GIVEAWAY-Junior League of Tampa Cookbook

The Junior League ROCKS.

Here is their mission…”Founded in 1926, The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. is an organization of over 1600 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through effective action and leadership. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”
Their commitment to the community is amazing..”For 84 years, The Junior League of Tampa has been committed to building a healthier, more educated and safer community for Tampa Bay’s children and their families. The 1600+ members currently provide more than 60,000 hours of service to the community each year, while spending nearly $250,000 annually on JLT projects.”
So in a nutshell the Junior League is a plethora of women that get together and selflessly give back to the community. Awesome, huh? 
You can click here to see if there is one in your area that you can join.
The Junior League of Tampa was nice enough to invite me to their 2010 Holiday Gift Market

It was every girls dream, 130 merchants from all over the county come together to sell their crafty and unique merchandise to help benefit the Junior League. 
Over the past 6 years the Junior Leagues Gift market event has helped The Junior League of Tampa put over $500,000 into their community Projects in the areas of foster care, basic needs, education and literacy. So if you are in the Tampa Bay area and would like to attend you can click here for all the details..but hurry its only open Friday November 5th-Sunday November 7th.

Ready for the yummy cookbook giveaway?
When I attended the market today, I asked the cookbook booth(which was beautiful) if they would like to provide me a cookbook for my readers….see I am always thinking of y’all..and they were happy to oblige.
Junior League Cookbooks are pretty much the best cookbooks you can get in my opinion. They are a compilation of delicious recipes from the members. You wouldn’t want your recipe printed in a cookbook unless it was absolutely divine, would you?
I present to you the Capture the Coast cookbook from The Junior League of Tampa.

The recipes are scrumptious…scrumptious I tell ya.
So leave me a comment and tell me how much you love me. No, just kidding…just tell me your favorite cookbook. The contest will end at 9 pm EST on November 12th.
Tweet about it….come back and leave me another comment and you get another entry.
Facebook it…come back and leave another comment and you get another entry.
Link it on your blog(if you have one)…come back and leave another comment and you get another entry.
This giveaway is only good for the continental US. Sorry my foreign readers, know I still love you, I am just to cheap to ship overseas. But you can still leave a comment on how much you love me!!! πŸ™‚


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    Oooh, the good old Junior League! Our chapter puts out a really good cookbook–nothing with soup in it! I'd love to check it out.

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    I Tweeted at @tamilyn

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    I posted it on FB πŸ™‚

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    I put a link on my blog πŸ˜€

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    And I am commenting here.

    Favorite "big name" cookbook is my Betty Crocker.

    My favorite organization cookbook is one of grandma's-The Ladies Auxillary of Willernie as it has some of her stuff published and also has her handwriting in margins so it is a little piece of her.

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    Lately I have been loving my Pioneer Woman cookbook! πŸ™‚

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    I love your blog and I both of my favorite cookbooks are Jr. League books! They are THE BEST!!!

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    We love you thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much!

    Favorite cookbook? I'd have to go with Joy of Cooking just for it's all around functionality.

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    Wow, so many to choose from. Church cooks books are GREAT!! The favorite recipes from great cooks!

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    I really, really love you! My favorite cookbook is Bittman's How to Cook Anything. Thanks for the chance!

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    Oh man I miss Tampa!

    My favorite cookbook is probably my Pioneer Woman CB…because it's signed – to ME! Hooray! πŸ™‚

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    My favorite cookbook is Poor Girl Gourmet! I love good cooking on a budget πŸ™‚

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    Oh my heavens, I have so many cookbooks too—but the one I have been using most lately is Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen! Thanks for the chance at the Junior League Tampa book.

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    My favorite is Dorie's My Home to yours. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    (I loved your dye tutorial!)
    I'm a proud Jr. League member and we have an award winning cookbook called Savor the Moment. I actually have the Tampa's League cookbook and it's a dandy. If I win another, my DIL will be a happy woman!

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    My favorite cookbook, of well over 100, is one our school district put out a couple of years ago called "The Best Recipe." Everyone contributed their best go-to recipes and it's a wonderful collection.

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    Love…love…LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Love…love…LOVE YOU MUCH!!!

    My favortie cookbook of the moment is "The Northwest Table" Kathy Casey. However, I collect Junior League Cookboooks! I'd love to add Tampa! It sounds great!

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    My favorite is another JL cookbook – Stop and Smell the Rosemary, by the JL of Houston. Their follow up, Peace Meals is great too.

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    Tina Butler says:

    This does look like a great cookbook Leslie. You know I luv ya girl!!!! My favorite cookbooks right now are: The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Southern Plate and Home Cooking by Trisha Yearwood.

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    Randi Lynne says:

    I would love to add this to my collection!

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    You do realize picking my favorite cookbook is like picking a favorite child! I have one that is just a binder with a compilation of recipes a friend did for me when we were moving from AZ that are recipes a big group of our friends all pitched in a put together for me to remember them by. Aww. I do love that book.

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    Leslie, I do truly love your blog. You must have no time to do anything but make cakes lately. I have an old 1940's Jr. League cookbook from Elkins, WV that was my mother's. Now, those recipes are "interesting." I'd love to see the Tampa book. I used to live there.

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    The McRee's says:

    Southern Scrumptious and Scrumptious Entertains are two of my favs By Betty Sims in Decatur Alabama

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    My favorite cookbook right now is one I bought from my daughter's school. I think school, church, junior leagues, ect are the best! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Nathan and Erin says:

    I love Cat Coras latest cookbook "classics with a twist"

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    StephanieSells says:

    My fav cookbooks are the 2 Select Realty Cookbooks that we did for chairity! Like the Jr League & church cookbooks these are the best!

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    i am in love of all of my cooking light books. great giveaway!

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    I love all of Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa cookbooks! Simple but delish recipes.

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    I have the Salt Lake Junior League cookbook and it is among my favorites… nothing like tried and true recipes! I've never tried one recipe I didn't LOVE-

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    I love your blog! I own so many cookbooks it is so hard to pick just one. The one I always end up using the most would be the original Joy of Cooking!

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    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    Hey Leslie ~ thanks for the giveaway. I love, love, love cookbooks! My favorite would have to be my Pioneer Woman Cookbook since my in-laws stood in line for 5 hours to get it signed for me last Christmas.

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    I love the Worldwide Ward Cookbook! There are some incredibly delicious recipes in there!

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    Love, love, Love you and your sence of humor. I have so many favorite cookbooks. I'd have to say that my new favorite one is Ina's.The one that just came out.

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    My very favorite go to cookbook is a Jr. League book from Springfield, Mo Sassafras!!! I love all Jr. League cook books too.

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    I have so many but "Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts" is a favorite.

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    Wow, do you realize what a hard question that is? It's ok, I still love ya!! My very favorite would have to be one that I put together myself. My favorite published one at the moment would have to be The Pioneer Woman or Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. I didn't even know about the Junior League, but I just looked it up and there is one near my town. Thanks for getting the word out.

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    Phillip & Yolanda says:

    My favorite cookbook would have to be Betty Crocker. Everything from great beverages (like Quantity Punch)and amazing fried Chicken–LVE! I must admit I get great recipes from Tasy Kitchen online. It's not a cookbook, but it really should be!

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    jezinthekitchen says:

    I have so many Junior League Cookbooks – I love them! My favorite is Charleston Receipts … so old, but I turn to it time & again.

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    I love cookbooks! I have to admit I kinda have a cookbook hoarding, I mean collecting problem. Even though I own cookbooks from some highly famous chefs my favorite cookbook is my 'family' cookbook with all my family's 'famous' recipes!

    PS: I do love your blog!

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    my great old trusty Betty Crocker cookbook

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    The Yartym's says:

    My favorite cookbook is The Pioneer Woman. And our JL puts out a great cookbook, brand new, Texas Tables

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    It's not really a cookbook, but I LOVE Southern Living – I love their recipes!

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    Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says:

    There is nothing I like better than a junior league cookbook. One of my favorites is called St. Louis Days St. Louis Nights. It is so annotated that it looks more like a cooking journal than a cookbook.

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    Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen says:

    I just tweeted the giveaway:

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    Delicious Dishes by Debbie says:

    You know I love you…you movie star you…and I love you better than any old cookbook…but this one looks really great. So I'll sign up.

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    Delicious Dishes by Debbie says:

    I tweeted!!!

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    Delicious Dishes by Debbie says:

    I posted this on my blog.

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    Delicious Dishes by Debbie says:

    I shared this on Facebook.

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    Love the cover, it is beautiful! And obviously I love you partly because you are married to a man who builds pools and I WILL have a pool one day.

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    Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa at Home. It has pictures which is always a plus! And the food is amazing!

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    I love my St. Louis Junior Leaque Cookbook!

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    My favorite cookbook is my Trader Joe's cookbook. It has gourmet-looking recipes that are super easy to make!

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    I love my Junior Forum cookbooks called 'Lone Star Legacy'. Hey Leslie I LOVE Your blog. Sure miss you at RWOP.

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    Wow something really great to know about…thanks for sharing..

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    I have recently started following you. As I read one post, I find myself hungry for more while in your blog and past tweets…. there is sooo many great tips! I wish you success and best of luck in your ventures.

    I must say my favorite cookbook is the one I have compiled copies of my favorite recipes over the years. I save a copy as I come across them. Although my favorite published cookbook to date is anything from Pampered Chef. They are great recipes that EVERYONE can make. My children love to help. Yes, almost everything looks like the food in the picture when your done. I was not the best cook when I started, and these have helped me feel confident in the kitchen. As a bonus the recipes are usually very inexpensive to make and are very fast to prepare.