8.5.13

mothers love food, right?



It's certainly no secret that we love food.  Pretty much all of it, all the time.  So when one of our BFFs puts out a cookbook, you know we get really excited and want to share it with you!  Allow us to introduce you to our friend Allison who also happens to be one of the cutest Grandmas in the history of the world.


Allison raised 7 kids and provided them with a hot and healthy breakfast every morning, which is something we are passionate about as well.  Actually, our kids get cold cereal on Friday mornings and they think it's Christmas.  We don't have the heart to tell them that someday they will miss sitting down to waffles with homemade syrup and fresh fruit smoothies before heading off to school.  They will come to that cruel realization on their own when they have survived on Captain Crunch for an entire semester of college and decide they never want to see another box of it!

At any rate, Allison has put together an excellent collection of many different tried and true recipes.    Her breakfast section will inspire you to get up 30 minutes earlier each morning to feed those hungry mouths that need a great start to their day.  Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes maybe?  Raspberry-Cinnamon French Toast, anyone?   Jilly made Allison's notable Egg Pinwheels for her sister's {baby shower} a few months ago, and about a hundred people asked for the recipe.


Her famous knot rolls will have your eyes rolling back into your head.  Try making them into cinnamon rolls or orange rolls, but only if you need to gain five pounds in one day.  Jilly's special Key Lime Cupcakes even made it into the book, along with hundreds of other recipes you'll wonder how you ever lived without.  This cookbook is 272 pages that can be read like a steamy love novel but kept in plain view in the kitchen because you'll want to use it every day.

We are so grateful and lucky to call Allison our friend.  She is nurturing, supportive, compassionate, genuine, beautiful, gracious and that girl can COOK!  She just finished culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu here in Scottsdale and we are so proud of her!  On the off-chance you aren't chosen as the winner, you can purchase a copy {here} for yourself or buy one for someone you love a whole lot.

We are giving one lucky reader a cookbook and  have paired it with a couple of our favorite kitchen things.


That funny looking gadget you see is not a curry comb you use to brush your horse with, but it is something that we honestly never want to be without in our own kitchens.  It's called a stir stick and it will change your cooking life!  It is such a handy tool to use when preparing a dish that you don't want to smash.  Think pastas, salads and vegetables.  It might not look like much, but we would never lead you astray in the kitchen, and you NEED this!  Also, we embellished an IKEA dish towel with a sheer little ruffle and put together a simple tutorial in case you'd like to make your own.


The IRIS gray dishtowel comes in a two-pack for $3.49.  It's nice and big and washes up beautifully.  Jilly happened to have a sheer curtain panel with a ruffled edge in her hoard fabric stash.


She simply cut the ruffle off of the panel, leaving the finished edge intact to minimize any extra work.  She sewed in onto the right side of each edge of the dish towel then went the extra mile by sewing a strip of elastic right across the center crease to make it fun!  Use a zig-zag stitch and make sure your needle is down, then stretch a small section of elastic and sew just that section.  Repeat until you have gone all the way across the towel.


The gathered look is flirty and might encourage your man to want to dry the dishes. You might actually have to tie it on with a ribbon over your birthday suit as a flouncy little skirt.

It's definitely worth a try.

How to win: 

Please become a follower of our blog, and leave us a comment letting us know you did it so you can be entered in the drawing.  It takes about 20 seconds, and we would appreciate it more than you can imagine!

Are you already a follower of Me and Jilly?  BLESS YOU!  We heart you.  Maybe you can leave a comment convincing us that you love us more than anyone else on the planet.  That will count as your entry.

You can still enter our {giveaway} posted yesterday.  We will be picking winners via random.org on Saturday evening, May 11th at 10:00 p.m.  Check back Thursday and Friday for more Mother's Day Giveaways!

xoxo,
Jilly + Mia

43 comments:

  1. I am a faithful follower! I truly enjoy visiting the blog for inspiration and then some!! Keep up with the fantastic job of ideas that you kindly share with us in the blogging world!!
    Evelyn Pintor
    epintor@cox.net

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  2. I'm a follower! Love the blog and I'm sure I'd love the cookbook!!

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  3. I am a follower! Love your girl's blog!! I always "leave" feeling inspired....inspired to be a better mom, wife, friend and Christ follower!!

    xoxo~Darci

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  4. I'm a follower! The cookbook looks amazing!

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  5. Hey my favorite ladies!!! Obviously I'm a follower... and I love you to pieces!!

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  6. I'm a follower! I've got 5 boys and am always in need of more awesome recipes!

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  7. Although I check your blog every. single. day., I've never joined. But today I did! I must be hungry -- all the recipes sounded delicious! Thanks for connecting us all with a reat new food resource.

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  8. I love your blog and am a follower. I would love to win!

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  9. I'm already a follower. Love you guys!
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Love following your blog! I heart everything you do, and wish I had you guys to design every part of my non-existent house!

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  11. Already a follower!
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!
    And would LOVE this special giveaway! :)

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  12. I'm a follower! I love your blog and I think I'd love this cookbook too! Sounds like just my kind of cookbook!!

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  13. I am already a follower of your beautiful blog.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  14. I've always been a follower, I love everything you guys do, I catch myself laughing out loud at the computer when reading your posts. I hope I win because you know that I need this cookbook more than anyone! My family will thank you ;)

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  15. I'm very interested in the stir thingee, I already follow the blog.

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    1. Hi Penelope:
      You are the winner of this giveaway but we have no contact information for you! Email us by Wednesday, May 15th to claim your prize!
      xo,
      j + m

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  16. You two are brilliant! Since I was injured 7 months ago and have been out of work, I have lived for new blog posts from you two! You are my link to the world I used to have when I could shop, create, decorate, and cook all I wanted. You two remind me about what is really important in life. Thank you!!

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  17. Already a follower. My stomach has been growling since reading your food descriptions. Yummy!

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  18. How could I not follow your blog - love, love, love it. I gained 5 lbs just reading about the cookbook (and, NO, I don't NEED to) :)
    Thanks so much

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  19. Jill,
    I LOVE your blog and seeing cute pictures of you! Don't know Mia but I'm sure I would love and admire her as much as I do you!!!
    Gaylene

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  20. I love the stir stick! I have never seen one! I am now a follower!

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  21. Girls! I don't want to seem greedy- but who can resist trying to win something fabulous? (not me that's for sure)! : )
    You know I love ya right? and yes, I cook and I eat and I have 3 kiddos and one strapping grandson and a hubbie to cook for- love to try new recipes.

    me here in Minnesota, Beth

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  22. I NEED NEED NEED that cookbook!!! :) Just reading about the recipes makes me hungry!! Love your blog and look forward to reading all the new posts! :) Have a great day!

    Jessica Bagley

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  23. I'm a follower. Oooh! Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

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  24. I am faithful follower.....I adore this blog! Muuuuwaaaah~ Denise

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  25. Im in a cooking rut! I need this! Love you girls soooo much! -Char

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  26. Okay you talked me into it. I'll get up earlier to make fabulous breakfasts. How could I not when Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes are mentioned? Love you guys! Keep posting all your beautiful projects so we can all keep copying you!

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  27. Your blog is the best, I'm a follower!

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  28. I just joined , I am thrilled. I would love to win her cookbook,what an inspiration! Lisa

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  29. Love your site! So inspiring and fun. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win...fingers crossed.

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  30. Just became a follower and I'd love to win a new cookbook. I need some new recipes and this book sounds amazing!!!

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