Monday, December 15, 2008

My First Give-Away!

I have been the recipient of two give-aways--both from Natalie. So, I have decided to continue the giving with one of my own. I am giving away a copy of my recipe book, A Dab, a Dash and a Pinch. You have several opportunities to win by leaving comments.

1- Comment on why you would like to win my cookbook.

2-Comment again with your favorite recipe for a 2nd entry.

3-You will automatically be entered a 3rd time, if your favorite recipe is in the book.

4-Comment guessing which recipe is my favorite for an additional entry.

Contest will close at 6:00 on Sunday, December 21st. The winner will be chosen at random that evening. Good luck!

Disclaimer: Immediate families are ineligible for the prize.


Elle Bee said...

Congrats on your first giveaway!

I would love this for my husband... he is the cook in the family, and he is ALWAYS looking for new recipes!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole said...

I love cookbooks and even their are endless recipes online it is just nice to sit on the couch, snuggle under a blanket and go through a cookbook page by page to find the perfect recipe.

Nicole said...

My favorite recipe is Tiramisu.

ladyfingers, soaked in a mixture of espreso, milk, sugar, cocoa powder and amaretto.

Cover it with a mixture of egg yolks, sugar and creamcheese.

Refrigerate it over night and sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving.


The Harrigan Family said...

I have no idea if it's in the book or not, but I got a blueberry poundcake recipe from your blog one time and not only is it FABULOUS, but the singles who come over for dinner thursday nights request it frequently! If the book is anything like the cake- I'm in!

TuTu's Bliss said...

guacamole juice?? See that make me very curious. Plus I love dips and everything in the sneak peak sounded yummy

mommaof4wife2r said...

super fun! happy 1st giveaway!!!!

Susan said...

I am always excited to get new recipes. What a great idea for a first giveaway.

Emily said...


1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 large chicken, cooked & deboned
6 oz fettuccine, cooked & drained
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen spinach, cooked & drained
2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts (optional)
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 jar (6 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp. salt
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or more if you like a really gooey, cheesy top)

Melt butter & flour together, stirring constantly. Add milk & chicken broth. Cook until thickened. Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT CHEESE. Put mixture in buttered casserole dish & top with cheese. Bake 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

*This recipe is low on seasoning as it was my grandmother’s recipe (she didn’t care for much spice), so please feel free to increase the amounts of salts, peppers, onions to suit your taste!

I use 2 8X8 pyrex for now & freeze one for later!

Emily said...

I would love to win your cookbook because you are an AMAZING cook (among other talents!) and I would love to have your recipe collection!

Kate Chaney said...

I would LOVE to win your cookbook because: 1) I collect great cookbooks and this would be a WONDERFUL addition to my collection 2) I've already browsed through the first few pages and seen many recipes I MUST have- they seem delicious!

Kate Chaney said...

my favorite recipe is of course the Christmas bread :)

Allison said...

I would love your cookbook, because I love to collect new cookbooks and also as I previewed it, I noticed several of the dips that sounded delicious, especially the Mexican Corn Dip!

Thanks for commenting on my blog, so that I could find yours! I'll definitely be back!

Elaine said...

Hey there . . . I was going to buy a cookbook anyway, but if I could win one, I'd have one to share! I don't know if the recipe (well, really more like instructions) are in there, but your daddy's hamburgers were always very yummy.

Emily said...

Was I supposed to post my own fave or my fave of yours? Well, I might have messed up. I think your fave recipe would be sugar cookies! ;-)

Susan said...

I have posted one of my favorite recipes on my blog today. I have many others on there as well. Feel free to use whatever you want.

Allison said...

So, I noticed in your comment on my blog that you said the Monkey Bread was in your cookbook, does that mean I get a second entry?! Hehe

The Richards Family said...

I would love your cookbook, because I love cookbooks!!!!!!

The Richards Family said...

One of my new favorite recipes would be

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

4 – 6 chicken breast
2 Tbsp butter
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 packages refrigerated biscuits, torn into pieces

Place chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker. Add enough water to cover chicken. Cover, and cook for 4-5 hours on low. Add torn biscuit dough to the slow cooker. Cook until dough is no longer raw about another hour. Total cook time is about 5-6 hours on low.

The Richards Family said...

I think your favorite recipe could be a cookie recipe... :)

Rebecca King said...

I would really love to win your cookbook for 3 reasons: 1) I am super impressed by your blog, etc. and figure that your cookbook is top notch like everything else you do; 2)I love to cook and need new ideas (I admit that my wonderful husband does most of the cooking these days, however); and 3)it would be really cool to have a cookbook published by someone I know personally (I assume you will be autographing it, right?)

Allison said...

Hmmmm...could your favorite be the sweet bread/roll for St. Lucia's Day?!