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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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

My November giveaway is my Holiday gift to everyone. I am doing it in November so you will have time to shop. From 12:01 AM (eastern) on Monday, November 1, 2009 until 11:59 PM (eastern) on Sunday November 15, 2009 if you leave a comment (with email) under the HAPPY THANKSGIVING post you will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to http://www.amazon.com/ On Monday, November 16, 2009 I will select a random comment to win the certificate. Just my little way of saying Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

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laurielufkin said...

Thank you thank you Carole for offering this. This would be a great start to the Christmas fund for a certain 8 year old!

Lynne Laino said...

Carole, LOVE your Blog photos!!! I love Thanksgiving. I sure hope your feel better soon!

Pat said...

Gobble! Gobble! Would love to win this. I am a fan of Amazon.com.

nooschi said...

I'm not sure if I am eligible or not since I live in Canada. Anyhow, just wanted to stop in, say hello, and thank you for listing my blog on your blog roll.

You have a great blog, and I love the unique spin you've put on it.

bakingmecrazy@aol.com said...

Hi Carole,
What a great kickoff to the holiday season! Love your blog - keep up the good work!
Jannine (from CCC)

kakihara said...

Hope you're feeling better-- I had an awful Halloween! I rushed around all day to get my errands done declined invites to stay home and hand out candy---bought a ton of candy and then did not have even one trick-or-treat'r!!!

Love your Thanksgiving photos--thanks for the chance to win a great prize!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Dylan said...

Hey Carole! its your friendly Miles Market casher!! Thank you very much for all of these great food ideas! and thanks so much for a chance to win a gift card!

Happy Thanksgiving!
- Dylan Rzepka

Dylan said...

I forgot to leave my email.

Dylanrzepka@hotmail.com

Thanks again!

mar said...

You sound like such a giving lady. Thank you for just being. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

LWons@HotMail.com

Fran (from CCC) said...

Thanks, Carole! I have my eye on a couple books. Love your blog.

cdziuba said...

Hey Carole, Carol here (no "e"). Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for the chance to win.



cdziuba@aol.com

dessie10 said...

Daughter found some DVD's on line that she wants, so this would be great to start the christmas chopping

paulah said...

The pictures on your banner make me hungry :) I can't wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My kids started playing some of our Christmas cds yesterday and are begging to put up the tree. We love to celebrate. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Paula

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Kim said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! Happy pre-Holidays to you!!

Kim
turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
reberd at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

This would be great to win. I know what I would buy if I won.
gemitan at aol dot com

cookiert said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to win.

cookiert at yahoo

Mami2jcn said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

mickeyfan said...

My mouth is watering from your pictures. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hey Im a big fan of Amazon, too! I order every year from them! Easy way to get your gifts! Im looking forward to some turkey and dresssing!

frogz60@hotmail.com

NL6369 said...

What an amazing and generous way to start off the holiday season. I have my eyes on a very special gift for a very special little girl on Amazon. Enter me please. And feel better, we've been hit here hard as well.

Rebecca Graham said...

You are a very generous and kind person to do this giveaway!! I love the photos.

Lilly said...

Wow! What a great giveaway!
Thanks a lot for the chance ^^
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Courtney said...

great giveaway and i love the blog!!1

Suzila said...

Thanks for offering such a great prize....I wish you a very happy holiday season!

suzila@gmail.com

Sandra K321 said...

You have some interesting recipes. It's nice to see that you can use your love of cooking to compete in contests. Just keep at it and I bet you'll win a grand prize one of these times.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

5webs said...

I would use it for diapers and wipes, and some vegan cookies for me!
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Mysharona said...

have a great thanksgiving

1agordon(at)roadrunner.com

anny32 said...

thanx for thinking of us! we got a free turkey from the local grocery from points. that really helps. have a good holiday.

zippy573 (at) netscape(dot)net

Katherine M said...

Love your blog. Thank you for offering the giveaway and I hope you feel better.

shannons said...

Happy Thanksgiving! It now a count-down to the holidays.

Krista said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!

happiekarma7 at yahoo dot com

peachmelomel said...

Thank you so much for doing this in a year when many are still unemployed.

peachmelomel@yahoo.com

peachmelomel said...

Thank you so much for offering this in a year when so many are still unemployed.

peachmelomel@yahoo.com

Annette D said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!
What a great giveaway, there are so many things that I would love to get from Amazon. Thanks for the chance.
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

channallocks said...

thanks for this contest

fonduetg@yahoo.com

peg42 said...

Hi Carole,
I love reading your blog. You have so many wonderful ideas. Wish I was as talented as you.
Thanks for offering this giveaway too.

PatZ said...

Boy, this would come in handy for the Holidays. Thanks.

David Hollingsworth said...

I know I'm not going to win, and this is my first time visiting, but thank you for the chance to enter. There are some pretty nice items that I would love to purchase on Amazon.

Good Luck to everyone else.

Lonerwor@aim.com

Laurie LaBelle said...

This would be a great help with the holidays coming. I love to shop at Amazon.com

abfantom said...

Thanks for offering this great giveaway! I love AMAZON.COM

abfantom at yahoo dot com

janeh said...

so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is fast approaching..........hope it's happy for you!

Theresa said...

Thank you for hosting such a fantastic contest! Those are great looking pictures up top. That one sandwich at the bottom, looks like turkey, cranberries, & melted chesse... oh wow I need that right now!! =)

Tracey said...

I could definitely use $50 dollars Amazon to get some Christmas gifts for the grandchildren.
traymona[at]aol.com

rutgersgal said...

Thanks for your great giveaway - hopefully my luck won't be a turkey and Santa will come early!
And take care of yourself!

chuck2914@optonline.net

Amber said...

Wow - you are so generous Carole! Have a great Thanksgiving yourself.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty N said...

This is my first visit to your blog. What a nice giveaway you are offering to your readers. Christmas will be here before we know it. Happy Holidays!

Leslie said...

How very generous of you- thanks for the opportunity and Happy Holidays!

Rita M said...

What a wonderful way to start the holiday season... great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This is a very kind and generous gift. Thank you
ptjob111333@yahoo.com
joe h

mandy said...

thank you for offering this gift. i would love to use it to do some holiday shopping of my own

Angela in Ohio said...

What a neat giveaway. I just discovered your blog and I'm looking forward to exploring some more.
amwilson65 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

What a generous gift to giveaway.
Hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

You were hit with the Flu? I'm trying to recover myself- Lots of Mulled Cider helps! I use the Airborne Night cider tablets also.
writer61@yahoo.com

Miss Manda said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway. Hope you win your grand prize in a bakeoff soon :)


ahellen@gmail.com

Rachel said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

muzikrocks321 at hotmail dot com

randio said...

Thank you Carolee for such a generous giveaway. Hope you & your family have fantastic holidays!

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well. Would get my little boy something for Christmas.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

jlafount said...

Happy Holidays to you all

Mamushi Love said...

Thanks for giving us the chance to win this.
Hope you have a nice holiday.

Alison said...

Thank you so much!!!

Tes283 said...

Thanksgiving is a time of remembering what all of us are thankful. $50 would help my family to purchase more food this year. One leap ahead of my budget. Thank you for that chance. I am thankful.

EDRing said...

This would make a great start to the holidays.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Hil'Lesha said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I love Amazon as well. =)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

blabla3269 said...

we love love love love amazon

jenn said...

Thank you for the most selfless and generous giveaway! Have a great holiday season. :)

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway. I've always loved Amazon.

ferret0903@aol.com

bleush said...

happy holiday

Lim said...

Thank you for thinking of us! If you happen to find yourself in VT stop by for some Maple Syrup (pretty soon on snow!)

Jet'set said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!!!
The pics look delicious!
inalak at msn dot com

jacaclawless said...

Thanks for having the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!

fostertam said...

Great giveaway--happy Thanksgiving to you too.

sweepmom said...

"Happy Thanksgiving". I do quite a bit of my Christmas shopping on Amazon so this would be a great thing to win.

Sharon Harmon said...

I can't wait to gobble down turkey, ham and all the fixin's!!
Have a great day!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

buzzd said...

Thanks for the great contest! Happy Thanksgiving!!

daizee said...

How generous of you :) I would use this to buy my son some Christmas presents!

megan said...

This would be great as I am doing thanksgiving and 2 birthdays in the same week!

batchicky said...

Thanks for the giveaway! With 6 children, this would really come in handy for the holidays! :)

carol said...

love your site..would love to win this toward gifts for the grandkids...thanks for the great giveaway

aajacques said...

What a great way to start the holiday shopping with a gift card.
Thanks Carole!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'm enjoying your blog-please enter me in this giveaway! Thanks!

Leona P said...

THis would be a great start for christmas

McKim said...

I would love to win this gift card. I would use it to buy something for my daughter. She is away at college and works part-time to help with expenses. With both of our limited budgets this would be a great pick-me-upper for both of us.

Homero Gutierrez said...

Wow nice! would love to win and buy something for my brothers upcomeing birthday.

empire90@hotmail.com

Emmi said...

Thanks for the great giveaway

miss.emmi@yahoo.com

Laura said...

Love your blog Carole! Keep up all the yumminess!

PAIGE said...

Happy early Thanksgiving to you. I'm making my very first turkey this year. Scary!
Thanks for the great contests. You rock.

Joy said...

Great contest. Love amazon. Thanks. magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you to. Thanks. emmy5905@embarqmail.com

naturegirl said...

There are many items that I would love to buy at Amazon. Thank you for the opportunity to win the gift card. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you!

tawnda said...

this would really come in handy for us... Thank you for the chance

tatertot374 said...

Thank you Carole for doing this. This would be so wonderful to win to use for Christmas for my 3 kids.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you just a little early :)
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Amber said...

Aww thank you Carole! This will come in handy. I love your blog so much, it's the tastiest place in the blogosphere.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Joannie said...

Thanks for a great Thanksgiving treat! a wonderful giveaway...
hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

Angela said...

I can't believe it's already November! This will be perfect since we have birthdays and of course the Holidays! It'll make shopping just a little easier!


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

Michael said...

Thank you so much for the contest! And I must say, I love Thanksgiving a lot, but ever since I learned how to brine several years ago, I brine a turkey breast every few months so there's no excuse to not have the holidays all year round!

Darlene said...

What a nice contest! I hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving.

Brent said...

There are some CDs I would love to get for my wife. This would make it a lot easier

Anonymous said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue.
If I win,
I'll lurve you! :D

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

LilyBiscuit said...

Hi!
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you too :) I have to make an entire Thanksgiving dinner for 12 this year~~~~for the FIRST time. Yikes!! I need a few things....I'd love to get some from Amazon. Thanks.

vac924 at gmail dot com

Shelly said...

I love Amazon. I even did my wedding registry online! I would love to win this prize... I need some more books =) Thanks!
andrus.shelly at gmail.com

melody said...

Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving, i just bought everyone's christmas gift, but i love Amazon.

melody said...

Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving, i just bought everyone's christmas gift, but i love Amazon.

cstironkat said...

Happy Thanksgiving and I appreciate the giveaway.

Colengal said...

This would certainly be a happy Thanksgiving. I may even start christmas shopping with a tiny gift to me!

Pots and Pins said...

Wow! That's a great giveaway - I just found your blog! I too love to bake - if only I could do so without gaining weight I'd be SO happy! Thanks for this great contest! xo, Nan nans17@hotmail.com

llinda29 said...

Let the feasting begin

Susan K. said...

I love amazon! I shop there all the time. Thanks for such a great giveaway

mogrill said...

Mmmm looks so good. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

clc408 said...

Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

sphinx63 said...

Wow, you are a wonderful gift giver! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you, too. Thanks!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

marthajane said...

That sure would be a helpful Christmas shopping boost! I am always amazed at the width and breadth of what is available on Amazon!
Thanks!

AmandaK said...

Amazon? Shopping? How great!! Happy Thanksgiving!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

samsakara said...

I would love to use it towards my holiday shopping. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

clynsg said...

I have so many ways this could be used. With 2 in the family working short hours (at least they were not totally laid off!), 2 in college and one more planning on starting school, money is very tight right now!

clynsg at yahoo.com

kdkdkd said...

thanks for the chance to make the holiday a little brighter
katenmike420 at cox dot net

courtneystoffel said...

This is so nice of you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

hebert024 at aol dot com

Tina12312 said...

Thank you Carole, I love your blog and your tasty recipes! I'm saving up Amazon dollars right now for Christmas and this would be wonderful!

ashleymclure said...

Many thanks for offering this!
amclureatgmaildotcom

Amy G. said...

Thanks for having such a great giveaway :).
heroesgirl314@gmail.com

ehhogan said...

I could sure us this with Christmas coming up


ehhogan at bellsouth.net

Brad said...

This would be great. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nancy said...

If I could get my Thanksgiving dinner to look like those first two photos (turkey and stuffing) on this page, I would have some happy people:) Thanks.

Michele said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway. I love amazon, they have the best deals on gifts for my kids and hubby.

Happy Thanksgiving!

mscoffee77 said...

I love Thanksgiving!

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

Deci Worland-MacKinnon said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. This would make a great gift for our college student

jazz33 said...

Thanks for this giveaway.
mariebow@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

Bacallsmom said...

I actually like Thanksgiving better than Christmas--you get quality family time without so much "gimme, gimme." Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest.

Renee said...

I guess I started a Thanksgiving tradition of having Thanksgiving dinner at my house. This will be the third year. We have anywhere from 25 to 40 people here to eat. What was I thinking??? :) Thanks for the chance to win a $50 Amazon GC, I could certainly use it for Christmas. :)

chlorinebrain said...

Love your blog! I'm also a HUGE Amazon shopper (especially for Christmas) - winning this would definitely help stretch the budget in these lean times!

littlelatina said...

enter me thanks

Sonya said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance.

Beeb said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance, happy early Thanksgiving to you and Merry Christmas!

~Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

chromiumman said...

great giveaway, thanks!

Kiara said...

This is a great giveaway!
austma7@aol.com

Lisa said...

All of the pictures on your blog are gorgeous..and I would like to devour them as well!
What a GREAT prize!! I would love to win this for presents for Christmas.

Angelrose752(at)aol(dot)com

bluedragon51 said...

Nice giveaway - Amazon rocks!

hale2005 said...

Great contest!
hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the holiday cheer. That's a sweet looking turkey you have posted up there!

msurosey@yahoo.com

Holly B said...

Great giveaway, Happy Thxgiving to you too!

hblaser at gmail dot com

momznite said...

I love random acts of kindness! You are going to make someone very happy!

mrssquigg said...

You can count me in! Thank you for your generosity.


mrssquigg at comcast dot net

Deborah said...

Thank you for your kind and generous gift to one of your readers! Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas to you, too. asthenight at gmail dot com

KOB said...

I love Amazon! Thanks for offering this contest!

Erica C. said...

So great! Thanks :)

Mia J. said...

What a generous giveaway. I could really buy a lot of wonderful holiday presents with this. Thanks for the chance. Wishing you a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thank you so much for featuring my blog in one of your posts! I only found you through someone arriving at my site through you :)

You have a very giving soul and I wish you the very best Thanksgiving ever!

smilekisses said...

I once seen a Tom turkey strutting his stuff in front of a hen when he tripped and fell right on his beak! What a way to impress!
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

amy said...

happy holidays to you.

rockymountain_brown said...

This would be really cool! Appreciate the chance!

Jeanette J said...

I would like to enter if I may and thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

herrinfamily said...

Thanks for a great giveaway.

spike said...

Love the photos, love Amazon.com, Happy Thanksgiving!

pattycake said...

good luck with recipe contests

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Mike said...

I love Amazon.They have everything!

sweetsue said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
smchester at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this giveaway. dadulka11@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

Happy turkey day!

dawns41 said...

I love the Holidays and a GC is a great way to start!

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Happy Turkey Day, what a nice way to start the holidays!
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Ken said...

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck to all, except the turkey. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

simone/ thebubbledies said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Thanks for the giving! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

Lorie said...

Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you feel better soon!

Jenn said...

How can I miss out on entering! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Nickolay said...

I have been saving up for a Blu Ray player on Amazon so this would be perfect

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Kerstin said...

Awesome giveaway! Hope you feel better soon!

tomato said...

Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy Thanksgiving!

hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Becca said...

This would be great to win... I am a fan of all the cookbooks on amazon

beccaalley at gmail.com

elkaye said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Thanks for having such a great prize!


elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

What a generous holiday gift.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

Julieh said...

Your photos make me so excited for Thanksgiving! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Erica said...

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. it really kicks off the holiday season for us!

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

Laura said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!

taxchyk said...

What a sweet thought! My birthday just happens to be the week before Thanksgiving, snd my sister and I share our birthday although we are not twins. Might happen to make a great gift (eg)

souldolphindream said...

What a wonderful thing to do! My daughter will be turning was born on thanksgiving day and this would help with her gifts.

souldolphindream@aol.com

Deb said...

How very generous of you. I would love to win....would really help with the Christmas shopping.

ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Carol, how generous of you. You're a smart cookie too because Amazon.com offers great savings and a world of products.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

jennem said...

Happy Thanksgiving to YOU!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

CDStardust said...

Thank you for such a generous Thanksgiving giveaway! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

What a great giveaway! I'm sure I could purchase a few things that would make people very thankful.

mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

What a great kickoff to the holiday season! Gobble, gobble... that's turkey talk for thanks for the giveaway.
renski17@fortaj.com

Erika*Coffee said...

That's such a kind thing to do. I hope that your blessing comes back to you 10 fold!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

pickledseeds said...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Thanks for having the contest, would love to win!

Pat K said...

That sounds so interesting that you enter recipe contests and do quite well. What a nice giveaway!
pkildow at gmail dot com

Lissa said...

Your blog is absolutely delicious:) Thanks for this great giveaway and
Happy Thanksgiving to you!


leapnlissa(at)yahoo(dot)com

monky said...

Gobble! Gobble!

I love this time of year!!

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

fluggy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

missyg said...

I love the Holiday season.

I usually start listening to Christmas music early because it always puts me in a good mood.

Happy Thanksgiving!

riverends said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

sunshine said...

What a great giveaway! It puts me in the Holiday spirit. :)

busybee said...

Thanks!

I could get a head start on my Holiday shopping.

ShesAnAngel said...

Thanx so much for this great giveaway, Happy Thanksgiving to you too :D This would be a huge help with my thanksgiving dinner, being jobless is the worst during the holidays...

justine417@comcast.net

LittleEagle said...

Thank you for being so generous. I hope you and yours enjoy the holiday season. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mel W said...

Thank you for this contest! I would save the money for a gift for my mom!

Kimberly said...

This could get a lot of Christmas gifts. I love shopping at Amazon because of all the customer reviews available and the free, super saver shipping. Can't beat it. :)

tutugirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Wonderful giveaway. Look forward to reading more.

tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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