“Book Nook: Southern Living What’s For Supper? 30-Minute Meals”

Southern Living What’s for Supper: 30-Minute Meals Everyone Will Love is a quick-cooking recipe collection from the test kitchen of Southern Living Magazine, perfect for busy families.

There are healthy recipes, kid favorites, and dishes perfect for company, all in less time than it takes for takeout.

What’s for supper? This age-old question can overwhelm even the most seasoned home cooks. Southern Living has the answer with their new book, WHAT’S FOR SUPPER: 30-Minute Meals Everyone Will Love (Oxmoor House; April 24, 2012; $19.95/Paperback) written by Southern Living Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio.

The everyday dilemma of what to make for dinner is solved with WHAT’S FOR SUPPER. Based on the most popular column in Southern Living, it is a collection of more than 250 quick, delicious and nutritious dishes perfect for today’s busy families. Drawing upon the brand’s legacy and expertise, the book shows home cooks how to make Southern classics such as Chicken-Fried Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Spicy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pimiento Cheese, and Smothered Pork Chops over Rice, in a snap.

More than just a collection of southern recipes, WHAT’S FOR SUPPER also gives America’s favorite foods such as pastas, pizzas, chili, burgers, roasts and stir-fries the speed-cooking treatment, with recipes that come together in less than thirty minutes. Thestress of cooking after a hectic day goes away once readers have these reliable, sure-to-please, Southern Living Test Kitchen-approved recipes in their repertoire. From kid favorites Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes and Calzones with Pasta Sauce to fast and flavorful Crunchy Crab Cakes and Easy Skillet Cordon Bleu, WHAT’S FOR SUPPER has every weeknight covered.

In less time than it takes to order-in delivery or drive to the closest fast food joint, a wholesome, made-from-scratch meal can be on the table. Vanessa offers simple recipes to replace favorite take-out in “Don’t Drive Through, Drive Home.” For meals waiting for you as you walk in the door, there’s a “Slow Cooker” chapter containing 15 foolproof recipes. In the “Dinner’s in the Pantry” chapter, readers will find inventive ways to quickly use what they already have on-hand. And cooks can even take a break from the stove with “No-Cook Suppers,” perfect for a hurried evening.

WHAT’S FOR SUPPER shows that weeknight family dinners don’t have to be stressful, complicated, or time-consuming. Armed with this delightful cookbook, home cooks will be prepared with quick-and-easy recipes for any occasion. As Vanessa writes in the foreword, “Even in the hustle and bustle of weeknight chaos, gather ‘round the table, and enjoy supper together.”

Giveaway Alert

We will be giving away a copy of this book. Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite week-night meal is.

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  • Lisa Haynes Sundheim on July 17, 2012


  • Andrea Pool on July 17, 2012

    I’m always wondering what to cook. What a great book!

  • Sandy on July 17, 2012

    Tacos…..would love to see what you have for a taco night dinner!

  • Carrie on July 17, 2012

    We LOVE tacos or anything grilled during the week…

  • Eden on July 17, 2012

    Looks GREAT!!! Need a cookbook like this for home for those nights where I dont really feel like cooking.

  • Anna Almazan on July 17, 2012

    Baked chicken marinated in jerk sauce and a hearty salad is our favorite quick meal!

  • Jennifer Irvin on July 17, 2012

    I need a few more staples. Gimme a copy ;)

    • Jennifer Irvin on July 17, 2012

      Oh…and my favorite dinner is myzithra cheese pasta w/ browned butter or tacos! YUM!

  • Joanna Southard on July 18, 2012

    Love Southern Living. Have 2-3 of their cookbooks and have made staples of some of the recipes. Fabulous!

  • Vanessa De Coss Ortega on July 18, 2012

    This would be awesome to learn and expand to other foods/ dinner than the just Hispanic/ Latin goods that I could for daily dinners.. Need to add something new into our rotation of dinners.. I HOPE I WIN!!!


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