Fans rejoice! Joanna Gaines’ cookbook, Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering, is officially in stores and online today. After celebrating her 40th birthday and debuting her baby bump this weekend, it seems like Mrs. Gaines is unstoppable and you certainly won’t be seeing the last of Chip and Joanna Gaines, especially in your own home. From the launch of their Target line to the opening of Magnolia Table in Waco, it’s clear that everyone’s favorite Texas family will be in our homes in way or another. The cookbook is, as you’d expect, cozy and delicious.
At $17.99 on Amazon, the cookbook is reasonably priced for the average American family, something you can’t always claim for cookbooks. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even a gift just to say I love you, it features the recipes Joanna Gaines uses to entertain family and friends in Waco.
Some recipes you can expect to find include: Chicken Pot Pie; Chocolate Chip Cookies; Asparagus and Fontina Quiche; Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic Reduction; Peach Caprese; Overnight French Toast; White Cheddar Bisque; Fried Chicken with Sticky Poppy Seed Jam; Lemon Pie; and Mac and Cheese.
It’s already listed on the Bestsellers list for Amazon.com, and if that list of featured recipes doesn’t make your mouth water, then I don’t know what will. The family favorites are plays on American classics, in true Gaines fashion, and Texas’ favorite family even released three free recipes, which you can find below.
She shared a few of her go-to recipes on her blog, Magnolia Market, in addition to the cover photo on Instagram, and they sound incredible!
I finally get to share my new cookbook, Magnolia Table with you all! It will officially be out April 24th, 2018 just in time for Mother’s Day, but you can order it in advance today should you want to gift a pre-order this holiday season or if you want to ensure you get one hot off the press! Read more about it and get a few early recipes on my blog today! Link in profile. #MagnoliaTableCookbook
As she wrote on her blog regarding the new Waco restaurant and her cookbook, “You probably realize that Magnolia Table is also the name of our restaurant, which opens in the Spring of 2018. It’s safe to say that with recipe testing for the restaurant and the cookbook, I’ve definitely not gone hungry.” The Waco restaurant, formerly known as Elite Cafe, is undergoing a renovation just down the street from the Silos, the Gaines’ property that features their bakery, Silos Baking Co., and a lawn where they hold events.
Here are some of the delicious recipes you can expect to find inside.
1. Green Beans Amandine
With five minutes of prep time and about eight minutes of cooking time, this easy side dish recipe looks so tasty, it could convert even the most anti-green bean eater!
2. Becki’s Mac and Cheese
What would a cookbook be without a delicious macaroni and cheese recipe? This little beauty can be served in individual cocottes or casserole-style for a cheesy dream any time you crave it.
3. Scalloped Potatoes
A good scalloped potatoes recipe is worth its weight in gold, and after perusing the ingredient list here, it’s made even better by Gruyère cheese instead of your regular cheddar.
Now, I can only hope that there are few Gaines family recipes in the new cookbook, like homemade biscuits and homemade pies. The post also reveals a recipe for a Spiced Pecan Pie that sounds so delicious. Also, I think I need a Joanna-approved recipe for Southern-style Eggs Benedict fit for a breakfast joint. All things considered, it won’t be hard to find a great meal in the cookbook, like the homemade mac. With “Fixer Upper” ending, this is just where we’ll have to get our Joanna and Chip Gaines fix.
Judging by the classic comfort selections in Joanna’s bakery and what we know about the new restaurant from social media, it seems as though the book will be full of recipes fit for Sunday brunches, with classic recipes and beautiful photos. After all, who doesn’t want part of a downtown Waco treasure in their own kitchen? If there’s one thing the Magnolia story does, it’s draw attention to the home cooks and small towns across the country.