Friday, 15 October 2010

The Family Dinner Cookbook Giveaway!

I love receiving items for review in the mail, and today my The Family Dinner, By Laurie David arrived. I would like to say thank you to Anna Balasi from Hachette Book Group, for giving me the opportunity to read their product, and for letting me host a contest with 1 book to give away!

The producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so.

Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table.

Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.

To enter my giveaway:
1. Tell me why you would like to win a copy of The Family Dinner.- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
2. Follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (or tell me if you already do)- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)

BONUS:

1. Vote for me on: We're on the Fence & TopMommyBlogs - 2 entries (leave 2 comments)


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2. Follow me @kimmie_1980 on Twitter (or tell me if you already do) once per day - 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
3. Tweet the following tweet, once per day for 1 extra entry (1 comment) per tweet:

"Win a copy of The Family Dinner (cookbook), by Laurie David from @kimmie_1980 http://tinyurl.com/2fmzxlr (10/31) #giveaway"

4. Follow me on BlogFrog- 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
5. Follow me on NetworkedBlogs- 1 extra entry (leave 1 comment)
6. Subscribe to my feed through email- 5 extra entries (leave 5 comments)
7. Blog about this giveaway (please link back here, and leave the URL of where you blogged in your comment) - 10 extra entries (Comment 10 times to qualify for bonus)
 8. Add My button to your blog, and let me know where it's located - 5 extra entries (Comment 5 times to qualify for bonus)



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***Giveaway ends  October 31 @ 11:59 ET!!!!

*** Make sure you leave the right amount of comments so you get the proper amount of entries.
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If you would like to purchase the book:



Please read the following before entering:
* This giveaway is available to US/Canadian readers..
* You must leave your email address in each comment OR it should be on your profile in order to win.
* Winner will be selected at random through random.org.


I WILL RESPOND TO EACH COMMENT ONCE WINNER IS SELECTED... I HAVEN'T FORGOT ABOUT YOU ALL!

I received a copy The Family Dinner, in exchange for my honest opinion, and a review of my experience.  I did not receive any other compensation or incentive nor was I required to write a positive review. Individual results or experiences may vary.



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54 comments :

  1. I follow on GFC and I would love to win a copy since we just started meal planning again and I can always use new ideas!

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  2. Oops second comment for following on GFC

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  3. I would like this book because anything to help me improve my non-existent cooking skills is a good thing.

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  4. I just became a GFC follower.

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  5. i love collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes and would like to add this to my collection.

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  6. I want to win because i am always looking for new recipes!
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  7. Follow via GFC!
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  8. Voted for you! #1
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  10. This cookbook would be a great resource and it looks so appealing. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I would love to win this. I am always looking for new recipes to put something new on the table.

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  12. I follow you with GFC.

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  13. I subscribe to your emails. (1)

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  18. I can use all the help I can get with family meals and recipes, so I would love to win for that reason. :) I need to expand my recipe database and I love that these are kid-approved.

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  19. I would like to win this book because after cooking for over 40 years for my family I need all the new ideas I can get.

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  20. I follow by google reader.

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  21. #1 I follow by email.

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  25. #5 I follow by email.

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  26. I would love to win as I collect cookbooks.

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  27. I follow on GFC.

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  28. I voted for you at Top Mommy.

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  29. I voted for you at Picket Fences

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  30. I've endeavoured to teach myself how to cook this year; that's my personal challenge, so that is why I would love to win this book! Thanks!

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  31. It looks like a good book that i'd love to read :)

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  32. Follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect

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  38. Vote for me on: We're on the Fence & TopMommyBlogs

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  39. Vote for me on: We're on the Fence & TopMommyBlogs 2

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  40. I would like to win a copy of The Family Dinner simply to provide more motivation for our family eating together on a daily basis. We do sometimes do this but it seems that it does get skipped at times because we feel too busy that evening to really put a family event together. :( Family meal times are so important!

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  41. I am following you publicly via GFC. (calmond)

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  42. I voted for you at We're On the Fence.

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  43. I voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs.

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  44. I am now following you on Twitter. @calmond

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  45. Tweeted this giveaway:

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  46. I am following you on Blog Frog.

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  47. I am following you on Networked Blogs. (Christina Almond)

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  48. I am subscribed via email. Entry #1

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