My Favorite Things :: Favorite Cookbooks of 2012 + a Giveaway

2012 has been filled with wonderful, gorgeous cookbooks – many of them from people I am proud to call my friends.


My Favorite Things :: Favorite Cookbooks of 2012 + a Giveaway from

The Pioneer Woman Food From My Frontier | Decorated Cookies by Bridget Edwards | Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson

Cake Pops Christmas by Bakerella

Cooking Light Real Family Food | The Picky Palate Cookbook by Jenny Flake


It really is a great feeling to see people you know and admire have their hard work and dreams come to reality. However; many of these friends never set out to have a cookbook with their names on them. Their cookbooks were really borne from sharing what they love on a regular basis with their friends, family, and readers of their blogs.

Their joy for cooking and sharing their stories are contagious. They are each gifted with the ability to bring individuals virtually into their homes and kitchens to cook right along with them on a regular basis.

There are so many more cookbooks than those I’ve featured that I have truly enjoyed this year, but those mentioned have become favorites in my home and that I have given and plan to give to friends as gifts.

Speaking of gifts, I want to share these favorites with you, too.




I’m giving away THREE sets of the six cookbooks listed above so that you can have this bundle of my favorites in your home, too!


Here’s how you enter:

Leave a comment telling me which of these cookbooks you are the most excited to receive.

You can also get a few extra entries with the following:

Then head back to this post and leave a comment that you did.

Giveaway ends Friday, November 30th at 11:59 PM Eastern. The winner will be announced sometime on Saturday.

Open to US residents only.


Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Add a Pinch. I have been given copies of many of these cookbooks for review purposes and am a member of the Cooking Light Bloggers Connection. However, as always, all opinions are my own.
Congratulations to #385 – Melissa, #364 – Jill, #319 – Pam
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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 353

    Desserts in jars!

  2. 354
    Barbara Story says:

    Thank you so much for doing this. I love learning new things from cookbooks and I would love the one from the Pioneer woman, I think she is awesome and I would love the dessert ones. Thanks again

  3. 355

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love The Pioneer Woman cookbook — and the Cooking Light because my hubby is on a diet!

  4. 356

    I subscribe via email.

  5. 357
    donna giblin says:

    The desserts in jars cookbook. I bought a bunch of different sized jars and have been experimenting myself this past summer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. 358
    donna giblin says:

    I follow via email.

  7. 359
    donna giblin says:

    I also already follow on Pinterest.

  8. 360

    Oh Boy! I woul be excited to receive any of the cookbooks. They look wonderful. I do the cooking & my teenage daughter does the baking. Between the two of us it would be like Christmas. :)
    Thank you for the wonderful give-a-away!
    Merry Early CHRISTmas!

  9. 361

    We follow on pintrest

  10. 362

    We follow on twitter

  11. 363

    We are subscribed by email. Thank you!

  12. 364

    I’d love to receive any of these! They all look amazing.

  13. 365

    I love them all. You pick

  14. 366
    Tina Marie says:

    Desserts in Jars sounds so awesome!!!

  15. 367
    jennifer reiser says:

    I have just subscribed via email as well.

  16. 368

    I love all of the cookbooks, but I can’t wait to read Jenny’s Picky Palate.

  17. 369

    The Picky Palate one, I have been wanting that one since before it came out.

  18. 370
    Karen webber says:

    Love your ideas! Shared on Pinterest

  19. 371
    Elizabeth K says:

    They all would be fabulous additions to my much used/loved cook books! I follow you on Pinterest (could not do that fast enough!) AND VIA GOOGLE READER.

    Thank you for the opportunity!


  20. 372

    I would love to be able to sit down and read the Pioneer Woman sometime. Though I’ve never seen her show I do follow her on fb and look up her recipes from time to time. It seems like it would be a good read.

  21. 373

    I Follow, Add a Pinch on Pinterest

  22. 374

    I Follow, Add a Pinch on Twitter

  23. 375

    I subscribe to e-mail updates

  24. 376

    I’d be excited to read The Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook. I don’t have that one yet!

  25. 377

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  26. 378

    I follow you on Twitter.

  27. 379

    The Picky Palate.

  28. 380

    The Picky Palate for my extremely picky 2.5 year old.

  29. 381

    I would love to win the Picky Palate! I have a couple of picky eater in my house and I think this book would help me immensely!

  30. 382

    I follow on Pinterest.

  31. 383

    I follow on Twitter.

  32. 384

    Would love any of these cookbooks! Thanks so much!

  33. 385

    Thanks so much for the opportunity for adding more cookbooks to my collection!

  34. 386
    Karen webber says:

    Love all that you do!

  35. 387
    Pam McG from Ohio says:

    Oh I hope I’m the “#319-Pam” that won these cookbooks! I don’t remember the number of my entries. Robyn, I assume you’ll send me an email if I’m a winner!
    Thank you so much!

  36. 388
    Cortney Ward says:

    The Pioneer Woman! I just love her!

  37. 389

    You are so interesting! I do not believe I have read
    a single thing like this before. So nice to find another person
    with some unique thoughts on this topic. Really..

    thank yoou for startkng this up. This website is something that is needed on the web,
    someone with some originality!


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