Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Books That Make Us Hungry: Happy Haulidays from Chronicle Books Giveaway!

Yes, readers, the holidays are upon us soon, and Chronicle Books, a real favorite of ours here at Life Told in Recipes, is having a lovely little contest where we can all win. Here's how it works. We create a list of books we would love to win (see below). Then you just comment on the books and why you'd like to be a winner. Then on Dec. 13 Chronicle picks a winning blog AND one reader from that blog who has commented. We both then get a happy shipment of the books on this list.

How great is that!!!! Could it be any simpler??? This is the proverbial win-win for us all so spread the word to your friends etc.

Without further ado our list of top faves:

Cake Pops by Bakerella (yes we already did one giveaway of this book but we had so many interested readers, that we would love to spread the love here some more)

Farmers' Market Desserts by Jennie Schacht (the more dessert cookbooks the better, we say)

Whoopie Pies
by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell (ditto to dessert cookbook comment)

Savory Baking Pastries by Mary Cech and Noel Barnhurst (clearly a baking theme is emerging here)

Cupcake Kit
by Elinor Kilvan (because the more cupcakes in the world, the better for us all)

The Big Book of Appetizers
by Meridith Deeds and Carla Snyder (who doesn't love throwing a dinner party with lots of great appetizers?)

Delicious Dips AND Skinny Dips by Diane Morgan (we could go low or high-fat if we had both of these wonderful books)

Soup's On
by Leslie Jonah and Frank Frankeny (nothing is better for warming the heart on a wintry day than homemade soup)

At Home with Friends
by Michele Adams, Gia Russo and Victorial Peisor (tips for fab entertaining)

Blackbird Bakery's Gluten Free Bakin
g by Karen Morgan (we're curious about this and what better way to try out the idea)

Time for Dinner by Pilar Guzman, Alanna Stang and Jenny Rosentrach (everything every busy parent needs to know to put quick, healthy meals on the table seven days a week)

Commonsense Kitchen: 500 Recipes Plus Lessons for a Hand-crafted Life
by Tom Hudgens (appeals to our obsessive recipe collection natures)

Latin Grill: Sultry and Simple Food for Red Hot Dinners and Parties
by Rafael Palomino, Arlen Gargagliano and Dan Goldberg (who doesn't love spicy food?)

Love in Spoonfuls: Fast and EAsy Ways to Make Nutritious Food for Your Baby (The Divine Miss M deserves this!)

Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks by Bethany Keeley (one of us is a grammar freak)

Mom's One-Line a Day: 5-Year Memory Book (one of us is a new mom who STILL talks about how her mother, the other one of us, didn't do a baby book about her; this is the revenge gift)

Baby Face Nesting Blocks (another gift for the Divine Miss M)

and a few Moleskins planners and notebooks because they are the coolest books ever for keeping track of life's stuff.

So that's it. We want to win because we want YOU to win! So comment below and spread the word.....

Happy Haulidays to all!

Janet and Rachel


  1. A good assortment of books. Maybe if I win them, my cooking will improve.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  2. Awesome list. They would all be fun to read.

    chamsmama at gmail dot com

  3. Awesome choices! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Great list...great giveaway.
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Good luck!

  5. mmm nice. I really want cake pops

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  6. Great list - the cookbooks are gorgeous! This is an amazing giveaway.

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

  7. Delicious list! I'm getting hungry just reading it..

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. Ok that's it...I absolutely have to find a snack...or maybe even two. What a tempting list. Very different from the ones I selected See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.

  9. I'm here! I want! These would greatly help me in my "learn-how-to-cook" endeavors!

  10. Hi! You have a great list of books. I picked out a lot of kids books but also added some for me. I'd love to have you come comment on my blog when you get a chance, my list is at:


    I also have a family friendly book review/giveaway linky Sat - Monday and you are welcome to add your (fiction/non-fiction) books at the same blog. It's usually up either Friday night or Saturday AM.

    Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"

  11. Mmmmmm, delicious list! Another nice part of this giveaway is the chance to discover new blogs. :)

  12. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you'd like to comment on mine: http://ticklemebrahms.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-contest.html

    pmathers at jps dot net

  13. OHHHH I love this contest. Thanks so much for the chance to win too! :)

    I like the Latin Grill one sounds great.

  14. Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  15. you have a great cookbook list! this is such a fun giveaway, isn't it! :) best wishes for both of us!

    ivana | loveardently.com

  16. Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    love love cookbooks

  17. What a great list of books!


  18. That's what I'm talking about! I'm all about the cookbooks!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  19. Fabulous choices, especially the cupcake book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com