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Giveaway Time…Comfort Food Made Easy Cookbook and LouAna Coconut Oil


March 27, 2014

Alright, alright, alright…by now, ya’ll have to know that I’m a big fan of all things southern, and the Southern Living cookbooks are some of my favorites in my growing collection. They never let me down, and tons of them have been added to my “go-to” favorites to make for all sorts of occasions, including weekly dinner nights as well as parties and festive gatherings, too.

Since we’re still in winter in late March–by the way, how weird is that??–my cravings for comfort food are still in high gear and I know the minis and Jeff don’t mind when I whip out the savory good stuff. The new cookbook, Comfort Food Made Easy, features all kinds of easy and delicious recipes that help to satisfy our need for “down home” cooking…and yes, us Tennesseans definitely say that from time to time. I love that their recipes are simple to follow, are packed with ingredients we normally keep stocked in the pantry, and it’s a meal I can cook while I have 2 babes attached to my legs and/or hip.
My favorite dish I’ve made so far has been the BBQ Brisket (yes, it’s husband approved) and I’m making the Chicken Gumbo this weekend.

In addition, I just found out about a new product from LouAna, which is a noted cooking oil here in the south, and they just introduced LouAna 100% Coconut Oil, which is an easy swap for tons of recipes in the book and it’s a great substitute when baking as well. I’m all about finding ways to make a dish healthier, while still keeping the flavor intact. Other benefits are that it’s vegan, contains beneficial fatty acids, with no cholesterol and zero trans-fats. Winning!! I tested out the Coconut Oil on birthday cupcakes I made a few weeks ago and couldn’t tell even a hint of a difference from the “normal” taste. Then I sampled it again when I baked brownies and again no difference.

So, here’s your opportunity to win a copy of the brand new release cookbook, as well as a sample of the LouAna Coconut Oil to sample for yourself. All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and that’s it…good luck!!

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  1. Tara Smith says:

    My mother-in-law has started using Coconut Oil in her cooking a lot. I can't wait to try it as well!

  2. Katie says:

    Mac and Cheese for sure!

  3. Keely says:

    Goodness, how could we narrow it to one! Mac & cheese for sure, fried chicken, bbq, oh we could go on! Always have been a Southerner at heart (My Papaw was from KY) now we are living in SC! Southern Living Magazine is the only magazine I take time to go through anymore, it never disappoints! Best to you!

  4. I love making bbq pulled pork! So easy to do in the crock pot.

  5. Ashley says:

    I love a good cookbook and have started using Coconut Oil in several things and so far I haven't been able to notice a difference!. Love your blog.

  6. Caitlin says:

    I will definitely have to try using coconut oil as a substitute now! Chicken and dumplings are my favorite 🙂

  7. Emily W says:

    Gotta love biscuits and gravy!

  8. Kris M. says:

    Wanting to use more of coconut oil! So many great uses! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Jennifer says:

    I've used coconut oil on my skin, but have yet to try cooking with it. Can't wait to try!

  10. Erin Ellis says:

    Homemade mac and cheese for sure! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  11. Jordon says:

    Ohh Chicken and Dumplins for the win! I have been using coconut oil as a moisturizer and eye makeup remover! I love it!

  12. I love coconut oil but I've never used it in baking! Looks like I have something new to try- how amazing you couldn't even tell a difference!

  13. I love Southern Living! Thanks for the fun giveaway. My favorite southern dish is DEFINITELY fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra and sweet tea! 🙂

  14. Leslie South says:

    Haven't tried coconut oil, but it sounds like a good option for baking!

  15. Sara Y says:

    Mac and cheese

  16. Molly says:

    Favorite southern dish – how do I pick!? I guess mashed potatoes and sweet tea! The Southern Living cookbooks are truly the best. Easy to use and the food tastes delicious!

  17. Katie says:

    YUM YUM…note to self: don't read about southern goodness before lunch time! My favorite dish to make is fried green tomatoes! I love to add them to BLTs for a fun twist too.

  18. Caitlin Dade says:

    Shrimp & grits is my favorite 🙂

  19. MarshMellow says:

    We are a chicken fried steak and potato kinda people!!!! We love us some comfort food!

  20. Lauren says:

    Macaroni and CHEESE, mmm!

  21. Mrs Gable says:

    I am obsessed with Southern Living cookbooks!

  22. Ali says:

    baked mac and cheese!!

  23. I have a southern living cookbook from dillards. Like newlyweds or something like that.

  24. Holly says:

    100%, hands down…my favorite southern comfort food dish is baked macaroni and cheese!! Soooooo delicious. A close second would be chicken spaghetti, or chisketti, as we call it at my house. 😉

  25. Heather says:

    My favorite southern meal would have to be pork chops and rutabagas! Love it!!!

  26. Megan says:

    There are just too many Southern Comfort dishes for me to pick one! Good old fashioned mashed potatoes are certainly a favorite, but I've been obsessed with jalapeño cheese grits lately!

  27. It would be mac n cheese for me.

  28. Stasia says:

    Hmmmm… I am all about some mac n cheese!!!!! 🙂

  29. Cait says:

    i'd love to make some pulled pork 🙂

  30. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes are my favs!
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  31. Callie P says:

    Yummy!! I'd love to win!

  32. Alex Taggart says:

    That Mac and Cheese looks scrumptious!

  33. Joan says:

    Has to be mac and cheese, fried chicken and collard greens with cornbread of course.

  34. Andrea says:

    fried chicken is my weakness! thank you 🙂

  35. mac and cheese and butter biscuits
    as Maureen

  36. Annette says:

    My favorite southern comfort food dish is crawfish bisque.

  37. Betsy says:

    I sure do love Southern Living.. Even though I am a Midwest girl!

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