Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More!
Six Sisters' Stuff
March 2013/208 pages/$21.99
With busy schedules, after-school activities, late workdays and long commutes, is sitting down to a family dinner still possible?
The authors of Six Sisters’ Stuff say YES!
In their debut cookbook, the sisters (yes, six biological sisters— Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra) show families just how simple putting dinner on the table can be. From Baked Chicken Fajitas to Slow Cooker Pot Roast Sliders to Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, Six Sisters’ Stuff has nearly 100 easy-to-follow recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions and photographs that eliminate any guess work.
Six Sisters’ Stuff evolved from the sisters’ blog SixSistersStuff.com, that began in February 2011 out of their love to cook, craft, and create. After years of living close to one another, they suddenly found themselves living in different parts of the country and used the blog to stay in touch and share ideas. In just two short years,SixSistersStuff.com has quickly become one of the most popular food and craft blogs, receiving on average 5 million page views per month, with over 140,000 Facebook fans (follow them here) and more than 220,000 Pinterest followers.
Six Sisters’ Stuff also includes a collection of simple and inexpensive craft ideas – how to make hand puppets, felt bows, decorative wreaths, and more – plus lists of fun family activities for road trips, entertaining rainy-day ideas, healthy snack suggestions, and even some recommendations for cheap date nights. This family-focused cookbook is really more of an idea book to help families create fun, lasting memories together.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The Six Sisters—Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra—grew up in Utah, but a few of them have lived all over the country since moving out of the house. Between them there are five nieces and two nephews, and all of the sisters love playing “aunt.” The sisters started the blog in February 2011 to keep in touch while they were apart, but it has since gained popularity, garnering more than 6 million viewers per month and more than 220,000 followers on Pinterest. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
This is a cheery book that evokes thoughts of spring and fresh food and families laughing around the table together! So many delicious recipes fill the pages of this book; lots are on my list to try in the weeks ahead. My family loved the Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos. One of my favorite features of the cookbook is the full-color photos of the dishes. As a visual person, I am much more likely to try a new recipe if I see an appealing picture of it. The crafts offered throughout the book look like they would be fun for those who unlike me, are not "allergic" to glue guns, felt or other crafty supplies. But I find plenty to keep me occupied in the food sections of this book, anyway! I definitely recommend this cookbook, and it's a great one to use to take the Six Sisters 4x4 Family Dinner Challenge!
According to Pew Research, only about half of families make dinner a daily ritual and another third eat together a few times a week. Roughly one in 5 families (20%) eat together only occasionally or never. In conjunction with the book’s release, on March 4, 2013, SixSistersStuff.com will launch a 4x4 Dinner Challenge. Families are encouraged to eat together as a family at least four times a week for four weeks. Families can register online at www.SixSistersStuff.com and receive meal tips, ideas for family activities, and helpful recipes to assist in making this challenge a reality. “We grew up knowing the importance of feeding our families a home-cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together,” said Camille, the oldest sister. “Even the busiest 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.”
It’s never been easier to cook, craft and create for your family!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Deseret Book/Shadow Mountain as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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