Friday, May 27, 2011

Readers, I Need Your Help!

First, I have a confession to make: I've been keeping a secret from you. But I promise you're going to like it! I've been busily working away on writing a book, and it's going to be published very soon.

Cheap App├ętit: The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less Than $400 a Month (While Eating Better Than You Ever Thought Possible) will be released somewhere around the end of June - the exact date is still up in the air as we pull all the final bits and pieces together that are required to launch a book into the world.

And that is where you, dear readers, come in! We're working on the back cover design right now, and we would love to feature some testimonials from real live moms just like you. I have some specific recipes that I'd like to have "endorsements" for and I'm hoping to get your help. If you've made any of the following recipes and they have been a hit with your family, I'd love to include your feedback on my book cover. We won't use your full name, just initials and city (e.g. M.R. in Edmonton). If you're a blogger and would like your full name and blog URL included, I think we should be able to do that (although I would need to check with my publisher about that).

So, without further ado, here are the recipes on my "wishlist":

Aloha Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Granola
Lemon Blueberry Polenta Cake
Pork and Apple Stew
Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding
Lemony Chicken & Spinach Pasta
Upside-Down Apple Oven Pancake
Southwestern-Spiced Barley & Vegetable Salad
Build a Cucumber and Bean Salad
Chicken Enchiladas
Spicy Peanut & Tomato Soup
Baked Pasta
Raspberry Cream Cheese Squares
Thai-Style Peanutty Pasta
Chicken & Vegetable Coconut Curry

I would need your "review" as soon as possible - within the next couple of weeks or so. You can either leave it for me as a comment on this post, comment on the original recipe post, or email it to me directly at karen_mclaughlinATcogecoDOTca (if you don't hear back from me within 24 hrs, your email got lost in cyberspace so please try again). I look forward to hearing from you!

2 comments:

  1. Baked Pasta is one of our favourite dinners. I love this recipe because it's simple, basic and delicious. This has become one of hubby's specialties, which he claims he invented! Strangely enough this happened shortly after I had printed out the recipe and left it on the printer... Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding is awesome! Easy to make, with inexpensive ingredients it's hard not to have around. It has none of the fake orange colour, no aftertaste, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and no packaging to discard. It's what the boxed mixes are trying to be. But better.

    KC in Westbank BC

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