Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF (+Giveaway)

Six Sister Cookbook coverI’m excited to be participating in the virtual blog tour for the Six Sisters’ new cookbook release, A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes and Ideas to bring Families Together.

To celebrate the new release, the ladies and Shadow Mountain are hosting a 10 book giveaway for the blog tour. Please see the end of the post for more details.

First, I want to tell you a bit about the Six Sisters:

The Six Sisters — Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra — grew up in Utah, but a few of them have lived in other parts of the country since moving out of the house. Between them there are five nieces and three nephews, and all of the sisters love playing “aunt.”
The sisters started their blog, Six Sisters’ STUFF, in February 2011 to keep in touch while they were apart, but it has since gained popularity, garnering more than 9 million viewers per month and more than 307,000 followers on Pinterest.

I reviewed their first cookbook, Six Sisters’ STUFF, last year and looked forward to their next edition. Here’s my thoughts on their latest release.

When it comes to cookbooks, A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF offers much more than just recipes.

This beautiful bound, softcover cookbook offers menu planning, a list of pantry staples, a food storage plan for beginners, and craft ideas. My favorite extra is the 52 dinner conversation starters. This is a great way to spend quality time with the entire family while enjoying a fun and easy meal.

The recipes are easy to prepare dishes that include basic ingredients most every kitchen already has on hand. However, be aware some of these dishes aren’t for those on strict diets.

The recipes are featured in a ’52 Menu Plan’ format that groups three yummy dishes together for a delicious meal. You can mix and match the recipes for additional dinner ideas.

Each recipe is accompanied by a stunning, rich color photograph showing the prepared dishes. The recipes are written in a simple format making it easy to follow. The recipes are designed for quick and easy preparation so canned and packaged ingredients are used at times.

The menus include such tasty recipes as: Oven-Fried Chicken, BBQ Macaroni Salad and Oatmeal Scotchies (Menu 33); Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin, Brown Sugar and Bacon Green Beans and 5-Minute Creamy Key Lime Pie (Menu 39); and Baked Crispy Chicken Parmesan, Mini Garlic Monkey Bread and Snickerdoodle Blondies (Menu 40).

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork LoinA recipe that was a big hit with us was the Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin. So easy to fix. While the end result didn’t compare to the photo in the cookbook, I was delighted with it just the same. When I tried to remove the pork loin from the slow cooker, it began to fall apart. The meat was so tender and moist. It was impossible to slice because it keep falling apart. This is now a favorite at our house.

A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF provides a handy meal schedule, delicious and easy recipes, helpful tips, and fun ideas to bring the family together at meal time and in-between.

A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes and Ideas to Bring Families Together by Six Sisters, Shadow Mountain, @2014, ISBN: 978-0451237828, Softcover 9 X 9, 256 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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For this giveaway, 10 winners will receive a copy of A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you a recipe collector? Do you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share with us? 
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  1. That is a really funny title. And memorable.

  2. Mason - Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to find a good source of new recipes. And I like that title, too!

  3. I am SUPER excited to see this! I had heard about them (probably from you), I love to cook and collect cookbooks and this one looks like it is just fabulous! Thanks for the give-away! cgittleman at mi dot rr dot com

  4. I love it! I always liked seeing those big glosy cookbooks. \We don't have them here. We have just some cooking magazines.

  5. I'd like to try their Creamy Chicken Lasagna Recipe!
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