyway, but then there are eggs, roast beef, did I mention FOOD? Thanx for the give away.

  67. Annette says:

    My favorite comfort food to eat is Chicken and Dumplings. I’ve never made it, though.

  68. Elizabeth Simpson says:

    Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy

  69. ten b says:

    I have a hard time picking ONE favorite comfort food. But, for today, I’ll say my fave is salisbury steak and homemade mashed potatoes.

  70. sharyl wolter says:

    My comfort fav is chicken pot pie.

  71. Linda M says:

    My favorite comfort food is chicken and noodles or chicken and dumplings.

  72. Jeanne says:

    Macaroni & Cheese — obviously not original, but that’s what I have to go with if I’m only allowed one answer :)

  73. inishgrl says:

    Very basic…rice with leftover roast beef gravy..bits of the roast beef added bonus

  74. Anne says:

    Fried Chicken!!!!

  75. Sheila says:

    My favorite comfort food is homemade macaroni & cheese.

  76. Maureen says:

    I am a total mac & cheese with Canadian bacon in it comfort food person.

  77. Nikki says:

    My favorite comfort food is Sauerkraut and hot dogs!

  78. Debra says:

    Mashed potatoes, gravy and mac and cheese!

  79. Steph says:

    My fav comfort food is split pea

  80. Heather B says:

    Shepherd’s pie definitely.

  81. Brittany Koelmel says:

    My favorite comfort food is my families chicken soup recipe!!

  82. Kathy B says:

    My favorite comfort food is Scalloped Potatoes, hard to list just one..mac and Cheese. For me this could be a very long list..alot of comfort and Memories of my family.