Wednesday, April 8, 2015

birthday month give-away - From the Ground Up

I'm sure we all have our favorite recipes which use ground meats, so a cookbook with more recipes for ground beef, chicken, pork, seafood and more, has to be a tasty idea! This cookbook takes you on a "world tour" with recipes which will delight!

From the Ground Up
Author - James Villas
Publisher - Wiley Publishing

Favorite Features -
  • 200 recipes from around the world
  • Each recipe includes some thoughts about the dish, country and/or background/history, so not only will it be tasty, but educational as well!
  • Appetizers Canapes and Dips, Soups and Salads, Patties Balls and Dumplings, Loaves Croquettes and Cakes, Pies Quiches and Souffles, Casseroles and Pastas, Hashes and Chillies, Stuffed Dishes and Forcemeats, Sausage, Sauces
Wiley Publishing says; "A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve. With favorites like the classic American hamburger and steak tartare, croquettes and crab cakes, From the Ground Up collects 200 recipes that span the globe, all presented with the passion and style that make James Villas one of the world's most admired food writers. Here, he pays loving tribute to this underappreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table. With delectable dishes from far and wide, this fantastic collection is stuffed with inspirationFor home cooks looking for quick and delicious dinner solutions, From the Ground Up offers classic dishes the whole family will love."

I'm very happy for the opportunity to give away one From the Ground Up on May 8, 2015 (USA only).  If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for From the Ground Up, please comment below to let me know your favorite ground meat recipe - mine is definitely lasagna!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win
 one From the Ground Up and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. I like meatloaf. Following on G+, facebook, gfc and email follower.

  2. Mary Beth DawsonApril 8, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I have a favorite hamburger/potato casserole that I make. I follow on facebook and email.

  3. I love shepherd's pie, so does my family, luckily!
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