I have a fun cookbook to share and give away, filled with party ideas,
recipes and beautiful inspiration for entertaining:
by Courtney Dial Whitmore
In The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook, Courtney Whitmore shares her party go-tos,
from appetizers and salads to entrees, drinks and desserts.
In addition to sharing modern twists on classics and beloved heirloom recipes from her
family’s cookbooks (not to worry, no archaic methods or hard-to-find ingredients here),
Courtney provides tips throughout to make the most of your gathering:
try embellishing a plate with edible flower petals or create mini versions of a well-known dessert.
Growing up in the South, Courtney Dial Whitmore has always loved the art of presenting
classic Southern foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz.
In addition to delicious recipes, this cookbook has a few teasers of beautiful
table inspiration that Courtney is known for on her site, Pizzazzerie.com.
Courtney’s work has been featured in Southern Living, HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens
and Martha Stewart. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter
and is expecting Baby #2 in September. She wrote this book alongside her mother,
quintessential Southern hostess, Phronsie Dial.
Food is at the heart of all celebrations in the South! There are over 75 recipes
suited for year-round entertaining with Southern charm divided into chapters:
Appetizers and Party Bites, Salads & Soups, Entrees & Main Dishes,
Vegetables & Sides, Breads, Cookies & Candies, Cakes & Desserts, Pies & Cobblers,
as well as Cocktails & Drinks.
I know I’m not alone when I say I’m looking forward to the day when we’re no longer
social distancing and can entertain and celebrate important events with friends and family again
like graduations, birthdays, weddings, and last but not least, football season. ;)
One of Courtney’s entertaining tips for elevating your favorite dessert:
Layer them in pretty glasses, like these Key Lime Trifles
or Banana Pudding, for a party-ready presentation.
There is plenty to tempt my taste buds in this cookbook,
with recipes beautifully photographed and styled.
A few bookmarked recipes:
Cozy Chicken Pot Pie
Shenandoah Valley Apple Cake
Southern Fried Chicken Cobb Salad
Mini Crab Cakes with Cajun Aioli
How about Peach Lattice Cobbler?
For a chance to win a copy of The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook,
leave a comment sharing your favorite entertaining tip or go-to party recipe.
This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S.
through midnight September 1st.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Thank you to Gibbs Smith Publisher for providing a copy of The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook.
The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook releases on September 8, 2020 and is available for pre-order.