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2 Cookbook Giveaways That Will Inspire You To Be A Better Cook

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 2 Cookbook Giveaways That Will Inspire You To Be A Better Cook

If you love cooking then you are going to be so excited about our 2 cookbook giveaways! Not only are the recipes incredible but they will help you to become a better cook too!

One winner will win a copy of The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering (Oxmoor House) and Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life (Oxmoor House). So, be sure to enter now! You’ll find the entry form at the bottom of the article. 

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Let me tell you a little bit about these two cookbooks and how much I’ve enjoyed them, and in the process, becoming a better cook too! Oh! Don’t forget to check out all of our recipes while you are here too! 

The first book I want to share with you is called Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Lifeand it’s written by the icon and legend country music icon Martina McBride! I immediately felt such a deep connection to her because she said, cooking and singing aren’t all that different and when she makes something delicious, she wants to share it, which is a lot like sharing her music with an audience.

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I connected deeply with her mission statement as one of Sassy Townhouse’s Living reason for being is we love sharing the best of everything we know and love with you all too! 

About the Author: Martina McBride

When she’s not on stage or in the studio, Martina is most likely experimenting in the kitchen and cooking with family and friends. She grew 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.

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Martins has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. When she isn’t in the studio, she focuses her time on charitable causes dear to her heart. Through her Teem Music Is Love charity initiative, Martina partners with nonprofit causes to help many of the towns she’s performing in.

Martina also invites fans to join her team in making the world a better place through the power of music. Since 2011, Team Music Is Love has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need. She was also recently awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence.

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In this beautifully photographed cookbook Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, readers will find more than 100 simple and satisfying recipes filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients and down-home flavor. Martina also shows us how to make cooking fun with creative “ad-lib” tips for recipe riffs too! I love how the images of all the delicious recipes inspire me to recreate and feast in the wonderfully crafted recipes! 

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Whip up Martina’s family favorites like her mother-in-law Flavia’s Deviled Eggs, husband John’s Bacon-Wrapped Olives, or her go-to Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Sauce and Slaw. Plan a weekend brunch menu, serving Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble and Blackberry-Maple Syrup and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole with Tomato Gravy.

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Toast friends at happy hour with her Blackberry-Lemon Gin & Tonic while enjoying Grilled Sweet Peppers with Goat Cheese and Herbs, and an absolutely scrumptious recipe for Chicken Panini with Southwestern Pesto! You’ll find your own invitation to step inside Martina’s kitchen and sample more than 150 of her favorite dishes, whether the recipes were passed down from relatives or tested to perfection by Martina herself!

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And when it’s time to celebrate with family and indulge in dessert, try Martina’s Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce or No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies. Wouldn’t you love to win a copy, so you can become a better cook too? 

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Our second cookbook giveaway is called The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering by Elizabeth Heiskell. She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, an agricultural area bordered by the Mississippi River where food and fun go hand in hand. With her passion for food, fun, and adventure, Elizabeth started her culinary journey with courses at the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York.

As Lead Culinary Instructor at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood, world headquarters of the Viking Range Corporation, she has represented Viking on exclusive SilverSea cruises through Spain, Portugal, Hawaii, and has made multiple television and public appearances. 

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The recipes in this cookbook are heavenly and so inspiring. Not only are they perfect for gatherings but also ideal for everyday cooking too.

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When I first got this cookbook, I sat for over an hour flipping through the pages in awe of the incredible recipes and images. I couldn’t wait to run to the kitchen and start planning which to try first. The Southern Living Party Cookbook is an entertaining handbook loaded with lifestyle tips and hilarious Heiskell stories, along with lush photography to help you get the look from table setting to plated dish.

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The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering is divided by occasion – offering a fresh lineup of menus and ideas from Oxford, Mississippi’s go-to caterer for every celebratory scenario life serves up. 

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In The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering (Oxmoor House, October 23, 2018, $35), Heiskell, a best-selling author, and a TODAY show food contributor, puts her one-of-a-kind touch on updating the top-selling Southern Living cookbook of all time, 1972’s Southern Living Party Cookbook.

Cookbook Giveaways Better CookDivided by occasion, this modern-day reinterpretation of the Southern Living classic offers a fresh lineup of party ideas, including Bridal Tea, Garden Club Luncheon, Summer Nights, Cocktails and Canapés, Tailgate, Picnic on the Lawn, Fall Dinner, and 24 more gatherings you’ll want to host.

With delicious dishes from the original book, popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living magazine, and sure-to-become classics from Elizabeth’s own treasured recipe box, The Southern Living Party Cookbook has menus for any occasion, whether it took weeks to plan or came together at the last minute. You’ll enjoy appetizers, mains, drinks, and desserts, such as:

  • Petite Cinnamon Rolls (page 35)
  • Chocolate Mousse in Pastry Tart Shells (page 70)
  • Frozen Watermelon Mojito (page 96)
  • Wonder Wings with Cider Vinegar-Brown Butter-Honey Drizzle (page loo)
  • Pimiento Cheese Rolls (page 109) Seven-Layer Cookies (page 156)
  • Roast Leg of Lamb (page 183) Cranberry-Strawberry Salad (page 196)
  • Chewy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches (page 225)
  • Cucumber-Lime Summer Beer (page 260)
  • Grilled Romaine with Charred Lemon-Feta Vinaigrette (page 264)
  • Old-Fashioned Roasted Turkey (page 314) Beef Fondue (page 328)
  • Bananas Foster (page 359)
  • And much more!

Elizabeth’s tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience. Packed with delicious recipes from the original book like Smoked Salmon Canapes, Hot Cheese Squares, and Brandy Alexanders, the book also includes popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living as well as Elizabeth’s treasured recipe box.

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Now, let’s get this party started and begin our cookbook giveaway! It’s so easy to enter, just click, follow the criteria and win your books!

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One winner will be chosen at random by this generator. The books we are giving away are Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life and The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering. These cookbooks will ship from the publisher directly.

All entries must be completed in order to enter. The USA and 48 contiguous states only are allowed to enter, please. Contest starts March 3rd, 2019 and ends March 23rd, 2019. Please enter with your email address so the winner can be contacted.  

Good luck with your entry!


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OXMOOR HOUSE, an imprint of Meredith Special Interest Media/ Books, a division of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; meredith.com), publishes books and special edition magazines for Meredith brands, such as Southern Living, Cooking Light, REAL SIMPLE, and Food & Wine, as well as with third-party partners, including the Southeastern Conference, Ball3 Home Canning, and many others. Oxmoor House authors include James Beard Award-nominated Chef Todd Richards, TODAY food contributor Siri Daly, bestselling author Elizabeth Heiskell, and Southern food writer Matt Moore. With a diverse selection of bestselling and critically-acclaimed titles ranging from cooking and gardening to entertaining and personal health, Oxmoor House is recognized as one of the leading lifestyle publishers n the country.


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  1. I’m very excited about the cookbooks, because I enjoy trying new recipes and get my inspiration from cookbooks. For many years I would purchase the Southern Living yearly cookbooks and still use them today.

  2. Hi Annette! I’m so glad you entered! I wish you the best of luck! I love these two cookbooks so much and have been getting so inspired by the recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by and entering.

  3. Hi, Carolann !! I love your blog…It’s always the very first thing I read ! I am thrilled to have a chance to win both of these cookbooks…..I would treasure them !!
    Thank You, Vera

  4. Hi Vera! Wow, you made my day with your lovely comment! I can’t express thank you enough! You will love these cookbooks. I have been reading them daily and I’m so excited about the wonderful recipes and inspiration I’m getting from them. I TRULY wish you the best of luck with our giveaway.
    Carolann xo

  5. I am so excited about these cookbooks. They would be awesome to win. You can never have enough great cookbooks!

  6. Hi Virginia! I agree! They are two of my favorite cookbooks ever! I can’t put them down lol. There are sooooo many amazing recipes and the images are stunning and so inspiring. You are going to flip over them. I wish you good luck and hope to hear from you again soon!

  7. Carolann, thanks for that sweet reply !! YOU made my day !! I truly meant every word of my compliments about Sassy Townhouse Living ! Thank You again for the awesome chance to win those Beautiful Cookbooks !! My fingers are crossed !! V

  8. Carolann ! Such gorgeous books. I would totally love to get my hands on these because I am still in my twenties but between work and school full time alot of time I don’t feel like cooking. Here lately I have found myself more getting into it. Would love to try some of the gorgeous recipes out!

  9. Hi Starla, I’m so excited you entered! You will LOVE these cookbooks. I can’t stop drooling over the recipes and the photos too. There are so many unique recipes and so many are easy to make too. With your busy schedule, they would be perfect for you! I wish you so much good luck. Thanks again for entering and hope to see you again soon!

  10. I’m very excited to win these! My 20 something year old daughters and I love to cook and try out new recipes. My husband, youngest daughter & I will be moving soon into a new home and our oldest daughter & her husband will be moving into our current home. We will both have new kitchens to work in and it will be fun to get together for cooking/baking days.

  11. Hi Julie! I’m so happy you entered! How exciting for you! It’s so much fun cooking with your daughter I bet! I wish you the BEST of luck with the giveaway! I know you’ll love the books. Hope to see you again soon!

  12. Both of the cookbooks would be wonderful to win and add to my little collection of cookbooks. Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. I have always liked to entertain and would love to pick up recipes and new fancy ideas for my parties! Elizabeth sounds like she is a great entertainer and it would be fun to emanate her fancy style.

    Martina also cooks very well and I like her cooking style! What fun books to win!

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