Magnolia Table
#1 New York Times BestsellerMagnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table.Jo believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Inside Magnolia Table, you'll find recipes the whole family will enjoy, such as:Chicken Pot PieChocolate Chip CookiesAsparagus and Fontina QuicheBrussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic ReductionPeach CapreseOvernight French ToastWhite Cheddar BisqueFried Chicken with Sticky Poppy Seed JamLemon PieMac and CheeseFull of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.

Magnolia Table Details

TitleMagnolia Table
Author
ReleaseApr 24th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Cookbooks
ISBN-139780062820167
Rating
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food

Magnolia Table Review

  • Corinna
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely beautiful book, but in terms of practicality...I'm not sure how many of these recipes I'll ever make. Still, the pictures and writing style are gorgeous. And I can't help but love the Gaines and want to support everything they do.
  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    Fans of the Gaines family will really enjoy Magnolia Table because Joanna has added a lot of personal touches to this book. She talks about her family and her life in Waco. There are many pictures of her children, her farm, etc. She also includes family recipes that apparently have been family favorites through the years. The recipes have easy to follow instructions and, for the most part, require common ingredients that are easy to find. Not all of the recipes include photos but I would say mor Fans of the Gaines family will really enjoy Magnolia Table because Joanna has added a lot of personal touches to this book. She talks about her family and her life in Waco. There are many pictures of her children, her farm, etc. She also includes family recipes that apparently have been family favorites through the years. The recipes have easy to follow instructions and, for the most part, require common ingredients that are easy to find. Not all of the recipes include photos but I would say more than half of them do. Nutrition information is not included. One major drawback is that the book does not lay flat on your countertop. I had to use paper weights to hold my page open while cooking. Apparently Joanna is of Korean descent and she includes a small section of Korean recipes from her mother and grandparents. The recipes in Magnolia Table that I tried were delicious and there are many, many recipes to choose from.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    I just love Joanna Gaines. And this book is not an exception... I marked more than half the recipe to try! Note that if you have food intolerances, like I have, you may have problems finding some recipes that you can eat, because she uses a lot of bread, eggs, cheese and milk, but there's always a way ;-) Can't wait to try these!!
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  • Weatherly Webb
    January 1, 1970
    My reviews are not generally so very different from everyone else s. This may be a first. I love to cook and love cookbooks and read them from front to back. I think I read at least half of this one with my jaw hanging open. I don't think I am a food snob. I often make the basic "Texas Queso", Velveeta and Rotel in the microwave, but the number of times Velveeta showed up in this cookbook was astounding. Condensed cream of something soup also was included in several recipes. The author also uses My reviews are not generally so very different from everyone else s. This may be a first. I love to cook and love cookbooks and read them from front to back. I think I read at least half of this one with my jaw hanging open. I don't think I am a food snob. I often make the basic "Texas Queso", Velveeta and Rotel in the microwave, but the number of times Velveeta showed up in this cookbook was astounding. Condensed cream of something soup also was included in several recipes. The author also uses Uncle Ben's Wild Rice as a part of a few recipes. I am all for shortcuts, but ingredients like cream of chicken soup do not taste good in Mexican recipes and the way to make these recipes without the soup is usually no more difficult. She makes her grandfather's favorite Lebanese meat pies (Fatayar) with refrigerated crescent roll dough. Refrigerated crescent roll dough has a distinct taste to it and doesn't taste anything like Fatayar dough to me. There are other prepared doughs on the market that would work just as well and taste better.I burst out laughing when I got to the mashed potato recipe with milk, butter, salt and pepper. You think? I have never seen their TV show but I think these people are clever at business and are laughing all the way to the bank.I was disappointed because I was looking for some good basic dinner recipes that were not complicated and didn't have hard to find ingredients.I did think that almost all of the desserts looked good and the techniques and ingredients looked reasonable. The dessert section just wasn't enough for me to give this cookbook more than one star.
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  • Conni (AKA Book Goddess) Neiswinger
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of gorgeous photos of food made with canned ingredients, store bought mixes, condensed soup, etc. Nothing I'll be purchasing or cooking from! It doesn't deserve any stars.
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    I received this bookbook as a college graduation present and was enamored with it. I love the layout, the way that everything is presented and so many delcious things. I want to cook practically everything in it! In a saturated market of cookbooks, this one stands out!
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  • April
    January 1, 1970
    I love this cookbook, but gave it 4 stars because she uses Velveeta in several recipes and I just CANNOT. I’ve made several of the recipes and loved the baked chicken with bacon bottom and wild rice! It was a hit among everyone, even kids!
  • Arielle
    January 1, 1970
    Waaaaay too much canned cream of chicken soup. And canned/boxed things in general.
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    A nice collection of well known recipes with simple ingredients and easy to follow directions. The beautiful photographs and notes from Joanna are a great addition.
  • Susan Crowe
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful pictures! Great commentary before each recipe. But boy, does she use a lot of cheese and butter! And that's not the vegan in me talking. That's the person who enjoys blood moving swiftly through my arteries. I do love JG though. And this is a beautiful book that I will proudly display on the shelf with my other favorites.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI'm not a fan of home improvement shows so it took me more than a minute to realize the stars of Fixer Upper and the owners of Magnolia Table restaurant were one and the same.I picked up Magnolia Table because I love to eat and I love food porn.First, the quality of the book is great. It's really thick and heavy, on nice paper with large, gorgeous pictures.Second, I wasn't sure what to expect with the recipes; in my experience, you see the same crop of recipes pop up time and again, f 3.5 starsI'm not a fan of home improvement shows so it took me more than a minute to realize the stars of Fixer Upper and the owners of Magnolia Table restaurant were one and the same.I picked up Magnolia Table because I love to eat and I love food porn.First, the quality of the book is great. It's really thick and heavy, on nice paper with large, gorgeous pictures.Second, I wasn't sure what to expect with the recipes; in my experience, you see the same crop of recipes pop up time and again, familiar staples and/or favorites you find on most tables rear its head in a similar shape or fashion in cookbook after cookbook. The same applies here.Some of the recipes are labor intensive and require many steps and some are shocking simplistic, requiring store-bought ingredients, which I respect because, hello! Joanna Gaines is a mother of four, about to be five!What sets Magnolia Table apart from most cookbooks I've read, in my opinion, are the dessert recipes! Most cookbooks offer your typical mainstays and the standard, salivating pictures but in here, there are more desserts to pant over; beautiful, lavish, and, for the most part, decadent.I would make some of the recipes, hmm....maybe.... but I'm in no rush. I'd prefer to flip through the dessert photos again.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I tabbed several to make and have already made on which turned out really well. I loved that it made enough to feed ALL OF US and we had leftovers.
  • Megan BG
    January 1, 1970
    I've already made a few things from this cookbook and they were easy and delicious. The pictures and brief write-ups really add something. Beautiful!
  • Mira Prater
    January 1, 1970
    This is probably one of the best cookbooks I’ve ever read. This and Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook.
  • Sara (Sjthroughthelookingglass)
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Gaines empire, but this cookbook fell flat. To me, a seasoned cook, the recipes seemed simplistic and lacking creativity. I read this cover to cover and came away thinking it was made to round out her brand.
  • Kristin Bateman
    January 1, 1970
    I can't wait to start cooking from this. I'm not crazy about all the processed ingredients she uses (cream of soups, Velveeta, etc.) so I don't how often I'll use those recipes, however.But basically, I want Joanna Gaines to be my BFF.
  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I was hesitant going into this book. I am a devoted Fixer Upper viewer, and what I learned from those early seasons is that the Gaines family eats out a lot. Maybe that was just during filming when they're in the midst of a big project with no time for cooking, but I never watched the show and thought, "I bet they'd create a good cookbook."That being said, if you enjoy country cooking (me!), then this really IS a good cookbook. Some of the recipes are Joanna's, sometimes they're from extended fa I was hesitant going into this book. I am a devoted Fixer Upper viewer, and what I learned from those early seasons is that the Gaines family eats out a lot. Maybe that was just during filming when they're in the midst of a big project with no time for cooking, but I never watched the show and thought, "I bet they'd create a good cookbook."That being said, if you enjoy country cooking (me!), then this really IS a good cookbook. Some of the recipes are Joanna's, sometimes they're from extended family, sometimes from friends. All of them look yummy. For the recipe side of this book, there were great foody photos to go with a variety of recipes, including a few ethnic dishes which added a lovely dose of variety. In addition, there were stories to open the chapters/menu sections and occasionally for a specific recipe, where fans of the show will enjoy insights into the Gaines family.
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  • Margie
    January 1, 1970
    I love to read cookbooks that share stories as well as recipes (my sister and I have many recipes from our mother, grandmother, and aunt - the stories that go along with a lot of these are precious to us). At the beginning of each chapter (breakfast, lunch, soups & salads, etc), the author - saying Joanna seems a little too personal since I only know her through her TV show and books - tells a story about each category. It feels like she's sharing something personal with all of us. And, to m I love to read cookbooks that share stories as well as recipes (my sister and I have many recipes from our mother, grandmother, and aunt - the stories that go along with a lot of these are precious to us). At the beginning of each chapter (breakfast, lunch, soups & salads, etc), the author - saying Joanna seems a little too personal since I only know her through her TV show and books - tells a story about each category. It feels like she's sharing something personal with all of us. And, to make this cook book better, with each recipe she shares what she serves alongside it, tips on how or why she changed the recipe in some way, and stories of how her children have grown to love it, or that one of her family members/friends is the originator of the recipe. So many good recipes to try!
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  • Angel Pickard
    January 1, 1970
    I am so excited to start cooking out of this. If you read the intro, I find that I have the same thought process and feelings toward cooking for my family and Joanna does. This is an interesting and fun compilation of eclectic family recipes that the Gaines family uses. Texas has wonderful food traditions and she includes things like the chili recipe but also infused her family culture and tastes into the pages. It’s fun to get a cookbook that has everything from Syrian donuts to Korean, to pime I am so excited to start cooking out of this. If you read the intro, I find that I have the same thought process and feelings toward cooking for my family and Joanna does. This is an interesting and fun compilation of eclectic family recipes that the Gaines family uses. Texas has wonderful food traditions and she includes things like the chili recipe but also infused her family culture and tastes into the pages. It’s fun to get a cookbook that has everything from Syrian donuts to Korean, to pimento cheese spread!! In this season of life I am in, food is my travel to exotic adventurous lands. The pages, type face and pictures are consistent with her trademark style but are very calming and soothing.
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  • Kambly Belz
    January 1, 1970
    SO MUCH YUMMINESS. I LOVE HER. I LOVE HER FOOD.
  • Joanne
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely photos and great quality paper make this a nice cookbook to add to your collection. Many family recipes collected from both Joanna and Chip's families with notes and stories to go along. Most of the recipes are pretty basic every day fare, and lots of them are things that you may already have in your own family cookbook. Farm to table is a literal thing for the Gaines family, they are blessed to have their own farm to shop from :)
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  • Mevia
    January 1, 1970
    I’m so excited to try these recipes. The first thing I did was read through ingredients because if there are too many ingredients or too many weird ingredients, I’ll never make the recipe. This cookbook is great in that regard. The ingredients are mostly standard and even a few store-bought items for simplicity’s sake. She is a hardworking mom after all, like so many who will be grabbing this cookbook! I didn’t read the instructions for each recipe, but they were all organized and numbered and o I’m so excited to try these recipes. The first thing I did was read through ingredients because if there are too many ingredients or too many weird ingredients, I’ll never make the recipe. This cookbook is great in that regard. The ingredients are mostly standard and even a few store-bought items for simplicity’s sake. She is a hardworking mom after all, like so many who will be grabbing this cookbook! I didn’t read the instructions for each recipe, but they were all organized and numbered and only a few recipes had lengthy instructions. Hopefully they translate well into tasty food! I’m ready to stock my pantry and get cooking!
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, so I have (quite a few) recipe books! But since I now have two sons in the southwestern states, I thought I’d like to incorporate a few new ideas from that neck of the woods in my cooking. This book draws from the menu used for the Gaines’ restaurant in Texas, with an emphasis on hearty food for gatherings of people. Recipes have ( so far) have received rave reviews, but there are many I haven’t tried yet. Looking forward to it though!
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  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    If you're expecting high-end, fancy recipes, this may not be the recipe book for you. Joanna Gaines, of Fixer Upper fame, gives us an everyday, useful book of recipes - recipes for a get-together with friends or a potluck at church or just feeding your family. Yes, there are 'cheats' - sometimes the recipes call for canned chicken broth, instead of making your own; or gasp! Velveeta cheese is called for in a recipe. While the true gourmet cook may shrink back in horror, most of us are shouting ' If you're expecting high-end, fancy recipes, this may not be the recipe book for you. Joanna Gaines, of Fixer Upper fame, gives us an everyday, useful book of recipes - recipes for a get-together with friends or a potluck at church or just feeding your family. Yes, there are 'cheats' - sometimes the recipes call for canned chicken broth, instead of making your own; or gasp! Velveeta cheese is called for in a recipe. While the true gourmet cook may shrink back in horror, most of us are shouting 'You rock, JoJo!' We know that not everyone has 3 hours to prepare chicken stock - sometimes there's softball practice, and Zumba class, and dear hub's event. Sometimes, life gets in the way and we need a quick way in and out of the kitchen. Quote to remember:Food is personal. It's like the musical soundtrack of our lives, and it can take us back to a particular moment in time - good or bad. Food is also emotional. It connects us to our past.Recipes to consider:Chicken salad 5 cups shredded chicken1.5 cups halved red grapes3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions1.25 cup mayoCombine. Cover & chill until cold, 1 to 2 hrs.Country Potato Soup1/2 pound bacon4 tbsp salted butter6 minced garlic cloves1 medium onion, diced3 carrots, diced3 celery stalks, diced1/2 cup all-purpose flour6 medium potatoes, cubed (about 3 pounds)48 oz chicken broth1 tsp salt1 tsp ground pepper1 bay leaf2 cups milk1 cup grated cheddar cheese (4 oz)1 tsp thymeCook bacon crisp.Melt butter in large soup pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots, & celery and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Add potatoes, broth, salt, pepper, and bay leaf and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Slowly pour in milk, stirring constantly. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.Top with cheese and crumbled bacon.Sausage & Kale Soup1 tbsp vegetable oil14 oz smoked sausage, cut in 1/2 inch slices1 stick butter1 large onion, diced1 pound red new potatoes, diced4 celery stalks, diced2 carrots, diced1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 x 32 oz vegetable or chicken brothsalt1 tsp ground black pepper1 pound baby kaleHeat oil in soup pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to medium bowl.Add butter to pot and melt. Add onions, potatoes, celery, carrots & cook about 10 minutes until veggies are softened. Stir in flour & cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.Add broth, sausage, salt, and pepper. Increase heat to medium-heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until veggies are tender, about 30 minutes.Stir in kale and simmer until wilted, about 5 minutes. Serve.Cherry-Almond CrispTopping:1 cup rolled oats3/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground ginger6 tbsp butter, cut into bits, room temp1/2 cup silvered almondsFilling:2 pounds fresh sweet cherries, pitted (or thawed frozen cherries)finely grated zest of 1 lemon2 tbsp fresh lemon juice1 tsp almond extract1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup cornstarchTopping - combine dry ingredients in bowl. Use pastry cutter to blend in butter. Stir in almonds. Can freeze until needed.Preheat oven to 375. Butter 6 x 10 oz ramekins and place on baking sheet.Filling: Stir cherries, lemon zest, lemon juice, and almond extract together. Mix sugar and cornstarch together in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over cherries and toss to coat. Divide cherries into ramekins. Place topping over filling, covering cherries.Bake on baking sheet about 20 minutes. Cool at least 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
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  • Jill Tool
    January 1, 1970
    If you ever watch HGTV's show Fixer Upper, then your acquainted with Joanna Gaines, the designer who brings her clients dream home to life. In their last season of the show, one of the projects was a restaurant which had been a staple with history in the Gaines's town of Waco, Texas. Chip and Joanna bought the restaurant and as usual Joanna put her spin on it and updated the restaurant which now they own. In this book, Magnolia Table is also the name of their restaurant, Joanna shares some of he If you ever watch HGTV's show Fixer Upper, then your acquainted with Joanna Gaines, the designer who brings her clients dream home to life. In their last season of the show, one of the projects was a restaurant which had been a staple with history in the Gaines's town of Waco, Texas. Chip and Joanna bought the restaurant and as usual Joanna put her spin on it and updated the restaurant which now they own. In this book, Magnolia Table is also the name of their restaurant, Joanna shares some of her families recipes and some she put on the menu as well. The recipes in this book are easy for a home cook to make, as Joanna isn't a chef by trade. The beautiful pictures of the food will make your mouth water, and get even the most inexperience cook to make these. The instructions are easily laid out, for one to understand. Their are recipes for almost every family or individual to fix and will satisfy your hunger. I also like the little backstory to the recipes and the feel like she was actually telling me about the recipe or the meaning of the recipe, or even the memory that went along with it. Even though she isn't a renounced chef, Joanna has put together a wonderful cookbook, for which you can pass down from generation to generation.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    This book by the popular HGTV "Fixer Upper" host was enjoyable. I admire Joanna Gaines and the book displays her signature style and talent. Even though most of the recipes are things I probably wouldn't make (I hate to cook), it was a nice collection of comfort food with many Southern/Texas recipes. She focuses on meals for a family, but has suggestions for entertaining as well. Lots of the recipes call for butter, eggs, cream, etc. but there are sections on healthier fare also (salads, soups, This book by the popular HGTV "Fixer Upper" host was enjoyable. I admire Joanna Gaines and the book displays her signature style and talent. Even though most of the recipes are things I probably wouldn't make (I hate to cook), it was a nice collection of comfort food with many Southern/Texas recipes. She focuses on meals for a family, but has suggestions for entertaining as well. Lots of the recipes call for butter, eggs, cream, etc. but there are sections on healthier fare also (salads, soups, etc.). She includes some suggestions for substitutes (store bought products) when there isn't time to make everything from scratch. There are a lot of breakfast recipes. Most of the recipes seem doable - not overly complicated. I enjoyed it mostly as a fan, but it seems to me to be a good solid cookbook that will be popular.
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  • Jadelyn Bailey
    January 1, 1970
    Genuine and authentic. That's Joanna Gaines in her blue jeans, simple top and an apron. She puts the love back into cooking. Food intolerances and digestive issues have taken that out for me and it was lovely to spend some hours reading the stories and recipes in the book that felt like warmth and comfort. I'll try and tweak a few recipes so I can eat them. Is it possible to make those fluffy biscuits gluten free? One can only try. This is the ultimate in nurturing or as Gaines puts it, love lan Genuine and authentic. That's Joanna Gaines in her blue jeans, simple top and an apron. She puts the love back into cooking. Food intolerances and digestive issues have taken that out for me and it was lovely to spend some hours reading the stories and recipes in the book that felt like warmth and comfort. I'll try and tweak a few recipes so I can eat them. Is it possible to make those fluffy biscuits gluten free? One can only try. This is the ultimate in nurturing or as Gaines puts it, love language. My dream is to have family around the table with food everyone can eat with out getting sick. The Lemon pie and Icebox cookies definitly look doable. For the dairy intolerants...take some enzymes and enjoy. Love oozes out of every page along with cream and butter. This is a great gift idea for any family that enjoys gathering.
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  • BespectacledBookGirl
    January 1, 1970
    This book started and ended strong - totally attainable and interesting jams and homey desert classics bookend an otherwise standard set of recipes, which are easier to recommend for busy women who don't enjoy cooking or teenagers starting off in the kitchen rather than to home chefs or foodies. This is essentially a slightly tex mex version of the halfway homemade show/recipes. For me, I want a copy of this book for the great basics: brining and roasting birds, fun twists on brunch casseroles, This book started and ended strong - totally attainable and interesting jams and homey desert classics bookend an otherwise standard set of recipes, which are easier to recommend for busy women who don't enjoy cooking or teenagers starting off in the kitchen rather than to home chefs or foodies. This is essentially a slightly tex mex version of the halfway homemade show/recipes. For me, I want a copy of this book for the great basics: brining and roasting birds, fun twists on brunch casseroles, some sauces, etc. Also, the servings are for a large group; with a lifetime of hosting after-church Sunday suppers right around the corner, this will be a good standard for easy, standard company recipes. 3 Stars because some of the chapters were so obvious I still wonder what else she could have offered instead (does anyone really not know how to make guacamole?).
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  • Camden
    January 1, 1970
    imho what's the point of reviewing a cookbook? it's a cookbook. you use some of the recipes to make food. either the recipes work for you or they don't. except!! two things: 1) I can barely cook to save my life but everything I've made out of this has been a m a z i n g (the recipes are not super easy but not particularly challenging either), 2) I CAN bake decently and my coworkers loved the lemon-lavender cookies. brought a whole batch in and they were gone in 4 hours. had someone whining that imho what's the point of reviewing a cookbook? it's a cookbook. you use some of the recipes to make food. either the recipes work for you or they don't. except!! two things: 1) I can barely cook to save my life but everything I've made out of this has been a m a z i n g (the recipes are not super easy but not particularly challenging either), 2) I CAN bake decently and my coworkers loved the lemon-lavender cookies. brought a whole batch in and they were gone in 4 hours. had someone whining that she wanted me to bake more. told her I was considering making a pie from this book and she looked delighted. so I guess I'm trying the lemon pie next.docking a star because the binding sucks.
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  • Koren
    January 1, 1970
    I saw this book in the store but was unable to take a peek inside as it is wrapped in plastic. It looks like a good quality book with lots of pictures. I was able to get the e-book from the library, but think holding the actual book would be more satisfying. That said, if you are a fan of Fixer Upper you will at least enjoy reading the book even if you dont try the recipes. Most recipes are prefaced with Joanna writing something about why she likes this recipe or some little story about it. As y I saw this book in the store but was unable to take a peek inside as it is wrapped in plastic. It looks like a good quality book with lots of pictures. I was able to get the e-book from the library, but think holding the actual book would be more satisfying. That said, if you are a fan of Fixer Upper you will at least enjoy reading the book even if you dont try the recipes. Most recipes are prefaced with Joanna writing something about why she likes this recipe or some little story about it. As you might expect, as the mother of 5, most of these recipes are simple and have simple ingredients. The instructions are written so that even if you are a beginner cook you should be able to easily figure the directions out. This would be a great shower gift for a bride-to-be.
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