Saturday, August 15, 2009

Birthday Countdown - Giveaway 3

For the scoop on why I'm going all of these giveaways, click here.

I'm doing a week of giveaways just for y'all! Each day will be a different item. I'm giving away some of my favorite things. You can enter each giveaway as many times as you want. Yep, that's right. But, you have to leave a meaningful comment. Not just "pick me, pick me!" Compliments will score you brownie points. Telling me about your favorite birthday memory is a good one. What you like to give/get for birthdays are also good. Anything that you want to tell me.

All giveaways are sponsored by yours truly. All of these birthday giveaways will end at midnight on August 19th (my actual birthday) and winners will be emailed and announced here on the 20th. Good luck and make sure you check back daily for the newest giveaway announcement.

Giveaway Day 3

Alright y'all. My Paula Deen giveaway from last month was a roaring success. I knew she had a lot of fans out there, but you guys didn't disappoint. I'm still bummed that I missed out on my opportunity to meet her and get an autographed cookbook, but I'm trying to move on. LOL! So, today's giveaway is one of favorite cookbooks from Ms. Deen! Now, go forth and let's see those comments.

155 comments:

Brandy said...

I love, love, love Ms. Paula Deen!

And I love you too!

Lisa's Low Down said...

While I am a yankee, she does make some yummy food.

Lisa's Low Down said...

where the heck did lisa's low down come from?

Jenni said...

I love Paula's recipes... so yummy! You're awesome for hosting a give away. Thank you!! :o)

Telisha said...

I'd love to try some new recipes. I'm terrible at making dinner every night because I feel like we always have the same stuff over and over again. Maybe a new cookbook with new recipes would inspire me. Thanks so much. =0)

Jazel said...

My 11 yr old grandaughter makes a meal once a week with my help and we would love some new recipes. She loves to watch Paula (and Rachael too).

caseyandallen said...

I'm not a real good cook but I try. My hubby likes to cook though. He likes to try and teach me! That would be nice to have so we can work together!

sibabe64 said...

Would someone please help me in the kitchen.

Ebie said...

everything tastes better when you start w/ 2 sticks of butter

ebienic(at)hotmail(dot)com

Leilani said...

I love butter.

johnthegirl at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

I would love a cookbook from Ms.Deen-if only I could cook 1/100th as good as she does

aunteegem@yahoo.com

casey aubut said...

I just adore Paula Deen- I could listen to her talk all day! Plus- her sons are pretty cute too!! :)
cassandra@aubut.net

Frugalista Mama said...

Love her and her butter :)

Sarah said...

Paula Deen is so fabulous! I don't have any of her cookbooks but watch her all the time! Happy Birthday :)

Tonya said...

I love Paula Deen! Happy Birthday by the way!!!

Angela said...

We had SO much fun with you guys!! Thanks again for coming to the concert with us.

And you KNOW I am all over this one. Do the comments have to be about the post/item being given?

Angela said...

'Cause I have bunches of comments lined up for this one, LOL! My first thought is how much fun I can have making some of Paula's recipes this fall and winter, as "heavier" foods come back into my seasonal eating preferences! YUM!

gahome2mom said...

I would love to dine at her restaurant in Savannah, GA .

gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

Winning Readings said...

Cookbooks are so inspiring!

We've posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/paula-deen-cookbook.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I enjoy watching Paul's show. My daughter does too. She never misses it. I would love to share this cookbook with her. We both could learn a lot! lol
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

jillie said...

Pauls cooks just like my mom use to..good ol southern cookin

Sandi (Meme) said...

I've heard of Paula Dean, but never seen her show or read her book. Sounds like I need to, to keep up!

Jane In The Jungle said...

I'm in, I don't have this one. Made one of her quiches' for breakfast this morning!

Chelle said...

Is there anyone better than Paula Deen?

Nope, didn't think so!

Yummy giveaway--thank you!

leoandchelle(at)yahoo(dot)com

MommyBrain said...

My mom adores PD, and she cooks like her too ... never knew food preparation required so many sticks of butter :) Guessing this book would really rejuvenate my tired weekly meal plans.

Suz said...

Paula is such a hoot & her recipes are usually very good. Thanks for the chance to win

K. Rock said...

I would love to try some of Paula's stuff. Way cool!

Jillian said...

There is something about Paula that makes me wanna be a better cook for my family!! She makes it all seem so simple! Everything she does looks like something I CAN do!! She makes cooking seem fun and yet theraputic all at the same time!!
Love me some Paula!!

cstgrdwife@Hotmail.com
Jill

Ashley Elaine said...

My mom loves Paula, not only do they share the same first name they share a love for cooking, which has me hooked.

Michelle said...

Did I mention that I met her outside the hotel at BlogHer away from all the crowds? Such a SWEET woman! And a great cook, at that.

Michelle said...

So in the end, what do you want for YOUR birthday?

Shannon said...

We will be living it up. Southern style.

In November.

Amen.

Natalie said...

I love Paula Deen and her recipes!! Thanks!
coolnatty12@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

I love Paula Deen!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

jengd said...

I have to admit that while I haven't yet tried any of Paula's recipes (meaning this book would be great for me!), I have a lot of respect for her and what she's made of herself.

mcveggie said...

my mom is the biggest paula fan- i'd love to win a copy for her.
thanks

Anonymous said...

I love watching Paula. I've never tried to cook any of her recipes before, but I would love to start.

BTW - my favorite birthday memory would have to be my 21st birthday. My Mimi (grandma) took me gambling for the first time. It was just the two of us. We didn't have much money to gamble with and we lost it all, of course! :) We had such a fun day together. The drive to and from, the afternoon together... It wasn't a huge party or anything like that, but it was a great bonding experience.

ammortistay@yahoo.com

Liz said...

It's the countdown to my birthday, too. But, I turn 30 this year and am trying to forget about it.

Liz said...

Oh, yeah, Happy Birthday!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday! I love Paula Deen! She is such an uplifting person! She is fun to watch on the Food Network! Thanks!
monkeyami1@yahoo.com

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh, Paula cracks me up. Did you see that Oprah episode with the glass shards flying everywhere? I nearly peed my pants.

Ok, ok. I actually DID pee. Just a bit. But I've had 3 kids and I'm allowed.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I wonder if you know how much fun I'm having commenting on all of these giveaways? Really, I love that you said "make it meaningful" and that we can comment as many times as we want. I may do that on my next giveaway as I always HATE the Tweet this and blog that and 1 entry here and yadda yadda yadda. I would much rather receive several long-winded comments from a lunatic like myself.

But maybe that's just me?

Mystica said...

Being in far away Sri Lanka excuse me for not knowing Paula Deen! But I would love the cookbook as I love to eat!


Mystica


mystica123athotmaildotcom

Mystica said...

Belated birthday greetings by the way. sorry about forgetting the most important bit


Mystica

anninja said...

I would love to win this and make something delicious from her recipes, my partner always nags me about not cooking, so I could give him a nice surprise!
Thanks!

sophierigalv@gmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love watching paula...happy birthday!

cdziuba said...

What a fun giveaway. For my birthday, my husband went to a book signing by the Deen brothers, and he got me their cookbook. I;d LOVE to win this one for my use.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love Paula Deen!!!
I want this soo bad I could taste it!

mzpaw@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Happy day to you and hooray for Ms. Paula!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Terry H. said...

I love Paula Deen's cooking shows and would love to have a cookbook signed by her!!

hodges179@hughes.net

pamelarm said...

I love Paul Deen, her recipes use everyday ingredients that I actually have! Plus, this would make a great birthday present for me, as my birthday is on the 19th as well! Happy Birthday :)

pamr@mts.net

Mary said...

I love Paula! I make her peach cobbler all the time.

mamie316(at)sbcglobal.net

Martha said...

we love Paula.mavans@scottsboro.org

kat said...

I just love Paula! I am a grandmother and I love trying to make some of the wonderful desserts for my kids and grandkids. They proberly don't taste like Paula's but they sure do look good. Thanks Paula and keep on cooking!

rskmom said...

My mil loves Paula!

mickeyfan said...

My daughter never used to cook...until she started watching Paula. "Who wouldn't love stuff with that much butter?"

janeh said...

I love Paula Deen ------and her use of butter and other fattening things......she is an original and everything she makes is wonderful!!!

Aleksandra said...

Cool - a cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway! I love Paula...saw her at the Taste of Atlanta a few years ago.

Amanda S. said...

My birthday is this week...the 23rd! I wish Paula could make me a cake, lol! Hmmm...best memory...would have to be when I turned 16 and had just moved away from my old neighborhood/friends, my mom had a surprise party for me at a restaurant and invited all my old friends! I was completely surprised and she made it a very memorable day. :)

Anonymous said...

love Paula Deen, she is such a hoot!

frogz60@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love Paula Deen she is so fun!

frogz60@hotmail.com

lisaray said...

As a transplanted Southerner, Paula just lights up the day for me. She feels just like some of the people I grew up with. I have several of her books, but not this one. I'd love to add it to my Paula collection!

agordon10 said...

Paula makes some hot dishes, we love to watch her on TV

js22 said...

oooh, that cookbook looks great!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

marybeth at www.babygoodbuys.com said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

babygoodbuys at gmail dot com

randio said...

Happy Birthday to You! Paula is my favorite cook!

kima86 said...

I just love Paula Deen & enjoy making her recipes! Thanks for a great giveaway.

cookiert said...

Oh I love Paula Deen! Speaking of birthdays, I made my mother in law a six-layer chocolate mousse cake from the Paula Deen Chocolate Celebration magazine for her birthday. It was a pain to put together but it sure tasted good!

Amber said...

Paula Deen rocks, my mom loves her show and her recipes!

P.S. Happy Birthday!

P.S.S. My fav birthday memory? Spending it in NYC.

Thanks!
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

idahomom said...

I was born in the south but know I live in Idaho. I would like to get back to my roots.

mverno said...

so original mverno@roadrunner.com

Dolphin Girl said...

I enjoy watching Paula Deen and have made several of her recipes from her shows. I don't have this book though and would love to win!

TXsunlover said...

Paula Deen is one of my two favorite cooks on television! We use her recipes all the time and they are wonderful.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Ladybug Mama said...

I love Paula Deen. She's my favorite. kacsweeps@gmail.com

Kimberly L said...

I love Paula Dean - her recipes have always provided that comfort food that my family craves and looks forward to.

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My birthday is this Saturday; I am content with dinner with family and friends!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

becca said...

My birthdayh was the 15th My family and I went out to dinner .

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

I adore Paula Deen. I received her cookbook she wrote with her sons. Some of the meals in there are fabulous!! I am a Southern gal as well. I salivate over many of her recipes.

HistoryKef said...

Every recipe that I have made from Paula Deen has been wonderful. I would love to win this.

ky2here said...

I love her ladies luncheon burger.

mmentor said...

sign me up

kngmckellar said...

I think Paula Deen is a great down to earth person who happens to be a great cook! She sure would be a nice friend to have! I like to cook and would love to have her cookbook! She always makes yummy looking foods on tv when I see it.

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Molly K said...

I love the Food Network and her show is the only one that my husband will watch with me.

Happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

the first time i saw Paula Deen on tv i thought "this lady cooks like my Mom!

allegro966(at)yahoo(dot)com

kristen said...

oh i love me some paula deen yall!

prplrush said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!
I absolutely love Paula Deen as well, and was just watching her on the foodnetwork this after. She made an absolutely to die for yummy looking bread pudding!! Hmmm, would love to get my hands on one of her cookbooks!

Oneangel said...

Paula is just great! Thanks for the great giveaways.

amyd said...

paula deen is great but I really like,GUy,Emeril&bobby flay tooo!!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I love Paula Deen. Even my two year old will sit and watch her with me. I think she likes her accent. And if anyone needs a good Halloween costume I'm going as Paula. I am going to wear an apron with her name on for the cooking tv impaired.

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cornbella said...

I remember being about 5. My mom took 4 of my friends,and all my sibs to the zoo for my birthday. I can still remember how freaked out she was when she found me in the ape house. I was outside of the cage but inside of the viewing fence sharing my popcorn with the large male gorilla. He was holding my hand ( the one that held the popcorn) while he helped me eat!

Chelle said...

Yum...I am craving some of her southern food right about now...

Teddie Ann said...

I want to win this because there isn't anything I don't love about Mrs. Deens cooking style. Definitely my very fave food network chef.

To answer your questions:

Something I love to get/give on birthdays, which is food related, is a homemade cake. Made with a bunch of the persons favorite things, like chocolate, coffee, or more exotic ingredients, like tropical fruits - things they can't get a hold of everyday.

One of my favorite birthday memories is a memory I can't actually remember. lol But it's related to what I wrote above so here goes.

It was my 1st birthday, my parents, who were young and just pulling their careers together, couldn't afford a professionally baked cake. So they made me one; it was more beautiful than anything I think they could have brought(there are lots and lots of pictures from the party). :)


P.S. I hope you have a really, really, happy birthday filled with love and tasty eats!

I just discovered your blog through this contest and I'm happy I have - I'm subscribing.

TeamSmitten/at/gmail/dot/com

Anonymous said...

Oh, that Paula is some special lady! I own a couple of her cookboks, and the "Lady's Mac And Cheese" and "Basic Meatloaf" recipes are to die for and a staple in our house.

Cynthya said...

I love Paula Deen--she seems so friendly and she cooks food that looks delicious and isn't pretentious.

SweetMissa said...

I love Food Network, but Paula's is one of the few shows that my fiance actually enjoys watching with me!

Marianna said...

I LOVE Paula!

AmberRose95 said...

I LOVE to cook and try new recipes! This would be perfect to get before my father's birthday--he loves to try new things especially when someone else makes them! Thank you for the contest!

dddiva said...

Happy Birthday! What a great prize, thanks. Love Paula.

Kate said...

Paula Dean is one of my favorites! I hope you are enjoying some of those recipes yourself on your birthday!

strycker@slu.edu

Pam said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope it's a good one!

Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

I love Paula Deen. Her recipes are comfort food and "real" food.

Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

I have several of Paul's cookbooks, but not THIS one. Would love to win it.

Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Anonymous said...

I hate to cook, but I have been trying to do more of it. So I need Paula Deen!

kliver5150(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I'm from the South and Paula Deen cooks my kind of good food!!

Molly C. said...

I just love her to pieces. She reminds me of my grandma. I adore her recipe for gooey butter cake.

Carol EL said...

I would never turn down a book for my birthday. jelly15301@gmail.com

Steph said...

My mom is a big fan and I'd love to give her this cookbook!

ms0812@zoominternet.net

sue14625 said...

Happy Birthday to you may it be as special as you are
Paula Deen so down to earth and funny she makes cooking fun

iggysaysno said...

I like to give cookbooks for birthdays... to me, it's like adding ammo to your arsenal!

Tina12312 said...

I love watching her show and her down-home cooking is so appealing to me. Would love to have her cookbook. Thank you!

Jen Jenny anything but Jennifer said...

I love Paula Dean! Her chicken and wine recipe is one of my all time favorites. Making her red potato salad this week too.

jennifergibson536@gmail.com

degood said...

I love her show and her food looks good but it seems like she uses a shocking amount of butter :)

Audrey said...

I love Paula Deen's cooking show. She is such an inspiration for many! Thankyou :)

brainella said...

All I'm going to say is...BUTTER! :)

mom2anutball said...

My daughter and I love Paula Deen! Thanks for hosting all the great giveaways!!

Fangirl Jen said...

Paula has helped me to understand Southern Cooking better as well as good ole' Southern Hospitality.

Deborah said...

My favorite birthday was my 50th birthday. My son "surprised" me by coming up to visit for a week and we made a lot of good food and memories. I'm smiling just thinking about it now. asthenight at gmail dot com

samsakara said...

My brother loves her and would love to get this for him.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Julie said...

I have newly adopted 18 month old twins and could really use Paula's help in figuring out what to feed them :-)

A Frugal Friend said...

I love birthdays....my favorite was my 30th - everyone made it extra special! My mom was there too (I've since lost her to cancer) which made it memorable.

Happy Birthday!

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I use butter for everything too. :) Yum!

jlsemon at gmail dot com

tarahsfoodreviews said...

Happy Birthday - it's my sister's birthday today too! I LOVE Paula Deen - how can you not? She seems so open and friendly! Plus her food is amazing.

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

chazvgo said...

Happy Birthday :)
I wish i could cook like Paula Deen.

marthajane said...

I love Paula's cooking style. When we were in Savannah on vacation, we ate at Lady & Sons. It was AWESOME. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Savannah. Just get there early to get your ticket/reservation! They go fast.

Nichole said...

I would LOVE this! Thanks for the chance to win! nandjdonabar AT yahoo DOT com

ckiesnowski said...

Paula is one wonderful cook! I'd love to win this.

carma said...

my cooking is lame. Would love to win!

naynays1 said...

Just Love Paula and all her recipes. My favorite is The Ladys Mac n Cheese.

Jammie said...

I love Paula, My daughter and I watch her often on the food network. Did you know she got her start by selling brown bag lunches? She would make them and her boys would go door to door selling them... With my daughters birthday being next friday this would be great to win. She will only be 8 but she loves watching the food network...

MamaOtwins+1 said...

A true Southern Woman who has fought through it all and made it to the top. She is the fav chef in our house and even my boys ask if a receipe is hers before they try it.

rosannepm said...

Not only do I like her personality but I love that she's not afraid of fat in this food police culture of ours
rosans4@comcast.net

Heather said...

I love Paula Deen! She's so hilarious. I bet there are some tasty birthday recipes in there!

Musikel44 said...

I just won a pie contest with my grandma's recipe here in town. She loves Paula Deen and I'd love to win this book for her as a thank you!

Musikel44 said...

Paula Deen cooks fat-free, right?...:-D lol

K said...

My mother loves Paula Deen, I think this would send her over the moon!

Thanks

ksweeper21@gmail.com

Pat said...

Paula Deen is my favorite

momznite said...

I love the way Paula pronounces oil.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! Now that I'm older, I like to get gift cards for my birthday so that I can go shopping guilt free. Funny thing is that I don't like to give gift cards because I feel like it can be impersonal. Isn't that strange?

Love food network and Paula is awesome. Would love to win the cookbook.

Angela said...

Ah, birthdays... DD's birthday was this week so we went to Disney World. She didn't know what she wanted for a gift so we let her spend her birthday fun card (instead of free entry) on whatever she wanted. It worked out pretty well.

Miranda said...

I would love to win this for my grandma who has met paula!!

Angela said...

Ummm...holy crap, girl! 141 comments?

Okay, I'm adding one more. I really really really need this cookbook because I DON'T have any of Paula's books yet. And I am dying to make something buttery and yummy and Southern for football season!!

MWAH!

Angela said...

Oh, and once I get done cutting coupons tonight, I'm going DIRECTLY to check out the gift card situation. I need me some shopping money!!

Angela said...

PSS I was sad that we did not make it to Paula's while in Savannah. But (ahem) some of us could not manage to get out of bed to make dinner reservations at 8 am, after arriving at 2 am and spending the next four hours wide awake with insomnia. Ugh! That strikes at the worst times!

Derek said...

I'm going to see her next week very excited.

nfmgirl said...

I love Paula Deen! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

purango said...

I love Paula Dean. I love getting cookbooks for my birthday. I love surprises. I love getting small gifts that show a lot of meaning. garrettsambo@aol.com

ktanjatk said...

I collect cookbooks and I don't have this one! Thanks for the chance :)

ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease said...

i love paula she is so fun to watch and i love her accent :)

{Cassandra} said...

Paula Deen + cooking + butter = Good times had by me!!

I love baking...all the time. This would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen. I'm sure my fiance wouldn't mind it being in my possession either! :)

Helen said...

I love Paula Deen, she's a hoot!

Nancy S. said...

This would be a great recipe book to have. Thank you.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

pms3237 said...

I love Paula and all the BUTTER she uses...delicious!

Kathy said...

I really like Paula Deen so this would be a great gift for me. I like to give art supplies to children for their Birthday along with some easy crossword puzzles. I hope they do them.

Jinxy and Me said...

I love Paula Deen and my mom loves her even more. She's a Paula fanatic!

 

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