I'm still playing catch-up, so here are a few more news items before
I get back to blogging on topic:
Foods and Flavors of San Antonio: There are lots of things happening over on my new foodie blog. In addition to my Chili Cook-Off Challenge, I'm tweaking my sidebar to include all the big, bold flavors of San Antonio which will feature fun and festive events such as Fiesta and Rodeo, as well as showing you the highlights of our city such as the River Walk and the Alamo. (This is still a work-in-progress.)
My new cookbook will be published in March and both my publisher and I are already setting up lots of promotional events including booksignings, radio interviews, and a blog tour. We're still looking for foodies who would like to either review the cookbook on their blog or participate in the blog tour. The response has been great so far and I would like to thank everyone who has offered to help. You guys are wonderful! I love you!
Chili Cook-Off Challenge: An on-going, once-a-month event where you can enter your best original chili recipe and win several prizes: A copy of my Foods and Flavors of San Antonio cookbook, a chile pepper refrigerator magnet, and this hot badge for your sidebar. In addition, your recipe will be included in a new cookbook I'm writing. Post your chili recipe on your blog between the 1st and the 20th of each month with a link to the event. The round-up is posted on the 21st and everyone can vote for their favorite chili to determine the winner. There's still time to enter this month, so come on over and sign-up.
Another event at Foods and Flavors of San Antonio is A Fiesta of Foods and Flavors in March to celebrate the publication of my new cookbook. It's going to be a month-long fiesta of fun, flavor, and food, and you're all invited. Get your Tex-Mex recipes ready and come to the party.
As if I don't have enough on my plate already, I'm in the process of rewriting and bringing my first cookbook, Really Good Recipes, back into print. I sometimes bite off more than I can chew, so we'll see how this goes. I'm also thinking about resurrecting my Really Good Recipes blog that I started a while back for this purpose.
And... this is just a thought for the moment, but it's good to put your thoughts on paper to help them manifest (or in this case, out into the blogosphere)... I might, just might, just maybe also bring my second cookbook, Food Feasts, back into print. I'm thinking about changing the title to Foodie Feasts and will be opening up this cookbook to all of you foodies who would like to have one or more of your recipes published. More on this later if and when the time comes.
I'm getting close to my 100th post. When I arrive, there's going to be a giveaway. You can probably guess what it's going to be, but I'll give you a big clue...
If you've got some extra time, maybe you'd like
to visit some of my other blogs (which I've been largely ignoring but have recently begun turning my attention to): Magical Mind offers you a way to put more light
and happiness in your life. Zen Coffee offers you a way to mindfully meditate on your coffee. Writer's Workshop offers you the inside track on writing a book and getting it published. Chadwick Pages offers you a look into some of my New Age books.
I'm heading off to Monster Jam with my daughter and my grandsons. It should be a lot of fun, mostly for the boys, and we're going out to dinner after the show, which will be fun for me and my daughter. The boys will be hungry, too, after a day of watching big-wheelie trucks run all over each other and then walking around the grounds and getting up close and personal with the trucks.