Cookbooks & Book Reviews

In Honor of Her Latest Cookbook Release: 3 Timeless Lessons from Ina Garten

  Cooking for Jeffrey, Ina Garten’s newest cookbook, hits shelves Tuesday, October 25th. *Cheers erupt in the distance* Her fans have waited quite some time for this book. Her most recent cookbook prior to this, Make it Ahead, was released about two years ago and became a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Each of her 9 cookbooks has consistently sold more […]

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The Newest (Almost Magical) Baking Book You Need on Your Shelf

Cookbooks are manuals. Some are more sparse than others, trusting you, the cook, to make decisions about how to prep this and season that based upon presumed prior kitchen experience. Others take a more technical approach, giving detailed instructions down to the 1/1000 gram of salt a recipe calls for. Both are great. Cake Magic!  is neither.     I didn’t […]

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Interview with Morgan Murphy, Author of Bourbon & Bacon

Let’s get this week off to the right start with two of the South’s favorite flavors, and Southern Living’s new cookbook Bourbon & Bacon! This book, by Morgan Murphy, is packed with any bourbon or bacon recipe you could ever want or need. Popsicles with bourbon and bacon in them? There’s a recipe for that in this book. Any bourbon cocktail your […]

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Hello Kitty Baking Book Review & Red Apple Cupcakes

A couple weeks ago I was given The Hello Kitty Baking Book by Michele Chen Chock and couldn’t wait to make something from it. How can you not smile when you see that cute face and bright pink hair bow? This book has everything from cookies to cupcakes, and macarons to cheesecakes! It also features recipes decorated to look like all […]

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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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