Last Friday was my annual Mother/Daughter baking day with my Mom, Sister and our daughters. We have been doing this for several years now. It is literally one of my favorite days of the year. Our main baking agenda is butter tarts, which I oddly don't really eat but we do also try and make a few other things. These other things are what I look forward to. Our trick is to come up with a few no bake items to put together while the dozens and dozens of butter tarts are baking. For some reason I love no bake desserts, especially when they are covered in chocolate.
I recently was given a copy of the cookbook "Gatherings" . A beautiful book by Jan Scott and Julie Van Rosendaal. The book is full of a wide range of different recipes grouped together by occasions, like kids birthday parties, backyard barbecues, pizza parties, date nights, games nights and more. This book has everything appetizers, main courses, desserts, drinks and snacks. It really encompasses a recipe for any gathering you might have.
Since Mother/Daughter baking day is technically a family gathering I decided it would be great to try a recipe from this book. They also happen to have a perfect no bake recipe, "Aunt Kathy's Peanut Butter Balls". I find you can never really go wrong with peanut butter balls (unless you happen to be allergic to peanut butter). The peanut butter balls in this book are also a bit different, with the addition of dates and walnuts. This gives them a great twist of chewy and crunchy inside. They were of course, delicious and the hubby complained I made him stop eating them so I could take some photos. He can now proceed with eating.
This weekend I have plan to make two more recipes, Potatoes Dauphinoise and a Lemony Kale and Brussels Sprouts salad. There are really just to many wonderful recipes inside to try. Several of my blogging friends also got a chance to try out the book. Check out their posts from the week to see more delicious recipes from this book.
Please be sure to check out these fabulous bloggers all week long as we celebrate Jan and Julie:
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Disclosure: I was given a complimentary copy of Gatherings for review purposes, courtesy of Whitecap Books. As always, any and all opinions and views are completely my own. This post contains affiliate links.