Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My First Giveaway!!!!

Good morning Humble Readers!

The other day I mentioned a new cookbook I purchased. A cook book that focuses on my favourite food group... chocolate! Well, when I flipped through it, I discovered that there was a little surprise in the back. For every one of the 48 mouth-watering recipes in the book there is a recipe card. A recipe card that I won't use, because I just don't use recipe cards.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake...

Chocolate Almond Macaroon Bars...

Rocky Road Brownies...

English Toffee Bars...

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Shortcake...

And 43 more. Tempted yet?

I am more than willing to share the recipe cards with you. All you need to do to get a shot at them is to tell me a story about the lengths you will go to get some good chocolate. Do you hide your favourite candy bar so that your spouse/family can't get them? Travel out of your way to a particular store that carries the special chocolate that you like? Do you have your own special stash of chocolate ice cream?

The winner will be announced on August 11th!


  1. Does it count that I just ate a Ghirardelli dark chocolate square and it's not even close to noon yet? Or that my Tasty Tuesday post was a German Chocolate Cheesecake recipe?

  2. You are an evil woman! LOL, I LOVE chocolate OMG.

  3. Oooh, chocolate. It flows through my veins. It calms me, delights me, comforts me, excites me.

    When I was young, my Dad used to buy loads of Aero bars whenever he would go to Canada for work, because they didn't sell them here in the U.S. In college, I had those enormous boxes of Hershey's bars under my bed. I wouldn't hesitate to count one as a meal. I think chocolate is the best flavor of everything: coffee creamer, cookies, ice cream, yogurt, Pop Tarts, pancakes...

    I owe my life to chocolate, I guarantee there is no way I would survive my period without it.

    Forget Snapple, *chocolate* is the best stuff on Earth!!

  4. Yes, chocolate is my drug of choice since I'm off coffee right now!

    Hiya friend!!!!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet, sweet words on my blog about my upcoming IVF stuff. I've been such a bad blog-friend...no excuses beyond that.

    How has this 'break' been for you? We did a break from May until this IVF cycle in August, and I felt that it was very refreshing and yet frustrating at the same time.

    Going to do better at visiting more often! Promise!

  5. Great post, as is anything chocolate related. :)

    Thanks for the support on my blog! Your comments mean so much. I might have to pick your brain for some recent fiction you'd recommend.

    As for chocolate, I don't think my home has ever been without it. In fact, my friend counts on me having some and I often have to drive by her house (a few blocks away) and throw some Milky Ways out the window to her. After my miscarriages, she faithfully brought me chocolate covered gummy bears and Junior Mints. Chocolate is our friendship currency.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer and break!

  6. What a great post! You know, the older I get, the smaller my sweet tooth is and the pickier I get about my chocolate. I don't even bother with Snickers or Hershey bars anymore. Now I order dark chocolate caramels with smoked sea salt from Fran's of Seattle. Oohhh, Fran. You ridiculously expensive temptress, you.

  7. I used to buy chocolate, but then my husband started eating it all when I wasn't looking. Then I was pregnant and having borderline gestational diabetes (sorry for the reference) and I was unable to consume my usual favorites. I discovered, though, that Ghirardelli's 60% cacao baking chips had only 5 g of sugar per serving, and a serving is about 16-20 chips. So those became my main chocolate source, and continue to this day. Recently, though, my husband has decided that those are good eats, so I'm going to have to come up with an alternate plan.

  8. uhm, I just came back from an exclusive chocolate shop and refused to tell my husband how much I spent on 3 pieces...

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  9. I will eat anything with chocolate, especially if there's peanut butter along with it. When I was working at a summer camp, they used to serve the most delicious chocolate brownies once a week. I would sneak into the kitchen to find packets of peanut butter and smear it over the top of the brownies. Mmmmmm sooooo good.

  10. Hi, I'm Amy from Fairhaven Health. Hate to bother you- this is not SPAM. I'm with Fairhaven Health. We manufacture natural pregnancy and trying to conceive products. We're the makers of FertilAid, which you may have heard of.

    If there's interest on your part, we'd be happy to send you product samples for you to review or to use as giveaways. Just fyi, we're by no means a large pharmaceutical company and are committed to helping women conceive safely and naturally.

    ALSO: I love your blog, contact me if you want me to feature it on my Facebook and Twitter page.


    Email me at: Amy@fairhavenhealth.com


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