Monday, December 07, 2009

December's "Freebie Friday" Announcement

Freebie Friday Coming Up!

The December "Freebie Friday" will be another book (yes...I like books...and I hope you do too). This is a brand new copy of Eduardo Xol's Home Sense -- simple solutions to enhance where and how you live. Photography by Doug Myers. The ISBN is 978-0-06-124976-1 for those of you that might be interested. Eduardo is the designer from ABC's hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Some photos of the inside of this beautifully-photographed book.
[Click on the image to get a better view.] do you enter? It's easy:

STEP 1. Make sure you're signed up by using the form over on the right-hand sidebar of my blog. I just need your name and your email address. That keeps you in the running for the Freebie Friday giveaways;

STEP 2. Leave a comment on this post.

The fine print:
The deadline for the drawing is midnight EST on Friday, December 18, 2009.
The winner will be drawn over the weekend of December 19 and 20.
The winner will be announced on Monday, December 21st.

Since it's the 'most wonderful time of the year' everyone is invited to join in the fun. Whether you live in the US, Canada or anywhere else in the world. Sign up. And Good Luck!

Speaking of books. What are you reading these days. I recently re-joined the Good Cook Club and got four books for $1.00 each. And..I bit the bullet and bought a fifth book for 1/2 price. ('Cuz I'm a sucker for a good deal.) Here's what has my attention:

Currently on my night stand.

  • Alton Brown's Good Eats [ISBN: 978-1-58479-795-1]
  • Diane Phillips: Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever [ISBN: 978-0-8118-6657-6]
  • The Deen Brothers: Ya'll Come Eat [ISBN: 978-0-696-23397-5]
  • Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten): Back to Basics Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients [ISBN: 978-1-4000-5435-0]
  • Elizabeth Yarnell: Glorious One-Pot Meals [ISBN: 978-1-60751-581-4]
  • The Ellie Krieger book, The Food You Crave [ISBN: 978-1-60085-021-9] was a gift from my wife. (Thanks Honey..I love it!) She bought it at the Cleveland Clinic when she was there a few weeks ago for a follow-up visit with the neurologist (for the horrible headaches and sharp pains in the right side of her head.)
In between the One-Pot Meal book and the Food Network magazine is Bon Appetit.
I also subscribe to Food Networks magazine. Mmm, mmm, good.

I guess you might say that food is on my mind these days (every day people, EVERY day!). But... wife will be going back to her five-days-a-week work schedule after the Holidays. of my New Year's resolutions is to help with dinner. It's tough for us to figure out what we're going to have for dinner some nights. I thought some fresh ideas might get me in the mood for helping out. We'll see how it goes.

Hope you have a good week. Remember: do something crafty!

P.S. Sorry about all the different photo formats. I was having fun with Picnik today.


secret cake said...

That stack of books could be taken from my nightstand! I'm working my way through A.B's book (I am such a how/why person...he really appeals to me because of that. His chewy chocolate chip cookies are the BEST-- I will not ever use another recipe.) Also enjoying B.C.'s Back to Basics, and Bon Appetit's new(ish) compilations. Also love anything published by Cook's Illustrated (again, the how/why thing...) Have you read anything by Nigella Lawson? I heard her Christmas book is supposed to be excellent. Thanks for the book giveaway opportunity-- I signed up! Happy holidays and take care!

Anonymous said...

We love to read! We enjoy your blog.

SarahJohanna said...

Great blog you have there! Happy Holidays!

Elizabeth Yarnell said...

I'm tickled to see my book on your nightstand and am sure it will help you with quick and easy meals that are also delicious and nutritious in the new year. Just make sure your oven is the correct temp and your meals will turn out perfectly. :)

Happy cooking!
Elizabeth Yarnell