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I’ve kind of kept it hush, hush but today I can finally let you know what’s been going on! I posted a little teaser on Instagram a while ago, but didn’t go into much detail! You see, 30 other food bloggers and I have been working on a little project!
We made a cookbook! Well, we contributed recipes for the cookbook and Christine (Cook the Story) and Jennifer( Mother Thyme) edited it and put it all together! It’s so beautiful and every one did such a splendid job on making this special cookbook happen!
But do you know why this cookbook is so special?
All of the proceeds from the print copy of this book are going to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
In addition, Feeding America food banks from across the country are giving the ebook version as a free gift to their donors. If you make a donation you will be given the ebook as a free gift. Donate right now and get your free ebook by clicking here.
I just know you’re going to love this cookbook! You know what else is awesome? I have a recipe in this cookbook! It’s the first real life cookbook that I’ve ever been published in! Ahhhh, you have no idea how exciting that is for me!
You can find my recipe for Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup in the cookbook! I’m pretty sure that’s enough reason to buy that cookbook right now haha! 😉
But to give you a little taste of the recipes that are in the cookbook here are a few that caught my eye:
- Creamy Buffalo Chicken
- Macaroni and Cheese with Sugar Snap Peas
- Pork Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
- Cuban Seafood Stew
- Chinese Beef and Broccoli
Oh and of course this Island Jerk Pulled Pork!! There are so many satisfying recipes in the cookbook and I get to share one of those with you today!
Jill Holland, Sous Chef of Catering for Good and Chef Instructor of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida gave us permission to make and share the recipe for her Island Jerk Pulled Pork that she contributed to the cookbook!
I always stock up on boneless pork butts when they’re on sale at the grocery store and fill my deep freezer with them, so I had everything on hand to make this meal without having to run to the store! Sometimes I can find boneless pork butt on sale at our local stores for somewhere between $5.00 and $8.00. That is one amazing deal on meat that I just can’t pass up!
I made these over the weekend and actually started it before we went to bed one night so that we could have these Island Jerk Pulled Pork sandwiches for lunch!
Big Bear liked his sandwich plain but I added a bit of coleslaw to mine! I served them with homemade chips and these sandwiches just made the perfect meal!
Thanks to some gracious sponsors I actually have some giveaways for you!
(They are also contributing food to their local food banks AND they are giving $5 for every print copy of the book that is sold up to $600. That’s in addition to the proceeds from the book that are already going to the food bank! )
Thanks to Hamilton Beach I’m also giving away a Hamilton Beach Set & Forget® Programmable 6 Quart Slow Cooker! Hamilton Beach sent us each one while we were working on our recipes for the cookbook and I am head over heels in love with it! (Thank you Hamilton Beach!!!)
(PS. EACH blogger in the cookbook has 2 cookbooks and a slow cooker to give away so make sure to see the list of bloggers below, visit their sites and enter to win there too!)
Ready for MORE giveaways?
Set on winning one of those cookbooks or a slowcooker?
Want more chances to win??
Here are the bloggers that created recipes for this cookbook, they’re having giveaways too!
Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup from Big Bear’s Wife (That’s ME! You’re already here!)
Chicken, Potato and Barley Stew from Magnolia Days
Autumn Apple Chicken Sandwiches from Chocolate & Carrots
Pumpkin, Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup from An Edible Mosaic
Thai Coconut Curry Beef and Broccoli from Food Faith Fitness
Chicken Burrito Bowls from Two Healthy Kitchens
Barbacoa Tacos from My Baking Heart
Balsamic Orange Roast Beef from a farmgirl’s dabbles
Cuban Seafood Stew from The Kitchen Prep
Chinese Beef and Broccoli from Very Culinary
Pork Meatballs in Marinara Sauce from Savvy Eats
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Around My Family Table
Tex-Mex Scalloped Potato and Carrot Dinner from Cook the Story
Cuban Black Bean Soup from Food n’ Focus
Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas from Brooklyn Farm Girl
Sweet and Spicy Carnitas from Cravings of a Lunatic
Pork Tenderloin Florentine from All Day I Dream About Food
Thai Pork with Vermicelli Salad from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Mango Chicken from Stetted
Creamy Buffalo Chicken from Mother Thyme
Spiced Lentil Stew from Je suis alimentageuse
Harvest Chili from WonkyWonderful
Whole Tuscan Chicken from The Little Kitchen
Vegetarian Pumpkin White Chili from Kitchen Treaty
Sweet Italian Sausage and Peppers from Sweet Remedy
Chicken Cacciatore from Poet in the Pantry
Lentil, Sausage and Kale Stew from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Italian Beef Sandwiches from Yummy Healthy Easy
Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili from Nutmeg Nanny
Oh and one more thing…. since I KNOW that you want EVEN MORE CHANCES TO WIN, I want to tell you about the Twitter Party we’re having!