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Cookbook GIVEAWAY: Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love

Phyllo Cups Yogurt Dessert
Photo Credit: Photography by Todd Porter and Diane Cu

I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a good cookbook. So I was delighted to receive a review copy of Cristina Ferrare’s new cookbook, “Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love”, which hits shelves today. It contains a selection of her favorite recipes using ingredients that anyone can pull from their own kitchen. Cristina took three years to complete this project, she created every recipe herself and personally prepared and plated all 150 of the dishes photographed. No wonder she’s a best selling New York Times author and has her own show on the OWN network ; )
Cristina Ferrare's Cookbook

I’m thrilled to be able to offer ONE LUCKY READER a chance to WIN their very own copy! You know you want one ; )

Here’s what to do to ENTER:

1. Mandatory: Leave a comment telling us why you’d like to have a copy of Cristina’s latest tasty treats.

Bonus Entries:
{you MUST leave a separate comment letting us know you’ve done each bonus entry for it to count}
2. Follow @CristinaCooks on Twitter.
3. Follow @bellalimento on Twitter.
4. Like Cristina Ferrare’s Fan Page on Facebook
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That’s a total of SIX chances to win! Remember you must leave a separate comment for each entry.

Legal Schmegal: Contest is only open to US & Canadian residents {sorry international friends}. Contest end April 12th at midnight EST. One winner will be chosen via random number generator . Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen.

Of course, if you want to go ahead and pick up a copy right away {and who could blame you} you can click or run over to Barnes & Noble to pick yours up.

In the meantime, we’re sharing one of my favorite recipes from the book: Phyllo cups with greek yogurt, fresh peaches and honey.

“Reprinted from Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love © 2011 by Cristina Ferrare. Permission granted from Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.”

Phyllo Cups, with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Peaches and Honey {6 servings}
Ingredients:
1 {3 1/2 ounce} package phyllo dough
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
3 medium ripe fresh peaches, pitted, skinned, and cut into 1″ pieces
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
12 small fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 6 cup muffin tin generously with cooking spray.

2. Remove 6 sheets of phyllo dough from the package, and cover them with a kitchen towel to keep them from drying out. Store the rest of the phyllo dough in the refrigerator.

3. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface, and keep the remaining sheets covered with a damp towel to keep them from drying out. Spray the sheet lightly with cooking spray. Cut the sheet into 5 [6" x 6"] squares. Place 1 square gently inside a muffin cup, and press the bottom to fit into the cup. Lay the other 4 squares in the muffin cup at different angles until all 5 have been gently pressed in. The ends of the phyllo dough will be taller than the cup and should overlap. Repeat the process for the other 5 muffin cups.

4. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before trying to lift the cups from the muffin tins. Gently lift the phyllo cups and place onto a platter.

5. Fill each to the top with yogurt. Add half a peach, and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of chopped walnuts, 2 mint leaves torn into small pieces, and 1 teaspoon of honey.

Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary copy of Cristina Ferrares Big Bowl of Love cookbook. One random winner will also receive the same. The opinions however, are my own. Always have been, always will be.

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