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Once Upon a Time, Reese Witherspoon Came to Muddy Pond, Tennessee

Reese Witherspoon book, displayed in a flat lay.

So Reese Witherspoon wrote a book and its as fabulous as you would expect. It’s full of life and love and laughter and cheese. The recipes are delightfully Southern, the photography is enchanting and the stories will catch your heart and have you laughing out loud.

I learned an amazing new trick for baking biscuits, and I can’t wait to try it! I made her cheese straws, and they’re the perfect party food, just like she said.

Reese writes about life in the south as a girl, the influence her grandmother had on her style, and so much more. She brings her personality to every page. Her humor and style are expressed through every word she writes.

If you have your own copy, check out our favorite parts of Whiskey in a Teacup:

Want a How-to for a perfect hot roller hair-do? Page 56

A diagram of a perfect formal place setting? Page 89

A Southern Party Playlist? Page 113

The Perfect Book Club Menu? Page 221

Talkin’ Southern? Page 231

Here’s the fun part, y’all. Muddy Pond, our own hometown, is mentioned on page 178, in a recipe for The Mockingbird|| Sorghum Old-fashioned Cocktail. It features Muddy Pond Sorghum, made exclusively here in Muddy Pond, Tennessee.

Reese Witherspoon, a Nashville girl, used to attend summer camp here in Muddy Pond, at Camp Monterey. We’re honored to have hosted one of our favorite southern ladies once-upon-a-time.

Get her book now at bookstores nationwide, or on Amazon. You’ll be charmed from the first page!

Reese Witherspoon book, displayed in a flat lay with feminine details and a ladies brown leather bag.


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  1. Martha Gaut on November 20, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Darn!! Can’t believe I missed her. Love Reese and love you girls and your bags.

  2. J.E. Glover on December 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I just purchased this lovely book and, I haven’t been able to put it down. It reminded me of all the beautiful lady like things that my grandmother taught me and, that those lovely values still work in todays world. I’m not from the South but, these are elegant values that hold true.

  3. Angie Moore on January 14, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Just found your pg. Very interesting. I used to visit Muddy Pond years ago (35 yrs ago) with my mom & Ladies she worked with. I met Sharon & Carolyn Habegger, we became fast friends & kept in contact, they sent me an amish bonnet & baby bonnet. I still have them & cherish our friendship. I need to reconnect with them. I think they may now live in Scottsville, Ky.
    Thanks for rekindling this memory.

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