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a little giveaway!

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Who doesn't love a cookbook?! Particularly one aimed at kids, with a bit of verve. Nothing condescending, no silly sandwiches. 

I was sent two copies of this one as part of a Nuffnang Product Talk, which means I'm not paid for this post and all opinions are mine alone! One copy for me, one for you!

This is a story plus a cookbook, a little tale of Lulu who loves to cook and her brother Harry, her sous chef.

They plan a party, things go wrong, and Grandma steps in and reminds them that the sign of a good chef isn't the person making something fancy, it's the one who can rescue any dish.

Sage advice. Party is a roaring success. Hooray for Lulu and Harry.

It's sweet. My kids loved reading the story.

 

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Tilly picked out her next birthday cake from the recipes at the back.
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And we made chocolate cupcakes from the "basic chocolate cake" recipe – don't you always want to test someone's "basic" recipe? Their fundamental, elemental best? It was pretty delicious. (Not as delicious as Nan's.)
There was some good yummy recipes here, and it's a pretty book, one the kids love flicking through.
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It's always a good sign if a cookbook has bent, non pristine pages, isn't it? Ideally with a butter stain or two, perhaps the circle of a red wine glass?
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Let me send you the un-scrunched copy!
Leave a comment and I'll pick one via a random number generator next week.
I'm happy to post overseas!
Hope you've got some cake in your week, or your equivalent treat. (Is there an equivalent to cake?)
xxx

84 Comments on “a little giveaway!

Catriona
June 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

There is no equivalent to cake. And I mean CAKE, not sugar free flourless pretend cake (apologies to coeliacs). I would rather have no cake than poor cake. Being slightly sensitive to gluten at the moment it has been no cake. BUt that makes the occasional good cake taste wonderful. Thus ends the sweeping statements.

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Melissa
June 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Ooh I’m so glad to hear that someone else thinks cake is nΓΊmero uno! I’d take cake over chocolate anyday….but no, I would not knock back chocolate if that’s all there was! The book looks lovely- something my little chef & I could enjoy together πŸ™‚

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Alex
June 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

We were given “My grandma’s kitchen” by the same author for Christmas. Funny to read this as my 3 year old, home supposedly “sick” from her kindy today, insisted on making the saucy chocolate pudding from the book for dessert. It’s a gorgeous book and the party book also looks very sweet.

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Grace
June 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

This is so fun!! Now mummy isn’t the only one browsing recipe books. πŸ˜€
Would be lovely to get some ideas for her birthday (coming up in 5months though!)

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Charley
June 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I am dreaming of a cake that will be baked when my working week (the 9-5 kind)ends tomorrow. Pear and Raspberry cake washed down with tea from an actual pot (not a tea bag) and some good company (miss 4 and Miss 2).
I love it when a cook book falls open on a particular page every time because of a well loved recipe πŸ™‚

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Aussie Mum
June 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Ooohh a cute cake book – gotta love that. Fingers crossed!

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Cecilia
June 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

We bought a kids cookbook for our 5 year olds birthday – and really it is a bit of a dud – recipes with ingredients that aren’t all that appealing. one of the problems of shopping on line for books.
She loves the idea of having her own cook book though

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Vanessa
June 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I wouldn’t even mind the scrunched copy! I love second-hand cookbooks… The only equivalent to cake I can think of are squares of very good chocolate. But I think cake still wins.

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Waterhouse.jenny@gmail.com
June 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Looks great, my little master chefs and I would LOVE this, one of our favorite past times together – baking!!

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Jo Tomooka
June 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

What a great idea. I think I might have to pick up a few copies of that book and after reading it thoroughly myself pass it onto my new nieces!

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International Woman of Mystery
June 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Have given up sugar so my treat at the moment is putting pinenuts in my salad. Seriously. Actually I really love pinenuts so it does feel like a treat. The girlies would adore this book. A lovely visitor brought #1 child the Hummingbird Bakery cupcake recipe book a few weeks ago and she made her first ever all-by-herself batch of chocolate cupcakes. She’s all fired up now! And wow, they were yummy. #2 very proud of her ability to crack an egg.

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mandy
June 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

With 4 little ones, I’m always on the look out for birthday party inspiration. Actually so are my children – they constantly discuss the next theme they’ll be having. This looks like a beautiful book to share together, and more fuel for the “party I want to have next” fire!

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Imogene
June 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

I find it impossible to keep my cookbooks in pristine shape, I like to think the marks and stains of chocolate, spices, jam, and whatever baby food concoction I happen to be creating whilst turning the pages of a book, gives them character. This book looks gorgeous and my little boy loves cakes <3

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Andrea
June 20, 2012 at 2:30 am

There is no equivalent to cake. And I would love to be a cook who can rescue any dish. Maybe there is hope…? My kids love to bake so this would be just the thing for us!
Andrea

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Nancy in Canada
June 20, 2012 at 3:58 am

Do NOT put me in the random generator- they give me a headache lol!

What a sweet book! No kids to do these with… mine have flown and there are no grand baby birds yet… πŸ˜€

I’d like to see recipes to other books: like Nut Brown Hare, and Alexander and the no good, very bad, terrible, horrible day (you’d like this one- he wants to run away to Australia), and Ferdinand the Bull.

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Cath
June 20, 2012 at 4:59 am

We would live this in our family.

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Cath
June 20, 2012 at 5:00 am

Or love it, in fact. But maybe live is better.

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Sue
June 20, 2012 at 5:46 am

While I was gluten free we had an amazing almond cake that Dave would make for every birthday. It was really good- Nigel, I think. Just starting to try and tempt Henners into the working side of the kitchen- I’m so not a role model for loving to cook! Love the look of the book. We’d definitely scrunch it and put red wine glass circles!

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Lisa
June 20, 2012 at 5:54 am

Looks like a cute book, wrinkled pages and all. Especially like the names of The recipes.

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philippa
June 20, 2012 at 6:09 am

Oh Fi, this looks like such a sweet book! I have so many cake batter splattered cookbooks. The sign of a well used one, I say, and the only sort I would ever want to write myself.

I love cake. It’s the main reason I keep up the yoga and marathon training πŸ™‚

xx

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Summer
June 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

We all love books and cake at our house! The story sounds cute and the recipes look fun. πŸ™‚

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Renee
June 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

What a lovely little cookbook, and scrunched up books are the best, they are the ones that are actually being used!

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Sandi
June 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

My kids love flipping through cookbooks and pointing out what they want to try. Best way to get them to experiment with new tastes and flavours. fun fun fun!

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Kieran Edser
June 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

You can never have too many cookbooks. I love flicking through them just as much as using the recipes.

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Natalie
June 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

This book looks adorable! I love to sit and read my cookbooks and it would be nice for my daughter to have her own to read.

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Darren (Green Change)
June 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

Well, I have to throw my hat in the ring for this one! It looks lovely.

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Inger
June 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

Count me in Fi. My kids can quite happily spend a rainy afternoon flipping through the WW’s Birthday Cake Book. This would be a welcome addition. Love to all.
x

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What a cute book ~ anything that encourages a child to cook gets a thumbs up from me! Great review! I am going a “giveaway” too, so come check it out! I hope I win this cute little book as my girls love to bake!

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cassie@tsn.cc
June 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

You just can’t beat a good cake! Preferably chocolate, with lashings of an equally yummy chocolate icing and perhaps some ice cream on the side. Mmmm. Would love an opportunity to win this.
Have a great day
Cassandra xx

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Kate
June 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

Ha! Yes! The best cook books always show signs of love and use. I’ve started writing in ours too. Little notes about things that worked or didn’t or changes we made. Hope you and your crew are happy. xx

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Elissa
June 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

This cookbook looks gorgeous. We would love to have a copy to rough up a little!

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Susan.
June 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Love a give away!

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Jane
June 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

What a cute little book. I have recently stumbled upon this blog…. and I am loving it. I am studying nutrition and really starting to get into my little veggie patch in Bondi, would love to move to a farm on the south coast one day : ) So I am living the dream through this blog.

I just know my little nephew would love his own little cook book. He is pretty handy in the kicthen, at only 4 he follows me round repeating all the ingredients names as I bake!

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Marijke
June 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That looks like a lovely book! I’m trying to train my kids young when it comes to cooking, an important life skill that so many around us have lost. My two year old daughter makes jummie jummie noises while flicking through cook books (and gardening books), I’ve even seen her lick the pages of the chapter on how to grow raspberries!

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Jo
June 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Let them eat cake!
What a delightful book. One to be shared – just like cake!

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Marie Biswell
June 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

My bubs loves cooking & he’s only 18mths old – his fav shows on tv are those cooking shows on in the daytime! He would so LOVE this book!

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OMG I’d love to be the lucky winner- I’ve only just lost my one and only Grandma to pancreatic cancer on Easter Sunday! She used to make all of us cakes for our birthday with beautiful icing on them, we were always the talk of our class!

I’ve just had a Birthday Party for my 2 year old with a gorgeous homemade cake and Mum said that Grandma would have loved it! That made me very teary…. I always make homemade cakes for my 3 girls just like Grandma used to, cakes are a great way to break the Ice, I mean icing! lol xoxoxo

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Cass Ward
June 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

This books looks great my two girls love cooking so I’m sure this would be a hit in our house

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Dianne Childs
June 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

What a fantastic book for kids! My son would love this, he loves helping me in the kitchen.

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Bridget Herbert
June 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

WHAT A CUTE LITTLE BOOK….
MY DAUGHTER MAKE’S AWESOME BROWNIES AND CAKE’S….
I LOVE TO BAKE AS WELL….SO OF COURSE THERE IS A FIGHT FOR THE KITCHEN….
IN THE END WE JUST SHARE….

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Melissa Darr
June 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

What a gorgeous book! I would so get so much use out of this book! It’s a mum’s delight!

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Adele Smith
June 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

What a fantastic idea. Wish I had thought of it. πŸ™‚

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Tracey
June 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Wow look at all those comments! πŸ™‚ We have cake this week – the chocolate brownie I blogged about yesterday in fact. Always love a new cookbook, especially one to share with the kids, and this one looks particularly good – I looked at it just the other day.

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Peta
June 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I have been eyeing this book off in the bookshops…. Would love to share it with my little guy who loves cooking!

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Lou
June 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Just discovered your gorgeous blog via Hardie Grant on Facebook. Totally have to try your Lemon Slice recipe – it looks amazing!!

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Rebecca
June 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

What a gorgeous little cookbook.

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jenny l
June 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

What a gorgeous book…I’d love to create some of the lovely recipes for my family πŸ™‚

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alison@thisbloominglife
June 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

My two loves, cook books and kids books, all in one! My kids are probably a bit too old for this one, what a shame. My best loved cook books are all smeared, I still can’t bring myself to write in them though – given my aptitude for playing with recipes I probably should make some notes. Hope the book goes to a much loved (and messy) home.

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Rachel
June 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Would love to share this book with my 3 gorgeous nieces. They help their mum in the kitchen and love helping me decorate cupcakes and taste test my mixes before and after they are cooked!! The book looks wonderful. Cheers, Rach

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Becc Pritchard
June 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

This would be a great gift as it’s my daughters birthday this Friday and you can never have too much Margeret Fulton inspired cookbooks πŸ™‚ Fingers Crossed!

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karina w
June 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

What a perfect present to give to my godson to get him inspired to cook..that way he can cook for us in no time.

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rhoanda
June 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

My six year old adores cookbooks! Always looking for ‘something to cook.’

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Rakster
June 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Yes yes yes. We have three cakes this week. Mine yesterday. O’s today and O’s party on Sunday. ….

Then more next week. I am busy baking.

And we would love a cookbook!

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Jen
June 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

What a great premise for a book. Looks like pages of fun and plenty of cake to boot!

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Jen
June 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

What a great premise for a book. Looks like pages of fun and plenty of cake to boot!

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Melissa Loh
June 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

What a fantastic cookbook!!!!

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Julie
June 21, 2012 at 1:32 am

What a darling book! My granddaughters would love this book and making the chocolate cake with the aprons Grams made them!

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Mary Ann Cauthen
June 21, 2012 at 5:00 am

Oh, what cute book, especially the blue cake!! My grandchildren love to cook and are quite good at it. They often play “cooking shows” (too much TV I guess). I would love to have this book & thanks for being so generous. Mary Ann Cauthen

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katrinay
June 21, 2012 at 5:34 am

would love to win this!

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sally
June 21, 2012 at 6:56 am

I love that the cover has “recipes inspired by Margeret Fulton” would love a copy as love linking recipes to stories. How wonderful to have a cookbook and a story in one book.

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Elizabeth
June 21, 2012 at 7:34 am

I have two very avid little future cooks who love helping me in the kitchen and I know they would get great enjoyment from the story and the recipes in this fabulous book…

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Deanne
June 21, 2012 at 8:06 am

The book looks fabulous – my little ones would love it- sure it would have it’s own creases and spills in no time!

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Heather
June 21, 2012 at 8:39 am

That book looks great, so much better than just black writing on a white page with maybe a picture here or there! wonderful and creative just like cooking should be

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Virginia
June 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

My 9 year old daughter would so love that book – she has started baking by herself & it is wonderful seeing her confidence grow as she cooks for family & friends. Being a Margaret Fulton cookbook I wouldn’t have to worry about whether the recipes would turn out or not – she is such a legend. Thanks for the opportuntiy Fiona.

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Ella
June 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

This book looks great. My son’s 4th birthday next Friday and my favourite chocolate cake is eagerly anticipated! Random generator… pick me… pick me! lol

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Karen
June 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

Would love to use it for some birthdays coming up.

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KC
June 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

This cookbook likes it would be very popular in our house – my kid’s love stories and love cooking so what a wonderful treat!

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Dee
June 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I still have and treasure my cookbooks I received as a child. About time my little one’s started their own collections.

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Diana
June 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Looks like a good cookbook for hubby to start with!!! The kids can show him how it’s done πŸ˜‰

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Maria
June 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I only have a one word comment “YUM”!

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Shirley Hayes
June 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

My DD1 could certainly make great use of this book. My gorgeous grandchildren love helping their mother to create lots of treats for them to eat. All cook books should be well loved and the odd stains on the pages certainly show the recipes that have been well loved by a family.
Cheerio. Shirley

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Kathleen
June 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Some cake? This week we’ve made three, including one today where my almost 9 year old son was taught to make one on his own. His first ever! It reminded me of the first cake I made when I was ten, which was, for some reason, green, and made without the self-raising flour it called for … It bounced off the marble kitchen floor!

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Jennie
June 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thankyou for your giveaway. Jennie

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Mandy
June 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

What a coincidence, I just borrowed My Grandmothers Kitchen from the library and love it, haven’t managed to cook anything from it yet but the kids have marked a few to try. This new book looks gorgeous!

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Susie Moten
June 22, 2012 at 8:37 am

I would lOve to bake those cakes with my kids! You and your blog are inspiring!
Susie

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Sharon Fawcett
June 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

Alrighty send it to me!!! I won’t complain and I’ll definitely be making the Chocolate Meteoroids with the kidlets.

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Samantha
June 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

The book would be perfect for me and my 6 months old little man

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Mitty
June 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

This book looks just delicious!

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Megan Nelson
June 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

Oooh, my girls would love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Jillian
June 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

Yummy. Sounds like an awesome idea for my little one πŸ™‚

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Kate
June 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

It looks like a lovely book. I’m planning on baking a tea cake tomorrow- I bet it doesn’t see much of the new week!

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Han Eloff
June 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love recipe books, can’t wait to get my 7yr old addicted to them πŸ™‚

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madalyn da luz
June 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Would enjoy wipping up some goodies from this book for my sons 3rd birthday in october!

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Lis
June 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I’ve grown up with Margaret Fulton (Margaret is also my middle name)and I love that her daughters are continuing her legacy. My best friend has an almost five year old who loves helping in the kitchen. I think this might make my ideas list for her next birthday!

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