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monday fun day….. the second (and local version)

October 8th, 2012 | 62 Comments »

Rapid fire, wasn’t it? Whew….. that first giveaway went quickly.

{{Congratulations to Kelli Abrahamian who won the Canning cookbook,
and to Liz Paul who won the Thanksgiving cookbook!}}

Thanks for entering, everyone!!


But first, let me repeat the details, ok? Some of you may not have been here last week.


~~Each week in October, starting on Monday, I will put up a post offering cookbooks to give away.
BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ACT FAST! Each cookbook offer will be up for only FIVE DAYS. 

~~At the end of the day on Friday, each week, I’ll close out the current giveaway, choose the winner and notify them quick as a wink. So in order to be eligible- YOU MUST leave comments on these posts that contain your contact information.
Don’t go through all the work of commenting without that!

~~If you are chosen as the cookbook winner, you will be asked to provide a mailing address so I can send you your book.
If you’re local, I’d be happy to meet up with you to hand you your winning cookbook in person!

Unfortunately, given the expense of mailing books, I have to limit these giveaways to US residents only.

Ok. Now…. Part Two. These are the big guns, folks. Local authors. Signed books. Here we go!!

DESSERTS IN JARS by Shaina Olmanson

It’s entirely possible that everyone has this cookbook by now, but then again, maybe not. Shaina is a Minnesota blogger, cooking up delicious and healthy fare for her four children at Food for my Family. She’s one of the hardest working bloggers I know, and on top of all her commitments, she created this beautiful dessert cookbook. I was blessed to receive a copy of this book, signed by Shaina herself and am excited to give it away as part of Monday Fun Day. You’ll love the photos, the simple and delicious recipes and if you’re like me, the section of Gifts in Jars will delight you.

HEALTHY BREAD IN 5 MINUTES by Zoë Francois and Jeff Hertzberg

Zoë and Jeff’s quick dough method has revolutionized home bread baking. You make a big batch of dough, keep it in the fridge and use it as needed to make lovely, fragrant and crusty homemade bread. This hard-copy book is full of healthier options for your daily bread, all with the same, easy 5-minute method. Wouldn’t YOU love to have fresh baked bread every day??

ARTISAN PIZZA AND FLATBREAD in 5 MINUTES A DAY by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg

An entire book of gourmet pizzas, flatbreads and other thin, crusty delights, utilizing the same quick 5-minute dough method designed by Zoë and Jeff. The recipes are mouth-watering and delicious, and the method couldn’t be easier. I was fortunate to attend a local event with Zoë and watch her demonstrate the techniques involved, spin and twist a disc of pizza dough in the air and make one of the best pizzas I’ve eaten recently. I received this signed hard copy as a participant in the event. Win this cookbook, and you’ll be flipping spinning pizza dough over your head in no time!!


Leave one comment on this post, telling me which cookbook you’d like to have and why.
It’s THAT easy.
(and remember…. in order to WIN, you MUST have contact information embedded in your comment
or I won’t have any way to reach you.)


~~Come on over and hang out with me on Facebook!
Leave one more comment telling me that you did!

~~Follow along with me on Twitter! And share YOUR Twitter account.
Leave me another comment about this!

~~Want even MORE chances? I LOVE Instagram. You can find me there under @kate_selner.
Follow along with me, leave me a comment here that you did and share YOUR Instagram account so I can follow you.

And stick around….. next week will arrive quickly. I know you’ll want to see what’s in store then!!

62 responses to “monday fun day….. the second (and local version)”

  1. Megan says:

    Healthy bread in 5 minutes!

  2. jeanine says:

    … and on twitter @jgatzke

    pizza, pizza, pizza! 🙂

  3. jeanine says:

    I’ve liked your page on FB for quite some time already…

    (Pizza book, please!)

  4. jeanine says:

    If I had to choose only one food to exist on for the rest of my life it would be PIZZA! So obviously I’d like to throw my dough in the ring for the Artisan Pizza book.

  5. Christie says:

    Any one of the books would be great i enjoy trying new recipes. Healthy bread would be great! Giveaways are great! I keep looking for a maid or handyman giveaway….

  6. Tracy says:

    I’d love Desserts in Jars, partly because I have the other two, and partly because that cover just looks too good!

  7. Lyn says:

    Would love to have the Healthy bread book from Zoe and Jeff b/c we’re just getting started with baking bread in the morning. This would really help us do it right from the start. Contact me via e-mail at somekindmom@hotmail.com.

  8. kristin says:

    would love the dessert book or the bread book!

    wallerka at yahoo dot com

  9. Elle says:

    And of course Instagram!! My fave app. Love you, Kate!!

  10. Elle says:

    I follow you on twitter too!!

  11. Elle says:

    I like you on Facebook, friend!!

  12. Elle says:

    I want… All of them. Shaina’s and the bread one most, though. Fab giveaway, friend!

  13. lindsay s says:

    I am also following you on facebook, via mommy’s sweet confessions

  14. lindsay s says:

    Hi! I would love the healthy bread in 5, I have made several of the recipes from their website and I am in love with the recipes, but I need the book to have more master recipes, since they of course don’t post ALL the recipes on their site (good business move). I love making healthy bread from scratch for my family!

  15. I follow you on twitter silly. @jensaidso

  16. Artisan Pizza and Flatbread – I was so bummed I missed that event and I love pizza!

  17. Kris says:

    I would love to win Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. I am spending way to much on Rustica Multigrain bread, which is delcious, but if I could make something just as good myself… well that would be grand! P.S. Love your blog!

  18. julia says:

    I want to win the Artisan Pizza and Flatbread Cookbook, because I have their other cookbooks and they are AWESOME !!!! But if I buty one more cookbook my hubby will kill me….but if I win it….that would be awesome.

  19. Amber says:

    And I already follow you on twitter @by_amber

  20. Amber says:

    I would LOVE to get any of these cookbooks, but if I had to choose I think I’d pick Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.

  21. Kim Allen says:

    and I have liked your page You can contact me at (remove spaces) myk emma at gmail dot com

  22. Kim Allen says:

    I am now following you on twitter @KemmaKim

  23. Kim Allen says:

    I would love the desserts in a jar. I have so many jars here for the canning I do, and it would make really terrific gifts! You can contact me at (remove spaces) myk emma at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the chance!

  24. Tommie says:

    My wife makes bread – has both the cookbooks from Zoe & Jeff. I have the sweet tooth so I make the desserts.

  25. Lori H. says:

    Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. I LOVE to bake bread. I do it at least 3 times a week. I would be so grateful to have this book!

  26. Grace says:

    I would love the pizza book! I bought myself the bread book about a month ago, and we haven’t bought bread since! I would love to try out something else from those guys. (Just liked you on Facebook and will comment there too 🙂

  27. Tiffany S says:

    I liked you page on FB.

  28. Tiffany S says:

    I have wanted one of the bread in 5 minutes a day book for a LONG time. I would love Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.

  29. gail says:

    liked you on fb

  30. gail says:

    would like to win desserts in jars bc it looks so cute

  31. Susan says:

    Without a doubt, Artisan Pizza… I have the other ABin5 books and they’re great!!!

  32. Jaclyn says:

    I would love to have a copy of the Desserts In Jars cookbook. Looks like fun! Thank you.

  33. Sara F. says:

    The Desserts in Jars book looks like it has lots of fun recipes. I would love to find new ways to use my old jars.

  34. nic. says:

    ZOMG. I want that bread book. I have a girlfriend who’s been going ON AND ON about it. I’ve NEVER made a loaf of bread-bread. Ever. Seriously, never. Only sweet breads for this girl, and it would be extremely empowering to feel that making my own bread were a reality.


  35. Ginger G says:

    … liked you on Facebook!

  36. Ginger G says:

    … Healthy-Bread-Five-Minutes-Day, my choice for the great gluten free recipes!

  37. Jane Svoboda says:

    Love Zoe’s books and bake bread and pizza. Need to win them for Christmas gifts.

  38. Michelle says:

    I follow you on Instagram, too. I’m michellehals. 🙂

  39. Michelle says:

    I follow you on Twitter. I’m @michellehals.

  40. Michelle says:

    I’ve liked your Facebook page for a long time. 🙂

  41. Michelle says:

    I would love the Artisan Pizza and Flatbread cookbook. I’ve been obsessed with making my own pizzas and flatbreads lately and haven’t found the perfect dough recipe yet.

  42. Debra Raiche says:

    I LOVE pizza! (and Dessert). If I have to deside I would love the Pizza book ….this has been on my wish list for over a year! Contact me any time as your winner! 🙂 email or FB. Thank so much in advance

  43. Mellissa says:

    Oh and I already follow you on all 3 🙂

  44. Mellissa says:

    I think I am that one person who doesn’t have Desserts in Jars! I would love to win that. I own the other two already and they are great cookbooks.

  45. Mary says:

    And we all know how addicted I am to Instagram {@whitepeachphoto}

    I never miss out on your delicious food photos and your sweet kitties!

  46. Mary says:

    I follow along on Twitter as @whitepeachphoto-

  47. Mary says:

    I {love} Kate in the Kitchen on FB-

  48. Marleen says:

    Of course I choose the dessert cookbook!! I love desserts especially if they are easy and quick to make. Marleen landeisb@comcast.net

  49. Mary says:

    I would love to have a copy of the Dessert in Jars cookbook. It’s been on my Amazon wishlist since this summer just because I love the cover photo and the idea of individual desserts in sweet little jars, but I had no idea that the author was local! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  50. Val says:

    Healthy Bread in Five Minutes A Day: because I have been a fan of the pizza book since the day it came out, and I really want this book for my cookbook collection. And I totally need more reasons to use my danish dough whisk! 🙂