Southern Celebrations Cookbook - everything you need for the classic shower or luncheon

How to host a ladies luncheon, bridal or baby shower – southern style – from table setting to flowers to the menu.

  • A dozen recipes for your celebration include southern classics like chicken salad, cheese straws, coconut cake and sweet tea!
  • The story of the Rich’s tea room as Nana remembers it.
  • How to create beautiful table settings and flower arrangements.
  • Ideas for hosting a baby shower.

“Everything you need for the classic Southern shower or luncheon!” ~ Christy Jordan of Southern Plate

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Southern Celebrations Cookbook
Classic southern recipes for hosting a ladies luncheon or shower.
Price: $2.99

Also available on the Amazon Kindle bookstore.

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“When I first met Tricia in Atlanta, she showed me her grandmother’s recipe book…with great joy and pride. I was immediately intrigued and slightly jealous that she had this cookbook gem from the past to carry on through the present and pass along to the future generation. I’m so grateful that Tricia is sharing some of these secret recipes and tricks from generations past, along with the how tos, and what nots, of true Southern hospitality!” ~ Erin Chase of $5 Dinners

“Tricia of Southern Hodgepodge has shared a glimpse into her family life as well as many delicious recipes in her two new cookbooks. Claim back your day of rest and still enjoy a warming family dinner at home with ‘Sunday Savings’, a compendium of wonderful slow cooker recipes, and learn secrets of Southern hospitality in ‘Southern Celebrations’. Co-written with Lucia Hames, ‘Southern Celebrations’ shares memories, entertaining hints, delicious recipes and menus for Luncheons and Showers that will be remembered for years to come.” ~ April Harris of The 21st Century Housewife

“Southern Celebrations is a delight! Tricia Hodges and Lucia Hames share recipes and tips for creating a truly memorable luncheon. However, don’t rush to get to the recipes, slow down and savor Lucia’s directions for entertaining southern style. If you have lived in the south, you will hear Lucia’s voice as she guides you through the process of hosting a ladies lunch. And if you, like me, are a Yankee pay close attention because “you will be talked about if you use any dark meat chicken”. ~ Alea Milham at Premeditated Leftovers

“Nana’s Chicken Salad is reminiscent of the Southern salads I remember, and the Cheese Straws are now added to my gotta-try-these list.” ~ Vicki Bentley, HSLDA & Everyday Homemaking

“What a sweet treat to read through a Southern Lady’s (Nana and Tricia’s) traditions and suggestions for hosting a crowd. I’m considering what we can celebrate right now to enjoy a slice of Aunt Kathy’s Lime Cake!” – Heather Woodie, Author at Blog, She Wrote