YAY!!! I finally have the cover to my new cookbook! YAY!

Woo hoo!!! After much trial and error, the cover for my new cookbook is ready. I’m so excited! I wanted to show it to you guys to see if you like it (fingers crossed!).

Yay! My new cookbook cover!!

I must share that I had more than a little help with the book. My hubby, sister and mom were instrumental in getting this book written. Their kitchen skills and my sister’s editing skills made this book what it is. It’s got my sassy mouth in it (sans cuss words, believe it or not) but it’s got the love and dedication of my wonderful family on every page too. I’ll never be able to thank them enough!!

Also, two of my wonderful blogger buddies contributed to it.

Bernadette of Rants From My Crazy Kitchen blogging fame contributed 2 recipes to the book. They are so good they make me drool every time I read them!

Kimberley of Face Like a Frying Pan blogging fame created Sparky the Dragon for me. He’s a little surprise that you’ll find within the book.

Big thanks to both of them for their help!!! :) The book would be less without your amazing contributions!!!

The book is slated for release at the very end of October or the first few days of November. It’ll be in printed versions in both color and black & white and on Kindle. It’ll eventually be on Nook too.

Have I mentioned how excited I am???? A LOT of blood, sweat and tears went into writing this book (literally, not figuratively!), but it was worth it all. When I hold it in my hands it makes me so happy and proud. :) Yay cookbook!

71 comments on “YAY!!! I finally have the cover to my new cookbook! YAY!

  1. YAY! Cool cover for it. The question is … is he doing all the cooking while you oversea and consume copious amounts of alcohol and random comments? ;-)

    Creative Chefs and Reluctant Cooks love that title. I’m reluctantly creative .. or is that creatively reluctant ;-)

    • Yep. You nailed it!!! He does 98% of the cooking while I stand back, drinking wine and watching his butt. It’s heaven!!! :) I’m so glad you like the title!! It took forever to figure it out, but I liked the end result. I’m sooooo glad you like it too! :)

      If you’re like me, you are reluctantly creative! ;)

  2. Congrats on the new book!! Can’t wait for it to come out……Need some help on some great recipes and know this will do the trick!! :)

    And just love the cover. Is that your handsome hubby on the cover with you? If so, what a beautiful couple you are!!

    • Thank you!!! You are so sweet! And yeah, that’s my honeybear. He’s such a sport. I love that smile of his. :) I hope you love the cookbook. It’s full of great recipes and you’ll definitely be able to tell I wrote it. I don’t cuss 20 times on each page (shocking!), but it’s definitely got sass in it. ;) XOXOXO

    • From your mouth to God’s ear!!! Thank you! What a sweet thing to say. I sure hope people love it. It’s quite different from any cookbook I’ve ever read, so I’m hoping people like its odd take on what a cookbook can be. Oh, and I hope they love all the recipes too! ;) XOXO

  3. The title and cover are awesome! I’m starting to discover that I may like cooking so I’m thinking of picking this book up when it’s out! In this case, I don’t mind it not being on the Nook yet cuz cookbooks are better in print…I wouldn’t want to take my Nook to the kitchen! Very cool Jodi, and I’m shocked you didn’t curse. What? Who are you? ;)

    • You really are a sweetie! :) If you do get it, I hope you love it. It’s got a nice mix of challenging vs. easy-as-pie recipes, so since you are just discovering cooking, this will be a good start for you. You can begin with the recipes in my half of the book and as you get more and more skilled, move on to the recipes in the “Grant” section of the book.

      As for print vs. digital, I couldn’t agree more when it comes to cookbooks. There’s nothing like having a hard copy when it comes to cookbooks.

      Yeah, the non-cursing was hard! I think I say “damn” 3 or 4 times and “hell” once or twice. Other than that, I was a saint! It was NOT EASY!!! :)

    • Thank you, Miss Sylvia! :) I’m glad you like the cover. It’s exactly what happens in our kitchen on a daily basis! Though I did just make homemade spaghetti sauce on Tuesday, so I occasionally (rarely) do my part. ;)

    • Yep! That’s my baby! It’s so funny you mention that he’d make a good Thor (thank you, by the way). I never let on if I have a celebrity crush but my hubby has figured out that I’m a little partial to Thor. I tell him, “It’s cause you look like him! He reminds me of my honey!” :)

    • Hey there, doll. :) You are so sweet!!! It should be out in just a few weeks. Thanks so much!!

      Now, as for not being able to cook–neither can I! Half the book (my half) has recipes for people who can’t or hate to cook so that when they are forced to do it, they can find an easy recipe. :) The other half is definitely for your brother. :)

  4. Love the cover!! You are such a good-looking couple. I am so excited for you. It must feel awesome to see all of your hard work come to life in a real “in the flesh” book! Congratulations!! It couldn’t happen to a sweeter person!!
    Thank you so much for the shout out and for giving Sparky somewhere to live!!

    • Thank you! You are too kind. :) I love my honey’s handsome face. :)

      I’m really excited too! And it just wouldn’t be the same without Sparky (I LOVE that name–well done!). When I got my first proof of it it really did feel amazing to touch it and hold it and know that I’d created it. Such a wonderful feeling. I can’t wait until you see Sparky in action. He’s just perfect!

  5. Hi, Jodi! Thanks so much for the mention. I can almost guarentee you that if I ever publish my own cookbook, there literally WILL be blood and tears!! Maybe not sweat, because I rarely do that, but that’s another story :)

    • Thank you, doll!! :) I constantly have kitchen accidents, but the hubby could juggle knives and be okay. He’s magical like that. ;) I always buy Grant 2-3 cookbooks every Christmas. There is something awesome about getting a present that you know will bring you good things for years to come. If you get one for Kristin (which would kick ass!) let me know what you make out of it. :)

    • My dear, I’m right there with you. I bet I own 30 cookbooks and I can hardly cook. Now, I know that sounds odd from a cookbook writer. Luckily half the recipes are from the hubby for people who love cooking and half of the recipes are mine for people who can’t or hate to cook but still have to sometimes. I figure people like you and me need a cookbook too! ;) They can’t all be only for master chefs! ;)

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