This month I am excited to announce two brand new Foodie Blogroll giveaways, provided by two Foodie Blogroll Members!

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The first is Aprovecho: A Mexican American Border Cookbook by Teresa Cordero-Cordell who blogs from Mexican-American Border Cooking and Mexican Chocolate Lore and More . Aprovecho is a book that is full of the heart and soul of Mexican American Border cooking. It is a compilation of family recipes that Teresa collected from her mother and grandmother over the years. Teresa says that it was their unorthodox way of teaching her to cook – without recipes and measurements that taught her that creating meals doesn’t necessarily come from a book or from someone’s idea of what a dish should look like. “It comes from the heart. It stems from what you want to offer the family table at a time when all are gathered around to share their most precious gift, the gift of time and love”. The recipe collection started as a website, but is now available to anyone in this mouthwatering cookbook that makes Mexican American border cooking available to anyone. Aprovecho can also be purchased through Amazon.com

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The second book is by Catherine Pond who blogs from…In The Pantry, a blog celebrating domestic life. Her book entitled The Pantry: Its History and Modern Uses is a beautiful coffee table type book that any foodie would enjoy having. It is colorfully illustrated book packed with the historical evolution of the pantry, past and present. This book contains both ideas and design inspiration for those interested in domestic history and the evolution of the American Kitchen. Catherine is an architectural historian, writer and former house museum manager. For more information about the book and how to purchase a copy please visit CatherinePond.com

We will be giving away one copy of each book on each Friday of the month of August 2009, starting this Friday the 7th. All you have to do to be eligible is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll, and be displaying your personalized widget! Good luck to all members and remember we are also giving away The Foodie Blogroll Totebag!

Also, Kristin Davis, of The Diva Dishes, is throwing in her kitchen towel over there, but moving over to Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen where she is partnering up with more talented food bloggers. Their blog has just been approved today for The Foodie Blogroll! To celebrate their launch they are offering a $25 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma to one person who leaves a comment each week for six weeks. So get on over there and welcome them!