Thursday, May 4, 2017

Try Something New From Mary Kay Andrews

This year Mary Kay Andrews (MKA) is sharing her Beach House cookbook with us.  If you know MKA then her books all revolve around the beach.  So it is only appropriate that the cookbook is represented as well.  It features highlights from her Kay’s family recipes.  I am a baker at heart so I love to cook! I am also looking forward to trying one of her recipes.   So let’s take a look at this fabulous 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 pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth of July buttermilk-brined fried chicken, potato salad, and pudding parfaits to her New Year’s Day Open House menu of roast oysters, home-cured gravlax, grits 'n’ greens casserole, and lemon-cream cheese pound cake, this cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mind all year long.” (St. Martin’s Press)

I decided to impress the family with MKA’s carrot cake recipe which we enjoyed!   I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  In fact you can download a copy of this very recipe here.  Enjoy!

Make sure to get your  copy of the cookbook here.


MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former features writer for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she finds an outlet for her passion for cooking, entertaining, and decorating with vintage finds at the homes she shares in Atlanta and Tybee Island, Georgia, with her husband, Tom, and their two grown children, Katie and Andy, as well as grandchildren Molly and Griffin. THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK is her first cookbook.