Monday, March 29, 2010

Maple-Glazed Potatoes and Coobook Giveaway

Wow another busy weekend and I'm beat. We unloaded 1 yard of sand to level out the yard Friday night and another Saturday morning. Then we had a bunch of friends over to smoke some meat and boil crawfish. Yummy!! Sunday I planted some flowers I bought and also a little pot of rosemary, basil and cilantro. Now if the summer heat doesn't kill them I'll be able to enjoy them. I love steak night! I tried a new experiment with potatoes and it turned out terrific. I scaled it back for the two of use so it doesn't look like much in the picture but it worked with the amount of food we had. I can't wait to whip up a batch of these for Easter.

I just realized I promised to start doing more giveaways, but I haven't done any in March. Good news is I've teamed up with a great sponsor so be on the lookout soon because I'll be doing a monthly giveaway for them that'll get you ready for summer in no time. So for this month I've been going through all the cookbooks I have (I umm....I kinda sorta maybe have a slight addiction to cookbooks) so I've decided to clean out some that I've bought and never used and who better to give them to then my readers.

-Leave a comment telling me which book you would like and if you normally host Easter at your house or do you head over to someone else's?

-For an extra entry become a Finding Inspiration In Food follower and be sure to leave a separate comment telling me you are.

Be sure to leave me an email to contact you if you don't have a blog. Contest ends this Friday, April 2nd at midnight central time and I'll pick 2 winners then. Good Luck!!

Maple-Glazed Potatoes

3 pounds fingerling potatoes
1/4 cup butter, melted
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped thyme or rosemary
splash of lemon juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine potatoes, butter, salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish. Roast uncovered for 45 minutes, tossing once or twice during roasting.

Stir together vinegar, syrup and garlic. Drizzle potatoes with mixture and toss with a spoon to coat. Continue to roast an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender and glazed.

To serve, sprinkle potatoes with green onions, herbs and splash of lemon juice.


  1. I like the Soups book. I'm already a follower.

    Since we lost my Mom we don't have an Easter gathering any longer. She would always do a great ham and all the fixings. Us kids now only get together for Thanksgiving and XMAS.

  2. Ooh, I love soup--I'd like that one :)

    We go to Brian's house the Saturday before and let a restaurant do Easter brunch :) No clean up!

  3. And since I'm a follower, we like Pizza too :)

  4. I like the Pizza cook book! We do Easter here at our house, with all the kids.
    Cathy Young

  5. kelgirl105 at yahoo dot comMarch 31, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Pizza book-- I have never been much of a soup girl!

    We don't do Easter here. It's just me and my boyfriend, so nothing fun to look forward to. :/

  6. I host our Easter meal for the whole family. We have about 4 total family gather together. Always a great time for fun, food (tons) and fellowship.

    I would love the Soup cookbook.


  7. I am a new follower