By Virginia Willis
A suite of vintage Southern convenience nutrients recipes--including seven-layer dip, fowl and gravy, and mudslide cookies--made lighter, more fit, and entirely guilt-free.
Virginia Willis isn't just an expert on Southern cooking, a French-trained chef, and a veteran cookbook writer; she is additionally a proud Southerner who adores consuming and cooking for friends and family. So while she had to drop some pounds and customarily loosen up her nutrition, an important criterion for her new way of life was once that every one the nutrition needed to flavor delicious.
The result's loosen up, Y'all, a soul-satisfying and deeply own selection of Virginia's new favourite recipes. the entire classics are covered--from a comforting Southern variety Shepherd's Pie with Grits to hot, melting Broccoli Mac and Cheese to out of date Buttermilk Pie. every one dish is full of actual Southern taste, yet made with more healthy, extra healthy constituents and methods. at any place you're in your overall healthiness and well being trip, loosen up, Y'all has the recipes, instruments, and idea you want to make the nourishing, down-home Southern nutrition you love.
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