friday links + giveaway!

Happy Friday!
I was asked to review The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Baking cookbook and immediately said 'yes'!
It's a great cookbook, recipes by Ken Haedrich, featuring 118 recipes, baking tips, time-saving advice, step-by-step tips for easy preparation, and beautiful color photos. Cookbook categories include: breakfast baking; quick bread; cookies, bars; sweet pies; crisps, cobblers; cakes for every occasion.
Ken Haedrich developed and personally tested these recipes for Everyday Baking.
Haedrich is a winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award and author of 11 cookbooks, including Pie, which was named one of the best baking books of the past 25 years by Cooking Light magazine.
If you go to their website, there is a free recipe download.
They sent me two copies: one for me and one for a friend.
I'd rather give one away.
It's really a great little cookbook for the price.
All you have to do to enter is just leave ONE COMMENT telling me if you've ever heard of any of the
farmer's almanac cookbooks.
And which one you have and/or like or want.
REMEMBER: there has to be an email address in your signature line or your comment.
Let's do the drawing next friday (2/8/13).

Around the web, healthy & tasty alternatives to super bowl eats:
bean & beet dip from macheesmo.com
kale pesto & white bean dip from annies-eats.com
buffalo roasted cauliflower from closetcooking.com
sweet potato sliders w/ roasted garlic cream from eatswellwithothers.com
5-minute pizza dough (way better/healtheir than pizza takeout) from injennieskitchen.com
fire cracker chicken skewers w/ lime cream sauce from aroundmyfamilytable.com
baked cannelini beans w/ sage & proscuitto from brooklynsalt
great roundup of dips & dippers from wholefoodsmarket.com
roasted cauliflower & aged white cheddar dip from closet cooking
buffalo & blue cheese veggie bake from bakeyourday.net
31 guilt-free superbowl snacks from greatist.com
margherita pizza w/ cauliflower crust from sixtyone45.com
raisin-rosemary crisps from flourarrangements.org
cal-mond cookies (raw) from bakingandboys.com
baked honey-mustard panko chicken fingers from savoryingthethyme.com
salt & pepper prawns from theperfectpantry.com
blue cheese stuffed buffalo turkey meatballs from onceuponacuttingboard.com
peanut butter-brown rice crispy balls from ahouseinthehills.com
healthy "ring dings" from pbs.org
skinny buffalo chicken bites from eat-yourself-skinny.com
gluten free chocolate-peanut butter cookies from vanillasugarblog.com

other fun eats:
snickerdoodle bars from tasteantellblog.com
homemade fruit roll ups from iambaker.net
california breakfast sushi rolls from farmgirlgourmet.com
how to make chocolate bars from davidlebovitz.com
peanut butter snickers brownie skillet from picky-palate.com
adorable mini "play food" from bakerella.com
british raisin tea cake from seriouseats.com
cheesy artichoke bread from vanillasugarblog.com
biscoff gooey butter cake from bakeyourday.net
salted caramel pineapple tart from cookingcontestcentral.com
momofuku crack cookies from thymeoftaste.com
crawfish beignets w/ cajun dipping sauce from cookingbride.com
creamy crawfish dip from thekitchn.com
shrimp queso flameado w/ ranchera salsa from homesicktexan
some of the best burgers I've ever seen from thefoodinmybeard.com
ground beef gyros from vanillasugarblog.com

Happy Weekend!


  1. All the recipes!! mmmm mmm mmm! Thanks for the links! I have never heard of the farmers almanac cookbook- but those pie look ridiculous good

  2. I didn't know they existed in a book form! They email me recipes, I guess I dont' pay attention!

  3. I did not know that they have a cookbook. I will have to check it out, I love a new cookbook.

  4. I haven't heard of the cookbooks, but the coconut cream pie looks great, that's my husband's favorite!
    All the healthy recipes look good but I must admit my eyes went straight to the biscoff gooey butter cake, oh my it looks so good. And really anything with the words; biscoff, gooey, butter or cake has to be good right? emryglenn@yahoo

  5. Oh, biscoff gooey butter cakes! Yes, please!! (That Virginia peanut pie looks mighty tasty too.) :D

  6. I have never heard of the Farmer's Almanac Cookbook. My father always bought the Farmer's Almanac every year though. I loved reading it.

  7. I've heard of the Farmer's Almanac living in Iowa, but have never heard that they make a cookbook :)

  8. Those recipes look delish -- especially the peanut pie... oh my! To be honest I haven't heard of the cookbooks but my family used to get the FA every year. (capelucy@gmail.com)

  9. Yes, during my younger years this was a very popular cookbook. It was one of the mainstays, Betty Crocker, Better Homes, Joy of Cooking, Julia Child's Cookbook, and The Farmer's Cooking Almanac. Leslie Gagne (lesliegagne@att.net)

  10. I have never heard of this cookbook,the recipes look yummy.

  11. I haven't heard of the Farmer's Almanac, but the recipes look great and very rustic!!

  12. I've never heard of it.

  13. I MAY have heard of them before, but I have never SEEN one. I kind of think perhaps my grandmother had one, waaaaaaay back when. I love heirloom recipes, and new recipes (to me!). I'd love to have one of these!
    Thanks for your generous giveaway! :) Be blessed!

  14. I have not heard of the Farmer's Almanac cookbook. This looks great! I would love to have one.

  15. I had no idea they had cookbooks, what a fun fact!!


  16. never heard of them, but I want one now!!

  17. Thanks for featuring my sliders love! PS - I want to eat this whole post.

  18. i've heard about farmer's almanac but not these recipes

  19. I have heard about it! And for the last two years I get my boyfriend the Farmer's Almanac Weather calendar. He loves it. Thanks for the chance to add to my cookbook addiction!

  20. Heard about it from my grandma!

  21. I've never heard of them but they seem like a good addition to my collection of cookbooks!

  22. I had heard of Farmer's Almanac, but never in cookbook context. I don't suppose there's a Farmer's Knitting Almanac...

  23. I remember having the old almanacs kicking around, but I didn't know they had cookbooks!

  24. I did not know they did cookbooks. That pie looks yummy!

  25. I get Ken's emails and I have been wanting this cookbook since it came out. Hope I Win It!

  26. I had no idea they had a cookbook.

  27. I didn't know they made a cookbook.

  28. i love the farmer's almanac, but i never knew they put out cookbooks!

  29. Never hear of it. New to me. I have to check it out.

  30. Lucky me...I have 3 of these!

  31. I'm familiar with the Farmers Almanac cookbooks. I'd like to have this one :) and I'd also like to have The Old Farmer's Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipes.

  32. I have heard of the Farmers Almanac Cookbooks, don't have any yet, and would love to have them! ;) Thanks for the link for my raw/almond cookies!

  33. That pie looks awesome!

  34. No, I have never heard of the Farmers Almanac cookbooks, but I'd sure like to have a copy!

  35. i have heard of the Farmers Almanac cookbooks but unfortunately can't afford one even at the low press they cost. thanks for the chance to win one.

    fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

  36. Haven't heard of the Farmer's Almanac cookbooks but they look great!

  37. never heard of it, but would love to check it out :)

  38. Gosh, silly me; I thought Farmer's Almanacs were just for gardening!

  39. My father in law gets the almanac for the weather every year for Christmas, but I didn't know they did baking!!

  40. I have not heard of these books. I thought that the Farmer's Almanac had to do more with weather.

  41. I did not know about the cook books...very cool!


  42. I've heard of the Almanac cook books, but I've never gotten one.


  43. I've never heard of them until now, but the pie one sounds wonderful!

  44. I was unaware of the cookbooks, too, but after researching, they have a "Garden Fresh" version that interests me! :)

  45. I see myself starting at page 1 and not stopping until the last ingredient of the last page.

  46. I didn't know they made cookbooks! I only think about the farmer's almanac when it comes to weather :-) The everyday cooking one looks cool to me, but the garden fresh one would be nice too! (rtpalmieri@gmail.com)

  47. Never heard of it but wow really awesome ty

  48. Elaine Ellen2/8/13, 2:35 PM

    I have heard of them and maybe even seen one at a bookstore. My impression always was that they are great recipes, using more ingredients that one would normally have on hand. I have never owned one but would sure like to!

  49. I didn't know they did cookbooks...so cool!

  50. I've never heard of the cookbooks, but those recipes look amazing! So glad Jenni (PCO) sent me to check you out, and you for giving people the opportunity to receive a free cookbook! :) cnewborn1029@charter.net

  51. I had no idea that Farmer's Almanac does cookbooks. Awesome!

  52. I would welcome ANY of their cookbooks, but I am most intrigued by the Garden Fresh one. I love finding new uses for my wonderful CSA fruits and veggies! Thanks for the contest :)

  53. Never heard of the cookbooks. That coconut cream pie recipe--that's the book I want


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