Friday, October 30, 2009

Pastry Queen Parties

A former caterer, Rebecca Rather (The Pastry Queen) knows how to throw a party. This entertaining title for home cooks by the Texas native is full of imaginative dishes from the Lone Star state. Recipes platform seasonal produce and include designated “Party Express” selections that can be prepared in under an hour.

Southern standards such as spoon bread, seafood gumbo, and sweet tea are mixed with Mexican-inspired dishes such as posole and chiles rellenos. The recipe for the Lime Soup looks exceptionally good and will be the next one that I will try. I am always looking for great soup recipes.

Off beat selections like hostess-with-mostest cupcakes, Corona sorbet and layered salad in a jar add to the assortment of fun recipes. Amazing photos and article on Texas ethnicity provide readers a feel for what it is like growing up Texan.