A New Blog and a GIVEAWAY!

Mom and I have been talking for quite some time now about how we'd love to start a recipe blog, and we've finally got it under way! It's a very new blog right now, so there isn't a whole lot to look at just yet, but in time we hope to have a nice collection of recipes for all of our favorite things – muffins, soups, pies, and anything else we attempt to make in our kitchens that we'd happily make again.

Since we love to cook and bake according to the season (although I have been known to make my mother in-law's German Pancake Soup in the summer), we're calling our new blog Four Seasons Cafe, and the link is in the sidebar. I hope you'll stop by once in a while with a cup of coffee (or tea!) and see if there's anything to tempt you to make or bake in your own kitchen!

To celebrate our new blog, I'm having a fun giveaway! I've been given the opportunity to award a $60.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner, good for anything at one of CSN Stores' 200 places to shop! Perhaps you might be interested in the corner tv stands from racksandstands.com…. Or what about a cool kitchen rack? There are so many possibilities to spend it on… you could get something from here, or perhaps here, or maybe even here or here!

Here are the rules and the details:

1. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog, or send me an email. I'll be choosing a winner on Friday some time, and if you post about the giveaway on your blog, let me know and you'll have two chances to win!

2. This gift certificate is for a one-time use at any of CSN Stores' 200  online stores, and it may be used toward a larger purchase. Some stores offer free shipping, but for the ones that do not, the winner is required to pay any additional shipping or international fees that apply.

3. This giveaway is open to US or Canadian residents only, as this is where CSN is able to ship.

4. I'm receiving no compensation for this giveaway, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have it!

I leave you with a picture of some baby mulberries growing in my back yard… they'll be making their reappearance on Four Seasons Cafe in the fall – in a pie! (But don't wait that long to visit…)


Good luck to everyone, and happy shopping! (And thank you to Jess at CSN Stores!)

88 Replies to “A New Blog and a GIVEAWAY!”

  1. how nice of you! don’t have a blog so i can’t post there. and i wasn’t familar with csn stores….had to go look them up before i could post!
    will definatly bookmark the new 4 seasons cafe blog! always love to read about new recipes, even if i don’t get to try them.
    maybe you’ll offer some for those us singles, or small families, say of 2? 🙂
    cooking for one can be a bear!

  2. Oh, I’m excited about the recipe blog! I need some inspiration so you’re just in time! lol! Thanks for the giveaway too. I doubt if I’ll post in my blog again before the giveaway, but if I do, I’ll post about the giveaway…. 😀 Don’t count on it though. lol!

  3. I have certainly enjoyed the recipes you have posted in the past so I’m going right over to check your new joint cooking blog with your Mom! I would be thrilled to be included in your drawing.

  4. Love the fact that you started a new cooking blog. Your photos of your cooking/baking always look so yummy!
    Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks so much!

  5. i enjoy your blog and also love food blogs … the first recipe looks delish! have already sent my sissy a link to it and look forward to future recipes … the ones you have shared before have been great.

  6. What fun! Yes, please include me in your drawing and I will post about your new blog very soon! I just made your mom’s strawberries muffins on Saturday and they were amazing (‘were,’ because my dh and I ate them all). Can’t wait to see what you two cook up!

  7. Your recipes always look delicious so I’m sure I’ll be a frequent visitor on your recipe blog! How fun that you are doing it with your Mom.
    Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thanks!

  8. What a great idea and a fun way to share all your favorite recipes with your daughters later. If they are like mine it will be awhile later.lol Please enter me in your drawing and thanks for all you do to make life fun.

  9. You make me look so good! Your recipes are so good & my family thinks I am the best baker now thanks to you! I cant wait to try the blackberries! I’m not a great cook but I love to bake especially when the recipes are easy! I look forward to many more great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. How nice of you!!! I love this blog so I’m sure that with time the new recipe blog will be just as wonderful. Thanks for giving us all a chance.
    Your the best!!

  11. Your new recipe blog sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to check out all the amazing recipes! I would love to have a chance for the giveaway! Thanks again!

  12. Paulette, what a great idea. Everyone is always looking for a new, yummy recipe to try and the ones you have posted have always been a hit. I am going to tell my sister about it as she is always looking for good recipes
    Please enter me in your drawing and thanks for the chance
    Diane A

  13. I love that you are starting a recipe blog, what a great idea!!! I tried your pie crust and it is the BEST EVER!!! I will never use another pie crust recipe except your’s ever again, it turned out perfect!!!

  14. I’m thrilled about the recipe blog. We just moved into a new-to-us house and I’m cooking so much now, and loving finding new recipes.
    I hope every recipe will show a photo of Sophie…

  15. Just went over and checked out the new Four Seasons Cafe and can’t wait for more recipes to show up. It is a wonderful idea and love the way you have started out. Keep up the good work!!!!!

  16. Paulette, Love the new blog & will be trying the blackberry muffins as soon as I can get my paws on some berries. I “heart” muffins! What a generous giveaway! Of course I’ll give you amention on my blog. Barb

  17. Love your stitching blog and know that the new recipe blog will be just as special, especially since you are teaming up with your mom! Appreciate the giveaway opportunity—Thanks!

  18. Ooooh, I’m excited about your recipe blog. The pics of your food creations are always so tempting, and I’m definitely in need of new recipes. I’ve never heard of CSN, but please enter me in your give-away. Thanks!

  19. Looks like your new blog will be fun and I hope to find some tasty tried and true recipes there. Of course, cross stitch is my love over cooking second. Thanks for the chance to win … fun! pj

  20. I have been a follower of your blog and now will have a new one to follow….plus I love seeing pictures of your Yorkie..she looks like she could be the sister of my Yorkie.

  21. Congratulations on your new blog. I am always looking for new ideas for dinner… I will visit your blog often. I would love a chance to win this giveaway!

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