Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Evening Edition: Free Kindle Cook Book!

Time to get your CHOCOLATE on!

Okay. I’ll have that chocolate cake – the one right there on the book cover, and a tall glass of ice cold milk please!

There are times when only chocolate will do, and only home baked chocolate aroma will do!

Grandma’s Best Chocolate Recipes by Marg Ruttan is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews.

Category: Cooking

Book Description:

In tough economic times it’s comforting to reach back to a time when life was less stressful and the people in our lives were more relaxed. It’s also soothing to allow ourselves a small treat of some of the foods we love best, especially chocolate. It is from this perspective that this book was created.

From The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies to Turtle Bars, this cookbook is brimming with chocolate recipes that will make your mouth water and satisfy your need for chocolate.

These recipes come from three generations of cooks and have been chosen for their flavor and the fact that they are easy and quick to make. You’ll love the recipe for Mom’s Fabulous Fudge and the decadent Death By Chocolate Dessert. It will be hard to pick which recipe you want to make first, but you can and will come back to this cookbook time and again for all your favorite chocolate recipes.

And before dismissing this as “all chocolate recipes are alike” I went and checked the reviews. This one caught my eye:

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but chocolate is undoubtedly a very close second!--and I can wholeheartedly affirm that this collection of chocolate recipes will satisfy the cravings of any chocolate lover, gal or guy.

The book includes recipes to fix chocolate any way that you could possibly want it--chocolate cakes, pies, bars, brownies, cookies, and even muffins. The instructions are clear and you don't need to purchase an obscure list of expensive ingredients to make these wonderful chocolate goodies.

I often need recipes for luncheons and coffees at work and church. This book is my new resource for anything chocolate. I was lucky enough to receive the book as a gift, and I can't thank my friend enough for thinking of me and passing this resource on to me.

Download it now while it is still free, and go spoil your family, and yourself with something yummy!

Not a stitch has been sewn today in Quiltville. I spent the morning and early afternoon hours working on book stuff. I spent time running more books to the post office, another bank run – and then straight to my bliss – I took time out for a 90 minute massage. I slept! Why do I do that? I missed the whole thing because I slept through it! LOL!

After that it was 6pm, and I had arranged to meet up with DH and a co-worker for a dinner out at the Village Tavern. Have you ever had spaghetti squash spaghetti? This was SO good! It had roasted spaghetti squash, julienne zucchini, onions, pine nuts in a plum tomato sauce, and topped with shredded parmesan cheese. OY! I have half of it left for lunch for tomorrow there was so much, and it was completely guilt free! I’ll have to try to make this at home ----it was seriously yummy!

And here I am, winding up my day, passing this on to you, and getting things ready for tomorrow’s fun post from Pat and myself!

Have a great evening, everyone!


  1. Thanks so much for the link to the cookbook. Lots of chocolate/raspberry combos... yummy!

  2. We love spaghetti squash at my house. I make it all the time when it is in season and use it with homemade marinara sauce with lots of garlic and zucchini with some mushrooms thrown in. Yum Yum!! -sandi in TN

  3. Anonymous9:14 PM EST

    Another evening waiting for your nightly blog! lol It's hard to go to sleep without Bonnie's last words. The cookbook freebie looks great. I did manage to load a table topper on the quilter and perhaps tomorrow that will get done! Yesterday was income tax day and now it's time for some fun. Thanks Bonnie. Good night.

  4. Anonymous9:35 PM EST


    I had never had spaghetti squash until about 2 years ago. A friend of mine has a small acreage and grows these amazing veggies which she sells. I got my first spaghetti squash from her. It's GREAT with just some butter and salt and pepper as a side dish, but it's REALLY wonderful with Alfredo sauce on it! Haven't tried it with marinara sauce, though, but your description sounds heavenly. It just takes awhile to cook so you have to plan ahead for dinner or cook it the day before. It's now one of my favorite veggies along with eggplant. Now I can't wait for summer to have these FRESH veggies again!
    Rosie Westerhold in rainy, STORMY Lincoln, NE (very strange weather for Nebraska in February)

  5. I love spaghetti squash! So yummy and totally guilt free. I've never seen it in a restaurant, though. I'd love it if one served it. Your combination sounds just delish! You need to force yourself to stay awake for those massages, girl. I will NOT let myself sleep when I get them, because I want to relish every second of the pampering :-) I hope you get to sew a bit tomorrow...

  6. Now I'm craving spaghetti squash AND chocolate! I have to confess I've downloaded a bunch of cookbooks to my kindle but I haven't actually used it while I'm cooking yet. Thanks for the link!

  7. Anonymous10:12 AM EST

    Read your blog everyday! Thanks so much for all you give to quilters. I would love to win the Magazine and the charm pack. Thanks again for all you do/ HAPPY LEAP DAY!
    Lela Williams

  8. Hmm, if you fall asleep during your massage, does the massage therapist really keep massaging you? LOL!

  9. I will quilt on my free day!!! We miss you in Idaho Bonnie... your old friend/quilter Gail

  10. Love spaghetti squash, but I usually use mine to make a pizza topping with! It is yummy and one squash is enough for two pizzas - one for now and one for later :)


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