Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lodge Cast Iron Nation Cookbook Giveaway


Boy do I have a surprise for everyone today!

The wonderful people over at Lodge contacted me last month and 
asked if I would review their latest cookbook.
Let me tell ya why I love this company….
I did not own a skillet and was trying to figure out how 
I would be able to review the book without one.
Once the reps at Lodge found out, they were so generous 
that they actually mailed me my very own skillet along with
the cookbook!

How awesome is that?!
It was such a nice gesture on their part ;)  
I decided to make this wonderful recipe…
Husk Cornbread
It's similar to our family's cornbread recipe on the blog,
except Lodge's has bacon in it!
Bacon drippings and bacon bits…bacon, bacon, bacon!
I never would have thought to put bacon inside a cornbread
recipe.  The idea is genius!
We enjoyed eating this with a few tablespoons of 
butter slapped on the sides ;)

Now…let me tell ya about this cookbook…
If you own a cast iron skillet, you NEED to own this cookbook!
Heck, even if you don't own a cast iron skillet, go out, purchase
one, and then enter this giveaway!  

With 175 recipes and 250 pictures, it is a cast iron skillet lover's dream!

One of the things I really enjoyed about this book is 
that it tells the reader about the history behind the Lodge-Kellermann  
household name.  

The recipes paint a family picture with a beloved memory attached to 
each one.  Some even have tips and tricks attached also.   

Oh…and the food photography?
It's all just gorgeous! I can stare at those
pictures for hours…literally!
I feel very honored that I have had this opportunity to review this 
cookbook and the recipes inside.
Now YOU have an opportunity to win this cookbook as well!
Lodge will be giving away one FREE cookbook to 
a very lucky reader of this blog!

Step by step instructions on how you can win:
~You have FOUR chances to win this book.~

Step One (you must do one of these to enter):
1.  Follow Cooking With Libby on Facebook…click HERE.
2.  Follow Cooking With Libby on Pinterest…click HERE.
3.  Follow Cooking With Libby on Instagram…click HERE.
4.  Follow Lodge Cast Iron on Facebook…click HERE.

Step Two (you must do this to enter):
Leave a comment in this post telling me the following: 
Which way you chose to enter from up above AND your e-mail address so I can contact you should you win. 

NOTES:  **THOSE WHO DO NOT LEAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
**ONLY ONE COMMENT PER PERSON. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE MULTIPLE COMMENTS.  (Ex: comment number one "I followed you on Facebook"; comment number two "I followed you on Pinterest.").  IF YOU DO, YOU WILL ONLY BE ENTERED ONCE.

This contest will end on Tuesday, April 28th.
Good luck!!



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Friday, April 18, 2014

My Culinary School Adventures


Image by: Freedigitalphotos.net/marin

In the spring of 2014, I applied and was accepted into the Culinary Arts program
at a college here in town.  I am hoping to achieve an Associates in Culinary Arts with a baking and pastry concentration. 

Follow me on this new journey!
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