Four Year Blog Anniversary and a Pick-Your-Own Cookbook Giveaway

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Four years and 182 posts later, I’m still blogging!  Today marks the fourth anniversary of OMG! Yummy and I thought you, my loyal readers, might enjoy knowing what my top five most popular posts of all time are (based on number of views):

The carnivores come out on top with #1 and #2:

1. How to Grill Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs

2. Craving Carnitas

slow cooker carnitas

But the vegetable lovers are coming up the rear at the #3 and #4 spot:

3. Roasted Cauliflower: The Whole Truth

Roasted Cauliflower

4. How to Cook Cauliflower: Roast your Way to Success

cook cauliflower

I guess I should be posting about cauliflower every week, you guys love it so much!

and coming in a strong 5th position is one of my favorite BFD (Breakfast for Dinner) posts:

5. Hawaiian Food Traditions: Ted’s Bakery and Portuguese Sausage, Rice, and Eggs

Hawaiian Food Traditions

I have a few favorite posts of my own:

Favorite How-to Post: Pie Dough for Dummies

pie dough

Favorite Food Story Post: Bake for the Memories

Oatmeal Bittersweet Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Favorite Breakfast Recipe: Agave-sweetened Pecan Coconut Granola

Agave-sweetened Pecan Coconut Granola

Favorite Original Recipe: Cranberry Orange Rugelach

cranberry orange rugelach

Favorite Travel Post: Hobbling on the Cobble: A Food Tour of Boston’s North End

Boston's North End

But what I’d really like to know is:

What are your favorite OMG! Yummy posts and why?

blog anniversary cookbook giveawayWhile my stats, in theory, already tell me that. The numbers can be skewed for all kinds of wacky reasons so I would love to hear from you. And to thank you for taking the time to tell me, I am bringing back my pick-your-own-cookbook giveaway.

When you leave a comment below with your favorite post and why, I’ll enter you into the giveaway. When I pick the winner by random, the winner just has to tell me what cookbook they want and why, and I’ll send it to them!

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can enter in other ways and I’ll drop your name in the hat for each additional effort you make. Here are the other ways you can enter:

1. Subscribe to my blog by email. (in Follow box in the right column or click on envelope in header) You will never get any junk mail – just an email when I put up a new post.

2. Follow me on Pinterest or pin this post

3. Like my OMG! Yummy Facebook page

4. Add me to a circle on Google Plus or +1 this post

5. Follow me on Twitter

6. Follow me on Instagram

If you do any of the additional entry options, just let me know in a comment so I can keep track of your hard work.

This contest is open to all US Residents and will close at midnight on Feb 17.

NY Times I hope you will continue to join me in my kitchen for at least four more years! Your questions, comments, and stories inspire me every single day!

 

 

 

 

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37 Responses to Four Year Blog Anniversary and a Pick-Your-Own Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Stephanie February 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I love the barberries post. :)

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      Hi Steph – thanks for entering. Contest closes at midnight tonight – if you added me or liked me anywhere else be sure to let me know so I give you credit for enough entries!

      • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 11:57 am #

        PS – I love that you love the barberries post – have you cooked with them and what do you like to use them for?

        • Stephanie February 17, 2014 at 11:59 am #

          I already follow you on Twitter and Facebook. :) And I use them for palaus!

  2. Dana February 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    maybe because I’m missing israel today, but I loved your rugelach post. and all your tasting Jerusalem posts!

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      That warms my heart Dana! Please come chat with us at Tasting Jerusalem if you are not already.

      Contest closes at midnight tonight – if you entered by liking my page or any other ways, please leave a comment here so I give you credit for enough entries! Good luck!

  3. sandy corman February 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    How does one choose only one recipe when they are all so good. I loved all the tasting Jerusalem posts as it brought back so many fond memories of Israel. How about the rugelach and the Greek salad.

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 11:59 am #

      If you win, I have a cookbook in mind that you might really enjoy!

  4. pattyabr February 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    I’m a sucker for any roasted cauliflower recipe. Never tried making it with Za’taar seasoning. Sounds good

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

      Za-atar is such a great addition to your spice drawer — once you start using it, you won’t stop. Thanks for entering – the contest closes at midnight tonight. Good luck! if you entered any other way by liking my page or adding me on google plus or whatever, be sure to let me know in a comment here so I give you credit for enough entries!

  5. Betsy @ Desserts Required February 11, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    Happy 4th Blog Anniversary! How very exciting!

    I love your roasted cauliflower recipe. Za’tar is one of my favorite ingredients.

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi Betsy – thanks for coming by and entering – if you entered any other way by liking my page or whatever, let me know so I give you full credit for entries earned!

      Za’atar is such a great spice blend – could eat it every single day.

  6. Deb February 11, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Happy anniversary Beth! 182 posts is just astonishing! My favorite food/recipe post is Roasted Cauliflower: The Whole Truth. I had always roasted cauliflower by breaking off the florets or by slicing the entire head in slices of even thickness. Your post was an eye opener! My favorite food story post is Bake for the Memories. It has everything I adore, a food story with a rich history and sweets! LOL

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your favorites – I knew one of them would have to involve sweets! Contest closes at midnight tonight. If you entered in any other way, let me know here so I give you credit for entries earned! Good luck – if you win – I know your cookbook choice will be intriguing!

  7. charj February 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    I like the Tasting Jerusalem series and the Saturday Night Chocolate Craving: Mocha Brownies with Toasted Pecans and Sea Salt post

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      Glad you are enjoying the Tasting Jerusalem series and what’s not to like about chocolate, coffee, nuts, and sea salt :-) Contest closes tonight – if you entered by likey my page or any other method, be sure to let me know so I give you full credit for entries earned!

  8. Lucy February 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Wow 4 years!! Congrats. We are about to celebrate our first anniversary. Actually, this is my very first time here so I don’t have a favorite yet but I’m going to go check out some of your top posts. They all looked fantastic!!

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      Hi Lucy – thanks for coming by and for being honest – that counts in my book! If you entered any other way – such as subscribing to the blog or liking my page, please let me know so I give you full credit for entries earned!

  9. Jenne February 12, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    Cranberry Orange Rugelach!

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

      Yeah – I love that post too. Thanks for coming by – hope you are feeling better! If you entered any other way – such as liking my page – let me know so I give you credit for entries earned! Contest closes at midnight tonight!

      • Jenne February 18, 2014 at 1:11 am #

        I hope someone won a great cook book!

  10. Valentina | The Baking Fairy February 13, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    I love the Farmer’s Market Pasta. Carbs! Veggies! Pancetta! Cheese! What’s not to love??

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

      That puts a smile on my face – that was a winner – I’m ready to make that one again. Contest closes at midnight tonight – good luck! If you entered any other way – such as subscribing to my blog – please let me know so I give you full credit for entries earned!

      • Valentina | The Baking Fairy February 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

        Yes! Thank you for reminding me to tell you. I liked the page on Facebook and followed on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram :)

  11. Tiffany February 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    I love your post on whole roasted cauliflower! I cant believe that I have never thought to do that previously. And I need to try it on broccoli too!!

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      Wow – funny – I hadn’t thought of that. That could be interesting. Let me know if you try it! Contest closes at midnight tonight – good luck!

  12. Steph February 14, 2014 at 7:18 am #

    The whole cauliflower

  13. Shelby February 17, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Congrats on your 4 years of blogging! I am a huge cauliflower fan!

    I already had you added on Goggle + but now am also following you on Twitter, Instagram (I am psruttan) and Facebook (both my personal and fan page!)

    Shelby

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks for letting me know Shelby! I have this bad feeling that some people liked my page or added me somewhere and didn’t circle back to tell and without the comment, it’s so hard for me to keep track. Thanks for all the extra entries!

  14. Amanda February 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Hi! I followed you on every social media. Amanda P for personal FB and cookie named desire for all social media!

    • Beth Lee February 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

      Thanks Amanda for all the entries – looking forward to chatting about food with you online! Good luck with the contest!

  15. Jasmin February 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Anything cauliflower is tops for me!

  16. Jasmin February 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Oh, and I follow you on FB

  17. Lynn's Southern Heart February 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Happy Blogiversary!!! I love your Baking Memories: A Cookie Party and A Recipe for Jam Thumbprints post!! I love Cookie parties. My Sister and I bake a boat load of different cookies for Christmas!

    I follow you on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Liked you on Facebook and added you to
    Google +

    • Beth Lee February 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

      Thanks Lynn! What is not to like about a cookie party right? The best! I am tabulating the contest results now….

  18. Hannah February 18, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Mazel tov, Beth! I’ve been quite behind on reading my favorite blogs and am catching up now – sorry to miss the deadline for your cookbook drawing. I’m so happy for your blogiversary and look forward to many, many more years of your beautiful posts. You’ve shared many delicious recipes and my favorites are the ones with your warm family memories, like the ones with your Bubbe. Stories just bring the food to life in such a meaningful way, and you do this extremely well. Thank you for opening your kitchen to all of us! xx

    • Beth Lee February 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

      Oh Hannah – I know why you are behind on blogging – you go girl! Can’t wait to hear/see more of your new project. Thanks for stopping by – you and your posts inspire me to keep going even when I am too exhausted to even think about writing or cooking. My Bubbe and I thank you :-)

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