Cookbook Giveaway + A Recipe for Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler with Bourbon and Ginger

A Midsummer's Feast: Recipes for a Festive Summer Gathering

I am bursting with excitement, y’all.

I wrote a cookbook. I tested recipes and slaved in my kitchen and edited instructions and pored over pages and now it’s finally done. My cookbook is published and I’m freaking out a little bit.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me give you a little backstory.

A few months ago, my friend Jenni approached me and asked if I wanted to collaborate on a cookbook with her. Jenni was in the midst of finishing up her grad school portfolio, and decided that she wanted to design a cookbook. So, she asked me to make one with her. Jenni is an incredible photographer and graphic designer and the decision was a no-brainer. So, we set about making a cookbook together.

Flash forward a few months, and here we are. We now have a self-published mini cookbook called “A Midsummer’s Feast: Recipes for a Festive Summer Gathering.” If I may say so, it’s a lovely little book. This is not a full-sized cookbook, rather, it is a small collection of recipes that are perfect for a summer dinner party. The recipes are simple and diverse, a selection of summertime favorites. There’s a little bit of everything — appetizers, desserts, sides, entrees, and even a cocktail recipe.

We self-published the book through Blurb, and A Midsummer’s Feast is now available to purchase in print or ebook format. (Please note: we decided to sell these books at cost and are not making any profit whatsoever. This project was a labor of love and we just want to share our book with you all!)

 

A Midsummer's Feast

So, there you have it. I wrote a cookbook and now it’s available for all the world to see! I feel like a proud mother. (And, it should go without saying that I am forever indebted to Jenni and her incredible design skills. This cookbook would not have happened without her, and I am so grateful.)

A Midsummer's Feast: Recipes for a Festive Summer Gathering

Since I am so very excited about the book, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes from the book: Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler with Bourbon and Ginger. (Say that three times fast, I dare you.) Made with a combination of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, this cobbler is one of my all-time favorite summer desserts. The blueberries really are the star of the dish, as they give the cobbler a natural sweetness and a gorgeous purple color. (Also, the addition bourbon and ginger give the cobbler a nice little zing.)

Last, but certainly not least, to celebrate the release of A Midsummer’s Feast, I’m giving away a copy of the book! Scroll down for instructions on how to enter to win a print copy of  “A Midsummer’s Feast” Recipes for a Festive Summer Gathering.” 

Thanks for all the love and support, everyone! See below for the recipe and giveaway details!

Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler with Bourbon and Ginger | Rosemarried

Photo by Jenni Kupelian

 

Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler with Bourbon and Ginger

Ingredients

    For the cobbler:
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1.5 cups blueberries
  • 1.5 cups raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • For the biscuit topping:
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a cast iron skillet.
  2. To make the fruit filling: in a large bowl, mix together the berries, sugar, ginger, and nutmeg. Taste, and add more sugar if needed. (This will greatly depend on how sweet your berries are. If the berries are tart or out of season, you may need up to 1 cup of sugar.) In a small bowl, whisk together the bourbon and corn starch. Pour the bourbon mixture over the berries and stir to coat. Pour the berry mixture into prepared skillet, and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the berries are bubbling. (Helpful hint: You may want to set the skillet on a baking sheet, as cobblers tend to bubble over and make a big mess in the oven!)
  3. Meanwhile, make the biscuit topping. In another bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into the flour mixture – using your fingers, knives, or a pastry cutter – until there are no large chunks left and the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the buttermilk just to combine. Using your hands, gently form small flattened balls of dough. Remove the skillet from the oven, and place the biscuits evenly atop the fruit. Sprinkle the tops of the biscuits with a bit of sugar.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool, uncovered, until ready to serve.

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ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF A MIDSUMMER’S FEAST: 

To enter, leave a comment below stating your favorite summer ingredient (i.e. peaches, tomatoes, corn, etc.). It’s as simple as that!

Cookbook giveaway rules: All entries must be submitted by Friday, August 29th, at 11pm PST. A winner will be selected at random and will be notified by September 1st, 2014.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY OPTIONS:

1. For one additional entry (optional), like Rosemarried on Facebook and come back here to comment letting me know you’ve done so (or leave a separate comment stating you already like Rosemarried on Facebook).

2. For one additional entry (optional), follow Rosemarried on Twitter and come back here to comment letting me know you’ve done so, or that you already follow me on Twitter.

3. For one additional entry (optional), follow Rosemarried on Instagram come back here to leave another separate comment stating you’ve done so.

41 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    Congrats to you Lindsey and Jenni! It’s beautiful!

  2. Kristen Polzien says:

    Tomatoes!

  3. Frances Dyer says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s so beautiful – I can’t wait to check it out… also, raspberries. :)

  4. Ruth Bethka says:

    Cucumbers!

  5. Lisa A. says:

    Peaches! I always get so excited when I spot the “peach people” at their stand by the road! That means summer is here and I can overindulge in peaches!

  6. Rachel says:

    Okay! My favorite ingredient(s) are basically anything fresh from the garden…but since you said ONE thing I have to say cherries. I LOVE (and miss!) cherries. Well done on the cookbook and a big CONGRATS from Uganda!

  7. Linnea says:

    Huge congratulations!!! My favorite summer ingredient: PEACHES!

  8. Alyssa says:

    It’s got to be peaches. I could eat them by the box and still go back for more.

  9. Alyssa says:

    I also follow you on Twitter (@alyssaagee)

  10. Alyssa says:

    And on Instagram ;)

  11. Alyssa says:

    AND I liked your FB page and shared this on my page. :)

  12. Andrea says:

    This looks amazing! How exciting for you! I have been baking a lot of apricot things this Summer. And, I already like your Facebook!

  13. I liked on Facebook!

  14. I already liked on Instagram!

  15. Bethany Miller says:

    My favorite summer ingredient is tomatoes!

  16. Bethany Miller says:

    I already like on Facebook!

  17. Bethany Miller says:

    And I already like on Instagram! :)

  18. Kayla says:

    Congratulations!!!!!
    I’m so excited to get into this book

  19. Kayla says:

    Already following on IG @maes_pixels ☺️

  20. Chelsea says:

    That looks so lovely Lindsey! Congrats! I just started checking your blog out pretty regularly and am excited to actually start making some iof the amazing recipes.

    For this summer I would have to pick heirloom tomatoes. Until recently I really only enjoyed tomatoes in the salsa or sauce form. Thanks to a breakfast sandwich at Taty and Sons that’s main ingredient was a big slab of heirloom tomato, I have established a new relationship with them!

  21. dyea says:

    You have an amazing tallent of only posting recipes I really want to try and none that I don’t! I love fresh peaches!

  22. Karen says:

    Living in Maine, I love to pick and eat wild blueberries!

  23. Leslie says:

    Blackberries are my favorite summer fruit, especially in cobblers. I also love, love, love garden fresh tomatoes with fresh mozzarella!

  24. Yvonne says:

    Zucchini ;-)

  25. Tayler says:

    Its a toss up between Figs & Watermelon… or basil… maybe basil.

  26. Lindsay!! Congratulations! What an incredible accomplishment. So excited to see it!

    As far as my favorite summer fruit…Too hard to choose! Definitely a tie between peaches and tomatoes.

  27. Bethany says:

    My favorite is peaches, all the way!

  28. Bethany says:

    Yep, caught the last reminder thanks to following on Facebook

  29. Bethany says:

    Of course, Instagram.

  30. Bethany says:

    And what would the world be without Twitter? ;)

    -thanks for the entries! bravo on completing the project!

  31. Julia says:

    Tomatoes because salsa

  32. Katie says:

    Summer squash is definitely my favorite. :-)

  33. Katie says:

    Aaaand I already like on Facebook.

  34. Katie says:

    And instagram.

  35. Jenny says:

    Congrats on your book!!! What an exciting year you’re having! It’s so hard to pick a favorite ingredient, but I think it might be cucumbers.

  36. Jenny says:

    Instagram. Check!

  37. Jenny says:

    Facebook. Check!

  38. Robin G. says:

    congratulations on your published cookbook… i found it on Blurb as i am about to embark on a similar journey. i have been craving to get a book together of my favorite dishes i prepare for my clients when i cook for yoga retreats and this looks like it may just be the perfect fit… any advice is welcome working on blurb…
    i just liked you on’ rosemarried ‘ on facebook
    wonderful recipes, photos and inspiration !!! thank you

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