November 21, 2013

corns, calluses, and another giveaway

Whose idea was it to name those terrible knobs that arise on our feet after one of the most extraordinary vegetables in the world? What an insult.


I understand that they're just callused skin, but they sure can be gross. Don't get me wrong--I can appreciate a callus, which in many cases is associated with hard work. Corns, however, seem to simply be indicative of wearing shoes that don't fit properly. Where's the glory in that?

I was recently asked to review Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food--Bringing Our Home to Your Table,a great cookbook by Kay Robertson, a star of Duck Dynasty on A&E. I was particularly excited about this one, mostly because one of the dudes on the show bears a somewhat striking resemblance to my stepdad:


This cookbook is great--the recipes are extremely doable and several are actually ones that I already know, use, and love. There are terrific pictures of food and Miss Kay's family, as well as tips and interesting anecdotes scattered throughout. So since corn is one of my favorite vegetables and deserves some positive associations, when I saw Kay's recipe for cheesy corn casserole, I knew I'd be featuring it for this post. My very favorite version of corn pudding is super similar, and Kay's version didn't disappoint.*

*My oven, though, did decide to let me down. The bottom element burnt out about 5 minutes in, but we were patient (or as patient as possible when food is involved) and eventually got a cooked casserole.


The reason for this giveaway is to promote the partnership between Clayton Homes and Miss Kay’s designer kitchen, which was designed with Kay Robertson as inspiration. It includes a farmhouse sink, gooseneck faucet with retractable sprayer, decorative range hood, deluxe backsplash at range, upgraded lighting and a kitchen island upgrade available with certain models. As Miss Kay says, "I love it when my family is gathered under one roof. What we say around her is food will fill the belly, but love will fill the home. And [Clayton Homes] knows the difference between a house and a home."

You can find Clayton Homes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.


The fantastic package that I'm giving away includes a cast iron skillet, a rolling pin, a butcher block, various cooking utensils, a pot holder, an ice cream scoop, a pizza cutter, an apron, and a throw blanket. That's $300 worth of stuff! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me a famous person you've been told you resemble. You can also like A Southern Grace on Facebook, follow A Southern Grace on Twitter, follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest, and/or tweet about the giveaway. Let me know about each action in a different comment, and be sure to leave an email address if necessary. I'll close the comments in one week, on Thanksgiving Day (11/28), and randomly pick the winner, who'll be contacted immediately. As a reminder, you can also still enter my Hickory Farms giveaway. Good luck, ya'll!

Disclaimer: Though I did receive the cookbook free of charge, the thoughts and opinions above are strictly my own.

81 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cookbook sounds great and your stepfather looks cool!

Cheers,

Rosa

Foodycat said...

Your stepfather looks like he smells better.

~~louise~~ said...

Another GREAT give-away Grace and the book sounds pretty cool too, as does that cheesy corn casserole.

I happen to think corn is highly under rated. Although, I do hope the corn callous association hasn't been the cause.

I have two celebrity identities. According to some, I'm a dead ringer for Sally Fields and supposedly sing like Cyndi Lauper. lol...

Thanks for sharing, Grace...

Ash said...

Never been told I look like a celebrity, but that corn casserole looks amazing!

Rosita Vargas said...

Me gusta mucho la comida que contenga maìz una delicia...linda familia,abrazos.

Gloria Baker said...

I love your stepfather lol

and the cookbook sounds amazing !!

Kara said...

I had a friend tell me I looked like the professional tennis player, Kim Cliisters! Great giveaway! Thx for the chance!

Kara said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

Kara said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Kara said...

I follow you twitter!

April was in CT now CA said...

I've never been told I look like any celebrity, which I'm not sure if that's good or bad. LOL

Ellen said...

I've been told I look like Sally Field

Ellen said...

I like A Southern Grace on Facebook,

Ellen said...

I follow A Southern Grace on Twitter,

Ellen said...

I follow A Southern Grace on Pinterest,

scrambledhenfruit said...

When I was a little girl many years ago, some said that I looked like Haley Mills. (Dates me, doesn't it?)
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scrambledhenfruit said...

I follow on Twitter. :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I follow your Pinterest boards. :)

Margene Peasley said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Alison Peterson said...

I don't know if it's a favorite but the Olsen twins

Alison Peterson said...

I like you on Facebook

Suzanne said...

not a celebrity look a like ...but love your blog!

Beth said...

When I was younger, people used to say I looked like Carly Simon. Not sure if that's still true….

And I don't know if the contest ships internationally; I'm Canadian so keep that in mind when you're choosing the winner!

CQUEK said...

thanks for sharing.

Jennnifer said...

Thanks for the post! I get alot of people but most recently I have gotten Keri Russell, but I don't see it! Looking forward to seeing who winds the give away, big fan of duck dynasty!

Anonymous said...

i have never been told i look like a celebrity.

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Caroline Taylor said...

Great basket of things, guess it's only open to US though!

Laura M. said...

I've been told I resemble Jessica Lange, but I really don't see it myself - at all.

Laura M. said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Guru Uru said...

Mmm, corn casserole? Count me in :D

Cheers
CCU

P.S I have recently lost around 1000 subscribers and I have no idea how, so if it is not too much trouble, if you were subscribed before, could you please resubscribe? Thank you!

Pam said...

When I was a kid, I looked exactly like Punky Brewster but I was much less funky.

The corn casserole looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

I've been told I look like Faith Hill (I wish) Great give away -thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!

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Marjie said...

I don't look like anyone, but my husband sounds like a radio announcer; does that count?

I love Duck Dynasty; how nice that your stepdad is an Uncle Phil clone!

And my daughter works for Clayton's mortgage company, 21st Mortgage. Does that win me an entry?

Erica said...

Great giveaway!I love the picture!

Julie said...

I never have been told I resemble anyone famous lol
thanks for the giveaway
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Julie said...

I never have been told I resemble anyone famous lol
thanks for the giveaway
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Julie said...

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Ashley said...

I've been told I look like Julianne Moore.

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Ashley said...

Follow you on twitter.

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Ashley said...

Like you on facebook.

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I Wilkerson said...

It's been years, but I was once told I looked like an actress in the touring company of A Chorus Line. From there it's a long story ;-)

vanillasugarblog said...

no need to enter me, I just was shocked that there is already a Duck Dynasty Cookbook!

Barbara said...

I'm with you...love corn puddings! Very southern. :)
Funny they have a cookbook out already. I hate to disappoint, but nobody has ever told me I looked like someone famous. Well, my uncle did when I was little...doesn't count.

Blond Duck said...

Ha! I never thought of it that way!

Angie Schneider said...

Love your corn pudding!
Your stepdad looks so cool.

Sydney Anderson said...

never been told i look like a celebrity

xenacat1 said...

At least once a year, someone tells me I look like Jamie Lee Curtis. Most recently, it was one of my son's classmates: "You look like that lady in that movie, 'Freaky Friday.'" It's gotta be the hair, because I'm not thin, nor do I have big boobs.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh wow, they really do look alike!! I've never been mistaken for a celebrity :/ I do love this cheesy corn casserole, it's something my husband will fall in love with quickly!

kimbly said...

I don't look like anyone famous

kimbly said...

I follow on twitter as kimbly1020

Kristy Graboski said...

I follow you on facebook.
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Kristy Graboski said...

I follow you on twitter. @kstubbs80

Kristy Graboski said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Sarah Kellar said...

I've never been told that I look like a celeb, but my stepdad also looks like a person from Duck Dynasty.
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Giant Sis said...

A few times I've been told I look like Tina Yothers from Family Ties - but not that often.
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Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I never saw it, but back in the 90's I was told that I had a striking resemblance to Oksana Baiul

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

Following on facebook, and just for fun going to share on my "page" :)

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

Following on pinterest

cassandra sudduth said...

A fan of A Southern Grace on FB

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caseygirl1982 said...

HI :) Happy Early Thanksgiving! I liked on Facebook!

caseygirl1982 said...

Me again ;) lol I liked on Twitter!

caseygirl1982 said...

Following on Pintrest too but I try to stay away from there or I get lost for hours lol :)

caseygirl1982 said...

And I just wanted to say I love your name! A Southern Grace how pretty! I love this review! I'm hoping to get the Duck Dynasty book for Christmas :) Thanks for the chance! Have a blessed week! <3

Misty Wood said...

I was told once i look like Shirley Temple when i was little! lol

Marianna said...

I used to be told I looked like the girl with short hair in the movie Hackers (don't know her name), but that was a long time ago! lol
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Debbie Jackson said...

I am told I look like Rosy O donnell
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Margaret said...

I have never been told I look like anybody. Not sure if thats good or bad. LOL
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Rosita Vargas said...

Su receta està muy buena.... Grace por error borrè su comentario en mi ùltimo post de todos modos agradezco su comentario,abrazos.