Thursday, March 3, 2011

A St. Pat's Preview, a Book Launch Party Hosted by Bargain Hunting with Laurie, and a Foodie Contest

Welcome to Foodie Friday! I'm looking forward to St.Patrick's Day--what is your favorite recipe?
We love Guinness on tap and hearty Guinness bread.
I'm thrilled to pass along an invitation to a party:
My friend Laurie, author of the popular blog Bargain Hunting with Laurie, is having a party for the book launch of Gone With a Handsomer Man, my new book. If you live within driving distance, you are invited! Laurie wrote an article about one of America's best-loved independent bookstores, which just happens to be in her Arkansas town--That Bookstore in Blytheville. You can read more about the store and the party by visiting Laurie's blog Bargain Hunting with Laurie. The owner of TBIB, Mary Gay Shipley, offers signed first editions of many books (she's hosted Presidents, First Ladies, and such notable authors as John Grisham). Let Mary Gay know if you'd like a personalized copy of my book! Even if you aren't a booklover, you will love Laurie's blog. She has some gorgeous St. Patrick's Day photos on her blog this week--you will love them.

Would you like to win a beautiful Foodie tote bag and apron made by the talented Jackie? Leave a comment using the word "Foodie." The winners (one person will win an apron, one will win a tote bag) will be announced next week.
If you'd like to contact Jackie about ordering one of these charming items, you can reach her at: afoodie66@gmail.com.


The winner of the KitchenAid mixer is Xinex.

Congratulations to Christine and a huge thanks to everyone who participated and the witty, delightful captions.


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52 comments:

  1. Hi Michael Lee! I have really missed being a part of FF, because you know, I am a FOODIE!
    Congradulations on your new book. If I lived witin driving distance I would certainly be there!!!!! I am suggesting this book for our June reading in my book club.
    LOVE the bread! I am working on becoming a bread baker this year. I make a beer bread and it is so delicious, and easy.
    Wishing you the most success with your new book!
    xo Yvonne

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  2. Oh, I have always been a Foodie, can't remember not ever being a foodie and so now I am chronically my foodie adventures and I love participating in Foodie Friday and sharing some foodie love. Ok, enough of that. Really wish I lived in arkansas to come to the event!!!

    Leaving some Lemon & Cherry Squares to share with all the Foodies!

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  3. Hi Michael Lee, What a great opportunity! I would love to come but live too far away. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous turnout and a wonderful time. Congrats on your new book, Michael Lee! I enjoyed the photos in this post too - erin go bragh!
    Blessings, Beth

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  4. I really enjoy being a foodie- have always been one. Congratulations on your book!

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  5. Congrts on the new book (can't wait) would love to come to the party. Love food and Foodie Friday thanks for sharing..Pat H

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  6. Oh what fun! I wish it was closer to me~ a good time will be had by all I'm sure! Looking forward to the release of your book :-)

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  7. Oh Michael, I am so excited! I ran here as soon as I found out that I won. Thank you so VERY much! What a cute "foodie" apron! I am so excited for you and Laurie to be able to dine together. I wish I could come but just have fun for us too!...Christine

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  8. Such a fun event! I will certainly be there in spirit.
    ♥, Susan

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  9. If only I lived closer! What a wonderful party it will be and what Foodie wouldn't love that apron. Glad to be back to participate again for Foodie Friday - thank you!

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  10. Congratulations on your book! (Not driving distance for me, though...)

    The recipe I linked, Whiskey Glazed Carrots, I thought would sort of compliment or parallel your Guinness "theme," but my favorite recipe so far of the ones we've blogged (not a whole lot yet since our blog is so young) has to be Paradise Shrimp over Jasmine Rice. But I LOVE just about anything with fruit. :)

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  11. I read about the party last week at Laurie's! I wish I could go!
    If you are going to be in Southampton, let me know!
    Congrats to Christine. She will have to buy a new cabinet to house her new mixer! :)

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  12. Congratulations to Christine! She will certainly use this new mixer.
    I so wish I could join the fun in Blytheville. You know I'm a longtime fan of your books. Laurie thinks this is the best one yet. I'm eager to get a copy.
    Congratulations on the new book! ~ sarah

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  13. Congratulations on your new book!
    This week I am sharing my recipe for Banana Walnut Cookies. These cookies have cinnamon chips in them and they taste amazing!
    My recipe is gluten free, but it can be made with "regular" flour if you don't have an issue with gluten.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Congratulations on your book!! I would love to attend, If only I lived closer!!
    The bread looks and sounds amazing and the Guinness is making want a beer!!!!
    Have a lovely weekend Michael
    xx
    Bunny

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  15. Congratulations on your book!! I would love to attend, If only I lived closer!!
    The bread looks and sounds amazing and the Guinness is making want a beer!!!!
    Have a lovely weekend Michael
    xx
    Bunny

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  16. Oh how I would love to come to Laurie's party! If I lived closer, I would. Congratulations on your book! How exciting!
    And congratulations to Christine! I am enjoying my Kitchenaid! And so are my kids! Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday! ~Delores

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  17. Wow, congratulations on the book launch, and on my wedding anniversary!!

    I'm so happy for Christine for winning the KitchenAid - such a great giveaway, for such a great blogger!!

    Happy *Foodie* Friday!
    ButterYum

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  18. How exciting for Christine. I know she is just beside herself.

    Wish I lived closer to Arkansas. I sure would join you gals.
    Have fun for all of us.
    xo bj

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  19. Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate. Now I'm off to check on the book!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  21. The greens are so pretty! Wow! have fun at your new book's opening!

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  22. What a terrific book launch! I wish I could attend but I guess I live too far away. At any rate, I am sure everyone will have a delightful time.

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  23. Wow! You are fast! I am so honored to be hosting you and your husband in our home, and I'm so excited! Of course, your foodie posts make me feel inadequate for this honor! Your mosaic of St. Pat's foods is so pretty. I can't wait for you to be here! Thank you for posting the invite. laurie

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  24. Good luck with your launch!

    My favorite, completely unauthentic St.Pat's food would have to be Whoopie Pies filled with green frosting!

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  25. Congratulations and sounds like a fun party..

    I linked a colorful red cabbage and carrot coleslaw this week.

    Thanks for hosting. Looks like lots of great recipes

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  26. Congratulations on your book launch party. I'm one Foodie who wishes she were in driving distance.

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  27. I just went and pre-ordered your book!! I wish you could sign it via email!

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  28. Congrats on the book. Thanks for hosting FF. I haven't participated in a while, but love seeing what others are cooking up. Your bread looks great. Wish I had an Irish recipe.

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  29. I'm finally in Italy--for the next almost a year!

    I just have to say that the cheese here is...almost better than sex.

    Note the "almost."

    ;)
    I can't wait until I've moved into the new villa so I can walk up the street and buy everything fresh from the local vendors.

    Hugs to you and I can't wait to read the new book/congratulations,
    Lana

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  30. I want to go!!! But as for tha plan we are not going to America untill 2012 - hope to see you then!
    Maybe you made a new book by then?
    /MB

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  31. Oh I SO wish I lived closer. Laurie's event sound like such a fun day. What a treat to enjoy good food, friends and your new book. Heartiest congratulations!

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  32. I absolutely can not wait for the book! And as for the giveaway - that is the cutest foodie logo ever!!!

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  33. My name is Carol and I am a foodie! I think my favorite recipe for this time of the year is corned beef and cabbage.

    Congrats on your new book. I hope you will consider making it available for KIndle.

    Have a wonderful Foodie Friday and Saturday. Around here every day is a foodie day!

    Carol

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  34. Congrats on the book launch Michael, that's so exciting! What a fun give-away, cute apron! I always look forward to participating in Foodie Friday, thanks so much for hosting:@)

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  35. Congrats on your book and to Christine and her new mixer. Good stuff. I am thinking about St. Pat's but still need to come up with something good.
    Thanks for hosting such a yummy meme Gollum.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  36. Hey Michael Lee!..that would be so much fun to go to Arkansas,meet you and get the book, wish I could go,..I know yall are going to have a ball.
    Congrats on your newest book!

    Have a great weekend.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  37. Congratulations on the book!! So exciting for you! I linked up two recipes, foodies take note! Baked Ravioli and St. Patty's Day Oreos. Thanks for hosting!!

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  38. That is awesome about your book! YAY!!! Thanks for hosting this great FF link party!

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  39. I am part of a "Foodie" family. We all enjoy cooking and being together. Congratulations on your book. Love all your green:)

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  41. Been participating in Friday Foodie for a short while now after I "came out of the foodie closet" and launched my own blog in January of this year. I love Foodie Friday ! allows me to network with others and indulge!

    Linda @ Lemon Drop

    http://lemondropsfoodie.blogspot.com

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  42. Oooh! What a fun FOODIE giveaway!

    Thanks for hosting again this week!

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  43. Beautiful St. Pat's Day photos, Michael.
    Oh, how I WISH I could be there for the launch of your most recent book. However, I'll be there with you in spirit, and I'm wishing you all the success in the world. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. ((hugs)) ~m.

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  44. Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend and good luck on the book launch. La

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  45. Oh! I do hope you have a lovely book launching party! What fun! I am linking up a great side dish recipe for rice pilaf from mark bittman. Have a great weekend! Alex

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  46. What an awesome 'FOODIE' giveaway! Love the apron and good luck on your new book!!!

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  47. Wish I could go to your book launch and get the chance to meet you face to face...but alas we live too far. Best of luck to you and it sure sounds like you'll have plenty of Foodie's there to support you. Have a wonderful weekend. Fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  48. Hi first time here...linked a recipe...have a great weekend.

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  49. Oh how exciting that you will be launching and signing at a store WITH a fellow blogger!!! I bet Laurie is beside herself to host you!!!! COMGRATS to Christine, she is so sweet, I know she is loving this too!!!! Sure wish I lived close so I could come too. I love FOODIES!!!!!!!:):) XO, Pinky

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  50. I love being a Foodie!!! Can't wait to read your new book!!! How exciting... Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday it is a great place to find inspiration each week.

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  51. Accidentally titled my dish wrong... it should be Loaded Baked Potato Dip, not soup. So I linked it up twice. The second one is correct. Sorry bout that!

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  52. Any blogger visiting your Foodie Friday becomes a Foodie addict.
    This look great!

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