Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway--Plantation Brunch



     I recently made yet another recipe from the Plantation Brunch cookbook, which is my 'go to' cookbook for breakfast and brunch.  I have so much confidence in this cookbook that I will try a new recipe without a trial run when I am entertaining.   People who know me well would tell you that I love this cookbook.  I decided to contact the authors to see if they would be willing to give away a cookbook to a Capri + 3 reader.  They did better than that and offered three cookbooks! 

     I discovered the Plantation Brunch cookbook when my husband and I stayed at the Plantation Bed & Breakfast in the Sequoias before we had the babies.  It is a fun bed and Breakfast which has a Gone with the Wind theme that is reflected in each room's decor.  The food prepared by cookbook author Marie was marvelous.  It was so marvelous, in fact, that I bought copies for myself, a few family members and friends.  Marie's husband Scott was the  book's photographer. The book contains a nice balance of sweet and savory dishes.

     Here are some pictures I took on our trip to the Sequoia's.


A beautiful butterfly taking a rest



A whispering creek surrounded by beauty



A cute Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel climbing a rock




The majestic sequoias



Towering flowers from the Yucca


      Every recipe I've tried in the Plantation Brunch cookbook has been a success.  The most recent recipe I made for the first time was Dutch Cradles.  My family loved them.  I will make these again and may add some warm vanilla custard underneath the berries for fun next time.


The Dutch Cradle

      One of my favorite recipes from the book is the blueberry torte.  It looks elegant when served and is delicious.  I have made it several times and have never been disappointed.  It is relatively easy to make and has a 'wow factor' when served.


The Blueberry Torte



Xayden enjoyed every last bit of flavor on his hand.



When Ryder was finished, he decided to play peek-a-boo with his plate.



Grayson thoroughly enjoyed the torte



while Capri raised her fork in a celebration of flavor.



      In addition to offering three cookbooks for this contest, the authors offered the special price of only $10 plus $3 shipping within the United States by mentioning Capri + 3 (expires August 31st, 2012).  This book is now out of print, so once the books are gone, they are gone for good.  You can purchase the cookbook by phone (number located on their website on the bottom of the screen).   They also offered one free cookbook per family with the purchase of one night's stay at full price at the Plantation Bed & Breakfast in the Sequoias by mentioning Capri + 3 (expires August 31, 2012). 

Contest Rules and Disclosure:
     I was not paid to write this review.  I just love this cookbook and wanted others to experience it.  Three cookbooks were offered for free for this contest by the authors, with the knowledge that I would mention Plantation Brunch on Capri + 3.

     This contest is open to residents of the United States only.  Each cookbook will be awarded to a different winner.  Winners will be chosen at random by Random.org via Rafflecopter.  The promotions offered (one cookbook with one night's stay at full price and the cookbook special price of $10 plus $3 shipping in the United States only by mentioning Capri + 3) expire on August 31, 2012. a Rafflecopter giveaway

29 comments:

vermonter said...

Wow if the recipes that I make out of this book could come out looking like the pictures on your blog I would love to try the recipes. My daughter is always looking for recipes with blueberries in them. Wish me luck.

vermonter said...

What did the Pyjammy triplets make at Lowes?

vermonter said...

Ryder , Grayson, Xayden

MileHighNanny said...

I love trying new recipes. I cook with the kids I nanny for and we are always looking for fresh recipes!

Multiples Mom said...

Hi VERMONTER!

You won a book from the last contest! I emailed you about it. Please write back to me with your mailing information so the publisher can send you your book. Congratulations!

Shell said...

I love to cook and try out new recipes, and most especially I enjoy collecting cookbooks.

Shell said...

Grayson, Ryder, Xayden.

The Ishum Quads said...

I love, love, love baking! This would be a cookbook I would totally enjoy getting to use!

The Ishum Quads said...

Cox Quads

The Ishum Quads said...

Xayden, Ryder, and Grayson

Leanne said...

Ryder, Grayson and Xayden of course!

Leanne said...

Well Red

eclairre said...

I love trying out new recipes =) eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

eclairre said...

eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

Grayson, ryder & xayden

tracey said...

because i love cooking and trying new recipes. thanks
rochelle johnson
traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

tracey said...

momof4
thanks
rochelle johnson
traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

tracey said...

grayson, ryder, xayden
thanks
rochelle johnson
traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

jayedee said...

i'd love to win because my cooking creativity is at low tide right now...i need a boost and this cookbook might be just what the doctor ordered!

jayedee said...

the cox quads

jayedee said...

Grayson, Ryder, Xayden

Holly S. said...

I love cooking and am always looking for new recipes to try out on my family. You really never know what you're going to get, but your confidence in these recipes makes me think they must be good indeed! Thanks for the giveaway!
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

Holly S. said...

Mom of 4
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

Holly S. said...

Grayson, Ryder, & Xayden
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

Anna F said...

Breakfast is my favorite dish of the day and I love to cook and is always in for new ideas.
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Anna F said...

The Tale of the Little Dilbatos

is one -
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Anna F said...

The boys names are Grayson, Xayden and Ryder
fruglaohio at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

love getting cookbooks and trying new recipes

laurie1993@verizon.net

Laurie said...

Grayson, Ryder, Xayden.

CHRISTINA CALSI said...

i want to win this cause my sons name is GREYSON :)

 
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