I recently received “The New Southwest – Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist” cookbook to review and instantly fell in love. It’s by Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes blog fame, and I knew I’d love it by the title alone. Southwest flavors rank up there with Italian and Middle Eastern for me.
In fact for my 50th birthday, we rented a house on the coast, invited a bunch of close friends, and cooked up a southwestern Thanksgiving dinner that remains my favorite Thanksgiving dinner ever. Roasted poblano peppers, corn, cheese, black beans, and tomatoes – I could eat you every night of the week.
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, I’m hosting a giveaway of one copy of this great cookbook. The cookbook includes more than 80 easy-to-follow recipes with color photos; a detailed guide to the Southwestern pantry with sections on spices, ingredients, chiles, and essential equipment; and informative sidebars about ingredients and techniques throughout. Recipes range from Stacked Squash Enchiladas with zucchini and yellow longneck squash, Coffee-Rubbed Lamb Chops With Weeknight Mole (Carnivorous Maximus really liked this one), Cheesy Beer Bread, to Chia Cupcakes. I can personally recommend them all.
The Skillet-Baked Corn Pudding, I’ve made three times now. I’ve made it exactly as Meagan directs, but also made a batch with buttermilk instead of whole milk since that’s what I had on hand that week. And in my latest version added some black beans since I’d just made a fresh batch in the slow cooker. Every version was delicious, and only needed a salad to complete the meal for me.
For the Vegetarian – Omnivore Table
The obvious option is a side of bacon or sausage, or divide this casserole into two skillets or baking pans and throw crumbled bacon or sausage in one of them. But feel free to try something different – chicken tacos and slow cooked pork carnitas come to mind.
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Deadline: Contest ends May 11, 2014 (Mother’s Day)
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Disclaimer: I was provided a review copy of The New Southwest cookbook. All opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is not sponsored—I just want to spread the word on a great, great cookbook I think you’ll all enjoy!!
Permission to reprint the “Skillet-Baked Corn Pudding” recipe was provided by PR by the Book agency.Pin It