It’s official! Cover number two for the win! Thank you all so much for voting last week. It’s all becoming very real and I’ve had a blast reading all of your feedback. I didn’t know that so many of you detest cabbage; now I’m on a mission to bring cabbage back!
For those who are curious, here’s the final count:
FINAL RESULTS: 7445 Votes
Cover 1 – 949 Votes (12.8%)
Cover 2 – 3425 Votes (46.1%)
Cover 3 – 3058 Votes (41.1%)
Funny enough, those percentages match perfectly with my own preferences. One of a million reasons why you all are the best people on the internet! Thank you again for your support throughout this crazy cookbook-making process, and for your input on the cover. I wanted a bold, vibrant, eye-catching photo of a fresh and satisfying recipe on the cover, and I think the salad is exactly that.
The book comes out May 16th, which seems so far away, but it will be here before we know it. It’s available for pre-orders on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can find more details here. Chris pre-ordered some cookbooks to give as gifts this Christmas, and he’s printing out copies of the cover to give for now. Love it.
I absolutely cannot wait for you to see the book and all of my new favorite recipes that I’ve had to keep under wraps. For now, I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite festive recipes to celebrate the official cover announcement. They would all be fantastic options to serve at holiday gatherings.
If you can’t find blood oranges yet, regular oranges would be great, too
“Well, in spite of yourself and your perfectionism, you have created the perfect sangria! We’re having a Super Bowl Ungame Party and we’ve inconveniently run out of Blood Orange and Pomegranate Sparking Sangria. Back to the store!” – Peggy
“This became my pocket cocktail for the 2015 holiday season! I impressed party guests AND my bartender roommates! I occasionally used an egg white for more body (it’s a thing!) and it was super delish. Thank you!!” – Carlin
Let me know how you like this one! I love it.
“Hi Kate! I’ve made LOTS of your recipes…they’re some of my favorites! This one is no exception. I used a mix of jack and cheddar cheeses and cooked the veggies in the skillet to save on time…it was a huge hit all around! I will definitely be making this again soon. Looking forward to your cookbook!” – Brooke
“This was the MOST yummy and satisfying soup!! I’m making it again tonight. It will be a regular in my house from now on.” – Annemarie
“Yes this is delicious! Just made it and I’m very impressed with the flavours. Planning on having it with tempeh fajitas tonight! Thanks!” – Sarah
“Baked this cake today using navel oranges and it was DELICIOUS! Super moist and flavourful, and not crazy-complicated to make either. Bookmarking this so I can recreate it with other citrus fruits in the future.” – Laura
“I made these for my church discipleship group and everyone loved them! So easy and delicious!” – Trish
“Made this recipe tonight and wow it was amazing!” – Kristen
“Hi Kate (and Cookie!), I made this brownie recipe and it turned out beautifully! Chocolatey, chewy, and the perfect crispy top – just as promised. I followed the directions carefully, no substitutions, and really got an upper body workout in while I stirred. Rave reviews from my taste test crew too! Love your blog.” – Kitten
More holiday resources you might appreciate: my 2016 holiday gift guide, 2015 holiday gift guide, 23 favorite holiday recipes, kitchen essentials shop, favorite cookbooks list and holiday Pinterest board!