Monday, July 13, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!


My birthday is in a week, and I turn 25 (quarter of a century?!? I don't feel like it)

So I figured, it's time for my first ever giveaway

I've been posting for over a year too! I didn't think it had been that long. . .the middle of may was my one-year recipe blog-anniversary.

So to commemorate BOTH these wonderful events, I'm not just giving away one of these beautiful cookbooks

With wonderfully handcrafted recipe pages by ladies all over the country

but I'm giving away TWO of these books

Aren't these beautiful?

They're full books, with 5 sections. Drinks, appetizers, sides, main dishes, salads, and desserts. There's 24 recipes in here for you to try and enjoy!

How could you not want to cook a recipe that sounds as wonderful as this?

Or this one! I love avocados, but Captain Jax won't touch them *sigh*

Mmmmm. . . .


Do you want one of these?

Here's what you've got to do, to be entered to win one of these TWO recipes books.

1-For one entry, leave me a comment telling me your favorite recipe. You can leave the title, link to another site, post the whole recipe, just let me know what your favorite recipe is because I want to try it! (note: it doesn't have to be from my blog :) )

2-Start following my blog for a second entry, and leave a SEPARATE comment telling me you started following me (or you already do!)

3-For a third entry, post about this giveaway on your blog, come back and leave me a comment telling me you posted about this giveaway on your blog, and give me a link back to the post.

And I'm sorry to all my foriegn friends, but I'm a cheapskate, and I can't afford to mail this giveaway out of the USA. So I'm going to have to limit this to residents of USA only. Thanks for understanding, and please keep reading and commenting!!

GOOD LUCK!! Contest will end on July 21, at Midnight (my time, MST). I'll have Captain Jax draw two names from a bowl (because we're pretty technical around here) and post the winners the morning of the 22nd. At which point, the winners will need to contact me with their mailing address.

46 comments:

  1. One of my favorite recipes is Creamy Italian Chicken in the crockpot: http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotchicken/r/bl104c4.htm

    Love your blog!

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  2. Can I just post one comment, and have it count for all 3?

    My favorite recipe is the hummus I gave you! Just kidding, I really like your recipes of the chicken rolls or the savory monkey bread (tough to choose between them). If you are wanting a new recipe I like the chicken tenders or spicy chicken sandwich from Eating for Life book (I will write down the recipe and email you it later).

    I already follow your blog.

    And I blogged about you in my blog! (and facebook since I don't have many followers on my blog) :)

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  3. I alreay follow your blog! Love all your ideas and would love that cookbook!!!

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  4. Here's one of my fav:
    CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

    1 CHICKEN BREAST PER PERSON TO FEED
    BOIL WITH 1 STICK OF BUTTER AND A CUT UP ONION (IF DESIRED)
    COOK PKG SPAGHETTI IN THE CHICKEN BROTH LEFT OVER FROM BOILING.
    MIX TOGETHER:
    1 MEDIUM PACKAGE VELVEETA
    1 CAN CREAM OF MUSHROOM
    1 CAN CREAM OF CHICKEN
    1 CAN TOMATOES (STEWED OR PIECES)

    POUR OVER CHICKEN THAT HAS BEEN CUT UP
    POUR ONTO SPAGHETTI AND MIX

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  5. Here's the link to my blog where I talk about your blog with your link:)
    http://ethanlukas.blogspot.com/2009/07/cookbook-giveaway.html

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  6. I really love getting to try your recipes, and I've already made multiple banana bread loafs from your blog! Delish!
    One of my favorite recipes (right now) is The Chicken Pot Pie from Amateur Cook.
    http://amateurcooker.blogspot.com/2008/12/chicken-pot-pie.html

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  7. ANND I just talked about you in my blog! :)

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  8. Homemade baked macaroni and cheese. It's what I always ask my mom to make when I visit at home! Warm, melty, and topped with canned stewed tomatoes--delish!

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  9. What a beautiful cookbook. Happy almost birthday. My favorite is the cheesy ham rigatoni. I love that stuff. I am already a follower so i have that covered as well.

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  10. My favorite is a toss-up between chicken enchildas or spinach lasagna. I am planning to try your brownie recipe. I would love a recipe book, I'll put it in my blog (which should be updated anyway). Happy B-day soon!

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  11. Happy Birthday! One of my favorite recipes for a nice dinner at home is Venetian Shrimp and Scallops. Try it with cilantro and serve on rice or just with bread! YUM! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/venetian-shrimp-and-scallops-recipe/index.html

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  12. I follow your blog already- does that count?

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  13. Here is a link to one of my favorite recipes:

    http://oramfamilyrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/03/skillet-jambalaya.html

    It came from my favorite cook book (good recipes, though not many pictures.

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  14. Hiya! I am new to your blog, but I love what I've seen so far! One of my favorite recipes is from Leanne Ely's Menu Mailer...

    CROCK-POT CHICKEN INDONESIAN

    1 Tablespoon soy sauce
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
    1½ teaspoons sesame oil
    ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    6 skinless chicken thighs (I like the boneless, skinless)
    1/3 cup peanut butter

    In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper. Place chicken in Crock-pot. Pour sauce mixture over chicken, cover, and cook on low heat setting 6 1/2 to 7 hours or until chicken is tender and fully cooked. Remove the chicken from Crock-pot and stir peanut butter into juices until smooth. Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.

    **NOTE: I have often used ground ginger from the spice rack rather than grating fresh ginger root.

    I often will double the sauce ingredients (except for the cayenne) because my family likes it over mashed potatoes.

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  15. I am now following your blog! *smile*

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  16. And....here is where I blogged about your blog - short and sweet! *smile*

    http://orcalady.blogspot.com/2009/07/check-this-out.html

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  17. GREAT giveaway!! One of my favorite recipes are my carrot cake cookies

    http://mytastytreasures.blogspot.com/2009/02/carrot-cake-sandwich-cookies.html

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  18. I am already a faithful follower:)

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  19. My favorite recipe right now is Enchilada Stuffed Shells. They're a great company dish and quite easy if you just combine everything from the beginning.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Enchilada-Stuffed-Shells/Detail.aspx

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  20. I started following your blog from someone else's blog! I get in to these "rabbit holes" and then favorite all of my favorites : )

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  21. sounds fun! My favorite recipe is double chocolate brownies with ice cream, very unhealthy! :)

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  22. My favorite recipe is a simple one-it's a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Quite easy to make and SO good!

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  23. My favorite is the crockpot chicken - so easy and so good.

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  24. I've been following your blog for a while now via Google Reader. I almost forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Awww, to be 25 again...

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  25. Wow, a little contest sure brings out the comments!!! One of my favorite recipes ever is my mom's peach pie, which can be found on my blog here:
    http://thereisastampforthat.blogspot.com/2008/09/happy-pie-day.html

    On my recipe card I wrote margarine, though, and I only use butter.

    Happy Birthday to you, you little young'un!

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  26. I love the chicken and rice recipe on the back of the Campbell's Cream of Chicken can.

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  27. Wow....a favorite recipe? That's a tough one! :) I think one of my all-time favorites is Beef Mushroom Spaghetti - it's super-easy, uses leftover meat, is freezeable, and is really good!

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  28. Very nice giveaway! Favorite recipe..hmm..seems to change daily, but a constant favorite is Pioneer Woman's spicy shredded pork. It's always a hit around here :)
    I'm having a little giveaway too if you wanna check it out.

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  29. My favorite recipe is corn casserole. I have been making Paula Dean's version several years now and my husband loves to eat it at least once a week..my son loves it also.

    Christie
    dctm at bellsouth dot net

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  30. I am a follower now!

    Christie
    dctm at bellsouth dot net

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  31. wow my favorite seems to change quite often. The thing I make most people ask for is my peanut butter fudge! so yummy and so easy no candy thermometer no baking!

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  32. I love this blog, I just found it today!

    My favorite go to recipe is pantry pasta. You just kind of add things you like and have on hand.

    cooked pasta, I like penne
    bacon
    onion
    can of diced tomatoes
    shredded parm cheese

    Saute onion and bacon. Add tomatoes with juice. Add cooked pasta and cover with parm cheese, sooo good and easy.

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  33. Love the idea of a scrapbooking cookbook. I have all my recipes in a 3 ring binder, just plain and boring. I think I may have to try to spruce mine up a bit!

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  35. um. does this count:) and does it count that i'm your most favoritest cousin ever? haha happy same birthday as my mom tomorrow krystal!!! :]

    i really did try your jello cake thingamajig too. it just looked so summery i had to try it!!! loved it. dad...not so much. haha

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  36. Hi!

    I'm working in Chile at the moment teaching children (will return in a year) but the moment I saw this, ahhh! lol Okay, I posting for my mom in Houston lol and then she would mail to me.

    Recipe I like (from http://legallyeating.com/)
    Dessert Crêpes Ingredients:
    1 C flour
    1 1/2 C milk
    2 eggs
    1 t vegetable oil
    1/4 t salt
    1 T sugar

    Directions:
    Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Chill for at least an hour.

    Heat medium skillet over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and spoon on 1/4 C of batter, or enough to coat pan after tilting pan to thinly cover the whole surface. Once edges are translucent and kinda crispy, flip over with spatula. After a little bit longer, slide off crêpe onto a plate. Place sheets of wax paper in between layers of crêpes.

    Chocolate Sauce Ingredients
    6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1/4 lb. butter
    1/4 C vegetable oil

    Directions:
    Melt all ingredients together till smooth and blended. This can be done over low heat in a saucepan, in the microwave or double boiler.

    Directions for Ice Cream Filled Crêpes with Chocolate Sauce:
    Place two scoops of ice cream in the along the center of an open crêpe. Fold sides in and roll over. Top with warm chocolate sauce and garnish with finely grated chocolate.

    -Megan McElligott

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  37. one of my favorite recipes is stuffed mushrooms that my mom makes. Yumm!

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  38. What a cute recipe book!

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spaghetti-Squash-I/Detail.aspx?src=etaf

    This is a really yummy recipe I tried recently. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

    I signed up to follow your blog.

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  39. So I have quite a few recipes that I love, and would love to share with you. But this one is really easy, and it kind of tastes like a Skor bar. YUMMY

    Pine Bark

    35 Saltine Crackers
    1 C butter
    1 C packed brown sugar
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    5 4 oz milk chocolate bars broken into pieces

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    Line a 15 x 10 inch pan with tin foil. Lightly spray with a non stick spray

    Place Saltine brackers, salty side up, in prepared pan. In a saucepan boil butter and sugar for 2 to 3 min, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in extract. Pour mixture over vrackers and bake for 4 to 6 min. Remove from oven. Top with broken chocolate and spread evenly as chocolate begins to melt. cool slightly and tranfer onto waxed paper. Allow to cool completely.

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  40. I thought I already followed your blog, but I hadn't signed up yet. So now it is official!1

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  41. Those cookbooks are awesome. I love them!

    I'm gonna have to say your baked rigatoni - nothing speaks to me like a pasta in a casserole.

    I hope I win! I hope I win!! Those are so special.

    mynew30 at gmail dot com

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  42. Oh, and I already follow you! ;)

    mynew30 at gmail dot com

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