Pauley Perrette: Cookbook Filled With Southern Recipes Released By ‘NCIS’ Actress

Pauley Perrette released a new cookbook that is filled with Southern recipes. According to UPI, the NCIS actress collected some of her favorite recipes inspired by her late mother, and published them for others to enjoy just as she has. The cookbook comes after the actress opened a bake shop in Manhattan, serving up some of the tastiest treats you could think of.

“Along with her two best friends, Perrette opened up Donna Bell’s Bake Shop in honor of her late mother’s Southern cooking. [The cookbook] features recipes and heartwarming stories about Donna Bell and the bakeshop’s history.”

Pauley Perrette’s cookbook was a labor of love, and Perrette is thrilled to have been able to put it together. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Perrette teamed up with two friends to open Donna Bell’s Bake Shop in New York City where customers can enjoy things like chocolate chip-almond scones, and peach streusel muffins.

Pauley spent many of her childhood days in the kitchen with her mom, Donna, who would always be cooking up something yummy. The actress decided to keep her mom’s memory alive by opening the bakery, and now releasing the cookbook. Many people have loved visiting Donna Bell’s, and to be able to have some similar recipes to make in their own homes is really wonderful.

Perrette lost her mom in 2002. According to NewsMax, the actress still misses her mom, and tries her best to do her proud, still inspired by her childhood, and by all of the memories that she has. This cookbook is just another way for Perrette to share her mom with the world, and that is something that is very near and dear to her heart.

“She was a wonderful lady. I lost her way too early. No matter how old you are, when you lose your mom you feel like an orphan.”

Pauley Perrette will be signing copies of her cookbook on a book tour in New York and Los Angeles.

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