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Giveaway: Sunset 6 Ingredients Or Less Cookbook


One of my continuously unfulfilled goals has been to organize my recipe library. So far, I have never been able to keep my loose recipes organized in a searchable fashion. I am forever calling my mother to get her recipe for such-and-such to the point that when I call just to talk to her (and not my father) she starts the conversation with, “let me go get the recipe box.”

Initially I thought that epicurious.com would be the answers to my organizational prayers. I’d be able to divest myself of all my back issues of Gourmet and Food & Wine magazines. Then I forgot my password that was attached to a long dead email address and could no longer access my recipe box. Annoying. Also, I missed the large format, pornographic photographs of the food that the cookbooks provide.

With the advent of Pinterest, technology has finally matched my cooking needs. I can finally bookmark (with a photograph) my favorite online recipes. One of my New Year’s resolutions for next year will be that I have to store all my “to-be-tried” recipes in a digital format so I can finally divest myself of the binders and boxes currently containing hundreds of random newspaper clippings and recipe cards.

This week I am giving away my well-loved copy of Sunset 6 Ingredients Or Less (Short, Simple & Delicious Recipes), which was the first cookbook I bought for myself when I moved away from home. This was the perfect cookbook for dorm room cooking. Not only could most of these recipes be easily converted to be cooked in a toaster oven, on at hotplate, or inside a rice cooker, but because the recipes use 6 ingredients or less, a week’s worth of dinner ingredients would fit into my dinky dorm room refrigerator. It’s also a great cookbook for people who work all day, but still like to scratch cook dinner. The recipes are speedy and delicious.

To enter for a chance to win this copy of Sunset 6 Ingredients or Less cookbook share your method of organizing recipes or link to your favorite 6 ingredient or less recipe in the comments section below. I will randomly choose one winner Tuesday, July 2nd, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.


  1. Morfydd
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure I don’t need a new cookbook (though this one sounds very useful and I won’t say no)…

    I’ve culled my cookbooks a lot, and the ones I kept now live in my regular bookshelf for reading pleasure. For actual cooking, I keep everything in Evernote. Every recipe that looks tasty gets put into a notebook called “Recipes to Try” and if they work out well they go into a notebook called just “Recipes”.

    I also keep “The Best Recipe” by Cook’s Illustrated in a stand-up in my kitchen, as the first reference for how to do many recipes and why. When I get into specific interests (currently no-knead baking) that book will get stuffed into the stand-up as well.

  2. Maureen
    Posted June 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink


    this recipe goes over so well with family and friends. Especially this time of year since the grilling is the best way to bring out the flavor of food and the peaches are coming into season.

  3. Posted June 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi Maureen– I love grilled peaches so this is perfect for me. Thanks!

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