Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Features & An Announcement

I don't have a new recipe to share yet, though I am working hard behind the scenes on a few that need perfecting. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few links to where What's Cookin' with Mary has been featured.

A couple weeks ago, Pam at For the Love of Cooking featured my Smoked Ham Frittata with Caramelized Onions & Potato.  Click over to check out her take on my recipe

She said that she and her husband really enjoyed it.  I'm glad !  We did too. featured my Spicy Greek Grilled Vegetable Salad as one of their five salad recipes to-go this past Sunday. 

The announcement:  What's Cookin' with Mary's readership has been growing!  I have 93 people following me on their google readers (hi guys!) and I want to say thank you for making this all worth while... when I reach 100.  So, to say thanks, I want to host a Trader Joe's giveaway (US readers only at this time).  Since I know that not everyone has a TJ's down the street like I do, I thought it would be fun to put together a box of some of my favorite products of theirs for one lucky (US) reader.  I haven't decided what will go in there yet, but I promise you won't be dissappointed. 

Question:  What's your favorite Trader Joe's product? 


Sam said...

Congrats on almost 100 followers! I've definitely been inspired by both your recipes and your gorgeous photography.

The whole-grain and flax pita crackers are my new favorite. We're also big fans of the frozen garlic naan. And the spicy mango pops. (Neither of those could go in a gift basket, huh?)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Sam: I've heard so many good things about the garlic naan. I really need to get on that ! I wish I could include some in the prize box ?!?

amy said...


Love your blog and your recipes...

I love the Trader Joe's Peach Salsa, I could eat the whole jar in one sitting. Amazing.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Amy: I am a fan of their peach salsa also. I should try making a home version of it.

@Erin: You were so kind to leave me a comment and then I went and fat fingered it, accidentally deleting it on my phone... This is from Erin @ live laugh scrap (

I subscribe to your email service! My reader is too full to stay up on all the time. lol

My fav TJ product is the roasted corn and black bean salsa, love the pretzel slims and Asian Peanut dressing...will have to try the naan and pita chips next time too! Going on Friday!

Thanks for the chance to win. Really enjoy your blog!

Erin, I am excited to try out the corn salsa. I just went and grabbed the jar and realized there are no beans in the one I found. Shoot! I didn't see one with corn and beans... maybe it was in the fridge section ?

mizzbett said...

Hi Mary,

I am a new Google Reader follower because of your frittata which inspired For the Love of Cooking, which I also follow on my Reader. I followed her link to you, and immediately subscribed.

Your pictures are amazing! The food is always beautiful, as are the Yosemite and Wordless Wednesday pics. I love your cat! Very unusual looking. I have 2 kitties myself.

One of my TJ faves is the Dark Roast Coffee.

BTW I just had my boyfriend subscribe on his reader so you are one step closer now to 100!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ mizzbett: I'm so glad you found me and thank you for your complements ! ...and thank you to your bf for adding me to his reader. One step closer ;)

Pam said...

Thanks for the shout out and link back to my site... we LOVED that frittata.

TJ's is the best - great giveaway. I have too many favorite products from there to name just one.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Pam: You're welcome! ;)