Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Giveaway

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day weekend!  We celebrated with a "Make Your Own Pizza" Party, which was so much fun and brought the family together but also made me wish Madalene was there to help celebrate.  She was more of a Mother to my mom and her siblings than she was a grandmother to them and helped shape them all into incredible individuals to whom I'm proud to be related.  I'm pretty spoiled to have such wonderful mothers in my family.  If I ever become one, I know that I've had quite the loving and supportive example anyone could every have. 

Speaking of fabulous Moms, I'm so excited to announce my first Giveaway!  Aside from my family, Giada de Laurentiis and her cookbooks are a big part of what helped me become passionate about food and cooking.  Her recipes are easy, so tasty and make you feel like you just stepped into Rome!  Today I'm giving away her latest cookbook, "Weeknights with Giada".  I can't wait to try this Creamy Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup.  And this Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta!  How many of us get home from a long day of work and dread stepping into the kitchen to make dinner?  Giada's recipes from this book alleviate that mood and help make cooking during the weeknight an easier and fun task.

So, what do you have to do to win this book?!

1. Join this site (by pushing the blue button on the right sidebar)
2.  Leave a comment
3. Provide your email address

A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow.  Good luck!

Creamy Sweet Potato and Rosemary Soup
Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta


  1. Love your blog Christina, always creative, wonderfully written & beautifully photographed. You are so right, we have the best Mothers in the world in our family, we have been blessed! ❤

  2. I would love to win, thank you!!

    following as Jara Christensen

  3. Yum! I hope I can win!

  4. The sandwich looks yummy!!! Would love to have Giada's book. Seems like there is less time in my day. Thought when the the children left the house, there would be more, NOT EVEN. The poor hubby, cooks more then I do.

  5. I love her show. I hope I win.

  6. Who doesn't love Giada. I am a new follower to your blog and am going to try the nutella strawberries. I made Cheesecake ones today.


  7. Great book, great giveaway! Thanks so much!
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  8. I got here too late. Oh well, if you do another one of these, please let me know:

    hartwig mt at gmail. com


  9. I absolutely adore cookbooks, you can learn so many techniques and recipes to use for a lifetime. Fingers crossed...
    Sylvia Elmore Zajis