Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mini Donuts Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Mini Donuts by Jessica Segarra

When I started blogging about food back in 2008, I NEVER dreamed it would get to a point where I could do it as a business… sometimes I’m cooking away in my kitchen doing my “job” thinking “is this for real?!” I feel SO very blessed. And I’m so thankful for each and every one of you guys that make it possible! Ya’ll are AWESOME.

One of the other perks of what I do is meeting other bloggers along the way… making friends from ALL over the country with people who have the same passion and love for food . Friends that don’t look at you like you are crazy when you stop for that “beauty shot” of your food before you even DARE take a bite, Friends that tweet, Instagram, and Facebook as obsessively as you do, Friends that are just plain FUN. Β You get the point. πŸ˜‰

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One of those people I am blessed to have met is the lovely Jessica –Β The Novice Chef. Jessica is a rock star. I. LOVE. THAT. GIRL. She is hilarious, an amazing writer/photographer/cook, and an even better friend. We met at an event in Orlando 2 years ago and became fast friends! We’ve since gone onΒ many trips together & have had lots of laughs! Jess has been a HUGE encouragement in my blogging career & has given me tips/advice along the way that have helped me immensely. Then to top it off – our husbands met, fell in love, and started their little Mike/Jorge bromance! In short: The Wiley’s LOVE the Segarras!

Okay, I could gush on my girl for forever, but I think you get the point! πŸ˜‰

Jessica released her first cookbook back in November: Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day. ONE-HUNDRED. Holy Moly. I don’t know how she did it! I’d have pulled my hair out! But let me tell you… she put together one BEAUTIFUL book. Filled with gorgeous photography and delicious recipes…. it’s SURE to be a family favorite!

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I’m a SUCKER for those pink Strawberry Frosted Donuts at donut stores! So, when I saw the Strawberry Frosted Mini-Donuts in Jess’s book, I KNEW they’d be first on my list! Plus, I knew my pink-loving niece would TOTALLY approve!

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Holy. YUM.

And can we just talk about how freaking CUTE mini donuts are???? SO cute.

Do you think my niece liked them?? πŸ˜‰

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Yah, she was a fan! She couldn’t get them in her mouth fast enough! She kept saying “Oooooooo!!!” in a high pitch squeal anytime I walked by with the plate of donuts. hilarious.

Ya’ll need to order your copy of this book ASAP! It’s SUPER fun to do with the kiddos (& kiddos-at-heart).

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LUCKY FOR YOU, Jess generously provided me with an extra copy of her book for ONE OF YOU GUYS!!!!!! That means one lucky reader will be able to win a copy of this awesome cookbook… PLUS to sweeten the deal I’m throwing in a $25 Visa giftcard so you can buy yourself a mini donut pan or mini donut maker to go with it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open until 12:00 am (midnight) Sunday March 10th.

Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted by email. The prize must be claimed within 7 days or it will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.Β SeeΒ Official Giveaway Rules.

Note: if you don’t win, you should probably go place your order this cookbook anyway! It is available on Amazon.comΒ or Barnes & Noble.

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10 Responses to “Mini Donuts Cookbook Review & Giveaway”

  1. 1

    mom — March 7, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    LOVE this post! That was a fun day! πŸ™‚

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    Shelly — March 7, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    First off, adorable niece! Second, those look so yummy and cute! Thanks for a great post for me to read this morning! It made me instantly happy!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 7, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    These are absolutely adorable! Cheers to Jessica’s new book.

    And your neice is the CUTEST!!! πŸ™‚

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    Lauren — March 7, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

    That photo of your niece with her mouthful is adorbs! Should be the book cover! πŸ™‚

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    lisa@cookingwithcurls — March 8, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Now I’m craving donuts!!! They look so pretty πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 9, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Your niece couldn’t be any cuter! And this book looks amazing!

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    carrian — March 11, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Your niece is too cute! As are those donuts. Hooray for new books and old friends accomplishing great things

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    Jessica — March 13, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    OH MY GOSH. I could eat those chubby cheeks up! I am dying over those pictures of her and the donuts. Seriously, this is my favorite post the cookbook has ever been in. You are the BEST. πŸ™‚

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    Aggie — March 15, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    Your niece is so precious. And your doughnuts look might good too πŸ˜‰

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    Aggie — March 15, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    *mighty πŸ˜‰

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