When the recipe book Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story arrived at my doorstep, I couldn’t wait to crack it open and try one of the delicious recipes! But what I really wanted to see was what authors Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero (the “Sugar Mommas”) meant by “every recipe has a story.”
As I flipped through the pages, I saw that each wonderfully sugary cake, cookie, crisp, cobbler, bar,tart and pie recipe was accompanied by an equally sweet story about the tradition of the recipe and the background of the families and friends who baked them and the lucky recipients of the warm, thoughtful treats.
There are also great tips and notes alongside the recipes and a nostalgic “ingredient” to convey the personality or story behind the recipe. (One of my favorites is “Deer repellant,” but there are also cute ones like “Fireworks”).
I didn’t know which chapter to start with, but of course, ended up diving headfirst into Chapter 4: Better Than Nooky Cookies. I really wanted to make the Boobie Cookies, but didn’t have the right ingredients, so made these easy, delicious Princess Cutout Cookies instead:
If you’re wondering why they aren’t frosted with the Princess Cutout Cookie Frosting … well … we gobbled most of them up before Jane could frost them!
When Hubby came home, he requested Gran’s Tea Cakes, which made the whole house smell like warm, spicy nutmeg and instantly got us into the holiday spirit. We quickly discovered that they go really well with a hot cup of Irish Breakfast tea!
The Sugar Mommas have been gracious enough to provide me with an extra copy of their book to give away so that you can enjoy their delicious recipes, too! Not a baker? ‘Tis it not the season to be giving?
The Sugar Sugar Giveaway is open from Thursday, November 17th, through Thursday, December 1st!
How To Enter
(1) Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me what you love to bake the most – sweet or savory!
(2) Bonus Entry: Subscribe to The Outlaw Mom (TM) Blog via e-mail (there’s a button on the left sidebar of the blog).
(3) Bonus Entry: Refer a friend to the Sugar Sugar Giveaway and let me know by posting a comment here. One extra entry for each friend you refer!
(4) Bonus Entry: If your friend enters the Sugar Sugar Giveaway, you’ll get an extra entry – one for each friend!
How To Win
You must be a U.S. resident. Odds of winning depend on the number of participants and the number of entries.
Notification of Winner
One lucky winner will be randomly selected and notified before Friday, December 2, at 9:00 p.m. (PST).
Disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. When you enter the giveaway, you are providing your information to The Outlaw Mom (TM) Blog and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used by The Outlaw Mom (TM) Blog to administer the Sugar Sugar Giveaway. I received a free copy of the Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story from Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC to review under no obligation. The recipes turned out beautifully, so I decided to give this unbiased review and participate in a sponsored giveaway.
P.S. Well, to be totally honest, actually, this review is a little bit biased because how could I not think that two lawyers turned bakers/authors rock?! How envious am I?
P.P.S. – Don’t worry, you’ll get a new copy, not my buttery, crumb-y one!