Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Six Sisters' Stuff {Review and Giveaway}

 

My thoughts:
Wow! This is such a great book. I am a huge lover of cookbooks. I have quite a collection and I'm so thrilled to add this one to it. I'm always looking for cookbooks that offer simple recipes for busy moms like me, yet are delicious and kid friendly. This is that book. Chock full of recipes, fun craft projects, and even some great 'tips and tricks' lists, Six Sisters' Stuff is definitely going to be a go to resource in my home.

I was able to try out one of the recipes last week. I made the 20-Minute Skillet Lasagna (pages 10-11). Yum! My boys loved it. Although the image is poor quality (darn cell phone), I took a picture of the finished product...


Oh, and for all of us book lovers out there, this lovely book has a tutorial for making bookshelves out of pallets! It seemed relatively simple so putting that on my 'to-do someday' list. You can find the Pallet Bookshelves tutorial on pages 12-13.


Building Families One Meal at a Time: Six Sisters Release New Cook-Craft-Create Book

With busy schedules, after-school activities, late workdays and long commutes, is sitting down to a family dinner still possible?

The authors of Six Sisters’ Stuff (Shadow Mountain, ISBN: 978-1-60907-324-4, $21.99, March 2013) say YES!


In their debut cookbook, the sisters (yes, six biological sisters— Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra) show families just how simple putting dinner on the table can be. From Baked Chicken Fajitas to Slow Cooker Pot Roast Sliders to Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, Six Sisters’ Stuff has nearly 100 easy-to-follow recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions and photographs that eliminate any guess work.

Six Sisters’ Stuff evolved from the sisters’ blog SixSistersStuff.com, that began in February 2011 out of their love to cook, craft, and create. After years of living close to one another, they suddenly found themselves living in different parts of the country and used the blog to stay in touch and share ideas. In just two short years, SixSistersStuff.com has quickly become one of the most popular food and craft blogs, receiving on average 5 million page views per month, with over 130,000 Facebook fans and more than 190,000 Pinterest followers (as of 2/7/13).

Six Sisters’ Stuff also includes a collection of simple and inexpensive craft ideas – how to make hand puppets, felt bows, decorative wreaths, and more – plus lists of fun family activities for road trips, entertaining rainy-day ideas, healthy snack suggestions, and even some recommendations for cheap date nights. This family-focused cookbook is really more of an idea book to help families create fun, lasting memories together.


Join the Family Dinner Challenge
According to Pew Research , only about half of families make dinner a daily ritual and another third eat together a few times a week. Roughly one in 5 families (20%) eat together only occasionally or never. In conjunction with the book’s release, on March 4, 2013, SixSistersStuff.com will launch a 4x4 Dinner Challenge. Families are encouraged to eat together as a family at least four times a week for four weeks. Families can register online at www.SixSistersStuff.com and receive meal tips, ideas for family activities, and helpful recipes to assist in making this challenge a reality. “We grew up knowing the importance of feeding our families a home-cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together,” said Camille, the oldest sister. “Even the busiest of people can make the food and project ideas we share, which will give you even more time to spend with your family and loved ones.”

To enter the giveaway, do one of these two things:
1) Like the Six Sister’s STUFF facebook page and comment that you are joining the 4x4 Dinner Challenge
https://www.facebook.com/SixSistersStuff

2) Click the 4x4 Family dinner banner on the website www.SixSistersStuff.com (on the right sidebar) and leave a comment that you are joining the challenge.

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  1. I liked the Facebook page. It's always been important to me that we eat together as a family and we also love to cook together! The 4X4 challenge is a no brainer for me.

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  2. Sounds like a book that you will use time and time again.

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  3. Sounds like a great little book. I agree about eating together. It's especially important when the kids are at school and parents are at work, it helps you catch up on each other's day and share news.
    I love it when all the kids still come over and we have a roast or some big feast and have a good chat and laugh. It reminds me of when they were little and we had awesome family dinners.

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  4. Sounds delicious. I'm glad to hear you liked it. I've been quite curious about this book.

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