Holly Sinclair gave me a free copy of her amazing cook book, The ABCs of Appetizers, in exchange for an honest review. I enjoy cooking, when I have time. It seems like I don’t have much of that lately. The wonderful part of this cookbook is the ease of making the recipes. I got to throw things in my mixer and let it do the heavy lifting.
Here are some of the recipes I tried:
Kalamata Olive Spread This was my favorite. The blend of salty and creamy made my tastebuds tingle. I had to go look up kalamata olives, and was surprised I already had a jar of them in my refrigerator! Go figure. My husband likes to buy random snacks he thinks I’ll like, and the olives made the impulse shopping list. With the parsley from our garden, garlic from my mother-in-law’s garden, and groceries we always keep on hand, this one recipe was easy and low budget. All I had to buy was a pack of cream cheese and the baguette.
I did have to buy more of the supplies for this one, since we don’t keep cream cheese, pecans, and canned chicken on hand. My best friend gave her thumb’s up of approval, and then took half of the remaining cheese ball home to her husband.
Topped Taters This one is great if your attention is divided between entertaining a 4 year old and feeding a 1 year old. I set the potatoes to boil, and came back 20 minutes later. Slice, gouge, and top! We ended up having a surprise guest that night, and this made an excellent treat for him to snack on. Now if only cleaning my house was as easy…
If you want in on this delicious goodness, you’re in luck! One commenter on this post will win a free digital copy of this cookbook. To enter, just leave a comment. If you want to leave a comment but don’t want to enter, add “I hate food” to your comment. The winner will be announced on October 31st on Holly’s blog.
But if you can’t wait…
The ABC’s of Appetizers
This book contains 50 of the best appetizer recipes. Included are classics (like Caramelized Pear over Brie), favorites (like Wonton Wrappers), and her own creations (like Jambalaya Spirals).
Cost: $2.00 ebook
Holly Sinclair, who goes by Southpaw on the Interwebs, finds cooking cathartic. The recipes she’s created and collected grew into cookbooks. Holly’s trying her hand at fiction and food seems to creep into most of her books.
Holly Sinclair Cookbooks, the website
HR Sinclair, the blog
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