2009-08-13

SSNOTIME*** 100 ***

MY RECIPE BLOG ADDRESS IS NOW UP PROPERLY***





Party Time Party Time Party Time WE ARE HAVING A PARTY!!! Party Time


A BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! TO CELEBRATE STAMP SIMPLY'S 100TH EPISODE!!!


CHECK OUT ALL THE ACTION AT SHARON'S SITE HERE*** WE HAVE PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE DESIGN TEAM AND MANY OF THE GUEST DESIGNERS AS WELL***

Check out all the great cards, projects, tutorials and candy!!! Cozy up with your favorite drink and browse away!!!

Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY
AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways
Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book
Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions
Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills
Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box
Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY
LeAnne - Birthday Card with Glitter
Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY
Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe
Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card
Heather - Birthday Card
Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Sharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY


FIRST OF ALL HERE IS MY BIRTHDAY CARD***







I AM ALSO OFFERING YOU THIS STRESS FREE SUMMER MENU...


Actually these dishes can be made any time of the year.


Anyone who knows me knows that I love Italian food. I love to cook it and eat it***


MENU

PINK PROSECCO COCKTAIL

FONTINA CHEESE AND ARTICHOKE PIZZA

INSALATA MISTA

FILET MIGNON WITH PARMESAN BUTTER

BLUEBERRIES WITH LEMON-MASCARPONE CREAM


Most of these dishes take only minutes to put together... And so I don't take up too much room here please go to my Recipe Blog " My Recipes to You" to get any of the recipes that you might like to try. Believe me they are all delicious***!!!


Thirdly I have Blog Candy as well. I have an anniversary set from Papertrey Ink to give away so leave me a comment and tell me which recipe you might try and I will pick a winner on Sunday night at 6:00 pm *** Good luck to everyone that plays***











































128 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janine, all of the recioes sound really good, but I think I will have to give the Filet Mignon a try. Don't let me forget to comment on your wonderful Birthday card. Love those corlors. Hugs, Sabrina

LeAnne said...

So pretty, Janine....and I will be checking out those recipes....since we just picked 46 lb of blueberries, I think I'll check out that recipe with marscapone---my mouth is watering just thinking of it! Yum!

Stacy said...

I love pizza and filet's. I must be missing something though because I cannot find those recipes. I'm going to keep searching for the recipes and then back to Sharon's Birthday party!

Anonymous said...

I love your color choices for your card! I wouldn't think to use such a wide ribbon, but it really works here. I think I would try your filet mignon recipe. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy.

Swedie

stamp500 said...

What an awesome prize!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the menu ideas! Just what I need for a change in planning dinner!
TFS and thanks for a chance to win!

Terry Jackson said...

Since it is so hot & humid here, I am going for something light: BLUEBERRIES WITH LEMON-MASCARPONE CREAM. It sounds delicious. Also thank you for the opportunity to participate in the blog candy drawing.

Barb Schram said...

Ohhh...the blueberries with lemon sounds like a winner in my house! Love your ideas, Janine! Take good care and have a lovely weekend!

Carolyn said...

yummmmm. The FILET MIGNON WITH PARMESAN BUTTER sounds delicious! I love Filet Mignon, and you just can't go wrong with parmesan and butter ,lol. thanks so much for sharing this beautiful art with us.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Marsha said...

Oooooh, I love Blueberries and always on the lookout for new recipes for them. I planted bushes this Spring and was so excited to pick a few handfuls of berries a few weeks ago. Next year I will be ready for more recipes !

Shirley said...

Janine, actually I found a lot of recipes I would like to try but your Grilled Tomatoes would be my first choice since we have tried to grill them without success. The Shrimp and Pasta also sounded good, too. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Please us the email under my name. Thanks.
Shirley L.
shirlee@surewest.net

Georgia said...

Filet with p. butter!

Stephanie Hargis said...

That card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple. I NEVER know how to use purple but it is one of my favorite colors!

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful birthday card Janine!! Love the big bow and gorgeous color!! Thanks for sharing your recipes! I will have to try the cocktail of course, and the pizza, and, well the whole menu is enticing!! lol.
smiles,
Deena

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your card, Janine -- SO rich and LUSH!!! Total elegance! And your menu is much fancier than I know how to cook, I am sure -- sounds fancy anyway -- LOL!!! I didn't know you had a recipe blog - I must check it out -- thanks!!!

Amy said...

Yum! So glad I followed all the links to your blog and now can go drool over your food blog, as well! The artichoke pizza sounds fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing the great birthday card and the fun blog candy, too!

windycindy said...

Happy 100th Episode! Hope you have many more. I am going to try the
Fontina Cheese and Artichoke Pizza!
I am a vegetarian and it sounds fabulous. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Wendy K. said...

First, I have to say I love your card, that ribbon really makes it WOW! I really don't like to cook but my first choice would be the PINK PROSECCO COCKTAIL. :-)

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

fantastic card, congrats on 100.
thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Martha said...

Hi Janine, I am new to you and your blog. I too love to cook and eat, My daddy always said "Anyone who likes to eat better learn how to cook!" and I did. I think the Fillet with Parmesan Sauce sounded worth trying. I like a good fillet most days, but usually make "shrooms" in a butter sauce. Thanks for the recipes.

Becky Y. said...

I'm torn between the pizza and the salad - which to try first??
What a great way to start my day - a new recipe, a beautiful card, and a chance to win some candy!

Jeanette said...

Yummy card and yummy menu. I'd like to try the filet mignon with parmesan butter.

Jeanette

Happy Birthday Stamp Simply.

Liz Williams said...

I love your pretty birthday card. That blueberry dessert sounds good to me. I'm on Weight Watcher so was wondering how many points will it cost me?LOL

Anonymous said...

All the dishes look great. I think I'll try the Blueberries with Lemon Mascarpone Cream.

Martha
Marthamh2@aol.com

Joan Fricker said...

Janine, All your recipe titles sound wonderful, but I don't see the recipes any where??? Beautiful card too!

Joan

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your birthday card is beautiful, Janine! And I'd like to try all the recipes - they sound wonderful!
Thanks for the menu and the chance to win the blog candy!

Allen said...

I think I will try the Chicken Cutlet first as I have two young sons who I think would love them. Thanks for the chance to win and so great recipes. God bless!
Peggy

Anonymous said...

Hi Janine. Yummy. I'm going to try the salad and the blueberry dessert next time my friends come over for dinner. Love your birthday card - such pretty colours. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Anne R

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... you go girl!! Your card is awesome and that ribbon ... {{sigh}} ... beautiful!!
OH for sure it would be the Fontina cheese & Artichoke pizza ... yummmmmmm
Thanks for ALL the luscious tasting recipes ... I'll jump over later and print out a few!! Have a great weekend!!

knitwit said...

Wow--check out all the comments! Gorgeous card! And I will most certainly be checking out your recipes and trying them all. I went rummaging through my cookbooks yesterday, thinking I had the Julia Child book you were looking for, but it was the wrong book. However, I'm keeping my eyes open for it on my travels, and if I find it, I'll grab it for you!!

Teri said...

Mmmmm...I'd like to try the filet mignon. Sounds yummy. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

StampinCathy said...

My mouth is watering just reading all the recipes. LOL I would love to try the FONTINA CHEESE AND ARTICHOKE PIZZA!
Your birthday card is just beautiful and love the colors and that ribbon rocks. Thanks for a chance.

mbmitchell@hotmail.com said...

Janine
It is a toss-up between the Filet and the BLUEBERRIES WITH LEMON-MASCARPONE CREAM! (3 of my favorites ingredients in one dessert!)
Love your cards!
mbmitchell@hotmail.com

ValerieC said...

OMG that menu sounds out of this world. I may have to try it all. My step son got married out of state and I thought I might have a dinner in their honor when they come back for the relatives who couldn't make it. This sounds impressive. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Your card is so very awesome too!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Lovely bd card! I rarely use any shade of purple and this really is beautiful!
I love to hear when people share recipes that are yummy and the Filet Mignon sounds like something my family would love.

I also love Paper Trey and would love a chance to win this set.

DebbieG said...

Blueberries with lemon...I love blueberries! Thanks for the recipes.

Jerri Kay said...

An adorable card Janine! Thanks for the recipes, can one ever have enough . . . LOL! Wow, that's terrific blog candy, please don't include me, someone's going to be very happy . . . LOL!

Carrie said...

Really like your bithday and the ribbon is perfect for the card!!Thanks for the chance to win

tlc3plus said...

Love the card... I love Filet Mignon...so FILET MIGNON WITH PARMESAN BUTTER is my nest try! Also I'll copy your card as a sketch if I win!:)

Clarinda

Denimo said...

Lovely job on your cards. I think I would try the blueberries. Sounds scrumptios! Thanks for the candy.
Denise

Jean Rowell said...

Hi Janine, all of the receipes sound wonderful but I will be trying the filet mignon. I love your birthday card ! Thanks for the opportunity to win !!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a delicious menu Janine! So elegant, yet easy you say!

What a gorgeous b-day card as well! I love the rich ribbon with the beautiful blooms across the bottom!

6 wacky women said...

Hi Janine,
All your recipes sound great, I am a dessert girl so I'll go with the blueberries. Love your card, the colors are so pretty and that big bow is fabulous.

Have a great weekend...
Karen x

Renee said...

Love the bold ribbon on your card. Oh and the Filet Mignon sounds great.

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so pretty, and I love the colors, blig, and gorgeous ribbon!!

PatsyB said...

I have several anniversaries coming up so this set would be so welcome!! Love your blog but the recipes always draw me! Many more of these tasty treats and I will have to use my stamp money for stretch pants!! Thanks for a great blog!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Wow! I love your card...it is so gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

peggy w said...

Love the cards and the giveaway. Thank you so much for both. You rock.

Rona said...

I love that you have a recipe blog - how neat! I will have to try that filet mignon! AND your birthday card is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Will try this recipe: BLUEBERRIES WITH LEMON MASCARPONE CREAM
Thanks for the recipes! I love trying something different! Also, love your b'day card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anita Holden
aholden@va.metrocast.net

Darlene said...

Thanks for the menu. I love the sounds of that Filet Mignon - I'd like to try that one.
What a pretty card - love the colours. Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful Papertrey set.

Debbie Nelson said...

Your card is gorgeous and the recipes sound so yummy. Thank you for the chance to win!

dnmissujen@aol.com

MelissaS said...

thanks for the menu! It's always nice to have an easy entertaining menu tucked in the repertoire. I will definitely be trying the fontina and artichoke pizza :)

The purple ribbon on your birthday card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Kay said...

The filet mignon sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try it! Beautuful card and generous blog candy. Thank you!

jaymack said...

I absolutely love Prosecco so that is the recipe I will try first. Italian food is my facorite also so I will try them all. Great purplr card.

Robinww said...

Fontina cheese and artichoke pizza sounds wonderful!
Thanks for sharing.

Curt in Carmel said...

The Pink Prosecco is the winner for me! LOL I should make one and have it while going through all of these blogs! LOL Your card is beautiful btw! Such rich colors! Best, Curt

Spicey Cat Chick said...

Wahoo! I love the scrumptious ribbon on your card. All your recipe's look drool-worthy. Since it's hot and humid in MN today I'm ready to try the pink cocktail!

Barb said...

I love your birthday card...and I think I'll be checking out the blueberry recipe since it is fresh blueberry season :). Thanks for the chance to win.

Caryl P said...

I know I'm more likely to try the drink recipe but that filet mignon looks fab as well. Love your card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm a purple girl, and this card really does it for me! I love that ribbon and how beautifully it compliments the pastel color on the flowers! It's gorgeous!!Mention blueberries and lemons in the same sentence and I'm there!! LOL TFS those yummy recipes!

Heather said...

These all sound so yummy and now I'm on the spot to choose! I think, as I have eastern Canada roots, I'm going to try the blueberry dish first, made with NS wild blueberries. Sounds heavenly!
Thanks for the chance to win :)

Susan G said...

Oh yum, how to choose just one??? I'd probably try the pizza or filet first. I'll definitely be checking out the rest of your recipes. Thanks for offering a prize.

Marge said...

My 1st time here; visit Sharon nearly daily! Your Filet Mignon sounds fabulous so I'll have to help hubby with it (he's the chef around here)! I know this PTI Anniversary Set is fabulous too!!!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Filet Mignon would be my choice....lovely card...thank you for sharing!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I've already printed out the Filet Mignons with Parmesan Butter. I must say, I'm thinking I'll give the pizza a try, though, too. Silly me, but I knew you loved to cook, but I didn't know you had a recipe blog. It's in my favorites now! Oh, I was salivating over the blueberry recipe, too. Not sure where I'd find some of these ingredients -- small town, you know. Can definitely do the Filet Mignon, though. Your card is sooooooo pretty! Love the colors! Thanks a million for the recipes. I'll be back to your recipe blog, for sure!

GAZ said...

All your recipes sound delicious. I would like to try the Fontina Cheese and Artichoke Pizza and the filet mignon w/parmesean butter too! Thanks for sharing!! Glenda

Ravengirl said...

They all sound delicious. I think my hubby would really go for the pizza! Gotcha bookmarked!

MaryBeth said...

It's hard to pick just one recipe, but I think I'd like to try the filet mignon and the blueberries with lemon mascarpone cream. YUMMY!
Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy.

Connie B said...

Definately the filet mignon... all sounds delish!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful ribbon and the bling! I'm off to check out your recipes! They soond delicious! TFS!

Cherie

Little GTO said...

Janine
Love your menu! If you send the food on the menu cooked I will send you a card! LOL! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy
sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Little GTO said...

I finally found your recipes. My hubby loves Monte Cristos. Can't find them anywhere around here. Guess what I'm making tomorrow!
Thank you, thank you. thank you!

sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Janice Webb said...

I want to try the FONTINA CHEESE AND ARTICHOKE PIZZA. We do regular pizza cook offs with our neighbors and I'm always looking for new ideas.

Jenny Gropp said...

Janine, the microwave is my main place that food comes from when I have to fend for myself! gonna check the recipe site though -- hubby is the chef, literally!
love your card -- your bows are alwasy stunning and with the bling in the center, this one's no exception!

Sara said...

Oooh, they all sound delicious! I would definitely try the fontina and artichoke pizza. The blueberries are tempting too, but I'd have to serve it to company since I am the only one in my household who likes blueberries. Crazy huh?

Hilda said...

Beautiful card Janine! The recipes are all mouth-watering - I can't wait to try the Filet Mignon with Parmesan Butter.

Raquel said...

All those recipies sound delicious!!! I think I might try BLUEBERRIES WITH LEMON-MASCARPONE CREAM, I love everything Blueberries. Thanks for the chance to win!!

isoscia said...

I might try the fontina cheese and artichoke pizza. It just sounds so yummy. Thanks for the chance to win. Iris Soscia
isoscia@aol.com

Cindy said...

I don't cook much so I'm much more likely to try my hand at one of your card recipes. Loved this birthday card ... might give that a try. Love the blog candy, too.

creativearts said...

The recipes sound so good and your birthday card is lovely. Beautiful colors. Would love to win the set of stamps as that is one set I don't have.

leenda said...

Lovely card! I haven't had supper yet & you're making my mouth water! The blueberry recipe is the one I would try. Thanks for the recipe & an opportunity to win some new stamps!

Joann said...

all of the recipes look great, but I'm definitely in the mood for a cocktail tonight!

Heather T said...

I love your card, Janine, the colours are beautiful. I dropped in on your impressive recipe blog also, it looks wonderful.

Donna said...

Wow, I'd like to try them all, but first up is the dessert. Thanks for sharing these as I love new recipes. I like your birthday card also.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Blueberries, lemon and marscapone cream! YUM. Thanks for offering the blog candy too!

Sue D said...

My family would love the Filet Mignon but I would like to try the blueberries.
Very pretty card!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ah blueberries and lemon marscapone cheese sounds heavenly. But, then again all of the recipes sounds great. My husband probably would rather try the filet mignon so it is a toss up. I love your card too. Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

readinglinda said...

Love your card... and the ribbon on it makes it so elegant. As for the recipe... I'm going to try the filet mignon with parmesan butter! mmm. God bless.

Nancy said...

O.K - My hubby and I just came back from an amazing Italian dinner so I'm stuffed. However.........there is always room for more. We are truly steak fans so the Filet Mignon receipe truly appeals to me.

Thanks......Nancy

Betz61 said...

All of the recipes sound fabulous I know i'll have to try the filet though. I've never tried marscapone is it like a cream cheese?? Where would I buy it?? Thanks for all the great ideas I love to cook and try new recipes.

Barbara said...

Love your card, Janine, and all the recipes sound wonderful!!

(Don't count me for your blog candy, but I wanted to comment on your fabulous card and recipes!)

Donna said...

The pizza sounds SO amazing. I am going to try that one!

silvia said...

Adorable birthday card. I would definately try PINK PROSECCO COCKTAIL recipe.

Charlene said...

MMMMM..make mine the Fontina Cheese and Artichoke Pizza and a side of that gorgeous card.

Congrats to you all!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Your card is beautiful and that ribbon is awesome!
I have only recently heard of Prosseco, so I would be curious to try it! (but I won't drink and stamp ;)
Thanks for the chance.

Risa said...

Hi Janine,
Happy Blogaversary to you!
You put together a fantastic menu, every course is mouth watering!
The blueberry dessert sounds delicious. I would definitely try to make this dessert:)
Thanks for the opportunity to win such terrific candy.
hugs
Risa:)

Redu said...

OH my oh my,

The recipes have made me to hungry.
I am going to the grocery store and get the ingredients for ALL of them tomorrow, except the limoncello, I have it! You want me to pick one! ha, not happening.
thank you so much.
I have bookmarked both of your site.
Rita

lisa808 said...

Since I am a dessert person, the first recipe I would try is the blueberries with mascarpone. Sounds yummy!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved your card - so simple yet so elegant! Love the ribbon. As far as the recipes, I'd have to go with the blueberries with lemon marscapone cream

Bonita said...

Blueberries are plentiful in Michigan now so I might try the BLUEBERRIES WITH LEMON-MASCARPONE CREAM. Not much of a cook but would surprise everyone. BD card is great!

pam said...

All of the recipes sound good but I would try this one FILET MIGNON WITH PARMESAN BUTTER. Love you designs and thanks for the chance to win.

Kay said...

WOW - I jumped on here from the hotel in Shipshewana to tell ya that I'm having a great time .... and found the celebration! HOW FUN!

Magnolia and Ivy said...

These receipes sound great. My favorite would be the blueberries with creame.
Great card.
Sandra
www.magnoliaandivy.blogspot.com
email: magnoliaandivy@gmail.com

AnnS said...

Stuffec artichokes ae one of my favorites, so I'll definitely try the fontina and artichoke pizza.
Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

thestampinglady said...

Your recipes sound yummy! I love Italian food and miss living in the Chicago area with great restaurants.I would love to try the pizza--fontina cheese is a favorite of mine.

Thanks for the blog candy offer--your card is lovely and I think the ribbon is just outstanding. Dar

dclouser said...

Love your blog! I would love to try the blueberry dessert - lemon and blueberries are a winning combination. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous blog candy!

Cathy said...

Well, I just spent ten minutes drooling at the recipe site. We're supposed to pick ONE??? How about one for each course LOL.

Love your birthday card - that purple ribbon and foundation for the card is stunning.

And now I am going to run up and make that Pink Prosecco cocktail. ;)

Gigi said...

Great birthday card and those recipes sound yummy. Keep up the great work and thanks =)

Pam Cates said...

I have to say the filet mignon sound really yummy - never tried anchovy paste but I am willing to- at least once, anyway. Thanks for the chance to win such great stamps! Pam C.

kearneykrafter said...

Thanks for the recipes! Always fun to try new ones ,especially if they're as simple as you describe! Thanks for the chance at some super-fab blog candy!

Krista said...

Oh I think my husband would really love the Filet Mignon. Me too! That you so much for sharing. I love your blog and visit it often. Keep it up - you inspire me.

Elena said...

Beautiful card! I really love the gorgeous bow!
Thank you for sharing the recipes on your other blog!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What I want to know is, when are you coming to Ohio to cook me that meal??? LOL

Beautiful card! That purple ribbon is STUNNING, Honeymuffin!

annesatx said...

The Filet Mignon with
Parmesan Butter is definitely what I would like to try. And what an awesome prize! Thanks, I sure hope I win!

GabrielaD said...

love the card... very pretty. I don't have a recipe right now (its midnight here and all I can think of is my pillow)... but I look forward to reading all the yummy recipes in the morning.

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely stamp set.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

FILET MIGNON WITH PARMESAN BUTTER sounds delicious! Your Birthday card is beautiful!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Janine from Canberra Australia!! How can I pick one recipe - I am married to an Italian man who is a disillusioned cook by trade - so any new recipe, especially Italian sounds good to me - but I think I will try the FONTINA CHEESE AND ARTICHOKE PIZZA it sounds YUMBLY! Thank you for the opportunity to play for the Candy - Happy birthday to Sharon and last but not least - love you card - the colours are fabulous!! Thanks again for the chance to play - God bless you!

Anonymous said...

J9: Your card is just beautiful. Very elegant. A "winner". As for the menu - I would love to sit down to this complete meal. Sounds just wonderful.

KarenB said...

I love the sound of those recipes!!

Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize.

catdidit said...

What a GORgeous card Janine! LOVE your coloring on those flowers, wow!

And I'd have to say the Filet Mignon! I bet that is just melt in your mouth good! Where's the beef?? haha!

Sara P said...

I think we will have to try the Pizza. It sounds yummy.

Velta said...

I like the filet mignon....but your card is so elegant!!! I have to have some of the rich ribbon! Your inspiration has been such a blessing!

Charmaine said...

The cocktail and filet recipes would be ones I'd try...I'm headed over to the recipes now!

Charmaine

nina said...

Beautiful card Janine: You guys seem to have soooooo much fun. I wish I could stamp just to be part of your group. Good Luck to everyone. luv

Mary Esther said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win your blog candy. I'm looking forward to checking out your recipes!

pacools said...

I love your birthday card for Sharon's 100th celebration. I will try the filet with butter. Thank you for sharing your summer favorites.

Tammy Murphy said...

Janine~ wish you could come and cook for me... yummy.... I think filet mignon with parmesean butter sounds delish.... would love to try this!