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On my first day of freedom…

I organized recipes (if you sing it, it’s very “Twelve-Days-of-Christmas”-sounding, mmkay?)

For the Prevention Cookbook, that is. If you’re not motivated to copy and paste a favorite recipe into an email, keep reading for some serious motivation.

Georgie of Ask Georgie has graciously offered the winner of the Prevention Cookbook Giveaway a hard copy of her published recipe book entitled, Dig In — a $25 value and packed with Georgie’s recipes. Oh, and did I mention she’s a dietitian? That’s right, double bonus! (Thank you, Georgie!)

What do you have to do to enter? Send me a recipe, it’s that easy. Here’s the details…

1. If you submit at least 1 recipe, you will receive a copy of the “cookbook” (in electronic format on desktopcookbook.com)
2. If you submit at least 1 recipe, you will win 1 entry into a giveaway drawing.
3. If you submit a recipe to one of several “categories”, you win additional entries into the giveaway. Two recipes….2 entries…three recipes…3 entries, and so on*. And, of course, our recipe book grows.
* Up to 6 recipe entries per person — one per recipe category, listed below.
4. Your blog site/name will be associated with your recipe(s) — hello, blog traffic!
(Side note: Heretofore, don’t pick a horrible recipe!)
5. Recipes should be relatively healthy (i.e. lard is bad, canola oil is good). If you have the nutritional information for your recipe, each recipe you enter wins you an ADDITIONAL entry for a total of 2 entries each and a total of 12 entries!
6. Email me your recipe(s) by January 1, 2010 (WEIRD, 2010!) to [email protected]

Recipe categories will be:
appetizer and hors d’oeuvres
entree and main dishes
casseroles and side dishes
desserts and sweets

On January 1st, participants can expect a cookbook filled with delicious recipes delivered straight to their inbox, helping to start the new year right! Get to sendin’!

I have received 27 recipes with another 13 days to enter! I have also submitted 10 recipes that are absolute must-makes in this household — 37 recipes in total, many of which are vegetarian!

And, here’s a sneak peak that what the Giveaway Prize will consist of (in addition to Gerogie’s Cookbook!!!)
Prevention RD Cookbook Giveaway Prize
Anywho, last night was, in fact, my first night of freedom. After a 12-hour work day, I came home to watch some guilty pleasure TV (coughcoughJerseyShorecoughcough)…while getting in a workout.

4 miles of fun…felt great!

Next up was ultimate relaxation of the body and stimulation of the mind…

Ohhhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaaa…that tub only seems to see action fro the hubby, but not this weekend!

My study materials for the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) exam. Believe it or not, this is my preferred reading material, just glad it didn’t fall into the bath!

So sweet of your follow-up questions on Lily. She is doing wonderfully! It wasn’t 24 hours before she was back to her crazy, sassy self. She and husband took a 9-hour drive up to central Illinois yesterday and he said she was a complete angel the entire way. She and her brother-in-law have met for the first time and we didn’t know how that would go. Husband says they are “coexisting” and we’ve learned that Lily does not enjoy being humped, haha!

She does, however, like her brother’s bed and has made herself right at home…

Enjoy your Saturday, I know I’ll be enjoying mine (despite only “sleeping in” until 8am!)!

Thanks for tracking me down in my new “home” and thank you for the warm welcomes to my new site and WordPress.

And a HUGE thanks to Thomas for his fabulous work on my site!

What are you up to this weekend?

Do you like being alone, or does being home alone creep you out?

Have you submitted a recipe to the Prevention Cookbook?

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  1. December 20, 2009 / 7:44 am

    love the new site, pleased doggie is feeling better

    love Rebecca

  2. December 20, 2009 / 8:08 am

    Love Jersey Shore, it’s my new favorite guilty pleasure!
    I love to be home alone, but not all of the time. I like a nice balance between alone time and being with others.
    I have an ugly sweater party tonight, then tomorrow shopping. ugh, hate the crowds!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  3. December 20, 2009 / 8:21 am

    I came over here b/c I saw your headshot from your comment on Heather’s Health Happiness site and wanted to tell you you’re gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      December 20, 2009 / 11:07 am

      Likewise : ) Thank you!

  4. gfear
    December 20, 2009 / 8:55 am

    Ahem! First of all I’m a SHE!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Second, you spelled my name wrong in the last link.
    But that’s okay, I still love ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ww, Lily’s cast is off already?! Nice!

    Georgie Fear RD

    • Nicole
      December 20, 2009 / 11:07 am

      I’m glad you still love me because I am ashamed and embarrassed!

  5. December 20, 2009 / 9:10 am

    I like the new site :-). I’m looking forward to seeing the final compilation of recipes for the cookbook. Maybe I should submit more recipes!

  6. December 20, 2009 / 9:45 am

    Sounds like you are enjoying your alone time… ๐Ÿ™‚ I like spending time alone but haven’t really in about two years (since the toddler was born), so yes, I’d love some alone time!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Submitting a recipe to the Prevention Cookbook is on my “to do list!” I appreciate the reminders…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Weekend!

  7. December 20, 2009 / 10:21 am

    Looks like you had a fantastic night, I must say I’m jelous. However, I may have chosen different reading material ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Have a great Saturday.

  8. December 20, 2009 / 11:00 am

    i dont like being a lone. I never have.. its something that makes me nervous.. worried. lonely of course.
    Your bathtub…love. SO jelous.. and so very relaxing <3

  9. December 20, 2009 / 11:19 am

    You’re soo pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog.. I appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

    That tub looks incredibly inviting.. I would never get out!

  10. December 20, 2009 / 12:26 pm

    OK, so I LOVE the blog AND the dog. I want an english bulldog SO bad and I’ve tried for awhile to get one from a rescue…but no luck.

    I shall email you a recipe pronto!

    Also, you have my dream job. I wish I could work in the health/fitness profession, but I discovered that dream a little too late in my college career. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe someday though!

  11. December 20, 2009 / 12:49 pm

    Hey suga!! wow what a relaxing weekend!! i LOVE hot baths-sometimes i get so close to falling asleep in them tho! haha ๐Ÿ™‚ hmm i like being home alone for a couple nights, but after that i get lonely!

  12. December 20, 2009 / 1:06 pm

    I am glad to hear she is doing better =)

    oye I keep forgetting to email you my recipe…it’s nothing special though lol

    I am staying warm this weekend at home and staying away from the snow…I am a homebody but sometimes I love to have company, like today =)

  13. December 20, 2009 / 1:26 pm

    Oh I am so jealous of that bath! I can’t wait to get a nice one like that. Now I am afraid to take a bath because our tub is gross. Our apartment is so old….I just can’t wait!

    I love your reading materials ๐Ÿ™‚ I’l like to get certified in diabetes management myself. Like you, I enjoy reading about stuff like that. We’re cool!

  14. December 20, 2009 / 1:49 pm

    Love the new site!! Isn’t Word Press Great ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was able to host the cookie exchange and now waiting for the snow to come ๐Ÿ™‚

    Submitting a recipe now for the cookbook.

  15. December 20, 2009 / 3:25 pm

    Hi there,
    I want to say thank you much for the comment on my blog. (yeah I love michael buble and John Krasinski…Emily blunt has/has best of both worlds, no?).
    Anyway, I so so appreciate new comments and readers, please stop by more if you are interested ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have a real nice blog here as well. You must be getting such a big collection of ideas for the cookbook.

  16. December 20, 2009 / 3:49 pm

    Sounds like a fun thing to do! I’ll have to search around for some of my best recipes!

  17. December 20, 2009 / 11:39 pm

    I love the new site. Are you studying for the CDE exam. I was going to take it too but we moved overseas and so I am just short on my hours. Good luck. Looks like a nice relaxing bath.

    • Nicole
      December 21, 2009 / 2:50 am

      Hey Melinda! I have 270 hours in less than 6 months, so I am right on track to take the exam sometime in the next 18-24 months (the exam is only offered twice a year, ugh!). I can’t believe I’m accruing the hours so quickly, it’s great! There’s a chance my husband’s job my take us overseas (again), so I am busting tush to get those hours in within 2 years. If I’m tired and I have 3 more patients on my schedule for the day, I’ll say to myself, “You want those hours, Nicole!” — it’s a friendly motivator : )

      • December 21, 2009 / 10:34 am

        I guess I would have to go to the states to take it too. I just don;t know what to do since I didn’t get enough hours. Even with diabetes classes and the type 1 patients in peds, it was tough since I was all over the place covering everything. Good luck on the exam. What will you do if you move overseas? Where were you overseas before? Is he military like my hubby? Sorry for all the questions. I am totally curious.

  18. December 21, 2009 / 1:36 am

    So glad you had a restful day–you deserve it & it’s essential this time of year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am going to submit a recipe ASAP, but please keep reminding me on here so I don’t forget ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still deciding on what one to submit!!

  19. December 21, 2009 / 2:31 am

    Yay wordpress! The new look looks great!

    Wine, bath, and some good reads = quality night of relaxation! Glad the pupper is a-okay ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. December 21, 2009 / 4:52 am

    Love the new look! I’m glad your puppy is okay – that’s a relief.

    I enjoy just being in the house by myself on occasion. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does I’m really happy!

    Definitely going to do the recipe!!

  21. December 21, 2009 / 4:58 am

    love the new look!! I think it depends when I am home alone, if it is at night late, and it is bad weatehr out, I would prefer to NOT be alone, but if it is during the day or eearly evening, no biggie!!
    I submitted a recipe to your book!

  22. December 21, 2009 / 6:34 am

    I’m excited for the recipe book!

    I was snowed in until today…and we were supposed to have a family party with 21 guests, which has been narrowed down to about 3 due to all the snow!

  23. December 21, 2009 / 7:11 am

    Oh I’m SO excited about the cookbook and to see all the recipes!!! Thanks for doing this – what a great idea!

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