Cookbook’s Unofficial (Unpublished) Cookbook

Welcome to our partially-finished, unpublished unofficial cookbook! Wondering what this is all about? We’ll tell you! In March 2011, we were approached by a literary agent with the idea to co-write a cookbook featuring some of the yummy foods found in the Sookie novels and on True Blood, plus some additional delicious Southern dishes, all connected to characters from the Sookieverse. The recipes were written by award-winning baker JoAnn Mathias, and we were responsible for writing the narratives and connecting the recipes to the various characters.

We had a blast matching up JoAnn’s recipes to the various characters, and brainstorming additional recipes based on the books and the show (fried pickles! pecan pie!). Unfortunately, when word of our project got out last summer, the legal eagles at Penguin and HBO weren’t too thrilled about us selling something involving characters and such to which they owned the rights. We thought we had all our i’s dotted and t’s crossed in the copyright department, but alas, it was not to be. Lesson learned!

Our publishing contract stipulated that the rights to the idea and our work reverted to us a certain amount of time after the deal fell through, so we thought it would be fun to share what we’d written (and JoAnn’s scrumptious recipes) with you all. Free of charge. Gratis.  No dinero!

Table of Contents

Title Page





Briar-Patch Blackberry Sauce with Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Cloud Souffle for Breakfast
French Quarter Bananas Foster Cupcakes
Brûléed Oatmeal with Baked, Glazed Apples
Grilled Chicken Salad with Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Gran’s Catch a Man Spareribs
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake with Kahlua Blackberries
Inebriated Stewed Blackberries with Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits
Dark Sinister Truffle Brownie Cheesecake
Walking on the Wild Side Raspberry Truffle Cupcake
Faeries Coconut-Macaroon Cheesecake
Tara Thornton’s Warm Banana Souffle
Vanilla Bean Pudding with a Heart of Darkness


Spicy Bloody Sookie with Hell’s Kitchen Pickled Green Beans
Milk Punch


Merlotte’s Cole Slaw Burger Topper
Smoky Cajun Baked Beans
Creole Roast Beef for Po-Boys
Lafayette’s French-Toasted Club Sandwich
French Onion Salisbury Steak
Creole Chicken Salad
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Red Beans and Rice
Fried Beer Hushpuppies
Fried Pickles
Baked Green Beans
Cherry-Stuffed Pork Chops
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Wilted Spinach and Angel Hair Pesto
BBQ Pecans
Corn Stuffed Pork Chops
Crab and Shrimp au Gratin
Cajun Shrimp Oyster Gumbo
Crawfish Etouffee
Cajun Meatloaf
Cafe au Lait Luzianne (beverage)
Cafe Brulot (beverage)


Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Custard Sauce and Banana-Rum Sauce
Calas Fried Rice Fritters
Double-Decker Chocolate Cream Pie
Ladies’ Luncheon Petits Pots de Pain
Peach-Rum Mini Bundt Cakes
General Lee’s Cinnamon-Sour Cream Streusel Loaf
Y’all Come Back Now Popovers
Adele Stackhouse’s Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil Coulis
Chocolate-Zucchini Cakes with Pecans
Stonewall Jackson’s Roasted Corn and Bacon Chowder
Creole Candied Yams
Wild Rice Cups with Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
Spinach with Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon, & Walnuts
Pickled Onions, New Orleans Style


Bill’s Confederate Whipping Cream Biscuits
Once Upon A Midnight Dreary Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
Bite Me Mini Lemon Tarts
Bela Lugosi Dark Chocolate Orange Cake with Cannoli Filling
The Queen’s Soup
Be My Bloody Valentine Chocolate & Pomegranate Seduction


Eric in White Satin Cupcake
Bloodlust Triple-Decker Strawberry Cake
Bewitched Fancy-Schmancy Strawberry Shortcakes
Night Stalker Warm Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Cake
Fang Banger Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes with Chocolate Shell
Northman’s Dark Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cake
“Bad Boy” Giant Double Chocolate Cookies
Glamour-Me Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
You Only Die Once Deadly Chocolate Muffins


Vampire’s Wet Dream
True Blood (AB Negative) Sangria
Fangbanger’s Pomegranate Cheesecake Shots


Zombies Just Want To Have Fun Cupcakes
Witch Doctor Jello
“Bad Juju” Cornbread
Miss Jeanette’s Demon Chasers (Beverages)
Wild Eyed Zombie Shots
Voodoo Queen
The Root of All Evil


Bubba’s Love Me Tender Chicken ala King
Bubba’s Nutter Butter Cheesecake
Dangerous Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache
Hunk a Burning Love Fried Potatoes
Are You Lonesome Tonight Individual Banana Pudding Pie
Rock ‘n’ Roll Pimento Grilled Cheese


Deep Fried Oreos
Wild Thing Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
Layfette’s Caribbean Jerk Cucumbers
Couscous Cakes
Bram Stoker Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Purple Haze Sweet Potato Coconut Soup
Wicked Dark Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cake
Devil’s Own Zulu Cake


Jason’s Chicken on a Throne
Black Bean Salsa
Jim Beam “Smashed” Potatoes
Road Kill Cupcake
Cornmeal and Green Peppercorn Crusted Spareribs
Fiesta Beer Rice
Brats in a Hot Tub
It’s A Guy Thing Bacon Ketchup
Coca Cola Roast Beef


Werewolves Root Beer Float Cupcake
Blue Moon Blueberry Cheesecake
Flambeed Peppered Filet Mignon with Vegetable Ribbons
Hair of the Dog
Bitch in Heat
The Salty Dog


Witching Hour Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake
Hocus Pocus Pumpkin Custard Cake
Abracadabra Tropical Chicken Salad
Witch’s Hairy Finger Breadsticks
Love Potion #9
Hex Breaker
The Black Witch Cocktail


Damn Yankees Incredible Banana Split Bundt Cake … donated by Arlene Fowler
Stonewall Jackson’s Pecan Pie … donated by Adele Stackhouse
Jefferson Davis’ Blackberry Wine Pound Cake … donated by Amy Burley
General Lee’s Peanut Butter Fantasy Cookies … donated by Daphne Landry
Johnny Reb’s Lemon Whoopie Pies…donated by Lafayette Reynolds
Death By Chocolate Cake … donated by Caroline Holliday Bellefleur
Carpetbagger’s White Chocolate Chip Cookies…donated by Andy Bellefleur
Key Lime Pie … donated by Sookie Stackhouse
Voluptuous Southern Belle Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes … donated by Portia Bellefleur