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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.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I want to wish all my readers a Happy New Year. May all of your hopes, dreams and wishes come true in 2010.


I resolve to pay more atrtention to my blog and post at least twice a week.


If you leave a comment under this email between January 1, 2010 and January 17, 2010 you will be entered to win a $15.00 Amazon.com gift card. Please remember to leave your email so I can notify the winner. On Monday, January 18, 2010 I will use random.com to select the winner.

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idahomom said...

Good Luck with your blog. And Good Luck with your recipe contest.

Laurie L said...

thanks Carole for offering this! $15.00 would be a nice chunk out of the cost of a new cookbook on Amazon! Happy New Year!

driven873 said...

thanks for the giveaway:)
Have a happy newyear!

cindy said...

this would be great to win!! thanks!!

Jes*In*CO said...

Hope you have a Happy New Year~ your blog looks great and a $15 Amazon card would be fun to find a little surprise! Thank you for yoru generousity! Jes*In*CO

greimanj@comcast.net

jellosheriff said...

Thanks Carole. Happy Blogging and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole; love the idea of a gift card on Amazon...so may cooking related "toys" Thanks for offering..Happy New Year!

Cheryl

margarita_mama said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Carole,
Judy
JudyHArms@aol.com

Cathy said...

Happy New Year, Carole! May all of our recipes be winners this year!

NL6369 said...

May we all keep our New Years Resolutions! Happy New Year
iheartsweeping@aol.com

Kim said...

Happy New Year and wishing you only the very best in the coming year!

Kim
turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

mar said...

Happy New Year kind lady!

spike said...

Good luck with your resolution! Hope you and your followers have a happy new year.

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I hope we all can keep our resolutions. Good luck to all of us, hope I win.

Bonnie M. said...

Happy new year! I hope you had a good one. I can't believe it's already 2010. Thanks for holding this generous giveaway.

wakeupangel at gmail dot com

randio said...

Happy New Year! God Bless everyone in 2010!

Leah said...

Happy new year, and best of luck fr yor blog in 2010!

not.a.ship(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy new Year-
Good Luck with your blog and recipe contest
diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

paula michele said...

Happy New Year!! May 2010 be a good one.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

myntric said...

I'd love to win!

Missybeez said...

Happy Ney Year!! I hope one day soon you will win a Grand Prize!
honeybeez80@yahoo.com

mverno said...

i could use this one mverno@roadrunner.com

Linda said...

I love your blog! The Amazon gift card is a great giveaway! Wishing you all the best for 2010!

lwarsaw@optonline.net

olympicgirl said...

I already know what I'd buy with it! Thanks for the giveaway.

amp said...

Best wishes for you Carole and all your followers for a wonderful, healthy, prosperous 2010. Thanks for offering this GC to my favorite store!

suburban prep said...

What a great way to start off 2010.
Hope it is a great year for you.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

Katherine M said...

Happy New Year, Carole! Good luck with your blog and your cooking. Thanks for offering the Amazon gift card giveaway. One of my resolutions is to learn more healthy recipes to cook this year. A $15 gift card would help with a good book for that purpose.

Sarah said...

Happy New Year to you, too!

kh123856 said...

Happy New Year!!

kristin.harris80(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lilly said...

Happy New Year!!!
Thanks a lot for this great giveaway.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Lynne said...

Happy New Year!! I shop at Amazon all the time so this would be a great win.

Amber said...
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peg42 said...

Hi Carole,
Happy New Year and good luck with your cooking contests this coming year.

Amber said...

Happy New Year!! Best wishes for much joy and success in 2010!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

You have a very nice blog. wildflower1014@tampabay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Mary T. {zttmm1314 at yahoo dot com} writes: I wish you and I were neighbors because I like to experiment with cooking both new and made-up dishes. I think I could learn a lot from you as a taste-tester and a teacher. Good luck to all with this giveaway!

Sonya said...

Thanks for the contest :)

Karen said...

Thanks for the Chance!

pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Katie said...

Happy New Year to you!
kmwsyr@hotmail.com

Jeanette Huston said...

Happy New Year;-)

Jeanette Huston
chewysmum79@yahoo.com

killigans said...

I'd love to win

elkaye said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you have a Happy New Year!


elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

5webs said...

Happy New Year! I believe that 2010 will be a wonderful year of change for my family of five, and I am excited to see what the new year will bring!
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

EDRing said...

I hope you have a great New Year & great success with your blog.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Callina said...

Thank you for the very kind new year wishes and for the opportunity to participate in this contest. May you have a rewarding New Year yourself!

Anonymous said...

That would be fabulous is you won the grandprize on the cook off/bake offs I wish you much sucess.

Nora SP
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Kiara said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
austma7@aol.com

Kem said...

Happy New Year!

linda a said...

Thank you very much, have a great New Year...
allain99@gmail.com

ohstac said...

Happy New Year and Happy Cooking in 2010!

Anonymous said...

would be awesome to win this
dadulka11@yahoo.com

adam said...

Happy new year! I hope you had a good one.
aktedd@gmail.com

Christy said...

Thanks for the chance to win

safety_chick@hotmail.com

Christy said...

Thanks for the chance to win

safety_chick@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a food historian from Maine- have you read "Saltwater Foodways" by Sandra Oliver? I had the deepest honor of meeting this gifted woman, and I wish to follow in her footsteps.writer61@yahoo.com

Molly C. said...

Happy New Year to you! I need to pay attention to my blog too. I've all but forgotten it lately.

cookiert said...

That's a resolution I should make! The blog totally got away from me during the holidays. Happy New Year!

cookiert at yahoo

suebl81 said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your blog!!!

Belinda said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win.
1bmore @ gmail . com

Hearts N Flowers said...

Thank you for being so generous! I hope 2010 brings you much happiness and joy! :)

heartsnflowers72@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Happy New Year!

sohamolina said...

This is great. I need to get a jump on NEXT Christmas now and Amazon GC would be awesome.

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

LadybugMama said...

Happy New Year to you as well, and thanks for the giveaway!
fefebelkin[at]live[dot]com

Rebecca Graham said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the Amazon giveaway!

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

erin m. said...

I would use the $15 to help pay for those expensive textbooks for school! (Buying used online is much cheaper)
-Thanks

(panicxduh@yahoo.com)

David Leavitt said...

Have a nice new year

DavidLeavitt at Gmail dot Com

Holly G. said...

I love Amazon and cookbooks. Thanks for the giveaway! (link to email in my profile)

1993wel said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway. There are many things left on my amazon wish list that I'd love to buy! :)

Tracey said...

I have my eye on a set of bakeware at Amazon and the $15 would help me get it.
traymona[at]aol.com

hale2005 said...

Good luck with your Resolution of being more active on your blog!

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

lsfish said...

Happy New Year, and thanks, I resolve to try to be more optimistic

sweepmom said...

Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping that this new year brings happiness to you all.

Genny said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your resolution!

contactinkspot@gmail.com

sue14625 said...

Happy New Year Good Luck with your Recipe Contest and you Blog i cant wait to see whats next

mindy said...

lots of luck with your blog and i hope you have a fabulous new year thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

sphinx63 said...

Thanks for the chance!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

Mysharona said...

keep up the good work.

Krista said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Have a Happy New Year!

Sammi said...

thanks for the contest! good luck with your recipes! :)

naturegirl said...

You must be a very good cook to have been in all the cook and bake offs. Good luck with those, and I hope you win a grand prize soon.

scottsgal said...

good luck on winning a grand prize this year!
msboatgal at aol.com

tawnda said...

Happy New Year!

h. said...

thanks for adding to my favorite list of blogs!

ktgonyea said...

Good luck on your blog :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Linda said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your blog!
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

buzzd said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your blog! My resolution is to exercise more.

Deborah said...

I'm looking forward to more great recipes in the new year! asthenight at gmail dot com

browneyedgirl said...

Good luck with the cooking contests. Hope you win a grand prize one day! Happy New Year!

N.Crespi said...

Carole, I wish you a healthy as well as happy 2010 :)

We all have dreams....wishing yours
comes true in the way you want 'em to!

ncrespi@aol.com

susitravl said...

Good luck with your cooking contest entries. I love to cook, but can only follow a recipe - couldn't make up my own, but I appreciate those like you, who do, so there is always something new for me to try.

valleyohgirl said...

Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a wonderful happy year.

clynsg said...

The holidays may be over, but birthdays continue, and an Amazon card is good because they have such a wide variety if items available.

clynsg at yahoo.com

Leona P said...

Happy new year

jzagarjr said...

Happy New Year. I hope 2010 is a great year

Holly B said...

I love amazon, one of my favorite online stores!

hblaser at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Happy new year! Good luck with your blog. My daughter just got her bachelors degree in education and is hoping to find a job in elementary education.

Joy said...

Looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks for this giveaway, I love Amazon.
magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway. Happy New Year.
emmy5905@embarqmail.com

Bacallsmom said...

Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog. Good luck in 2010.

mbadugha@hotmail.com

llinda29 said...

Happy blogging

Nikki57 said...

Good luck with your blog. Ignoring blogs happens to everyone

nikki5757 at gmail dot com

saphyress said...

How exciting to have been to cooking contests, that must have been fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with your New Year Goals!

Anonymous said...

I like to cook and bake too but I don't enter many of the recipe contests.
Good luck on winning that big prize!


adr1001025[at]msn.com

Frances said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Carole. Happy New Year and may you have a successful year at contesting.
Fran

PghFran9@aol.com

Amanda said...

Happy New Year! Would be great to win this :)
Amanda
amandakbarnes90@gmail.com

Alicia said...

Happy New Year!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Chelsea said...

Happy 2010, I hope I win $15, I would use it to buy baby supplies because I just had twins! :)

mscoffee77 said...

This would be great to win!

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

Cynthya said...

Hi, Carole. I think it's great that you enter (and have won!) recipe contests. I love to cook, but I'm not very creative.

Jeanine said...

hi carole! i'm also a ne ohioian (i live in willoughby). hope you're stayin warm in this brutal cold! God bless.

lmuk77 said...

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Good luck with your blog and your recipe contests. I hope you are the winner of a recipe contest real soon! Lindad4 at cox dot net

chlorinebrain said...

your blog looks great. i wish you good luck with it! Thanks for the opportuntiy!

Sharon Harmon said...

I love shopping at Amazon.com! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

Alex K. said...

My resolve is to work harder in the gym.

Kristy Clayman said...

I always love following along this blog!

What a great contest - thanks for posting!

Miss Manda said...

Thanks for the giveaway, 2010 should be great!


ahellen@gmail.com

kdkdkd said...

Thanks for the chance to win, Amazon is my favorite!

katenmike420 at cox dot net

mmentor said...

sign me up

Tina12312 said...

Happy New Year to you too Carole! And Thank you for another great giveaway!

Becca said...

Thanks for this and Happy New Year! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Brad said...

Happy New Year

mogrill said...

This would be great toward a new cookbook. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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

Jessica said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the contest!
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

ShelbyRose said...

Happy new year....good luck with your blog!

square_sessil@yahoo.com

ChefNOID said...

Can't wait to see you new picture on your blog; it is such a beautiful one!!!! It would be great to win so I could stay inside cuddled up with a warm blanket reading a new cookbook.

Erica C. said...

Keep up the new year's resolution! Thanks for the contest :)

Stephanie said...

would help for diaper costs! thank you.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Lori said...

Happy New Year!

samsakara said...

I hope you had a happy New Year and thanks for the generous giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

momznite said...

Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

- Marybeth I. said...

I like to save up my gift certificates. I really would love some new throw pillows for the living room. Ours are pretty ratty.

Happy New Year :0

Erica said...

Happy New Year and good luck with the recipe contests!

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

jlafount said...

May the economy get better for us all

Mia J. said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for this generous giveaway.

hbokor said...

Happy New Year! Good luck with your blog and thank you for the awesome giveaway! You're the best!

heidibokor @ yahoo . com

Ardy22 said...

Happy New Year and thanks!

sksweeps said...

Happy 2010 to all! I love Amazon and ALWAYS find way too many things there that I want.

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

msrodeobrat said...

happy new year! good luck with your blogging resolution

littlelatina said...

sounds great enter me

marthajane said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you are starting off right :)

Nickolay said...

Amazon is my favorite! Happy New Year!

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Good luck on keeping your New Year's Resolution.

farrell@crosslake.net

jennielee226 said...

I'm lucky if I post once a week on my blog. I should probably make it a resolution but my resolution list is so long alredy.
jennielee226(at)gmail(dot)com

Tamara said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway!

dddiva said...

Best of luck on your resolution. Here's hoping 2010 is a fabulous year for all of us.

Renski17 said...

Good Luck with your blog and thanks for the giveaway.

renski17@fortaj.com

Becky said...

Good Luck with your resolution...I can never keep them.

Twas Amon said...

Thanks for this giveaway! Good luck with your new years resolution.

email: twasanon@gmail.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

Thanks for the giveaway, have a wonderful new year!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

The Vintage Cook said...

Happy New Year!

mail4rosey said...

I resolve to exercise at least 30 minutes, three times a week. I'm off to a good start thus far!

GL to everyone who made a resolution.

msurosey@yahoo.com

carenyllie said...

I would more than love to win this! I'm into reading more now and have some books in mind.

Oretha said...

I love Amazon. This is a great offer.

orethaa@gmail.com

dandmrobbins said...

I hope your blog is a success and brings happiness to your life.

asdfff@bellsouth.net

basktcakes said...

Thank for the contest. Have a wonderful new year
basktcakes@aol.com

luckycat1818 said...

Thanks for the contest.

luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

LVI56 said...

Thanks for the giveaway, happy blogging!
karczewski56 @ gmail.com

nikkilugi said...

Thanks very much for this opportunity. I am following you and love reading blogs!

Huguette E. said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for the chance :)
henglish(at)nb(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

Erika*Coffee said...

Good luck with the resolution and God Bless!!

Anonymous said...

What a nice prize! This is my first blog reading ever. I need to learn more about blogging, huh.

Good Luck With Your Blog,

Susan Case

srcase613@hotmail.com

Allie said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Christen said...

Happy New Year!

christenchalmers@gmail.com

Ken said...

A Happy New Year to all and I echo your wishes for everyone. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

AEKZ2 said...

Happy New Year! Great giveaway!

annettekz2@yahoo.com

LittleEagle said...

I look forward to more of your posts in 2010. Thank you for the giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

tmh said...

Happy new year. Would love to win.

tmh29141 at hotmail dot com

Julieh said...

Happy new year! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Emily B. said...

Hope everyone is having a good start to 2010!

sweepworm@gmail.com

checkers said...

I would luv to be shopping at Amazon.com and this would be Great in this economy we're in, funds are low

AngelaK said...

Excellent goal! Good luck with everything!



texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

Happi Shopr said...

Happy New Year, Carole! Look forward to all you have planned in 2010.

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

terri142 said...

Good luck with your blog in the new year! Thanks for offing the GC!

jennem said...

Good luck and thanks for the chance to win!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Meet the Browns said...

Best wishes on your New Year's Resolution! Please count me in to win :)

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. good luck on your resolution, and thanks for the chance to win

onecrypticmama AT yahoo DOT com

Suzanne said...

Good luck, and happy new year! Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, too...and best of luck on your resolution.
Thanks for the giveaway,
gordyneve(at)yahoo.com

Daniel M said...

just found your site, looks great! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

duckfeetinc said...

Awesome give away! Great blog : )

chromiumman said...

happy new year - and thanks for the giveaway

sherri419 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I am jealous. I love to cook but am so not creative in the kitchen!!! Good luck to you in your 2010 contests!!!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Good luck with your blog and happy new year to you. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melodic Mom said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL 2010! Happy New Year, and thank you for the giveaway chance!

karen said...

Great blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

intomist said...

Have a great new year!
intomist@comcast.net

MomUnion said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your blogging!
Heather
dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

Annemarie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

zekebamm said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the contest! zekebamm(at)yahoo(dot)com

blueviolet said...

Happy New Year! This is a fun way to kick off your goals for the blog!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

Lu Ann said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
I love Amazon!

harleydreams2 at gmail dot com

Donna C. said...

Happy New Year. So many good books on Amazon that I would love to have

singermagic1 said...

A happy and better NY to us all

Actually what I want to get is a Roku digital Player so I can stream Netflix on my TV, I just need to get about 10more of these cards and I'm good to go
singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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