Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Six Sisters' Stuff Book Review - Recipes, Crafts, Etc.

One of my favorite blogs to read is the Six Sisters' Stuff blog. This blog was created by 6 biological sisters: Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra that wanted to stay in touch and share recipes, crafts, projects and neat ideas with each other while apart. Growing up with just sisters and no brothers in my family I can relate with this blog a lot...even though I only have 2 younger sisters. These sisters also share another similarity with me...they are all of the LDS/Mormon faith. Their blog is also in the "Why Are YOUR Favorite Bloggers Mormon?" list of blogs that I frequently visit.

I received their awesome new and very first cookbook for free to facilitate this review. This book is a great resource for meals that can be prepared and cooked quickly so that family can be enjoyed around a table. Meal preparation is difficult for some, but it certainly doesn't have to be. More than 80 great tried and true recipes from on hand ingredients grace the pages of this book with easy to follow instructions and gorgeously represented by full color photos. This book has the recipes categorized into: main dishes, slow cooker meals, sides, salads, breads, and desserts. When I first got the book I looked through the pages and the recipes made my tummy start rumbling because they all looked and sounded so good. I am going to have to try the Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos because I love taquitos and never have tried making them myself. I have had a similar version of the Grilled 7-Up Chicken  before at a barbeque in Utah and it is delicious! The Creamy Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes is a similar recipe I use at home, except I haven't ever put the ranch in with it...I will have to try that. I love slow cooker meals too because you can just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and let them simmer all day making the house smell just divine. The German Chocolate Cake Bars I definitely need to try because I love German Chocolate anything! There are so many other yummy sounding recipes in this book that I am going to have to try soon!

The crafts, helpful checklists, ideas and activities are scattered throughout the book in various locations easily found by table of contents and index. I will be putting the Spring Cleaning Checklist to good use soon. The Ice Cream Cone PiƱata sounds like it would make a great party. I love the family theme of this book and that many of the crafts and activities ca be done as a family to create memories that will last. There are so many other fun crafts and ideas too that I now want to incorporate in my everyday endeavors from this book.

This book has 208 pages packed with full color easy recipes, crafts, projects and ideas similar to the ones on their blog. These were all compiled as a collection of their family favorites. You can make all kinds of things from it that are simple to create and easily affordable too. Both their blog and the book reminds me of the many creative things we made at Young Women activities and still make in Relief Society. A table of contents in the front and an index in the back keep it simple to find everything. I will definitely be keeping this book on hand as a go to book for helping me: create yummy meals quickly, beat boredom, and conquer clutter.

Join the Family Dinner Challenge and Enter to Win a Six Sisters' Stuff Cookbook
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 have launched 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. You can also enter to win one of 2 cookbooks while you are registering! “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.”

You can purchase the Six Sisters' Stuff book at DeseretBook.com for $21.99 List Price $19.79 Sale Price.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received product for free to facilitate my review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.


Tina Kelley said...

I must be hungry because my stomach started growling while reading this :)

Kimmy K said...

7up chicken sounds interesting!

jusmel said...

Sounds great! thanks for the post

Krystle Smith said...

Love reading cookbooks and blogger books This is the best of both worlds!

pattersonchick said...

Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos sound amazing!

gahome2mom said...

What a beautiful cover for the cookbook! I am impressed with six sisters sharing their recipes. lol Neat! Thanks for sharing. gahome2mom

Kat Hoar said...

I love some of the ideas. This looks like it could be a fun book. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Kinsman said...

You had me at German Chocolate cake bars!

This sounds like my kind of cook book.

Thanks for sharing.

krystel warden said...

luv the recipes lok like their some good recipes in there im very interested in this book

Kelly Nicholson said...

looks like a fun way to cook,but im glad i didnt have 6 sisters!