SPOON and Craftside’s Ultimate Holiday Double Giveaway!

The chestnuts are roasting, the cookies are the baking, and you’re still not sure what to get for your family, friends, coworkers, or yourself. (Admit it, you deserve a gift too!) Never fear, SPOON to the rescue! 🙂
Nothing says holiday fun like a great big book giveaway! That’s why I put together a “few of my favorite things”  into a book bundle that you can win. Really, you can win this. It’s easy.
Book giveaway on SPOON
Doesn’t this just scream “WIN ME!?”

Here’s what you’ll win

Making Artisan Pasta – Aliza Green
The Sweet Book of Candy Making – Elizabeth LaBau
How to Make Stuffed Animals – Sian Keegan
The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating – Autumn Carpenter
Extreme Brewing: A Deluxe Edition with 14 New Homebrew Recipes – Sam Calgione
Shake, Stir, Pour: Fresh Homegrown Cocktails – Katie Loeb
How to Build a Better Pie – Millicent Souris
The Joy of Foraging – Gary Lincoff

You can get yourself in the running for this first SPOON prize pack in one of 3 easy ways.
1. Leave your answer in the comments below to this question:
Where is your favorite place for hunting down recipes? (Blogs, Pinterest, Foodie.com, Facebook, etc.)
2. Share a holiday greeting over at the SPOON Facebook page. (Remember in order for SPOON Facebook updates to show in your newsfeed, you need to hover over the “LIKED” button on our page and select “Show in News Feed”. Otherwise you might miss our on our foodie updates!)
3. Join our mailing list on the top right column. Enter your email address and hit submit!
Enter by Midnight EST Thursday December 12th. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. We will randomly pick a winner on Friday, so check your email!
And as if that isn’t enough to get you excited… I’ve partnered up with my fellow blogger, Stef, over at Craftside to create make my giveaway into a DOUBLE GIVEAWAY! She is giving away a book-filled prize pack on her craft blog.
Book giveaway on Craftside

So pop on over to Craftside to get yourself in the running for another set of books that includes:

Good luck and happy holidays!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06834836529538249017 jennifer

    I am already on the mailing list.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16830230500527705589 Darlene Ryan

    My favorite place for hunting down new recipes to try at the moment is in the pages of several World War 2 era cookbooks I was just given.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04244151695658136725 Mary Mac

    My husbands favorite place for recipes is the food network channels.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17006651011801640551 Marie D

    I love food network and allrecipes. com . I would watch food shows all day 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06756180452191304667 Shari

    Over the last 50+ years I have gathered together a great collection of cookbooks. I find myself thumbing through these – just like novels – almost everyday. I love cookbooks! They are the source of most of my inspiration. However, the food channels on cable have begun to take up a lot of my viewing time, lol. Thanks for the opportunity to add these great books to my reading list.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11259715625401977909 wickedcrochetlady

    I have a folder that has family recipes in it that I refer to often. I also search the web, usually more common sites like food network, etc.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16488986326781992637 Donna

    I just google what I am looking for. Then I end up at Epicurious, Simply Recipes or Food Network.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02583359010699895880 Kathrynn

    I love hunting down recipes on the internet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12912466955496517887 Jessica

    a mix between pinterest and blogs!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12912466955496517887 Jessica

    I SPOON Facebook page and told them happy holidays.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01633621111274495078 petoskystone

    If it's a recipe using a specific ingredient I search the food blogs I follow (Punk Domestics, Well Preserved, Food In Jars, Coco & Me, David Lebovich). If I can't find it there, I hit up Martha Stewart or Pinterest. If I'm looking for a specific type of recipe I head over to BBC Food (on their main website) or Google it. I may also skim, or leave messages on, the FB pages under my 'growing' interest list. Recipes that I've already used are in my cookbooks. (I said 'hi' over on FB under Jonquil Alexia) Also signed up for your newsletter (jonquilsgrdn. etc, etc)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04713824685051007635 Anna

    I love finding recipes on blogs. This way I can see what it REALLY looks like and I can read about any issues the cook ran into or how fabulous it came out 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02398610925166247865 dance247

    I love looking for recipes on blogs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06949121417267449682 Sheila

    First I'll look through my recipes bookmark folders – as I come across recipes that look good on blogs, etc., I bookmark them in folders for each category such as chocolate cookies. If I don't find what I want in my bookmarks, I usually google it and see what I get. Smitten Kitchen is my favorite food blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00418676129284180510 Anna

    I hunt for recipes on allrecipes.com!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12974665679544446567 LadyWild

    I use a lot of blogs. I use google reader to search the blogs I follow for recent recipes

  • Anonymous

    I always look for recipes on blogs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00396188914802861632 Kristin

    I love allrecipies.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08245369365228901117 Susan

    I like to use allrecipes.com because they have the nutrition info and reviewer's experiences, but I LOVE seeing all the yummy photos on Pinterest!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13832365315468158221 Melanie

    Blogs mostly- bakingbites.com is my favorite. But I've gotten some from food network's site.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04521814676993980572 katy

    blogs and pinterest among others like tastykitchen.com sssssssssssssoooooooo many recipes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06180104163495530405 Regina

    Google… and wherever the results take me. I usually look at the first five sites to come up and see if they fit the bill for what i want to make – digging deeper if there are still things I want to know before attempting to make something.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01803913506632383364 SmilynStef

    I love TasteSpotting for new recipes & finding new food blogs. SmilynStef at aol dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11073807511183569038 Book Dame

    I love blogs. 🙂 Great chefs put up recipes for free. Mine may not be as pretty as theirs in the end, but they taste just as good (I would assume).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04363363485221993150 Lise Pitre

    I love kraft recipes online but also my collection of old recipes from my immediate family, friends and from my past.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12027181815515551791 Rickey

    I usually do a Google search first but I always seem to land on someone's amazing blog that has recipes and photos and I compare them to some of my favorite cook book recipes …then I tweak it enough to call it my own, lol. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10812147126954335150 Laura Turcotte

    My source of inspiration would be magazines, Pinterest and blogs.
    I follow you by email! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01686324419228048178 SofiaD

    I am a second generation Greek who cherishes rooting through my grandmother's and mother's recipes decorated with many a happy food stain. In my heart I know they are standing over my shoulder as I lovingly try to duplicate their time honored cookies and cakes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13076899926022558894 4325

    I have a library full of different cookbooks and can usually find the one I like. Also woman day has great receipes and I buy one of them each time they come out. I follow

  • Anonymous

    I have my trusted cookbooks on my shelf, friends who are great cooks, magazines, books, and the web. Love to read new and inventive recipes!
    Shari, Houston

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09925369019616228740 Jessie

    I find recipes everywhere. I am partial to certain chefs and certain websites but I will pretty much try anything. My fav recipes are ones I get from friends but I've also found some gems on the internet. The Southern Living website has really come up good recipes that are now part of my regular menu. FoodTV, of course, Cooking Light and recipes.com. I love Emeril, Paula Deen, Julia Child and so many others. I love my subscription to Cooking Light.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03353401141398039370 sebird1

    I like allrecipes and a wonderful old cookbook that my grandmother gave me.
    What a great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04720481798609070871 QuilterLaura

    I usually hit Allrecipes.com first, when I'm looking for something.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04720481798609070871 QuilterLaura

    I posted on facebook!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04720481798609070871 QuilterLaura

    I subscribed to your mailing list.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10030279692562130175 Kathy

    Favorite place for recipes are all my grandmothers cookbooks and then allrecipes.com. I'm on the mailing list and post on Facebook!! p.s. I LOVE books!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09836563216191945117 Olyveoil

    I found out about this blog through Craft Gossip, which is my most favorite of all, I think. Books are and have been my oldest love. Books which have anything to do with sewing, crafting, cooking, and living well are just icing on the cake of reading!

    I'd love to win this giveaway, but even if I don't, I've signed up for your newsletter, which I hope will be just as good.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09867948148993066214 Ashley

    My favorite recipe search is a mix between searching my fav food blogs and the foodnetworks recipe collection. Thank you for a chance to win!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09867948148993066214 Ashley

    Liked you and spread a little holiday cheer on your fb page!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09867948148993066214 Ashley

    signed up for your newsletter!!

  • Brenda

    I love perusing books the best for recipes, but when I see something come up on Facebook or Recipes.com, I will head to the site and check them out.

  • alla

    I love foraging for recipes on pinterest, or going old style and calling up my grandma! you cant ever go wrong with classic russian dishes!

  • Honora

    I love to pick the brains of my Aunts and older cousins for recipes that my Grandmother made on special occasions.They end up telling me stories from their childhood with her, and that makes it twice as special!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17037675653889370394 romi

    I love my collection of old & new cookbooks & use them almost everyday. I probably use my very old books the most as I live in the country & don't have a lot of store bought ingredients on hand. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17037675653889370394 romi

    I liked you on Facebook & left message!

  • http://www.iowappa.com/ Stephanie Fawkes-Lee

    Fundraising cookbooks by schools, churches, companies and neighborhood groups have some of the best recipes. Probably because people submit their favorite or family recipes to these publications.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09419256613531215614 mary rokisky

    I have kept my Moms old recipe cards and these classics are still the best.

  • http://tiffanyillustrator.wordpress.com/ tiffanyillustrator

    I like finding the best recipes on Quarry Spoon of course! Duh!
    But I do have a small collection of cookbooks that I love to get inspired by.

  • http://www.inlovewiththreads.wordpress.com Heather M.

    I usually go first to 'Joy of Cooking' and then Google.

    Great giveaway!

  • Tracey

    If I'm searching for a certain recipe I search on Google or I check my Joy of Cooking book.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02515679571651813213 Mae Belle Creations and Musings

    If I'm not using a cookbook I have, my next stop is usually Allrecipes.com for recipes and/or Pinterest for ideas! 🙂

  • Judy Dee

    I've collected a number of cookbooks, but I'm on a writers' list and some of the authors feature a day of recipes on their websites (especially if they write culinary mysteries). It's especially helpful at the holidays. I also watch Julia Child TV shows as well as PBS-type cooking shows and New York's The Chew. Now I'm signed up here, so I imagine my choices will swell! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00834215291603806688 Karey

    I like searching on Google for recipes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12672661686903181768 Char

    My favorite places are online…and they vary depending what I am looking for. I also have a small collection of cookbooks that I refer to.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16488986326781992637 Donna

    I subscribe to you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13603877626481225367 Barbara Lawson

    I get most of my recipe favorites from food blogs and pinterest and cookbooks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13603877626481225367 Barbara Lawson

    I just subscribed to you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13603877626481225367 Barbara Lawson

    I just posted on Facebook.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14532551910180697297 Nancy

    I love recipes from Pinterest.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18196885406208989907 ConnieLK

    Pinterest is my current favorite, especially if there are comments talking about the recipe.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05700711978794092858 Iryna Boehland

    Liked and joined!
    I usually go to Pinterest for recipes. My husband just do Google search.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10330290875191349258 Emily C

    I check out the major food websites and/or google what i'm looking for.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00290980404503111832 crafter1953

    I always do a Google search or Ask.com the bad thing about that is hundreds of ways to do the same thing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00290980404503111832 crafter1953

    I liked on Face Book

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00290980404503111832 crafter1953

    I am now on your mailing list Thank you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04206197676734936973 Misti

    I love Pinterest for recipes!

  • Anonymous

    I love vintage cookbooks and taste of home for recipes. Marlene mplemel@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    I am now on your email list Marlene mplemel@yahoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05520981905237865414 jenellew

    As a Christmas gift years ago, before my mom passed away she typed up all of our family recipes, favorite recipes, traditional recipes, and so much more, and put it in a binder for me! This is always my go to book 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05520981905237865414 jenellew

    Signed up for your newsletter!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05520981905237865414 jenellew

    I posted a holiday greeting on Facebook 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00771762072686598518 NancyK

    What a fun assortment of crafting books!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01370931640346887797 Ashley

    My favorite places for finding recipes are blogs and my ever expanding collection of cookbooks.

    madaleysah at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01370931640346887797 Ashley

    I shared on your Facebook. (Ashley Toth)

    madaleysah at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01370931640346887797 Ashley

    I joined the mailing list.

    madaleysah at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17908833193277481282 momentary lapse

    My favorite place for recipe hunting is Foodgawker.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17908833193277481282 momentary lapse

    Im on your mailing list.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10761065852944076580 jacblades

    i get my recipes from pinterest and my cookbook collection. those books all look great..i'm looking forward to the pasta and foraging books most!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13215031912797290210 mamafrog

    I get many recipes from the different blogs, cookbooks from the library, allrecipes.com, Food Network, cooking shows…just about everywhere something sounds or looks good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11806794241952158361 My Little Corner

    I run to my books, my husband searches online- we meet somewhere in the middle…those books looks really good

  • mary lou

    i search everywhere online!!!
    im on your mailing list, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01495309815825183088 Becky

    I have quite a few (mostly vintage) cookbooks – one can never have to many, right? If I can't find what I'm looking for in one of these I'll check the web by google searching!

    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous collection!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15512409161811622184 Brie drummond

    its a 4 way tie: books, blogs, magazines and cookbooks

  • Anonymous

    My first place is to sit down with my collection of cookbooks. If I am in a hurry and need something specific I will go to All Recipes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04010414262878841914 Carmen Nuland

    I get some inspiration from Pinterest but I'm more likely to actually try recipes from blogs that I follow (and there are a LOT of them) or by spotting a great looking dish on sites like Tasteologie, Tastespotting or FoodGawker.