14 June 2009

2 Gals Cooking Light...and the Winner is.............

It has been a fun week with 2 Gals cooking a week of light and healthy dishes from the pages of Cooking Light magazine. Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpys Honeybunch and I have been fans of the magazine for years with over 70 delicious and healthy recipes in each issue. As mentioned all this week Shelby was given the opportunity to give away a years subscription to Cooking Light magazine to THREE lucky readers! These Cooking Light Subscriptions were generously offered to you by Aaron of Magazine Direct. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who commented for your chance to win and followed us through this week of Cooking Light!!! Also a BIG HUG to Aaron for sponsoring us!! Stay tuned for some more adventures in the future as we continue to eat healthy and extremely tasty dishes.

Day 1 saw Shelby and I devouring Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches here and here. We both prepared this sandwich more than once, it was that good with the melted brie!!

Day 2 I chose to make Heirloom Tomato and Herb Pappardelle. This is the perfect way to enjoy those sun-ripened and juicy summer tomatoes.

Day 3 Shelby prepared Strawberry Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. It is definitely something I need to try!! Shelby said, " Strawberries aren't quite in season here yet, but we are able to buy them in the stores at a fairly reasonable price still - not to mention they are high in nutritional content and low in calories!

Day 4 -  I opted for something sweet Oatmeal Cookie Peach Cobbler . L'il Burnt Toast and I enjoyed this with some vanilla yogurt ice cream warm from the oven. You could substitute any seasonal fruit for the peaches. I strongly feel that rhubarb would be a perfect combination for the cookie topping!!

Day 5 Shelby shared Apricot Glazed Grilled Chicken with her family and friends. She says, "The glaze was slightly sweet and the chicken was so tender and juicy. I took leftovers to work in a salad and it was delicious!" This was an excellent choice!!

The highlight of Day 6 was Fire-Seared Antipasto PlatterFire Seared Antipasto Platter jumped off the pages of Cooking Light as the perfect summer appetizer to highlight seasonal vegetables from your local markets.

Day 7 Shelby opted for the Gingered Blueberry Shortcake . Shelby says, "The photo looked so appealing in the magazine that I decided I would have to make it"

We have drawn the names of the 3 winners who will receive a Cooking Light Subscription for 1 year which were generously offered to you by Aaron of Magazine Direct. And the winners are:

Delectable Dining
Coleen's Recipes

Linda of Oklahoma Peach Fuzz and For Goodness Sake(Linda authors two blogs!)
Thanks to all who participated and entered! Winners please email Shelby at grumpyshoneybunch at yahoo dot com with your full name and mailing address so that she can pass this on to Aaron at Magsdirect.com!

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  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win--I'm excited!

  2. You did an awesome job on the round up Val! Thank you!! :o) It has been a real pleasure hosting this with you and I look forward to more in the future!

  3. This was such a fun thing to do! Everything looked mouth-watering...and congrats to the winners :)

    ..and thx for adding my button, BBFF ;)

  4. What a gorgeous roundup! congrats to the winner!



  5. That was a delicious week of CL recipes. Congratulations to the winners.

  6. Wonderful series, Val. Sorry I've been MIA the past couple of days - my German "daughter" is visiting.

    Congrats to the winners!

    I've loved seeing the recipes from a home cook pov.


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