Monday, February 22, 2010

#400 and a Giveaway!

Post #400? Already? Wow. Instead of writing a whole new sentimental post, I'm going to invite you to travel back in time to Post #300. It's still my favorite post of all time, and it still completely expresses how I feel about this whole blogging thing.

Spring Came Early!

Now on to more practical matters! You might recall that a few months ago, I received a generous gift of a giant box of cookbooks from a relative who had no need for them. A few of them were duplicates of books that were already on my shelf, so I decided to share them with you. First I gave away The Joy of Cooking, and made an awesome new blog friend in the winner. Hi Grace!

This week's giveaway is for the classic Silver Palate Cookbook. This particular version is a first edition and is about the same age as I am, but it's like new. The pages are crisp and it may never even have been opened before I flipped through to check its condition. I can't wait to pass this along to one of you!



To enter: Leave a comment on this post by noon Pacific Time on Monday, March 1st.

You can say anything, tell me who you are, where you're from, what you like to cook, how you found Playing House, share your favorite recipe, or just say hi!
I'll choose the winner Monday afternoon using a random number generator.

Thanks for reading!

Hugs,
Amy I.

41 comments:

flashfree said...

Love the Silver Palate Cookbook! Found you via @travelingbaker. I love to discover new (and old) recipes!

bubbledancer said...

Are you sure you want to give it away? I would LOVE it and give it a good home. Sheila Lukins is amazing. I have her "USA Cookbook" and always intend to buy more--the recipes are amazing.

Natalie said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I love your recipes! I made the Chicken Piccata again last night and it is so delicious :-)

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

My mom has this cookbook and it's one of her favorites :) This would be an awesome thing to win!

Christine said...

Your blog is great Amy! I found your blog a long time ago from weddingbee - I actually was the person who bought your veil from you!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

It's been great catching up with you and your food adventures! Happy cooking!

JLGB said...

I'm pretty sure I've been following you since the beginning... even before you thought people were reading your blog! You've come so far! :)

Annie said...

Congratulations on 400 posts.
Love your site.

Meredith Travels said...

400 posts is epic! New cookbooks are like crack to me, I could sit and read cookbooks all day long. I'm very jealous of your generous cookbook donating relative.

Thanks for sharing the goodies with us!

Katie said...

Hi Amy, Katie here in Olympia WA. I don't remember where or how I found you, but I believe Wives with Knives!
Every new Recipe I seem to try lately becomes my new Fav ;)

Lauren said...

Amy, you know you rock. I think this is so sweet =D.

Lets see... I'm Lauren, from Canada, who likes to cook gluten-free goodies, and found Playing House through the Daring Bakers, and one of my favourite recipes are the Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Bars I adapted from you, and Hello =D.

Renee said...

Congrats on 400! I found you through Carolyn's cake site on FB and am enjoying reading about your cooking journey as I recently started one of my own. I'm also taking Carolyn's #1 class and loving it! Hope class #2 is great fun because I plan to continue. Hope you post something about your experience in class #2.

shannon said...

Hi Amy!

I stumbled upon your blog, and I just love reading it! I can't wait to try some of your recipes!

Shannon

foodandtales said...

I thought I had already commented, but I guess I hadn't. Quintuple chocolate brownies made an excellent lunch today! Thank you. And congratulations on #400!

suburban prep said...

My sister bought this book a while ago. I was looking through hers and loved it. She would not give up her volume.

Jill @ Jillicious Discoveries said...

I think I found your blog through the Daring Bakers, I live north of you in the Corvallis area, and I just love your blog and the fact that you post just about every single day! :) Also, I don't have this book and I'm crossing my fingers that I win it!

P.S. And yes, I can get down to the Eugene area at times and we should meet up and do lunch or something. :)

Erica said...

I've never heard of that cookbook before, but I'm sure I'd love it.
I actually can't remember how I found your blog, but I got hooked as a fellow PNW'er and cook (well wannabe for me!). I'm hooked on Crock-potting and use a lot of Stephanie O'Dea's recipes.

grace said...

howdy doody, amy! don't put me in the running for the cookbook, of course, but i wanted to be sure to offer my congrats on hitting 400 posts--that's a mean and impressive feat. :)

Rita said...

Congrats on 400 posts! I love your blog :)

Natalie said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I've never heard of that cookbook but it looks great :)

Melissa said...

I love love love your blog, and although I am not even close to being as good of a a cook as you- my favorite recipe are these chicken enchiladas http://www.duolynoted.com/2009/10/fce-chicken-enchiladas.html

Congrats on the 400th post!

Annie said...

I love your blog...I love you. When we move, I'll be comforted by the fact that I can keep up with you on your daily cooking adventures and thoughts.

Erin said...

We have a potluck at work tomorrow; I wish we still worked together so I could eat YOUR FOOD!!

Congrats on #400!

xoxoxerin

HannahLS said...

I loved your cherry blossom picture! Those are cherry blossoms, right? Either way, I saved it as my new desktop wallpaper. I'm a good friend of Elana Hertel's and I LOVE your blog! Keep up the cookin' lady!

Mary Camu said...

Holy crap! That 100 recipes flew by so fast! I remember #300. You are still quite the inspiration miss Amy! Love ya!

Maggie said...

Ah, I've never owned The Silver Palate, and when Sheila Lukins died I heard so much about it. (The NPR piece after her death was especially poignant.) I just reread Post #300, and it still sums up for ME exactly why I love visiting Playing House. Keep it up, Amy - you do beautiful things over here!

Laura said...

Hi! I love your blog.. what brought me to it was the oreo cheesecake cupcakes...yum!!!

Annette M. said...

Hi! I found your blog when I was searching for nanaimo bars a while ago. I've tried some of your recipes and they have been delicious! Congrats on 400 posts!

Maria said...

Congrats on 400! The book looks good!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Congrats on your 400th post! Spring is here finally. My garden is starting to bloom with a few primrose showing it's beauty. :) Can't wait for daffodils to flower in the front yard. :)

Asha @ FSK said...

Congrats on the 400th!! WOW! that's some awesome effort! That book looks good! Now, I hope I win it :)

luna_pixie said...

hi amy! this is sO awesome! congrats on your 400th post! my name's nina =) and i'm from south africa. i found you on twitter! that cookbook looks amazing! i love cooking a ton of different stuff, but anything with good, simple fresh ingredients is awesome - and i also tend to lean towards more vegetarian dishes.. i love your blog!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

ohhh that cookbook sounds fantastic! I think I might have found you first on EAL but I'm not sure, I feel like there were a couple of different places... Regardless I always love reading and trying the recipes! And 400 posts, that is incredibly impressive!

Jen said...

Amy, you're amazing. Thanks for all the recipes that make me look good at family gatherings :-)

JO said...

Your posts are very fun. I can't remember how I found you though.

Kara K said...

Should I confess that I am not familiar with the Silver Palate cookbook? Perhaps that's even more of a reason why I should win the giveaway :) I read food blogs while I should be writing my thesis on diversity programs. Sad.
You have a lovely blog and I enjoy it!

acacia said...

i love your posts and am excited to make some of your recipes.

Ari and Rachel said...

Oh oh! I missed your last give-away and LOVE reading your blog. Plus I see your father-in-law every so often...do I get extra points for that? ;-)

momma kass said...

hi! i have no idea how i came across your blog, but i love it! i'm a bit of a foodie, and my three kids are foodies in training! ...seriously, my 18 month old son loves to "cook" at their play kitchen and served daddy "tea" today. awesome. :o)

thebentobaker said...

I'm not sure how I found you, but I love how you combine flavors to make new treats. I would never have tried lavender if it weren't for you :)

violarulz/ducksandbooks said...

I'm not sure where I found your blog, someone else's link I'm sure. BTW, it's not noon here in CO, yet. Does that still count? It's only 11 AM!

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