REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Southern Living Superfast Southern Cookbook

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Superfast Southern cookbook

Southern Living Superfast Southern: Comfort Food in 20 Minutes or Less!

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0848743520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0848743529
  • Cover price $19.95

The editors of Southern Living Magazine know that there’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and settling into a from-scratch Southern meal. But how can you get that same comfort minus the hassle? SUPERFAST SOUTHERN: Comfort Food in 20 Minutes or Less offers tried-and-true recipes that’ll make that dream a reality with every single recipe taking twenty minutes or less to prepare, and many taking only fifteen!

When you’re hungry for classic Southern food, don’t sacrifice flavor or variety just because you’re short on time. With recipes for starters, snacks, main dishes, sides, desserts, and more, SUPERFAST SOUTHERN: Comfort Food in 20 Minutes or Less is your any-occasion guide to making real Southern food, real fast.

Chapters in this cookbook include:

  • Quick Bites
  • Fast & Fresh Salads
  • Soups In A Jiffy
  • Express Sandwiches
  • Speedy Skillets
  • Simple Suppers
  • Snappy Sides
  • Hurry Up, Sugar

Well Southern Living has done it again. I expect a great cookbook from them and they deliver. This one made me smile right up front. The index of each chapter has thumbnails of the recipes in it. How cool is that! The chapters are color coded to help make it easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. After all, you’re looking for a superfast meal so chances may be that time is an issue and don’t want to spend hours thumbing through a cookbook looking for a recipe.

Speaking of the recipes. There are over 120 of them. Every single one has a gorgeous full-page color photo. Every recipe takes 20 minutes or less. The recipes are all easy to understand, with total time clearly marked along with time-saving prep and shopping tips. The cookbook also contains Top 10 Superfast Secrets, which are tips that explain how you can cut down your time in the kitchen.

There are a lot of recipes in here that I’m looking forward to trying including tomato Basil Bisque, Beefy Minestrone Soup, Country Ham And Peach Panini, Chicken Fried Steak, Turkey Tetrazzini, Skillet Shepherd’s Pie, Grilled Basil And Garlic Pork Chops, Cheddar Drop Biscuits, Brown Sugar Pears, Biscuit Beignets and many more. This cookbook is perfect for folks that enjoy good cookbooks in general and anyone interested in southern style dishes.


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What’s your goto superfast meal is and how long does it take to make?

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Nancy August 30, 2014 - 8:23 am

Our go to meal is spaghetti and meat sauce that takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

Theresa N August 30, 2014 - 9:06 am

My go to meal is grilled cheese sandwiches with canned tomato soup about 15 minutes.

Stacie August 30, 2014 - 9:35 am

Tater Tot Casserole – I think it takes about 20 minutes to prep and then 15 minutes to cook. May not be super fast. Our super fast meal is buttered noodles. That takes about 15 minutes to make or less.

Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life August 30, 2014 - 9:48 am

I have a few go-to meals, but sausage and broccoli pasta is one of them!

Danielle Royalegacy August 30, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Our fastest meal would be spaghetti. It takes about 1/2 hour.

Kerry O'Dea August 31, 2014 - 10:33 am

My go to meal is a veggie stir fry. It usually takes about 15 minutes. I change up what veggies I use, so it never gets old.

Tammie Pyrzewski August 31, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Chilly Dogs takes a total of about 10 minutes to prepare and cook/heat up!

Monica C September 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm

My super fast meal is organic mixed greens salad with sardines and avocado. Takes 5 minutes to prepare

Marci September 1, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Hidden Vegetable Spaghetti and Ragu. Done in 10 minutes.

Jill J September 4, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Shredded meat (beef, chicken or pork!) tacos (or burritos) – 10 minutes. I am able to make these quicker by cooking, shredding and freezing beef and/or pork roasts and chicken ahead of time. Then it only needs to be thawed and heated while I chop veggies! 🙂

katklaw777 September 5, 2014 - 8:21 am

I like to make clean out the fridge omelets.(10min max)
I take out leftover meats, veggies, cheeses etc and let the kids pick what they want in their own unique omelets.
We have had some cool combos like my sons chili cheese omelet and my daughters broccoli chicken cheddar omelet.
My fav is a cheesy green pepper and salsa omelet…yum!

Cynthia Adams September 6, 2014 - 12:32 am

My fast go-to meal is chicken and sausage Cajun pasta. It fakes about 30 minutes to prepare.


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