Hey ya! Groovy Readers;

I’ve missed you all. After a horrific month of ridiculous medical issues for the whole fam (my sweet toddler even had pneumonia!) and a very messy transfer from WP.com to fully hosted (My top links got hacked and I lost a ton of READERS due to rerouting issues!! YIKES!!!) I am now back on track and so is the blog.

I hope you haven’t forsaken me.

So to kick things off in style, I have a giveaway in appreciation of all of you that have stuck by me and continued to check  back for new posts.

I know how much it sucks when your favorite cooking blog goes on hiatus.

I wanted to reward all you diehards with something fun and this new cookbook certainly fits the bill, it’s called:

Bacon is his jam!

Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking’ by Kevin Gillespie

This book is chock full of recipes that will knock your socks off — even for food you swore you didn’t like. I can’t wait to try the sage-battered mushrooms with cheddar fonduta and the savory fig tart. But lest you think Gillespie has abandoned his southern roots or swung into “modern southern” fare (he hates that label!) Fear not. The book is jam-packed with southern classics like Granny’s banana cream pie, pole beans, one-pot “hog supper,” and cocoa cola pot roast.

sage battered mushrooms with fonduta

Gillespie, a Top-Chef contender and fan favorite, as well as a former transplant Portlander, is farm-to-table all the way. In fact, he is so committed to getting you to LOVE real food the way he does that he opens the book with a chapter titled, Food You Thought You Hated. It’s everything you’d expect from the man who uttered, “Man, bacon is my jam!”

Savory Fig Tart

Enter to Win Your Copy of Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking’ by Kevin Gillespie

If you get the chance check out the book (there are some sneak peak pages at Amazon to give you taste) I highly recommend it and if you want a copy for yourself then enter here because one lucky blog reader will win a spanking new copy of Fire in My Belly, just by leaving me a comment below and telling me your all-time favorite southern or comfort food dish — the one you just can’t live without!

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Congratulations to Denise Nickerson, winner of Kevin Gillespie’s “Fire in My Belly,” enjoy the southern comfort food!

Best of luck!