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. Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!

  2. RSS feed subscriber

  3. Wow the blueberry zuchinni bread from a year ago looks fantastic. I think I’ll have to try that since we are getting fresh NC blueberries and the zukes are ripening too.

  4. Garlicky Baked Shrimp. I’d love to see more seafood recipes in the coming year.

  5. I would love to know how to make homeade pasta without a pasta machine!

  6. Perfect! I’m making this for the 4th because my friend just brought me some zuchinni from her garden and I have leftover blueberries.

    Recipe request for year #2 – FLAN (I saw the picture on the cover of the cookbook and I’ve tried to make it in the past but it was a flop).

    Oh – one more thing – I posted you contest on my FB page. :)

  7. The banana split cupcakes are one of my most popular go-to recipes!

  8. I’v maked this one:
    Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
    Happy Anniversary. I enjoy following your blog. Thanks for the cookbook give away.

  9. I loved Hip Hip for Hummus week. : )

  10. I’d love to know your take on salmon! What to do with seafood has always confounded me.

  11. I love your recent post on the perfect carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! It would be great to have this Cooks Illustrated cookbook so I could make that and more.
    Happy birthday Gimme Some Oven! Congrats on making it a whole year

  12. I am a follower through RSS! :)

  13. Liked on facebook!

  14. Posted this giveaway on my facebook page!

  15. I loved the Idaho sunrise recipe. Big fan of breakfast food.

  16. Ali- I’m especially hooked on your baked goods and breads … garlic cheddar biscuits, classic pumpkin bread, cinnamon bun pie pockets, etc. For next year, I’d love to see your take on a classic poppy seed chicken. ~Bev

  17. I have not had a chance to view this cookbook, but since I love your site so much and you recommend it, it must be great.

    Does it have a good chicken marsala recipe in it?

    Keep up your great work.

  18. hummus week!

  19. I’m vegetarian, but I’m making a version of these soon!

  20. I’m a subscriber.

  21. My favorite recipe was: They looked so light and fluffy and perfect for the season!

  22. the cinnamon bun pie pockets were far and away my favorite recipe of yours–i’m still in love with them. :)

  23. RSS Feed subscriber

  24. edamame hummus

  25. My favorite so far is the light clam chowder: My family LOVES clam chowder, especially with bacon.

  26. OH, and by the way, your blog gives me an earworm (“Gimme gimme some lovin’) every time I read it. :-)

  27. I found your blog last year when I was searching for recipes using spinach and your Spinach, Feta & Pine Nut Pizza Recipe was one that I checked out. I made the pizza and it was very good. I cheated and used a roll out dough but it was still good.

  28. Since me and my boyfriend discovered your website, we’ve become truly fans from your recipes, must add that every picture from your website is quite inspiring!!!!!
    its hard to choose my favorite, but if i have to….it would definitely be the “gnocchi with shrimp, asparagus and pesto”!!!!
    Congrats for this first year of this great blog…. :)

  29. im a Facebook fan now of GSO and posted as well ;)

  30. Happy Birthday “Gimme Some Oven”!!!
    I made the Banana slip cupcakes for my daddy’s birthday. They were delicious!!
    Suggestion for year #2: Italian Ciabatta Bread (I live in Italy and this bread is fantastic!)
    Good luck for the second year!!


  31. I’m an RSS subscriber =)

  32. I am a fan on facebook too, AND I erase the “n” of “an” of the last comment XD

  33. Edamame Hummus! :)

  34. I love the strawberry lemonade cupcakes; they’re the first thing I made from your recipes, and a staple for this summer season, for sure.

  35. Those pepperoni pizza puffs were amazing

  36. Happy Birthday!! Keep the great recipes coming! Made the mexican cupcakes for Cinco De Mayo!

  37. happy to share my birthday with gimmesomeoven! can’t wait to hear about NY!

  38. Definitely Mexican “hot” chocolate molton cakes. Heavenly…..though a tad sinful as well.

  39. For sure it was the Hawaiian Pita Pizzas. They were easy but so wonderful and way healthier then any delivery! Happy Anniversary :)

  40. Spinach and Lemon soup with Orzo. YUM.

  41. Carrot cupcakes are my fav so I really appreciate a great recipe for them! I follow you via RSS feed and I am a fan on FB…all in all I love your blog!

  42. my favorite was the chocolate guinness cupcakes!

  43. I became a fan on facebook as ‘Adriana Bon Ramos’ :)

  44. I’d have to say my favorite is The Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever. SOOOO good.

  45. Congrats on the anniversary…I love your blog!

    Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!

  46. I subscribe.

  47. My absolute favorite and how I first found you: Chocolate banana crepes!

  48. I “like” you on Facebook!

  49. I also subscribe!

    P.S. Happy Birthday, blog!

  50. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.