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By Ashley McMakin

Ashley Mac’s Kitchen

Debut Cookbook – Spring 2023

A collection of recipes curated over the course of Ashley’s life and career including popular menu items from her cafes located in Birmingham, Alabama. Each recipe is relatable and organized by the special moments in our lives spent with family and friends. From tailgating to Valentine’s Day, Ashley shares creative and colorful recipes that bring us together.

about the author

Ashley McMakin

Ashley McMakin is the founder and CEO of Ashley Mac’s in Birmingham, Alabama. Always loving the kitchen and all things food, Ashley decided to turn her hobby into a catering business in 2005. Two years later, in 2007, she had her first brick and mortar store and now has five locations in the Birmingham area. Ashley Mac’s has been voted in “Birmingham’s Best” awards for many years and has also been featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles, including Southern Living. She also received the Small Business and Entrepreneur of The Year Award in 2012 and the Gold Alabama Retailer of the Year in 2022. 

Published Book

Cafes in Birmingham


Happy Customers

About the Cookbook…

family + friends

Part of the joy of cooking is doing it for those you love. My simple recipes are specifically designed to bring your friends and family together around the table.

food + drink

A collection of over 100 recipes from my grandmother’s Pound Cake to Ashley Mac’s signature Baby Bleu salad.

cafe + market 

From beginning a side hustle to building a successful brand over the past 15+ years, I share the moments that brought Ashley Mac’s into what it is today.