Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mini Donuts Cookbook Review & Giveaway
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. You get the point.
One of those people I am blessed to have met is the lovely Jessica - 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 on 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!
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!
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!
And can we just talk about how freaking CUTE mini donuts are???? SO cute.
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).
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!
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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. See Official Giveaway Rules.