Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Magnolia Table Cookbook Reviewed

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Joanna Gaines can do more than decorate a home! I would like to review her cookbook Magnolia Table for you all today.

I received this cookbook for Mother's Day this year and was thrilled to get it. I am a huge fan of Joanna and her husband Chip. I have probably watched every single episode of their popular television show "Fixer Upper" at least three or four times. Sure, I love to see how the two work together to remodel a house for a client into a home that the new owners will love for years to come. There is more to it than that, though. I love the example the two give in each episode of two people who love each other. Through each episode they show how a couple can and should be partners in life; they have taken it further by actually being in business together for an even stronger partnership. Their love of family is apparent, too. I greatly admire both of them. 

It amazes me that with all of the different little businesses that Joanna has going plus raising her children (which by the way is about to grow) that she has time to cook at all. Cook, she does and from the recipes in the cookbook I would say she does it well.

Not only does Joanna share recipes that she cooks with love for Chip and the kids but she adds little messages about each recipe. For instance, she tells about how she kept trying to perfect the biscuit recipe until she finally got it right...she knew it was right when everyone in the family voiced their approval. There is a sweet little message about her oldest son Drake going to summer camp and writing home telling her that he missed her and asking for her to make a certain dish when he got home. She shares that Chip loves breakfast and wants the entire family to start their day together sharing breakfast every morning. So, this is way more than just another cookbook!

I haven't had time to try many of the recipes yet but I am working on it. This weekend I fixed the Three Cheese Quiche recipe. Oh my word it was delicious! It was extremely easy to make and filled the kitchen with a scrumptious aroma as it baked. The final test was how would my husband like it. You see, he is a strong "meat and potatoes" kind of guy. He wrinkled up his nose when I said I was making  a quiche so I had my fingers crossed. After his first bite, he remarked that it was good but not with a lot of enthusiasm. I thought, "Well shoot, I guess this will be a recipe that I will make when the kids come home." Personally, I thought it was a slice of heaven. So, when he finished the first piece and asked for a second; I almost fell out of my chair! He actually loved it! I have to admit my eyes leaked a little.

I highly recommend this cookbook for your kitchen. I think you will enjoy making the recipes inside but most of all you will enjoy eating them! This cookbook would be an excellent gift for a new bride or someone who is moving into their first home away from home. I know I love my copy which is even more special because my family made sure that I got a signed first edition. Wasn't that sweet? They know how much I admire Joanna as a woman so they took that extra step as an act of love. Something that I share with Joanna is the love of my family and the joy of cooking for them. 



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9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a winner! Always looking for new cookbooks!

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  2. Sounds like a cookbook which will become one of your favorites. A most thoughtful Mother's Day gift for sure.

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  3. I love cookbooks and this sounds like a great cookbook to add to my collection. I do love it when I find a new recipe that my entire family enjoys.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. I'm always looking for new ways to cook something. I think I would enjoy the messages about the recipes too. Thanks Bev! Great review.

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  5. I’m a big fan of Joanna (and Chip) Gaines. Jo puts love and enthusiasm into everything she does and brings the focus and determination needed to become very good at it, so I have no doubt that her cooking, baking and recipes are excellent. Thanks for the great review, Bev!

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  6. Did I ever tell you the story about my cookbooks? Suffice it to say I never wanted another one ever. I think you may have just changed my mind on that last statement. I really don't mind cooking and I love recipes that I know will go over well with different age groups too! Sounds like this one might just make it onto my large cookbook collection. Thanks!

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  7. I love the Gaines family. They represent the values that are a priority to me. This is a cookbook I will seek out. The quiche recipe is most likely the very first one I will try. Looking forward to the birth of that new baby.

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  8. My goodness she cooks too and has a cookbook, wowza that lady is busy. You're right, how does she find the time. Amazing. I'm a fan of their home renovation show, can spend hours watching them!

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  9. I become disappointed with cookbooks because often they are too "fancy"... ingredients I can't find, cooking techniques that are too hard... etc. But between your review and the amazon reviews, it looks like this would be a cookbook I could use. Thank you for the review!

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