Monday, August 31, 2009

Fourth Winner of the Aprovecho A Mexican American Border Cookbook

Congratulations to Tracey from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. She is the fourth winner of the Aprovecho cookbook. Please go to her blog and check out her recipes. Her latest post is Fresh Peach Muffins. The photo is amazingly realistic. You can almost smell the tasty peaches in the muffins. AND, if you scroll down just a bit, you find a delicious recipe for Better Than Brownie Chocolate Cookies. I was drooling!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Food Buzz and Jenn DiPiazza from the Left-over Queen foodie forum for their kind and heartfelt support in spotlighting my cookbook during the month of August. I thank you from the bottom of my foodie heart.

I made this banner for Bob’s “music-computer” room many years ago. It was inspired by some t-shirt I saw at some rock concert we were at. Here is where he keeps his treasures – 1700 vinyl albums that he’s collected since the sixties.

We all have our little corners of the world where we feel the most comfort. For me, and maybe you, it’s the kitchen amongst our pots and pans and our cookbooks and dog-eared recipes. For my beloved husband it’s his music. He keeps them catalogued and in alphabetical order, can you believe that? Once a month he changes out his display of various albums on his wall.
I guess my point is, follow your passion. If it’s cooking, then immerse yourself in it. Learn and keep learning all you can about what drives you to love what you do in your foodie world. Read other’s blogs. No, don’t just look at the pretty photos, I mean actually read what other foodies are writing. I do that with cookbooks. When I get a new book, I scan through it to look at pictures. Then I go back and starting at page 1, I read every word that was written in that cookbook, just like I was reading the most fascinating vampire novel I had ever read. This is how we grow as a foodie community by learning from each other and sharing with each other.

Have a great week everyone. Me, I’m painting Lily’s old computer room to make it into Bob’s new computer room. Takes a lot of paint to cover up four different colors of paint, circles and tie-dye!


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats to Tracey! It's so funny what you wrote about cooking and cookbooks, Teresa, as I just took a "staycation" and much of what I read were cookbooks. Ah... the luxury of time.

Adam said...

Wow, that's a serious amount of vinyl right there. I mean you could side a house with that if you wanted to (of course not) :)

Have a great week too. I take those words to heart when you say find your passion. Find something that you get upset about if you can't do it, and that's the thing for you.

ben.herrera said...

Look at all those records, wow. It reminds me of the tons of records my dad use to have. He was so proud of his collection :D

Congratulations Tracey!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Congrats to Tracey! :) You have an awesome cookbook on the way!

Thanks so much for your participation in the giveaway, Teresa. It was an honor to work with you! One point of clarification though, Foodbuzz was not involved in this giveaway, it was just us (me and Roberto), over at! :)

I couldn't agree more with what you said about finding your passion and following it. There is so much to learn from all our fellow bloggers!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Jenn D, then all the more gratitude from me to you. Your kindness certainly makes you the Queen. :)