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Woo hoo!!! Today is my one year blogoversary!
One year ago today, I had no idea what this blogging was all about. I just saw a couple of food blogs and thought it would be a great way to finally organize my recipes and have fun doing it.
First of all, I must give much credit to my older son, Bubba (Bill, Jr.) who has a blog of his own. He helped me with the start up and answered my multitude of questions. Thanks Bubba!!!
After I decided to go ahead with it, I told Bill about it. He rolled his eyes and I knew what he was thinking, “Here we go, another impulse thing. I wonder how long this will last!” Surprise, surprise Bill! I’m still at it and enjoying every minute of it. I love it!
I want to tell you what is incredibly wonderful with this blog ~ it is meeting all of you caring, smart, loving and often times funny people out there. I just want to thank you all very much for your support and your comments. I am very humbled by it all and I just wish I had the chance to meet each and every one of you!
For those of you who follow me, you will know that it has been an amazing year with the changes in our family. In celebration of it all, I have a giveaway…
“My New Orleans, the Cookbook” by John Besh
I love, love New Orleans, the food (imagine that!), architecture, gardens and people and have visited the city many times. I told you about this cookbook on June 23rd and it is way up there, in the top 10 of my favorite cookbooks.
“My New Orleans” is a masterpiece created by the award winning chef, John Besh. This is a hard-cover book that’s almost 400 pages long, filled with amazing photographs of food and New Orleans. It chronicles the history and culture of New Orleans with archival photographs as well as current ones.
|French Crawfish Boil|
|French Quarter Ironwork|
|Thanksgiving Whole Roast Stuffed Turkey|
Here is what Besh says in the very first line of the cookbook: "This book is the story of a dreamy, starry-eyed boy brought up in the shadows of New Orleans surrounded by cypress knees and tupelo trees, good dinners and great friends… I wrote 'My New Orleans' in the same spirit in which I launched my restaurants; it's a book dedicated to roots and rituals, to the way I cook."
I could go on and on about this cookbook ~ it is indeed incredible with a great story, scrumptious recipes and fabulous photos and I thought it would be the perfect cookbook for my giveaway.
Here are the easy giveaway rules:
- This contest is open to everyone.
- Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite city to visit is.
- You must be a follower through Google Friend Connect.
The contest is open through Monday, November 8, 2010, midnight CST.
The winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010.
Bill made a comment saying if I picked it by using the Chicago political style, Bill would win! I’ll stick with Random.org!
Thanks so very much to all of you kind folks ~ for all your support and comments during the past year! I’m looking forward to another year of it!