Weekend links and Bite this Book winner

morning waffles

Admittedly it was hard to find my blogging groove in February after returning from Mexico, but I am thoroughly excited for March.

My editorial calendar is already packed with gems like sugaring off (yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year again), Clara’s first birthday (wasn’t she just born?), kitchen organizing, and Easter! It’s early this year, with Easter Sunday falling on March 31.

This week is spring break for my boys, and since Noah has been asking to get into the kitchen, I’m going to step aside and see what he comes up with. I won’t be far away, though. He’s been reading (no joke) The Complete Book of Knife Skills and is quite eager to, ahem, try his hand at a few of them. I’ll try to report on his progress in an upcoming post.

Here’s what caught my eye around the web this week, plus the winner of my Bite this Book giveaway…

  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies :: Cookie & Kate – No, I’m not going gluten-free, but we are cutting back on wheat and grains in our day-to-day eating. Plus, this cookie recipe calls for maple syrup. How can I resist?
  • Why We Choose Heirloom Seeds :: Nourishing Days – Shannon, a former contributor to Bites, shares her understanding of seed choices in this interesting post.
  • Kitchen Remodel: Coffee Bar :: Stetted – If Megan’s snappy coffee bar is any inclination of how classy her kitchen remodel is going to be, I can’t wait to see the results.
  • Making Better Habits & Choices :: Tracy’s High Straightenence blog on Homefries ~ Like Tracy, I’ve been re-evaluating priorities since getting back from Mexico. She’s got some great ideas.
  • Jan hosted an impromptu gathering and set up a delicious DIY grilled cheese bar. Smashing!

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A big thank you to everyone who entered to my Bite this Book giveaway for the cookbook Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats. We have a winner – congratulations to Estelle! Estelle, you’ve been contacted via email.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the GF cookies link! 🙂 We are currently going GF to see if it helps our youngest two and I’ve been falling down hard (with multiple tasteless failures) in the baking department. Here’s hoping to some future success!

    Have a great weekend, friend!

  2. Thanks for sharing Aimee! I am really excited for the rest of my remodel, but soooo nervous it won’t match the picture in my head. Having to wait weeks to see the final product of all this planning is killing me!

  3. Thanks for including me in your excellent list of links! I’m really interested in testing out those gf cookies – they look fantastic.

  4. That grilled cheese bar is genius!!

  5. Thanks again for including my cookies in your roundup! They are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies. Have a great week!

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