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I am a retired teacher with time on my hands. I love to cook and bake. For the past eight years my hobby has been entering recipe contests. I have done very well and have been to several cook/bake offs although I have never won a grand prize. The ititials of my blog CCC are the same as the site where I get contest information, Cooking Contest Central (CCC). While there are 1000's of food blogs that post recipes this blog will review other cooking blogs.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

IT"S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

Within the next week we will celebrate Labor Day and all the student’s will go back to school. So, its time for me to announce my September giveaway. Since you seemed to enjoy last month’s giveaway where I give you the choice of two prizes I am doing the same this month.
From 12:01 AM (eastern) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 until 11:59 PM (eastern) on Sunday, September 13, 2009 leave a comment, with your email, under this post and you will be eligible to win a $20.00 gift certificate to www.amazon.com OR a $20.00 gift certificate to www.cooking.com I need your email so I can notify the winner. On Monday, September 14, 2009, I will use a random numbers generator to select the winner.
Also, I will be out of town from Sunday, September 20, 2009 until Sunday, September 27, 2009. I doubt if there will be any posts during this time.

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Mary from Michigan said...

Good morning, Carole!

What nice prizes you're offering, especially for someone like me who loves to both read and cook!


neoluddites@juno.com

Cathy said...

Hi Carole! I love your blog. I just started my own and I added yours to my list. This is fun stuff!

cwiech@aol.com

Laurie said...

Hi Carole! thank you for offering these great prizes--you are a nice lady but we knew that already! Laurie lalufkin@verizon.net

Pat said...

Hi, Carole. Great prize in your giveaway. Can always use GC's. Happy Blogging!

p.a.harmon@comcast.net

cdziuba said...

I'm Carol without the e! Thanks for these prizes, I adore cooking and baking. cdziuba@aol.com

Donna said...

Its so nice of you to have such useful prizes, thanks

ky2here said...

Who couldn't use a generous amazon.com GC? Thanks for sponsoring this.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Good morning...great choice and happy blogging

NL6369 said...

Great choices for prizes. You can never go wrong with Amazon, you can find something for everyone there and I know plenty of cooks, so another great choice.

Sandra K321 said...

I love shopping on Amazon. They have just about everything and a lot of items have free shipping. Thanks for this giveaway.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

texasheartland said...

I agree with Sandra- Amazon is the best! I've given up eBay and prefer Amazon now!


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

peg42 said...

Hi Carole! I have simular interests in cooking and baking. Never entered any recipe contests as I don't feel confident enough in my cooking abilities. But it sure sounds like fun.
Love your blog. Thanks.

agordon10 said...

love amazon and cooking

Sonya said...

Wow! I love Amazon, thanks for the chance.

panicxduh said...

Amazon.com has EVERYTHING!
i would buy music Cd's
to support the bands i enjoy~
or...
put it to a school textbook
=P

panicxduh@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Wow - you are so generous! Thank you for this opportunity.
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

abfantom said...

Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Theron said...

Hey Carole! Great giveaway. I buy all my books from Amazon.com and hope to win!

Anonymous said...

I'd love the amazon.com gift card.... ferret0903@aol.com

Kiara said...

I love Amazon! Thanks for the giveaway.
austma7@aol.com

5webs said...

I would love to win the Amazon gift certificate. I have three in diapers, so you know what I would be buying!
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

deedleweedle said...

Great prizes! I love buying books on amazon!

Valerie said...

amazon for me!
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

momznite said...

The Amazon certificate would make it fun to pick out a good book to curl up with on fall evenings!

Tes283 said...

Carole,

Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I would prefer the Amazon - it is move useful for me.
Yes, it is time to go back to school. Across America it has and will be going on for weeks.

ChefNOID said...

Hello Carole!!! Your September give away is just so nice and just in time to start on our fall and winter cooking reading list.
Amber -

Gina said...

ginabx(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thanks for the giveaway, it would help me because I buy my college books online, usually from Amazon.

semtaylor said...

Great prizes. Love Amazon for books. semtaylor@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love the amazon gift card. Every little bit helps when school comes around.

http://www.dmv.com/ca/california/learners-permits-for-beginner-drivers

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the give away.
The amazon gift card would help lots

kirbradley@live.com

Alicia said...

Great prizes!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

I would buy a cook book on Amazon if I won the Amazon card. Thanks for your giveaway!

Lilly said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win it!
Thanks a lot.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

sweepmom said...

I would love to win the Amazon gift card.

SunnyView said...

The Amazon gift card is for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

There are a few things that I have my eye on at Amazon. I need to get started on my Christmas shopping.
traymona[at]aol.com

melody said...

i can shop amazon all day long.
thank you,
melody2angel2@yahoo.com

buzzd said...

Thanks for the great contest!!

sue14625 said...

i am saving for a new Printer mine died Amazon.com has so many great deals could spend and so spend to much time looking there

Mar said...

I love shopping at Amazon and am so happy to have found your blog.

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daizee said...

What a great contest. Thanks Carol!

alycep said...

Amazon GCs are the best-you can get so much and they have everything available! As a prolific reader I order from them regularly so this would be great.

apoalillo at hotmail dot com

kdkdkd said...

Color me impressed. I am always amazed by people who have the talent to enter and do well in those cooking or recipe contests.

Sharon Harmon said...

Carole, those are great gift cards! Thanks for being so generous!!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Hi Carole -

These are great prizes. Thanks for offering them. Hope you have a nice trip.

Amber said...

Hi Carole! Thank you for the great giveaway. I am a bookworm, so this is perfect for me :)

Amber
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

McKim said...

I also like to cook and bake - just wish I had somebody to clean up after me!

lsfish said...

I like Amazon, I am saving up gift codes on it to get a floor steamer mop. Thanks for the chance

Colin W said...

Colin

cwhite.contests@gmail.com

(Thanks!)

Tina12312 said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I love Amazon and cooking!

Mia J. said...

Hi Carole! What wonderful prizes. If I wre the lucky winner it would be hard to choose as I am an avid reader and like all things cooking and kitchen. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Linda said...

Thank you for this opportunity. There is so much I need it will be hard to choose. Hope I win!

Anonymous said...

I like your blog, very sharp.

adr1001025[at]msn.com

janeh said...

amazon.com is one of my favorite places on the web....thanks for the giveaway, Carole!

llinda29 said...

Both prizes are just what I need

Anonymous said...

Would love to get an Amazon GC.

degood said...

I love amazon.com. kerrie at mayansfamily dot com

her5boys said...

I love Amazon for buying cookbooks and supplies..thanks!

Karen B said...

Enjoying your blog!!

elkaye said...

How sweet of you to sponsor this giveaway! I would love to have the amazon gift card for some books.

elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

Joy said...

Great giveaway. I love to read. Thanks. magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway. Thanks.
emmy5905@embarqmail.com

pattycake said...

thanks for the contest--amazon is always useful

jzagarjr said...

Great prize. I love shopping on amazon.

mogrill said...

LOVE amazon!! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog and I wish you the best of luck with it!

Kim
turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

denyse said...

Fantastic prizes, I'd use either one of these.
denyse_g@hotmail.com

binabug said...

well we love amazon and I couldn't cook a decent meal if my life depended on it

jenn said...

My husband is a great cook and he'd love a new cookbook for his birthday! This would be a great gift to give him! Thanks for giving us a chance. :)

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Colengal said...

It would be such a treat to do a lil shopping at cooking.com or Amazon.

Anonymous said...

amazon just rocks!!! Thanks for the offer!!!

mzpaw@yahoo.com

msrodeobrat said...

this is a fabulous prize.. you can do so much with either one

Fionen said...

The food on your site looks so delicious. :D

fionen_ftw (at) fionen (dot) com

clynsg said...

I enjoy baking (not regular cooking as much) and love to read, so either of those prizes would be good to win.

clynsg at yahoo.com

Laura said...

Wow, I am impressed that you have entered cooking contests! Those always seem so intimidating to me.

Joel1973 said...

Thanks, my wife would love this

joelfg1973@gmail.com

Erica C. said...

Great...thanks!

clc408 said...

I, too, am a retired teacher who loves to cook. Just down I-77 from you! Thanks for the chance.

sphinx63 said...

I love to cook too, but I've never entered any cooking contests. I don't have enough confidence in my cooking! Thanks!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

Leona P said...

I would love to win the amazon gc.

barbara said...

If I win, DO NOT let me have a choice. If I have a $20 GC for cooking.com, I'll spend $200!! At least at amazon.com, I can use some self-control :-)
Great giveaway!

Tonya said...

I would love to have the Amazon card so I could put it towards my really expensive textbooks.

courtneystoffel said...

Great giveaway. I'd love the Amazon so I could get the Taste Of Home cookbook!

hebert024 at aol dot com

Wendy said...

Thanks for such an amazing giveaway. It will be great to buy some school supply from amazon.

bear101 at hotmail dot com

marthajane said...

Thanks for the great giveaways! I'm always amazed at the stuff you can buy on Amazon!

doodlegirl said...

great giveaway - I love cooking.com

doodlegirl said...

Diet Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink

Carla said...

I love all the fun prixes everyone has on their blogs... I can't wait to get some more hits to mine so maybe I can do something similar!


www.carlastastytreats.blogspot.com

Smooshy said...

enter me!

spike said...

I love that I'd have a choice - but that's a tough one to make, I'd love either!

linda a said...

Thank you for offering these gift cards. I love them love them love them. I am saving my amazon gift codes for gifts so yep thats what I would pick.

allain99@gmail.com

Cynthya said...

Hi, Carole. I like cooking and baking, too, but I am not very creative so I am impressed by the fact that you enter recipe contests. Even if you don't win, it's fun eating your creations, right? :)

sarah said...

let's get cooking!
stigay(at)aol.com

scottsgal said...

Love all the cooking and recipe links on your site

msboatgal at aol.com

Holly B said...

Love the cooking blog!

hblaser at gmail dot com

samsakara said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and a wonderful blog.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

janetfaye said...

Thank you for the chance!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

SteveW said...

Excellent Prizes

Anonymous said...

I hope i win!

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

mom2anutball said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love Amamzon and Cooking.com!

Hope you have a great labor day weekend!

hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

kmg365 said...

Hello Lovely Carole Who Gives Things Away. Thanks for the chance to win.

carole37 said...

great prizes--I have yet to win on a blog but giving it a whirl anyway

Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.blogspot.com said...

I would love either! lisa 104 at cox dot net

EDRing said...

Either prize would be great. Would be very handy.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Chris said...

Great prizes, hope I win!

Debra said...

"It's Back to School Time" Marshadee2001 from OLS Congratulations on your win.

dddnich@bluemarble.net

Linda said...

I love to shop on Amazon.com, I can always find what I'm looking for.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Phyllis said...

Hi Carole,
I would love a gift certificate. Thanks for the contest.
basktcakes@aol.com

Jen said...

Thank you for being so generous!

wakeupboo at gmail dot com.

Deborah said...

Happy Labor Day! Thanks for the chance to win a yummy gift card! asthenight at gmail dot com

dawns41 said...

I love to shop at Amazon.com and Cooking.com. Great Prizes.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Yay...great prizes...

sweetypieinsc at aol dot cm

Annie1 said...

Great giveaway! Winning prizes is always fun!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com
(in Canada)

jlafount said...

I enjoy shopping at Amazon

1993wel said...

great prizes! I'd love to win. Good luck in those cooking contests!

Anonymous said...

I like how easy it is to enter the contest!!! Thank you.

msurosey@yahoo.com

Claire said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

Pat K said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
pkildow at gmail dot com

Ken said...

Great site, great prize. $20.00 gift certificate to www.amazon.com.
Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Alexander said...

Wonderful prizes, and a great blog!

greycatripley@gmail.com

metalmomma said...

thanks for having this contest!!

hale2005 said...

This is a great prize to giveaway!
hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

Daniel M said...

way cool love amazon! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Laura K said...

What a great giveaway! Either one would be so useful.

laurawins286@yahoo.com

jennem said...

Great prize! Thanks for the chance!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

awesome giveaway
mjf926 at hotmail dot com

Artistic Cook said...

fantastic

Thanks

artistic baker

Joy said...

Your blog is great, i love following it
Joy
mjharvey26 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Nancy said...

Great blog. I don't do as much baking as I would like so many I need to follow your lead and retire:)

nhall99-swp@yahoo.com

idahomom said...

Thanks for the chance at a great prize.

bazbal said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

email in profile

Mimi the kitten said...

Carole, thanks for the chance to win. God bless you in your cooking (and all) adventures.

CC said...

Wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win Amazon!!

speechforme at gmail dot com

heaventrees said...

Cooking and reading! Fabulous prizes but hard to choose!

shelley said...

Great prizes!! Thanks for the great site and great giveaway!

ShesAnAngel said...

Thanx for the opportunity for such great prizes, I'd love the Amazon one if I won, I'm always buying my kids stuff on there! Hope you enjoy your time 'out of town' :D

justine417@comcast.net

crystalf said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

dddiva said...

What a great giveaway- thanks for the chance to win. I am so happy to find your blog I love cooking and baking as well.

terri142 said...

Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway
tderosa142@gmail.com

Happi Shopr said...

Love Amazon. Thanks Carole! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Qwill said...

I love Back to School!!!!

wendy said...

Keep Trying, you will win a cooking contest yet!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Julieh said...

Interesting and useful blog. Thanks honeypie411@yahoo.com

Karrie said...

sounds wonderful :)
Mshalo6@aol.com

Miss GoLightly said...

Sounds fabulous!!!

melissacangles@yahoo.com

AEKZ2 said...

I've never checked out cooking.com, but I love amazon. Thanks!

annettekz2@yahoo.com

dn6511 said...

Nice prizes, I would love to win
Thanks for hosting

Julie Vineyard said...

Love Amazon.

Just Me said...

really love to win!

justacakebaker at gmail dot com

paula h said...

Nice prize. I would pick Amazon so that I could get a new cookbook. I love new cookbooks.


hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

chromiumman said...

great prizes

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Happy Late Labor Day. Oh, how I love Amazon.

-Lauren

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

dmjitems said...

I would love to get my family a couple of things off of Amazon.
dmjitems (at) gmail (dot) com

erma said...

These would come in handy for Christmas.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

WHAT FUN!
LUCKYGATORGIRL@AOL.COM

CaseyDeuce said...

Thanks so much for a great giveaway!
caseyscouch at yahoo dot com

leandrew said...

Great blog!

My wife and I both love it!

Almost as much as cooking and reading!

Thanks for the great giveaway offering!

Good luck to all!

leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

Marianne said...

Hi! Great prizes.
mariannejolson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Amazon.
lowville04@yahoo.com

Allie said...

Love Amazon they have tons of good stuff on there!

kat4 said...

Cooking and Amazon - two of my favorite things! Thanks for the choice of such useful prizes.

Sally said...

Always glad to support a fellow CCCer and Dandelion contestant!

Sally
sibthorpe@comcast.net

Barbara said...

I can't wait for the weather to cool off enough to turn on the oven to bake. I spend all summer searching and saving recipes to try in the winter.

3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

etrnlone said...

love to cook and bake... great prize from a great site. thanks for the opportunity to win this

Gabriel J. said...

I would love to have the Amazon GC so I can buy more DVDs there.

brownhairgirl7 said...

I love both books and food, so either gift card would be great for me!

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

Pam Shank said...

Hi Carole
Wonderful prizes...I would be happy with either one!

Molly C. said...

What a great contest! I would love to win this for my boys.

Oneangel said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Amazon is a great place to shop. Thanks for this offer.
oak462@juno.com

AICORP said...

You can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card.

Shane said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Randominities said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway! I love the Amazon gift card idea. You can't go wrong!

wantsandwishes said...

I would love to win this contest. Thanks for the opportunity.

ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Amazon GCs are always nice to have.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Kate said...

Thanks for the giveaway- I LOVE Amazon. I haven't been to Cooking.com though so that looks like a fun place!

strycker@slu.edu

Elaine from Dallas said...

Hi Carole! hope you, Al and Velcro are doing well. Your blog looks wonderful, it's a joy to swing by and catch up a little bit. Continued success.

ihchicky said...

Thank you for offering this fantastic giveaway! I would love to win the Amazon gift certificate.

ihchicky AT gmail DOT com

Annemarie said...

Great prize and great giveaway!! I would love the Amazon gift card since it had everything!!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

great giveaway...thanks

dangotmail AT yahoo DOT com
unbama.blogspot.com

Moochie's Mom said...

I could totally use this!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
fefebelkin(at)live[dot]com

Sarah Z said...

Would love to enter cooking contests but I am not the best cook!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Egare1 said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)

Deb K said...

What great prizes~Please enter me!

Gianna said...

This would be great to save for Christmas gifts! Please enter me :)

Amanda S. said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! :)

amandasandico at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

What a great contest! I am really big into baking and have been working on improving my skills.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ingrid said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I enjoy cooking and reading and I too am retired. Love it, love it!

Sarah C said...

I just found your blog - it looks great! I can't wait to browse through it.

luckylucianie said...

I love both sites.

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love the prizes you are offering and I enjoyed your blog.

Mom said...

Great prizes ! Like your blog, too.

Renee G said...

These look like so much shopping fun.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Megan said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

Megan

m_zuchowski@hotmail.com

susitravl said...

I love to cook - my list of things I want at cooking.com is HUGE!

chili's mommy said...

I love your blog and I love your contests. Best of both worlds loving to read and loving to cook!! It doesn't get much better than that!!!!

Marlene from Carpinteria, "Worlds most safest beach"

ladyt64 said...

Hi Carol! Thanks for the giveaway! I love Amazon.

Anonymous said...

nice prize ty.
vivianbl@olg.com

Cinthia said...

Great prizes for those who like to cook and shop.

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