The Southern Living Party Cookbook…A Modern Guide to Gathering

The publisher sent me this cookbook recently.  WOW!

It’s a BIG 368 Page Hardback.  Complete with gorgeous full-color pictures.
This may be one of the most thorough cookbooks that I own.  I love it!
This new essential guide to entertaining is divided by occasion, offering a fresh lineup of menus and ideas from Oxford, Mississippi’s go-to caterer for every celebratory scenario life serves up. In this update to the best-selling book of our mothers’ and grandmothers’ era, Elizabeth’s tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience. Packed with delicious recipes from the original book like Smoked Salmon Canapes, Hot Cheese Squares, and Brandy Alexanders, the book also includes popular picks from the current pages of Southern Living as well as Elizabeth’s treasured recipe box.

The Southern Living Party Cookbook is an entertaining handbook loaded with lifestyle tips and hilarious Heiskell stories, along with lush photography to help you get the look from table setting to plated dish.

Table of Contents
Introduction 8
Hosting Handbook 10
Teas, Coffees, and Reception 18
Sip And See 20
Graduation Coffee 30
Welcome Tea 40
Farewell Coffee 50
Bridal Tea 60
Come By For A Drink Y’All 72
Bubbles And Birds 74
Sundown On The Grounds 84
Summer Nights 94
Joy To The Girls 104
Nibbles & Nosh 116
Cocktails & Canapés 122
After-Theater Nightcap 134
Cheers My Dears 144
Brunches and Luncheons 158
Gospel Brunch 160
Christening Brunch 170
Easter 178
Garden Club Luncheon 190
Salad, Salad, Salad 202
Cookouts 214
Backyard BBQ 216
Tailgate 226
Chuck Wagon Dinner 236
Lowcountry Boil 248
Oyster Roast 258
Picnic On The Lawn 266
Fish Fry 278
Celebrations And Dinners 290
Impress The Boss Dinner 292
Fall Dinner 300
Thanksgiving Dinner 312
‘Twas The Night Before… Fondue Party 326
Christmas Night Feast 338
New Year’s Eve 348
Metric Equivalents 360
Acknowledgments 368
Party Index 361
General Index 363
Elizabeth Heiskell is a regular food contributor to the TODAY show and a seasoned caterer, chef, and culinary instructor known for her line of home-grown gourmet products, including her popular Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix. She is the best-selling author of What Can I Bring? and lives in Oxford, MS, with her family.