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Fall Cookbook Roundup & Giveaway

by Milisa on October 19, 2012

I am always thrilled when a new cookbook arrives in my mailbox.  It is usually met with eye rolls from the boys, but I don’t pay too much attention to them while I tear open the package like it’s Christmas morning.

As you know fall is super busy on the ranch as we sort and wean and ship our calves.  I have several home improvement projects started that I am still hoping to finish soon.  What I’m trying to say is that there has just been a ton of things going on.  I would love to have shared a recipe out of each of these cookbooks, but I’m just not getting it all done!

I decided to make one post and tell you about a few of my recent favorites and I get to give away a copy of each one!  That’s 4 chances to win a great cookbook!

First up is Fire in My Belly by Kevin Gillespie with David Joachim (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC.)   Kevin is one of my favorite chefs from Top Chef.  I love his southern approach to the food he cooks.  This cookbook is filled with his fresh approach recipes from the classics to the food you thought you hated to junk food.  I want to try so many of the 120 recipes!  This cookbook is described on the inside cover as hip but the recipes are totally accessible with tons of photos.

The seasonal recipes encourage us to seek out locally grown food and y’all know how much I love that!  Kevin even includes a section in the back of the cookbook for local, sustainable products nationwide, along with sources for ingredients and equipment.

Topping my list to try would be Grilled Strip Loin with Balsamic Onions & Horseradish Potatoes, Shrimp Stuffed Pan-Fried Catfish,  and Salmon Croquettes, oh and every single recipe from the Junk Food Chapter!

Click here for the recipe for Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken with Farro & Brussels Sprouts & Warm Banana Pudding from Fire in My Belly. 

Next up is Southern Comfort, A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With by Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing (Ten Speed Press).  I have to be honest with you, I fell in love with this book immediately.  I was mesmerized by the introduction titled Our Story.  A tale of two chefs falling in love in New York, returning to their roots and their love of food that couldn’t even be conquered by Hurricane Katrina.  They have overcome the set backs of a hurricane and now have two restaurants and this lovely cookbook.

Southern Comfort is one of those cookbooks that I will continue to keep pouring through finding something that inspires me to get in the kitchen and cook.  You will find in Southern Comfort that the storys and the food go hand and hand and these are the  types of cookbooks that make it to my favorites list.   Ed Anderson provides the stunning photos.

Some of the recipes I am eyeing are Pimento Cheese Croquettes (apparently I can’t resist a good croquette!), New Orleans-Style Barbecue Lobster (on the cover – to die for!), and Coffee Roasted Pork Loin.  There are classics like King Ranch Chicken, Creamed Collards, and Tomato Soup.   You will also love the section of Basics in the back for broths, mayonnaise, Pepper Vinegar, Creole Spice and more.  Southern Comfort has 100 mouthwatering recipes for what I call down home cooking, I’m really loving it.

150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Alison Lewis (Robert Rose Inc.)is taking the classic sandwich of our childhoods to a whole new level!  I recently read that Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are among the top food trends to watch out for, now it doesn’t get any more fun or delicious than that!

I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for Alison Lewis.  I love her blog, Ingredients, Inc.; she is an amazing recipe developer and has a resume that makes my head spin.

I can’t wait to try the Grilled Pepper Jack, Arugula and Sprouts, Lasagna Grilled Cheese, and Grilled Steak and Blue Cheese.  That all sounds amazing and so far beyond my standard American cheese with a little garlic salt!  There are also great recipes for chutneys, salsas, pesto, hummus and many more interesting condiments.  Don’t forget dessert!  There are some amazing dessert grilled cheese sandwiches like Blackberry & Brie and Pear Ricotta Panini.

These recipes are so simple yet so delicious and there is truly something for everyone.  I think I may have to have a Grilled Cheese Party!  Sounds fun doesn’t it!

And last but certainly not least! I have Ready for Dessert, My Best Recipes by David Lebovitz (Ten Speed Press).  You are going to love this cookbook, it has over 170 dessert recipes that are guaranteed to knock your socks off.

David Lebovitz is the dessert guru.  His recipes are spot on, simple and they are really easy to make.  The cookies, pies, tarts, cakes, brownies, ice creams and more will make you a dessert rock star.  Your family and friends will be begging for more.

You think I’m kidding?  I’m not!  On the top of my list to try: Freestyle Lemon Tartlets with White Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Pots de Creme (with more chocolate than usual!), and the Black & White Cookies.  Black & White Cookies are new to me.  I received some from New York City as a gift and I really struggled to share them with the boys.  They were the best things ever!

There are wonderful tips and with David’s guidance you will be rocking the dessert table in no time!

All of these cookbooks will be valued in your collection and with the holidays coming up, keep these in mind for the cooks on your list.  The publishers have agreed to provide a copy of each for giveaway.  YAY!

To enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me which cookbook you would like to add to your collection.

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  • Share the giveaway on your facebook page.
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Open to US residents, entries will be received through Friday, October 26, 2012.

Enjoy!

Miss

Disclosure: I was provided with copies for review and the publishers are providing the copies for giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

 

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Ready for Dessert looks great!

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Although the grilled cheese looks even better!

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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Heather Bridenstine October 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Ready for Dessert!

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Michelle October 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Wow so much good food to choose from, I think I’d like the Grilled Cheese though as I have a younger son
who’s a bit picky. I have heard to try a favorite food of theirs and expand on it to get picky kids to eat different stuff. Worth a try right.

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm
Michelle October 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

singerinkitchen pinned this!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie October 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

150 grilled cheeses!? I cannot wrap my mind around that! Although I may have to go with the Ready for Dessert cookbook. Hard choice.

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Rachel October 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I want them all! But especially Southern Comfort.

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Rachel October 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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Rachel October 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to win the “ready for dessert” one!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Tweeted the giveaway! :)

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Jenne October 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Southern Comfort sounds like a wonder book and one I can add to my mom’s cookbook basket I hope to make her for Christmas.

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Athena October 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Southern Comfort…sounds like my kind of cookbook.

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Athena October 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

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Jill J October 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Fire In My Belly would be my first choice!

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Jill J October 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

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Jill J October 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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Jill J October 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Jill J October 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

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Jen October 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I’d like Ready for Dessert!

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Milissa, those look like some really great cookbooks! :)

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Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl October 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Hands down, Fire in My Belly!

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Sabrina 5000 October 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I’d like the Southern Comfort one as I am a huge fan of southern food.

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Jenne October 20, 2012 at 12:01 am
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Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe October 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

I would love to see what Kevin has going on by reading Fire in My Belly.

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Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe October 20, 2012 at 12:37 am

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Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe October 20, 2012 at 12:40 am
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Jess October 20, 2012 at 1:52 am

I would LOVE to add “Fire in My Belly” to my cookbooks. I adored him on Top Chef, and would love to try his recipes! As a Southerner myself, I can only imagine how delicious his recipes would be.

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Jess October 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

I followed you on FB!

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Jess October 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

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Jess October 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

I pinned this giveaway!

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Jess October 20, 2012 at 1:56 am

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Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats October 20, 2012 at 2:34 am

I would like the Fire in my Belly cookbook!

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Cassie October 20, 2012 at 2:37 am

I neeeeeed that book of Alison’s. I’m such a fool for grilled cheese!

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Brittany October 20, 2012 at 3:36 am

Ready for Dessert or Fire in My Belly–hard to decide! I love dessert, but Fire in My Belly would probably get used more. :)

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Brittany October 20, 2012 at 3:36 am

I also follow you by RSS.

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Kathy S October 20, 2012 at 3:44 am

I’d love the Grilled Cheese cookbook.

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Kathy S October 20, 2012 at 3:45 am

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Angie October 20, 2012 at 4:58 am

Allison did grilled cheese sandwiches!!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on that one!

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Paula - bell'alimento October 20, 2012 at 5:21 am

What a great roundup of cookbooks!

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Jenny October 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

Fire in my Belly or Southern Comfort – great giveaway Miss!

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Jenny October 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

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Jenny October 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

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Jenny October 20, 2012 at 7:42 am

I shared on facebook in my group Cookbook Junkies!

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Milisa October 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

Thanks Jenny! You are the best!

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Jenny October 20, 2012 at 7:43 am

I pinned!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 20, 2012 at 9:13 am

I seriously can’t choose. I don’t have any of those, and I’d love to read every single one!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 20, 2012 at 9:13 am

I tweeted.

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Mrs. L October 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

Kevins cookbook since he was also a favorite Top Chef contestant of mine. I’m sure I’ll be reading the recipes in his voice.

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Jill Hartley October 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I’d be thankful for any of them but the southern comforts caught my eye because we just recently moved to North Carolina from Ohio!

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Jennifer (Savor) October 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I HAVE to have Grilled Cheese!!

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MaryB October 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Southern Comfort sounds wonderful!

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Elin October 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Without question, Ready for Dessert! Great giveaway!

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Babs October 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Fire in my Belly sounds great!

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Babs October 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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Kimby October 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

It was tough narrowing it down to one, but Southern Comfort is the one!

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Kimby October 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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Kimby October 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’m following you on FB.

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Kimby October 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I shared your giveaway on my FB page!

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cindy brickley October 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Do I really have to pick just one, I’m greedy, I want them all. Okay, I will share. If I have to pick a 1st it would be “Fire in My Belly by Kevin Gillespie with David Joachim (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC.)” .
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Earen Hummel October 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I have a cookbook obsession and would really love any of these, but Fire in the Belly sounds like one I would actually use quite a bit.

I subscribe to your emails and follow FB.

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cindy brickley October 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

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cindy brickley October 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I shared on my Fb page I entered the “@Missnthekitchen is giving away 4 fabulous cookbooks, enter now http://bit.ly/Tjeryp #giveaway”.
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cindy brickley October 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I follow Miss in the Kitchen on twitter and tweet the following: “@Missnthekitchen is giving away 4 fabulous cookbooks, enter now http://bit.ly/Tjeryp #giveaway”.
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cindy brickley October 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living October 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Fire In My Belly and Southern Comfort sound like something I would love to add to my collection.

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Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living October 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

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Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors October 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Fire in my Belly – definitely! Kevin was my favorite top chef by farrr. His food always looks amazing.

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Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors October 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors October 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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Susan 30A EATS October 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Those look like some fantastic cookbooks, and you know I am partial to the South!

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Deb October 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Ready for Dessert would be great fun this holiday season!

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Ruth Ann October 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I would love to win the latest Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking by Kevin Gillespie. Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Thanks so much for including my Grilled Cheese book! I appreciate it so much!!

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Debbie October 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Into the sweets so…yes, the desert cookbook!

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Kimberly P. October 21, 2012 at 1:05 am

Southern Comfort or A Fire in my Belly both sound amazing!

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Kimberly P. October 21, 2012 at 1:11 am

Just tweeted “@Missnthekitchen is giving away 4 fabulous cookbooks, enter now http://bit.ly/Tjeryp #giveaway”.

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Amanda Thompson October 21, 2012 at 1:34 am

I would love to win 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Allison Lewis! I already have Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz in hard-back and it is an amazing cookbook!!

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Cori October 21, 2012 at 3:22 am

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Cori October 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

My sweet tooth is begging for Ready for Dessert!

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Carrie October 21, 2012 at 5:15 am

How could one have too many ideas for grilled cheese? I’d love a copy!

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Andrea D. October 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

I would like to win David Lebowitz’s book: Ready Dessert, My Best Recipes. I love to bake and he is awesome. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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Lana @ Never Enough Thyme October 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

All of these look like fantastic cookbooks! I’d especially like a copy of Southern Comfort. I’m sure it would be just my style :-)

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Andrea D. October 21, 2012 at 6:42 am

I am an email subscriber of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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Andrea D. October 21, 2012 at 6:43 am

I am a facebook fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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Andrea D. October 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

I am a pinterst follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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jacquie October 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

all of them :) though if forced to choose it would be either fire in belly or the dessert one. while it guess that isn’t really choosing but it is narrowing it down some :)

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Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 1:13 am

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Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 1:15 am

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Robin Chesser October 22, 2012 at 1:16 am

Fire in my Belly is the one!

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’m not eligible to win but David’s dessert cookbook is on my Christmas wish list!

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Nicole-Lynn October 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Great giveaway! I would like the Southern Comfort book!

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Desi October 23, 2012 at 2:49 am

Let’s be real here. I want them all! I seriously just added them all to my wish list. But the one I want most would have to be Fire in My Belly by Kevin Gillespie because I LOVED him on Top Chef.

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barbara n October 23, 2012 at 6:47 am

I would love Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes……you can never have too many dessert cookbooks :)

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Emily Witmer, Mary Kay October 23, 2012 at 7:43 am

I would LOVE to win Fire in My Belly by Kevin Gillespie with David Joachim!

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Kim in MD October 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Wow…it’s so hard to choose, but I would chose Fire In My Belly!

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moonsword October 26, 2012 at 4:19 am

Ready for Dessert, My Best Recipes by David Lebovitz…he’s a screaming genius!

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I would like Ready For Dessert!
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Bonnie K October 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I would like to add Southern Comfort to my collection.

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