Stepping out my front door I can look down the street to see Christmas lights hanging from the rooftops in the middle of November. We haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving but people are prepping early this year for Christmas. It truly seems that each year the excitement comes earlier and earlier and we seem to rush by the other great holidays. Stores start prepping in July and once Halloween is over everyone is breaking out the red and green.
Yes, I am already buying Christmas presents because as a new mom I don’t really want to fight the rush. I have no problem pushing the buy button on my iPhone to purchase presents for the family in my lounge pants and nursing top.
As the holidays approach people are often thinking about edible Christmas gifts or cookie exchanges. My friend Laurie from Simply Scratch just came out with her own Simply Scratch cookbook. It has 120 easy homemade recipes that are made from scratch. I decided to put my love for cookies to the test by making her Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies from the book.
This book has you covered with homemade sauces, aiolis, soups, entrees and lots of fun desserts. You can find this newly released Simply Scratch cookbook on Amazon for a great price. Laurie I’m so proud of you and the accomplishment of such a great cookbook that people can use with their families.
I’m also giving the chance for one A Zesty Bite reader the chance to win the Simply Scratch Cookbook. It’s the perfect time to receive this cookbook before Christmas arrives. Just leave a comment letting me know you would like to receive the cookbook. You must be a US citizen to enter and the winner will be randomly chosen on November 27th!