Cookbooks & Book Reviews

The Q and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Martie Duncan, MartieKnowsParties.com I’ve been grilling since I was a kid… duh, I’m from the South. We all think our sauce is the best and we all think even if we can’t beat those television chefs in the kitchen, we would smoke them on the grill. We want our bark just right, the perfect degree of doneness, and those highly […]

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Q&A with Tanner Latham, Author of Country Music’s Greatest Eats

Attention Country Music fans and recipe-collectors! I’m excited to bring you this interview with Tanner Latham about his new cookbook Country Music’s Greatest Eats: Showstopping Recipes & Riffs from Country’s Biggest Stars. For this book, Latham collaborated with Southern Living, CMT, and 30 of Country Music’s biggest stars, like Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Wynonna Judd, and Hank Williams, Jr. Not only does […]

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Q&A with Kim Sunée, Author of A Mouthful of Stars

If you often find yourself stricken with wanderlust, or if you constantly daydream about the tastes and spices of food from foreign lands, I’ve got the cookbook for you. A Mouthful of Stars, written by Kim Sunée, is a collection of recipes and stories from Sunée’s travels all over the world. She was adopted from Korea when she was three years old, […]

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An Afternoon with Morgan Murphy, Author of Off the Eaten Path

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Morgan Murphy, author of Off the Eaten Path, and talking to him about his newest book, Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings. This book is full of recipes from restaurants of every kind, all scattered across the South. From pies to salads and smoothies to comfort foods, this book has got it […]

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Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

Cast iron cookware has made a huge comeback in recent years and it’s highly likely that you have a piece hiding in your kitchen cabinet right now. It’s time to knock the dust off of it because the good people at Lodge have released a new cookbook, Cast Iron Nation, that proves cast iron isn’t just for cornbread. One look […]

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Q&A with Amanda Rettke, Author of Surprise-Inside Cakes

I remember how excited I was when I first stumbled across Amanda Rettke’s blog, I am Baker, over three years ago. I eagerly scrolled through her website with wide eyes, browsing through pages and pages of the most amazing cakes and sweet creations. I had never seen a cake with a design on the inside, and I’m not just talking […]

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On the Menu: Gameday Meal at Home

Oh Fall… The best time of the year. Cool weather, cozy food, and of course football! Those three things seem to go hand-in-hand, especially here in the south. If you’re not socializing before kickoff around a crowded tailgate, then you are probably watching the games at home with close friends and family. Either way, food is a big part of […]

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On the Menu: Easy Meal from the Pantry

It’s been one of those weeks. I’m sure you’ve had them.  Between meetings and housecleaning and family members in the hospital, I had to move grocery shopping and cooking dinner down on the priority list.  So it’s understandable why this recipe for Enchilada Casserole from the new cookbook Easy Meal Maker caught my attention. In the cookbook the recipe is […]

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On the Menu: Comfort Food

My parents, native Virginians, raised my siblings and me in Tennessee. Every summer we’d pile in the van and make the 12-hour haul to our family lakehouse in Virginia and up to my grandparents’ home on the Chesapeake Bay. It was during these trips that we would all get our fill of fresh seafood for the year. Crab still tastes […]

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On the Menu: Dine-In Date Night

My fiancé is a golf professional, which means that weekends are basically just a continuation of the standard workweek. His days off are mixed up week to week and the hours can be pretty difficult to work around. That being said, we have to get creative with our date nights. I’ve been on a constant cooking kick ever since I […]

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