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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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.

Monday, September 28, 2009

OCTOBER GIVEAWAY

Anna Ginsberg of Cookie Madness (www.cookiemadness.net ) was kind enough to send me an autographed copy of Confections of a Closet Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado to use as the October giveaway on this blog. The book is part memoir and part cookbook. I am sure the winner will enjoy it.
From 12:01 AM (eastern) on Thursday, October 1, 2009 until 11:59 PM (eastern) on Sunday, October 11, 2009 leave a comment under this post. On Monday, October I will draw the winner.
Next month (November 2009) I will post my holiday giveaway. It will be a GC and it will be a large amount. I am doing it in November so you can purchase gift(s) in time for the winter holidays. You will have to come back at the end of October to get the details.

57 comments:

Pat said...

Would love to have this. Welcome back from CA, Carole. Hope you had a nice time.

Laurie said...

hi Carole! Like Pat, I would love this one too!
thanks for offering such great prizes! laurie

Aisling said...

I love cookbooks and I think they're even better when you learn something about the author. I'd love to win a copy of this.

suburban prep said...

I saw that Sandra Bullock was at the launch of the book as back up for her sister.
I would love to read this book. I love cookbooks just like novels.

Alicia said...

I have had heard about this book and am dying to read it. It has my two favorite genres rolled into one (memoir and cookbook)--what could be better?
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend is an excellent cook and collects cookbooks. I sooooo want to win this for him!

mzpaw@yahoo.com

Allie said...

Sounds like a wonderful book I would love to win a copy of it!!

Amber said...

I would really love to win this!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

mverno said...

i could dig it mverno@roadrunner.com

1agordon said...

looks inspiring

slb3334 said...

I would love this.

janeh said...

sounds wonderful to me......

elaine said...

Would like to have this book for my daughter who loves to bake.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

cdziuba said...

Hi Carole, I'm Carol without the "e". Thanks for this nice giveaway! Good Luck to all of us.

cdziuba@aol.com

dmr301 said...

Evrytime I check out your Blog it looks better! Wonderful job!This sounds like a wonderful book- would love it.
Donna

demmi said...

sounds like a good book please enter me con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

mindy said...

sounds great thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Cathy said...

Sounds like a great book! It's good to see you back from California.

Mia J. said...

This book sounds wonderful. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance and the great giveaway.

spike said...

Sounds like a fun read!

Leslie said...

Awesome contest. I'm going to have to read this even if I don't win it. Thank you!

sweetsue said...

This sounds like a great book. I love reading about food and cooking.
smchester at gmail dot com

Bev said...

I hadn't heard about this book, but sounds like it has everything...memoir, recipes & a dash of celebrity... what could be better?

Nickolay said...

This sounds like a awesome cookbook. Thanks for the chance

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Deborah said...

I love cookbooks that also tell a story...sort of like weaving with flavors. Or maybe I'm just odd lol. asthenight at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole; you are very kind to offer such great prizes. I'd love to be fortunate enough to win this..

Cherylptw

Smooshy said...

enter me!

chromiumman said...

this sounds really good, would love to win it

ky2here said...

I like to cook but I have no imagination. A cookbook like this would inspire and instruct me.

Susan said...

I'd love to read about someone who was able to take their passion and make it work for them. Her job sounds like it was important, but if you aren't happy is it worth it?

Steph said...

I'd love to check this out! Thanks for the giveaway.

ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

paryjeja said...

This sounds like a great inspiring book.
paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

erma said...

I love cookbooks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

dddiva said...

Like so many others I adore reading cookbooks for pleasure- this sounds totally up my alley.

Marianna said...

Sounds like a great book - thanks for the chance to win! Fun blog!
mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

I love to bake too!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

paulah said...

It sounds like a book that I would enjoy.

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Colengal said...

I admire and am inspired by people who can turn thier hobbies/passions into a meaningful and sustaining work

JaniceJ said...

This sounds like a fun book, and
I love to read, plus I love
cookbooks, thanks for the
giveaway!!

Daniel M said...

looks like a good one, need all the help i can get - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Becca said...

Wow, this sounds awesome, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

kakihara said...

Yes please, I love coook books--the only thing better is a bio/cook book---and baking is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!!
new fan,
kakihararocks@gmail.com

gillhome said...

sounds like a great book, can't wait to read it!

Pamela S said...

Sounds like a really fun book to win and use! I'm a cookbook addict. I love reading them even more than cooking from them. Congrats on all your cooking contest success to date. Hope you win the big one soon. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Oneangel said...

The sounds like a great book! I always love to add cookbooks to my collection.

Dizzee Girl said...

This would be a great book to have! I would love to win it.
happeejackee at gmail.com

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

kat said...

I just love to cook and bake and this cookbook would be awesome!Thanks for a chance.

packerfantimmy said...

My daughter is just starting to broaden her horizens when it comes to baking and is thinking about turning it into a career so this out of work Dad would LOVE to give this book to her for Christmas.
titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Kimberly said...

Hi Carole,

This one looks like a winner. Cookbooks are great, but cookbooks with a story behind the recipes are even better. I think through the stories the author is able to send a little "heart" into your kitchen!

Atreau said...

This sounds like a wonderful read!

Gabriel J. said...

Great contest! Make me a winner!

naynays1 said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

bridget3496 said...

This sounds fantastic! Sign me up!

Jayfr said...

Sounds like a great book, and a story I'm intested in.

brownhairgirl7 said...

I would love to win this! I love reading cookbooks!

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!