Saturday, May 10, 2014

4 Ingredients Foodie Friday Giveaway

Today marks the start of a new series of posts, "Foodie Friday." My goal is to post each Friday -- or thereabouts -- about a fun foodie place, item or cookbook. I've had such a good time writing about New York City foods and I think my visitors have had a good time, too, that I want to keep writing about food. I'm delighted to start Foodie Friday with a giveaway.

Buttercup and Kim

 I had the terrific good fortune to meet the lovely and very talented Kim McCosker during a visit to "The Better Show," a wonderful television experience, about which I will doing a post later in the week. Kim was a guest on the show and the audience -- some of my favorite bloggers -- got to sample Kim's treats. I was smitten with the chocolate peanut butter balls and then I fell totally in love with the lemon tarts. I was even more enthralled when I realized these treats only took four ingredients. These recipes even work in my teeny-tiny New York City kitchen.

Kim putting together a beautiful loaf cake -- only 4 ingredients! I like watching cooking shows on television and so enjoyed seeing the kitchen area where the recipes are made on "The Better Show." 

Kim -- we've only met once but she was so warm and friendly that I feel I've made a friend -- is an Australian mum who's found the way to make healthy, delicious home-cooked foods simply. Her recipes call for four -- or less -- ingredients and they're quick, budget-friendly and yummy, a combination that can't be surpassed. I had the best time looking at her website and seeing the books she's published. I think these would make great gifts for Christmas, Mother's Day, a bridal shower or a house gift for a first apartment, and there's even one that features gluten-free recipes.   

I am so happy to host a giveaway for Kim's latest book, 4 Ingredients Chocolates Cakes & Cute Things

The yummiest recipes!

This giveaway runs through next Saturday, May 17 and I will announce the lucky winner -- and eater! -- on Sunday, May 18. Please be a citizen of Buttercupand on Google +, Google Friend, or Bloglovin' and leave a comment with your favorite dessert.  

I hope you're having a sunlit Saturday. It's lovely in New York today. I've got my Bible study group later this afternoon and afterwards hope to get together with one of my cousins who's visiting New York City for the day. I'll be back later with some Pink Saturday Mother's Day wishes. 

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care!

Please note: I was given a copy of "4 Ingredients Chocolates Cakes & Cute Things" for review purposes, but the opinions are all mine.  

37 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Carol, how exciting to meet the author of the cookbook! I am looking forward to your new series on your blog. My favorite dessert is cupcakes and in summer strawberry shortcake. Have a nice weekend. I follow you by GFC.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun new series of Friday posts you've started! Some of my favorite things are chocolate, cakes and cute things! I can't choose just one favorite dessert, but if I had to pick one I would say NY Cheesecake... or double chocolate cake... or a banana split. Now I'm hungry for something sweet!

TARYTERRE said...

Kim McCosker sounds like my kind of chef. Especially the part about 4 ingredients or less. Anything fast and simple and I'm in. GREAT photo of the two of you.

Vicky Hunt said...
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Vicky Hunt said...

Wow! 4 ingredients or less sounds like my kind of cookbook! My favorite desert has to be cookies..almost any kind, warm from the oven! But I love sweets of all kinds so it's hard to choose one. Have a lovely weekend...Vicky

Mevely317 said...

I agree with Taryerre -- great photo!

Desert? I'll trade you my chocolate for a slice of NY Cheesecake. No? Then make my second choice some sort of pudding. Tapioca!

Annesphamily said...

You have so much fun! I love your giveaway. Always looking for ways to simplify life. Catching up a bit tonight. Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful Sunday!

Pam said...

Kim sounds like a great chef! And that had to be loads of fun for you! Have a wonderful day!

Nellie said...

The book sounds like one that every one should have. Four ingredients! How efficient!

It must have been thrilling to be able to meet Kim. NYC offers all sorts of wonderful opportunities for you!

Nellie said...

Oops! Forgot to mention that my favorite dessert is anything chocolate!:) The cake son-in-law baked for a Mother's Day treat for our daughter and me is my newest favorite!

Theresa said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway! I love recipes with a few ingredients:) I think my favorite dessert is carrot cake! My Niece makes the best one ever! Enjoy your week my friend, HUGS!

Susan O said...

How fun! I am all about short recipes that yield great results. My favorite dessert is my grandmother-in-law's banana pudding. Nothing like it. :) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

SexyBrat said...

My favorite desert is a cheesecake.

Natalie Yeoman said...

my favorite dessert is vanilla cupcakes! i followed on googleplus - natalie yeoman

email - freebies_samples@aol.com

Thomas Gibson said...

My favorite dessert is chocolate cream cheese cupcakes.


t.gibson3770@yahoo.com

jtwark said...

follow bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/joegersch

and I love chocolate mousse

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Paula Michele Hafner said...

I love home made chocolate pie. I use my grandma's recipe to make it. I also love Coca-cola cake.

amanda whitley said...
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amanda whitley said...

my favorite dessert is mint chocolate pie achadwick22 at yahoo dot com

Pondside said...

Four ingredients? That's my kind of recipe!

Francine said...

follow on gfc and I like french silk pie

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Becca said...

I follow you via gfc. My favorite dessert is either Boston cream pie or chocolate chip cookies. sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

Wayne Lecoy said...

I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win a copy of
4 Ingredients Chocolate, Cakes & Cute Things: Simple, Sweet & Savory Bites Perfect for Entertaining at Home by Kim McCosker.
My favorite dessert
is Mint Chocolate Pie.
I follow with Google Friend Connect
and Google+.
Thank you for having this giveaway.

Candie L said...

I am following on GFC. I would think with there only being 4 ingredients, I could not mess this up. Thank you


candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise S. said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm a follower all three ways and I love all kinds of cakes, cupcakes and dessert in general!
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

Melanie Montgomery said...

I follow clarkmurdock-gfc


I love cupcakes, and only 4 ingredients? This is awesome.

clarkmurdock at yahoo dot com

kathy pease said...

google friend kathy pease

I love cherry cheesecake :)

cassandra said...

My favorite dessert would have to be a red velvet cupcake!
gfc: cassandra marquez
cmarquez482(At)outlook(Dot)com

patricia shaffery said...

my favorite dessert is pound cake
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patricia shaffery

Sky Evans said...

My favorite dessert has to be spongecake. It's so good!
skevens7@gmail.com

Buddy Garrett said...

Lemon Meringue Pie is my favorite dessert.

amy banks said...

I'd love to win this book. Looks like alot of fun to be have with kid. Thanks for the chance.

Clair Freebie said...

GFC follow and we tend to love cakes and brownies the most!

Maria Simon said...

any recipe with only 4 ingredients..how easy and wonderful :)

noreen said...

Cheesecake brownies or cream puffs

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