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!*




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Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Colleen said...

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. :)

Mary Osorio said...

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

mimiof2 said...

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

Mary Osorio said...

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:)

Mariann said...

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)

mimiof2 said...

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

Jen @ craftincowgirl.blogspot.com said...

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!

Jen @ craftincowgirl.blogspot.com said...

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)

Jen @ craftincowgirl.blogspot.com said...

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

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love that oreo pudding poke cake!!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Krista said...

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!

Krista said...

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 :)

Anonymous said...

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?

Amber said...

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

jolee blackmon said...

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

Jane and Lorraine said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Leeann said...

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

JoyLynne said...

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!!!

Beliz said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

Cathy said...

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

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

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

Kay said...

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!

Kay said...

I found you on Pinterest :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

mamawj said...

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

mamawj said...

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

MaGoooo said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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/

Anonymous said...

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/

bairdmtn said...

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!

Chelle said...

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

Chelle said...

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

Natalie Campbell said...

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!!

Natalie Campbell said...

I found your blog via Pinterest!!

JODI said...

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

JODI said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

dalee041790 said...

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

dalee041790 said...

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

Dolores' Cottage said...

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!

mirandalynn said...

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!

Ella said...

I love th Oreo Puddin' Poke Cake.

Ella
ellagunter@ymail.com

Ella said...

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

ella
ellagunter@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Rachel Blom said...

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

Rachel Blom said...

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

Dara said...

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

Dara Brown
LadyToMyKNight@yahoo.com

Dara said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

RavieNomNoms said...

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

All your food is always so yummy looking!

Rosemary said...

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!

Patty said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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! ♥

Anonymous said...

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

Rustown Mom said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Steph said...

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

Kellie J said...

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

Walking on Sunshine... said...

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!

Patty said...

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

Linda B said...

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

Linda B said...

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

baldwindeb said...

Easy Cheese Danishes

baldwindeb said...

I found you through a friend on face book

Maggie said...

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.

Cindy B. said...

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

Joan said...

The Baked Ziti recipe is my fav!!!

mirlin said...

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!

mirlin said...

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

ElizaBeth said...

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!

ElizaBeth said...

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

Laura said...

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!

Laura said...

I found your blog because you told me too!

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Ronda Morhaime said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

candycane75 said...

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!

Sarah said...

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.

candycane75 said...

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

Sarah said...

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 :)

Kristi said...

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

Kiri W. said...

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!

Karen said...

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

Karen said...

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

Regina said...

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

Regina said...

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

Michaela said...

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

Pam H. said...

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

Pam H. said...

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

pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

Michaela said...

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

mary jane said...

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

mary jane said...

I found you on facebook love your blog

Mary Jane said...

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

Lisa Evanoff said...

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

plevanoff@wowway.com

Lisa Evanoff said...

I found you on Stumbleupon!

plevanoff@wowway.com

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

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

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

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

Tiffany M. said...

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

Rhondarella said...

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

Tiffany M. said...

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

Rhondarella said...

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

Gramma Audrey said...

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

Gramma Audrey said...

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 :)

Angela Matias said...

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!

Angela Matias said...

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.

Freckledee said...

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

Freckledee said...

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

Suzan said...

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!

Suzan said...

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!

NY Baker said...

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.

Meganlela said...

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

Meganlela said...

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

Faither said...

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

SweetVirginiaGirl said...

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

Jan R said...

It has to be the honeybun cake.

Sari said...

Crock Pot Beef Dips are my favorite.

Sari said...

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

Sherri said...

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

Sherri said...

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

The Better Baker said...

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.

The Better Baker said...

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. =)

Sunnie said...

The butterfinger cake looks good.
sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

sunnie said...

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

Judith said...

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

keshakeke said...

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!

keshakeke said...

I found your blog on Pinterest!

Diane said...

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!

Diane said...

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!

Sharon Hodges said...

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

Fonville Farm said...

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!

Fonville Farm said...

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

Anonymous said...

It has to be Easy Apple Dumplings.

Anonymous said...

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

Moy said...

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

Moy said...

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

adigangi said...

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!

roblovesleo said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

burgundy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Claudia Pope - cphilllips@rocketmail.com

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Rhonda said...

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

Rhonda said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

M.j. said...

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

M.j. said...

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

Krissy said...

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

Krissy
kbmint@otelco.net

Krissy said...

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

Krissy
kbmint@otelco.net

lyndaq said...

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

LeAna said...

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

Anonymous said...

Love the Strawberry bread!
VirginiaScott

virginia@heather-ridge.com

Anonymous said...

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

Virginia Scott
virginia@heather-ridge.com

MARY said...

LOVE Shortcut Cheese Danish
pelicanmom@hotmail.com

Christi said...

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

Anonymous said...

The Oreo Poke Cake. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

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

Michelle Harris said...

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.

amy foosaner said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

khawknz said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

Brooks Walker said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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!

Char218 said...

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!

char218 said...

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.

Meg McMaster said...

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

Amy E said...

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

Amy E said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Claudia Juarez said...

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

Claudia Juarez said...

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

Claudia Juarez said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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!

Shani Ablicki said...

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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