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Joanna Gaines Will Soon Be Cooking Her Way Into Your Hearts

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Joanna Gaines is a woman of many talents. Mother, wife, renovator, designer, shop owner, author, host of the widely popular HGTV series “Fixer Upper” with her husband Chip Gaines, and now a soon-to-be restaurant owner. If you can’t get enough of this visionary with a flair for design she is coming out with a cookbook titled “Magnolia Table.”

The cookbook is set to hit shelves April 24, 2018. What better way to kick off a new year for this “First Family of Renovation,” than a cookbook chock full of delectable homestyle recipes? “The cookbook is full of my personal tried and true dishes, favorites from family and friends, and some recipes from our restaurant that I wanted to share,” shares Joanna in her blog on their Magnolia Market website.

Magnolia Table

Magnolia Table

Photo: facebook.com/Magnolia Market

Magnolia Table is sure to be a bestseller among cookbooks as it will include personal recipe favorites from Joanna. Having renovated and designed her way, along with her husband Chip, into the hearts and homes of thousands of fans and viewers across the globe, these recipes are sure to cook their way into the hearts and sweet tooths of many more.

They have been sharing their progress along the way on their new adventures for 2018 through social media which also includes opening a restaurant by the same name, “Magnolia Table,” in Waco, Texas 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,” shared Joanna on her blog.

For Joanna, she shares the cookbook as a celebration of bringing folks together. “I think there’s nothing better than gathering around a table with family and friends for a good meal.”

Recipes

Green Beans Recipe

Photo: facebook.com/Magnolia Market

With the announcement of the cookbook, “Magnolia Table,” Gaines also shared some of the delicious recipes in advance that you can expect. You’ll find a few to try out at magnoliamarket.com.

Below is a recipe for Green Beans Amandine from the website. “If you try any of these recipes, I want to see them! Tag @joannagaines or @magnoliamaket in your pictures on social media and tell me what you think!” shares Joanna on her blog.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a rolling boil. Add green beans and boil until al dente (approximately 8 minutes). Drain thoroughly, and then return them to the saucepan. Add the butter, garlic, vinegar, and sherry to the pan and toss the mixture until the green beans are well coated. Add the almonds, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Toss well until combined. Serve hot.

Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up 3 days.

Taste-Testing

Chocolate Bundt Cake-Magnolia

Photo: Sonia Ramirez

Another venture of the Gaineses is their quarterly lifestyle publication titled, “The Magnolia Journal.” The journal includes everything from decoration tips, to travel tips, personal stories, and even recipes.

This writer decided to try out a few of the recipes recently from the publication over the holidays. Their “ButterMilk Biscuit” recipe is down-home goodness at its best. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were to make, and even more delighted at how delicious and melt-in-your-mouth good they tasted. “My personal favorite thing about both the restaurant and the cookbook is the biscuits,” shares Joanna on her blog. If these are the same biscuits in the cookbook, you’re in for a treat. This recipe can be found in the Summer 2017 issue of “The Magnolia Journal.”

Probably, my most favorite recipe to date that I tried over the holidays was a “Chocolate Bundt Cake” recipe from the Winter 2017 issue of the journal. If these recipes in the journals are a preview of what’s in store for the cookbook, then baking connoisseurs will be in heaven. It was the most delectable, moist, and delicious chocolate cake that went perfectly with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

So mark your calendars for April 24, 2018, to grab your copy of “Magnolia Table,” and make plans to visit their newest addition to the Magnolia family in the Spring, “Magnolia Table,” the restaurant with the same name as the cookbook that’s sure to keep Waco, Texas a favorite destination to stop and visit.