Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beach House Cookbook {+ Giveaway}

◊ Hardcover: 272 pages
◊ Genre: cookbooks, food and wine, south
◊ Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (May 2, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1250130441
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1250130440


          You don’t have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews’ recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews’ novels a summertime favorite at the beach.
From an early spring dinner of cherry balsamic-glazed pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth of July buttermilk-brined fried chicken, potato salad, and pudding parfaits to her New Year’s Day Open House menu of roast oysters, home-cured gravlax, grits 'n’ greens casserole, and lemon cream cheese pound cake, this cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mind all year long.

If you’re on the hunt for casual dishes that delight the taste buds this summer, look no further than THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK by March Kay Andrews.

This Southern author knows the way to enjoy the season with dishes featuring fresh, local ingredients. Sharing numerous recipes and menu ideas, the author will have you enjoying a coastal state of mind regardless of where you reside.

From a delicious Tomato Pie to tasty Tybee Fish Tacos and Boy Howdy Baked Beans, you’ll find a wide variety of recipes to please the hunger crowds at your outdoor gatherings or family around the dinner table. Don’t forget the Red Rooster Cocktails or Frozen Lemon Granita to top off a meal.

The recipes are presented in an easy-to-read and follow method. The book is jam packed with beautiful color photos displaying the mouthwatering dishes (as well as a few coastal scenes). This cookbook will quickly become a favorite summer go-to for those perfect meals. It will also make the perfect gift for any occasion.

The author adds her Southern flare to the menus for a tantalizing touch. This book is filled with recipes to enhance your summer dining, as well as throughout the year.

The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin’s Press, @2017, ISBN: 978-1250130440, Hardcover, 272Pages

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

Thanks to the lovely Meg @ Tandem Literary, I have a print copy of THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK by Mary Kay Andrews to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, June 2

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Do you have a favorite summertime recipe that you go back to year after year but only prepare it during those warm months?


  1. Mary Kay's cookbook is sure to be fabulous--she always shares a great recipe in her newsletter!

    Here's a favorite recipe from my family:

    Mama's Summer Salad

    one red ripe tomato
    one yellow ripe tomato
    one cucumber
    one bell pepper
    one onion

    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup light cooking oil
    salt & pepper to taste

    Cut vegetables into bite-sized chunks and mix together in a large bowl. In a small bowl, dissolve sugar with vinegar. Blend in oil. Add salt & pepper to taste. Pour dressing over vegetables and stir well. Cover and chill. Flavor improves overnight. Stir salad well before serving.

  2. I remember you featuring the author and book earlier. Sounds like some great, light comfort food.

  3. Yes! My kids love those no bake oatmeal drop cookies! We only make them in the summer and when they were little, they asked for the summer cookies! Thanks!

  4. This sounds like such a fun and no-fuss cookbook. Just the thing for laid back summer days.
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  5. What a great idea for a summertime cookbook, Mason! Easy and no-frills recipes are great when the weather is warm. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have been reenergizing my passion for cooking. I have dusted off several of my favorite cookbooks and found that I've missed it. This cookbook appears to be one I would find delightfully delicious...from main dishes to sides to cocktails. It seems the whole meal experience would be in one book! Bon appetit!

  7. This book would be a treasure. During the summer I make a delightful orzo salad which is refreshing and tasty.

  8. I like to make chocolate cream pie in the summer.

  9. I bet the recipes are delicious.

    We make fruit smoothies every summer using 2-3 different fruits.

  10. I'm always looking for new things to try!

  11. Oh how I would LOVE to win this! I am a foodie freak!!! Would love the Fish Taco recipe and the name of the book alone is perfect for summertime (or anytime!!)

  12. These sound like wonderful recipes to try out this summer.

  13. Not a single summer recipe but certainly an annual shift to our favorite lighter, fresher foods in the hot weather. This book looks excellent, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  14. Southern beach cooking--interesting combination! I suppose it's the type of food you'd get if you went to a beach in the Carolinas or Florida?

  15. I'm definitely entering this one! I have such a love affair with big, beautiful themed cookbooks.

  16. I don't have any favorites. We love to barbecue when we can.


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