Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Review of THE 2012 BOOK BLOGGER'S COOKBOOK

5 STARS
This year's edition of THE BOOK BLOGGER"S COOKBOOK is out and it's fabulous.  The recipes are simple enough that even someone like me can whip them together.  The reviews have been positive and this includes mine as well.  It was fun to see what fellow book bloggers, like myself, had to say about books I've read and one's I still haven't been able to get to yet.  I enjoyed reading reviews from book bloggers I currently follow and one's I'd never heard of before.  What a way to bring us together!

The books featured in this edition are:
NIGHTINGALE
POSSESSION
WATCHED
WITCH SONG
GYPSY KNIGHTS
THE CARRIER OF THE MARK
VARIANT
WARPED
DIVERGENT
BACK WHEN YOU WERE EASIER TO LOVE
EVERNEATH
SHATTER ME
MATCHED
BOUND
CLOCKWORK ANGER
STARCROSSED
ZAN-GAH
BEYONDERS
JANITORS
SCARY SCHOOL
COURTING MISS LANCASTER
AUSTENLAND

Some of the delicious recipes you'll find in the book are:
Beignet Chess Squares
Jagged Ham
Octavian Ribs
Polite Pumpkin Custard
On the Go Ice Cream
Lumba Berry Pie
Everliving Soup
Modern Day Rootbeer Cookies
Wind-whirled Ice Cream Cake

I was immediately sold on the idea of this book.  It's genius.  Combine delicious recipes and pair them with book in the Young Adult genre.  Bloggers and readers have to eat, right?  Of course, being me, I headed straight for the dessert recipes.  The first one I tried was the On the Go Caramel Ice Cream Topping - which is the the recipe my review of WATCHED is featured in!  See my full review of Cindy M. Hogan's book HERE. 

Funny thing is, I'm not a caramel lover.  But, I really wanted to give it a try...AND it did not disappoint!  It's so delicious and my husband and 4 kids loved it.  It only has 3 simple ingredients:  bananas, brown sugar and butter.  It serves 6, which was perfect for my family size.  Thanks, Christy, for putting together such a wonderful book.  Although I haven't tried all the recipes, I will.

I love the idea of this book and what it does for people who love to try new things.  If you get the cookbook right now, it's only 0.99!  But this won't last for very long, so hurry and snatch it up!  To find out more about Christy and the incredible giveaways she's doing during her book launch visit her website HERE where you could win $200 worth of books!

Also on the tour stop today is Jennifer over at My Life with Books.  So stop by and see what she has cookin'!  And don't forget to enter Christy's GIVEAWAY!

About the author:
 My family means everything to me and I love being a wife to my amazing husband and stay at home mom to five awesome kiddos.

Reading, writing, cooking and Irish dancing make me happy. You will find a little of everything here.

I am a freelance writer and author. My articles have appeared in Feis America Magazine and DiddlyiMag. I write for my local newspaper, The Syracuse Islander, and I recently had an article accepted for the children's Friend Magazine.

I love to read books and review them.  And because I love to cook, I found a way to combine reading with eating--I guess you could call it reating!  I enjoy matching recipes to the books I read and then I blog about them both.  Last year I combined my reviews and recipes with reviews around the blogosphere and created a book.

My first book, The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook is now available on Amazon. The 2012 edition is slated to be published in May (if you are an author or blogger who would like to be a part of the 2012 edition, fill out this form). Currently I am working on a non-fiction book on Irish dancing, several picture books and a YA fiction that's in a rough outlining stage.



6 comments:

  1. Nice Blog....great post.

    Stopping by from the list for the tour of THE 2012 BOOK BLOGGER'S COOK BOOK.

    Nice to meet you.

    Stopping by for a look around.

    NEW FOLLOWER.

    Elizabeth

    Silver's Reviews

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth! Nice to meet you too.
      I'm following you back and left a comment;)

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  2. Thanks for having the cookbook on your blog today Arla!

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for including me in this great book, Christy!

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  3. Great book, great giveaway, thanks!
    barbarapalermo at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Barbara!

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