Wednesday, October 3, 2012

One Million PLUS Mark...Hooray Giveaway!


A few weeks ago we celebrated our first million hits and I wanted to say Thank you to all of you for your love, support, kindness, and for sharing the love with all your friends and family!
Wow have we seen a lot of amazing things here?! I've been trying to figure out how I could best show my gratitude and it comes to this. I'm a gift-er. I love to give goodies out!

 So to say Thank YOU, I'm giving away Spices and Cookbooks! I'll be giving  4  winners 1 of my 4-Pack Spice Blends and  10 other winners will get a copy of the e-book (The Chef Tess Book of Yummies)! I wish I could come to every one's house and cook them a chicken supper!

Grand Prize: Next best thing to cooking you a chicken supper...a case of Freeze Dried Chicken. Just one case...to one person. Won't that make a lot of amazing meals in a jar?! Ready? Go!

Here's how it will work :
Legal blah blah blah stuff...but otherwise someone will freak out...
Winners must be 18 or older. I will only ship to the continental U.S.A.
How to enter... leave a comment after this post. Only one comment per household. Having 12 kids in one house try to comment will not work...but how will I really know? I don't know...just be honest. 
Share. It is optional to share on facebook but daggumit...it's just nice! Plus...you can share on twitter and google plus and anywhere...good. 
Giveaway ends Wednesday Oct. 17th at midnight. Yes, I am going on vacation a week in there somewhere. I think my kids deserve it!
Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No. I won't wash your dog in exchange either.
Winners will be picked randomly by  Random.org I know you're my favorite, but I can't pick my favorites and have it be fair. 

Leave a comment below with your favorite things to read about here on the blog ...Yes, I'm also trying to make sure I keep giving you what you want on the blog. I know it's so beautiful. Try not to cry. I love you too. Don't forget to share giveaway!  Xoxo!

Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess

136 comments:

crazy4boys said...

What a fun giveaway! I'm glad that you're getting so many hits because your site it truly amazing. I absolutely adore your Meals in a Jar recipes. You're my hero!!!

amy said...

A giveaway on top of all that you share? Wow! Thank you!

amy said...

A giveaway on top of all that you share with us daily? Wow! Thank you!

Rachel Hanchett said...

I love your blog and being able to see your personality come through! I really enjoy the meals in a jar series and am thankful you are willing to share your talents!

Michelle Washburn said...

Wahoo! I love your blog! The ideas are amazing. I have been studying your meals in a jar and freezer meals lately. I like to be able to make things that I can save for crazy days (like kid's game days) when I won't have time to spend hours putting a good meal together for my family! Thank you for always having recipes that make sense and seem doable, even for me!!! Love you Stephanie!!!
-Michelle Washburn

Michelle Washburn said...

Wahoo! I love your blog! The ideas are amazing. I have been studying your meals in a jar and freezer meals lately. I like to be able to make things that I can save for crazy days (like kid's game days) when I won't have time to spend hours putting a good meal together for my family! Thank you for always having recipes that make sense and seem doable, even for me!!! Love you Stephanie!!!
-Michelle Washburn

Michelle Washburn said...

Wahoo! I love your blog! The ideas are amazing. I have been studying your meals in a jar and freezer meals lately. I like to be able to make things that I can save for crazy days (like kid's game days) when I won't have time to spend hours putting a good meal together for my family! Thank you for always having recipes that make sense and seem doable, even for me!!! Love you Stephanie!!!
-Michelle Washburn

Michelle Washburn said...

Wahoo! I love your blog! The ideas are amazing. I have been studying your meals in a jar and freezer meals lately. I like to be able to make things that I can save for crazy days (like kid's game days) when I won't have time to spend hours putting a good meal together for my family! Thank you for always having recipes that make sense and seem doable, even for me!!! Love you Stephanie!!!
-Michelle Washburn

Angela said...

Congrats on the one million mark! You are amazing! I love the recipes. I should try more of them, but in the meantime your photos are delicious to look at. :) And of course the meals in a jar. Love those!

Tamster said...

Love ya, Stephanie! Sure do miss ya! Okay, so I love coming on your blog anytime I need to find a specific something; you are so organized with all your categories on the side! I also enjoy your humor and how your personality shows in posts, and I enjoy your Sunday posts with a more spiritual outlook. Thanks for being you and for all the time you sacrifice that benefits so many others! Hugs! :-) Tami

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your gluten free section!!!

Amy Roberts yamachele at yahoo dot com

Susie H said...

Love, love, love your blog. My newest addiction, along with grandkids, gardening and quilting.
Finally a sensible way to use dehydrated and freeze dried products. I have never been a fan of them until I found this blog. I have seen so many purchase these products and there they sit. You have so many great ideas and wonderful recipes. Keep up the great work.

Susie H said...

Love, love, love this blog. My newest addiction, along with grandkids, gardening and quilting. I have never been a fan of dehyd and fd foods until now. I've seen many purchase and then there it sits on the shelf. Finally a sensible way to use it!! Keep up the great work, you have a TON of great ideas and wonderful recipes.

Cheryl said...

Chef Tess! I love the Meals in Jars tutorials. Your convenience meals that I can make at home are amazing. Having healthful, easy to prepare meals ready at my fingertips gives me a sense of security that cannot be described. Thank you!!!

Cheryl said...

Chef Tess! I love the Meals in Jars tutorials. Your convenience meals that I can make at home are amazing. Having healthful, easy to prepare meals ready at my fingertips gives me a sense of security that cannot be described. Thank you!!!

taco3bumper said...

I love your generosity and sharing nature. It is great to see someone give their ideas to help everyone. You do have GREAT ideas!!!

Darcy said...

my favorite thing to read about on your blog is breads and baking

Jeri said...

I'm SO entering this contest. any prize is an awesome one! I can't tell you how amazing and inspiring I think you are.
I was all set to come to your SLC class last week, then ended up being needed to chaperone my son's 3 day filed trip to bryce canyon... I had to keep reminding myself that you would be coming again...
Things I love to see on the blog? EVERYTHING! (ok, I especially love the make your own mix type things - to save money type stuff)

Lamb said...

HOORAY! One million hits is AMAZING! Then again, you are an amazing lady with an awesome blog!
What I like to read about the most....your bread tutorials that you post. I would like to see more of your *fancy* breads.
Also...got a recipe for graham crackers? Been trying to find one that actually works for years....but no luck.
Sharing your awesomeness on facebook, twitter AND Google+ !

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, and love giveaways! have a great vaca.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 1 Million mark. I would love to win.


debrahankins@comcast.net

That Recipe said...

I am so glad I found your blog. It has inspired me to try some new things including blogging at least once a week myself :)

Evie M said...

I enjoyed the post about the personal size meals in a jar! I also can't wait to put together my 52 meals in a jar! I would love to see some more low carb meals in a jar. Thanks for doing what you do!

Virginia Groce said...

I love the recipes you put on here, not just for everyday use but for "prepping" use as well, plus the variety you have!! And the humor!!! LOVE IT!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for all you share. I love to learn about new ways to use grains.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Congratulations on your one million plus hits! Also want to thank you for the information you provided about making gluten-free meals in a jar. I would have to say your meals in a jar are my favorite thing to read about on your blog. :-)

Kris Lundeen said...

I love the tips and recipes. One of my favorite blogs!

Kris Lundeen said...

Love the tips and recipes. This is my favorite blog!

Lea said...

Most definitely the meals in a jar. I have been going nuts with those since you first started them.. They really are like having convenience foods on the shelf for those long days.

Barbara Dallon said...

I can't believe you don't have any comments yet. I am first in line. This will increase the yum in my life!

Brenda said...

Yay! Love a giveaway! And love that you had your millionth hit! How awesome is that?!?

My favorite things to read are your fabulous meal-in-a-jar recipes and stories. Also the frugal mixes, like the condensed soup mixes, etc.

Keep up the good work, and Pick ME! (You know I'm your favorite!) ... ok... just keep it fair. ;-D I know you will! Thanks!!

Brenda said...

Yay! I love a giveaway! And love that you had your millionth hit! How awesome is that!?!

My favorite posts to read are your meal-in-a-jar recipes! Also like the frugal home-made mixes (like the condensed cream of... soups).

So, Pick ME!! (You know I'm your favorite!). Oh, OK... go ahead and be random! Good luck everyone!

(P.S. Stephanie... when I went to post my comment, I hadn't logged in to choose an identity to post under. When I did that, my previous comment disappeared. If you have received this twice, please delete one of them so I'm not disqualified! <3 )

DFW said...

The spices & book would be nice, but boy would it be great to win that case of freeze dried chicken!

Leah DeLuzio said...

Always learn so much from your page! Thank you for the opportunity!

leah at bellasconcessions dot come

Kelly said...

I have found the basic bread making how-tos to be very helpful!

Kelly said...

I have found the basic breadmaking tutorials to be very helpful.

Cara Lorenz said...

I enjoy reading about meals in a jar... so interesting!

ewaters said...

I want it all.

Today is MY day. On Google in Education, I was honored (surprise!) on World Teachers' Day! Didn't know such existed!

So, my marbles must all be in a row and I'm going out to buy a lottery ticket.

Can I have?
Love you, Chef Tess!

ewaters said...

I want it all.

Today is MY day. On Google in Education, I was honored (surprise!) on World Teachers' Day! Didn't know such existed!

So, my marbles must all be in a row and I'm going out to buy a lottery ticket.

Can I have?
Love you, Chef Tess!

lynaeve said...

oh my gosh, this is the most awesome giveaway ever. THanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

I just love your blog. I love making your mixes in the jar and by doing this we have cut out all "commercially boxed" food, not to mention the ease of fixing meals in the midst of our hectic schedules. Thanks for such an awesome site!!!! Look forward to many more fab recipes!!!

Katherine said...

I enjoy when you post vegetarian/vegan options for food storage/recipes. Us vegs have to eat too!

katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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TinaM said...

Hi Chef Tess,

I am loving your recipes in a jar and oatmeal packet ideas. My husband is loving the goodies he is getting! Keep up the wonderful work. I am looking forward to your new cookbook coming out in the next couple months.

Tina

TinaM said...

Hi Chef Tess,

I am loving your recipes in a jar and oatmeal packet ideas. My husband is loving the goodies he is getting! Keep up the wonderful work. I am looking forward to your new cookbook coming out in the next couple months.

Tina

Angelique said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday, so I haven't gone through everything yet, but so far my favorite part of the site is the 52 Method Meals section. This is such an amazing site and I love your sweet and humorous postings. I look forward to going through everything and learning a tremendous amount about food storage using your methods. Thank You!

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

i am so interested in trying the freeze dried meats. I love the idea, but I'm "afraid" to invest in case we dont like it

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

I'm interested in your meals in jars. I want to try the freeze dried meats but I'm afraid to invest in it in case we dont like it. I've been reading your blog for a while but never posted

Marianna Broadus said...

I love your meals in a jar and recipes using freeze dried foods.
Thanks for your hard work.

Wendy said...

I can only choose ONE favorite thing about the blog? That is hard. However, I think my favorite thing about your blog is simply how happy it makes me. Your wit and humor and just as much happiness to my day as the good food you help me make does.

Wendy said...

I can only choose ONE favorite thing about the blog? That is hard. However, I think my favorite thing about your blog is simply how happy it makes me. Your wit and humor and just as much happiness to my day as the good food you help me make does.

dk said...

Love the laughs, the beautiful creations, the recipes and especially the JARS =) oh and the giveaways =)

Twinnie said...

This is my first visit to your blog. All I can say is wow! I buy products from Honeyville Farms so I'm excited to see all of the recipe ideas you have posted. Thank you!!

Cole Seaborn said...

Love your ideas. Can't wait for your book on the food jars. Would love to see a cost analysis on the jars. Keep on doin' what your doin'!

Darlene said...

I love your meals in a jar ideas. And I like that I can use them with dehydrated foods I make at home. Thanks for sharing.

Cammy said...

Thank you so much for thinking of meals in a jar! I've done 100+ jars and feel much better about my food storage.

Theresa D. said...

Any of your posts are great because they all have your recipe for wonderful: creativity in the kitchen, passion for food, joy sprinkled throughout!

Anonymous said...

Love the meals in a jar. Thanks for all u do.

Teresa S. said...

My favorite posts are about cooking in a sun oven--funny because I live in rainy city Seattle :)

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance!

Fred Evans said...

Great contest! Whether I win or not doesn't really matter because I win every time you post a recipe. The Grand Prize for me was developing an interest in preparing meals and passing on great 'meal-in-a-jar' meals to our friends.

Mal said...

I have recently gone through a number of personal tragedies, (haven't we all at one time or another?) most significantly, my little sister's death after her lifetime of drug addiction. My therapy has been to learn to bake bread. To me there is little else as comforting as the smell of freshly baked bread, unless it be the satisfaction of watching my family happily devour the freshly baked bread.

I happened upon your blog a few days ago when I was searching the Internet for ways to make my bread even more beautiful, such as the loaves that might come out of a boulangerie in France, and I found some of the most beautiful ideas on your web site. I am thrilled to have found your blog and have so enjoyed reading through so many of the interesting stories, ideas, and recipes, not to mention your sense of humor. You have brightened my day on more than one occasion already and I can't wait to attempt some of your incredibly beautiful methods of decorating bread.

It never ceases to amaze me how God directs us to exactly what we need in His time. Blessings to you and to yours as well as to your many fans.

Sincerely,
Mal

Jan said...

I love your blog! My favorite parts are the articles and posts where you talk about saving money. Those tips and recipes are so valuable to me. I especially love the homemade baking mixes and cream of whatever!

Jan
chaotickestrel@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I am always on the run and the meals in a jar are so convenient. I also appreciate the money saving ideas along the way, every little bit helps.

Sandie said...

Try this again, Congrats on your 1 millionth hits. Really enjoy your meals in a jar, can't wait for the book to come out. Thank you for being who you are. Sandie

Ashley said...

I personally really like your meals and breakfasts in a jar...I'd love to see less sugar in some things, but over all I love your recipes and love what you are doing and love your humor and love your haircut, and....oh wait that's not what you're wanting to know....(well your haircut is super cute). I just love your zest and your recipes you're sharing. I'd love to see an ebook full of meal in a jar recipes! And more spice blend recipes too! I love your taco seasoning, it's a staple in my home!
*hugs*

Leisa Watkins said...

Exciting news, Steph. You rock, you're beautiful, talented, creative, and you're showing the world how to eat and be healthy. One million squared is where you're headed, my dear friend. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chef Tess! You deserve every great blessing due to your generous heart and your hard work, wishing you even more blessings so that you can continue to share your talent with us...lol...

jennyarzola (at) yahoo (dot) com

Veydra said...

I love your site and recipes-you do a great job of making it easy, and showing step-by-step how to make meals that are yummy and good for you. Thank you Chef Tess!

Dee Walton said...

I found your Blog via Pinterest and I am so glad that I did. Thank you for your creativity and sharing it with us.

Veee said...

Wow! You are a star! I hope I get to sample your spice mixes.

Veee said...

Wow! You are such a star! I hope to sample your spices.

FloridaBelle said...

You are awesome... I have shared your site link with friends family and on several forums I belong to.
Your information, techniques and recipes rock...

Michelle Trask said...

I absolutely love your site! I have found some wonderful ideas and love sharing your link. Keep up the fabulous ideas.

notenufftime said...

I agree with crazy4boys- what a fun giveaway! I have been enjoying the meals in a jar series, and am always looking to change them into gluten free versions. (I also appreciated your gluten free section).
thanks

Susie H said...

Love, love, love this blog. You have fantastic ideas. I love getting away from all the premade stuff in the stores by using basic ingredients and making your mixes, meals in a jar, breads, etc. So much to try and so little time, dust bunnies will just have to wait, Chef Tess and I are playing!!!!

Krista said...

This is me leaving a comment after your post ;) I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed the things you have shared. You certainly have a talent for making people smile!

Sara Patton said...

Wow! One million already, that is awesome! I think your giveway is sweet!
Now I am just waiting on you to make a bunch of videos that you can put on dvd so I can get the collection...learning with Chef Tess (like a Martha Stewart thing) that would be so great.

sweetjeanette said...

So, gifts are one of your love languages too? LOL Thank you for the chance to win such great prizes!

Mrs. Stevens said...

I used to love your bread stuff the most... still love it... but my new favorite is the meals in jars. So stinkin' amazing!!! Oh, and I just love "visiting" with you. Also super love your Bread of Life posts. ummm... ok, so it's not one thing. Sorry. Just too much Steph awesomeness to do it. Also, you make me smile. Ok, I'll stop now.

Chappy said...

I love your blog and all the help you have given me on cooking with my food storage. You are the greatest!

Toni Davis said...

I especially LOVE the mixes in jars!! I keep buying different cans of freeze dried food so I can make all those recipes of yours. You are one talented lady and I love your page! Toni

jrdgarrett said...

I LOVE your meals in a jar! Thank you for all of the great ideas and delicious recipes. We've eaten out far too much and our waistlines show it! You've motivated me to start cooking again! My checkbook thanks you, my fat cells thank you, my tastebuds thank you, and my Husband thanks you! Donna

Heidi said...

Can't wait to make my meals in jars and this chicken would really help. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for coming up with an alternative to freezing...having meals on hand is so helpful, but I only have so much freezer space!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the millionth hit! Wonder if it was mine LOL! Love the meals in a jar, the 52 method, the bread in a jar/freezer recipes, did I mention the meals in a jar? Also love your stories and watch the posted videos often.

MotherMaidenCrone said...

I love your Meals in a Jar -- Especially the ones that use the same base.

Carolyn Cooper said...

I'm new to your blog. Introduced to it by a friend--that's what good friends do, right? Can't wait to go back through all your earlier posts to see what good things are there. Your meals in a jar are great.

GrammaDebbie said...

OH Boy!!! I am not sure I can pick just one favorite thing, but yes I really do enjoy the meals in a jar. I have put some together already and my husband was so impressed he has been showing them off to everyone!! Thanks so much.

Janie Dee said...

CONGRATS Chef Tess You Deserve it. You are such a Huge Blessing to Me and My Family. Thank You Again and Again. God Bless to You and Your Family

Winona said...

I hate to completely conform but I too have to say Meals in a Jar!

Practical Parsimony said...

Ooooo, I would love the win this. Thanks for the change

Chris said...

Lots of great ideas in your blog, thank you!

Jacqueline Jones said...

Oh a giveaway, YAY! I love that you branch into everything. Any type of recipe I need, I know I can find something here.

Tightwad said...

My fav is your Meal In A Jar recipes! Someday though I'll try painting bread.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the great recipes! I am learning how to be a better cook because right now I just scare my family most of the time with my creations - or attempts - at cooking. I think I can learn from some of your tips. I appreciate all your energy and enthusiasm!

Anne Hanset said...

I wish I had known about this site sooner. Someone just directed me to it. I can't wait to start making some meals in a jar!

Chef Tess said...

Terena Leslie Schultheis is entered in the contest

Chef Tess said...

Amy Brown is entered.

Chef Tess said...

Denise Dunn Entered!

Lisa Spencer said...

I will win this giveaway! I really enjoy the "jar method," and it has made prepping so much easier. And now, individual portions - coolbeans! Enjoy your classes and your humor, thank you!!

Lynda said...

I'm a very new follower and what drew me to your blog where your meals in a jar...I think they are sucha wonderful idea!

Dsscrapie said...

Hi Tess,
Oh, it is so hard to decide which of the many things you do that I like. ALL OF THEM!!! I have done the meals in a jar and they look so pretty lined in rows on my shelves. And, were so much FUN to do. So if I have to pick my favorite, it would be the meals in a jar. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. They have helped my family so much!

Kristi H. said...

I absolutely love the meals in a jar; what a great idea! Thanks for all the recipes and the hard work you put into this blog!

Karen Smith said...

Hip, Hip, HOORAY!!!!
Congratulations Chef Tess! That is so exciting you hit 1,000,000,000...that's a lot of hits!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! One million is an amazing achievement. I just love the recipes in a jar that can be made with one base, but changed with the adjustment of a few ingredients...so economical. Keep those recipes coming.

Keli said...

Congratulations on the one million mark, Tess! My sister suggested I look at your site. I love reading all of your ideas. I am going to try and start making some. I have an infant and a toddler so it's hard to get my thoughts together to do some of these things. I have bought the canning jars and oxygen absorbers and have some of the recipes. Now, all I need are some of the freeze dried ingredients. One step at a time, right? :) Again, Congrats!

jdjmcc said...

I only discovered your blog about a week ago. I love the concept of meals in a jar! I tried to explain it to my husband, but I think I just confused him. :) I'm going to show him the one video posted on the side. I think the jar meals would be a great help to have on hand in the kitchen. So, my favorite part is anything meal in a jar related! Jessica M.
jdjmcc@aol.com

Joan said...

I love love love your web site. You make my day

Cindy Zak said...

Wow, I just found your website and I think it is amazing! I have a friend who has a child that has food allergies and I am going to tell her about this website! You have some amazing recipes and I love how you have it organized and so easy to search for what you are looking for.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about your site is the inspiration it provides my cooking. I learn new and creative ways to make wonderful meals.

Deanna W.

Deanne Crim said...

Dummy me....I replied to the blog email (thinking I was commenting on the blog...DUH!!) so its a good thing I came back to read it again cuz I was noticeably absent! YIKES!!!

Just wanna say....You are the BEST Chef Tess!! I la la la LOVE your Meals in a Jar recipes & gluten free recipes too! And your fun stories...and your awesome videos...and your Scrumptious Seasonings...and your DELICIOUS SELF!!!! :)

Becky said...

You make it looks so easy to make up the jars that I went and bought the food making and made 8 meal soooo easy, I'm telling all my friends!

Becky said...

You made it look so easy I went out and got the fixing for 8 meals and it was easy!

Anonymous said...

To quote Linguini, star of the fine animated food film Ratatouille, "gimme summa that SPICE!" This is a perfect opportunity to tell you I love your site! One day I tried to bookmark all the recipes I wanted to try and eventually realized I was bookmarking almost every post :)

- Mel in Oregon

Ruth said...

I'm liking all your posts so far, I can't pick just one. The Halloween Spiderbread looks fun and yummy...Thank you for your hard work!

Judith Wiegel said...

thank you for all you do, between you and honeyville Im set! Grats on your 1M

Nana2boys said...

My favorite thing on your blog is the Meals in a Jar. I can't get enough of them and have actually eaten some of them as well. I also love the breads. Nothing better than a nice slice of warm bread with honey butter.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to pick just one thing that is my favorite on your blog.I enjoy your creativity,your sense of humor,your williness to share and inspire those of us who are culinarily (is that a word?)challenged and the yummy taste of your recipes!!!!

Charlotte Moore said...

I thought I left a comment the first time I read about this.I looked and cant find it on here.

I sure would love to win the chicken especially. I would be happy to win the spices too.

Thanks!!!

Robin Howard said...

Your meal in jars tutorials are the BEST! I love to cook and bake but sometimes I need convenience and your meals are the definition of convenience!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to have an email from you. It is the 1st thing I open.
Meals in a jar is my favorite

Country Girl at Heart said...

Thanks for all the recipes you share. I love your enthusiasm. My favorite part of your blog is the dinner in jars!

Sheila Hutchinson said...

Dear Chef Tess,
Thank you for a site that speaks to me and the interests of my family! Wonderful food and wonderful advice! Now, a giveaway? Congratulations to you on your one million mark, and here's wishing you many, many more.
Sheila

Cammie said...

Thanks for sharing meals in a jar. You are truly my hero at supper time.

Gwen Langan said...

I discovered your website about two weeks ago and have been visiting practically everyday since! Thank you for all the amazing ideas for meals in-a-jar (so far I've bookmarked over 20 to try...and you've even inspired me to try converting a couple of my personal recipes to a freeze dried meal in a jar!)

I just started delving into your freezer recipes tonight. So much to learn from you! And now a giveaway too?!?! Thank you!

I guess it's true...when you decide to begin your food storage the Lord really will help you meet your goal!

julie c. said...

Thank you for making long term food storage enjoyable. I love your practical recipes, and meals in a jar. Congrats on your Million plus hits.

DaniK said...

I came across your blog on Pinterest. I have now read many of your recipes and investigated the oxygen absorbers. I find this all very fascinating! I think I have found a new "addiction." Thank you for sharing!!

M. D. Seals said...

Hi!! I also came across your blog from a Pinterest fan ( http://pinterest.com/pin/132293307773828028/ ). I have to say I love the painted bread and canned gumbo. I did not know about the vacuum packaged meals until running into you! Plus, your recipes look amazing!

Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to inform and educate on food prep!

Love the hair!!

Diane

kerry said...

Dear Chef Tess,
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas
And Chocolate Bread !!!

jen said...

What an awesome give away!

Thank you so much!

And thank you for the awesome food ideas!

Kathy Cavaness said...

This is my first time here and what a deal. I love to can my own produce so meal in a jar is a bonus. This will be a bookmark site.
Thanks
kathy

Jeanie said...

I just discovered Chef Tess Bakeresse and I love her! The ideas, recipes, and her fun personality have made food storage cookery so much fun. I'd love to win Tess' giveaway (ha ha). Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am a newbie to prepping and long term food storage. I've been wondering how to cook with all of those big cans - and how to keep the ingredients fresh once opened. When I found Cheff Tess I was SO HAPPY!!!! Just the answer i am looking for!!! I've ordered some fo the foods and will start putting jars together as soon as I get the additional ingredients. Keep up the GREAT work helping us busy, working, prepping Moms take care of our loved ones!!! Ordering your book tonight :)

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this site, and I just got my vacuum sealer in the mail today! I am so excited to try some of your recipes. I'm going to put them in bags instead of jars to make things easier when we go camping. I have several recipes already that I can't wait to try. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am new to this site and just got my vacuum sealer in the mail today! I have several of your recipes I can't wait to try. I am going to store them in bags instead of jars, so we can take them camping, but they all sound great.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of your good ideas. I have learned a lot and have had fun doing it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such insightful, concise food prep, storage & recipes!