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.


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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  1. 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

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    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.

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    ChristaD says

    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!

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    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!


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    Randi K says

    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.

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    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!

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