Miranda Lambert talks food, fame and female friendship: 'I surround myself with people that will call me on my s***'

“Growing up in Texas, watching my mom and her friends, I saw the way pitching in, working together, loving music, and being there for each other are the greatest gifts you can have in life,” country superstar Miranda Lambert states in her new confessional cookbook, Y'all Eat Yet? 

 Having somebody just support you, especially a group of women — it's great to celebrate the highs, but the lows are where you really need 'em.

 Lambert, who placed third but still won a Sony record deal, admits she’s “glad people have kind of forgotten” about her reality television breakthrough by now, and recalls she did sense some competitiveness from other Nashville ingenues 20 years ago.

 It was the fans who helped me with that, because girls would come up to me and be like, ‘Thanks for just being normal-sized and confident in who you are, no matter what size you are.’

called “White Trash Weddings and Baby Showers,” Lambert writes about her own “Trashy-Ho” bridal shower (complete with sloppy joes and Jell-O shots) and a “White Trash Baby Shower” she threw for her Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe (who actually got engaged with some help from the Loaf).

Miranda Lambert with her grandmother Wanda June, aka "Nonny," at the 2012 Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.