Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Jingle Bells....The amazing Vanilla Cheesecake I am baking Smells .... Delicious!!  Tonight  I am hosting a "Little Christmas"  for some Family Friends here in North Carolina, since me and the hubby are traveling to NY for the Holiday!!  Stuffed Shells, Chicken Parm and Garlic Bread...OHHHH Can't wait for Seven O'clock to roll around!!

Today, We are celebrating Day TWO of My FAVORITE BOOKS GIVEAWAY!!

Firstly....CONGRATULATIONS to LIZZIE W. who is our DAY One Winner!!

**For those that didn't win, try again today...You can enter everyday, but can ONLY win ONCE!!  Good Luck!!

A Tasty Read is giving away FIVE books this week to FIVE lucky winners. The ONLY catch is that the books are MY FAVORITE BOOKS...Hey, I am ALWAYS recommending these books to others...so I figured why not Give Away a few...just to get the party started!!


1. You will have to leave a comment in order to be entered to win. Just click on "comment" at the bottom of the post. ( You don't have to be A Tasty Reader in order to leave a comment!)

2. Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact the winners.

3. You may enter each day, but can only win once. (Its the Holiday's...Lets spread the joy around)

4. If you are announced as a winner, please choose which book off of MY FAVORITES LIST that you would like to receive. YAY!!


See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Fatal Affair by Marie Force

Birthright by Nora Roberts

Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins

Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson

Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Untraceable by Laura Griffin

It Had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Paradise by Judith McNaught

Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery

Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hildebrand

Not Another New Years by Christie Ridgway

Something About You by Julie James

Tempt Me Tonight by Toni Blake

My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Thread of Fear by Laura Griffin

Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Wild Card by Lora Leigh

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

YA Favorites

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Going to Far by Jennifer Echols

(**I would just like to say that I have SOOO MANY FAVORITES, these are just the few that stay with me long after I finished reading them.)

Giveaway Question Day Two: What are you Cooking/Baking for the Holidays??  Do you have traditions set up for a special baking day or cooking day??  Tell me about it!!

Happy Holidays and A Very Healthy, Happy New Year!!  And Good Luck!!


Rach Thielen said...

I wish I had time to bake over the holidays because I would bake lots & lots of Christmas shaped cookies........complete with frosting, sprinkles and anything else yummy that I find to put on my cookies :-)

jen said...

I'm going home so my mom will do most of the cooking. But I left a batch of oatmeal cranberry cookies for my kittysitter :)

Lizzie Walker said...

Thanks Lisa! It was so hard to choose which book I wanted. These are all fabulous reads.

Good Luck to the rest of the coming winners!

Ruthanne Brosseau said...

My daughter and I (she is 13) take an afternoon and bake chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, beer bread, and chipless chocolate chip cookies. We also make some dips to go with the bread. We then bring to our neighbors and some of her friends families! The best part is the time we have together!!!

Natalija said...

Congratulations to Lizzie W!!!

Although I live in Italy, originally I’m from Latvia where one of the most important Christmas sweets is “Piparkūkas”, peppercakes/cookies. They are similar to gingerbread, but with more spices included (black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, coriander, anis, ginger… ) You can bake them in different shapes & even use as a Christmas tree decoration. Very important are the proportions of spices. The best option is to buy a ready-made dough (it must rest in the fridge for several days). Since I'm not very good at baking, my mother usually sends me enough cookies for all the Holiday Season :)

A Tasty Reader said...

Rach...its always the thought that counts!! he he

Jen...Oatmeal cranberry sound YUMMY!! its always nice to reward the people who help us!!

Lizzie..Congrats again!!

Ruthanne...So nice to have you here...and when she is older, Ill bet she continues the tradition with her daughter!! Very SPECIAL!!

Natalija...they sound so GOOD!! Quite the spicy kick!! YUM!!

Stephanie Oliva said...

I'm doing all mine baking on Christmas eve. This is the first year that I'm doing it. So hopefully everything turn out edible. Lol