The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook - and Financial Planner Author:Jill Conner Browne From Publishers Weekly Browne's third tasty outing (following Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love in 1999 and God Save the Sweet Potato Queens in 2001) finds the Boss Queen taking on Betty Crocker (source of "some of the insane ideas we have struggled with and against for the last 50 years") and channeling Suze Orman for financia... more »l advice ("There's a lot to be said for rich old guys with bad hearts and no relatives, but you can't always get what you want"). Culinarily challenged readers will be happy to find this book's main course is still Browne's hilarious anecdotes and observations about enjoying life after 40. She caps each escapade with the perfect artery-clogging recipes (with names like "Whatchamacallit Chicken," "Gooiest Cake in the World," "Bitch Bar Bacon Swimps" and "Pig Candy"-bacon rolled in brown sugar). Whether she's dealing with her mother having a stroke, confessing her obsession with buying a cement monkey or waxing on the joys of wigs or her potential second career as a plastic surgery consultant, Browne is riotously funny and human. Fans will be charmed when she falls in love with a younger man ("who totally missed Motown because he wasn't born yet") or reveals the recipe for Nuclia's Secret Weapon Hair Spray: Elmer's glue and water. Browne and her stable of Queens (no one with any taste would utter the word "drag" in their presence) show no signs of abdicating their hold on readers. Long live the Queens!« less
Again, I want - I NEED - to be a SPQ. Following these recipes and financial tips, I hope to someday achieve my goal. Truly funny; wonderful FATTENING recipes (and I do plan to try a number of them); and the financial tips are just no brainers! We can all learn from this group!
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I have this cookbook and love it! The Sweet Potato Queens are hilarious and the author (Jill Conner Browne) includes much of that same kind of humor all through the book ("You know, some people like to say 'Less is more' but we are just the kind of girls who believe more is more - and also better"). I have made several of the recipes and they have all become family favorites. The one we like most is "Death Chicken" made from simple ingredients (rice, soup, chicken, bacon) but tastes -incredibly- good. And Fried Dill Pickles...the recipe is two pages long and so funny, my ribs hurt from laughing. Then there is Hershey Bar Pie...OMG.