Friday, April 11, 2008

Shameless Plug

A few years ago I was vacationing with some friends. As we sat around the pool we started to discuss our favorite recipes and what kind of things our families liked to eat for dinner.

The longer we talked, the more we were making promises to each other to exchange this recipe or that recipe. Good intentions to be sure, but I knew realistically that these exchanges would probably never happen once we returned home to our busy lives.

By the end of the weekend we had each commited to compile our recipes in a cookbook and Peacocks on My Porch was born.

We took a few months to gather, organize and type our recipes. We then sent the book off to the publisher and a few weeks later, 500 cookbooks landed on my front porch.

That first year, we each gave them to friends and family for Christmas gifts. The book was an instant hint. Soon we were all receiving calls from people wanting to buy our book. Within just a few months, all 500 cookbooks were gone. We ordered a second printing and now those books are also extinct.

It's kind of amazing to me the kind of response our little cookbook has generated. I'm always a little taken back when people tell me it is their favorite cookbook. Not because I don't believe it be great, but truthfully, I haven't spent a great deal of time cooking out of it. Many of my tried and true recipes are in the book, but like most people, I get in a rut and make the same rotation of meals over and over again. That being said, I know my friends are wonderfully, talented cooks, so I am certain that the "tried and true" recipes they have included in the book are fabulous. I really need to spend some time experimenting with everyone's recipes....after all, I've been given rave reviews!

So now it is a few years later and we have decided to do one FINAL printing of our beloved cookbook. Perhaps ten years down the road, we might decide to do another one, but for now, this baby has run it's course. In the spirit of going out with a bang, we have added nearly 300 new recipes, bringing the total recipe count of Peacocks on My Porch to 700 recipes.

I did some editing on our book today and I must say, I'm really excited to cook this week. I'm trying three new recipes from my friends and I get a bit hungry just thinking about it.

If you are interested in owning a Peacocks on My Porch cookbook, this is your last chance. We are ordering pre-sold books only, and will not have excess books available to purchase at a later date. Please leave a comment with your email address or send me an email if you would like to place an order.


Jana said...

YES!!! I would love a book.
I am in that same rut. I continue to make the same meals all the time. I would love to spice up our dinner menu.

Chelsea_Travis_Baby said...

I was blessed enough to get one of these books when I got married. I absolutely love them! I would encourage everyone to get one before they run out!

Tami said...

Count me in!
Let me know how much.

Brooke said...

i want one. actually, i want two. actually... should i just buy five? they sound like a fab gift...

Jam said...

I am totally in! Do you need the money up front and when do you need the order by? I know at least 15 women who want that cook book! xoxo tammy hall

Jana said...

If possible could I get two more. That would be a total of three. Let me know how much I owe you.
Thanks so much!!!!

Melissa C said...

Jill, I just happened across your blog--how I can't even remember--but I'm always looking for new recipes. My email address is Would you mind telling me how much you are charging per book. What a great idea. Did you use Blurb or MyPublisher?

Melissa Campbell

Lisa Cannon said...

I stumbled on your blog from Sue's blog. I would love a copy of your book, I love great cookbooks. My email is


lynnie said...

Jill, I don't know if it is too late to order......I would love a copy of your book.. .maybe a few if possible? My email is
By the way I am the person that just gave you that adorable hair cut! hee hee