There was a moment of glee when I ripped open the package containing Meagan Micozzi’s The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist. Back in my early blogging days, I started visiting Meagan’s blog, Scarletta Bakes, for a few giggles, cooking tips and always for top notch Southwest recipes. Meagan has entertained while teaching us the tricks of this cuisine through her blog for years. And now she was offering a slew of all new recipe in her very own cookbook…and I was given the opportunity write a The New Southwest Cookbook Review.
With said book in hand, I cooked up my first batch ever of Migas, a Tex-Mex version of scrambled eggs , then moved on to her twist on Coyotas, a Mexican cookie, with her brown butter version. Paging through the cookbook, I saw so many tempting recipes, but of course, I lingered over the baked goods: Sage and Honey Skillet Biscuits, Grilled Apple Pie and Sonoran Honey Streusel Coffee Cake all piqued my interest. This cookbook may never leave my counter! All the gorgeous photos were taken by Meagan herself (I love to see how a recipe is supposed to look before I start cooking) plus there are helpful tidbits interspersed throughout the book. I’m imagining that every single recipe is as marvelous as the two I’ve tested….so I know you all would love to win your own copy.
How to enter this contest:
1. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what your favorite Southwestern dish is.
2. Tons of optional entries in rafflecopter widget.
Hippocrene will be supplying 14 copies of The New Southwest by Meagan Micozzi for this giveaway, in conjunction with The New Southwest Cookbook Spotlight. Contest is open to anybody with a shipping address in the USA. Submissions will be accepted via the rafflecopter widget through 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Fourteen winners will be chosen by random draw, verified, and be notified by email (from Heather at girlichef) within 48 hours of the close of this contest. The winner should respond within 24 hours of notification, or a new winner will be drawn in their place. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The New Southwest Cookbook. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are strictly my own.