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Desserts in Jars in the News

9/26/13
Pumpkin Cheesecakes featured on Bakepedia.

9/8/13
Desserts in Jars book + recipe featured in the Tampa Tribune.

8/12/13
The Pirch hosted 60+ Girl Scouts of San Diego on 8/10 for National S’mores Day and made Campfire Bars Mix from Desserts in Jars; recipe and event featured on their blog The Blissery.

7/12/13
Featured in Orange County Jewish Life, with the recipe for Classic Apple Pies in Jars.

7/3/13
Recipe for Frozen Banana Splits featured on Red Tricycle website and newsletter.

7/3/13
Recipe for Strawberry Shortcakes in Jars featured on GirlsLife.com.

6/20/13
Family Foodie/#SundaySuppers is hosting a Desserts in Jars summer tour. Click here for full list of online + in-person stops.

4/1/13
Recipe for Tres Leches Cakes featured in the Belleville News Democrat.

3/7/13
Crazy for Crust blog featured Shaina’s Coconut Cream Pies and is giving away a copy of the book.

2/14/13
Reviewed on Vanilla.com; recipes for White Chocolate Lime Puddings and Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes shared.

1/22/12
Valentine’s Day-themed recipes from Desserts in Jars featured on Mom It Forward.

1/21/13
Frozen Mudslide Pies recipe + photos featured on Miss… in the Kitchen blog.

12/21/12
Strawberry Shortcakes recipe and giveaway featured on Supper for a Steal.

12/21/12
Basil Strawberry-Lemonade Granitas recipe and giveaway featured on Juanita’s Cocina.

12/20/12
Monster Cookies Mix and giveaway featured on Magnolia Days.

12/19/12
Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust and giveaway featured on Mommy.Mama.Mom.

12/19/12
Cherry Almond Crumble and giveaway featured on Sue’s Nutrition Buzz.

12/19/12
Campfire Bar Mix recipe and giveaway featured on Mama’s Blissful Bites.

12/18/12
Desserts in Jars featured in The New Haven Register, showcasing Shaina’s recipes as last-minute gift ideas.

12/18/12
Shaina was interviewed on the Midlife Roadtrip BlogTalk radio show.

12/18/12
Book review, Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix recipe, and giveaway on The Meltaways.

12/18/12
Review, Orange White Chocolate Cheesecakes, and giveaway on girlichef: “But the desserts inside are not limited to this holiday season alone.  You can find frozen desserts to take to picnics in the summer heat.  You can find birthday party treats, girls-night-in ideas, and Spring brunch sweets.  There are also jars of mixes that you can assemble and give to those beginning bakers, teachers, or busy moms.  You are limited only by your own imagination.” Read full review here.

12/18/12
Orange White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cranberry Sauce featured on Good Food Stories blog.

12/17/12
Review, Banana Buttermilk Trifles recipe, and giveaway on Daily Dish Recipes.

12/17/12
Pull-Apart Cinnamon Breads featured on In the Kitchen with KP.

12/17/12
Family Foodie sponsored a week-long #DessertsInJars virtual party, featuring 12 different blogs.

12/15/12
Monster Cookie Mix and giveaway featured on Bluebonnets & Brownies.

12/10/12
Desserts in Jars included in Baking Bites’s “Cookbooks for Bakers” holiday gift guide: “Desserts in Jars were one of the most fun baking trends of the year, as people discovered that changing up the presentation of something as simple as a cupcake or pudding can turn a classic dessert into something new and innovative.”

12/10/12
Holiday-themed Monster Cookie Mix featured on Kevin & Amanda, along with a giveaway.

12/9/12
Shaina’s Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar recipe featured on Tiny Green Mom.

12/5/12
Desserts in Jars included as the first book in a Star Tribune roundup of local Minnesota authors.

12/5/12
Monster Cookie Mix and giveaway features on Eclectic Recipes.

12/5/12
Monster Cookie Mix and a giveaway featured on TidyMom.

12/4/12
Gourmande in the Kitchen blog included Desserts in Jars in her 2012 Gift Guide.

11/27/12
Desserts in Jars featured in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, along with a recipe and quotes from Shaina.

11/27/12
Shaina’s Monster Cookie Mix shared on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen, along with a book giveaway.

11/27/12
Book review, giveaway, and interview with Shaina on Authentic Suburban Gourmet blog.

11/23/12
Pumpkin Cheesecakes with a Gingersnap Crust featured on Tiny Green Mom blog.

11/21/12
Add a Pinch included Desserts in Jars in her Favorite Cookbooks of 2012 giveaway.

11/20/12
Win one of five giveaway copies from Honest Cooking.

11/19/12
Giveaway and recipe on Chic Galleria.

11/1/12
Desserts in Jars reviewed in Chicago’s The Lake County Journal; Indian Rice Puddings featured.

10/29/12
Desserts in Jars featured on Family Circle’s MOMster.

10/9/12
Shaina guest posted for Eating Rules as a part of October Unprocessed.

10/8/12

RecipeGirl Lori Lange featured Desserts in Jars as one of her must-have new cookbooks.

9/17/12
Mercer and Sage reviewed Desserts in Jars and is offering a giveaway of the book, plus a set of mason jars from Seattle’s Specialty Bottle.

9/1/12
Desserts in Jars reviewed on 30s Magazine.

8/17/12
Soja Groset reviewed Desserts in Jars for Seattle Weekly‘s Cooking the Books.

8/12/12
Jessica Fisher reviewed Desserts in Jars for Life as Mom: “Shaina is my go-to girl for food photography. I love her eye for putting things together in a way to make them look as appealing as they actually are… And I know from experience that Shaina’s recipes are spot-on.” Read full review here.

8/8/12
My Baking Addiction reviewed Desserts in Jars, shared the recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cakes, and is giving away a copy of the book.

8/7/12
Cardamom Pear Crisps and a book giveaway featured on Sugarcrafter.

8/6/12
Shaina quoted in The Chicago Tribune about pudding nostalgia.

8/6/12
Baking Bites reviewed Desserts in Jars: “It covers a surprisingly wide range of desserts and you’ll definitely be drawn right in to the desserts in jars concept as you flip through the pages take a look at just how beautiful some of these desserts look.” Read full review here.

8/6/12
The Experimental Gourmand is giving away a copy of Desserts in Jars.

8/5/12
Linda Avery reviewed Desserts in Jars for Pen & Fork: “In her book… Shaina Olmanson does a credible job of demonstrating the versatility of using a four or eight-ounce jar as the vessel for presenting dessert.” Read full review here.

8/1/12
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen featured Desserts in Jars and is giving away a copy of the book.

8/1/12
Shaina’s event with Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes and The Spiral Bookcase was covered by Montgomery Media.

7/27/12
Outnumbered 3 to 1 reviewed Desserts in Jars and shared the recipe for Campfire Bars Mix.

7/25/12
Jessica Fisher is giving away a copy of Desserts in Jars on Life as Mom!

7/25/12
Bell’Alimento shared Shaina’s Peach Bourbon Pies.

7/23/12
Laura Weiss reviewed Desserts in Jars for The Huffington Post blog: “…after sitting down with this new cookbook, I’m pretty much wowed. Published by the highly regarded Harvard Common Press, Desserts in Jars boasts gorgeous photos, and clearly written text. The recipes for cupcakes, frozen treat, pies and the like are straightforward and easy to follow.” Read the full review here.

7/23/12
Review on TidyMom, featuring recipe for Lemon-Blueberry Bread Puddings.

7/20/12
Hostess with the Mostess reviews Desserts in Jars, and includes “5 Reasons Why You’ll Treasure This Cookbook.”

7/20/12
Shaina’s Almond-Poppyseed Cakes featured on Bake at 350, along with a review of the book.

7/19/12
Drink critic and author A.J. Rathbun shared the recipe for Peach Granita Bellinis on Seattlemag.com as a part of a “spiked desserts” roundup.

7/19/12
Project Foodie featured the recipe for Shaina’s Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding.

7/19/12
Glorious Treats made Shaina’s Cherry-Almond Crumble and offered a giveaway of the book.

7/17/12
Something Swanky reviewed Desserts in Jars, shared the recipe for Lemon White Chocolate Cheesecakes, and is offering a giveaway of the book as a part of her “Swanky Stuff Link Party.”

7/15/12
Shaina guest contributed to Sweet Lemon Magazine‘s July/August 2012 issue, sharing her recipe for Strawberry-Basil Lemonade Granitas.

7/13/12
Monique from Ambitious Kitchen shares her experience making the “Monster Cookies” from Desserts in Jars and is offering a giveaway copy of the book.

7/9/12
Bakingdom reviewed the book : “Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine is a truly fun, beautiful book that I spent days perusing before I could settle on what to make. Every recipe sounds delicious, and each one is accompanied by gorgeous photos that inspire you to run out and buy hundreds of beautiful little jars and fun spoons.” Read the full review here.

7/7/12
Dine and Dish reviewed Desserts in Jars, shared the recipe for Tres Leches Cakes, and is offering a giveaway copy of the book.

7/7/12
Desserts in Jars featured on Food Your Way, along with a giveaway.

7/6/12
Food writer Joy Estelle Summers interviewed Shaina for City Pages‘ Hot Dish Blog.

7/5/12
Alice Currah reviewed Desserts in Jars for PBS Parents‘s Kitchen Explorers blog.

7/5/12
The Naptime Chef reviewed Desserts in Jars and shared Shaina’s recipe for Frozen Mudside Pies. Also featured on Momtastic.

7/2/12
The Desserts in Jars trailer was named Shelf Awareness‘s Book Trailer of the Week.

6/27/12
Amanda from Kevin & Amanda, who assisted with recipe testing and photography for the book, give a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making it.

6/22/12
Desserts in Jars featured a second time on Simple Bites; includes a book giveaway and interview with Shaina.

6/20/12
Simple Bites made Shaina’s Rustic Rhubarb Custard Pies for Pie Party 2012.

6/19/12
Shaina shared her recipe for Cherry-Almond Crumble on Lifetime Moms.

6/18/12
Mommies with Cents reviewed Desserts in Jars and is offering a giveaway copy of the book.

6/11/12
Shaina shared her recipe for Basil Strawberry-Lemon Granitas on Babble.com’s The Family Kitchen.

6/5/12
Shaina interviewed on Minneapolis Farmers Market’s Fresh & Local Podcast.

5/11/12
The Knot featured Desserts in Jars and shared the recipe for Shaina’s Cherry-Almond Crumble.

1/12/12
Desserts in Jars was called out on Kevin & Amanda, a blog with almost 180,000 unique monthly visitors.

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  1. Susan@LunaCafe 20/09/2013 at 10:26 am

    Wow, it’s so awesome to see the power of the web and especially all those amazing food bloggers in the new world of publishing. Bravo on the stellar campaign!

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