Children’s Book Week Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered the Children’s Book Week Giveaway! I loved reading about your favorite children’s books and it looks like we need to purchase a few new ones to add to our collection! As my mama says, “You can never have too many books!”.

Luke had the honor of drawing our first giveaway winner! He was so excited to help!


And the winner is…


Dana Stigall, you are the winner of the Children’s Book Week Giveaway! I’ll be contacting you soon for shipping information!


Tamale Pie Recipe

I meant to post this recipe on Tuesday for Cinco de Mayo, and well, that didn’t happen! While we don’t really celebrate this Mexican holiday, we certainly celebrate Mexican food! It’s one of the Tamme family favorites. I made this tamale pie for our family last week and it was a hit! I had made it once before, but it was even better this go around! It’s a super easy dish to throw together and is oh, so good!

I found this recipe on Pinterest in the wee hours of the morning while I was rocking Lyla. I’m not sure what moms did before iPhones when they were up all night with their babies, but I can’t imagine not having mine! I shop, read my Bible, shop, peruse Pinterest and Instagram, shop… Anyway, this recipe is from Skinny Mom and calls for reduced fat versions of everything. We don’t really believe in low-fat items in our house (other than 2% milk, which we rarely drink), so I use full fat versions and it works just fine.

Also, if you haven’t seen how to make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken, you should really check it out here. It’s seriously life changing! I make a batch on Sundays and it lasts us most of the week. It’s great to throw on salads, make chicken noodle soup or this tamale pie.


Tamale Pie (from Skinny Mom)

12 ounces boneless chicken breast cooked and shredded (see link above)
10 oz red enchilada sauce
2 eggs
1/3 C. milk
1 can cream style corn
4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 packet of taco seasoning
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (you can omit this if you don’t like the heat)
1/2 C. shredded cheese, Mexican Blend
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
chopped fresh cilantro

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine skim milk, egg whites, ¬Ĺ Tbsp taco seasoning, red pepper, cream-style corn, corn muffin mix and green chilies.
  3. Stir ingredients until moist and then transfer mixture into a round pie plate coated with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Corn cake will be done when golden brown.
  5. While corn cake is baking, toss shredded chicken with remaining 1 Tbsp taco seasoning in a small bowl.
  6. Remove corn cake from oven and pierce generously with fork, making indentations all over corn cake.


    Corn cake fresh from the oven. I’m always tempted just to eat this before adding the rest of the ingredients!

  7. Pour red enchilada sauce over pierced corn cake.
  8. Top enchilada sauce with chicken and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  11. Top with fresh cilantro  before serving.IMG_8675

Don’t forget that Saturday is the last day to enter the Children’s Book Week Giveaway! We’ve had lots of entries so far and I’m so excited to see who will win! You have to get your comment in by midnight on Saturday and I will be announcing the winner on Monday, May 11th!


Children’s Book Week Giveaway!

Children's Book Week Giveaway

Today is the first day of Children’s Book Week and to celebrate I’ll be hosting Everyday Allie Rae’s first giveaway!


While I don’t read much as an adult, I loved reading as a child. I find that now if I read my Bible each day that’s just about all the reading I’m able to fit in. However, we read LOTS of children’s books every single day! Thankfully, both of our kids love to snuggle up and read and we love it too!

This week I’ll be giving away four of our family’s favorite books to one lucky winner: Little Blue Truck, Go, Dog. Go!, Dear Zoo and The One Year Bible Devotions for Preschoolers. If you would like to enter but don’t have small children, feel free to enter and you can donate them to your local library or preschool.

We have lots of favorite books, but these are the ones that we’ve read so much that we can recite them from memory. Of course, we haven’t memorized the devotional book, but we try to read it each night with Luke. It includes a short devotional, a Bible verse (usually a condensed verse) and a short prayer. It’s really a great way to end each day!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment with your favorite children’s book. I’ll be choosing the winner at random on Monday, May 11th. The giveaway will end on Saturday, May 9th at midnight EDT.

Good Luck and Happy Reading!