An Erin Cooks Contest: The Good Life Duo

November 26, 2008 · 49 comments · Print This Post

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Congratulations Emily! You were “lucky number” 44. You’ll be receiving the “Pink and Cheesy Party Duo” that includes Great Party Fondue and Party Confidential: New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining in the mail shortly. Thank you to everyone for participating! Your next opportunity to win is outlined below.

The Good Life

Fresh From the Farmer’s Market: Year Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop was originally published in 1997 and reissued this year with an updated array of over 75 recipes accompanied by vibrant color images. This lovely book is organized by season and then by alphabet making it an essential reference tool to have on hand for your next market excursion.

If all of those gorgeous fruits and veggies have you feeling a little too green and healthy then I have the cure. Even if you’re not a fan of famed Manhattan bakery Amy’s Bread you can still appreciate the crave worthy dessert recipes found in The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread: Cakes, Cookies, Bars, Pastries and More from New York City’s Favorite Bakery including Gooey Coconut Dream Bars, Definitely Devil’s Food Cake, and Chocoholic Twists. These two cookbooks represent the best of both worlds so treat yourself this holiday season by indulging in a little of the good life.

To win the “The Good Life Duo” all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (one comment per person please). A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator on Wednesday, December 3rd at noon. PS: You never know when these giveaways will pop up online so it might be in your best interest to subscribe to the Erin Cooks feed either via email or rss.

1 Lindsey November 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Hi Erin! I’ve been enjoying your site a lot lately.

I know this post was a while ago, but I’ve made the pumpkin rolls you posted tons of times!

2 Erin R November 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Ohh, I would love both of those cookbooks! I did a CSA this summer and will again next year so the farmers market one would be especially great!

3 Laura November 26, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Yummy, I hope I win!

4 Koren November 26, 2008 at 12:46 pm

what a great giveaway!!

5 Hermie's Mom November 26, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Oh, please sign me up. I always end up wasting produce from the Farmer’s Market because I don’t use it fast enough.

6 Rachel November 26, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Congratulations to Emily!

That book duo looks great.

7 sarah November 26, 2008 at 1:01 pm

such a fun giveaway! thanks!

8 Megan November 26, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Yeah! Another fun giveaway! Count me in! Both look awesome!

9 Regina November 26, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Happy Thanksgiving.

10 Amber November 26, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I love Amy’s Bakery and miss it now that I am not in NY.

11 Joshua Miller November 26, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Fascinating. Personally I wanted to check out that farmer’s market cookbook, but have realized I have a ridiculous amount of cookbooks to use already. But you keep my twitter feed interesting…so…here’s my entry! 0_o

12 rachel November 26, 2008 at 2:04 pm

yummy yummy yummy, happy thxgvg y’all

13 Elle November 26, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaways. Happy Thanksgiving, Erin!

14 Rebecca November 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Count me in…I love new cookbooks! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

15 Jenny November 26, 2008 at 3:51 pm


16 PaniniKathy November 26, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Those both sound great to me! I could especially use the advice on navigating my farmers market – need to branch out beyond tomatoes and peaches 🙂

17 Kim November 26, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Mmmmm, dinner AND dessert! They both look great.

18 lauren November 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm

what a great give away! thanks for the chance to win.

19 Amy November 26, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Count me in! My cookbook collection could use some cheering up. Thanks for the opportunity, Erin, and Happy Thanksgiving!

20 Mel November 27, 2008 at 9:32 am

I’m a dessert fiend! those cookbooks both look great

21 robin // caviar and codfish November 27, 2008 at 9:34 am

Happy Thanksgiving, Erin! Thanks… for the contest, hardy har har.

22 Lisa November 27, 2008 at 9:52 am

Oooh, those look nice!

23 Isabelle November 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm

These both sound great! I’m always up for adding new cookbooks to my shelf.

24 Pjamma November 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Erin and CK. Hope that the Kelly dining extravaganza is full of laughter, fun and good food.

25 Jesh November 27, 2008 at 5:26 pm

yes please!

26 Natasha November 27, 2008 at 6:06 pm

hmm, I’ve never heard of Amy’s Bread, but that book looks good!

27 ttfn300 November 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm

happy thanksgiving! what a great way to celebrate 🙂

28 Pat November 27, 2008 at 8:23 pm

I love reading your updates ~ your examples of cooking are real and honest. I’d love to win this one! My birthday is Dec 1st and my mother’s was the 3rd. 🙂

29 Shelley November 27, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Love your blog! Great give-a-way!

30 priyanka November 28, 2008 at 12:15 am

I’m feeling lucky this time! Please sign me up 🙂

31 grace November 28, 2008 at 7:55 am

it’s the good life…full of fun. (sing it, frank.) 🙂

32 kitchenbelle November 28, 2008 at 10:42 pm

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for another fun contest!!

33 Rachel November 29, 2008 at 2:19 am

Yay! I love these giveaways!

34 ikkinlala November 29, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I’d love to enter if Canadians may – these cookbooks sound great!

35 edina November 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Great-looking books – please enter me in the giveaway – thanks!

36 Jess November 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Beautiful cookbooks – they would be great to have for some holiday cooking!

37 wummy December 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm

can’t wait to win!!

38 Kate December 1, 2008 at 1:50 pm

This is a fun holiday blog idea!

39 Cathy December 1, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Love your site!!

40 Jess Mann December 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm

It’s ultra cool to see amy’s bread has a dessert cookbook out. My super coworker at the bakery in salem actually cut her bread-teeth on the night shift at amy’s and constantly regales me with stories and tricks she learned while juggling their thousand baguette night bakes.
It would be spiffy to win and all, but i’d much rather win some time with the lovely miss erin!
Give me a call lady, i’m thinking about coming into the city around the 14th.

41 Tammy December 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm

I’m planning to do a farm share this coming summer – the farmer’s market cookbook would be awesome!!

42 Kerri Anne December 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm

You are a Giveaway Queen, and you know I’m loving it. Also: I need to be a better cook, so I’m perpetually and compulsively entering these contests until I win! one.

43 Gwennie December 2, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Thanks for always posting great info, Erin! I love both of your sites!


44 Tina December 2, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Pick me!

45 Jade December 2, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Ouuu! I would LOVE to win these books! Merry Christmas to me! I think I’d especially enjoy Fresh from the farmers market because I love cookie up veggies, but I’m always trying to find new ways to prepare them.

46 rachel December 2, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Just discovered your blog and I really like it! My boyfriend lives across the street from Amy’s and I am in there all the time!

47 Erin December 2, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Do you know it’s impossible to search this site for “Erin” to try to figure out if I’ve commented yet or not in this contest … freaking “Erin” turns up every other word practically. 😉
By the way, yeah, I still have a package for you sitting in my trunk … you’d think with mailing a zillion capes that yours would make it to the post office too. But it hasn’t. OK, now that I’m typing it here I’ll feel bad that I don’t mail it ASAP. So I will.

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