Bloggy Giveaways Carnival, Part 3!!

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It's time for Round 3 of the bloggy giveaways carnival here at Hullabaloo! I thought I'd mix things up a bit for this round and offer up a wonderful book, Made From Scratch, by Sandra Lee.



Product Description
This powerful, emotional, and astonishing story will inspire anyone who has faced adversity to overcome challenges and persevere. Sandra’s candid account of her personal journey offers a rare glimpse into the life of the woman behind the phenomenal success of Semi-Homemade. Smart, witty, and moving, Made From Scratch is an uplifting tale of determination and survival. Sandra is stunningly open about her abusive childhood and the responsibility thrust upon her at an early age to be the caretaker of her family.

From the Inside Flap:
Through a series of tragedies and challenges, she painfully discovered that we are all responsible for the choices we make in life. With the guidance of her grandmother, Sandra learned to be a self-sufficient and independent woman. After moving to Wisconsin at 15 to live with her father, an unexpected tragedy and the fallout from his mistakes required her to get her own apartment while still in high school. At 21, Sandra moved to Los Angeles, where she found tremendous success, launching her first product line, Kurtain Kraft. Working with the gritty resolve and make-do skills she learned as a child, she became a millionaire by the time she was 25, only to lose her fortune before the age of 30 and have to start all over again. Sandra started Semi-Homemade, smarter and wiser from her past mistakes, and has never looked back.

Now dedicated to helping others through various charities and foundations, Sandra is committed to aiding and inspiring people to reach their dreams. Her unforgettable story will show that if she can do it, you can too. Made From Scratch will make you laugh, cry, think, and embrace the grace and glory in every day. Sometimes feisty but always sincere, Made From Scratch has all of the ingredients that make up the recipe of a courageous life and remarkable success.

Written by:

Sandra Lee is a lifestyle expert and a New York Times and best-selling author. With 13 books to her credit, she is the host of a top-rated TV show, Semi-Homemade Cooking, on the Food Network. Sandra resides in Los Angeles and New York City.

Laura Morton is the author of 30 books, eight of which are New York Times best sellers, including The Truth Is, Melissa Etheridge’s memoir; Bringing Elizabeth Home, the Elizabeth Smart story; and Healthy Living, Joan Lunden’s personal journey. Laura lives in New York.

To enter this Bloggy Giveaway, simply:
  • Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me either your favorite recipe OR who your favorite celebrity chef is.
  • Make sure as you enter, that I have a way to get in touch with you via a working email address.
  • Giveaway is open to those living in the USA only. I will pay the shipping & handling.
  • After I email you, you have three days to email me in return with the address I am to mail the card in order to get it to you. If you do not respond within three days, I will choose another winner.
  • Winner will be chosen by using integer generator.
  • Have fun!
Contest ends Sunday night(April 27, 2008) at 11PM EST. I will announce the winner on Monday morning.

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  1. My favorite celebrity chef is Curtis Stone! He's fun to watch haha. I also like Paula Dean and Rachel Ray.

  2. My favorite celebrity chef is Duff from Charm City Cakes. Does that count? =}

  3. I adore Paula Deen. I just love to her her talk!

  4. My favorite recipe is lasagna.

  5. I don't know if he qualifies as an actual chef, but the gentleman from PBS that makes the Mexican food and teaches on the culture of Mexico is one of my favorites!

    Thank you!

    art and nature [at] juno dot com

  6. I adore Duff from Ace of Cakes (Food Network). The cakes he does are AMAZING and I love his laugh!!!!

  7. Austin Brown is our favorite. We love the combination of cooking and science he presents!

  8. The take home chef!!!!

  9. Im a HUGE Giada fan! Her recipes are so easy and fun. Thanks!

  10. I'm always watching the food network. I love rachel ray and i'm always entertained by duff from charm city cakes. great giveaway - thanks!

  11. My favorite recipe to share is to place a pork roast in a slow cooker, leave it on all day. Shred the cooked meat and dump on 1/2 bottle of Kraft Honey B'bque Sauce. Serve over mini buns.
    Easy and yum!

  12. I love Paula Deen! She is so precious. I also like watching Sandra Lee. So neat to watch her take things that I have in my pantry and make them sooo much better! thanks for the chance to win!

  13. My favorite chef is Mark Bittman.

  14. This looks GREAT! I enjoy watching Sandra Lee's show and ideas! But my fave is Paula Deen...can't beat her cute accent and down home southern cookin' (although I am in PA..LOL) I would love to win! Thank you! :)

  15. I'd have to say Rachael Ray. She is infectious!

  16. Paula Deen is my favorite chef!

  17. My mom taught me this one.

    Cook 2 1/2 cups of brown rice
    Add 1 can of black beans
    Add 2 cups shredded cheese
    Add 1 jar of salsa of choice
    (Optional add 1 pound of cooked ground beef)
    Stir all together and enjoy. It's yummy and healthy and quick!

  18. My fave is Paula Deen. Thanks for the chance to win.


  19. favorite chef. I really like Paula Deen and Rachael Ray. Right now my favorite recipe is Sopapilla Cheesecake Squares. Yummy!

  20. My 2 favorites are Sandra Lee and Paula Deen! I woudl really love to read Sandra's story...I had no idea how much she went through to get where she is today! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  21. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite chef is Paula Deen, her recipes are easy to follow and she seems like everyones girlfriend, very down to earth and unpretentious.

  22. Great giveaway! I love cookbooks!
    I like Sandra and Rachael RAy!


  23. My favorite celebrity chefs are Paula Dean, Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee.

  24. My favorite chef is Paula Deen

  25. i love giada. and paula dean. thanks

  26. Sandra lee, I always feel I could make her stuff and it would still taste good

  27. Blueberry Salsa :)

  28. i love Paula Deen. she relaxes me. thanks for a great giveaway!!

  29. I love Paula Deen and Emerill! What a great prize. thanks

  30. Probably Rachel Ray or Sandra Lee. My hubby watches Food network all the time.

  31. I love Paual Dean! Her personality just kills me. Thanks for the chance to win, that looks like a really good book.

  32. I love "paul's pumpkin bars" from because they are a no fail yummy way to keep everyone happy! Thank you so much for the great giveaway, I would love to win! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

  33. My favorite celebrity chef is Ellie Krieger because she makes healthier meals. However, I like Sandra Lee a lot too. At first I didn't like her much because I thought she looked like someone who had everything handed to her on a silver platter, but then I saw her chefography on the Food Network and her story really inspired me. I would absolutely love to win this book!

  34. I would have to say my favorite chef is Gordon Ramsey. I love Kitchen nightmares.

  35. Ha ha ha. I love Hell's Kitchen, Chef Ramsey doesn't hide his feelings, does he?

  36. my favorite chef is paula deen yall! :)

    What a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

  37. My favorite is Rachel Ray

  38. Oh, this is easy!
    Paula Deen!!!!!!!!


  39. I still like Martin Yan! Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. My favorite celebrity chef has always been Tyler Florence. He has great recipes and is so cute too!

    Great giveaway. Thanks for your generosity.


  41. My favorite chef is Giada De Laurentiis. I love Italian food!

  42. I like Giada, but I also love Italian food so that might be the reason. Bring on the pasta!

    countrybunny007 at yahoo dot com

  43. My favorite recipe is Bread Machine Pizza Dough and then the pizzas I make with the dough.

    hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

  44. My fav celebrity chef is Paula Deen!

  45. Please enter me.
    Racheal Ray is my favorite.

    homeschooling mom of 6

  46. I really like Rachel Ray. She makes me laugh and she makes me hungry!

  47. Paula Deen is my favorite.
    She seems so likeable.

  48. Sandra is my fav! Her show is my favorite on Food Network.
    I've seen her chefography, too!
    Enter me, please!

  49. Love Sandra Lee! Watch her all the time and when I can't I record it.

    What a wonderful giveaway you are doing here.

    Have fun with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and enter mine!

  50. I didn't realize she wrote a book. Love to read it. I love her! Rachael Ray comes in a close second!

  51. Recipes have to be quick and kid-friendly. Maybe something like pasta and pesto would rank as a favorite.

  52. I'd have to say Emeril Lagasse is my favorite. His confidence astounds me. Thanks!

  53. I don't know if he counts, but I love Guy Fieri of Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives. I know he also does Guy's Big Bite! I think he is hilarious and his laugh makes me laugh just to hear it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. My fave celebrity chef is Rachael Ray.

  55. I love them all because each of them has LOTS to teach me, but my favorite celebrity chef is Alton Brown. He explains the science behind the technique in a way that helps me remember - I can actually visualize WHY I'm doing certain things (like cutting meat against the grain or letting it rest) and don't have to try so hard to memorize new material.


  56. I love Paula Deen & Rachel Ray! :) Thanks for offering this book - looks like a great read!!

  57. I'm a huge fan of Paula Deen - she's just so personable! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  58. My favorite recipe is Pizza.

  59. It's hard for me to choose a favortie celebrity chef as I like so many but I do enjoy Paula, Rachael, The Neeleys, Guy, Tyler Florence, Nigella, Jamie Oliver and Ina the barefoot contessa to name a few. I enjoy watching Sandra occasionally to and would enjoy reading her book. Thanks

  60. I like Paula Deen the best. I love listening to her talk & she has an adorable family too! Thanks!

  61. I like Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals!

  62. We love Paula Deen! I'm from Georgia and love southern cooking! Our favorite recipe from her is Southern fried chicken and peach cobbler!

  63. My favorite celebrity chef would have to be Guy from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. My second is Duff from Ace of CAkes. :)

  64. My fave is Paula Deen and rachael ray! Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Giada DeLaurentis!

  66. My favorite celebrity chef is Ina Garten

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