Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Winner and A New Giveaway for 4,000 Facebook Friends!

Where do I even begin with this post?

Well, let me first start by announcing the Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Homecooking Giveaway Winner.

Chosen by Random. Org, the winner is....
True Random Number Generator 69Powered by RANDOM.ORG

The winner is Sharry!  Congratulations Sharry! I will be sending you an e-mail to get all your details.
Sharry's favorite homecooked meal is Chicken and Dumplings...yummy!
Now onto the next fun giveaway!

When I started this blog back in January, it was to keep a record of recipes and memories for future generations. 
Every recipe tells a story, no matter how small it may seem at the time.

The fact that there are so many people here to enjoy this ride with me is incredible.

I am so grateful. I want y'all to know that I read each and every comment on the blog here, on facebook and twitter. Even if I don't respond right away, please know that I am reading, listening and paying attention. And I'm ever so thankful for the time you take to leave a comment. I know time is precious.

So, to say thank you to all of you who have helped me, supported me, said a
 kind word to keep me going with this blog, this giveaway is for you.

Lord knows I wish I had the money and resources to give each of you something special.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I figured since all of you were here because you enjoy the recipes, that you might like a collection of all my recipes. I have compiled a binder full of all of my recipes from the blog (does not include guest poster's recipes).  There are nearly 100 recipes included. It's in a 3-Ring binder so you can add-in your own recipes in there (or take out ones you don't want).  I've even included some extra sheet protectors. That way, you can really make this binder your own and continue to add favorite recipes to it.
I burned up nearly a whole printer cartridge printing this baby out. I'm proud looking at it.
It's kinda like my first cookbook, published and printed by yours truly.
And I even included tabs. Although I realized after putting them in that the tabs don't come out long enough but they'll do the job. I definitely will never give Martha Stewart a run for her money, let me tell ya.

Complete with  doodles. Because I'm a doodler. Albeit a bad doodler.
Also, many of you know my love for dish towels. It may borderline on obsession. I wanted to share one of my favorite types of dish towels. The oven dish towel. This Americana dish towel hangs right on your oven door and was hand crocheted.  Isn't it purdy?
And last, but not least, some Paula Deen salt & pepper shakers and spoon rest. She is the one who inspired me to get my patoot back in the kitchen after I had my son. And my passion was reignited.
How To Enter:
Leave me a comment and say hello. Maybe tell me how you found The Country Cook. Do you have a favorite recipe from my website?
Or tell me a little about yourself or where you come from.

Be sure to leave me your name and your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

Open to U.S. residents 18 years and older.
( I truly apologize to my international friends.  You know I love ya! I just wish I had the money to ship outside the U.S.)

Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 18th 2011 at Midnight EST

Gratefully,

Be sure to some back on Monday September 19th to see who the winner is and to watch out
for yet another giveaway from Gooseberry Patch!



 

127 comments:

Our Three Sons said...

My name is Kristen and I love your blog. I use your recipes all the time and my husband and four children love them. My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is to bake.

Maredith said...

Hi there, my name is Maredith and my email is marehaes@yahoo.com. I found your website one day when I was searching for oreo cake recipes. The oreo poke cake was the first recipe I made from your site. Since then I have made several of your recipes, in fact, your site has been "my go to" for recipes. We were in a rut eating the same things week after week. I have two young picky eaters and trying new recipes often times don't work. However, your recipes have all been wonderful and my family has loved them. I'm from Massachusetts.

Rosanna said...

Well, my name is Rosanna (almost 48), and I work full time. So making home cooked meals can be real tough when I don't get home from work until 5:30pm or so and have a very impatient hungry 4 year old diva. I haven't been able to try your recipes out yet but have several I am wanting to give a go at. I also have a 25 and 22 year old sons.... They are on their own now but my family does keep me busy.

Bev said...

Congrats on 4,ooo Facebook Friends!!!!! I love your recipes and have tried several... my favorites so far, Southern Banana Pudding and Cherry Limeade!!! I lived in TN for 12 years then came back to DE, but I miss the food so much...So, Thank you, your recipes are filling the void...

Rosanna said...

Opps my email is FallColors63@gmail.com i'm tired and I'm (working) ha ha

The Better Baker said...

Hi Brandie - We've crossed cyberpaths many times..as most of the blogs I've been following, follow you, but I've just now subscribed to your posts. I know you are a wonderful cook...and a wonderful lady as well. My hubby is retired from the military and I decorate my house in red, white & blue. I love the dishtowel and would LOVE to have a copy of your own cookbook. What a lot of work, but I'm sure it's something you can be very proud of. I'm excited about spending more time with you here.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Congratulations Brandi! I'm not quite sure how I found your blog, but I do remember I found it when you were just starting out and it's wonderful to see how successful you have become :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brandie,
My name is Sheila, I found your blog thru a link in another recipe blog. 1st recipe I've tried has been my favorite ever since, the Beef Dip Sandwiches. I can't decide which is better, the meat or the juice. I've raved soooo much about the results that several co-workers have tried it and loved it, and if they are fb friends have linked now to your blog. I love the simplicity of the recipes. My email is sownsbey@gmail.com. Thanks for a great blog and great inspiring recipes!

mimiof2 said...

My name is Darla and i found your blog through the Gooseberry Patch site. I only found it yesterday but i am loving all the recipes already! I am from Virginia and a mother of a 29 year old son & a 27 year old daughter. I have 2 granddaughter's that are 5 & 3 years old. I am blessed to be able to watch them while my daughter & son-in-law work. I love to cook meals for everyone & know that your site is going to be a BIG part of that from now on. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway & CONGRATS on reaching 4000!!! That's great! mimieavers@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Dana. I live in Pinson, AL, and I found your FB page from a list of "Likes" on a friend's FB page. I like your blog, and I love to cook and try new recipes. I hope I can win your cookbook. My email is bananathorn@bellsouth.net. Thanks!

Lori said...

I believe I found your blog on Gooseberry Patch a while back. I fell in love with your cookin and photos of all the great food. So many of your recipes are similar to what my family has always made. That's why I keep coming back for more. Your giveaway is so generous! I would LOVE to win your notebook! (and the other goodies) Thanks for the chance and congrats on 4000 fans! wifeofcop83@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on 4000 friends! I love reading your comments everyday. I know I found you while reading another blog, unfortly I could not tell you which one now.

imzadi0322 at yahoo dot com

Amanda C said...

Hello! I'm new here - just found your site yesterday. I have 5 children - one grown and moved out, and 4 at home: 10, 4, 2, and 3 months old. I homeschool them all, so I am one busy lady! I have been looking for some ways to mix up our dinner choices, so we're not as tempted to eat out all the time - that's EXPENSIVE! I LOVE new recipes, and I have a serious cookbook addiction. :P I haven't tried anything here yet, but I've been browsing a bit, and I can't WAIT to dive in! Thanks for taking the time to share with those of us who are not nearly as creative in the kitchen! :)
Amanda
libenterprises@yahoo.com

Jenny.U said...

Congrats on 4K!! I am not sure the avenue in which I found you and I can't pick a favorite dish. They are all fab!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brandie, I think both you and your site are awesome! I've always said you should make a cookbook :) Your recipes are wonderful! Seeing your posts come through the food always brightens my day :) I know whoever wins this book will be delighted! I think it terrific that you've taken the time to make this cookbook! Keep on shining and posting those wonderful recipes! God bless! Heather Bridenstine jolleygirl75@hotmail.com

carlinaheartstrings said...

As you well know. We love you. We found you through a linky party and have been fans since. Great job.

Truckin said...

Congratulations on the great number on your Facebook following. I found you from a post from Southern Plate. I am looking forward to enjoying your recipes. My e-mail is truckinbelle@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

LOVE your recipes. (especially the crock pot ones!) My fav. is the cube steak and gravy. YUMMMM! I'm from Tx and I love to cook and comfort food seems to be my favorite!
Congrats on 4K! (I'm one of the new ones!)
jennjenn_95@yahoo.com

Jane S. said...

Hi Brandie!I am loving your recipes- and your writing! Would love to have them all in one spot!! From one Virginia girl (Harrisonburg) to another, have a great rest of your week! Jane

Jackie said...

My name is Jackie and I really enjoy cooking. I have tried a couple of your recipes and they are delicious! I just learned to cook about 5 years ago when I married my husband and he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I was so scared at first but I am starting to get the hang of it...finally. lol I have had many tragedies in the kitchen along with many triumphs. Thank you for your country cook recipes. Can't wait to try many more. mustanggrl_69@yahoo.com

SherryC said...

Hi, this is Sherry C. I found your spot several months ago when I was home after knee surgery. I love your easy home cooked meals. Congrats on reaching 4K! sherrysue@knology.net

Mandy said...

I can't believe you've only been blogging since January and already have done so well! Congrats! I remember that I first came across The Country Cook through Holly over at Life as a Lofthouse. SO glad I did. Great giveaway!!

Julie said...

Well, congrats (& a little "I told you so" lol) I wish I could remember how I found your site, because it was at least one of the 1st I started following....but, alas, IDK... And, my fave recipe(s)...I must start with spasagna (of course), breadsticks (cuz they go with it) & let's not forget Oreo puddin poke cake for dessert ;) I think I will be making your choc chip cookies today & it's become rather chilly in Indiana, so, it's about time to try out that cheeseburger soup.... (reslerfarms@hotmail.com)

Herrington Family said...

Brandie! I just found your blog yesterday and I am so excited to try some of the things on your site! My name is Jen and I'm a stay at home mom of 3 little ones, all under the age of 3! I never had the opportunity to help in the kitchen growing up, so I'm still learning my way through everything! I would love to add your "first" cookbook to my collection! I saw the Blondie cake with the maple butter sauce yesterday and I'm dying to try it! My husband is in even more suspense for me to make it! *lol* I look forward to following along with you and learning some more recipes! Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations on 4000 followers! Many blessings to you!

JenH said...

Doah! The previous comment posted before I was ready and I'm not sure why it signed with Herrington Family! *lol* Chalk it up as one of those mornings! Anyway, this is Jen - email is jeniferherrington at gmail.com

THANK YOU!

Pam said...

Hi there! My name is Pam and I live in Michigan. I found your blog while reading another blog one day. Your pictures make my mouth water and my tummy growl!! I have made your Sweet Southern Cornbread and Hashbrown Porkchop Casserole and we LOVED them both....probably the best cornbread recipe I've had in a long time....thank you! I follow you on facebook and subscribe to your emails. My email is pamhwkns55@yahoo.com. Congrats on 40000 FB friends!

Joy Burkhart said...

Hi Brandie, I'm Joy from southern Indiana. I'm not sure how I found your blog - maybe Gooseberry? I would love to have your recipe book! Such wonderful food all in one spot, and published by yourself! Super!
burkhart1776@msn.com
Congrats on the 4k followers on FB, too!

Anonymous said...

Our family favorite recipe of yours is the cheese and apple danishes. My Personal favorite is the cherry limeade. There are a couple of your recipes I will be trying very soon.

Thanks
Bridget McCain
sbsmccain527@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

Hi Brandie, Congratulations on 4000 likes...I found you through Southern Plate. Would love a copy of all your recipes BUT I am from Canada... :(. Please reconsider, you have fans from all over. Thanks, colleengb@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Brandie! I found you through Southern Bite this week:) I haven't been able to try any recipes yet, but I will be making your Honey Bun Cake for a bake sale on Saturday. I am 23 weeks pregnant, and I LOVE to cook (especially bake); this website is not going to be good for my weight:) Thank you for the opportunity to win something!

Casey
casey.c1108@yahoo.com

Erin said...

You have been only doing this since January? I guess I thought you were at least a year or two old! Congrats on such great progress - you need to give me some tips!

I don't know how I first found you either Foodbuzz, or thru someone else's blog when I first started in April and was trying to get my name out there!

Sarah's Flowers & Gifts said...

I just found you yesterday via Gooseberry Patch Facebook page. And I have to thank you because I found the recipe for dinner last night :) I tried the Cheeseburger Soup you tested from GP cookbook - awesome!!! Even my 3 year old gobbled it up!

I'm so excited to try some more of your recipes!

Sarah
sarahtaylor@sarahsflowersandgifts.com

Bev E said...

I came here just the other day from the Southern Lady Cooks. Haven't had time to try any of your recipes yet but I am looking forward to doing so. Thanks bepstein@sc.rr.com

M.j. said...

Gosh I can't even remember how I found you but I'm glad I did. I love all your recipes. I now follow you on Pinterest too..I use that alot. I love to bake most of all...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Matt, Jenn and Nigel said...

I can't remember how I ran across your blog, but I'm so glad I did! So many good recipes to try out! My name is Jenn and my e-mail is jennifer.lyn.lawson@gmail.com. Pleasure to meet you!

Pretend Chef said...

I am so happy I found your blog thanks to Foodbuzz and you posting about a giveaway a while back. I have enjoyed being a FOLLOWER of your blog. All of your yummies look so delicious. I would love to have a piece of your kitchen in mine. Great giveaway and congrats on the 4000 Facebook fans.

Lisa S. said...

I can't remember how I found you, but soooo glad I did....musta been from another food blog I subscribe to, maybe they did a shoutout or somethin'. Hey! If you decide to sell a similar binder full of recipes, I would DEFINATELY be interested in buying one!:D

Lisa Sims
jimbolisa@bellsouth.net

RubyKat said...

Love your blog!! I think I found your blog on Facebook through another blogger on Facebook. Love the recipes and hope you continue to add more. Heard so much about the Spasagna, can't wait to try it when the cooler weather comes around. kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Brandie, I just love your blog, I think I discovered you through A Southern Lady Cooks..not sure, since I'm a food blog junkie! lol Anyway, glad I did..you do a great job! Congrats again..thinking I'm making the Oreo Pudding Poke cake today!

Linda D
lstuckey50@gmail.com

Rachel Blom said...

Hi, my name is Rachel & I'm a homeschooling mommy of three. I found you on FB through another friend that "liked" you. So far we've tried the spasagna and the slow cooker bbq'd chicken & they've been a hit with all. Wanting to try the danishes and homemade tortillas next.
racblom@juno.com

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Brandie I am so so proud of you!!! You get a nig hug from me!!! I can't even remember where we "met" but I just love ya! ;)

Evelyn R said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

The Farmers Wife said...

Awww!! Bran this is such a great giveaway girl! You know, I honestly can't remember exactly how we met on this foodie world, but I know I'm glad we did! <3 ya!

MrsJenB said...

Hooray! 4000! How exciting. :)

Well I'm in! And I know you can find me via email. How did I meet you? I think we may have linked up to the same blog and I kept coming across you and eventually came to love you! :)

Julie Evink said...

Found on fb through all the wonderful blogs we follow. And my fave recipe is Spasagna of course! julieseatsandtreats@gmail.com

Heather Thompson said...

Hey there! My name is Heather. I am a newlywed, married my highschool sweetheart 4 months ago today!! And I found your website through Southern Plates facebook page :) I am from Virginia but live in South Carolina now :)
My email is heather.r.dixon@gmail.com congrats on the fan base! :)

Alison said...

Picking a favorite recipe is tough, I have loved everything I have tried. My husband's favorite is the honey bun cake. My favorite would either be the chili or the egg salad. I have the meatball and tortellini soup in the crock pot right now, perfect for this chilly rainy West Virginia day. I found you through one of the food blogs that I read, but I am not sure which one.

mirlin said...

I think I found your blog through The Pioneer Woman. I'm glad I did as I love your blog! Your receipes are the kind I cook myself and I will usually have the ingredients and not have to run to a speciality shop for supplies. My husband and I are country all the way--born and raised. I am from a family of 10 siblings and my husband is from a family of 12 siblings and we do a lot of cooking. Your receipes have been a big hit so far. Thank you for taking the time to make my life a little easier.

Annie {From the Bookshelf} said...

There hasn't been a thing I made from your blog that I haven't loved! Congrats! You deserve all the love and followers!

Renee said...

I'm from Northern California but transplanted to the Missouri Ozarks in 2008. We love raising our family here! I found you through a recipe post on facebook, it think someone had shared it. I "liked" your FB page and tried your Shortcut Cheese Danish and have been hooked ever since. I now follow your blog. I love your recipes because they're down home cooking, with inexpensive, easy to find ingredients!

Valerie Gardner said...

Hey Brandi....I found you on FB first. I've been a fan for a long time and ALWAYS look at your food.

Valerie ~ Simple Fare, Fairly Simple

Nee Nee's Little Piece of the World said...

Hi, my name is Anita. A little over 4 years ago, at the age of 45, my life changed forever. With one simple "I do", I became a wife for the first time, a step-mom, a grandma, a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law...all for the first time. Plus, I went from being a city girl to being a country gal, living out in the middle of nowhere. What a challenge that was but it's been an awesome journey so far. After having illnesses and financial struggles that go with that, I have been trying to slowly get back to the simple things in life and back to basics. I'm venturing out in doing more homecooked meals, getting away from processed foods as much as possible. I love your site and wish you many successes with it. Doing something like this is in my mind to try, some day, when I have successfully tackled some of my other ideas. Good luck and God Bless! My email is almull31@gmail.com. Thank you for the chance to win your cookbook!

JoBeth Davis said...

Major congrats on 4,000 fans! My name is JoBeth Davis (jbdavis@wsfa.com) and I found your site as a recommendation from another blog, The Southern Bite. I work for a television station in Montgomery - WSFA. And while most people know WSFA stands for "South's finest airport" the people who work here know the motto to be "We serve food always." And I'm one of the reasons it's know that way. I make several dishes each month just for the sake of trying them, and then I feed them to the folks at the station. I'm especially known for my recipes during "Friday Night Fever" I bring two or three dishes every Friday night as sort of an impromptu tailgate party. By the way, folks here are big fans of your Ham and Cheese Party Rolls and your Chocolate Eclair Cake. Tomorrow's Friday which means another week of food and I'm serving up your Oreo Pudding Poke Cake along with two recipes of my own. They keep telling me I need to do a weekly segment of my own, but I have to give credit where credit is due...to bloggers just like you!

Anonymous said...

I love to cook and am always looking for southern or homestyle recipes. Your blog has plenty of both and I love it.

Can't wait for more!!!

Kim Wyatt
wyatt.kimberly@ymail.com

Holly said...

Bran, I can't begin to tell you how happy I am we met in blog land! You are just the sweetest gal that inspires me constantly! Your such a down to earth, funny gal that always gives me a good laugh! Although we've never met in real life, I feel i've known you forever! Congrats on 4,000 fans! That is amazing!! You go girl! : )

Jenny Parris Akers said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog through TSLC's FB page yesterday and am so excited to start trying some of your recipes! It was fun to also discover that we live in the same neck of the woods! Congratulations on 4000 FB fans!!! Jenny Parris Akers
3akers@comcast.net

Deb Wilkie said...

Hi, Brandie! I'm Deb from beautiful Upstate NY, where it's supposed to get below freezing tonight in the mountains!!! Ugh! I "liked" your page on Facebook when I saw you on a shout-out from another of my fabulous foodie friends! I think your cookbook is absolutely adorable, and I think if you keep it up, Martha Stewart is gonna have to BRING IT! LOL! Congratulations on reaching 4000!

Deb
(dwilkielaw@gmail.com)

Bev said...

Hey there Brandie. Congrats on your fan base growing. I love and have tried a bunch of your recipes. I'm from the south and it's all comforting for me. And I get to make it all for my New Yorker husband :)
My FAVORITE is the pea picken cake! It's sooo good. I have printed out a number of your recipes already but would love one put together by you! Keep 'em coming.
Bev
Bevlynncog@ hotmail.com

Susan M. said...

My family's favorite is the Meatball & Tortellini Soup. I found your site when I googled looking for soups. LOVE your site!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through simple fare fairly simple. I love home cooking and enjoy the stories you share along with the recipes. Diana

chydymy@yahoo.com

xxplumcrazeexx said...

I found your site on facebook through another link. I absolutely love it. I love to cook and I can't pick just one recipe that I love because I love them all.

Jeanna said...

Hi,
I found your blog by mistake. It was the best mistake I have made in a long time. Love your site and come back often to see whats new. First recipe I made was the cheese danish.
Jeanna
sctmrshll@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Rhonda and I live in North Carolina. I found you through a friends suggestion on facebook to try the cheese danish recipe. We love it! Also really like the poke cake. Thank you for all you do. My email is price4@nc.rr.com.

Celina said...

Hi Brandie, My name is Celina Hamm. I live in Alabama and I came across your blog by accident and I have followed you ever since. I absolutely LOVE the recipes you have on here. Tonight, I'm fixing your Honey Bun Cake. A favorite of my whole family. I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful recipes and reading your blog just makes my day. Awesome job, Brandie...so many of us love you :)

Celina said...

Oh, I forgot to post my email, lol...here2stay68atyahoo.com...my little at button doesn't seem to be working.

Anonymous said...

I found you by looking thru someone else's 'like' on facebook! Love your recipes as I love to cook! bhuntof4@yahoo.com

Tina said...

Hi Brandie..I am new here and found you through Southern Bite! I am in CT! The Spasagna will be the first recipe of yours that I am trying..looks so good!

Jenn said...

I would love to win this giveaway! I found your blog through a linky party and was immediately intrigued by all of your sidebar pictures! eatcakefordinner@digis.net

A Nest in the Rocks said...

I'm Amy and found your blog through the GP linky party. I love the sunflowers on the top!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and would love to win this giveaway!! joyce72(at)rocketmail(dot)com

The Cannary's said...

I can't remember how I found you, but I am so glad I did! I have made several of your recipes - last night was Cheeseburger Soup which hubby practically licked his bowl of and pronounced THAT's GOOD!! It was comfort soup defined! My email address is gina.cannary@gmail.com.

Susan @ sshilo4@aol.com said...

As I mentioned before, you are my hero for cooking up and taking pictures of all your wonderful recipes. I can tell by reading your blog that you are truly a lover of food and fascinated to discover new, exciting recipes!! Please continue your blog which inspires your readers in many wonderful ways. God bless you, and always have peaceful and positive thoughts!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 4,175 followers :) I found your blog through a very dear friend from work, and I'm hooked. I enjoy checking your blog everyday to see what is new in your kitchen! I have tried many of your recipes and I don't think I can narrow it down to just one. I LOVE THEM ALL. My 1st favorite was the ham and cheese party rolls, and my most recent favorite is the Honey bun cake. Please Keep the recipes coming :)
Amanda nanny_yaya81@yahoo.com

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

Hi Brandie, I'm Brenda, I live in Colorado. I was born in Oklahoma, moved to Germany, then back to Oklahoma, California, then Colorado. I'm 60 years old and married to the most precious man on Earth. I have been reading your blog for quite a while. I have tried so many of your recipes. I would say my favorite is the beef sandwiches and honey bun cake. I've been making the pea pickin' cake for about 15 years but I call it pig pickin'. Only difference is I place one layer with strawberries and one with bananas and the pineapple fluff filling. I would love love love to have your cookbook. Thank you for all you do to make my day.
Brenda Schlosser whtfeathergrammy@aol.com

Sandra in NM* said...

I'm not sure how I stumbled across your blog. All I do know for certain is that it has quickly become my favorite foodie blog--just about every recipe has been perfect (with the exception of the Frosty and the French bread which you and i have discussed on FB). Spasagna is by far my favorite of yours! Thanks for offering this giveaway--so sweet you took the time to make it! Sljones95@gmail.com
Sandra in NM*

MollieKME said...

Hi Brandie! Congrats on 4000+ facebook fans!!! I found you via Holly (Life As A Lofthouse)...love your slow cooker recipes and desserts! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your continued work on your great blog! [and the chance to win your collection--btw, your doodles are CUTE!] :) My name is Mollie Eisele and my e-mail is: mollie@rentstoyou.com ~~Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brandie! I'm Emiliy... I found your blog through my sister, and boy am I glad she shared! I love surfing your blog, and getting new meal idea's!!! My new favorite is the Oreo Cookie Balls... I made them like cake pops, only they are Oreo pops! They were loved by many! Love your blog, and would love to win your recipe book!!!! I can't wait till Monday!!! Email is: emilyhulett@yahoo.com!

KathyP said...

Hi Brandie! Congrats on the 4,000 milestone and I know that will continue to rise. :) Can't pick a favorite recipe because all of your recipes are just the kind I love, good cooking. Would love to win your recipe book, all of them in one spot would make it so easy. Thanks for being there and sharing with us.
Kathy P: kprice@cbpu.com

Marilyn said...

Hi, my name is Marilyn, and I too found your blog through another blog. I live in WI.
I love reading your blog, and can't wait to try out some recipes.
I LOVE to bake.
Congrats on your 4000 FB followers!
Marilyn
Murf_2@ameritech.net

Anonymous said...

HI! I just found you through Life as a Lofthouse. Your blog & Facebook page are awesome! I can't wait to try your recipes, everything looks yummy. My name is Are Hall, I'm at hallenterprizes@msn.com
& I hope you'll be at 5000 soon.
Now gonna peruse your recipes for something good for me & my hubby to eat tonight. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

My Name is Tonia , my OMG fav is the eclair Cake.. i almost ate the whole thing by myself , dear god it was yummy, i found your blog totaly by accident, i put in country cook, meaning country cookie and your web site came up, but ya know the saying : it was meant to be " i so enjoy your recipes
terumim12@gmail.com

Lillian Child said...

Hi ... my name is Lillian and I'm a foodaholic! LOVE your fabulous blog, which I just discovered recently, so how fabulous it would be if I were lucky enough to win a collection of your delightful recipes??!! I've already pinned several to my Pinterest pages as I love your photography and fun posts. I live here in the Heartland (Nebraska) and have two grown children and one simply adorable 3 year old grandson. I am an avid cardmaker, baker, traveler, book reader, scrapbooker, and have worked fulltime as a legal secretary for the past 40 years. So very nice to meet you!

jlkaelin8 said...

My name is Jenny and I've been following your blog for a few months now ever since I stumbled upon a Pillsbury post for your danishes on facebook. I have tried your shortcut danish recipes (LOVE them), blueberry snack cake and salisbury steak. I have never made cube steak before and will be attempting your crock pot cube steak this week. My husband has his eye on the honey bun cake and I'll be making that soon as well. And I just noticed your loaded potato soup recipe which is going on my must make list! Congrats on all your success and I look forward to trying many more of your recipes!!

Anonymous said...

My name is Amber and Im from Illinois. I love your blog!
amberbe24@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My name is Michelle, and I think I found your blog through Southern Plate. I am looking forward to browsing all your recipes!! LLong11@sc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I live in TN. with my husband and 2 children. I'm fairly new to your blog and I love it!! So happy to have found you!!!

Cookingmomof2@gmail.com

Sheila said...

Hi, I am Sheila from North Dakota and I am a recipe addict. I love your blog and have it on my Google homepage. Keep the recipes coming, they are terrific!

Anonymous said...

I'm a newcomer to your site, sent by FSSF. I can't wait to start trying out your cp soup recipes, especially the easy potato soup.

Christa
cbp2000@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Just recently found you through Southern Bite, can't wait to try your recipes. Love the blog!!
sawyerfamily@windstream.net

Lori H said...

Hi I'm Lori from Oklahoma. Cooking is my hobby & I found your blog one night just looking up blogs. I'm so glad I found yours as every recipe I've tried so far has been fantastic! I've also got several friends hooked on you as well.

Kris said...

My menfolk are in love with your Shortcut Apple Danish recipe.

You mentioned that your tab dividers didn't stick out enough to be seen in your cookbook. I can help you with that. Put them in page protectors. Just cut a small opening in the side of the page protector for your tab to stick out.


Kris
tigerlily1221@tampabay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I refer to your page EVERY DAY ! The other day I made the meatball tortellini soup in the crock pot and the kids loved it ! I am making the eclair cake and hamburger steak/salisibury steaks and gravy today. You are down home cooking to the core and my family and I love it !
Gina O'Connor

Colleen Stebel said...

Hi Brandie! Congrats on the 4000!!!! My name is Colleen and I live in the great state of West Virginia! I can't remember exactly how I found your blog but I think it was either a link from another blog I follow or a FB friend linked it. I know it was definitely through FB that I found you and I'm so glad that I did! My favorite recipe SO FAR is the Pea Pickin Cake (you might remember I did a sugar free version of it) but I'm sure I'll find many others as I keep trying each one. :)

My email is stebcol@hotmail.com

Tisha said...

Wow! 4,000! Way to go! I stumbled upon your page on Facebook. I eagerly await each days posting :) Love your "self-published" cookbook and can offer one tip for those tabs: Put the tabs in one of those plastic page protectors with a slit cut in the edge for the tab to come out - the page would be held in by the holes in the page protector - not the tab.

LOVE your facebook page and your blogger blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for creating a fun and very useful blog. I am so excited to try your Not Your Momma's Meatloaf. I have it on my monthly menu for this month!! It sounds so good. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Julie said...

That's a super giveaway....what a great collection of recipes :) And a lot of work went into it as well.
sporadiccook@gmail.com

cheeksb said...

I just found your blog in a link up party with your loaded potatoe soup. And now Im making a list of your yummy recipes.
cheeksb78(at)yahoo(dot)com

Donna said...

Hi there! I found The Country Cook yesterday on Gooseberry Patch through Facebook. I am very excited to try some of your recipes. So Yummy looking! Take care & keep up the wonderful work!
Thanks,
Donna
luvs2dream15@yahoo.com

Lorra said...

I've been a fan for quite sometime now, and have tried many of your recipes, as for a favorite, I've loved them all! My family would say their favorite so far has been the shortcut cheese danish or the honey bun cake. I would love to win this collection, you have such wonderful recipes!

lorramonaghan@hotmail.com

Rhonda said...

My name is Rhonda, and I found your site one day looking for recipes for cheese danish. I love your site and your recipes. I have made 6 different ones and the family has loved them all so far. Keep up the wonderful blog and recipes!
rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Gramma Audrey's Place said...

My name is Audrey & I live in Southern California (does that count for being a little Southern?!) I found your blog through Gooseberry Patch & love all your recipes!! Can I say all of them are my favorite?!! Thank you for a wonderful blog!! Audey @ toobmiller@yahoo.com

Gramma Audrey said...

Sorry about that! Can't spell my own name!!--pressed the comment button before proof read. thanks, Audrey :) toobmiller@yahoo.com

Krissy said...

Hi. My name is Krissy and my email address is kbmint@otelco.net
My best friend told me about your blog a few months ago. I live in Alabama, grew up in Texas, but I was born in Virginia, so we have that in common. Congrats on 4,000 facebook friends. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Judy Martin said...

Love your blog, great recipes for real people,best of luck with your site

Michelle said...

Hello my name is Michelle. I found you from Gooseberry Patch. I'm from CA and moved to WA five years ago. Love pork chops with bone in for more flavor.
Having a collection of your recipes would be wonderful. You should be very proud putting this all together.
Thank you!

chateaudumichelle@gmail.com

Kim Lund said...

I came across your page while looking up cooking blogs, and being from a mother that is from Kentucky i just had to join it. I haven't tried any of your recipes but did get some advise from you on southern cooking does that count?

Anonymous said...

I must admit, I have made myself a binder with all your recipes in it. Congrats on 4,000... 10,000 will be here before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Lol. The above comment is from me!
You friend always,
Laura

amy foosaner said...

Hi I love your blog and your honey bun cake among tons of your other recipes! Thanks so much,
Amy

Kim B. said...

Hi There! Can't remember how I found you, but I'm sure I probably show one of your recipes on another blog :) My favorite recipe of yours (so far) is your Crock Pot Beef Dips...GREAT for parties as I can make in the morning & enjoy my guests when they arrive! Congrats on the success of your blog! Although I live in the city, I'm a country girl at heart :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brandie, my name is Elizabeth. I don't remember exactly how I found your blog whether it was the Southern Plate or Mommys kitchen that I found your blog. But I'm sure glad I did because I love all of your recipes, especially the honey bun cake which is my absolute favorite treat to reward myself which I do a lot...LOL.. Congratulations on your 4,000 facebrook friends.
Elizabeth (elizabedu3@aol.com)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brandie, my name is Elizabeth. I don't remember exactly how I found your blog whether it was the Southern Plate or Mommys kitchen that I found your blog. But I'm sure glad I did because I love all of your recipes, especially the honey bun cake which is my absolute favorite treat to reward myself which I do a lot...LOL.. Congratulations on your 4,000 facebrook friends.
Elizabeth (elizabedu3@aol.com)

Jennifer said...

Hi Brandie! I just found your site through a post about your hashbrown pork chop recipe. I made it for my family and I've added it to my recipe binder! So yummy! I would love to win your binder...I can't wait to try more of your recipes!
Jennifer

The Mommy said...

SO FAR, my favorite is the shortcut apple danishes but I'm making the porkchop hashbrown recipe tomorrow so we'll see! I followed a link from Menu Plan Monday at the Organizing Junkie and now I'm hooked! e-mail is longdazeshortyears at zoominternet dot net.

Trisha P said...

My name is Trisha I live about an hour northwest of Chicago. I love to cook and bake. I don't even remember how I found your blog but I am SO happy I did. I have made quite a few of your recipes and not one has let me down. I love that you are a real cook that makes foods that are easy to make and so good to eat!
trishap1973@yahoo.com

Snowmanlover said...

Oh my gosh, another drawing! I thought I would scroll down and find a pay pal button so I could purchase this and was planning toooo!
Brandi, I LOVE your blog. I am not sure how I found it but have subscribed to it for a long time and look forward to the emails.
The photos of the recipes on the side bar drive me nuts and I want it all. Got to try that bagel spread.
I "pin' your recipes on Pinterest, to keep track of them.
That should bring you some followers too!
I am Barb at Snowmanlover.blogspot.com- A Stampin' Up Blog. My email is snowmanlover 2 at yahoo dot com
Thank you for the chance to win! I would have bought!

Veronica Gantley said...

I cant believe it has been that long. It seems like we just started this journey.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brandie! My name is Janna and my email is jannaconn@yahoo.com. I recently discovered your blog and Facebook page through a mutual Facebook friend that we have. She posted a link for your potato packets recipe and I thought they sounded awesome! I started looking around at all your recipes and I was so excited to try some of them. I instantly started jotting down some to try that week at our house. We started with the potato packets and absolutely loved them. That will defintely be a regular side dish from here on out! Next, I tried the crock pot beef dip sandwiches and these were amazing! My steak lovin' hubby LOVED them very much! And, I also made the crockpot meatball and tortelli soup. It was full of flavor and so yummy for a cold fall or winter day! I served it with the garlic breadsticks and it was an awesome meal. I will defintely be making more of the recipes you have on your blog. I love that you post step by step photos and photos of the ingredients. This helps me alot in knowing exactly what to buy. I also love that your recipes are simple yet delicious. I am a busy mom and wife and I am always looking for quick but tasty meals and I think I have found just the place! I am a mediocre cook but these recipes make me come across as an awesome cook! Thank you so much and keep up the great work! :)

Taterbug said...

Hello! I'm Jessica (aka Taterbug), and my email is jessicatull22@gmail.com. I found you through Southern Bite, and I just added the ingredients for your spasagna to my weekly grocery list. You've also added a little sunshine to my world with the name "spasagna," and especially with my husband's attempts to pronounce "spasagna." He almost always ends up with "Bispanya," which sounds like some European nation. :P Anywho, this is my first visit to your site, but I will definitely be following you in the future. You've got some awfully tasty-lookin' stuff on here, and I can't wait to sort through and find some new recipes to make. Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

Dede said...

Just found your blog--a friend mentioned it. Looks yummy! Add me to your fan list!
Dede
Kansas
dede@caplingers.com

Selena said...

You caught my attention with a honey bun cake thru a link on a coupon blog several months ago... been checking in with you ever since. Thanks for all the yummy receipts. Oh by the way my late grandmother used to crochet those towels... seeing one brought back memories! Selena
slocklair@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

My name is Nicole. I found your blog after a friend posted a link to your spasagna recipe. I've made several of your recipes but my favorite was the meatball and tortellini soup. Email address is nicolewells2323@gmail.com

carpediem5790 said...

wow, you do some lovely work, the dishtowels and your recipe book. I have only known of your site for a short time, referred to you via Gooseberry Patch and anything Gooseberry Patch has never let me down! You included. I love the way you list your recipes down the side and I have been cutting and pasting off and on since discovering you!

There are sooooo many great recipes on your site, but I'd have to go with the Oreo Pudding Poke Cake. Can't say no to an oreo! lol

Oh Please include me in your contest, I'd love to win any of those prizes. Marie email carpediem5790@yahoo.com

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

Hey Brandie, great contest! I don't even remember how I cam across your blog. Most likely it was through food buzz.

Ya know every single one of your recipes that I have tried have been winners. My favorites though have to be the eclair cake and the shortcut danishes.

Anonymous said...

My name is Tammy and I have been following you for about nine months now, and I love your site. I am from Kentucky, but originally from Nashville, TN. I love the south and comfort foods. (Of course, I feel like I have to diet twice a year so I can eat what I want). Please keep up the great work. My email address is tsthaler@insightbb.com. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

My name is Joy I live in Jacksonville NC and my daughter Amanda who lives in Roanoke Va first showed me your site. I love your crock pot ideas. my email address is lamica_1962@yahoo.com

Brooks Walker said...

Brandie, you raise the bar and attain your goals - I'm so proud of you...you go girl!