May 29, 2014

Southern Living Summer Cookbook Giveaway

The life of a blogger has its of which is some of the really great products that come my way every now and then, in exchange for a review. I recently received three incredible cookbooks to review and since my cookbook collection is already bursting at the seams (oh the woes of a tiny home), I decided to offer them up in a fun giveaway!

I'm also hanging out with my pals on Knoxville's Mornings with Fox43 today and sharing a few recipes from the books. If you're just visiting after hearing about the giveaway on air, welcome to Southern Belle Simple!

Check out the books below and then leave a comment to be eligible to win them!

1) Southern Living Scooped: Ice Cream Treats, Cheats, and Frozen Eats

Scooped is a visual treat for your eyes! From the moment I took it out of the package, I couldn't stop staring at the gorgeous images of yummy-looking frozen treats. 

The thing I loved about this cookbook is that all the recipes are pretty easy. 

And it doesn't require you to make your own ice cream from's more of a collection of ice cream hacks with delicious implications. I had trouble choosing a recipe to create on air, but I know Abby Ham is a fan of S'Mores so I chose that one. I think it was a hit! 

2) Southern Living Country Music's Greatest Eats - Presented by CMT: Showstopping Recipes & Riffs from Country's Biggest Stars 

Another really fun book, this volume was packed to the brim with all sorts of fun information and not just food-related. Country music is such a southern staple. And it's fun to read about folks who have become big, big stars and be reminded that they eat pretty much the same stuff we all do. 

I was excited to receive a copy of this book because its author is a friend I met through the Southern Food Writers Conference. Tanner Latham is an all-around good guy and his southern podcast Authentic South is worth a listen. 

3) Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook: The Food We Love From The Times We Treasure  

This cookbook might be my new favorite. It read more like a slice of history than a simple collection of recipes. The beautiful handwritten mementos and other notes combined with stories of yesterday made for a really lovely experience. 

Something else you'll love if you're a Southern Living fan is the vintage SL covers throughout the book. 

What a neat walk down memory lane! I remember flipping through my granny's magazines as a child and thinking the food always looked so perfect and delicious. 

If you've been looking to enhance your cookbook collection, here's your chance! I'm giving away these three incredible cookbooks from the Southern Living collection (via Oxmoor House) and you can win them. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Tell me what's cookin' at your house right now? 

Giveaway will run through midnight EST Sunday, June 1st. I'll choose the winner at random and announce Monday, June 2nd. Good luck to you all! Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure:  I was provided with copies of these books for review purposes.  


  1. I enjoyed your segment on Mornings with Fox43. I love Southern Living cookbooks & magazine. Pick me ;). Angie Morin

  2. I love this page! Thanks for all the info. I hope I win a cookbook.

  3. Hi! we just moved here... I loved watching your segment this morning. I love to cook.. So, the Southern Living Heirloom cookbook and the other two would be wonderful to win. Thanks again for making my morning.. Diana

  4. right now I am not cooking but I will be later--I make dinner for my parents every now and again and today I think it will be a chicken casserole and then next week it will be enchiladas.

  5. I just saw you on Fox43. Great segment! I signed up for your blog and would love to win the cookbooks! Love them!

  6. Saw on mornings with fox 43 signed up for your blog look forward to reading and learning a lot of your crafts

  7. CMT eats? just in time for the CMA Week (or what used to be called Fan Fair)! I worked in the building with then nobody Brooks and Dunn, flippin' and servin' burgers; what an experience that was! % I've never cheated on scoops while living in Ft Lauderdale, only if you call buying scoops cheating, instead of making scoops! Enjoy your blog and fb posts.

  8. Love love love a cookbook! In our new house, I have two cabinets on each side of my great big island (eek!) that were put there strictly for cookbook storage. Cooking at our place lately - lots and lots of yard eggs. Moving to the country has its advantages that for sure!

  9. We're having eggs, sausage and toast for dinner :)

  10. My 12 year old son is learning how to cook so we had spaghetti. My husband made a salad and homemade peach cobbler (in a cast iron skillet no less!). They had it ready when I got home from work. The only thing I had to fix was a glass of wine! :)

  11. Hope I win the would make a great gift for my daughter who needs the help!!

  12. I would any of those. But the ice cream one would be at the top of my list.

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