Before a wedding there is so much preparation to take care of. Gown Fittings, Finding the perfect place for the wedding to take place, hiring photographers, makeup artists so on and so forth. For most brides the thought of cooking for their husbands for the first time once their married isn't a reason to panic or worry but rather a reason for excitement of the the independence and responsibility. For me it was all panic and worry in regards to the subject of cooking my soon to be husband a fitting meal. I had never ever cooked before (putting frozen fish sticks in the oven doesn't count!) Maybe it was something that had just never interested me before. A couple of weeks to the wedding I was in the grocery store shopping for my mother when a cookbook caught my eye. It was on a stand with more of it's kind. It was called Quick and Kosher- "Recipes From the Bride Who Knew Nothing" by Jaime Geller.
As soon as I picked it up and flipped through it I knew it was calling my name and that I had to buy it. And I did. The name of the book said it all. My wedding came and went. Pretty soon after, I started cooking, following each and every measurement and every ingredient in Jamie's cookbook. To my surprise I was better at cooking and baking then I thought. I didn't set off the smoke alarm and my food has some flavor. Not everything came out perfect and I did make some mistakes but Jaime had given me a key to success. Her cookbook was easy to read and the recipes were simple to follow. I soon realized how much I love cooking. It became a hobby and I enjoyed finding challenging recipes and trying them out. Now I am at a point of creating my own recipes and sharing them here. I probably wouldn't be where I am today in the cooking aspect without Jaime and this cookbook. Jaime is my inspiration until today. Recently she published her second cookbook Quick and Kosher- "Meals in Minutes" - this one for me was also a huge hit! Timing is key when you have children or work etc. Jaime makes it easy!
Check out her website: http://www.joyofkosher.com/ for more information about Jaime, her cookbooks, her recipes etc. You will see why she is such an inspiration to me and I'm sure there is something you can learn there as well.
So if you are how I was and you are new to cooking let me just say you can do it! Once you learn some techniques and follow some easy recipes you will be the gourmet chef of your home. Try an easy recipe to begin and challenge yourself to create something amazing! You will be surprised at how much you can do!
Here on the blog I will be doing a giveaway. The giveaway prizes are the two books shown above. They have helped me in so many ways and I want others to enjoy them as well! Two of my lucky subscribers will win one of each of the Quick and Kosher cookbooks which will then be sent to them by Joyofkosher.com from Jaime Geller.
Here are the rules of the giveaway:
You can enter easily.
1) Subscribe to my blog - go to the left side bar and click on the bar that says: "join this site" through google connect pick the choice "subscribe publicly" so I will be able to enter you in. Once you are subscribed it means you will automatically be entered into this giveaway. please keep in mind that subscribing does mean that you will be recieving emails every time I put up a post. If you would like to be removed from the list of email subscribers please let me know.
2) This giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S. I apologize to all those of you out of the country I will do giveaways open to outside countries at another time.
3) The winner will be chosen with random.org from all my gigikkitchen blog subscribers. Subrscribe fast because the giveway will last for one week only- till Thursday January 26th. Once the giveaway is closed I will post the winners here on my blog and they can contact me by email or on facebook to receive their cookbook.
-write a comment at the end of this post: what is your favorite cookbook? and why?
-post this giveaway to your facebook page or to twitter for your friends to see so that they can have a chance to possibly win the giveaway as well.
Happy cooking! Thank you to all my readers and subscribers you all mean so much to me!
and the winners are...if you did not read my post anouncing who the winners of this giveaway are here they are:
Congratulations to the two winners!:
who won Jaime Geller's first cookbook Quick & Kosher- Recipes from a Bride who Knew Nothing
2) Brany Gandl
who won Jaime Geller's second cookbook- Quick & Kosher- Meals in Minutes