Sandi is blogging from the WhistleStop Cafe kitchen. It's all about good home cooking; food, family and fun. Thousands of posts . . .

~In the south and around the world.



Thursday, October 01, 2009

A bloggerversary giveaway!

What was I ever thinking? In Oct of 2006, Bill came up with the idea of starting a WhistleStop Blog. At first, the idea was that we would both be posting.

On Oct 7, 2006 I posted my first blog page. Now 3 years and almost 700 posts later... I am still at it. Bill has yet to make his first blog post (don't hold your breath on that one)

I will say over the past 3 years, I have developed some of the most amazing friendships. Many people I have met... others I've never seen face to face, but I feel like we are back door neighbors. We could sit over a glass of sweet tea and have plenty to talk about. I know that there are lots of blurkers who don't leave comments, but come into my bloggy kitchen every day. I have posted tons of recipes, tips, and crafty ideas. I've taken y'all on trips across the world and around town. You have shared in the important events in our lives.

I appreciate each of you! To celebrate our 3rd Bloggerversary I am going to have a giveaway. Leave me a comment (yes even you blurkers) and remind me of one of your favorite post, picture, or recipe. I will draw a name from the hat and send the winner a big goodie box of WhistleStop products, a cookbook, and an apron. I will draw the lucky winner on Oct 7th. Thanks y'all!
Sandi
~ and Bill :-)

32 comments:

Char said...

yay! first! LOL

congrats on the anniversary.

my favorites are always your beach adventures since I'm rather partial to the beach too.

Annie said...

Congrats on three years of blogging!

Most memorable for me was your gumbo recipe for Slow Soupers. It was my first time ever making a roux. And it worked!

Lianne said...

Three years! Wow! I am impressed!

Oh wow. To pick one favorite post is hard!!! You have posted so many fantastic recipes that I don't know if I can only pick one... I loved the roasted broccoli one, but I think that the lemon chicken salad is my ultimate favorite. In fact, I sent a link to that post to several friends.

I also loved all your Italy pictures. They reminded me of my trip there and made my heart all warm remembering how fun it was.

Keep on blogging, Sandi! Here's to many more years!

Tracy B at FeedSack Cooking said...

Congrats on Blogging.

I enjoy all of your blog post and love your blog name. My family are big train fans and Whistlestop Cafe is a place that we have been wanting to vist for some time. alot of family history in irondale. It would be such an honor to win a whistlestop prize
package. Thanks for having a great and adventurous blog.

barb cabot said...

Sandi I enjoy your blog so much. It's always full of humour, warmth, and wonderful recipes. I think one of my fave posts was of course the hot air balloon adventure and days with friends in Montisi. Love you and love that sweet tea.

Nila said...

Just found your blog very recently, so I don't have a favorite post -- yet. :) I DO know that I look forward to each new posting, though.

Jan Alexander said...

Where have I been for 3 years?????? I just found you (purchased a box of Whistle Stop chili mix, yummm) and love the blog. While perusing the blog I really liked the breakfast cookies and the Baked garlic cheese grits. Thanks for being here and sharing your knowledge.

Lisa said...

Okay, how do I pick just one???? So I will say this, your adventures in Italy made me very happy. I was so thrilled you were able to take us along whenever you went. And the last time, oh what I would have given to be able to cook in Italy. oooolalaaaa

Morgaine Pendragon said...

Happy Bloggerversary! I love all your posts really. But the Photohunt ones are probably my favorites like the Pasta one. Oh and then there's the recipe ones, love those too.

All your posts are great!

fourkidsmom said...

easy to pick my favorite. It would have to be Italy. That is the only place across the sea that I would want to see. And to be able to cook as well. How Cool.

Teresa

Mari said...

Congrats on 3 years!
I can't pick one favorite but I really enjoyed all the posts and pictures from your trip to Rome.

9405018--Pat said...

congrats on your 3 year anniversary. love your Italy and gumbo recipe....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Beth said...

I am so glad I found your blog. You have some of the best recipes! Hey Bill - C'mon! Talk to us! LOL

nanny said...

Congrats, girl!!! I loved your trip to Italy...I loved your trip to the beach and you giving the ring to your future son in law, very sweet story. I love your recipes....I love your blog!!! And I love fried green tomatoes!!! ha

Patti Cakes said...

That's an easy one. Favorite all time pic is you in the cool glasses. The ones to wear when you cut onions. Hugs

Cora said...

I'm fairly new to blogging, so bear with me...Love your site.
Thanks for the visit to mine!
I love the fried crab claws and the Peach Quesadillas....well I've got to try those! Sounds really good!

Nana Jan said...

I just recently discovered your blog and love it! Your recipes look wonderful and I can't wait to
try one of them. I love the post when you went to the beach and your daughter got engaged with the family ring...had to shed a few tears with that one! Congrats on your bloggerversary!

Baked Alaska said...

Sandi-Congratulations on your bloggerversary. I don't know what my favorite post of yours is, but I like the ones where you show photos of your family. Like the post on 8/27 called Smile. I think it's great that your family gets together for the photos like that and plans to wear white, etc. You do have a beautiful family!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming by for a visit and leaving a comment. Hope you have a HAPPY FALL! Congrats on your anniversary.

Blessings,
Linda

jan said...

Congrats! I love your Tuscany posts!
jan

bailey said...

well Sandi there are many posts of yours I really truly enjoy, Sunday Salads were some.............but I must say that the views from Tuscany had to be a favorite.

Happy Bloggerversary............and Bill you must have at least one post in ya!!!

paintergal said...

Blurkers- I love it!
Since I ambled over here from Pat's Backporch, I don't really know your blog.
I'll pick blurkers as my favorite word from your blog. :)

paintergal said...

Oh, and I'm having a giveaway also.
C'mon over!

Lori Lynn said...

Congrats and best wishes on your continued success Sandi. Your blog is a delight. I am sure Bill contributes in his own way.
LL

karen said...

Love your shrimp and grits recipe. Congrats on your anniversary!

6p00d83451ef2569e2 said...

Wow - three years. Imagine that Bill has not posted once on his blog! LOL

I'm not sure that I have a favourite post Sandi because I LOVE the all - the most fun is how our quirky sense of humour always comes through . . .

Tracy B at FeedSack Cooking said...

I hope I win this prize package. Your blog is great!!!!!

C said...

I don't think I can choose an all-time favorite, but I do often turn to your recipe for curried chicken and rice casserole when I need to eat something and am facing a refrigerator full of leftovers!

Loretta said...

Your blog always makes my day! Thanks so much for doing such a great job!

Meals by Misty said...

I'm somewhat of a newbie blogger so I have to go with my the first post I ever read of yours, which is also my favorite. Farewell to the white shoes! Bye Bye Stuart W's! I'm ready for fall and some of your gumbo!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Congratulations, friend! I adore your blog. I think my favortie post have been when you did a soup post each week, and then there was the ice cream ones. I didnt know there were so many flavors. My stomach still aches to try the pina colada ice cream.
I love the post where you went to the Italian eatery in Homewood with Rhoda and your "dates". I love the picture you took out the top of your cute little VW, I have loved your vacation trips for I feel as though I have gotten to go along. I have loved the pancake showdowns and the trip to your sister in laws home. Girl, so many great things can be found here....but you can guess my most favorite post were those from Italy, where I lived vicariously through you my friend! Wow! that was amazing.
Congrats and many more. Love to stop by the Whistlestop Cafe Blog.
Hugs!

Gin said...

Keep it going!!! I love to read your recipes and have tried a few. I love this last one on the grilled corn. I did something similar over the weekend. Now I'm excited about trying yours.

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