Here to share the official launch of our printed cookbook, Master the Electric Pressure Cooker! Read on for a peek into our thoughts and emotions as this enfolds for us. Let me walk you through the inside of the book, and enter our 4 book giveaway by leaving a comment below!
Let’s rewind, say 15 years.
Boy did my big sister Marci despise sharing with me.
“Please let me wear your clothes sissy? Promise I won’t ruin them this time.”
“Let me hang out with you and your friends, just this once.”
Or she would really really hate it when I would “share” the news of her birthday presents before her birthday. “Mom got you a bubble gum machine, mom got you a bubble gum machine.” Hehe.
Who would have ever imagined that we would be here now, sharing one of the most exciting accomplishments of our lives . . . together.
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We shared the work load. We shared all the ups. We shared all the downs.
And because of all that, we now get to share our cookbook with the world . . . together.
We want to kick this off by sharing books to 4 lucky winners!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. I’ll pick 2 winners here and then head over to Marci’s Food side of things and leave another comment on her book launch post. She will pick 2 winners from over there!!
We will announce on the 12th of September!
Now, I’m hoping this “shared experience” is far less frustrating for Marci, than all those obnoxious-little-sister years ago. I speak for myself, but it’s been an amazing ride already! I stand in awe at what we were able to accomplish when we brought all our talents and knowledge to the table.
Have I told you how this whole thing started?
Here is the readers digest version.
- Early of 2016 we shared some pressure cooker recipes on my blog, TIDBITS, at tidbits-cami.com. They took off.
- I convinced her to help me write a digital ecookbook to get her recipes out there.
- Summer of 2016 was spent creating and photographing over 70 recipes for the ebook, followed by long hours at the computer putting it all together.
- Just as we were wrapping it up and prepping for launch in October 2016, we received an email from Skyhorse Publishing to write a published cookbook.
- Contracts, logistics, and loads of giddy excitement later . . .
- We added to our recipes and worked through the finer details of published works . . . a world we knew very little about.
- Then, being led by the spirit, and confused by the adversary, we took a big leap of faith together as we Branded together under TIDBITS, re-designed our sites, and launched a new food side of the blog found at tidbits-marci.com, launched on July 10th, 2017.
- September 5, 2017. Our book, Master the Electric Pressure Cooker, hit bookstores and distribution centers around the world.
This photo shoot you see here, done by my dear friend Sandy, was the first time we looked at our books together.
We laughed about how the cover image was one we didn’t think would turn out. At the time of the photoshoot for this particular dish, Marci pulled out the “roasted” chicken from the pressure cooker, and I said, “I’m sorry sis. But I cannot make that look pretty.” And what do you know, Skyhorse wanted it for the cover! Turns out I have a knack for poultry photography 😉
We ooo’ed and awe’ed about how pretty it all turned out. We laughed at how ridiculously wore out we were. We spoke of things we wished we had done different. We rejoiced to have it done.
And now, we are bracing for whatever lies ahead!
It may flop. It may succeed. It may do exactly what we hoped it would do – teach others how to use electric pressure cookers (aka Instant Pots) and realize it’s massive potential to transform your ways in the kitchen, for the better!
But whatever lies ahead, I’ll forever be grateful for this experience that has brought us together and strengthened our relationship with each other and our Father in Heaven.
All that aside, let’s dive into the book and let me walk you through some of its pages, so you know what to expect!
Once you open the beautiful hardcover, you’ll find yourself at the Table of Contents. We’ve broken the recipes down into categories, which we hope is helpful.
You can also read more about us, the creators, and for those whom we give acknowledgment to a large part in the formation of this book.
Then, in just enough pages, we explain the basics of pressure cooking and enough guides to give you the confidence to pull out the pressure cooker and start exploring!
Once it’s time to jump into the recipes, you can start at breakfast.
Each of the 100+ recipes has an entertaining intro from my sister, to give life and stories to each recipe, followed by the basics, ingredients, and instructions.
And don’t forget the mouth watering images of every single recipe in this book!
In the back you’ll find time charts for different food groups, provided by Fagor America. These are so handy to give you a starting point for all kinds of foods you wish to pressure cook.
We wrap up the book with a page on how to connect with us on the web and in our helpful and inspiring private Facebook group. Then you’ll make it to the back cover to explore some endorsements from our dear friends, and read more about the book in general.
One of our most common questions we get is, “Is this published version different than our ecookbook?”
When we put out our ebook, we were not surprised by many readers sharing with us that they just didn’t like to have cookbooks on their devices. They much preferred an actual book! We agree, there is nothing quite like flipping through the pages of a book, but we also know some still prefer a digital copy.
How excited we are to provide both options! Yes, this physical book has all the recipes found in our ebook, plus we added a little over 30 new ones to the printed version.
While we still have plans to update our ecookbook and add even more, you can still have both the printed version and the digital version if you like!
We are offering a coupon code to take $5.00 off the digital copy, by going HERE and typing in the promo code at checkout: ILOVEDIGITAL
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We hope this will help reach everyone who desires this book in printed or digital formats – or both!!
Now, wait no longer! Get Master the Electric Pressure Cooker in Amazon Prime time, Barnes & Nobles, or IndieBooks.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for walking this journey with us. Thank you for your support, kind words and your visits. We couldn’t even dream this up without you, our readers! Also a big thanks goes to Skyhorse Publishing. They were absolutely wonderful to work with, and we are grateful for their faith in us!
If you are a blogger/influencer and have an audience that would love to hear your review of this book, please let us know! We are still gathering a launch team to share the book and would be happy to send you one for review.
Leave me a comment below to enter to win a signed cookbook, from our hands to yours! Then go and leave a comment on Marci’s post, to double your odds 😉
Let me know any questions you might have, if you love your electric pressure cooker, or you desperately want one, or perhaps a favorite recipe you like to make in the PC or want converted for the PC. Let’s talk all things pressure!
If you would like to help us see this book succeed and reach more people, a review on Amazon would make a world of difference! Thank you so much!
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