Monday, November 30, 2009

Cookbook Swap!

I have had cookbooks on the brain. I have been perusing my cookbooks getting ideas for our annual holiday party. I've broken out my Southern Living Christmas cookbook, the Kentucky Holiday Cookbook, my Cooking Light cookbooks as well as my collection of recipes.

I was talking to Brown Eyed Girl recently about wanting to do a cookbook swap and the sweet woman offered to co-host one! Since I could spend hours pouring over them, I thought some of you may enjoy it also.

So here are the "rules".

There is a $25 limit. Amazon has so many different ones that you can choose from that would be a good fit for your partner. There are so many out there you may find that you end up with cookbook lust afterward!

Make sure to sign up on this post by the 7th of December. When you sign up, please also include your email address that you want your partner to contact you at.

b.e.g. and I will announce the partners by the 11th of December. We'll post the pairings on both of our blogs for easy access. From there, you'll want to reach out to your partner & learn a little about them to help you decide what to send them. Do they dream of traveling to Tuscany & learning to cook? Is Paula Dean their must meet celebrity? Are they watching their weight using Weight Watchers and would love some new recipes? Dying to learn how to make perfect Asian dumplings? There are so many to choose from based on your partner!

We ask that cookbooks be mailed by the 21st of December. Many of you will be mailing off packages for family or friends, but these don't have to be under the tree by the 25th.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me - my email address is in my profile. If you want to post about this on your blog, please feel free to link back here or to b.e.g.'s post. The more the merrier!

Make sure to come back here (or to b.e.g.'s - well, preferably both!) on the 11th to see who you're paired up with.

My dream cookbook? This one from Amazon. Along with a month of cooking lessons there!

13 comments:

katie + bret said...

Sounds like a super fun idea - I won't be around enough this holiday season to play along but do it again later and hopefully!!

Sara Lang said...

I can't afford it this holiday season, but I'm definitely in if you do one again later on

Landlocked Mermaid said...

hi sweetie!! I love the new blog design! I just signed up on BEG's blog. so count me in.. pagranata@yahoo.com. I ma doing this on hopsy's blog for JL cookbooks and I'm super excited to get mine! xo

Susannah said...

Hey girl, this sounds great. I told beg I was down for it! Now, next summer we must plan a get together, at least the 3 of us! How much fun would we have?? Gah! Wine and eating galore! By the way, I srsly LOVE the new blog look-it is so preppy and fun!

Deelsu said...

love this idea I just did one for Jr. League cookbooks!

Michelle said...

Count me in! I love cookbooks (although I don't do much cooking...go figure).

michellechissler {at} gmail {dot} com

Lexilooo said...

I'd love to participate! I love cookbooks, and you can never have too many :)

crumpetswithjam @ gmail.com

Lacey Bean said...

Oooh ooh I'm in! I looove cookbooks, although I don't cook nearly enough to have the amount I do! Perksofbeingajap@gmail.com

The Caretaker said...

Count me in. I love cookbooks, afterall I am a cake decorator. I love baking and caking. Ohhhh....this one is gonna be fun!! I have a swap going on on my blog as well

http://inthelifeofptsd.blogspot.com

The Caretaker said...

Sorry forgot my email address

tkglenn2002 at yahoo dot com

Playful Professional said...

This sounds great. Count me in!!

zentmrs said...

Definitely count me in! Cookbooks are my (not-so-secret) addiction!

What a fun idea!

Maryann said...

Great Idea!

MaryannG03@aol.com