Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanks + Giving! A COOKBOOK Giveaway for You!

'Tis the Season! This is one of the best holidays, because thankful is all you really need to be.


Well, that and being able to cook! Heh.

Oh, wait...make that cook and eat.

Thankfulness, cooking and eating: the pilgrims knew what was important!

And you, like me, are probably insanely busy this week!

Which means, this is a perfect time for a GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!!

I have a plain and simple, shiny new hardcover AMISH COOKBOOK to give away to one of you, my blog readers, whom I am very thankful for!

The binding is made so that it lays open nicely...which I love.

I know it will come in handy for your Christmas baking, the Amish can bake and many of their recipes are for a crowd. I bought this at a tiny Amish store up north in a small town where a bunch of my extended family lives.

I love visiting the store (lit with gas lanterns and skylights!) and browsing through their choices of cookbooks, this one was the very best.

From "AMISH COOKING", you will enjoy new recipes for things like Angel Gingerbread and Burnt Sugar or SHOOFLY cake! All intriguing, right?

In addition to hundreds of just plain good recipes, (even a section on using leftovers!) there are sections on breads, drinks for a crowd (in case you have a barn raising!) ice cream, homemade candies, canning and preserving, the garden, child care, sewing, poems and inspiration!

They've packed a lot into this little hardcover book. I like that there are plenty of spaces in the margins for us to make notes in...which I tend to do!

And in my usual fashion, I don't have a lot of strings attached to my giveaways, I just ask that you make sure if you enter, that I have your email address to contact you if you win!

All I'm asking that you leave five things in your comment that you are thankful for.

Simple, right?

I will draw for the winner on Monday of next week, which is November 29!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

AND... here's to LEFTOVERS!
(One of the best parts of cooking for Thanksgiving!)


Pssst! DON'T FORGET to leave your email address! ;-)


Cindy said...

Well thank you for this..this is an awesome book to have..if you enjoy cooking..and I do!

5 things to be thankful for...

1. That Jesus is my Lord and Savior
2. That I am an American..who can vote they way her heart says..not the way the government wants me to.
3.Being adopted..I am thankful for the chance to have my own 5 children..and now the #11 grandchild is on the way..To see ME..in someone else..love it
4.Music..and the ears to hear it with..I do love music and giggles
5.Cheese..yeah I know..silly..but I love my cheese!!

Thanks again for doing this.In case I don't win..cinnamon roll recipe please!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Teresa said...

I am excited about your giveaway! Here are my 5 things I am thankful for:
1-Jesus is my Lord and Savior
2-My four children
3-My husband
4-A warm comfy home since it is supposed to be in the neg temps tonight
5-wonderful friends.

Thank you for doing this...Have a wonderful week.

Jeanette said...

Five things I am thankful for in no particular order!:

1. My large Italian family.
2. My wonderful husband.
3. My son, daughter and their significant others.
4. A comfortable home to live in.
5. Gainful employment.

Its hard not to keep going! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sister Number Five said...

You don't need to put me in the drawing, we;ll leave that for the other bloggers, but here's my Thankful list:
1. My Lord & Savior
2. My children and granddaughter
3. My family; mother, brothers & sisters, nieces, nephews & in-laws
4. A Christian up-bringing
5. My country & freedom (so far, anyway)
6. Health
7. My new cozy house!
Sorry; couldn't stop at 5!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

JulieF1962 said...

Thank you for offering such a great giveaway, and thank you also for reminding me of the reason for Thanksgiving! I am thankful for

1. My husband and daughter
2. Enough to eat
3. A warm house
4. That Jesus saved my little family and me
5. My dog


Unknown said...

Wow! This Mississippi girl that loves to cook would love to have this cookbook! I love your blog. It's definitely one of my favorites. There is just so much I am thankful for it's hard to decide which ones to list. These are the first 5 that came to mind:
1. My Jesus is so loving & good!
2. Another Thanksgiving with my sick parents.
3. My wonderful family, husband, children, grandchildren, & great-grandchild.
4. To be living in America.
5. Every breath I take!
Thanks so much! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

A giveaway, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
1. The Cross
2. My husband my best friend.
3. My sweet daughter.
4. My grandaughter and grandson.
5. Coconut Cake.

Susan Harper said...

I forgot to leave my email address above.

Lisa said...

I am thankful for:
1) My family
2) The gospel
3) A home to live in
4) Good friends
5) Health


Anonymous said...

Count me in!
I am thankful for:
1. God! His joy, faithfulness, love, His unchanging and steadfast nature.
2. My most splendid husband
3. My Chickie
4. My home, and being able to make it a warm and wonderful place to live
5. Blogging
6. Seasons, a fulfilling career, a great church, the beauty of God's creation, my fan club of cats

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

First, and foremost, I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am thankful for my loving, support family.
I'm thankful for good health.
I'm thankful for my kind and cherished friends.
I'm thankful for being blessed to have been born in the United States of America. I'm also thankful and grateful for the protection of this great nation by the members of military and their families. May God bless them all!

Love you, Joni!

Mary Carwile

Cousin B said...

Such beautiful pictures! I'm hungry.
I'd LOVE to win this book. I cook for a crowd often.
I'm thankful for:
1. Eternal Life after death
2. My loving husband and family
3. My health
4. Our freedom
5. Horses...they're my therapy.

kega said...

I have so much to be thankful for, more this year than any other.
1. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for chosing me to be one of his people.
2. I am thankful for my church of fellow believers to worship with and fellowship with.
3. I am thankful for the truths in his word God has shown me this year.
4. I am thankful for my husband who is a wonderful leader for our family.
5. I an thankful God has provided for our family needs in abundance.
Our God is a sovereign God full of love for His people.

Cheyenne said...


1-I am grateful for the freedom to worship.
2-To live on the prairies of Canada and to raise my daughter to be a steward of the land.
3-I am so thankful my lil bub is healthy this Christmas and a blessed little joy in our lives.
4-I am grateful for my old home and the wood stove in it.
5-I am grateful for my big green comfy chair that I love to sit in and read.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered into the giveaway, if i am allowed, being that i live in Australia...
But i will still give my 5 things i am thankful for:
1..I am thankful for my darling husband and our 3 gorgeous children
2..thankful, we are all in good health
3..thankful that my hubby and i both have jobs
4..thankful for our military men and women, so i can live the peaceful life i do.
5..thankful for my dear & closests friends.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Joni.
luv Ann xx

Tanya said...

Hi Joni,
What a great giveaway...thanks for the chance...
Okay...hummmmm...let me think!
#1 Our God and Saviour Jesus Christ
#2 My hubby who I adore
#3 My 4 babies (24, 22, 19, 16)
#4 This awesome country we live in where we really don't know how lucky we are
#5 Every day

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love Amish books, I found out about them on a rainy weekend up N. last fall, and then our church library has many too, so I've read a lot of them this year, can't get enough of them. Cookbook sounds great, I could never be Amish though, they eat too many sweets, I could never gracefully handle that, but you can hide it pretty well under their dresses! I'm thankful for: My salvation, my family, my church, our jobs, God's provision of our needs djjhmdhinds@juno.com Julie Hinds

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

I love Amish cookbooks. I have one that has water damage to it and am thinking of pulling out recipes I use alot and get rid of the rest. Maybe this one would have similar recipes.
1. Thankful for the freedom to worship our God in church and daily in my home.
2. My husband who loves me in spite of it all!
3. Work for all of our family.
4. Good health and freedom, so far, to keep it that way.
5. Thankful for my friends who keep me sane and my bloggy friends included.
Happy Thanksgiving, Joni!
(you have my email)

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh my! Those cinnamon rolls look sooo yummy! Please enter me.
5 Things I'm thankful for
1) All of gods grace and blessings
2) My lovely nieces
3) Snow
4) Husband and Family
5) Chocolate Chip Cookies
Warm Blessings!~Amy

jtobias said...

Thank you for doing this. I am thankful for...

1. The Holy Trinity
2. Family
3. Friends
4. Secure employment
5. Health

my email is jtobias1960@gmail.com

Shelley said...

What a great giveaway! I live near Amish County (PA). I love visiting the markets!

5 Things I am Thankful For:

1-My life (I almost died during a botched surgery last year)
2-That God trusted me, believed in me, and blessed me with the most amazing little boy, who has Classic Autism. He inspires me each and every day!
3-My two beautiful daughters.
4-My wonderful hubby.
5-That my baby brother (Air Force/Special Ops), is home safe from Afghanistan!

I could go on and on, but those are what I am most thankful for this year :)

mdlangmead at gmail dot com

Barbara said...

What a neat cookbook! And..looks very useful too with other things like canning etc....

5 things I am grateful for are:

1. My 2 wonderful children that God has blessed us with.

2. A fantastic husband that works hard for us every day to allow me to stay home with them.

3. For my mom who is getting up there in age, that she is still able to have holidays with us and be able to enjoy her grandchildren.

4. A warm home to keep us safe. It may not be big, but it is enough for us.

5. A country that allows me to serve Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

I am always facinated by the Amish and their lifestyle. I think we could all learn from them.
Things I am thankful for. We are so blessed it is hard to pick only 5.
1-Jesus who makes all this possible
2-My husband and family who makes living worthwile
3-Friends who add spice to this life
4-My warm cozy home
5-My and my family's good health
We are so blessed it is hard to pick only 5

Elenka said...

Wow, you have a lot of religious folks out there!
I am thankful for:
1. My family
2. Good health
3. Love
4. Freedom
5. My cats
5.5. My electric mattress pad

Kristen said...

1.My God
2.My family
3.My home
4.My friends
5.My blog reading :)


Peggy said...

What a awesome cookbook!God has truly blessed me so I have a lot to be thankful for but here are 5:
1. My heavenly father
2. Having all my family here for our annual family Christmas weekend next week.
3.our gardens that filled our pantry and freezers
4.internet because it has brought me to so many wonderful friends I would never have met otherwise.
5My bible and the freedom to have and read it.

Unknown said...

Please enter me in this wonderful give away.

1. the good lord
2. family
3. military kids all in the same time zone.
4. good health
5. my husband working


Barbara Palermo said...

Five things I am thankful for in no particular order!:

1. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for my family.
2. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for my wonderful husband.
3. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for my health.
4. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for my friends.
5. I am thankful to my Lord and Savior for my cat.

Erin said...

Thankful for: God and Jesus, family, friends, my job, and animals.

Anonymous said...

I am, above all, thankful for my God, my country, and my family but here are my other 5:

1. Politeness
2. Wool socks
3. Soldiers
4. My sewing machine
5. Naps

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Joni,

Please enter me in the cookbook giveaway !

I am thankful for:

The Lord above
and Love below
from family and friends
and health and happiness for all
Living in the U S A
And being able to use a computer to enter this giveaway today !


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am thankful for my precious children, my health, that I have never known hunger (except for dieting :) ), a roof over my head (though it often leaks- smile), and to be needed. Thank you! Angela at angelastuff@gmail.com

seanymph said...

Im late to the party but I love Amish cooking. This would be a nice addition to my cookbook stash.

I did a daily journal of things I was thankful for this month so I will post a few of those things here:

1. Dirty dishes- I am thankful for those even tho I hate doing them cuz that means we are blessed to have enough to eat.

2. My sturdy new house- I am thnakful to have found it, its strong in the wild windy storms here, no windows rattling or house shaking.

3. My Fireplace- Im thankful for it because its gas and warms this house better than anything. With hot soup and a warm fire we are warm inside and out.

4. Love- I am thankful Ive found love and have love and even am able to love. I cannot imagine life without it.

5. Friends and family both online and not. - Life is not good when your alone and I have been. I am thankful for those around me.

Don & Laura said...

I'm thankful for:
My Dear Hubby,
Our 2 adult Children,
'Older' Parents & Family,
A roof over our Heads:)