Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smart Sweets

I became familiar with Kitchen Stewardship a couple of years ago while  looking for more wholesome-than-I-was-cooking recipes. Katie Kimball is amazing in the kitchen. Kitchen Stewardship is now one of my go-to places when I feel a need to try a new recipe. She's taught me the ins and outs of soaking flours, dried beans and making yogurt. Kitchen Stewardship also made me realize that even though I was "cooking from scratch," it wasn't necessarily healthy. And because of her I've changed some of my ways of doing things.

I have talked about Healthy Snacks to Go (one of my most favorite ebooks ever!!) and Family Camping (which went with me on several camping trips last summer) and now Kitchen Stewardship has delighted me once again! Smart Sweets: 30 Recipes to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth is a "healthy-er" way to cook treats for your family. It has made me feel better about the times I indulge my kids' sweet tooth with cookies or brownies or even chocolate cake!! 

But Smart Sweets is more than just a recipe book. Katie explains (in the frank and honest way she always does in her very descriptive, detailed, and thoroughly researched blog posts) the differences in "healthy-er" sweeteners and why we should make these Smart Sweets for our friends and family (it may "tempt others to eat wholesome foods.")

My personal favorite, Almond Joy Bark, is a variation of one of the recipes included in the book. There are always plenty of variations included in any recipe Katie creates.

Almond Joy Bark
Wanna try one of her recipes for yourself? You can download a free recipe,
Apple Crisp, from her website. Apple Crisp is actually straight out of this book! I love the easy-to-read format of her eBooks along with the nifty charts at the top of each recipe. (Almond Joy Bark scores three in the Real Food Rating.)

I am thrilled to be able to offer my reader a discount on Smart Sweets this week. Use code tractor25 to get a 25% discount until February 2, 2012!

Get you own copy of Smart Sweets for 25% off this week!! Use code tractor25 to get the discount until February 2, 2012! 

This post uses affiliate links. I was given a copy of Smart Sweets for review purposes. No other compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I'm very all her books. I need to go heathier I just keep resisting because of my picky children and hubby. God made them that way for a reason and I don't try to change them but I wouldn't mind 'sneaking' some good stuff into their diets ;)

  2. Katie's books are a fabulous way to sneak in healthy stuff! She gives you a recipe and then several options to make it healthier and healthier. You can take it in stages to ease them into the changes. It took me several years to ease them into the way we are eating now.


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