A True Passion
Anyone that knows me knows of my passion for what I call “lifestyle” books. This can include anything featuring decorating, entertaining or innovative cookbooks.
A Couple Of Great Selections
One of my favorites is a combination of all three genres. Two of my recent favs that also offer a little Southern flair are Arriving Home, A Gracious Southern Welcome by James T. Farmer III, and Dinner On The Grounds, Southern Suppers And Soires, also by James T. Farmer III.
Arriving Home is more about decor and creating a warm and inviting environment for you and your family. The decor is pretty, and traditional with a little Southern vibe. This book features lots of things that I love like buffalo plaid, picture galleries, perfectly placed florals, and a truly cozy “feel”. The soft, muted colors mixed in with natural elements is exactly what I enjoy about this book and style.
Hopefully, 2021 will enable us to gather together and begin to return to something that resembles normalcy. Dinner On The Grounds features some wonderful recipes and sets the tone for families to gather and enjoy a meal together.
This book features menus that include summer picnics, fireside dinners, dinner in the garden, and dinner on the dock. The recipes are more appropriate for Spring and Summer but would be delicious anytime.
Finding The Perfect Corn Muffins
We have been trying to find the perfect corn muffins to go with some of the Lowcountry recipes we have made recently. There is a recipe for Jalapeno Corn Muffins in the Dinner On The Grounds book that we plan to try real soon. Perhaps this will be the one we love and will enjoy frequently. We will let you know later if this is the “one” after we complete our “test and taste”.
Bluffton South Carolina – A Great Place To Call Home
We are enjoying our new lifestyle here in South Carolina and exploring our hometown. If you live near Bluffton, South Carolina the Bluffton General Store sells both of these books. It is such a charming local shop with “all things Bluffton”, candles, decorative items, and some food items. My 91-year-old father is addicted to the Savannah Cheese Straws. You can buy them at the General Store or order online. They are a bit pricey, but are so delicious!
Anyway, if you are a lover of great coffee table books or know someone that would love one for a gift – these are two really wonderful selections.
Next Week A “Simply Scrumptious” Recipe For The Busy Family
Next week is sure to be hectic, so we will feature a “Simply Scrumptious” recipe for Asian Glazed Pork Tenderloin that is sure to please your entire family. It is so simple and yummy and perfect for when you are busy making plans for the holiday!
Merry Christmas to everyone!