Small Kitchen Giveaway

A few years ago when I was visiting my parents for Christmas, laid up on the couch watching Food Network, as per my usual, I saw these two early-twenties-ish girls put together the most amazing and simple dinner party on The Barefoot Contessa.  However, I couldn't find the recipes anywhere online, but I somehow came across their blog and emailed for the recipes.

I later recreated the dinner party and my friends absolutely loved it.  You can find the recipes on their blog, Big Girls Small Kitchen.  And how cool is it that two young women got to be on Ina's show?

Well, imagine my delight when Big Girls Small Kitchen contacted me to see if I'd like a copy of their new cookbook, In the Small Kitchen.  Of course I would! 

Although the cookbook doesn't include the recipes I used at my dinner party, it does include many more.  Most with stories about how the dishes came to be and some tips on hosting your own parties.  I've only tried one recipe/technique so far - the ten minute scrambled eggs - and they are well worth the ten minute wait.  I've flagged several to try!

None of the recipes are advanced or too fancy, but they're not your everyday staples either.  This cookbook is perfect for someone just starting out in culinary adventures. I'm going to add it to my gift list for new college grads, since it gives pretty easy recipes with just a little more oomph than the usual culprits.

I'm giving away two copies of the cookbook, and I hope you blog about the recipes.  The giveaway will close August 12.  Here's how you can enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me about the first dinner party you hosted.
2. Follow my blog (leave an additional comment).
3. Blog about this giveaway (leave an additional comment with link to your post).
4. Tweet about this giveaway with a link to the post (leave an additional comment with link to your tweet).
5. Link to my blog on your sidebar (leave an additional comment with your blog link).