Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So


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  1. Shannon (Giraffe Days) Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:

    The six sisters Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren and Kendra grew up in Utah and now live all over the place In order to help keep in touch and swap great ideas as they begin their own families, they started a blog in early 2011, Six Sisters Stuff Their blog became so popular that a selection of their recipes, craft ideas and tip sheets have been put together in a brand new cookbook, which I was very excited to get a copy for review from the publisher It s a fantastic idea, to The six sisters Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren and Kendra grew up in Utah and now live all over the place In order to help keep in touch and swap great ideas as they begin their own families, they started a blog in early 2011, Six Sisters Stuff Their blog became so popular that a selection of their recipes, craft ideas and tip sheets have been put together in a brand new cookbook, which I was very excited to get a copy for review from the publisher It s a fantastic idea, to use a blog to share things between siblings like this I have three older sisters and a younger brother and I live on the other side of the planet from them, but we all have our separate blogs and interests and tend to share things in person, which means, sniff sniff, that I get left out a bit I also love how the sisters promote and encourage people to have leisurely, sit down family meals, something that, in urban centres at least, can be sacrificed at times For the month of March, the sisters are running a challenge called the 4x4 Family Dinner Challenge.While the website has loads of great recipes and ideas currently they have up 25 Easter treats that are super cute I have to say that I was largely disappointed by the cookbook, and also, that I am not its ideal customer reader The main reason is a simple one this food is ultra foreign to me, it s not the way I like to cook, and a lot of it simply doesn t appeal to me By foreign , I mean that I have rarely eaten this kind of food, which I would call American, and when I have I didn t care for it It s generally too rich and heavy, and I have a pretty sensitive tummy The United States definitely has its own cuisine and culinary style, and richly diverse ones at that, but a lot of their classic dishes and ways of cooking things just doesn t appeal to me and the things that do appeal and look incredibly yummy, also tend to be too rich for me You probably have to grow up with a country s cuisine to really like and appreciate it.There is a running theme of salt, fat and sugar in this book, and by fat I mean an awful lot of cream cheese and sour cream Which are useful ingredients, I just wouldn t recommend that anyone eat this kind of food every day, or even once a week Now and then would work, unless you modify the recipes They re not all like that, though, and there were some I wanted to tryon that later.I was disappointed by how many processed or pre made ingredients the recipes contain I m something of a snob in this regard I love to cook and bake, but if I m going to go to the trouble of making something, I m going to make it from scratch or near enough I m not going to make my own puff pastry, for example Too many recipes here use cans of this or that, or pre made dough, or cake mixes though I did really appreciate that they included from scratch recipes for cream of chicken soup, which they use a lot of, and the dry herb mix for ranch dressing I understand that many people use these kinds of things as ingredients to make cooking easier and less stressful, but I don t happen to be one of those people It s not easier for me, it s just fake tasting Sorry, but it is You train your tastebuds one way, which is why we all like different things.I have a real aversion to processed food including cheese like Kraft and that horrid orange stuff and pre made this or that, from pasta sauces to frozen meals, because they re full of so many extra ingredients often ones you can t even pronounce and a shit load of salt, and there s no way you can really control your intake of those ingredients when you buy this kind of thing I m very interested in this topic, which is why I ve ordered Michael Moss new book, Salt Sugar Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us Since I do use bought bouillon or stock, for example, or sweet chilli sauce, which all have a lot of additives and sodium, I try to balance it out by cutting out added salt etc One day I d love to make my own homemade tomato sauce ketchup and things like that, but I m not there yet.The great thing, of course, is that we all enjoy adapting recipes, tweaking them to suit our own palates, and there s no reason why you can t do that here The sisters themselves love to experiment, which is how they come up with these recipes The recipes are divided up into Main Dishes, Slow Cooker dishes, Sides, Salads, Breads and Desserts The salads section include several recipes that contain marshmallows This is what I mean by this cookbook being so foreign to me How do marshmallows constitute a salad One has apples and Snickers Pretty sure that you can t make junk food healthful by adding fruit or vegetables I can t see myself ever making a marshmallow salad I don t mind marshmallows, occasionally, especially cooked over a campfire, but recipes like Orange Fluff Jell O Salad made with pudding mix, orange flavoured gelatin do they mean jelly , and something hideous called nondairy whipped topping what is that It can t be good for you with a name like that just plain scare me Another contains a lot of sour cream, while a third, yay uses yoghurt I don t own a slow cooker and I have no plans for getting one I think my husband s grandmother gave us one once and we quickly re gifted it , but you can easily use the oven instead, which I did when I tried one of the recipes from the Slow Cooker section I would have liked some direction in that regard, like a temperature suggestion, but it s not a big deal I figured 160 C, which is a slow oven The Breads section seemed a bit of a cheat to me on the whole, though I can see that for people who already use things like rise and bake frozen rolls or refrigerated pizza dough or Pilsbury or Bisquick products or cans of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, whatever that is, these will be very useful variations for people to try there are a few from scratch recipes but I haven t tried them yet There s not much from here I can try to make, though, without the actual bread recipe which is a shame, because the Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish looks amazing.I loved the look of some of the treats biscuits, slices and truffles but almost all of them use cake mixes as their base, or other pre prepared food stuff, so they will requireimagination and adaptation from me than I feel confident with just wait for my attempt to make the Andes Mint Cookies, which looked amazing in the book As an aside, I don t understand why people don t make cakes etc from scratch it s super easy, doesn t use elaborate ingredients flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk are the basics and tastes way better too Food made from mixes always taste a bit fake to me I can always tell when someone s used a packet mix They also look very sweet and, some of them, a bit sickly sweet again, these aren t the kinds of cakes, biscuits cookies , slices bars or cupcakes I ve grown up with, but I m a good enough baker and I love my sweet stuff to be able to tell how something s going to taste by looking at the ingredients and the picture It s often all about texture, too I heard once that it s texture rather than taste that defines our likes and dislikes when it comes to food.The book isn t just about food, though There are some clever craft ideas, like how to make an ice cream pi ata, or pallet bookshelves two ideas I d love to try one day They have 14 ideas for Valentines fourteen things you can do with your partner in the lead up to Valentines, which are very cute and revolve around puns The muchencompasses some helpful lists 50 Fun Date Ideas, 100 Healthy Snack Ideas, 101 Fun, Easy and Cheap Indoor Activities for Kids, 40 Road Trip Ideas for Kids, which are very handy They also have a Spring Cleaning Checklist which is rather terrifying, and a Build your 72 Hour Kit in 52 Weeks my first thought was, What s a 72 hour kit but looking at the list, I gather it s some kind of survival kit The book has great presentation, in full colour and easy to read text, and every recipe has a photo, which is really important to me It s a shame that many of the photos are out of focus but the overall visual is still there.I realise that all this must make me sound neurotic or fussy or just really uptight and boring, but actually I m not, I m just really passionate about good quality food and the truth is, you save money by cutting out the processed food and junk food and buying fresh ingredients instead, which can be used for multiple meals It s a myth that buying good food coststhan buying junk Try it one day go to the supermarket or the green grocer or wherever you like to go, and only buy veg, fruit, milk, butter etc those kinds of everyday basics Go another time and buy all the junk and pre made stuff, and compare It s amazing how much veg you can buy for twenty dollars The next step is having the time to cook good quality meals, and it s true that things can get fiddly and take longer than you expected But meals don t have to be complicated at all, and there are plenty of simple dishes you can make relatively easily Making a cheese sauce for pasta that uses butter, flour, milk, cheese and seasoning takes no longer than getting out a packet mix, to be perfectly honest If you want a really good recommendation for great, simple recipes then look no farther than Bill Granger, he s my go to celebrity chef This review should, I hope, give you a good idea of what to expect in this book, because I m sure it will appeal to a lot of people especially Americans , but if you relike me and you re someone who likes making things from scratch, and avoids using processed food as much as possible, then this probably isn t the book for you Nevertheless, as part of the 4x4 Family Dinner Challenge, I picked out four recipes to try to go along with this review, and I will be posting a new one each week for the rest of March, starting today with their recipe for Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken I was really happy to find this here and find that it was a recipe that I could easily make because I ve never come across a recipe for it before And it was yummy Not something I could eat very often, but definitely worth making I ll list the recipes here and add the links after I post them on my blog 9th March Sweet and Sour Chicken16th March Parmesan Sesame Chicken Strips23rd March Andes Mint Cookies30th March Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Noticing a theme Yeah I don t just cook for me, I had to pick things the kids and partner would eat too My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book


  2. Margaret Chind Margaret Chind says:

    The first thing I do when I get my hands on a book of crafts or cookbook is to flip through an fan the pages by glimpsing for something to catch my eye When I did that with Six Sisters Stuff and their debut cookbook I couldn t help but get excited One of the reasons that I think food blogs are so popular is because of the incredible photography that really makes something appealing Then being able to take that same eye candy and put it in a handheld book to take to your own kitchen is all th The first thing I do when I get my hands on a book of crafts or cookbook is to flip through an fan the pages by glimpsing for something to catch my eye When I did that with Six Sisters Stuff and their debut cookbook I couldn t help but get excited One of the reasons that I think food blogs are so popular is because of the incredible photography that really makes something appealing Then being able to take that same eye candy and put it in a handheld book to take to your own kitchen is all theBlogs and online recipes are great, but being able to unplug and do something for your family is even better and that is what these six sisters have provided in this first cookbook and as a mama who is still getting the hang of it all support in a form like this is definitely welcome.The book itself is very bright and a neat square size It s paperback, but has tabs on the covers that could be useful as a quick minute bookmark and that s pretty handy I m a pretty big collector of cookbooks lately just trying to trial and error and find things that work So often I find some that are gorgeous, but the ingredients are either non existent in my rural neighborhood or cost an arm and a leg and are used once Trying to find something exciting for me to cook as well as the family to eat, but affordable and simple to buy ingredients for should not be so difficult However, with Six Sisters Stuff I can find these things, I know these things, and these recipes are totally do able, but I wouldn t have thought of them on my own I enjoy cooking, but creating recipes are not for me Just like in my quilts, I love to quilt, but would prefer to follow a pattern than just make up my own Pretty much going through Six Sisters Stuff I haven t found too many recipes that I wouldn t try and be excited about for us all But this isn t just a cookbook It s a craft book too Much in the way that I feel about my Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook because it has tips and tidbits on crafts and decorating activities so does this one But this hasIt haspages,activities,crafts and it s not just Christmas It does have a snowman, but it also has pallet bookshelves visit Pinterest recently , gift ideas andin between the recipes sigh From the soups to the desserts this is a treasure Thanks to the publicist for providing a copy for review


  3. Angelc Angelc says:

    4.5 StarsWow, these recipes really do sound easy I think I can do this I ve read some cookbooks that have me scratching my head and saying, What is that about certain ingredients But these recipes use ingredients that I have actually heard of and possibly even already have The main dishes portion of the book does use a lot of ground beef, which isn t something I eat much of But as I was reading through the recipes, a lot of them sound like they would still be great even if the beef were o 4.5 StarsWow, these recipes really do sound easy I think I can do this I ve read some cookbooks that have me scratching my head and saying, What is that about certain ingredients But these recipes use ingredients that I have actually heard of and possibly even already have The main dishes portion of the book does use a lot of ground beef, which isn t something I eat much of But as I was reading through the recipes, a lot of them sound like they would still be great even if the beef were omitted entirely, or if a substitute were used.The side dishes and desserts parts of the book were the best part for me I love that the sisters give us healthy ingredients without going overboard or being unrealistic There were some skinny cupcakes that just sounded delicious And 7 Up seems to be a secret ingredient in a lot of their recipes I can t wait to try it out.The photos were beautiful, and there is a large photo of each recipe yay A lot of readers want to see what they are going to make, isn t that half the fun of a cookbook The extra stuff like the crafts and the to do lists wereof a bonus or a background detail for me The real stars of the book are the recipes This cookbook is definitely a keeper, with beautiful photos and recipes so easy that I want to try them all book sent by publisher and publicist in exchange for an honest reviewreviewed for


  4. christine christine says:

    Picking up later next year


  5. Lisa Lisa says:

    This is wonderful book for a family just starting out So many recipes that are fast and easy to make They include some stuff that is already made so it can be fast and delicious The crafts are so much fun and entertaining I like the 72 hour kit ideas I think that I will try that myself These ladies have so many good ideas for food and fun.


  6. Liz Liz says:

    Mostly skimmed Several of the bread and dessert recipes look really good I wish the main dishes focused less on already prepared ingredients But it s easy to follow and the pictures and some of the activities are fun.


  7. Hannah Hannah says:

    A handful of good recipes, and I do like the cleaning checklist, but not a very useful cookbook if you are a from scratch cook.


  8. Virginia Virginia says:

    Just what the cover saysdinner made easy Simple everyday stuff But that said not the kind of cookbook I buy.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    Title SIX SISTER STUFF COOKBOOK Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and so much Author Six Sister StuffPublisher Shadow MountainMarch 2013ISBN 978 1609073244Genre cookbook crafts listsCook, craft, and create with recipes, projects, and ideas from the enormously popular blog SixSistersStuff.com Every recipe and project included in this book is quick, easy, and fun More than 100 family favorite recipes including an entire section of slow cooker recipes , use ingredients commonly found in your Title SIX SISTER STUFF COOKBOOK Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and so much Author Six Sister StuffPublisher Shadow MountainMarch 2013ISBN 978 1609073244Genre cookbook crafts listsCook, craft, and create with recipes, projects, and ideas from the enormously popular blog SixSistersStuff.com Every recipe and project included in this book is quick, easy, and fun More than 100 family favorite recipes including an entire section of slow cooker recipes , use ingredients commonly found in your pantry The crafts and home d cor projects have easy to follow instructions with photographs and can be made with little or no money We don t profess to be amazing chefs, they claim We just know the importance of feeding our families a home cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together Our mom and dad taught us so many great values, and we are thankful that they instilled the importance of family time in our lives Even the busiest of people can make the food and project ideas we share, which will give you eventime to spend with your family and loved ones SixSistersStuff.com is an online phenomenon More than 5 million page views per month More than 50,000 Facebook followers Nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter More than 80,000 followers on Pinterest.SIX SISTERS STUFF COOKBOOK is a collection of recipes, children s crafts and lists such as healthy snacks, date night ideas, and stuff to do to keep kids busy on car trips andWe tried the black bean taco soup, the cheesy vegetable soup with modifications, we didn t have Velveeta on hand so we used shredded mild cheddar , the root beer cookies, and the breakfast casserole, because we did have the ingredients for them on hand It says the recipes all use common pantry items, but we don t commonly have some of the things called for on hand for the recipes I didn t take pictures of the recipes I should ve The cookies were interesting Not great I wouldn t care to have them again We all liked the black bean taco soup, the cheese soup, and the breakfast casserole The children s crafts and the lists were the best parts of the book but even they weren t super stupendous Maybe if you never went on a long car trip with the kids, it d be great, but for those who are used to traveling to see Grandma then they have their mental lists I wasn t overly impressed with the book, but my best friend loved it She s a huge list maker though, and it intrigued her to have lists of healthy snacks, 14 days of Valentines, andSo, I d say if you are a young mom and keep a lot of convenience foods on hand, and need ideas to keep your kids busy, or a date night for you and the hubs, then this book is for you If you reinto homemade, old fashioned cooking, have a huge family and have done it all well you wouldn t be as interested Oh and if you have a smart phone they have the little square bar codes so you can just scan it to go to getrecipes, instructions, and other great ideas A great book for new moms and young moms 21.99 200 pages 4 stars


  10. Mason Mason says:

    Sometimes looking at a cookbook, I feel I have to be a culinary expert just to be able to understand and execute the simplest recipe When I picked up Six Sisters STUFF, I was delighted to find not only yummy recipes, but practical and easy instructions even a novice cook like me can follow.The recipes aren t complicated and use canned and packaged ingredients That waytime is spend with the family than in the kitchen cooking However, if you want to go intodetail, many of the recip Sometimes looking at a cookbook, I feel I have to be a culinary expert just to be able to understand and execute the simplest recipe When I picked up Six Sisters STUFF, I was delighted to find not only yummy recipes, but practical and easy instructions even a novice cook like me can follow.The recipes aren t complicated and use canned and packaged ingredients That waytime is spend with the family than in the kitchen cooking However, if you want to go intodetail, many of the recipes also include instructions for ingredients made from scratch rather than a box or can Though simple in preparation, the recipes are packed with great taste and easy to prepare for families on the go.The cookbook is divided into three sections Recipes, Crafts, And So Much More In the Recipe section the categories are broken into Main Dishes, Slow Cooker, Sides, Salads, Breads and Desserts.The Slow Cooker section has recipes for everything from Melt in Your Mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast to Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Brownies Having only used the slow cooker for roast, beans and soup, I decided to try the Creamy Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes recipe It was simple, easy and best of all tender and delicious Even the clean up wasn t bad I m looking forward to trying the brownies next.Woven among the recipes are fun and inexpensive crafts ideas, as well as helpful hints and tips The crafts include such things as an Easy Monster Sock Puppet to a neat Ultimate Kid Wash that will have grownups wanting to play The hints and tips feature such items as a spring cleaning checklist, fun family activities and even 50 fun date ideas for the adults.Six Sisters STUFF would make an ideal gift for a bride, a nice housewarming gift or a fun surprise for anyone who enjoys cooking The fact that it is compiled by six sisters Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra gives it an extra appeal to me This debut cookbook evolved from the sisters blog that began in February 2011 Living in different parts of the country, the sisters used the blog to stay in touch, share ideas and express their love to cook, craft and create.This is a fun cookbook filled with almost 100 delicious recipes designed to give familiestime together at the table The recipes are easy and nutritious The extra crafts andare designed with creating family fun in mind.FTC Full Disclosure I requested this book as part of the Six Sisters Tour and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review


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Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More! ❮Epub❯ ➠ Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More! ➟ Author Six Sisters' Stuff – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Cook, craft, and create with recipes, projects, and ideas from the blog SixSistersStuff Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra are six sisters who share their easy, affordable recipes Cook, craft, and create with Stuff: Family PDF Ë recipes, projects, and ideas from the blog SixSistersStuff Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra are six sisters who share their Six Sisters' eBook ß easy, affordable recipes and crafts in this collection of family favorites These pages contain thantried and true recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry, with Sisters' Stuff: Family PDF ☆ easy to follow instructions and photographs of each dish Charming do it yourself projects, such as stained Mason Jars and a Ruffles and Yarn Wreath, are fun to create and require little time or money Suggestions for indoor activities for kids, healthy snack ideas, or an inexpensive night out are among the many lists included in the book.

    Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So to create and require little time or money Suggestions for indoor activities for kids, healthy snack ideas, or an inexpensive night out are among the many lists included in the book."/>
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Six Sisters' Stuff: Family Recipes, Fun Crafts, and So Much More!
  • Six Sisters' Stuff
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 160907324X

About the Author: Six Sisters' Stuff

SixSistersStuff started in February Stuff: Family PDF Ë with six biological sisters Camille, Kristin, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra who love to cook, craft, and create After years of Six Sisters' eBook ß living close to one another, they suddenly found themselves living in different parts of the country and used the blog to stay in touch and share ideas.