Six Sisters' STUFF Recipes and Cookbook Review Giveaway

One of my favorite blogs, Six Sisters' STUFF is at it again! They have put together another tasty book full of 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas To Bring Families Together! Not only is this a cookbook but it is full of fun family crafts and party ideas. This book is called, "A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff" and you don't want to miss a day of it! I was given a copy of the cookbook to review and share recipes with permission. My own tasty words are shared.

I fell in love with this book because each day, for 52 weeks there is a set of recipes with mouth-watering photos to make for my family and friends. I wanted to pick out a few recipes to cook and share for you but had a difficult time narrowing it down because we wanted to eat everything in this book. We will probably eat our way through this book for 2014. 

I decided to just pick a menu and cook that and chose Menu #24. When I went shopping my local store didn't have zucchini for the side dish so we picked Menu #33 side dish. I love how easy it is to use this cookbook. All the recipes seem to be really quick to make and for the most part easy ingredients to find unless you live in a tiny town like I do. 

I loved all the easy craft projects, too! I have several that I will be making and sharing over the next week or so! Check back in to see the fun. We were inspired by the "Crazy Dinner" tradition, Thankful Tablecloth, Personalized Plates and the 52 Family Dinner Conversation Starters. The book is stuffed with much much more! 

Enjoy the Six Sisters' STUFF tasty recipes. Menu plan 24 gave us Homemade Turkey Meatball Subs, Baked Zucchini Fries and M & M's Cookie Pie. I'll also share BBQ Mac Salad (Menu 33) and Honey Lime Fruit Salad (Menu 22.)

Honey Lime Fruit Salad - my family LOVED this and my teen added the leftovers into the blender with ice and made a fruit slushy!

1 -20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained well
1-4 oz can Mandarin oranges, drained well
2-3 ripe kiwis, peeled and sliced 
1 cup halved grapes
1 cup quartered strawberries
Zest from one lime, about 1 Tbsp
1 tsp poppy seeds
2 Tbsp honey

Combine fruit in a medium-large serving bowl. Add lime zest and poppy seeds, toss gently. Drizzle honey over fruit and gently mix, until fruit is evenly coated with honey. Serve.
Note: This fruit is best served right away (or at least within an hour of making) because the strawberries tend to stain the pale colored fruit. It doesn't affect the taste at all, but it can affect the presentation. Makes 6 servings.

BBQ Macaroni Salad - We loved the KICK of the sauce with this macaroni salad! New favorite.

1 -16 oz box elbow macaroni
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup bbq sauce
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp hot sauce
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup cubed cucumber
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 Tbsp finely chopped green onions
4 Tbsp finely chopped purple onion
1/2 cup Colby Jack cheese, cubed

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain the noodles, rinse in cold water an drain again. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, bbq sauce, seasonings, hot sauce, and vinegar. Add the drained noodles, chopped veggies, and cheese. Stir to combine and refrigerate before serving. Makes 12 servings.

M&M's Cookie Pie - Teens loved this with and without ice cream

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups mini M&Ms

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 1/2 inch pie plate; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to batter and mix until completely incorporated. Fold in M&Ms. Pour and spread batter into prepared pie pan and bake 25-30 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and cut into slices. Makes 8 servings.

Homemade Turkey Meatball Subs - This was well loved and I made it in the crockpot

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs (I left out)
1 tsp dried basil, oregano and parsley
1/2 tsp garlic salt (used garlic powder)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg (left out)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Montreal steak seasoning (left out)
1 -24oz jar marinara sauce
16 slices provolone cheese
8 buns or sandwich rolls

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together everything except sauce, cheese & rolls. Form into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 min, or until cooked through.
Place split buns on a baking tray and top each half with 2 slices provolone cheese. Preheat oven to broil and lightly toast buns until golden brown and cheese has melted.
Warm marinara sauce in a large saucepan over low-med. heat or in the microwave, until heated through.
To the bottom half of each toasted bun with 3-4 meatballs, cover in marinara sauce and replace the top half of each buns. Makes 8.

Kitchen Note- I added a small amount of the sauce to the bottom of a crockpot and added the meatballs on top. Then rest of the sauce. Cook on high for 2 hours or until meatballs are done. Then served them as stated above.

I hope you enjoyed these few recipes from the Six Sisters' STUFF "A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff" new book.  It really is a tasty cookbook so go buy it! I'm excited to add this to my cookbook collection! I will be buying copies of this for new brides and busy moms!

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