Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! Have I Got a Treat for You, the Cookbook Party Winners!


Is it in the stars for you to win a Prize this Halloween Day? Let's see...
Halloween Party 1946

But first, the Menu:
Halloween Party Menu

Cookbook Party Recap

In total, we had 46 guest entries for the Blogoversary/Cookbook Party. Not to shabby if you ask me. You "guys" sure did GREAT!!! Out of the 20 monthly celebrations to choose from, you managed to create dishes for 15 of them. That's more than half!!!

Before we get to the run down, I would like to point you in the direction of a website that guides you through getting rid of the screen that some of you may find unfavorable when clicking on an image. (mine sort of looks like a slide-show:) It's called, How to Disable the Blogger Light Box. If I had know that black screen was called light box, it sure would have been easier to find help! On to the goodies!!!

Apple Month

Caramel Month

Chili Month

Cookie Month

Cool Food For Kids

Cranberry Month

Dessert Month

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Pasta Month

Pizza Month

Popcorn Poppin' Month

Pork Month

Sausage Month

School Lunch Month

Seafood Month


Any or All

The Prizes

Cookbook Party Cookbooks
Cookbook Party Minis

The Winners


Although there were a whopping forty-six Cookbook Party entries, many of you entered more than once. As you can see from the Random Generator above, lucky "gal" Pam from "Live Everyday Like a Holiday" won twice! However, you may have also noticed that there are 5 books listed as prizes for those of you living in the USA. So, what I did, was give the remaining entries who didn't already win a prize a second chance at the Random Generator. I assigned the following people the numbers 1-9 and chose another winner!
Second Chance USA:
Since there was no winner from a "far away" place, I decided those guests too should be awarded a second chance. So, they too each got a new number for this second chance drawing at the Random Generator.
Second Chance "Far-Away"
After choosing those winners, there were still a few mini cookbooks that needed a home. So, back to the Random Generator with a list of new numbers for the remaining guests who might enjoy a token of the Cookbook Party Celebration. This time I reversed everyone's number:)
A Home for a Mini
Thank you all for joining my blogoversary celebration. It sure has been quite an enjoyable experience that probably needed a bit more organization on my part. However, you "guys" did fabulous! Not only did you grace us with eye catching entries, you supported each other's questions and posts. Those of you who are on Twitter, tweeted the Cookbook Party for those who aren't even on Twitter, which I found to be quite touching. Such encouragement! Thank you again, everyone. Louise

I started to collect a few Halloween links but I'm afraid I didn't get to far. If you would like to include your Halloween link in the comment section or in the add a link section, be my guest! Here are some fun Sugar & Spice Cookies to start you off.

For those of you who have won, please send me an email with your mailing address so I can get your new cookbooks to you ASAP!

the Winners!


  1. Hi louise, Happy Halloween to you & your family. Hope you're having a great time.
    Cheers, Kristy

  2. Hi Louise,
    Thank you! Thank you for the giveaways and thank you for hosting Cookbook Party! It has been a fun and enjoyable party! Will email my address right after this!
    Love the "Bowls of Fortune"! :)

  3. I'm sorry I missed your cookie deadline!

  4. oh louise, i'm one of the lucky ones, thanks so much! will send you an email later!. I'm smiling reading that bowls of fortune! Happy Halloween to you!!

  5. What a fun contest, Louise, and congrats to the winners!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners, and Happy Halloween, Louise!

  7. Congrats to the winners! What a fun contest with so many recipes to try...

  8. Wow! I won a cookbook! Thank you so much Louise. What a wonderful Halloween treat in deed. :) I have to tell you I had lots of fun reading everyone's recipes. I went to your site everyday just to check for new entries. You did a great job with the Blogoversary /Cookbook Party and a whopping 46 cookbook party entries is quite the following. It's wonderful to see bloggers and friends come together to celebrate Months of Edible Celebrations online success. So thank you for your blog and thank you again for the cookbook. Happy Halloween!

  9. Holy cow...what a list of food and what a list of winners. You are so generous Louise, thank you =)

  10. Happy Halloween. Love the illustrations for Halloween parties, of course! What a wonderful cookbook month. You're so clever.. and so kind to include so many people. Love 'meeting' everyone. I'll post what to do with leftover Halloween Candy on www.dyingforchocolate.com later today or tomorrow. Of course, that's supposing you have any left-over candy.

  11. Louise, what a fun game...congrats to the winners :-)
    Thanks for the links...
    Happy Halloween and hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

  12. Congrats to the winners! And Louise, wonderful blogoversary celebration. You did a lot of work for this one, and I think we all enjoyed it!

  13. Happy Halloween! Thanks for hosting a fabulous cookbook party and congratulations to all the winners. I've just posted some halloween cake pops on my blog today

  14. The photos of all the entries together is impressive -- what an assortment, and what amazing food! (And then there's those jars of lard, hehe!)

    Great party, thanks for hosting :)

  15. Wow, October was quite a month--how will November ever live up?!

  16. I hope you had a great Halloween. Great entries! Congratulations to the winners.



  17. Thank you so so much Louise! I will send you an email ASAP (tomorrow morning, since am about to go collapse on nearest sofa!)


  18. Congrats to the winners, Louise. It was fun to read all the entries!

  19. Hi Louise what nice game partry was! and amazing and lovely recipes, I congrats to the winners!!lol

  20. I just can't get over all teh work you put into this; you are SO smart;wow. I am beyond words. I hope I am able to joing next time.
    Wishing you a good November.

  21. Happy (late) Halloween! I can't believe I missed that it was caramel month. What a delicious month!

  22. What fun this was! I think the winners were everyone who participated. Thanks Louise!!

  23. So fun! I'll be mulling over this post for some time to come!

    Hopefully I'll be up for it next time you do something fun like this.

  24. Thanks Kristy Would you believe we didn't have not one trick or treater at our house!!!

    Thank YOU!!! Joyce! It sure was FUN!!! I mailed your book out yesterday. Please let me know when it arrives:)

    That's okay, duckie. I'm sure you were frolicking and twirling, very important stuff too!!!

    Hi Lena! I'm delighted you won and even more ecstatic that you joined in on the fun!!! I have your address and I'll be mailing your "prize" tomorrow. Please let me know when it arrives!!!

    Thanks for joining in on the FUN Ruth!

    Thanks, T.W. Pretty soon it will be time to get ready for the Picnic Game. Yeah!!!

    I'm sure both you and the Knight will find something delectable to enjoy, Channon. Of course, the "girls" already have their goodie:) Thanks for participating, Chan. It was nice to have you join in on the fun!!!

  25. WOW, you WON two cookbooks and you're going to love them!!! Thanks for joining in on the fun, Pam. It sure was fun checking my email each day to see what goodie would arrive. I had the bestest blogoversary EVER!!!

    It sure is some list of goodies, Heather. Thanks for joining in and Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your prize!!!

    It was a wonderful month of celebrating cookbooks and food, Janet. Thanks for sharing that link too.

    Thanks for visiting, Juliana. Enjoy the goodies!!!

    It was a wonderful Blogoversary celebration, Marjie. One to put down in the books for sure! Everyone did such a GREAT job. Thank you so much for joining in on the fun!!!

    Thank YOU! @bakingaddict for joining in on the fun!

    I'm pretty happy with the way all the goodies displayed too, Erica. The jars of lard just bring it to reality!!! Thanks for joining. I can hardly wait to see what you bring to the Picnic Game, lol...

    October was surely a filling month, Inger. November may not have as many "National" celebrations but I assure you, there's tons to celebrate!!!

    We actually had a very quiet Halloween, Rosa, which is fine by me. I'm not much into Halloween:) Now, I have tons of Reese's to devour too!!!

    Hi Lidian and congratulations! I mailed you "prize" on Friday. Please let me know when it arrives:)

    Thanks Barbara. Perhaps next year you will be able to join us!

    Thanks for joining in on the FUN!, Gloria.

    Thank you for your kind words, Rita. I too hope you will be able to join in next time!

    Happy November! Lisa. Your Citrus Cured Salmon looks and sounds fabulous!!!

    Oh your sweet, Trisha Thank YOU! so much for participating. You really out did yourself and we appreciate it!!!

    Hopefully you will, Jesse. You take it easy so you can get revved up for the Picnic Game in June!!!


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