I'll spare you the sappy talk about how, when I started this blog almost a year ago, I was too embarrassed for anyone to read it, and how much I've grown as a cook and photographer since then. What I will say is how grateful I am to have finally found a hobby that makes me smile, that gives me something to look forward to every day, and best of all, that has allowed me to connect with new friends.
In honor of this, my 200th post, I'm hosting a giveaway that I think is very much in the spirit of my blog. It's not a fancy new kitchen gadget, or even a brand new cookbook. It's my copy of How to Cook Everything: the Basics by Mark Bittman (you know he's my fave).
This little abridged "the Basics" version of HTCE was there with me through my very first experiments in the kitchen and was my trusty guide until I got a copy of the full book. It's not in perfect condition, but it's been well-loved, and I don't use it anymore, so I want to pass it on to someone out there as a little thank you for reading.
To enter: Leave a comment on this post. You can say anything, tell me who you are, where you're from, what you like to cook, how you found Playing House, or just say hi! Even if you don't want to enter the giveaway, I'd still love to hear from you. Seriously, it makes my day every time a comment pops up, so this is my passive-aggresive way of getting you to talk to me. A week from now, next Friday (June 6th) at 6 pm, I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner!