Farewell to #AppetizerWeek | Huge Cookbook Giveaway

Appetizer Week | Cravings of a Lunatic | Huge Cookbook Giveaway

Welcome to Day #6 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Today is our final day of #AppetizerWeek. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Should we make it an annual event? I think so!

Thank you for joining us this week. It’s been an absolute pleasure to share all these amazing appetizer recipes with you. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Visit all the other Appetizer Week participants for more dishes for the Big Game:

Today’s giveaway is absolutely amazing. It is a huge cookbook giveaway, one winner takes ALL. We would like to thank Healthy Slow CookingScarletta Bakes, Quarry Spoon and Fair Winds Press. We appreciate all our sponsors and folks who helped put together this fabulous giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry to all our Canuck and International friends.

Appetizer Week Cookbook Giveaway Collage #2 | Cravings of a Lunatic | One winner takes ALL 21 cookbooks.  Good luck!

List of cookbooks up for grabs for #AppetizerWeek, one winner takes ALL:

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just For You by Kathy Hester

The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist by Meagan Micozzi

Easy as Pie Pops: Small on Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun by Andrea Smetona

Stuffed The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook: Taking Your Favorite Foods and Stuffing Them to Make New, Different and Delicious Meals by Dan Whalen

Baking by Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer by Andy King

Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans by Natalie Slater

Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love: Irresistible and Nutritious Gluten-Free Sandwiches, Wraps and Other Easy Eats by Tracy Griffith

Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States: Make the Real Recipes from the Greatest Ice Cream Parlors in the Country by Lindsay Clendaniel

Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking by Carol Fenster

Vegan Food Gifts by Joni Marie Newman

Whole Grain Vegan Baking by Celine Steen

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats From Around the World by Allyson Kramer

The Flavorful Kitchen Cookbook by Molly Krause

500 Paleo Recipes by Dana Carpenter

Paleo Sweets and Treats by Heather Connell

Fire in my Belly by Kevin Gillespie

Latin American Street Food by Sandra Gutierrez

Eat your Vegetables by Joe Yonan

Cooking Slow by Andy Schloss

Appetizer Week Cookbook Giveaway Collage #2 | Cravings of a Lunatic | One winner takes ALL 21 cookbooks.  Good luck!

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***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by sponsors. #AppetizerWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Appetizer Week. We appreciate the support and hope you had as much fun as we did. Thank you to our sponsors this week. We could not have done it without them.

My other Appetizer Week Recipes:

Pizza Pull Apart Bread | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy and delicious pizza pull apart bread. Plus an amazing @OXO giveaway!Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Easy Pizza Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy to make microwave pizza dip for those days you want to dunk in a hurry!Pizza Dip

Meatball Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | Cute little meatball slider bites would be perfect for any game day celebration. Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.Meatball Bites

Jalapeno Bacon Poppers | Cravings of a Lunatic | Jalapeno Poppers wrapped in bacon with a little extra kick of adobo and smoked paprika.Jalapeño Bacon Poppers

Lasagna Dip | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously simple to make and absolutely delicious to munch on.Lasagna Dip

Grilled Guacamole | kissmysmoke.com | Easy to make, addictive to eat. Perfect for game day.Grilled Guacamole

teak Bites | Kiss My Smoke | Perfectly easy to make grilled steak bites. Seriously scrumptious!Steak Bites

Potato Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect little baby potatoes that are twice baked on the grill instead of the oven. They are spectacular!Grilled Potato Bites

Cheesy Melt | Kiss My Smoke | This is one serious recipe to get your friends dunking for the big game.Cheesy Melt

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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    • Kim Beaulieu says

      That is so awesome. My sister has one my mom made. I wish I had one. I was too young when she passed away.

  1. charj says

    My all time favorite cookbook is The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen by Marilyn Diamond. (The recipes are actually vegan).

  2. says

    Thank you so much for this week of enormous work and organization, Kim. My week was overloaded just with posting every day so I can’t even begin to imagine your stress levels. It has been my pleasure and privilege to take part. Love you lots!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Awe thanks Stacy. I had fun even though it was challenging. I hope you will join us again for the next event. Thanks so much for all your hard work this week. I’m thrilled you joined us. xx

  3. LS Gourmet says

    My favorite is an old one by Silvano Roggero, Meat cooking al’Italiano. I have cooked almost every recipe in the book over the past 20 + years and always to rave reviews. It ‘s that good!

  4. Tracy Spangler says

    Mine is Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. I got my first copy when I had my first child and it introduced me to how to make my own food for her that was not commercialized or full of ingredients that were unhealthy. It was the first time I realized I could easily cook good food for my child (instead of buying it in cans and jars at the grocery store) and be in charge of my family’s diet and health. Since then I’ve had another child and this book is lovingly marked with many bookmarks, food stains and memories of each girl covered in a variety of colors from the many wonderful recipes!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      That’s so amazing. What a great keepsake. I love books with so much sentiment attached. And I think it’s awesome you made baby food. I had to do that a lot with my daughter, she was a challenge to feed. Plus it’s just healthier.

  5. Christy Spurlock says

    Thank you for such an AWESOME giveaway. My most favorite cookbooks or from the local churches in my community. They are real personal and I know most of the cooks. I am an avid cookbook collector so this giveaway would enhance my collection.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      You are most welcome. Absolutely my pleasure. I love church cookbooks. Some of the best recipes come from them.

  6. Kim Porter says

    I can’t seem to get over my cookbook crush with all things Pioneer Woman! Her recipes and photos are divine!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Me too. What I love about her recipes is they work. They never fail. That can’t be said for a lot of cookbooks.

  7. says

    I love Cooking Down East by Marjorie Standish. I got it from my mom who got it from my grandmother. Not only are there 3 or 4 family staples in there but I love looking at all the stained pages and knowing all the love and comfort these pages brought.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I’ve never seen that one, now I need to google it. I love cookbooks with so much memory. I have a few like that and they are my faves.

  8. Tina W says

    ONE favorite? That’s like asking me to name my favorite pet. (don’t tell the others, but Little Orphan Annie kitten is winning this week)
    If I had to grab only one from a burning house, though, it would be Julia Child’s The Way to Cook. It’s signed by the grande dame herself. I arrived at the signing 3 hours early and was 19th in line. Worth every minute of it.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, so true right.

      Oh wow, that is so cool. You’re so lucky. I bet that book is a seriously treasured item.

  9. says

    I LOVE cookbooks! My husband thinks that I am silly for setting down and reading a cookbook as if it were a novel. My favorite cookbook of all time is one that my mother bought me many years ago. It was a church cookbook from a small Presbyterian church in South Carolina. It is about 30 years old now and I have used it so many times, that it now has food stains. No way I could cook in my kitchen without it! My second fav is The Joy of Cooking – such a great classic.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I’m the same way. I love reading through them. Church cookbooks are amazing. And The Joy of Cooking is fabulous. I love pulling mine out for inspiration.

  10. Dee Fedor says

    my Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook from the 1950’s. Learned to bake with my mom’s copy. Bought my own copy (lovingly used) about 8 yrs ago. Have converted many of my favorites to Gluten Free!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      That’s so cool. I have the red one and I’m on my second copy. I abuse the heck out of it. And yah to GF.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Amy. I appreciate the shares. I’ve missed you. I’m finally coming back to SS regularly. I just didn’t have time for the longest time. Excited to join in again, I’ll just have to only do a couple a month. Can’t wait to catch up with everyone.

  11. Pamela S says

    My favorite cookbook is ‘More Home Cooking’ by Laurie Colwin. It’s a joy to read and the recipes are really good, too!

  12. Kristen M says

    “Favorite of all time” is a difficult one. I’m the type to devour cookbooks from the library and go through them rather quickly. I would have to say that Joy of Cooking holds a special place in my heart. I thumbed through my mom’s copy often when I was a child learning to cook and bake. It’s still a great resource.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I love The Joy of Cooking, such a great resource for cooks. I love the conversions. I am always double checking mine since I’m Canadian. We tend to measure differently.

  13. MaryB says

    Hard to pick just one – I love Ina Garten’a books – Barefoot contessa. But overall maybe the Joy of Cooking.

  14. says

    My favorite is the cookbook my Dad put together of his best recipes…lots of family recipes in there too, stuff that would have gotten lost had he not written them down. Love this more than anything! :)

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Oh, I love Marina, she is such a sweetheart. I still need to get a copy of her book. She’s just so talented and such a nice person.

  15. Karen D says

    Favorite? Horn of the Moon Cookbook by Ginny Callan. Stand-bys/go to reference: Joy of Cooking and Betty Crocker

  16. Annette says

    I don’t really have a favorite – I have so many that it’s hard to choose. But the cookbook that inspired me back when I didn’t know how to cook is the Southern Living cookbook. The photos made me want to try the recipes and the ones I did make came out great. Nowadays I cook with more whole foods and less processed ones, so I rarely crack open my Southern Living ones.

  17. Pat Geurtze says

    My favorite cookbook is the one I received as a bridal shower gift 42 years ago! Better Homes and Gardens in the red and white checkered binder. I have pages that are stained and missing but I’ll never part with it. I LOVE cookbooks. One can never have enough cookbooks or kitchen gadgets!

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