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Hey y’all! I got another cookbook proof in the mail this past week and have been doing some final editing work, so I thought you guys might like to take a look at some of what’s inside. 😉 I’ll also fill you in on what the schedule’s looking like, and I have an important announcement to make:
Cookbook preorder is ending October 31st!
That means that if you want to get this cookbook for the introductory price of $19.99, you need to act fast! Here are some of the things that you’re getting for a cool twenty dollar bill:
- Nearly 400 recipes
- PICTURES of almost every recipe
- Hard cover
- Spiral binding
- Clear labels and indices
- Almost all of my blog recipes published through July 2016 PLUS tons of cookbook exclusives! (About 1/3 of the book is comprised of cookbook exclusives.)
You can go to my cookbook page to get info about preorder goodies and all that stuff. Click here to jump right to checkout. And while you’re at it, why not pick up a few extras for easy Christmas gifts? The price will be going up to $23.99 on my website on November 1st, so act now!
PS – I’m hoping to reach out to quite a few stores next week to see if they’re interested in carrying my book, so if you have suggestions for me of places that you think would be a good fit, please shoot me an email or comment below! If you have an address as well as a name, that’s super helpful, but even if it’s just a name and basic location, I’d be very grateful.
Books should definitely be mailed out before Christmas, and probably a good bit before then. The covers are currently in production and when we get those back, we’ll be printing. Hopefully we can start distributing around the beginning of December, but that’s subject to change if we run into snags along the way, of course. I’ve learned that publication has many variables….
If you don’t feel comfortable entering a credit card number online through the checkout buttons on this page, you can contact BookCentra, the distributor, by phone (during business hours) at 1.877.442.6657 or by email at [email protected]. They will help you order and give you an address to which you can mail a check.
If you forgot what the cover looks like:
Now on to the book…(please excuse the coloring in some of these pictures. These were just some quick shots and the lighting wasn’t great.)
The recipe above is a cookbook exclusive called “Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cake.”
I made a lot of cakes for this book…below: Texas Sheet Cake and One Bowl Chocolate Cake
Some of the recipes, like the Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake below, got cleaned up and re-shot for the book.
There’s even a Greek yogurt tutorial in the back of the book!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip (it was amazing):
Chocolate Whoopee Pies:
And Pumpkin Whoopee Pies:
Lest you think that there are only desserts in this book, check out the Main Dishes category index. The Main Dishes category is actually the biggest category in the book with around 70 recipes! At the beginning of the section, there are two alphabetical indices – one organized by method of cooking and the other organized by protein! There are alphabetical indices at the beginning of each of the 13 categories as well as a comprehensive alphabetical index in the back of the book and an index by fuel type organized by category!
In case you’re wondering how the book is arranged, here are the categories included:
- Main Dishes
- Side Dishes
- Salads, Salsas, & Pickled Stuff
- Breads, Rolls, & Muffins
- Shakes & Drinks
- Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
- Cakes & Frostings
- Cookies, Brownies, & Bars
- Snacks & Appetizers
- Sauces, Spices, Spreads, & Syrups
OK, OK, so the Main Dishes section is the biggest because I divided the sweets up into like 5 categories, but there *are* other savory categories as well, so I feel I am exonerated. 😉
All that for twenty bucks?? You bet.
So about the timeline…
The covers are currently in production. When they come back, we will be printing the books, then shipping them out. I’m hoping that distribution will start around the beginning of December as previously stated.
About international ordering – that should be opening up next Monday on my cookbook page (you’ll go through the same checkout as everyone else)! You’ll have a week to catch the preorder price. I’m sorry for the delay, but some things are just out of my control, unfortunately. Canadians, remember that I have quite a few Canadian distributors, including Healthy Family Foods right here.
Convinced yet? Excited much? I’m SUPER excited to have books in hand!! This past week I’ve been poring over the proof one last time, trying to catch all the little errors that have crept through all the many revisions I’ve already made. Thankfully the mistakes are few and far between these days, so I’d like to think I’ve almost caught them all. But please, please, please – when you get your books, let me know of any mistakes you see so I can fix them for the next printing! There’s nothing I hate worse than errors in printed material. (But keep in mind that I’ve left a few colloquialisms in the book for sake of style and familiarity.)