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December 16, 2015

Today's Featured Title and Contest December 16, 2015
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book that is perfect for holiday giving and that you may want to include on your “to me/from me” list. Read more about it, and enter our Holiday Cheer Contest by Thursday, December 17th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of LIGHTEN UP, Y'ALL: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome by Virginia Willis. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: LIGHTEN UP, Y'ALL: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome, by Virginia Willis
A collection of classic Southern comfort food recipes --- including seven-layer dip, chicken and gravy, and strawberry shortcake --- made lighter, healthier and completely guilt-free.

Virginia Willis is not only an authority on Southern cooking, a French-trained chef and a veteran cookbook author; she is also a proud Southerner who adores eating and cooking for family and friends. So when she needed to drop a few pounds and generally lighten up her diet, the most important criterion for her new lifestyle was that all the food had to taste delicious. The result is LIGHTEN UP, Y’ALL, a soul-satisfying and deeply personal collection of Virginia’s new favorite recipes. All the classics are covered --- from a comforting Southern Style Shepherd’s Pie with Grits to warm, melting Broccoli Mac and Cheese to Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie. Each dish is packed with real Southern flavor, but made with healthier, more wholesome ingredients and techniques.

Wherever you are on your health and wellness journey, LIGHTEN UP, Y’ALL has the recipes, tools and inspiration you need to make the nourishing, down-home Southern food you love.

-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to visit Virginia Willis' official website.

-Connect with Virginia Willis on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here to enter the contest by Thursday, December 17th at 11:59am ET.

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