Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Yummy Find!

Do you remember, by any chance, when I posted HERE about the Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini? I had just made this really yummy pork dish--


I've since made the dish a couple more times, and it's always excellent! Well when I was at the thrift store the other day, I came across another copy of the book, so I quickly snapped it up. It's filled with recipes that are strung together by the story of one of the newest members of the Elm Creek Quilters, a woman who was brought on to cook for the staff and retreat-goers.

Would you like to win it? If you like the Elm Creek/Chiaverini books, like to cook, and don't already have a copy, please leave me a comment, and I'll put you in the drawing. I'll pick a winner on Saturday night. Good luck!

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim --

I could certainly use this cookbook! I am sick and tired of cooking the same old thing. Your dish looks absolutely yummy!

Claudine

ramewelamb said...

Would love to have a "new" cookbook. Enjoy cooking new dishes for the family when they come home to the ranch in Petaluma. -e

Laurez said...

What a find! Would love to add it to my kitchen!!
Laurez/NJ/whaeser1@aol.com

Marj said...

I would love to get a tried and proven cook book. Your pork dish looks great.....Marj

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a new cookbook. I get so tired of fixing the same old things.

Linda Z

Cindy said...

That pork dish looks so yummy. I need to start making some new dishes besides that same boring things I make every day. I would love to win a new cookbook.

Nancy said...

Oh, Kim, please enter me in your drawing! I'm so tired of the same old same old, and any cookbook connected with quilting just HAS to be wonderful!

Bonnie said...

ME, me! Waving from the east coast. New cookbook would be fun to have. Thanks. Bonnie

Anonymous said...

I have read a couple of her books, and I really enjoyed them. This sounds very good and I always like to try fast and easy dishes. Thank You, Ratnay1

Norma said...

Love to cook, love to read anything about quilts so I qualify. Thank you for sharing your find with us, the pork dish looks wonderful.

PunkiePie said...

I haven't read her books (in the conventional way) but I've listened to a few on audio CDs. I could use a hard copy and the cookbook sounds fun!

Sandy from Thimbleberries said...

When my best friend, from seventh grade, and I get together we try different recipes and rate them. I love cookbooks. I would love to win this one, so the next time my friend comes to Sacramento or I go to Napa I would be able to try the recipes. Please enter me.

Kim H said...

Your pork dish looks yummy. Would love to win the book and try this one at home. Please enter me in the drawing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oo la la....good food and quilting...life doesn't get any better than that! You sure know how to check out all the nooks and crannies, don't you Kim?

Amy said...

I just finished Jennifer's "Circle of Quilters" where new cook Anna was introduced! I'd love to read more about her and try her recipes!

Bronwyn said...

I would dearly love to win the book. Its not for me but my girlfriend who is a huge fan of the Elm Creek series and she doesn't have this book (did a little detective work today). If I win it for her she can have me over for dinner. He he he

MJinMichigan said...

I would LOVE to win her book so I can try the recipes. That pork dish looks yummy and I haven't read that book yet.

marjay said...

Here I am sitting in France just craving some American type dishes...so yes, would love, love, love to win this book. Will keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anita said...

The picture of the pork dish on your blog does look really yummy. The book sounds really nice and chocked full of good recipes. thanks!

Carol said...

always looking for something different to cook. and what would be better than a cookbook with quilting stories thrown in??

Lizzie said...

Oh, Kim I would love to read this book! Love your blog and check it out every morning with my coffee. thanks for all the great ideas and quilts.

Lizzie

Mary said...

A new cookbook! That would be great. Thanks for thinking about us and giving us an opportunity to share the recipes.
Mary

Ursula said...

Pick Me! I would love a new cook book. Always looking for a new one to try . Also would like to say I really enjoy reading your blog. Wish I had some of your energy.

DAWN said...

Yes, I would love to have that cookbook! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love the Elm Creek Quilters series. I have yet to read this one, so to win it would be wonderful ++! That dish looks so very delicious! ~Jan

Orcsmom said...

Hey Kim,
Please put me in for the cooking. It would go great with my 150+ collection!

Pam

Lady of the Cloth said...

I have only rad one of her books and when I get to the bottom of the books I have here at home I need to check this one out, I'm like some of the other people who have commented in that I get in a rut with my cooking. It seems like I cook the same things day in and day out.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Would love to win! Thanks for having the drawing :o)

mariel said...

I would love to win the cookbook! I have read all her books but this one. Please pick me, please, please. I love your blog and read it daily.

Della said...

Throw my name in there please. I love this series.

Anonymous said...

Please add my name in the drawing. I'm always amazed at the generousity of you talented bloggers!

Donna
knightdomino@yahoo.com

Sherri said...

It's always fun to get a new cookbook! And I love the series...have all read but the two most recent books! How thoughtful of you to pick up that book knowing someone would love it!

Terry said...

I love her books! And I'd love to win this one! Thanks so much! :0)

Dawn said...

I have read a few of her books and love them! Yes, I would love a chance win a copy of this one. I am looking for new recipes!!

Candace said...

Kim - you're so sweet to always be on the lookout for us! Thanks for entering me!
Cheers!

Marsha said...

I would love to win this cookbook. You have the same blog background I am using right now.

Marsha

sewprimitive karen said...

Don't have that cookbook. If it has recipes that are like what you cooked there that looks so delicious, I'd like to win please!

pam1228 said...

I LOVE the Elm Creek Quilters series of books! Wow, that looks so yummy. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the chance.
Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Joyce said...

Please add me to your drawing. I have read all the Elm Creek books, but dont remember this one. How did I miss it? Thanks, Kim

Minniestitches said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm quilting and cooking what more could a girl want! Please include me in the draw. Thanks

scottylover said...

I love her books and would love to have a copy! I shop thrift stores mostly for my books and never find any of hers. You have some awesome stores there from what I can tell!

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book. You can't have too many cookbooks and the food you show us always looks so good.

Melinda

secondofwett said...

I just went to the library today looking for more Elm Creek books.....alas the only one they had I have already read. I would really treasure this book if you picked me,...please.... :0)

Cathy M said...

Double the fun. Not only do I love cookbooks but I absolutely love all the Jennifer Chiavirini books. Nothing could be better than a story about quilters. I only wish I had an old manor house to create my own retreat.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Count me in! Anything food or quilting!

Allison said...

Hi,
I would love a chance to win the book.

Chris said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love food! (Obviously, or I wouldn't be so fat!)

Thanks, Chris in Sac

Melody said...

How fun. I would love to have some new recipies.

Barb said...

I luv all of those things--and I would luv to have some new recipes that we would all enjoy! Great combination--story, recipes and quilting! Count me in!

annmarie said...

That picture of the pork recipe makes me want to win the cookbook. I'm always looking for new recipes & to be quilted related would be divine!

Sheri said...

I love the series but don't have the cookbook. Count me in!

dianne said...

you DO find lots of good stuff at the thrift store! i've read the first 6 books in the Elm Creek series - they came as samplers, three books published in one volume (times two) ... i love a good read.

Lisa said...

I would LOVE the cookbook ... your pork dish looks so YUMMY!

Julia from Thimbleberries said...

You just never know what you will find at the thrift store. I had to get the book out from the library, where it also needed to be returned!

I'll hope to be picked!

Just wanted to comment on the Back home quilt. I am making mine on my own...no class. I have stopped where I am because I havent made some decisions. I am changing it too. I have all the stuff and am finding it a bit busy for my taste. I am thinking that it mightnot be as big as it was meant to be, but if you have taught me anything, it really is okay to make changes and make a quilt really yours.

Julia

Gran said...

Hi there - checked out the ellery fabric line and it is very nice. I love your block. Please enter me in your drawing - I would love to win the cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity. I picked up your Cheery Delight and hope to work on it next week.

ratherbquilting said...

Oooh, pick me! Are there vegetarian dishes, too? No matter, DH is a carnivore, so the book will be well-used...

Mam said...

Just what I need, another cookbook! What the hey, enter my name please. Love your blog.

Marylin Tucker said...

Kim,
I would love to have a copy of this cook book. I'm so tired of the same old cooking all the time. I'm ready for something new. I love seeing what you are up to and enjoy the reads. Happy Quilting Marylin Tucker

Teresa said...

Geez..I wish our thrift store had nice finds like you come across. They are mostly just clothes and old shoes. I would love to win this book!!! Please count me in.

Greenmare said...

wow I checked in just in time didn't I? I love the Elm Creek Books, and I love cooking! which is about all I can do right now with only one arm. yes, whining again.......... so PICK ME!!!

Taryn said...

I'm not familiar with the books, but I can say that I love to read and I love to cook. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try so this would be great! Thanks for offering it up.

~Jess said...

Love to read, love to cook, love to quilt, would love to be entered...

Thanks.

mary said...

Hi Kim
My husband would sure like that meal, so even if i dont win is there anyway i can get the recipe

Thanks
Mary

requilt said...

I would like to win this prize. I am reading my first Jennifer Chiaverini book from the library and I am so enjoying it.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Love those books and do not have that one. I enjoy your blog also.
Frances
frances.campbell@ns.sympatico.ca

ytsmom said...

Kim, I would love that book. I love the series and love to cook. Thanks for having this giveaway!

Beth said...

Hi Kim! I'm always looking for good recipes and what better way to find them than during a quilty book :) Please pick me!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh, I'm the one who asked you to send me that recipe for the pork! I've also made it several times and we love it! It is about as close to going back to Germany as I'll ever get! I'd love a copy of this book!!

BJ said...

Oh, I would love this book! Hope I'm not too late....it's only 5:45 where you are!