Mississippi Hometown Cookbook


Mississippi. The Hospitality State. Birthplace of America’s Music. The South’s Warmest Welcome. Home. I’m a born-and-raised, been-here-all-my-life Mississippi girl. Kent’s father is an Ole Miss graduate who was also born and raised in Mississippi. Kent and his two brothers spent many lazy summer days swimming in Grenada Lake. Though he now resides in the Chattanooga area, much of Kent’s family still calls Mississippi home. For both of us, Mississippi is not simply a place, it’s our heritage.


Pleasing your palate is easy once you have the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. You can surprise everyone you know with some mouthwatering Mississippi cooking. Southern women know that to cook great meals, you must have family tested recipes from real southern cooks to keep your guests coming back for more and the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook has the best.



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Mississippi Hometown Cookbook, Mississippi Home Cooking at its Best

Mississippi is known for its music, its writers, and its rich culinary traditions. Put on a Delta blues record and get to cooking with Mississippi’s best when you purchase the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. This Mississippi cookbook includes hundreds of Mississippi recipes that have been tried, tested, and perfected by Mississippi’s greatest hometown cooks. You’ll also gain special insights into Mississippi’s most famous food festivals and their delicious festival foods. These annual celebrations highlight the food and industries that make Mississippi’s culinary culture unique. To emphasize, you don’t want to miss this.

World-Famous Watermelons

As with most states, Mississippi has livestock and crops it is famous for producing. Further, many Mississippi food festivals celebrate these agricultural products for their contribution to the state’s economy. The Mississippi Watermelon Festival in Mize is a favorite for many. Smith County’s watermelons are world famous. Each July, people from all over the state travel to Mize for two days of nonstop family fun and entertainment. Compete in seed spitting and watermelon eating contests, run a 5K, or even compete in a talent show. You’ll also enjoy arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, and a car show. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back with some watermelon, and relax. This Magnolia cookbook also includes a Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Candy recipe to bring the spirit of the festival right to your kitchen.

Sweet Potato Pies & Pageants

If you love sweet things, the Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman is perfect for you. Each year, around 10,000 to 20,000 visitors experience the festival’s many attractions. Everyone loves Arts and Crafts Day. Join the sweet potato critter contest, the sweet potato pie eating contest, and the sweet potato recipe contest. You’ll also enjoy live music and a Sweet Potato Beauty Pageant. Set the mood at home with the Candied Sweet Potato recipe included in Mississippi Hometown.

Mississippi Muscadines

A muscadine is a sweet grape that is used to make a number of wines, jams, and jellies. Mississippi is also one of only 12 states that produces muscadines. In fact, the town of Pelahatchie has celebrated the fruit for more than 35 years with its Muscadine Jubilee, a late-summer festival featuring food, fun, arts & crafts, live music, and a Grape Stomp. For a classic taste of Mississippi, don’t forget to try the Muscadine Cobbler recipe included in the cookbook.

Fish Fest

As a state bordered by the sea, it’s only natural that Mississippi has its own seafood traditions. The Biloxi Seafood Festival puts these traditions on display every September. Celebrating family, community, and heritage, the festival features a variety of seafood dishes, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Though not a coastal fish, Mississippi’s farm-raised catfish are an important culinary tradition for many of the state’s people. Also, nothing says Mississippi cookout like a catfish fry-up. See what all the fuss is about when you try recipe for Mississippi Hometown’s Mississippi Cajun Catfish, a dish of perfectly fried catfish fillets with just the right amount of kick. There’s nothing else quite like it.

Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today

The Mississippi Hometown Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.


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Dimensions7 × 10 in

Sheila Simmons & Kent Whitaker




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