Friday, October 9, 2009

A BIG thank you and a GIVEAWAY!

I would like to give everyone a HUGE thank you for stopping by yesterday. I will admit I'm slightly overwhelmed. I never imagined I would receive over 200 comments and get almost 100 new followers! I feel famous :) After work yesterday I went to the Taste of Home Fall Cooking School, so I still haven't read through all your wonderful comments. I look forward to reading them all! I had a great time at the cooking school. This was my 3rd time attending. My best friend was sweet enough to surprise me with V.I.P seating, so I was right on the front row smelling the wonderful food cooking the whole night. Between recipes they showed short video clips from the Taste of Home website. One particular clip showed them making and then taking pictures of the food for future reference. My friend busted up laughing and said she had a crazy friend who did that.... hmmm, I wonder who she was referring to? If you've ever attended the cooking school you know you receive a goody bag when you walk in the door. This year I had a September/October issue of Simple & Delicious in mine. Since I'm a subscriber I would like to give it to one of you. If you would like to win this magazine all you need to do is leave a comment.

A few days ago I mentioned a recipe contest I would be entering. A local radio station's hosting a recipe contest for inexpensive beef dishes with the grand prize of $1000 in groceries! The recipes receiving the top votes on the radio station website will be in a cook-off Tuesday and the winner gets the grocery money. If anyone has 5 extra minutes I would be forever indebted to you if you'd go and vote for my recipe. It's one vote per person, so you have to type in your name, email address and come up with a password. Click HERE to vote. My recipe is #15 crockpot nacho supreme. Voting ends tomorrow at noon, so I will post and tell you if I made it to the cook-off and announce the magazine winner!

24 comments:

Shelley said...

i would love to have this magazine. Good luck in your contesst. Your recipe sounds delish and I'm gonna make it just as soon as we get some cooler temps.

Rachel said...

Heidi--I truly hope you win the contest...I can't think of anyone more deserving!!!

Willoughby said...

What a great prize! I hope you win!

Kathy said...

Pick me, pick me!!! I love Taste of Home!!! As far as the recipe contest you're entering... what a perfect prize - grocery money!!! I think we could all use some of that to support our food-blogging habit!!! ;) lol... I hope you win!!!!

Jessabell said...

Voted!
Jess xXx

koopermom said...

Great prize! Thanks for the giveaway!!

This Mama Rocks said...

Sorry I didn't get to stop in yesterday, but I am a new follower and LOVE your recipes. I can't believe how yummy those brownies look. I am trying to eat healthier and sometimes recipe blogs kill me!!! :) Congrats on being featured blog.

Ramona said...

I am new and just love your blog! Your recipes are great for my family. I'd like to enter for the magazine. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Voted for you and I hope YOU win!

Janet L. Nowlin said...

Hey Heidi, good luck in the contest! And at least you take pictures of food you made for your blog. I've been known to take pictures of food at restaurants just because it looks sooo good. :)

Katie said...

Pick me, pick me!! I hope you win Heidi, I think we could all use grocery money of that nature! Good Luck!!!

teresa said...

i'm pulling for you, i hope you win!

I Wonder Wye said...

Best of luck to you! I have been trying all the recipes in 'Real Simple' mags for Sept and Oct, and if they make the cut they go in my three ring binder...they have been - yes, fast and simple, but also, delicious! Nice to try things totally different. I cook at least 5 times a week (out in the country you can't grab take out) so enjoy it, but fast and easy works for me on a weekday.....last night was porkchops stuffed with dried cranberries and apricot sauce, roasted carrots with red onion, and cottage fries -- yum.....love the music

Linda said...

Great mag...nice prize! I voted for you!!

Katy ~ said...

Ooooh, I hope you win!!!!

Chicago Mom said...

Good luck, that nacho recipe is wonderful and deserves to win!

BH said...

I would love to have this magazine for holiday cooking ideas. Good luck on the recipe contest! I voted for you!

Rhonda said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your day! I know when I had my SITS day, I literally giggled all day long! lol

Coleen's Recipes said...

Good luck in the contest!! I guess I missed something, how did you get the 200 comments?

Girly Do Hairstyles said...

I voted for yours. And I want in on winning! Good Luck.

Martha said...

Good Luck to you!!!

Visiting from SITS!

cpullum said...

Hope you win the recipe contest!!
love to win the giveaway!
Have a great weekend!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

comfycook said...

Congrats on your placement. Be proud of you accomplishments.

I hope you get to be the Big Winner but if not, you are still a star/

I will be rooting for you.

Amber said...

CONGRATS!!!!!