The Southern Living Party Cookbook Review

The Southern Living Party Cookbook Review

Title: The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering
Author: Elizabeth Heiskell
Published: October 23, 2018, Southern Living Books
No. of Pages: 388
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $22.60 Kindle

It is rare for a cookbook to contain user friendly, fun recipes that appeal to almost everyone. However, The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering, by Elizabeth Heiskell, does just that. This book has tried and true recipes, as well as new and unique ones. The recipes are suitable for everyone, from beginning cooks to those with lots of experience.

Most of the recipes have a southern slant, but will appeal to almost everyone. A favorite that will be served often through the holiday season is the scrumptious Smoked Catfish Dip with Pork Rinds – it is already a favorite. The Pimento Cheese Rolls were very easy, and very good. The Sausage and Grits Quiche is delicious, and perfect for holiday brunches; it’s also quick and easy to put together. There are several other recipes suitable for brunch such as Fried Pork Chops (yummy) and Hoppin’ John.

Heiskell has included several mouthwatering appetizers, as well as fresh salads, and desserts. Every recipe tried so far has been successful, and the queue for trying new dishes from this cookbook has grown each time I have opened the book.

All told, the recipes are easy to follow, contain easy-to-find ingredients, and they turn out picture perfect. The photographs are beautiful, and there are notes at the end of the recipes that have suggestions for serving, freezing, saving time, etc. which is a big help.

For anyone who likes to entertain, this is an excellent cookbook to keep close by. It has great ideas that guests and family will love. Highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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