Source: I received this book from the publisher to review.
About the book:
Cook, craft, and create with recipes, projects, and ideas from the enormously popular blog SixSisters’Stuff.com. Every recipe and project included in this book is quick, easy, and fun. More than 80 family-favorite recipes (including an entire section of slow-cooker recipes), use ingredients commonly found in your pantry. The crafts and home decor projects have easy-to-follow instructions with photographs and can be made with little or no money. “We don’t profess to be amazing chefs,” they claim. “We just know the importance of feeding our families a home-cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together. Our mom and dad taught us so many great values, and we are thankful that they instilled the importance of family time in our lives. Even the busies 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.”
SixSistersStuff.com is an online phenomenon:
-More than 6 million page views per month
-More than 50,000 Facebook followers
-Nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter
-More than 80,000 followers on Pinterest
I was so happy when I was approached to review this book and sadly I wasn’t able to be a part of the tour because I got the book so late but thrilled when the book finally came in about a week ago.
When I got it, I ripped open the package and spent a few hours going through the book and drooling over the pictures. When that finally stopped happening I instantly grabbed a piece of paper and a pen to start making a list of items I would need to make a few of the dishes inside the book.
Yes this is a cook book filled with great recipes but its also filled with assorted craft ideas, some time saving tips (we all need some of those don’t we?), a spring cleaning check list (which I found very helpful and has inspired me to start spring cleaning) and so much more.
I haven’t done any of the crafts yet but there is a $6 Wire Hanger Christmas Ornament Wreath that I want to make for next Christmas since I have a ton of Christmas balls laying around. Yes I bought Christmas balls every year and who can pass up a deals at the end of the holiday season?
One of the things I would have loved to have done was the 14 days of Valentines which would have been perfect to countdown Valentines day with.
I loved the ideas in the 101 Fun, Easy, and Cheap Indoor Activities for kids. Since Michael was on spring break last year we actually did a few of the ideas such as an indoor picnic, building a fort out of blankets, we had a dance party, we looked through photo albums ( a few laughs were had), we played games, watched a movie and had popcorn.
We are looking forward to using the 40 Road Trip Ideas for kids this summer when we go on vacation. If you are like me you are always trying to make road trips fun for the kids and I am looking forward to using these ideas.
Now to the recipes I made quite a few things in the book and they were The Best Hamburger Recipe (this was good but sadly i coldn’t find just Monterey Jack cheese so I had to improvise), Baked Zita (this was delicious and I would make this again. Michael loved this.), 20 minute Skillet Lasagna ( I think the next time I would make this I would leave out the sour cream as we weren’t big fans of the taste with it), Grilled Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad (this will be perfect in the summer and this was another one of Michael’s favorites) and finally the last thing I made was Melt in Your Mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast (this was the best out of all the recipes and we are already planning to make this again this upcoming week. It was melt in your mouth).
The recipes were all quick and easy and with a few exceptions of trying to find a few of the items that aren’t available to Canada but I have made a list and will look for them when I go to the US this summer.
I loved how each recipe included a photo so you could see the end product and honestly this is what I base my opinions on and what I will be making.
I am looking to make more recipes from this fantastic cookbook and I am sure it will be my go to cookbook from now on. I have already shared a few recipes with family and telling them they had to try it.
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