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Southern Living’s Southern Made Fresh Cookbook Feature and Giveaway!


May 5, 2015

I’m back today friends (3 posts already this week, I’m on a roll)… collaborating with my favorite cookbook publisher, Southern Living, to tell you all about their latest delivery titled Southern Made Fresh. Written by Alabama native Tasia Malakasis, her passion of food is highlighted in this latest read which focuses on using local, homegrown ingredients and using bright, fresh ingredients for the dishes she treasures most. My newest cookbook love features more than 175 tasty concoctions, ranging from an Heirloom Tomato Pie to their yummy Summer Corn Soup (recipe featured below) and the festive Summer Sparkler. 

I love how Tasis redefines our Southern comfort food staples and inspires new, seasonally-driven recipes so you can grab from your garden or the local farmer’s market and make something truly memorable for those gathered around your table. 

Summer Corn Soup
5 ears fresh corn
1½ tsp. table salt, divided
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
½ tsp. sugar
½ small jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
1½ cups chopped white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro or chopped fresh chives

1. Cut corn kernels from cobs to measure 5 cups, and place in a bowl, reserving
cobs. Place corn cobs, 6 cups water, and ½ tsp. salt in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp. oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add
1 cup corn kernels; sauté 5 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown. Transfer to a small bowl, and add red onion, next 4 ingredients, 2 tsp. oil, and ½ tsp. salt, stirring well. Cover corn salsa, and let stand until ready to serve.
3. Remove and discard cobs from corn stock. Pour stock through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl to measure 3 cups.
4. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add white onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add remaining 4 cups corn kernels and remaining ½ tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, 4-5 minutes or just until corn is tender. Add stock; bring to a simmer; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
5. Place half of soup in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth; pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining half of soup.
6. Return soup to pan, and cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with corn salsa.
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  1. I need this in my life!!!

  2. Oh that corn soup looks delicious!!!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  3. Debby says:

    This cookbook needs to belong to me. It is beautiful.

  4. Does fried chicken count?

  5. That corn soup looks amazing!

  6. Carla Shiver says:

    My favorite summer dish is baked macaroni and cheese . I love red rice , too.

  7. Michelle says:

    I love Fried Chicken..does that count? : )

  8. lsadler says:

    I would love this!! Also the twitter account you have linked is a girl's personal account. The Southern Living magazine account is Southern_Living 😉

  9. oh my! I would love this cookbook! We have finally closed on our house and I can't wait to get in the kitchen! And this cookbook would be PERFECT!!

  10. Jo says:

    these all look SO good! My go to summer dish from Southern Living is the white bbq sauce with the grilled chicken kabobs and veggies. It's a weekly dinner during grilling season for us!

  11. These recipes look delicious!! Can't imagine what other amazing-ness is in the cookbook

  12. Alex Taggart says:

    Everything here looks mouthwatering! I love a good old fashioned BBQ with lots of yummy sides – pasta salad, corn on the cob, fresh watermelon, potato salad. Yum!

  13. Dawn says:

    Oohh!!! This looks awesome- my love of cookbooks runs deep! Yum, the soup is making me hungry!!

  14. Hannah Roth says:

    Looks delicious!!

  15. Hannah Roth says:

    Looks delicious!!

  16. Ashley says:

    Tomato Pie!!

  17. I would have to say, my most favorite summer food staple is garden fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion marinated in lite Italian dressing! That scrumptious snack just screams SUMMERTIME!!

  18. It is with the veggie zucchini I love zucchini bread and then toast it with a bit of honey.
    I also love love lemon squares.

  19. Love a light pasta salad in the summer!

  20. Sarah says:

    Fried Chicken!!!

  21. Sarah Hayes says:

    I love making salad out of tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions with vinagrette, so light, fresh, and tasty!

  22. acerny says:

    I love summer drinks the best 🙂

  23. Cameron says:

    I love tomato pie or tomato sandwich in the summer!

  24. Andrea says:

    i love all things with tomatoes or watermelon in the summer!!

  25. Holly E says:

    I love potato salad and BBQ chicken.

  26. Kristin T says:

    Macaroni and cheese!

  27. Fried green tomatoes with goat cheese! 🙂 Yum!

  28. jen says:

    We love tomato pie! Great looking book-Tks!!!

  29. Kelly P says:

    That tomato pie on the cover looks fantastic!

  30. The tomato pie has me convinced this will be a great cookbook!

  31. BBQ Chicken and Potato Salad 🙂

  32. Would love this! Huge southern living fan!

  33. I love Southern Fried Chicken but cold. so yummy.

  34. Annette says:

    My favorite summer dish is Ina Garten's Fresh Pea Soup.

  35. Annette says:

    My favorite summer dish is Ina Garten's Fresh Pea Soup.

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