Friday, February 18, 2011

Cookbook Giveaway

Kitchen Hospitality has a new pink look. 
A fun food photo with a pink background. I'm celebrating my pink blog with a Paula Deen cookbook giveaway.

Once a month on Saturday mornings from 10:00 until noon I meet with my writer's group at a room at the library. Last Saturday the library was having a book sale. You would think that the cookbook section displayed a huge sign with my name on it. I love cookbooks. It just so happens that there were several very nice, like new, cookbooks on a special marked-down rack that day. One was "PAULA DEEN CELEBRATES!". 

Don't you just love Paula Deen? Her beaming smile could make anyone want to buy all of her cookbooks. My cousin went to Paula Deen's restaurant for a graduation celebration for her daughter. She had reserved a table. Otherwise, there would have been a two-hour wait. Well, you won't have to wait in line to try a special dish by Paula Deen. You can win this cookbook and make the recipe in your own kitchen!

Some of my favorite recipes in this cookbook are:
  • Jambalaya
  • Corn Chowder
  • Shrimp & Lobster Bisque
  • Double Chocolate-Cream Pie
  • Elvis Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cakes
How to enter giveaway. To enter this Paula Deen cookbook giveaway:
1.  Become a follower of Kitchen Hospitality blog (If you already follow my blog, that will count as your first entry.)
2.  Comment to let me know you're a new follower or are already following my blog.
3. Tell your funniest cooking story in a separate comment.

The winner will be chosen on March 1, 2011.

I love cooking and funny cooking stories that I've heard through the years. My funniest cooking story happened when I was newly married 32 years ago. My husband brought a friend home for dinner on their lunch break (they were working the evening shift). I had baked chicken. I set the chicken on the table and had gone out of the room when I overheard Mr. Fun ask our friend, "Shall we pray a second time over the food?" I came back in to find out that the chicken looked done, but the inside was still VERY pink. I put it back into the oven and nearly burned it!

A note on the funny stories: Mr. Fun does Improv with a group. In case you wondered, Mr. Fun and I have been married 32 years. One of the things that attracted me to him, of course, was that he was funny. So if you would be so generous, I would love to post your funny stories on this blog and/or in future publications with your permission. One thing I've learned about forever families is that laughter is a great medicine. To laugh at oneself makes others feel at ease around you and makes them laugh as well.

Thank you for your interest in my cookbook giveaway!

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Beverly said...
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Beverly said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday, Angi. I am so glad you joined us, and I hope you will continue.

Girl, you know we all love Paula Deen. I wish she was up in my kitchen right now making me something yummy for breakfast. One of my favorite recipes from her is the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake, and my family loves it, too.

Thank you for the opportunity to win. I clicked to follow you, and please follow my blog, too.

My funniest cooking story involves not me cooking, but my mother. You see, I was only four years old, and my mother was going to bake a pound cake. She had borrowed our neighbors tube pan - you know the kind where the bottom comes out. Well, I put the pan over my head, but then I couldn't get my head back out. My daddy had to cut it off with shears, and they had to replace our neighbors pan. Trust me - I learned. I no longer put pans on my head.

liberal sprinkles said...

I'm glad I came to visit (I was enticed by the burger! heheh) and now have the chance to win this book. I love to eat! I am also new to Pink Saturday, I only just posted my 2nd pink post!

liberal sprinkles said...

my funniest cooking story happened when i went away to university. the only cooking i had done before that was to boil an egg so i'd say my kitchen experience was about zero.

i put rice into a pot, put it on the stove and turned the fire on. then i waited. and waited. and waited...and i couldn't figure out why it just wouldn't cook.

well, i hadn't put any water in the pot! strangely enough it didn't burn although i must have been watching the pot for at least 15 minutes. i laugh about it now but it was pretty depressing then. not only was i hungry, i was homesick. i'm only glad i didn't quit school then!

Donnie said...

I love all her recipes but sometimes have to tone her down a bit.

Donnie said...

I am a new follower.

Donnie said...

My story revolves around chicken too. Newly married hubby asked for chicken noodles like his mom made. She's a country gal & I'm a city gal. I bought a can of chunk chicken, egg noodles and chicken broth and threw them all together. Voila...His mom would boil the whole chicken, pull the meat off and make from scratch egg noodles and it came out like a chicken & dumplings. He ate it but said mine was not quite like mommas. Good thing he married me for my years ago.

Genie said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind comment...and welcome to Pink Saturday. It is such a fun meme to be a part of each week. I love the new pink background on your site. It adds a special touch of color. HPS.

Abramyan Avenue said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway!! I love Paula Deen and I am addicted to cookbooks!! Thanks so much!!

Abramyan Avenue said...

And I am your newest follower!!

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Angi,
Thanks for stopping by today. Welcome to Pink Saturday! I am off to take a look at your awesome blog. I have clicked to follow you, too! Thanks for following me. Have a great weekend!



Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Angi,

What a great blog you have! Well, I'm leaving a comment and I just signed up to follow you, but I don't really have a funny story, sorry.

Thank you for stopping by yesterday to say hi. I wanted to let you know that when I clicked on your name, it went to a "cannot connect" screen. I looked at your address, and changed it from to and it worked. Weird. I'm happy to have found you so easily though.

Have a wonderful week,


Char said...

Don't you just love her?? Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Abramyan Avenue said...

Ok... the first time I ever cooked for my husband, we had been dating a few months. I baked a chicken for him, made mashed potatoes and corn and placed a 3 liter of Dr. Pepper on the table. I never cooked for anyone before, especially not someone I had dated and I didn't really know the proper way to set the table or his plate. So, I just set everything out on the table in front of his plate. That night he ate the entire chicken, all of the mashed potatoes and most of the corn. AND he downed most of the Dr. Pepper. We still laugh about that. I didn't know what the heck I was doing and he didn't know if he was supposed to eat all of it or if it would insult me to leave some left over, so he just ate it all. It still makes me smile to go back and think about that evening. We were both so young and had so much to learn!! Lol!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Of course, I'm a follower and I'll give you a plug on your giveaway.
My funniest cooking story is one time I put a can of biscuits in the oven and then started talking to my neighbor at the door and burnt the biscuits. The funny part is, repeat that times 3! Yes, I did it 3 times in a row. oops..burnt those, let me pop in another can! lol

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Angi...I found you at Beatrice Banks and am a follower now. I have always loved Paula Deen and the cookbook is a great give away. Nice to meet you...stop by my blog when you have time.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Hi, Angi. Thanks for participating in the Monday Mingle at and for following. I look forward to seeing you back every Monday. I'm now following you. Make sure you enter my current giveaway. I will be choosing 3 winners to receive coupons for full sized bottles of Purex Complete Crystals Softener.

Teslaca said...

Following your blog on Google Reader.

Teslaca said...

When I was young, I wanted to make pudding. I followed the recipe, but didn't notice that it called for corn flour/starch. I didn't know that was different from corn meal, so I used corn meal thinking it would dissolve as it cooked. The pudding was tasty but very gritty!

Jan at Jewelry4Change said...

Your new design is lovely! I'm following you from Monday Mingle.

I once made a trifle dessert which had pudding layers, when we had company for dessert. The problem was, I forgot to buy milk. I had almond milk in the cupboard and I figured it would work just as well. Wrong! The pudding didn't thicken. I started serving the dessert to guests and realized it was still runny! A quick switch to berries and yogurt saved the day. janmessali (at)

Elisabeth said...

Hi Angi-Loved your funny Kitchen story. I also have one as well.
The first time when I learned how to cook rice is over the phone. I was still a teenager, and wanted to surprise my parents to make chicken and rice for them.

Of course, the fried chicken was a take-out, and the rice, I got instructions from my aunt over the phone. She told me to use half a box of Uncle Ben's rice and double the water. She said to use a medium saucepot, which I did, but I did not mention to her that our rice was the large box. I did everything to her instruction...the rice just kept bubbling up, and over the pot, all over the stove, until I had a mountain of rice all over the stove, and the floor.

Did not tell my parents until a few years later...they already knew, but did not want to make me feel any worse than I did. It just was horrifying at the time, but they all laughed at it, and so could I much later!

I'm already following your Paula Deen, always have, and I can take some of those heavy Southern recipes in small doses, but they are oh, so good!
She is a true, loving, Southern lady!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have been lucky enough to meet Paula Deen on several occasions. She is just as real as she seems. (and those son's are fine too)
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Diann said...

I love Paula Dean. She has some of the yummiest recipes! I am your latest follower!

Diann said...

Funniest cooking story:
years ago my hubby was a truck driver and I often went with him. On one trip to vermont, a major blizzard came through and everyone had to get off the road. We found a small truckstop and were lucky enough to find one parking spot left. The blizzard got so bad that the truckstop was closed because no one could drive. On the second day of being stranded, I cooked some polish sausage and sauerkraut in the truck. We had a fridge and a cooker specially designed for semi trucks. Well, you know how intense the smell of sauerkraut is. When I opened the door to head to the bathroom, the scent of the food went out the door as well. Most of the other truckrs hadn't eaten in a day. the next thing we know 8 drivers are standing around our truck asking if they could buy some dinner from us! Fortunately, I had brought along 3 packages of sausages ad several cans of sauerkraut (this is one of our favorite meals while out on the road). So, I ended up cooking up everything i had and handing out small bowls to all the other drivers. No, I didn't charge them anything. LOL