Martina McBride “Mix”-es it up with second cookbook, ahead of her new show on Food Network

Oxmoor HouseWe’re still several weeks away from the premiere of Martina McBride‘s new show on Food Network, Martina’s Table, but you can preview some of what she’ll be making in her new cookbook. Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life is available now.

“It’s really just about how I’m cooking now,” she explains. “You know, I’m a home cook. I’m not a trained chef. So for me, the idea of writing a new book was just about really showing people how I’m cooking now in my own kitchen, and the way it’s grown and changed from the last cookbook, which is now I cook more fish.”

“There are recipes in this book that are probably a little healthier, but then there’s also, you know, just recipes with a lot of cheese, ’cause I love cheese,” she smiles.

“It’s a good balance, I think, which is how we live life. You know, everything in moderation.” 

Martina’s first book, Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year, came out in 2014, and focused on party planning.

“It’s just a collection,” she says of the new volume, “like those old-fashioned cookbooks. You know, it’s just a collection of recipes that I’m actually cooking for my friends and family that I think are delicious.”

Martina’s Table premieres Sunday, November 18 at 12 p.m. ET on Food Network. The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year’s new Christmas album, It’s the Holiday Season, came out earlier this month.

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