Weekend Links and Giveaway Winners

A big thank you to all who participated in The Whole Family Cookbook giveaway. We have two winners! Congratulations to Danielle and Michelle Y! You have both been notified via email.

For an entry to this giveaway, I had asked readers abut their earliest kitchen memories. Here’s what our winners had to say:


“Waking up to my mom making us homemade applesauce every morning for breakfast served with a cinnamon stick. I would use my stick as a spoon. Oh so yummy. My first baking/cooking experience I can’t remember because it was just part of our family culture to cook together. My mother and I now live hundreds of kilometers away from each other but when we get together we cook!”

Michelle Y:

“I remember being in my Granny’s kitchen making all sorts of fun things out of a “kids” cookbook. My Granny always wanted things to be educational.”

I’m pretty smitten with this eco-conscious, family-friendly cookbook from Michelle Stern. If you didn’t win the giveaway, definitely consider adding this title to your Mother’s Day wish list.

Here are a few reads and recipes that caught my eye this week…

Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here tomorrow for the next post in our Eat Well, Spend Less series!

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. Thanks for including the link to How to Freeze Spinach. SnoWhite, who wrote that guest post, is one of my readers and she blogs at Finding Joy in My Kitchen. She’s got lots of great ideas!

  2. Congrats to the winners! And I love it that you share link love around blogosphere. That gives me a chance to discover new and great blogs out there 🙂

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