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Coming Home - Cookbook Giveaway

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Posted by Rita A


Do you have family traditions? I have a few that have been passed down from my grandmother. They have become a loving seasonal tradition and to this day I still carry out the enjoyment. One of my favorites, my grandmother always made home made popcorn balls and strung them on a wreath by the front door at Christmas. On the way out, we always grabbed one for the ride home. I still make sure to have popcorn balls each Christmas Holiday. Traditions are a special time for families. In Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions, author Rosanna Bowles brings us a compilation of recipes, tips, and experiences to bring traditions into our daily lives.

My first impression of Coming Home - it is a beautiful book. The brilliant color photos throughout this delightful book are amazing to look at. Each photo is very inviting. I adore the format of Coming Home. The book is presented in sections by seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Spring features the newness of regrowth with flowers and greenery. Decorating for Spring after spring cleaning of course, in gorgeous pastels. The recipes for spring include fresh vegetables, pork dishes and a scrumptious looking Coconut Cream Pie.

Focusing on Summer means simplicity and taking time out to travel. Enjoy where ever your day takes you. Recipes here include salad recipes, light pastas and incredible drinks. Fall is my favorite tradition time of year. I look forward to the fall holidays of Halloween, then transitioning into Thanksgiving. The colors of fall allow an abundance of decorating ideas. Rosanna includes many of her favorite recipes for Thanksgiving. She even shares her Mother's Apple Dumplings recipe and it looks very tasty. Winter is filled with family recipes from cookies to rich family dinners. In browsing the pages of Coming Home, I felt like I was part of the family! I enjoyed this book cover to cover and plan on making quite a few recipes.

You can purchase Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditionsat your local bookseller, directly from Abrams, or from Amazon and a great savings price. The book price is $27.50.

Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions
Authors: By Rosanna Bowles; Photographs by John Granen
Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1-58479-836-X
EAN: 9781584798361
Publishing Date: 3/1/2010
Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Page Count: 184
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: 200 color photographs; more than 50 recipes



***Giveaway Closed***

Here is your chance to win! Courtesy of Abrams Books - ONE lucky reader will win a copy of Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions. Thank you very much Abrams!

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Tell me in a comment a family tradition of your own OR which season is your favorite time of year.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

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Giveaway ends on July 1st at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Many thanks to Abrams for providing the review copy and giveaway product.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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81 comments:

  1. Nicole-Lynn said...

    Great giveaway. My favorite season is summer! So much fun to be had outside and being a Florida girl I love the beach :)

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  3. Emma @ emmanemhandmade said...

    Summer is my favorite season - my family BBQs pretty much every weekend! Its a great way to spend time outside, and together!

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  5. Leah said...

    Love cookbooks and would love to have this one! One of our favorite family traditions takes place during my favorite season, summer. We love roasting marshmallows and squishing them between two fudge stripe cookies!

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  8. TiffsPixieDust said...

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  18. debbie said...

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing, the weather gets cooler, the apples are ripe. It is always a fun time of the year for me.
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  30. Jeanie said...

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  35. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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  37. Joan said...

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  55. sweetsue said...

    My favorite time of year is summer. One of our family traditions is to barbecue and eat outdoors in the summer.
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  58. Ellen C. said...

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  60. Amanda S. said...

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  62. Louis said...

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  68. rah267 said...

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  71. missrantsypants said...

    I love the summer. But my favorite season to decorate for is the fall!



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  73. saturdaynightfever said...

    Christmas is my favorite time of year!

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  74. Brock said...

    At our house the Holidays lately have lost their charm due to financial anguish...It would be great to come up with traditions that help us celebrate in the times of need and times of plenty. Easter is a big celebration at our house nonetheless.

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  75. FDP 4 Life said...

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  80. Gianna said...

    Making Italian fried pizza pockets together Christmas Eve.

  81. purango said...

    Spring is my favorite season. I love working outside on my flowers. garrettsambo@aol.com