April 28, 2015

The Family Calendar Cookbook is here!

The Family Calendar Cookbook

Today is publication day! I know it is has been a long time coming and I am SO excited it is finally here. As of today you can officially find The Family Calendar Cookbook: From Birthday to Bake Sales, Good Food To Carry You Through the Year on store shelves and online. There is an ample acknowledgements section but right now I am want to thank all of YOU! My readers, supporters, and friends. I am so immensely grateful for your support! As book reviews come in I’ll be sure to share them with you. In the mean time, here is a little bit about the book and some events I’m planning for 2015!

About the book: I wrote this book to help families always be able to find the perfect recipe in a pinch. A couple of years ago I found myself suddenly tasked with a lot of cooking above and beyond my every day fare and needed a recipe repertoire to match. Go-to bake sale recipe? Done. What to make for Thanksgiving dinner? A beach picnic with friends? I needed recipes for occasions that were a little different than my usual weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner routine.

Organization: The make the book match the theme I organized it like a family calendar. It is organized by season. Within each season there are menus for specific occasions. There are also seasonal crafts and some light, fun gardening tips.

Artwork: Instead of layering in a few glossy photographs that might eventually look dated my editor and I decided to have the book illustrated. We love the work of Lindsey Spinks and were thrilled with the pictures she drew.

I’ll continue to fill you in about the book throughout the year. In the mean time, come and see me if you can!

Book signings:

Thursday May 7th, 6-8pm at JMcLaughlin in Southport, CT.

Thursday June 4th from 6-8pm at JMcLaughlin in Concord, MA.

The Family Calendar Book Signing

Fall book signings planned for:

Charleston, SC

Charlotte, NC

Chicago, IL

Edina, MN

If you’d like me to come to your city please let me know! Stay tuned tomorrow for a very special giveaway which includes a signed book!

8 Responses to “The Family Calendar Cookbook is here!”

  1. grandbabycakes says:

    This is absolutely fantastic! Big congrats! I can’t wait for you to come to Chicago!!

  2. Hi Kelsey, Thank you so much for offering me the opportunity to work on the illustrations for your book. I can’t wait to see the finished book and make lots of your delicious sounding recipes! Enjoy your book signings! Lindsey x

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef says:

      Thanks, Lindsey!! I LOVE your illustrations and am so pleased with how everything turned out!

  3. Liz Schmitt says:

    Posting one of your recipes on my site tomorrow – loving the new book!

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef says:

      Thanks, Liz!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday. We toasted you in Napa!

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