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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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Welcome Fall

Summer has faded and fall has arrived. Its time to switch from lemonade, iced coffee and iced tea to hot coffee, hot tea and hot chocolate. To welcome fall I am giving away a package of cool weather beverages. You will get (1) an assortment of 60 tea bags in 6 fruit flavors. This is Stash Tea which is my favorite tea. (2) a pound of coffee (drip grind) and (3) an assortment of hot chocolate.

Between now and 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, October 2, 2011 leave a comment under this post. Be sure to include your email so I can notify you if you win. One comment per email, please. On Monday, October 3, 2011 I will use www.random.org to select the winner.

Bloggers please feel free to repost this giveaway on your blog. Anyone else please feel free to pass this give away to any and all on your list.

Good luck and happy fall.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I am having problems with the blog and will be back to posting shortly.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Nutmegnotebook http://nutmegnotebook.com/ is hosted by Tami who was the winner of my most recent giveaway.

A native of Iowa Tami and her husband, Tom, have lived in CA with their children for the past 20+ years

I am sure you will enjoy the recipes on her blog.


AND THE WINNER IS............

There were 99 comments left for Camilla's book, Piece of Cake. However 4 comments were bad -- one poster deleted his/her post, 2 comments were duplicates (I ignored the second post of each poster) and one person posted a bad email. I deleted the post with the bad email address and accepted the good email address. So, actually, there were 95 valid comments.

I used random.org to pick the winner. The winner is #41 which belongs to Tami. I have sent Tami an email telling her that she has won. The book is packed and as soon as she sends me her address I will send the book.

Thanks for playing and watch for my next giveaway.