Way back on October 29, 2009 was my first post. It doesn't seem that long ago, but looking at the whole picture, it has been 730 posts and a fantastic wild ride!
I've learned a lot over the years ~ how to make everything from Apricot Glazed Pork Chops to Zucchini Fettuccine, there's Homemade Gravlax, Mom's Quick Streusel Coffee Cake, and Chiles Rellenos thrown into the mix; with Bill at my side as my awesome grill chef and taster tester!
A couple of my most popular recipes being Bubba's Summer Sausage Recipe and my Italian-Style Baked Chicken Breasts. Thankfully, Bill, Jr. has overlooked me calling him "Bubba" here over the years ~ must be all the good food he gets here! ☺
But, that's just part of the picture: What I have really learned over these 6 years is that, it's really about all you great bloggers out there in the community who have kept me motivated and persevering. I've been awed by your great recipes and photographs!
I truly appreciate the time you take out of your busy day to read my posts, and leave me a comment. You're the best!!!
In honor of the occasion, I have a great giveaway of a cookbook (imagine that!) for you...
Since this is the Midwest, with us living in a NW Chicago 'burb, I have a cookbook for you, written by Chef Susan Goss and Drew Goss, the owners of West Town Tavern, a former restaurant in Chicago. It was a great restaurant serving comfort food here for 11 years, when they up and closed shop, relocating to New Orleans. At least they escaped the cold, snowy winters here!
West Town Tavern cookbook is divided into seasonal chapters, plus an extensive pantry. Recipes range from Iron Skillet-Seared Rib Eye Steak to Warm Bread and Butter Pudding with Raisins, Roasted Pecans and Crème Fraîche (please invite me over for that one, if you make it!)
Here's a sampling of the awesome cookbook:
To enter the cookbook giveaway:
1. MANDATORY: If you could invite any 4 people, living or dead, over for dinner around your table, who would they be. You don't have to invite relatives or loved ones because they'd probably be there any way. (For the record, I'd invite Bill Clinton, Peter Robinson, Rod Stewart and Martha Stewart.)
2. The giveaway will remain open until midnight CST Friday, November 6, 2015.
3. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
4. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.