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