Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mary and Me

A long time ago, I can't even remember when exactly, I received the Mary Englebreit newsletter via email.
It contained her usual cuteness, of course, and then she asked if anyone would like to submit a recipe for
her new slow cooker cookbook.  Why yes, I think I would!  So I sent her a little chocolate cake
recipe that I make in the crock pot.  The more I thought about that recipe, (it's been around forever), the more I thought maybe I should send her another that no one had ever heard of.  I thought I  might have a better chance of getting in the cookbook that way.  So I made one up!  It turned out pretty good so I submitted it.  (It's a lemon cake with white chocolate chips)  Then months and months went by and I didn't hear anything from the Mary Englebreit people and I kind of forgot about the whole thing.

Well, take a look at what came in the mail a couple of weeks ago!

Signed by Mary herself.  Even her autograph's cute.

Recipe #1.

Recipe #2

I know!  I'm so excited!   


Julie Harward said...

That is so cool...you are such a smart lady too! I do love her things a bunch, I followed her blog for awhile but sad to say, she uses the GOD word way too much, it really surprised me! ;D

Jeanette said...

Can you share the recipes on here? I would totally love the Lemon cake one =0)

Scrap for Joy said...

You are the second blogger I follow who has a recipe in this book. Now for sure I need to hunt it down. I have almost all of her other ones. Good for you Sue..must be nice to see your name in print. :D
Both cakes sound yummy!
Happy belated Anniversary. 39 Years is remarkable!! (Cute couple you and the Mr.)

Lisa said...

What the? YOU'RE FAMOUS!!! And I've met you! Now how can I make this benefit me somehow? How about when you're on your cookbook tour, you do the cough Lisa cough? Then when I hit it big, I'll do the cough Mimi cough. Huh? Huh? I know!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Well, look at YOU big stuff!!! How exciting is that! Congratulations....and to make a recipe, wow! I love ME and know must get this book! You can sign it when you are here! ButtonWillow is going to be out on the street all decked out at the Spring Boutique! xox

Brenda said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I'm happy for you! I will have to get the cookbook and say I know Mimi Sue!

Way to go!
I LOVE crock pot recipes!
Have a great weekend!
Love, Brenda
Thanks for visiting!

Kathleen Grace said...

I would be geeked out beyond belief to be included in something like that! So cool! Congratulations Sue, I need to find a copy for myself!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How wonderful!! Congrats!!

Gayle said...

Yay for you!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Both of them! Wahoo! Did you hear that? It was the sizzle of my wet finger as I touched you! Hot stuff you!!!!
Really. That's awesome! Esp the one you made up!!!!!
Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations! How wonderful to be in a Mary Englebreit cookbook. The recipe sounds yummy....will you post it?


Linda said...

This is too fun! I have to get this cookbook!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Connie said...

You're published! That's awesome!
A crock pot cake sounds like the way to go!

Just a bed of roses said...

And you are SO Mary Englebreit in all that you do. I have a chance to see her next week...I'll be in the same building she will be doing a presentation. Bet she has those cookbooks and I'm going to get one.

I mean now that it's a published recipe you just can't give it away!


And Congratulations this is one of the unexpected suprises you get in life, yeah for you!

Just a bed of roses said...

And may I have your autograph???

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

How wonderful!!! They were both published too! I didn't even know you could make cake in the crock pot. I use mine mostly for stews, roasts and chicken. Congratulations!!

Lorilee said...

Congratulations! I have never tried making cake in a crockpot!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa that is way cool! Congrats...and well deserved. I need that cookbook...love slow cookin. I love mary too...so bummed when her mag went down. hugs, cherry

Manuela@TPOH said...

Oh my that is sooooo cool! Congratulations!!

I miss her magazine so much and I'm so delighted that she has this cookbook! I'll be looking for it!


Diane's Photography said...

Oh Sue, I just orderd that book before Christmas from Amazon. I will have to check it out. How exciting, I know a famous cook!!!
lof3 yq

Gayle said...

My friend Cathy in Idaho Falls also has a recipe in that new book - her blog is called Hazelruthes if you want to check it out!

Heidi said...

Sweet! I also sent my recipe in and it's in the book too! But somehow I think they lost my name, I never receieved my copy. Sad, but waiting....
WHEN I get it I will try your recipe!
Hugs, Heidi

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