SnEAk pEEk…

posted on July 14, 2011 by  |  posted under Giving Back  |  41 Comments

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to tell you about this…

Remember a couple months ago when I posted about doing SOMETHING to help the people in Japan. We at HowDoesShe teamed up with some AMAZING blogs and did SOMETHING

and you are going to LOVE it!!!


50+ Bloggers’ All time FAVORITE recipes combined into a BEAUTIFUL recipe e-book.

First we asked our all time favorite designer, Heather from Chickabug if she would do the design work because we wanted it to look fabulous.  Did she come through or what?  I love the color and LOVE how simple and classy it is – just beautiful! And yes, she volunteered 100% of her time. A-mazing.

Next, We emailed all our favorite blogs and asked them to share their ALL time FAVORITE recipe to put in a recipe book.  Over 50 responded saying they too wanted to do whatever they could to help. Just wait until you see these mouth watering recipes and the amazing blogs involved!  I have already tried a few and they have become instant family favorites. I can’t wait to try more!

And now, what you have been waiting for…

Your snEAk pEEk inside…

okay you talked me into it, one more…

Since the devastation in Japan, there have been numerous devastations in the U.S.  People are in DESPERATE need of help in so many places and we can ALL help! We teamed up with the American Red Cross in our effort.

100% of the  proceeds from the sale of this recipe book will go to the American Red Cross so they can do what they do best…HELP!!!

Don’t get TOO excited yet – it’s not for sale yet, but it will be soon…very soon.  Sorry to get your hopes up, but we wanted you to be the first to know about it.  We will for sure keep you posted!  It is an e-book and we are thinking of selling it for about $15.00.  50+ Top bloggers’ all time favorite recipes for $15.00.  What do you think?  We want to raise as much money as we can to help, but finding that price point where people will take action and buy is hard.

Help me out – what is your price point?

How much would you pay for this book?

When is goes on sale, we HOPE you will buy one and tell all your friends about it also.

Together we can make a difference.

*The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position.  For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or email [email protected].

    1. July 14th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
      Kate C says:
      $10-15 sounds right. It looks amazing!
    2. July 14th, 2011 at 2:19 pm
      Mindy says:
      I'd pay 15 for sure! Such a small amount to be able to help out and get a wonderful recipe book in return! I can't wait to see the full book. Wonderful work!!!
    3. July 14th, 2011 at 2:21 pm
      Katie says:
      Its awesome, 15.00 is great. Any hard copies going to be available. Its a great gift idea, but my momma doesn't blog or do online much at all...sad :(
    4. July 14th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
      Emily Dixon says:
      I would totally pay that!! I love cookbooks with pictrues of what you are making. I'm very visual! AWESOME!! I love that the money actually goes to someone in need too!
    5. July 14th, 2011 at 3:10 pm
      Hannah says:
      Yup. I'll pay $15.
    6. July 14th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
      Nikki says:
      Missy, I'm a cookbook junky and I buy all kinds all the time, and I know it's for a good cause, but I think you'll sell way more at the $10 range. You can buy fantastic cookbooks for $10 and under. I just think you'd sell more and make a bigger profit with a little smaller price tag.
    7. July 14th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
      Nesleirbag says:
      I KNOW how much time it takes to put great cookbooks together, and it seems to me, if these are the 50 top food bloggers' favorite recipes, this should create excitement OFF THE CHARTS!
      I can't wait to get mine, and it should also make great gifts! I love that 100% of the money goes to help the many disaster victims. Thanks, Missy, for your commitment to help others.
    8. July 14th, 2011 at 3:43 pm
      Sharla says:
      I would pay $15, but I would buy more (gifts for family and friends) at the $10 price point. Looks great!
    9. July 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
      Monica says:
      What a great idea and the sneak peaks look so yummy.
      I agree with the other comments posted that $10 to $15 dollars is what I would pay and would be more likely to buy more copies at the $10 price.
    10. July 14th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
      Brittany says:
      What a great idea! I think you'd sell more at $10, I personally wouldn't spend $15, but I would do $10.
    11. July 14th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
      Jennifer Suckow says:
      I think 10 is more reasonable for an ebook and you would sell more that way.
    12. July 14th, 2011 at 5:54 pm
      Alice says:
      I think $10 for an eBook would be the best price. Is there a way to offer a hard copy for $20?
    13. July 14th, 2011 at 6:46 pm
      Stacy says:
      I haven't ever bought an ebook before...sounds like a fun idea. I would easily pay $15 and I think $20 is even a better price. All of that work, those great photos and fun recipes deserve at least $20. It all goes to charity! Everyone should be able to budget $20 for a great cause! This is such a fun way to make a difference. I can't wait to buy it!
    14. July 14th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
      Suzi says:
      I think you would get more sales if it was priced at $10.
    15. July 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm
      Rachel says:
      I would pay $10.00 also...for an ebook I think you will have more sales at that price.
    16. July 15th, 2011 at 2:56 am
      Heather says:
      You are hosting a release party, right?! Now that you are authors and all now! haha! For me, I like $15...for the cause, but you could always have a "virtual" release party and for a special time make it $10 for all your loyal followers to purchase and then take it back up to $15 like you wanted after the special is over. (I checked best selling ebook cookbooks on and there are a lot of .99-ers and only a handful over $10+...if that helps any??) Either way, can't wait! ;)
    17. July 15th, 2011 at 8:28 am
      Amy @ MoMomma says:
      What a great idea! I'd gladly pay $15 :) Maybe shipping could be included? :)
      • July 15th, 2011 at 8:33 am
        Missy says:
        It is an ebook - so you just download it to your computer. It is great for ipads or any e-reader cause it is a pdf with active links. so you click on the recipe you want from the title page and it takes you right to it without scrolling.
        You can print it if you wanted a hard copy instead.
    18. July 15th, 2011 at 11:09 am
      Jade says:
      I would definitely buy one at 15 but might I might buy more if it were only ten.
    19. July 19th, 2011 at 10:33 am
      Trish D says:
      I think $10- I think you could have an option for people wanting to donate more.
    20. July 19th, 2011 at 10:40 am
      Jane T says:
      I would probably pay $10, but no more since I would have to print it. I can buy a cookbook in hard copy for that amount or less at Amazon. This is a very nice idea though.
    21. July 19th, 2011 at 11:29 am
      Natalie Johnson says:
      I would go for $10 ea. I wouldbe more likely to buy two or more at that price vs. one at $15.
    22. July 19th, 2011 at 11:37 am
      Michelle S. says:
      I am in agreement about the $10. I think that sounds about right for an eBook. I think it would be great to have it available in actual book form to buy for gifts.
    23. July 19th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
      DS says:
      My top price for an ebook like this would be $10 since I have to print/bind it . IF it was a real book I'd pay $15. Looking forward to buying it.
    24. July 19th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
      Janice says:
      I think an option for a hard copy would be amazing. Maybe $15 for e-book and $20 for a hard copy.

      Then you could send one to Martha Stewart...
    25. July 19th, 2011 at 4:50 pm
      Laura says:
      I too think that the $10 would be a better price. There are those of us out here who are your loyal readers who are also on tight budgets, and as someone said, if we have to print it ourselves then we will be using our own ink & paper. :(
    26. July 19th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
      Susan Highfill says:
      I'm in agreeance with what majority of people are saying. I would probably buy it for $15 because it is for a good cause, but I would probably buy more as gifts and such for other people as well as myself if it was $10.
    27. July 19th, 2011 at 6:28 pm
      Mandy says:
      Since it is an e-book instead of hard copy I probably wouldn't buy it for $15 (and I don't have an e-reader of any sort so I'd have to pack my laptop around). I'd do it for $10. Maybe if you offered a special price for additional copies you'd get some good sales. For example: First copy $10 any additional copies would be $7 each.
    28. July 19th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
      Amber Barber says:
      At least $15!! It's for a good cause! I can't wait! I want one. :) I am a die-hard cookbook addict!
    29. July 20th, 2011 at 9:29 am
      Lynne says:
      I'd buy it for $10 since it's an e-book.
    30. July 20th, 2011 at 1:59 pm
      Karen says:
      I'd be willing to pay $10 but not $15 since I have to print it out to use it. I don't have an I-pad or reader either.
    31. July 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm
      Deebi27 says:
      $15 / $10, ???, I like the $10 better than the $15, as is an ebook.

      My child care center sold hard copy recipe books for a fund raiser for $15. I did buy 3 copies (2 were holiday gifts) and they had about 25% of the total left over. As I work at a childcare doesn't grow on trees in that profession, even though at least one parent of each child works for a foreign car company making GOOD money!
    32. July 28th, 2011 at 6:17 am
      Jessica says:
      $15 sounds good. I would leave it open also for people who would like to donate more. I can't wait to order my copy!
    33. July 28th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
      Anh says:
      I have a budget spending, and I thinkg $10 would be more reasonable for others who are also on budgets.
    34. July 29th, 2011 at 2:36 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I think $10 is a realistic cost for an online copy of a cookbook. $15 for a actual book! Looking forward to it coming out.
    35. August 3rd, 2011 at 12:57 am
      Educational Toys Online says:
      This looks fab! What a great fundraising idea!
    36. August 10th, 2011 at 7:26 am
      Debi says:
      Ooohhh- I am so excited! Any chance of getting it hard copy? I'm too lazy to have an ebook! I'm a looksie/touchy type of gal!
    37. August 10th, 2011 at 11:31 am
      Birdie says:
      I think most people might pay $8-10 for an e-book. I would pay $15-20 for a hard copy with color photos of each recipe. I LOVE cookbooks and trying new recipes.
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