1. Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours

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At 72, Robbie Montgomery has achieved what most of us can only dream of: she owns the incredibly popular Sweetie Pie’s restaurant, she stars in her own reality show (Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s) and now she has her own cookbook.

Growing up in St. Louis and Mississippi, Montgomery worked with her mother to put meals on the family’s table. As a result, she mastered how to cook the best soul food dishes. This cookbook is her way of passing on her traditions and recipes to her fans.