There is a little bit of “Southerner” in all of us! You don’t have to be from the South to embrace the food—especially the sweets. These decadent, sweet delights are filled with lots of sugar, butter, nuts, and fruit, or dripping with chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, and bourbon. With 100 tempting recipes, Southern Sugar will transport you back to your “Southern” roots with beloved favorites and fresh takes on Southern classics, ranging from afternoon Tea Cakes and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies to “can’t push back from the table” Coconut Sweet Potato Pie and Mississippi Mud Cake.

According to the publisher, there’s also a bonus chapter with sweet drinks and cocktails.

BELINDA SMITH-SULLIVAN is a chef, food writer, spice blends entrepreneur, and commercially rated pilot. She has a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University, and writes a monthly column for South Carolina Living. She also is featured on South Carolina Living’s website with monthly how-to videos. She lives in Trenton, SC, in the heart of South Carolina’s peach country.