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First GiveAway of 2010! And find out how to get your recipe published in my next cookbook!

WOW it is somekinda chilly here this morning.  Its a little after 6 a.m. and the mercury says its 22F and it “feels like” 14F.  What does that mean?  Is it 22 or is it 14?  Even the little birdies are trying to stay warm!

n1558315783_140922_5164I will have to check their feeders today.  And put out some warmer water for them.  I am sure there is not a drop of water outside that isn’t frozen.

I hope you can all manage to stay warm today – being inside will likely be your best bet!  While you are in sipping your hot beverage, why not leave me a comment and consider yourself entered in the first GiveAway of 2010!  Yep!  You heard me!  Tell me about your very favorite winter beverage and leave me the recipe if you like.  What’s the prize you ask?  Oh, there is more than one prize!! You can win one of these:


Cool huh?  I have just a couple of copies left of each and I want two of you to have them! I will draw for them next Friday! Feel free to share this on your own blog if you like!

Now, about the other brainstorm I had! How about a Friends of NotQuiteJuneCleaver cookbook! Sound like fun??? Yeah, I thought so too! I will give you more details as I get them finalized.  The title of the book is “Friends of NotQuiteJuneCleaver Cook!” You know you want to join me in this project!  Here are the things I do know for sure:

  • I need you and your help/input/recipes if this is going to happen!
  • each recipe will bear the name of the person submitting it
  • photos of the recipe are welcome – color please! (used at my discretion)
  • photos of you are welcome as well :) how about in your favorite apron?
  • recipes need to be tried and true and double/triple checked for accuracy please
  • you may submit more than one recipe if they are in different categories (example: a cookie, a casserole, a side)
  • contributors will be able to buy as many copies as you wish at cost plus shipping – naturally the more pages, the more it will cost but I will keep it below $20US before shipping (this isn’t a commercial project for me) I will be donating my time putting it together
  • since I have set a $$ limit this means a page limit so as soon as you have all the info, get your recipes/photos/info in!
  • recipes from places other than the US are MORE THAN welcome, but please give US measurements along with your usual measurements.

Does this sound like fun or what!? I will be posting all the particulars on how to submit your recipes, photos, deadlines  etc by next Friday in a separate post from the giveaway post. I would love to have this project ready for your consumption by Mother’s Day 2010.  Can we do this?  Let’s do our best!  I will be working on two other cookbooks along with this one, so your contributions are essential.  If you don’t participate, it won’t happen!

Let’s start 2010 off with some fun!

And why don’t you join us over at the NotQuiteJuneCleaver Forums!


Happy Friday Everyone!

I have a few announcements for you this morning…

First I think my life is getting back to a bit of a normal pitch.  It was a rough couple of weeks but I think we are moving along now.  Like I said before when I am at liberty to reveal the details I will, but know everyone is well and gathering their ducks to get them in a row.

Second, I started a forum I would like to tell you about.   Just follow this banner and see if you think you would like to join.


AND I have three  FANTASTIC giveaways coming up in December.

On December 4th I will be giving away a copy of my cookbook NotQuiteJuneCleaver Bakes a Pie to one lucky winner and a copy of my calender to another – so two winners on one day! How to enter?  Same old way I will announce “let the fun begin” tomorrow and you will have until next Friday to enter under that post.  Then as soon as that drawing is done on December 11, I will announce the third one is underway with a winner being picked on December 18. This one is a very special giveaway that deserves the proper presentation so you will just have to wait to find out.  But lets say if you love aprons, retro, crafting, holidays…you will love this giveaway!

AND I will have in my possession in just a few days a box of my cookbooks, so if you want a copy personalized or sent as a gift, email me.  There will be a limited supply of the first shipment.

ALSO, I will have an announcement this weekend about a new venture I am participating in with other online biznisses – so check back.

Okay, I think that is it.  Watch for a giveaway announcement tomorrow…and much more just down the road.

Hope you all had a happy turkey day and we will talk again real soon!


Good Evening! Two Announcements!

First,  tomorrow is a VERY BIG day here at!  Please, please don’t miss it!

Hints: Aprons, Books, Vintage, Linens, Friend.  Can you hear me squealing??? And an AMAZING AUTUMN Giveaway ~ You are going to love it!

Second, the NotQuiteJuneCleaver 2010 Kitchen Calendar is available NOW! Including twelve of my favorite culinary photos from this past year.  You can get yours by clicking on the “Shoppe” tab at the top.

calenderwebSo please stop by by tomorrow and read all about it!!