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July 7, 2011

My first giveaway!!!!


It's long overdue, but it's finally here.... my very first giveaway! To celebrate a year of blogging and to show my appreciation to all of you readers out there. I thought about what to give you guys and I knew I wanted it to be a cookbook, but which one? After much deliberation, I decided on...

Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, Photographs, and Voices

















 ... to honor all of the fellow food bloggers out there! I can only dream that one day one of my recipes would end up in this cookbook. Oh, to dream a little dream.
 

To enter the giveaway you must:
1. Become a follower of this blog and leave me a comment, so I can check out your blog too, or let me know if you already are!

For an extra entry:
2.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite cookbook is and why.
3.  Blog about this giveaway and post the link to it.

(Separate comment for each)

That's all!

Be sure to leave a way to contact you, by email or your blog. This giveaway is open to US citizens only (sorry international friends!). It will remain open from today, July 7th until July 16th at midnight EST. Once the giveaway has ended, I will select a winner randomly. I'll then email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond, and if not then I will choose another winner.

I haven't gotten a chance to go through my own copy of the cookbook yet, so [winner] let me know how you like it!

Tell all your friends :)

*****GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*****

Peace, and bacon grease!

169 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

Melissa said...

My favorite cookbook is Pioneer Woman's!

Aimee said...

Congrats on one year! I love cookbooks, and to be honest my favorites are the ones I have from various churches and schools. All the recipes are family favorites, so you know they are good!

Aimee said...

I've been a follower of your blog! Love it!
Aimee
http://www.shugarysweets.com

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I'm a follower!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

My favorite is my Lady & Sons Cookbook, because I love anything Paula Deen makes!

Jenn said...

Great cookbook choice. I have never heard of it, but I just previewed it and it looks amazing. There are some great bloggers in there!!! I am already a follower!

Jenn said...

It is way too hard to pick one favorite cookbook? The one I have made the most out of would be Pioneer Womans, but my favorite would have to be my Grandma's super old Betty Crocker cookbook!!!

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Kim McCallie said...

Congratulations Desi! A year of blogging is a great accomplishment. You're doing a great job. Keep up the good work! The cookbook looks great. I'll have to check it out on Amazon. Thanks for the invite to stop by. Kim

suburban prep said...

What a great milestone.
Congratulations!!
I am a follower (new one).
I do not have a blog at this time though.

Kelly said...

Love your blog Desi and congratulations on your first giveaway!! I'm now a follower of your blog and looking forward to future posts! :)

Kelly said...

My favorite cookbook is my Williams Sonoma Pasta cookbook, all things pasta!!

alissa said...

Hi Desi - Congrats on your first year of blogging! Looks like a great cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win.
Alissa

alissa said...

My favorite cookbook is called Mama Agata "simple and genuine " Italian family recipes. I took a cooking class in Italy and they have recently come out with this cookbook - it's amazing!

Patti said...

Dang Desi...I thought I was following..no matter..following twice! Two is always better than one! :o)

The Better Baker said...

Congrats Desi! Those milestones are always exciting. I am following your blog.

The Better Baker said...

WEll, besides my very own cookbook, with 300 of my most favorite recipes...=) I would have to say my falling-apart Betty Crocker cookbook is my faithful go-to for anything I need to know.

Jack and Daynalee said...

What a fun giveaway! You can never have too many good cookbooks! I'm a follower.

Jack and Daynalee said...

My favorite cookbook is the one I have that my mom put together. It has all of our family favorites and I know every recipe in there is tried and true.

Faith said...

i am a follower! :) but you know that!

Faith said...

my favorite "cookbook" is the one my bridesmaids put together for me at my bridal shower. all the guests put their favorite recipes in it and it has been my go to ever since ... i think it is what got me hooked on finding new recipes.

The Malko's said...

I follow your blog!!

~Brooke
brooke.malko at gmail dot com

The Malko's said...

My favorite cookbook is "Look and Cook" by Rachel Ray! I also look forward to getting my food network magazine in the mail each month! It is like a new cookbook!

~Brooke

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

I'm following your blog :)

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

I have so many favorites, but right now it is Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a day. I love making homemade bread and that book has made it so much easier!

Mindie Hilton said...

I already follow with gfc! Thanks for linking your give away up at bacon time.

Mindie Hilton said...

My favorite cookbook is Kraf's new one in association with Paula Deen because I am in it!!

Sinea said...

I am your newest follower and that cookbook looks so nice! Hope I win!
My blog is Ducks 'n a Row:
http://www.ducksnarow.com
My first giveaway will be announced very soon!

gina said...

Happy Blogoversary!

My fave cookbook? Anything from the Barefoot Contessa!!

Cami said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower of your blog!

Cami said...

My favorite cookbook is Pioneer Woman's. Great recipes and a great read.

Sarah E. said...

Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway - feel free to link it up (Twisted Thursday)!

I follow your blog.

Sarah E. said...

My favorite cookbook is the Our Best Bites cookbook! There isn't a recipe that I don't want to try in it!

Liz said...

Congratulations! My favorite cookbook ( at the moment) is Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh .

Lanzaelizabeth77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I am a follower of your blog

Liz@ Fresh Plate

lanzaelizabeth77 at gmail dot com

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I'm a follower :)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

My favorite cookbook is a Betty Crocker one that I've had for years!

Jennifurla said...

I am a follower...my favorite cookbook is the internet for sure! ha

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I'm a follower! And I want a new cookbook. Win-win, don't you say?

Linda said...

What a great choice of cookbooks, and I have no doubt you'll be in one like it someday. I'm enjoying checking out your blog, I love your signature, and I just became a follower. :)

Linda said...

My favorite cookbook? That's tough. I almost said any of Rebecca Rather's Pastry Queen cookbooks, but I would have to go back further to Martha Stewart's original (published in 1982) Entertaining cookbook. I read that one over and over, like a great novel.

Suzy said...

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary blogging! I'm a follower! My favorite cookbook at the moment is Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters. Its a winner - check it out. But I always have room for more :-)

Jenn said...

How exciting! The first giveaway!! Thanks for the heads up :) I'm a follower!!

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

I am a new follower!

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

I have way too many cookbooks to choose just one favorite! : )

Couponsforme2 said...

i am a follower

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Couponsforme2 said...

My fav cookbook is Weight Watcher's Complete Cookbook.


andysavi.mom@gmail.com

Pam said...

I'm a new follower! I love Cincy, grew up in L'ville so visited there often, esp. Reds BB and restaurants. So glad to find your blog!

Pam said...

My favorite cookbook: "The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook" by Christopher Kimball because it is very basic and great for American cooking.

girlichef said...

Great choice for a giveaway...but don't enter me as I already have several copies (because I'm in it!). But just putting my favorite cookbook "out there"...Authentic Mexican by Rick Bayless =)

mickeyrenee said...

I already am a follower. :)

mickeyrenee said...

My favorite cookbook is Betty Crocker's Cookie Book.

Jane said...

Hi Desi,
Congrats on your first giveaway! I love doing them myself!

I heard about this cookbook a while back when it got started. I bet there are some great recipes and photos in it! Thanks!

Linda @ Lemon Drop said...

Hi Desi, I am your newest follower. Great giveaway !
Linda @ Lemon Drop

Holly said...

What an awesome giveaway Desi! I would LOVE to get this cookbook! I thought I was already following you, but Ill do it again : )

Melanie said...

Fantastic giveaway! My all-time favorite cookbooks are the Cook's Country ones. So many great recipes!

Sally Darling said...

My favorite cookbook is an older one, first published in 1991 called FOR GOODNESS TASTE. I'm not sure if they even sell it anymore, but that is the first book that really got me motivated to try new things, other than my meatloaf and mashed potatoes type menu.

Sinful Sundays said...

I'm a follower! And my favorite cookbook is one that we made in the 1st grade! It has recipes from each kids family in there, lol. I love it even though I never really use it. :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Desi,
Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!! I am a long time follower of your lovely blog and enjoy your great contributions to our Blogger World! Enjoy your party!!
Miz Helen

Miz Helen said...

Desi, my favorite cookbook is my Mothers hand written cookbook that she passed on to me. It is the greatest!
Miz Helen

Amy said...

I'm a follower too! My favorite cookbook is the one my mother-in-law gave me at my bridal shower of all their family recipes!

Marguerite said...

Hi Desi! Great blog and giveaway! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the invite. I'm your newest follower and my favorite cookbook is "Something to Talk About II" by the Junior League of Lafayette.

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Hi! Thanks for letting me know about this giveaway!
I am already a follower of your blog!

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Favorite Cookbook,ummmm? Pink Princess Cupcakes by Barbara Beery. Maybe because I just got it and it is soooooo cute. However the most functional cookbook I have is "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman, just a good go-to cookbook when I need to cook something I have no idea about! Martha Stewart Cupcakes is another fav or mine!

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

I'm a follower:) thanks for visiting my blog!:)

Ava said...

I am a follower (ava retro housewife)

fridaymoon429@yahoo.com

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Ava said...

my fave cookbook is this big thick Amish cookbook I got from library

fridaymoon429@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

Im a folower!

Danielle said...

My favorite cookbook is my big yellow Gourmet Cookbook - I use it all the time.

laurie said...

ONE {I have too many} of my fave cookbooks is my trusty Betty Crocker that my mom gave me when I got married. It's old and worn but I love it!

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

Yay for a year of blogging! I am a follower :)

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

My favorite cookbook is . . . the one I put together for my family! It has all of our favorite family recipes, and I continue to add new recipes to it all the time (I love trying new recipes).

Catherine said...

Dear Desi, I Love your blog. I want to thank you for stopping by and letting me know about your giveaway. I would love to enter. I have become a follower of your blog. Please visit again. I look forward to the visits and the comments warm my heart and make it all worth while. Blessings, Catherine xo

Karla @ The Culinary Enthusiast said...

I'm a new follower! :)

Karla @ The Culinary Enthusiast said...

My favorite cookbook.....hmmm....{there's too many to choose from!} I guess I will say "The New Best Recipe" from the editors of Cook's Illustrated (America's Test Kitchen). Pretty much fail-proof recipes, since they've tested each one like a million times! :)

Courtney Jones said...

Hello! ^_^ I am a follower of your lovely blog. Thanks again for leaving such sweet comments on my blog (thefigtree.blogspot.com). Much appreciated! :)

My favourite cookbook is Anna Olson's New Ways with the Classics. :) Lots of great recipes!

Jay said...

congrats...great giveaway..
first time here..love your space..
excellent posts..
Am yur happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

thank you for the invite to the giveaway! I follow you!

Chris said...

My favorite cookbook would probably be Big Bob Gibson's Barbecue Book by Chris Lilly. It's full of stories, great food, and techniques.

Cherloo said...

Follow your blog

Cherloo said...

I love Anything from Paula Dean

Pots and Pins said...

I'm a new follower- so glad I found you! I have about 250 cookbooks and I love the old Salt Lake Junior League cookbook the most! The old cookbooks have the best recipe - no new fangled tricks - just tried and true! xo, Nan

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I'm a follower! What a great giveaway. That looks like a fun cookbook!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

My new favorite cookbook is Our Best Bites Cookbook. They started as a small blog and now they have their own awesome cookbook. How cool is that?!

Between3Sisters.com said...

Hey there, Desi! We're following you and thanks for stopping by our blog! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

Tiffanee said...

I follow!! Love your blog!

Tiffanee said...

I have a family cookbook that I love!!

Muriel Miller said...

Congrats on your year bloggiversary! I am a follower :)

Muriel Miller said...

I heart all of my cookbooks so much, but my favorite would have to be one that my family put together for me before I got married!

Katie said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I am a follower!!

Katie said...

My favorite cookbook right now is an old, old, old Betty Crocker cookbook.

heinzmom at hotmail dot com said...

awesome giveaway, im a new follower. heinzmom at hotmail dot com

Kathy C. said...

I'm a follower!!

Little Brick Ranch said...

Im a follower!! :)

Little Brick Ranch said...

OK - so my favorite cookbook right now is Vegan with a Vengance. However, since running Foodie Friday every week I usually grab recipes right off the blog...your being no exception! :)

Little Brick Ranch said...

Posting on my blog!! Thanks again for a great giveaway...I have plenty of space on my shelf for a new cook book!!

Lisa said...

Desi - what a fun giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance :) I follow you!

Lisa said...

Hard to choose a favorite....but one of my go-to cookbooks is Barefoot Contessa's Back to Basics (I love all of her cookbooks, photos, and simple ingredients!)

Jocelyn said...

I am your newest follower! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog so that I could come find you. Congrats on your blogoversary!!!!!

Jocelyn said...

My fav cookbook...hhhhmmmm that is a hard one...probably google or pinterest:-) So many great ones out there!!!

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

I sure do love give a way's!!!

We just started following your blog! Cant wait to read the rest of your blog.

Love,

http://chickswholovetoeat.blogspot.com/

Love And Maple Syrup said...

One of my favorite cookbooks is Barefoot Contessa's Family Style. It's where I learned to make meatballs, chicken pot pie, and my kids' favorite mac-n-cheese. I love her roasted winter vegetables that you can use the leftovers to make soup!

Victoria said...

I'm already a follower :) Congrats on your first giveaway!!!

Susan said...

I am a follower! Congrats on your giveaway - how exciting!

Susan said...

My favorite cook book is an old church cook book. I love friends tried and true recipes. :)

grace said...

peace and bacon grease--i LOVE it!
my favorite cookbook is joy of cooking--i've referenced it more times than i can count.

Joanne said...

Awesome giveaway and congrats on it being your first!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

i am already your follower and thank you for the invitation!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

My favorite cookbook is my "Home Cooking" cookbook, it has all classics and full of tips!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

I am a follower. sweetsav1

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

Favorite - King Arthur's Flour

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

I am following through GFC! Thank you for visiting my site at http://www.basilmomma.blogspot.com !

basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

My favorite right now is Vegan Family Meals by Ann Gentry :)

adventuresindinner said...

Hey there, thanks for visiting my blog. I guess my fav cookbok right now is "Jamie at Home". Good food and lots of lovely eye candy.

Heidi said...

So glad you found me! Heidi from Heidi's Recipes (aka Low-Fat Potato Salad Gurl:). Just became a follower, yah me.

Heidi said...

My favorite cookbook has to be the Betty Crocker Cookbook that I got when I got married 20 years ago, yikes! It is stained and worn and loved. My mom still has her original one too.

cookingmisadventures said...

Following your blog via WP... ~ Courtney

Krista said...

Thanks for stopping by Everyday Mom's Meals! Following you back :)

www.everydaymomsmeals.blogspot.com

Krista said...

My favorite cook book? You want me to choose?? Impossible! I have SO many and love each for different reasons...lol

www.everydaymomsmeals.blogspot.com

Sallie said...

Thanks for stopping by Texas Cottage. My favorite cookbook is an old Gold Medal flour one.

Sallie said...

I just became a follower!

Stefanie said...

My favorite cookbook it's a toss up between Betty Crocker and the Joy of Cooking!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Thanks for the invite! I am now your newest follower! :)

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

I love all kinds of cook Books...But I LOVE Gooseberry Patch Cook Books, because they usually have the recipes that I would cook on an everyday bases!

The Cake Dish said...

Thanks for inviting me over! One of my fave cookbooks is Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. I just love her!

LaTisha said...

New follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I'm a follower! I'm glad you stopped by and let me know about your giveaway. I love Foodista and this great blog of yours! http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

My favorite cookbook at the moment is Stuffed Cougar Too. It's a local cookbook with recipes from a bunch of moms. The original version wasn't so healthy, so this version is a little LITER. :) http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com

Served up with Love said...

I am your newest GFC follower, My favorite cookbook is Southern Plate. Thanks for posting on my blog and inviting me to join in on this great giveaway. Looking forward to diving in and checking out your blog.

Tricia said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to the recipe book give away!

Tricia said...

My favorite cookbook is one that my grandmother made for me. It's my favorite for 2 reasons 1) It's all of her best recipes and 2) It's in her hand writing.....one I will cerish forever and ever!!

Erin said...

Hi!
Thanks for the comment at eatingmywayback.blogspot.com.
I am now a follower and am excited for the chance to win the cookbook!
Thanks for the suggestion.
erin
http://eatingmywayback.blogspot.com

Erin said...

i love my old betty crocker cookbook! i can always come up with something good using it!

Tricia said...

I posted a link to your blog on my Facebook Fan page (Recipe Roundup)announcing your giveaway.

Tina said...

Thank you for inviting me to your giveaway! I'm a new follower!

Tina said...

One of my favorite cookbooks is Southern Plate.

LyndaB said...

Hi Desi! Thanks for the invite - I'm following now. :) What a nice giveaway!

LyndaB said...

It's very hard to narrow down my favorite cookbook, but the one I grab off my shelf most often is Mark Bittman's Revised How to Cook Everything.

Heather said...

I am a follower now of your blog!

www.thefoodhussy.com

Heather said...

i still love the betty crocker cookbook - good family memories and recipe staples of comfort food classics!

@foodhussy

Kelly said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Kelly said...

My favorite cookbook is the Meals In Minutes Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to enter! Have a great day!

CutsEveryday said...

Thanks for dropping me a line, Desi! I don't know if this counts as a cookbook, but I'm a huge fan of Dale Degroff's CRAFT OF THE COCKTAIL. The recipes are great and all, but I really learned about garnishes, appropriate glasses, and why James Bond should really have his martini stirred, not shaken.

Summer said...

I'm a follower:) Congrats on your first giveaway!!!

Summer said...

My favorite cookbook is "Gillis Gourmet"...my family (Dad's side) cookbook! I go to it everyday!

Tracey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog & becoming a follower! I've just become your newest follower. :-)
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

Tracey said...

My favorite cookbook is "The Best Recipe" by Cook's Illustrated. EVERY recipe I've ever tried from there is fantastic!!!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.blogspot.com

Sneaky Vegan said...

Hey Desi! Thanks for visiting my blog. What fun to find yours as well! I'll be back :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I would love to win this cookbook!

Stephanie said...

I actually hardly ever use recipes, so I don't have a fave cookbook. But I do love seeing what everyone in blogland is making!

Lana Hardy said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for inviting me to your give away. I love RECIPES!! I love to COOK!! I Love to TRY new Recipes. My favorite cookbook is the one that I put together with my GREAT Grandmothers recipes. Check out my blog.. I have a link to the book. She was born in 1895.
http://hardy-life.blogspot.com/
Thanks Lana

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

Im a follower! My favorite cook book is definitely PW's!

Alida said...

I am your newest follower! Looking forward to reading your posts!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

New follower! This looks like an awesome cookbook!

Rachel said...

Desi - thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me over! I just became a follower :) I'll actually be hosting my first giveaway next week (I just bought the prize yesterday and I'm so excited!) so you'll have to stop by for a chance to enter!

laxsupermom said...

I'm a new follower and am so excited about this giveaway! I'm always so inspired by the terrific recipes that food bloggers come up with. Thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway, and I hope you swing by and enter my first giveaway.

Rachel said...

My favorite cookbook at the moment is The Flavor Bible. It's not really a cookbook per se (I just reviewed it on my blog) but it's helped me with some exciting experiments in the kitchen :) Of course, I'd love to give the Foodista cookbook a try!

laxsupermom said...

Oh, and my favorite new cookbook is Gwenyth Paltrow's new cookbook, My Father's Daughter.

Jamie said...

Thank you for the invite! Just became a follower! pick me! :)

theletter4.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm happily following you via GFC. Hope I win this :) Thanks for joining Market Your Biz and Giveaways.

Chels said...

Thanks Desi for stopping by my blog and inviting me to yours :) I'm following you now :)

Chels said...

Hmm, my favorite cookbook, that is a hard one! I really like my Betty Crocker Wedding Cookbook. It's got a lot of beautiful recipes in it and it's really special to me because it was a wedding gift, lol!

Ang @ Sparkles and Bugs said...

Your newest follower!:) Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. I hope you'll follow and feel free to link up any Friday for "Fitness Fridays"

www.sparklesandbugs.blogspot.com
www.fitmamawananbe.com

Daphne Hope said...

New follower from Life's A Project!

Tina said...

Thank you for letting me know about your giveaway! I'm a new follower!

Tina said...

I have so many cookbooks. I collect so many different kinds. But lately one of my favorites is Southern Plate. It contains down home, southern, like my grandma used to make kind of recipes!