Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you’re living someone else’s life – like surely this can’t be really happening to you? Well, I’ve been having one of the moments for the past 168 hours. Ever since the release of the book last week, my life has been a dream. Each morning I wake up thinking that is is surely not happening to me and that the past few days have simply been a dream. But each morning, I wake up to the sweet, loving messages from each of you praising the book. It’s been nothing short of overwhelming and completely unbelievable.
The book spent several days as the #1 Best Seller in Amazon’s “Southern Cookbooks” category and continues to be the #1 new release in that category. There are stores that sold out of the book the first day. It’s just astonishing. But the best part of all of this has been the sweet, amazing, beautiful, heart-felt messages from y’all. The response has been more than I can handle. If I haven’t had a chance to respond to your message, please know that I’ve seen them all and I WILL respond to each and every one of them as soon as I can.
When you put so much time, effort, and love into something like this, you want it to be successful and by my standards it’s a raving success because of each of you. I can write a hundred books, but if there is no one out there to spend their hard-earned money on them, they just end up as paper sitting on a dusty shelf. This book isn’t my book. This book is OUR book. Your love and support through all of this has been completely overwhelming. And it’s not over yet. We’ve got a few AMAZING announcements coming up this week that will blow your mind. I still can’t believe that this stuff is happening.
The book has given me another platform to share my mission of getting families back to the table – to share a meal and to share their lives with one another. For me that’s what all this is really about.
This easy Sweet Corn Spoonbread is a favorite at our house. It’s another one of those dump, stir, and pour recipes that we all love, but it tastes like so much more!
- 1 (8.5-ounce) package JIFFY Corn Muffin Mix
- 1 (14.75-ounce) can cream style corn
- 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until the spoonbread is set.