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This giraffe likes me. Do you? (And can you spy Joshilyn Jackson in the background?)


Hi! Welcome to my new website! I really like it but I’d love to know what you think. Click around, enjoy the photos, have a glass of wine, enjoy! And please leave a comment letting me know what you dig and what you’d like more of (or, ahem, less of.) Anyone who enters a comment will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a free signed copy of A Place at the Table–my first hardcover evah!

One thing to think about: I blog a lot about food but I have a feeling I could do it better. Any suggestions? More pics? More confessions of kitchen failures? More explanation of how I tweak recipes to get em how I like em?

Thanks so much.

12 Responses to Will you fill out a comment card?

  1. Hailey Fish May 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    I love your blog/website! My favorite part is that you put stuff about your family. I think you should add pictures of your favorite foods with the recipes or links to your favorite food sites.

    • Susan May 14, 2013 at 12:42 am #

      Thanks so much, Hailey! You are entered in the drawing. Check out the “Friends” page on this site for links to cooking blogs. I definitely want to add some recipes. And pictures of cooking-in-action. Good to know that sort of stuff is interesting to folks other than me!

  2. Tonya Schultz May 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I LOVE your new site. It looks great. I would love it if you would share recipes (along with a possible picture) of ones you have tried and liked, and maybe if you altered it here or there and how it worked. I love trying out new recipes others have tried and shared. Your website is awesome. Looking forward to coming to it often. :-)

    • Susan May 14, 2013 at 12:43 am #

      Dear Tonya,
      Thank you so much! And thanks for visiting. I definitely want to be more interactive with how I talk about cooking and recipes. Thanks for the suggestions! And you are entered into the drawing for a free book. All best, SRW

    • Susan June 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      Tonya! Your name was selected and you won a hardback copy of A Place at the Table! Thanks so much for commenting and giving feedback. Please email alison@alisonlaw.com, tell her you won the book giveaway on my webpage, and give her your mailing address. She will send a book to you through media mail, so it might take up to 10 days. Please respond to this email by Sunday June 9 in order to get the book.

      All best and happy reading!

  3. Donna Reed May 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Love the new website. First of all, it’s beautiful. It’s YOU. It’s also nicely organized, it’s human (family pics! recipes!), and it contains all the info that a visitor to an author’s website is probably looking for. I like your use of the first person as well.

    • Susan May 14, 2013 at 12:43 am #

      Thank you, lady! I love that it feels like me. And you are entered in the contest! ;)

  4. Lynda Anderson May 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Nice, nice, nice….I like the new website.
    And I love how you cook and figure out how to use all the leftover bits and pieces. I totally get it, because I do the same thing. “No, no, no, don’t throw that away…..I’m going to make something wonderful with that little scrap of whatever is left over.”

    Looking forward to June 2nd!


    • Susan May 15, 2013 at 12:28 am #

      Lynda, I was really inspired by Judith Jones’s cookbook The Pleasures of Cooking for One. Jones gives the recipe for a dish and then gives follow-up recipes for what to do with the leftovers. Her modeling of a “continuous, living kitchen” really inspired me. And now I have become completely obsessive about finding things to do with the tiniest scraps of leftover things.

      • Lynda Anderson May 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

        Thanks for the tip…..Judith Jones is now on my radar!


  5. Chris May 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    First time here, coming by way of Joss. Looking forward to reading you!

    • Susan June 6, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      Chris, thanks so much! And thanks too to Joss!