a holiday giveaway from ELR

by jenna on December 21, 2010

I have a surprise for you!

Today I am giving away one copy of my absolute favorite cookbook of all time.

I seriously live out of this cookbook. I use it practically every single day and my copy is stained, burned and dog chewed. I’m buying a brand new copy (unless you want my slobbery one and I’ll keep the new one? just kidding..sort of) for one of you because, well, I love you!

I seriously appreciate every one of you more than you know and your daily support of ELR means the world to me. I could be having the worst day ever, but then I come online and read your comments and it’s like my whole day turns around right then and there. Thank you. So much.

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. I’ll pick a random winner tonight at 10pm PST.

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Sami Miller December 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

I absolutely love your blog! The photos are amazing and the way you write just keeps me coming back for more! I only read your tweets until I discovered your blog this morning. This site has now been added to my list of websites that I absolutely NEED to visit every day.

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Sarah Watts December 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

OMG!!! I have been wanting this book for so long you have no idea! P.s. those were some awesome mint brownies!

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Stephanie P December 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

I don’t have this cookbook, but I have been wanting a copy of it!! Thanks for always posting such great recipes!!!

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather December 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

Your posts always bring me cheer!

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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. December 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

Ah, I hope it’s me! I adore Ruth Reichl!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

Well if you use it Jenna, it MUST be good!! :D

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Melissa December 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

I’d love to win the cookbook. Happy holidays!

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Katie December 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

Merry Christmas! What a great present this would be!

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Kate December 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

I’ve thumbed through this cookbook so many times and keep talking myself out of buying it! Crossing my fingers that today is my lucky day. On another note, I must tell you that I made the Old Fashioned Gingerbread over the weekend and it’s a hit with everyone — I’ve even converted some non-gingerbread folks with it!

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Amanda December 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

AAAHHH! Ever since your post of your favorite cookbooks, I’ve been drooling over this book at the bookstore.
p.s. I can’t wait to try your gingerbread cookie recipe this week with my mom! Hooray!

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Kristy December 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

I just barrowed this from the library to read over winter break! I must have this in my collection!

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Rebeca December 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

I have the new one and I would LOVE the original!

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kim December 21, 2010 at 8:30 am

What a great gift! I know its a staple!
Merry Christmas. glad you get to go home! I’ll be stopping through Savannah on my way back to NC from FL.

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Erin December 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

I love cookbooks and I would love to own this one.

On a side note, I made your “Oh Baby Bars” last night and OMG…..heaven is a place with copious amounts of chocolate and peanut butter.

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Katie @ Keepingupwithkatie December 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

I’d love this cookbook. Your blog is outstanding and one of my favorites!

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Lindsey @ DowardFacingFoodie December 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

So fun! I love new cookbooks!

You’re such an inspiration to me, my blog & my cooking! Happy Holidays!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

Your blog inspires me and makes me love good food even more than i already do. I would love to own a cookbook that inspires you! Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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Jill December 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

I don’t this cookbook, but would love to try the recipes from it!

I started reading your blog right when I moved out on my own, and it has inspired me to try new recipes instead of living off of college staples such as spaghetti and grilled cheese :)

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Emjaye December 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

That’s so sweet and generous of you! I’d love to add some new recipes to my menu!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 8:33 am

Your blog inspires me every day. I soooo look forward to reading it. I would love to own something that inspires you! Cheers and Happy Holidays.

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haya December 21, 2010 at 8:33 am

i think i would love to live out of this cookbook too!

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Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) December 21, 2010 at 8:33 am

You don’t need to enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to comment and say that I agree that this is the absolute BEST cookbook! I hope whoever wins loves it just as much as I do. :D Everything I’ve made has been delicious, and I love the tutorials! Thanks to this book, I can finally make a perfect hard-boiled egg. Love.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) December 21, 2010 at 8:33 am

i love cookbooks like that…i only have one that i use consistently and would LOVE to have another one that’s tried and true!

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Marg December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

If you’re recommending it, I would love this cookbook!

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Kootz December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

ME ME ME!! I don’t own any cookbooks and take all of my recipes from online. I’d love to have a book I can get splatters and stains on!

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Cely December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

I love your blog so much and you have inspired me to try cooking so many new things. Thank you!

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Sheri December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

If I don’t win this book- I’m going to have to just buy a copy for myself. I’ve been wanting it for a while.

Happy Holidays, Jenna. I love your blog, recipes and inspiration to be a better baker!

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elizabeth December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

I would love love love this cookbook!! :)

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Ann @ Day by Day December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

And thank you for always posting such delicious recipes, interesting restaurant reviews, beautiful pictures, etc. I love reading your blog every day!

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Lacey December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

Merry Gourmet Christmas, Jenna!!

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

Very cool. I am in need of an “everything” cookbook full of basic how-to recipes. This sounds awesome. :)

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Monica December 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

Thank YOU Jenna! For being so awesome, my daily dose of entertainment and cooking inspiration. Any cookbook you love, I know I’ll love too :)
Happy Holidays!

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Monica December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

Nevermind, I’m Canadian :(

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Kara December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

Jenna, I adore your blog and aspire to live your fantastic CA life someday! I’m in freezing cold Philly for now, but I’m taking my first trip to wine country in May after running Bay to Breakers, and I can’t wait to explore Healdsburg and visit all of your recommended wineries and restaurants. Thank you for your humor, grace, and lovely blog! Happy holidays.

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

I am in need of an “everything” cookbook full of basic how-to recipes. This sounds awesome. :)

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B December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

I love you blog and all your cooking adventures. The Gourmet Cookbook has been on my list for a long time. I love Ruth and all her books!

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Mariel December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

I’d love to add to my cookbook collection!

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Alina @ Duty Free Foodie December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

Do Canadians qualify? If so, I would love to win this!

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jenna December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

I’m sorry!! This one is only open to US readers :(

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lena December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

I’d love this! Happy Holidays.

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Paige December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

ELR was the first blog I enjoyed enough to start following daily. Thanks for inspiring me to have fun in the kitchen :)

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Emily Rose December 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

I would adore this cookbook. Merry Christmas!

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

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Jes December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

At 24 I am finally starting to break out of my cooking shell and make more than spaghetti (noodles and prego… haha) and pizza… Cookbooks are like my arm floaties in the kitchen. =)

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

I love all cookbooks and don’t have a copy of this one. Pick me, pick me!!

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Whitney December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hang on, I need to wipe up the drool from seeing those cookies before I can type. They looked aaaammmaazzzinggg!! I love surprises!!! :) Can’t wait to read your posts when you go home!! No place like home! :)

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Greta December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

You. Are. Awesome.

thank you so much for writing, and putting so much passion into this blog. you have made the blogging world, and my world, much brighter for doing what you do.

happy holidays!

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Allison December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

So exciting. I don’t have this book, and I would love to try it.

Plus, I love all your recipies. I have tried several of yours recently, the white chicken chilli is a huge hit at my house, so thanks for that! You never lead me in the wrong direction.

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Gina G December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

We all adore you Jenna! Thankyou so much!

:)

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Susan December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

No, thank YOU Jenna for the daily entertainment (and keyboard drooling).

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Susan December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

Ohoh, nevermind! I’m Canadian, count me out then.

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Amanda December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

I have been thinking about buying this cookbook! I got their Cookie cookbook with an awesome Borders coupon, but sadly this has been out of my price range this holiday season! I would love love love to win it :) Happy Holidays!

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Jillian @ Reshape Your Life December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

I love reading your blog Jenna. I love that you show real (delicious) food, you make cooking and baking seem easy(ish). ;)

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

I love cook books! Nothing better then getting cozy with a new cook book and stack of post it notes to plan out some new kitchen adventures!

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Jen December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

That cookbook sounds awesome! I would love to add it to my small collection! :-)

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steff (steffsays) December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

what a perfect holiday giveaway! such a fantastic book!

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Kristie December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

Merry Christmas Jenna! Your blog is so inspiring and I would love to win a copy of your favourite cookbook…what a great present!

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

Great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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ginna December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

I love your blog and would love to win this cookbook! Happy Holidays :)

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Erin December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

I’ve been meaning to comment for some time to tell you how much I adore the new format of your blog. I think you’re a wonderful writer and photographer, and your recipes always look so delicious. Please keep doing what you’re doing, because your blog is one of my favorites!

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steff (steffsays) December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

what a perfect holiday giveaway & such a fantastic book!

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steff (steffsays) December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

whoops! didn’t mean to comment twice. my computer was being silly!

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

I look forward to your blog posts every single day. I love the way you write, photograph food and make me so hungry with your posts!

Happy holidays!

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christie December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

merry christmas jenna!

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Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

If everything you cook/bake is any indication of the amazing-ness inside of this cookbook – sign me up!! :)

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Jes December 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

At 24 I am finally breaking out of my cooking shell. I am venturing out past spaghetti (noodles and prego. haha) and pizza. Cookbooks are like my arm floaties in the kitchen.

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Kailey (SnackFace) December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

LOVE Gourmet. LOVE Ruth Reichl. LOVE your blog and what you stand for. :)

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Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

oooh i’d love this cookbook! you have made me want it but i haven’t bought it yet. :)

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Casey December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

So nice of you! Merry Christmas!

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Christina December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

Oh I would LOVE that cookbook!!! xoxox

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meghan December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

i love ELR and i love this cookbook. xo

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megan @ whatmegansmaking December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

awesome giveaway! I hope I win :)

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Jenn December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I would love to be considered for this cookbook!

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Rebecca December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

A fantastic cookbook! I’d love to add it to my collection!

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Clearly Composed December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

Merry, merry, Jenna! Thanks for entertaining us all year long. :)

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I love Ruth Reichl’s writing but I actually don’t have any of the Gourmet cookbooks yet (I know, bad food blogger!) I would love to win this from one of my very favorite blogs of all time! Thanks for the awesome blog Jenna and the wonderful give-away.

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Rachel in NC December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I pick up this book and look at it every time I’m in a bookstore. I can’t believe I don’t own it already!

Merry Christmas, Jenna!

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Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I look forward to your posts every. single. day. Just thought you should know. Thanks for being awesome and happy holidays!!!

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Jessie December 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

This cookbook is definitely on my wish list!

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Whitney December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

I have been wanting that cookbook for the longest time!

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

I read your blog every day and enjoy laughing and cooking do it! Your recipes are amazing. I admire your struggles as a person and the eloquent way you face them. You are definitely an inspiration for women everywhere to follow their dreams!

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Nina December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

I absolutely LOVE your blog…its so different and unique, and I always know I can expect some amazing recipes. Happy Holidays!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

Excited about this! Have a good visit home!

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Danielle December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

Ooh I’d love this!

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

What a great giveaway! I would love a copy for my collection. Happy holidays!

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Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

What a great giveaway =) Using this cookbook would be a GREAT new year’s resolution for me!

Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Annie December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

I love ELR and have been wanting to add this book to my collection, mostly based on your recommendations :)

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jessica g December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

how exciting… mouth watering now. you are so generous, jenna!

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Shantal Wagner December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

Your Blog is Amazing!!!!! I am always trying your recipes, and always reading your blogs , my daughter also loves your blogs, You are an inspiration to me and my daughter. Thank you!!!! <3

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Sarah S. December 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

I am a college student getting ready to graduate, so I’m building up my cookbook collection! The “Bible” would be a wonderful addition!

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SarahDS December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

ELR inspires me daily. Merry Christmas Jenna!

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Bree December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

I recently found your blog online about two months ago and am so fortunate that I did. In fact, your blog has inspired me to begin to create my own blog, which I am currently working on. :) Thank you for reminding me to not only celebrate food, exercise and health… but to celebrate me as well.

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Oh oh oh Pick me!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

I’d love a new cookbook! Happy Holidays!

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Oh Em Gee…WANT! I just recommended your gingerbread recipe for the upteenth time today, so you KNOW I’ll love it with all my heart!

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Shannon December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Um, I need to cook from a cookbook. I’ve noticed my meals have been rather ramshackled and last minute lately. ;)

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Jacqueline December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Such a great blog, and such a great giveaway!

Merry Christmas!

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Oh oh oh Pick me!
I would love to win this cookbook!

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Dee December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

I keep checking this book out of the library because i love it so much. i bet the other patrons would appreciate if i finally get my own copy so that they get a chance to check it out too!

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Keri December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

I would love this cookbook :). You rock!

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stacey December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

I love new cookbooks!

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Oh Em Gee…WANT! I just recommended your gingerbread recipe for the umpteenth time today, so you KNOW I’ll love it with all my heart!

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Annie December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I love ELR and have been wanting to add this book to my collection, mostly based on your recommendations :) Happy Holidays!

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Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I hope I win!!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I never win anything, so maybe today there will be a Christmas contest miracle for me! :) Love your blog, Jenna! You rule.

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tiffany j December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I would love to have this cookbook in my collection!!! :)

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Lindsey December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

Your blog brightens my day! Merry Christmas!

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carmen December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

i have always wanted this one! thanks! :)

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Caitlin December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I absolutely love your blog, I never knew someone liked baking as much as I do =)

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Tina December 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

I would LOVE this cookbook! Merry Christmas, Jenna!

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ashley December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

i hope i win :)

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Jackie December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

Love reading your blog, esecially all the recipes! Recently made the mac n’ cheese and cranberry bread for Thanksgiving; both were a HUGE hit!

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Liz December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

I’ve been wanting this cookbook ever since I began reading your blog! Exciting!

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Blaire December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

Merry Christmas! Thanks for inspiring daily!

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Katherine December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

I would love to have this book, I need some new cooking inspiration !

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Kelly December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

I have had my eye on this cookbook for a while, and seeing all the delicious recipes you create using it, makes me want it even more! Thank you for the opportunity to win such an awesome giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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Koko December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

Wow, great giveaway Jenna! Merry Christmas :) I’d love a copy of this book.

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Jenn December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

I love cookbooks, and this would be a great addition to my collection! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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Hilray December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

I adore your blog! I love the writing, recipes, photos, heck I just love it. :)

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Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I kinda like “well-loved” cookbooks better than new ones.

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Kelli H December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I love your blog, Jenna!! Merry Christmas!

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Amy C. December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I love your blog and would be so excited to win this cookbook. :D

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Rachel December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

How very sweet of you. I love the new direction of your blog! I have made so many things.

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Michelle S December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I LOVE buying cookbooks but am always nervous I’ll end up with a dud. I either am not that excited about enough of the recipes or when I make them, the dishes don’t turn out that great. Knowing you use this one regularly, I may have to buy it even if I don’t win! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Hannah December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I love your blog Jenna! Thanks for this amazing opportunity! And I actually would like your old one…you’re a celebrity!

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Lynn S. December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

Oooh, I would love any cookbook that you use everyday!!!!

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April December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

All of your latest confections are making me want to bake more! I have decided I am done with the treats for the season. After four different kinds of cookies, I am done!

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

aww your blog inspires me! I just made your Cinnamon Walnut bread to send home with my boyfriend to his family for Christmas. It smells soooo good!

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Liz December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I started reading your blog a few months ago and your recipes make me excited to go home and cook. I’ve made the pumpkin roll about 3 times and it’s my favorite! happy holidays!

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Shauna December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I have read your blog from the beginning and love the evolution. I appreciate all the hard work you do and adore your recipes!

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lauren December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

this is awesome!! i read your blog daily and love your sense of humor. and i also love your turkey meatballs. :)

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Sarah L. December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I would looooove to win this cookbook! If I don’t, it will have to go on my Christmas list. :)

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Hilray December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I adore your blog. I love the writing, recipes, photos, heck I just love it! :)

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Erin December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I love cookbooks and would love to have Gourmet!

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Pam Lambert December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I would love a new cookbook. Thanks much!
Pam Lambert

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marisa December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

oh! I’d love a gourmet cookbook!

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Cassie December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

I am determined to, eventually, win some sort of blog giveaway. This would be the perfect one!

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Angela December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

Can I have the stained version :) ?

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Samantha Ullrich December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I would love to have this cookbook in my (still verrry small) collection! If you bake and cook out of it, I know it’s gotta be good!! Pick me, pick me! hehe

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I would love this cookbook! My husband would love it even more as it might inspire me to enter the kitchen more than once a year when I embark on my annual Christmas bake-a-palooza.

He is a doll and does 90% of the cooking in our house for various reasons but mostly because that is how he “woo’ed” me when we were dating and now he’s stuck!

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

Oops, Canadian so not eligible :-(

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Catherine December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I need this cookbook for my collection!

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Alexis Teevens December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I love you and your obsession with chocolate!!!

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Lorie December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I’m a new reader, but I’m loving what I’m seeing so far. Those oreos look divine.

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

love me a new cookbook and your blog!

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Ellen December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

i’ve wanted this book for so long! thanks for the giveaway.

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Heidi A December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I would love to have my copy to spill on and dog ear!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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Nancy B December 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I want this cookbook!!!

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Donna December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

Jenna you rock! I’d LOVE to add this cookbook to my collection, especially since you rave about it!

Thanks for doing this!

Donna

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Lori @ According to Gus December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

What a fun giveaway. I’m a huge fan of your blog!

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Suzanne December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

If this is one of your favorites, I know it must be good! I want to make everything on your blog!

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Gillian Young December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

Your blog is a daily bite of happiness. I would love to win this!

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Emma December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

You’re so sweet! New ELR posts always brighten my day :)

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Donna December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

Jenna you rock! I’d LOVE to add this cookbook to my collection, especially since you rave about it!
Thanks for doing this!
Donna

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Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

What an awesome giveaway! I appreciate all of the hard work you do and your wonderful writing style :)

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Susan December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

Amazing giveaway! Thanks Jenna!

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Paige (Two Runners and A Brown Dog) December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

I think that a favorite cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone. For a food lover, favorite recipes are so very personal…to share that with someone is an awesome gift!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Molly @FuelHerUp December 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

I would love that cookbook!

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sabe December 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

You’ve talked about this cookbook so much that I am thoroughly intrigued. I keep meaning to check it out from the library but haven’t gotten to it yet. Anyway, I love your blog and hope you have a great Christmas!

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Kimberly December 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

I would love this book! I have wanted this cookbook since I moved out of my mom’s and she would not give me hers!

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Therese December 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

Jenna, I love the blog. I loved it before but I love it even more now as your posts are so obviously much happier than they were before and I always look forward to whatever amazing recipe you have to post!

Keep it up and I can’t wait to see what you do with the place in 2011! Merry Christmas!

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Jackie December 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

Merry Christmas to you!

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Stacy December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

I’ve recently stumbled upon your blog and have fallen in love with your writing and recipes. I have two young boys and I’ve come to realize the importance of healthy, homemade, whole foods. I’ve been trying to expand our dinner menus to incorporate more homemade, less process stuff and have been attempting to expand my cookbook collection. I was SO EXCITED to see this book as your give away! I have yet to find a book that has become my cooking go-to as this one is for you.
By the way, I’ve been trying out quite a few of your recent goodies with my boys and they are having so much fun creating new, exciting treats. Especially the ones with the sprinkles! Thanks for helping my family and I bond over baking and good food!

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Lora December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

Have you read “Garlic and Sapphires”? It’s Ruth Reichl’s book about her time as a food critic… I hope I win the cookbook!

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Kate December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

Oh, pick me! I would SO love that cookbook. I was actually planning on going to find it at our local bookstore once the craziness of Christmas shopping is over:)

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Kaethe Richter December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

You=Amazingness <3

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Caroline December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

How sweet!! I love you too!!! And your great posts. Thanks for the inspiration to cook.

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

I was just talking to my boyfriend about needing this cookbook.

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Suzanne December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

Thank you for making my mornings a little brighter! I always look forward to your recipes.

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Melanie December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

I love to read your posts everyday! They inspire me to cook and bake new things. Your cardamom rolls are on my list of things to try. I have a lot of cookbooks, but I don’t have Gourmet. I have been eyeing it after all the raving you do about it! Merry Christmas!

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Cindy December 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

I would love this cookbook!!

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meagan December 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

i’d love the cookbook :) i’m planning on purchasing it, so it’d save me some money!

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Danielle December 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Therese December 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

Jenna, I love the blog! I loved it before but I love it even more now because your blogs are filled with a lot more happiness! I always look forward to see which tasty recipe you post and I can’t wait to see what you do with the place in 2011!

Merry Christmas!

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Carly December 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

I would love this cookbook! I very much enjoy your blog and the recipes you share!

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Meghan December 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

If you love it, it must be great! Just made your cake balls last night…um ridiculous.

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Jess December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

I loooove you and your desserts. And chili. And other stuff.

I would love a cookbook, too! :D

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Hannah December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

You are awesome Jenna! Love the blog, love Ruth! YAY!

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Page @ Good Clean Fun December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

i love cookbooks! is it weird that i curl up on the couch with a cookbook like you would with a book?

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

I love the recipes you share on your blog. It inspires me to try my own baking!

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Chelsea @ OmTown Girl December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

I’d LOVE another cookbook to add to my collection! :)

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Hannah December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

Love the blog Jenna!

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Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

I would love any cookbook that you use daily. I can’t even imagine the goodness inside! :)

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Julie Ryan December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

I’ve always wanted this book! Nice give-away :)

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Annie December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

Happy birthday ELR!

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Sarah Jane December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

Hi Jenna! I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning. I’ve never posted before but I thought, why not? So thanks for always posting and keep it up! I love it!

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Brandy December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

I would looooove this book!

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Raya December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

Awesome!!!! My current bible is Julia Child’s “The art of French Cooking” (which I Loooove) but it would be nice to give it some competition!!!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

I love reading your blog and I love trying out your recipes! Hope your holidays are wonderful!!

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

I love the recipes you share on your blog. It inspires me to try my own baking! The pictures make my mouth water too.

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Kristin December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love reading your blog and would really love this book!

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Raya December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

Awesome!!! My current bible is Julia Child’s “Art of French Cooking” but I would love to give it some competition!!!

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Steff December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love your blog, and would love a Gourmet cookbook!
Happy holidays!

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Lizzie December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

I lost this cookbook in a breakup! My parents had purchased it for my now ex-boyfriend. I miss that cookbook—the boy…eh not so much!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

That cookbook would go perfetly with my new kitchen aid mixer!!!!!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

Excited for this! Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy being back in Florida

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Love a good cookbook giveaway!

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Random thought: I’m hungry for lunch, should I eat at one or two o’clock.

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

nice!

i have yet to make those french macaroons but i can’t wait to try it!

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Jen December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

I recently heard about your blog from my roommate. I love it. You are adorable. Merry Christmas.

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lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Thank you for thinking of us, Jenna. Happy Holidays!

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Lauren Z. December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Hi Jenna! What a wonderful surprise! Hope you have a Merry Christmas back in Florida with your family. I enjoy reading your blog everyday. :)

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Carly from Canada December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Is this contest open to Canadians? :)

Cookbooks rule. They are the best Christmas gift! You rule too. Love your blog Jenna :) Happy holidays to you!

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Myra December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

I’ve had this cookbook on my list to buy ever since I read your post of your top ten cookbooks. I’ve gotten 2 of them so far and only 8 more to go. Love your blog. You rock!

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Wendy December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Your blog is such a pleasure to read – so REAL. Those chocolate covered Oreos look amazing!

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Sara E. December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Utter appreciation right back at ya! Seriously though, before I started reading your blog, I never even had the slightest want to bake a cookie, not even the slice and bake kind. I know, it was sad.
But, just like you’ve described how you love the feeling of kneading dough, I’ve started to feel the same way towards my new found love of baking. I’ve danced, cried, laughed and smiled during my little baking adventures, I definitely have you to partially thank for that. Oh and now when I go to bookstores, I only look at cookbooks, it’s a sickness I think. But, I like it.

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Quinn December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

Oh how I love this cookbook! I have yet to buy it but have been meaning to. LOVE your blog- I check it everyday!

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Elisa December 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

How sweet, Jenna! I LOVE LOVE your blog, its the one I never miss checking, no matter what’s going on. You do a great job.

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Katie December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Awesome giveaway. Can’t wait to see what’s cooking for 2011 :-)

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Merry Xmas to you and your family. I’d love to be entered!

And to eat some of those homemade oreos from earlier that you made :)

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Natalie December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Thank you for making my Christmas more enjoyable and exciting this year. I have made so many of your recipes, I had my family over for dinner last night, and my parents were shocked at how well i had baked! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Jackie December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

I love your blog and all of your recipes! I would love to add this cookbook to my collection!

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lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Thank you for thinking of us, Jenna! Happy Holidays!

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Erin @ small things December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

how fun and generous! count me in for the running for the cookbook!

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LadyLara December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Santa says pick me!

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Izzie December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

I read your blog and, though I’m in college, I always bookmark your recipes to make over break! It’s a great blog and always so much fun to read :)

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Jamie December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Thanks for the giveaway!! happy holidays! :)

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

nice!

can’t wait to try making those french macaroons!

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Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Wow, what a lovely Christmas treat! I have to check out this cookbook knowing how much you adore it…

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Liza December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Jenna,
I really enjoy reading your blog and admire your positive attitude on food and life. Your recipes are great too – would love this cookbook!

Happy Holidays,
Liza

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Amanda @ Vegacious December 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog for the past 1.5 years. Thank you for all you do!

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Sara December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

YAY! I have recently started my cookbook collection…this one would be a great addition to my collection…swear I’ll use it!!! :)

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Katie December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

I’m glad that I’m not the only one whose cookbooks are a mess! It gives them character ;)

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Bonnie December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

Oh, a new cookbook! I love cookbooks :-). Happy holidays Jenna!

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Julie December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

I love your blog! Happy Holidays!

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Quinn December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

Oh how I love this cookbook. I have yet to buy it for myself but have been meaning to forever. I love your blog- I check it everyday!

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Carol December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

Merry Christmas Jenna and thanks for being such a good friend and absolute “fab” baker ….. love all your receipes and your blog !

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Katie December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

Thank you for all the inspiration you provide! Your blog is always inviting. Have a great Christmas!

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Jen December 21, 2010 at 8:56 am

I can be having a bad day and come online to read your blog and it’s like my whole day turns around, right then and there…. ;)

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Shayla December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

I have recently discovered your site and I am having a ton of fun reading what you write and drooling over what you cook. Thanks for sharing all of it with us! Right now I use How To Cook Everything as my go-to cookbook, but I think this cookbook would be a perfect step up from that. Happy Holidays!

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Sarah D. December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

I look forward to reading daily! Thank you for your cute antics and awesome looking recipes. Happy Holidays!

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ravan December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

thank you for your blog, and have a FABulous christmas @ home!!!!

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Bethany December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

I just moved into my first apartment and still haven’t bought a cookbook! This would be the perfect one to start my collection.

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lindsay December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

love your blog and i would love to have this cookbook! thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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Jessica December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

How generous! Thanks for a great giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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Kandyce December 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

I haven’t read that cookbook yet, but I’m slowly getting into the whole cooking idea, I’ve always been a baker though.

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Meg December 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

Yes! I have been looking for some new cookbooks because I feel like I am all burnt out on the ones I own. I hope I win!

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Lyndsay December 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

Your blog has inspired me to cook. I didn’t really like to before and ever since I’ve been reading your blog I get excited about trying to cook/bake things. My fiancĂ© loves that I now try to cook/bake! Thank you so much! He thanks you too!

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Dorothy December 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

I love the way the blog has evolved… your posts seem much ‘happier’ now… if that makes sense :)

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Alison December 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

You are awesome!! Thanks for being so generous and for inspiring me to cook and bake delicious things. I LOVE reading your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Robin December 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

Oooooh I’d love that cookbook! Love your post on your top desserts of the year. You had me craving Smores all day yesterday.

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 8:59 am

Oh fun!!! Would love to have that.

ps..you make me hungry!

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Tara Bulin December 21, 2010 at 8:59 am

Hi Jenna,
Love the blog and can’t wait to make those smores brownies!

Tara

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Elizabeth December 21, 2010 at 8:59 am

Thanks! My mom loves this cookbook, so it would be great to have one of my own. Merry Christmas.

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Jenn December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

I will happily take the one with the stains and the dog slobber. :) That means it has been loved.

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Priscilla December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

Happy Holidays!!! This would go so well with my cookbook collection!!

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Christy Spurlock December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

I collect cookbooks, so this would be an awesome win. I love your blog and look forward to reading every day. Merry Christmas

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kaytee December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

what a great present!

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carolynlb~ December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

This would be great winter reading!!! I love reading through cookbooks and flagging all the recipes. I would be excited to get this one since you have such good things to say about it!

Merry Christmas!!

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Amanda Forman December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

I’ve always wanted that book!!

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Lesley December 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

I gaze at that book in the store so often! Great giveaway, and best wishes to you!

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

This cookbook sounds amazing!

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Kristin S. December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

I took a page out of your book and covered my pumpkin walnut scone in melted chocolate last night. Sheer amazingness.

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Kristin R. December 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

Love your blog and would love this cookbook too!

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Stacey December 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

I would LOVE to win this cookbook! I’m always too cheap to buy them!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

This would be the perfect addition to my cookbook collection. I love new cookbooks!!

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

This is such a great Christmas present! Thanks for all your great posts and generosity by sharing your life with us readers! Merry Christmas!

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Brittany December 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

I would love to win this, especially if it means that I’ll have that Italian Buttercream recipe on hand at all times! I love your blog. I don’t comment often, but I check back everyday. Thank you for all you do!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 9:03 am

I’d love to have that cookbook! My meals have gotten a little boring lately..
I love your blog.. thanks for sharing the awesome recipes :)

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Jessica December 21, 2010 at 9:03 am

I would love this cookbook! I love your blog! It is so real life!

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Kindra December 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

oh, no… thank YOU! i just love reading your blog… as someone else wrote, it just keeps me wanting to come back and read more :)

thanks for the book giveaway!

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Maddie December 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

Great blog, keep up the good work!

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Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon December 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

Looks like a fantastic cookbook! Thank you so much for sharing such delicious, wonderful recipes with us every day :)

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Sara N December 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

That cookbook looks amazing!

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Robin December 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

Best cookbook! Would love to win.

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Lauren C. December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

Cookbooks = love. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas at home!

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Pamela December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

I love cookbooks!

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Katherine Nelson December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

I would love to try out recipes from your favorite recipe book. So far I have tried your pizza, pasta and cookies on your website. All fantastic ones, I might add. I am always looking for yummy food and healthy alternatives. Thank you for blogging!

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Julia December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

What a sweet holiday giveaway! I don’t own a copy of Gourmet, so I’d LOVE to win!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

I would LOVE to win that cookbook! I’ve only recently been converted to actually following recipes and its pretty awesome what I can make.

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Karen December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

How awesome! Pick me please :) Have a Merry Christmas!.

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Coco December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

I’m a recent (as in 4 days ago) college graduate, and I would LOVE a cookbook to start my own home with!!!! pick me, pick me!

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Cassidy @ takingmyplace December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

I’ve been eying this cookbook for about a year. I love your blog, and would love to win this cookbook! Even if I don’t win, I think I’ll have to buy a copy soon!

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Logan December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

You know this might become my “go to” cookbook if I won the copy. Right now I always “go to” Joy of Cooking, but the way you have talked about this one, it might even be better! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Krista (kristastes) December 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

Merry Christmas, Jenna! I would love the Gourmet cookbook! :)

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

What a generous thing to do. Thanks!

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Amanda M December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

I look forward to reading your blog every day and I love Ruth Reichl. I just ordered her memoir, Tender at the Bone, to read over the holidays. Loved Garlic and Sapphires too. :)

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Erica December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Looks like a great cookbook! Happy holidays :)

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Linda December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Love your blog! Please! Pick me! :)

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Hannah Hawley December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

I would love to get my paws on a copy of The Gourmet Cookbook… If your heart desires a new one, I will gladly take your well worn and well loved copy. It speaks volumes of the journey you have taken with it.

ELR is high on my daily required reading, I usually jump to its location in my reader within minutes of logging online!
Thank you :-)

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Kathy December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

I collect cookbooks, I have been wanting to add this one to my collection.
Merry Christmas!

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Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

I’m hoping to get more cookbooks for Christmas and this one tops my list. Thank YOU for being an amazing blogger and keeping us all entertained and informed.

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jennifer December 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

I would love to try the cookbook. My boyfriend owns an Italian Restaurant and I have to try and keep up with him in the Kitchen which is difficult but the cookbook should help :) Love your blog!

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Timmera December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

I love your blog, it gets me feeling creative about cooking/baking and it’s wonderful to see how much you love life in general. Thanks for the daily mood booster!

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Kristin December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

I’ma need a new book shelf to put all these cookbooks, esp if i get this one :)

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Lacey @ Lake Life December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

I hope to do some cook book challenges in 2011 and would love to have this cookbook!

Merry Christmas Jenna :-)

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Maribeth December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

Your blog makes me happy. And inspires me to bake in the kitchen. Thank you for all that YOU do, Jenna!

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Cara Thielvoldt December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

I have been wanting this book for awhile now! This is a great giveaway. I hope you are doing great, and your shoulder is healing!

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Therese December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

I loved your oreo post earlier. Vegetables are great, but so are chocolate sandwich cookies! Can’t wait to make them ASAP.

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow December 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

A dreamy and wonderful cookbook!

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Jane December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

I would be so thrilled to add this book to my collection! Thanks Jenna!

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Terri from Sunnyvale, CA December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

I had this book checked out from the library for 12 weeks (3 consecutive renewals), the max I could have it! If I don’t get my own copy, I’ll go check it out again.

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Ann December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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Deanna (PRetty in Pittsburgh) December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

Jenna: I started reading ELR after I found you through the “A Really Goode Job” contestants — and I’ve been hooked ever since! I come back almost everyday and love pretending I live in wine country when I read your entries. Keep up the good work in 2011. I cannot wait until your book comes out :D

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Jess-The SemiAbnormal Gal December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

I love your re-vamped blog Jenna, as I’ve gushed at you many times before. I’m so proud of you for following your dreams and moving to a totally different coast line to pursue your foodie-life. You inspire me. Everyday.

I’m working on transitioning from “cook” to “chef” and would love a copy of Gourmet to help with this cooking makeover.

Merry Christmas.

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Cait December 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

I have been wanting this cookbook forever! I stop by my second hand bookstore down the street at least once every 2 weeks to see if there is a copy….

I made the mint brownies for a party on Saturday night and people could not get enough of them!!! I almost wanted to keep the recipe a secret so that no one would know how incredibly easy it was just to add the peppermint patties!

Thanks for always coming up with such great recipes and stories :)

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Meredith December 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

Your blog was the first I started reading, way back when. I love how it has evolved over time. Your recipes are amazing, I seriously make your blondies once per week.

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Mansee December 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

Oh how fun! I absolutely adore your site…in fact, most of the stuff I’ve baked in the past couple of months have come from you! Blogs have become like my new cookbooks, but I’ve been looking for a new actual cookbook for a while. This one sounds wonderful!

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Meg Goodman Erskine December 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

I love your blog and enjoyed meeting you in Austin!! I would love a copy of this cookbook! Happy Holidays!!

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Taysa December 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

As a forlorned Gourmet devotee, this would really, really make my holiday brighter.

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Jessie Bea December 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

I would love to win this! Every time you post about this book I’m like “Oh, right! I need to remember to put this on my list of cookbooks I want!” And then I don’t. Every time. Ah well… ;)

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Sara December 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

Ah I have been meaning to buy this! I hear it’s completely epic and I am JUST getting into cooking…. :)
Sara

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Tabitha December 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

I’ve just started reading blogs this years and have used several of the recipes you’ve posted. Not only are the great but I enjoy reading your blog as well.

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Mary Jane Walker December 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

I’m so excited for a chance to win this book! I should have put it on my Christmas list.

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Mary Catherine December 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

Thank YOU, Jenna! ELR always puts me in a better mood :)

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Katie in DC December 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

This has been on my “Santa, please!” list, it would make a lovely present (for me)! Happy Holidays!

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Janie Kast December 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

I love your blog, I’ve been reading you for years, but I particularly love the transformation the blog has gone through in the past few months. Thanks for the genorosity, I hope I win! :)

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Jess @JessCantCook December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

I’m just starting my cookbook collection, I used to search for recipes on the internet but it’s overwhelming and I’m also kinda lazy :)

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

Love your site! I got lots of my holiday baking from you – thanks!!!

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Ashley December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

oooh I love cookbooks! Thanks for hosting a giveaway for one. =D I really enjoy reading your blog.

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Liz Dean December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

I absolutely love your blog!! It was especially nice to read that there was someone else out there that went to culinary school but didn’t want to be in a restaurant!!! :) and I have been dying to get this cookbook~ I am so sad Gourmet is gone…but they can live on through me!!! :)

Merry Christmas from a fellow Southern Girl!

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Donna December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

I took a trip to Napa and Sonoma recently and thought of you :)

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Ashley December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

This would make a perfect addition to my cookbook collection, just in time for holiday baking and cooking!

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Katie December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

Thank YOU Jenna, for your constant cooking inspirations! :)

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jenn December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

I want to see more of wine country! :) :) :) maybe a best of 2010 wine list? that would be fab.

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

Wow, what a wonderful holiday giveaway!! I love collecting cookbooks. My current favorite is a small-town fund-raising project with recipes compiled by the community. There are some gems amongst :)

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Caroline December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

Thanks for having this giveaway!

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Melissa December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

We are in the midst of a move (literally), and I just packed away 4 boxes of cookbooks! I cannot live without them…and then I kept a box to cart around during the next ‘floating’ weeks because a day doesn’t go by where some inspiration is sparked by the genius world of culinary goodness! Gourmet would just be the whipped cardamom cream atop my eggnog latte!

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

Your blog introduced me to the world of cooking, baking and enjoyment. Thanks

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Kristen December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

Merry Christmas, Jenna! Your blog has become one of my “must reads.” I’m moving to San Francisco in a few weeks and reading about your time in Northern California has made me even more excited!

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Trish December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

I’ve been trying to cook more so this would be great.

And love the blog – very entertaining and great food. I adore your writing and your personality is brilliant.

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kristin December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

a girl can NEVER have too many cookbooks. I would love this one!

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e December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :)

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Cara December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

I have never used that book, but I would love to cook from your favorite book :)
I love your pictures of OCA–I get to go there every summer, or I guess now I get to go to LCB Orlando, but I love that place!!

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leslie December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

LOVE what you do! Making Oh Baby for my neighbors today. THANK YOU!!!

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jen December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

almost broke down and bought this last week but didn’t do it.

p.s. love the new direction your blog has taken!

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Jannifer December 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

I can always use a good cookbook and everything you make looks delicious so I’m sure it’s a good one. Love your blog by the way.

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JODI December 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

Love your blog!! Hope you have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!!

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Allie December 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

Watching you transform in the past year from heath nut into someone who’s so comfortable in her own skin has given me a lot of hope for my own future. I’m 20, andI hope I can make the transition into the world as gracefully as you have. I’d love to have a copy of this cookbook!

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Shannon December 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

Seriously, everything I have is dog-chewed anyway.

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Slowrunner4 December 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

Your blog is a daily inspiration to us all to get out and LIVE. LIFE.

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

Hi Jenna! I read your blog every day! Love it! And I would love this cookbook! : )

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Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

I love your blog! It is very witty and fun to read.

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Alison December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

I’m moving over Christmas and I’m pretty sure that cookbook would really like to live in my new kitchen. ;)

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Dannielle December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

I would absolutely looooove this!!

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Mary (sisters running the kitchen) December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

Ah what an amazing giveaway!! I’d love to get my hands on this cookbook it always tempts me!

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Tammy Pollack December 21, 2010 at 9:17 am

I need a new cookbook! Couldnt find this one in my local bookstore! I’d love to have it!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 9:17 am

To contribute to the love-fest… thank YOU for your blog. If I am having a crappy day, I love reading about your adventures and your humor never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Would love this cookbook – my current “collection” is quite pathetic :)

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liz December 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

Love you and your blog!! Keep up the awesome work.

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kate December 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

thanks for all the recipes!!
love to read the blogs.

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sarah b. December 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

oh, i get this one out of the library all the time. no idea why i haven’t made the purchase yet! i made your mint smore brownies for my dad a few days ago – they were SO AWESOME!

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Rachel December 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

This cookbook will inspire me to make delicious goodies like you! YAY!

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Kim December 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

What a great idea! I keep reading about this cookbook on your blog…sounds like a great one to keep in your kitchen!

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Rebecca December 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

Wow, what a great giveaway! I hope I win! :D

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Amanda (Eating Up) December 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog for three years now and seeing it develop and grow!

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

Love your blog! Always refreshing your page to see if there’s a new post :)

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Dawn December 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

I feel like I should get YOU something for writing such wonderful posts! Not to mention giving us so many delicious recipes…

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kelly December 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

I’ve made so many of your recipes and they have all been hits with my husband! :) Thanks!! Hope to win the cookbook! :)

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Sadye December 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

I have always wanted this cookbook!

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

Just found your blog a couple of days ago!

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Shareece December 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

Jenna! Love your blog.. and this cookbook would be awesome!

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Cindy December 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

Merry Christmas to ELR! Love the blog Jenna :)

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

I’d love this. Keep doing what you’re doing, I love watching your resumes… I need to start baking all the ones I have printed out.

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Kim December 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

I love hearing about your favorite cookbooks. I’d love to enter, and also just wanted to comment and say I got the ingredients for gluten-free ice box cakes and I can’t wait to celebrate the end of the semester with a couple this week!

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

errr recipes is what I mean!

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Trista December 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

I would love the cookbook – thanks for a great giveaway.

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Eliza December 21, 2010 at 9:24 am

Oh my word, that cookbook would be fantastic. They have a recipe for an awesome banana cake and I’ve been eyeing the cookbook JUST FOR THAT RECIPE.

Thanks!

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Liza December 21, 2010 at 9:24 am

What a great giveaway Jenna!

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Kate December 21, 2010 at 9:24 am

Great giveaway! I actually asked for the green Gourmet cookbook for Christmas, but then accidentally saw my Christmas list sitting on my Mom’s desk, and the cookbook was not crossed off…guess that means I’m not getting it! Would love to win this one though :)

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Tracy December 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

Oooh I would love a copy of the cookbook. Thanks for all that you do, love your blog!

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Ollie McKay's Boutique December 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

First of all, I LOVE those candles??!! Very cute! And the Cookbook looks awesome!! Would LOVE to win it!! Good luck everyone!! :)) Happy Tuesday!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

Oh my. I would love to have this as a Christmas present. Your blog is my all-time fave and I admire you in so many ways!

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Krystina (Basil & Wine) December 21, 2010 at 9:26 am

Thank YOU for being an amazing writer and chef.

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Marci December 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

Hope you have a nice Christmas at home!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

My mom has a copy of this cookbook, but I need my own copy!

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Kimberly B. December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

I LOVE cookbooks and your site has inspired me to really step out of my cooking comfort zone. I would really love to win this and keep expanding my cooking horizons!

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Rae December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

YUMMY!!! Perfect start to 2011!!

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Jenna December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

Ooo. I would love a new cookbook.

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Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

Cookbooks are the number thing on my Christmas list this year!! Hope this brings me great random number generator luck ;) Keep on keepin’ on girl

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jenna December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

Please pick me! This would be a great addition to my cookbook collection and I am in serious need of new inspiration!!

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katie December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

I love your blog – it always cheers me up! This book would be such a nice Christmas surprise!

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Brandi December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

You cook all this rich, yummy food and yet you stay so svelte and beautiful! What’s your secret??

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Allison M. December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

I NEED this cookbook! Because I need help in the kitchen…but I only want to win if it will give me the ability to cook like you! ha! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

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Sara P. December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

I just have to say you are AWESOME!! I love reading your blog! All of your recipes look delicious! Happy Holidays! :)

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Yay, an ELR giveaway! I kind of miss these, actually. It was how I learned about all of the cool food blogger stuff…

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Hilary December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Weee! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity :-D

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Sara December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

You make us smile everyday too!!! Merry Christmas :)

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Paige December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

I love reading your blogs and all your recipes are amazing.

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Melody December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

I love your blog, and your recipes are yummy!

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Andi December 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

Thanks for writing such a good blog! I enjoy your down-to-earth cooking and writing style. If you’re ever in Madison, Wisconsin, and you want a fellow epicure to show you around, send me an email. :)

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AshleyH December 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

I would love to win that cookbook. It’s one of the few I dont have. hehehe. I love cookbooks.
Jenna, I love your out look on life. You really are the healthiest food blogger. I used to obsess over being healthy enough but around the same time you made the change on your blog I made the change in my life to start loving food and myself. It so much healthier to have an amazing cookie every once in a while than onlly eating carrots. I have stopped reading all the other blogs I read. I look forward to your posts and video. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

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Joanna December 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

Yay! I looked at this cookbook the other day and decided I need to buy it for myself asap. Would love to win it instead. :)

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Olympe December 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

Love your blog and thank you for thinking about us.

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jenny December 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

Wow thanks for the nice giveaway Jenna . . . I’d love to win this

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JT (The Faux Foodie Girl) December 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

I love the new format of your blog! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Gretchen December 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

Your blog makes my day. Love the pictures, the recipes and your general outlook. Stay Awesome.

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TriciaR December 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

I would love to own this cookbook! I miss Gourmet magazine…

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Jennifer (take the day off) December 21, 2010 at 9:34 am

I would love to win the cookbook!

p.s. i’m glad you changed your blog format. daily ‘what i ate’ posts leave little room for creativity. It was an under-utilization of your writing and cooking talent!

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Katie @ Health for the Whole Self December 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

Great giveaway! I’d love to win this cookbook!

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AnneWF December 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

Holy cow! What a nice thing to do. Gourmet was a great magazine too. I was sad to see it go away. Thank you.

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Grace December 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

I LOVE reading your blog!!!!! You make some pretty amazing and quite tasty treats! :) I am always cooking something that you’ve blogged about! I would love to win a cookbook that you always use & love.

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Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

I don’t enter a lot of giveaways…and I’ve never won one, but I’m going to give this give away a try, because I am hopeless in the kitchen and I need serious help!

Thanks! ;)

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katelyn s December 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

wow i would love to “teach” myself to cook with this cookbook! happy holidays!

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Sarah Davies December 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

Your blog is great. Love your enthusiasm!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean December 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

I love reading your blog every day and your photography skills are amazing! i’m so jealous :) happy holidays!

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sirenjess December 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

I would love to win. I would also love to try new recipes from a new cookbook.

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Ingrid Nunez December 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

I love cookbooks!! That’s all I really want for christmas.. even though i’m an 18 year old college students who should be asking for like, clothes and money. Oh well, to each their own!

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kay December 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

ahh! ever since reading “tender at the bone” i’ve absolutely adored ruth reichl. i would love to own this cookbook!

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Jenner December 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

I would LOVE a cookbook for Christmas. It is on my list, but not sure if anyone will venture out for one!

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

I’ve wanted to get my hands on this book for months, just because of your blog. Thanks for all your posts which never fail to make me laugh. Or drool. Both compliments :)

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Dawn December 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

I love cookbooks and this is one I don’t have! Pick me, pick me, oh random comment picker! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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heather December 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

amazing giveaway!!! would love that cookbook to try out some new recipes. thanks!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

Your blog was the first blog I ever subscribed too and I read it every day along with many others now!! I love to cook and most of all I love to inspire other people to cook. You did just that for me and thank you because I started my own blog a few weeks ago — with my best friend — and writing about our cooking has been so rewarding (despite the fact that our family and friends are basically our only loyal readers so far!). Thank you Jenna!

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Taylor December 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

Awesome! Thank you :) Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday week!

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Rachel December 21, 2010 at 9:39 am

Great giveaway! I would love to win this cookbook!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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christine December 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

I love your blog and love the cookbook, I have the ‘gourmet today’ version (which is great!) and would love the original!!

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Melinda Haskins December 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

I’ve wanted this cookbook ever since the first time you wrote about it! I want to fall in love with it as much as you have.. :)

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Marcie December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

This is an exciting giveaway. I just started reading your blog about a month ago and I think I check your recipe section every day to make something new. My husband and my waistline appreciate you.

Also, I think you are super funny.

You should vote for me to be your cookbook winner.

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Rhonda December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

Just got this book from the library to find new recipes, would love to have my own copy.

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Mandy December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

I’m in LURVE with cookbooks!

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Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

I have yet to start my own blog, but have a weekly blog roll I read with at least 30 different blogs I check up on. Just want you to know that your blog is the first one on the list!

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Katie (Life Discombobulated) December 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

How sweet, Jenna! I would love, love, LOVE a copy of this cookbook!!! But even more, I love, love, LOVE reading your blog posts every day. They’re always funny, honest, full of amazing photographs (um, food porn?), and heart felt.

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Elizabeth December 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

I would love to win the cookbook! Yours is actually the first blog I ever read…it was recommended by a friend.

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Emme December 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

Hi Jenna! I love your site. Thank-you for the chance to win this incredible cookbook. Merry Christmas!

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Hannah December 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

This would make me a happy girl on Christmas! I truly love your blog and look forward to seeing into your life a bit everyday. Happy holidays!

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mary December 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

i love your blog and recipes especially, im trying to make your long winter molasses cookies some time in the next month.

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Emily O. December 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

Hey Jenna – I love reading your blog. Your story encourages me to follow my passion to relocate out to the West Coast (most likely OR), so I’m working on that. Plus, your recipes motivate me to cook more and have more fun! Thanks! Emily

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Jen December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

I LOVE your blog.
Thanks for a great give-away!
Merry Christmas!!!

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

This would be an amazing thing to help begin my collection of cookbooks! I read your blogs every day and they have inspired me to bake/cook so much more!

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Christine December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

Stumbled across your blog in the fall and have enjoyed it ever since. The recipes, pictures, and occasional cheeky humor keep me coming back.

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Lori December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

I would love to win this! Merry Christmas!!

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Ceci aka The Ceci Sipper December 21, 2010 at 9:47 am

I love reading your blog, so much heart, soul, and laughter to fill each post! Even though I write a wine blog, your style of blogging is truly an inspiration for me! Thanks for putting on such a great give-away like this and sharing something with your readers that you are so passionate about! – (by the way, I am finished w/ my Wine Business Masters in Dijon, France and just moved back home to San Antonio, Texas. If you ever find yourself around these parts, or even back in Austin, do let me know!)

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Nikki December 21, 2010 at 9:47 am

This would be a GREAT Christmas present!

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cindy December 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

Its the Holidays when you are able to enjoy your family. I also take time to remember those who are not with us! Miss you Dad!!!

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Hannah N. December 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

I would loooooove to win this cookbook! Happy holidays :)

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Nicole December 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

Fingers crossed, I win this!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

I’d love to have this cookbook! I’ve just recently stopped working five 12 hour shifts at the hospiatal as a RN and am back down to a normal 3 12 hour shifts a week and am planning on cooking and baking a lot more! This would be perfect to add to my cookbook shelf!

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Evan Thomas December 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

I’m always looking for new and well-read cookbooks.

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Bethany @ One Girl's Taste On Life December 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

What a great giveaway at the holidays! So generous of you!

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Tyler December 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

I have been looking for a good cookbook for ahwhile. I tend to just find recipes online, so this would be great. Happy Holidays!

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Elizabeth December 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

That cookbook is wanted of the things I’ve wanted for Christmas!! Great giveaway :)

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'laina December 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

I would love, Love, LOVE a copy! You’re seriously one of my favorite bloggers ever, you teach us to ENJOY food- from taking the time to make it, to eating the final product. I’m just still thrilled that I made buttercream frosting for the first time and it turned out so well. I was scared it was going to stay runny, then poof! Fluffy, magical, sweet buttercream!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

Please please please pick me! I would love to be able to cook the wonderful foods you do! Love your blog! :) Merry Christmas!!!

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krista December 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

I hope to try your flourless chocolate cake recipe when I FINALLY get home for winter break this week– it looks amazing! Hopefully it’ll get some of my family’s trust back in me baking– I tried to make brownies healthy over the summer, and they found out what was in them… they weren’t too thrilled. ;)

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Beth December 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

Merry Christmas! I really enjoy your blog and have enjoyed a lot of the recipes from here that I have tried.

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Liza December 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

would LOVE this cookbook as an early xmas present!

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Jamie December 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

your post this morning made me laugh so hard! thank you for the great blog and merry Christmas.

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Ann December 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

The Gourmet cookbook is on my wishlist! Thank you for making it ok for me to spend my days wearing yoga pants and my pink apron and finding frosting in my hair.

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Michelle B December 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

Every recipe you make that is inspired by this book look amazing! It would be awesome to have my very own copy! Happy Holidays!!

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

Merry Christmas, Jenna!

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Danielle December 21, 2010 at 9:55 am

Ohhh I would love this!!! Merry Christmas!

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S.Page December 21, 2010 at 9:56 am

I’m relatively new to your blog, but I really enjoy it! Merry Christmas!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

I love your blog. In fact, I actually dreamt about my dog tracking funfetti cake all over the house last night after reading your recent cupcake entry!

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Nadia Jaber December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

Yours is the first blog I read, and still read daily! I enjoy your common sense approach. I’d love this cookbook as I could use all the help I can get in that department!!!

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Stacia December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

I have this book on my Christmas wish list based solely on your recommendation. I may have to stop reading your blog, however, because I keep making the things, and then I eat them, and soon enough that will be a problem ;) Merry Christmas!

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Marie December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

I’d love to win a copy of the big yellow Bible. I’ll even let my cat nibble on it and I’ll get it messy with food stains, promise. Merry Christmas, Jenna!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

Wow, that’s sweet of you to do a giveaway like this around the holidays!

I love new cookbooks… one can’t have too many… I don’t think :)

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lisa December 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

Ohh I would love this cookbook, I have a slite obession with cookbooks :)

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Nicole December 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

Thank you for continuing to blog about something you are passionate about. It truly radiates throughout your blog and I am very appreciative.

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Valerie December 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

Love your blog. I hope I win!

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Jess W. December 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

I’d love to have this cookbook! I was in the market for a new and interesting one and this looks fantastic!

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maggie December 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

Hey hey! It all started years ago when you made that gym ab workout and ever since I’ve been in love with your blog. Some of my favorite highlights this year were for sure the chilli cookoff yall had a few weeks back. Hope for many more posts to come in 2011!

xoxo
Maggie

mybreakfastblog.com

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

I’d love to take a peek inside this little gem…well, even if I don’t win I’ll take a peek at B&N.
Merry Christmas!

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Danielle W. December 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

I need thus cookbook so I can come home from my recently crappy days to cook therapeutically.

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

Ooh! There is nothing better than a great cookbook! Well, Little House on the Prairie, maybe. However, I think at this point in my life, admitting I have cook book obsession is more age appropriate. Of course, age appropriate or not, I decided I am going to Walnut Grove this summer for the Wilder Pageant.

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Meg December 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

Oooh I’ve heard that’s a great cookbook!

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KatherineC December 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

I love you for giving away a Christmas present that’s so important to you!

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Charles December 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

I just wanted to coment before Lauren Z does!

Count me in! That’s one we don’t have yet.

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Daisy December 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

you are welcome. :)

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Becca H December 21, 2010 at 10:06 am

I would love more cookbooks!!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 10:06 am

Thanks for a great blog – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Theresa December 21, 2010 at 10:06 am

I will happily take this cookbook new or old!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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Astrid December 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

Is it weird that I like to read cookbooks from cover to cover like a book?

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Marian December 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

Roses are red,
Voilets are blue
I’m naming my firstborn Ruth Reichl,
and you know you will too.

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

I hope I get the slobbery, dirty, loved copy! :)

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Jess @ The Squiggly Way December 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

Wow… lots of posts already! Hoping I win the cookbook! I LOVE cooking. And would love to say I bake as well, but I have troubles with the exact measurements. My fiance says I’m too impatient to bake. I say there just isn’t enough wiggle room for experimenting. :)

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Becky Podolsky December 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

I would even take your used, slobbery, burnt copy! I love cookbooks!!!!!!

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

I am not a frequent commenter, but I read your blog everyday! I would love a copy of your favorite cookbook. Maybe it will make me able to cook as good as you too?!?

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Megan J. December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

Love love love your blog! Creative and inspiring……..Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

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Amy @ HealthyPeanut December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

I love those kind of cookbooks that are always a good go to for inspiration!

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Jandee December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

I love your website. I hope I’m the winner!

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hillary December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

if it’s your favorite it must be a good cookbook! would love to receive a copy of it! merry christmas!

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Kayce December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

I never comment but I am willing to for the possibility of a cook book! I love all of your recipes. I try them frequently.

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Samantha December 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

This has been on my wish list forever! So exciting!

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Barbara December 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

Merry Christmas Jenna!

I was scrolling down to click comment on this post and saw a dangerously delicious looking post from yesterday..I almost abadoned ship to read it. I need to read and make asap!

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Carrie T December 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

Your personality really shines through in your posts…that’s what I appreciate about an author. Merry Christmas!

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Sonya December 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

swwwwwweeeeeeeet!!! I would love to own a copy of this cookbook!!

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Jess (A Fete for Food) December 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

I love your blog for the photos and your great writing style! Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love to win!! :-)

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Lindsey December 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

I have never heard about this cookbook but I am sure its great and I love any cookbook!

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renee December 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

never posted before but i read your blog every day and keep trying lots of your recipes! i’ve even been impressing the husband!! my girls and i just made the mini-cakes – so much fun and yummy. thanks for your blog and the give away!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

I saw this at the library but something tells me it’s a must own cookbook. If I don’t win, I’ll have to borrow it and never return it…who did I learn that trick from? :)

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

I have heard such wonderful things about this cookbook!! I really need to broaden my recipe repertoire, as I cook the same 5 or 6 dishes over and over! Thanks for the contest!!

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Casey W December 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

I keep up with your blog every day and absoulutely LOVE it! I’ve used a ton of your recipes and will surely use this cookbook! :)

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Kayley December 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

Yay for giveaways! To be quite honest, I think I would never complain if you decided to write posts only regarding sweets. You definitely have a knack for desserts! Love the blog :)

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Aimee December 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

I loved Ruth Reichle’s Tender at the Bone. I’m sure this cookbook is fantastic. Very interesting lady. Your blog inspires some great cooking and baking. I like the direction you’ve taken with it.

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Marisa @ Loser for Life December 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

I have a HORRENDOUS cookbook addiction. I don’t own this one yet! Count me in!

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grammie2maddie December 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

Love everything about the blog, and I use your recipes all the time – Linzer cookies tonight when I get home – I’ve also just made the cranberry bread and the Oh Baby bars! I’d love to have this cook book!

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Margaret December 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

Pick me! Pick me!

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Brooke December 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

Yiiippppeeeeeeeeeee!

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

I love cookbooks! and I think I would love this one:)

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Christy Anne December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

To die for!!
Jenna, I’ll bake my way to a future bakery with this collection or, love explosion!

But, good luck to everyone.. :*D

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Kristin December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

I’m just venturing into the world of converting things to gluten free & blogging about it- Sounds like this cookbook would be a great source of inspiration for me!

P.S: I’ve just started following your blog, but it’s by far one of my faves!

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stephanie December 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

Hope I win so I can re-create these items I’ve been drolling over for the past few years! :) Happy Holiday’s!!

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Carolyn December 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

This is the first blog I really loved, and this is an awesome giveaway!!!

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Michael December 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

I refuse to brown nose for the cookbook. Have you lost weight? You look amazing! :)

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Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' December 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

I love cookbooks, and I’ve been on the lookout for a good “go-to” one lately! I don’t have this one in my collection yet, so if I don’t win it, I may just have to go buy it anyway!

Thanks for the chance!! Merry Christmas!

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Mollie December 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

Happy Holidays! I would love a cookbook! :)

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Tiffany December 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

Pick me, pick me! :) Merry Christmas Jenna!

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molly December 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

I love your blog jenna! I appreciate how the blog has changed overtime, from focusing on diet and exercise to enjoying life and cooking rich and satisfying food. Over the past few years I had a similar progression and now am not anywhere near as gung ho (sp?) about dieting, exercise and weightloss. Thanks for your inspiring blog posts! Oh and that gourmet book has been opn my wishlist for years would love to have a copy some day.

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megan December 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

What a fabulous give away! I actually don’t own any real cookbooks this would be great to have!

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Sam Doura December 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

I love that book! I don’t own it but everyone I know that owns- it is a staple of theirs too!

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Kathy December 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

I love new cookbooks! Merry Christmas!

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Claire December 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

We’re eat at homebodies always on the lookout for a new cookbook. Sure would like to give this one a try.

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Jenna December 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

Merry Christmas Jenna! Thanks for the great opportunity! I have been reading your blog for over 2 years now and look forward to it every day. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

Even though i just recently started reading your blog, i love it… i even have it listed on my blog. thanks for sharing!

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Angelica December 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

Merry Christmas Jenna! Your blog is so inspiring, and you are absolutely adorable!

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Katherine w. December 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

Merry Christmas :)

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Leslie December 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

I’ve always wanted a copy of that cookbook! Hope I win! :)

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Lena December 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

I love Gourmet! It would make a great gift for my French friend who is always looking for new cookbooks.. :)

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Allie December 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

I love you blog and have been reading it for years!

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Shutupandrun December 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

I read RR’s book “Comfort Me With Apples” a few years back and loved it. So, I can’t believe I’ve never checked out this cookbook. Would love a chance to win!!

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Jenn December 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

Merry Christmas!

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XTINA December 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

Merry Christmas Jenna! Thanks for bringing us all cheer and inspiration :)

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kylie December 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

sweet giveaway!!!! merry christmas!

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Hilary December 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

I have had my eye on this cookbook for a while now. I love your site, its my favorite blog!

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aeb December 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

jenna, your blog makes me happy. i love that you make things (like oreos and funfetti cake) and have a way about it that doesn’t have any weird ingredients but is still as delightfully fun as that funfetti in a box. even though you’re doing this for your readers, i hope you know your readers enjoy you even more!

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Caitlin December 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

You’re so much fun to read – so thank you! The cookbook for me would be suh-weet.

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Sahar December 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

I was flipping through this at the bookstore the other day because you praise it so much – I would love my own copy!!!!

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Dee December 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

I was thinking… maybe if I owned this cookbook, I would you know… actually cook. Wishful thinking? ;) Heh!

In all seriousness Jenna – your blog is awesome (and so are you)! Keep on doing what you’re doing girl! :)

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lz December 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

Cool giveaway :) thanks!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

This looks like an AMAZING cookbook!

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MJ December 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

Oh man… I’ve wanted that cookbook for a long time.

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

Ooo I would love that cookbook! You always post great recipes and I would love to become a cooking expert one day. I want my friends to be able to come to me for advice :-)

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Samantha December 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

I would love a copy!!

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Sara December 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love your blog.

Sara

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Kate December 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

Love your writing!

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Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

Jenna, your blog ALWAYS makes me hungry. And happy. Thank you for bringing so much sunshine and happiness to cooking!

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Paige December 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

I have ZERO cookbooks so I feel like this one would be an excellent first for my future collection. :D

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

This is wonderful! I would love this cookbook. Thanks for doing this Jenna! Have a very merry Christmas! :)

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Cheryl December 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

Would adore this!

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Christine December 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

I so badly want this cookbook! It’s on my expensive cookbook wish list, along with Ad Hoc and Alinea at Home.

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katryn@rampantcuisine December 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

If I win the cookbook would you mind sending some homemade Oreos too?? Pretty please?

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

I always have a stack of cookbooks next to my bed and this would be a GREAT addition. (p.s. my coworkers have fallen in love with your old fashioned ginger cookies and bohemian wedding cake – thank you!!)

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Kelsey R December 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

I am dying to make the funfetti cupcakes you posted yesterday!!!

Kelsey

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

I would love this cookbook…Merry Christmas!!!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

love your blog! i love to cook and dream about doing what you do!!

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Emily G December 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

BEST giveaway ever! Thanks Jenna! By the way, the most recent recipes you have been posting are to die for!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

So many of your recipes have become regulars at our house. Lentil loaf, chili, and old fashioned sugar cookies to name a few! Thanks for being such a great resource.

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corey @ the runners cookie December 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

Jenna you inspire me with your humor and attitude toward food and life in general – reading your recipes and writing always make me smile. You have such a gift – I’m so glad you love what you do!

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Nicole December 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

Thank you, Jenna! You do such an incredible job here on ELR and I thoroughly enjoy reading every post! Keep up the good work:)

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

Aghhhh I don’t know if my cooking is GOURMET worthy yet but I would love to try. Thanks Jenna! :)

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Ashley December 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

Oh! I’ve been eyeing this cookbook since you rave about it all the time! I’d love my own copy!!

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Rebecca December 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

What a great giveaway, thanks! Happy holidays!!

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Keri-Danielle December 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

Keep doing what you do! We appreciate you just as much as you do us!!

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angela December 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

I LOVE your blog!! I made gingerbread cookies from the gingerbread recipe you posted and they were DELICIOUS!!!
Keep up the great work!

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Julia December 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

I would love to win the Gourmet cookbook! Amazing giveaway.

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Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest December 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

I keep seeing the cookbook in stores and think of your recommendation. I would love this! Happy Holidays!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

Merry Christmas, Jenna! Love your blog… and would love to own this cookbook :)

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Anna December 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

I would love to get my hands on that cook book! thanks for sharing the love!

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Jessie December 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

I always look forward to your light-hearted perspective on fabulous food … I’d love to be able to cook more of it with this cookbook, too! Merry Christmas.

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Marcy December 21, 2010 at 10:44 am

Send me the cookbook, please! Love the recipes and love Ruth Reichel.

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Lori S H December 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

Oh how I would love to have a copy of that cookbook!!!! Happy HOlidays!

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Kyra December 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

I could so use a cookbook that I could use everyday! I am stuck in a total cooking rut!

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Courtney December 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

I love your blog- it helps me procrastinate while I’m at work. I’m just learning to cook (mostly because I have a boyfriend and am trying to be domestic now) and have used several of your recipes. The autumn mac and cheese was a big hit! Thought I’d attempt to win a book of great recipes. Thanks for the daily laughs!
Courtney

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

I’ve been sort of obsessed with finding really great cookbooks lately! I asked for an apron for Christmas because I really want to start learning to cook for real and better hone by baking skills :) I would love this cookbook and already love your blog! Thanks for all the great stuff :)

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Trisha C December 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

I am really looking forward to winning this cookbook! Thank you for all the inspiration and enjoyable reading you provide all your fans! :)

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Kerry December 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

Merry Christmas to you Jenna!

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Chloe December 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

Yay for Gourmet!!!

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Jen F. December 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

Would love a copy of this cookbook! Happy Holidays dear!!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal December 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

I have GOT to see what this cookbook is all about!
Happy Holidays, Jenna :)

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Sarah R December 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

Wow! What a great giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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Megan H December 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

I love your blog! I love your food! and I would love to have a cookbook that you love!! Happy Holidays!

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Nadeanne December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

Pick me please…I’ve been wanting this cookbook since I first heard about it!!! (through your blog of course!)

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Holly H December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

Great giveaway!! Love your blog~ read it everyday : )

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Jenn December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

Thank you, Jenna! It’s been a great year trying out all of YOUR recipes! Can’t wait until Thursday to make the new mint oreos:) Would love to see your “Bible”!!!
Merry Christmas and God Bless.

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DD December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

looks awesome! I’d love to win this!

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Kim December 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

I hadn’t ever heard of this cookbook until I started reading your blog. . .I know, I know, that’s practically sacrilegious!! (I wasn’t much of a cook or baker for that matter before. . . ) Now that I know what I know, I would LOVE a copy of it!!

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duffy December 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

I love Ruth, but don’t have this book. Yay for giveaways!!!

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Jessie December 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

I got this from the library after seeing and reading about how much you use it. It is now on my wish list, but haven’t gotten it yet. Would be a great Christmas present for me though!

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

I love the recipes that you write about. They make baking look so fun and easy!

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Suzanne December 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

This cookbook looks great! I’d love to expand my collection and try new recipes! Thanks for all the tips and beautiful photos you share. Happy holidays!

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Amanda @ Cakes and Ale December 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

I love Gourmet, Ruth Reichl, and You! Thanks for doing this giveaway – I hope I win!

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Vanessa December 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

What a great way to thank your readers! Happy Holidays to you, Jenna!

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Jen H December 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

Thank you for the giveaway Jenna, and for sharing all of your amazing recipes and, especially, your outlook on life.
I made your lemon brown sugar chicken last night and it was amazing!

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Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete December 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

No, thank you!!! For always providing a wonderful laugh along with scrumptious recipes. You truly LIVE your life, and it is inspiring. ;)

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kathleen December 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

could i forego the cookbook and instead have you make a recipe out of it?!

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Kristi December 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

I love new cookbooks, esp. one that comes highly praised! It’s very sweet of you, too!!! Have a great day!

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Kristen December 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

I am a cookbook junkie! However I do not have this little beauty yet!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

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Katy @ A Healthy Shot December 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

I would LOVE a copy of that cookbook! I’ll even take the slobbery one ;-) You really inspire me to get creative in the kitchen & I adore your blog!! Merry Christmas!

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Emma December 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

I think I speak for everyone when I say that we appreciate you just as much as, if not more than. You appreciate us! Thank you for all you do :)

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Christina December 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

love your blog and would love to win this cookbook :] thanks for a great giveaway!

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Jen December 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

Looks like a fabulous cookbook!

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

I don’t have the Gourmet cookbook but I feel like I know the recipes in it because of your mentions. Would love a copy!

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Margaret December 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

Love your blog! Love Ruth Reichl!

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Glamorous Newlywed December 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

Pick me, pick me!!! I’ve been dying to own this treasure… :)

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Colleen December 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

I would love to have this book :)

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Dalal December 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

Yippee! Happy Holidays!

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Mary Beth December 21, 2010 at 11:06 am

I love that you are doing this giveaway because it is a book that you love and truly believe in! Thanks for sharing – I’d love to win a copy!

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nico December 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

ooh, I could always use a new cookbook that is highly recommended by one of my favorite bloggers!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 21, 2010 at 11:08 am

Pick me, pick me! Because I’m your bacon loving soulmate.

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amanda December 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

This is what I want for Christmas! Can’t wait to make more fabulous meals to impress the bf!

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

I would love to own this cookbook! Great blog, Jenna– it’s my favorite :) Merry Christmas!

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Prachi December 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

This is great. Have a happy holidays and a safe trip home! :o)

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Lauren at KeepItSweet December 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

i’d love that cookbook!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

I would love a new cookbook!

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Karen December 21, 2010 at 11:14 am

Jenna,

You have no idea how much I have come to appreciate YOUR daily good cheer, your extraordinary talents and your sweet humor. I’ve been reading your blog regularly since early in your culinary school days, and yet this was the year that you’ve really come into your own – both as an innovative chef and as a unique voice in the food writing arena – and as a relateable Internet friend. This year, you’ve done such a terrific job of listening and really connecting with each of us on a personal level. As a result, the dialogue on ELR has become consistently upbeat, friendly, free of harsh comments; visiting your site everyday is pure joy for me. I so admire your growth and so appreciate the gifts you share every day, Jenna.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and all the best in the coming year!

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Monica December 21, 2010 at 11:14 am

This is so sweet of you! This would be my first cookbook=)

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molly l. December 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

yum :) that would certainly be a treat.

p.s. i’m still salivating here at work after working with vanilla beans for the first time last night while creating your funfetti cupcakes. i should have brought some vanilla beans to eat at work today… would that be weird?

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

I have thought about buying this cookbook so many times, but have never talked myself into it. What an amazing Christmas present it would be!

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Sandy December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

Lovely giveaway from a lovely blog. Merry Christmas with your family in the south.

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Megan December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

Love your blog and all your food! Merry Christmas!!

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Michelle - A Little P December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

What a nice gift! I need some more recipe inspiration and this would be wonderful. Thanks!

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Shannon December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

Merry Christmas! I’ve been dying to get this book! Love Ruth Reichl.

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Jackie December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

I love your blog and would love that cookbook!

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Alicia at Poise in Parma December 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

Thanks so much for the giveaway and for writing the blog. Happy holidays!

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chelsea December 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

Seems like a great book to have! I love your blog :)
Hope you are having a great holiday season!

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Jewel@eatdrinkshoplove.com December 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

I would love to win this cookbook. Its exactly what i wanted for Christmas.

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Lori Lynn December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! :-)

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Helen December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

OMG I totally want this! :)

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Taylor December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

What a fun giveaway! I would love this cookbook :)

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Megan December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

Your copy only shows how much love it has received over the years :) Thanks for a great year on ELR!

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

Jenna,

I absolutely love your blog and the direction that you have taken it! Thanks for the giveaway! I used to love Gourmet Magazine and I still frequent their site weekly looking for recipes! I’m sure that the cookbook is amazing. Happy Holidays!

Michelle

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Evelyn December 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Merry Christmas :)

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Lia December 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

What a great giveaway :) I love the new direction of your blog.

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Jaclyn December 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

Nice giveaway!

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MaryZ December 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

I made the Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes for my sons birthday last week. They are the new ‘go to’ cupcake! Everyone raved about them and the Buttercream frosting…to die for! Thanks!

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Bliss December 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

Very exciting, I hope I win! Thanks!

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Melissa December 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

Merry Christmas! I love reading your blog. I stumbled upon it about 6 months ago after moving to CA from NJ. It’s inspired me to get creative in the kitchen and opened my eyes to the world of food blogs…so thank you :) I’m about to get started on your old fashioned gingerbread cookies, yummmmm!

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Tracy December 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

Hey Jenna! I’m a long-time reader and have always loved your blog! I’m headed to Vero Beach next week, which always reminds me of you ;)

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Patricia December 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

Oooo I have been craving a new cookbook – This would be awesome!

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Christie @ Honoring Health December 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

Awesome, awesome giveaway!

Just yesterday, I was thinking about how to make those 3 ingredient cookies gluten and dairy free. I’ll let you know when I have success!

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Julie December 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

I need a cookbook! Like, for real. I have none and can’t cook. Help!!

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Dana P. December 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

Merry Christmas to you!

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Brittany December 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

Would LOVE a copy of this cookbook! I find your blog very inspiring, therefore would probably find the cookbook very inspiring :)

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Libby December 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

Jenna, I LOVE your blog! I look forward to reading it over breakfast every day. When I opened the post on your exercise wear obsession, I felt we were soulmates–it’s a feat for me to not wear Lululemon on any given day.

As I’m approaching college graduation, your story is inspiring to really just do what you love. Moving to Santa Clara (Yeah, Bay Area!) on a whim was so encouraging that no matter where I go, opportunities will arise and everything will work out.

Thanks for sharing your stories!

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amyt December 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

How exciting!! I have one cookbook…well, and one I’m sort of working on….printed out recipes from blogs ;-) I’ve started a notebook!

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Nicole G December 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

Jenna, I love your blog, you make me wish I wasn’t such a hopeless baker!

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Baking 'n' Books December 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

I don’t feel I would deserve this because I don’t feel like I’m “one of those readers” that could warm your heart or make you do this or enjoy this.

I wish ;)

But just know that I love how you are being true to YOURSELF. You are destined for great things in your own right.

I wish I could bake and write without abandon – and not eat it all ;) – but one day?…

Heck, I did kinda, sorta, (obviously) get inspiration for my own blog name from you ;)

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Whitney December 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

My entire Christmas list was cookbooks…and a cookie scoop and baking mat…I’ve been spending too much time on your blog :P

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Danielle December 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

Wow!!! There are alot of people that want that cookbook!!! LOL…..and count me to that list cause I would love, love, love that cookbook!!!!

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Kristen December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

You have inspired me to bake and cook again. Thank you.

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Margaret December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

I would love love love to have this cookbook on my shelf. . . it’s in my amazon wishlist :), Love your blog and wishing you a verry merry from Atlanta!

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Jess December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

I would love a copy of this cookbook! I can definitely see it becoming a staple in my kitchen!

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

If I don’t win, I’m going to have to give in and buy it.
Happy holidays!!1

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Hanne December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

I adore your blog!

I don’t know whether you ship internationally or not, but here’s to hoping – I’m entering anyway :)

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Nicole December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

What a great giveaway! I would love to receive this. I need a good staple cookbook and it sounds like this is it. Thank you for the opportunity!

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Maria Malaveci December 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

Would love this cookbook! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

mmalavec@med.umich.edu

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car December 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

i would love this cookbook. I just moved and am starting to build up my kitchen cookbook and supplies, and this would be such a great addition! merry xmas!

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kendall December 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

i love everything about your blog, and i’d be so thrilled to own this cookbook!

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Paige December 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

I’ve wanted a copy of this since you rave about it so often!

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Colleen December 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

Merry Christmas!

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Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com December 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

Oh. My. Goodness, Gourmet me up chickie!!! Merry Christmas :D

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Sara Hugelier December 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

I love reading your blog! I find new ‘must-try’ recipes almost every day here. I hope the recipes keep coming! And I would of course love winning the Gourmet cookbook.

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Becky December 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

Jenna – I love your blog! I have been following you for almost a year now, and I enjoy all your meal creations and work-out tips! Thanks for motivating me :)

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Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks December 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

Aw, how fun! Happy holidays, Jenna!

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Katharine December 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

would LOVE a copy of this book!

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bridget December 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

pick me!

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Becca December 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

Long time reader, very sporadic commenter. Love the new direction you’ve taken recently, and if this cookbook can help me make things that look half as appealing as what you feature every day, then I’d love to win this copy! (and my husband would love you, too!)

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Ilene December 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

I love your blog :)

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Rebekah December 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

Merry Christmas to you! Cheers to your new blog style, I am loving it!

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Tammy December 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

Happy holidays!!!!

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Marie December 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

This cookbook looks cool! I would love to gourmet-ify my cooking :)

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maria m December 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

yay for a giveaway…i love the new direction of your blog!

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Cynthia December 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

I would love this cookbook!

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Bun December 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

Gourmet brings back great memories. My mom collected every magazine.

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Kenda December 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

I’d love a copy of that cookbook!

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Kristine December 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

This book looks amazing…would love to get it for my BF, who is an incredible cook and lives in the cookbook aisle at Borders. Seriously, he needs an intervention. :-)

$ is extremely tight this year (I lost my job in October) and presents will be scarce. This would be a wonderful gift to give!

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Ava December 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

Thanks for the giveaway! Great blog!!

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Natalie December 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love cookbooks, and this one has been on my list of ones to buy for ages! :)

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Juliet December 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

This cookbook is on my Amazon Wish List! I would love to win it!

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Marissa December 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

I’ve been wanting this cookbook FOR. EV. ER!!
I’ve been reading your blog from the beginning and I love the new direction it’s heading in except I frequently want to lick my screen while reading it! What? Is that weird?

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Sara Palacios December 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

Love the blog and all the recipes!! Keep them coming! :)

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AdrienneCarolyn December 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

Oooh Jenna this makes me so excited! I really hope you pick me :-)

I read your blog every day and love your outlook on life and food. I also promise to keep my copy of the book pretty and clean for as long as possible!
I also promise not to set in on fire like I did to the Joy of Cooking….uh oops.

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Wendi December 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

Love your blog – love cooking, baking and eating – and I’m SURE I’d love this cookbook!

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Ellen December 21, 2010 at 11:45 am

This cookbook has been in my amazon cart since you started singing its praise!! Cookbooks are my favorite :)

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Colleen December 21, 2010 at 11:45 am

I would love the cookbook! Considering how delicious all your recipes look every day.

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JORI December 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

I would love to add this cook book to my collection thank you for such a great giveaway!

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

I have been reading this blog for awhile now and vey much relate to your passion for food and life! You are a joy to read about and I would love to create some of the dishes you have made from this cookbook!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

If I don’t win this, I’ll probably end up just going out and buying it for myself! :D

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Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds December 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

Oh yay!!!

New cookbook :)

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Jennifer R in SC December 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hi Jenna! I’ve had this book on my list to (someday) buy since you raved about it a few months ago! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas :)

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

Your blog makes me want to cook more and more each day. I am a few years older than you, and it’s also giving me the courage to pursue my dreams with full conviction. Thanks! And Happy Holidays!

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Leslie December 21, 2010 at 11:56 am

Oh how sweet! I’ve been eyeing this one for a while, and its on my Amazon “wish list” but with everyone else to shop for this Christmas, gifts for myself haven’t been a priority. MERRY CHRISTMAS and have a safe trip home!

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SaraK December 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

I would love to have this cookbook. Thank you!

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Tina December 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Oooh! This is a great giveaway! It’d be perfect for my mom & I. We’ve been baking and cooking up a storm now that we are able to spend more time together. :)

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heidi December 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I’m just hoping I’m allowed to participate, even though I’m not from the US of A.
Love your blog by the way…

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Amy @whatjewwannaeat December 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

What a great giveaway! I have recently stepped up my cooking came, so this would be awesome to win.

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Melanie December 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Is this giveaway just in the US or Canada as well? I’d love a chance to win!

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Blair December 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Would looooove to own a copy of “the Bible.” I actually just printed out your cranberry orange walnut bread to make tonight! I used cranberries on a cheese platter this weekend and thought it’d be a great way to use them up.

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Lindsey @ Morningstar Project December 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Love a good cookbook! And if it has your stamp of approval I’m in!

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Michele December 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I would love to win one for christmas!! Your website inspires me daily….its an addiction!!

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

great giveaway! :)

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courtney December 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

i’ve been thinking about buying this cookbook forever!!!! you’d make me the happiest lady in the land if i could win it :)

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Edward - If You Can Read, You Can Cook December 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Pretty new reader, here. A bit intimidated by there being over 600 replies already. Granted this is for a giveaway, but that’s more than the the top 3 posts I’ve read at Get Rich Slowly!

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Katie December 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I want it! :) My boyfriend comes home from Afghanistan in 3 WEEKS and I can’t wait to cook and have nice dinners together again!

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Liz December 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I LOVE trying new cookbooks, so hopefully the random selector will pick me!!

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carrie December 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm

i’d love this book. i’m a ruth reichl fan. have you read her autobiographical works – tender at the bone and garlic and sapphires? great reads!

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ingrid December 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm

oooohh! i want it, my grandmother always bought me a cookbook for christmas, and i have the best of gourmet 20th anniversary, but not this one. merry christmas jenna!

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Liz December 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I’ve been a reader for a very long time (although I don’t comment much) and your readers are thankful for your posts, recipes, stories, pictures, etc. Happy Holidays!

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Katie Daley December 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I would LOVE that book! I am always looking for great cookbooks! And this one is Jenna approved!

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Rachel S December 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I would love to have a copy of this cookbook! I love your blog and the cooking/baking inspiration it provides me! Especially recipes that come with so much nostalgia in them, like the “oreos” you posted the other day :)

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Caroline December 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

If it’s a staple in your cooking than it sounds great, I have really enjoyed all of the recipe’s I made off this site. I will be making more Classic Linzer Cookies tomorrow!!

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Mary Beth December 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I have always wanted to get my hands on this cookbook!

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Chicago Cuisine Critique December 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Great giveaway! :)

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Molly December 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

You have inspired me and my views on the celebration of food in so many ways. I absolutely adore your blog and your passion for what you love!

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

My hubby’s family (the chefs) have a copy of that cookbook and love it! I would love a copy! If they like it and you like it, it must be amazing!

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Chelsey December 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I would LOVE one!

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Megalicious December 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Well this seems like the perfect post to make my first ever ELR comment. I have been enjoying your blog for months and love your fresh perspective, photos and joie de vivre! Thanks for sharing Jenna!

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natalie (the sweets life) December 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

is this a comment record? whoa! i hope i win ;)

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Brooke December 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I’d love to own a copy of your favorite cookbook!

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Dara December 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Jenna – posting (parts of) your life for the world to see is a frightening thing. How can people judge you for just being who you are? You’re a fantastic person, and however you choose to live your life is your own business. We’re just privileged to be coming along for the ride ;)

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Anna J December 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Jenna, a few months ago, I stumbled upon your blog, and my desire (and attempts) to cook from home have increased dramatically ever since. Every day, I go into my google reader and I hope for an update from your blog. Not only are your recipes fantastic, but you are witty and funny and just really easy to read (easy, in the sense that, I never skim your blog posts [I always skim blog posts]). Keep cooking and writing– the sanity of your readers depend upon it!

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Jen December 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Ooh! This is a good one! I’d love to add it to my (small) cookbook library.

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Courtney December 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm

This would be amazing

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ShannonK December 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I would love this cookbook! I finally (sigh) have my very own kitchen to bake/cook and dirty up on my very own and I would love to break it in with a new cookbook!!

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Loren December 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Hi Jenna! I read your blog daily and just love it! I would love a chance to win a cookbook that you enjoy :-)
p.s. I wish I looked as great as you without going to the gym

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Jessica December 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I’ve been following you since last summer, and your delicious baking and cooking keep me coming back every day. It’s kind of like food porn. lol

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Oh, I’d love to win this – I think the staff at Borders are starting to think it’s odd, the way I stare and drool over it every time I go there.

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Kelsey December 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I just got my mom’s old stand mixer and am SO excited – would love a new cookbook to go with it!

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nickee December 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

oooh this would be the best Christmas present ever! :) It seems to have amazing recipes :)

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

What a great giveaway! Merry Christmas :)

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katie p December 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

i’d love this!! i hope i win :)

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Katy December 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Happy to see you truly enjoying life through food and I hope to see you finding joy in life next year as well. Merry Christmas, Jenna!

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Beth G December 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Your year in review has been so much fun to read. Can’t wait for 2011 :o)

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elizabethlacy December 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I’ve been searching for the perfect cookbook to work my way through. For you to say a cookbook is your favorite means a lot!

PS – I love the picture you selected for this post.

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I have been wanting to buy that cookbook ever since you started talking about it. What a wonderful giveaway. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

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kyla December 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I already own “The Joy of Cooking” so “The Gourmet Cookbook” would be a perfect addition!

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Kendra December 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Oooooh!!! I want I want!

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Lina December 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I love reading your blog. You are relatable on many levels and have inspired me to try so many new things in the kitchen. My tummy (and my boyfriend’s) thank you.

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Kelly December 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I always read but never comment, so today seemed like a good day to begin! I adore your blog. I love the beautiful photos and the decadent recipes. I love that you called your boyfriend Almanzo for the the longest time. I love that you are a southern girl at heart. I love how much you love your family. Thanks for brightening my day!!

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Katherine December 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Hi Jenna! I love your blog and I love that cookbook. I would love to own a copy for myself.

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Jennifer December 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Love your blog! And cookbooks! Would love to win!

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Renee December 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Ahhh! I have SO been coveting this cookbook! What an awesome giveaway Jenna! Hope I win:)

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I’m so curious about this cookbook! I’d love to try it! :)

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Stephanie December 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Hi Jenna! I love your blog and cant wait to read it every day. My aunt always told me that you could tell a cookbook was loved by the number of stains, rips and tatters on the pages. Many of my cookbooks look like this to this day. Definitely will have to check out your favorite cookbook too!

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Katie S December 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I want, yes please!

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christina December 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm

awesome giveaway! i have been wanting this book! :)

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Helly December 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

what a fun giveaway!! i have 2 cookbooks to my name and rarely refer to them, so it’d be a treat to have such a tried and true one like this! really enjoying your holiday posts. merry christmas :)

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Jen A. December 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I love cookbooks, this would be a great addition to the ones I already have!

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Lindsay December 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I’m excited about the direction your blog is taking. I started following you originally for the fitness aspect, but I totally respect that you are doing what you love. That’s what life’s all about!

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Laura December 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm

and we seriously appreciate you! I make more recipes from your blog than any other food blog I read.

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laura December 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm

LOVE your blog and because you so often cook out of this book – i want to try out! thanks for being awesome. :)

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Ellen December 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Hey Jenna! Thanks so much for your blog and your posts! I always find myself eager to check for new posts! :) I thoroughly enjoy reading it! Merry Christmas!

Ellen

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Teresea December 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hi! Would love to have the chance to read the cookbook you love so much. Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season!

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Maggie December 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Hi Jenna,
I happily stumbled upon your blog last summer and have read it daily ever since…I’ve tried many of your recipes too:) Keep up the awesome job you’re doing…you inspire me and got me back into the kitchen!

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Emily (The Culinary Couple) December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

This cookbook has been on my wish list for awhile. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and thanks for entertaining and inspiring us every day!

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Sarah J December 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

When I have a bad day, it always makes me feel at least a bit better to come and look at all of your delicious treats and stories! Happy holidays! :)

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Chelsea December 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Cook books = food porn.

Happy, happy food porn.

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Kayla December 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I’d love to win this. Merry Christmas!

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kate December 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Such great giveaway timing! Happy holidays!

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Chrissy December 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I want this cookbook. There, I said it.

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Abby December 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm

You are great!

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Kim December 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Love your blog! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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laura December 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I think I need this cookbook. I just eat oatmeal and cereal everyday and live vicariously through the recipes on your blog. I’m def in a rut!

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Annie December 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I love ELR and have been wanting this book, mostly based on your recommendations! Happy Holidays :)

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Ashlee December 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I have been wanting this cookbook since you rave about it so much. Can’t wait for YOUR book to be out!!

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Cake Betch December 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Oh goodness, I could definitely use a good cookbook or two. I’m hopeless in the kitchen :-)

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jenna December 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

love this giveaway! happy holidays!!

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Bizzle December 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I totally need this!

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Catherine December 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Yay! Cookbook! :)

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courtney December 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Crossing my fingers!! Thanks for the giveaway, Jenna, and even more for the wonderful blog. I love reading it every day!

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Debbie B. December 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

:) :) :) Love your blog! :) :) :)

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Renee December 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm

pick me! pick me! love your blog, your recipes, and your last post about quitting the gym.

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Kelsey December 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I was actually thinking I would buy this cookbook as an x-mas/bday present to myself… maybe I won’t need to??? (fingers crossed!) Thanks Jenna :)

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SarahN-soon-to-be-W December 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

The cooking bible! I love it!

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elaine December 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

more than anything I love the zest you have for life and cooking! you stay true to yourself and that inspires me everyday!

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Julie December 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm

This is quite the competitive giveaway! I love your blog and i’m making your cranberry orange bread for christmas morning :)

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Kathleen December 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I love Ruth Reichl and I have had my eyes on this cookbook for months because you talk about it so much! I would loooove to win a cop of this!

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Alex December 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

OOO. That looks like a fancy cookbook. And a gourmet one too.
(Gourmet? Get it!?!?)
Sigh.
I crack myself up :)

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Joanna December 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I’m trying to build up my very own cookbook collection, now that I don’t live at home and can’t have access to my parents’ massive bookshelf of cookbooks, so this would be the perfect addition.

Love your blog and especially all of your new dessert recipes!

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Skyoga December 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Was in the grocery store w my fiancĂ© today and he saw funfetti cake mix. He asked if I could make him some and I told him I have the perfect recipe! I’m about to go make those cupcakes! Thank you for all the fabulous recipes lately. I am a baking fiend and I owe so much of it to you!!!!
Great giveaway ps!!!
Thanks again!!! :o)

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Sharon Johnson December 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I enjoy reading your website and seeing you share your love of food with others, Jenna. If I win this cookbook, I plan to “pay it forward” and make food for family and friends and share my love of food (just like you do!) with them! :)

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Liz December 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm

No, THANK YOU, while I don’t post much, I am a dedicated reader, and have been since the start…would LOVE LOVE a of Gourmet!

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Lacey Little December 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

hey i kinda want to be you. keep on being awesome. k in all seriousness ELR is my favorite blog!

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Geraldine December 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I would love a new cookbook! ELR was the first food blog I ever read. :)

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mitzi December 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

i’d love this cookbook!!

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Gabrielle December 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Oh, I hope I get this! I love all your recipes and I love all cookbooks, this would be a great Christmas present. Thanks!

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Brittany in TX December 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ELR!!! Happy Holidays!!!

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Katie P December 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Looks like a great cookbook! i would love to try it out. Merry Christmas Jenna!

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Kelsea December 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm

The other day I used the brownie recipe you recently posted to make a dessert for my parents to bring to the neighborhood Christmas party. However, we didn’t have any peppermint patties, but we did have a TON of mini candy bars still leftover from Halloween. So, I placed the candy bars on top of the first layer of batter. I also had to leave off the marshmallows b/c we didn’t have any. Let me tell you, the brownies were delish!!! My mom has a new favorite dessert!

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Elizabeth December 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I would love a copy of this cookbook. I’ve read several of Ruth Reichl’s books and loved them!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

When I’m having a bad day, I come to your blog and you make (almost) everything better! I seriously drool on my laptop several times a week when I read your blog. And I want that cookbook!!!!! :) Merry Christmas.

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Brooke December 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Yes, please!! :)

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Heather December 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Pick me! Pick me! I need so much help cooking it’s not even funny!

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lindsay December 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

even a contest can get a comment from non-commenting me. but thank you for everything! those s’more mint brownies are on docket next.

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jillmn December 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

just recently came across your website thru tasty kitchen. love your recipes, love your style! made your chocolate chip cookies . . . amazing! and the big sur lemon bars were phenomenal. keep up the amazing work!

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Stacy December 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Cookbooks are an obsession of mine, I’d love to add yours to my collection!
Please integer thinngy…please pick me!!

Thanks,
Stacy

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Sage LaCroix December 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Happy holidays!

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Sana December 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

OMG…I would LOVE to get this…so nice of you to have this giveaway!

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Heather H December 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I love your blog! I am a dietitian so I have a passion for food and healthy living and you make it fun!

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Kristina December 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I would love to get this book!

Great giveaway!

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Tara December 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I would LOVE a copy for Christmas!! :) p.s. I love your blog I’ve been following it for over a year now

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Nicole December 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I would LOVE this cookbook! I own too few!

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Samantha December 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I keep trying to find this at the library, but it’s always checked out! I know I could put a hold on it, but my library has started charging for holds now and I refuse to do it on principle. (-:

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Jill December 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Now THAT would be a great stocking stuffer! Merry Chrismas!

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Sasha December 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I have just started address my cookbook collection – and the lack there of. I cook and bake everyday and NEVER, well hardly..eat out anymore.
This would be a great addition to my shelf, and I am sure my taste buds.
I am not anymore deserving than anyone else! So all the best!!

Merry Christmas!
Your blog is fantastic :)

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Jess. December 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

HELLO~ I am a long time reader and occasional commenter. i have always enjoyed your blog but really love it with the new direction you have taken with it. Oh, and I also really really really love cookbooks :)

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Krista December 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I collect cookbooks and would love to win!

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Tropical Eats December 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm

thank you for your wonderful blog! i look forward to your witty and delicious posts every day :)

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Elaina December 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm

That is my all time favorite cookbook. I absolutely love your blog and have been reading it nonstop since I discovered it. Thanks for all the smiles. :D

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Colleen December 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Love your blog! Helps me to remember the important things!

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Liz O December 21, 2010 at 3:05 pm

What a fun giveaway! I would love a copy of that recipe book! Also, very refreshing and honest post about exercise and workouts. I love your authenticity.

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Michelle December 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm

This cookbook looks awesome! Maybe it will make me as inventive as you? :)

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Hannah December 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I have been reading your blog for a while now, but have never commented – your recipes are amazing! The oreo recipe you just posted looks to die for…but I’m afraid to make them when nobody else is home ;) haha. I might end up in a sugar coma!
Anyway, I’d love to win the cookbook – thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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Krista December 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook- thanks!!!

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Kara December 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Happy Holidays! This would be an awesome book to win. I love your blog and the new direction it’s taken. I would love to hear more about your journey from fitness junkie to food lover, as you briefly talked about in a post this week. :)

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Molly December 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I almost bought this a few months ago!!

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Sue-Ellen December 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I would love to win! Happy Holidays!

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Kim December 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Pick me, pick me!! ;)
I love love love your blog, and I’m following you on Facebook….. AND …. Today happens to be my birthday…for real!!! I would love to win. :)

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emlod10 December 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Happy Holidays!

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Dana December 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I’m a big fan of ELR and love your food philosophy!! PICK ME!!

P.S. Happy Holidays!!

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Dee December 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

What a lovely offer.

I have had this book out from the library and would be thrilled to have my own copy to spill things on….and even cook out of!

Thank you for offering this to your readers!

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Alex December 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I love love LOVE your blog! Your photography is amazing and your recipes are scrumptious! Keep on doing whatever it is your doing…because I’m hooked!

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Dana December 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

This is my favorite blog. I love that you’ve changed from documenting every morsel that you put into your mouth/every calorie burned to showcasing real, delicious foods. Keep up the mouth-wateringly good recipes! Thank and happy holidays!

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Gail December 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Hi Jenna, Love reading your blog, you are a beautiful person, I feel good energy from you! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Woo, looove cookbooks! Thanks for blogging, I love reading every day!

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amanda December 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I love your blog. It’s such a joy to read.

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sarah December 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I have been slowly branching out with cooking. I baked homemade white bread this weekend for Christmas gifts to go with specialty jam. And, I must thank you for introducing me to Garam Masala and Sriacha hot sauce!

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Margot December 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I love your blog, and I have been dying to try out this cookbook – it has to be amazing, considering the recipes it inspires!

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Divya Vikram December 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Really nice giveaway. I love reading your blog..

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Emma Ruth December 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Yay!!! my mom has this cookbook and I loveee it.

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Alexandra December 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Your blog is amazing and makes me drool daily while I stare at your awesome food pics! I’d love to try this cookbook. Keep up the great work!

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KatieRK December 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Gah I love cookbooks! I need the guidance to make sure I dont poison anyone:)

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Toronto Girl West December 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I absolutely LOVE your blog and would be just thrilled to win!!! :)

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Christin December 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I would love to make this my cooking bible!! :)

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Lesley December 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Thanks for the cookbook giveaway- perfect for the new year. and helllllo if you use it that much it must be good :)

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astrid December 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

pick me!!! :)

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Trisha December 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

You’re so wonderful to all your readers! I love your blog and lately it’s my first stop for dinner ideas and of course desserts!!!! I made your lemon brown sugar chicken and Baked Beans/Kale over the weekend and LOVED how they turned out!! Thanks!!

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Karen December 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I love all your pics and stories!

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Caroline December 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Actually, I’m starting college next fall and one of my personal resolutions for the new year is to learn how to cook– I don’t even know how to turn on a stove! All of your adventures in food are great encouragement and I would love to have this to learn by!

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Tracey December 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Jenna, when I first started reading your blog, you inspired me to feed my body well. You now inspire me to feed my soul. I think you are an amazing inspiration.

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lisa December 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I would love a copy of your favorite cookbook! I have the hardest time picking out cookbooks and often end up with ones that aren’t that useful!

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Casey December 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Merry Christmas Jenna! Hope your holidays are blessed!!! Have a Happy New Year too!!!

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Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com) December 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I would LOVE to see the cookbook that inspires all of your yummy kitchen creations!!

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jen December 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

i heart all cookbooks!

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Sarah December 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I love your blog and the new direction you are taking!

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I’ve been wanting this cookbook since you’ve mentioned it! Is this my chance? ;) If not, I’ll probably end up purchasing it myself, hehe!

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Meghan December 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I love your blog, you inspire me in the way you cook, live and love. I would love to cook like you! If only my fiance would eat anything that resembles a vegetable.

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Julie @SavvyEats December 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I LOVE cookbooks, and have been dying to check this one out!

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jenny eats nutella from a spoon December 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

oh but you must pick me. i’ve been converted from raw vegan to eating sausages and sugar cookies made with eggs and butter and white flour after the new direction of your blog.

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Jennifer Carr December 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I’ve always wanted this cookbook!!!

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MichelleSuzette December 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Ohmygoodness, Jenna! You are such a sweet girl. I found your blog about a month ago, and am completely addicted. Merry Christmas!

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Jennie December 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I’d love to try this cookbook! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway, Jenna!

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Eileen December 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

This would be a challenging cookbook for me as I consider myself a very good cook, but nowhere near gourmet.
Merry Christmas!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Hey, Jenna! I love cookbooks SO much! Thanks for the chance to win it :]

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jenna k December 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

i’ve looked lustfully at this cookbook so many times on amazon. :) glad you are getting yourself a new copy- i bet dexter has done some damage to it with his recent shenanigans!

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Kristin December 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Ooh, I’ve wanted this one for awhile! Great giveaway! :)

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Kayce December 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I love this blog and how completely honest you are with your readers! Thank you!

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sals December 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

thanks for writing your blog – its a favorite. this cookbook would be amazing!

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Claire December 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love your blog!

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jj December 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

that cookbook would be super fun!

your blog is quirky and fun too!

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Darien December 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

i have won a giveaway before, but this would be killer fun!

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Darien December 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

*havent won a giveaway!

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Aria December 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

That would be an awesome Christmas gift for myself lol – I have drooled over many of your creations that have come out of that cookbook!!

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Beth B December 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Your blog is just amazing and the cookbook would put the icing on the cake! Ha! Would love it.

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Emily December 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

aghh I want this book so badly! It’s on my list of wanted cookbooks :D

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Emilee December 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I would die for this! Just kidding, but that would be awesome if I was picked! :)

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sarah shep December 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

yay for cookbook giveaways :)

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Lee December 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Oh yes please!!

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Kelly December 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Love your blog Jenna and would LOVE this cookbook!

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Lindsey December 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I would love to get this Cookbook….I sadly own only a lonesome two!

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Paige @ Two Runners And A Brown Dog December 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm

A favorite cookbook is a truly beautiful gift. Cookbooks and recipes are very personal. Sharing them with someone else is the ultimate gift. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Lynn December 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

It’s so refreshing to hear that you prefer sweets and yoga to a serious training plan at this point in your life. I live this way too, and I can still fit in my favorite Citizens jeans that I wore when I was running a few times a week!

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Rachel December 21, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Aww, this is so sweet of you, Jenna! I’d love to try out recipes from this cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity, and happy holidays :)

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Heather R. December 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Whew 855 comments before me! I know my chances are slim to none, but I’ll throw my name in nonetheless. I’d love a new cookbook :-)

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Katie H December 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Yes, please! What an awesome early Christmas present!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Now this is a book that should be on everyone’s coffee table.

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Sara December 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I would love this! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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Rachel December 21, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Oooh! I just love cookbooks. Thank you for everything that you share with us :)

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Michelle A. December 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I’d love to try out this cookbook. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Gennin December 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I would love this book! Everytime you write about it I wish I owned it too ;)

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Roya December 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

me! me!

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Wendy December 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Merry Christmas Jenna!

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sarah December 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I’m 862 or something. Everyone loves you. I’m a cookbook junkie and I can’t believe I don’t have this cookbook.

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Liz December 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Daaaang there are a lot of comments on this post. Great giveaway – keep doing what you’re doing!

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I would love this cookbook! I spent way too long looking at cookbooks in a bookstore yesterday while I was supposed to be Christmas shopping for others.

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Lauren December 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Like you, I love to curl up with a cookbook! I know how much you love this one, so this would be such a treat!

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Erin Rose December 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I would love such a classic cookbook as this. Thank you for sharing, and have a merry Christmas!

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Floey December 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Yay what a wonderful giveaway. My mom and I would LOVE to make recipes in the new year from this book :)

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Mandy Allen December 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I’m extremely thrilled to know I am not the only one who started to dislike the eliptical and eat more cookies! I also still practice yoga. I would love to win this cookbook. I hope I would get as much use from it as you do! If i don’t win, I’ll probably definitely go purchase it myself! Love your blog!

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Natalie December 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Looking forward to all your adventures in life and in baking in the New Year!

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Megan @ MegGoesNomNom December 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I’ve been following your blog for the past few months and love it! I <3 cookbooks :)

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Victoria C. December 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Oh I’ve always lusted over that book in the store but never bought it! This would be great to have under my Christmas tree.

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Kelly December 21, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I’d love my own copy of this cookbook! After your recommendations I’ve been eyeing it at the library but it is just not the same!

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Amy December 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Ohhh, that book would make such a great Christmas present! (For myself, of course) Haha

I just wanted to say I’m really loving the new direction you’ve taken your blog in. There no longer seems to be anything forced about it – its like its what it was always meant to be. Congratulations on finding that niche.

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Jackie December 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I enjoy reading your blog and LOVE your recipes!! I’d love to add this book to my cookbook collection.

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Amanda K December 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

It sounds like a fantastic cookbook. What a great giveaway!

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Tasha December 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I love Ruth Reichls books!!

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hippierunner December 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! by the way, Jenna, you are awesome for inspiring me to never be afraid to eat dessert! :)

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Leslie Hanley December 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Fun! Meals are getting boring around here. I need something new to work from!

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Jessica White December 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I love your blog. And Laura Ingalls.

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Shannon December 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

What a fun giveaway! I love cookbooks!

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Kelsi December 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

pick me. pick me. :)

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Natalia - a side of simple December 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Yes, PLEASE :) Merry Christmas!

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Pam (Holistic Health Coach) December 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Jenna,
I have been reading for over 2 years and love how you have evolved overtime in life and on your blog. Your recipes are amazing and you have a beautiful way of writing and can turn a recipe about soup or chocolate cake balls into an amazing story.
My husband wants to thank you for the chicken enchilada recipe. I’ve made it for him several times and now he has even stepped into the chicken and made the dish, simply a miracle ;)
Keep on doing what you do, you are awesome :)!!
Warmly,
Pam

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Brittany December 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

I have to say that reading your blog is a highlight of my day. It is funny/pretty/and just inspirational. I just recently started my own blog and you have been part of the inspiration behind it. :)

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becky December 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm

love cookbooks – I usually only take them out from the library, use them for 4-8 weeks and then return them. I would love to cook from a cookbook that I could KEEP! What a treat that would be :)

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Danielle J December 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I’ve heard great things about this book, would love a copy! ;)

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kate December 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

before reading this giveaway post i read your “why i quit the gym” post, and i couldn’t agree more! i just ran my first half marathon and it seems that runs to train for it seemed so mentally painful. now i just do what i want, when i want, in the way of working out and it’s so much more enjoyable! i love the changes you’ve made to your blog..except the drool left on my keyboard everyday…

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Preeti December 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I am trying to start a cookbook collection. I would love to start with this!!

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Jessica D. December 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Love reading your blog! Definitely a fan of all the food recipes you have been posting now too!

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monc December 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I always wanted to have a copy of this book.

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april December 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm

haha i mean pick me!!!

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Jess M December 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy since you refer to it a lot. :)

Merry Christmas!

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Carolyn December 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I would love to cook alll the recipes you have from Gourmet!! My mom suscribes to the magazine and they have the best recipes for parties!

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laura t. December 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm

ahh i would love to FINALLY see what this cookbook is all about :)

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JW December 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Merry Christmas Jenna!

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Patricia December 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Love.Your.Blog.

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Andrea December 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Great blog! Keep going. :)

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Jennie Hossack December 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I would LOVE this cookbook! :)

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Anna December 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I love your blog. I’m new to the baking and blogging world, and I’d love this book for new recipe inspiration!

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KLC December 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

pick me, please!! i have 3 kids: ages 6, 3, and 1. my weekly date night w/ my husband involves cooking a fun, new appetizer and dinner together and a glass or two (sometimes three :) of wine. would love some new recipes!!!

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Emily Eats and Exercises December 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love cookbooks and this sounds like a great one to add to my collection! Thanks for all the delicious recipes recently! I made your butternut squash lentil soup and your chana masala this week. Mmm.

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amie December 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

love food. love cookbooks. love your blog. :)

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The Healthy Apple December 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Amazing cookbook and I would love love love to cook n’ bake with it!
Thanks Jenna; Happy Holidays!

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Angie December 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I’m going to confess that I have your blog as one of my home pages. =) I never comment, but I am so curious as to how this cookbook can change my life! Cheers to whoever gets it!
Kudos to your recent post on your personal changes of this blog, your life, and your maturing passions!

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B December 21, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I’ve been wanting a chance to try this cookbook :) Thanks for your daily inspiration, Jenna, and Merry Christmas!

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Megan December 21, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I read cookbooks and your blog every morning while I cook breakfast. I don’t have this one though :)

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Emily C December 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I am dying to make the spritz cookies from this cookbook, but I don’t have a copy! I would love one, so that I can dive into that spritz cookie recipe, as well as many, many others.

Love the changes on your blog. Keep up the great work!

Happy Holidays.

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Tracy P. December 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

What a treat it would be to win! I have a huge cookbook collection but not this one. Thanks for the contest.

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Meghan December 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I have always wanted that cookbook! Whenever I flip through it at the book store the recipes seem so delicious, but not TOO complicated.

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debi December 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

love the changes you have made in the blog, you are going to go far!

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Clarkie December 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

When I looked at the chocolate oranges in trader joe’s today, I thought of you as if you were a friend in real life. Then I remembered that you don’t know me. Oh, the Internet. Pretty crazy. And amazing.

Merry Christmas and hooray for exercising outside the gym!

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Holly December 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

i’ve had my eye on this book for a while and would love a copy! crossing my fingers :) happy holidays, jenna!

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linda December 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I like Ruth’s non fiction books! but have not tried her cookbooks…

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Wine Girl (Kitchen Doesn't Travel) December 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I am pretty much a cookbook-a-holic! I would love to win this! Been reading your blog for about 6 mon now and I love it. Merry Christmas!

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Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat December 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm

You can NEVER have too many cookbooks! Although I’ll admit, I normally end up taking recipes from other bloggers sites instead of actual hardcopy books (like your channa masala, a favorite in my house!) :)

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janet December 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Hope I am not too late. Is it 11pm PST yet? ;)

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Kerry McGee December 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm

youre the bomb!

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Kim M. December 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Hiiii! I want that cookbook. I’m also loving everything covered in sprinkles on your blog lately. Thanks!

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Lindsay S. December 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I have been wanting this!

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Lisa December 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I totally want to try that cookbook! I need new inspiration as I adore cooking and am definitely ready to try new things!

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suzie December 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I need to buy the book stat.

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Kim December 21, 2010 at 8:41 pm

You’re awesome Jenna!!!! and a true inspiration to us all :-) I have only recently found your incredible blog and admire your daily life balance of wellness, activity, and yummy meals. I admire your passion to follow your dreams and pursue what you love!!!! Thank you for being apart of my life each and every day :-)

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Sara December 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm

An equal thank you to you for writing this blog!! I would love to add this cookbook to my very young collection! And you can even keep the new copy and pass your worn-in copy to me…. I’d probably appreciate that more :)! hehe

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S December 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Confession: I was a longtime reader and dropped ELR a while ago (i know, for shame!) But your recipes have won me back…I love that they are delicious, detailed, and easy to follow. Keep up the great work…I’ll never stray agin!

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Nina December 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I love your blog

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Shauna December 21, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I want this cookbook so badly, and have ever since you mentioned it on your blog (and every time since then). I would love to have one, and thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Yin December 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

What a great giveaway! :)

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Elizabeth - Cake or Death? December 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

What a fabulous Christmas giveaway! *fingers crossed* Merry Christmas!

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Gina December 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I’d love a copy of this cookbook! It would be the ideal early Christmas present ;) So glad I saw your post before the deadline!!

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Janice December 21, 2010 at 10:09 pm

LOVE COOKBOOKS!

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Genevieve December 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I have read all of Ruth Reichl’s books but never her cookbooks, I dream about the gourmet cookbook but I dont own it yet, sometimes I go to barnes and noble and read it and smell it. Im not weird I promise.

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coconutpie December 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

i would love this! =)

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Jenna December 22, 2010 at 5:56 am

love your blog! hope you have a great holiday!

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