Sweet little giveaway

To all my friends with a sweet tooth: RUN*, don’t walk to the nearest Barnes & Noble, grocery store or Lowes and snag a copy of the Cuisine At Home “Cookies, Brownies & Bars” Summer 2014 special issue.


*It will be on stands through late July, but you’re going to want to run in order to burn some calories before you get your buttery hands on this bad boy.

Joe brought home a few samples from test batches for me to try and I have three words for you: Puppy chow bars. Yes! These are a thing. A sweet, sweet thing.

Puppy chow was a staple treat for my high school cross country team. Our friend Carly’s mom made it for almost every meet and we’d be covered in powdered sugar after our races. It may have been 20% of the reason I ran at all.


I’m giving away a copy of this issue to a reader who leaves her (or his) favorite dessert in the comments. You can just tell me what the dessert is, or get a bonus entry if you share or link to the recipe. Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, April 14. I’ll pick someone at random.

Like all Cuisine magazines, there are no ads, just awesome recipes, instructions and photos. (Joe’s job is to art direct photo shoots and design the layout.) His favorite thing in the book were the carrot cake blondies. They also have Thin Mint & Samoa (aka Carmel Delight) hacks as well as some classics and some super interesting ideas like cheddar caramel popcorn bars.



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9 responses to “Sweet little giveaway

  1. Anna

    I need to find out about those carrot cake blondies!

    There was a recipe for ginger cookies a few months in Juice around the holidays that is really good. I can send it if you want. 🙂

  2. chocolate chip cookies are my favorite

  3. Ooh, DELISH! I’ve been thinking about these since you shared that you got to try them! My fave dessert is cheesecake! (Which I’ve had to give up due to a nursing baby with a milk-protein allergy! Boo!)

  4. Caroline Hertzog

    My favorite dessert are country apple dumplings, they are so yummy and fun to make! You use crescent rolls! Here’s a link to the recipe. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/country-apple-dumplings/detail.aspx?src=VD_Summary

  5. I have to choose just one? My weak spot with desserts would have to be pie – peach pie to be specific.

  6. amyO

    YUM. I will indeed run(!) to get this right away. Puppy chow was also a high school staple food group for me and my friends… these bars make it seem oh-so-much more refined.

    I’m a sucker for any sort of berry crisp/crumble, but my favorite dessert at the moment is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s easy rich chocolate cake from River Cottage Everyday cookbook (I think I’d incorrectly attributed it to a Smitten Kitchen recipe on Friday).


  7. I haven’t had puppy chow in ages, so good! I made a cinnamon brownie pie this weekend that was pretty divine! http://1cupawesome.com/cinnamon-brownie-pie/

  8. I didn’t feel it was fair for me to enter the giveaway so I bought it myself (OK, that’s a lie, I had my aunt buy it for me because she always checks the magazines at the grocery store.) Just got it yesterday at Easter and there are some AWESOME recipes in here. Can’t wait to try them!

  9. Update! AmyO is the winner!

    Betsy, you were totally eligible to enter, but I’m glad you picked up a copy (keeping Joe employed) and think it looks good!

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