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Monday, October 29, 2007

Sadly, There's No Recipe for Fried Okra Herein

My Bloggy Cookbook Giveaway has ended.

If you'd like to hear who won, and see some of the recipes from On Mimomsa Boulevard: Memories, Meals and Blessings, click here and visit the homepage of FriedOkra on Saturdays all throughout the month of November.

Cheers! Megan



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But Heavens to Betsy there's everything else Southern y'all could ever want or need in MY BLOGGY GIVEAWAY, this DEEEELUXE hard-cover church cookbook, On Mimosa Boulevard: Memories, Meals and Blessings, written and compiled by the women of my church "back home" in drought-stricken Georgia, the Roswell Presbyterian Church.


Just feast your eyes on this tasty sampling:

Texas Caviar
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Country Brunswick Stew
Georgia Cracker Salad
Vidalia Onion Casserole
Cheesy Grits Casserole
Red Beans & Rice
Shrimp & Grits
Cheese Biscuits
Prized Peach Cobbler


and ...

Wait for it...

Southern Pecan Pie!!!

And along with all that perfectly-assembled authentic Southern Goodness, this beauty of a cookbook also features several recipes contributed by none other than Little Old Me, and by several what I mean is the absolute drop-dead limit of recipes allowable by one Very Enthusiastic Contributor to a single church-lady cookbook, because when you ask Mama to share a few of her favorite recipes, she gleefully thrusts upon you her entire circa 1983 Lucite® card file of lovingly-collected and, well, para-organized index cards, gum wrappers, box tops, check stubs, cocktail napkins and torn-off paper sack corners that bear the knee-weakeningest, tongue-flappingest recipes she's been able to beg off of her Mom, two Grandmamas, big sister, sisters-in-law, sister's sisters-in-law, cousins, Aunts, great aunts, friends, neighbors, co-workers and their spouses, and people-she's-quite-forgotten-but-goodness-didn't-whoever-she-is-make-an-authentic-tasting-Baklava-I-had-to-have-that-one-didn't-I? and says, Oh, Absoluuuuuuutely, I'd love to!

Ahem. When I saw my own name and my cherished recipes IN ACTUAL PRINT and REPRODUCED HUNDREDS, EVEN THOUSANDS OF TIMES, I became very excited. And in my considerable haste to BE SURE I HAD A SPECIAL COOKBOOK FOR ALL THE SPECIAL LADIES IN MY LIFE I may have over-ordered by a just a few. Hundred. Or thereabouts.

But, honey, see I told you I'd find things to do with them! And dear, you do remember we used four of them to prop up the head of our precious child's crib that Christmas when she had her first cold and the new break-thru-technology vaporizer did nothing but dampen the walls and make our whole house smell like a gigantic Vicks® cold lozenge, don't you, sweetheart?

To win your very own copy of On Mimosa Boulevard: Memories, Meals and Blessings, just leave me a comment with a link to your blog or an email address. I'll do the drawing next Saturday, and ship to any US address. (It's HEAVY!)


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Thanks to Shannon for hosting a wonderful bloggy giveway bonanza at BloggyGiveAways.com.

242 comments:

  1. I love cookbooks! And I've found that the best ones are always church cookbooks.

    Yum! Pecan pie! Although I can't imagine a recipe any tastier than the one my mom makes.

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  2. I want it! I want it!! (And if I don't win it, can I purchase one off ya? Seeing as how you have only, you know, a hundred extras lying around.)

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  3. That sounds SO good. I think I'm from the South in a previous life, I love the food, I LOVE the plantation-big trees-gravel driveway scenes, and the whole manners - thang.
    I agree with Beth, the best cookbooks are from the 'church ladies.'

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  4. Okay, I would totally love this - great prize!

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  5. All of the recipes sound so good. Please count me in!

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  6. Please enter me. Thanks for your generosity!

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  7. I'm a yankee girl that would love this! Count me in!

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  8. yankee doodle dandy!!! I'm a yankee too. Please count me in

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  9. I love cookbooks. Please count me in the drawing. :)

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  10. My hubbie is from the South and loves to cook (I'm blessed!) Count me in please!

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  11. Count me in, I have a US address:)

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  12. I do love cookbooks! :)

    Count me in and come enter my beaded bookmark giveaway too!

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  13. This is Mike's wife-- not Mike! I don't have my own account... but I love, love, love cookbooks!

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  14. Is it wrong of me to say I would like this book just for the southern pecan pie alone?!!!

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  15. Drooling here thinking about it!

    Count me in and Come enter mine, too!

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  16. Alright, it has taken me 20 minutes to try to figure out what password I used for blog comments, can't figure it out so I am using the anonymous button. Would love to take a peak at that cookbook. Adem loves your shepard's pie and I know he would love some good ol' southern cooking as well.

    Katie

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  17. That is such a fun giveaway! If you want to have people from Canada in your contest (the shipping is different...), then I would love a chance.

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  18. How fun...I ALWAYS love new recipes!

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  19. Enter me in the drawing please. Thank you...

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  20. Church cookbooks are the BEST!

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  21. LOVE church cookbooks! Please count me in ... thanks!

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  22. What a great giveaway!! Please enter me! Come visit! I am giving away some Personalized Toile notecards and Notepads!

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  23. I love a good cookbook as much as the next girl but make it Southern recipes and I drool. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway.

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  24. Oh my goodness, even if I didn't love cookbooks, your enthusiasm alone makes me need this one!
    Now, bottle that enthusiasm and that is how excited I am about the game I am giving away, becuase, oh my stars, you will pee yourself laughing when you play it!
    I am not kidding, either, my own mother chewed me out for not telling her she would need to buy and wear Depends when playing it!

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  25. Hi there Megan! I must confess to visiting you often, but this is my first time to comment. I have enjoyed your posts and Southern perspective (is there any other?). Another confession, I'm a joiner too. Show me the latest bandwagon and I'll hop on! :)

    I'd LOVE a chance at the cookbook! Church cookbooks are the best because of all the potlucks.

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  26. Okay, you have my mouth watering. Although I'm from the south (TN), my husband was raised on a dairy farm, and I don't know all the great country-cooking recipes that he loves. Surely there's a tried-and-true good chicken 'n dumplin's recipe in there somewhere! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Nikki Angels of HeartOctober 29, 2007 at 10:25 AM

    Please count me in. This sounds fabulous. We are from the eastern coast and dont get to many southern dishes. I would love to take a peek.

    God bless
    Nikki

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  28. This sounds maaaah-velous dahling! Put me in!! I love cookbooks!

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  29. Sounds perfect! I do love a good cookbook. Count me in, please?

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  30. Oh. My. Gosh. I so want to win this!!!! minkners@yahoo.com

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  31. I have a nice stash of cookbooks, but this one sounds great! Please enter me!

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  32. Thanks for the chance!!
    Mine will be up later today.

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  33. Count me in! hillarycampos@gmail.com

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  34. Please include me in your drawing! I love cookbooks.
    ~Amy

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  35. Please include me. I love cookbooks!

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  36. You can never have enough cookbooks! Enter me, too!

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  37. Hello, My husband loves cookbooks and church recipe books are some of the best! Thanks, Cindi

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  38. I absolutely love cookbooks- it runs in our family! Please enter me in this give away!

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  39. My mother-in-law collects cookbooks. I like to raid her collection!

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  40. My husband hails from Rome, GA and would really enjoy some goo southern cooking from his midwestern wife. Count me in!

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  41. What a perfect giveaway from you. I do love cookbooks. Thanks for oferring it!

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  42. I could use another cookbook to add to my collection. I would love to be entered!

    Michelle
    www.northofthe49.com
    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

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  43. Great giveaway! monk5@charter.net

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  44. I collect cookbooks, and there is definitely a big gap in my collection right where southern cooking should be!

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  45. LET ME HEAR IT FOR SOME PECAN PIE!!

    I'd LOVE this! add me, please.

    blessings,
    karla

    you crack me up, girl! ;0)

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  46. As a Southerner stuck up in Rhode Island I NEED this cookbook. I'm working on getting people here to say y'all and serving them pecan pie would certianly go a long way.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ~liz

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  47. Oh, those recipes sound so yummy! I would love to have this cookbook. Please add me to the drawing! :-)

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  48. I love cookbooks please enter me in your contest.

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  49. Gotta love a cookbook--and I've had your cooking--double bonus! Great idea!

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  50. Love to try new things! Send that book my way, please!!!

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  51. Purty please add my name to the drawin!

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  52. I am always up for new meals, count me in.

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  53. I love church recipe books! You know that they were actually made my real people (not gourmet chefs!).

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  54. I also love church cookbooks! I've worn out one of mine. Enter me please!

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  55. I always love cookbooks, especially church ones! Please enter me. :)

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  56. What a great giveaway!!! Please enter me! Thanks!

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  57. More winter reading material - yay! And, probably something delish to munch on at the same time! Tossing in my comment for a chance... Thanks! :-)

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  58. Ohmigosh, cookbooks like this are the best! Southern church food - delicious.

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  59. Awesome giveaway! Count me in! Thanks!

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  60. Love the cover of the book.

    Please put my name in the hat for this give away.

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  61. Vidalia onion casserole... count me in!!

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  62. Oh, heavens! After that description, I hope I win it so that I can cherish all the memories you have invested in it! Very cool giveaway.

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  63. I practically collect cookbooks. I'd love to add one more.

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  64. I love cookbooks, especially collections like this. Gotta say it, I hate okra but that is one pretty pic on your header!

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  65. This is fabulous, please count me in:-)

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  66. i'd love to add this one to my cookbook collection!!!

    craftsbydi@hotmail.com

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  67. I collect cookbooks (sort of..). Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

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  68. A cookbook - just what this Southern girl needs & would love to win! Count me in! Good luck everyone!

    Happy Monday!

    Jennifer :-)

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  69. I love church lady cookbooks! I want yours--here in California all I see in ours are two dozen tri tip recipes and the odd cottage cheese meets jello offering. Are you willing to sell me one if I don't win?

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  70. Oh I am a southern girl and I would love to learn some of these recipes to honor my roots!!

    Enter me please!

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  71. I love church cookbooks! They have such wonderful recipes! Please enter me!

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  72. Wow! What a great giveaway! Please count me in. I'm doing a giveaway over at my place too. Hope you drop by for a quick visit!

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  73. Please enter me too. What a great prize. Thank you

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  74. Lurker who thinks you are one hysterical chick! Count me in!
    Mary B
    mborgman70@yahoo.com

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  75. oh yum thanks for entering me.
    hnkls4him@sbcglobal.net

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  76. I adore cookbooks. And I've been wanting to get some good pie recipes lately. This sounds fabulously lovely, and I'd love to be entered. :)

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  77. I am definately out of the running for winning the draw, being in NZ and all, but the recipes sound lovely and perhaps you might like to post a few of yours for us. I don't actually cook, but I will pass it onto my husband and ask him nicely if he will cook it for me!

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  78. Please enter me. I love to cook! apurv623@yahoo.com

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  79. Yum! Please enter me! bigfamily8@yahoo.com

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  80. Please add me to the list! Perhaps I could bless my family with a little southern cooking now and again!

    Blessings!
    Renee

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  81. I love church cookbooks! Please enter me!

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  82. Mmmmm... Southern cooking! Count me IN!

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  83. Oooo... I love cookbooks! Enter me!

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  84. I collect church cookbooks. Count me in.

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  85. I am addicted to cookbooks. And this one sounds fantastic!

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  86. I am a yankee living in Alabama married to a southerner. I need this one.

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  87. Thank you for hosting a giveaway!

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  88. I'm so excited! 'An I just can't hide it...I know, I know, I know..I wanna win it! I love that necklace...and it would look great on me! :)
    Happy Fall Y'all! Thanks for hosting this great carnival!
    sharvey(at)connections-etc(dot)net

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  89. Count me in! Thanks!

    Renee'
    http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

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  90. I want it PLEEEEEAAAASE!!!!
    I love love love cookbooks! please enter me in!!!
    Thanks so much for a wonderful opportunity to a great gift!
    Blessings
    Tina

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  91. What a hilarious post! I love cookbooks and love to cook! Count me in!

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  92. I would love to win this. I love cookbooks. That is so cool that a bunch of your recipes are in you. You must be so proud of yourself.

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  93. Yummy, please enter me.

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  94. My email/blog didn't come through I am at www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah email is: SeekingHim@gmail.com

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  95. I love cookbooks! This sounds perfect!!!

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  96. Oh wonderful - a southern cookbook for a TN southern gal who loves to cook!

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  97. Southern food is the best food! Please count me in!

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  98. count me in !!! Please!!! Love this!!!

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  99. I love to cook. Who doesn't need a new cookbook? Count me in!

    therohals@yahoo.com

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  100. Love fried okra, but love mimosas more! Sign me up!

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  101. OMG I so need this.. Im in a cooking rutt and Ive been making the same 5 things for the last year.. Im sure everyone around here is getting tired of it.

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  102. I NEED this book!
    Amanda
    amandaqtpie@yahoo.com

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  103. Church ladies are truly the best cooks in the world! I would love to win:)

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  104. Pleeeze pick me.

    http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

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  105. There's nothing like a good dose of Southern cooking to fill your heart and soul, not to mention your tummy!

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  106. Thanks for sharing a great cookbook that surely contains some great southern recipes!

    Pat

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  107. Count me in! I adore a good cookbook and this one sounds wonderful!

    Good luck to everyone :)

    Lib
    http://not-much-more.blogspot.com
    notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com

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  108. could use some southern delish cooking over the pond here in Ireland.
    Megan, throw my name in the hat!
    thx!

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  109. hiya, just saw you are shipping to US address only...understand.
    Can I still enter and provide a US address?--have relatives traveling over soon...
    thx

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  110. I have to confess that cooking is not one of my favorite activities (for years I have displayed a potholder with a Boynton cat on it saying, "Cooking. What a thrill."). But if there's anything that does inspire me--it's a good church cookbook! This one sounds special.

    Enter me please!

    Jeanne

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  111. These are some of my favorite types of cookbooks! I would love to win this. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. Sounds great! Please count me in!

    Barb J.
    jonesfamilyof5@yahoo.com

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  113. Please count me in the running! I am quite the cookbook lover, especially a good cookbook from church.

    Great give-away idea!

    -Lauren
    lvhill@nc.rr.com

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  114. 149 comments??? You're the rock star, baby!

    You must have lived close by me before you moved... I recognize many of the places you mention on you posts. Roswell is practically around the corner from us! :) Girl, you need to COME HOME!!!

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  115. Fabulous! I am right now drooling over the Peach cobbler recipe! PLEASE pick me! ;) My favorite cookbooks are the church ones! What a great giveaway!
    angeliclenore@gmail.com

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  116. I would love to win this! I love to cook and try new recipes - and southern ones would be great

    Thanks!

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  117. Ah, a good southern cookbook!!! Would bring me closer to home (A texan in idaho).

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  118. I knew you had to be a "Southern Girl" with "okra" in the blog!!!!! This cookbook looks delicious....count me in - I'd love to win!!!

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  119. Yummy recipes! Sounds awesome!
    -Karen
    basham628@tampabay.rr.com

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  120. I love church cookbooks. I hope you pick me for it.

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  121. I'd love to win THIS! But then it's going straight to my mom's house for a test drive!

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  122. My poor southern dh, who is sentenced to living in the frigid north for the time being, would LOVE to see me find a GOOD pecan pie recipe!

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  123. This sounds like a yummy cookbook. :) I'd love to be entered. :)

    Audra
    writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

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  124. Great gift for my husband, our chef ...
    Thanks,
    Karen (karenyoram@gmail.com)

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  125. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks!

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  126. Yum-Yum. This sounds delicious! Thank you so much!!

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  127. Count me in. Thanks, classybutearthy@hotmail.com

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  128. Oh, Megan. I just hafta have it!!

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  129. I have a *little* cookbook collection, love to thumb through them and salivate, but shucks, hate to crack 'em open and use 'em! I'm constantly searching for "just the one" and maybe this is it!

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  130. Cheesy grits casserole?? Count me in!!!

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  131. I love church cookbooks!!! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you so much!
    blessings, ZudaGay

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  132. I would love to win the cookbook--and I love your blog!

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  133. Thanks for the giveaway -- Count me in!

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  134. Ohh la la. My mouth is watering just reading your post. Enter me in your giveaway, please my dear.

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  135. I'm a cookbook fan---they're great for holidays, and for the ordinary days, they're great jumpin' off points! Please enter my name.

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  136. I've lived in the south long enough to love the southern cooking! Count me in!

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  137. Oh we love cooking here!!! Count me in this one!!

    Debby

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  138. I am so drooling right now. I would love to taste these recipes!!

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  139. This is great!!! IT'S MAKING ME HUNGRY!!! Enter me, Please!!! Thanks,tracy

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  140. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thanks.
    Please visit my blog anytime at www.xanga.com/chefvangie.
    God bless ~E

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  141. Love to try some of these.
    Theresa N.
    weceno@aol.com

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  142. Please enter me
    Betsy
    betliner @ yahoo.com

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  143. I'm always looking for new cookbooks and yours looks soo good. :) jdeguzman0930@gmail.com

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  144. I'm also a GA girl so Hurray for GA church cookbooks! :)

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  145. I LOVE cookbooks like this! Please enter me.

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  146. Great Giveaway! Please enter me.

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  147. Ok, since there are 193 comments I'm NOT going to read them all...but I always wondered:

    is it "pee-CAN"

    or

    "pee-CON" pie?

    I just don't know.

    :-)

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  148. Will it help me cook better? I'd love it.

    julieahudson[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  149. I would love to win this! What a neat prize. Thanks!

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  150. I would love this! I heart cookbooks!

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  151. I would love some good southern recipies. It would also make a good b-day present for my 30th b-day.

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