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October 28, 2013

The New Southwest #Cookbook Spotlight: Review and Giveaway

You've seen me posting delicious recipes like Mushroom and Leek Migas, and Savory Baked Pumpkin Flautas, and today it's time to review the amazing cookbook from which these recipes came. 

The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist by Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes

































For the past two weeks, I've been eating my way through this cookbook. And loving every minute of it!

This hardcover, colorful, and informative cookbook is a keeper. 

Meagan includes a section in the beginning called The Southwestern Pantry where she gives detailed information about different Southwestern spices, chiles, produce, dairy, baking ingredients, and more. I really enjoyed reading through this part, and seeing some of the descriptions for ingredients included in some of the recipes, ones that I knew nothing about like Manchego cheese and oaxaca cheese and canela. Some ingredients are harder than others to find in regular grocery stores, so you may have to go to larger supermarkets or specialty stores for some of the items. I learned a lot reading that section, and it was fun to read all at the same time! 

Other categories include Breakfast, Drinks, Appetizers, Mains, Desserts, and more. I've got some recipes to make!

In additional to those Migas and Pumpkin Flautas, I also made her Whipped Agave Ancho Butter. Delish! The perfect mix of spicy with a little bit of sweet.




























































Serve it on toast, bread, grilled cheese, in meals that call for butter. I know I am!


















































Other standouts are her Three Sisters Hush Puppies, Dulce de Leche Layer Cake with Sweet Pecan "Pesto," and Drunken Black Beans. I didn't get to make these but can't wait!

It's been a long time since I've actually read an entire cookbook, but this one was so good, I couldn't help but flip through every page and even read the additional info! The migas were pretty good, and we loved the pumpkin flautas and agave ancho butter. I can't wait to make so many more wonderful recipes from this cookbook!

I liked it so much, that I want one of you to win a copy! Well actually, 14 of you will win this cookbook! Just leave a comment at the end of this post, and follow the instructions below for more ways to enter.



Enter to win a copy of 

The New Southwest!


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!


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This post is part of The New Southwest Cookbook Spotlight sponsored by Hippocrene and hosted at girlichef.


Peace, and bacon grease!




9 comments:

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

Oh, that agave ancho butter totally caught my eye, as well...I can just imagine the possibilities! I might rub my turkey with it this year. Thanks for being a part of The New Southwest Cookbook Spotlight, Desi. :)

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

My favorite is enchiladas covered with lettuce, cheese sauce & sour cream!!

Jan said...

I would love to win a cookbook...PLEASE!!! I love all spicy foods...especially nachos!

LaNae said...

I love enchiladas and southwestern style black beans :)

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lesleyana said...

love love love tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos....any spicy tex mex food!

Jenn said...

Anything and Everything - Fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, smothered burritos -mmm!!

Susan Broughton said...

What isn't my favorite Tex-Mex food! I love Tex-Mex food of just about any kind. I guess if I had to pick one or two it would be enchiladas or Burritos.

Chris said...

My favorite Southwestern dish is pork and green chile stew.