Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies & The Naptime Chef Giveaway

by Jennifer on April 2, 2012

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I have spoken about my friend Kelsey before (saffron rice recipe & drinking lattes) and have been itching with anticipation for over a year to share news with you! Kesley has been hard at work writing her cookbook ‘The Naptime Chef: Fitting Great Food Into Family Life‘ and it is now published!

When the book arrived at our house, I left it on the counter for one minute while I stirred some sauce. Along came my husband who picked it up and started flipping through it. This man, who is not one that often takes interest in cookbooks, stated ‘I love the photos in this book and hope you will be making me something from Kelsey’s book today. I immediately tweeted Kelsey to tell her.

I was so excited for Kelsey that she told me to go ahead and share a fabulous chewy cookie recipe AND give a copy of her great cookbook away!!

To Enter, Answer this question in a comment on this post: What is one of your time-saving meal tips?

For additional entries (you must answer the question above & leave an additional comment on this post for each entry):

– Tweet this giveaway, “Hoping to win @thenaptimechef Cookbook ‘Fitting Great Food Into Family Life’ from @savorthethyme ” (Be sure to come back and leave the tweet URL.)

– Subscribe to the Savor the Thyme RSS feed and leave a comment that you did so (yes, I verify).

– Follow @savorthethyme on Twitter.

– Like the Savor the Thyme community on Facebook and let me know you entered.

This giveaway will end on Sunday, April 8th at 11:59 pm EST.  The winner will be chosen by and will be contacted by email. The winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Besides the Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies recipe, I am also excited to make the Strawberries and Cream Overnight French Toast, Caramel-Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins, Asparagus with Feta Vinaigrette, Sticky Orange Drumsticks and the Chocolate-Zucchini Loaf.


From Kelsey: “I am a home cook who firmly believes that you don’t have to give up being a foodie just because you are a parent. After my daughter was born I quickly learned that it is next to impossible to get anything done when chasing a child around the house. So I developed a new way of cooking my favorite recipes based on the down time that was available to me during the day – her afternoon naptime – and began calling myself The Naptime Chef. By planning well and employing smart prepping techniques I find that our family can always enjoy great meals without compromising quality or taste. I write about capturing this time in my life as I develop a new sensibility about cooking as a parent, and learn how to fit great food into family life. Sometimes I have plenty of time in the kitchen, and sometimes I cook on the fly. But, no matter what, I love feeding my family and the process of creating food we all can enjoy.”

Disclosure: I received a copy of this lovely book for review and then begged to give a copy away because I love the book!

Cat April 6, 2012 at 4:25 am

and I liked you on FB and let you know I entered (thanks for begging for this giveaway 🙂 would love to cook from the book!)

Diane M. April 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

I like to cook larger meals ahead of time and freeze smaller portions. It’s so nice to be able to defrost and heat dinner on a busy night!

Diane M. April 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

I follow you on twitter (cobblehillgal).

Diane M. April 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

I like Savoring the Thyme on Facebook.

shannon April 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm

When I know I have a busy day I pull out the crockpot! I love it any time of year. It is a great time saver and something great always comes out of it!

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