Become one of the most sought-after guests in your circle and be asked back time-after-time with a little bit of help from Elizabeth Heiskell.
It is usually the first question you ask after receiving an invitation to a gathering or event: "What can I bring?" Now you'll have the answer! Based on the popular monthly feature "What Can I Bring?" in Southern Living magazine, no matter what the occasion, you'll have the perfect dish. From housewarming party to garden party, a new baby, a wake, a wedding, christening or anything in between, Elizabeth delivers over 100 delicious recipes, including appetizers, mains, sandwiches, desserts and more, that are sure to please a crowd, no matter how big or small. Additionally, these are all dishes that can be prepared in advance and travel well.
But let's not forget the most imortant question: What can I bring to my own table? Whether you're looking for some new ideas for dinners to please a fractious family or want to make Sunday brunch a more special event, What Can I Bring? has you covered.
Recipes include Elizabeth's take on Sour Cream Coffee Cake (perfect for welcoming a new neighbor!), delicious salads - Chicken, Shrimp, and Pimiento (you won't go wrong at the church picnic), amazing sides, including Lemon Rice and Spoon Bread (perfect for rounding out the potluck table), and comfort food that no one will be able to say no to, including Vegetable Beef Stew, Chicken Pot Pie, and Chicken and Dumplings, plus an array of desserts so good that that's the only thing people will remember about the meal.
Above all, these are all delicious dishes, served straight from the heart, with no stress required.
From the Publisher
"...Great addition to any Southern library." — Southern Living
"Heiskell's work offers useful tips on presenting, serving, and transporting foods and beverages, along with lifestyle envy-inducing photographs of festive gatherings. Most of these dishes travel well and can be made in advance using conventional ingredients." — Library Journal
"Elizabeth Heiskell’s What Can I Bring? has you covered for everything from potlucks and road trips to tailgates, baby showers, and dinner parties." — Cooking Light
Heiskell, a contributing food editor at the Today show and author of the monthly feature "What Can I Bring" in Southern Living magazine, offers this tie-in cookbook that collects 100 easy recipes (e.g., garlic cheese grits souffle, shrimp salad, hangover sliders, candy bar brownies) for common occasions, including potlucks, road trips, tailgates, weekend getaways, and dinners with friends. Akin to Ashley English's A Year of Picnics, Heiskell's work offers useful tips on presenting, serving, and transporting foods and beverages, along with lifestyle envy-inducing photographs of festive gatherings. Most of these dishes travel well and can be made in advance using conventional ingredients. VERDICT Turn to this title for low-effort, high-impact recipes to impress guests.