New in paperback! Growing up as part of a large African-American family in a small town in Michigan, Patty Pinner spent her childhood helping the women of the house—the Queens of Soul Food—whip up the sugar-filled treats that crowned family dinners, neighborhood gatherings, and church socials. In Sweets
, Patty mixes the down-home maxims and womanly advice shared at these chatty, gossip-filled baking marathons with recipes for her family’s magical concoctions. The book includes more than 100 desserts, most shared by and named for family members ranging from Cud’n Daisy to Patty’s beloved grandmother, My My. Soul food favorites such as Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pone and Cud’n Eunice’s Tea Cakes are featured alongside delights like Miss LaLou’s Bourbon Balls, Down-Home Banana Ice Cream, and even Aint Laverta’s Dr. Pepper Cake. Desserts shared in the company of a loving family are always the sweetest, and with Sweets
in hand you’ll be able to share the comforts and confections of Patty’s sugar kitchen with your loved ones.
Patty Pinner was raised in a large extended family in the small town of Saginaw, Michigan. In between earning her master’s degree in education and working for the USPS as a training and development specialist, Patty makes time to work at her family’s restaurant, Ern’s Seafood Restaurant. Patty lives in eastern Michigan.