Giveaway and Review: "Six Sisters' Stuff"

"Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More"
 by Six Sisters' Stuff

Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: Mar 4, 2013
Source: sent by publicist/publisher

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:

Cook, craft, and create with recipes, projects, and ideas from the blog SixSistersStuff.com. Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra are six sisters who share their easy, affordable recipes and crafts in this collection of family favorites. These pages contain more than 90 tried-and-true recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry, with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs of each dish. Charming do-it-yourself projects, such as stained Mason Jars and a Ruffles and Yarn Wreath, are fun to create and require little time or money. Suggestions for indoor activities for kids, healthy snack ideas, or an inexpensive night out are among the many lists included in the book.

My Review:

Wow, these recipes really do sound easy! I think I can do this! I've read some cookbooks that have me scratching my head and saying, "What is that?" about certain ingredients. But these recipes use ingredients that I have actually heard of and possibly even already have!

The main dishes portion of the book does use a lot of ground beef, which isn't something I eat much of. But as I was reading through the recipes, a lot of them sound like they would still be great even if the beef were omitted entirely, or if  a substitute were used.

The side dishes and desserts parts of the book were the best part for me. I love that the sisters give us healthy ingredients without going overboard or being unrealistic. There were some skinny cupcakes that just sounded delicious! And 7-Up seems to be a secret ingredient in a lot of their recipes! I can't wait to try it out.

The photos were beautiful, and there is a large photo of each recipe-yay! A lot of readers want to see what they are going to make, isn't that half the fun of a cookbook?

The extra stuff like the crafts and the to-do lists were more of a bonus or a background detail for me. The real stars of the book are the recipes!

Bottom Line: This cookbook is definitely a keeper, with beautiful photos and recipes so easy that I want to try them all!


Giveaway: Join the Six Sisters' 4X4 Family Dinner Challenge and enter to win a copy of the book!

The Six Sisters' 4X4 Family Dinner Challenge: During the month of March, have dinner with your family 4 nights a week, for 4 weeks!


To enter the giveaway: Join the 4X4 Family Dinner Challenge one of two ways:

Like The Six Sisters' Stuff page on Facebook and leave a comment on their page that you are joining the challenge.

Leave a comment on The Six Sisters' webpage saying that you are joining the challenge.



GIVEAWAY RULES
The publicist/publisher have generously provided a copy of "Six Sisters' Stuff" to a lucky reader of my blog.
All you have to do is join the 4X4 Dinner Challenge, and follow my blog publicly and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :)
  • US/CAN only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Must join the 4X4 Challenge either by commenting at the Six Sister's Facebook or their website
  • Books will be mailed out by the publisher
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends Mar 18
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

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31 comments:

Alexia561 said...

Sounds like a great book! I love pictures of what the finished recipe is supposed to look like, as that gives me something to aim for! And couldn't agree more about some cookbooks leaving you scratching your head with the list of ingredients. I prefer simple recipes with ingredients I've actually heard of. Will definitely check this one out!

Blodeuedd said...

7up? Really..huh, now this sounds cool

Heather R said...

I have been following their blog for a few months and using a bunch of their recipes in our weekly meal planning. They are pretty easy and have mostly been successful. I can only remember one that we were less than pleased with. Looking forward to the cookbook.

Nina said...

That's pretty awesome that they made a cookbook with each other. Such fun! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

SO glad to hear this is good. I love the cover and sound of it. Thanks for the awesome contest.

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Oh, I love that the pictures of each recipe are in there. I like to see the final product. It does definitely make the cookbook a lot more appealing. It makes the difference to me between buying the cookbook and not. I liked their website but man, I can see me spending days and days there!! YIKeS!

Heather

LilMissMolly said...

I've joined the challenge. This book sounds like my family - I have 4 sisters myself!

Vegan YA Nerds said...

I haven't heard of this book but it sounds fun and it's nice that it's a family cookbook!

And I agree, the more photos the better!

Sue Bursztynski said...

I do love cookbooks where the ingredients are things you're likely o have in the pantry and don't take long to make! After a long day at work, I want to make something simple - but preferably something I don't have to feel guilty about, like a toasted sandwich or a packaged meal. Not sure I'd want to mix in a soft drink, though!

ape2016 said...

I would love to get my hands on this book. It sounds like it would become a favorite resource.

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deanna said...

Book sounds awesome. I want to join the challenge
xo

kmcgrew213 said...

i like that you made more variety possible by switching out the meat for other meats in the main dishes section. that's something i might not think about so i appreciate that.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I love it when cookbooks have simple ingredients. I'm not a huge fan of ground beef either but I can make substitutions.

Christina T said...

I've pinned some of their recipes on Pinterest before (no-bake cookies I think). This cookbook sounds like it could be good though ground beef isn't the healthiest ingredient, it is easy to work with and there are vegetarian substitutes. I will have to check it out.

motheronamission said...

I love every recipe I've ever tried from Six Sisters. A cookbook would just be great!

cindy jones said...

i very much would like to win this book...its great

JohnZ said...

Looks like a great cookbook to have

cassandra said...

I have never tried any of their recipes before! Their book looks great though and I can't wait to :)
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Erum said...

wow amazing recipes!

Ellen said...

Love them and their recipes that I have made already!

Sarah said...

I love the recipes that I have seen on their blog, and am really interested to see what their cookbook holds! :)
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Diana said...

It sounds like a great book! I love Six Sisters Blog
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cpage2323 said...

sounds like a great addition to my cookbook collection
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Mandy said...

I love their recipes! I would love this book!

candy said...

This looks like a great cookbook. I love that they incorporated crafts and recipes in one book. wilcarvic
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latanya t said...

I like that the book includes pictures of all the recipes.

Samantha Baker said...

This book looking amazing!

Jayme Hennessy said...

This book looks amazing. I love cooking and love trying new recipes even more. I cannot wait to start using it and putting the recipes to test soon.

MaxxRose said...

I have 5 brothers, so I'm excited to see what 6 sisters say in their book!

Gianna said...

I love trying new recipes!

kelsiec said...

I just tried one of their recipes tonight! love them!

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