3/14/2013

Six Sisters' STUFF


During the month of March, we encourage you to have dinner with your family four nights per week, for four weeks. It’s really easier than you think…and we’ll provide tips and recipes to help you throughout the month. We all know that family dinners are important – they’re often the glue that binds families together, that provides us valuable time to discuss the day’s events, and even gives us moments to laugh and enjoy each other’s company.
Please join with us to build families, one meal at a time.

We also invite you to share with us (and our readers) why you love family dinners and how they unite your family. You can do so on our Facebook page, via Twitter, or through a photo on Pinterest.
Join the challenge today!

Building Families One Meal at a Time: Six Sisters Release New Cook-Craft-Create Book
Six Sisters Stuff
With busy schedules, after-school activities, late workdays and long commutes, is sitting down to a family dinner stillpossible? 
The authors of Six Sisters’ Stuff (Shadow Mountain, ISBN: 978-1-60907-324-4, $21.99, March 2013) say YES! 
In their debut cookbook, the sisters (yes, six biological sisters— Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra) show families just how simple putting dinner on the table can be.  From Baked Chicken Fajitas to Slow Cooker Pot Roast Sliders to Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, Six Sisters’ Stuff has nearly 100 easy-to-follow recipes that use ingredients commonly found in your pantry.  Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions and photographs that eliminate any guess work.

Six Sisters’ Stuff evolved from the sisters’ blog SixSistersStuff.com, that began in February 2011 out of their love to cook, craft, and create. After years of 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. In just two short years, SixSistersStuff.com has quickly become one of the most popular food and craft blogs, receiving on average 5 million page views per month, with over 130,000 Facebook fans and more than 190,000 Pinterest followers (as of 2/7/13).
Six Sisters’ Stuff also includes a collection of simple and inexpensive craft ideas – how to make hand puppets, felt bows, decorative wreaths, and more – plus lists of fun family activities for road trips, entertaining rainy-day ideas, healthy snack suggestions, and even some recommendations for cheap date nights. This family-focused cookbook is really more of an idea book to help families create fun, lasting memories together.

Join the Family Dinner Challenge
According to Pew Research , only about half of families make dinner a daily ritual and another third eat together a few times a week. Roughly one in 5 families (20%) eat together only occasionally or never.  In conjunction with the book’s release, on  March 4, 2013, SixSistersStuff.com will launch a 4x4 Dinner Challenge. Families are encouraged to eat together as a family at least four times a week for four weeks. Families can register online at www.SixSistersStuff.com and receive meal tips, ideas for family activities, and helpful recipes to assist in making this challenge a reality.  “We grew up knowing the importance of feeding our families a home-cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together,” said Camille, the oldest sister.  “Even the busiest of people can make the food and project ideas we share, which will give you even more time to spend with your family and loved ones.”  

My thoughts:
This book is really great.  Beautiful pictures, great pictures, awesome recipes and great project ideas (crafts and outings)  Some of the features I LOVED were the 50 Fun Date Ideas and the 40 Road Trip Ideas for Kids.  I loved the fact that it had the scan bars that you could scan with your smart phone.  Brilliant.  
As a family who has always made the time for sit down dinner, I love the challenge the sisters have presented for March.  Be sure to click the banner and join the fun challenge!  So before I go I just want to share a few of my favorite date ideas from their fun date page.  Star-gazing (we have done this) and treasure hunting.  I also loved the crazy dinner idea, they are all great ideas.  Oh my word, every page is so full of awesome ideas.  Be sure to check out the 100 healthy snack ideas.  My favorite recipe was the  Oriental Chicken Salad, on page 93, I cannot wait to try this recipe, it looks so yummy! This book is so fun, with something for everyone!  You do not want to miss this great book.  $21.99 5 stars!
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.  

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