Book Reviews

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Chips & The 52 New Foods Challenge Cookbook

November 2, 2014
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How was your Halloween? I hope it was amazing! We had a blast. After all that candy maybe it’s time for some veggies? Are you looking to get your kids to try new healthy foods? Or maybe you have adult picky eaters in your house? If you answered a definitive YES to either of those […]

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Chia-Berry Shake | The Chia Cookbook | Review & Giveaway!

September 30, 2014
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Up until now I kind of ignored chia (confession.) Sure, I knew it was super healthy & could be added to lots of recipes. But, alas I ignored it. Well, not any more folks! Now I’m chia obsessed & all thanks to The Chia Cookbook by Janie Hoffman, founder of Mamma Chia. The recipes in this […]

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Buttered Spinach with Egg | The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

August 17, 2014
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Sometimes we need to kick back with simple soul food. I’m not talking’ heavier Southern cooking (although that’s great too!) What I mean is nourishing foods that make your soul feel reallllly great. That’s exactly the kinds of gorgeous, whole food recipes you will find on Nourished Kitchen blog and in the cookbook.

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Baked French Toast with Berries & Vanilla Syrup

June 13, 2014
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Sometimes packages land at my doorstep & I get all giddy, footloose & fanciful….I could not contain my excitement when I tore into my copy of Sweet Paul’s new book Eat & Make: Charming Recipes + Kitchen Crafts You Will Love. Do you know Sweet Paul yet? I bet most of you do. If you do not please […]

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Papaya Pleasure Smoothie

April 25, 2014
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Happy Friday folks! What are your weekend plans? We will be hiking & playing outside a whole bunch. We will also be serving up lots of healthy & cleansing eats. It’s the time of year for all kinds of spring cleaning…from organizing the home to getting the body bikini ready! I recently received The Blender […]

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Surprise-Inside Cakes! Cookbook Review & Giveaway

March 15, 2014
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Are you familiar with the amazing blog i am baker? If not you should be. If you are, then you know how super duper talented bloggess Amanda Rettke is with cakes. She is always known for her her stunning sugary creations, but most well know for her Surprise-Inside Cakes.

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BLEND Launch Party & Giveaway

June 21, 2013
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Happy Friday & HAPPY first day of summer! Today I am pleased to participate in the  BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers Launch Party. Join me & check out these awesome e-books by Faith (An Edible Mosaic) and Alyssa (Everyday Maven) There are two books filled with gorgeous smoothie recipes: BLEND: The Basics and BLEND: Summer […]

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Irish Nachos

April 22, 2013
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What?? Nachos made with thinly sliced potatoes instead of corn chips? Yup! Until now I had never had such a thing. Now I am hooked. Thanks to my great pal Gaby Dalkin from What’s Gaby Cooking and her new cookbook Absolutely Avocados ~ I now have plenty of new recipes to explore. All which use […]

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“Living Gluten-Free With Style & Grace” e-Cookbook

April 21, 2013
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I am thrilled to share my good friend Lisa Thiele’s (With Style and Grace Blog) e-Cookbook Living Gluten Free With Style and Grace with you today! Lisa has been gluten free for many years and really knows the in’s and out’s of creating beautiful recipes with simple to find, whole food ingredients. The best part is […]

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Berry Fizz

April 10, 2013
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It happened again…. One of my amazing food bloggin’ pals has hit the ground running with a spectacular cookbook! Heather Christo’s Generous Table is something you need in your hands now. Talk about an abundance of beauty, creativity and awe inducing recipes. I am thrilled to share this cookbook with you today. Heather gave me free […]

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Holiday Cookbook Grab Bag! {giveaway}

December 13, 2012
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Every day is such a treat! I have been receiving the BEST cookbooks in the mail. So many of my friends have published STUNNING books that you need to have in your hot little hands. I have a giveaway copy of each for you ~ I highly recommend these for holiday gifts. I mean, who […]

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Chile-Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

October 26, 2012
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Are you noticing a trend on FFC? This is the second cookbook and sweet potato recipe (adore sweet potatoes!) here in one week. Today I am thrilled to be a part of Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen Virtual Dinner Party! I love virtual parties, it means I can hang out with all of my bestie blog pals […]

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Broccoli Pesto Sauce & Dip

October 5, 2012
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A few amazing things happened this week. Some of them have to do with food, others not (you will need to hold tight on those.) One amazing thing can be called to attention now. Broccoli Pesto Sauce that doubles as a dip. Thanks to my friend Catherine McCord and her wonderful book Weelicious I now […]

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Cooking with Trader Joe’s Easy Lunchboxes Cookbook & Lunchbox

September 28, 2012
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Yay! It has finally hit the stores, the Cooking with Trader Joe’s Easy Lunchboxes Cookbook that I photographed. I am so proud of my friend Kelly Lester the creator of the fabulous (my favorite) Easy Lunchboxes & writer of this cookbook. As most of you know by now I have been a huge fan of  these […]

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Sprinkle Bakes! { book review & giveaway }

June 22, 2012
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I will never forget the moment I stumbled upon Heather Baird’s stunning blog Sprinkle Bakes. I was looking for a wowzer cake to bake for my daughters 6th birthday. One thing was for sure….we knew we wanted a cake filled with heaps of sprinkles. That is when I found this cake on Sprinkle Bakes. I […]

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