Update: this contest is now over and, although we didn’t win, it was nice to be considered. Thanks to all of you who voted!


Quick announcement: Bon Appetit invited Food Loves Writing to participate in their 2009 Blog Envy contest! If you’d like, you can check out our entry, for Grandma’s oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies, by clicking through all the categories to submit a vote. (I’m on the cookie page!)

Warning: you will have to register (Apologies!), the site has been down often and some people have not been able to click through all the way. Oh, well. The important thing, obviously, is that we were invited and that, hello, Bon Appetit HAS SEEN US!!??

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Jacqui

    just voted for you. how awesome! and i never congratulated you on that blog book, too!!!!! you’re truly a rock star, and everyone knows it. good luck!

  2. Amanda Mae

    hey! congrats that’s awesome. I’ll go vote for ya…

  3. Kristen

    I just went over and voted for you.. Good luck!!

  4. Shannalee

    Aw, Jacqui, you are too nice. Thank you for the congratulations and the voting and for reading and, mostly, for being a great friend!

    Amanda Mae, Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

    Thank you, Kristen! Fingers crossed!

  5. katie

    gotta say “super impressed” with the invite! Way to go Shanna!

  6. Niki

    I’m voting for you!!!!! Congrats on them seeing you and good luck!

  7. Elizabeth

    Hi Shannalee, thanks for your comment on my blog. Glad to know not everyone has deleted me from their readers after this long absence! I actually am not in Chicago, and have sadly had a change of plans. I was planning to move to be closer to my Grandmother, who needed some assistance, but unfortunately she passed away just a few weeks before our intended move. So no Chicago just yet, but who knows what the future holds!
    On a separate note, I can’t believe you are on the radar of BON APPETIT! AMAZING!! I am off to vote!

  8. jessiev

    YAHOO!! congrats!!

    heading to vote…

  9. TJ

    Congrats on the recognition! I will be voting shortly :)

  10. Shannalee

    Katie, Niki, JessieV & TJ: Thank you all so much, especially those of you who took the time to go over and vote. I know it’s a little hassle, and you are so kind to do it!

    Elizabeth, I am so, so sorry to hear that! Here I’ve been checking in on you the last few months, hoping to see some suburban photos, totally unaware of what you all were going through. How heartbreaking. I remember how hard it was when my grandma died. Sending a big hug to you. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.

  11. E.P.

    Ah! Exciting! Heading over there to vote!

    Good luck! And your cookies sound fantastic!

  12. Shannalee

    Thanks, E.P.!

  13. The Leftoverist

    Bon Appetite, here you come!!

  14. Gemma

    Wow that’s amazing! I’ll head over there right now…

  15. Caitlin

    Hee – you *are* in the same bracket as me! I love that cookie recipe, so wonderful!

  16. {kiss my spatula}

    yay!! congrats, my dear! that is so amazing…heading on over to vote!!

  17. Shannalee

    Oh, gosh, you’re all so nice. Thank you for the warm wishes and congratulations and voting! And PS – Caitlin, how cool are we? Your jam cookies look GORGEOUS.

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