Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Blog! (& Giveaway!)

It's hard to believe a whole year has passed since we launched this blog! We continue to be passionate about making and creating good, healthy, seasonal food. And we hope to see the blog continue to grow! We are so thankful for you readers - we appreciate you reading our blog, making our recipes, entering our contests, and commenting on our posts! It makes blogging fun!

This week, we will have some new recipes (we are doing our magazine review, weekend fare, and foodie Fridays) but we will also be taking a look back at some of our favorite recipes. Today, we will also feature an awesome giveaway!

Market Fresh: Okra - I discovered that I like okra more than I thought and I made this recipe several times!

Weekend Fare: Summer Drinks - This quickly became a favorite drink and they looked so beautiful and yummy, too! 

Internationa Cuisine: Chinese Main Dishes - This was one of my favorite collections of recipes. We had my parents and siblings over for a feast and every recipes surpassed my expectation!

Bread Basket: Bagels - Making these was one of my cooking highlights. It was totally new techniques and it was incredibly creative for me. And they were delicious!


Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Lunch - Not only do we love these pizzas but I also love what this post (and the other Cooking with Your Kids posts) represents - spending time with my kids. Building memories and spending time with them in the kitchen is fun and my boys love it!



We wanted to come up with a great giveaway to celebrate our one year anniversary!
So today, you are entering to win:

an apron and two cookbooks

A Beautiful Green & White 1/2 Apron
Kitchen Sense
Williams Sonoma Kid's Cookies

- Leave a comment on this post telling us 1 or 2 of your favorite recipes from our site.
- Make sure we have a way to contact you!

For additional entries (just leave us a comment telling us which ones you have done!):
- Subscribe via the link to the right or with google reader.
- Add us to your blog roll.
- Join our facebook group – The Cooks Next Door.
- Facebook about this giveaway.
- Tweet about this giveaway.
- Blog about this giveaway.

There you go! You could earn as many as 7 entries. And if you already are in our group, subscribe etc, let us know and we will add in the extra entries!

This giveaway will be closed on Thursday night, October 7 and the winner announced on Friday, October 8!