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Texas native Christine Gardner, event planner, caterer, food writer and TV cook, has rounded up 11 menus for festive Texas-style occasions from casual to luxe, along with blueprints for presentation and planning.


  • From a Fourth of July Fish Fry to a Yellow Rose Garden Party, a Boots & Bling Barbecue or an haute-Texas Cattleman’s Cocktail Party, Gardner offers cowgirl entertaining with ease and style. More than 80 recipes for contemporary Texas temptations like Watermelon-Lime Rickey, Big Bold BBQ Layered Dip, Crawfish-and-Cornbread-Stuffed Mushrooms, Shrimp Tostadas With Grapefruit Salsa, Bourbon-Braised Short Ribs, Grilled Green-Tomato Caprese Salad, Banana Bread Trifle and Dark Chocolate Sheet Cake offer plenty of ways to express your inner cowgirl. This tiny (4.25" X 5.5") cookbook is 144 pages.
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