Kim Lacey Schock, the self-titled Queen of Foo-Foo, food & craft blogger and co-founder of KimLaceySchock.com debuts her first cookbook, Back Roads Country Living, where childhood memories of country living come to life on a food journey through the seasons. Set in a cabin in the back roads of Central Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kim is candid about her faith as she delivers on down home comfort dishes. As an added surprise, Kim gives you a small glimpse into her love of home décor and crafts. The cookbook opens to a seasonal hodgepodge where spring invites Oven Baked BBQ Ribs that are lip-smacking good and Grilled Corn cooked right in its husks and drizzled with Lime Butter. In late spring, veggies are picked at their tender ripeness for Fresh Plucked Kabobs that are both healthy and tasty. The traditional Buttermilk Pancakes is topped with a delicious Banana Foster’s Sauce that can be the topping to just about anything! You’ll have to try the Hoedown Hashbrowns, they are a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. Summer comes languidly and brings with it an abundance of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables. You are gonna love the Veggie Stuffed Peppers and how easy it is to make your own Strawberry Jam or One Jar Orange Marmalade. Summer picnics and get-togethers will be delicious with Kim’s Favorite Potato Salad and her Mama’s Coleslaw recipes. And you can’t forget about the Blackberry Lemonade on a hot summer’s day. Fall apple orchards bursts with it’s bounty for dishes like Cast Iron Apple Skillet and Apple & Peanut Butter Crunch; not to mention the foot stomping Pork & Fried Apple Biscuit….it’s some kinda good! There’s a cool nip in the air which signals it’s time for country comfort stews and soups like Beef & Barley Stew and Sandy’s Chicken Noodle Soup. And don’t forget a cozy, hot mug of Spicy Hot Chocolate as a night cap. Winter brings a blustery cold and blankets of snow so the food has to be stick to your bones and hearty. For instance, Mama’s Famous Pork Butt with Apple Cider BBQ Sauce and Down Home Chili really hits the spot and warms the soul. The holiday buffet will tempt the taste buds with a Citrus Stuffed Turkey and a Ham smothered in Craisin Sauce with a side of Nana’s Bread Dressing. This is just a peek…there’s lots more mouth-watering, down home, country comfort recipes page after page. The book ends on a high note with appealing appetizers and decadent desserts including Lemon Meringue Pie and the incomparable Cast Iron Pineapple Upside Down Cake. With a color splash of 175 full-page beautiful photographs and Kim’s foolproof recipes, Back Roads Country Living is a vivid immersion into southern country living. The cookbook is sure to prompt the food enthusiast and home cook to go country in their menu planning and entice them to take the back roads on their next trip to the dinner table.