Sunday, November 28, 2010


Are you all thinking I am actually going to post something? I know. Shocking.

I wanted to spread the word to as many of you as possible about my sister Jill and her WONDERFUL new cookbook.

To "Stir Things Up" is to arouse or excite feelings and passions. I believe food does just that. We all have strong feelings and memories associated with certain foods. When I am in the kitchen cooking it is important to me to cook with love, passion, and lots of feeling. (I like to cook to music-think Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, 80's Pop Rock and when my husband's helping we sometimes throw in a little Def Leppard!) My husband often says he can "taste the love" in my food. I enjoy feeding my family, trying new recipes, and pleasing them with favorites. I enjoy taking meals and treats to friends and neighbors and hope they can "taste the love" too. With this cookbook I want to inspire others to try new recipes and flavors (yes, even try seafood) and experiment in the kitchen. You will love it more and your family and friends will be able to "taste the love".
I've always love to cook. I grew up helping my mom in the kitchen. (Get your children in the kitchen.) She taught me the correct way to measure flour and I've never forgotten...a great life skill! I remember when I was able to make cookies for the first time myself-then moved on to English muffin pizzas, pancakes, and tacos. By the time I was leaving home to go to college I was very comfortable in the kitchen with the confidence to try anything.
As a caterer I am always on the lookout for delicious, simple, and satisfying recipes that I know my friends and family will love. These recipes are my go-to favorites that have all of those qualities. I have collected them over the years. Some are from my childhood and I will always love them (even if they mights have condensed soup in them). Some of them are recipes I've adapted from others to suit my tastes. Some of them are my originals. Some of them are from friends and family members. All are delicious and well-loved!
So what are you waiting for...
Get in the kitchen & "Stir Thing Up"

Two years ago for Christmas Jill printed a small, but fantastic cookbook of some of my families best and favorite recipes. It was a hit. I use it all the time. Many of her neighbors saw the cookbook and wanted one as well. So now she has really gone and done it.

Jill created a cookbook of some of the BEST recipes out there. The book is hard bound, original art work, well over 250 recipes, indexed by sections, and DELICIOUS!!! This a very mom/family friendly cookbook. The recipes are also really easy to impress and entertain with. And most importantly. . .taste YUMMM-O!!!

She has titled it "Stir Things Up, the go-to cookbook" and I am SURE you will to.

These cookbooks are for sale for $25 each. Plus $5 shipping. If you order more than one, there is a 10% discount and the shipping will be adjusted to fit the need.

The books are ready for Christmas and make the perfect gift. A new cookbook full of easy and wonderful recipes couldn't be better!

Order quick because more than half of what she is printing have sold and they are going fast. If you think you want more than one for gifts, or that your moms and sisters may want one, pass the word to them. Once they are gone. . . .they're gone. Jill is an amazing cook and teaches private cooking lessons. I promise you won't be disappointed!!

You can contact me or Jill directly. Here's her email:


McKelle said...

Wow, an actual post for you? Must be the first Christmas miracle. Sounds like a great cookbook.

Remember how we live 15 minutes away from each other? Oh yeah. Let's get together.

Will & Cheyenne said...

Your children's pics below are so great!! I bet you are the best Mom ever!!