Friday, November 21, 2014

Around The Table by Martina McBride

Around the Table cookbook coverWhen a celebrity comes out with a cookbook, you can’t help but wonder just how good it will be.

Country music megastar Martina McBride does an excellent job bringing delicious recipes and entertaining ideas together in her first book release, AROUND THE TABLE: Recipes and Inspiration for Gathers, Throughout the Year.

This delightful cookbook is chalked full of practical menu planning tidbits, appetizing recipes, and helpful advice for entertaining guests year-round. This attractive book is divided into 10 sections such as: Family Pizza Night, Mistletoe and Martins – A Holiday Open House, Spring Brunch Outdoors, Bruschetta Bash, and much more. There’s also a conversion chart, and a party log with guest book included.

There are beautiful, rich color photographs accompanying many of the recipes, as well as photos of McBride and her family enjoying numerous gatherings. McBride also includes a playlist for each of the gatherings, as well as personal anecdotes throughout giving the book a warm, friendly feel.

The recipes are written in easy to follow instructions with additional tips and notes added.

AROUND THE TABLE offers more than just recipes. It’s a fun way to incorporate delicious meals and fun entertaining while reducing the stress level. You don’t have to be a country music fan to enjoy this fascinating cookbook, just enjoy scrumptious dishes.

Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year by Martina McBride, William Morrow Cookbooks, @2014, ISBN: 978-0062323910, Hardcover, 320 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

I do so appreciate you stopping by today. Do you have a favorite cookbook that you use for special occasions? Do you find yourself collecting cookbooks? I seem to be collecting more lately and enjoying experimenting with the wonderful recipes.

As the cold weather blankets much of the US this week, I hope you’re safe and secure and if snow has come to visit, it leaves as quickly as you wish for it to. Have a wonderful Friday.

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  1. I have a LOT of cookbooks. And the ones I like best mix anecdotes with the recipes...
    And anyone who is tired of snow is more than welcome to send it to us in Oz. We are lurching into summer too early, too hard.
    Stay safe, and have fun.

  2. A country singer should know some good country recipes.
    And I read Mistletoe and Martinis the first time - that would make for an interesting meal, that's for sure!

  3. The Bruschetta Bash sounds delicious!

  4. Mason - Thanks for sharing this. I've always been interested in the ways cookbooks reflect the personalities of the people who write them. That's why, I think, there are so many good cookbooks out there...

  5. Why can't celebrities be good cooks, too? I bet these are yummy.

  6. Hi Mason .. this sounds a great book - and I love the idea of combining music and food .. with ideas and thoughts as to meals etc ...

    Cheers Hilary


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