October recipe of the month voting is now open
- Nice batch of rib-sticking but very different from each other recipes
nominated this month, to help us get through the autumn chill here in
a lot of the US (Sorry, not sure what the weather's like right now
for our international members).
OK, so how does this thing work?
I try to make sure I catch all the nominations, but if I've missed a
recipe you nominated, please let me know. I can't change the poll
once it's created, but you'll automatically be the first nomination
for next month.
Everyone gets a chance to vote. Ideally you should have tried the
recipes first, or at least the one you're voting for - that's part of
the point of this, to get people some certified TNT new recipes for
their files. But there's no one at the door asking you to swear that
you have tried them before you get to vote, so go ahead and
participate if you really like the sounds of something and hopefully
intend to try it soon, even if you haven't yet tried it. Voting is
open until 12 midnight EST October 31st.
Go to the poll I've set up on the yahoogroups site at
Yahoo will probably ask you for your ID/password before it lets you
access the poll. This is the ID/password for your Yahoo account,
**not** your regular email account ID/password (unless they are the
same). If you've forgotten either your password or ID, Yahoo has
tools to help you retrieve them at http://tinyurl.com/9wfr (this is a
condensed URL I've created for the actual Yahoo address to better fit
in an email. Let me know if you have any problem using it or getting
your password/ID from Yahoo using the tools at the site).
Once you've opened the poll, you'll see the nominations in
alphabetical order. I've listed both the recipe name and the number
of the post it was nominated in so you can find it in the archives
(browse or search by post number). Click on the radio button (that's
what those punch hole sort of things are called) by the recipe name
you want to vote for and then on the vote button below. That's it.
You can only vote for one recipe each month. However, you can go back
into the poll to change your vote until the poll closes at the end of
If you absolutely can't access the group site to vote, such as people
who are email only members without a yahoo ID, you can send me a
direct email at this address or using the link on the contest
winner's site (URL below). I'll include it manually, but PLEASE only
use that as a last resort.
What do you win? Other than glory and renown all over the list <g>,
the top three finishers will be put up in order on the contest winner's site at
http://malincholia.com/slowcookerwinners.htm where everyone can see
them and you can point friends, neighbors, and people you meet at
cocktail parties to them. The site also makes a good place to point
crockpot newbies looking for really TNT recipes without having to
guess or search through the archives. There's some really good stuff there.
Any questions or problems, don't hesitate to let me know. Let the
voting begin and may the best recipe win.