First Blogiversary Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday foodies! This is a pretty special day! Today is my First Blogiversary!! One year ago on this faithful day I started blogging about food. I cannot believe it. Honestly, I never thought that I would be a blogger, let alone a blogger of food. Me? Never. I mean, when I first started I was not even comfortable making eggs. I guess I’ve come a long way.

I have a lot of people to thank and I wish I could thank each of them individually, but it would take so much time. First, I have to thank Nick for supporting me along the way. I don’t think that I would have even continued with this but for his support and encouragement. It didn’t hurt that he liked to eat everything I made. I mean, when you have a football sized guy that is hungry all of the time it only seems logical that learning how to cook would be the cheaper alternative to eating out {which is what we were doing a lot before we moved to Arizona}.

Second, I have to thank all of my other foodies. I do not know what I did to fall amongst such great people, but I would do it 10x over to get to where I am today. Some of you hold a very special place in my heart; you have transcended virtual reality to be my friends and I cannot tell you how blessed and honored I feel to know you. Each day I am impressed, inspired and encouraged by each of you. Not only that, sometimes I am amazed at what you create and blog about. Like I said, you all are an inspiration to me and I would not exchange my relationships with you for the entire world.

Finally, to all of my followers – those people that stop by and talk to me each day – THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I could not do it without your encouragement, conversation and relationships. You have all impacted me in ways beyond my comprehension. Some of you stop by everyday to talk to me; I look forward to it, I smile with the conversation and input; I expect to see you. Talking with you all makes me heart smile; whether you know it or not, you keep me going. Your input, encouragement and daily words inspire me to blog each day. I don’t know if I could do any of this without you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining the Cooking with Mel family. All three of us love sharing with you {even though I’m sure you all come back in hopes of finding a new picture of Pippy} and I hope you will walk into the future with us.



In honor of my Blogiversary, I will be hosting several giveaways! The first one starts today. It will stay open until Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Midnight, EST. I will announce the winner on Sunday, October 23, 2011. At which time, I will announce the next giveaway!

Today I have for you a gift that serves me well almost every time I am in the kitchen. I am giving a grouping of my favorite kitchen utensils away.


Nestled in the oven mitt, you will find:

  • One Spatula
  • One Pizza Cutter
  • One Grater
  • One Potato Peeler
  • One Ice Cream Scoop
  • One Whisk

Now here are the rules and regulations:

  1. The giveaway is open to only United States Citizens who are 18 or older.
  2. You must do two things to officially enter to win:

            a. First, you MUST comment below, AND

     b. Second, you MUST like me on facebook. If you already do, just comment below. If you are       already a follower, let me know you are in your comment!! 

For additional entries into the giveaway, you can do one of the following:

  1.  Follow me on Twitter. Leave a SEPARATE comment telling me that you did so {leave your twitter name!}.
  2. Share my Facebook Page on your {Foodie} Page &/or Personal Facebook Page leaving a separate comment telling me you did so
  3. Share my giveaway on Twitter account, leaving a separate comment telling me you did so

So there you have it! Make sure you follow all of the directions above so that you can officially enter the giveaway!

Good Luck to everybody!! Thank you again so much for supporting me and being such a critical part of my blogging life!! You all are awesome beyond words!!!

Until Next Time,

Good Luck