October 29, 2009

TWO! & my first giveaway...




two, yes TWO, copies of the pioneer woman's cookbook arrived today (i only ordered one), but since it was more expensive to send it back, they told me to just keep it! 

i've already browsed through it (immediately, of course), and it is exactly like her website - detailed and full of pictures and stories, and just the right recipes. nothing too fancy, although delicious, down-home cooking. i can't wait to try her chicken pot pie - and she even got my all-time favorite breakfast dish - toads in a hole! ( : this is quickly becoming my new favorite cookbook (& i think h will enjoy the recipes more than my usual organic-pile-o-mush)! 


i say, this calls for my first giveaway. now, i know i'm a newbie, but maybe we need some rules. first of all we all know i LOVE cookbooks, so: 


what's your favorite cookbook? 

whether it's your grandma's old cookbook, your collection of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes, or a fancy-shmancy cookbook, i want to know what inspires you...


one entry: leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite cookbook.

two entries: leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite cookbook AND become a follower or let me know that you're already following me.


contest will end sunday, november 1 at midnight EST and i will choose the winner randomly and announce the winner sometime on monday, november 2. 

good luck & check back monday! ( :

16 comments:

Rachel said...

Don't enter me!

Love this post...I just tweeted it for you...I'll link to you on my blog this weekend :)

Karen Leigh said...

Hey Lady, I love how cool you are!!! Recently my Nana came to visit and brought my mom and I some things to go through and one of the things was a cookbook that has been past down through the years. I believe it was my great grandmother's. Everything is written down in pencil and of course there are other random recipes stuck throughout the book.
I've gone through it and some of my favorite recipes are: Yeast rolls, meatloaf, banana bread, and eggs benedict. I'm very excited to make some of these recipes. For the first time, I will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for my family this year!!! I hope you pick my entry for the giveaway!! I really want this cookbook!! XOXO Karen

Cheryl said...

I have a feeling that Pioneer Woman Cooks will be my new favorite if I am so lucky to win one. My current favorite cookbook is Mild to Wild Mexican Cookbook by Linda Burgett. It is nothing fancy and there are no photos in the book, but there are tons of solid recipes that are tried and true. I picked it up at a yard sale for 50 cents and I wouldn't take 100 bucks for it. That is how much I adore and covet it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog on Google Friends Connect.

Karen Leigh said...

I also follow you on Google Friends Connect.

Blondie said...

Lucky you! :) My copy arrived yesterday (after being delivered to the wrong address first) and I can't wait to spent time going through it this weekend. Thanks for introducing me to PW. I L-O-V-E her and secretly want to BE her! :)

Patricia said...

I would love to enter, how much is the raffle ticket? I have a dozen or two cookbooks and use most of them but my favorite is one called Easy Homemade Desserts that my mother sent for from Jell-O Pudding for 1.99 and gave me as part of my shower gift back in 1980. Sometimes the memories are as important as the "things." Happy Cooking to all you young bloggers.
Did you notice I am no longer computer free? I am taking lessons at the Apple store and turning into a bit of a computer geek, surprising myself in what I am learning to do.

Michelle said...

Your dear friend, Rachel, blogged about this, so here I am!! :)

I adore cookbooks (even though cooking isn't my thing) and all this talk about the Pioneer Woman has me wanting more!!

As for my favorite cookbook, well, it's a toss-up between "Mexican Everyday" by Rick Bayless or my crockpot cookbook (and I can't think of what it's called!).

Great giveaway...thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

Oh, I'm following you now too! :)

Brittany said...

I am a follower!! I would have to say my favorite cook book is one I received at my bridal shower. All of the ladies had to bring their favorite recipes and they put them together in a book for me! My hubs has been talking about the Pioneer Woman cookbook for a while. He loves her blog, so I'm sure he'll be thrilled that I'm entering in your giveaway! haha:)

Lis said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love, love, love Pioneer Woman!!

I'm a new follower :) Rachel sent me your way!!

And my favorite cookbook is my old standby - Better Homes and Gardens (Breast cancer edition) it has everything basic and tried and true! But I'm always looking for new ones!! :)

Thanks again for a great giveaway!! I look forward to reading your blog!!

Sarah Rock said...

My favorite cookbook: Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons. LOVE me some southern cookin. Lay that butter on thick!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love this giveaway!! My favorite cookbook is the classic Better Homes and Garden one.

Krystyn said...

My first favorite is a compilation of a bunch of family recipes that was gifted to me...second is betty crocker.

Thanks for the chance.

reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

Colleen said...

Hello Love! My fave cookbook is the Joy of Cooking. It has basics on all kinds of food, so if I buy something, I can look up the ingredient in the index and get some ideas. Most helpful was when I splurged on a bunch of squashes (is that the plural of squash?) and had no idea how to eat them! But it gave me a couple recipes and the necessary cooking times.

xo

I'm crossing my fingers!

Pat said...

Just checking with you for your holiday plans. We have not firmed anything up yet and now that you have a beau you are probably busy, but I wanted you to know you are always welcome here. I hope you get to be with your family and have a good one, a good Thanksgiving AND a good Christmas. I think of you every month when I change my calendar photo. HUGS