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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Cooking Book Review - Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen by Kay Robertson and Chrys Howard


Along with faith and family, food is a big part of what holds the Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" fame together, and it's the family matriarch, Miss Kay, who holds the spoon that keeps the pots full of delicious meals for her brood.

Miss Kay shares some of her best family recipes in her new cookbook, "Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen," which she has put together with the help of Chrys Howard. (Crys is Korie, Willie Robertson's wife's mother!)  And this book is not only filled with some yummy sounding recipes, it's chalk-full of family photos and funny little notes from Miss Kay herself.

I loved this book and I'm sure I'll be referring back to it often - although I think I'll pass on the Squirrel and Dumplings.

Here's more about the Book -

About The Book:

Writing a cookbook for people who love good food has been a lifelong dream for me—and I’m so happy to be sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes with you! In this book you’ll find everything from Jase’s Favorite Sweet Potato Pie to Phil’s own special recipes, like his scrumptious Crawfish Fettuccine. There’s “girly” food for a gathering of your best girlfriends, like Aunt Judy’s Cranberry Salad, as well as dishes straight from the hunt like Boiled Squirrel and Dumplings.

In addition to more than one hundred specially chosen recipes, I’ve included old family snapshots of the days before the Duck Dynasty® series on A&E® and stories of our family and how we live. The dinner table has long been one of our favorite places for telling stories, and there’s always competition to see who can dish out the wildest story. We believe that food and cooking bring people together—it’s brought our family together for generations, and it can do the same for yours. Gather your family around the table and serve up delicious home-cooked meals with recipes like . . .
• Willie’s Famous Chicken Strips
• Melt-in-Your-Mouth Biscuits
• Cheesy Corn Casserole
• Fresh Strawberry Pie
• Best Brisket Ever
• Crawfish Balls
• Creamy Green Grape Salad
• Papaw Phil’s Homemade Ice Cream
Join with our family as we create lasting family traditions that will warm the hearts and bellies of those you love. Let’s do it together.

Here is one of my favorite recipes from Miss Kay's book -

Banana Pudding


Miss Kay's Banana Pudding


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 12 oz. can of Pet Milk (evaporated milk)
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag vanilla wafers
  • 2 bananas, sliced

  1. In a large double boiler melt the butter and then add the sugar, salt, flour, evaporated milk and regular milk. Stir with a whisk.
  2. Add the egg yolks to the mixture, constantly stirring until thick. Add the vanilla extract.
  3. Place the vanilla wafers and bananas into a 9" x 13" Pyrex dish. Then pour in mixture.
  4. Chill before serving.

About The Authors:

Kay Robertson is the revered matriarch of the Robertson family and star of A&E®’s Duck Dynasty®. Kay believes her cooking talents are a gift she must share, so she often ends up feeding all of the family and most of the neighborhood. Her most famous dishes are banana pudding, fried deer steak, crawfish pie, and sticky frog legs.

Chrys Howard is the mother of Korie Robertson, star of the A&E® hit TV show Duck Dynasty®. She was a senior editor and creative director for Simon & Schuster. She has edited and cowritten more than 100 books and is the author of nine books with more than 1,000,000 copies in print in six languages. She received a Silver Angel Award from the Hollywood based Excellence in Media organization, the J. C. Penney Golden Rule Award, and has been named among the Who's Who of American Teachers. Chrys Howard lives in West Monroe, Louisiana, with her husband, John. They have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.

My thanks to Howard Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Beth F said...

I haven't had that banana pudding in years. I remember really liking it when I was a kid :). I love looking through cookbooks that tie into books, tv shows, or movies -- I'll have to see if my library has this one.

Janel Gradowski said...

My family loves watching Duck Dynasty. When I saw your post on this cookbook my first thought was, I wonder if it has squirrel recipes? :)

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Oh yea, Janel - there is squirrel, deer, fish galore, but there are also some good down-home cooking recipes too! I think Miss Kay is cute as a button too!

angrygreycatreads.com said...

Banana pudding...that takes me back. I don't think I've seen that in years:)

Estrella Azul said...

Oh my gosh, banana pudding? That is sooo going on my to-try cooking list!