Book: Sweet Magnolias Cookbook
Author: Sherryl Woods
Article Type: Cookbook Review
Welcome to Foodie Fridays! This is a chance to combine two my favorite things: reading and cooking. I am going to put a linky in case anyone else want to participate. How I am going to do Foodie Fridays: each week I will be highlighting a recipe (or two) from either a cookbook or food blogger that I follow. I am going to make it and share with you my experience!
This week I am reviewing the Sweet Magnolias Cookbook I have been using:
Fill your home with the freshly baked scent of luscious apple pie, the sizzle of peachy grilled chicken or the beckoning aroma of juicy roast lamb, all brought to life in this charming collection of recipes.New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods invites you into the world of Serenity, South Carolina, where good food and good friends await. Based on her beloved Sweet Magnolias series, this gorgeous cookbook is full of Southern classics and heartwarming stories of friendship and fun. Join Dana Sue Sullivan, a popular character and Southern cook herself, as she shares her favorite down-home recipes as well as secrets, stories and small-town gossip from the world of the Sweet Magnolias!
Whether you’re making flaky, buttery, too-good-to-be-true biscuits, or spicy seafood gumbo, the 150 recipes found in these pages will bring your family and friends together to celebrate the comforts of home.
From legendary margarita nights to indulgent Sunday brunches to heartening holiday meals, every recipe in this book is sure to infuse your life and your kitchen with the warmth of the South and the comfort of good food.
Cooked for Review
Overall Rating: 5.00
# of Recipes Rating: 5.00
Ease of Recipe Rating: 5.00
First Thought after Trying: The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook is full of fun recipes with a Southern Twist. As a southern gal, I can say that I whole-heartily approve!
What type of Recipes: The recipes in The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook run from appetizers to desserts. There is something for almost everyone: sweet, spicy, simple, complicated, alcohol-included, and alcohol not-included. Many of these recipes would be great for family dinners or small gatherings. As a person who cooks for one, I also found that many can be “scaled” to two which was helpful (I use an online site to help me scale recipes).
What cooking level is needed: Many of the recipes in The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook were straight-forward and easy to make. Each recipe was specific about ingredients (97% of them recognizable to most people) and the instructions only called for most things people have in their kitchen. There were a few that were more complicated but they had very detailed step-by-step instruction. I think you could give this book to a cooking novice and they would do great with it.
Favorite Appetizer Recipe: Herb Cheese Spread
Favorite “Dish” Recipe: Caramelized Onion & Bacon Quiche
Favorite Drink Recipe: Mulled Wine Punch
Favorite Dessert Recipe: Warm Walnut Brownie with Hot Fudge Sauce
Special Mention (little complicated by yummy): Pecan-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Pralines & Cream Sauce
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