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Monday, October 18, 2010

Cookbook Giveaway!

Since I haven't been posting, I figured it was going to take some serious bribery to get you back here to my blog. So here it is:


The scrumptious cookbook from Annette Lyon! "Chocolate Never Faileth." I've had my copy for a week now and can't stop drooling over it...

Sure, it's a chocolate cookbook - which is completely awesome - but for someone not as chocolate obsessed as myself, what's so great about it? Well, let me tell ya!
  • Lots of chocolate quotes and anecdotes! Every recipe has one. Makes my chocolate quote calendar unnecessary.
  • Annette doesn't just give you the "what" for a recipe but also the "why." This is one of the reason why I love Alton Brown's Good Eats, because it explains the reasons behind doing things a certain way, not just bossing me around and leaving me uninformed.
  • There are the classic recipes (like a basic chocolate cake - several, actually) but some new twists on old favorites (I'm dying to try to chocolate pavlova).
  • Not only are you getting over 125 recipes to recreate heaven on earth, but the one I'm giving away is signed by the author. 'Cuz we're, like, totally tight and stuff. Seriously, we are! I've even been to her house (of course, I bribed my way in the door with cupcakes...).
Are you chomping at the bit now, dying to win this cookbook? Well, you should be! Here's how to enter:
  1. Leave me a comment here saying something about chocolate. Anything. Except that you hate the stuff because then I'll have to block your access to my blog and blot your name out of the records.
  2. Visit Annette's blog and tell her I sent you (I will verify this because I'm all about promoting me).
  3. Follow me (or let me know that you already do).
  4. Follow The Cake Cow.
  5. Share this giveaway on Facebook (helps if you're also my friend so I can verify this).
  6. Blog about my giveaway with a link here.
Now, you must leave an additional comment for EACH entry. Doesn't count as multiples when ya lump 'em all together. I will leave it to Random.org to pick the winner next Sunday at...let's say 8 pm MDT. Sound good? Okay, then, leave me some comments, people!

AND IF YOU'RE PARTICIPATING IN MY TRUE COLORS SWAP...How is everything going? Are you finding some good items to send to your partner? Need any suggestions or tips? Shoot me an email. Deadline is this weekend!

40 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I would love to win. I would love The Hoff covered in chocolate.

Barbara said...

I love chocolate. I recently started buying chocolate flavored ... coffee ... pepper ... pink pepper: fantastic! So.. I woult love to win, thanks for the chance!

Barbara said...

I visited Annette's blog and I said "Hi! Jessica (from Duck Duck Cow) sent me!"!

Barbara said...

I also follow you with Google Friend Connect

Barbara said...

And I follow The Cake Cow with Google Friend Connect.

Jessica said...

Hang on while I wipe the drool off my face....
Ok, good. Who doesn't love chocolate?! Zombies - that's who.

Jessica said...

I follow you.

Jessica said...

Visited Annette.

Jillybean said...

Chocolate is one of the things that makes life worth living.
It has also been a major contributor to the size of my thighs.
I am convinced that the reason my son has such beautiful brown eyes is because of all of the chocolate that I consumed while pregnant with him.


Annette has ridden in my car.

Mary said...

I'm always a fan of chocolate (except when I was pregnant...didn't even sound appetizing!). And the more I can learn about baking extraordinary things, the better!

Mary said...

I'm a follower

Mary said...

I also follow your awesome cake blog! maybe someday I'll live in Utah and bribe my way into your house with a boobie cake ;o)

Nat said...

I saw a wall plaque once that said "Chocolate: WARNING! May cause clothing to shrink!"

Isn't that the truth! Thank goodness I switched back to washing my clothes in laundry detergent! 'Cause I could never stop eating the stuff! ;)

Nat said...

I follow you.

Nat said...

I follow the Cake Cow.

Nat said...

...and I visited Annette.

Wehaf said...

Chocolate is used in the Mexican mole sauces, savory sauces used for meat dishes such as chicken. Yup, chocolate chicken! It's quite tasty!

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Jessica said...

Mmm, chocolate is pretty much a must have daily! Forget one apple a day! I need one piece of chocolate a day! :)

The Slothower Family said...

I love Alton Brown too! Not as much as chocolate though. I would love this cook book. Cause who doesn't love cooking with chocolate?

The Slothower Family said...

I follow your blog!! I love stalking you, cause I miss you so!!

The Slothower Family said...

I follow the cake cow. Cause I love your work, and think you should get paid thousands of dollars for what you do!

The Slothower Family said...

Went to Annette's blog and Thank you cause I love reading more than chocolate. Don't shoot me for this comment.

The Slothower Family said...

Put it on facebook.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Today was the kind of day where I told my husband, "I really want a whole box of chocolate cupcakes right now." Count me in.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I visited Annette. :)

Mellisa said...

Oh...chocolate...mmm...how I love good chocolate, and anything made of chocolate...

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I'm pretty sure I need this cookbook because I have a lot of other cookbooks that I don't use & it would be in good company. And I love chocolate. Even if it doesn't love me.

Also...how is it I missed signing up for your swap?! I guess I really do live under a rock...

Cheryl said...

um chocolate is a must have!

Cheryl said...

I follow you on Cake Cow already

Cheryl said...

I am a follower!

suburban prep said...

We are a chocoholic family. So much so that when I was hospitalized one time and was told I had to watch what I ate I asked if chocolate was something that had to be cut out. No I could eat my chocolate.
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Me (aka Danielle) said...

As far as I'm concerned, chocolate is its own food group!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I'm a follower!

Vallimasoos said...

When I was pregnant with my 3rd, I craved chocolate cake! I bought or made a chocolate cake every 2-3 days. I love my baby girl for that!

Vallimasoos said...

I am following you!

Vallimasoos said...

I left a comment on Annette's blog! September 25th post...

Vallimasoos said...

Actually it was the 28th- Chocolate Recipes & More!

I am following The Lyon's tale. I told her DuckDuckCow sent me!

Tim and Angie said...

That cook book looks good enough to eat. I hope I win. I want to peruse it's pages. Does it have scratch and sniff pages?

Tim and Angie said...

I'm a follower of ducks and cows!

Tim and Angie said...

I shared on FB. Pick me, pick me!

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