September Sunday Cookbook Giveaway: The Preppy Cookbook!

I am thrilled beyond thrilled to present the September Sunday Cookbook Giveaway!  Not just because it has officially moved to the top of my favorite cookbook list, which it has.  Not just because it includes recipes for things like Raspberry Almond Brie Tart and Braised Short Ribs with Expresso Chocolate Gravy, which it does.  Not just because I am completely in love with the whole fun preppy theme, which I am.  But also because it is the creation of one of the most creative chefs I know, who is also one of the nicest people I know – what a combo!  May I please present the delightful Christine Nunn and her scrumptious new book, The Preppy Cookbook!

Christine is one of those people who you can while away the hours with having enormously entertaining drinks and conversation, and she is also one of those people who can turn out dish after dish of mouthwatering deliciousness at her restaurant, and have equal amounts of fun doing both.  This is a good type of person to know, as you can imagine.

And happily for all of us, she’s shared many of those delectable dishes in her The Preppy Cookbook.  Things like  Grilled Pear, Roast Beef and Blue Cheese Sandwiches.  Things like   Chicken with Blueberry Barbecue Sauce. Things like these perfect, perfect lobster rolls.

There are also a number of fun cocktail recipes in the book, some of which are fun varieties on old favorites (check out these Bloody Marys with asparagus stirrers!  And by the way, I definitely NEED those glasses) and some of which are ones I have never heard of before but will be trying at some point in the very near future.

This is one of those cookbooks full of delicious meals that are not only fun and creative, but are also explained and presented in a clear and approachable way that makes them almost as fun to make as they are to eat…all with a splash of Christine’s naughty and nice preppy humor.

And since I absolutely NEED to share this deliciousness with you, I have three lovely copies of The Preppy Cookbook to give away!  In her introduction Christine talks about how she loves to create meals that are full of graciousness and good taste (in every sense of the word!). To enter this giveaway, just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite good taste dish to make (or to drink!) and at the end of the month I will pick three lucky winners.  As for me, I’m going to go make that roast beef sandwich with the pear and blue cheese.  Right Now.  :)

This giveaway is now closed…thanks for visiting!

*All photographs in this post by the delightfully talented Ted Axelrod



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  1. Karen Nelson says:

    Might not sound very exciting but everyone loves my
    enchiladas! I make them to order.. chicken, beef, or veggie.
    I make the sauce which is a very old San Francisco recipe.
    I enjoy making them because I know the recipients enjoy them:-)
    I also like experimenting with different ingredients from the filling to the cheeses.
    They are actually quite versatile!

    • I liked preppy the first time go-round and am enjoying its resurgence. Green&Pink are my favorite colors and I need some new recipe inspiration. So, pick me!

  2. Christy Landry says:

    My go-to dish to impress guests is Italian Alfredo Strata with a lighter alfredo sauce that uses fat-free half-and-half. The key to success though relies on my bread machine; instead of using Italian bread, I make my lovely rosemary olive oil bread the day before and have it nice and crusty for the prep day. So it’s a three-day process: bread, a day for soaking, and the bake day. It takes a lot of planning, but it’s totally worth it!

  3. Tracey Schust says:

    Cajun Chicken Pasta is my favorite go-to dish. Everyone loves it!

    • My chicken and noodles. I think because one taste brings comfort. Homemade or Amish noodles, chicken breasts, chicken broth, butter and cream of chicken. Simmer chicken, broth, butter and cream of chicken slowly (about 6 hrs). Slightly boil noodles and add to the rest of the ingredients during the last 15 minutes. Perfection! The aroma during the slow-cooking process adds to the comfort.

  4. Jennifer Spencer says:

    I am the Macaroni and Cheese maker.

  5. Go to fav is lobster franchaise! So easy but appears so fancy and melt in your mouth good!

  6. My chicken and noodles. I think because one taste brings comfort. Homemade or Amish noodles, chicken breasts, chicken broth, butter and cream of chicken. Simmer chicken, broth, butter and cream of chicken slowly (about 6 hrs). Slightly boil noodles and add to the rest of the ingredients during the last 15 minutes. Perfection! The aroma during the slow-cooking process adds to the comfort.

  7. My friend and I have been frequenting the farmers market on a regular basis. I have been draw to eggplant this summer and experimenting with differnt flavors in my baba ganoush…I want everyone to try my latest variation. Sooo yummy!

  8. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes!!! A great comfort food!

  9. Barbara Collins Rosenberg says:

    I believe I have perfected the Manhattan, and can frequently be found carrying a shaker full to friends’ houses. It is best to walk to and from when drinking these!

    1 ounce sweet vermouth
    3 ounces Makers Mark Bourbon
    (makes one serving)

    Make early in the day and put the shaker in the freezer, the martini glasses go into the freezer about 45 minutes before you are ready to pour.
    Serve in the iced glass with a Luxardo cherry and the tiniest bit of the viscous syrup.


  10. My favorite tasty thing to make are enchiladas con crema with green chile chicken filling. I make the crema from scratch and use homemade cheese and tortillas, roast my own chiles, etc. It’s a bit of work, but (if I do say so myself) the results are entirely worth it. YUM!

  11. I love to make corn, tomato and avocado salsa!

  12. Pot roast with carrots and potatoes. Delish!

  13. The one pot kitchen clambake always wows them!

  14. Janet Mack says:

    I love to make chili. I have a cookbook that has a chili for every state and I have made them all. They were all pretty good, some had some strange ingredients though.

  15. My go to dish is white chicken chili with tomatillos. I don’t put a lot of heat in the chili. Instead, I put out bowls of several different salsas and chopped peppers as well as sour cream, grated cheese, tortilla ribbons and whatever else is on hand.

  16. I love to make quiche as part of a beautiful, simple brunch.

  17. I’ll try anything once.

  18. I would make chicken parm to impress or a crazy dessert.

  19. Elizabeth Fitzmaurice says:

    My current favorite dish is homemade King Ranch Casserole (ala the Homesick Texan!).

  20. Stan Wheeler says:

    I would love to compare her lobster rolls with mine! I make a pretty mean lobster and shrimp roll and I don’t put any celery in it. I also make a pretty good bloody mary to go with it.

  21. My go to recipe this summer has been a barley, corn and bean salad with a dijon vinaigrette. Very easy, simple, delicious and always impresses people!

  22. The concept for this cookbook is so fun! I love the cover. And the recipes sound pretty rockstar. My favorite good taste dish…pretty much anything that involves a runny yolk!

  23. Lori Dejneha says:

    I would make my favorite bacon wrapped scallops nestled in melted garlic butter and garlic crostini surrounding them on the plate, finished with fresh parsley for the finishing touch. Yum

  24. I’ve only been up long enough to get the coffee brewing and after reading all these posts, i’m starving. my biggest hit delicious dish is my lime cilantro grilled shrimp salad which includes roasted corn, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, sunflower seeds all toasted with a varity of lettuces. off to get that cup of coffee

  25. There is something special about sitting together around the table eating comfort food, and when the family hears I am frying chicken they all come running!

  26. Right now everything I make is pretty much a combination of corn, tomatoes and basil. And maybe bacon.

    This cookbook looks wonderful!

  27. I am looking forward to making a big pot of homemade chili as the weather begins to turn cooler

  28. Hard to narrow it down, but right now, I’d have to say mango salsa or the classic caprese salad with all the amazing tomatoes and basil right now…

  29. I like to bake more than I like to cook and my usual go-to dessert is cheesecake. The flavor changes depending on my mood at the moment.

  30. I make a bourbon marinated pork tenderloin that people love. Hubby teases me that my well stocked “bar” used mostly for cooking! Garlic mashed potatoes go great with it, as do fresh steamed veggies (whatever looks nice at the market….) I love to make trifle for dessert when entertaining, as it gives a big wow factor, but it is not time consuming.

  31. Rachel Floyd says:

    I am excited to see Christine do so well. I went to high school with her and I remember her talking about cooking then already! I wish her all the best.
    My go to dish BBQ ribs…oh and spinach dip. Both always are crowd pleases.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. I love making pasta with a white clam sauce, and corn & crab chowder.

  33. White chicken chili. Has won every chili cook off we’ve entered it in.

  34. Annmarie W. says:

    I love making veal paprika!

  35. April Yedinak says:

    My best/favorite recipe is Mushrooms and Bowties in Alfredo.

  36. Carol Evans says:

    All of us cooks out there wish they could write a cookbook. OMG this one sounds fabulous. Recipes sound right up my alley

  37. My never fail Chili.

  38. My favorite dish to make is a “hot pot”, in which you put an electric pot of boiling broth on the table and offer various dishes of thinly sliced raw meat and veggies to dip into the boiling broth to cook, then small dishes of sauces to dip the cooked food into in front of each person. We eat ours over rice, allowing the drippings to flavor the rice.

  39. Debbie Gerchman says:

    Homemade lasagna with homemade sauce and three cheeses. Slow cooked beef vegetable stew and Sante Fe Soup when it gets cold enough, Banana pudding for family reunions and get togethers.

  40. My artichoke dip or baked brie…they are my entertaining staples and thankfully friends never seem to tire of them!

  41. Lisa Langston says:

    Comforting chicken and noodles!

  42. Everyone seems to like my roasted chicken with franconia potatoes or Lighthouse lasagne…for dessert…either some form of brownies (“chocolate headache” brownies from potluck at midnight farm; Elle’s cosmic brownies; or the ones from Kevin and Amanda with the oreos in the middle) cheesecake or apple pie….

  43. JEFFREY HUGHES says:

    chicken korma

  44. Everyone’s recipes sound SO good! My step dad requests me to make pot roast for him ALL the time because he says it’s better than his moms.

  45. Christi P. says:

    I love to grill my meat and veggies of these nice summer nights!

  46. Yummy grilled homemade pimento cheese sandwiches with tomato soup are a must for us in the Fall!

  47. I love lasagne with lots of blue cheese<3 Tastes heavenly good!

  48. Potato bake with cheese and bacon..

  49. Chili is my favorite thing to make for friends, family, or just myself. Think I might need to make it today.

  50. I go in spurts. My latest favorite is sweet corn chowder. Delish!

  51. My favorite is chili and also macaroni and cheese.

  52. My favorite would be my homemade lasagna. ALso the family favorite; it’s what all the kids want for their birthdays :)

  53. everyone loves the caribbean pulled pork sandwiches that I serve with my homemade Peach & Mango Salsa, so I’ve started canning it up, and now when I visit friends, I take a jar of the salsa with me to leave with them, along with a printed recipe card; and Capt Morgan and pineapple juice blended with crushed ice is a delightful cocktail to have with the sandwiches; such a lovely cookbook, thanks for the opportunity :)

  54. I love to serve Brandy Old Fashions….mmmmm

  55. Karen Gilmore says:

    I make a great seafood gumbo that was passed down from my mom, which was passed down to her from her uncle, so it’s pretty sentimental to us…… and good !

  56. Mac and Cheese

  57. Jill Stokes Hartley says:

    I love to make our favorite pot roast recipe. When it seems like all is wrong in the world, it makes everything perfect and homey :-)

  58. I love to make and eat spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread and a green salad. It reminds me of my childhood, so comforting and satisfying too.

  59. My favorite dish to make is anything with lobster – lol! I am really coveting those lobster rolls – they look amazing!

  60. Marsha Hanzel says:

    My go-to dish would be roast chicken or fish, I guess, but my real go-to-comfort dish is hot fudge sauce which I regularly make and give to others.

  61. Hard to decide but I will say my great taste meal is my Thanksgiving meal. The menu was set years ago and I have been forbidden to change anything lest there be a riot in our home. It includes everyone’s favorites: herb roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, S&S dressing, cranberries and more relish, crescent rolls, peas, brussell sprouts. Nothing beats a delicious holiday meal with family.

  62. Bruschetta, it’s a go to appetizer with the garden vegetables in the fall.

  63. It’s about time to start making meatloaf again!

  64. My current good taste recipe is Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle Bowls. Just learned how to make them a few months ago and the refreshing taste of them in summer heat is divine! Who knew I could cook an Asian dish??? I’m not even scared anymore. Heck, I’m even going into some Asian markets now!

  65. I always got compliments on my ‘poor mans stroganoff’…my husband dutifully ate it while we were dating. As soon as we were married, he asked me NEVER to make it again..YIKES! I NEED a cookbook!

  66. Stacey Fain says:

    My favorite taste-good meal is my Gram’s swiss steak with mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. :)

  67. Lasagna and red velvet cheesecake!

  68. stellastarlite says:

    A Moscow Mule served in a copper mug with a sprig of mint!

  69. I love making my favorite pasta salad on these hot summer days-pasta, cubed turkey, cubed havarti dill, green and red seedless grapes, and chopped scallions all tossed in a light coating of olive oil, salt, & pepper. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!!

  70. emily willingham says:

    my current favorite good-taste meal is cabbage, bacon, and noodles – a skillet one-dish meal, that sounds blah, but is SO DAMN GOOD you have to try it to believe it’s awesomeness. i forgot to mention that is easy to prepare as well.

  71. JEFFREY HUGHES says:

    Chicken Paprikash….but that picture of the Lobster Roll really has my mouth watering

  72. Carol Collins says:

    I lve ot make “Mississippi Ice Cream – actually cheese grits, but my kids wouldn’t’ touch it when they were little if I said it was grits!
    Goes with everything – breakfast, brunch, steaks, burgers, turkey – you name it!
    Football gattherings ask for it every year!

  73. Paella…there is something for everyone!

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