Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life + Giveaway

I have a delicious cookbook to share and give away, filled with real life recipes:

*Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life

by Martina McBride, 2018 Oxmoor House

To country music icon Martina McBride, cooking and singing aren’t all that different.

“When I make something delicious, I want to share it, which is a lot like sharing my music with an audience,” she says. “Cooking is my love language.”

When she’s not on stage or in the studio, Martina is most likely experimenting in the kitchen and cooking with family and friends. Growing up on a farm in Kansas, Martina began helping her mother in the kitchen at an early age, preparing fresh-from-the-field ingredients. Meals and stories were shared daily around the table. It’s a tradition she continues with her own family as often as she can because real life is what’s worth celebrating.

With her new cookbook Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, you’ll find your own invitation to step inside Martina’s kitchen and sample more than 150 of her favorite dishes.

Whip up her favorite Weekend Brunch menu, serving Cheddar Biscuits with Bacon, Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble and Blackberry-Maple Syrup, and a Sparkling Grapefruit Mimosa. Say “cheers” to happy hour with a Blackberry-Lemon Gin & Tonic while enjoying Whipped Feta Crostini with Roasted Garlic Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs and Baked Olive Cheese Dip .

Make memories during dinner while noshing on Chicken Braised in Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce and Smashed New Potatoes with Lemon. And when it’s time to indulge, go for Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce or No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies.

There is plenty to feast your eyes on as well as your taste buds in this cookbook!

I like that there are healthy sides and salad options like Risotto with Asparagus, Peas and Basil, Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing, Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad, or Romaine Salad with Pear, Smoked Blue Cheese and Candied Pecans . . .

In addition to comfort food and splurge recipes like Creamy Garlic Pasta with Parmesan Cheese, Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese and Chocolate Flourless Cake.

Other recipes that I bookmarked to try in this cookbook include Green Beans with Goat Cheese and Warm Bacon Dressing, Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese, Individual No-Bake Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecakes with Biscoff Crust, Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup and County Fair Orange Cake, to name a few.

How about a square of Pumpkin Cornbread with Cinnamon-Honey Butter?

Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a two-soups-in-one recipe. Enjoy it as a broth-based chicken soup for when you’re down with a cold or indulge in a bowl thickened with cream.

“I’m always trying for balance in life. I believe in moderation, not deprivation, when it comes to food, but I also agree with the old saying, ‘You are what you eat,’ and believe that high-quality, nutritious food is imperative for good health. In other words, I try to eat healthy 90% of the time, but sometimes I just want cheese or something else creamy and comforting. So when those cravings hit me, I pay attention, and try to satisfy them.”

At the back of the book Martina included her playlist for when she’s in the kitchen:

For a chance to win a copy of Martina’s Kitchen Mix, leave a comment telling me your ‘go-to’ comfort food that you find yourself craving or favorite song(s) on your playlist.

This giveaway is open through midnight March 1st to those living in the continental U.S.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

With Martina’s Kitchen Mix, you’ll create your own delicious memories with family and friends as you toast to real life.

*Thank you to Time Inc. / Meredith Special Interest Media/Books for providing copies of this book for my review and giveaway.

Excerpted from Martina’s Kitchen Mix by Martina McBride. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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  188 comments for “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life + Giveaway

  1. peg schoenfelder
    February 22, 2019 at 6:12 am

    My go to comfort food is classic Mac ‘n Cheese

  2. February 22, 2019 at 6:18 am

    What delicious looking food and wonderful cookbook Mary! Thank you for the chance to win. Any kind of pasta or mac ‘n cheese is my family’s comfort food. We’ve needed a lot of comfort lately with all our rainy weather. :)

    • Jamie from Kentucky
      February 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Wow..that book looks so good!! Pumpkin cornbread? Yummy , I will definitely be trying that!! Thanks for sharing this new book! I NEED me some chicken pot pie ( not just any pot pie either) and meatloaf. I don’t care for chicken pot pies (that claim they are ) where they use a biscuit as the topper. I like to make my own crust ( it’s a simple crust) , my pot pie isn’t pretty, it won’t be pictured in a cookbook, but the taste is spot on!!! The recipe isn’t mine but a combination of family and friends.. Have a blessed day! 🎀

      • Betty Dotson
        February 23, 2019 at 12:22 am

        My favorite comfort food is my homemade chicken noodle soup. I try to keep homemade chicken broth in the freezer for those times I feel a cold coming on.

        My favorite song is “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett

  3. February 22, 2019 at 6:23 am

    I love that sweet kitchen prayer Mary! Thank you for introducing me to this cookbook. I saw Martina on Food Network back in the fall and enjoyed watching her. I have to confess that French Fries are my comfort food. I try to limit myself but it’s called “comfort food” for a reason! 🍟☺️

  4. Deborah Anderson
    February 22, 2019 at 6:28 am

    My comfort food is Roast made in my crock pot. Love the Mississippi Roast recipe. My favorite song or songs while cooking or baking which I do alot would be Bob Seger album. Turn The Page is my favorite.

    • Kay Williams
      February 23, 2019 at 11:33 pm

      Gosh! I guess I would have to say my comfort food is ice cream. The pictures in this book look so good, I am getting hungry.

  5. February 22, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Beautiful cookbook Mary, it looks like one I’d like to add to my kitchen shelves! I have Sara Bareilles on shuffle play in the evenings or when I’m working. “Love Song” and “King of Everything” are two of my favorites. As far as comfort food, give my a slice (or two :)) of pizza!

    • Alice Genzlinger
      February 22, 2019 at 7:18 am

      Love the kitchen prayer and I try to remember to invite JESUS into the kitchen when preparing a meal. Wouldn’t you love to have JESUS help cook then sit at the table enjoying His company and OH My Goodness, the conversation!!!! I enjoy 80’s and 90’s music but when cleaning I like to listen To Phantom of the opera and anything by Andrea Bocelli. In the Summer my windows and doors are open and I often see my back door neighbor pull up a chair and enjoy the music also.
      My favorite comfort food is Texas caviar along with a hint of lime chips. Thanks for sharing Mary.

  6. Robyn
    February 22, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Definitely Aunt Nat’s Chicken And Rice casserole! It’s my go to comfort food!!

  7. Linda L
    February 22, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Looks like a beautiful recipe book with great photography. If it don’t win, I’m heading to the bookstore!. When I’m feeling in need of comfort, I make creamy baked ziti. It’s a family tradition.

  8. Cathy
    February 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

    I love watching Martina‘s cooking show. The food looks delicious!

    • Laura Heywood
      February 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

      What a great idea for a cookbook! And beautifully photographed. My comfort food favorite is always meatloaf. Thank you for the chance to win.

  9. February 22, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Beautiful book! Mac ‘n Cheese is my comfort food.

  10. Robin Lanier
    February 22, 2019 at 7:01 am

    I love the variety of your songs on your playlist which I have also, but my two favorite “wake up & get happy* songs is Al Jarreau-Mornin’ & The Gap Band-Early in the Morning. My favorite recipe for life is music & food!

  11. Dawn Evans
    February 22, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I would have to say a huge bowl of homemade mashed potatoes is our go to comfort food…the perfect side for our comfort meals of homemade chicken tenders or meatloaf or venison round steak. 😋 Thank you for the opportunity to win Martina’s book, her recipes look wonderful!

  12. Vicky
    February 22, 2019 at 7:07 am

    What a beautiful cookbook! It’s definitely suitable for a coffee table! I’m sure each and every dish in it is delicious. Comfort food for me…my grandmother’s chicken and dumplings. One of my favorite songs…Annie’s Song by John Denver.

  13. Ann Woleben
    February 22, 2019 at 7:07 am

    My favorite comfort food is potato soup. My grandmother prepared it for us when we were sick, and I recently made a pot of potato soup to share with my sister when she had the flu. She told me it reminded her of Nana.

  14. Nancy
    February 22, 2019 at 7:09 am

    These recipes look delicious. Songs on my playlist would be anything by George Straight! 😊

    • Darlene
      February 22, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Well, it’s still a bit chilly in Long Beach so corn chowder ( potatoes, green Chile) sprinkled with bacon is a favorite comfort food. ZZ Top to Andrea Brocelli can be heard in my kitchen!
      Another great post and awesome photography.
      Thank you,for sharing.

  15. Michelle Wing
    February 22, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I love chili! I make it without a recipe with what I have in my pantry. My go to music is Andrea Bocalli.

    • Rose Murphy
      February 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      My favorite comfort food is man and cheese with hatch chiles. Anything by James Taylor.

  16. February 22, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Go-to comfort food that I now am craving is Chicken Rivel Soup over mashed potatoes, a family favorite that was made by my mother and now shared by my 8 family siblings and their families. This is a wonderful soup that not only warms your belly but heals what ails you. Brings me right back home. ❤️

  17. Danielle Giamundo
    February 22, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cookbook. I would love to own a copy! My favorite comfort food is a rigatoni and broccoli casserole that my husband invented and I perfected so it’s really the best of us. Whenever I ask my boys what they want for dinner, this is it. Its easy, and they just can’t eat enough of it. It makes me so happy to please them with food because I love to cook, but more, I love to spend time with them. So this dish is a win-win. <3

  18. Kate Bresnahan
    February 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Thank you for sharing yet another amazing cookbook! I would say my favorite comfort food is a piece of cake with a cup of coffee on the side — any cake! A little Bailey’s in the coffee is an extra treat!

  19. Nancy Bailey
    February 22, 2019 at 7:34 am

    What a gorgeous cookbook! Of course, I want to try every recipe. My comfort food is meat loaf with a baked potato. Brings back lovely memories of wonderful home-cooked family meals. The Righteous Bros. “Unchained Melody” still is my all-time favorite. No one sings it like they do.

  20. February 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

    My go to comfort food is any baked pasta dish. Listening to Diana Krall on Alexa.

  21. Gale
    February 22, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Mary,
    I love this cookbook!
    The comfort food I love making and serving to guests is Chicken Pot Pie with bacon! I have fun using puff pastry seasonal cut outs, such as hearts, flowers, leaves! I think this recipe is a Southern Living one via you!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Gale

  22. Carol Liebst
    February 22, 2019 at 7:40 am

    As a fellow Kansas girl, I have several of Martina’s CDs to play in the background and would love to try her cookbook! A personal favorite song – This One’s for the Girls! Love Martina!

  23. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    February 22, 2019 at 7:45 am

    My go to food is yogurt with blueberries and toasted pecans! My favorite song I never get tired of is Moondance by Van Morrison. This cookbook looks fantastic, hope I win. Thank you Mary, I love your posts.

  24. Theresa R Keller
    February 22, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I really enjoy Martina’s show on food network and this cookbook looks fabulous too! My favorite comfort food is my Mom’s classic mac & Cheese or her potato soup, and Motown classics or the Rolling Stones would be on my play list!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this cookbook and have a nice weekend!

  25. Victoria Nuckols
    February 22, 2019 at 7:52 am

    When I want a perfect ending for a Sunday meal I make a homemade Banana pudding just like my Ma used to make every Sunday when she was living and all of our families would go and have lunch after church. We are talking about real namer pudding complete with a tall meringue on top. Perfect comfort and makes me seem like all my family is back together and loving each other.

    • Victoria Nuckols
      February 22, 2019 at 7:56 am

      That would be Naner pudding not Namer pudding, what all of us kids always called it and lol I still do.

  26. Peggy Bryant
    February 22, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Such a beautiful cookbook. Our comfort food is chicken pot pie. My boys can’t get enough of it.

  27. Linda A.
    February 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

    A favorite comfort food is any homemade soup…chicken pastina, potato, and a stuffed green pepper soup I love to make. Thank you for sharing Martina’s recipe’s…they all look amazing!

  28. Cookie
    February 22, 2019 at 8:01 am

    My go to is probably pasta of some sort…looks like a great cookbook.

  29. ellenstillabower@yahoo.com
    February 22, 2019 at 8:02 am

    WOW!! A wonderful surprise giveaway!! After looking at all those pictures and reading some of the recipes, made me want to try them…my favorite comfort food is my fried chicken..after soaking in buttermilk all day, then dredged in seasoned flour and fried in coconut oil, it just reminds me of my childhood at home…fried chicken also needs mashed potatoes and gravy…yummmy gotta go get some chicken outta the freezer for supper!! Oh BTW, my favorite song on my playlist is George Strait’s ROLLING ON THE RIVER!! It’s upbeat and gets your motor working…GOOD LUCK to all!!! ❤️🍗🌊. P.S. I love Martina too…especially, This Ones For The Girls!

  30. Cindy
    February 22, 2019 at 8:07 am

    What a beautiful sampling! The pictures are gorgeous! I love “ crazy love” by Van Morrison too!!
    I have many guilty pleasures… banana cream pie would be one at the top of my list!!♥️

  31. ellenstillabower@yahoo.com
    February 22, 2019 at 8:09 am

    This is the second time I have tried to post …hope it goes through this time…my favorite comfort food is fried chicken and favorite song on my playlist is George Strait ‘s Rolling On The River…

  32. Carolyn O’Leary
    February 22, 2019 at 8:09 am

    What a beautiful cookbook! My comfort food is home-made chicken pot pie. I love to listen to anything by Ottmar Liebert when I’m cooking. Just the right beat for measuring, stirring, cleaning up afterwards!

  33. Debbie
    February 22, 2019 at 8:12 am

    I love soup & cornbread! Make minestrone or taco soup! So comforting

  34. February 22, 2019 at 8:15 am

    My favorite comfort food is thick chicken and dumplings ❤️

  35. Lisa Powell
    February 22, 2019 at 8:17 am

    My comfort food is pasta! All forms. My mom is Italian and I lost her to cancer three years ago😢. She would always say, never buy sauce in a jar or can, it’s so easy to make yourself! I miss her voice but when I’m cooking Italian dishes, I can hear her voice saying remember you can add but you can’t take away. For instance, salt of course, but when I make Wedding Soup, it’s the Pastina. Too much can make it thick.

    My playlist has to include ABBA. Dancing Queen was a song that my mom and I would listen too when cleaning house. So it takes me back to that memory.

    Some other songs I fancy….Midnight Rider-Gregg Allman, Roll Me Away and Turn The Page-Bob Seger. At Christmas, Martina’s cd is the only one I love to hear. Such a beautiful soul and voice! I have several that are part of past memories, but still play a roll in my present and future. Music will help you through the journey of life!!

  36. Sandra Barnhart
    February 22, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Lately my comfort food this swinger has been chicken and rice casserole with broccoli!!

  37. Sherry Darlington
    February 22, 2019 at 8:27 am

    My go to comfort food has to be Chicken Stroganoff…not because it’s my favorite but because it’s my husband’s favorite. He’s not a foodie so when he asks…I try to deliver. My top playlist song has to be Justin Timberlake singing Hallelujah . Chills!
    Thank you.

  38. February 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

    i wait for mango season all year just to have my mom’s spicy ripe mango coconut curry and eat little of anything else whole season..i drink bowlfuls of just curry!!!
    and 1 song for me is November Rain..

  39. Kaye
    February 22, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for sharing this lovely book. Just when I’m trying to let go of some cookbooks, here’s one I need to add! Favorite comfort food—pasta! Spaghetti bolognese (one my husband makes) is the best!

  40. Mary Szawara
    February 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

    This would be a great addition to my cookbook collection! My favorite comfort food is pot roast with mashed potatoes!

  41. February 22, 2019 at 8:35 am

    What a fun book, and the recipes you mentioned have me drooling! I would have to say my comfort food is peanut butter, no wait…maybe it’s bacon….but of course chocolate makes everything better! Luckily I’ve been craving salad lately! I love how she incorporated her love of music and her kitchen memories in the book to make it really special. Thanks Mary,
    Jenna

  42. Nancy Harding
    February 22, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I love Martina McBride and I love that Heavenly Day by Patti Griffin is on her playlist – mine too!!

  43. February 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! As far as comfort food it would definitely have to be turkey chili and Fleetwood Mac is always on my Playlist, my favorite being Sara and Dreams.

  44. February 22, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I’ve watched Martina cook on her show, and her recipes and style are wonderful. This is such a great giveaway, Mary!!! My favorite comfort food is chicken and dumplings. Thank you for offering this fabulous giveaway. Happy weekend to you! 😘

  45. Robyn
    February 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I am a huge Martina fan! Her Timeless album is one of my favs! Now that’s a great kitchen playlist!! Comfort food for me is a huge plate of homemade chicken and dumplings….my grandma used to add English peas and they were extra yummy! All 12 of her children could cook just like her and anything my Mama cooks (she was one of the 12) is comfort to me! She still cooks Sunday lunch after church for us and she is almost 79 years young!!! We indulge in her food and in wonderful family conversation!

  46. Bonnie Morgan
    February 22, 2019 at 8:49 am

    My mother had the same little wooden plack with the Kitchen Prayer. That brought back memories.
    Martina’s new book looks wonderful with so many great recipes. You did a great job reviewing it.
    My favorite comfort food would be pot roast and I crave it particularly in the wintertime.

  47. Michelle Krawchik
    February 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Signed, sealed and delivered it has to be tomato soup and grilled cheese followed by homemade chocolate chip cookie! 🍀

  48. Deanah Greene
    February 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Pasta is my favorite go to!

  49. Deb
    February 22, 2019 at 9:09 am

    My comfort food is Polish sausage, cabbage,carrots, and potatoes all cooked on one pot with a big slab of cornbread. All made while listening to Carole King…Tapestry.

  50. Betty Savage
    February 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

    One favorite comfort food is chicken and pastry! Another, country-style steak with rice.

  51. Jo-Ann
    February 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Chicken noodle soup with saltine crackers

  52. Jan Fusco
    February 22, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Her cookbook looks wonderful! My go to comfort food is good ole country cooking…country fried steak, mashed potatoes, fresh peas, fried okra, homegrown tomatoes. Yum.

  53. Maureen
    February 22, 2019 at 9:29 am

    What I crave when needing comfort food is chicken wild rice soup or mac & cheese with Canadian bacon.

  54. Angela
    February 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Thank you for offering this great giveaway! My favorite comfort food is homemade mac and cheese followed closely by cheesecake with my favorite coffee. My playlist has to include “Sunshine On My Shoulders” by John Denver and anything by George Strait. :)

  55. Stacey
    February 22, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Love Martina as an entertainer…great to see her in the kitchen with her favorite recipes too! My favorite is chicken & noodles in the crockpot for comfort food! Would love her cookbook in my kitchen, as dancing in the kitchen has always been my mother’s motto, for the kitchen is filled with food, fun, & love!

  56. Tricia Miller
    February 22, 2019 at 9:36 am

    My favorite comfort foods include baked potato soup, broccoli cheese soup, and manicotti. I like lots of music but any girl power song is good. Martina has several- A Broken Wing and Independence Day are some of my favorites of hers although they are sad songs also.

  57. Gloria Schroeder
    February 22, 2019 at 9:36 am

    On a recent cold Michigan day I made chicken and dumplings. As my husband and I were eating dinner I commented that this is the ultimate comfort food! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this new cookbook. It looks like a winner!

  58. February 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Macaroni and cheese is my favorite comfort food.

  59. Pam
    February 22, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I recently came across her cooking show on the Food Network and thought her recipes looked delicious. Spaghetti is always a quick and favorite comfort food, but lately I’ve been devouring homemade pimento cheese.

  60. Susan
    February 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for sharing excerpts from what looks like a great cookbook! Love Martina’s play list as well. My favorite tune for a ride include: I’m No Angel-Greg Allman Band, Rolling in the Deep-Adele. Feelin’ Again-John Hiatt. Goin’ Up The Country-Canned Heat. To name a few. Favorite comfort food-Lasagna,lasagna, and more lasagna.

  61. Helen Olander-Frank
    February 22, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Macaroni & Cheese, updated now to include Lobster…delicious!

  62. Dee Pruitt
    February 22, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Cookbook looks amazing, love cookbooks. Also, I just love the cutting board prayer. My comfort food would be meatloaf and scalloped potatoes, yummy. Thank you love your blog so much.

  63. Vicki
    February 22, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Looks like a great new cookbook.My comfort food is to make a big batch of cinnamon rolls .Good luck everyone !

  64. Linda 🐝
    February 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

    This cookbook looks awesome! I would love to try Martina’s recipes. Chicken and dumplings is one of my favorite comfort foods. Thanks for your introduction to this new cook.

  65. Anne
    February 22, 2019 at 9:57 am

    My comfort foods are Mac and cheese and oatmeal with butter and maple syrup. Where did you find such cute puppies Mary. I need to get one?

  66. Barbara
    February 22, 2019 at 9:57 am

    My go to comfort food is anything pasta-spaghetti, linguini alfredo, or pasta with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes with cream sauce. Yum! All while playing Patsy Kline songs on fav list.

  67. Trish Helms
    February 22, 2019 at 9:58 am

    What a great give away! And wonderful looking cookbook! There are so many comfort foods to turn to,so to list just one is so difficult. Pizza, Mac and Cheese, chocolate! Love Martina’s voice!

  68. Court
    February 22, 2019 at 10:03 am

    My favorite go to recipes right now are soups of any kind to warm up on these cold, rainy winter days. A warm bowl to cozy up with, a Bob Dylan or Lumineers album on the record player, along with some tea lights glowing, have helped me savor these dark winter days. A new cookbook, especially adorable Martina’s, would be a great addition to coast through these last few weeks of winter.

  69. Mary Anne McWhirter
    February 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Kind of like Bubbba Gump’s shrimp……fried, boiled…etc….My comfort food is chicken…friend chicken, grilled chicken, chicken noodle soup, chicken spaghetti…chicken in a lemon cream sauce…cajun chicken…the list goes on a hundred different ways and what better to get you motivated while having fun in the kitchen than Chicken Fried by Zac Brown!

    Thanks for featuring this wonderful cookbook by an amazing artist! Wishing, hoping and praying!

  70. June
    February 22, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Spaghetti with meatballs! I could eat it everyday. This is a beautiful cookbook. Thank you for the opportunity.

  71. Sheran
    February 22, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for offering a give away. The best comfort food for me is a summer hamburger with home grown tomatoes, fresh lettuce, with avocado. And for music, Amen by Jon Bon Jovi…any of his music is great for the kitchen!

  72. anne
    February 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I love Martina’s (with Jim Brickman) “My Valentine.” So pretty! Her recipes look fabulous. My favorite go to comfort food is just an old fashioned roast beef dinner cooked with celery, onions and carrots with mashed potatoes and gravy.
    My playlist varies during the year. Nothing better to get fired up in the kitchen with some good soul music…James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, The Temptations. “My Girl” is always a hit! When I’m in a Disco mood (which is often) the Bee Gees satisfies that craving. Michael Jackson is always good for dancing in socks on the hardwood floor!! Also, some good ol’ Carolina shagging music….The Tams, The Showmen, Chairman of the Board, etc. Starting around Thanksgiving I have to have Dean Martin CD’s on. Love me some Dino during the holidays!

  73. February 22, 2019 at 10:21 am

    My favorite comfort food is pasta with homemade pesto, and I love the song Never Been Gone by Carly Simon. Martina’s cookbook looks amazing. Thank you for the chance to win it!

  74. Cindy R
    February 22, 2019 at 10:22 am

    What a beautiful cookbook!!! Meatloaf (making two today) is my comfort food. I use my Mom’s recipe. Motown is my kitchen music choice!

  75. Annette R Taylor
    February 22, 2019 at 10:24 am

    My go to comfort food is my mom’s recipe for Brunswick Stew. And I love to eat it while listening to Aretha Franklin belting out RESPECT.

  76. Patti
    February 22, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Hi Mary! First I have to say you did Martina proud with your review of her new cookbook. The photographs and your choices of highlighted recipes make me want the book and try all the recipes. One of my favorite comfort foods is Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with a side of Potato Salad. It makes this Cajun girl happy! Thanks for this opportunity! Good luck everybody!
    (but I really hope I win)

  77. tburton
    February 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

    My favorite comfort food is macaroni and cheese! Chicken pot pie comes in a close second. I saw Martina McBride’s cooking show a few months ago, and it was great! She made that County Fair Orange Cake and it looked SO good. I would love to win her cookbook. Thank you for the chance to win, Mary. Tina

    PS My favorite thing to do is crank up the Christmas music (in November, December, and even January) and cook! I especially love my Michael Buble Christmas CD.

  78. Bonnie
    February 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    My favorite comfort food is French Onion Noodle casserole and favorite tune is “In My Life” I love you more by the Beatles!!

  79. Linda Rubin
    February 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

    I guess my comfort food, especially in the gloomy winter, would be meatloaf with mashed potatoes. I would enjoy Martina’s cookbook very much. Thanks for a chance to win

  80. February 22, 2019 at 10:40 am

    An absolutely mouthwatering book! When my comfort level drops, a bowl of hot (real) grits with cheese will lift me up. To make it soar, the cheese is an aged goat cheddar.

  81. February 22, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Wow! What a great cookbook and I know I would me over joyed to win and share these delicious recipes with my family. My go-to ocomfort food is enchiladas and favorite song is “Just a small town girl 👧 💕…Journey. Thank you for sharing Martina’s new cookbook 💗 so in love with the cooking playlist.

  82. Kathy
    February 22, 2019 at 10:44 am

    My comfort food is pasta with red sauce. My brother makes a killer Bolognese sauce in a large batch and freezes it for quick meals. I think our Italian grandmother would have appreciated it. Knowing how much I love his sauce and that I don’t make it because my husband is allergic to tomatoes, he always shares a few pints with me. Extra comfort for me because it has been shared by a much loved brother. Any rocking music works, unless I am working on perfecting a French pastry technique, then only silence will do. I love your blog. When I search for recipes, I often use your blog as a resource-thank you for providing such a variety of recipes.

  83. February 22, 2019 at 10:44 am

    My “go to” comfort food is a hamburger-rice hot dish my mom used to make.

  84. Debbie Wilson
    February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Love this cookbook and the pictures are so tempting – makes you want to jump in and gobble all of it up! I love Martina – saw her in Knoxville TN and it was a wonderful concert. My comfort food is good old soup beans and cornbread! Thanks for sharing this beautiful cookbook. Love the kitchen prayer too!!!

  85. Brenda Barnett
    February 22, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Mother’s biscuits. She mixed them up, rolled them into patties by hand, and placed them in a cast iron skillet, then she spooned melted shortening over the tops. They came out of the oven about two inches thick with a crunchy crust and smooth as velvet interior—they never crumbled. Sliced open with gravy on top, served with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, and sweet iced tea. (I’m pretty sure my husband married me for my mother’s biscuits.) When I’m feeling nostalgic: Patsy Cline, George Jones, Hank Williams, Sr., and Johnny Cash.

  86. Karenann S.
    February 22, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! My go-to comfort food is baked ziti. Growing up in an Italian family, we always ate pasta and tons of it. I always look for pasta whenever i think comfort food!

  87. Betsy
    February 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

    A great cookbook always has a mix of foods coupled with beautiful photographs and the chef’s playlist! And what a wide ranging list she provides! My family’s go-to comfort is Mac-n-cheese, but it has to be from Poole’ s in Raleigh, N.C.! I’d love to make Martina’ s version and compare. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful cookbook!

  88. Rebecca Meyer
    February 22, 2019 at 11:14 am

    My mom had that same kitchen prayer in her kitchen! I don’t know what happened to it but it was so nice to see it again. Love Martina’s music and didn’t know she was such a passionate cook. Thanks for sharing!

  89. Karen
    February 22, 2019 at 11:20 am

    That cookbook makes me want to cook. My favorite comfort food would be red beans and cornbread. It was such a treat growing up. I had friends that thought I was crazy. Their mom made it often so it wasn’t special to them.

  90. April
    February 22, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Looks like a great book. Gotta love the mac-n-cheese :) Love the prayer as well.

  91. bamacarol
    February 22, 2019 at 11:34 am

    My comfort food would probably be my mom’s homemade chicken pot pie. I love that she does it all from scratch and even does a decoration on the crust! And I make a mean vegetable beef soup that is hearty and tasty and hits the spot during the winter months. Love it with jalapeno cornbread!

  92. S C Williams
    February 22, 2019 at 11:46 am

    My favorite comfort food is anything chocolate! My playlist always includes Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton. Clara

  93. February 22, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Everything looks wonderfully yummy. Can’t wait to try them.

  94. Gail Hebard
    February 22, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Anything with gravy!! Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes or a rump roast with brown gravy. That spells comfort to me.

  95. Patricia Tannen
    February 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    We Can not have a Thanksgiving dinner without my Grandma’s Chicken and Noodles. My Grand kids always ask me if I am going to make them. Love Martina too.

  96. Lisa C
    February 22, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite comfort food is Swiss steak. I pound the flour into the meat using the edge of a saucer, just like I watched my great grandma Dee Dee do it when I was a little girl. I have a perfectly fine modern tool for such things, but this is a sacred family tradition and the memories are as much comfort as the finished meal. As for music, I think that Queen’s “Somebody to Love” is fun, enjoyed with a cocktail while I cook. Dee Dee would not approve of this last part, so I hope she’s happy enough about the Swiss steak. ;-)
    Oh yes, I love Martina’s kitchen prayer, and the book sounds wonderful!

  97. Ellen Colitti
    February 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    What a terrific Giveaway, So many wonderful recipes! Been cold and snowy where is excited about some new soup recipes but am anxious for Spring and having a Brunch with friends on the weekend, including the Grapefruit Mimosa. I spent a lot of time in Kansas as that is where my Grandparents were from and Great-Grandparents called home, so I confident some of these recipes are going to spark some fond memories

  98. Sue
    February 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    All the recipes you reviewed sound delicious! I have many comfort foods but this rainy, dreary weather we are having makes me think of grilled cheese sandwiches with warm, gooey cheese between some awesome bread!

  99. Allison Ayo
    February 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Homemade mashed potatoes are my favorite!!

  100. February 22, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I just love the sweet kitchen prayer and that it was passed down from Martina’s grandma. My comfort foods are soups of any kind! Love nutritious one pot meals especially, this time of year.

  101. February 22, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, I loved reading all the comments about everyone’s favorite comfort foods and songs. Now I am so hungry and have a whole new playlist of music to pass the time on this cold, snowy day! I don’t know if I have one single comfort food, but biscuits are love. What I mean by that is that they aren’t just food. When I eat them I have a distinct feeling of love because my mom used to make them for me when I was little. So that is what they are: love!

  102. February 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Yes, yes, yes! Oh YES! Thank you so much for you wonderful blog and this AMAZING giveaway!!!! Have a great day!

  103. Sharron
    February 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I’d love to have the wonderful kitchen prayer. Marina’s cookbook and playlist looks like a Must Have. My favorite go to comfort food is grilled cheese with pears or apples and chutney and my soup made with roasted butternut squash, honey and five spice . MM, so good.

  104. Teresa E.
    February 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    My favorite comfort food is my mom’s chicken pot pie!

  105. Kathleen Allers
    February 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    My go-to comfort food is air-popped popcorn with butter and salt along with a coke.

  106. Barbara Norton
    February 22, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    My go to comfort food is meatloaf and mashed potatoes! While listening to the Beatles!

  107. Cheryl King
    February 22, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Anything chocolate is comfort to me! Wishing you a weekend of sunshine- nothing but rain here in Arkansas.

  108. Leslie
    February 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    What a beautiful book . . . and thank you for this give-away. My favorite comfort foods would be mac ‘n cheese or creamy chicken & rice soup. I love your blog — beautiful photos and gorgeous gardening themes. My heart is heavy this month as I had to release my 12-year old “Jack,” Standard Poodle. He was a wonderful companion and made me laugh a lot with mischievous antics. I certainly was with you in spirit last year when you lost Chloe . . . thanks for carrying on with the new puppy. I’m going to do the same. And thank you so much for all the beauty and joy you bring into our lives through your writing & photography.

    • February 22, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Leslie, I feel your pain and am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Jack. I hope your memories bring you comfort. ♥ 🐾

  109. Loryl Fisher
    February 22, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    My favorite all time comfort food is my Mom’s white spaghetti. She made it during my childhood and beyond. And everyone that knew her included their memories of it in their eulogy at her memorial service. I love Martina’s singing and know that this cookbook would be a welcome addition to our kitchen library. I saw her prepare selections from it on the Food network. YUM!

  110. kathy waterhouse
    February 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    This cookbook is BEAUTIFUL! I love to make fresh Apple Cake too, while dancin’ to “Brown Eyed Girl”!

  111. mary sampson
    February 22, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    My favorite comfort food for family and friends is a turkey with all the fixings, my dressing especially is well received and mashed potatoes tooooo…I love Martina and her songs and how she lives her life as a wife and mother..she is downhome in my book, her playlist is wonderful. Thank you for your wonderful blog and this contest, happy weekend and end of a short month sweethearts month and short as can be…ciaoX()()()()XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  112. Kristin
    February 22, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I love homemade chicken noodle soup and baking to Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers! THE BEST!

  113. Liz
    February 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    My comfort food is soup – Italian wedding, vegetable beef, potato, etc. – no matter the season. Playlist songs vary depending on the season – Nat King Cole and Charlie Brown for Christmas, KC & the Sunshine Band and other 70s dance tunes in the summer, Beach Music anytime!

  114. February 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Some songs on my playlist are: Time Spent in Los Angeles (Dawes), Home (Phillip Phillips); I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones), and Some Nights (fun).
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  115. Michele M. (Finch Rest)
    February 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I left drool marks all over my keyboard – those foodie pics are great – she’s awesome – thank you! I would love an opportunity to win this wonderful recipe book!

    My favorite comfort food is chicken noodle soup made with bone broth and extra thick homemade noodles……and my favorite playlist is usually on my phone Pandora under “relaxing Classical.” For cleaning it is always 80s dance music.

    Thanks again! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

  116. Martha Franks
    February 22, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Good old mac and cheese! Can’t beat it! Love Martina and would really enjoy her cookbook!

  117. Pamela
    February 22, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Chicken and dumplings. I absolutely love Martina McBride. I’m a huge fan from back in day!

  118. Ann
    February 23, 2019 at 12:18 am

    My comfort food particularly this time of year is home made chicken noodle soup with saltine crackers.
    The whole process of making the soup and the wonderful smell of the kitchen while the soup is simmering is so cozy.
    Love love your blog. I enjoy everything from the recipes, gardening and the puppies.

  119. Jemney
    February 23, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Avocado toast with Kerrigold butter and lemon pepper

  120. Heather S
    February 23, 2019 at 1:34 am

    My grandmothers autumn chowder! :)

  121. Karen
    February 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    These recipes look SO good! Love the little kitchen prayer and her playlist. One of my favorite comfort foods would have to be a hearty beef stew.

  122. Alex Hajdu
    February 23, 2019 at 8:34 am

    My favorite comfort foods are my mother’s baked chicken with mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies and topped off with her Sunny Silver Pie (Lemon Chiffon)! We had it often when family visited and it reminds me of happy times in the kitchen sharing love and laughter. We often sang while we worked. Now I like to listen to seasonal music, such as Christmas songs, or Irish music as we march into spring and St. Patrick’s Day, or anything that is lively! I enjoy making your recipes, great directions and pictures! Thanks!

  123. Pat
    February 23, 2019 at 9:30 am

    One of my comfort foods especially when I am not feeling well is tapioca pudding. This cookbook along w/ the Southern Living one you gave away last time are on my shopping list. Thank you, Mary, for all your inspirational posts.

  124. February 23, 2019 at 11:03 am

    My go to is mac and cheese! YUM!

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  125. Sherry
    February 23, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I love Chicken Pot Pie for true comfort food on a cold, dreary, rainy day. I have always loved Martina’s music. Who wouldn’t love her cookbook?!

  126. February 23, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Hi Mary, I’m late commenting but love the look of these delicious recipes and Martina’s kitchen prayer! Our comfort food of late is Pasta Carbonara…warm and so satisfying. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this cookbook. I can always count on to send yummy recipes my way!

  127. February 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Awwww, I was so disappointed to get to the end of the email and find it’s open to US residents only.
    It looks like a beautiful book and I was thrilled with the chance to win it.
    It really sucks when you see open to US only. Sorry your site is not the only one to do this and consequently I am trying to follow more Canadian bloggers. Having said that I love what you do.

  128. Cindy Felkel
    February 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    It is so inspiring (and comforting!) reading about everyone’s favorite comfort food. By far, my favorite comfort food is my grandmother’s pot roast recipe. I make it in her ancient cast iron Dutch oven which she passed down to me. My ‘grandma’ was a wonderful real life cook who still cooked her own meals well into her late 90s. She lived to be 101! The decades of love and delicious meals she prepared are sealed in the walls of that old Dutch oven. It creates the most delicious flavor to the pot roast and brings wonderful memories of family and food and life.
    I LOVE Martina McBride’s music and her recording of Oh Holy Night is my absolute favorite. Her cookbook looks wonderful and amazing. I adore the kitchen prayer and can’t wait to try her recipes. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  129. Carole Klopschinski
    February 23, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    My favorite comfort food is any homemade soup! Always yummy and satisfying . Thanks for showing us this new cookbook. It is going on my wish list….hoping I win a copy too!!

  130. Virginia
    February 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    What a wonderful give away. I love to cook and spend time in my kitchen. Umm, my favorite comfort food would be my Mother’s recipe for spaghetti with meat sauce. It is 😋. My favorite song has to be “Fallen” by Lauren Wood. It was featured in the movie Pretty Woman. After seeing the movie I ran right out and bought the cd. Thanks to my sweet daughter I have music anywhere in the house I go. She gave me a Wonderboom small compact Bluetooth speaker therefore it is always in the kitchen with me when preparing a meal. Thanks for giving us another opportunity at another terrific recipe book.

  131. Sue Farmer
    February 23, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    My go to comfort food is homemade Mac and cheese!!! My favorite.

  132. Amy K
    February 23, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    What I crave when needing comfort food is really any kind of soup. Vegetable, tortilla, split pea. Any of them make me happy!

  133. February 23, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Looks like a beautiful book! My comfort food is a hearty soup.
    Mary, I just read that today, Feb. 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day. First I’ve heard of it, but I think there must be a day for everything. Put it on your calendar for next year. 😍

    • February 24, 2019 at 5:48 am

      Thank you Sarah, I will. I hope Sadie got hers! 🐾🐾

      • February 24, 2019 at 6:39 pm

        There seems to be a steady stream of doggie treats for Sadie. You know the routine!

  134. February 23, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    I crave.matzoh ball soup

  135. gloryj
    February 24, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Whenever I am sick or just fighting something off, my comfort food is Cream of Mushroom soup and saltines. Now I find out that is my daughter’s go to as well.
    I must say though, it’s almost two in the a.m. and I am fighting the urge to check out the fridge. Martina’s recipes are definitely drool worthy and truly made me hungry. :)

  136. Peggy
    February 24, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Chili and cornbread is the craving when I need that cozy feeling for that Cloudy, Windy, Rainy or Snow Day!! And that is exactly what I am going to whip up today for dinner. High winds coming in for hours, rain and snow mix throughout the next 24 hours!! Hoping electric doesn’t go out!! I think when we all come together around the table this evening we will feel that cozy warmth set before us! Martina’s Cookbook looks lovely and inviting. Thanks for sharing and again for a great giveaway!

  137. February 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Beautiful cookbook! My comfort food would be homemade bread. Love the smell and the taste with butter and homemade jam on! Reminds me of simplier times and of my Grandma and to slow down and enjoy food!

  138. Denise R
    February 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    What a lovely cookbook. My favorite comfort food is simply mashed potatoes.

  139. Doris J. Nollman
    February 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Yuuuuum! Just the pictures of the dishes in Martina’s cookbook makes my mouth water! Beef stew with a loaf of home made bread are our favs.

  140. February 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I have two… My Mac and Cheese and My Chicken and Noodles using Reames Frozen Noodles.

    Hmmm… my song can rev anyone up when cooking…
    It’s by the B-52’s…
    LOVE SHACK…

    I stir the noodles while dancing away! 😊

  141. February 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Oh and thank you so much for the Give Away… She is a favorite of mine.

  142. Peggy Parsons
    February 24, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for your cookbook review – great job and this looks like an amazing cookbook!!! My favorite food craving is ham corn chowder.

  143. Renee Grandinetti
    February 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    My go to comfort food is mashed potatoes and gravy.

  144. Jeanne Hawkins
    February 24, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    My go to comfort food is smoked sausage, red potatoes, and green beans cooked together known as Hoosier Stew. Everything is better when Bob Seger is on the playlist!

  145. Joan Riker
    February 25, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Favorite comfort food is beef stew with lots of vegetables and crusty French bread toasted with butter and some garlic. Makes winter worthwhile !!
    Thank you Mary!!

  146. Linda Cunningham
    February 25, 2019 at 1:37 am

    A beautiful yummy book! If I don’t win the give away, I will purchase it. Some of my favorite music artists- “America” by Ray Charles; “Unchained Melody” by Floyd Crammer; “I’ll Always Love you” by Whitney Houston; “Jesus Loves Me” by Aaron Neville.

  147. Mary
    February 25, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    This book looks amazing! I would be so honored to win a copy. My favorite comfort food is roast and mashed potatoes. I grew up on a farm so that reminds me of home and my wonderful mother’s cooking. Thank you for the chance to win!! One song I love to listen to anytime is “Country Roads” by John Denver.

  148. Kim
    February 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I have enjoyed Martina’s show on the Food Network. In fact, I liked her fall kitchen so much that I took a picture of the tv screen to remember it by. I can imagine it would be a real treat to look through the photos and try the recipes in this cookbook. The kitchen verse on the cutting board is so sweet.
    When it comes to comfort food I’d have to say it is my mom’s recipe for Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. Although we are not Hungarian, we had a neighbor who was. My mom got the recipe from her and it became our family favorite. Mom is no longer with us, but every time I make it I am right back at her table sharing the special family moments.

  149. February 25, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    My comfort food growing up was spaghetti with meat sauce. As an adult, I would say chicken piccata or spaghetti with clam sauce. Too many choices.
    I love the kitchen prayer.

  150. Beatrice
    February 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, that’s easy…paccheri ripieni con salsiccia e funghi, a tubular pasta stuffed with a spicy Italian pork sausage, mushroom, and leek mixture with ricotta. Pack the tubes on end and stuff them, strew with mozzarella, smother in bechamel, and top with a Parmesan crust. Sin on a plate.

  151. Pat Marra-Grace
    February 26, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful book Martina, My favorite thing I do is cooking, My husband always jokes with me about this. I cook on Sundays for the week as I work a couple of double shifts. I always have Italian kitchen songs playing. My favorite go to food is a pot of sauce (tomato) and a batch of soup. The soup I change each week depending on the vegetable that is selling in my area.

  152. meghan
    February 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Love chili!

  153. Jan McF
    February 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Mac ‘n Cheese is my most favorite comfort food!
    The recipes and photos of the cookbook made my mouth water!
    Time to get some dinner! Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  154. Annetta Francis
    February 27, 2019 at 7:34 am

    My comfort food is breakfast. But not just any breakfast. Biscuits and sausage gravy, fried potatoes and onions and fried eggs. I don’t have it very often though,

  155. Charlotte Ann Gibson
    February 27, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Beautiful cookbook. My favorite comfort food is Homemade Vegetable soup with a side of Cornbread. Yummy on a cold winter day.

  156. Sara
    February 27, 2019 at 7:55 am

    When I think comfort food I am reminded of my days as a working mom when it was cold and wet and I was tired after working all day. I would stop on the way home from work and pick up fried chicken, mashed potatoes and biscuits and gravy, things we didn’t eat on a regular basis but that reminded me of my mother’s country kitchen when I was little. They fed my soul.

  157. Marsha Kemper
    February 27, 2019 at 8:44 am

    My favorite comfort food is Spaghetti. Love me some good “sketti” ! Don’t listen to music much, but that may change- already browsing spotify to find my own favorite cooking playlist.

  158. February 27, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Everything looks yummy! Personally, Mac and cheese is my favorite comfort food.

  159. Linda 🐝
    February 27, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Wow! Lots of interest in your fantastic giveaway! All the pictures are inspiring! And look so delicious! I can’t wait to try the smoked Gouda pimiento cheese recipe! Thanks!

  160. February 27, 2019 at 10:18 am

    My favorite go to comfort food is Tuna Noodle Casserole…I am going to have to jazz it up a bit next time with some homemade pimiento cheese! Love Martina McBride to by the way!

  161. Sharon Morton Polzin
    February 27, 2019 at 11:30 am

    My favorite comfort food is red beans and rice with garlic bread!!! And lemon cake! Martina McBride’s cook book is heavenly….would love to win this cookbook!

  162. Susan
    February 27, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Go to comfort food is hands down Chicken Pot Pie 💕

  163. Judy
    February 27, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks Mary, what a wonderful cookbook by Martina! She has such a beautiful voice. I love to make from scratch soups..build big salads with spinach,kale, lots of berries mandarin oranges,with grilled salmon on top and a raspberry vinaigrette… but most of all for pure comfort food I love to bake a chocolate cinnamon fudge cake! And almost always Rod Stewart is singing “As time goes by” and many of the old standards that he sings and my husband and I love!

  164. A.B.
    February 27, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    My comfort food is breakfast!! Bacon or sausage with fried eggs and hashbrowns, or fried potatoes, and biscuits and gravy!! I love bluegrass music and cooking outside, especially over a campfire.

  165. Linda L Hovgaard
    February 27, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Gotta go with Tuna Noodle Casserole but a good Meatloaf is not far behind. I also make a Nacho Skillet casserole that is topped with Nacho Cheese Doritos and Tillamook Cheddar Cheese that is very comforting. I listen to all kinds of music while I’m cooking. Who wouldn’t want to rock out to Martina McBride’s Independence Day while making your way around the kitchen. Yummmm! – the cookbook looks divine. I would love to add it to my collection and throw a dinner party in Martina’s honor.

  166. Brenda McCrary
    February 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    My go-to comfort food is biscuits and gravy. My ‘granny’ used to make it for me when I would visit from out of state. I love to walk to Danger Zone from the Top Gun soundtrack. Showing my age but I love the entire soundtrack to Bat Out of Hell.

  167. Donna C
    February 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing Martina’s cookbook. Who knew! My go-to comfort food is tomato basil soup and a grilled cheese!

  168. Rebecca Reavis
    February 27, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    So many foods i love! I will have to say an egg sandwich always fits the bill.

  169. Ellen Martin
    February 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    My favorite comfort food is best made in the summer when vegetables are fresh. We call it gumbo, though it’s not like Cajun gumbo. I make it with fresh garden tomatoes, Silver Queen or a bi-color corn (off the cob), Vidalia onions, and sliced okra. It can be eaten over rice or as a thick soup. Would love a copy of Martina’s cookbook, and can’t wait to try the pimento cheese.

  170. Melinda D Randall
    February 27, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I would have to say my favorite comfort food is whatever I just cooked!! Lol
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures!!

  171. Tina W
    February 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

    My go-to comfort food is meatloaf and mashed potatoes. But it’s never as good as my mom’s.

  172. Eleanor Holguin Stoffo
    February 28, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The cookbook looks DELISH! You always have awe-inspiring food and decor in your posts! My favorite comfort food is homemade pizza 🍕 I make the dough in my bread machine. , and favorite playlist song is Moondance by Van Morrison

  173. Marie
    February 28, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    My comfort food is home made chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes.

  174. Annette Garzone
    March 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    My favorite comfort food is homemade vegetable soup and cornbread .
    On my playlist would be , Martina of course
    ” In my Daughter’s Eyes”
    Patty Lovelace- Miranda Lambert

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