I hope you had a wonderful July 4th weekend! We had gorgeous weather. Did you? I hope you enjoyed good food for your Fourth celebrations!
A friend from the old Georgia crowd wrote a cookbook after I moved to The Land of Making Do.
Sunday in the South by Ginny McCormack.
Ginny and her assistant came to North Mississippi recently on a fabric buying trip. I met them for dinner to catch up on things. Ginny is starting a new linen line to go along with her cookbook. She showed me the beautiful fabrics she’d chosen for dinner napkins and tea towels…right up my alley for tablescapes! (Plans for her labeling are retro and fun, too.)
I can hardly wait for them to hit the store shelves! Her linen line will join Ginny’s cookbooks, currently for sale at over 2,200 locations across the country. (I’ll share at the end how to order on-line.)
Ginny’s cookbook, besides delicious recipes, displays beautiful pictures. Homey porches, Southern-styled homes, New Orleans style fences and gates, lush greenery…many beautiful Southern settings. Ginny gives instructions for elegant floral centerpieces, too.
Her recipes give simple, basic instructions.
There are Sunday menus throughout (including desserts, my favorite!), with delicious foods displayed in lovely china and table wear.
Ginny’s book includes recipes that are more unique than my general fare. She also includes some basic recipes like macaroni and cheese, green beans, and potatoes.
Her salt crusted new potato recipe is so simple and delicious. They look more elegant than any new potatoes I’ve ever made.
Her new potatoes glisten! The Kosher salt Ginny used has a finer texture than mine because it sprinkled evenly over her potatoes.
No matter – even with my larger-grain salt, Ginny’s new potatoes tasted better than any I’ve ever made! They were so easy to make, too. I will be making these, especially when I can get them again from my local fresh vegetable farm.
Ginny gave me permission to share how she makes these tasty new potatoes. Here’s her recipe for you to print and share.
- 2 lbs. red skinned new potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- kosher salt
- Gently scrub the new potatoes to remove any dirt. Place them in a large saucepan or pot and cover with water. Add the table salt and bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Drain the water from the pot. Pour the melted butter over the potatoes and toss gently so as not to break the skins.
- Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and sprinkle generously with kosher salt.
Soon, I’ll share my potato salad recipe made with the leftovers from Ginny’s new potatoes. HH and I don’t regularly eat 8 servings of potatoes at one meal, so we have leftovers. 😉
To order Ginny’s cookbook, visit her website at SouthernSistersHome.com. (I won’t get a commission – just proud of my friend’s wonderful work!)
Don’t you love to sit and thumb through cookbooks? Do you keep cookbooks on your coffee table for you (and visitors) to scroll through? One problem with this one, though…it might never leave the kitchen!
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