Our Best Bites Cookbook Giveaway!

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Do you ever have those days where you feel like the universe is conspiring against you? Getting today’s post ready was painful and it was not happening. So…change of plans.

If you’ve just joined us in the last few months, about 2 years ago, we wrote a book.

Our Best Bites Cook Book Cover

And people liked it! Like…it became a national bestseller! So we wrote another one…
The brand new Our Best Bites Cook Book!

And that one became a national bestseller. Which was awesome.

Some other awesome things about our books?

-There is a picture for every recipe.

-It has a spiral binding on the inside so you can lay it flat while you’re cooking, but the spine is printed with the title, so you can find it when you need to.

Our Best Bites Cook Book




-It has this adorable bookmark with a conversion chart on it.book mark-Both books have a “rollover index” where you can look up recipes by ingredient. So if you buy a whole quart of buttermilk or a bunch of cilantro and you’re looking for a way to use them up, we’re your girls.

So since things were not going my way today, I’m having a bowl of ice cream and giving away 3 books to 3 lucky friends!

our best bites cookbook giveaway


Here’s the deal:

-To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite season, holiday, or tradition.
-The giveaway runs from today, 3/6/13 until 3/13/13.
-We’ll pick 3 winners and notify them via the email address they use to enter the giveaway. Be sure to use an email address you check often and not the email address you use when you order something from Bath & Body Works because you know you’re going to get 10 advertisement emails a day.
-The winners will get to choose either Our Best Bites: Mormon Moms in the Kitchen or Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites.
The winner must respond within 48 hours of when we send the notification email. If we don’t hear from you, we will select another winner.
-If you want to forgo the whole contest thing, you can purchase the books from Amazon, Deseret Book, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and many other bookstores. If you are unable to find it, any bookstore should be happy to order it for you.

Ready? Set? Go! I’m gonna go eat some ice cream and lick my sad corrupted memory card wounds…


  1. So excited!! My favorite season is fall: beautiful weather, delicious food, fun holidays, changing leaves, etc. But my favorite holiday is Christmas and so much of my Christmas revolves around FOOD!

  2. I was going to say fall, but then I was thinking, Spring is pretty good too. And Summer. And winter’s pretty awesome. I like all the seasons. Perpetual optimist?

  3. First, I love your blog..I read it three times a week. Second, I have never had a recipe of your not turn out. I think you two are just wonderful and I use ideas from you blog for work almost every week. So, Thank You. My favorite season is Fall because of the extra baking. I am able to use all of the stuff I have gathered in my baking pantry AND go out and buy more for the next year.
    I am very happy for your success and wish you all the Best in every bite!

    Aloha, Amy from Maui

  4. My favorite season is summer. Even though it can get crazy hot in summer, I love the barbecues, outdoor fun, cold treats, and late nights!

  5. Birthdays are my all-time favorite holidays! I know all my friends’ birthdays and I usually bake them their favorite treats for their special day.

  6. I ove fall because it just starts to get chilly for soups (even though I eat soup year round, it makes my belly happy on a chilly day) and anything pumpkin!! And a close tie with summer as I love eating and cooking outside.

  7. My favorite Christmas tradition is having the kids (big and little alike!) open up a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome cookbooks!

  8. I love winter! Especially the sparkly snow, warm cozy clothes and scarves, hot drinks and all things associated with Christmas!

  9. At first I was going to say fall because we have some great soup and stew recipes (not to mention pumpkin desserts) but then I thought about all of the fresh produce during the summer and now I can’t decide.

  10. My favorite season is fall. It’s just so crisp (like my favorite snack, potato chips!). And I especially love Halloween!

  11. I like Spring the best. I’m so happy that it’s nearly here. It reminds me of so many afternoons spent on the tennis court and enjoying my high school years. It’s been entirely too long since I played at this point, but I hope to play again when my kids get a little bigger.

  12. My favorite holiday would be Christmas, and I am sure that I am the only who likes Christmas the best of all the holidays.:)

  13. My favorite holiday is definitely Valentine’s Day! These awesome cookbooks would be a great present for me right now since I’m going to be having a baby in 3 weeks! I LOVE your blog, ladies!

  14. My new favorite tradition goes along with Thanksgiving. My husband is Irish and we were in Ireland during this past Thanksgiving. They wanted to make sure I felt “at home” and so my father-in-law got a bunch of tiny American flags and put them all over the dining room and table. Conventional? No way. Hilarious and will be done every year from now on in our family? Absolutely!

  15. I love Spring! Just that feeling you get after the gloomy winter around here, the birds are out and flowers are budding and blooming. Makes me smile just thinking about it right now. Popcorn Popping is a favorite song.

  16. I love spring, when everything bursts into full bloom, buzy buzzing, and the first home grown veggies of the year make it into the kitchen. Yum.

  17. Thanksgiving… There’s so much to be thankful for & if course, great food!! What’s not to like?

  18. I love the Christmas holiday season! My entire hometown decorates for Christmas and I love my family tradition of going out driving in pajamas looking at Christmas lights. I can’t wait for this year as we will be celebrating with our first child!

  19. I love early summer because it’s warm enough to be outside and enjoy doing, well, anything outside! Right now it’s too cold to want to play in the garden or bike or walk, but in late summer it’s too dang hot to be out there, either!

  20. My favourite holiday is Christmas as over this time I get to spend lots of time with my family. We go away camping and swimming as it is hot and my children are excited and although they love getting presents they are also at an age now where they love giving gifts and seeing how happy people are to get them.

  21. I love summer! Especially feeling the warmth of the sun on my face. Oh, how I am missing summer right now.

  22. Christmas! I just love the cooler weather, the cheery dispositions, and family all around. Summer comes a close second because it’s always been fun, even if the heat is sometimes unbearable 🙂

  23. By far, Fall is my favorite season and Thanksgiving my favorite holiday. I live on a farm in the Midwest, so autumn is glorious here! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes and fun giveaways!

  24. My favorite season is Fall. I love everything about it – the weather changing, the smells, the colors. My favorite time of year for sure!

  25. My favorite season changes a lot…. right now it is spring! I can’t wait for that first really warm, gorgeous day of spring, especially since it just snowed a bunch last night!

  26. I’ll tell you all three! My favorite season is definitely summer!! I’m a summer baby, I love the warm weather, and now that I’m a mamma of 5 I love the relaxed schedules without school and extracurriculars.
    My favorite holiday is definitely Christmas!! All of my senses get to indulge and love is just magnified.
    My new favorite tradition is Friday movie night. I’m now making treats to go with the movie, thanks to you girls!

  27. My favorite season is spring in Northern New England…..bye, bye snow….hello flowers and warmer days! 🙂 I have (and totally love) both of your cookbooks, but I would love to give one to my BFF. 🙂

  28. There is so much to look forward to food-wise in each season. Right now, I’m anxious for asparagus and strawberries to start showing up at the farmers’ market. I do love pumpkin, though and love when I have any excuse to cook with it!

  29. I love spring because I love seeing everything turn green and all of the blossoms on the trees! I bought your first book and use it weekly and would love to add the second one to my collection. Love you gals!

  30. Hmmm, one favorite? I love it all; all holidays and traditions! Maybe I love birthdays the best, love celebrating the people I adore!

  31. My favourite season is Winter. Simply because its the most manic time of year for me. I work in theatre and always work on the 10 week pantomime that spans right from middle of November to the end of January. 2 shows a day – nearly every day! (We got 6 days off in 2012 – christmas eve and christmas day included – and then 4 days off in January 2013.) Through all of this, my most favourite thing to do on the occasion of a one day show or a day off is to bake. I make roughly 30-70 cupcakes a go, depending on how generous I want to be with my time or how tired I am. I get requests right from the beginning of rehearsals and old cast telling the new guys “Oh you have to try her cupcakes!” I make cookies and cakepops, gluten free or dairy free along with all their yummy toppings and other things too but the basic cupcakes seem to stand out the most.
    Although it is incredibly busy and I only see my family for Christmas eve and Christmas day and my home becomes a total clutter of clean clothes not put away, I still seem to love every second of the madness. The extra work brings in extra cash which allows me to buy more ingredients and stock up on decorating supplies. It also allows me an audience to test my new creations on!
    Yep, Winter is definitely my favourite season. 🙂

  32. My favorite tradition is celebrating birthdays of loved ones that have already passed on. I like to use this opportunity to teach my kids about my awesome grandparents. I usually make a meal that that grandparent loved. Also I bake their favorite cake or make their favorite dessert, tell stories about them and show pictures. This is a good way to keep the memory of them alive. I also use it as an opportunity to ask my parents about any forgotten memories about their parents. And that’s my favorite tradition 🙂

  33. Normally I would say the fall, but our little bit of spring weather is making me LOVE the spring!

  34. BBQ season!! I love to grill and love anything that comes off the grill! Thanks for the chance to win, fingers crossed it’s me!! 🙂

  35. Love cooking during all seasons but especially when seasons are changing like now when I’m going from soups to light and healthy with the change in weather! I would love the savoring the seasons cookbook!

  36. Hmmm. I love Christmas and all the fun things that go along with it. But there’s also the crisp weather of fall and the flowers of spring and the Popsicles of summer….I can’t decide!

  37. My favorite holiday some people don’t consider a holiday. It’s Valentine’s Day, I just love a day full of love!

  38. My fav season is fall – the weather, color changes, football & apple pie!
    I bought both your books but would love to win won and give to a friend to share your wonderful book and website! Love it!!

  39. My favorite season is Summer! I love hanging out at the neighborhood pool all day with my three boys, my friends and all of their friends.

  40. I love spring and early summer – when I can open the windows wide and I don’t have to worry about the a/c!

  41. Spring is my favorite, and I’d love your cookbook. It’s been on my “to buy” list lately 🙂

  42. My favorite season is a tie between summer and autumn. I like summer because of the obvious – it’s summer! Warm, sunny, and lots of activities to do 🙂 Autumn is still mildly warm and I love the holidays in autumn and all the colors.

  43. At the moment, I am looking forward to St Pattys day and making your so very, very delicious mint brownies.

  44. I love Christmas traditions! Opening one present on Christmas Eve, stocking stuffers Christmas morning, Christmas breakfast with breakfast casserole, muffins & orange Julius’, reading the Christmas story from the Bible and spending lots of quality time with family. It’s awesome!!

  45. My favorite season is winter 🙂 I love the first whiff of an incoming snow on the wind. I love walking to town with my son on a snowy Saturday morning, stopping to grab a hot cocoa from the convenience store along the way. And then the Christmas cookies… I start counting down to Christmas in July 🙂

  46. My favorite season is Spring because I’m usually so tired of winter and I’m in a hurry for warm weather and pretty flowers.

  47. I love all the seasons – after in central NC the saying goes something like “If you don’t like the weather today – that’s okay. It will change tomorrow”.

  48. I love summer! Swimming, hiking, just being out of doors with the kids, grilling, and making ice cream (my grandma’s recipe!). But my favorite holiday is Christmas. I love making Christmas treats with my family–fudge and candy bar cookies with my dad, decorated sugar cookies with the kids, and fun new recipes with my mom. Fun, fellowship, warmth, light, laughter–I love Christmas!

  49. My favorite holiday used to be Christmas, but now it is my kids’ birthdays. I love taking a day to celebrate the things that they enjoy.

  50. Summer’s my favorite! Spending time with my kiddos, swimming, nice warm weather (and NO snow!) – it’s all good.

  51. I love fall and spring (relief from the extremes) — nature, sports, fresh air. But, like most, Christmas is my favorite holiday — family, decorations, treats, music, faith.

  52. My favorite holiday is Christmas. It’s magical, especially where I live since we get lots of sparkly snow and have small children who are so excited for all the traditions. But most of all, because it’s celebration of the Savior’s birth and we have the chance to focus on the joy and gratitude we have for him and his life. EVeryone is so focused on kindness and giving. I wish Christmas was all year round!

  53. I love Fall and all the holidays that come with it. 🙂
    I love fire crackling and making the first seasons smores and apple cider and hot cocoa.

  54. My favorite season is fall. I love the relief from heat, and the anticipation of the holiday baking season!

  55. Typically, Fall is my favorite season…cool crisp air, perfect sweatshirt weather! However, there’s something to be said about Spring…seems like a good time for a fresh start, we can come out of hibernation, etc. =)

  56. I had to think long and hard about this one since I love holidays and there’s something I love about every season, but I’m going to say my favorite season is summer. There’s just nothing that I don’t love about it!

  57. I can’t just pick one season! There is something about all that I love, but I will admit I like warmer weather versus cold!

  58. My favorite holiday tradition is caroling to widows and widowers and then coming home for some hot chocolate. But I really dislike the cold, so my favorite season is summer — really hoping for warmer weather soon.

  59. My favorite season is Spring, but my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love preparing my house and family for Thanksgiving!!!

  60. My favorite tradition we do as a family is on New Year’s Eve we fill out “predictions” for the coming year… what new things we’ll do/try, who/what will change the most etc. and then after we make predictions for the new year we read our predictions from the previous year. We also write down all our favorite memories from the year and goals for the new year. It is always a blast to see how our kids grow and change each year.

  61. I love all seasons but I’m kind of a fall girl. Love the change in colors, temps and 3 big holidays in a row!

  62. My favorite season is summer! I am lucky enough to have a husband and daughter that share my love for the season, so we spend every free second outside. We enjoy baseball, the park, the beach, nature hikes, and just enjoying our home and our yard. BRING ON THE SUN!!!

  63. My favorite season is autumn. I love the falling leaves, the crisp, cool air, the satisfaction of a garden harvest and Thanksgiving … my favorite holiday.

  64. My favorite time if year is fall. I live being able to open windows. I love the colors and of course college football (high school too as my husband is a has coach). It’s also the start of holiday seasons!

  65. My new favorite family tradition is throwing a family birthday party on our wedding anniversary.

  66. My favorite season? Hmm it all depends where we are living…. but overall it would be early summer or early fall. You know when the temperatures are in the 70’s, the humidity is down, and things are growing like mad in the garden. I LOVE, Love, love fresh produce! Being able to go out and pick at leisure fresh veggies and fruit. Having an abundance of fresh eggs. OH my I’m making myself hungry!

  67. I love Summer! My birthday is in the Summer, I love the 4th of July, Summer food and laid back summer activities!

  68. Fall, Fall, Fall! Apples and soups and stews and warm rolls and pie..mmm, pie. I hope your day gets better. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Fall! Cozy soups and breads and treats!
    Sorry about your bad day. I think I’ll have to eat some ice cream, too, as a show of support! 🙂

  70. My favorite tradition is to invite anyone and everyone to our house for Thanksgiving. We don’t want anyone to spend the holiday alone. Even our friends and family who come know to invite anyone and everyone they know. It’s a fun mix of people and there is usually no shortage of laughter. So, with that said, what are YOU doing for Thanksgiving this year??

  71. I love baking for my children and family at Christmas. I stay up late prepping homemade cinnamon rolls, sausage biscuit balls, prepping a cider baked ham, and keeping an eye out for Santa. Watching my children inhale the delicious foods I baked with love warms my heart. Being able to share my gift of cooking with my husband and our families is what the Christmas season is all about!

  72. I love cookbooks let me just say. Your cookbooks are so thought out – pictures, spiral books and the recipes are also fabulous! I love Fall – cooking comfort food, soups, apples and all the yummy food Fall brings out way. Love your blog.

  73. Right now, at the end of winter… My favorite season is one which contains warmer weather! So spring!

  74. my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving! Because everyone should love a holiday where all you do is eat!

  75. I wish I could pick just one……..I love them all. I love decorate and
    have fun and to be creative and I just love the change. Love you blog cookbook etc, thank you!

  76. Autumn is my favourite time of year. As the leaves turn colours and the crisp air descends from the brilliant blue sky, there is nothing like warming the house with something baking in the oven and then settling into the couch with a treat and a hot cocoa, snuggled up with little loved ones.

  77. There just seems to be something great about all of them–donuts and cider in the Fall, hot cocoa in the winter, watching the signs of Spring and then enjoying time with lots of family in the summer. I’m thankful to live in a place with so many changes!

  78. Fall, I love the food, the temps, the clothes, the colors, the smells, I love everything about falll.

  79. I love Easter and all the chocolatey goodness that comes with it! Also this year our 2nd child will join us hopefully in time to enjoy the celebration!! I would love to have something yummy to read while I spend hours on the couch nursing!!

  80. Probably Thanksgiving, enjoy time with family without all the stress that tends to go with Christmas.

  81. I love spring! I love seeing new leaves come on the trees, the first of tulips to bloom. It’s so beautiful after a long winter!

  82. My favorite holiday is Christmas, and one my favorite traditions is watching Father of the Bride 2 while we put up the Christmas tree! (I have no idea how that tradition got started, but it is a fun one that is uniquely ours 🙂 )

  83. Christmas is hands down my favorite season, holiday, and tradition! I love the sounds, sights, smells, and good will.

  84. Oh I would love to win this…..favorite season would have to be spring. I hate winter (even though I’m spoiled living in the south right now) and spring is always so refreshing!

  85. We have a new tradition thanks to you- 12 days of valentine’s 🙂 we used the notes you provided and left them a note for the 12 days before Valentine’s day. They loved getting mail every morning! Thanks for the great idea, and the giveaway. Hope your memory cards recover.

  86. I LOVE SPRING!!! Yes, I have lived in “4 seasons” weather for more than a decade, but even when I grew up in sunny Southern CA, I have always loved Spring! The newness, the beautiful greens and flowers. It’s a fresh start!

  87. My favorite tradition is eating Chinese food on Christmas Eve! I’m learning how to actually cook it so maybe one year it won’t have to be take-out (though that does make a lot less mess!!)

  88. I love any season when my family is together. Whenever my whole family-siblings, parents etc get together we all draw questions out of a journal jar, write the answers down and then share. It’s fun to learn about each other.

  89. I am a change of seasons person! I can’t imagine living somewhere that the weather is pretty much the same all year round.

  90. Spring is my fave season. After the long, cold N. Canadian winter here, I love when the fresh green leaves start popping out, and the cool, crisp mornings, with the birds singing and life starting anew outside, and that it holds the promise of summer ahead. Sigh… ♥
    Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  91. We love St. Patty’s Day! We always go to a parade (even in Chicago, even when its snowing!) and swoon at the bagpipe music. We always wear all kinds of crazy green stuff and dine on all manner of Irish and/or green food!

  92. I already browsed your blog on a regular basis, but I got your Savor the Seasons book for Christmas, and I love it! We’ve been OBB’ing it up at least a couple times a week since December. I love ALL the seasons. I can’t ever pick one. There are awesome things about all of them: snow, sunshine, christmas, birthdays, summer vacations, fresh berries, gingerbread, apple pie, etc. I love peaches because the town I’m from celebrates the local peach harvest every year. That is always a nostalgic time for me,

  93. I love the summer- long sunny days, working in the garden, and backyard coookouts. There’s nothing like sitting on the porch with your friends on a summer night.

  94. My favorite holiday by far is Christmas! I make cookies upon cookies including some recipes I have conveniently found here!

  95. I would love to win one of your cookbooks! My favorite holiday is Christmas! Thanks for the chance.

  96. I like summer (not because I’m crazy about Arizona heat) because of the seasonal vegetables.

  97. My favorite tradition is general conference morning. We go to grandmas Sunday morning for cinnamon rolls eggs bacon fruit oj milk the works. Gorge ourselves while being spiritually fed.

  98. I love Summer….the warmth(well I’m from the south, so its actually not warmth, but heat!), love having my kiddos home, and no schedule!! I would love a book, because I gave some away for Christmas, but sadly did not buy one for myself. Thanks!!

  99. Fall has to be my favorite season! My family and friends always go apple picking at the local fruit farm and we went up with pounds and pounds of delicious apples! We always head to one of our houses afterwords and have a pizza party complete with apples and caramel and karaoke. The apples have no comparison with store bought apples; they’re almost a different fruit entirely!!! They’re so delicious but I’ve never tried making apple pie with them… Maybe this year I’ll try to tackle an apple pie with your recipe!

  100. My favorite tradition is a Christmas tradition in my husbands family. On Christmas Eve, they get together with their cousins and do a big family talent show. There is a ton of food to eat, including a few dished they have had every year for many years. It us so much fun!

    I would love to win any of your books!

  101. Summer; swimming, barbecues, popsicles,, beach trips, salads for dinner, fresh berries and peaches and squash! And, after this colder than usual winter (we’re about to bundle up to go sledding in a snow storm), I’m ready for it!

  102. I’ve always loved summer the best… but as soon as spring starts this year I’m having another baby, so I’m itching for just that to get here!

  103. Favorite season is spring — sun streaming through the windows, birds chirping, flowers blooming, trees blossoming! So much renewal and hope!

  104. Fall is my favorite season because of the colors and cooler weather (that was before we moved to Texas). My husband’s favorite holiday is St. Patrick’s Day, so I’m going to try and go all out this year!

  105. My favorite season is summer. Living in the midwest, winters can be harsh, but summer is the best. BBQs, swimming, eating outdoors, kids playing outside. Nothing beats it!

  106. Fall! I love when the temperature cools down and forces us to slow down and enjoy nature and our families a little bit more!

    1. Wow! All the comments that are already here! My favorite season is summertime. Warm breezes, lots of sunshine, flowers, sitting outside in the evening enjoying a far-away lightening show with empending rain in the distance. Long days, picnics, cookouts, family get-togethers, hearing the birds singing in the early mornings. Can you tell I live in the Midwest where we have winter approx. 8 months of the year (it feels like anyway!)and summer is just a blink of the eye. That’s why I love it so much.

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