Have you ever fallen in love with a cook book as soon as you opened it? Like you're standing in the store and you start to thumb through it and you just start swooning page after page?
That's what happened to me with this book.
First of all it's a beautiful book and so well written. I don't like stuffy cookbooks. I like cookbooks that read like....well...a book. I like a little story, I like beautiful pictures, I like to see the photo and have it make me say "yes, I want to make that...NOW!".
This book did that for me. I want to make so many recipe from this book! Just the biscuit section alone had me and there is so, so much more than biscuits!
I had never heard of Callie's Biscuits before but I'm a biscuit lover from way back and this woman is a Southern biscuit baker so come on....how could you go wrong?? It's not just a book of biscuits, oh no. It's filled with amazing recipes.....here's a little about Carrie:
Carrie Morey started her company, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, with a simple goal: She wanted to make her mother Callie’s delicious biscuits—unbelievably tender, buttery creations—accessible across the country. Carrie’s handmade biscuits combine unique, brilliant flavors—sharp cheddar with fresh chives, cracked black pepper with cream cheese and green onions, and cinnamon biscuits so buttery they melt in your mouth. The biscuits are an iconic Southern staple, but they are just the beginning.
Now Carrie Morey shares her modern approach to traditional Southern cooking in more than one hundred recipes that pair classic Lowcountry fare with surprising twists, for incredible results. Carrie guides you through the foundational techniques of Southern cooking to reveal how she developed her new takes on favorite heritage dishes and how to take the fuss and huge time investment out of traditional preparations. She shares skillet recipes passed down through generations, including Lemon Zest Cast-Iron Fried Shrimp, Macaroni Pie, and Cast-Iron Herb Lamb Chops. She gives roasting and slow-cooking techniques for Beef Stew with Herbed Sour Cream, Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Salad, and Roasted Pimento Cheese Chicken. Her DILLicious Cucumber Sandwiches, BBQ Chicken Salad Biscuits, Fiery Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs, and Summer Crab Salad will make any picnic or casual get-together a true Southern affair. And her desserts are to die for: Mama’s Sour Cream Banana Pudding, Alex’s Chocolate Chess Pie (so good that Carrie credits the pie for sparking her and her husband’s whirlwind romance), and Blueberry and Peach Cobbler finish your meal on the perfect sweet note.
Carrie also shares her family stories behind each recipe—growing up in Charleston, learning to cook from great Southern matriarchs, and founding and growing her business. Fill your kitchen with the comforting aroma of home-cooked goodness with Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions.
This giveaway is a little thank you to all of you. I'm ever so grateful that you stop by and visit my little corner of the internet. I'm touched by every comment, every share, every kind word that passes my way. This is my way of showing how much you all mean to me. Without you guys writing and photographing and maintaining this blog really wouldn't be much fun, so thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I'm sure many of you are planning your Thanksgiving menu. This book will arrive in time for you to plan some delicious recipes!
I loved this book so much that I'm going to give away 2 copies to 2 lucky winners, and get this...they are autographed copies!!
We all need to get our biscuit on don't we?
How to enter:
I'm going to make this simple. You don't need to go visit me on Facebook (although if you're not already a fan I'd sure appreciate it!) You don't need to enter, or follow a bunch of different blogs, or click on some widgety thing, just leave me a comment, here or on Facebook answering the question:
What is your favorite Thanksgiving side?
Contest ends Wednesday, November 12th, 2014!
Good Luck Ya'll - see I was speaking Southern right there!