The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews

The Beach House Cookbook

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 lamb chops and bacon-kissed green beans...

Title:The Beach House Cookbook
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ISBN:1250130441
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages

The Beach House Cookbook Reviews

  • Mary
    May 05, 2017

    One of my go-to authors is Mary Kay Andrews. Her novels are always entertaining and invariably land on my favorite beach reads list. That’s why I was so excited to receive a copy of The Beach House Cookbook. Andrews compiled her favorite recipes in a beautiful cookbook. The photos are gorgeous and will tempt the reader to try each recipe. Lemon cake is my favorite and I can’t wait to try the Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

    The book is divided into theme meals such as Low Country Boil, Fourth of Ju

    One of my go-to authors is Mary Kay Andrews. Her novels are always entertaining and invariably land on my favorite beach reads list. That’s why I was so excited to receive a copy of The Beach House Cookbook. Andrews compiled her favorite recipes in a beautiful cookbook. The photos are gorgeous and will tempt the reader to try each recipe. Lemon cake is my favorite and I can’t wait to try the Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

    The book is divided into theme meals such as Low Country Boil, Fourth of July Dinner; Full Moon Party, and Christmas Brunch. There are many more and each one looks amazing. I especially enjoyed the short description and credit that MKA included with each recipe.

    With Mothers Day and Fathers Day coming up soon, The Beach House Cookbook would be a wonderful gift for the cook in your life. *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Kathryn
    Jun 09, 2017

    The only reason this gets a 3 rating is I am just not into southern style cooking all that much. It's a beautiful book with lovely pictures and notes with each recipe on it's background to Mary Kay. If you like southern cooking this is a cookbook for you.

  • Cindy
    May 01, 2017
  • Dale Cousins
    May 25, 2017

    Nice take on classic Southern summer recipes but I prefer my own pimento cheese recipe---isn't that the way everyone feels about pimento cheese and deviled eggs??

  • Lesa
    May 26, 2017

    I do understand the meaning of Memorial Day, that it's a day to honor those who served and died in our wars. However, we've also made this weekend the kickoff to summer. That means it's also the perfect time to discuss Mary Kay Andrews' new book, The Beach House Cookbook.

    Andrews' preface is charming. It's her life story as it connects to the beach and beach houses. And, each recipe begins with a story that's as chatty as that preface, welcoming readers to summer and beach and summer foods. Betwe

    I do understand the meaning of Memorial Day, that it's a day to honor those who served and died in our wars. However, we've also made this weekend the kickoff to summer. That means it's also the perfect time to discuss Mary Kay Andrews' new book, The Beach House Cookbook.

    Andrews' preface is charming. It's her life story as it connects to the beach and beach houses. And, each recipe begins with a story that's as chatty as that preface, welcoming readers to summer and beach and summer foods. Between the pictures, the chatty descriptions, and the titles of each section, readers will recognize a chance to relax. If you don't think of cooking as relaxation, you may after reading Andrews' recipes. It there are a number of ingredients, most of them come from the seasonings. She's tried for beach simple.

    Mary Kay Andrews has recipes for a Low Country Boil, a Fourth of July Dinner, a Lazy Weekend Brunch, a Beach Picnic. And, the recipes are from the South - Savannah Red Rice, Fried Okra Cakes, fried chicken and potato salad, garlic shrimp, pimento cheese. And, of course, there are biscuits. Andrews has a story to tell about those as well. There are stories and gorgeous photos of food that are guaranteed to make you hungry.

    Andrews even has interesting names for some of the dishes, ones that you probably recognize if you're from the South, such as Pig Candy, which is brown sugar-spiced bacon. The one recipe I can attest to is one I've made before, but with the recipe in front of me, I made it again for a potluck at work, and it was a hit. I hadn't heard it called "Trailer Trash Dessert" before, though. But, it consists of layers of ice cream sandwiches, hot fudge topping, caramel topping, whipped topping and chocolate toffee bits. It's the perfect ending to a beach lunch or supper.

    The Beach House Cookbook is bright, cheerful, and filled with delicious looking Southern food. It's just right to take to the beach, or to make easy recipes so you can pretend you're on vacation at your own beach house.

  • Tina
    May 31, 2017

    I cannot wait to try these recipes! Along with my Lilly Pulitzer Cookbook, I think I have southern and beachy food completely covered! I so could easily slip right into Andrews lifestyle!

  • Luanne Ollivier
    Jun 15, 2017

    Oh, it wouldn't be summer without a new book from Mary Kay Andrews! This year she's put together a cookbook with all of her favourite recipes! The title? The Beach House Cookbook: Easy, Breezy Recipes with a Southern Accent. And I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

    Andrews loves to cook and entertain at her beach house. In the preface, Andrews says...."The whole point of this book? You can do it too. You don't have to have a beach house to have that same easygoing atmosphere. The recipe

    Oh, it wouldn't be summer without a new book from Mary Kay Andrews! This year she's put together a cookbook with all of her favourite recipes! The title? The Beach House Cookbook: Easy, Breezy Recipes with a Southern Accent. And I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

    Andrews loves to cook and entertain at her beach house. In the preface, Andrews says...."The whole point of this book? You can do it too. You don't have to have a beach house to have that same easygoing atmosphere. The recipes that follow are designed to let you be creative in the kitchen, yet still spend time relaxing with family and guests."

    There are full menus (Drinks, appetizers, mains, sides and desserts) put together for many occasions - or just pick and choose the recipes that appeal to you. None of Mary Kay's recipes call for 'obscure or hard to find ingredients.' Some also use pre-made ingredients such as pie shells, boxed pudding and ice cream sandwiches. (That last one was fun and easy - decadent but oh so good!) And if you don't have an ingredient - improvise!

    One of the recipes I've tried so far is Edna's Deviled Eggs - never would I have thought to add pickle juice! It added a real zip to the eggs - DH loved it. And I know he'll love Pig Candy - sweetened bacon! I enjoyed the Blueberry Muffins - and found they froze well. Savannah Spinach Squares look really good - a simple appetizer. Same goes for Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops!

    There are wonderful stories behind every recipe. The ingredients are easy to see at a glance as they are printed in red. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.Interspersed amongst the recipes are beautiful full colour pictures - of the food, but also the ideas you can use to decorate your table.There are some of Mary Kay's thrifting treasures pictured as well. The Beach House Cookbook is perfect for laid-back, casual summer entertaining!

  • Lisa Cleveland
    Jul 22, 2017

    Loved the brown sugar bacon! It's something I'll have to make a lot more times...just to make sure I'm doing it right! Next up? Fried okra cakes. So many recipes, and the pictures were mouthwatering. Recommended.

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