Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Anniversary Giveaway Edition!!

by Lisa on July 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. When Lana and I came up with the idea, one year ago to host TMTT, we never expected it to be what it has become. We now average over 70 participants, each week! We have discovered some wonderful recipes and made some great blog friends through TMTT. Lana and I want to thank you all for your faithfulness to participate, sharing your recipes tips and ideas. As a THANK YOU we are hosting a cookbook giveaway TODAY!!

The winner of the giveaway will receive our FAVORITE cookbook. Both Lana and I were given this cookbook as wedding gifts. I know that we have used many recipes from our books, through the years. Having been born and raised in Austin, Texas, we are proud the cookbook was created by the Austin Junior League.

The giveaway will end at Midnight Tuesday night, July 7th. I will use Random.Org to generate the winner. I will announce the winner by Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that I can reach you via email.

To ENTER you must do BOTH of the following:
1. Leave a comment on BOTH THIS POST and LANA’S TMTT POST.


2. You MUST link up and participate in this week’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday carnival.

Thank you all for making Tempt My Tummy Tuesday so special!

Okay, now to this weeks carnival!
Last week I cooked a meal for our neighbor. They were just home with a newborn. I remember how much I appreciated meals brought to me, after Grace was born. I found these recipes and was eager to share them with my friends. I made Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloins (YES, PIG WRAPPED IN PIG!!), Southern Rice, salad, and Lemon Cake. Since we had to eat, as well, I doubled the recipes and my family also enjoyed a very yummy meal, that evening!

Here are the recipes.

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

2 small pork tenderloins
6 slices bacon, to wrap ( I used center cut bacon)

1/2 cup soy sauce ( I used reduced sodium)
1 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced ( I used minced garlic in a jar)
1 tsp red pepper flakes

Wrap bacon around tenderloins, securing with toothpicks. Place in large resealable bag or baking dish. Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over pork. Marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. Disard marinade. Place tenderloin in foil-lined roaster pan and roast uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice into 1/2 ‘” medallions. May be served over rice with pan juices.

Southern Rice

1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup rice
2-14oz cans chicken broth ( I used reduced sodium)
1 tsp salt

In large skillet, saute onion in butter until translucent. Add rice and cook until lightly browned. Add broth and salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for about 20 minutes.

I took the meal to the neighbor with the tenderloins resting on the rice. Here is a picture of the meal prepared for our neighbors.

Lemon Cake

1 (18.25oz) lemon cake mix
3 oz pkg. lemon gelatin (I have seen it made with lemon pudding as well.)
3/4 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. water
4 large eggs
dash of salt


1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients together with electric mixer until smooth. Pour mixture into bundt pan prepared with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a serving platter. Meanwhile, prepare glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Brush cake with the glaze.

Looking forward to your recipes and seeing who wins the cookbook! Now do not forget to leave your comment and you MUST also leave a comment at Lana’s post.

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Kara July 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm

All three of those recipes sound delicious! I love bundt cake though, so I'm leaning towards that one. Yum!


Steph (My Country Haven) July 6, 2009 at 7:55 pm

You're recipes sound delicious! I've got a tenderloin in the freezer that I'm going to try your recipe on. Thanks for posting it!


Lisa July 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Great recipes! Of course, sugar wins out every time for me, so I am drawn to the cake.


Christi @ A Southern Life July 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Yum! We did pork tenderloin on the grill. The bacon and rice would have been fabulous with it! Thanks!



Susana July 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

This is a great pork tenderloin recipe. I'll definitely have to try it!

Great giveaway!



heartnsoulcooking July 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Thanks for starting TMTT!!! I'm new to blogging, when I start to blog it was because I wanted to share my recipes with my family. Now with the help of TMTT I can share my recipes and best of all get new recipes from the blog world. Thanks again – Geri


Gretchen July 6, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Wow, that meal looks so yummy!


Charlene July 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Congratulations on a year of Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! I appreciate the opportunity to participate!

Charlene @ Secrets of a Southern Kitchen


Kate@Stolen Moments July 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Happy Anniversary to TMTT!! It has been wonderful participating week after week. I agree…I have found some wonderful recipes and new blog friends as a result!


Michelle July 6, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I love living somewhere that people will cook for others when they need it. It's so great! My mom used to do bacon wrapped meat, but it was never marinated or done anything like what you describe. YUM! 🙂


Deanna July 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I have been saving my recipe for a special occasion…. your anniversary celebration! Deep Fried Oreos are definitely a celebration food and I thought they were appropriate for your aniversary day!

So excited to have been with you since the beginning. I LOVE Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and you two wonderful ladies!

Can't wait to try your recipes.


Pami July 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm

great recipes cant wait to try them out, I love TMTT thanks for starting it I am so glad i found you


Courtney July 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Mmmmm…bacon on anything I love! And I'd love to get a new cookbook!!! 🙂 Thanks for offering a giveaway!


Jerri - Simply Sweet Home July 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Happy Anniversary to TMTT! I'm so glad you have this carnival. I've found so many great recipes and blogs since I started participating!


Jennifer Sikora July 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Anything with bacon is a hit in our house!

I will be cooking these this week…yummy!!!


UnfinishedMom July 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Oh my goodness. My mouth is watering just looking at that picture! Definitely a recipe I'll mark to make.


Samantha July 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Great recipes, all sound so very
delicious ! Thanks for sharing
and hosting, blessings to you !


Amy @ Finer Things July 6, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Happy Anniversary! I don't buy pork tenderloin often, but I know what I'm doing with with it next time!


Allison July 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I've really enjoyed linking up to TMTT. Thanks for hosting every week! The lemon cake sounds so fresh and yummy! I'll have to give that a try!


Kristen July 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm

What a delicious looking meal. Bacon + Pork = Yum!!


Nanna July 7, 2009 at 12:12 am

Looking at this at midnight sure makes one hungry LOL it all sounds delicious!


Erica July 7, 2009 at 12:41 am

I love lemon cake so I will have to give this one a go I found a couple others sounds like a lemon cake bake off to me. 🙂


Robin July 7, 2009 at 1:43 am

Thanks for all those recipes in one post! They look great.
All Things Heart and Home
ps…gotta try the cake !


Emily @ Marvelous Recipes July 7, 2009 at 5:24 am

My hubby would enjoy this dinner! Thanks for sharing!


Sandra July 7, 2009 at 5:51 am

I LOVE cookbooks!! Those tenderloins look so good. I've never heard of cooking it this way.


Live.Love.Eat July 7, 2009 at 7:34 am


How awesome! I have LOVED being a part of it for so long now. As for this pork on pork, WOW. I bet your friends want to rush to have another baby so they get another dish like that. Off to Lana's.


ahorne July 7, 2009 at 8:06 am

Wow – your recipes look delish. I'm not much on pork, but the marinade sounds very much like one I use with beef, and how can it be bad if it's wrapped in bacon??? 😉 The lemon cake looks scrumptious.
Congrats on your anniversary! Glad I found you and look forward to many many temptations!


A happy heart at home July 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

Yum! Your menu looks delicious!



Sarah July 7, 2009 at 9:35 am

I could really use some of that lemon cake right about now!! Yum!


The Desperate Cook July 7, 2009 at 9:37 am

All your recipes sound wonderful….Of course I could eat sugar 24-7 so guess what I am going to make?

Check out my blog for a Christmas in July Giveaway.


Sonshine July 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

yummy!! That cake sounds sooo simple! 🙂

Thanks for hosting!


turtleracing4 July 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

Your cake sounds amazing- might just have to give it a try! I have never tried pork tenderloin- your post gives a girl some hope!


Binoy July 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

YUMM! YUMM! YUMM!!!!!!!!! Thanks for hosting TMTT! It's really one of my favorite carnivals!! 🙂


Jean Stockdale July 7, 2009 at 10:06 am

Thanks for hosting this. YOur recipe sounds great. I will try it. Blessings.


Hoosier Homemade July 7, 2009 at 10:48 am

Congrats on your Anniversary! It's very exciting!
Thanks for hosting another great TMTT!


Christine July 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

I LOVE recipes with bacon!!


Crystal July 7, 2009 at 11:43 am

Gotta love a new cookbook!!!


Mel July 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

That recipe sounds really great; I think my husband would really enjoy that meal….he loves his meat. Thanks for the great giveaway!


newlyweds July 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm

What yummy recipes. And happy anniversary! Thanks for the giveaway!


Mary July 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this even. All three of your recipes sound delicious. Blessings…Mary


Mary July 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this even. All three of your recipes sound delicious. Blessings…Mary


Brenda July 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Looks really good. I love pork and I love lemon cake!


Tara @ Feels like home July 7, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I'm so proud to say that I've been here almost since the beginning! 🙂 I am so proud of how big TMTT has become. You do great work!


Amanda July 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Pork wrapped on pork, how could you go wrong! 🙂 I will definately remember this recipe when we buy our pig this year.


Rebecca July 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

My kids are 12 and 14, but I'll have another if you'll bring me this meal when the baby is born…


Elaine July 7, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Lisa, the "pig wrapped in pig" looks delicious. I actually have a couple of pork tenderloins in my freezer and I'll definitely be trying this. The rice sounds good with it too. 🙂


lana July 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Pig wrapped in Pig… what could be better! Happy Anniversary SIS… what fun we are having!
Love you!


Miss Ruthie Aileen July 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

This looks so good. I am going to have to try it. I also LOVE lemon cake!


darnold23 July 10, 2009 at 11:05 am

I use pork tenderloins often and will be giving this one a try. It sounds delicious. I'm sorry I missed the carnival event…I love cookbooks. Oh well, maybe next time. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at Diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I hope you will join me. Thanks again for sharing.


Jennie July 21, 2009 at 3:41 pm

The recipes look really yummy.


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