Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Store Selling Tastes & Treasures

Always good to visit a new customer and it was a treat to deliver cookbooks and meet Missy Shakelford and Vivian Mueller, owners of Gifts with a Conscience at 3301 E Indian School in Phoenix.

Their philosophy is to support non profit organizations and a percentage of all their sales goes to worthwhile causes. The shop is filled with lovely gift ideas and our cookbook is selling very well. This delivery was a reorder for them. My eye caught the lovely wrought iron book stand that would look so good in my kitchen with our cookbook displayed on it. Check it out

Vivian told me her 23 year old daughter, Christina, loves to cook from Tastes & Treasures and Roasted Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin, pg 157 is a favorite, especially with her boyfriend and sister. She also makes the Mexican Chicken Casserole, pg 182, but "lightens" it up a bit with lower calorie ingredients.

The ladies mentioned that they usually go out for dinner at Christmas but this year, with a down economy, they have decided to celebrate with a dinner party using recipes from the cookbook.