Gimme Some Oven

blogiversary giveaway: cooks illustrated cookbook!

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***This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for participating!***

Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday dear……..

G – G – G – Gimme Some OV-EN!

Yeah!!! It’s true — exactly one year ago, this little site was born. And a year later, 180 posts later, countless recipes tried and enjoyed (and of course, a few flops that didn’t quite make it to the site!) later … I’m just so honored that you all are still here! :-)

I know I’ve said it before, but my absolute favorite part about this whole endeavor has been getting to connect with you!! I still get so excited every time my little “comment” alert pops up, or hear from family, coworkers, or friends (or friends-of-friends, or friends-of-friends-of-friends) who are tuning into the site. Love getting the chance to be connected to you, and to be walking alongside one another in celebrating life, and this delicious art we’re forever learning about and (hopefully most of the time!) enjoying called….cooking.

So as a thanks to you, wanted to celebrate this first blogiversary with a cookbook giveaway! For those who have been tuning in recently, you know I’m a huge fan of Cooks Illustrated, and especially of their “New Best Recipe Cookbook“! 1,000 pages of brilliance. :)  Seriously, I think every cook should have this in their kitchen. I have yet to find a recipe of theirs I don’t love, and perhaps more, have learned so much from all of their articles, tips, and illustrations. LOVE. IT.

Details to enter are below — good luck!

Thanks again to each of you for a great first year. Looking forward to hopefully many more to come! :)

***This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone for participating, and congrats Kasie!***

Entry Requirements:

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post naming your favorite Gimme Some Oven recipe from Year #1. OR, write in a request for a recipe for Year #2! :)

Required: You must include your email address in the comment form. I will need it to contact you should you win.

Deadline: Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 11:59pm Central Time

Extra Entries:

Facebook Fans: Gimme Some Oven now has a Facebook page! So you can gain an extra entry by becoming a fan this week! Just leave a comment on this post saying that you’re now a fan.

Facebook Post: If you post about this giveaway on your own Facebook page, you can also receive an extra entry. Just leave a comment on this post saying that you’ve posted.

Sign up for RSS: You can also receive an extra entry by signing up for Gimme Some Oven updates through an RSS feed. Leave a comment on this post saying that you’re now a subscriber.

The Fine Print:

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected at random by Gimme Some Oven using All entries received after the giveaway closing day and time will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be selected. Giveaway will be mailed to the winner’s address. This post and giveaway were not sponsored or endorsed by Cooks Illustrated. I just happen to like them. :)

(In case you’ve never combed the archives, here’s the link to my first post – Blueberry Zucchini Bread. Delish!!)

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145 comments on “blogiversary giveaway: cooks illustrated cookbook!”

  1. Garlicky Baked Shrimp.

  2. Just added you to RSS feed

  3. This has been said but HUMMUS WEEK was my favorite! Especially the black bean, just in case I run out of chickpeas!! For year #2, babaganoush?
    Happy Birthday Gimmie Some Oven!

  4. Love the noodle recipe from December (!!!

    Happy Blogiversary to you.

    (racheljohnson226 at yahoo dot com)

  5. Facebook fan as of today!

    (racheljohnson226 at yahoo dot com)

  6. And already subscribed to an RSS feed through bloglines.

    (racheljohnson226 at yahoo dot com)

  7. My favorite has to be the roasted tomato soup. I had to make it with supermarket tomatoes back in September when you posted it (and it was still fantastic!), but just a week ago I made it out to my grandparents’ farm and stocked up on fresh onions and tomatoes for another go–amazing!

    I wish I had noticed the RSS feed before. Definitely following you now.

  8. The lettuce wraps – we make it at least once a week now! Thank you so much for the great recipe!

  9. Garlicky Baked Shrimp…yum!

  10. I’m a subscriber!

  11. I haven’t made them yet, but your Cinnamon Bun Pie Pockets were what turned me from a casual reader into an avid follower. I’m hoping I’ll have time this weekend, finally!

  12. Easy Lemon Cookies. Quick, easy and oh so good.

  13. Definitely Garlicky Baked Shrimp!

  14. I also just added you to my RSS feed

  15. I have tons of your recipes bookmarked but my favorite I’ve made so far is the edamame hummus! LOVED that stuff!

  16. Chocolate banana crepes! Mmm!!

    (jennbrown_83 at msn dot com)

  17. I am most excited to try the garlicky baked shrimp! Maybe for year two, something Thai-style (tom ka gai?)?

  18. Happy, happy birthday – and many, many more!
    Chipotle Lime Shrimp!!!!

  19. I loved your granola recipe – and I love reading about all of the fun recipes and seeing the beautiful pictures and comments you post!

  20. I love the classic banana muffins. (:

  21. I’m an RSS feed subscriber.

  22. Berry & Ricotta Danishes. :)

  23. Happy Blogiversary to you!!!!!!!!
    My favorite Gimme Some Oven recipe from Year #1? I can only choose one? Cherry, almond & white chocolate biscotti!
    Thanks for the chance!
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

  24. Facebook fan as of today as Barbara Palermo.
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

  25. Just added you to RSS feed as Barbara Palermo!
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

  26. I just found your site today over on – I’m definitely planning to make the Moroccan style chicken pie – it looks delicious!!

  27. My favorite recipe – out of so many great ones! – is your take on Spaghetti Carbonara!

  28. I posted/shared this contest on my FB page!

  29. I love love love the breakfast braid – Happy Birthday!!!

    Also, I became a fan, posted about you and your contest on my wall, and subscribed to your feed :)

  30. Love the roasted tomato soup and the Easy Breakfast Parfait Recipe

  31. I posted and Fan’d on Facebook. :)

  32. Added the Cool RSS feed to my google pages. Aewsome!!

  33. My fave is your Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad.

  34. I’ve tried your moroccan style chicken pie & it really IS THAT GOOD. :)

  35. Chocolate banana crepes!

  36. Your creamy roasted asparagus soup converted my asparagus hating son!


  38. My favorite recipe from year #1 was the banana split cupcake recipe – SO TASTY! (they won me a family cupcake contest, too)

  39. I became a fan on facebook as well!

  40. Garlic Cheddar Biscuits!!!

  41. Loved the granola!

  42. I am now a RSS feed subscriber.

  43. orzo soup with lemon!!

  44. Hey Ali,
    My favorite recipe was the chipotle lime shrimps, I just impressed my girl with a romantic dinner, delicious!