Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Quick Review: Come Home to Supper

Come Home to Supper: Over 200 Casseroles, Skillets, and Sides (Desserts, Too!)--to Feed Your Family with Love

About the Book:
It’s a heartfelt celebration of family dinners—the comforting, delicious food that memories are made of—by the new doyenne of Southern cooking. Christy Jordan is a former editor-at-large of Southern Living, a contributing editor to Taste of the South, and publisher of the wildly popular blog—boasting nearly 1 million unique visitors per month, over 60,000 e-newsletter subscribers, and more than 50,000 Facebook fans. She’s appeared on TODAY, Paula Deen, and QVC, among many other media outlets, and her first book, Southern Plate (William Morrow), has 107,000 copies in print.

Conceived and written to reflect the reality of today’s hectic schedules—and the need to gather around the dinner table—Come Home to Supper offers more than 200 deeply satisfying dishes that are budget-minded, kid-friendly, and quick. These are the everyday meals that Christy Jordan most loves to cook, and her family most loves to eat, and she serves them up with generous helpings of her folksy wisdom, gratitude, and lively stories.

Many of the recipes make ingenious use of the slow cooker or a single pot or skillet; require easily found supermarket ingredients; and are packed with time-saving tips and shortcuts. And the menu, well, it’s all good, including Crispy Breaded Pork Chops with Milk Gravy, Beef and Broccoli,Spicy Fried Chicken,Craving Beans, Summer Corn Salad, Slow Cooker Baked Apples,Ice Cream Rolls, and Cinnamon Pudding Cobbler. Or to put it like Christy Jordan, food to make your family “smile louder.”

My Comments:
NetGalley did not offer a Kindle version of this cookbook so I'm not going to try any of the recipes.  In general they look good and most of the ingredients are things I have in the house or could get with a quick trip to the grocery store.  The recipes can be put on the table quickly, which is a help in today's world.  Some of them are church cookbook standards.

The book itself is attractive and includes some photographs of the food, though generally just one photo per chapter.  It also includes sidebars about family living and traditions.  It would make a good housewarming gift or gift for a young adult who is setting up housekeeping for the first time.


  1. If I didn't already have so many cook books on my shelves, this would be one that would entice me based on your review. As one who hates to cook, EASY is what I look for. However, I've given up on cookbooks because I rarely use them. It's a wonder that they are still as marketable as they are because of all the recipes on the Internet; perhaps because eating and enjoying food is still tops on most people's favorite thing to do and recipe books still lure them in.

    Good review! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. No Sunday Snippets this week? I hope everything is okay. Praying!

  3. Sounds like a good cook book but I have to admit that I am very much a visual person when it comes to recipes and I like it best when there's a picture for every recipe.


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