Monday, March 4, 2013

Six Sisters' STUFF (Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and so Much More!) Book Review and Giveaway!!

Building Families One Meal at a Time: Six Sisters Release New Cook-Craft-Create Book

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 (Shadow Mountain, ISBN: 978-1-60907-324-4, $21.99, March 2013) 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, 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, has quickly become one of the most popular food and craft blogs, receiving on average 5 million page views per month, with over 130,000 Facebook fans and more than 190,000 Pinterest followers (as of 2/7/13).
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.

Join the 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, 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 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.”

My Review:
Have you heard of Six Sister's Stuff?  I stumbled across their website not too long ago and saw some mouth watering and tasty recipes that I have tried in my kitchen.  I LOVE what they offer.  And here is their first cookbook full of great ideas, recipes, crafts and in full color!  There are recipes for main dishes, slow cookers, sides, salads and desserts.  There are also several crafts and other fun check lists like spring cleaning and 50 fun date nights.  Each recipe is given it's own page with a story from the sisters and a photo that will entice you to make that dish right away.  I tested a few recipes and I like the few unique twists of ingredients that brought out the flavors of the meal in a whole new way.  The book goes on sale today and along with that, a challenge.  See the 4x4 challenge the sisters wish for every family to try (above).  Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!

*This book was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*



Win it:  I will be giving one copy of this cookbook- Six Sisters' STUFF!  Giveaway ends Sunday, March 10!  US only.
To enter: Be sure to click on all the links before filling out the entry form.

1.(NEW)  Make a comment letting me know if you have ever heard of Six Sisters' Stuff (blog, recipes, etc) in the comment section below. (you must then fill out the entry form for your entry to be counted!)(required)

2. REQUIRED: Pick one of two things to do--
*Like Six Sisters' Stuff on FB and say that you are joining the 4x4 challenge OR
*Click on the 4x4 Family Dinner Banner on the Six Sisters' Stuff website and leave a comment that you are joining the challenge

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Lane Hill House said...

Yaaaaa! Pick Me, Pick Me. I love to read cookbooks and salivate [I liked my spelling better! salvatate] over the recipes. Hope there are baking bread recipes in there! Thanks for the offer. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

rubynreba said...

I have not heard of them before but this book looks like one I would use a lot.