Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This is a cookbook which is perhaps unlike any other you have ever read. It almost has a plot!  It reads like fiction.  It's full of mouthiness, according to the author, Stephen Crout of the The Obsessive Chef blog, and he likes to think of it as wit. You may not agree with everything, Stephen, has put in the book, but if you love to read cookbooks, then you will enjoy this book.  Mixed in with the stories, are helpful cooking tips, and delicious creative recipes.

Stephen's, goal with this cookbook is to inspire you to think out of the box, and get creative in the kitchen.  Along with his incredible recipes, are lists of ingredients without the exact amount needed, so you can experiment and create a recipe that is fitting to your taste, not his.

He has been advocating in recent years: don't be a slave to anything in the kitchen. Use what you have and make what you want. It's no big deal!

If you would like to purchase a copy of Stephen's cookbook,
click this link: https://www.createspace.com/3695950

Giveaway Details

It is easy to have a chance to win a copy of Stephen's cookbook.

1. Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect (The box is on the right side of the blog, click the "Follow" button) or "Like" my Facebook page.

2. Leave a comment on this post.  

The winner will be picked randomly and announced on Monday, November 28th.

Stephen told me to take one of his recipes and recreate it, so for Friday's recipe that is just what I did.

Check back on Friday
for my version of one of Stephen's recipes.
Turkey on Biscuits,
it is a great after Thanksgiving leftover recipe!

Visit my friends blogs!

My friends are taking some time off from blogging, but they have incredible recipes in their archives!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesNovember 15, 2011 at 6:16 AM

    I hope to be lucky winner!

  2. I hope to win this cookbook, so that I can add it to my collection :)

  3. I've recently discovered Stephen's blog, thanks for the fun chance at his book:@)

  4. Would be nice to win this cook book will check out his blog

  5. Great giveaway, sounds like a wonderful book.

  6. I love cookbooks !

    Love to win this for my collection = )

    Christine T

  7. This sounds like a very interesting cookbook. I love books that have lots of reading along with the recipes. His philosophy on being creative in the kitchen sounds great to me.

    Following you via Google Friend Connect.

  8. Hi, I new to your blog, glad I found you, your
    Cranberry Turkey Casserole got my attention, sounds delicious.

  9. I a new follower of your blog with Google Friend Connect.

  10. Very interesting cookbook! Great giveaway!

  11. I'd be delighted to add something new to my cookbooks. Been some time since I've had a new one

  12. I'd be delighted to win this cookbook. Need something new at my house!