If you idolize Joanna's style (her color predictions for 2018 have proven to be spot-on!), too, you can now dine just like her with these summery recipes straight from her kitchen and Magnolia Table restaurant. It's official: From Sticky Poppy Seed Jam to shiplap, this woman can do it all.
"I don’t do much deep-frying, but hot fried chicken is so delicious and satisfying to have every once in a while that I think every home cook should have a great recipe for it. Some people may be reluctant to fry at home because it requires a big pot of very hot oil, but it’s really pretty easy, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. A deep, heavy pot works great. My family prefers white meat so I usually fry halved chicken breasts, but you can do a whole chicken, cut up, or all thighs or all legs—whatever your family likes best. I often pair this fried chicken with green beans and scalloped potatoes."— Joanna Gaines
Makes 4 to 8 servings
PREP: 20 minutes, plus overnight soaking (for the chicken)
COOK: 1 hour
* You don’t want to skip the overnight soak. The buttermilk needs time to break down the muscle tissue and make it tender.
Sticky Poppy Seed Jam
"Want to take fried chicken to the next level? Try drizzling the chicken with this sweet and sticky poppy seed jam just before serving. It’s also pretty stellar on top of biscuits." — Joanna Gaines
Makes 1 cup
PREP : 5 minutes
COOK: under 5 minutes
COOL : 15 minutes
** Spray or rub the measuring cup with vegetable oil before measuring the honey so that it will pour right out without sticking to the sides of the cup.
"When summer is at its height and the peaches are so ripe that you can smell their sweet aroma just by walking by, it’s time for this bright salad—a fun twist on the traditional caprese salad of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. This version is really lovely, both from a flavor and visual standpoint, and it comes together in minutes. Just be sure to allow some time for everything to get nice and chilled. First things first: Seek out the best mozzarella you can for the salad. If there’s a market close to you that makes it fresh, that’s fantastic, but very good mozzarella can be found at your local grocery store. For salads, I like the type packed in water best." — Joanna Gaines
Makes 4 servings
PREP: 10 minutes, plus chilling (for the dressing)
"I remember early on in my marriage a friend of mine shared this simple recipe with me, and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was for the little amount of work it required. There’s something about the blend of a graham cracker crust, lemon filling, and fresh whipped cream that makes for a perfect dessert. Plus, it’s really beautiful!" — Joanna Gaines
Makes 8 servings
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: under 20 minutes
COOL: 1½ hours
Whipped Cream Topping
From Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines. Copyright © 2018 by Joanna Gaines. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Dig in to 122 more of Joanna's go-to recipes (plus family stories!) in her Magnolia Table cookbook, available for purchase now.