Cherries in Winter Sweepstakes!

When Suzan Colón, author of Cherries in Winter, was laid off from her dream job at a magazine during the economic downturn of 2008, she turned to her grandmother’s recipes. Reading them, Suzan realized she had found something more than a collection of delicious dishes—she had found the key to her family’s survival through hard times.

What is your secret to finding hope in hard times?

Share a family recipe and explain how it came to the rescue for you and your loved ones. The grand prize winner will receive 1) a signed edition of Cherries in Winter: an inspirational gem of a book about three generations of women who find solace in the comfort of their kitchens when hard times hit. It’s Tender at the Bone meets Tuesdays With Morrie and 2) a freshly baked batch of cookies made by the author herself!

Five runner-ups will receive a copy of Cherries In Winter.

To enter, simply post your family recipe and explanation below as a comment.

The Cherries in Winter Sweepstakes begins October 30, 2009, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on December 1, 2009.

View the official rules and regulations. And for more on Suzan and the book visit:

Happy cooking!