Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tupelo Honey Cafe's Holiday Recipe Contest


I know how some of you love to enter recipe contests so I wanted to share this press release from the Tupelo Honey Cafe with you so that you can start planning your entries. If you're not familiar with the Tupelo Honey Cafe or its cookbook, you can find out more by reading my review here.

If you enter the contest, please consider letting me know by leaving a comment on this post. You don't have to share any information regarding the recipe. Thanks!

ASHEVILLE, NC (September 21, 2012) – Tupelo Honey Cafe, one of Asheville, NC’s signature
restaurants, is launching an on-line holiday recipe contest for home cooks who want to showcase
their own creative, flavorful dishes. A prize will be awarded in each of the three categories:

Holiday side dish
Holiday dessert
Holiday left-overs!
The contest runs from October 1 through November 16th with all entries judged by Tupelo
Honey’s Executive Chef Brian Sonoskus and his team of taste-testers. The three winners will be
announced December 3rd. Each winner will receive a $200 gift card redeemable at any Tupelo
Honey restaurant or in the Tupelo Honey Cafe on-line store at

In addition to the grand prize winners, a drawing will be held each week for a free copy of
Tupelo Honey Cafe Cookbook: Spirited Recipes From Asheville’s New South Kitchen.
All entrants are encouraged to submit recipes that reflect the creativity, layers of flavors, and
fun synonymous with the restaurant’s fare. For contest rules, visit
contest rules.

Tupelo Honey Cafe offers scratch-made Southern cuisine with unique creative touches and a
panoply of flavors. With two locations in Asheville, NC, a third location at 1 Market Square in
Knoxville, TN, is scheduled to open October 12, 2012, and a fourth restaurant in Johnson City,
TN, is to open fall 2013.

Press Release provided by:
Leah Quintal

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Winner is...

The winner of Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites is PattyKaye! PattyKaye has responded to my e-mail and should be receiving her copy soon.

I am a facebook fan, blog follower and would LOVE to own this cookbook! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Early Birthday to you (my middle daughter's is the 23rd!) .
Thanks to everyone who entered! I haven't offered a giveaway in a while but the response was so great that I will have another one soon. Keep checking back!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Buttermilk Biscones from "Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook"

Buttermilk Biscones
I'm working my way through The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl and Griffith Day. This cookbook was released in March 2012 and I bought it as soon as it was released. Although I liked it immediately, it took a while for me to get around to actually baking out of it. But, recently, I've taken it on as a personal challenge to bake all of the recipes that appeal to me. So far, I've baked Blueberry Muffins, Drunk Blondies, Red Velvet Cake, Lavender Shortbread, and the Buttermilk Biscones.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Big Giveaway: "Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites"

Shadow Mountain Publishing
I'm so happy to announce that I got the opportunity to do an official review for this great new cookbook, Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites by Sara Wells and Kate Jones, published by Shadow Mountain. For my official review and a sneak peek recipe from the cookbook, check it out at my food column, My Well-Seasoned Life.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Reading Material: “How to Host a Fall Themed Dinner Party”

Over the past few years, I've hosted several fall-themed bridal showers. They're always a hit because they're so unexpected. Most people think they'll come in and be surrounded by traditional wedding decorations and, instead, they enter a warm and welcoming world of pumpkins and falling leaves.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I've been looking forward to it for the past two months. If you're ready for fall entertaining, you may enjoy this article from on How to Host a Fall Themed Dinner Party.

Edited to add: For those of you who are interested, here's the recipe to my Fall Snack Mix.