Holiday Gift Guide 2010: James Beard's American Cookery Review and Giveaway (Ends 12/28) CLOSED

Monday, December 13, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
James Beard was the "dean of American cookery" (New York Times), and he put practically everything he learned about cooking into this single magnificent - now classic - cookbook. JAMES BEARD'S AMERICAN COOKERY includes more than fifteen hundred of his favorite and most successful recipes, as well as advice on dozens of cooking questions, from choosing meats and vegetables to preserving fruit and making real cheeseburgers. A celebration of the roots of cooking in the American style, this repackaged edition features the original text and color illustrations, and a new foreword by Tom Colicchio. Like Mastering the Art of French Cooking and The Joy of Cooking, it is a standard reference no kitchen is complete without.

My Review
American Cookery was first published in 1972 but I did own a copy of this classic until recently. Hachette Book Group released a new edition at the end of October. A true encyclopaedia of American cooking, this amazing book contains over 1,500 recipes, cooking advice, food facts and more. The legendary cookbook is over 800 pages of pure joy for anyone who loves cooking, enjoys food, or wants to learn more about American cuisine.

American Cookery includes sections on cocktail food, salads, soups, eggs, cheese, fish, several types of meat, sauces, vegetables, beans, and more. There are five chapters with desserts - not counting the one dedicated to candy. Bread, sandwiches, even pickles and preserves are all there, too.

The beautiful new hardcover edition of James Beard's American Cookery would make a wonderful gift during the holiday season and beyond, and a great addition to your personal cookbook library.

The Giveaway
Thanks to publisher Hachette Book Group, I am hosting a giveaway for a copy of James Beard's American Cookery.

To enter, please comment below what's your favorite dish to make or eat.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win a copy of James Beard's American Cookery! #Giveaway ends 12/28 @aitmama #win #contests #books #cooking #gifts http://tiny.cc/c1x65" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 28, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Open to residents 18+ of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title in the mail. The winner will receive their prize directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information and image courtesy of the publisher.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received a complimentary copy of the book to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours

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  1. SKY PRINCESS said...

    My mother used to make a dessert of warm chocolate jello pudding over Bisquick Velvet Crumb cake. It is yummy and will forever be my favorite dessert. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. SKY PRINCESS said...

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  3. SKY PRINCESS said...

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  4. SKY PRINCESS said...

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  5. shana said...

    One of my favorite meals to eat is a simple taco salad.
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  6. shana said...

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  7. shana said...

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  8. shana said...

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  9. shana said...

    follow on Network blogs
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  10. Sara said...

    I love to bake a classic chocolate cake!

  11. Sara said...

    I follow you on twitter, and tweeted about the giveway.

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  12. PoCoKat said...

    My favorite dish to make is a macaroni and cheese recipe handed down from my grandmother.

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  13. PoCoKat said...

    I follow on GFC.

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  14. PoCoKat said...

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  19. dor said...

    One of my favorite dishes to make is my spaghetti sauce. Mmm.

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  20. ~dab said...

    My favorite dish to make is lasagna, to eat is steamed crab legs.

  21. ~dab said...

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  22. heathergfox2003 said...

    pasta dishes

  23. debbie said...

    One of my favorite dishes is roasted chicken with greek orzo pasta.
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  24. debbie said...

    I am a email subscriber.
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  25. debbie said...

    I am a gfc follower.
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  26. pippirose said...

    My favourite dish to make is Lasagna.
    :o)
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  27. pippirose said...

    I follow your blog via GFC.
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  28. pippirose said...

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  29. pippirose said...

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  30. pippirose said...

    I follow you on Networked Blogs
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  31. pippirose said...

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  32. pippirose said...

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  33. pippirose said...

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  34. Anonymous said...

    My favorite dish to eat is roast chicken...especially the skin! ~Pogonia sejotess@yahoo.com

  35. Anonymous said...

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  36. Patty said...

    Love my grandmother's handmade pasta.


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  37. Patty said...

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  38. Patty said...

    I subscribe via Google Reader

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  39. Patty said...

    I follow via GFC

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  40. Patty said...

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  41. Patty said...

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  42. Patty said...

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  43. ~dab said...

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  44. Diana D said...

    Lasagna is a favorite dish. Thanks

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  45. Mike said...

    Grilled wild salmon is my favorite, thanks! mike.karr at gmail.com

  46. Pricilla said...

    You have NO idea how much I wanted this one....
    I love to make bread. Although lately I have been into making bagels.
    thanks
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  47. Pricilla said...

    I follow

  48. Pricilla said...

    I am your friend on facebook

  49. Pricilla said...

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  50. Pricilla said...

    I dropped my entrecard

  51. Pricilla said...

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  52. fredamans said...

    My favorite thing to make is sauce. I make it all day long.

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  53. fredamans said...

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  54. fredamans said...

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  55. fredamans said...

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  56. fredamans said...

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  57. fredamans said...

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  58. fredamans said...

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  59. fredamans said...

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  60. Patty said...

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  69. Patty said...

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  70. Patty said...

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  71. Patty said...

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  72. Anonymous said...

    Love my mother's paella.

    Rosita

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  73. Anonymous said...

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  74. Anonymous said...

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  75. moonsword said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    My current favorite recipe is quinoa & broccoli baked casserole.

  76. Pricilla said...

    tweet
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  77. Pricilla said...

    I subscribe by email
    (gotta get all the entries I can on this one. heh)

  78. Pricilla said...

    I subscribe by RSS

  79. Pricilla said...

    I am your friend on facebook. If I used this already just delete it. I am an old goat with a baaaad memory

  80. Pricilla said...

    you are on my blogroll at www.brokenteepee.com

  81. Pricilla said...

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  82. Pricilla said...

    I have left many a relevant comment but that old goat thing, you know.

  83. fredamans said...

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  84. PoCoKat said...

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  85. PoCoKat said...

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  86. PoCoKat said...
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  87. PoCoKat said...

    Entered 5 Ingredient Fix

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  88. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

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  89. ~dab said...

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  90. fredamans said...

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  91. Pricilla said...

    tweet
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  92. Kristie said...

    My favorite dish to eat is stuffed shells. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you.

  93. Pricilla said...

    blogged
    http://www.brokenteepee.com/2010/12/two-fun-giveaways-at-just-another-new.html
    I REALLY want to win this
    heh

  94. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    my favorite dish to cook and eat is broccoli potato casserole

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  95. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars
    I tweeted your giveaway

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  96. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    I subscribed to your feed via google reader

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  97. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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  98. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    I am a friend of yours on facebook (Louis Here)

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  99. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    following on networked blogs

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  100. Patty said...

    Entered Paperspring giveaway

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  101. Patty said...

    Entered Duchess of Sin.

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  102. Patty said...

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  103. Patty said...

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  104. Patty said...

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  106. Patty said...

    Entered Protect A Bed

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  107. Anonymous said...

    Entered Luxury Pillow
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  108. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

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  109. ~dab said...

    12-16 http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/15631790022590464

  110. Nan said...

    I LOVE to cook and am not sure I have a true favorite.

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  111. Nan said...

    I follow you on Facebook

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  112. Nan said...

    I follow you on GFC

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  113. Nan said...

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  114. Nan said...

    subscribe to RSS feed

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  115. Nan said...

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  116. Nan said...

    entered Broken Teepee giveaway

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  117. fredamans said...

    tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/15823622841049092

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  118. Amber L. said...

    My favorite dish to make and eat is tofu stir fry

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  119. Amber L. said...

    I follow you with google friend connect

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  120. Amber L. said...

    I subscribe by email

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  121. Amber L. said...

    Your button is on my sidebar
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  122. Amber L. said...

    I entered your 5 Ingredient Fix giveaway

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  123. Amber L. said...

    I entered your Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook giveaway

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  124. Amber L. said...

    I entered your Luxury Pillow System giveaway

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  125. Pricilla said...

    entered luxury pillow
    thank you

  126. Pricilla said...

    entered paperspring
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  127. Pricilla said...

    entered fix it and forget it
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  128. Pricilla said...

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  129. Pricilla said...

    entered Duchess of Sin
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  130. Patty said...

    Entered Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

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  131. Susan said...

    My favorite dish to make and eat is Fettuchini Carbonara.

    susanbillietaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

  132. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Daily Tweet

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  133. ~dab said...

    12-17 http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/15994450622812161

  134. Patty said...

    Entered George Forman

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  135. PoCoKat said...

    Entered George Foreman giveaway

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  136. fredamans said...

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  137. Pricilla said...

    entered george foreman
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  138. Anonymous said...

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  139. Anonymous said...

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  140. Anonymous said...

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  141. Anonymous said...

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  142. Welcome to My World said...

    My fav dish to make is turkey chili

  143. Welcome to My World said...

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  144. Welcome to My World said...

    I subscribe to ur blog by e-mail and confirmed my subscription;

  145. Welcome to My World said...

    i subscribe to ur blog via RSS feed

  146. Welcome to My World said...

    i follow publicly on Google Friends Connect

  147. Welcome to My World said...

    i follow u on Networked Blogs

  148. Welcome to My World said...

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  149. Welcome to My World said...

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  150. Welcome to My World said...

    I entered broken teepee

  151. Welcome to My World said...

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  152. Welcome to My World said...

    I entered tune up utilities

  153. Welcome to My World said...

    i entered george foreman

  154. Welcome to My World said...

    i entered the scorpions book contest

  155. Welcome to My World said...

    I dug on digg

  156. Welcome to My World said...

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  157. Welcome to My World said...

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  158. Welcome to My World said...

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  159. Welcome to My World said...

    i bookmarked on yahoo bookmarks

  160. Welcome to My World said...

    I bookmarked on google book marks

  161. ~dab said...

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  162. Patty said...

    Entered Ansel Adams

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  163. Anonymous said...

    I e-mailed three pals and copied you!

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  164. Anonymous said...

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  165. Anonymous said...

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  166. Anonymous said...

    Commented on the Staples Snowflake
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  167. Anonymous said...

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  168. Anonymous said...

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  169. Welcome to My World said...

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  171. fredamans said...

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  172. Debbie Stanton said...

    my favorite thing to make is chocolate chip cookies
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  173. Jessica said...

    My favorite dish to eat is extra fudgy chocolate chunk brownies with vanilla ice cream
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  174. Jessica said...

    I follow through twitter and tweeted
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  175. Jessica said...

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  176. Jessica said...

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  177. Jessica said...

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  178. Jessica said...

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  179. Pricilla said...

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  180. Anonymous said...

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  181. Anonymous said...

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  182. Anonymous said...

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  183. ~dab said...

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  184. ~dab said...

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  185. fredamans said...

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  186. PoCoKat said...

    Entered Jon Stewart's Earth

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  187. Nancy said...

    One of my favorite dishes to make is chicken pot pie...comfort food as its best:)

  188. Nancy said...

    My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/status/16991428114649088

  189. Nancy said...

    I subscribe via RSS feed.

  190. Nancy said...

    I entered the Protect-A-Bed giveaway.

  191. Nancy said...

    I entered the Ansel Adams giveaway.

  192. Pricilla said...

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  193. Nancy said...

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  194. Pricilla said...

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  195. Pricilla said...

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  196. Pricilla said...

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  197. Pricilla said...

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  198. Pricilla said...

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  199. Welcome to My World said...

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  200. Anonymous said...

    Entered Jon Stewart's Earth giveaway

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