A Big Announcement (I By no means Thought I might Make)

You guys, I swore I might by no means, ever publish a cookbook. However it’s taking place.

EEEK! It’s taking place!

And I’m so, so excited to inform you extra about it.

The Fast Again Story

As you realize, I’ve been meals running a blog for over 15 years. Many, many, lots of my fellow meals bloggers printed cookbooks by the droves years (even many years) in the past. Many are nonetheless publishing them.

Although having my very own cookbook has been a filed away bucket checklist merchandise, I all the time mentioned I might by no means write or publish a cookbook. As a result of a) lack of time and b) lack of time.

Through the years, I’ve declined provides from small publishers and fielded lots of of questions from readers asking if I’ll ever do a cookbook. It by no means felt like the correct time – particularly with the sheer quantity of labor that goes into writing and publishing a cookbook.

Quick ahead to earlier this 12 months.

Brian’s place at work was eradicated and we discovered ourselves going through an unemployment scenario we didn’t see coming. Round this time, we additionally had a number of different fairly overwhelming points on our plate.

I used to be shocked within the midst of all this chaos to get a sense that I ought to write a cookbook (this sense got here after speaking to an expensive running a blog pal, Si from A Bountiful Kitchen). As I sat on that thought for some time, I spotted that perhaps for the primary time in 15 years, regardless of the present stress I used to be feeling, it actually WAS the correct time.

Brian has all the time labored a standard company job with lengthy hours on the workplace, however with him unexpectedly being dwelling extra, we determined to capitalize on the additional assist and time he had out there to help with child/household life so I might make the leap on the cookbook entrance, which might a) fulfill a dream of mine and b) have the cookbook gross sales hopefully assist a bit with the lack of revenue (giving Brian some respiratory room to determine his subsequent steps career-wise).

And right here we’re!! Seven months later, the cookbook is *nearly* able to go to print, and it’s arduous to imagine it has truly turn out to be a actuality.

It has been a lot extra work than I anticipated. Like, if I had recognized how a lot writing and enhancing and recipe testing and soiled dishes (!!) can be concerned, I might have shoved that little random cookbook thought to the facet and gone on my merry, stressy approach.

Food blogger picture; sink piled with dirty dishes.

However…it will be unbelievable. And so price it! I do know I’m biased, nevertheless it is likely one of the most lovely books I’ve ever beheld. Cowl-to-cover, each element is intentional and meticulously positioned.

Do you wish to see a sneak peek of the duvet?? I simply obtained the duvet samples mailed to me this week! (It’s arduous to see it within the picture, however the cowl and backbone have this wonderful debossed impact – it within the picture – it offers the ebook such a singular feel and look 😍)

Cookbook cover with author holding a pan of cinnamon rolls.

I promise to present much more particulars within the subsequent few weeks and months about what the method has been like and knowledge on what’s to return! In case you are on Instagram, I’ll be sharing a whole lot of information within the tales there.

I additionally pre-emptively answered a number of questions under which may assist!

Principally, I would like you to know that it’s due to you that this cookbook is going on. If it weren’t for your entire help for therefore.many.years, I wouldn’t even have this chance. And for all of you who’ve patiently requested and requested and requested after I’ll write a cookbook, this ebook is *lastly* for you!

Thanks for being right here and for supporting me. It means greater than you realize. 💗💗💗

When will the cookbook be on the market?

Pre-sale will occur in November! Be sure you are subscribed to my email list – I’ll announce all the small print there first!

Will or not it’s right here in time for Christmas?

Sadly, no, darn it.

As a result of I hadn’t actually deliberate on writing a cookbook this 12 months, by the point I made a decision to do it, it was too late to fulfill the vacation deadline. And I didn’t wish to rush it and compromise high quality. Nevertheless, the ebook shall be right here very early in 2024, which is why I’m nonetheless doing a pre-sale in November. Whereas the books gained’t formally ship till February, when you order in the course of the pre-sale, you’ll get a particular bonus + a downloadable card to print or e-mail and provides to somebody as a present (the lovable card could have an image of the ebook with all the small print about when it is going to be shipped).

What number of recipes are within the ebook?

Over 140 recipes! This ebook is strong!

Does the cookbook have current recipes, new recipes, or simply photos of your pigs?

Effectively…it undoubtedly has a number of photos of cute pigs and farm life! 🤣

However it’s largely loaded with tons of tried-and-true recipes. As a result of the ebook is supposed to be a timeless anthem to my most-loved and most-made recipes, it consists of many current recipes. However there are additionally model, new recipes within the ebook that I can’t wait so that you can attempt (it’s been so arduous not telling you about them already – spoiler alert: probably the most wonderful rooster tacos you’ll ever meet and a brand new brownie recipe that’s wow, wow, wow!).

Are there images for each recipe?

Sure, there’s a picture with each single recipe! And lots of the images are model new, up to date, and (I don’t wish to toot my very own horn right here) actually fairly pretty. Moreover, there are images of farm life, kitchen life, and perhaps even one in every of me hiding within the pantry consuming chocolate chips. 😬

Will you do a ebook tour?

Except the ebook tour consists of me carrying sweatpants and a hoodie and greeting everybody in my again pasture with the cows and pigs, possible, no. I’m an excessive amount of of a homebody for a ebook tour (additionally: what if nobody got here??), BUT, I’ll have some particular superior, signed copies out there. Extra particulars to return on that!

Will the cookbook be out there internationally?

I’m understanding the small print for this, however I’m actually hoping to have the ability to ship the books internationally. It is extremely possible the ebook shall be out there within the US and Canada. I’ll preserve you posted on different areas!

Will there be a digital e book model?

Sure! Extra particulars on it will come earlier than the pre-sale launches!

Thanks a lot to your real kindness and help! 💗

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