“Dadgum That’s Good, Too” Cookbook Review/Giveaway

With the holidays right around the corner, I am excited for the food! We usually go to my dad’s house to eat and he does a lot of the cooking. I am hoping that this year I can possibly go over and help, maybe even make a new dish or two. With the “Dadgum That’s Good, Too” cookbook by John McLemore, there are plenty of recipe ideas for me to try.

I like how this cookbook is broken down into sections based on how you fix it, like smoked, fried, or grilled. The book starts with a foreword by Paula Deen. I love my southern food so this book was right up my alley. The one recipe that stuck out to me as I flipped through was the Garlic and Herb Deep-Fried Turkey. Seriously, garlic and deep fried…how could that get any better? The introduction to this particular recipe talks about his favorite turkey recipe from his first cookbook and also that he uses a Masterbuilt’s Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer. All you need for this recipe is 1 turkey (10-14lbs), 2 gallons cooking oil, preferably peanut oil, 1 (16oz) bottle Butterball Garlic and Herb Turkey Marinade (or your favorite brand) and Butterball Garlic and Herb Turkey Seasoning (or your favorite brand). In the instructions it tells you how to properly thaw the turkey and how to prepare it for deep frying. After injecting the turkey with the marinade you sprinkle it with the seasoning inside and out. The last step is how to deep fry the turkey and at what temperature the turkey will be done. I hope I can talk my dad into getting a turkey deep fryer so we can have this recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’ve never had deep fried turkey and I think this year would be a good year to start.

I really wish I had a smoker to try a lot of the smoked recipes because between looking at the color pictures and reading the recipes, my stomach growls and it wants just about all of them.

Each recipe in “Dadgum That’s Good, Too” has wonderful color photos. They make your mouth water just looking at them. There are even some grilled dessert recipes I can’t wait to try these too. You can get “Dadgum That’s Good, Too” at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com for $24.95.

THE GIVEAWAY is closed.  One (1) winner will received “Dadgum That’s Good, Too” by John McLemore.

*Open to US residents only. Ends on 10/16/12.

Jackie received products for the purpose of reviewing at no cost to her. All opinions expressed are her own and not influenced by anything or anyone.

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  1. Tabitha Pyle says:

    beer can chicken

  2. The Honey Grilled Salmon sounds yummy!

  3. I would like to try the Chipotle Pork Wraps

  4. I like the Crunchy Asian Slaw recipe.

  5. cherry chicken sounds good.

  6. Kimberly B. says:

    I’d like to try the Caribbean Shrimp.

  7. The Bite size Crab Cakes

  8. I’d love to try Beer Can Chicken.

  9. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I would like to try the grilled Classic Burger recipe.

  10. Tell me another recipe from Dadgum That’s Good you would like to try. traditional english pudding

  11. Wanda McHenry says:

    Fried Ice Cream

  12. Chipotle Pork Wraps

  13. I’d like to try the Caribbean Shrimp.

  14. The
    Steamed Orange Roughy would be amazing I am sure

  15. I love smoked meats. I never learned how to make them, but my father used to make killer smoked and deep fried turkey and double stuffed potatoes.

  16. Fried Corn on the Cob!

  17. Russell Moore says:

    Maple Glazed Ham looks good.

  18. Heather S says:

    Chipotle Pork Wraps sound good

  19. I’d like to try the seafood grill.

  20. I would like to try the Beef Tenderloin Tidbits.

  21. The Grilled Lobster sounds yummy

  22. Charlotte Padgett says:

    Crunchy Asian Slaw sounds great!

  23. Christine says:

    Crunchy Asian Slaw

  24. Beer can chicken


  25. Brutus Duffy says:

    Would love to try the honey cured smoked salmon.

  26. The Citrus Seafood Cocktail!

  27. carol gentry says:

    I have never had fried ice cream. I would like to try that one.

  28. I want to try fried ice cream. always have

  29. Beer Can Chicken

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  30. Susan Ladd says:

    I would love to try Buffalo Deep Fried Turkey. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!!!!

  31. Stephanie Larison says:

    Smoked Baby Back Ribs

  32. Karen Gonyea says:

    Honey Grilled Salmon :)

  33. Low Country Boil

  34. chipotle pork wraps

  35. Karen Medlin says:

    I would like to try the Caribbean Shrimp recipe

  36. smokey pimento cheese and the fried ice cream. I gained a pound just thinking about it..lol

  37. I would like to try Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops and the grilled classic burger

  38. Jeni Lutz says:

    I would like to try Honey Cumin BBQ Pork Packets

  39. Elizabeth Bowers says:

    Oh Man I simply love crab cakes so the bite size crab cakes would be my choice yum

  40. Paula Tavernie says:

    Id like to try the Fried Lobster Tail!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  41. Carribean Shrimp would be my try.

  42. cherry chicken yummm :)

  43. Fried Ice cream

  44. I have always wanted to try fried ice cream

  45. Amanda C. says:

    The Cherry Chicken sounds intriguing!

  46. Brittney House says:

    Beer Can Chicken.

  47. I’d like to try the Fried Corn on the Cob recipe

  48. Bite Size Crab Cakes!

  49. Lucy Schwartz says:

    the Crunchy Asian Salad. That would be sooo good.

  50. I would like to try the Apricot-Mustard Pork Chops

  51. I like the Beef Tenderloin Tidbits

  52. i liked the recipe –smoked- Maple Glazed Ham

  53. Robert Pyszk says:
  54. Ed Nemmers says:

    Crunchy Asian Slaw is my recipe of choice!

  55. alyce poalillo says:

    Love to try their Fried Catfish

  56. Heather Poindexter says:

    Steamed carribian shrimp

  57. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I’d like to try the beer can chicken recipe

  58. susan smoaks says:

    i want to try the
    Cajun Fried Turkey Breast

  59. Caribbean shrimp

  60. heather c says:

    Caribbean Shrimp, which is steamed. Yes, please!

  61. shanta spradlin says:

    The Low Country Boil.

  62. I’d like to try the Low Country Boil!

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