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11 Free eCookbooks: Fresh And Simple Foods, Famous Chef Recipes, Summer Grilling And More

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Updated August 10, 2012

Here are 11 free ecookbooks full of fresh and simple recipes, famous chef recipes, summer grilling recipes and many more:

The Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book (link fixed) -20 delicious recipes from Kerrygold and Rachel Allen, the “Irish Cooking Queen”. The e-book link is on the top left of the page and may be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file.

New For more great Irish food, check out Kerrygold Recipes for printable recipes by Aoife of the Daily Spud blog.

New Are you a member of a book club in the USA? Email Kerrygold for a free book club kit featuring tips for an Irish themed party, entertaining ideas and recipes, plus bookmarks, recipe brochures and placemats for each guest.

Stonesoup Minimalist Home Cooking -97 page cookbook filled with 65 simple recipes that use 5 ingredients or less. All recipes take 10 minutes or less to prepare and include everything from snacks to desserts, plus information on stocking a minimalist kitchen and pantry.

Tasty Fat Loss and Muscle Building Recipes -A collection of 25 healthy, low-fat/high-protein recipes for breakfast, lunch, supper and everything in between -even homemade protein bars. All recipes include nutrition information for calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat.

Cold Brewed Coffee and Tea -Over 100 recipes for beverages, desserts, breads, main dishes and more -all using cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrate.

How to make your own cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrates:

Emerils Celebrates 20 Years (link fixed) -11 of Emeril Lagasse’s favorite recipes from his New Orleans restaurants.

New Want more of Emeril’s recipes? Check out the recipes section on emerils.com for 1000s of printable recipes and cooking tips.

Mountain Bread Cookbook -Over 50 recipes using “Mountain Bread” -a thin, soft-textured, Lebanese flatbread; traditionally used in wraps and as a bread substitute.

Recipe for homemade “Mountain Bread”:

Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook (link fixed) -51 pages of 32 delicious summer recipes for drinks to desserts -from acclaimed chefs Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Tim Love, Elizabeth Karmel and many others.

BBQ Favorites 2010 (link fixed) -24 delicious recipes for outdoor grilling and dining are featured in this 42 page ecookbook from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen.

New Be sure and check out ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s videos for cooking and recipe demonstrations, and their recipe index for printable recipes, menu ideas and menu planner -or sign up for the What’s Hot newsletter to have the latest recipes delivered by email.

Texas Pepper Jelly Free eCookbooks -Sign up for Texas Pepper Jelly’s free monthly newsletter and get 3 free ecookbooks: Country Sweet Texas Heat, 101 Recipes in a Flash, and South of the Border Mexican recipes -over 300 recipes in all.

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Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


Gooseberry Patch - Celebrating 20 Years of Homestyle Cookbooks

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Big Three Family Yard Sale Friday And Saturday In Townsend

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

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Are you going to be in Townsend this weekend? Looking for some deals?
My dear friend, Monica, is having a yard sale tomorrow and Saturday -July1-2, 2010:

For all of you local yokels and garage sale go’ers, I am having a 3 family garage sale at my house Friday and Saturday, rain or shine. My address is:

GMC truck, 2 horse trailer, lawn mowers, weedeater, tools, tack, bicycle rack with hitch, school books, chalkboards, children’s stuff, clothing, frames, clay pots, linens, drum set, computer monitor, beautiful wedding dress, air conditioner, much, much more!!!!

Lots of great bargains!!


Blessings,

Denese


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Milkshake Recipe Contest

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Do you like to create yummy milkshakes? You could win some great prizes this summer in the Below Zero Hero Milkshake Recipe Contest!

Below Zero Hero Milkshake Recipe Contest -Starting June 1st and ending August 28th, 2010, submit your milkshake recipes -one per week- and be  automatically entered into a drawing to win a Hamilton Beach 12-Speed Blender. When all entries have been collected, judges will select the overall top 10 milkshake recipes and put them to a public vote. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 Visa check card, second place winner will receive a $4000 Visa check card and third place wins a $1000 Visa check card!

Don’t forget, you may enter one recipe per week and the recipe submission deadline is August 28th, 2010 -entry form and complete rules are on the Below Zero Hero website. Be sure and check out the Just For Fun page for a milkshake mixing tip sheet and coloring pages for children.

Hmmm…I wonder what a Wineberry milkshake would taste like! :)


Blessings and happy shaking!

Denese


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Free Healthy Snacks And Muffins eCookbooks

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Updated August 10, 2012

After eating some of Mr. Food’s Decadent Desserts, you might want to fix something a little more healthy! ;)

40 Healthy Snack Recipes (link fixed)-48 pages of healthy snacks for children to adults. Includes low-fat, low-calorie, low-sodium and diabetic snacks.

Healthy Muffins (link fixed) -25 healthy muffin recipes including whole wheat muffins, corn muffins, blueberry muffins, banana muffins, chocolate muffins and more.

Note: You can get more free e-books featuring healthy recipes at FaveHealthyRecipes.com’s free e-cookbook index.

New Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats -Get this free ebook with more than a dozen refreshing and nutritious recipes when you subscribe to The Nourishing Home.

New Free Healthy Ebooks from Amazon

All of these free ebooks are for the Kindle e-book reader. Don’t have a Kindlereader? Try one of the free reading appsfor your PC or mobile device. I don’t know how long these will be available for free, so grab ‘em while you can!

33 Healthy Snacks Recipes -This e-book contains 84 pages of delicious, healthy recipes.

Yummy Fruit Smoothies Vol. 1-12 cool and refreshing smoothie recipes.

Smart School Time Recipes-125 easy, delicious and healthy recipes for breakfasts, snacks and portable lunches.

Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese

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Wineberries: A Delicious Invasive Species

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Many years ago, we had a beautiful red briar pop up under an elm tree at our first residence. I figured it might be a berry briar, so we mowed around it that first year. The next year we had 2 briars, and the first one had raspberries on it! We only had a few, but they were sooo delicious! When we moved to the holler, I brought 2 of the briars with us. Over the last 8 years those 2 briars have turned into a nice sized patch -we now get quarts instead of handfuls! I have since found out that these raspberries are wineberries -also known as wine raspberries- and are considered an invasive species here in the United States. (I call them a gift from God -with a little help from the birds!) The canes of the wineberries get very long -anywhere from 6-10 feet- and when they touch the ground, a new plant will form. The plants are covered with red, hairy spines and the leaves look frosted on the undersides. Wineberries bloom in May here in East Tennessee -the berries get ripe in June and July. Wineberries can be found throughout the northeast United States in moist fields, woods, roadsides, thickets and yards. Wineberry patch in bud Wineberry bud Wineberry Patch Wineberries Handful of Wineberries Can you guess what we’ve been eating? Find out more about wineberries: Plant Conservation Alliance, Alien Plant Working Group: Wineberry Invasive Plant Atlas of New England: Wineberry

Have a lovely day,

Denese

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Free Dessert eCookbook From Mr Food

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Desserts eCookbook

Ya’ll know Mr. Food from TV? Now you can get a free ecookbook full of Mr. Food’s most delicious desserts:

The  Mr. Food Decadent Desserts eCookbook contains 30 pages of yumminess, including recipes for Black Forest Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, P B & J Bars, Bite-Sized Chocolate Cheesecake, Raspberry Bread Pudding…and many, many more! Get this free ecookbook and make something grand for your next special event or family get-together.


Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


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Free eCookbook: Easy Breakfast Recipes

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Easy Breakfast Recipes

Need some breakfast ideas? Check out  29 Tasty, Easy Breakfast Recipes -the newest free ebook from RecipeLion. This 45 page ebook includes recipes for pancakes, waffles, omelettes, casseroles, French toast, on-the-go meals and many more.


Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


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Stampin’ Up Rubber Stamp Sets And Book Kit Auction

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Calling all crafters! Want a chance to get a great deal on some quality rubber stamps?

My momma is having an auction on some of her retired Stampin’ Up rubber stamps plus a kit to make a lovely little accordion book. Bidding starts at $1 and will close at 8pm Eastern time on Friday June 25, 2010.

Check out the auction here:

RETIRED STAMPS and ACCORDIAN BOOK…START BIDDING!!!


Blessings,

Denese


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Free Ebooks For Father’s Day

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Here are a few free ebooks with craft and cooking ideas for Fathers Day:

Fathers Day Crafts

Father’s Day Crafts -FaveCrafts newest ebook with 10 different craft projects for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Breakfast Safe For Kids To Make -a step-by-step picture ebook of recipes for children to make for Dad.

Father’s Day Fun -activities, gift ideas, children’s crafts and recipes to make this Father’s Day a day to remember.

Related posts about Father’s Day:


Blessings,

Denese


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11 Frugal Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Number 1 Dad

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make Dad happy on Father’s Day. Give Dad a gift from the heart -make him something or do something for him!

Here are 11 frugal gift ideas that will make Father’s Day special for your Dad:

1. There’s an old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” -so why not cook something special for Dad? Make his favorite dish, a special dessert or even breakfast in bed.

2. Make a personalized BBQ apron. Pick up a plain canvas apron at Hobby Lobby (or another craft store) and decorate with fabric paint -children can add their handprints and a personal message such as “#1 Dad”. This idea can also be used with plain T-shirts or BBQ mitts.

3. Create a themed gift basket. Does Dad like to fish? Fill up a pail or fishing hat with hooks, sinkers, lures, bobbers and fishing line. Is Dad a carpenter? You could fill a nail apron with a new tape measure, carpenter’s pencils, chalk and a small tool or two -perhaps a chisel or hammer. For more gift basket ideas, check out 15 Creative Gift Basket Ideas For Men.

4. Give Dad a framed family photograph in a homemade picture frame.

5. Make him a photo album, scrapbook or collage.

6. Clean Dad’s car or truck.

7. Compose a poem or write Dad a letter telling him how much he means to you.

8. Create a CD of his favorite music or some old radio shows. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio section has a ton of old adventure series, mysteries, westerns and more -all of which can be downloaded for free.

9. Does Dad like to read? Homemade, laminated bookmarks would make a nice gift.

10. Clean out the garage or shed.

11. Make Dad a homemade card and fill it with some love coupons full of thoughtful things you can do for him (like some of the to-do ideas above). Don’t have time to make your own love coupons? Check out the Father’s Day Love Coupons on my Free Printables page.

A couple more Father’s Day posts you might be interested in:


    Blessings,

    Denese


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