A Sneak Peek!

CATEGORIES: Sara
So Kate and I both got big brown boxes in the mail yesterday

Big brown boxes filled with other boxes, filled with stacks of heavy things wrapped in brown paper.

I know, the suspense is killing you right?   It’s our boooook!
We each got a shipment of advanced copies.

And we couldn’t be more excited!

So of course we had to share it with you!

We love the little details that have gone into this book- like the fun designs and graphics, even the inside of the covers are awesome:

As per our readers’ request, we went with a hard back book, but with a spiral inside, so it’s easy to flip through.  The pages are nice and thick and glossy. 
And check out this little extra, which we LOVE.  It’s a cute removable bookmark with conversion measurements on it.  You can pop it in and out of the spiral and use it to save your page!

And all of the pages are just so…fun!

There are even tutorials throughout the book to help you while you make the recipes

And we were thrilled with the number of full-page photos included

Kate’s brilliant idea of a rollover ingredient index is awesome.  Got leftover cilantro?  Look it up in the index and we’ll tell you what else you can make with it!

On each page you’ll also find tags so you can quickly find things that can be made ahead, or are vegetarian, or slow cooker, etc.  We also give tips and serving suggestions to make putting the meal together a breeze!

And of course we sprinkled in some brand new recipes as well.
Not gonna lie, it’s pretty darn fun to see your name on the spine of a book!

We’re so excited about how it turned out.  It’s seriously just fun to look at!  So bright and cheery- there’s  no way you’re not going to be excited about cooking once you take a look at it 🙂

If you missed the info about how to pre-order the book, click here.  It should be in stores by the middle of next month!

-Sara and Kate

142 comments

  1. It looks awesome and I love that the book is spiral bound!!! I can't wait till it hits stores next month so I can pick up a copy!

  2. I love all those details, the spiral binding is brilliant (and woot for the conversion bookmark!) Way to go, I can't wait to get my very own copy 🙂

  3. I reserved my copy last week! Can't wait to get it! All of your recipes are so awesome and always turn out great. 🙂 Congrats on all your success!

  4. I am SOOOO excited to get my book! Can hardly wait. You are by far my favorite recipe blog EVER! I just entered a KARO Cookie Exchange contest and WON! 🙂 So they are sending me a countertop convection oven! Can't wait to try more of your recipes out in my new oven! 🙂 I received an e-mail that the shipment of my book would be delayed, I pre-ordered, is this true!? Love, Joanna B.

  5. what brick & mortar stores will be carrying your book?? Or should I just pre-order it from Amazon?

    I can't wait!

  6. WOW! What a great looking book! So many great ideas incorporated to make it a fun recipe book to use. I can't wait to get mine!

  7. I'm so excited…I'll have to wait until I can save some extra cash (I'm a grad student), but it's been on my Amazon wishlist since before Christmas! Maybe a Valentine will notice….

  8. I think this is going to be my most cherished cookbook, can't wait to get one. And to think we knew y'all when… ha ha Congrats!

  9. Ooooh pretty! 🙂 Love the spiral binding! And the photos..love a cookbook with lots of photos!! I can't wait to get one!I haven't had a chance to preorder since hubby is laid off. I'm hoping I can get one for Valentines day! That would be better than chocolate!

  10. Congratulations! How cool is this? It is obvious you both have done as you always do – put a lot of thought and effort into making your end product the very best it can be! Love the hard cove – spiral binding – move-able book mark – great photography – tips! Yeah~ All the best!

  11. Do you know if your book will be available for the e-readers (kindle and nook) I am getting the hard book but it would be nice to have the portability.

  12. Eeee!!!! I'm so excited for you guys and excited to have a copy of your book on my kitchen counter in just a little bit! Both my husband and I LOVE your recipes and have tried many since discovering your blog last spring. Congratulations!

  13. Jenn- it will be available at all Deseret Book Stores, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. Then regionally it will be available in many other stores like Walmart and Costco.

    Crystal- we discussed the possibility of an electronic version in one of our meetings so we'll be sure to announce it, if it happens!

  14. Please tell me you are giving one away!! I can't wait a whole nother month to get my sticky fingers on one!! 🙂

  15. I'm so excited for my pre-ordered copy to get here! It looks great! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and cooking tips….keep 'em coming! You've both turned me into a good cook!

  16. Wow looks fantastic and what a great idea to put a bookmark in there for us! I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy. 🙂

  17. Gorgeous cookbook! Can't wait to get one.
    I'm a pretty new follower and have just started giving some of your recipes a try. The second thing I made was the French Dip and I got a big thumbs up from my family! 🙂

  18. I just pre-ordered mine! I have been making recipes from your site for the past year or so and every one has been a hit! My husband likes them, my kids like them, I like them… And all of my friends like them. This is one recipe book I will NOT be sharing!

  19. OMG! I need to order one, no maybe two or three! I tell all my friends about your wonderful recipes and website. They will be receiving your cookbook for a gift!!

  20. I've got two ordered… but still haven't figured out how to get my signed copy ;)!

    PS – I also got that darn delayed message…

  21. I am over the top excited for you guys! I feel like I have almost been with you since the beginning!

    HUGS and congrats!

  22. Rollover Ingredients?!? SHEER GENIOUS!! There are so many monments when I could use something like that!! Congrats you two!!

  23. Love that it is a hardback with the spiral inside. The roll over is an AWESOME idea, I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!

  24. I am so excited about this book! It looks so cute and has so many wonderful features. I pre-ordered it for myself and my sis-in-law. She didn't know about this blog and I know she's going to just love the book. Congrats on a gorgeous book!

    (Oh, and I made your gingerbread cookies at Christmas time and they were so darn good)!

  25. How exciting! I can't wait to get my hands on one. Love the site and the recipes, how can I not get the cookbook! Ya'll rock!

  26. LOVE it! It seems so user-friendly and everything I'd ever want in a cookbook. Plus I know that the recipes will be nothing short of amazing. I cannot wait to get my copy. I know I will be buying many of them as gifts. Congratulations!

  27. Congratulations to you both! The cookbook looks perfect- and I love the handy little additions you included!

  28. what a beautiful book and there are so many great features. love the spiral bound, book mark, the little notes re vegetarian etc and the brilliant rollover ingredient index. Topping the wish list.

  29. I am so excited! My husband pre-ordered it as a gift for me for Christmas – I can't wait to get it!! Congratulations – all of your hard work has paid off!

  30. I can't wait to hear about the release!! I will be buying it – first day I see it in the store. I am SO not patient and won't pre-order it LOL!

    thanks for the info on what B&M stores will have it 🙂

  31. Whoohoo, it looks fantastic!! I love the spiral binding and hard cover. And the rollover idea is great! CONGRATS to you both!!!!!

    🙂
    ButterYum

  32. you guys are awesome! I always check your pages for menu ideas…very excited to see your book out and can't wait to get my hands on it. Love, love the graphics of the book as it reminds me of all I love about your blog. Congrats you guys!!!!

  33. I'm so excited!! I got a pre-order for Christmas. I have the print out of it on my fridge! I can't wait!!!

  34. It looks beautiful in the pictures and way fun! Did you know that you are #2 on Deseret Books best seller cookbook list? I thought that was kinda cool considering it hasn't even hit the stores yet! Awesome!

  35. I love the fun colors and designs! Just wondering though…do the recipes include nutrition facts?

  36. I have went to purchase this several times from Desert Book, but then I looked at Amazon and they have it for like 10 dollars less (and we have an Amazon Prime account). Amazon says it won't be delivered until March 11th, do you know if Desert Book is delaying the release to other distributors?
    sarahlynncamper at gmail dot com

  37. It's beautiful!!

    Will it be in any Canadian Stores?? Chapters? Indigo? Coles Books?? Costco??

    Anywhere up here in the cold North????

    crapo(at)shaw(dot)ca

  38. Ahh, the wait is KILLING me! And you're just making it worse by showing how cute and awesome it is! So very exciting and I LOVE the idea of rollover ingredients. You guys are brilliant!

  39. I am just so excited for you guys and of course for me, because soon I can pick one up for myself and mother, and mother-in-law etc. These books look like so much fun. I can't wait 🙂

  40. Yipee!!! I think I'll get a recipe book stand specifically for it. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of hot apple cider and look through it.

  41. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it, it's so PURTY!!! Thanks for doing the hard cover but putting the wire bind inside, and that bookmark is so PERFECT. Can't wait to get mine 🙂 BTW – we made the chicken tacquitos the other day and they were NOM NOM NOM'd right away.

  42. I'm so excited for you. What a great sense of accomplishment it must give you! It looks like a BEAUTIFUL book. I'm going to order mine from Amazon.
    Congratulations,
    Mary
    hopefilledlivingmagazine.com

  43. I just pre-ordered mine and I can't wait until I get. I just recently discovered your web site and I LOVE IT!!

  44. Please say that you guys are going to do a book tour and signing!!!! 🙂 I so can't wait to get my oven mitts on this one!!!

  45. So Sara, what do I have to do to get a signed copy? Say…for my birthday on the awesome day of April 29th 😉

  46. That's pretty awesome, really pretty too!! I'm in Italy but somehow I'm gonna have to get my hands on a copy too! Really love your site and recipes 🙂

  47. I received a copy of your cookbook for Christmas! Can't wait until it arrives! It looks beautiful and amazing! I am such a huge fan of both of you girls! You have taught me so much about cooking! Seriously Our Best Bites has changed my life and my families lives for the better! Thank you so so so so much!

  48. Congratulations Sara and Kate! I pre-ordered my copy before Christmas and I can't wait to get it in the mail. It looks beautiful from what you have shared. Yeah . . .

  49. Congratulations! I ordered three last week! Two for presents, and one for ME!!
    Looks great ~ thanks for sharing!

  50. My parents bought your book for me for Christmas and I am SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT IT!!! :)))) I really, really, really like you all's blog and I know I'm going to dig your book as well. 🙂 I introduced your blog to my mom and she has started using a lot of your recipes and she told me that every recipe she makes from you guys' blog, she, my dad and my siblings LOVE!! :)) So, ourbestbite's recipes have got quite a following in my family! 🙂 The book looks fabulous! I love all the gorgeous colors…they will totally brighten my kitchen and make me feel like cooking all the time. 😉 I'm super excited you guys made a cookbook! Thank you for doing so! :))

  51. I know your cookbook is going to be awesome since your blog is awesome! Can't wait to check it out!!

  52. love the spiral binding, it should be required for cookbooks. it looks so inviting, can't wait to buy it! congratulations girls, that is so great for you!

  53. Congrats! Can't wait to see it on store shelves! I had this amazing lemon cake the other day. When I try recipes they come out more like "lemon bread" than a cake. You know, the moist lemon cake taste with some sort of crumb on top? I am drooling right now! Anyway, maybe something to think about…if you get bored and happen to think up a recipe to share:)

  54. Okay! I pre-ordered a copy for me from Amazon, and now that I have seen it, my daughter is getting one too. After all, she is the one who turned me on to your blog. Congratulations!

  55. Looks amazing! I LOVE the idea of the rollover ingredients. I always find myself buying an ingredient for a recipe and then having it go bad before I can find something else to use it in.

  56. How Beautiful and fun!!! I cannot wait ot get my hands on one of these! I adore your blog, and now to have a book to thumb through and call mine, ahhh I am in heaven ladies! LOVE IT!
    Congrats on your delightful book!
    Oh, and I love the hard back, spiral bound…. Perfect choice!

  57. Great start to 2011 for you guys. You are both so talented and down to earth and deserve every good thing that comes your way. I will be ordering a copy of your book. Thanks for being inspiring!

  58. the book looks great . . . i hope it will be available in my place, am from the Philippines. Congrats and keep on doing what your doing cause you do it best!

  59. wow. you guys thought of everything! practical and cute and oh so yummy! can't wait to get mine. i hope you'll be doing a book tour because i believe a signed copy would make my day. congratulations on the cookbook!

  60. Yeah!! I am so excited! I wish mine came today. I can't wait. You two are amazing! This is the first blog I check in the morning (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays). I love it!!

    Thank you for being so "REAL" and down to earth.

  61. Oh you guys it's soooo pretty. I mean first it's a wonderful cookbook, but it's such a mood lifter when it's pretty on top of that. I kind of collect cookbooks so this will def be on my wish list. Kudos ladies!

    Chelle

  62. I already have mine pre-ordered, can't wait to get it, it looks amazing. Also, where did you get your cute heart tablecloth? Love it!

  63. I'm so excited for you both! And can I tell you how much I love that it is spiral bound? LOVE IT!!

  64. I pre ordered 4 thinking ahead that I was going to need these on hand (Hey can I have this recipe? – and this one? Sure – here's a book!) and now I'm SOOO glad i trusted my instincts cuz this looks PERFECT!! THANK YOU!!

  65. Anne- that's actually just a cute dish cloth, it's from Target!

    Nika- no, nutritional info is not included

  66. What a beautifully done book and some awesome extras you two came up with! I can't wait to get it. 🙂 Are you going to have a signing somewhere? I'd love to meet you!

  67. Leslie- where do you live? We'll be doing several events in the SLC area, and some others close to our home towns. We'd love to meet you too!

  68. I was so happy to preorder my copy because my printer is getting tired from printing off so many of your recipes. 🙂 Thanks, ladies for giving me much needed motivation in the kitchen.

  69. Guess who just pre-ordered her very own brand spakin' new obb cook book thanks to the gift certificate my bro-in-law gave me for my bday?? I am so excited, it looks awesome. I bet you guys are on cloud 9. congrats on everything!

  70. oh I forgot to tell you guys that I LOVE my stainless steel cookware. My hubby wrapped it up and put it under the tree for Christmas:)

  71. Hooray! So I think it's going to pay off now how many people I've shared this blog with because one of them are bound to buy this book for my birthday in March(if I don't break down before then and buy one for myself).

  72. Wow, wow, wow!!! I cannot imagine HOW EXCITED you guys much be! The book looks beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

    Congrats!

  73. I love your blog and recipes, and as a graphic designer, I had to get off my RSS reader and come here to say your book looks beautiful, and your designer did a wonderful job. ~Jess

  74. Wow. What a wonderfully exciting experience! I can't wait to get my book and share it with you.

    Over the last couple of years I have followed several cooking blogs, but yours is the only one I stick with. Consistently good, always friendly. AND…love that you take the time to respond in your comments. I've learned a lot there too!

    Thank you!

  75. Congratulations- I can't wait to show off my famous friends cookbooks. Love you both and wishing you much success with your launch!! xoxo

  76. How cool is that!!?? So exciting and I absolutely love the sneak peek. Hardback, spiral bound, fun cover/inside cover, quirky additions like conversion chart/bookmark, with awesome recipes and pictures? Seriously, could a better cookbook be produced? Love at first sneak peek. <3

  77. wow…love your site and now I'm so excited to pick up your book when I'm "down south" in May! It looks like you've put a lot of thought into it and it looks GREAT! Congratulations 🙂 thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes. <3

  78. I love your site and was very excited to learn that you will soon have a cookbook as well. Thank you so much for making me excited about cooking again.

  79. Are the pages laminated? I'm very messy and spill things everywhere and I was just wondering if they pages wipe clean or if it;ll leave spots or what not….

  80. I LOVE your cookbook! And one of my favorite features is the Rollover items! BRILLIANT idea! Thanks for making life so much easier and yummier when it comes to meal time, and other food times!

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