Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's Heeeerrrrreeee!

I am so excited to share one of my new loves with you...the Our Best Bites cookbook.  I have followed the Our Best Bites site for a long time and I was excited to hear the ladies were coming out with a cookbook.


It's kind of a fun story of how I was able to get it.  I tried to win it through giveaways, but was not successful.  Then one day I saw on Facebook that there was a coupon where you could get 50% off the cookbook at Barnes and Noble (and I just so happened to have had plans on going there that same evening).  SCORE!!  Well, I didn't read the fine print and it was actually that you could get up to 50% off.  Basically it was a random scan at the check out and whatever discount came up is the one you received.  Well, I checked out and as she was scanning my order (I had to order the book because it was not in stock) I said a little prayer and BAM...50% off.  It doesn't get any better than that!

This cookbook is great...it's filled with wonderful, easy recipes, lots of pictures, tutorials and it also includes a little bookmark with measuring information.  Take a look...

It has a hard cover and is spiral bound.  Don't those cupcakes look delicious?!

A lot of the recipes come with an attached picture to give you an idea of how it's supposed to look.  I really want to try these dinner rolls.
 
Another feature that I really like is how they have side notes about freezing, making ahead and serving suggestions.  They also include what's called "Rollovers" where it features an item than can be used in multiple recipes.

Here's the index of the rollovers...so basically you could see that you have basil that you need to use up and go here to see what you can make with basil.  This could also really help with meal planning, using the same ingredients for different recipes.

 
They have quite a few tutorials (sorry for the fuzzy picture)


So my suggestion is that you run (don't walk) to get this cookbook and that you check out the OBB site as well...and the wonderful ladies at OBB is not pay me to say this :)

I recently made their Overnight Caramel Sticky Buns...oh they are divine (recipe to follow)!

Here's what it looks like once you let the dough rise overnight.

Here's how mine turned out...and here's the recipe for you to try:

Overnight Caramel Sticky Buns
  • 18 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 (4.6 oz) box cook-and-serve pudding mix in either vanilla or butterscotch (I used vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, optional (I did not use them)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray. Make sure to get your pan completely covered! 

Place the frozen rolls evenly around the pan.

Sprinkle the pudding mix, brown sugar and cinnamon all over your rolls. Make sure to evenly coat! Pour melted butter all over the rolls.

Cover with a clean dry towel and leave at room temperature over night (I also did this once in the morning and let them rise while I was at work and then baked it when I got home)!

In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and then invert on a plate or platter.

**Make sure to be careful when inverting so as not to spill the caramel goodness...so you might want to make sure you have a plate large enough to cover the entire bundt pan.

Enjoy :)

5 comments:

Hershey's Moma {amy} said...

I'm always on the lookout for great recipes! This looks like a great one-
:)

Joanna said...

I really want this cook book but everytime I'm in range of it the kids distract my attention and I never am able to get to the shelf to grab it. I love their website!

And those look SO good!!

Kim3278 said...

Yah...those look pretty darn yummy!

Rach said...

Okay, I MUST have this cookbook!! Thanks for the tip! :o)

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

That looks divine! I should probably NOT get this considering I am trying really hard to drop a few more pounds but it looks awesome! Will definitely have to check it out a little further based on your suggestion :)