Joanna Gaines might be known for transforming houses, but now the Fixer Upper queen is upgrading your dinner repertoire with her forthcoming cookbook, Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering ($30), set to release on April 24. In case the name sounds a little familiar, it’s the same name as the restaurant she’s opening with her husband Chip in Waco, Texas. (P.S. Don’t miss her preview of all the dishes).
According to Magnolia, the Gaines’ blog, the opening of the restaurant and cookbook release go hand in hand. In a post from December Joanna wrote, “If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you probably realize that Magnolia Table is also the name of our restaurant, which opens in the Spring of 2018. It’s safe to say that with recipe testing for the restaurant and the cookbook, I’ve definitely not gone hungry.”
In the blog post, Gaines went on to say that the cookbook is full of dishes she cooks at home for her friends and family. As well, the cookbook features recipes from the restaurant including small plates, snacks, and desserts. She’s even teased the book by providing three full recipes: Green Beans Amandine, Becki’s Mac and Cheese, and Scalloped Potatoes. It will also include 125 recipes with personal stories sprinkled throughout its pages. For example, she recently Instagrammed a batch of chocolate chip cookies with quite possibly the biggest chunks of chocolate inside. The mother of four (almost five) made them in the wee hours of the morning after a case of pregnancy cravings.
Delish reports that there are at least three more sweet treats in the book in the form of homemade candy that we’re sure her kids devoured. You will too with options like homemade chocolate-covered peanut butter sandwiches, chocolate-covered clusters of nuts, and Rolo-topped pretzels. Clearly, the expecting mommy loves chocolate, and we’re *SO* here for these chocolatey recipes.
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(Photo via Joanna Gaines / Magnolia)