After spending the last 10  years  in Florida, we moved back to Kentucky in 2012. Jorge and I were married in November 2002. We have two sons of whom we are very proud, one wonderful daughter-in-law, and the world's most beautiful grandchildren!  

For the past two years, I have authored a food and book blog titled "The Self-Taught Cook",   Along with recipes, my blog includes cookbook and   book reviews.  My blog is also posted to Facebook, Networked Blogs and to Twitter.  I also post book reviews to GOODREADSBARNES & NOBLEBook Depository  and AMAZON. An avid reader, I enjoy reading and reviewing biographies, historical nonfiction, and mysteries, and as a food blogger, cookbooks depicting various cuisines are a must.

Please contact Tammy (The Self-Taught Cook) with any review/giveaway/sponsorships, comments, or questions. I will do a review of your product or a review/giveaway combined. Please send a full sized (non-returnable) Product to me along with the giveaway prize product if applicable. I also offer you the option to send the product to the giveaway winner(s). Reviews will be done within 15 days of receipt of full size product for review.

Feel free to contact me for any guest blogging opportunities also!


Reviews written are my opinion only. Products sent for review will not be returned. The review will include:

  •  company and product details
  •   images taken from your website
  •   2 links to your website or blog (please let me know if you need me to include more links   and/or specific anchor keywords)
  •  links to your company or product Facebook page and Twitter profile (kindly provide this information in your email)
  •  purchase information


Giveaways are an effective way of driving traffic to and generating interest in your website and products. Should you opt to do a giveaway, I will run it for 2 weeks starting on the day I post the product review. I will be using Rafflecopter to manage the giveaway and I will email you the winner’s details after the giveaway ends. I will include the following as entries:
  •  visit the company website 
  • “like” the company Facebook page
  • follow the company Twitter page

Please include in your email a list of other options you would like to be included as entries. We ask that you ship the prize to the winner within 14 days of receiving the winner’s information.

If you want to include your button or logo on my blog I will post it on my sidebar under sponsors or under a sponsor tab:

small 125 x 125 $10/month
medium 150 x 150 or 175 x 175 $15/month
large 200 x 200 20/month

Contact me at:   theselftaughtcook@gmail.com
Please give me 24 to 48 hrs to respond.

Currently, my blog gets over 8000 page views a month, has 34 Networked Blog followers, 3,816 Facebook fans, 57 GFC followers, 511 Pinterest followers,  1,013 Twitter followers, and a Klout score of 45.


This policy is valid from March 25, 2012. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Tammy (theselftaughtcook@blogspot.com). This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I give honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger's own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


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