Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Give-away! Custom Owl Pincushion

In honor of all of you lovely readers, I am doing my first ever give-away! I will make a one-of-a-kind owl pincushion for the winner who will be chosen by random. The deadline will be this friday. Simply leave a comment telling your favorite thing to cook or better yet a link to the recipe. Good luck!

Update:If you don't have a blogger account make sure you leave your email address so that I can get in touch with you! Thanks!!

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Mario said...

That's easy...blue cheese burgers. Mix your favorite ground meat with blue cheese and grill to perfection!

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

My favorite recipe is one that my mom developed. It is a craisin and white chocolate scone. She was given the scones from the parent of a student; when she asked for the recipe the mother said she didn't share (rude right?!) Well, my mom experimented and after many drafts we have settled on a recipe that is better than the original!! :)

emily said...

I am honestly not much of a cook, but I found a recipe online for a sweet whiskey pork roast and it is to die for. If you eat meat, it's a good one for impressing parents and other important impressables.

It was super juicy and flavorful! And way easy once you get it in the oven.

Arlynn said...

Ooohhh - yay, you know I love this owl!!!

And of course, I love to cook & have two favorites that come to mind...

First, a throwback to my Cajun roots:

Crab & Corn Chowder -


And because I'm a self-prescribed carb addict:

Twice Baked Mashed Potato Casserole:



~ Arlynn from Fleur De Licious

In The Cottage said...

I have lots of favorite recipes... One that Andy always dies for is my slow roasted chipotle pork tacos. The recipe is too long to type up now, but I will share in the future. Promise!

little by little said...

Yay for give aways. Lesley, I've been so impressed with how you've stuck to your crafting commitment. You're very inspiring. And I miss you tons and tons. I came to the store on Friday and worked Saturday and Sunday. So sad I didnt see you. Um..okay, my favorite recipe...that's tricky. Jay does most of the cooking, and he makes a mean chicken pot pie. I've been craving it and he's out of town...

jess said...

hmm lets see.. So many things I like to cook. One of my all time favs is broccoli - rice - whatever other veggies you have in the fridge - casserole with non dairy cheesy sauce on top. Yummm Recipe to much to type out and not on the net. Will share with anyone who interested though!

B said...

I love to cook so this is really hard for me - I have so many favorite recipes! I think one of my most recent favorites is for an easy Roast and Peppers. Here it goes:

3lb roast
1 jar of banana peppers (drained)
1 packet of Italian Dressing Mix (I use the Zesty Italian Kroger brand it has a kick to it)

Chunk it all in your crockpot on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Grab some kaiser buns or hoagie rolls and make big, fat, yummy sandwiches. Viola! Dinner is served.

Quick, easy, hearty and hey, it cooks itself!

Ashley said...

Thanks for inspiring creativity Lesley! My recipe of choice is Crawfish and Corn Chowder. It's a family recipe so I unfortunately don't have a link. It's a bit spicy but perfect for a chilly day!

Jamie Leigh said...

My favorite recipe of all time has got to be this delicious key lime pie I made yesterday!

First you make the Graham crack crust!

1 1/4 cups crushed Graham Crackers (11 rectangles)
4 Tbsp. Butter melted
1 Tbsp. Sugar

Preheat oven to 375. With a fork combine the ingredients. Then pour into 9 inch pie pan. With hand, press mixture into bottom and up side of pie plate, making a small rim.

Bake 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Then you make the Key Lime filling you will need~
6 Key limes (I used Persian Limes)
1 can sweetened evaporated milk
2 large eggs, separated
1/2 Heavy whipping cream
Green food coloring~ optional
Lime slices~ optional

Preheat oven to 375. From Limes, grate 2 tablespoons peel and squeeze 1/2 cup juice, I did a little extra :) In a medium bowl, with a wire whisk or fork, combine sweetened milk with lime peel and juice and the egg yolks until mixture thickens. If you want to add a few drops of green food coloring here you can. (I used 1 drop)

In a small bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form when the beaters are lifted. With a rubber spatula or wire whisk, gently fold egg whites into lime mixture.

Pour filling into cooled pie crust; smooth top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, just until filling is firm. Cool on wire rack, then refrigerate 3 hours, or until well chilled.

In a small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon whipped cream around edge of filling. Place Lime slices on top of filling if desired.

Enjoy!From Good Housekeeping Baking