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Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's Here! Just in Time for Dinner

I'm very excited to announce that Farm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for the Active Family (WiDo Publishing, June 2013) is now live on the Kindle!

And at the Friends & Family pre-release price of $1.99! If you enjoyed my recipes from A to Z in April, they're all included along with many more, here. (Print release will be June 18.)

Seriously, it was as difficult and time-consuming to write a cookbook as it ever was to write a novel, only in a different way. Revising involved testing recipes and tasting. Lots and lots of tasting. I gained 8 lbs LOL. (I can laugh about it now because I've since lost it. Ha!)

But it was fun, loads of fun and if it does well, I already have another one planned....

Enjoy!


Although preparing regular family meals can be difficult, it is worth every effort. Dinner provides an opportunity to gather and refresh while spending time together around the table enjoying a meal.

The author has collected and tested the book's 100 recipes of main dishes, sides and desserts from years of experience cooking for a large family. Whether you are feeding a family on a budget or need ideas on menu planning, this cookbook is the perfect companion for the busy, working cook.

Hearty home-cooking using basic ingredients, plenty of fresh vegetables (and don't forget the bacon) you will return to these recipes again and again when planning dinners for your family or entertaining for company.

30 comments:

  1. woo-hoo!... i have no kindle...
    i look forward to the book.

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  2. Congratulations! I think writing a cook book would be great fun!

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  3. This is such a GREAT idea! I just got a Kindle (finally!) so I'll grab a copy. Thanks!

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  4. Hi, Karen,

    CONGRATS... ALL THE BEST! I certainly saved some of your baking recipes from the A-Z... and now I can have more!

    YAY!!!!!!

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  5. Many congratulations, Karen! Bravo on your cookbook. I totally agree about dinner time being important to families in this rush-rush society. Dinner time is the only time my family can gather together and listen to each other and actually talk together--no cell phones, no television, no computers. It is a very important time for sure.

    I'll have to check out the book. Again, congratulations!

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  6. I love the cookbooks I've bought via Kindle, most of them small, self-published items with really nice recipes.

    Wow, creating a cookbook surely must've been a lot of work. All that cooking. All the picture taking. All the clean up. All the tasting/eating, and then losing the weight afterwards, which is often very difficult. Writing a cookbook is something I will never be interested in doing!

    I'll buy a copy!

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  7. I loved the recipes that you posted in the challenge. Good luck with the book.

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  8. Congratulations, I can understand this must have been quite and undertaking. And I wish you all the best.

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  9. Hi Karen - so pleased for you ... I loved the ideas per the A-Z .. so shall enjoy these - I may wait til the print book is out .. but congratulations and I love your DIL's photos ..

    You have lots going on .. enjoy .. and so pleased you've lost those 8lbs .. enjoy the weekend .. Hilary

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  10. Yay!!! All the best with this KarenG!! Take care
    x

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  11. Good luck-I hope you make lots and lots of sales!

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  12. Congrats on the release and I agree about dinner. It's such a nice opportunity to sit and relax with your family.

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  13. Your cover makes my mouth water. Waiting for print :)

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  14. Can I get a cook to go with the book?

    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  15. Congratulations. I'd never considered the amount of effort that's put into a cookery book. Well done for losing that extra weight :-)

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  16. Yay, Karen! I'm waiting for my print copy, which I will pre-order NOW.

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  17. I am definitely getting your cookbook. I can't decide whether to get it at the great Kindle price or wait for the print.

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  18. What a talented person you are!

    All the best with the cookbook :)

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  19. congratulations. I just got a kindle. I am going to go check this out!

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  20. Congrats, Karen! I can imagine a cookbook is just as time consuming as a novel--but much tastier to work on;).

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  21. Congratulations Karen! I'm going to get it!

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  22. Congratulations on the book. My friend Glynis Smy, sent me your way, and I love your blog.

    Annette Bielby

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  23. Congrats!! The cookbook looks amazing. =)

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  24. Very cool, congratulations! A friend of mine who is a somewhat prolific writer is doing her first cookbook, and I think she'd agree with you on all points.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  25. When you were sharing your recipes in April, I took advantage of several. Yum and thanks.

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  26. What a cool idea to create a cookbook! Congratulations!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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