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Chronicle Books Contest


How would you like to win $500 worth of books? I know I would! There are TONS of cookbooks I would kill to have in my collection and I am hoping Chronicle Books will help make that happen.

Happy Haul-idays is back at Chronicle Books this year. If you are a blogger (like myself), you can write a post with a compiled list of Chronicle Books listed books and enter it on their entry page (located here)! If you don’t blog, comment on this post and if *I* win, I get to choose someone who commented on this post to win too! There has been an addition to this years contest as well. The winner of the $500 worth of books will be able to donate another $500 worth to their chosen charity! If I won, I would donate to the Children’s Hospital of Central California, whom have been part of my families lives for years. They are always in need of new toys and books to keep the thousands of children they tend to occupied and I know they would benefit greatly from the $500.

Below is my list of books I would get if I won this amazing giveaway. Most are baker’s books and general cookbooks, but I have included a few books for my daughter as well.

Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids: Gifts, Sweets, and Treats for the Whole Family ~ 19.95

Painted Cookies ~ 12.95

Tartine Bread ~ 40.00

All Cakes Considered: A Years Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR’s All Things Considered ~ 24.85

Brittles, Barks and Bon Bons: Delicious Recipes for Quick and Easy Candy ~ 16.95

Julius! I Love Color! ~ 8.99

School Years: A Keepsake Box for School Memories ~ 19.95

See’s Famous Old Time Candies: A Sweet Story ~ 14.95

The Chocolate Deck: 50 Luscious Indulgences ~ 14.95

Coffee Cakes: Simple, Sweet, and Savory ~ 18.95

The Country Cooking of Italy ~ 50.00

Rustica: A Return to Spanish Home Cooking ~ 35.00

Saveur The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking From Around the World ~ 35.00

Time for Dinner: Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes for Every Night of the Week ~ 24.95

Love in Spoonfuls: Fast and Easy Ways to Make Nutritious Foods for Your Baby ~ 19.95

Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking ~ 50.00

Cooking to Conceive: Fertility-Boosting Foods and Recipes to Help You Get Pregnant ~ 24.95

Soul Catcher: A Journal to Help You Become Who You Really Are ~ 18.95

Instant Wedding Planner: Get from “Will You?” to “I Do!” in Record Time ~ 14.95

Sweetie Stats ~ 7.95

Fortune-Telling Book of Dreams ~ 9.95

Gratitude: A Journal ~ 14.95

Good luck to any other bloggers entering, but this is one giveaway I am crossing every finger, toe, eye, and limb for. Mostly because of the Children’s Hospital!


For those that read my list before November 29, 2011, I HAVE edited some of my listings. This is due to finding out my love already had some of the cookbooks in storage (he is a French trained culinary chef) from when he went to school. I hope that you all equally love my new, easier to read list! AND GOOD LUCK!!!