The Happy Everything CookBook

I am a huge fan of Coton Colors and their Happy Everything line.  With all the negativity in the world, their products bring a smile to your face.  I just love the designs they do.  Their products are just so cute and whimsical and would go perfect in any home.

The Happy Everything Cookbook is filled with vivid photography and intricately flavored recipes, creative inspiration, and humorous anecdotes.  I love the stories that are interwoven into the recipes.  You’ve got everything from Fresh Apple Cake with Carmel Icing to Oyster Shooters to Marinara to Watermelon Margaritas.  There is truly something for everyone!  The directions in this cookbook are very easy to follow too (which is always a plus in my book!).

If you are looking for a great cookbook that combines design with cooking, The Happy Everything Cookbook is something you need to get!

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Fresh from the Farmstand

How many times have you been told to eat your fruits and vegetables?  Well, I know I have!  I’ve got a great cookbook for you if you’ve been told that and are struggling to work these items into your diet!

Fresh from the Farmstand has 240 tasty recipes that use the freshest produce from backyard gardens or nearby farmers’ markets. They have made it super easy to buy local! On top of recipes you can make for dinner, there are also canning and freezing recipes and tips to help preserve the freshest flavors of the season.

Some of my personal favorite recipes are the Cheesy Ravioli Bake, Quick 40 clove chicken (okay, that one is Bill’s), and my husband is also dying to try all the different salsa recipes in here! I love that the ingredients are things you should be able to find easily at the market or even your local grocery store. The spices are things you will have in your pantry too.

The recipes in Fresh from the Farmstand are submitted by real people. If you are looking to eat more healthy this year, check out Fresh from the Farmstand for some great recipes! Off to find dinner!

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Paperchef Parchment Cooking Bags Giveaway!

Culinary Parchment Cooking Bags are an innovative and convenient way to prepare meals in the tradition of cooking with parchment. Cooking Bags will elevate many of your favorite meals to a whole new level by intensifying the foods’ natural flavors. Opening the bag after cooking will release an aromatic rush of warmth and richness.

I was able to try these, and they work great. First, I love them because there is no messy cleanup after dinner! You just throw the bag away! Secondly, they make your food taste awesome. Now, we aren’t huge fish eaters here (well, I am but nobody else is), so we used these parchment cooking bags to make vegetables and chicken. The vegetables turned out awesome. However, the chicken was divine. (We used the Herb Mustard Chicken recipe from the site).

These Parchment Cooking Bags are just so easy to use and make dinner fast.  Since I love these so much, I have a great giveaway for you all!  I have arranged for one lucky winner to win a Paperchef Prize Pack.  In it, you will find a box of parchment cooking bags, 3 different sizes of baking cups, and one roll of parchment.  Here’s what you need to do:

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