A Thanks-GiveAway! Keep One and Gift One On!

At the Great American Pie Off, 2011

I have much to be thankful for this November.  Fittingly enough, this is the month and the start of the season for giving thanks.  Sweet.

A year ago, I started this little blog.  And because of it, I started baking a sh*tload!  I’ve spent so much time, barefoot and with my favorite red apron strapped on, with my fingers in gluten-free flours, typing away at my dusty keyboard while tweaking recipes, and tweeting and blogging and commenting away.  Through this blog I have “met” some incredibly talented, intelligent, passionate people on the web, and through them seen the seasons change all over the world.  Reading their recipes and stories, I’ve seen how their environments affect how they eat, how they nourish themselves and their loved ones, how they cherish food.

I’ve also attended so many food events in NYC, for my own interest or while reporting for NYC’s food blog Bromography.  At these events I’ve met some insanely delicious chefs and entrepreneurs.  If you’re reading, you all know who you are, and that I think you’re rock-star.

Recently I became an intern at Easy Eats Magazine.  It’s a gorgeous digital magazine devoted to the gluten-free world.  I am completely in love with this magazine – the layout, the content, the ease of use and the variety of information.  I’m psyched to be contributing.

A year ago as well, Christianna at the blog the Burwell General Store began a recipe swap, and last April I joined it.  Every month the 25 or-so bloggers have taken one recipe and thrown our individual spins on it.  We’ve supported each other in failed recipes, changing relationships, lost jobs and cranky moods.  And some have even met in person.  I have a feeling more will do so with time.

So, in thanks for all this good stuff (and for the belly I’ve developed that will be going away as soon as New Years comes, when I make my resolution.  I try not to make resolutions throughout the year, just so that New Year’s Day feels special.  Ok, that’s a lie, I make resolutions all the time.  But what baker in her right mind would make a resolution to eat less sweets going into the holiday season?  That kind of crazy I am not.  Maybe other kinds of crazy.  I should probably get to the giveaway part now… hopefully you’re still reading! Read on, dusty web traveler, read on…)…

…I’m spreading the love!

Enter my Thanks-Giveaway to win TWO copies of one of my favorite gluten-free cookbooks: One to keep and one to give away for the holidays!

So, here’s what you have to do:

1. Leave a comment on this page with someone or something you’re thankful for, in relation to food and/or gluten-free cooking. Who would you give the book to?  Who do you want to cook gluten-free for?

AND  do one of the following and let me know that you did it in your comment.  Do as many as you want, just let me know in the comment, and for each one you’ll get another ticket in the bucket:

  • Subscribe to this blog with the little “Lead On Dusty” button to the top right of this page.
  • Follow me on Twitter at DustyBakerGal and tweet this giveaway to your followers (@dustybakergal me too so I can see!).
  • Like me on Facebook.
  • Follow the Burwell General Store Twitter List on my Twitter Page, so that you can keep up with all the crazy food news from those incredible people.
  • Sign up for your initial free digital Easy Eats Gluten-Free Digital Magazine issue.  I know once you see one, you’ll be so psyched you’ll want to subscribe!!
  • Comment on any recipe coming up in the month of November on my page with a link to something you’re bananas about on yours, so that I can check it out and comment back!

Do these things, and win TWO of one of these cookbooks, one for you to keep and one for you to pass along!  Also, some fun little stuff that will be a surprise, wrapped up all special-like just for you!

Oh, and note that none of these books came from the publishers – they’re all on me, just because I love them so much.

Thank you for being so delicious!

Wishing you peace, love and a sweet, sweet life,

– Jacqueline


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  2. I love this giveaway. I work as a cooking instructor at a small recreational cooking school, a job I love. I’m thankful to work there because it’s what I’ve always wanted to do (and it’s so much more fun than working in a restaurant on the line). I’ve been pushing for more specialized classes like vegan, vegetarian, healthy, etc. I’d love to get a gluten-free class going, I think there’s a high demand right now.

  3. I am thankful for my family. They are loving and supportive as I have moved them (1 husband and 3 kids) to a vegetarian lifestyle. I would like to cook gluten free for my kids. I think that is the next step in our journey to a healthier “self.”
    This is a great giveaway and to keep in the spirit I would like to give a cookbook away to a friend of mine from high school, Tamara, who just learned she needs to eliminate gluten from her diet and is really struggling with what choices are available to her.

  4. I followed the Burwell list.

    I am so thankful for my friend Jeff. We’ve been friends for over 14 years and have seen each other through thick and thin. We have flown all over the country to see each other and share good times and bad. I’d give this book to him because he’s had those well know tummy troubles for years and recently became gluten-free. Although not diagnosed with Celiac’s disease he has found great relief in his GF change. His boyfriend is a great cook and I think they could make this a family treasure.

  5. Charissa says:

    I’m thankful for the fact that there are so many options out there now for people with allergies…my Dad has horrible gluten allergies…so I’m thankful that there are great foods he can still eat!

  6. Diana G says:

    I am grateful for my loving husband who often eats gluten free with me even though he himself isn’t. I love to cook gluten free for myself. I would give the second book to a good friend who was also diagnosed and is always looking for tasty gluten free options. thanks.

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  8. I am thankful for my Mom who not only supports me in my quest to help more people with their gluten allergies (via my relatively new health coaching practice), but also buys all these lovely gluten free ingredients so that we can bake together when I come home. I would give the cookbook to her!

    I liked your FB page, and am now following Dusty Baker and Burwell Gen Store on twitter (I follow directions well haha). Thanks for your great blog and I hope I win!

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