Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Year of Easy Home Cookin' and a Giveaway

This week marks the one year anniversary for this website.
And it has been one heckuva year!
I have posted over 150 recipes.
I've meet over 6,500 new facebook friends and over 400 tweeting buddies.
There are now over 1600 email subscribers to this blog.
This page has had over one million hits (or pageviews).

And a partridge in a pear tree....

It has been such an amazing year. Especially when I get comments from folks who tell me how much their family really enjoyed a recipe I posted. Or that their picky husband loved a particular recipe. 
Or that someone's love for cooking has been reignited because of the recipes I shared.
And when I hear that parents and their kids had a cookie-making project together and used a recipe from this site.
It warms my heart and makes all the hard work that goes into this blog worth it.

My very first post was about how to make a good jug of sweet tea
Here are the Top 5 recipes (starting with the most popular) from the blog this past year. 
They are the recipes that had the most views.


Many of you know I work a job outside of blogging. Plus I'm a Momma too. 
So life gets a bit hectic some days. But I think it is so important that we all find a passion and/or a hobby that we love. 
Not because we want to turn it into a business necessarily, but do it for the sheer love of doing it.

That's what this website has been for me.

I do it for the love of cooking and baking. And I love to share the good stuff with y'all.
I'm not an expert cook. Sometimes folks will ask me questions about certain types of foods or ingredients and I have to shrug my shoulders because I don't have a good answer. But I'm learning as I do this too. 
And I'm sharing with you recipes that I do know something about.
They may be simple, they may be humble, but I guarantee they are the foods my family loves and that I cook every day.

So that being said, I want to give something back to y'all.
To share with you some of the goodness that you give to me. 
And if I had more money, I'd order one of these for each of you.
Look at this apron!
I ordered this apron special from the lovely ladies at Fried Green Aprons.
They handmade this little beauty just for the Country Cook readers. It is a one of a kind and you won't find it anywhere else.

And I'm going to give it away to one of you!

How to Enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite recipe(s) is from The Country Cook.

For another chance to win, leave a separate comment telling me how you found out about my blog.

Must be 18 years or older.

Open to U.S. residents only 
(although you know I adore my int'l friends too)

Be sure to leave me your name and email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!

Contest ends at midnight on January 11, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random.

Thank you again! And good luck to all who enter.


*Giveaway is now closed. The winner of this giveaway was chosen by Random.org.
Congratulations to Fran Johnston! Fran, I've sent you an email to get all your details!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered! I loved reading all your comments. You inspire me everyday - thank you!*




211 comments :

  1. Spasagna is my favorite recipe,Twila Smithand my email address is smith_twila@yahoo.com..Thank you for this chance!

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  2. cheese danish has been my favorite, and I found you threw Vintage Vera facebook......Lisa Mcdonald, 1974 Cartwright Drive, Kernersville, N.C. 27284 ladybassfisher2@yahoo.com

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  3. Congratulations on your first year! :)

    My favorite recipe is the Pea Pickin Cake! You may remember... I modified it to make it mostly sugar free for my family with great success!! It's become a family favorite.

    My name is Colleen and my email is: stebcol@hotmail.com

    That apron is just darling... thanks for a chance to win. :)

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  4. Well first let me say happy blogversarry:) lol:) what do u say in place of anniversary!! Woo hoo a year thats great!!! And i am grateful for sure:) well i cant choose just one, but i say that the Cesar basil pasta salad was the first recipe I tried and I fell in love:) so I will say that is it. I love them all tho!!! :)
    Mary
    Maryelizabethosorio@gmail.com

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  5. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I hope you have MANY,MANY more! My favorite recipe so far (if i have to pick just one) is the Pasta E Fagioli Soup! It is better than Olive Gardens! I doubled the recipe & put some in the freezer for days i don't have time to cook & it works out great! Thank you!!! mimieavers@gmail.com

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  6. And for one more chance at that super cute apron... My sissy Amanda first introduced me to you:) and now u can't get ride of me:) lol... These Duncan girls sure do love you Brandie :)

    Mary Osorio:)

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  7. Our favorite recipe is the Eclair Cake that you posted on feb 2. This stuff is addicting. :o) And so easy to make...We love your posts, keep it up!!! You're really making my family look forward to meals. :o)

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  8. I am really not sure how i found your amazing blog but i am very thankful i did!The recipes are so practical & easy to fix! From one Virginian to another~~ CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU for all of your hard work! I look forward to trying many more of them! mimieavers@gmail.com

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  9. Congratulations on your blog! It is near impossible to pick one recipe! I would have to pick the Oreo Poke Cake because of my kids though :o) Awesome!

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  10. I can't honestly remember how I first found your blog, but it is amazing and I LOVE it!! I have never regretted hitting that Follow Button! :o)

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  11. I forgot to leave my email! Sorry, it's ponydrivingirl at gmail dot com

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  12. I found you through a linky off another blog..just can't remember which one..

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you! Love your photos and especially the one which includes all of the items needed for the recipe! My favorite so far is one for shortcut danishes-yum! I am looking forward to trying the Olive Garden bread sticks and the sweet southern cornbread!

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  14. My favorite will always be the first one of yours I tried.....Spasagna :) Although once all the holiday goodies are gone, and we try that Twinkie cake....Lol. Congrats, Brandie! You do an awesome job and I'm so lucky to know you!

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  15. Oh wow...that's thinking back. I think I might have found you after I started my Facebook page or through a linky. Maybe a Gooseberry Patch one. We've only been friend for 7 months, but it seems like a lifetime, so it's hard to remember :)

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  16. I also can't remember where I first found out about your site, think it was from Gooseberry Patch's site sharing that you had posted a free recipe from their book, maybe?

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  17. The Honey Bun cake is tied with Cream Puff Dessert for my most favorite!! I found you through Vintage Vera.
    Happy 1st Birthday! I cannot wait to see what year 2 brings!!!
    my email is amber_padgett_76@yahoo.com

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  18. My favorite would be the honeybun cake. My entire family lives it!

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  19. you have had a great year! I hope it continues! Congrats on your Blog-iversary! :-)

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  20. Its hard to decide but I think the easy cheese danish. Love all the Sue in Mo

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  21. I can't remember how I found you, good luck I guess. You have so many down home recipes, it is hard to pick one.
    Congratulations to a great year.
    Leeann Farmer
    diginthedirt82@gmail.com

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  22. Found you through Facebook. I was hooked immediately. My favorite recipe, so far, is your pulled pork recipe. I just need to find a fabulous cole slaw recipe to use with it. Keep up the great work!!!

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  23. I love your tea. I am a huge tea fan!!! I found you on facebook looking for country cooking. Just love your blog. My email is
    i4sashahunter@aol.com. My name is Rebecca.

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  24. Love your blog, fb posts, and following you on Pinterest! My fav recipe is your Honey Bun Cake...yummmmmy! I'm Lisa, rljmkskinner@yahoo.com...thanks!

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  25. I found you through FB somehow. Just love your recipes! My favorite so far is the Honey Bun Cake! Love the apron. My email address is burt_border_collies@yahoo.com. Looking forward to more great recipes. Cathy

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  26. The Honey Bun Cake!!! Oh my yum! That's my favorite :) Thanks for the chance to win such a cute apron! Congratulations on all the success the site is doing!
    My name is Allison & my email is alipal5@yahoo.com

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  27. I have bookmarked and pinned so many recipes of yours to Pinterest, it's hard to pick one...but would have to choose the Easy Cheese Danish :) Looking forward to more recipes from you in 2012. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  28. I found you on Pinterest :)

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  29. And for another chance to win, the first time I came here was because I was searching for other "country" sounding bloggers. The first post I saw was your beautiful oreo cake balls which I have made many times & people are always impressed. Thanks for so many great recipes!
    -Allison

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  30. My favorite recipes are the ones for the slow cooker!
    Linda Hill
    starrayhill@hotmail.com

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  31. I found your site on facebook and have loved it ever since!
    Linda Hill
    starrayhill@hotmail.com

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  32. My fav is the chocolate chip cookies. They bake up just like I like and are so yummy! Running a close second is the meatball and tortellini soup. All your recipes that I have tried have been great!

    I am Fran Johnston and my email is franjohnston5@yahoo.com

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  33. I love, love, love your Apple Dumplings and have passed the recipe on to friends and family who equally love it! As soon as I get the chance to try it, I KNOW I'm going to also love the Coca Cola cake! It is one of my favorite things at Cracker Barrel and I was thrilled to get a recipe for it! Love your blog and the step by step pictures! Thank you so much for sharing! Cindy Galbraith
    cindys-creations@cinergymetro.net

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  34. And, for my second chance....
    I think I found you through faceboo and following a link and following a link and following a link....and so on....lol! Sure glad I did!!!!
    Cindy Galbraith
    cindys-creations@cinergymetro.net

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  35. I like your 3 minute cookie recipe, its simple ,tasty, fast to make and pretty, the kids love it, I plan making it for my grandson Valentine party and this time use the recees peanut butter pieces ontop thanks it's a keeper!
    Happy New Year
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  36. I heard about you through a seeing a facebook share for one of your extra entrys into a giveaway, so glad I did too, you keep up the good hard work, we love it & we notice each great recipe you bring to us, love it!
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  37. CONGRATS!!! I LOVE your blog!! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes!!

    Hmmmm I can only chose one?? It would be Hobo Packets! We LOVE these & they are PERFECT when we go up to the lake! Everyone can make them exactly the way they want!

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  38. Hi, Brandie!! I have tried, and we have loved, sooo many of your recipes, but the hands-down favorite is definitely the banana cake!!! Love your blog, too! Jane Sellers, fourjsellers@peoplepc.com

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  39. hmmm that is too hard to list just one. We have tried so many of your reciped and come here often to get them. We recently had the baked ziti and it was awesome.
    Karen Schenck
    karen0801@aol.com

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  40. For a second chance I don't recall how I happily found your blog. I am pretty sure it was from another cooking blog or fb.

    Karen Schenck
    karen0801@aol.com

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  41. Congratulations on your 1 year blogging anniversary!

    I think your sweet stuff posts always look tempting, how can we pick just one?

    Robyn
    http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

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  42. I found your blog through your Foodie Friday blog hop. There are several gals I follow that post on Foodie Friday.

    Robyn
    http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

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  43. Brandie, I just don't know how I could choose a favorite! The Oreo Pudding Poke cake and the Honey Bun cake are so good! The Potato Salad and rolls. salsa, gosh! I can't choose! I've made just about every recipe of yours and they are ALL good! I just can't pick one!! I think I found you through someone else's post on Facebook!

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  44. I love your mini chicken pot pies, so cute, so delicious!

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  45. I found your blog via another blog, but I can't remember which one...sorry.
    Chelle lionheartdressage@gmail.com

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  46. My family loves the cheesy garlic bread. We are having it with some ravioli tonight. We love all of your recipes. My family is very similar to yours. I work along with being a mom to two boys. Have a husband who eats anything, 6 year old who is very picky, and 3 year old that used to eat everything but is turning into a picky eater. So your recipes fit us great!!

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  47. I have made and love the potato packets and also your banana cake with vanilla frosting - yum!

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  48. I found your blog through a friend on facebook when I saw she liked it! I love your blog, thanks for sharing :)

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  49. Orange delight and pea pickin cake - my daughter told me about your website and I have been a fan ever since!! Love that apron!!!

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  50. my favorite 'The Country Cook' recipe is White Chocolate Blondies with Maple Butter Sauce.

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  51. I found out about your blog via another blog post that featured your easy cheese danish recipe - can't remember now which one it was, sorry

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  52. My favorite was the Honey Bun Cake but my husbands favorite was the Slow Cooker Beef Dip Sandwiches!
    Thanks so much for all you do, you have make me want to try so many new things!

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  53. I love your blog and my favorite recipeS are your soups! I suck at making soup, but with your help, My soups are GOOD! thankyou so much!

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  54. I love th Oreo Puddin' Poke Cake.

    Ella
    ellagunter@ymail.com

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  55. I don't really remember how I found your blog. I think I was searching for recipes on google. =]

    ella
    ellagunter@ymail.com

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  56. I'm new to your site so I've only tried a few recipes but I have to say, I've made your Orange Delight dessert several times because it's super easy and super tasty!
    -Patricia, bpschawk@yahoo.com

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  57. For my second chance entry, I found your blog through another great blog, Mommy's Kitchen :)
    -Patricia, bpschawk@yahoo.com

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  58. I like the yeast rolls
    Sherry Baird, mssherry48@hotmail.com

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  59. I think I found you on the Southern Plate site, can't really remember. I am going to make the potato soup for sure today since it is freezing here in NC today.
    Sherry Baird mssherry48@hotmail.com

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  60. My favorite recipe is Spasagna. It's easy and the kids love it!
    racblom@juno.com

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  61. I found this site thru a friend on FB.
    racblom@juno.com

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  62. My favorite is the cream cheese danish and the apple danish..my family LOVES them.

    Dara Brown
    LadyToMyKNight@yahoo.com

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  63. Also...I heard about your blog from a friend's facebook account, and I have shared it with many of my friends, as well!

    Thanks for all your GREAT recipes!

    Dara Brown
    LadyToMyKnight@yahoo.com

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  64. I have to pick just one favorite? Loaded baked potato soup! OMG I LOVE it!! I make it with Yukon Gold potatoes and add some garlic, it is a fav for sure!

    Vicky Scott
    SSaSSSy1@comcast.net

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  65. I found your blog from a friend who shared your recipe for the show cooker beef dip sandwiches on FaceBook and I have been HOOKED ever since!

    Vicky Scott (again)
    SSaSSSy1@comcast.net

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  66. Congrats!!! I am so glad that I got to know you over the past year!

    All your food is always so yummy looking!

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  67. Gotta pick the honey bun cake. Or maybe the roast beef sandwich. Very hard to pick. Congratulations on a great year! And happy new year, too!

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  68. Happy anniversary. My favorite recipe is All of them. I have made a lot of them in my past, but need to make the cream cheese danish.
    carrotcake55@sbcglobal.net

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  69. The apron is just adorable! The warm bean dip is my favorite recipe! I may make it tonight! It's cold here in Florida today! Hugs! ♥

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  70. You've been on my blog list of favs for so long that I can't remember how I found out about you! I probably blog hopped from another fav! lol Happy New year! ♥

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  71. My favorite recipe is Stuffed Shells - it's absolutely wonderful! ~Sonya Miller (sonyamm@bellsouth.net)

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  72. Happy New Year! I have enjoyed so many of your recipes - the Hot Dog Chili is wonderful, as was the Cheeseburger Soup. (:

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  73. I found out about your blog through facebook and I'm sure glad that I did! Thank you for the wonderful recipes.

    Sonya Miller
    sonyamm@bellsouth.net

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  74. Happy Blogiversay!! Love all your scrumptious recipes and can't wait to see another year of them!

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  75. I found your blog thru facebook and have tried so many of your recipes and one of my favorite is baked ziti. My name is Kellie Journey and my email is sexynwild79@hotmail.com

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  76. My favorite recipe is the pasta fagiola soup. It has become a family favorite and we all love it! I've shared it on my blog and many of my readers also enjoyed it! Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  77. I don't remember when I started reading your blog, or how I found it. But I love it.

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  78. I have made several of your delicious recipes but among our favorites are the Oreo Poke Cake which my granddaughter always wants to make with me, the Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Gravy, and the Pasta E Fagoli soup...mmm..sooo good!

    Linda B. linda4stuff@tx.rr.com

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  79. I don't remember how I found your blog but I'm sure glad I did! You have delicious recipes using simple and common ingredients that appeal to all of us. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog and keep up the good work...we really do appreciate it!

    Linda B. linda4stuff@tx.rr.com

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  80. I found you through a friend on face book

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  81. Hi Brandie! Happy Blog-iversary to you! I am impressed with how successful your blog has become in just one tiny year. Hooray for you! I found you through FoodBuzz and really love your blog. Hope you had a very Happy New Year and look forward to reading Year 2 of your blog.

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  82. The Oreo Puddin' Poke Cake was definitely a winner at my house.

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  83. The Baked Ziti recipe is my fav!!!

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  84. I can't pick just one!! You have so many excellent recipes--thank you for taking the time and trouble to do this. I found your site from The Pioneer Womans blog--so glad I did!

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  85. Ooops! Missed my second chance by answering both questions in one comment. Love the apron.

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  86. It is a toss-up between the Cheeseburger Soup and the Slow cooker Beef Tips and Gravy! I appreciate the pictures you provide of the process of each recipe, and the details that help keep me on the correct track as I cook! Thank you for a wonderful blog and website!

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  87. rats! i forgot my email address!
    My name is ElizaBeth and my email is bjbreeves@comporium.net!
    Love your blog!

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  88. Its so hard to pick my favorite. The spasagna, the BBQ chicken sandwich, or the Ham and cheese sammies that were a big hit on Christmas Eve!

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  89. I found your blog because you told me too!

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  90. It's a tie between the Shortcut Cheese Danish and the Honeybun Cake! All of your recipes are delicious, easy to follow and budget friendly! Renee S. and my email is sthrncomfort617@yahoo.com! Thanks!

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  91. Brandie....miss sweet tooth here is going with something healthy. The BLT Bites cause I love BACON!

    I don't have any of the accts below, so I'm choosong anonymous.

    Brenda Mailloux from Facebook & Pinterest.
    siouxzeequ2@comcast.net

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  92. All of your recipes are great! If I had to pick one it would be the Honeybun Cake...its always a hit at our church...we love, love, love it for our monthly coffee after service. Thanks for your hard work, ideas, recipes and tips...keep up the good blogging...r_morhaime@hotmail.com

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  93. It is really hard to choose one favorite of course we loved the Butter finger cake, Easy Apple Dumplins!! I could go on and on, we love so many of them! Thank You very much!! Ginger

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  94. Must I really choose, you post so many yummy recipes and every one that I've tried was awesome and quite simple to prepare. I suppose if I HAVE to choose one I think it would be the Shortcut Apple Danish which has now become a breakfast tradition in my home. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes & I look forward to many more to come!

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  95. I would have to say that one of my tags is your Pea Picking Cake. I also love how you have incorporated some of your fans recipes. The Chicken Piccata recipe I submitted made an appearance.

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  96. Oops, I was rambling on so much about your recipes & the Shortcut Apple Danishes, that I forgot to leave my name and email address: Melanie whisper2me2007@aol.com

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  97. I found your blog through another page on Facebook the I have liked, I think it was Kraft. Oh and my last comment was supposed to say favs not tags :)

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  98. Hi there, my favorite recipe so far...is the slowcooker french dip..Oh my goodness. My family fell in love with you that night, too!! I found you on facebook and so glad I did.
    Kristi.
    kristijrn@me.com

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  99. Congratulations! :) What a fantastic year you've had! I haven't been following for too long, but I'd have to say hands down your Better Than Brownies!

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  100. My favorite recipe is the Oreo Poke Cake. You can reach me at kadie76@gmail.com.

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  101. I found you on facebook (my second chance at that lovely apron). Really love all the recipes, but also just the format of the way you present them. Your blog is a favorite. You can reach me at kadie76@gmail.com

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  102. My fav is ham and cheese party rolls, but my sons is your hot dog chili. doglvr27@q.com

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  103. I found you throu a recipe that was posted by Mommys Kitchen. doglvr27@q.com

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  104. Congratulations!! I would have to say a favorite that comes to mind right away were the apple dumplings!! I have a stack of your recipes to try, and for the super bowl, we will be having that bean dip!! :)

    Michaela
    an affair from the heart
    anaffairfromtheheart@gmail.com

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  105. My favorite recipe has to be your easy apple dumplings. I have also shared the recipe with my children and grandchildren....so it's become a family favorite all around! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes...I've tried and loved so many : )

    pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

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  106. I found your blog on facebook...so happy that I did too!

    pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

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  107. For one more entry... I found you via facebook... it makes me mad somedays... but it leads me to GREAT pages like yours!!
    Michaela
    an affair from the heart
    anaffairfromtheheart@gmail.com

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  108. I love the honey bun cake ...kymamaw149@yahoo.com

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  109. I found you on facebook love your blog

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  110. I found on facebook love your blog..kymamaw149@yahoo.com

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  111. My/our favorite recipe here is the Beef Au Jus recipe (might not be the right name) for the crockpot...mmmm!

    plevanoff@wowway.com

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  112. I found you on Stumbleupon!

    plevanoff@wowway.com

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  113. My favorite is hard to pick because I love all the recipes I've tried on here, which are VERY many. Pea pickin cake I call(pig pickin cake), butterfinger cake,jordon rolls, tortillas, the list goes on. But If I have to pick one, the classic chocolate chip cookies are the best I have ever eaten. Love your blog!
    whtfeathergrammy@aol.com

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  114. I can't remember how I found you. I usually find blogs by other bloggers referring or check their favorite blogs list. Loved it and stayed.
    whtfeathergrammy@aol.com

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  115. Hi I just found your site and your warm bean dip looks YUMMY! Can't wait to try it :)

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  116. Happy 1 Year Anniversary! Love your blog, refer to it often! Favorite recipe (SO FAR, that is... I'm working through all your "comfort foods" as we head into "brrrr" Michigan winter months!) would have to be the Loaded Potato Soup. I had the pot on non-stop during this past week's bowl games. YUM!

    Rhondarella at rhondastansell@comcast.net

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  117. I found your site listed on The Farmer's Wife as a favorite blog of hers...:)

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  118. I can't tell you exactly how I found your blog, except that I'm certain it was through a link on what I'll just call the AWESOME COOKS grapevine on facebook. I clicked on your link, saw those sunflowers on your header, and it was love at first sight! Again, Happy Anniversary and keep sharing your wonderful recipes!

    Rhondarella at rhondastansell@comcast.net

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  119. Happy Anniversary!!! I LOVE the apron! My most favorite recipe this week is the Spasagna. Soooo many to choose from! Thank you. :)
    gramma_audrey@yahoo.com

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  120. Hi Brandie!
    I found your blog thru Facebook. The jug of tea got my attention!! Thanks for the chance to win the apron! Happy 2012!!
    gramma_audrey@yahoo.com :)

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  121. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this blog! I love finding recipes! I would say the German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake recipe would be one of my favorites but really there are so many others as well! I look forward to many more posts!

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  122. I found your blog from a link from one of my friends on Facebook. For the apron contest, my name is Angela Matias and my email is angematiasmt@gmail.com.

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  123. I liked the Eclair Dessert, it's been years (and I mean years) since I have had it so it was nice to get the recipe...Thanks! I also cant wait to try the twinkie cake, got all the ingredients so I will be putting it together later this week.
    Deedra Rogers
    deedraarogers22@yahoo.com

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  124. I found out about your blog through another blog who mentioned a recipe of yours and I started following.
    Deedra Rogers
    deedraarogers22@yahoo.com

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  125. I have liked everything I have made from your recipes but the most recent was the Baked Ziti that I served a couple of nights before Christmas. Fast, easy and delicious!

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  126. I am pretty sure I started following your blog after I saw a recipe link on another blog. I am a sucker for good, southern style cooking!

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  127. Congrats on your anniversary! I truly enjoy your site... favorite recipe (so far!) is the Butterfinger cake. It's a HUGE hit at church potluck dinners.

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  128. My favorite dish so far would be the hamburger steaks. So good and easy! Megan Watts megan.watts1@insightbb.com

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  129. I found your recipe on pinterest!
    megan.watts1@insightbb.com

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  130. Have used about half a dozen or more of your recipes. Liked the shortcut danish recipes and the honeybun cake for each of preparation.

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  131. I love the Baked Ziti! Love your site!
    Debbie
    broughman4@verizon.net

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  132. It has to be the honeybun cake.

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  133. Crock Pot Beef Dips are my favorite.

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  134. For another chance - I found you from Pinterest. So thankful I did.

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  135. Wow,theres to many to list! Your chili & sweet corn bread was a hit at the Stone house though! kountrygirl20074@yahoo.com

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  136. My friend shared your link with me and I have been enjoying it EVER since!

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  137. Seriously Brandie? Only a year? You are SUCH a pro...I never would have guessed. I love all your awesome recipes, but the one I can't shake out of my mind, and am going to make soon, are those danishes with the crescent rolls. Gonna make them soon.

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  138. I found you cause it seemed like almost all the 'other' blogs I followed...followed you, and I wanted in on the fun. SO happy our paths crossed and we can have foodie fun together across the miles. =)

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  139. The butterfinger cake looks good.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  140. I think I found your blog through somebodys roll
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  141. I love all of your recipes but I think one of my favorites is spasagna. Found you on facebook.
    Judith froat jablfroat@centurylink.net

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  142. I love your blog! It si amazing! I'm a country gal so all of your recipes I LOVE!!! One of my favorite recipes is the Oreo puddin' poke cake! It is to die for! My 10 year old daughter ask for it all the time!!! We both love it!

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  143. Two Of my favorite recipes from your Blog are the Short Cut Apple and Cheese Danish Absolutely Delicious!!
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Congratulations on your first year!

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  144. I found your Blog through another Blog but I can't remember which one Sorry!
    Does not matter because I found you and I love your Blog It's one of my favorites!

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  145. I found your site on Facebook. My favorite recipe is the Easy Apple Dumplins. We have a large family dinner on christmas eve and we served the dumplins as oe of the desserts. We provided vanilla ice cream and cool whip as garnish. The family loved it! We will be serving this dessert again. I am always checking your site for new dishes to try. Thank You, Sharon Hodges ....North Carolina

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  146. There are so many that I love! But I guess my favorite are the cream cheese danishes! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

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  147. I started following your blog after my mom told me about it! So glad that she did!

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  148. It has to be Easy Apple Dumplings.

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  149. I learned about your blog from another blogs blog party. baptistcook02@yahoo.com

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  150. Just found you about a month ago and made your Butterfinger Cake for Christmas Party. They loved it!!! I wish I would of poked it more for the camarel to seep in but that was my fault, you said to but I was scared. lol I'm Martha and my e-mail is coodym@bellsouth.net

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  151. I just joined you on Pinterest and I love it cause its so easy now to see all your recipes.

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  152. I am new to your site, but I have fallen in love with it. I love the Pasta E Fagioli Soup; so easy to make and so so good!

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  153. I am new to your blog- but have made several of your recipes...Being a pasta lover- I made the ziti..and let me tell you- there were no leftovers...It was absolutely delicious...a new family favorite...they all look great..can't wait to really get into them...
    robin rkwieder@gmail.com
    thanks Brandie!
    ps..I always wear aprons!!! I am a mess in the kitchen!! love it!

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  154. I love your warm bean dip. It is a great recipe. My husband wanted to eat it all. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

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  155. My favorite recipe was the spasgna because it combined my three favorite things pasta, spaghetti and alfredo. I made it for christmas and I can't wait to make it again

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  156. Congrats and thanks - I love so many but my favorite is the Apple Dumplings!

    Claudia Pope - cphilllips@rocketmail.com

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  157. I was fortunate to see a comment from my friend on facebook and I am soooo glad I saw it.

    Claudia Pope
    cphilllips@rocketmail.com

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  158. Congratulations, Brandie on a year of wonderful recipes!

    I am looking forward to many more. Your blog is the very first blog site I have ever visited and I come back regularly. Thank you for sharing your “hobby” with all of us!

    I found your blog by clicking on a link from Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. My favorite recipe so far has to be your Stuffed Shells; everyone I have made them for just loves them!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the beautiful apron and for all the great recipes!

    Linda
    stressed_lulu@yahoo.com

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  159. My absolute favorite is the honey bun cake. Everyone knows if they ask me to bring something to an event it is the honey bun cake and I get great reviews and ask to bring it again and again. I love that cake and it's so easy to make.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  160. I follow your blog via being an e-mail subscriber so I won't miss any recipes.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  161. Congrats on a year of blogging! I have so enjoyed your blog and all your recipes! I can't pick just one favorite. We have enjoyed everything I have made from your blog. Among them are the Oreo Poke Cake, Honey Bun Cake, Spasagna, Slow Cooker Chili, Hamburger Steak and Gravy, Cherry Limeades. I still have a list of ones I want to try!!!
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  162. I don't want to miss out on that second chance at the beautiful apron. I honestly don't recall how I found out about your blog. I'm sure it was probably through another one of the blogs I follow.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  163. My favorite recipe are your easy apple dumplins, they are easy and o so delivious!. Thanks for all of your delicious recipes, it was hard to choose what was my favorite.

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  164. I love the Easy Cheese Danishes...have made them before for a quick dessert for my family. I love all your recipes..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  165. And honestly I can't remember how I found your blog....it's been a while and my mind is not that great.Yours is probably my favorite..ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  166. My fav is the loaded potato soup. My family loves it!

    Krissy
    kbmint@otelco.net

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  167. How I found your blog : my best friend in Texas found it first and then she told me about it. :)

    Krissy
    kbmint@otelco.net

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  168. All of your recipes are my favorites. I could not bring myself to just select one. I love the twist that you put on some of the old favorites.
    Wishing you continued success for the next
    Linda
    lyndaq@aol.com

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  169. My favorite so far is the Honey Bun Cake!! Yummy! Easy and super simple!! I have passed the recipe on to my Dad and he has made it several times and raves about it!! Thanks and congrats!! leannasisco@yahoo.com

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  170. Love the Strawberry bread!
    VirginiaScott

    virginia@heather-ridge.com

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  171. found you thru another friend posting a favorite recipe she got on your website.

    Virginia Scott
    virginia@heather-ridge.com

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  172. LOVE Shortcut Cheese Danish
    pelicanmom@hotmail.com

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  173. I have to say that I really enjoy many recipes, but I guess the one's that shock me stand out. I decided to throw together the Taco Soup (posted to FB on Jan 4th) and it was a HIT! I didn't expect something so simple, much less a being a SOUP, to surprise me. Thanks for it!
    ~Christi
    southernpawsc@yahoo.com

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  174. The Oreo Poke Cake. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  175. I heard of you from a friend. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  176. We at Dedricks Gifts are Northern's who love Southern Cooking. We have posted many recipes on our FB page. My true favorite is the Sweet Ice Tea! It brings us right home to the warm South.

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  177. Hi! I love all your recipes and am a big fan. My fav is Spasagna:) best ever.
    congrats on a great year!

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  178. We just LOVE your Honey Bun cake. There are several more recipes I can't wait to try! Love your BLOG!
    Susan @ s.jjrea@hotmail.com

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  179. I found your Blog through a friend....so glad I did!
    Susan @ s.jjrea@hotmail.com

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  180. I just found this site. I started a shopping list for all the recipes I still want to try.So far I've only made the Cheeseburger soup and iced tea. I'm not sure I can choose which is my favorite. They were both delicious! It's hard to believe it took me so long find this site. I can't wait to try ..well just about everything! Congratulations on your Anniversary. I'll be visiting you at least a few times a week.

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  181. All of your recipes are so great it is hard to choose just one.. maybe the cake balls since I made those again this week or maybe the honey bun cake since I make that 2 to 3 times in one month... oh and i love the poke cake.... I JUST LOVE THEM ALL :) durham_81@yahoo.com.... Amanda Congrats on a year... looking forward to this year!

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  182. Brandie, I'm a little tardy to the party, but I am immensely proud of you and it's an honor to have your friendship. Your charm and tenacity has blazed new trails in the blogosphere — and it has been a joy to watch your star shine bright. Congratulations on a stellar first year...may you be blessed (and grace us) with many, many more!

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  183. I found you... through you! You are a great blogger and i look forward to the year to come...and all the recipes and stories! Mary was right you can't get rid of the Duncan girls... We just love ya!

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  184. I love so many of your recipes that you have posted, but one of my most frequently used ones is teh pork chops and gravy made in the slow cooker. Quick and easy and SO good!

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  185. I found you by accident when I was looking for southern cooking blogs. I am happy that I found you and it has been fun being a part of your blog. Congratulations on your first year! I am sure that many more will follow.

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  186. Hi Brandie!! I have looked high and low on my little Island and can't find the Oreo Pudding to make the Oreo Poke Cake but I am determined...even if I have to get my daughter to send me some from New York...every time I look at that picture I smile and my hubby knows exactly what web page I'm on!!! I am so happy I found you and through you all the wonderful ladies who share these terrific recipes! Happy Blogiversary Brandie!! <3

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  187. I like the perfect roast chicken recipe. I LOVE roast chicken.

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  188. I found out about your blog through my mom. She is a fan of your FB page, and keeps posting recipes to my wall ;-)

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  189. I tried your Taco Soup - it's been a big hit here.
    Kathy Alpers
    kathyalpers@sbcglobal.net

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  190. I found you through a google search for soups - we love soups.
    Kathy Alpers
    kathyalpers@sbcglobal.net

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  191. I just found out about your blog but I have a sweet tooth - so the coca cola cake and the easy blueberry snack cake sound good to me!:) I'll definitely be trying those recipes out! I love your blog and all the recipes you share! I'm really glad I came across it.:) I think I'm a winner just by finding your blog with all your recipes even if I don't win the apron!;) Thanks for sharing! Claudia cjmendoza74@yahoo.com

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  192. I found out about your blog through Coupon Loving Chicks. Claudia cjmendoza@yahoo.com

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  193. Oops! On my comment above - I just realized I didn't input my complete email address! Sorry. It's: cjmendoza74@yahoo.com

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  194. I just adore your Oreo pudding poke cake! My grandchildren always ask me to make it when they come to visit Mimi. Congrats on your one year anniversary and here's to many,many more to come!! My name is Lisa Boyer and my email is ladyblue1960@msn.com and I made this treasured discovery thanks to a Gooseberry Patch blog!

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  195. I just adore your Oreo pudding poke cake! My grandchildren always ask me to make it when they come to visit Mimi. Congrats on your one year anniversary and here's to many,many more to come!! My name is Lisa Boyer and my email is ladyblue1960@msn.com and I made this treasured discovery thanks to a Gooseberry Patch blog!

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  196. The baked ziti was so yummy. I was even able to freeze some for another time. Congrats on your first year. :)

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