“I was raised by two generations of women who know how to whip up a party, a home-cooked meal, or enough light bites to feed an army,” Miranda Lambert writes in her new cookbook, Y’all Eat Yet? Welcome to the Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen. Through vivid stories and photographs old and new, we meet Lambert’s fierce-loving circle, including her grandmother, mother, and mother’s crew of girlfriends. This recipe, which she crowns “the Best Lemon Meringue Pie Ever,” was passed down from her beloved grandmother. “Nonny was the original Ya-Ya, like in Rebecca Wells’s book Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” she writes. She describes her grandmother as movie-star stunning: “shiny black hair in the biggest beehive hairdo…huge brown eyes, often with the perfect cat’s eye liner.” She continues, “Even with all of that, the prettiest thing about my grandmother was how much she loved fun, friends, and being together.”
After whipping up this dessert, get Lambert’s recipe for Whiskey Cupcakes, order her cookbook, and check out G&G’s recent interview with the country star, in which she discusses her East Texas upbringing, Vegas residency, and musical legacy.