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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.

Monday, November 30, 2009

HAPPY HOLIDAYS


Let me be the first to wish each of you a HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON. May this special season bring each of you all of your fondest wishes and desires.


This month's sweep is for a $15.00 http://www.amazon.com/ gift certificate. Sorry it can't be more but it will buy a small gift.


From 12:01 AM (eastern) on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 until 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 13, 2009, leave a comment under this post to be eligible for the drawing.


On Monday, December 14, 2009, I select (with a random numbers generator) the winner. As soon as I have the necessary information from the winner I will submit the request to http://www.amazon.com/ It will be close but you should get your purchase in time for Christmas (It will be in the middle of Chanukah).


Once again, my best wishes for a joyous holiday season. And, thank you for visiting my blog.







196 comments:

yentamary said...

Carole, the blog looks so festive! I'm already looking forward to 8 days of fried foods (gotta love Chanukkah!), and have started my Christmas baking too. Never a dull moment in my kitchen ... :)

Mary from Michigan

guru said...

Carol, I'm looking forward to the holidays. May you and your's have a great one!

Laurie said...

Love this Carole! Hope I win! Thank you for offering it! Laurie

Jannine said...

Hi Carole,
Love the new holiday look of your blog! Thanks for entering me into the sweep. Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday season.
Jannine (CCC)
bakingmecrazy@aol.com

Cathy said...

Happy Holidays, Carole! I'm liking how you change out your pictures. I'm afraid to mess with mine.

Allie said...

Hi Carole! Thanks for the link to my site (I just found it). Have a great holiday season!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Carole,
I wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. Thank you for all of your uplifting posts and emails.
Judy

Hearts N Flowers said...

Happy Holidays! $15 is VERY generous. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

heartsnflowers72@gmail.com

NL6369 said...

Happy Holidays!! And what perfect gift your giving away. everyone loves Amazon, they have everything you can imagine.

Kim said...

Thank you for the giveaway and I hope you and yours have a joyous holiday season!

Kim
turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

kendra22 said...

thank you for the giveaway !!! love your page and all the goodies !!!

Lilly said...

What a fantastic giveaway!
Thanks for the chance!!!

cdziuba said...

Thanks Christmas Carole! Have a wonderful holiday, and thanks for your generous giveaway.


cdziuba@aol.com

Deb Armus said...

Happy Holidays to one and all!

Dawn Richards said...

Love all the beautiful and delicious looking holiday treats on your blog!

5webs said...

Don't put down the amount--anyone should be grateful for $15 worth of anything, and if they are not, then they deserve our pity, because ingratitude is the least of their worries...
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

David Hollingsworth said...

This is my first time visiting this blog, but thanks for the chance at this great prize. I would lucky to have anything right now. Have a great holiday season!

Lonerwor@aim.com

Amber said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway :)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Timothy said...

Hi Carole!
Thank you so much for this chance to win an Amazon giftcard!
I wish you a great Winter.

Timothy said...

Hi Carole!
Thank you so much for this chance to win an Amazon giftcard!
I wish you a great Winter.

ezmerelda said...

Thanks for a chance to win a gift card to my favorite online retailer. You've also inspired me to get my holiday candymaking moving.

Alison said...

thanks for the chance -- every little bit helps!

ANDREW said...

nice site just got turned on to it.
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kakihara said...

Happy Holidays! Mmmmm I want a Cannoli!!!Thanks for the chance to win! May all your baking go smoothly!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Lynne said...

Happy Holidays and thanks for this contest. I love Amazon and if I win I'll use it to buy a book.

InABox said...

My holiday shopping is already done, but I know *exactly* what I would buy with this from Amazon...

Thanks for the chance!

whatinabox (at) gmail (dot) com

Krista said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Have a wonderful holiday.

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance!

pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

Kiara said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
austma7@aol.com

true said...

Amazon, my favorite.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

$15 would buy my much needed Milk Thistle suppliments on Amazon. writer61@yahoo.com and happy holidays

lissaxolove said...

Thank you for the opportunity for a great giveaway,I love amazon.
Happy holidays
melis4745@yahoo.com

Sonya said...

Love your blog. Thanks for the great contest :)

mahkoom said...

Thanks Carole!!! your blog is awesome

Stephanie said...

Happy Holidays!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Lim said...

$15 is actually quite a bit so please don't apologize! Joyous greetings to you and yours!

cariboucake said...

I'd use this to buy my textbooks for next semester!


jkalstrup@unomaha.edu

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the festive look of your blog!

Darlene said...

Happy holidays everyone!

Dovile said...

Thanks for the giveaway and hapy holidays to you too!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

sue14625 said...

puppy is so cute ty for hosting this giveaway Happy Holidays to all
checking out the recipes

Anonymous said...

Enter me please. Thank you.

brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

clynsg said...

This card would be a nice stocking stuffer for someone--almost anyone, since Amazon has so much besides books!

clynsg at yahoo.com

buzzd said...

Great Prize! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

Bloggytime20 at yahoo dot com

AmandaK said...

Happy Holidays!! I hope you have a fantastic one!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

naturegirl said...

I love all the holiday pictures and graphics on your site!

Veronica said...

You are too generous! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and festive Holidays :)

Tracey said...

$15 will go a long way when shopping at Amazon.
traymona[at]aol.com

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for your generosity! If you play your cards right on Amazon, $15 could buy a surprising number of things! :)

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Jenndiggy said...

I was just looking at meat thermometers on amazon. Would be great to win this and I could get myself a meat thermometer. Can you believe I don't have one?

Joy said...

Have a great holiday. Thanks for the giveaway. I lvoe Amazon.
magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Carole, Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Loe your site.
emmy5905@embarqmail.com

Sharon Harmon said...

I've always wanted to be able to shop at Amazon.com
Happy Holidays!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

Carole,
I love your blog!! Great fun stuff. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Sarah said...

The Thanksgiving picture with the dog and cat was darling.

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway. I hope I win.

ferret0903@aol.com

lsfish said...

Happy holidays to you also.

Sharon said...

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays from a "landsmen."

Claire said...

LOVE THIS CAROLE!!!!

Dough Maven said...

Thank you for the thought of giving a holiday gift.

Miranda said...

Hi Carole. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for hosting this giveaway. :)

miranda_e19[at]yahoo[dot]com

Leona P said...

I only neeed 12.00 more in my amazon to get a gift so this would be great

llinda29 said...

The holidays are grand

metalmomma said...

Happy Holidays and thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

I hope that you have a fabulous holiday season! What a great giveaway!
whitng10 at yahoo dot com

wigget said...

i would put this towards a gift for my kids!

clc408 said...

Happy holidays and thanks for the chance!

marthajane said...

Very festive decorations you have up!
I am doing an amazing amount of my shopping at Amazon this year. It makes me tired just thinking about going out to shop.

Leslie said...

Happy Holidays!

Brad said...

This would be great. Merry Christmas.

Mia J. said...

Happy Holidays! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway.

Nickolay said...

$15.00 would really help towards my overall goal of a Blu Ray player

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

mscoffee77 said...

Merry Christmas & thanks for a great giveaway!

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

jzagarjr said...

Great giveaway. I would probably buy a DVD with it.

Susan K. said...

I would use this to get my brother a small gift. Hope I win!

spike said...

Your "decorations" certainly get me in the holiday baking mood!

samsakara said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the generous giveaway and hope you enjoy your holiday.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

jewell330 said...

Thank you for your holiday wishes. I wish you the best holiday and health and happiness in the new year!

jewell330 at aim dot com

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

happy holiday wishes to you as well!

ReinyDey said...

Your blog looks delicious and definitely puts me in the holiday mood!!!

reinydey@gmail.com

NutterBoogle said...

Very festive, Happy Holidays!!!

nutterboogle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays. I hope you and yours have a very blessed season.

bobcamp@triad.rr.com

Marilyn said...

Thanks for such a nice giveaway. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

corjong@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for having such a generous giveaway.

eppsiebell@hotmail.com

momznite said...

Happy Holidays to you! A $15 dollar Amazon certificate is a great prize!

Whammo said...

Thanks for your generosity. $15 is a lot these days and who doesn't love Amazon.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!!!
whammo21g@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

May you and yours have a lovely holiday season.

ladonnamsn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Many blessings and happy holidays.

Thank you,
jbucknall@live.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays from NC.

contestare@care2.com

hale2005 said...

Happy holidays!
Thanks for the great contest Carole!

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

Tegan said...

Thank you Carole. Have a good holiday season!

Justin Gall said...

15 bucks ain't small. That's more than I got!

Anonymous said...

would be great to win this
daudlka11@yahoo.com

Holly B said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

hblaser at gmail dot com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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

elkaye said...

Carole, thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway. Happy Holidays!


elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

erin m. said...

$15 can seriously buy the right gift with a smart shopper doing the shopping. (ehem, ME!)

-Thanks!
panicxduh@yahoo.com

dawns41 said...

Hi Carole, 15 dollars is a tremendous help in this economy.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

mrssquigg said...

I can make $15 scream shopping at Amazon.com! :-)


mrssquigg at comcast dot net

mail4rosey said...

I think it's very sweet of you to offer the giveaway!

msurosey@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Love your holiday blog, and thank you for this giveaway! Happy Holidays!
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

sksweeps said...

Carole,

Best Wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season! Such a fabulous 'reason' (aka excuse) to bake!

Thanks for this contest. Every little bit helps!

Molly C. said...

What a wonderful prize!

jlafount said...

A prize for anyone

Erica C. said...

Thanks! Here's hoping you get a grand prize! :)

Ken said...

Seasons Greetings to all. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

1993wel said...

I'd love to win this! I'd never look a gift Amazon card in the mouth... how very generous of you!

Mysharona said...

generous giveaway

Deb said...

Happy Holidays to you and thank you for the generous giveaway. Everyone loves Amazon.

SRC1964 said...

I love your blog. I think cooking is just about my favorite part of the holidays.

Thank you,
src1964

Jen @ GBG said...

I am a new reader. I am looking forward to perusing all the recipes. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Matthew said...

A very nice gift. Have a happy holiday.

Julieh said...

Amazon has such great choices for gifts! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Daniel M said...

i have kind of a love/hate relationship with the holidays, look forward to it but glad it's over on the backside - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Ashley said...

I love you blog.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

ashaldridge (at) gmail (dot) com

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome giveaway...thank you mucho... =]

crystal said...

Hi Carole,
Nice to meet you,I have been enjoying your sweet blog:)
How cool.. i am from Cleveland too. I am looking forward to visiting Cybercook's Cooking Corner again!!!

Cleveland Rocks!!!

cyclona66(at)aol(dot0com

Huguette E. said...

Thanks for the chance :) Merry Christmas Carole!

Happi Shopr said...

What a festive blog! Hope you have a Merry Christmas, Carole!

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

KISSaholic4life said...

Happy Holidays!

Dave said...

Amazon has such amazing deals, $15 will go a long way. It's my favorite place to shop. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy holidays.

Amy said...

What a great gift! For us it would go far if our numbers come up in the random generator.

We just moved to Texas - and we were staying in an extended stay since Sept in NM as my husband's base contract ended early...he has a job here at the NAS but money will be tight till his first check in the new year. Luckily my little one is only three so I won't have to tell him santa can't find us @ our motel. If I win, I'll combine this with the 25 dollar amazon certificate my snoogs got from my sister for his b-day and get a few gifts for him so he'll have things to open!

heaventrees said...

Happy Holidays and happy cooking Carole!

terri142 said...

Happy Holidays to you Carole. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melodic Mom said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win! I hope you have a Happy Holiday!

roseh2o19 said...

great prize - thanks!

tawnda said...

happy holidays to you

Erika*Coffee said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I hope God blesses you as well, triplefold!

Ahsun said...

Thanks for the prize.. Happy Holidays


Syed Ahsun Zafar
essogasstation@hotmail.com

ky2here said...

There is no need to apologize - a $15 amazon.com gift certificate would be wonderful. Some of us can do magic with their sales and discounts! Thank you for offering this.

karen said...

You have a great blog and this is a great giveaway.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tamara said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love Amazon!

Julie Vineyard said...

Thank you for the giveaway and have a Merry Christmas!

JulieMoe said...

Thank you. Happy holidays!

Mir said...

Amazon gift card is perfect! Thank you for the giveaway.

luckycat1818 said...

Thanks for the opportunity for a nice prize. I love Amazon. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katrina said...

Happy holidays! =) Thanks for the giveaway!

mom2anutball said...

Thanks for the nice giveaway!
Happy Holidays!

hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the contest, and hope you have a happy Holiday!

ShesAnAngel said...

Thanks so much for your generous giveaway, may you receive it back 10 fold! Happy Holidays :D

justine417@comcast.net

Sonya said...

Happy Holidays!

Egare1 said...

Happy Holidays, Carole! Have a safe and blessed season!

Arla said...

Hello Carole, your blog looks nice and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and look up!

Oneangel said...

My wish is that everyone finds the real spirit of their special holiday. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

You are MY kind of gal! I am 82 and keeping busy and feeling good, and looking younger than my age...just like YOU!!! Congratulations. You've found the secret to a happy life...just keep busy doing something you like.
Kudos to BOTH of us.

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

Barbarawr said...

$15 isn't as small as you think it is. To a teenager, that's 15 music downloads (unless Amazon's price went up like ITunes did). I know a lot of kids who would be thrilled with this prize - mine included!

gsm57 said...

Happy holidays to you and your family!

dddiva said...

Your blog looks wonderful- so very festive. I hope you are richly blessed during the holiday season.

LINDA said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

ktgonyea said...

Thanks for the chance :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

joan ferris said...

You have a trmendous new look.
Joan Ferris
jnferris@aol.com

Rachel said...

This is wonderful! Thanks so much, I'd love to get this. :)

alycep said...

I so envy you-I do not have the nerve to enter those cooking contests. Thanks for offering the GC to my favorite site!


apoalillo@hotmail.com

crystalf said...

How sweet! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristy Clayman said...

What a wonderful contest - thanks so much for posting this! Happy Holidays!

Auriette said...

You have a lot of interesting info and links on your site. I loved all the photos of the Cannoli exchange. Now I'm hungry.

Midday Escapades said...

Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for this giveaway. I found it through Online-Sweepstakes.com

Annemarie said...

Happy Holidays!!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Betty C said...

Thanks for sharing the holiday joy. I love to cook too but I don't have the imagination to compete in contests.

susan1215 said...

Happy Holidays! Nice feastive website

Becca said...

$15 from amazon! That would help check off two people from my list! Happy Festive Holidays to you!

beccaalley at gmail dot com

Meet the Browns said...

Love the new header!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

chromiumman said...

thanks for the chance, merry xmas all

kathy pease said...

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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS :)

lisaray said...

This would be great. (I have used amazon for most of the gifts I needed shipped this year, and my daughter gets textbooks for college there, so Amazon cards are ALWAYS great!)

Heather said...

What a thoughtful gift for your readers! Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays to you too!

bridget3496 said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for being so thoughtful! Merry Christmas =)

AnneTracker said...

I like your holiday theme! It makes me feel festive!

chlorinebrain said...

Such a festive & warm looking blog!!! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Hotsnotty2 said...

Have a wonderful holiday season, thanks for the giveaway!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

ccboobooy(charity) said...

What a wonderful thing to do for others. Wishing you a great holiday. Thanks


charisscharity at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance!Happy Holidays!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

MountainMommy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I loved the recent post about Cannolis. I am cooking an Italian dinner for Christmas Eve and I love the look of some of these festive cannolis. I might just have to add them to my menu.

saphyress said...

Anything on Amazon is a good amount, I love how I can find something for any price

Jinxy and Me said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Smart Cents Mom said...

Congrats on winning cooking contests! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

skstigger@hotmail.com

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway... and Happy Holidays !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Ardy22 said...

Good job on your blog! Thanks for having this giveaway!

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

js22 said...

Have a great holiday!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Carolsue said...

Cooking is one of my passions also! This is a very nice contest! Thank you.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

liliesrnice said...

Happy Holidays! Any gift big or small is a blessing so no worries! It would be perfect for me to get a couple of sippy cups for my little one, which I need!

dvice said...

Great giveaway, thanks

guettel78 said...

Happy Holidays! This is a really generous giveaway, and we're all grateful for your giving spirit and always-useful blog. Thanks so much!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Gianna said...

Merry Christmas :)

Josh said...

What a great way to start the season.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Erica G said...

Merry Christmas!

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

slehan said...

Happy Holidays to you too. Thanks for the contest. It will come in handy.

Bakersdozen said...

Wow. This is my first visit to your blog and I want to congratulate you on your success with these recipe contest. I love to cook and would love to enter those contests, but I really need to take the time to write down my recipes. Thanks for this contest.
vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessi said...

Love the holiday look of your blog so festive, hope i win we could use this

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