Patience and Pot Roast with Calphalon

I am so thankful to have a guest post to share with you since the last few days my attention has been given to family as we welcome Maisie Elizabeth into our hearts and lives.  Here is a quick picture of our sweet princess. 

Maisie-Coming Home 

Back in December of 2013 I was given the opportunity of a product review/giveaway for Calphalon on my blog.  I enjoy sharing products and ideas that have worked for me and I’d been using this cookware for many years.  I was asked to choose anything on their site –  a shallow wide dutch oven caught my eye.  Within a short period of time I had the pan, created a recipe and was hosting a giveaway so one of my readers could also have this pan shipped to them.  Rafflecopter randomly chose Kim as the winner.  She was so happy which made me so happy.  Up until this point the product review process had gone without a hitch.  Little did I know that Kim and I were in for a bonding experience, a time when the scripture she uses (Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.) was often called to my mind because week after week after week the dutch oven that Calphalon had agreed to ship didn’t make it to her.  Kim is a talented blogger and cook over at Pouring Down Like Rain.  Please Click on the link below as Kim tells of our adventure that required patience and perseverance and shares a roast beef recipe with all of us.  
Now Drum Roll Please…
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Recipe can be found on link above picture
THANKS, KIM, for sharing…..
Also please know that the Calphalon Contemporary 8.5 quart Dutch Oven is everything I had hoped it would be and continue to recommend it.

A Few Favorites – Recipe Review from Kim @ Pouring Down Like Rain

I asked a few of my friends to choose one or two recipes from my new cookbook A Few Favorites and try them out.  I am enjoying seeing how they put their own twist into the recipes and, and I will be sharing their reviews with you as they come in and share the pictures they provided.

First let me introduce you to Kim from Pouring Down Like Rain.  She is a wonderful writer and cook; and I look forward to her posts and the wisdom she has to share.  I hope you will stop by her website for a visit.  She chose to make the Gluten Free Brownies and Quinoa and Black Beans.  I’m going to share a little of what she wrote about the brownies and then include her full review for you to click into.  You’ll want to check out what she added to the Quinoa with Black Beans to make it her own.  I can’t wait to try her version.  Remember recipes are only a template and you can always change to meet your likes and needs.

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So here is what Kim said about the brownies – For Full Review – Click Here 

“For dessert, I made Debbie’s Gluten Free Brownies.  Have I mentioned that I love chocolate?  Yes, I think I have a few times now.  Well these brownies are so easy to make; just a few ingredients and you’re placing them in the oven.  And, if I’m being completely honest, some of the best I’ve ever tasted.  I actually picked every single crumb out of the dish I cooked them in.  I couldn’t get enough.  These did not last very long in our home.

I didn’t know what to expect with the almond flour; I’ve never cooked with it before.  I have to say, I’m a big fan.  If you are looking for gluten free brownies, look no further.  These are heavenly!”

Thank you, Kim, for giving the recipes a whirl and I am glad they are something you enjoyed and will make again 🙂 Doing my happy dance.

A Few Favorites contains thirteen recipes (listed below) with color photos and is available for instant download for $4.99   TO PURCHASE – Click Here

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Recipes:  Gluten Free Brownies, Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal, Best Ever Pancakes, Mini Crustless Omelette, Fruit Smoothie Kits, Thai Pasta Salad, Quinoa & Black Beans, Turkey Sloppy Joes, Chicken  Lentils, Monster Cookies, Extra Special Cookies, Stuffed Apples and Yogurt Parfaits