I always grab the mail when I'm waiting for Pierce to come on the school bus. Right now we're flooded with catalogs and junk mail. So recently when I pulled out a long, thin cardboard box, I was just happy to have something that wasn't trying to entice me into spending more money. The box was from Taste of Home, which seemed weird, since I hadn't ordered anything. And it had a letter(not the typical bill looking type deal) attached to the front.
I opened the letter and it brought a smile to my face. It said that one of my recipes was published in their 2012 Almost Homemade cookbook, so they were sending me a complimentary copy! The winter that the twins were infants, I spent a lot of my spare time creating new recipes, and I would frequently submit them to Taste of Home. I'd totally forgotten about it (just like I've forgotten much of what occurred during the first 6 months with the twins!).
What recipe could it be? I didn't even remember what all I'd sent to them. Turns out that you will find my recipe for Pear-Blueberry Granola, which is made in the crockpot, on page 174. It's delicious and fairly healthy, and makes a great dessert in addition to being a wonderful breakfast. And I'm so excited to be included in Taste of Home - I've been a huge fan of their cookbooks and magazines since 1998!
Now that was a good mailbox surprise! And now I have a new cookbook to boot!
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