Review: Baking for Friends & Tate’s Bake Shop Giveaway

by Erin

Kathleen King, the creator of Tate’s Bake Shop, has released her third cookbook called Baking for Friends. In celebration of the highly anticipated release, Tate’s Bake Shop partnered with KitchenAid to sponsor a Baking for Friends Bake-Off on Facebook, combined with a product giveaway! I know you want to know more, so here is how you can participate:

  • Join the Baking for Friends Bake-Off contest on the Tate’s Bake Shop Facebook Page by clicking HERE. Put your own spin on one of Kathleen’s recipes, then supply a photo/recipe for a chance to win $1,000 or a KitchenAid Artisan series stand mixer.
  • Enter to win a Cookie and Bar Tower from Tate’s Bake Shop using the Rafflecopter widget below, and while you’re at it use the discount code “BAKEOFF” to receive $5 off the cookbook when ordered from their website.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

While you patiently wait to find out if you won that delicious giveaway or not, I am going to tease you even more with one of the recipes from the cookbook – Hurricane Irene Cookies. She came up with these while feeling the need to make comforting cookies on the morning of Hurricane Irene, and  I have to say she did quite well creating a cookie with what she had on hand! Her pantry must be stocked full of things just like mine to have oats, coconut, chocolate, pecans, AND toffee. In other words, I did not have to add anything to my grocery list in order to make these cookies. As someone who really tries to bake and cook from things I already have in stock, this was very ideal. To make things even better, they just so happen to be scrumptious as well. Oh and get this, tornado sirens were going off last night while I made them… weird.

I would also love to make the Chocolate Pecan Pie or maybe the Pumpkin Mousse Pie for Thanksgiving. Or maybe both O:-).  But the section of the cookbook I need to dive into next is the “Health & Lifestyle Baked Goods”. I find myself overflowing with baked goods quite often so it would be a good idea if I started trying to bake healthier things if I am going to have them lying around tempting me all the time.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Baking for Friends from Tate’s Bake Shop. The product giveaway was also provided by Tate’s Bake Shop. I was not compensated for this post. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment

Vicki @ WITK October 18, 2012 - 11:16 am

These cookies are all over the stores around here and I have to hold myself back from buying them all the time! So yummy, I’d definitely like to make them at home and save some cash :)


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