The one and only Dorie Greenspan (my idol!) came to Dallas this past weekend to do a cooking demo and you KNOW I wasn’t about to miss out! After three years of worshiping her, I FINALLY got to meet her in real life and she was every bit as sweet and as wonderful as I thought she would be! I confess, I may have “geeked out” on her a couple of times….the first time she walked past us while we were in line, I waved at her so frantically you would have thought she was Santa Claus at the Christmas parade and I was a dorky 8 year old kid. But in a way, it was pretty much like getting to meet Santa as a kid- the most exciting day of your year. And it truly, truly was. She immediately walked over to Jessica and me and when we told her who we were, she got a big smile on her face and gave us both giant bear-hugs. Pure and utter joy.

The food was amazing! She made for us (all from her new book Around My French Table):

Salmon Rillettes- a delicious spread made with fresh and smoked salmon, spring onions and lemon juice. SO delicious!

Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza – so simple and light! And the puff pastry added just the right amount of richness!

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin- OMG, so goooood!! Creamy, rich and flavorful! This dish is definitely making it to my Thanksgiving table this year!

Lamb and Dried Apricot Tagine- I think this one was my favorite. The lamb was so tender you didn’t need a knife and the spices were perfect! I loved it!

And lastly, a Sablé Breton Galette with Berries – lemon curd, strawberries and Dorie’s perfect tart crust. What’s not to love?!

Cheers, Dorie! And happy birthday to you!!!

See?? Geeking out. It happened numerous times.

OMG…Dorie hugged me!! :)

LOVE her!!!

Me, Dorie and Jessica- SO fun!

So obviously, my afternoon spent with Dorie absolutely DID NOT disappoint. I got to meet my idol, taste some fantastic food and lastly, I got an extra copy of Around My French Table to give away….to YOU!! Wheeeeeee!!!

Looky here!! That’s for YOU!! :)

So all you have to do to enter for a chance to win the fabulous Ms. Greenspan’s newest (and totally awesome!) book is:

Leave me a comment in the comments section below answering this question: “If you could meet Dorie today, what would you ask her?”

And for extra entry opportunities, feel free to do the following:

#1. ‘Like’ me on Facebook

#2. Follow me on Twitter (Sing4YourSupper)

#3. Tweet this post

You can do just one or all four if you want to- it’s up to you! Just leave a comment for each one (and if you already ‘like’ or follow me, leave a comment telling me so!). You have until Halloween (that’s Sunday) at midnight (Central Time) to enter. I’ll pick ONE very lucky winner randomly on Monday, November 1st!

Good luck!! :)

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  1. I’d ask Dorie where she gets her inspiration from.

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    Comment by Eva — October 26, 2010 @ 8:43 AM

  2. I would ask her 2 things…#1 What was the first thing that you cooked that made you fall in love with food…and #2 what is your hands down fav thing to make.

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    Comment by Melissa L. — October 26, 2010 @ 8:45 AM

  3. I “LOVE” you on Facebook :)

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    Comment by Melissa L. — October 26, 2010 @ 8:46 AM

  4. I follow you on twitter :)

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    Comment by Melissa L. — October 26, 2010 @ 8:46 AM

  5. I would ask her how she comes up with so many great recipes!

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    Comment by Jennifer N. — October 26, 2010 @ 8:52 AM

  6. OMG OMG OMG! I’m geeking out FOR you over here! So so so cool!!

    I would ask her about her favorite memory in the kitchen! I’m sure she has so many..

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    Comment by Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — October 26, 2010 @ 8:52 AM

  7. I also follow you on facebook.

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    Comment by Jennifer N. — October 26, 2010 @ 8:52 AM

  8. Of course I “Like” you on FB!

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    Comment by Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — October 26, 2010 @ 8:53 AM

  9. And, I follow you on Twitter!

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    Comment by Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — October 26, 2010 @ 8:53 AM

  10. Tweet tweet!

    http://twitter.com/niftyfoodie/status/28792770278

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    Comment by Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — October 26, 2010 @ 8:56 AM

  11. That’s fabulous!! I would ask her what recipe was she most surprised with the outcome? In other words, what is one thing you have made that you were not expecting to enjoy as much as you did?

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    Comment by Stacey — October 26, 2010 @ 8:57 AM

  12. puh many many questions. probably what made her decide to write her first cookbook!

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    Comment by Constance — October 26, 2010 @ 9:11 AM

  13. Oh my gosh! So much fun!

    I don’t know what I would ask Dorie… I don’t think I’d even be able to form a complete sentence!

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    Comment by amanda @ fake ginger — October 26, 2010 @ 9:14 AM

  14. I like you on Facebook!

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    Comment by amanda @ fake ginger — October 26, 2010 @ 9:14 AM

  15. I follow you on Twitter!

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    Comment by amanda @ fake ginger — October 26, 2010 @ 9:15 AM

  16. So cool!!
    I would ask her what her favorite dinner party menu would include. :)

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    Comment by Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — October 26, 2010 @ 9:16 AM

  17. I like you on facebook!

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    Comment by Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — October 26, 2010 @ 9:16 AM

  18. I follow you on Twitter!

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    Comment by Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — October 26, 2010 @ 9:17 AM

  19. I would ask her that if she could only eat dessert and one meal for the rest of the life — what would it be? Thanks for the giveaway! I will look you up on Facebook!

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    Comment by Yudith — October 26, 2010 @ 9:37 AM

  20. If I met Dorie Greenspan today? I’d ask her if she needs a new assistant.

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    Comment by Katya — October 26, 2010 @ 9:50 AM

  21. I would ask her what recipe she has the most fun making.

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    Comment by Amanda L. — October 26, 2010 @ 9:52 AM

  22. I also follow you on Facebook!

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    Comment by Amanda L. — October 26, 2010 @ 9:53 AM

  23. I would ask her if she could bake for me! And if not, what is her favorite thing to make so that I can try it myself. :-)

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    Comment by Rachel — October 26, 2010 @ 9:54 AM

  24. I also follow you on Twitter!

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    Comment by Amanda L. — October 26, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

  25. I follow you on fb!

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    Comment by Carrie — October 26, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

  26. I also follow you in Google Reader!

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    Comment by Carrie — October 26, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

  27. I would ask her what’s her favorite dish and what is a good dish for someone who really isn’t so much of a cook :)

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    Comment by Hayley — October 26, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

  28. I like you on FB :)

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    Comment by Hayley — October 26, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

  29. I would ask her what is the one essential tool, applicance you recommend splurging on.

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    Comment by Carrie — October 26, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

  30. Jealous!!! I would have love to attend a Dorie cooking demonstration – she’s awesome. I would ask her what her favorite dish is from her new book.

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    Comment by Jen — October 26, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

  31. And I follow you on Twitter (HomemadeHolman)

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    Comment by Jen — October 26, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

  32. And I “Like” you on Facebook as well!

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    Comment by Jen — October 26, 2010 @ 10:05 AM

  33. I would ask her what her last meal would be!

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    Comment by Jen N. — October 26, 2010 @ 10:05 AM

  34. I don’t know what I would ask, maybe what her favorite recipe is from the cookbook.

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    Comment by Kristin — October 26, 2010 @ 10:05 AM

  35. I also like you on Facebook.

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    Comment by Jen N. — October 26, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

  36. I follow you on facebook

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    Comment by Kristy — October 26, 2010 @ 10:15 AM

  37. I would ask her for tips on making a pretty pie crust.

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    Comment by Kristy — October 26, 2010 @ 10:16 AM

  38. What an awesome experience!! I think I would be too excited to think of anything good to ask her. This happened when I had the opportunity to go to a Bobby Flay book signing.

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    Comment by Delilah — October 26, 2010 @ 10:17 AM

  39. I also “like” Sing For Your Supper on Facebook!

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    Comment by Delilah — October 26, 2010 @ 10:17 AM

  40. I would ask Dori what is her favorite thing to make. :)

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    Comment by Lisa B. — October 26, 2010 @ 10:17 AM

  41. I am a faithful Facebook follower. :)

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    Comment by Lisa Berkery — October 26, 2010 @ 10:18 AM

  42. I follow on Twitter already. @Berksgirl

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    Comment by Lisa B. — October 26, 2010 @ 10:18 AM

  43. How fun that you got to meet Dorie! I would love to meet her someday…I’d want to know where she gets her inspiration from and how she develops her fabulous recipes.

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    Comment by Erin — October 26, 2010 @ 10:35 AM

  44. Awesome! I’d ask what her favorite dish to eat is. Whether or not it’s made by her, it doesn’t matter :)

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    Comment by Heidi — October 26, 2010 @ 10:53 AM

  45. I would ask her what her fave recipe is to entertain would be. How awesome are you that you met Dorie, sooo freaking cool!

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    Comment by Krystal R. — October 26, 2010 @ 11:10 AM

  46. Oh I love you on FB, too!!!

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    Comment by Krystal R. — October 26, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

  47. I’d ask her what her all-time favorite food indulgence is!

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    Comment by Tracy — October 26, 2010 @ 11:13 AM

  48. Great giveaway…and congrats on getting to meet her, that’s so awesome! I would ask her what made fall in love with cooking, and where she gets her inspiration from.

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    Comment by Lynsey — October 26, 2010 @ 11:14 AM

  49. I also follow you on facebook!

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    Comment by Lynsey — October 26, 2010 @ 11:14 AM

  50. I’d ask about her inspirations too, and where she gets all her great ideas.

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    Comment by Amy — October 26, 2010 @ 11:20 AM

  51. What would her ‘final meal’ include? Not morbidly speaking, but ya know… the best of the best!

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    Comment by neé neé — October 26, 2010 @ 11:55 AM

  52. following on Facebook…

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    Comment by neé neé — October 26, 2010 @ 11:57 AM

  53. and now twitter too!

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    Comment by neé neé — October 26, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

  54. That’s so exciting. I felt that way when I met Stephen Colbert. :) I would ask Dorie what type of food she didn’t like as a kid but now loves.

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    Comment by Erika Beth — October 26, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

  55. I LOVE that photo of you “geeking out” while Dorie signs your book. Hilarious!

    Anyway… I’d ask Dorie what dessert she enjoys to indulge in for her birthday!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    Comment by Amy — October 26, 2010 @ 12:08 PM

  56. I love the pic of you while she is signing your book. Priceless!! I would ask her what her favorite food is.

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    Comment by The Mess Pot — October 26, 2010 @ 12:23 PM

  57. I like you on facebook!

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    Comment by The Mess Pot — October 26, 2010 @ 12:23 PM

  58. I think I would ask her who her cooking inspiration is, as well as what her all-time-favorite food is.

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    Comment by AbberJabber — October 26, 2010 @ 12:32 PM

  59. I would ask her if she has a favorite cookbook or favorite chef/cook!

    Stefibeth @ aol.com

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    Comment by Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife — October 26, 2010 @ 2:30 PM

  60. So exciting to meet Dorie! I’d ask her what’s her favorite comfort food. :)

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    Comment by Betty @ scrambled hen fruit — October 26, 2010 @ 3:18 PM

  61. oh my goodness, you are just too cute! those photos are fantastic! i’m so glad you got to meet dorie. from what i’ve seen on her blog and TWD, she’s been nothing but gracious and friendly to all of the bloggers. she is a great woman :)

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    Comment by ashlee — October 26, 2010 @ 3:20 PM

  62. You both look beautiful. Isn’t she just the cutest little pixie! What a great day for you and the food looks amazing!

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    Comment by June g. — October 26, 2010 @ 4:33 PM

  63. You know I already “LOVE” you on facebook! I would ask Dorie when she first discovered that she loved to cook. And what is the first dish that she made.

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    Comment by Sheila Craft Freeman — October 26, 2010 @ 4:43 PM

  64. I would ask Dorie what is her favorite “go-to” recipe when entertaining. I met Alton Brown at a book signing once and I wanted to ask him the same question but we ended up talking about motorcycles :P

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    Comment by Amy Brown — October 26, 2010 @ 4:54 PM

  65. I would ask her where she gets her inspiration for so many wonderful recipes

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    Comment by suzanne — October 26, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

  66. I am a facebook fan

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    Comment by suzanne — October 26, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

  67. And I <3 you on Facebook!!

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    Comment by Amy Brown — October 26, 2010 @ 5:10 PM

  68. Oh my gosh how awesome! I’d be geeking too!
    I would ask her about her most memorable kitchen disaster. I think it’d be encouraging to see how our idols can screw up too :)

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    Comment by Laura — October 26, 2010 @ 5:23 PM

  69. I would ask Dorie what her favorite recipe is! :)

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    Comment by Christine — October 26, 2010 @ 6:02 PM

  70. I follow you on Twitter

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    Comment by Christine — October 26, 2010 @ 6:03 PM

  71. I like your blog on Facebook

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    Comment by Christine — October 26, 2010 @ 6:04 PM

  72. I already own Dorie’s new book so no need to enter me in the giveaway, but I just wanted to comment on your class with Dorie – so exciting!! Dorie is heading up my way in a few weeks and I am beyond thrilled to finally meet her and have her sign my books :) Love the photos – you’re too cute!

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    Comment by Tracey — October 26, 2010 @ 8:19 PM

  73. I’d ask her what her fav cake recipe is.

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    Comment by stacie — October 26, 2010 @ 8:20 PM

  74. I would ask what her favorite dishes are to make and to use! Maybe if she could eat only 1 thing for each meal every day what would they be? What did you ask her?

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    Comment by Margaret — October 26, 2010 @ 8:22 PM

  75. Fantastic post! You captured the spirit of the day perfectly. I couldn’t agree more with your description of Dorie. And I’m impressed with your food photos considering the set-up.

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    Comment by Paula — October 26, 2010 @ 10:12 PM

  76. I would geek out if I met her, too. If I could manage to ask her something, I might ask if she has a good recipe for chocolate babka.

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    Comment by Karen — October 26, 2010 @ 10:32 PM

  77. I am always so curious what makes people fall in love with food? Was there a specific dish or experience that made you the cook you are?

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    Comment by Beth Anne — October 26, 2010 @ 11:41 PM

  78. I like you on facebook :)

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    Comment by Beth Anne — October 26, 2010 @ 11:42 PM

  79. I also follow you on twitter…

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    Comment by Beth Anne — October 26, 2010 @ 11:42 PM

  80. And I retweeted your post! What a glutton :)

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    Comment by Beth Anne — October 26, 2010 @ 11:43 PM

  81. I would like to ask her what was her favorite meal ever in a restaurant? Has she ever tried to recreate it?

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    Comment by Coleen — October 27, 2010 @ 12:20 AM

  82. I would ask her what her “go to” meal is…

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    Comment by Jean — October 27, 2010 @ 6:08 AM

  83. i would ask her what her all time favorite dish is.

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    Comment by jen k — October 27, 2010 @ 7:09 AM

  84. i “like” you on facebook

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    Comment by jen k — October 27, 2010 @ 7:11 AM

  85. I would ask her what her favorite recipe is?

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    Comment by Jackie — October 27, 2010 @ 10:27 AM

  86. I would ask her what her favorite cookbook is. I’m a cookbook junkie and would love to find out which ones are on her shelves.

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    Comment by Leah — October 27, 2010 @ 10:56 AM

  87. I’m already a fan on Facebook!

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    Comment by Leah — October 27, 2010 @ 10:57 AM

  88. I follow you on Twitter :)

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    Comment by Leah — October 27, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

  89. You are the sweet and adorable one. It was so lovely to meet you in Dallas and you were so kind to bring me such a cute present. Merci!

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    Comment by dorie — October 27, 2010 @ 12:11 PM

  90. You are so incredibly cute, I look forward to following you on facebook!!

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    Comment by Alana McNiel — October 27, 2010 @ 6:32 PM

  91. I’d probaby “geek out” and not be able to think of a thing… but I’d love to have been able to watch her cook, great opportunity for you gals! I’ve been following both of you for quite a while so I’ll just sit back and enjoy the two of you conversing and cooking…bet you’d do very well together in the kitchen!

    I’ll probably need another copy of AMFK because my copy is already filled with notes!

    Loved the post…thanks for sharing!

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    Comment by LaJuana — October 28, 2010 @ 6:01 AM

  92. ahhh too fun! I’d ask her what her last meal ever would be…or who she’d want to cook it for her!

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    Comment by natalie (the sweets life) — October 28, 2010 @ 10:35 AM

  93. and i follow on twitter!

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    Comment by natalie (the sweets life) — October 28, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

  94. I would ask Dorie how she stays so fit eating all this scrumptious food…..

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    Comment by Michelle — October 28, 2010 @ 1:20 PM

  95. Awwwww – so amazing that you got to meet her. I met her earlier this year and she is truly amazing :)

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    Comment by Eliana — October 28, 2010 @ 1:38 PM

  96. What is your favorite recipe?

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    Comment by Mary — October 28, 2010 @ 6:49 PM

  97. my question: how does she stay so tiny making and eating all those amazing foods?

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    Comment by karen — October 28, 2010 @ 8:35 PM

  98. I’d ask her which cookbook was the most fun to write. “Baking.. From My Home To Yours” is my go to…

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    Comment by Carrie — October 28, 2010 @ 10:22 PM

  99. Oooh how exciting!!

    I would ask what are her favorite and least favorite things to make in the kitchen. Is there anything that she struggles with?

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    Comment by Paige @ Saucy & Sweet — October 29, 2010 @ 4:46 PM

  100. Woot! I’m Comment #100!! :D Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed you being there with me. We have to do it more often! Don’t worry other comments – Amy knows to take me out of the mix! ;)

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    Comment by Jessica of My Baking Heart — October 29, 2010 @ 4:48 PM

  101. YAY for comment #100!!! :) I had a great time with you too, J! There is NO way I would have gone without you!!

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    Comment by amy — October 29, 2010 @ 4:50 PM

  102. I am so jealous that you got to meet Dorie! I am a huge fan too! That is awesome that she left you a comment. I would probably ask her if I can be a taste tester for her new cookbook. =)

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    Comment by Nina — October 30, 2010 @ 12:07 AM

  103. What a great experience for you – you can see your excitement through the pictures! I’d ask her what one of her most memorable meals was! I love hearing those kind of stories.

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    Comment by Brenda M. — October 30, 2010 @ 4:16 AM

  104. I would ask Dorie what her favorite thing to cook is!

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 5:51 AM

  105. I followed you on Facebook (Coleman N Haley) !

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 5:52 AM

  106. I am following you on Twitter (@hcwes) !

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 5:59 AM

  107. I also tweeted this entry (@hcwes) !

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    Comment by Haley — October 30, 2010 @ 6:01 AM

  108. I would ask her what her favorite meal is to make for her loved ones. :)

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    Comment by Traci C. — October 30, 2010 @ 8:59 AM

  109. I would ask Dorrie about her experiences of working with Julia Child. It had to be inspiration.

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    Comment by Kris P — October 30, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

  110. I like you on facebook

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    Comment by E. Sue — October 30, 2010 @ 10:08 AM

  111. I would ask Dorie if she has a favorite cookbook and what it is.

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    Comment by E. Sue — October 30, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

  112. I would ask her what her favorite food is. lame I know, lol, but you can tell alot about a person by their favorites :)

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    Comment by Alyson — October 30, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

  113. Hmm, I would ask her what her favorite meal to make is on a regular Wednesday night :) I’m always looking for weeknight inspiration meals!

    So great that you got to meet her!

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  114. I follow you on Twitter!

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  115. And I “LIKE” you on facebook :)

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

  116. annnnnnnd, I just retweeted your fabulous giveaway!

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    Comment by delishliving — October 30, 2010 @ 11:38 AM

  117. I already follow you on twitter. This post was pretty cool. Congrats on finally meeting your idol.

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 30, 2010 @ 1:52 PM

  118. I tweeted this post. Her cookbook sounds awesome! I want!

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 30, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

  119. And of course I liked you on facebook. I like your tweets, I’m sure I’d like your facebook page.

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    Comment by Jennifer — October 30, 2010 @ 1:56 PM

  120. I’d ask Dorie her favorite no-fail “company’s coming” meal.

    I’m already a big fan on Facebook — yep, all the way up here in CANADA!! :-)

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    Comment by Tracy — October 30, 2010 @ 6:41 PM

  121. I think I would ask her what her favorite meal is :) and then ask her to cook it for me!! haha

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    Comment by Jenn Eastman — October 31, 2010 @ 7:33 AM

  122. I like you on facebook

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    Comment by Jenn Eastman — October 31, 2010 @ 7:34 AM

  123. I follow you on twitter!

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    Comment by Jenn Eastman — October 31, 2010 @ 7:34 AM

  124. I would ask how she chooses what to cook for dinner each night. I have a difficult time with this! :)

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    Comment by aimee — October 31, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

  125. I “like” you on facebook! :)

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    Comment by aimee — October 31, 2010 @ 5:07 PM

  126. I would ask what her favorite comfort food meal is.

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    Comment by Amanda Willis — October 31, 2010 @ 6:07 PM

  127. I also liked you on Facebook!

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    Comment by Amanda Willis — October 31, 2010 @ 6:08 PM

  128. I would ask Dorie what her favorite dessert is.

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    Comment by Abby — October 31, 2010 @ 8:36 PM

  129. it was so great to meet you! love the photo of you geeking out :)

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    Comment by Jaime — November 6, 2010 @ 10:45 PM

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