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#BookReview: Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

21 Nov


Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

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Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, the Belle of All Things Southern, is serving up down-home southern dishes with a healthy side of laugh-out-loud entertainment in Hungry Is a Mighty Fine Sauce. Featuring dozens of tried-and-true recipes complemented by entertaining stories, your hunger–and your craving for humor–are sure to be satisfied! Uncomplicated, delicious recipes including Bodacious Black Bean Salad and Spicy Sausage and Crawfish Spread (125 recipes, to be exact!) fall into categories including Feeding the Funny Farm, Carnivores Are Us, Holidays in Dixie, and Watching the Curves. Eye-catching photos, guaranteed to make your mouth water, are included throughout. . .sure to be a much-appreciated gift or centerpiece on your very own kitchen countertop.


My thoughts:

I love cookbooks, and Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce is one I’ll be reaching for and recommending again and again! Dubbed as “Recipes and Ramblings from The Belle of All Things Southern”, this spiral-bound storytelling cookbook is brimming with sumptuous southern fare, laugh-out-loud stories, and beautiful photographs.

Believing “the best meals come with a story”, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has compiled a wonderful collection of recipes and served them up with heaping helpings of humor and heart. My family and I have certainly enjoyed adding some of these delicious dishes to our menu and are eager to try more. They are tried and true and plate licking good, but you’ll have to grab a copy of the book to find out more about that!  😉


A wonderful recipe card from the publisher!


Review: Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

3 May

Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay

A complete meat- and brisket-cooking education from the country’s most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue–winner of Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas award.

When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)—and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is.
In this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue, and share years’ worth of hard-won knowledge. Franklin Barbecue is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; sourcing top-quality meat; and of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue, better than you ever thought possible.

My thoughts:

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto is an excellent meat-smoking resource! 

Aaron Franklin, an award-winning pitmaster, shares his knowledge and secrets of success in this meat-smoking manifesto.  His love and enthusiasm for Central Texas barbecue is evident and he shares his passion in these pages. 

“Barbecue to me is about more than just the smoke and the meat,
more than trying to cook better with more flavor and more consistency (though those things are definitely important).  Barbecue is also about a culture that I love.”

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto is a book my husband and I both use and enjoy.  From building or modifying a smoker to serving and eating, this book is brimming with detailed information and includes step-by-step instructions, beautiful pictures, and mouth-watering recipes.  This meat-smoking manifesto is exceptional, and we look forward to using it again and again!  Whether you are a beginner looking for direction or a seasoned pitmaster looking to perfect your method, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto is the book for you! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Blogging for Books and appreciate the opportunity to offer my honest opinion. 

Click here for more information about Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto and to read an excerpt. 

Friday Freebie

23 Jan

Heartfelt Recipes

“Heartfelt Recipes” by Joanne Bischof

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Inspired by the critically acclaimed Cadence of Grace series, “Heartfelt Recipes” is a peek inside the mountain kitchen of author Joanne Bischof. From Yogurt-Blackberry Jam Bread to Moonshine Pecan Pie, this cookbooklet celebrates the simple things in life and the comforts of hearth and home. Included as a special bonus is a fiction read: “Hunting Chestnuts,” an Appalachian Romance Vignette.