|Morro Bay, California|
This month marks the third anniversary of our foray into the world of food blogging! We have learned so much and made wonderful friends all around the globe. We started cataloging our recipes to share with our family and our blog has grown beyond our imagining.
We participate in two on-line groups:
French Fridays with Dorie, which will also turn 3 this year, is a truly diverse group of international chefs who are working our way through the over 300 recipes in Dorie Greenspan’s “Around My French Table.” We cook and post weekly (most of the time!) and have made everything from Gougeres to Chicken B’Stilla! We’ve learned so many techniques and flavor combinations that our cooking will never be the same. We have truly bonded with many of our fellow Doristas – as Trevor has dubbed us – and, in fact, are looking forward to meeting many of them at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle this fall where Dorie will be the keynote speaker!
We also participate in Baked Sunday Mornings where we are working our way through all 3 of Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito’s Baked cookbook series. We are very close to finishing up their second book, Baked Explorations, and have also started baking from their newest book, Baked Elements. Once we finish the second book, we will include recipes from their first book, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. Matt and Renato are so supportive of our group and they frequently interact with us. Our Facebook page includes a photo album called “BakedSpotting” where members post photos of their meetings with the famous duo!
And, now the part you’ve all been waiting for! You’ve heard us mention Penzeys Spices so often that we’d like to give you a chance to try them for yourself. These giveaways are from us to you, at our cost – they are not sponsored by Penzeys. In order to receive them, the winners will have to provide us with their mailing addresses.
|Creamy Peppercorn Dressing|
- Italian Vinegar & Oil
- Green Goddess
- Creamy Peppercorn
You’ve seen us feature all of these dressings on our blog, but our favorite is the Green Goddess – it’s just amazing!
|Overnight Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread|
The second gift is Penzeys Cocoa Lover’s which contains 1/2 cup jars of:
- Natural Cocoa
- Hint of Mint Hot Chocolate Mix
- Sweet China Cassia Cinnamon
- Hot Chocolate Mix
Each of these products is of the highest quality, but I have to tell you Penzeys Cinnamon has been the biggest revelation to me! If you love Cinnamon, you won’t be able to get enough of this one.
To enter, like the Create Amazing Meals Facebook page and leave a comment on it telling us what you would like us to cook for you if we suddenly showed up in your kitchen! If you have a preference for which spice set you would like, say so, otherwise, you will automatically be entered to win each one. We regret, that due to shipping costs, our giveaway is limited to the U.S. and Canada.
We will select 2 winners at random at 9 p.m. PDT on Friday, 22 March. Both winners will have 3 days to contact us and provide their mailing addresses. If we do not hear from the first seletees by 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, 25 March, we will select replacements.
Thank you so much for your love and support ~ we’re looking forward to seeing where the next 3 years take us on this journey with you!