Woohoo! I have officially been blogging for one full year. My first post was July 31st, 2010 and was called …and the Journey Begins! At that time I’d been on WW since May 4th and had only lost 6.8lbs. That mean’s I’ve lost 73.5lbs with YOU!
Thank you so much to everyone who reads my blog! I never thought I’d get any regular readers at all and really just started blogging to keep myself accountable, but you are all wonderful and I look forward each post to reading your comments 🙂
And so to thank you all, and also in hopes of bringing the lurkers out (I am guilty of this too on many a blog!) to comment I am going to do my very first GIVEAWAY!!! I have decided to merge my two main interests: weight loss and baking (as you can tell by my blog rolls) into one and my giveaway will be a brand new copy of my favourite cookbook: One Smart Cookie byJulie Van Rosendaal! (Canadian shout-out in process: she’s a baker from Calgary)
This book is awesome! It has tons of recipies from cookies to brownies to bars to sweet breads to squares to truffles all low-fat but still DELICIOUS! I use this book all the time and it has one of my favourite quick and easy to make cookies that I love to make for parties or bring to pot-lucks: the CHOCOLAVA cookies. They are like wonderful brownie cookies but only have 1/4 cup of butter in them! Because I am in a sharing mood here is the recipe. The glorious thing is that they are only 2 pts per cookie (yes, even on points plus!) – isn’t it great that she includes the NI for each cookie as well?! I love it.
I’d like to point out on this scan of the recipe that it includes the requisite chocolate/baking stains, but also the ubiquitous coffee mug stain.
Now, back to the cookbook giveaway. I should point out that I did not get a free copy or anything like that – either from the publisher, author, or Amazon or Chapters Indigo. I am buying this book myself to give to one reader – THAT’S how much I love this book. I’m going to say that the giveaway is only open to citizens (or addresses) in the USA or Canada as I’m going to buy it either through Amazon.com or Chapters.indigo.ca (click on the links if you’d like more info about the cookbook)
Here’s how you enter: Leave me a comment on this post and tell me what is your favourite cookie (or baked dessert if you’re not a cookie fan)! The giveaway is open from now until Tuesday August 2nd at 6pm Eastern Time and I’ll post the winner that night with my weigh-in results!
Happy Day! Have a great Sunday all, and a great long weekend to everyone in Canada celebrating the August long weekend 🙂