Get the New Cookbook, What's in it, and Why I love y'all!

Since y’all are my readers – like, the people who actually hang around for the recipes and to hear what crazy shenanigans my crew is up to – I wanted to take a minute to tell you the new cookbook is officially available to buy online now!

But I really wanted to sit down and take a minute to tell you how much I appreciate you. I still sometimes wonder how it’s possible that I have a cookbook – make that two cookbooks!

But it is possible. Because of you.

Y’all are the ones who visit my blog. Y’all are the ones who cook my recipes. Y’all are the ones who bought my first book (so they let me make another one – HOLLA!) Y’all are the ones who comment and email and remind me why I love feeding people so much.

So, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of bare feet to the top of my nappy, curly head.

OK, about this book!

The BEST thing for you are all the NEW recipes in the book that aren’t on the blog! Here’s a sampling of the brand-spankin-new recipes you’ll find in the book that aren’t on the blog:

Southern Heirloom Lane Cake! Get this and hundreds more Southern recipes in the latest cookbook from Mandy Rivers in the South Your Mouth Series, 'South Your Mouth Some More!'
This is the Southern heirloom, Lane Cake.
  • Low Country Hurricane Punch
  • Mama’s Blue Ribbon Kahlúa Cake
  • Hummingbird Cake
  • Lane Cake
  • Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
  • Chicken Bog for a Crowd (this recipe is my most prized possession!)
  • “Cinnamon Roll” Biscuits
  • Cream Biscuits
  • French Toast Bread Pudding
  • Hoe Cakes
  • Grandma Betty’s Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Lemon Crumb Squares
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie
  • Simply Southern Sweet Potato Pie
  • Snickerdoodle Bars
  • Bull’s Eye Roast with Mushroom Gravy (you can put on the dog with this one!)
  • Dawn’s Delicious Grape Salad
  • Mediterranean Orzo Salad
  • Grecian Baked Ziti
  • Pierogi and Sausage Skillet
  • Country Fried Steak with Onion Gravy (one of my all-time favorite foods!)
  • Beer Battered Fish
  • Browned Butter Potato-Crusted Tilapia
  • Crispy Tuna Croquettes
  • Melt-In-Your-Mouth Marinated Grilled Salmon
  • Perfect Steamed Shrimp
  • Easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Rice Casserole
  • Son-Of-A-Gun Oyster Stew
  • Southern-Style Vegetable Beef Soup

And there are tons of photos and stories too! Here’s a little excerpt from the Blackberry Cobbler:
Nanny lived on a dirt road and had a big ol’ bramble of wild blackberry bushes right by her driveway. She’d send me out with a quart-size mason jar to pick berries whenever she wanted to cook up something sweet. I was taught at a young age to be mindful of snakes in places like that so I wasn’t too alarmed when a baby rattlesnake slithered by my bare foot. Being about 8-years old at the time, I thought he was pretty neat so I scooped him up, tossed him in my mason jar and flew up to the house to show Nanny. Well, Nanny threw me, that jar and the snake off the porch and tried to knock me into next Tuesday with her straw broom. She told me to get back down the drive and get her some blackberries and if I ever tried to bring another serpent into her house she’d cut my behind! I believe she would have too! Ever since that day I can’t help but think of her and smile anytime I see blackberries.
OK, you can order online two ways: on Amazon or at Quail Ridge Press (my publisher). I get a little more of the pie when you buy it straight from QRP but I’m an Amazon Prime member myself so I understand if you’d rather buy the book at Amazon!

Get the latest cookbook from Mandy Rivers in the South Your Mouth Series, 'South Your Mouth Some More!'

Click here to order from Quail Ridge Press (a little better for me)
Click here to order from Amazon (might be better for you and that’s OK with me!)

p.s.... I see that Amazon might be sold out right now because the link says ships in 2-5 weeks (sold out?! YASSSS!) but I know Quail Ridge has books in stock.

Anyway, thank you again for being on this journey with me. I love all y'all to pieces!


  1. AWWW, we love you too Mandy! Your witty humor and AMAZING food make it a pleasure. I'm anxiously awaiting on my copy of the new book from the publisher so I can make some of these dishes. Is it bad that I instantly glued my eyes to two pies already on the list?

  2. Well, I have to tell ya. Cookbooks are almost a thing of the past with the new computer/internet age. And I am a cookbook collector of sorts. WELL, when I saw your post, your book went onto my wish list immediately! Love your stuff, your humor, your recipes and wish you were my neighbor so we could visit. Anyway, congratulations on your new book and I hope santa brings it to me....if not, I'll treat myself to it.....guaranteed. Love ya. Keep cookin'

  3. When I opened the link today and saw the Lane Cake, I burst into tears. My mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's over 10 years ago, made that famous Lane Cake every Christmas. It was truly a work of art, a labor of love and one of my fondest holiday memories. Thank you for reminding me of those wonderful memories. Food is an amazing thing. Leann

  4. Your cookbook was waiting on me when I got home from work. Years ago I made the Hot Chicken Salad with potato chips on top. My daughter asked for it again some months later and I couldn't find recipe. I am famous for cooking something once only. When I saw the recipe last night, I burst out laughing and immediately took a picture and sent it to my daughter. She said "That's it!". Mandy, you brought back memories from 30 years ago. Thank you for the beautiful cookbook which I am enjoying but more than that, thanks for that recipe. You can bet I'll be making it on my daughter's next visit. Keep on giving us great recipes! Peggy


Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy