Bless Your Heart

Author: Patsy Caldwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401601157
Release Date: 2010-11-07
Genre: Cooking

What would the South be without deviled eggs at the church potluck? Can you even begin to imagine a family reunion where nobody remembered to make the baked beans and sweet tea? Is it possible to celebrate a major holiday without crunchy sweet potato casserole on the buffet table? Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson don’t think so, either. Indeed, every occasion in the South comes with its own essential menu, and they’re all here in this collection of time-honored favorites. Want to show your team pride with the spread at your next tailgating bash? Patsy and Amy have got you covered with desserts that boast every color in the SEC. No matter the particular moment of life you encounter, this is your go-to encyclopedia of Southern cooking and traditions around the table. Bless Your Heart will do just that. These recipes are proven to comfort and satisfy your family and the people who may as well be kin. Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, a garden party, or one of life’s unexpected events, food is the common denominator in the South. Lifelong Southerners Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson understand the craft of Southern cooking, and how few things are as nurturing as a meal lovingly prepared in the traditions of the South. There’s a recipe here for every situation in which a Southerner may find herself. From book clubs to baby showers, Patsy and Amy know exactly what flavors perfectly complement any of life’s occasions. You’ll enjoy the familiar stories of traditions in Dixie along the way, and no doubt pick up a new idea or two of ways to celebrate Southern culture, nourish your loved ones, and make new memories. Endorsements: “Bless your hearts, Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson, for trying to save the world one covered dish at a time. If we truly could eat our way to paradise, this collection of heavenly recipes would be just the ticket to get us there—and what a way to go!” —JOHN EGERTON, author of Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History

You Be Sweet

Author: Patsy Caldwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401601744
Release Date: 2012-08-27
Genre: Cooking

You know how those Southern dessert recipes go—a cup of sugar here, a stick of butter there, eight squares of bak­ing chocolate, or a pint of the season’s juiciest fruit. That recipe for blueberry cream pie—it’s been passed around the church for so long nobody can quite remember who made it first. Or how about the one for red velvet cheesecake you’ve been trying to coax out of your sister-in-law for years? She serves it every Christmas Eve, but so far her lips are sealed. These are the types of food traditions that inspire You Be Sweet—a celebration of Southern dessert recipes and the people who cherish them. In this compilation of stories and sweet treats, Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson peek in on those occasions special enough to demand something decadent, and memorable enough to be repeated time and again. You’ll find the strawberry jam bars that always make an appearance at the neighborhood picnic. The German chocolate cake roll that pulls in the big bucks at the charity bake sale? That’s here too. The blackberry jelly recipe that has graced Mason jars all over the South for decades? It’s here, and it’s just about the best hostess gift you can offer up. Be sweet? You won’t be able to help it!

Y all Come Over

Author: Patsy Caldwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401604851
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Cooking

The best recipes for entertaining, straight from the South’s most charming imaginary everytown? Sure, there are major milestones that demand the fine china and fresh flowers. But in the South no special occasion is needed to throw open the front door, set up a buffet line down the kitchen counter, and welcome your nearest and dearest over for the sort of meal they won’t soon forget. Join Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson as they once again take us to Luckettville to meet the talented downhome hostesses who’ve said, “Y’all come over” a time or two in their day. You’ll get the perfect menu suggestions for just about every occasion a Southern entertainer might encounter—soups to ladle up during the big game, savory meats to toss on the grill for those summer picnics, and sweets to regale the crowd with during those last six weeks of the year. Recipes include: Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes Blackberry Lemonade Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes Good Neighbor Chicken Fiesta Soup Get inspired to make your kitchen a place where friends and family will look forward to landing. All that’s left to do is say it—“Y’all come over!”

Please Don t Kill Me

Author: William C. Dear
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2018-02-09
Genre: True Crime

"I don't care who you hire, or what the company has to pay him … so long as he's the best there is." This anguished cry from the wife of murder victim Dean Milo would draw private investigator Bill Dear into one of the most frustrating and ultimately triumphant cases of his career. Dean Milo was a phenomenally successful businessman who had built a tiny family business into a $50 million-a-year corporation. Along the way he had established a lengthy list of enemies that began with his immediate family and stretched throughout the social and business community. His fast-track ride to the top came to a violent halt on August 11, 1980, when Milo was found dead in his luxurious Ohio home, shot twice in the head. A blank telegram form lay nearby. Four months after his death, the investigation remained a confusing collection of non sequiturs. Clues pointed toward Milo's involvement with the Mafia, the drug world, and the gay community. His own family refused to cooperate with the author¬ities. And time was ticking by … In desperation, Maggie Milo turned to Texas private eye Bill Dear. This is the gripping story of the remarkable collaboration between Dear and the police detectives of Akron, Ohio, that led to eleven convictions, an Ohio record. It is also a tale of the human weakness, desperation, and overwhelming greed that led to a sudden death.

Academy Street

Author: Mary Costello
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374712754
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Fiction

A vibrant, intimate, hypnotic portrait of one woman's life, from an important new writer Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely—a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street is Mary Costello's luminous portrait of a whole life. It follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile. The novel has a hypnotic pull and a steadily mounting emotional force. It speaks of disappointments but also of great joy. It shows how the signal events of the last half century affect the course of a life lived in New York City. Anne Enright has said that Costello's first collection of stories, The China Factory, "has the feel of work that refused to be abandoned; of stories that were written for the sake of getting something important right . . . Her writing has the kind of urgency that the great problems demand" (The Guardian). Academy Street is driven by this same urgency. In sentence after sentence it captures the rhythm and intensity of inner life.

The All American Truck Stop Cookbook

Author: Jim Clark
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418557829
Release Date: 2002-06-13
Genre: Cooking

Remember the simpler days before interstates when there was no such thing as a fast-food restaurant? After driving along a two-lane highway all day long and wanting to pick a place to eat, your mother would say, "Look for a place where all the trucks are stopped!" The trucks have all stopped at The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook, which contains more than 250 favorite truck stop recipes of the three million men and women who drive the 18-wheelers that keep America rolling. In addition, the book pays homage to the romance and true grit of trucking life. It includes colorful stories and scenic side trips through the history of America's trucking industry, including dozens of nostalgic photos of some of the early truckers and their rigs along with pictures of top truck stops of today and yesteryear. The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook is sure to please any fan of big rigs, life on the road, and great American food. So check your oil, fill it up, and get ready to dig into the delicious recipes and lore from beloved truck stops from across America.

The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley

Author: Jeremy Massey
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9781101983386
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: FICTION

A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob. Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher's, a long-established--some say the best--funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It's Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he's dead. Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what's happened. The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher's to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin's crime boss, and Cullen's entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery. By turns a thriller, a love story, and a black comedy of ill manners, The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is a surprising, compulsively readable debut novel. From the Hardcover edition.

Aunt Bee s Delightful Desserts

Author: Ken Beck
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418580513
Release Date: 2000-10-25
Genre: Cooking

Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts is filled with over 350 recipes for the lip-smacking desserts Aunt Bee and friends used to cook up on The Andy Griffith Show. From candies and cakes to rare photos from the show to trivia, this cookbook brings home all the sweet flavor of Mayberry. Illustrated and indexed.

A Gentleman Entertains Revised and Updated

Author: John Bridges
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418535728
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Reference

Here’s a thought. Entertaining isn’t just something that happens when the ladies decide to break out the good china. Any gentleman who enjoys the company of friends, a delicious meal, or a great drink should know how to host a gathering. So shove those frozen burritos out of the way and make some room in the freezer for your stainless steel ice bucket. It’s time to entertain. John Bridges and Bryan Curtis have mapped out everything you need to know for any occasion, from dinner parties to tailgate potlucks. Whether you’re hosting clients for a business lunch at an upscale restaurant or corralling your rowdy friends for a weekend cookout, these are the fundamentals you’ll need to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. The details have been wrangled out already—all that’s left is for you to sit back and enjoy the company of your favorite people.

Caldwell Workbook

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89063110498
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Reference

Mrs. Anderson compiled this rough draft of what she called a Caldwell Workbook, prepared to aid in the research and clarification of any errors that have previously been compounded regarding the Caldwell lineage. It is divided into four sections: Section 1. Caldwell history, tradition, etc; Section 2. Long Chart--Descendants of John Caldwell and Mary Sweetinheim; Section 3. Alphabetical listing of Caldwell names in notes; and Section 4. Data from England and Scotland--Early Period. Mrs. Anderson's comments are enclosed in brackets throughout the work.

The Glorious Heresies

Author: Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 9780804189088
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Fiction

From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization. Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. — New York Time's Book Review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year

At My Grandmother s Knee

Author: Faye Porter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401604431
Release Date: 2011-03-20
Genre: Cooking

Granny, Nana, Mamaw, or Gigi. It doesn’t matter what you call her. If her roots are in the South, your grandmother’s recipe box probably includes a dish or two you’ve longed to recreate. How about her legendary chicken and dumplings or the loaves of zucchini bread she always baked from her garden’s summertime bounty? Does your mouth water when you think back on her Sunday pot roasts or the hash brown casserole she always made on Thanksgiving morning? You remember the strawberry pudding cake she whipped up for special birthday dinners? The meals you enjoyed at your grandmother’s table may very well have been your first exposure to the notion of Southern hospitality and the idea that we really can show our love through food. Faye Porter’s At My Grandmother’s Knee celebrates grandma’s cooking and the stories from the grandchildren whose own memories are sure to spark a few of your own. Throughout this collection, you’ll sit at the tables of dozens of Southern grandmas and sample recipes that have made them famous with their family for decades. Don’t be surprised if you see a few of your own family favorites along the way.