Food Blogger Cookbook Exchange

I participated in the Food Blogger Cookbook Exchange, hosted by  Alyssa of Everyday Maven and Faith of An Edible Mosaic.

You signed up and got the name of another participant – the idea was to get to know their blog and their style of cooking, then send them a gently used cookbook from your own collection that you believe they would enjoy.

I was given the name of Glenda, who blogs at Busy At Home.  I am thrilled that this experience introduced me to her blog – you need to check it out if you aren’t familiar with it!

Since she is not only amazingly frugal, but family oriented in her style, I felt like my copy of Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food With a Kicked Up Attitude would provide her with some practical ideas. I do hope she liked it! I hated that I got it to her late, but sometimes things just get in the way.

The best part is you are not paired with the same person that gets your name and address, so its a total surprise when you get your package. My name was given to Shikha, who blogs at Shikha La Mode.

She sent me The Modern Menu by Kim Kushner. The pictures are gorgeous in this book.  I must admit that the recipes really aren’t my typical style of family friendly fare, but it was great to peruse a book that I doubt I would have ever picked up on my own.

The whole experience was a fun one, and I’d be happy to do it all over again. I can’t wait to see what our lovely hostesses come up with next!

Check out what everyone else had to say about the swap:

A Baker’s House
An Edible Mosaic
avocado bravado
Blue Kale Road
Cheap Recipe Blog
Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Create Amazing Meals
Cucina Kristina
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cupcake Project
Dinner is Served 1972
Done With Corn
Eats Well With Others
Everyday Maven
Flour Me With Love 
From My Sweet Heart 
Great Food 360° 
Healthy. Delicious. 
I’m Gonna Cook That! 
Je Mange la Ville 
Karen’s Kitchen Stories 
Kitchen Treaty 
Olive and Herb
OnTheMove-In The Galley 
Our Best Bites 
Paleo Gone Sassy
poet in the pantry 
Rhubarb and Honey 
Rocky Mountain Cooking
Shikha la mode 
Shockingly Delicious
Sifting Focus 
Spoonful of Flavor 
Tara’s Multicultural Table 
The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler 
The Suburban Soapbox 
The Whole Family’s Food 

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12 thoughts on “Food Blogger Cookbook Exchange

  1. Jenna

    Both books look delish! I love Emeril and sometimes it’s really fun to get to dive into a book you wouldn’t expect to notice. Hope you find some gems in there! :) Great to meet you through the swap links!

  2. Holly

    I think it is neat that we may not have received a book that we would have picked on our own. that happened to me too and I gained a new perspective on paleo food– something I had never considered. I am glad the photography is pretty– that is enough to make me want to run out and find it at the library or bookstore!

  3. Anne@FromMySweetHeart

    I’m with Holly… fun to receive a book we might not have otherwise considered for ourselves. I write a baking/dessert blog and received a book on Middle Eastern cooking. I’m looking forward to trying something out of my comfort zone. Hope you find some recipes that you and your family will enjoy!

  4. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Thank you so much for participating in the swap and helping to make it a success! The cover is absolutely stunning so I will definitely take your word that the photos inside are equally lovely – I hope you enjoy it!

  5. SeattleDee

    I’ve had such fun browsing through your archives, enjoying previous posts, and am SO impatient waiting for Cooking Across America to reach the W’s and Washington State!
    Words are totally inadequate, but here’s a wish for solace during this difficult time for you and your family.

  6. EverydayMaven

    I am a big Emeril fan and would love to have received that book! It’s neat that you got a book that you wouldn’t normally buy so it can be a source of new ideas and hopefully inspire something new. Thanks again for participating!


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