Thursday, March 31, 2011

2nd Blogiversary Giveaway: Autographed PW Cookbook!

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to me!  Well...okay...it's not quite my 2nd blogiversary quite yet.  But, I wanted to get this contest out there so that I can announce the winner on my 2nd blogiversary.  That way, we can celebrate together!  Mmm...okay...so the other real reason I'm doing it this way is because if I waited much longer, you'd have to wait until May when I got back from vacation to get your prize.  And that would stink.

This is my first blog giveaway so please bare with me as I learn my way through things!  Also, feel free to share your giveaway tips with me.  This includes what you'd like to see in future giveaways (provided this works out well).

Since I'm a little blog with a not so big readership I don't have sponsors like Ree the Pioneer Woman or even some of the bigger Nestie bloggers.  Heck, at this point in time I'm generating zero revenue through ads (such as Google or Food Buzz) so this blog is a pure labor of love and wanting to share my experiences with the world in hopes of being an inspiration.  Thus, this gift is coming out of my own pocketbook and given to you from the bottom of my heart to say thanks for reading :).

Speaking of the Pioneer Woman, she was the inspiration for this giveaway!  Ree came to Joseph Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati in February.  A girl on the Cincinnati Nest board posted an FYI and I rounded up my friend Emily to go with me to the Black Heels to Tractor Wheels book signing.  We got our line tickets about a month in advance so we were in the A Group for signing.  AWESOME because this meant we were one of the first 25 people to meet Ree that night!























Ree was very comical and cute as a doll in real life.  She kept saying how much she HATED speaking in front of crowds and was joking about how she was sweating profusely in her armpits the whole time so there would be no hugging during the meeting part of the evening.  She spoke to the (large!) group for about 30 minutes and took some Q&A before breaking to do the signing.  When it was our turn to meet Ree and have our books signed, I gave her a can of Skyline Chili (to share my favorite local food AND hopefully give her something to remember me by!) along with a handwritten note about my favorite recipes from her book, how she was a inspiration to me and included my blog address.  She was so sweet and asked all about my blog.  She even said maybe she'd visit sometime.  (Though, I'm not holding my breath!)

She graciously signed three of my books, including one for you!  This is an exclusive leather-bound edition of her best selling cookbook, Pioneer Woman Cooks.

 
Ree has autographed this book just for you, my special Christine's Kitchen Chronicles Readers!  (Wow that's a mouthful...I really need a pithier name...any suggestions?!)


And just for a peek inside, here's one of my favorite recipes from the book.  These cinnamon rolls are to die for!  As Ree is always saying in her blog, don't worry about the amount of butter ;).  It may not be the prettiest example but each recipe has step-by-step photo instructions so it's great for the novice and visual cooks.  Interspersed throughout the book are also pictures and stories about her life on the ranch.


So you might be asking yourself, "How do I win myself this fabulous AUTOGRAPHED leather-bound special edition copy of the Best Seller book Pioneer Woman Cooks???".  My friends, keep on reading...and thank you again for your support!

How to Enter

To enter to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the Pioneer Woman Cooks, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post:

“Who inspires you to cook?”

Is it The Pioneer Woman?  Your mom or grandmother?  Or...maybe it's ME??  (Okay, seriously folks, if it's me, I'm very flattered but you won't increase your odds of winning by saying this haha!)

You can receive up to three additional entries to win by doing the following:
  1. Add me to your Google Reader, Facebook (Christine's Kitchen Chronicles) and/or Twitter (ChrissesKitchen).  Come back and let me know you've subscribed to any (or all) of these in an additional comment to score an extra entry.  (The additional comment part is really important!).  If you're already subscribed, let me know too so my loyal readers get credit!...I know there's at least 60 of you ;).
  2. Use the Share It feature on the right menu to share on Facebook.  Tell your friends "I entered to win an autographed copy of Pioneer Woman Cooks at @Christine's Kitchen Chronicles!  Click the link below to enter, too."  Come back and let me know you've shared in an additional comment.  (Again, commenting is important...I'm not a mind reader, folks!)
  3. Use the Share It feature on the right menu to share on Twitter.  Tweet the following about the giveaway: “RT @ChrissesKitchen: Cookbook Giveaway! Enter to win an autographed copy of Pioneer Woman Cooks: http://tinyurl.com/4hncgtn”.  Come back and let me know you've shared in an additional comment.
Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.

Eligibility and Winner: Sorry, open only to those in the Contiguous 48 United States (or shipping just might cost a fortune...).  The winner will be chosen at random using random.org and announced in a blog post by 12:00PM (noon) EST on Saturday, April 9, 2011.  To claim the prize, the winner must email me at christineskitchenchronicles@gmail.com.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours of being announced, another winner will be selected.

Thanks for reading (and tell all your friends)!
Christine

51 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

Who inspires you to cook?”

Ina Garten. I could watch her for hours and then want to cook for days :)

Jennifer Rose said...

Shared on Facebook!

Jennifer Rose said...

Following on Google! Thanks for the giveaway, you rock!

Tyler said...

My aunt. She's a nurse and works crazy hours but whenever we go down to visit she always manages to cook up a huge meal of delicious things. She's always trying out new recipes from magazines and experimenting on her own. She actually put together her own cookbook of family recipes which I use all the time. And she catered my wedding for 200 guests. A year later and people are still telling me how amazing the food was!

Tyler said...

And I've been a follower through Google for awhile!

cookingwithchristen said...

My grandma inspired me to cook. She was an amazing cook, but she also inspired me to start my blog. She got alzheimer's and most of her wonderful recipes went with her memory. I'm all for sharing, no more secret recipes!

cookingwithchristen said...

I also shared on facebook!

ErinsOvens said...

My mom and my Grandma inspire me to cook. My mom even made me a cook book with all if my Grabdma's recipe cards. I cherish it.

Missy said...

My sister. She has a very busy family of 5 and she always finds a way to cook a wonderful healthy meal. She encourages me to try new recipes and think outside of the box! I love learning from her!

blissfullydelicious said...

Wow! I think my grandmother growing, and now other fellow food bloggers.

Tiffany said...

My mom and grandma inspired me to start baking. I've grown to love cooking as well.

Tiffany said...

I am subscribed to you in my google reader too.

Jenny said...

My cooking inspiration is my Grandmother.

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Jenny said...

I'm following your blog via Google.

Thanks!

jnterheiden said...

Who inspires you to cook?

Blogs, including yours. I read blogs all of the time and when I find a great looking receipe I try it myself. I've successfully made your whoopie pies and chocolate chip cookie dough truffles to name a few. Mmmm!!!

Eva said...

My mom. She makes everything from scratch and always made a homemade meal at least once a day.

Amy said...

My husband's Mom and grandmothers! They made us this great cookbook of all the family recipes and since I've never had food that is as tasty as when they cook it is excellent! Hopefully one day my baking skills can compete :).

Amy L said...

I'm inspired to cook by my family. My kids are grown, so when they come over for dinner it's a special occasion, and I LOVE cooking for them!

Amy L said...

I shared this on twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/amylou61/status/54153710544236544

Jes said...

besides Ree, my husband and food bloggers are my biggest inspiration to cook =)

Jes said...

you're already in my google reader =)

Jes said...

and I tweeted =) @BleuDressNJapan

JG said...

I am definitely inspired by my mom, who wouldn't consider herself a cook at all, she's basically a meat and potatoes chef, but what she does, she does better than anyone I know. And, of course, the blogs. I LOVE finding blog recipes!

kimmicooks said...

My inspiration to cooking is my grandmother and my mother. I grew up cooking from an early age and it made me happy to teach others to cook, whether it is my twin sons or my readers on my blog.
I have to say that I am totally loving the PW site. I need to put aside some money to get her books.

andi3216 said...

My family and food bloggers like you inspire me! I've made your Chicken Brushetta and Pierogi and Kielbasa Bake already this week - fast hits with my family.

andi3216 said...

I also have been following you through google reader for awhile now :)

Lauren said...

Who inspires me to cook?

My husband's grandmother. She always had a pot (or five!) on the stove no matter when we came by.

Lauren said...

And I'm subscribed on my Google Reader- I <3 your blog!

Breyanna said...

My mom. She always made sure there was food on the table for us every night regardless of her schedule. Now that I have my own family I want to do to the same thing.

Shawna said...

My husband inspires me to cook - he's my taste tester and my biggest fan!!

S said...

The food blogs that I read inspire me to cook!

S said...

I subscribe via Google reader!

Melanie said...

My little girls inspire me to cook! I want to make interesting, healthy and varied food for them. My husband is opening up to more things too because of it. Win-win for all!

Melanie said...

became a facebook fan

Junk Loving Girl said...

I am inspired by my aunt, she is the most amazing cook, it comes so naturally to her. She helps me out so much with all my dinner disasters and shares her delicious recipes with me.

thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

scjennifersmith said...

Shared on Facebook!

scjennifersmith said...

My Step Mom Maryellen inspires me to cook. Everything she makes is wonderful. I really need her to spend a couple weekends teaching me to make my favorites that she makes!

Casey said...

You inspire me to cook Firefly! No, seriously. My mom fried everything, and in college I was pretty much a microwave noodles girl (much to the dismay of my waistline). Your blog gives me some ideas to try, especially when you post the healthier things. Oh, and for bonus points, I <3 Metamucil! :D

Jey said...

My dad is a huge inspiration in my passion for cooking!

Jey said...

I'm a facebook fan!!

Jey said...

I'm following you on Twitter. Can't believe I didn't have you already!

Hilary said...

Who inspires me to cook?
There's 50 "who's" who inspire me! Myself, my husband, friends, Mom, daughter (duh)...
I first got into cooking 'real' food though b/c of Rachael Ray and her 30 minute meals.

Brenda Fuentes said...

Both of my grandmothers and my mom.

Brenda Fuentes said...

Added you to my Google Reader!

Stephanie said...

My girls inspire me to cook, and my sweet tooth inspires me to bake!

Stephanie said...

I shared on FB

Stephanie said...

Added you on FB...I love following your cooking experiences. The pretzel chicken that you made awhile ago is now a favorite in our house!

Badlands Mom said...

My family inspires me to cook. It is so neat to find something that really impresses them!

Christine said...

@Badlands Mom - Thank you so much for leaving a comment. Just in case you missed it, this contest is now closed. Please continue enjoying my blog. I hope to do another give away in the future and hope you'll enter then :).