Southern Living What's for Supper Review and Giveaway

23 July 2012
There are not many things I collect, but of the things I do cookbooks are at the top of the list. Some of my favorites are Southern Living cookbooks. Not only are the recipes amazing, but the pictures make you drool. I can spend hours just browsing a good cookbook. Southern Living's What's for Supper cookbook is no exception. I was excited when this cookbook arrived because trying new recipes is one of my favorite things. The cookbook's chapters include:

  • The Supper Table
  • Dinner's in the Pantry
  • Don't Drive Through, Drive Home
  • No -Cook Suppers
  • Slow Cooker
  • Picky Eaters
  • Cooking for Two
  • Weeknight Company
No matter what cooking challenges you face, What's for Supper likely has a solution for you. The Supper Table offers quick fix solutions on everything from salads to beverages, including a recipe to make perfect sweet tea. We are on a pretty strict grocery budget, so Dinner's in the Pantry was a big hit, offering new recipes made with ingredients I had on hand. Don't Drive Through, Drive Home is full of recipes that are quick to prepare and taste so much better than fast food fare. My favorite chapters are No-Cook Suppers and Slow Cooker. Summer in Texas is not the ideal time to be slaving over a hot stove, so delicious recipes that can be made without heating up the house are always a welcome addition to our menu. Those with Picky Eaters will find an array of kid friendly fare sure to please those with even the most discriminating palettes. I also very much enjoyed the Cooking for Two chapter because this is something I still find challenging after so many years of cooking for a bigger bunch. In Weeknight Company you will find great recipes to offer guests that won't have you in the kitchen forever, but will still impress. What's for Supper really offers a little something for everyone.

One of the tasty No-Cook Suppers recipes is this light, refreshing Honey Chicken Salad. It makes a great supper on a hot evening.

Honey-Chicken Salad
makes 4 to 6 servings
hands-on time: 20 min. total time: 20 min.

12 cup chopped pecans
4 cups chopped cooked
3 celery ribs, diced (about 1 12 cups)
3/4 cup chopped fresh peaches
3/4 cup fresh blackberries
1 12 cups mayonnaise
13 cup honey
14 tsp. salt
14 tsp. pepper
Garnish: toasted chopped pecans

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients. Add to chicken mixture, stirring gently until combined. Garnish, if desired.

sidekick: green salad with raspberry vinaigrette
Process 13 cup raspberry or red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth. With blender or processor running, add 1/2 cup oil in a slow, steady stream; process until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup fresh basil. Top salad greens with sliced vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, and 1/4 cup red onion; drizzle with dressing.

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