So, I’ve been thinking about making some changes to this here blog.
Not Heidi Montag creepy who the heck are you I don’t even recognize you anymore changes.
Just a few enhancements. Additions, if you will.
After asking around, my friend Lindsey suggested that I do a monthly cookbook review/giveaway. And I thought to myself, “see, that’s why I’m friends with that girl. She has the best ideas ever”.
And then I thought to myself “either that, or she wants free stuff”.
Oh, I kid. I love Lindsey.
Plus, she lives in Canada. Which makes me feel all chic that I have a friend in another country.
But really, who doesn’t love free stuff? I certainly do.
Know what else I love?
Giving gifts. It’s so fun.
So, because my son starts kindergarten on Friday (at which point, I’ll spiral into a deep, dark depression), and because I don’t feel like getting around to the laundry yet (which is waiting for me as soon as I get off this computer) I decided to do the first in a line of monthly cookbook giveaways today.
I am the Cookbook Queen, after all.
For my first giveaway, I chose a book that is quite possibly the best all-around cookbook in the universe.
If you are unfamiliar with America’s Test Kitchen, allow me to break it down for you. These people basically try recipes over and over and over until they figure out an absolute fool-proof way to prepare it.
So, their recipes are literally perfect.
Their chocolate chip cookie recipe is so stinkin fabulous, you won’t even believe you made them in your very own kitchen. And I tried their Philly Steak Sandwich recipe for dinner the other night and guess what?
Not only is this cookbook full of wonderful recipes, it is also HUGE. Like, 726 pages huge.
And spiral bound. Which means it lays flat. Major bonus, right?
I only wish I could be there when this cookbook arrives at your door. You’d probably hug me like 28 times.
And I really like hugs.
Wanna know how to win? Easy Peasy.
You have the chance to enter 3 times:
1. First, become a follower.
It’s easy!! Right there on the right sidebar, where it says Google Followers. This is necessary because the more followers I have, the more popular I look. The more popular I look, the less I hang my head in shame.
After you become a follower, leave a comment about what you’d like to see me add to the blog.
A weekly dinner recipe? A monthly book (regular book, not cookbook) suggestion/discussion? Keep in mind that I said ADD. I will still continue to post sugary stuff on a regular basis.
2. For a second entry, tweet this giveaway and leave a comment with your twitter ID so I can confirm (ok, and I may want to twitter stalk you too).
4. For a third entry, become a liker on Facebook and leave a comment that you are a liker.
If you are not on Facebook, may I suggest setting up an account? All the cool kids are on Facebook. Seriously, how are you surviving without it?
I will be accepting entries until noon on Friday. Winner will be chosen Friday afternoon using Random.org and announced on this blog immediately following. If you do not email me to claim your prize by Sunday, I will draw a new winner.
**I’d like to add that America’s Test Kitchen is not sponsoring this giveaway. I am purchasing this cookbook out of my very own pocket because I love you so.