“The Baking Bites Cookbook” Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
February 19, 2010
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When I attended the Smucker’s Event in November, I had the opportunity to hang out with Nicole Weston, blogger and author of The Baking Bites Cookbook.  I also briefly met her at the General Mills Eat and Greet in August of 2009.  She is so sweet and fun to hang out with.   Plus, she takes amazing pictures and is a fellow redhead!

I had the opportunity to review her first cookbook published – The Baking Bites Cookbook.  It’s a great cookbook with some super yummy recipes!  My favorites are the Zesty Lemon Bars and the Mexican Chocolate Black Bottom Cupcakes.  She has recipes for Cookies, Bar Cookies and Brownies, Cakes, Pies and Tarts, Quick Breads and Coffee Cakes, and Muffins and Scones.

Show this fellow blogger your support and pick up a copy of The Baking Bites Cookbook on Amazon today!

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I received a copy of “The Baking Bites Cookbook” from Jennifer Weston to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

261 Responses to ““The Baking Bites Cookbook” Review & Giveaway”

  1. kelly o says:

    I love the baking bites blog! It’s one of my go-to sources for baking recipes for sure.

  2. SANDY says:

    love getting creative ideas from cookbooks

  3. deb says:

    I love to bake…the zesty lemon bars sound yummy!

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  6. Kristi C says:

    I would like to win this cookbook because the ;pie on the front looked so yummy.

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  8. randi says:

    I love cookbooks ! I also love to cook & bake all sorts of different recipes, my family never knows what to expect.

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  10. Mary M says:

    I like to look at cookbooks and select recipes I would like to try. I think I do more looking at recipes than actually cooking. However, my daughter loves to try out new recipes.

  11. Mary M says:

    I enjoy looking at cookbooks and selecting recipes to try. I do not always get around to trying out the recipes, but I sure do enjoy looking at cookbooks and collecting them. However, my daughter enjoyes trying out new recipes.

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  19. Kelly Deaton says:

    I’d love to win because my daughter loves to bake with me. We’d love to try some of these new recipes. Thanks for the chance!
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  26. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I AM NOT A GOOD COOK…I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET AND THIS COOKBOOK WOULD HELP

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  28. Madonna says:

    I love dessert is why I want to win 🙂

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  33. Suburban Prep says:

    I love the Baking Bites blog and have it in my google reader. I would love to have the wonderful recipes that I see on a daily basis in one place.

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  35. Carol W. says:

    My husband would love it if I baked every day. I’m always looking for new ideas. This cookbook would help.

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  38. Debra P says:

    I would like to win this cookbook because the recipes sound yummy! debsweeps4@yahoo.com

  39. susan varney says:

    i love new cookbooks they usually have new recipes mverno@roadrunner.com

  40. I would love this cookbook because I LOVE to bake!! I am a new wife so I don’t have many cookbooks and I’m always online looking for new things to bake!! 🙂
    Thanks!!!

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  44. The Zesty lemon bars sound great!!!! Sounds like a great cookbook!!!

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  51. Amber G says:

    I would love to win this cookbook to experiment with baking a little more – I hardly ever bake but this cookbook would inspire me!

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  55. nan lara says:

    i’d love to learn how to make the mexican chocolate cupcakes…sound so good
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  60. Sarah C says:

    I love to cook and want to become a better baker!

  61. DEBBIE STANTON says:

    i would love to win this for my 18-year old daughter… she loves to bake and decorate and trying out new recipes.

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  64. Nancy W. says:

    The Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe alone makes me want it

  65. Jennifer B. says:

    The book looks great. Based on your review, I’d love the variety of recipes in the book. They sound pretty unique.

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  70. shelly cox says:

    If you tasted my cooking you would understand why I need this book..my kids and husband are hoping I win..lol

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  73. I LOVE to try new recipes, especially ones like this!

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  78. Rachel Newman says:

    I have had the Baking Bites blog site bookmarked for a while, and it is a favorite when I am hunting an favorite recipe!

  79. Grant says:

    Love to bake and her blog is pretty good.

  80. Jennifer says:

    I love to cook new recipes so I would love this book!

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  85. Carla Pullum says:

    I love to bake thats why I would like to win!
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  86. Karen Pochodowicz says:

    I would like to win because I need to expand my recipe selections for dessert. I mostly just make cookies and cakes. This seems like it has a lot of variety.

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  89. deb c says:

    One of my favorite things is cookbooks. I have quite a collection and am always looking to add to it.

  90. denise says:

    I want to win because the cover looks so yuummy!

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  93. Donna says:

    love tring new recipes

  94. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I love to bake, and I always want the new baking cookbooks! Thanks!

  95. Erica says:

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  98. angie says:

    I love new recipes, and the picture on the cover looks delicious.

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    I have been baking a lot and would love to win this book!

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  104. REBECCA says:

    Love to try new recipes

  105. Mellissa C says:

    I love to bake and try new things.

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  107. Jennifer Reda says:

    i would love to win because i read bakingbites.com everyday! i love it

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  115. christopher h says:

    i’d love to win this because as i’m just learning to bake this would be really helpful

  116. I love to bake…probably because those are usually the only things that really turn out for me…plus I LOVE sweets! So I would love to win so I can try out some new yummy recipes!

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  122. Lucy Schwartz says:

    This cookbook contains recipes for scones. The first scone I had was in a quaint little restraurant with incredible breakfasts and I do not mean McMuffins. I have had scones since then but none have been even close to that orange scone. So in my search for the perfect scone, I need this cookbook.

  123. Tarah says:

    Oh I love baking – esp when the temps drop! I love to heat the house up via the oven and fill it with yummy smells!

  124. Wendy M says:

    I am always looking for more dessert recipes. This one looks wonderful.
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  133. Ani says:

    I’d love to win because I’m always looking for new yummy treats to make.

  134. Heidi B. says:

    I would love to win this cookbook because I am always looking for new, yummy recipes. I have a few cookbooks, but it just seems that we eat the same things too often. I am always printing out new ideas online. A new cookbook would fit in with my idea of finding new recipes. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  140. Cynthia R says:

    Need to expand my dessert dishes, I only regularly make about 3 different desserts. Hoping this cookbook will help me expand my horizons.

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  144. Amanda Campbell says:

    I would like to win this cookbook because the cover looks delicious and I am always looking for new recipes to try.

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  150. chastidy says:

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  158. Erma says:

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  159. karen says:

    I want to win so I can make the Mexican Chocolate Black Bottom Cupcakes for my next party. Thanks.

  160. jenn says:

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  166. Rebecca O says:

    My fiancee would probably want me to bake every single recipe in the book! And I love to bake…so this would be great to have. Thanks for the chance.

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  171. Ed Nemmers says:

    This would be great for me and my sweet tooth!

  172. Jammie says:

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  175. Cynthya P says:

    I’d I’d love to win because I want to make the Mexican Chocolate Black Bottom Cupcakes–they sound so good!

  176. Angela Winesburg says:

    I love cooking new things! Thanks!

  177. Ashley says:

    i would love to win because i LOVE to bake

  178. Renee G says:

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  179. I would love to win this cookbook because we have to bake all our own goodies because of all the dietary issues in the family. My daughter is an expert at taking the recipes and substituting ingredients to make it delicious as well as safe for all the allergies the kids have.
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  185. Brittany says:

    I want to win because you had me at Zesty Lemon Bars

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    I love to try new recipes, and this cookbook sounds great!
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  199. Melanie says:

    Yummm. We love to bake in my household!

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  212. Gianna says:

    I’m always looking for new recipes to try 🙂

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  217. Veronica Garrett says:

    I’d love to win. The recipes sound great. I would love to bake them for my family.

  218. heather c says:

    I would love to win solely for the Zesty Lemon Bar recipe. Indeed.

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