It’s no secret to those who know me that I am a huge fan of Joanna Gains. I love her decor style, I love her HGTV show “Fixer Upper”, and I loved her store the two times I was able to visit it. I Now have two new reasons to love her work: her cookbooks! I’ll be talking about her first cookbook, “Magnolia Table”. In this review I’ll recount the recipes that I’ve made and what I thought about each one.
Chicken pot pie- A pretty loose recipe for chicken pot pie, she recommends to serve it over mashed potatoes and I definitely agree. The flavors are really great and overall it’s an easy meal to feed a lot of people.
Chicken spaghetti- I’m obsessed with this dish, I made it for the first time last week and I plan to make it again this week. It’s creamy, cheesy, and decadent. If your a fan of pasta, like I am, I urge you to try this recipe.
Chicken and dumplings- This was the first meal I made in my home so it’s dear to my heart. It was really simple but tasty. I liked the Pillsbury Grands biscuits in it, they made for nice doughy dumplings.
Meatloaf- I’m not a big fan of meatloaf, I can easily say this is my favorite recipe for it. It was met with high praise by my family!
Homemade Whipped Cream- This is just your traditional whipped cream recipe but I made it and I liked it!
Aunt Opal’s Banana Pudding- Aunt Opal knows her way around a banana pudding! My family raved about this dessert, everyone wanted to know the secret ingredient!
Buttermilk Blueberry Puff- This was actually the first recipe I made out of the cookbook. I had fresh blueberries at the time and thought it would be the perfect time to make it. The best way I can describe it is like an elevated bread pudding. I really liked this one
Chocolate Chip Cookies- By far my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Favorite Savory Dish: chicken spaghetti
Favorite Sweet Dish: chocolate chip cookies
Dish I want to try next: Jojo’s biscuits
Other things that can be found in this book include: a pantry essentials section, kitchen tool essentials section, and some beautiful photography! With the pictures in this book it definitely deserves to be displayed! Overall, I can’t recommend this book enough, I love it’s simplicity and plentiful recipes. There is still so much for me to make from this book! If you are interested you can pick up your own copy . Thanks for reading!