Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet Recipe & a Giveaway!

One of the greatest things about having a blog is the ability to really come out and support someone or something you really believe in. I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Stern from What’s Cooking With Kids last year at the BlogHer Food convention in San Francisco. We had quite the adventure in a stretch limo with about 12 other bloggers, something we’re still laughing about! (And this is quite a dramatic story for another time.)

What I’ve come to know about Michelle is that she has an all-encompassing passion for getting kids interested and enthused about good food that is good for you. This is a passion close to my own heart, as I wrote in my post about Food vs. Fauxd.

I’ve watched over the last year as Michelle has crusaded for salad bars in schools, held classes on gardening and cooking for children, and “birthed” her 3rd child, so to speak – The Whole Family Cookbook.

The Whole Family Cookbook is filled with delicious recipes that are simple enough to get both novice moms and kids cooking in their own kitchens. The ingredients are familiar but wholesome. The pictures are beautiful and mouth-watering. Here’s a video to introduce you to Michelle and her family.

The Whole Family Cookbook from Michelle Stern on Vimeo.

I was so excited about the book, I ordered a copy for my sister (and four year old nephew and three year old niece, who both adore cooking) as soon as it was available from Amazon. (And I used my Swagbucks to get a significant discount!) I can’t wait to go home to San Antonio to cook a recipe or two from it with them!

I made the Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet from the book last weekend. It was only my second time ever making something in our ice cream maker, and it couldn’t have been more simple. I was a little intrigued about the idea of buttermilk in a sherbet, but let me tell you – this recipe sings. It is refreshing and creamy at the same time, and the buttermilk and lemon flavors play off each other perfectly. I will be making this all summer long.

If you’d like to win your very own copy of The Whole Family Cookbook, leave a comment on this post telling me what you remember as your favorite thing to cook when you were a kid – or if you didn’t learn how to cook until you were all grown up, what’s your favorite thing to cook now?

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    If you do any of these items, they do count. Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each one.

    This giveaway is provided by the publishers of The Whole Family Cookbook. I did receive a complementary copy of the book to review, but I was not compensated, and the opinions stated in this review are my own.

    The giveaway will close on Wednesday, April 13th at Midnight EST. At that time, a winner will be chosen via random.org by comment number. Up to 5 entries per person are allowed, but more than that using multiple e-mail addresses will result in immediate disqualification. The book will be sent directly to the winner by the publisher.

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    1. says

      What a great giveaway! I love buttermilk sherbet! Can’t wait to try this!

      Thanks for the giveaway offer! My favorite person to cook with has always been my mom :) I love making desserts with her because she cleans while we cook, leaving no mess in the end!

    2. says

      Amber – that was a limo ride I will never forget! I have enjoyed getting to know you as well and am truly honored that you took the time to try out my book and use it in your own kitchen. xoxox Michelle

    3. says

      I baked a lot as a kids, and now am teaching my kids ro cook. I rhink my favorite thing to cook as a kid was any kind of dessert. My parents neighbor still remembers the Key Lime Pie I made door them…

    4. Amelia says

      I didn’t really learn to cook until I was in college, but now I love baking banana bread. It makes the house smell so good and it’s delicious – what could be better?

    5. Donna Cuccaro says

      I remember on a Sunday afternoon making homemade glazed donuts. My mom would make the sweet yeast dough the night before and we would all line up and have a task assigned. rolling the dough,using a glass and shot glass to cut the donuts, the fryer with crisco, draining them on open brown paper bags from the grocery, and the final step the glaze. we would sneak a few of the uncooked donut holes because they tasted so good. my mom would say”you’re going to have a belly ache.” we would just laugh and sneak another.
      They tasted so good with the cold milk from the glass gallon jugs that the milkman left in the silver box on the doorstep.
      Hmmmmmm………….life was simple and good.

    6. says

      I can’t remember what I used to make with mom as a kid, but when my whole family is home for Christmas my much younger cousin loves too cook chocolate souffles with my mom. And everyone else loves to eat them :)

    7. Christi Pike says

      I remember as a kid I would bake and enter my cookie bars in the 4-H fair. They were my dads favorite…Pecan Bars. I still love to bake things and love the way food blogs are available. The world is at our fingertips and we are able to experience so much more because of people like you!! Thank you….

    8. Rene says

      Not the least bit healthy, but I’m from Texas, and my grandmother made the best friedchicken in a cast iron skillet. I still remember helping her.

    9. says

      I’m drooling. This weekend it’s 78 and I will be swinging the hammock enjoying this for sure.I can’t wait to get Michelle’s book and play with the boys.

    10. says

      Yum! That Sherbet looks *incredible*… I can’t wait to give that recipe a try!

      (You don’t have to include me in the giveaway since I already have a copy of the book!)

    11. says

      I remember as a young teen baking up storms when I was upset, angry with my parents or just because…I think it came from running in when I was little smelling freshly baked bread and wanted to have that feeling all the time!
      FYI – I am hosting a giveaway on my blog too (its my first one ever) Hope you and your followers will come check it out!

    12. Amy says

      I always loved baking pies with my mom when I was a kid. She would let us take the extra dough and make our own mini pies with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    13. Amy says

      I always loved baking pies with my mom when I was a kid. She would let us take the extra dough and make our own mini pies with butter, sugar, and cinnamon.

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