Jul 142011

The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook

Author: Christy Dorrity

Published: June 2011

Publisher: Dorrity Publications

Format: Kindle Edition

FTC FYI: I received a review copy from the author that did not affect my review.

Today it is my privilege to present to you The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook by Christy Dorrity.

Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them.

Books were selected from the author’s book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like “Fairy Touched Calico Brownies” from the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, “7-Day Layer Dip” from Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall, and “I Hate Chocolate Cake” from Amanda Hocking’s Switched. Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.

The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook includes a foreword by Amanda Hocking, author of the USA Today Bestselling Trylle Trilogy and showcases over seventy reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.

Whether you’re a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there’s something for you in The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook.

If you like eating, this cookbook is for you. If you like reading, this cookbook is for you. If you like eating WHILE reading, this cookbook is definitely for you. And the fact that it’s for the Kindle means no leaving greasy fingerprints on the pages while cooking or eating all this yummy food.

Don’t have a Kindle? Christy can fix that for you.

To celebrate the release of The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook, Christy is giving away a Kindle! If you purchase a copy of The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook, you can also get a free BONUS recipe booklet. Contest details and the blog tour schedule are listed on Christy’s blog here.

Anyone who leaves a comment on this post is entered into the contest. Here are some of the details from Christy:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or any of the great blogs that are participating. Then, if you want more entries into the contest, tweet, facebook, or blog about the cookbook and leave a separate comment telling me what you did. You can say something like: Win a Kindle at the launch tour of The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook http://tinyurl.com/3vurm3a #bbcb Winners will be drawn using random.org on July 21st.

You don’t even need a Kindle to enjoy this cookbook. The free Kindle app is available for desktop, Android and iOS devices, so there’s no excuse not to try some of these tasty dishes. Even the price is unbeatable. Right now The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook is only 99 cents!

After reading through this cookbook (and drooling over the pictures of mouth-watering meals, desserts, and more) I not only added several new books to my to-read list, I also discovered some great book bloggers through their review blurbs.

When Christy asked if I would like to be a part of The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook, I was honored. I have had the opportunity to meet Christy in person. Not only is she sweet, she’s gorgeous, too.

See what I mean? I’ll tell you how she keeps her figure – Irish dancing. After eating all of these delicious recipes, I’m going to have to start Irish dancing, too.

I know which recipe I want to make first (and the one that is most likely to send me to Irish dancing class). It also happens to be paired with the book that has *ahem* my review blurb for Imprints by Rachel Ann Nunes listed with it. But before you leave to purchase your copy of The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook (only 99 cents right now!) check out these cookies that even Autumn Rain would eat.


Organic Imprint Cookies

1/3 cup melted coconut oil or clarified butter
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon all-natural cornstarch or arrowroot
1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Zest of one orange
Jam or preserves (preferably fruit sweetened)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, pour the warm, melted coconut oil over the honey and whisk in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl combine the flour, oats, cornstarch or arrowroot, sea salt, baking soda, and orange zest. Add the flour mixture to the honey mixture, stirring until just combined. Let the dough sit for 2-3 minutes. Stir once or twice again; the dough should be stiff.

Roll the dough into balls, one teaspoonful at a time, and place an inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. The cookies will spread. Use a pinky finger or the back of a very tiny spoon to make a well in the top of each ball of dough. Fill each well to the top with 1/8 teaspoon of jam.

Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the bottom and edges of the cookies are just golden.

Makes two dozen tiny cookies.


Oh, my. I can’t wait to try these cookies.

Go get your copy of The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook today.

Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a Kindle!

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Mar 072011

…crazy fun!

Sheila, Mindy and I had a blast hanging with book people we knew as well as meeting new book friends. Part of me can’t believe I’m posting so many photos with me in them, but I’m over it. It was way too much fun not to share these photos with you.

Shanda, Mindy, Sheralyn Pratt, Lisa Mangum, Sheila, and Natasha (@mawbooks - she started this whole thing)

Shanda, LT Elliot, Jenn Johansson, and Nichole Giles

Shanda & Margot Hovley (aka @the_damsel)

Shanda & beautiful Penelope from @ReadingFever

Kim from Good Clean Reads, Heather (@FireIcePhotos) & me. Again. :)

Nichole Giles, Sheralyn Pratt, Sheila, Christy (@dearestdreams), Shanda & Mindy

Bree Despain, Debbie (@cranberryfries), Sheila, Shanda & Mindy

See what I mean? Too fun! Thanks to everyone who organized the social. We had a great time & we’re looking forward to the next one.

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Apr 152010
LDS Women’s Book Review would like to introduce you to Mindy, the newest addition to the LDSWBR Blog. Mindy is the first person to join the LDSWBR team since the book review podcast was first founded in December 2005. The story of how I met Mindy is quite incredible.
Mindy and I have daughters in the same 6th grade class, and while arranging a get-together for a school project, I spoke with Mindy for the first time to give directions to my home. I was delighted to find that Mindy was as friendly and talkative as I am. Not surprisingly we ended up talking for an hour and a half on my daughter’s cell phone. In fact, my daughter had a lot of fun teasing me that she found her mom a new BFF :).
During this first conversation, Mindy shared that one day she hoped to work at the new local library that is currently under construction. Naturally I asked if that meant she like to read, and when she answered excitedly that she did I proceeded to tell her about the LDSWBR podcast and blog.
What made meeting Mindy so incredible was where the conversation turned shortly after telling her about LDSWBR. When Mindy said, “You must know my aunt, then!” I followed with “Who’s you’re aunt?” I was floored when Mindy answered, “Dorothy Keddington!”
Those of you who have been with LDSWBR for a while now know that I’m a huge fan of Dorothy Keddington. I have been blessed to get to know Dorothy through her daughter-in-law who lives in my ward, so learning that Dorothy’s niece lives only a few streets away as well seemed like an amazing coincidence. Except I don’t really believe in coincidences.
Mindy and I spent the next few days writing longer and longer emails back and forth as we got to know each other. More than once I felt like we had known each other before this life and that we were simply getting reacquainted.
When I first started LDS Women’s Book Review, I knew exactly who I wanted to ask to join me. Hillary and Sheila were, and most definitely still are, a perfect fit for what I envisioned for LDS Women’s Book Review. After 4 1/2 years, all three of us are excited to welcome our first new member of LDSWBR into the group.
Mindy has happily agreed to take the empty Thursday posting spot. Mindy will share a little about herself and the books she enjoys reading in her first official post today.
Please join us in welcoming Mindy to the LDS Women’s Book Review blog!

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