Friday, January 28, 2011

I've Been Published Two Ways -- Blog2Print and Simple and Delicious Magazine!


I won Cathy's, hostess of the enticing blog Wives With Knives, giveaway back in the fall for a $40 gift certificate for a Blog2 Print book.  Cathy hails from Portland and is a creative cook; her most recent posts are Cheese Souffle and German Chocolate Macarons; I admire those with the patience to master macarons. 

After a lot of thought, I decided to print up Zoulah's Halloween posts; she really was quite a busy gal and did twenty-nine Halloween posts.  You can choose a hard-cover or soft-cover; I chose a glossy hard-cover with Zoulah's picture on the front and a mosaic of her work on the back.   There are many cover colors to choose from.  You can print a soft-cover book for as low as $14.95. 


I also chose the option of having my text resemble more of what my blog looks like; there is also a less expensive option of compressing the text. 


Next Halloween, when I am in the kitchen, I will not have to be running to the computer to look up Zoulah's recipes.  Thank you Cathy and thank you Blog2Print.  The process was very easy and it is very fun to have a book of my, well, Zoulah's work!  Zoulah's head is getting quite large about this.



Back in May, my 16-year-old son Skyler asked pestered me relentlessly to enter a recipe in one of the "Taste of Home" contests.  After much prodding, I entered two of my recipes for the Citrus Contest.  One day last summer someone from "Taste of Home" called and asked for clarification on my recipe instructions.  At the time, my family and I laughed and said, "well, one way to lose a contest is to not have clear instructions!"  The other day I received a copy of the magazine February/March 2011 "Simple and Delicious" and was notified that my recipe for Key Lime Bites was a runner-up, amongseven others, in the Citrus Contest!  It's just a simple little recipe.


Their photography of my Key Lime Bites is so soft and beautiful.  You can click HERE for my recipe.  They made my cookies look sooo good; I have a few things to learn about presentation and photography.   My son Skyler says that I think that I am "all that and a bag of chips" -- mostly I was just suprised.

28 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats Joni how exciting! Nothing better than being recognized for what you do-enjoy! Zoulah deserves a book after all of the work she did in October, it was really fun:@)

Beth said...

Congratulations, Joni! This is a well-deserved honor!
Beth

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Congratulations Joni!! I LOVE the TOH family of magazines. What an honor to be included. I love your halloween book...those are all such fun posts :)

Blessings!
gail

Sue said...

WOW, what exciting news, Joni! Hooray for Skyler's pestering!:) Now you're famous:) I'm going to find myself a copy of that issue ASAP.
Zoulah must also be excited to be immortalized in book form! :) Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Joni, that is terrific news! Congratulations. I want to make these. Think I'll look for a copy of that magazine.
What fun for Zoulah to have her very own book. ;-)
~ Sarah

The White Farmhouse said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I would be screaming my head off about it. I need to get a copy of the magazine now.

Joycee said...

Congratulations Joni! I love the idea of a soft cover copy of family recipes, very reasonable price. I buy those little magazines all the time, they are stuffed with great recipes like Key Lime Bites!

Tiffanee said...

Congrats. You so deserved it all. Love the book and I can't wait until I get my magazine. I am so excited for you.

ButterYum said...

Congratulations on the Taste of Home publication. That's great!

Your B2B book looks great too... I've been contemplating doing one for each year of my blog. It's pretty cool idea.

Clements Family said...

That is so exciting! Those Key Lime Bites look AMAZING!

Debbie said...

Well, this is totally cool! Congratulations on the Taste of Home publication! Plus, I love the blog to book thingie.

Cathy said...

Your book is fantastic, Joni. I love the picture of Zoulah on the cover. Isn't it amazing to see your blog in print! Congrats on the publication of one of you recipes. How fun is that!

Thanks for linking to my blog.

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations, Joni! The Taste of Home win is SO exciting!

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats and YUM!

anniebakes said...

good for you times two!!! i've been wanting to try the blog2print and i'm glad to hear you liked it! anne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cool thing! I love those books and I'm thinking about getting one of my blog. Love that recipe of yours and published...congrats!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations! Not only on the beautiful job Blog2Print did with your (I mean Zoulah's) Halloween posts but also having your recipe chosen for the magazine.

You are all that and a bag of chips - LOL! I think that is so cute that your son thinks that of you :)

Nancy said...

Congratulations! I'm going to have to go get the recipe now. Sounds yummy!

Nancy

Jacqueline said...

I think you are all that and a big bag of chocolate chips!!!! I love Taste of Home and they have fabulous recipes. What an honor to be published. The photo is gorgeous.

I think Zoulah deserved a book, now Beaulah is going to be so jealous, but I will just push her back down in her box and tell her to calm down! Can't wait to see the book in person.

Cricket said...

Way To Go Joni...Congrats !!!!!!!

mr. pineapple man said...

congrats!! I can see why you've been published! love the blog!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Congrats! Very happy for you! You deserve it! I still envy those candy corn cookies for their beauty! They taste amazing and maybe one day mine will look as pretty as yours! Kerri

Marlis said...

Congratulations! Wow. This has to be a quite fun time for you. Enjoy your "lime"light..

Sherry said...

Oh, Congrats Joni! Love your Zoulah book and how exciting to be in a Taste of Home publication! They have the best recipes.
Sherry

Carrie said...

Congrats on all the buzz!!! That's amazing!!! Yay! I hope you are entering a lot more contests ;)

Anita said...

Wow, Joni congratulations!! I am not the least surprised, though!! We love "I Love Lucy" so much I got the whole series for Christmas a couple years ago. Santa found a great deal on Amazon. We watch them a lot especially on Sunday afternoons between church services. Thanks for stopping by!!

Angela said...

What great news! I hope that you are giving yourself a well-deserved pat on the back!

Meg said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you and your witch! What an achievement!

Megan

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