A special cookbook filled to the brim with enough goodies to satisfy any sweet tooth!


Calling all dessert lovers and makers!  There’s a new cookbook coming out soon that is an absolute must-have.  Sweetness, by my friend Christy Jordan of Southern Plate, includes an abundance of sweet recipes to celebrate any occasion.

Christy has poured her heart and soul into her third cookbook, which is dedicated to the golden generation….your grandparents and hers.  Her warm southern charm, sweet stories and precious memories are as much as part of this book as the recipes.

Get ready to kick your feet up in your recliner or a rocking chair on the porch with a tall glass of iced tea.  Make sure you’re ready to sit a spell when you start reading this book….you won’t want to put it down!  With 294 pages, 10 chapters and 192 recipes, you may need a few “me time” or “leave me alone for a little while” sessions  to read it all.

Sweetness comes out in less than 3 weeks.  Make sure you preorder one online or head to your nearest bookstore to pick one up when it hits the store.  While you’re at it, you may as well order or pick up a few for Christmas gifts too!

The recipes in this book include cookies, brownies, bars, cakes, easy homemade pies, cobblers, breads, sweet salads, candies, beverages and more.  Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find to whet your appetite:


Milk-Dunkin’ Peanut Butter Cookies / Flop Cookies / Pecan Thumbprints

Sunshine Lemon Blossoms / Chewy Cranberry Zingers

Easiest S’mores Brownies / Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars / Chewy Pear Bars

Love at First Bite Brown Sugar Bars / Blueberry Crunch Bars

Lemon Custard Poke Cake / Dark Chocolate Pound Cake / Lotsa Crumb Cake

Bowl-Licking Buttermilk Cake / Mama Reed’s Caramel Apple Cake

Peach Buttermilk Pie / Best Ever Orange Meringue Pie / Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Apple Doozie Dessert Pizza / Cherry Pecan Pies / Pineapple Chess Pie

Mimi’s Peach Cobbler / Strawberry Cobbler / Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Momma’s Chocolate Butter Rolls / Sweet Potato Dumplings

Strawberry Pecan Bread / Apple Oat Muffins / Hot Cocoa Muffins

Baked Peach Oatmeal Pudding / Harvest Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

Aunt Tina’s Dr. Pepper Salad / Whoa Horsey Salad

Cream Cheese Divinity / Chocolate Chip Meringues / Cinnamon Cashews

Goodness gracious y’all….I’m drooling just typing these up!

And….the stories Christy shares in her heartwarming way, oh my!  Whatever you do, DON’T miss these.  Check out a few of the titles:

  • Don’t Forget to Linger
  • A Recipe to Cure the Grumpies
  • Sometimes Castles Look Like Mobile Homes
  • Time Travel via Swing
  • The Longing and the Finding
  • Don’t Get Caught Up in the Swirliness of Life
  • Hey You, Time to Sparkle
  • The Magic of Grandparents
  • The Secret to Being a Morning Person
  • Make Some Wrinkles Today
  • Paradise Doesn’t Have to Mean Perfect
  • Leaving Joy in Your Wake

Whether you’ve met Christy in person or only know her online, she makes you feel like a friend you’ve known for years.  She has such a sweet and caring spirit you can’t help but wish you lived right next door to her.  If you don’t follow her on Southern Plate, head over there right now and sign up for her newsletter and/or follow her on social media.

Want to know a little more about the book in Christy’s own words?  Click here for her blog post introducing the book.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of Sweetness for promotion purposes.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  The link shared in the Sweetness title in the first paragraph is the link Christy shared on Southern Plate.


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One Response to Sweetness Cookbook Review

  1. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Thanks for this review, I just can’t wait to see this cookbook.

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