A Kitchen Aid Mixer or $200 Visa Giftcard Giveaway and how it all began…

This giveaway is now closed.

The winner is #389: Rockin Robin – “Omg! Your blog describes me to a t! I also am a girl, 47yrs young, that loves food and the comfort it brings. My motto, I’ll try it at least once. Love your blog! Thanks for everything! Happy V day and have a Blessed day!”


The beginning. People often ask why I started this blog. I’ve always kind of hem and hawed around the subject because the real reason wasn’t probably what they were expecting to hear. I know food blogs aren’t the place to talk about serious and sad things like death…but the truth is what it is.

My sister had just died and I was in Florida thousands of miles away from all my family. While my family had each other to cope, I found myself all alone grasping to find my own source of comfort. I was in the kitchen one day making this cherry cheese pie, (which my sisters and I usually gathered in the kitchen to eat with just forks; giggling, and convincing ourselves that the men didn’t appreciate it like we did so we didn’t have to share) when I realized something. Being in the kitchen making family recipes made me feel like my family was in my kitchen with me.

I had found my comfort.

That’s how it started.

The name. I brainstormed several names for this blog but nothing stuck out in my mind. Then I was browsing books on Amazon and I ran across a book called The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten. I stopped in my tracks and said, “Oh my gosh, that’s me!”

Well, except for the whole man part of course.

It got me thinking. Maybe I could be The Woman Who Ate Everything or The Lady Who Ate Everything.

Scratch that. I couldn’t be the “Woman” or the “Lady”. Sounds like I’m 80 years old.

Hmm. The Girl Who Ate Everything. I liked it. Summed it all up in five words.

Thank you. Thank you for reading and leaving me nice comments. Although I may cook more than the average person, I’m just a cook like you guys. And I really, really, love food just like you. Or you wouldn’t be reading this.

But I’m definitely anything but gourmet. Those who have been over for dinner know that. And my poor friends are usually on the receiving end of my food experiments which are often not that great.

Thanks for stopping by, for giving me your best recipes, and for making me smile.

So on this day of love, I want to show my love for you. I’m giving away a Kitchen Aid Mixer OR if you happen to already have one, a $200 Visa Gift Card.

To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post and your email address so I can contact you. The giveaway ends Friday, February 17th, 8PM EST. One entry per person. The winner will be chosen by random.org.
   Thanks for everything!

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  1. Love all of your yummy recipes!!!!

  2. what a fabulous giveaway … tyrahouse at sbcglobal dot net

  3. Love your yummy blog!!
    I’d love to enter this giveaway, THANK YOU!

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  7. Being a newlywed I didnt know a THING about cooking. Wheb I left the house I couldnt even make mac n cheese. I did a google search for good recipes and found you. I can say I have pretty.much tried everything on here. When people ask me where I come up with great recipes and tips I always say thegirlwhoateeverything!thank you I now enjoy cooking because of you:) Ruby Ray [email protected]

  8. Great giveaway! I discovered you through Pinterest — I found myself visiting your blog a couple times a week to check out recipes I saw pinned, so finally I just said, “Forget it — I’m subscribing already!” I’m glad I did!

  9. I loVe your blog and food thanks

  10. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I already have made some great dishes from your blog. I have a KitchenAid Mixer that I use all the time so I would love to win the $200 Visa Card to get some ingredients to make with it. Thanks again for the giveaway!
    Jen Fitzgibbons

  11. I really love all the recipes you post. You help bring delicious food to my dinner table!

  12. I found your blog a year ago and I have everyone addicted to it like I am!

  13. I’m a mom to four beautiful babies, well some of them aren’t; and living in another country while my husband proudly serves his country. Your blog is an inspiration! I love reading your posts!!!!!! I love your ideas and have used many! Thank you!

  14. Ashley Flores says:

    Love your blog!

    Ashley F.
    mrsflores AT gmail .com

  15. Thanks for sharing with us and thank you for this giveaway!

    shanerus at gmail dot com

  16. Love all your recipes and it’s so great that you share with the world. I’m so grateful to have a source for tried and true dishes to make! I also started blogging after my father passed away during Christmas time. It has definitely been a great source of healing for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I love your blog so much! Thank you for all the delicious recipes!

  18. thanks for sharing your world of food with us! I love your blog and am so glad I stumbles across you months ago.

  19. Thank you for so many great recipes that have helped bring me closer to friends and family. Food is the great equalizer. :)

  20. As I’ve said before on your FB page – Thank you for these delish BUT easy recipes. My family loves everything I’ve made from your blog so that makes me ONE HAPPY MUM!

    usmc125 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  21. I love this blog and I love you! :) I hope I win, I never win anything lol

  22. What a lovely way to remember your sister. Thank you for sharing.

  23. I see me in that story! Thanks for posting! Thanks for the giveaway. Enjoy reading your blog!

  24. I think I found your blog through a friend in one of my old wards but funny thing, when I saw your picture I realized we might have been in the same ward back in college. King Henry ring any bells? I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and finding great recipes on your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jf_soccer at hotmail dot com

  25. [email protected] says:

    I found u on pinterest! Love the cinnamon pancakes!! Genius!!

  26. love, love, LOVE, your blog!! you’re recipes are creative, delicious, comforting, beautiful, and i could go on and on and on. happy valentines day!

  27. Love your blog!

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  29. Love your blog, but contests make me a sad panda because I never win anything. Sooooooo although I’d love to win the mixer, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I probably won’t. Maybe it’s because my comments aren’t clever enough, who knows….I just wanted to say thanks for sharing. I have a blog of my own and I find myself always wondering about the people behind my favorite reads. Thanks for sharing and for being so down to earth!!

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  31. I love you WAY more than I love your blog! Thanks for giving me the recipes that make me popular at parties!!

  32. I was so interested to read how and why you started your blog. I, too, began cooking more and spending more time in the kitchen (to find comfort) when my own sister died. I love your blog and your recipes.

  33. So glad that I found your blog! I don’t think that “food” blogs need to be happy, or sad or funny or anything in between. I read your blog because you are SINCERE, and I love that!! Thanks for the amazing recipes, I look forward to seeing what else you come up with :)

    shiyannehood at yahoo dot com

  34. Wow Christy I had no idea your blog started out that way. Its so awesome that you found something that worked for you. I’m still trying to figure out if its working for me or not. I really admire you!

  35. I have Pinned so many things from your blog…thank you!

  36. Looking forward to getting that mixer..I look at them in the store and just sigh, I love your blog it makes me smile.
    Thank you

  37. I have used the recipes and fun advice! Thanks,

  38. You do a great job with this blog. Thank you for sharing your talent. Btskelton@gmail

  39. Thanks for sharing the reason for your blog. Love your recipes! Directions and pics are a must for an inexperienced cook like me. Andreafox920 at yahoo dot com

  40. Food blogs are addicting, and yours is no exception! Htvolosin@gmail.com

  41. I love your blog & recipes! :) – Katie A.

  42. I love your blog and your terrific ideas! Thanks for sharing it with me!

  43. Such a great giveaway! Thank you!

  44. Love your blog, so glad to have found it! ifziemba@gmail.com

  45. From a college student who is always making desserts for Bible studies and meals for the random hungry guys that may drop by, thanks for some simple and delicious recipes! jkpruett131@yahoo.com

  46. Elisha Brewer says:

    Thank you for the wonderful blog, I found you on pintrest…& the recipes have been heavenly:) Thank Again!

  47. Love you girl!!


  48. Happy Valentine’s Day!! I found your blog on FB and I love it

  49. Elisha Brewer says:
  50. I am glad you shared your story of how you found your way to blogging about food… I think in our everyday lives we all too often think people don’t want the messy details, so we don’t share them. We should encourage the sharing because it leads to so much more discovery. Keep up the great work and know you are loved. jamiemikal13@gmail.com

  51. I am so glad I found your blog. I love the recipes, they are so yummy and ‘user friendly.’ I am very sorry to hear about your loss of your sister.


  52. I’m another who has pinned so many of your recipes. Love your blog!! I’m signed in with my Google account, which should allow you to respond to my gmail I think?

  53. Thanks for the amazing blog! darilynncaston@yahoo.com

  54. Not exaggerating, when I say I have LOVED everything I have made from your blog. My family is still talking about your cake batter truffles..made last June! Thanks for all your time and energy.

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  56. Food is love! You’re awesome! theflouredchef@gmail.com

  57. I love your blog. Thank you! kayhinton@hotmail.com

  58. WOULD LOVE TO WIN!!!!!!!! rachel(at)snugars.com

  59. I visit your blog everyday! Love the pics and recipes :)

  60. Think cooking is great therapy. I find myself in the kitchen mulling over different things and it helps me think things through in the end


  61. Thanks for your blog- I really enjoy your recipes!! lclise48(a)gmail.com

  62. Love the site!
    one_sweet_p [at] hotmail [dot] com

  63. Yes Please!!!… Love your blog and your fun spirit.

  64. My brother’s girlfriend introduced me to your blog and I have shared it with everyone I know. My husband teases me because the first time I made you Baked Chicken Taquitos I miss read you recipe. I accidently used 1/4 cup of Habanero Hot Sauce! Needless to say it was too spicy to eat. Kaseyj@charter.net

  65. One of the few reliably good food blogs I’ve come across. Thanks for sharing it’s origin story. umiliana @ gmail.com

  66. Love your blog!! It really is my go to site when looking for something fun – I can’t help myself with the pumpkin cream cheese muffins – no joke – have made them so many times, I can’t even count!!
    Thanks for making me laugh, cry and try new things – the kitchen is always the comfort place for me too!

  67. Thanks for the opportunity.

    can’t wait to make the s’mores cookies you have up.


  68. Thank You for having such a great Blog!



  69. I love your blog. I always refer to it when I need a new idea or am stuck and don’t know what to cook for dinner. Thank you sharing your recipes and bits of your life with us. anaiorg12@yahoo.com

  70. I apologize if I post twice. I posted once and it’s not showing up. Of course I forgot exactly what I said, too. So I’m going to try to get as close as I did. Please feel free to delete this in the event the other one is just hanging in a queue and shows up.

    I am very sorry about the loss of your sister. That must have been very hard to cope with (physically) alone. I didn’t have any particular set idea in my mind as to why you started this blog, though. I personally do things such as cooking and crafts not only because I enjoy them, but because they’re therapeutic for me. My emotional crutches, if you will. Whenever I’d get stressed out before, or sad, I’d just shut down and do nothing. Now I not only have a way to work through it, but it’s even productive.

    Thank you for sharing your story and also for sharing your wonderful recipes!!

    ohlillian @ ymail.com (no spaces) :)

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  72. Reading that made me realize how much of a lot of my favorite memories are made up of what food was there (even when it was bad food ugh like the hospital food after my kids were born, it was horrible but i remember every little thing) and we live in such a fast paced culture of drive throughs and pre packaged ready to go thanksgiving meals and kids are growing up beliving cinnamin rolls only come out of cans…i just want to tell you that im so glad that youve shared this heartfelt blog with us, even if im just making the baby food or making something little for my daughter in the morning as a suprize theres such a comfort in giving them good things and i know you have shared these recipes w the same compassion thanks again youre blog has saved me some of the nights when im a complete zombie and need a new recipe to feed my little army

  73. Just discovered your blog! I’m looking forward to trying out your recipes (and then tweaking them!) 😉

    devbradford @ GEEmail.com (gmail)

  74. I love your blog and trying out your recipes! Thank you for sharing with us how you got started :)

  75. Thank you for just being so normal! Your posts are so fun to read. I think a lot of people can relate to you. cocritch@hotmail.com

  76. This is one of my favorite blogs – congrats!

  77. I love your blog. I’m always excited when I see you’ve posted another recipe.


  78. Oh my gosh, I would love a kitchen aid! I am so glad that you found comfort in cooking, and i love your blog and the recipes you crete.
    Email : koolkatbubble@hotmail.com

  79. When my father passed away, my best friend showed up on my doorstep with a chocolate silk pie. She said, “On Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) I learned that you bring pie when somebody dies.”

    Food is love.

  80. Love your blog and your recipes. I really, really love food too. This is a fantastic giveaway!

  81. Love your recipes!! I think stories like these show the true character of people. It makes us strong, sometimes weak but always real..

    Thanks angie.hennen@gmail.com

  82. I love your blog!!! And your awesome title made me laugh out loud and reeled me in as soon as I read it :)

  83. Love the blog, the recipes, the pics…all of it!

    Thanks for everything!

  84. Es bonito saber el porqué de los blogs. Todos tenemos un motivo para dar ese paso y trasmitir con las recetas nuestros pequeños aprendizajes. Un saludo desde España. Una seguidora más. Maria mroymro@gmail.com

  85. Thank you for always “keeping it real” and showcasing great recipes. I always enjoy your posts and I am glad you were able to find comfort in such a terrible time.

  86. Thank you for the lovely blog.

  87. I was 18 years old when my father past away. We cooked in the kitchen all the time and he is the one who inspires my cooking. I’m so thrilled and honored you shared your story! Brought tears to my eyes! You are brillant, strong and I am sure your sister would be extremely proud of the girl who ate everything.

  88. I am so grateful for your blog! it is one of.my very favorites and I’ve found so many great recipes from you! thank you!

  89. Another one of your blog-luvers here.Yours is in “my favorites” I check every day. And as a European, I absolutely love all the American recipes. Very inspiring, surprizing and fun to try out. Keep up the good work!
    I hope us Europeans can also enter the give away; brenda.bongaerts@gmail.com

  90. Love your blog and the great recipes I get from it! My husband loves it when I try your stuff!!


  91. Love you blog so much. C:

  92. I like your blog and you have great recipes. Thank you!

  93. THank you for your amazing blog! I love all the recipes! I get rave reviews every time I make something from your blog!

  94. I have loved seeing the goodies you share with your readers. I have made quite a list of things I want to try and am slowly making my way through it. I look forward to seeing all the good stuff you will share in the future. Have a wonderful day!

  95. I absolutely love your blog, Christy! I’ve read through all your posts and have a huge list of recipes I want to try! Thanks for being an inspiration in the world of food blogging!

  96. Love your blog and all of the recipes! All of your stories make me smile! :)

  97. I’m a new follower to your blog. I hope I win bc my annjversary is on the 18th (12 years)!….. Patricej715@gmail.com

  98. Happy Valentine’s Day! I love your blog!

  99. You have a great way of being so relatable. :) I am also away from home, (NJ) and my WHOLE family is still together except my little family: myself, my husband and our new little boy, Weston. As long as you are sharing your home away from home recipes, I’ll be reading and eating right along with you, calorie for calorie! Ha! ( well that depends, I ALWAYS lick the bowl 😉 ) camijoysmith@yahoo.com.

  100. I love your blog.. Lots of recipes for me to try!! Thank you!!


  101. I love your blog! Found it on Pinterest! Happy Valentine’s Day! – Jade6700@yahoo.com

  102. I love you blog and also found it on pinterest. Happy blogging!


  103. I’m sorry to hear about your sister.
    But with all things, there’s a reason for it. Your blog is wonderful!!


  104. I love your recipes but I think the firemen at my husband’s station love them more. Every recipe I try, I make sure to do it the night before my husband goes on duty so he can take it to the fire station with him. If I kept all the goodness just for us, we’d both weigh 500 lbs! And if I don’t send something, I usually get a phone call telling me that the guys are all whining that there’s nothing to eat! Ha!


  105. I am oretty new to your blog but I love reading it and absolutely adore pictures of your food. Would love to participate in your giveaway! :)

  106. I love your blog!! Thanks for adding 5 lbs to my hips! ; treerind@aol.com

  107. I love your blog! Your recipes are amazing!! I would be thrilled to win! Rookb@hotmail.com

  108. Starting married life possibly soon and your recipes and blogs are like a friend guiding me through the how-to’s of cooking. Mahalo! Thank you! Ladysamsam@yahoo.com

  109. A newer follower here, I’ve only been following for a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to have some free time to go back and work my way through your old posts, saving things as I go…and then to find some time to try then! Great work xx

  110. A newer follower here, I’ve only been following for a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to have some free time to go back and work my way through your old posts, saving things as I go…and then to find some time to try then! Great work xx

  111. I just found your blog! I really like it.
    Dykesturk AT gmail.com

  112. I don’t know if the giveaway is open to overseas readers,but I’d still like you to know that I really really love reading it regularly.

  113. Absolutely love your blog! And my family doesn’t mind either. Keep it coming, can’t wait too find the next thing to try. momofhavoc@hotmail.com

  114. Betty Pierson says:

    It’s funny the parallels we have. I, too, live in Florida and lost a sister and my family is far away in Chicago. I think of my sister often and miss her dearly. But like the Phoenix, you really rose from the ashes. Love your blog. You inspire me!

    Happy Valentine’s day to you!

  115. Love your blog. I love the personality you add to it as well as the delicious recipes you always post! Thank YOU!

  116. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing that experience.
    I love your blog so much!!!

  117. Thanks to your blog my husband and I have enjoyed many ‘new’ meals instead of the old boring ones that we grew up with. Thank you for blogging.

  118. Thanks to your blog my husband and I have enjoyed many ‘new’ meals instead of the old boring ones that we grew up with. Thank you for blogging.

  119. Love your blog! Glad I found it!


  120. Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! I love your blog!


  121. I also found you on pinterest! Making your peanut butter chocolate bars for the hubby tomorrow! Thank you for doing this giveaway. Thankful4thecross@Yahoo.com

  122. Found you on Pintrest, love your blog:) All the recipes I have tried so far have been great!! Nancy ~ ganracing@consolidated.net

  123. I am so glad to hear that you were able to turn a difficult time for you into something comforting. And look at what a wonderful community of like-minded foodies you have built! :)

    Keep up the yummy pics and recipes – you are my inspiration. (And my husband’s too, ha!)


  124. You are such an inspiration!! Thank you so much for every single recipe you share!
    Greetings from Greece**


  125. You have created such a wonderful blog with delicious recipes. The name of your blog fits me as well.

  126. Your blog has given me much cooking/baking inspiration for a long time. Sorry to hear of the circumstances surrounding your start, but glad you found comfort in it.

  127. Love your blog!! kaylisa2@yahoo.com

  128. Your blog is one of my favorites. It inspires me to spend more time in the kitchen, and become a better food photographer. janinjajones@gmail.com

  129. Just found your blog a few months ago, but I am so glad I did!

  130. Your story is very touching…..I’ve tried many of your recipes and all are very delicious. Liz


  131. I would love to win!!!! I got my KitchenAid as a service award from my company after drooling over them for like YEARS. I love your blog. Thanks for the chance.

  132. Your blog is wonderful, thank you for all that you share! robin.choosehappiness@gmail.com

  133. I can completely relate to food being healing after a loss. Thank you for sharing that side of you!


  134. OMGosh, I would so love a new mixer, mine is probably 40 years old and it’s time to reitre it.

  135. I love it here! Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

  136. I so enjoy your blog! Great recipes! I would love to win the mixer!

  137. With sadness came great goodness. The goodness of you starting up a blog and sharing your delicous recipes with all of us. Love you blog site as well as your down-home cooking recipes.
    Love Kitchen Aide products and this mixer looks awesome. Thank U 4 this giveaway opportunity.
    Wishing you and everyone a very happy Valentines Day.

  138. Happy Valentines Day! Love your blog and desperatly need a mixer! Xoxo lynneay13@gmail.com

  139. Awesome blog! So helpful for someone who has no idea what they’re doing in the kitchen but eager to learn! Thanks! MalloryKCollins@gmail.com

  140. LOVE your blog!! I have used many many recipes and have loved all of them!!!!!:) your the best!!! (roxywakeboarder08@yahoo.com)

  141. Love all the quick and easy ideas, especially the desserts! Keep writing and I’ll keep reading!!!


  142. Your blog inspired me to start cooking… that’s it.. to START COOKING… My granddaughter moved in with me a couple of months ago after her mother and father seperated… and while skipping meals and fast food had become a way of life for me due to being alone for so long.. I took a long hard look at what I was doing to my granddaughter by teaching her my terrible eating habits.. your blog has reminded me how important it is to set an example so she’ll not rely on ‘pink stuff’ in her meat and will also teach her to be self sufficient by helping ‘Pammaw’ cook! THANKS !!

  143. Love your ham and cheese sliders, they are amazing! So happy I found your blog!

  144. Love your ham and cheese sliders, they are amazing! So happy I found your blog! Shannonconlan@hotmail.com

  145. I am a new reader – found you on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes! Vicky


  146. Love your blog! I think I’ve gained 20lbs since I started following you!



  147. Love the blog! CLL224@HOTMAIL.COM

  148. I love your easy recipes and your user friendly site!

  149. Love your blog and your recipes. I made the chocolate cake one and it was delicious. Living in Germany, it’s fun for me to see your recipes and try them out, reminds me of home.

  150. I absolutely love the fact that you found this as your comfort. I am a recent follower and I just absolutely love your blog.


  151. I like very much you’r blog, and I enjoy reading it!

  152. Love your blog and love anyone who expresses their world in words and food! It is a beautiful thing!

  153. <3 Your blog!!


  154. Ooops here is my email autumnhora@gmail.com

  155. I love trying the yummy things and stories on your blog. My students are on the receiving end of very new recipe I try. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  156. Your blog has helped me “like” to cook again….cooking with 3 kids is tricky, but trying new things that are good and easy to make is fun! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  157. I really enjoy your blog and your inspiration. Happy Valentines Day!

  158. I have loved all your recipes. Thanks for sharing. spazzhb4 at yahoo dot com

  159. A girl can never go wrong with any of your wonderful recipes. I love your blog and stories. Terrific!
    Hstabler @cox.net

  160. Love your blog! I just found it on Pinterest and I can’t stay away!

  161. Happy Valentines Day and LOVE, LOVE your recipes!! tbarner@frontiernet.net

  162. thanks for sharing a part of yourself!!! happy heart day!!!
    shannon d (shan241@hotmail.com)

  163. Michele Fitzsimmons says:

    I love your blog, love your recipes and I hope to win! Thanks so much

    (hope this is a dup b/c i lost my last comment)

  164. Super cute story and FAB Food – love your good stuff!! Happy Heart Day :) tribaby12@yahoo.com

  165. Thanks for sharing your recipes, and your life! 6braatz@gmail.com

  166. Love the blog! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  167. Love your blog. Glad you found your nitch.

  168. Love your blog. Discovered you through Pinterest and I can’t get enough. Thanks for the Giveaway! MyTweetyGirl77@aol.com

  169. Count me among your fans! So many great recipes … love, love! jenniferhans@yahoo.com

  170. I love your blog and thanks for the great giveaway.

    rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

  171. My new favorite blog. Great ideas !


  172. I’m so sorry for your loss. It is amazing how something so wonderful can from something so sad. rmail- klhacker23@gmail.com

  173. LOVE your blog and have tried MANY of your recipes!! YUM!!


  174. I love your blog! Please enter me in this awesome giveaway!! Thanks

  175. You have some really great recipes. I would totally be able to make more of them with this awesome gadget. Especially breads!! When I saw this give-away I got really excited!! Thanks =)


  176. I really enjoy your blog. I found your site through Pinterest. I have two of your recipes pinned, and there are several more I want to try. I now keep up with your posts through RSS.


  177. You have lots of great recipes! Thanks for sharing them, your humor, and your perspective on life! <3

  178. Love you blog, thanks for sharing the story on how it started!

  179. Love your blog and recipes! They are delicious!

  180. I love the name of your blog.
    And, your recipes and photos are great!

  181. Love your blog! Always excited when it’s in my inbox!

  182. fabulous blog!! Love your recipes! emilee624@gmail.com

  183. Love your blog! lovethat101@gmail.com

  184. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love your blog and am excited to try your last cookie post.

    kerrie.grant at gmail dot com

  185. I love your blog. It’s the only blog I keep in my bookmarks.


  186. Thanks for sharing great recipes!

  187. Love ur blog ! Makes me want to EAT EVERYTHING !!!


  188. I Love Love your blog…….I have coffee every morning with you! THANK-YOU!

  189. Love your blog and all the yummy recipes!

  190. great site! thanks

  191. Great blog! Thanks so much.

  192. I found you on Pinterest recently and have been a follower ever since. I love that you are simple everyday type food – that is exactly what I’m always looking for so your blog is a daily visit! Thanks for what you do!

  193. I love your recipes. The broc cheese soup and the peanut butter “cheese ball” are my family favorites. I would love to start a blog but have no idea how to even get started! Thanks for the give-a-way!!

  194. So glad that you decided to blog…yours is the first one I check out when I am having a get together…recipes are tried and true and I trust them and you!


  195. LOVE your blog…there’s always something new that I want to try. Thank you!

  196. I am new to your site, recently finding you on pinterest. I love your site so much and have passed you along to a few friends. Good luck and keep them coming. Kerrie@neu-pix.com

  197. I am so sorry to hear why it is you started this blog, but I am glad you started it. I love reading it every time you post a new recipe :)

  198. Love your blog..keep the ideas coming thanks. lewiskimberly35@gmail.com

  199. I love this blog. Just made another batch of Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar yesterday and my friends loved it!
    tobias dot agricola at gmail dot com

  200. Melissa Reeves says:

    Your blog is awesome! And always makes me so hungry, lol.

  201. Thanks for sharing your story, even if it is serious. I know exactly how you feel/felt about feeling close to your family when cooking family recipes. All of my family is now at least 4 hours away (some so much farther) and around the holidays that used to be so special to all of us as a family, I make things my mom always made just to feel closer to them.

    Your blog is awesome, so keep it up!


  202. I love your blog! mmlittler@hotmail.com

  203. I found your blog when I started using Pinterest and I instantly became hooked! Love the name, concept and I also love to do ‘experiments’ in the kitchen. Looking forward to all your new posts!

  204. Thanks for your blog. Lots of great recipes. I love the story of how you got your blog name.

  205. I just came across your blog not to long ago and have made several of your recipes and really enjoyed them. melaniecarrell@yahoo.com

  206. Love your blog! Thanks!
    karitandberg at yahoo dot com

  207. Love your blog. I too am away from my family in Florida and while I cooked it is being away and having extra time that I have started expermenting with different often uncommon recepies for me. Thanks michileh50@gmail.com

  208. I’m sorry to hear about your sister. I didn’t know that about you even though I have been following your amazing blog for some time now. Thank you for all of your amazing recipes and most of all, your energy!

  209. I love your blog – there hasn’t been a single recipe that I’ve tried from here that I haven’t liked! Thanks for a chance at a great give-away! jvdevries22@hotmail.com

  210. I discovered your blog recently, and love it! Can’t wait to keep reading… bleukatt@yahoo.com

  211. Great blog! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  212. Love the blog! I’ve gotten nothing but compliments on everything I’ve made from it!


  213. I love your blog!

  214. I was so happy when I discovered your blog through browsing yummy foods on Pinterest.

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway.


  215. fingers crossed. meghanoc@gmail.com

  216. I just recently came across your blog and immediatley bookmarked it and liked it on facebook so that I can visit it often and keep up with you. I understand the comfort food brings and the joy it brings people who reap the “benefits” of my cooking. I also lost a sister like you. Keep up the great work in keeping us fed!!

  217. I feel ya. I recently moved on the other side of the country and keeping busy in the kitchen is my therapy for missing my family.
    Joni.mcniven @ gmail.com

  218. your blog is my “go to” food blog. Love it!!!

  219. Great blog. Have pinned you numerous times and always look forward to reading your posts. Spitts@iwcc.edu

  220. Your blog was the first food blog I found and fell in love with on the internet. Now I am a food blog junkie!
    I have an awful (or wonderful) sweet tooth, and an affinity for peanut butter, so I love all of your baked good recipes. Your Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll recipe is now a staple breakfast food for holidays and special occasions at my house! Thank you!


  221. It started with your Cowboy Caviar on Pinterest and now I’m officially a follower. Great recipes and gorgeous pictures! Keep on eating! jeanetteterry at gmail dot com

  222. Love your blog! Thank you for all the inspiration! :)

  223. I am so glad that I stumbled across your blog. I have enjoyed every recipe of yours that I have tried, and I have loved sharing your recipes with friends.

    Kari Showers

  224. what a great story! I love your blog and the recipes are fantastic! Thanks for sharing yourself with the rest of us!

  225. You’re right. I would not expect someone to start a food blog over loss. It’s so wonderful that something like a food blog could help you cope in that time (and I’m sure now). Your blog constantly brings my day happiness! Happy Valentine’s Day! I don’t have a stand mixer, so I sure hope I win!! xx

  226. I love your blog….and your recipes so does my family! Keep Blogging on so I can keep making yummy food for my fam!

  227. I really enjoy your blog.
    hannahdunn at hotmail dot com.

  228. I love your down to earth recipes. They are always great.


  229. This is usually my first source when I’m looking for something new to cook. :)



  230. Thanks for the great giveaway… I love your blog…I found you on facebook!! knk_fc@yahoo.com

  231. #1-Thank you for sharing your story. It was so sweet and I can completely relate–I reacted the same way when my aunt died and I was all alone in NY. #2-You have the best blog name around…because I can also relate to eating everythiiing #3-I love you and your blog and keep doing this crazy thing!

    My email is cookingactress@yahoo.com

  232. Thanks for sharing your story about how your blog began. I love all your recipes and keep coming back to your blog for more. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  233. What a fabulous giveaway! I would love the mixer! I adored mine and used it to bake all the time, but had to give it up when I followed my love and moved abroad. Would love to be able to use it to whip up some of my favorites that remind me of home. Thanks for the offer, and thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share!

    All the best,

  234. Just found your blog and enjoy the recipes. They are things I can make with what I have at home, or at least can easily get.


  235. Oh my you just made me cry. So sorry you lost your sister. Much love to you. thanks for sharing all your yumminess with us.

  236. I am always happy when I see a new post from you on my feed!


  237. Ever since I found this blog on pintrest I have been stalking it. I absolutely love the things you make because I can make them too, and usually with things I have in my fridge.


  238. your black bean chicken enchilada casserole is a staple in our home. my 2yo ate it as one of her first “real” meals and still loves it! danielle(dot)moyer(at)gmail(dot)com

  239. Hi Christy! It’s your Uncle Scott, here. I am new to your blog, but have noticed some of our family recipes! As I posted on my FB page over the weekend, the Cherry Cheese Pie was made every Valentine’s Day by Grandma Peterson for your Grandfather in a heart shaped pan (!). I believe your mother got the recipe from her, and has been made since I was a child. But, do you know where the recipe originally came from? *trivia question of the day*. It came from Helen Lewis. If you don’t recall who that is, your Mom will. And, cinnamon and sugar were originally added to the cherry pie filling . Occasionally, Blueberry pie filling
    was used instead.

    I wish you continued success with your blog! (don’t enter me in the give away).

  240. I just found this blog and have made the rootbeer slowcooker pulled pork, cant wait to try more !

  241. My daughter got me hooked on your blog. I always find something yummy and thanks for the Cafe Rio recipes!!!! gobethgo@juno.com

  242. Love your blog! Happy Valentine’s Day! Nia.Primus@ci.stcloud.mn.us

  243. Thanks for the giveaway Christy!
    hoosierhomemade {at} gmail {dot} com

  244. Wow, what a great chance for a giveaway! Happy Valentine’s Day to us and you! Found you through a friend just recently on FB…looking forward to reading fun stuff in the future!

  245. Love love love your blog!
    and while i don’t write about cooking, you should read mine- inspired by my daughter and an end of a relationship.


  246. I really enjoy reading your blog. Your recipes are always family friendly and delicious!


  247. Love your blog! I have done several of your recipes and have loved each one! They are not too complicated and that is perfect for me! Thanks so much!

  248. I love to read your blog and had to add my post today of all days. I am driving about 3 hours today to surprise my grandkids after school. They are 7 and 9 and have no idea I am coming to pick them up for a couple of hours. Thankfully the snow has stopped and the freezing rain won’t start till late tonight after I get back home. I am taking them treats that my mom made me and I made for their mom. Growing up, and most of my married life, we had very little money. Store bought cookies were rare. Mom made graham crackers filled with buttercream and we LOVED them. So in honor of my wonderful mom, I am making them filled with Grandma Marge’s frosting and lots of love! The big mixer would sure come in handy, but today it is me and my little hand mixer. Loved reading all the posts!!

  249. Thanks for the great recipes.

  250. Great story! Happy Valentine’s Day! Ashli109@gmail.com

  251. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog one day and have been telling all my friends about it since! Thanks for sharing all your amazing recipes!! saraheisenbach8@gmail.com

  252. oooh! I dream about the kitchen aid! ktmichele@gmail.com

  253. I have made my family so many recipes that I’ve found on your blog. Thanks for sharing the love!


  254. Glad to know how your blog started. I really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

  255. As a woman with little cooking ability, I have always appreciated your easy-to-make recipes and great ideas. Thanks :)


  256. In my family we love spending time in the kitchen to eat food, talk, and play games. I can relate to your style of cooking. I don’t make anything too fancy and I like to try new things. Then there is the chocolate….oh the chocolate. spiker_56@hotmail.com

  257. What a great giveaway! Thank you! ; )


  258. Whenever I get an email with a new entry from you it always brightens my day! Ittybittyangel_007@hotmail.com

  259. Sorry to hear about your sister! Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you’ve put into this blog :-) -Emily
    ejstivers |at| gmail |dot| com

  260. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would love to have one of these.


  261. Thank you for sharing your story. I love your blog!


  262. I love the recipes you put up…especially the sinfully sweet ones! caseyereed@gmail.com

  263. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for all the great ideas! Diturley@gmail.com

  264. thanks for all the great recipes and stories that always make my day :)


  265. porelll@comcast.net says:

    I check your blog daily. Always look forward to great recipes. Have not found anything that wasn’t great. Keep posting.


  266. I can’t wait to see what you post next! Love your blog! I keep checking to see whether there is anything new. I’m never disappointed. jassomdg@metelco.net

  267. Love your blog, would be great to replace a 23 year old mixer, but I have used it for 23 years and I was raised if it wasn’t broke not to fix it (or in this case, replace it). Everyone in my family already has a kitchen aid mixer and you would think that with me cooking the most I would have one. Anyway! Love your recipes and your blogs and wanted to ask for any quick pick up food for a graduation get together?
    Darla, North Carolina

  268. Happy valentines day! Thanks for sharing all of your fun recipes. You inspire me to cook more! Tcobrienx@gmail.com

  269. So sorry about your sister, but what a wonderful way to remember her! Thanks for all your hard work – really love exploring your blog.

  270. I really enjoy your blog and your yummy recipes. Happy Valentines’s Day

  271. Thank you for all you wonderful recipes. I too love cooking and baking and a new KitchenAid mixer would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen.

  272. Thanks for all the great recipes and inspiration!


  273. Love you blog!! Thank you for all the yummy receipes!! =) sherry.vannuys@yahoo.com

  274. <3 your blog! When you added me to your blogroll over there ---> I flipped out! Yours has been one of my favs for a very long time. :)

  275. Happy V-Day!! Love the blog! Have followed it since I found on Pinterest :)


  276. I really enjoy the recipes on your blog!

  277. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  278. Would LOVE to have this. You have such a great blog :)

  279. Rachelle Anderson says:

    I want to thank you for your blog! It is an inspiration to all. Your recipes and pictures are wonderful. Thanks again.


  280. I think figuring out a blog name is probably one of the hardest parts of a blog. You have to be REALLY happy with it!


  281. What a fun blog! Would love a Kitchenaid!


  282. You’ve got some great recipes. I really like reading your blog. wenkbar@yahoo.com

  283. I enjoy your blog, recipes, and humor. I want to make everything you post. Have made several things…making my way through the rest. maryjoy2@aol.com

  284. love your blog!

  285. Thanks for sharing your story–what a sweet way to feel closer to your family and keep your sister’s memory alive.

  286. I found you on Pinterest and I’m so glad I did! slpoklop@wans.net

  287. Thanks for your recipes – I found the delicious smores cookies on your site and they are awesome!

  288. I love your blog! emily.dillbeck@gmail.com

  289. Thanks for the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. Made them for my sweetie for Valentines and he loves them! So glad I discovered your blog via Pinterest! Would love to have a red kitchen aid mixer – it was one of those things no one purchased from our wedding registry two years ago. All the best to you. amyr913@hotmail.com

  290. Love you and your blog! Thanks


  291. I love your blog and use it all the time to wow my guests. It is like christmas morning when I see you have posted new blogs. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and talent!

    amt0676 {at} hotmail {dot} com

    Amber :)

  292. Omg! Your blog describes me to a t! I also am a girl, 47yrs young, that loves food and the comfort it brings. My motto, I’ll try it at least once. Love your blog! Thanks for everything! Happy V day and have a Blessed day!

  293. Hi,

    I love your blog (I found it by tastespotting).

    best regards


  294. I agree…I love this blog…and I also found you on pinterest!!


  295. Wow a red Kitchenaid on Valentine’s…I knew you love us! hehe :)


  296. Thanks for a great blog!!

  297. I want to offer my condolences for your sister. The kitchen and food does bring family and memories together. Thanks for the great blog! robinnatural46@gmail.com

  298. I look forward to each post…I appreciate your sincerity and passion for life and food and family. Thank you for what you do!

  299. This really is my go-to food blog. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself and a LOT of great recipes on this blog!

  300. Your blog is great. And what a great giveaway!


  301. I love reading this blog because the recipes are both beginner friendly and extremely delicious! My favorite thing I’ve tried so far would have to be either the oreo cheesecake brownies or the smores cookies, all my friends love them! It’s hard to find time to cook in college so I really appreciate how most of these recipes are accessible! My email is

  302. sad for your loss – happy you found this kind of therapy for your heart and soul. you have helped me more than you could know…


  303. I found your blog on Pinterest as well. Although it is a bittersweet reason to start this blog, it has had a successful turnout. I love seeing your posts. mcmgrad89 (at) aol (dot) com.

  304. You have the best recipes. We eat your recipes more than once a week. Love it!

  305. Happy Blogging!

  306. I eat just about everything too…these days in a bit more moderation than I used to! Happy Valentine’s Day! loriryant@gmail.com

  307. Love your expression that your family is in the kitchen with you- hope you have cherry pie and think of your sister. mcmack75@yahoo.com

  308. Love your blog. Prmcmillian@gmail.com

  309. So thankful for Pinterest & finding you there :) reneebachmann@gmail.com

  310. Found your blog about a year ago and love it. emilyalane@gmail.com

  311. I love reading your blog! I have tried several recipes from here that have been big hits with my family. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us! cdficken@yahoo.com

  312. Love your blog! Your recipes are easy and your pictures are wonderful :) Its great to have people like you to inspire us to make awesome things!

  313. I used several of your recipes to fill my Christmas treat bins for my friends. It was a big hit!


  314. I love your blog – I love to try new recipes on our guests as well!


  315. You are one of my favorite blogs….love your recipes and you’re so much fun to read! Blessings! Jpandrhonda@bellsouth.net

  316. I found your blog on Pinterest. I have been following it for about a month now. Thank you for sharing and keep up the awesome work. Happy Valentine’s Day :) hem924@sssnet.com

  317. Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog!

    tghoffman at yahoo dot com

  318. I love to read about how people decided to start their blog – thanks for sharing your story!


  319. What a fabulous Valentine’s Day giveaway! Thanks for your generosity. glitterista@gmail.com

  320. Gourmet or not your recipes are fabulous..definitely my go to stop for ideas!!!


  321. I like that you love to be in the kitchen, you love your family, you love what it means to raise a family. I bet if we were in line at the grocery store, we would chat..
    I am glad your blog helps your heart!
    Food is love!


  322. Found your blog on Pinterest and have made many of your sweets! I have loved them all! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes! juliejm@gmail.com

  323. I love that your recipes are NOT all gourmet. My kid will actually eat them! Thanks! hannah77@sbcglobal.net

  324. I love your blog! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous recipes.


  325. I’m glad you found comfort and at the same time you help fill our plates with some very delicious food.
    Happy Valentines day.

  326. I just came across your blog and it’s my new favorite! I even made the spinach rolls for us last night. :) my email is cmarcinko@gmail.com

  327. I fell in love with your blog the moment I discovered you via Pinterest. Thank you for all the delicious recipes! amystults@gmail.com

  328. Love your blog! I always know I can come here and find a great recipe whenever I need one for a party or just for dinner :)
    Happy Valentines Day!

  329. I found your blog through Pinterest (like a ton of others) and I really enjoy reading what you’re up to! I’ve made the peanut butter oreos and the buffalo chicken Mac & cheese so far but I’ve pinned so many other recipes! Thanks for having so many fun ideas and sharing them with everyone! Oh and if I get chosen, I already have a mixer so I guess I’d take the gift card. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  330. Absolutely my favorite blog! Love it!

  331. You have a beautiful blog, love it! Glad I found your blog, also via pinterest! eslikloppers@gmail.com

  332. I love your blog and your recipes!!!!
    Happy Valentines day!


  333. Happy Blogging!! Tresa89@msn.com

  334. I love your blog! You are my go to when I have no idea what to make for dinner. And your cookie recipes are the best!

  335. Love your Blog! I have tried so many of the recipes! All delicious.


  336. I love your blog and all your recipes! Thank you for such amazing posts!


  337. I Love this blog, It is definitely one of my favorites. What a great story of how it all got started, thanks for sharing!

  338. Love your blog and that you have a separate category just for peanut butter recipes :)
    I’ve really been wanting a kitchen aid mixer and my birthday is on Friday!


  339. Love the blog! have been a fan for a while…..keep. Up the good cooking! mandiecarollo@g mail.com

  340. As many have said before me…your blog is awesome! Thank you so much for doing this giveaway! pitasamwich@gmail.com

  341. Love, love, your blog and all the easy recipes! I never run out of ideas for that last minute get-together, thanks for the help!

  342. Wow, how very generous! I love your recipes and would love to win!

    l i e s e y m a g o o s j u n k m a i l [at] g m a i l [dot] c o m

  343. Your blog is amazing! I stumbled on it through pinterest and have been reading and baking ever since! Thank you!


  344. What a fitting tribute to family! Love this blog and am so happy I found it!


  345. love your blog! lots of great recipes and beautiful photos!!

  346. I’ve been following for a while & just love your blog! I think most of us have some of those wonderful memories of being in the kitchen with loved ones, learning to cook at our mother’s or grandmother’s side, enjoying the fruits of our labors. What a wonderful way to remember your sister and times you spent together!

  347. Hey, just wanted to let you know that your blog is my favorite recent find! I have been neglecting many other important things for the past few days as I look through the archives saving just about every other recipe on my list of things I want to try.

  348. Thanks for such a great giveaway. I love food and your blog, too!

  349. Love your website. I would love to win the kitchen aid mixer. Mine is 23 years old and was a wedding gift, but it still runs and I don’t buy anything unless it quits working. I figure I don’t have much of a chance but it would look nice!
    Anyway I love getting your email updates and trying new recipes. If you have any easy ideas for graduation pick ups let me know.

  350. I recently found this blog, and yet Im addicted already!! Luv it.

  351. I stumbled across your log on Pinterest with the Apple Pie Apple – one of my all time favorite comfort foods. You have such an inspiring story.

  352. Thank you for your scrumptious recipes. You can always make me hungry, even when I am already stuffed! – caitlin

  353. I absolutely love reading your blog!! I have yet to read it all and cant wait to read more!

    My email: k_dalluge@hotmail.com

  354. Love your blog and your fabulous giveaway!


  355. i have found and enjoyed SO many yummy recipes here!! meganph@gmail.com

  356. I love your blog! :) Happy Valentines day <3


  357. BrendaBettina says:

    Great blog girl!!! I also found it through pinterest. What a awesome giveaway too :) email: Brenda@drnicholls.ca

  358. you touched a nerve for me as my sister is thousands of miles away in England with the rest of my family. I’m challenged when it comes to cooking….but your recipes have given me hope lol !! when I do get to go home, my sister and I are always in her kitchen, glass of wine in one hand and a cooking utensil in the other :))!! We’ve spent many happy times in her kitchen, wish we could have more, but I’m so grateful for the ones we do have once a year. Next visit I’m taking one of your recipes home to cook together…can’t wait !!

    thank you for your blog, your lovely family pictures and your fantastic blog XO
    Karen :)

  359. I found your blog on Pinterest and LOVE it!! terrimykle@yahoo.com

  360. I love reading your blog!

  361. I love your blog!


  362. Thank you for posting the most delicious recipes for all of us to try and live vicuriously through your experience! Thank you and keep making delicious goodness! Xo


  363. I’m a up and coming food blogger who trying to figure out all the ins and outs of blogging. Your story really touch my heart, I’m inspired by bloggers like you and could use any help I can get. Thank you.

  364. I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. I really love your blog because it’s so real. I love the way you write and all of your recipes are so comforting. Keep it up!!

  365. Thank you for sharing your story. It’s amazing what comfort food and cooking can give us! I love to eat too- which is why I was so taken with your blog- your title totally pulled me in! :) Enjoy your valentine’s day and thank you for all that you do to share with us each day!


  366. Love following you on pinterest. Thanks for sharing your life! There is something magical and special about how food makes us feel. rochelle.lovegren@gmail.com

  367. Everything looks delicious..can’t wait to make the Bloomin Onion bread for my boys tonight xoxo Happy Valentine’s Day


  368. What a sweet story:) Bless your <3 and thankyou for blessing our stomachs;)

  369. Im so glad that you chose to begin a blog! I check it every day. Happy Valentines Day! Hope your day is filled with love and laughter :)


  370. I enjoy reading your blog. I think I first saw it on Tastespotting or Foodgawker.

    mrsblocko (at) hotmail (dot) com

  371. i enjoy your blog. thanks

  372. Love the blog! Love the recipes! From one girl who ate everything to another. Fabulous giveaway!!!

  373. Thanks for having your blog. Though, it might have started out because of your loss, it looks like you have gained so many followers. :)

    Life is precious and so we love to pamper those we love with food :)

    I’ve found some great recipes from you, so thanks for blogging and sharing your love of cooking.

  374. I love your blog! I am trying to get into blogging because I love to share recipes and stories with other people that “get it”
    I’ve tried several of your recipes since I started following you last month! They were all so delicious!!
    It’s great to know someone else shares the same kind of food passion that I do!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  375. I really enjoy reading your blog, and I love the name of it! I like to try everything, too.

  376. Thank you for sharing your story! I love your blog and all of your recipes! chelsiemarie23@gmail.com

  377. I love your website! And the food is always so amazing!! You’ve helped me to not be afraid to try new things, and for that I am so grateful! As I’m sure my family is too. :) Thanks so much for taking the time to post about all these delicious foods! And Happy Valentines Day!! :)


  378. Glad you found comfort in writing your blog & sharing with us.


  379. Love your blog, love your recipes, love you! Thanks for sharing! murray.jody@gmail.com

  380. I have a friend who started a cooking blog for some of the same reasons. What a great way to handle grief…to create, to share, something beautiful comes out of something so heartbreaking.

  381. Love your blog and your recipes. You keep it real!!

  382. i check it everyday, just waiting for new recipes!! your cookies are amazing :)

  383. Love the variety of recipes that you post!

  384. Love your blog, and recently started blogging myself. It’s therapeutic and comforting.

  385. Thank you for this blog! I have used and enjoyed many of your recipes!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


  386. I’d love to win the gift card! My Kitchen Aid is still alive and kicking! And I use it all. the. time. natgat@gmail.com

  387. You have a great blog! I look forward to getting my emails and seeing what you have in store for the day.

  388. Well from reading the other comments, i’m glad to know that i’m not the only one who spends a lot of time on Pinterest (which is also where i found you)! Thank you for what you do! annapiendl22@gmail.com

  389. Thank you for doing what you do! I enjoy not only getting great recipe ideas but also reading all the “other” stuff :) It makes you a ‘real’ person to hear about your family and life! Wish you all the best! gmr1673@yahoo.com

  390. One of my favorite food blogs! Thank you!


  391. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway and thanks for always sharing yummy recipes!

  392. I love your blog. I made the Best Frosting I Ever Had yesterday to top my Valentine’s cupcakes. Everyone thought they were delicious!! curlgirl28 at gmail dot com

  393. I found your blog on Pineterest and have been enjoying it ever since. Great family friendly recipes. gfmom3 at gmail dot com

  394. love this blog! I’ve made and passed along many recipes.


  395. I love trying your recipes! jkkellendonk(at)gmail(dot)com

  396. I suppose I can’t enter the giveaway, i write from Europe.
    But I wanted to tell you that you have given an important step telling us the bebinning of the blog, its sense.
    It must not be easy to decide to share it.
    But I understand you totally, and I think all food lovers see in the kitchen, just what you say, a place to escape.

  397. Oooh…I would love a stand mixer! I keep trying to justify buying one but never quite can!

  398. Love your blog!


  399. Yay! Love your blog!


  400. I check your blog everyday! I love it! Happy V-Day!


  401. I love your blog so much, I look forward to it every time I log into Google Reader! Thanks!

  402. You are one strong lady! You are so awesome and I love your recipes! Happy valentine’s day! amandasudkamp@hotmail.com

  403. I’ve made some of the most delicious things because of your blog! THANK YOU!

  404. I love your blog. Your recipes are fun and easy!

  405. Your blog is awesome! I get so many great recipes from it!!! Thanks for sharing them all!!!!


  406. love your blog! shosh428@aol.com

  407. I love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your story today!

  408. What a fantastic giveaway. This would go perfect in our newlywed kitchen!

  409. I love your blog and love trying your recipes.


  410. I’m sorry about the way your blog started, but I’m glad it did! I love reading it and trying recipes that I know will turn out good!


  411. It is interesting to hear all the different ways people started or even fell into blogging. Thank you for sharing your love of food with us! keepitsweetlcl at gmail dot com

  412. Love your blog – thanks for all the great receipes!!


  413. Thank you for sharing your story. And thank you also for offering such a great giveaway! Best wishes to you.


  414. I love your blog! I have earned so many kudo’s and even the title of best step mom ever because of your recipies! Plus, I love the stories that normally go along with the recipes.

    So, thank you for bringing a smile to my face and giving my family and co-workers full stomachs.

    Shannon Martin

  415. I love your blog and your recipes!


  416. I love your blog and your recipes!


  417. I love your blog! I’ve always wanted a stand mixer, it would be awesome it I won it! Keep up the good work!

    mandamae10(at)yahoo(dot) com

  418. What a fun giveaway!


  419. This is a fabulous giveaway. I love your blog! My husband and I use your recipes all the time and it is so fun to try them all! Thank you for posting the serious stuff too.

    nataliejbean at gmail

  420. I think your blog is awesome! And such a touching story.


  421. I really enjoy your blog and I’m happy it’s been so therapeutic for you!


  422. I adore your blog! It makes me hungry every time I visit!

  423. I love your blog.. I have tried quite a few of your recipes and they have become favorites! :) Thanks for the ideas! –Christie

  424. I have loved reading your blog! I am getting married this summer, my fiance is stationed in Afghan and won’t be returning for 140 more days so I have been busy trying to master the art of cooking so I can be sure to make delicious home cooked meals for him when he returns!! Your recipes are always delicious and I easy to follow! Thank you for taking the time to blog!!

  425. Delicious recipes!


  426. Chrissy McDowell says:

    I love your blog. It is one of my favs! Amanda Sainsbury is my sister-in-law and she told me about you. I use your recipes on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing!

  427. I also found you on Pinterest and love reading your blog!


  428. I always find myself cooking when I’m sad and it makes me feel closer to my family that I don’t live close to or who are gone. kelly.runga@gmail.com

  429. I would love to win the mixer! brettandlacey@ymail.com

  430. I have loved your blog!! Has helped me cope with the separation between the love of my life as he serves our country! Hoping to wow him with some great meals when we are finally back together! s_reinking@yahoo.com (had a previous post but for got my email!

  431. Thank you for all the yummy recipes. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day :)


  432. I sure have enjoyed reading your blog since finding it years ago after you guys left our married student ward. Thanks for sharing your talents and heart with the rest of us! sarahegbert at gmail dot com

  433. I love your blog. And one of the reasons is exactly what you said. You’re just a cook like me, no complicated cooking or unusual ingredients, just good food!


  434. Thank you for writing this blog! I probably cook two or three things from your blog every week! It really helps. actonwedding2012@gmail.com

  435. wow i would love that kitchen aid

  436. your blog is one of my favorite food blogs to read…all your recipes look great! :)


  437. I LOVE your blog and am a happy subscriber. :) sorgaards (at) gmail (dot) com

  438. my mixer just broke last weekend i would so love the kitchen aid i have never had one before….camplr@yahoo.com….love your blog

  439. Such a touching story of how you created your blog. I have been enjoying your daily posts. Your recipes are inspiring!

  440. I just found your blog. Thank you for the recipes!!


  441. As a fellow food blogger, I really enjoy your blog and often find inspiration here. Thank you for sharing.

  442. I’m really sorry about your sister. I can’t imagine. Thanks for sharing all your great recipes!


  443. Thank you, thank you for sharing your love of food with us each day, we appreciate you dearly for it! Aholets@gmail.com

  444. love your blog and understand your loss. the kitchen Aid would make me very happy

  445. I, too, find comfort in blogging. And your comfort food recipes do wonders for my mood, though not for my booty.

    Oh well. :)


  446. Such yummy food!!!! Love it. lindsay.thurmond@gmail.com

  447. I love your blog and visit often as well as “liking” your Facebook page but somehow, I missed this wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity! I’ve been wanting a Kitchen Aid Mixer in the worst way.

    Kathy Winters

  448. Your recipes are amazing!!! Every time I make something REALLY good, my husband says “did you get this off that girls website?” I say, ” of coarse:)” Crossing my fingers for that kitchen aid mixer…… senezfamily1018@yahoo.com

  449. I am thrilled that I found you on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes! 12meals@gmail.com

  450. you appreciate good, yummy food and aren’t afraid to indulge- and i love that about you!


  451. yeah! thank you!


  452. Your super sweet! Happy Valentines Day! tb_carlile@yahoo.com

  453. I love your blog. You make me want to try new things. Thank you for all the time you put into it. jasonemilyholt@msn.com

  454. I love your blog. You make me want to try new things. Thank you for all the time you put into it. jasonemilyholt@msn.com

  455. Love the food and blog. Great ideas to spice up the food menu. lynnbyrum@gmail.com

  456. I love your blog….I get all giddy just to see what your going to post next! Happy Valentines day to you!! sunsoaker10@gmail.com

  457. I adore your blog and what a wonderful give away!!

  458. There’s nothing that speaks love to me like a Kitchen Aid Mixer. Although having your strawberry stuffed french toast for breakfast this morning may be a top centender from now on. YUM AND YUM! Happy Valentine’s Day!



  459. That is very sweet and so true how so many comforts come from the kitchen!

  460. Love your blog, thanks for sharing


  461. Awesome giveaway

  462. Just found your blog and love it. Thanks for sharing your recipes…my husband is a football coach and I make treats for his entire team and staff every week….looking forward to trying some of these next football season. :)

  463. I love reading your blog.

  464. Love your blog! laurenpowie91@comcast.net :)

  465. You have some of the raddest recipes I’ve read anywhere. I about fell out of my chair over the mini Oreo cheesecakes. karensturm10@gmail.com

  466. I love your blog and refer my friends to it all the time. I, for one, am grateful you decided to start this journey. :)


  467. Found you on pinterest, love your blog!!

  468. Thank you for sharing. I love to read your blog everyday and you have fantastic recipes! It’s great to see how much you have grown. Thanks for all the great tips :-)

  469. Yay, love Kitchenaids, free money, giveaways!


  470. II love reading your blog and it makes my day!! I love to cook and bake and have gotten so many ideas from your blog!! Thanks for taking the time to post new recipes!!

  471. Kellycscott@hotmail.com I love your blog! And I have loved all of your recipes you have shared! Thx!

  472. What a fun contest! I love reading your blog and all your yummy recipes. They’ve given me some great ideas.

  473. Love your blog! I enjoy checking each day to see what you have posted! :)
    habetzh at bellsouth dot net

  474. I’ve found many meal inspirations from your website, and I appreciate your dedication! I’m sorry you lost your sister, but I think she would be happy to know that she helped you find your voice and inspiration.


  475. Love your blog!

    kamiessig (at) gmail (dot) com

  476. I seriously love all your recipes! They are awesome! Your blog is one of my favorites! allliegoettsche4@gmail.com

  477. Happy Valentine’s Day! :)
    Melinda A.
    msumadams at gmail dot com

  478. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love your blog.

    kristyjeffers (at) gmail.com

  479. I love your blog! If it weren’t for you my husband would never get a home cooked meal :) Thank you thank you thank!!


  480. I love you blog i found it on pinterest and now I try your recipes all the time!!

  481. I’m a 21 year old college student with an intense love for food and for cooking, however, I have a small wallet. I love going to your blog to get ideas for meals, desserts, appetizers, etc., because it is all SO delicious, yet so simple and relatively cheap to buy all of the ingredients. Thanks so much for your posts! I may go hungry with out them! :). Happy Valentine’s Day!


  482. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    juliannie @ g m a i l .com

  483. I love your blog i found it on pinterest and try you recipes all the time now!!

  484. Love your blog, thanks for all the great ideas! kristenpapau@gmail.com

  485. I just discovered your site a few months ago and love almost everything you make. Especially anything with chocolate and peanut butter! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  486. We love your blog! Everything we have tried so far has been a hit at our house. Thanks for all your hard work! rschuttehope@fmtcs.com

  487. Awesome blog, awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  488. Love your blog!! I found it through a friend’s blog. My email address is mrsbrittanyfish@gmail.com.

  489. thanks to you too!

    thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

  490. Just recently found your blog and i fell in love…

  491. Happy Valentines Day!

  492. Love your Blog and your food is delicious and simple. That is my kind of cooking! rachel.clayton@hotmail.com

  493. I found your blog on Pinterest and I am loving it!

  494. I would love to win, I have a kitchen aid mixer. That visa card would come in handy :)!

  495. I love your blog! syrennelson at yahoo dot com

  496. I love your blog, cooking, and trying new recipes! Kmjacobson@q.com

  497. Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes! Have a great day. :)


  498. I really like your blog! Everything I’ve tried was delicious!

  499. Oh I would just love to win this! My birthday is in 2 weeks! Zufeltw@gmail.com

  500. Oh I would just love to win this! My birthday is in 2 weeks! Zufeltw@gmail.com

  501. I love your blog! I also find comfort in the kitchen cooking and baking for my family :)


  502. I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway! stephaniethiede@yahoo.com

  503. Happy Valentine’s day! svenn2050@gmail.com

  504. Thanks for all of the yummy recipes. I would love to win the mixer to share with a friend. I have a red one & I love it! One of my best presents ever. My e-mail is turner3897@gmail.com

  505. Love your blog! Made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cupcakes for my son’s birthday this past weekend. They were a huge hit.


  506. I love, love your blog!


    Please pick me random selection! :)

  507. I found you on Pinterest and bookmarked your page immediately. I’ve never really been much of a cook but have been trying to change that. I’ve already made a few of your recipes and can’t wait to make even more! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    ** Caitlin


  508. Found your blog a few months ago and I’m hooked. Have tried several recipes and they’ve been great!

  509. Glad you blog is back and running! I was starting to panic! We just made your double chocolate peanut butter cookies last night and they were a hit! sweetkristiehill@gmail.com

  510. I love your site!! What a fun giveaway!


  511. Love your blog!

  512. I love your blog! It was so fun reading the story of its “birth” as the name is what caught my eye the first time I read it. Thank you for your delicious and fun recipes!

  513. You are too nice! Love your recipes.


  514. Absolutely love your blog and love reading updated on your family! Thanks for sharing your love for cooking with us! kristenkuebelbeck@gmail.com

  515. Love your recipes and you sure don’t look like you ate everything.

  516. Thank you for all your recipes! I love your blog!
    anna.lee.cate @ gmail (dot) com

  517. I love you blog, you have the best ideas and recipes, I myself find that food and a kitchen does fill a void in your heart and life…..ruffledfeathers@sbcglobal.net

  518. I absolutely love your blog! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this gift!


  519. Yours is one of my favorite food blogs – I check in with you weekly to see what I need to add to my must-try recipes! ridgillfr@aol.com

  520. Thanks !!!


  521. Love the blog. kpolacek@gmail.com

  522. I love your blog. I found it through Pinterest. I already have a kitchen Aid but would love a Visa Gift Card. Hope I win.

  523. Love your blog. A friend shared it with me.

    jillmcmullin at hotmail.com

  524. I love your blog! Thanks for sharing with us! I would love to win! lsteverson@hotmail.com

  525. Your recipes are great and I love reading your blog. It is a ton of fun! Thank you!

  526. Kari Kirkland says:

    I found our blog while surfing the net for a cupcake idea :) Loved the name and once I started clicking…I looked at a year’s worth of posts. I bookmarked you and check every morning now :)

    Kari Kirkland

  527. I love your blog! Thanks for all the great recipes! jessiekaylee@hotmail.com

  528. I found you on Pinterest and am so glad I did! Please enter me in the drawing. I’d love to win the Mixer – I’d give it to my son who loves to cook and bake.

  529. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve only been following you blog for a few weeks but already I’ve made 4 different recipes from it! Love it! Keep writing!

    P.S- My parents are living in Thailand now, and I’m in Canada… and I also find comfort in making some of my mom’s famous recipes. It’s amazing how much food brings people together!


  530. My favorite food blog!!!


  531. What a great story! Love the blog!!


  532. Love this post and love you! mary@mygreendiet.com

  533. I love your blog! I’ve been following it for years! :)
    Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

  534. I love your blog as well. Sad beginnings but what a lovely blog you have.

    Count me in please for the give-away (as long as Canada counts too!)

  535. I love your blog! Your recipes are terrific! Your sense of humor rocks! Thank you for brightening my days!

  536. Love your blog! Found you on Pintrest. You have the most delish recipes.



  537. I absolutely love your blog. Your pictures make me need a towel on my lap for all the drool :)


  538. I just love your blog and all the wonderful recipes you share! Thank you for starting it and turning something sad for you and your family into something wonderful for the world to share! email: geny.cassady@hotmail.com

  539. I like so many others discovered you through the pinterest world! Love, and look forward to your postings arriving in my in box!! Thanks for the the inspiration! Made the heart sugar cookies last night and they were a huge hit!!

  540. Mitzy Hernandez says:

    I am glad you started your blog no matter what the reason. I love trying new receipes and I have “poor friends” too. Thank you for the humor and the great food.


  541. Love your blog! It’s one of my go-to’s for great recipes! Thanks for sharing. suzzryan@gmail.com

  542. would love to win a kitchenaid to make the great looking desserts you have posted.

  543. love your recipes and blog. Thanks for sharing!


  544. What a great giveaway! I also found you through Pinterest and have just started following :)


  545. Love your site and love your food!! So many fabulous ideas and so much fun to make!! My very favorite blog!!


  546. Love your blog. Also that is a lovely memory of your sister, i can relate.

  547. I would love to win a mixer! Thanks for the wonderful chance!

  548. ariana.flood@gmail.com

    I found your blog when searching around for amazing dessert blogs. I have to say I became an avid follow immediatly! I love reading each and every post (even the non-desserts) and I look forward to trying more of your scruptious recipes when I have my own kitchen and not a college dorm room!


  549. Your blog is a great release for me on a stressful day. Thank you :)


  550. Great blog to subscribe to! I hope you are having a great week.<3


  551. Love, love your blog. Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps? Mmmm yum!

  552. Love and sweet treats to you and your family on Valentine’s Day!

  553. Second attempt at trying to post a comment….LOVE your site!!

  554. I loved your backstory, and I love your blog. Great, fun food!
    kellyhouse {at} yahoo {dot} com

  555. Love your ideas and you do a great job. I look forward to your new recipes!

  556. Love your blog – my brother actually sent me here, he is a great cook. :)


  557. I’m so glad that you found an outlet that brought you comfort.


  558. I found your blog thru pinterest and am so glad I did. Looking forward to reading and trying out more of your recipes (made smores cookies last night!)

  559. Just discovered your blog and Iove it! Your recipes are great!

  560. I love your blog! I just recently found it when I saw the peanut butter cheese ball on pinterest. I ate nearly the whole thing!

    My e-mail address is lrandazzo@hotmail.com

  561. I love your blog. We have tried a handful of recipies and can’t wait to try more.

  562. Thank you for opening up to your blog readers. I really love your work.


  563. Happy Valentines Day! Great Recipes! tah0179@yahoo.com

  564. opps. i forgot my email: atsatham@gmail.com

  565. What a great way to feel connected to your family. Cooking does that for me too; every time I make one of our family recipes it makes me feel close even though I’m the only one far away.


  566. I am a new reader to your blog. One view had me hooked and now you are on my favorite list. Thanks for all your inspiration and creativity. Your sister is so proud of you, I am sure! fieldsofautumn2010@yahoo.com

  567. Awesome story behind the blog name! And great giveaway!

  568. I LOVE your blog. The ham and cheese sliders are my favorite!!! I am sorry about your sister!

    Sarah Hefner

    My email is: 4happyhefners@gmail.com

  569. Found your blog, not to long ago, love the recipes smokisno@yahoo.com

  570. I’m a semi-new follower & LOVE your blog! Love your title as how many girls actually admit that they eat everything :) Love it as I too LOVE food & all it represents, family, friends, parties!!

  571. I look for new recipes from you at least once a week, thank you! :) kate.hogan@gmail.com

  572. I love this blog!! Happy Valentines Day! I’m sure you baked up soem delicious treats :) mcflynn89@gmail.com

  573. I seriously enjoy your blog. The recipes are to-die-for! Favorite so far has been the Jalapeno Popper Dip…have made ourselves sick because we can’t stop eating it! Thank you for all you do. Will continue to follow you for a long time :)

  574. I’ve made so many of your recipes, and am so glad I can always count on something great when I click over.

    Happy February!

  575. I love to cook an enjoy new but relatively easy recipes. Thanks for that. I could really use a new mixer. Mine was bought about 12 years ago from a yard sale. Put s loudly money into it to fix the speed control but really afraid it’s on it’s last leg. Would live to won a new one. June

  576. Love, Love, LOVE your site! I just moved in with my boyfriend a month ago, and am probably the worst cook ever! But, after checking out your blog, and just GOING FOR IT! I have already made at least 5 recipes from here, and each one has turned out to be a HIT! Most recently, the strawberry stuffed french toast! YUM! Thank you, and keep the recipes coming! Side note: I’m expecting a little baby boy in July and he seems to be VERY picky about what I eat for dinner. So far, the recipes I have gotten from this site, he has liked! YAY!
    Thanks again,

  577. I seriously enjoy your blog. The recipes are to-die-for! Favorite so far has been the Jalapeno Popper Dip…have made ourselves sick because we can’t stop eating it! Thank you for all you do. Will continue to follow you for a long time :) tara@bofusinc.com

  578. Wow, this is awesome!


  579. LOVE, LOVE your blog! I dont have a kitchen aid and have been dreaming of one for months now especially when I pull out my hand mixer. With hubby in school it will probably be awhile unless I can win one. So pick me, pick me! Suzhutch90@gmail.com

  580. I like how you found your comfort in cooking. That is such a great legacy! Your blog keeps me entertained and inspired (and hungry). My hubby thanks you for the great recipes too!

  581. Thank you for putting together this website! I happened to come across it while re-pinning a pin on Pintrest. I love everything about this blog! Thanks again!


  582. Your blog is wonderful! I personally love that your recipes aren’t too “gourmet” and that they’re more family friendly – just what we like! We are also huge Buffalo Chicken fans so I love all of your Buffalo-flavored recipes! sarajo36@hotmail.com

  583. Love the blog SO much. What a great idea for a giveaway!


  584. Love your blog! You have so many great recipes to choose from! robisonsa@hotmail.com

  585. I have wanted one of those for so long but with a teacher and pastor salary it isn’t really possible! I would love to win one! My name is claire Harvey and my email is claireharvey06@yahoo.com. Even if I dont’ win I LOVE your blog!