With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: how easy is that? Book Signing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

how easy is that? Book Signing

It was released today!
Ina Garten's new book
how easy is that?
My sister and I drove to Plymouth Meeting Mall to purchase a copy of this wonderful book and meet a lady whom I have admired and enjoyed for many years.

While waiting in a rather long line, I perused many recipes.
How excited I am to begin making many of Ina's well tested recipes with an emphasis on easy ingredients, easy shortcuts, easy techniques, and easy menus in this book filled with easy recipes.

My sister, Carol, and I had such a great day together just strolling along, sampling some tasty treats
and having long conversations together.
After leaving the mall we stopped by to visit my niece, Toni (Carol's daughter), and her boyfriend, Joe.  We shared a delicious dinner at OutBack.
After this past weekend, it was a delight being with some of my favorite people in the whole world!

Here are Ina Garten recipes I have made and posted on my blog:
East Hampton Clam Chowder post
Barefoot Carrot Salad post
Mixed Berry Cheesecake post
Oven Fried Chicken post
Blueberry Struesel Muffins post
Sour Cream Coffee Cake post
Scalloped Tomatoes post
Grilled Herb Shrimp post
Spring Green Risotto post
Jam Thumbprint Cookies post
Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies post
Caesar Club Sandwich post
Individual Meatloaves post
Baked Shrimp Scampi post
Coconut Cupcakes post
Shrimp Bisque post
Indonesian Ginger Chicken post
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms post
Croissant Bread Pudding post


NanaDiana said...

Wow! How very special is that! I didn't even know she had a new cookbook coming out...that shows you how out of the loop I am! What fun to be able to meet her and have your sister along. I will look at some of those recipes when I have a bit of extra time! Hugs- Diana

Mildred said...

I have always enjoyed watching her on tv but I do not have any of her books. What a great sounding day you had and I enjoyed seeing your pics.

Julie Harward said...

Thats so neat that you got to meet her. I just love her and how she puts it all together. I have got to look for her book! :D

Lisa RedWillow said...

I can see the joy and delight on your face. How very wonderful. Congratulaiton.

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

As much as I love watching her show I don't have a single one of her cookbooks. I really *should* change that.

Part of the appeal of her show to me is how relaxing her voice is and how calm she seems to be. And her older shows often told a story.

Dishesdone said...

How cool is that! Great shots of the day! Mine will be delivered by Friday! Can't wait!

Cindy said...

What an awesome memory making day!!Since we dropped our Direct Tv..her show is one of the top 10 that I miss.Looking forward to seeing your future recipe post.
How's raider feeling? Still praying for the little guy.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Ann said...

I'm a fan for years now of the Barefoot Contessa. Ina is iconic already and it is well-deserved because her recipes are easy to follow and really sumptuous.

Ann said...

Just letting you know that you got an award...

Head on to:

Forgot to include it on my comment above:)

Dayle said...

That's pretty special, meeting Ina. I think the most surprising thing about her is that she worked in President Ford's administration. It's nice that she can do what she loves now. I've made her lemon roast chicken. Loved it.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky girl!! I am a huge Ina fan (she reminds me of my sister Donna...both in looks and mannerisms). Enjoy your book and your memories of this fun event :)


La Tea Dah said...

What a great experience! Ina is one of my favorite cooks! I love her books and will have to look for this one too!


Susan said...

Hi LDH...So glad you got the new cookbook! That's great. I like her very much when I tune in to her program on tv. Congratulations! Happy for you. Susan

Ann said...

That had to have been pretty exciting meeting her. I like easy recipes especially since I seem to have so little time to spend in the kitchen anymore.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for the heads up. I didn't even realize she had a new book coming out. Looking forward to seeing what you whip up from the new book.

- The Tablescaper

crochet lady said...

We just got her book in at the library. I think I'll place a hold on it and try some of those great sounding recipes out.

It's fun that you got to meet her, especially after you've enjoyed cooking so many of her recipes.

Deb said...

Wow! What a thrill that is. I met Anna Olson & her husband, Michael 2 years ago in the Niagara area. It was so much fun to talk with them and we even sat down and had a coffee and some of her amazing desserts. I have to get Ina's cookbook soon so I will ask Santa for it. Good day for you,eh! (that's my Canadian accent)
Deb =^..^=x5

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

I've never tried any of this author's recipes or books. I'll check out this one at Amazon. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

The B's said...

Wow! What a great lady to meet! I love Ina! And I know you do all her recipes justice. ;)

Beth said...

What a thrill for you to meet her! I love Ina's recipes too.

Miss Jen said...

That is fabulous!! :)
Love her cookbooks...
she is amazing with food
as are you!

~ Miss Jen


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