If you love wholesome, simple ingredient recipes then the Magnolia Table cookbook by Joanna Gaines is for you! I was as curious as the next girl when I saw the book stocked at Target. I love watching reruns of Fixer Upper so I knew I was going to have to give my kitchen a magnolia makeover for a morning. There is something about Joanna Gaines that gives me the same feels as Martha Stewart but with a modern farmhouse twist that America is craving this decade!
I am here to personally give you my review after making an American-style breakfast just like the Gaines’ would. The breakfast chapter of the book to has a heart and soul. Joanna speaks very highly about gathering in the morning for a fresh start and a wholesome meal. Chip has even mentioned that starting the Magnolia restaurant was inspired by his favorite meal: breakfast.
I’m not going to lie, as I ate my savory biscuits and gravy from the Magnolia Cookbook, I could totally picture myself on a big ole’ Texas farm surrounded by animals and greenery. The book’s recipes encompass an elevated simple twist on farm meal classics.
The first recipe I made was Jo Jo’s biscuits. Living in California, a full breakfast on Sunday usually consists of some kind of smoked salmon and an omelet that is covered in avocado so this was a fun switch for us! I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the biscuits came together. I think a lot of people opt out for can biscuits but these really are worth it. Joanna also gives tons of tips throughout the book on how you can make a recipe 75% the night before and finish it off in the AM, which is great for busy lifestyles.
The Verdict: If you’re on the fence about picking up this farmhouse recipe bible, I would go for it! If you love classic recipes it will totally be recipe test stained in no time!
From Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines.