Summer beach reads and treats with Mary Kay Andrews

Nothing says summer than a good book in your hand, walking in the sand and a tasty cocktail by your side, and nobody knows that better than Mary Kay Andrews.

Andrews is a New York Times best-selling author and joins on set to talk about her new novel "Sunset Beach," her picks for summer beach reads, plus the recipes for a few of her favorite beach treats. For more click here.

See below for a list of upcoming events with Mary Kay Andrews: 

Woodstock, Ga. | Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 11 a.m.
Mimosas with Patti Callahan Henry
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 E. Main St. Suite 138

Marietta, Ga. | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Book Exchange
2932 Canton Rd # 220

Milton, Ga. | Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 6 p.m.
The North Atlanta Author Series hosted by Bookmiser
Milton Library
855 Mayfield Road

Redneck Caviar recipe 

  • 2 (15.5-oz) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained 
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced 
  • 1/2 onion, diced 
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickled okra
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • Corn chips for serving
  1. Combine the black-eyed peas, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, okra, and cilantro in a large bowl. 
  2. Whisk the oil and vinegar together in a separate bowl and stir into the black-eyed pea mixture. Serve with the corn chips.   

Nene's Beergaritas 

  • 2 (12-oz.) cans frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 (12-oz.) bottles light Mexican beer 
  • 2 (8-oz.) cans lemon-lime soda
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila 
  • Margarita salt 
  • Lime wedges, for serving  

Stir the limeade concentrate, beer, soda, and tequila together in a pitcher.  Pour into ice-filled glasses rimmed with the margarita salt, and serve with lime wedges.