Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Desserts in Jars: A Giveaway!


Completely different kind of book today - but one I think you are really going to love! I know, right? Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine: what's not to love about that?!

This charming cookbook comes out in just a couple of weeks and I received an advance copy to review.

So far, there are a few things I love about this book:
* the pictures!
* it is spiral bound inside the hard back cover!
* and the variety of recipes included!

Chapters divisions are:
~ cakes and cupcakes
~ pies and pastries
~ custards and puddings
~ fruit desserts
~ frozen desserts
~ mixes for giving

I have my eye on making Ice Cream Cakes in a jar, Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Flourless Chocolate Cakes and Almond-Poppy Seed Cakes! You already know my affinity for jars - talk about a cute dessert!

In a pinch, I tossed some frozen balls of cookie dough into jars after Church on Sunday and came out with this:



Then, I tried the Campfire Bars mix to give as a gift:



Ok, want your own copy? Leave a comment on this post by Friday, June 15 at 10pm EST.

Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book to review and share here. All opinions are my own.

71 comments:

Casey said...

Oh my goodnes, this looks like an adorable book! I would love a copy! How fun!

Mary Ann said...

Oh, I'd love to win! Thanks for offering!

There's No Place Like Home said...

Desserts and Jars, two of my favorit things! Thanks for giving away your advance copy!

thehomespunheart said...

No Place Like Home: thank you for thinking I am that unselfish! :) The publisher is offering a second copy to one of you! :)

Chrissy said...

I'd love to be entered into this giveaway!

glenna marshall said...

I would LOVE to have this! Yummy AND cute! :)

a mom of many said...

Hungh, that is pretty cool! I've never seen a book like that before!! Thanks Monica for sharing about the book and your experiment...how did it turn out, time & temp??
Traci

More than Survival said...

Would love to win a copy! My 13 year old daughter and I have found that we really enjoy baking together. Plus it will go well with my canning jar obsession! LOL!

Mom said...

This looks like fun! :)
Love, Mom

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

I love to both bake and entertain. I love new ideas. Thanks!

Crystal said...

Oh I would love this book. I made red velvet cake in a jar for my daughters college graduation and everyone loved it.

Stephanie Shepherd said...

What a neat book!

Melissa said...

Everything is better in a jar.

Maria said...

I love the idea of jar mix gifts. And I am always looking for new ideas for dessert.

Angelia said...

Creative and yummy! My boys here, specially the one I call husband, just loves Treats! I like the cute part😊. This is so you Monica. They chose right to send this copy to you. I love how you, just be you and go right into creating. Enjoy more treats this week. Smiles, Angelia in Tx

Maria said...

I love the idea of jar mix gifts! And I am always looking for new ideas for dessert.

Ami said...

What a fun book!
Ami

A Walter said...

Campfire bars sounds interesting. Thank you for the opprotunity to win. I love cook books.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What fun gifts to make for family and friends! I would love a chance to win this.

Chris said...

What a cute idea! More things to make for the grand kids.

Sheila said...

I LOVE these! Of course, I would have to buy jars, but still! :)

Sarah said...

So cute! Even though I'm watching what I eat, this looks like something our whole family would enjoy :)

Unknown said...

How fun, this cookbook looks like its wonderful.

Heather said...

Oh, this is speaking my love language! Jars...love them and have many, many, many (yes, I can like crazy!) and desserts...love, love, love them and have too many!

I think it looks lovely!
Heather

Penelope said...

fun! We used to make bread in a jar, and I'm all for having quick mixes around for yummies!

Patty Williams said...

They look so yummy ! We were just looking yesterday at some salads in a jar. So pretty and portable !

I'm so envious of your Hydrangea's ! The late freeze we had nearly did mine in - I only have 2, 1 med and 1 very small now. Yours are so beautiful !

Sherry said...

These jars look like such a colorful and fun way to present dessert! We would love to try it. Your campfire bars jar is lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love recipe books and this one looks like it would be fun to have in my collection.

Devonne

Kimberly Jensen said...

Oh my gosh what a really fun book!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! :)

Carrie said...

Ok, yes please. (As you say, who WOULDN"T like this one?!) Yummy!

readingtoknow (at) gmail (dot) com

MH in OH said...

Looks like fun!

barbara said...

I've been seeing 'desserts in jars' around the www but haven't tried any yet. A free book about it would certainly give me inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I heard about desserts in jars but had no idea there was a book about it!! I would love to try this out on my family!!! Thank you for a chance to win this. Dawn
meadow1994@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea!

Kim

Anonymous said...

Looks so cute, Monica

-Kim

Kelly said...

Ooooh! Y.U.M!!! Never heard about this kind of cooking until Pinterest! What a fun book & love the different sections! I'd love the book & will probably need to kick up my exercise routine since I'd have to make them all! ;)

Annabanana said...

How fun and cute ! I'd love to be entered to win your giveaway ! Thanks for the opportunity !

Anonymous said...

What a fun and different book. I love it. Please enter me.

Erin
erinb1 at aol dot com

Mrs. Pear said...

I love this! How fabulous would that be for picnic or bag lunches!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a GREAT book to have!
kaflannery@juno.com

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I would love a copy of this book. I've got jars and jars and jars. My favorites are the ones I got from my grandma's cellar.

Wendy said...

This book looks wonderful. Your pictures make me want to move to your part of the country.

Anonymous said...

This sounds fun.I would love to win.
jrich88@hotmail.com

Heather said...

My girls would love these! Thanks for the giveaway.

Christy said...

Ohhh love this!!

Sarah Whitworth said...

This book looks like we could have a lot of fun trying new things! I would love this book.

Stephanie in SC said...

I would love this book! How fun...the kids would love it!

Julia said...

I would LOVE to Win! What a fun book! JuliaE

Michele said...

What a great book!! I've been wanting some 8ounce canning jars for different projects....I'll run out and buy some if I win this book.

Anonymous said...

Looks like great ideas for summer picnic hostess gifts:)

angie said...

Really, I want the desserts you put into jars and photographed! But, since that is logistically impossible, I will place my name in the hat in hopes of winning the book that inspired your desserts. Thank you!
Spiral bound should be mandated on all books, don't you think?

gail said...

I would love to be entered into this giveaway. The book looks wonderful --so much fun for entertaining and gift-giving! Plus what a great use for all my jars!. Thanks for the opportunity.

Hattie said...

Ohhhhh, Miss Heather! I would so love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

xoxo

Hattie said...

Oooh, Miss Heather! I would so love to be the lucky winner!

Lee said...

Oh, I would love to win this. How fun!

BethAnn_97 AT hotmail DOT com

Catherine said...

You probably don't wnat to post international, but if you do, count me in! Looks lovely.

Michele Marino said...

What a great little book! We love anything in a jar!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great book filled with fun treats

LisaM

Amy said...

There is something about canning jars that is so beautiful- and though I have a full cabinet full of my canned goods I have never tried actually cooking in them. I'd love a chance to win this book. Thanks! brian amy 10 @ hotmail.com (no spaces)

Kim Stewart said...

Ooooh I would love this book! Actually I need this book so my huband will stop asking me why we have so many canning jars! LOL! Now I am back to pitting sour cherries for 2 batches of jam and for a batch of sour cherry vinegar. That's why I need so many jars!

CM said...

I have never thought to cook in a canning jar... what a fun book to own.

Crystal said...

This is SO cute. I just love canning jars and the way they look when they are used for different things.

Mary said...

This sounds like the perfect book for our family! I would really enjoy trying these, and they look easy enough to give as gifts too!

Anonymous said...

would LOVE this book!

Ashley said...

This looks so intriguing and like loads of fun! Count me in!
Ashley

Brenda said...

Just quietly raising my hand from the back of the room....would love something like this!! Maybe even to share some inspiring ideas with the homeless ladies at the shelter where I'm teaching a "home ec" class?

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

We'd love to make some of the cute treats from that book.

Nicki said...

I would love to have this book! With having 4 kiddo's at home, we are always trying to find ways to participate in bake sales and fundraising for school and church youth groups. This book has some cute ideas in it.

Thanks for sharing!

Nicki

Anonymous said...

This looks delish! I LOVE mason jars & anything that goes in jars! They are so useful & practical! Hopefully I will win! I cook all the time!

KellyF. said...

My littles would really have fun with this!

Shelby said...

Love mason jars and this would be a great book:)