Wow. That’s really all I have to say. Oh yeah, and thank you! Do you remember the cook book where I was asking for recipes? We had not nearly enough at the time, and it was looking a bit dire. Want to know what happened? I got a ton of recipes. So did everyone else who asked for them. In total, we have more than 976 recipes in the cook book. In fact, there were so many that some of them couldn’t even be input (those don’t count toward the 976 total). You guys are fantastic.
Even though we have 976 recipes, we’re keeping the price of the cookbook the same at $20, which is a great price for any cook book. I took some sneak peeks at recipes while inputting them, and there are some really great ones out there. Several people asked me if you’d be able to purchase a cook book when they’re published.
The short answer is yes.
However, there isn’t an official shipping process. But I did some thinking about it, and here’s what I can do. The books are being sold via a presale with delivery (here) on November 21, still plenty of time before the holidays. If you are interested in buying a book, I’ve calculated the approximate price of shipping (based on a similar cookbook). You can send me a check for the $20 book plus $3 for parcel post or $9.80 for Priority Mail shipping, and I’ll order the book with the presale orders that I’m placing for myself and then mail it out myself.
However. All the book orders need to be received by the woman coordinating this on Monday October 6. That’s one week from Monday. Like really soon. So if you’re interested, you need to email me ASAP so I can get you my address so you can mail me you check so it arrives by the 4th so I can get it to the coordinator by the 6th. Capice?
So let me get on with it here. A huge thank you goes to:
Jules over at Just Because offered up her Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. And I’m totally bummed because I just found out that her blog is invite only which I didn’t realize because I’m using the reader thing now and don’t visit each invidivual site. But I promise that banana bread is yummy!
Janet makes a mean Brownie Cobbler with Homemade Whipped Cream. Plus Ranch Chicken. And a Vidalia Onion Casserole. And an easy Cherry Cobbler. And Cheesy Potatoes. Yeah, she’s an overachiever!
Jackee at Runs With Scissors contributed two yummy hot wings appetizer recipes for us.
Debbie at My Noggin Bloggins (I LOVE that name) gave us a yummy Cocoa Pie.
Eleanor provided the an Apple-Sesame Cake.
Melissa is after Little Miss’s heart with her Macaroni and Cheese.
Cass from Chop. Stir. Mix. offered up any of her recipes, and there were lots of good ones to choose from. I feel horrible, but I forget which ones I chose. I had some really late nights typing these in!
Stacie offered up a Mexican Casserole.
AngiDe from Nana’s Box makes Pani Popo for her three year old.
Swati via hello, net baby! provided Matar Ghugni.
Stacy from Salmon and Milk offered up anything on her website, and I know I grabbed a couple of her Friday recipes. Shame on me, I can’t recall which (I blame it on another late night). Sorry!
Maureen sent me a Red Chicken recipe that is super easy to make and sounds great.
Annette sent me the Lazy Man’s (or Busy Women’s) Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder, and I love corn chowders!
Jamy sent me a recipe for Taco Soup, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, Mexican Chocolate Cake, Chicken and Broccoli, Baked Quesadillas, Easy Chicken Pot Pie, Vegetable Dip, Fruit Dip, Fast Fried Rice Bowl, Club Quesadillas, Spaghetti Pie, Parmesan Zucchini Sticks, and Mastacciohi with Spinach and Feta. I want to head over to her house for dinner!
IF I missed anyone, I apologize. I tried really hard to keep good notes, but I know I’m not perfect. Also, with so many recipes, I know a few recipes were weeded out where there were duplicates. I haven’t seen the final version so I can’t guarantee that every one of these recipes is in there, so my apologies if your recipe was left out. It’s nothing against you or the recipe, but we had a massive outpouring the last two days of the collection period that everyone was overwhelmed!
And for those of you who missed it before… there is a new foundation in my area supporting the families of children with special needs ages 3-21. This cook book is the first fundraiser they’ve done, so this is the base that they’ll use to get their programs off the ground. Totally worthwhile cause, plus it’s a rockin’ cook book!
And once again, thank you to EVERYone who contributed recipes or asked how they could help. It means a lot!