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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!”

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  1. I must admit that I’m one of those “bookmark many recipes for that dream day when I have a good kitchen/time/money/insert excuse here…: kind of people BUT! the one recipe I have tried from your wonderful blog was the S’more on a Stick. They were handy in a moment of need and a huge hit with my coworkers.


  2. I’m now a facebook fan!

  3. I’ve been following in a RSS reader for quite awhile now!

  4. The crunchy granola, for sure!

  5. I follow in google reader!

  6. I’m trying to remember the recipe that brought me here, but for the life of me, can’t think of what it was. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs are a winner for us, and I have several others bookmarked in my brain.

  7. I just became a Facebook fan!

  8. Ooh, Happy Anniversary! Love your site. I just became a fan on Facebook, well – i said I “liked” your page because I didn’t see option to become a fan.

  9. greek lemon orzo spinach soup … YUM … made it ALL winter and need to make it again now. :)

  10. I love your blog! I’m not sure if I can pick one favorite, but it’s a tossup between the Honey Beer Bread (which is actually how I found your site through Google) and your delicious week of Hummus recipes.
    I’m also proud to say that I’m a facebook fan, and shared this giveaway with my friends, and also subscribed to your RSS feed.

  11. Request for year #2 — cookies made using applesauce. :) I’ve started sharing your recipes with my friends on Facebook.

  12. Umm, hello?! No bake cookies!!! They are food of the gods! Yum!

  13. My favorite was the pumpkin pie oatmeal! Delicious!

  14. The garlic cheese biscuits or honey beer bread!!!

  15. I subscribe via Google reader!

  16. Love, love, love the no bake cookies!! They are always a hit and so simple! Thanks so much for sharing your love of food!

  17. I love your first recipe, Blueberry Zucchini bread but also love the pizza sauce recipe. I really like your blog and I’m already a fan on Facebook! Keep up the good work!

  18. Ali, happy anniversary! Gotta say that my favorite recipe so far was part of Hip Hip for Hummus week, the Roasted Garlic White bean hummus!

  19. My favorite recipe from this past year was the Toast Mushroom Pasta! Just made it the other night, and it was so easy and delicious!

  20. mexican “hot” chocolate molten lava cakes! YUMMMMM

  21. Yum Yum, the Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes were my favorite!

  22. Just became a facebook fan!

  23. My favorite is the Easy Breakfast Parfaits. Now if only we could get some of those yummy berries where we live! Thanks for sharing.

  24. I’m a subscriber already does that count?

  25. Ali, You seem to excel at everthing you touch and this website is no exception. My fav goes back to day one: the Bluebery Zucchini Bread is incredible! Congrats on your 1st anniversary!

  26. There are SO many recipes I loved from last year, but my favorite was the spinach feta pine nut pizza! Although I often add my own toppings, I LOVE the dough and make it at least once a month!

  27. I am already a facebook fan!

  28. I already receive updates through RSS feed. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  29. Pasta Fresca – I’ve been saying I could make it at home for years and now I can!

  30. this is a tough one…the toasted mushroom pasta has become one of my go-to dishes with guests, but the black bean corn quinoa salad is also amazing! Congrats on one year of the AMAZING blog!!!! I love seeing what new recipes you add!

  31. I love this site! My favorite recipe so far is the Quick and Easy Stir Fry. I am a Facebook Fan, Google Reader, and I’m going to post a link to this on my Facebook page right now! Keep the recipes coming:)

  32. Happy blogiversary!
    My favorite recipe is the butterfinger ice cream…YUM!

  33. I also subscribe to the RSS feed

  34. Finally, I also just became a fan on facebook!

  35. I stumbled upon your blog several months ago and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! I have tried many of your recipes and have yet to be disappointed. I will say two of my kids favorites are the cinnamon bun pies and strawberry lime popsicles. To say the least, your recipes are sure to become a generational favorite in my family for many, many years! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs that make it so easy to succeed, and of course the yummy food!!!!

  36. i absolutely LOVED all the hummus recipes. and the biscotti… yummy.

    i love your blog. just fyi :)


  37. Great giveaway! My request for year #2 is a dairy-free mac and cheese recipe!

  38. I’ve been reading for probably six months and you’ve inspired me to cook more! We had these lemon drop cookies made from scratch yesterday and I said “I think I like those lemon cookies I made better” from your box mix easy recipe.

    Since I’ve been anti-cooking, I’m trying to train myself, and I have pledged to learn how to cook two of my favorite meals. So, I’d love a recipe for pasta carbonara! Also, pot roast with the fixings. Yum. My husband and our roommate thank you very much :)

  39. I’ve also been following on google reader!

  40. …and on FB. I can’t decide which format I like better :)

  41. the one that I tried and really enjoyed was the pita pizza, yum!

  42. Well it’s no so much a recipe, but rather the how to do-seed a pomegranate post. That was the first post of yours I saw and it was very helpful.

    Also the Hawaiian pita pizzas were very good!

  43. I just became a fan on facebook.

  44. I also subscribe to the RSS feed (and have for quite a while)

  45. After stumbling on this website, I can’t look away. Especially now that I am a facebook fan I reciveve all the recipes onto my facebook.
    I’m thinking that it would be nice to have some lactose-free desserts in year 2?

  46. My fave is the homemade pizza sauce!! YUM!

  47. Oh my goodness, Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake is DELISH! Absolutely, positively, my FAVORITE recipe, and it’s so darn easy! Although, what really brought me to this site was the avocado hummus recipe from hummus week. That was so intriguing and brought together two of my favorite things. I love following your site, it’s so fresh and so organized and a fun read. Congrats on one year!!!

  48. Love this website! One of my favorites was the chocolate chip cookies. I make them all the time. I also signed up for the RSS and facebook fan page. 3 entries for me!

  49. Happy Anniversary! I just recently was fortunate enough to have found you! Love the great pictures with the recipes. Keep ’em coming!

  50. Cook’s does have some good recipes