Tuesday, March 27, 2018

{ Cookbooks by Addie Gundry }


Hey everyone, I wanted to sit with you all for a bit, and talk about cookbooks.

If you've followed me at any time throughout my blogging journey, over the past 12 years, you'll know that I am obsessed with cookbooks.

I have a huge collection and just can't seem to get enough.

I especially love collections, or series from the same author, and so I've been extremely blessed and lucky, to have received pretty much all of Addie Gundry's cookbooks.

In a previous post, I shared the first two cookbooks that I had received, but since then, I've had another 6 come in, and even though I am only now talking about them, trust me, I've cooked many recipes from the books, and I've even shared them with my sister in law.  They are amazing, easy, filled with beautiful photography, and full of recipes that are made using ingredients from your pantry.

As a busy mom, I love cooking and often find myself in a rut, so I'm constantly looking for new recipes to try, but I want something that is not only delicious, cheap to make and uses easily available ingredients.

Addie Gundry has yet to disappoint me. 


ADDIE GUNDRY received her masters in culinary arts at Auguste Escoffier. She has worked for chefs including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Martha Stewart. In 2015, she won Cutthroat Kitchen, and just this past year, she competed on The Food Network Star. Addie has written 8 cookbooks. She lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Alex, their son Cooper, and dog Paisley.Visit her at Easy Elegant Etertaining.

Truly have enjoyed every single cookbook that Addie has put out.

The two latest ones to join this fantastic collection, are the Homemade Soup Recipes and the Easy Chicken Recipes.  Both so good with tons of delicious looking recipes.

Homemade Soup Recipes
103 Easy Recipes for Soups, Stews, Chilis, and Chowders Everyone Will Love
Addie Gundry

Soup: You can serve it warm or chilled—a sick day favorite or the first course of your wedding dinner. No matter the occasion, a good soup will always be a pick-me-up. In her newest cookbook HOMEMADE SOUP RECIPES: 103 Easy Recipes for Soups, Stews, Chilis, and Chowders Everyone Will Love (St. Martin’s Griffin, March 13, 2018, $19.99), RecipeLion producer and Food Network Star finalist Addie Gundry serves up a seemingly endless variety of delicious soups that will give home cooks something to stew over.

In Addie's home, the delightful smell of a simmering pot on the stovetop signals that a hearty soup or stew is on its way. When it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere and showing off your cooking chops, there’s nothing like an easy homemade soup recipe to bring family together. This cookbook has classics like Old-Fashioned Potato Soup and Beef Stew, as well as new culinary hits like Chicken Parmesan Soup and Pulled Pork Chili. Each recipe is paired with a gorgeous full-color photo.

Recipes include:
Chilled Soups: Spanish Gazpacho, Pea and Mint Soup, Cold Cucumber Soup
Main Course Soups: Easy Lobster Bisque, Turkey Gnocchi Soup, Hamburger Soup
Pasta Soups: Miso Ramen Soup, Swedish Meatball Noodle Soup, Lasagna Soup
Vegetarian Soups: Mulligatawny Soup, Matzo Ball Soup, Vegan Asparagus Soup
Stew: Cajun Chicken and Mushroom Stew, West African Vegetable Stew, Quick Beef Stew

With so many variations for this heart and soul warming meal, it’s impossible to go wrong with Gundry’s expertise!

Easy Chicken Recipes
103 Inventive Soups, Salads, Casseroles, and Dinners Everyone Will Love
Addie Gundry

You can dress it up or dress it down—on the grill, in a sandwich, soup or salad, glazed, baked, pan-seared, fried, kid-friendly, decked out on the holiday table or as an appetizer on game day. Is there any food so versatile as chicken? In her newest cookbook EASY CHICKEN RECIPES: 103 Inventive Soups, Salads, Casseroles, and Dinners Everyone Will Love (St. Martin’s Griffin, March 13, 2018, $19.99), RecipeLion producer, new mom, and Food Network Star finalist Addie Gundry approaches a chicken like a blank canvas, bursting with possibilities. For any occasion, for any cuisine, from French to Indian, Chinese, Mexican and everything in between, chicken will always prevail. Gundry skillfully shows home cooks how to master and reinvent it.

From a perfectly golden roaster chicken surrounded with herbed potatoes to soups, salads, and casseroles that make myriad uses of the resulting leftovers, EASY CHICKEN RECIPES is perfectly poised to answer home cooks' boredom with and reliance upon the old standby: a chicken dinner. Each recipe is paired with a gorgeous, full-color, finished-dish photo.
Recipes include:
Appetizers: Bourbon Chicken and Biscuits
Soups, Stews, Chilies, Chowders: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
Backyard Favorites: Greek Chicken Gyros, Weeknight Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker: Outrageous Cashew Chicken
Skillet: Chicken and Waffle Sliders, Wine-Glazed Chicken
Oven-Baked: Beer Can Chicken, Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza
Casseroles: Skinny Chicken Enchilada, Chicken Potpie Casserole

Home cooks will learn how to easily win over picky kids and sophisticated adults alike. A chicken dinner is always automatically a winner winner…

I have made SO many recipes from these cookbooks, but I don't always remember to grab the camera to photograph them, other times by the time I get to the table with the camera, the family have already dug in.

But really, if you are looking for wonderful family favorites that will be filling, inexpensive and sure to make everyone around the table happy, be sure to check out Addie Gundry's books.

They will make a great addition to your cookbook collection :)

Thank you to St. Martin's Press for sending me the books.  All opinions and views are my own.


  1. You know me and cookbooks - this is right up my alley! I'm off to check these out and order a few.

  2. So, I think I'm hooked. I just ordered everyday dinners and the chicken one to get started. What do you suggest for my next purchase?

  3. These look great! My library system has 4 of the books available, so I put holds on all of them -- can't wait!


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