Happy Blogiversary and a GIVEAWAY!

by Melissa on January 28, 2009

**The giveaway has now ended, winner will be announced Wednesday!**

Today is the 1 year anniversary of this blog! It has been a ton of fun and I have learned a lot about myself in and out of the kitchen! In honor of my blogiversary, I am having a giveaway. It is not much of a secret that I love Ina Garten (see Barefoot Bloggers category), but I want everyone else to love her too! I have come to appreciate her recipes and cooking style, and LOVE her new cookbook Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics. So, I am giving you a chance to win a copy for yourself! Already own this wonderful cookbook? You must have a friend of family member who could use a copy!

The Rules:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post, you do not have to have a blog to enter.
  • You must leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
  • Open to anyone living in the United States (sorry to any International readers!)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 12 midnight.
  • Winner will be chosen by Random.org’s Integer Generator.
  • Winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009.

Thank you for following along with me during my adventures in the kitchen over the past year, I truly appreciate it! Good luck!

Like this post? Share with your friends!

{ 71 comments… read them below or add one }

lovestoeat January 28, 2009 at 7:09 pm

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! What a great giveaway

Reply

Paula S. January 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I love Ina Garten! Her recipes are so amazing and delicate. This would make a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection.

Reply

oneparticularkitchen January 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Happy Blogiversary! Can you believe I don’t have a single Ina book?

Reply

Jessica Segarra January 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I love her show but have yet to buy any of Ina’s cookbooks! I am pretty new to this whole blogging thing (I have 11 months before I get to have a blog anniversary!) so hopefully I will have as great an experience as you have over the last year!

Reply

elly January 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Happy blogiversary! How sweet of you. I am a huge Ina fan!

Reply

Lindsey January 28, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Congratulations Melissa on one year! I have enjoyed following all of your culinary adventures through your blog. Here’s to many more continued years of foodie greatness!

Reply

Brianna January 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I’ve never owned an Ina Garten cookbook, so I’m excited about your Giveaway! :)

Reply

Jen January 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Happy Blogiversary!

Reply

emily e. January 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Happy Blogiversary! So exciting!

Reply

Diana January 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Happy blogiversary! My DH laughs because whenever I have a kitchen disaster, I ask WWTBCD (What Would the Barefoot Contessa Do?)

Reply

Kelsey January 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Congratulations on a great year in the kitchen! I love your blog giveaway. Ina Garten makes the most pure, comforting, beautiful dishes. I’m so glad to see her getting back to her roots.

Reply

prlmrg08 January 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm

YAY! Happy Blogiversary!!! I dont have that cookbook… looks like a good one :)

Reply

Brooke January 28, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Congrats on your blogiversary. I love your site — keep the great recipes coming.

Reply

Randell January 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I watched her show for the first time the other day, and LOVED it!

Reply

Jamie January 28, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Congrats on your first blogiversary! Mine is in a few weeks, I can’t wait. I would love that cookbook, so I could choose a great recipe when it’s my turn for BB.

Reply

Krystal January 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Happy Blogiversary!!!!! I love your superbowl ideas, I’m seriously in love with your buffalo chicken bites! YUM!

Reply

Stef January 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I have just started to really like Ina’s recipes so I would love to win this book! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Reply

Stefanie January 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Great giveaway! I love your blog :)

Reply

*crinkle* January 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Happy Blogiversary!

I love Ina. Her Beef bourguignon is TDF.

Reply

joelen January 28, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Congratulations on your blogiversary and here’s to many more delicious posts to come! How generous and thoughtful for you to host a great giveaway too! This is a cookbook I’ve been eyeing to get too! :)

Reply

Elizabeth F. January 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Congrats on a year of blogging – what an accomplishment!

Reply

Lena January 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm

We should be showering you with gifts on your blogiversary :) Congrats on the milestone. I don’t own any of her cookbooks. Would love to win one!

Reply

Amy January 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Happy Blogiversary to you! What a sweet giveaway :)

Reply

jesstyler January 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Congrats on your blogiversary!!! I love Ina and have not yet had a chance to check out this cookbook ….

Reply

Jamie January 28, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Happy blogiversary! I am trying to build a good repertoire of cookbooks and would love to have this as part of my collection!

Reply

Pennies on a Platter January 28, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Happy Blogiversary!! I received this book for Christmas and love it! Great choice for a giveaway!

Reply

snooky doodle January 29, 2009 at 12:29 am

Interesting book!

Reply

Susie2242 January 29, 2009 at 12:56 am

congratulations!

Reply

Robin January 29, 2009 at 2:49 am

Happy blogoversary from a longtime lurker. I’d love a chance to win, I could use more “back to basics” – in both my cooking and my life!

PS I’m in Israel but I do have a US mailing address :).

Reply

Brittany January 29, 2009 at 3:48 am

Hey! I am a lurker on your blog and LOVE looking at it!

Happy Blogiversary :)

Reply

Laura January 29, 2009 at 7:13 am

happy blogiversary! I love watching Ina too, she rocks! : )

Reply

beulahej January 29, 2009 at 9:36 am

Happy Blogiversary!! I just love reading your blog!

Reply

mcgamilton3 January 29, 2009 at 9:52 am

happy blogiversary! I love a little Barefoot Contessa myself, what a fun giveaway!

Reply

Jennifer January 29, 2009 at 10:00 am

Happy Blogiversary! I love Ina too and don’t have this cookbook yet!

Reply

Kelly January 29, 2009 at 10:26 am

Happy blogiversary!

Reply

Tallie January 29, 2009 at 10:29 am

Congratulations! I’m so glad I found your site. I’ll be making several of your Super Bowl party snack suggestions =)

Reply

Lisa January 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

Happy Blogiversary! I am always looking for a new cookbook to use.

Reply

Aubrie Shaw January 29, 2009 at 11:15 am

Happy Blogiversary! I love to read your blog but I’ve never commented before. Your recipes are delicious!

Reply

sarah January 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

Yeah! A give a way!

Reply

Lauren January 29, 2009 at 11:40 am

LOVE your blog – happy bloggiversary!! :)

Reply

jennie January 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Love your blog! Happy anniversary. Would love to win this cookbook.

Reply

KK Millet January 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Hi there! I am a Barefoot Blogger too, but have been stealing this book from my mom. Would love to have my own copy!

Katharine

Reply

Erin January 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I bet one year passed very quickly :)
Thanks for continuing to share your recipes, thoughts and ideas.

Reply

Angela January 29, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Happy day! I neeed this cookbook, please pick me!

Reply

Stephanie January 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I would SO love to win this cookbook. I’ve been wanting it but haven’t gotten it yet.

Reply

Catherine O. January 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Happy Blogiversary :) Ina Garten has wonderful recipes! I’ve checked out her cookbooks at the library, but I have yet to own one :P

Reply

Kylee January 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I’ve been dying to get my hands on that book!
Happy bloggaversary.

Wonder when mine is?! hmmm must check!

Reply

b*schus January 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I’ve really enjoyed discovering your recipes this year. Here’s to another few years!

Reply

erin January 29, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Happy Blog-iversary! Your website is yummy and you certainly have some great recipes I’ve bookmarked!

Reply

xoeskie January 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm

happy blogiversary!! I’m having so much fun blog-hopping and making friends this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I’m chosen as the lucky winner!!!

Reply

Brooke January 29, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Happy Blogiversary! What a generous & wonderful giveaway!

Reply

Priscilla January 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Happy Bloiversary Melissa! Thanks for all the yummy recipes, and great giveaway!

Reply

Snobby January 29, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I love Ina too!

Reply

Geriann January 30, 2009 at 9:04 am

Happy Blogiversary!!! Love your blog- read it all the time!!

Reply

Melissa January 31, 2009 at 1:37 am

I <3 Barefoot Contessa

Reply

Melissa (rolosgirl) January 31, 2009 at 9:08 am

Hi Mel! How are you! I have loved reading your blog over the past year! I have been wanting to chat with you on the wc board, but seems like we are never on the same time. I started the Wilton cake classes and have been thinking of you and referring to you blog after each class, to compare our experiences!

Any dinners at the Common Man recently? YUM. Hope all is well and we can “catch up” soon!

Reply

mangomissives January 31, 2009 at 11:05 am

Congrats on your blogaversary!

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook. It is one of the few that is not in my collection. :)

Reply

Amy January 31, 2009 at 11:50 am

Happy Anniversary to you! And yes yes I do have a friend who would love this too!

Hugs.. Amy

Reply

Melissa January 31, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I just found your blog today. What a wonderful collection of great recipes! I’m having fun going through your archives of this past year (and getting great ideas for mealtimes and family get-togethers). Happy Blogaversary :)

Reply

thecynicalchef January 31, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Happy Blogiversary!! Hope to be there myself one day. :) Congrats!!!

Reply

Maryanna January 31, 2009 at 10:02 pm

happy anniersary to your blog.

Reply

mic January 31, 2009 at 10:03 pm

happy blogaversary….i love Ina Garten:-)

Reply

Amy M January 31, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I’ve been lurking on your blog for awhile now… I fav almost every single entry you make! :o)
i’ve had my eye on this cookbook for awhile… love her show on the food network channel!
happy blog-i-versary! keep up the yummy posts!

Reply

Nina January 31, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Congratulations and here’s to many more years!

Reply

Jenn February 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Yeah for you Melissa! I love Ina also, I have been enjoying her Family style cook book lately, and would love to add this one to my collection!

Reply

Tiffany February 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Happy Blogiversary!

Reply

michelle February 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm

What a great giveaway!

Reply

Melissa February 1, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I love Ina too! Congrats on a year!!!

nbbride06 at gmail dot com

Reply

Bridget February 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

Count me in!!! Happy blogiversary!!!

Love the football krispies!

Reply

carmencooks February 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

Happy Bloggiversary!! I love your blog. :)

Reply

Jennie February 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

I am a new to your blog and so far I love it. Keep up the great work.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: