Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: One Dirty Bowl by Christina Dymock


One Dirty Bowl: Fast Desserts, Faster CleanupOne Dirty Bowl
Fast Desserts, Faster Cleanup
by Christina Dymock
Paperback128 Pages
June 10th 2014 by Cedar Fort


Quick desserts and even quicker clean up mean more time with your family and friends, and less time in the kitchen. With One Dirty Bowl, whip up show-stopping desserts like Hazelnut Puffs, Peanut Butter Truffle Bars, and White Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes, all while dirtying just one bowl. Grab your bowl and get ready to bake!

My Review

This book was so much fun!!! For one, I think the title is perfect. There were so many fun and sweet recipes in this book and all very simple!

Here are some of the ones that I have tried/will be trying (I don't have pictures of all of them - some got eaten before I could take them):

Peanut Butter Love Bars (super easy and a perfect blend of brownie, peanut butter, and chocolate)
Cookie-Bottom Cheesecakes
Abracadabra Cookie Bars (picture below)
Coconut Cups with Strawberry Filling (I love coconut and strawberries. What's not to love?)
Variety S'mores Bars (Divine, gooey and very fun! The kids loved these!!)
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread
Moist Chocolate Cake
Caramel Mousse (Very sweet and light. Got to be careful you don't over-whip the cream.)
Lemon Bread with Blueberry Streusel (Oh so yummy!!! I really liked the addition of the oats in the streusel. Picture below.)
Rocky Road 
Marshmallow in the Middle Cookies (Can you tell I love marshmallows???)
Cheesecake Sundaes

The recipes were easy. They were yummy. Some I've seen before, but sometimes with more difficult instructions. These were all just so easy. I already said that, didn't I? :) I liked how a lot of these were easily altered too. Like in the Lemon Bread with Blueberry Streusel I used yogurt and vinegar to replace the eggs since I have a son who is allergic. In the Abracadabra Cookie Bars I didn't use nuts since my son is allergic to those as well. For the Variety S'mores Bars I used candy bars that didn't have nuts or eggs, which this time around was Twix and Hershey's bars.

The only thing that I would have liked more of was more pictures. I like to see what every recipe would look like finished. I did like how the book was organized and that every section had a different color. The page numbers were super easy to see and, thus, find as well.

I can definitely see myself turning to One Dirty Bowl quite a bit in the future when I need to mix up a tasty treat for the family or when company is coming over. It would also make a great gift!

Source: I would like to thank Cedar Fort for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Christina Dymock graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Public Relations. She has been published in Woman’s World Magazine and several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and she is the author of 101 Things to do With Popcorn. She resides in Central Utah with her husband and four children. You can follow their cooking adventures at


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  1. Caramel Mousse sounds lovely. My favorite is creme brulee.

  2. I love desert, anything sweet makes me happy!

  3. Tracy Renee Snyder8/18/14, 11:58 AM

    cheesecake sundaes is on the top of my list to try. i love gooey bars.

  4. It would have to be the Mousse out of all of these!! I do love chocolate but to be honest I much prefer ice cream, pudding or chilled dessert :)

  5. As the title is Storm Siren, one would assume she is able to call upon the weather and use it to better her desires/aims !! :)

  6. laura thomas8/18/14, 2:43 PM

    I love cookbooks. Especially ones filled with sweet delicious recipes.

  7. Cali Willette8/18/14, 5:04 PM

    This book sounds really good. Great review. Calling upon the weather sounds like a cool power. <3

  8. This sound like a book we would be dipping into on a regular basis. YUM!!

  9. I really enjoyed this one too…that ending…gah!! It killed me! It better be fixed, that's all I say. It's going to be tough to wait for the next one. ~Pam

  10. Denise Duvall8/18/14, 8:02 PM

    All the recipes sound great and my favourites are the ones that make the LEAST dirty dishes! The Abracadabra Cookie Bars look really tempting.

  11. Mmmm. I love creme brulee! Great choice. :)

  12. Me too, but I am especially susceptible to chocolate and custard-type desserts. ;)

  13. I love how great the sundaes are and how easy and fun as well!

  14. I do love ice cream! That is my treat every Friday night.

  15. Lol! Me too, obviously. :)

  16. It has been really fun so far, especially with having the kids help out and pick and then help make a treat.

  17. I don't normally have a lot of time either, so I liked that about this book. Everything is pretty easy and simple.

  18. Those were yummy. Chewy with some crunch and sweet. Super easy too!

  19. Ha! You would think so, but she has lived her life acting like it is a curse. It was interesting to see her develop through this story.

  20. Oh, Pam. I know what you mean. I kind of thought it was too good to be true. I mean I knew he couldn't be gone, but... Ugh!!! Exactly! :)

  21. This looks like a fun book! Thank you for sharing!

  22. OMG!!! yes I would love to try them all!! But those coconut cups with strawberry filling omg those sound amazing!! I go to the lake with lots of get togethers and I could see those being a huge hit, and I am a huge treets kind of person so I would love to win this book!! thank you for the giveaway

  23. It was and is. :) We'll still be making things out of it for a while.

  24. Those are lighter and fruity, but definitely sweet. I'll wish you luck!

  25. Send lightening down on the enemy....

  26. Chocolate is always yummy, especially chocolate cake :)

  27. Bella Flores8/21/14, 6:23 PM

    The peanut butter love bars.. yum!!! I love peanut butter and jelly sandwich's so this would be great, and love.... sweet!!! :) :)

  28. Crazy Antics Reviews8/22/14, 4:29 AM

    definitely, any type of cheese cake.

  29. I'd definitely recommend them! :)

  30. I loved how easy the cheese cake recipes are and how well they present. :)

  31. I liked this book a lot and I wish it was longer
    and did you see the cover for the second book! so amazing!


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