Happy anniversary to me.
2 years ago I started this blog! Since then…
- I’ve appeared on tv, radio and in print (14 different times)
- Cooked 365 different slow cooker recipes
- Written 559 different blog posts about slow cooking
- Taught 20 or so slow cooker classes
- Sold hundreds of cookbooks
- And my 2 slow cookers that I started with are still with me today (they may be getting a sibling soon)
1 year ago today this is how happy I felt inside…
You know. So happy you can’t stop smiling and your cheeks hurt. Your eyes are about to pop out of your head happy. Afterall, I had just finished one of the hardest, longest projects of my life. It’s a good feeling to be done with something like that.
So in honor of my 2nd anniversary, I’d like to give away 2 cookbooks. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite recipe from my blog is. I’ll end the giveaway on February 4, 2011.
The winners have been chosen. Thanks to all who entered!
JoAn's Blog says
I like the Zuppa Toscany recipe.
I would love to win the cookbook.
Sara Liechty says
I love to use my crockpot, so I have really enjoyed reading your blog! I love the cafe rio chicken and the white chicken chili. I can't wait to try more and especially the cashew chicken!
I just found you today through "Finding Joy In My Kitchen," but I can't wait to try the Tomato Basil Parmesan soup and the Healthy Fiesta Chicken Soup. I love my crock pot and can't wait to search your site for some more wonderful recipes. I would LOVE to win a cookbook!
My favorite recipe is the tomato parmesan soup!! One of my all-time favorite soups. Love your blog! Thank you for sharing.
Jessica Hansen says
I have a hard time choosing a favorite but I love your Creamy Mushroom Chicken!
Leslie H says
Love your blog!! Thanks so much!!! I love the beef barley soup and the chichen spinich lasagna!!!
I think the Asian Chicken is my favorite but that was a hard choice. Congrats on your anniversary – love your blog!
Jen O says
I love your cashew chicken recipe. There's a reason it's on your list of favorites…and now it's on mine too! Congratulations on your anniversary.
I'm new here, I saw you on GTU the other day and made your Tomato Basil Parmesan soup…it was really good! I would LOVE a book…crockpots are my favorite..
I just got my first crockpot for christmas and have to agree that the Cafe Rio Chicken is my fav 🙂
Your cookbook has revolutionized dinner time. My husband now actually goes through it to pick out things he would like me to try. Let's just say the Tomato Basil Parmesan soup is on his short list along with Cafe Rio Chicken. I ordered and gave away your cookbook for Christmas presents. I think I am going to celebrate my own anniversary of the first time I cooked out of your cookbook. Happy #2 to you. Thanks for putting a smile on my family's faces.
Marla B says
Earlier today I declared I was not in the mood to make dinner. Then I got the facebook notification about the drawing. So I decided to make my favorite-Garlic Lime Chicken tonight. Thanks for the facebook update and dinner is in the crock pot.
I would LOVE a cookbook. 🙂 always a fan Karen!
Thanks so much for doing this blog! We have found lots of dishes that we love and continue to try new ones. One of our favorites: creamy chicken.
Chase and Lacie says
I am so glad you are giving these away, I love so many of your meals. Our family has two that we just love of couse the Cafe Rio Chicken but also the Sweet and Sour Pork. They are both so yummy very hard to choose between them.
First of all, happy anniversary! I hope you feel like you have been a success, because YOU HAVE!!! Along with about 90% of your readers, our fav is the Cafe Rio Chicken. Delish.
I saw you on Good Things recently and have two recipes that I'm exctied to try (haven't tried any yet). The soup you made on the show and I also want to try the Cafe Rio Chicken. Can't wait – it would be even better to win the cookbook and see everything that is in there. I need to use my crockpot more.
My favorite is the Creamy (cream cheese) Chicken! I would LOVE to get this cookbook, crockpot recipes are my favorite! I spent the last 6 months living without an oven so looking through your site I was able to come up with great ideas to meals!! THANKS! 🙂
My favorite recipe is the chocolate chip pumpkin bread pudding. It was a huge hit in our house! Would love to win a cookbook – please enter me in the drawing.
My husband loves, LOVES Zuppa Toscana. I didn't know he like soup so much, thank you for introducing it to our lives. 🙂
Congrats!! I would love a cook book, my favorite is Zuppa Toscana. Actually it's my husband's favorite, I didn't know he liked soup that much. 🙂
Daniel, Kylie, and Grant says
I just recently discovered your blog and so far I have tried 3 recipes and they were all fantastic. Thanks!! I would love a cookbook!
I just discovered your blog. I feel like cooking in the morning, but fade out by the afternoon. I can't wait to try your slow cooker recipes!
Loved the Salsa Chicken. It's a family favorite now. Love your blog and would definitely love your cookbook! 🙂
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. My favorite would be Zuppa Toscana.
Karen Veneracion Flores says
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary, how exciting! All your receipes look good, but I would have to say the garlic lime chicken!!! Yummo.
I am new to your blog but I love the chicken stroganoff. Happy Anniversary.
Joshua and Karalee says
Your cafe rio chicken is a fav! I LOVE it!!
Cafe Rio chicken is our new fav! And I use my slow cooker at least 2x per week so I would love to win your cookbook 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
I Love the Cafe Rio Chicken!! I love your blog and would really LOVE and USE your Book all the time! 🙂
The Bradley Family says
Still look at your blog for dinner ideals. I love the cafe Rio chicken
It's hard to choose a favorite, but one of them is the Garlic Caesar Chicken with salad. So good!
Tinker Bear says
Tonight, we are doing the chicken-spinach lasagne… First time! Can't wait! My picky kids most favorite, is the chicken with cranberries and russian dressing. They actually devoured their plates and asked for more.
Simply put, not only are these recipes easy convenient, but child friendly. Thanks!
Emily and Linda says
Happy Anniversary! I love your blog,and I enjoy using your recipes. Our family's favorite is the Italiano Chicken.
Happy Anniversary! So many good recipes, but I think I must choose Day 148–Creamy Ranch Potatoes.
My favorite recipe is definitely the Cafe Rio Chicken. I hope I win!
Halls of Reno says
I am so excited to find your website. My daughter cooked dinner for our family of 8 yesterday as I have started back to work. She found your tomato basil Parmesan soup recipe in the BYU magazine and tried it. We absolutely love it. Thank you so much.
I have been a stay-at-home mom for 23 years, homeschooling my 6 kids and running my own daycare for many of those years. Now three of my children are in college (one getting married in two weeks)and two in high school with one still homeschooling. I re-entered the work place part-time last week. I wish I had had your tenacity to come up with such a wonderful idea to make money while raising my family. You go Sister. Where can I find your cookbook? HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Put me in your drawing, please.
I just found this site. I'm soooo excited to try everything! My favorite so far is the Zuppa Toscano. My husband, both children and myself all LOVE this!! Thank you!
michelle's 10 things says
My favourite is Day 323, Asian Chicken. I have tried lots of your recipes and love using slow cookers.
About how mant recipes are in your cookbook? I would love having them in one location. Thank-you for the drawing.
I've had my crockpot for over a year, and I'm proud to say that today I used it for the very first time…I'd LOVE one of your cookbooks to help me along the way!
mock lasagna and Violette's lasagna – gotta love a good lasagna!!!
I LOVE this blog. I tell everyone about it. When I saw you on Good Things Utah I thought what a great idea. I am always looking for good slow cooker recipes. Now I have a ton with just a few clicks of a button. I have enjoyed several recipes, but we tried the Zupa Toscana last week and it was a hit with my husband and me. I have a picky two year old so we won't worry about her opinion :)Happy 2 Years! So glad you are still going.
cafe rio chicken!! new to your blog so i cant wait to try more recipes 🙂
Congrats on 2 years! I'm always on here. Favorites are many. Asian chicken bbq, balsalmic vinegerette chicken, tomato-basil paremsan soup and chicken tortilla soup.
Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! I love the Cafe Rio Chicken… Yummy!!
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The world needs more blogs like this for those of us craving good recipes that have been tried and found worthy. Absolutely loved the tomato basil parmesan soup that we ate in bread bowls. Mmmmmmmm…..:)Rock on with your bad self and keep the good stuff coming.
I've tried 2 pork recipes with potatoes, both were very yummy 🙂
Ross & Amanda Goodman- but mostly Amanda :) says
The Thai recipes are all fun, but I think my favorite is the chicken cordon bleu.
Nona Lansbarkis says
Happy Anniversary! Our favorite is the Cafe Rio pork, along with the beans, rice, and dressing. So many good ones to choose from though! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂
We love the Cafe Rio Chicken!!!
I NEED a cookbook!! I've been to Gregory's and Plates n' Palates and they've been sold out!! I want one!! [email protected]
Your hard work and determination has definitely paid off for you and especially for your FANS!!! Congrats!
Congrats on two years! I love your blog. I see everyone loves the Cafe Rio chicken, so I'll have to find that one LOL. I'm going to try your Mexican Lasagna tonight.
Love the cordon bleu!
The Clark's says
We love your Cafe Rio chicken!
My Fav, and that of those related to me, is the Greek Chicken Fold. Yumm
stephanie Powell says
I discovered you recently in the newspaper and wish i had known about you several years ago. You are delightful and i am having a new love for my crock pot! my family loves most of the items and i desperately want a cook book! My favorite is the tomato basil parmesan soup i could eat that everyday and my families favorite is the bbque vinaigrette chicken. i am going to try the brownies in the crock pot for an after school treat. keep up your darling ideas and personality!
I love the cashew chicken. It is so fast and easy to make and a real family pleaser!
Brandon and Rachel says
Congrats on all your success. I saw you on GTU and am SO glad I found this blog. I loved your Chocolate Pudding Cake.
Jen T says
Your Cashew chicken–yum!
I think the Cafe Rio chicken is one of our favorites! I love your blog, thanks so much for sharing!
GOTTA LOVE THE CROCKPOT!
AND I LOVE THE TOMATO BASIL PARMESAN
I recently found out about you and I am soooooo glad I did! I love love love the cashew chicken and I am dying to make the Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup.
Ooh, I love love love the Tomato, Basil, Parmesan soup! Soooooo good!
Becca Jo says
I love the thai peanut chicken.
How fun and congratulations! You certainly deserve some celebrating–you are so helpful with all these recipes and answers to our questions!
I love your Tomato Basil Soup. And looking through here, now I want to find out what your creamy chicken with Italian dressing and cream cheese recipe is… 🙂
I don't remember the exact title, but the creamy chicken with italian dressing and cream cheese. We love it!
Josh and Shyann Croke Family says
There are a few that I love, but we really liked the Tomato Basil Soup. Yum!
Jenny and Al says
I love the tomato-basil soup, which I was actually introduced to in the BYU Alumni Magazine. Great job!
Kristi M. says
My favorite would have to be the Cafe Rio chicken. We have made that several times. Artichoke Dip is a close second.
I've only just found your blog. I made the chicken stroganoff the other night & we loved it & it was so fast I made it after work! I plan to try many more recipes.
Thank you! Susan : )
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The Zuppa Toscana is my favorite! Thank you so much, and Happy Anniversary!!
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We LOVE the White Bean Chicken Chili. DH likes that at least once a month! And so danged easy!
I just found you a couple months ago and book marked you.
I tried the Garlic Lime Chicken and we LOVED IT!!!
Cafe Rio Chicken is the best! Congratulations on your success.
Shari and Trent says
I love soup but it's hard for me to get my hubby to eat soup but we BOTH absolutley love your Tomato Basil Parmesan soup. I want to try the Cashew Chicken this week!
Amy Wagner-Cannon says
I looooove the garlic lime chicken! MmMMmMmmM!!!!
I'm still a Crock Pot newbie, but one of my absolute favorites is the Zuppa Toscana! It would be awesome to have a cookbook so I can keep trying more!
Congratulations, look forward to seeing more of you on Good Things Utah. My favorite so far is the Cashew Chicken but plans are for the White Chicken Chili next week!
Tomato-Basil Parmesan Soup is my favorite. I first found it in the BYU magazine that led me to your blog. Congrats on your 2nd anniversary and thank you for your ideas/recipes!
My favorite is the Cafe Rio Chicken. Love my crockpot!
THE OLSONS says
My goodness, there are so many good ones, but the ones that I absolutely love and use to impress company are the Heath Bar Chocolate Pudding Cake and the White Chicken Chili. Ooo, and the Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup. Thanks for so many yummy recipes!!
Happy Anniversary and congratulations on all of your success. I love the Cafe Rio recipe.
Hm… it's gotta be a toss up between the tomato basil Parmesan soup and the cafe rio chicken. 🙂 I'd love to win a cookbook! 🙂
Triny Kay says
my family's favorite is the chicken tetrazini. every time i make it, they pretty much lick their plates clean.
My favorite is your Cafe Rio recipe. Happy Anniversary!
I am a HUGE fan of the Chicken Enchilada Chili. You inspired me to actually give beans a chance, and now I am addicted! Thank you for making healthy eating so easy, affordable, and kid friendly!
Congrats! It's so fun to look back after just a few years and see you've accomplished so much! You're a great example! I'm continually trying new recipes each week, but I think my favorite so far is the Zuppa Toscana! My husbands favorite is the Creamy black bean salsa chicken… and we are trying the Creamy chicken tonight! 🙂 Way to go again on all your accomplishments!
My son absolutely LOVES your candy chicken! I make it at least 2x a month (I don't know how this works but my email is [email protected].
I heart the Zuppa Toscana recipe… its the biggest hit with my family and friends… 🙂
I Love this blog! My favorite recipe is the Cafe Rio Chicken.
I just barely got a crockpot, so I haven't been able to try a lot of the recipes yet. But my favorite one I've tried so far is the Creamy Black Bean Salsa Chicken. So delicious!
The Gillens says
Yay, Happy Anniversary! My favorite recipe is the cashew chicken. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog.