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December 14, 2010 / Leslie

Really Random Tuesday ~ Winners and Potatoes

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Rebecca, Belle and Moridin

Each has won a copy of How Music Works by John Powell from Hachette Books.

The winner of the Happy Haul-idays haul of books is CakeSpy.

Chronicle Books thanks everyone for entering the contest. They are now offering 35% off + free shipping through Thursday, December 16th. Use this promo code at checkout: HAULIDAYS

Yummy Oven Fries

In last week’s Random Tuesday Suko featured a recipe for Oven Fries. I made them this weekend and these were the best tasting potatoes I’ve eaten in a long, long time. My husband was eating them so fast I had to hurry to get some on my plate before they were all gone.

Soaking them in water first must make the difference. I used Russet Potatoes but any type will work. Dry them off, add a teaspoon or two of oil, season and cook at 400°F for about 40 minutes. In this picture I’m flipping them so they cook evenly. These are so good and so easy to make I’m wondering why I never tried them before.

Gmail Offers Recipe Advice

No Thanks!


While clearing my gmail spam folder yesterday I noticed that google offered me an ad link for:

Spam Vegetable Strudel – bake 20 min or until golden brown, serve with soy sauce.

Ewwwwwwh. I’m not suggesting anyone try this. I think they need to fine-tune their ad link generator.



Really Random Tuesday is hosted on random Tuesdays by Suko at Suko’s Notebook. It’s a way to post odds and ends–announcements, musings, quotes–any blogging and book-related things you can think of.


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  1. TheBookGirl / Dec 14 2010 5:52 am

    Those fries look great…good tip about frying off the slices first 🙂
    Thanks for following my blog!


  2. Rebecca Rasmussen / Dec 14 2010 8:13 am

    First — thank you again! I am such a dork, but I am excited about winning! Second, those potatoes sound divine 🙂


    • Leslie / Dec 14 2010 3:49 pm

      Let me know when you get your book. I submitted the addresses to the publisher today but with the holidays it may take a few weeks. And winning is always exciting.


      • Rebecca Rasmussen / Dec 14 2010 5:38 pm

        I promise! 🙂 I am the biggest dork ever, I know…


  3. Suko / Dec 14 2010 11:03 am

    Your oven fires look so good–great photo! But I don’t think I’ll be making Spam Vegetable Strudel anytime soon. 🙂

    Congrats to all the lucky winners!

    I am not sure I’ll be able to do RRT today, but I’ll link to this terrific post the next time I do. Thanks for making my Tuesday.


    • Leslie / Dec 14 2010 3:47 pm

      No problem if there’s no RRT today. That’s why it’s Random.


  4. Meg / Dec 14 2010 3:12 pm

    Recipes pop up randomly in my Gmail all the time, too! And most of them are really weird like that one, too. I’m always afraid to click on the links, but can’t help wondering — are they for real?!


    • Leslie / Dec 14 2010 3:46 pm

      I was afraid if I clicked it there would be a photo and I really didn’t want to see that!


  5. michelle / Dec 15 2010 10:13 pm

    Those potatoes look divine! My family could easily eat the whole pan before it got to the table. I’ll have to give this a try.


  6. Mystica / Dec 16 2010 2:38 pm

    I am trying to find your home page! Where is the follow button???? I am such a geek where this is concerned I never seem to get it right.


    • Leslie / Dec 16 2010 3:24 pm

      There is no follow button because this is a WordPress blog and they don’t allow the script.

      You can follow by email or RSS, which is the google reader. There are buttons in the sidebar, upper right, just click.


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