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Elizabeth Heiskell

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Elizabeth Heiskell


Not sure what to bring to a holiday party? This Southern author has an answer

In her new cookbook, entertaining guru Elizabeth Heiskell gives you the solution to the toughest question during the holiday season — What can I bring? This Southerner has you covered with simple recipes that will be a huge hit at Thanksgiving or even the office potluck.

The Mississippi native’s new cookbook “What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up” (Oxmoor House, $30), has over 100 recipes so you’ll be ready for every upcoming celebration. 

The recipes in “What Can I Bring?” were gathered from friends, family and her own creations in the kitchen. For the holidays, Heiskell recommends a classic vegetable soup or a winter panzanella salad. Her Bacon Bites are also a big hit at cocktail parties. 

Heiskell, who writes for Southern Living and is a contributor on NBC’s “Today” show, will be stopping in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday as a part of a multi-city book tour. Need a suggestion on what you should bring to your holiday party? Stop by and ask her what she would recommend as the perfect party dish. 

Find out more about Heiskell’s book signings and cooking demonstration in Atlanta

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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.