Monday, May 12, 2008

Quick Notes

Hi friends...

My posting has been seriously lacking as I've been up to my eyeballs in publishing details - photography expenses and layout concepts, etc. I am taking charge of one of the Junior League's most exciting fundraising opportunities - a new cookbook. The League hasn't created a new cookbook in about 14 years, so I am really excited about putting a fresh spin on a spectacular publication that will represent our organization, our fine city and of course our love of food.

That's why I was in Nashville for a few days last week - the League sent me and our Cookbook Marketing Chair down to a Cookbook Convention who knew those existed? to learn a little - no, a LOT - about this new venture we're taking on. My head is swimming with spectacular ideas and I am excited to share some of them with you over the next year.

The cookbook comes out in Fall 2009 - in the meantime, I am happy to take suggestions, ORIGINAL recipes and other advice from my readers.

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My posting may have diminished over the past week, but my ideas have not. Here's a brief rundown of a few things to watch for over the next few days:

1) Mother's Day - The Greatest Gift (I'll forgo the suspense and share with you that Brigid finally got to hold Maeve! The baby has been in intensive care for eight weeks - Brigid has waited a long time to hold her little girl... More on Maeve tonight, but I'll say that she is sloooowly getting better. That's all we can ask for...)

2) You Can't Beat A Southern Boy's Charm - a tale from Nashville

3) A Tale of Two Souls Diverged - two people living the same circumstances with completely different perspectives on life

That's all for now...



Chris F. said...

Glad to hear that she was able to hold her daughter on Mother's Day.

Yes, just like there is a magazine and website that caters to every group and subgroup out there, the same seems to be the same for cookbooks.

I have a burger recipe that I intend to share with my bible study group next week providing they bring a birthday cake. Because of the way I make them, you don't have to worry about your cholesterol level and weight going up. LOL! Do you prefer that we email you original recipes?

Kate The Great said...

Chris, yes you may email original recipes if you'd like. Please keep in mind, our cookbook will focus on Simple but Sophisticated recipes. As much as I love Spinach & Artichoke Dip and every cheeseball known to man, those kinds of things have been done a million times. We're interested in easy culinary creations you can feel comfortable making and yet serving for special occasions.

Julie said...

I might have to submit something-- and I've also been interested in joing JL for a while. Maybe we could email about it.