"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cookbook Giveaway #1~CLOSED SEE SIDE BAR TO ENTER OTHER GIVEAWAYS

Contest 1 is closed. Please check the sidebar to enter other giveaways!
Time to share some of my cookbooks. I am going to be giving away 12 cookbooks this year so stay tuned. The first cookbook in the giveaway is Amish Cooking. It is a hardback cookbook with 160 pages. Recipes include: Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken, Pork and Cabbage Soup, Cheddar Apple Bread, Pumpkin Carrot Cake, and Berry Cobbler.

Entry dates are from today~ February 20, 2012 through March 1, 2012. You may enter once a day~but here's the catch-You need to tell me something about you each comment*. I will ship anywhere in the world so missionaries, military, or folks outside the United States are all welcome to enter...sorry to any that may be in the manned space centers-you will have to just watch from afar and hope the winner shares some recipes ;)!

Feel free to share about the contest as well as the upcoming cookbook contest throughout the year. Giveaway cookbook # 2 will be announced on March 2 as well as the winner of the Amish Cookbook!

*Don't forget let me get to know you through your comments...

Here is something about me...
Update~ I wrote the above line then did not include what I said? I thought I posted that Bill is 15 inches taller than me. Sorry to have left that off, I meant to post it!

Also-I will not respond to each comment as I usually do-but I am reading them and enjoying getting to know about you. Please remember you can comment once a day!

Jennifer

66 comments:

kymber said...

tall and short must be a great match if we are to understand why you and your gorgeous man still love each other so much! as you already know quite a bit about me, this contest is going to be hard! but here is a tidbit - i love red!

might be why i love you?!?!? because you are Spicey and i associate the word spicey with red!

your friend,
kymber

North said...

I take pictures, but I don't consider myself to be a photographer. I'd have to know what I'm doing to call myself that.

I also run the Gun Blog Black List.

Anonymous said...

Hmm..something about me? I love to listen to 1940's music! Dee

suburban prep said...

I love to bake and the fact that you mentioned the different cakes and bread is a good thing.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

HossBoss said...

Count me in, please!

Hmm... what can I tell you about me that you don't already know? Let's see, I'm short by most people's standards but I compensate by using a long handled spatula to pull cans (not JARS!) off my higher cabinet shelves. I'm also a world class procrastinator but I hide that trait by over committing and multi-tasking to the extent people just think I'm too BUSY to get it all done. Possibly the only one I'm fooling is myself with that one. LOL

JenniferK said...

LOVE IT!!! I usually don't do the giveaways. However, for a cookbook I think I will!

Here is something about me...

My husband had to show me how to fold a flat diaper. I don't follow directions well and needed to see it done before I could do it myself.

Rocky Mountain Homemaker said...

What a fun idea. Something about me...
I was born in Bethlehem, Pa, but we moved to Albuquerque when I was tiny.

Melodie said...

I love cookbooks!

The first time I met my Hubby he jumped out of a slow moving car!

Rebecca Conduff Aguirre said...

That looks like an awesome cookbook! Let's see...I knew I was going to marry my husband the first time I saw him. I didn't even know his name! lol It was pretty crazy...we just celebrated 16 years of marriage last month. :)

Jen said...

Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway! Please enter me. I'm a missionary wife in Australia.

Mrs. Mac said...

I,too,love cook books. About me? Well, I knew my hubby six weeks before we got engaged .. we've been married for almost 32 wonderful years :)

Dani said...

Jennifer - The strangest thing is happening. My blog list is missing names. I only discovered today that your blog is no longer in my reading list. Thank goodness I saw your comment on Mrs Mac's posting.

Wonder what is causing this problem with blogger?

Maria said...

Hmmm...something about myself...DH and I have a 'division of labour'in our household. I cook and he cleans up the kitchen after me. It's been working really well as i love to cook and he loves to eat!

JenniferK said...

Here is something about me...

I have 2 sisters & 4 brothers.

Rhonda said...

About me: I want about me to be about HIM: To reflect His Light, His Love and His Life:

Amish cookbook....I often research their ways of health also...how they deal with sickness and discomforts that the body experiences: I have found that they are a wise people.

Wishing you well on the give away ...that would be a hard thing to do ... with so many good ppl and so many desires to have this cookbook. :0)

You are a brave woman Jenn... I will pray for you

Rebecca said...

I have three pets. :)

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

mallardhen said...

I was raised in Amish country in PA so I know the recipes in the Winning the book would be like going home again. Something to take me back to yesterday a welcome relief in our everchanging world.

About me: Blue is my color and I'm stickin to it. Like you I love my man and have been married 51 years this past Valentines Day, now wasn't that romantic, nope figured how could he ever forget that day.

Sue said...

Land sakes! I forgot to enter yesterday. Dang! There goes my chance to enter every day.

Ok, since we are new friends I can tell you lots of things and they'll all be new to you! I am 49 years old and have 3 grown children (2 of my own make and a step-daughter). Wow that was boring. I'll have to think up a good one for tomorrow :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi - ooohhh I would love to win this one. Always up for a new recipe! About me.....I am a voracious reader, always have a minimum of five or six books going at the same time:)
Ruth H.
abe7ruth@yahoo.com

Abbi said...

I am a Christian homeschooling mama of four.

-Abbi
abbi@abbisbridal.com

Susan said...

Hey! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog Humblewife...

Interesting thing about me:

I'm a book-a-holic! ...(is that interesting?,hmmmm I'll try again)...

...sigh...I guess I'm very boring....

oh, and 15 inches!!! Either he's really tall or you are really short! LoL

nancypo said...

I love simple, old fashioned recipes, they're the best!
http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

Crystal Mary said...

Hi from the land of Oz...
Firstly, the quote at the top of your Bog is so very wise..
How many people expect not to work,but just live off others..

Now about me.
My REAL first name is Crystal. I was born in 1944, not a time when that name was popular..
Because I write as Crystal Mary, many think my real name is Mary, and I added the other on..not so.
I was born 3 days prior Christmas. In my childhood days (and often since), my birthday was a rushed thing as everyone excitedly prepared for Christmas. We were poor and lived in a farming community. My mother brought up her 5 children alone after I turned 8yrs, I was the second youngest. Mum instilled a strong faith in Jesus Christ. I was dedicated in The Salvation Army as a baby, yet since the only church where I lived was run by the open Bretheran, thats where we attended.
As a child, I learned so many scripture verses by memory that they have remained with me right through my life. I don't remember where they all come from in the Bible, so all I have to do, is type them into the computer, and I am shown the chapter and verse..
So Good!
How many times a beautiful Word of God pops into my head at the right time...At this moment its, "In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall make straight thy paths.." Prov 3:6, Yes, I do remember where this one comes from in the Bible..
And as we place God FIRST, He works the out rest. Blessings to you today. xx

Brittany said...

I have 3 children and live in Georgia on a 10 acre farm.

debbieo said...

I love Amish recipes and have one Amish cookbook already. I would like to win another.
About me...lts see...I like to make things from scratch including medicinal items. I also like to blog. I like to sew.
debbieo

Shelly said...

About me: Homeschooling mama of 4 from Ohio and love the Lord.

Jolene said...

What a great giveaway! Amish cookbooks are THE best when you live in a third-world country! :-)

About me... I am NOT a morning person, but I love to stay up late and get things done. It gives me great pleasure to lay my head on my pillow at night knowing that the house is clean, the laundry is done, and (as much as you can get done with four children) everything is caught up. Maybe that is why it is hard for me to get up the next morning?.... not much work to look forward to? Of course, a new day always creates more work to do, because within just a few minutes there are cereal bowls to wash, etc... :-)

Gayle said...

I grew up as an "only child". My two brothers are 14 & 15 years older than I am so I don't remember living with them.

debbieo said...

This is my 2nd day to enter. I grew up in Kansas, then moved to Oklahoma when I was in my 40's and now live in south Texas.
Debbieo

Melodie said...

Since me and my Hubby have been married we have moved 13 times in 20 years!

Brittany said...

We have one dog, 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 13 chickens, and 2 pigs.

suburban prep said...

I am a big football fan

kymber said...

it's me again...trying to remember to enter everyday!!!! another thing about me: i have 2 cranky cats. one is the size of a small bear. his name is barrel as he is shaped like one and he likes to be carried around several times a day in his "cat taxi". the other is a tabby who doesn't wear pants (that's an inside joke. his name is noodle but i call him nudie-noo. and sing to him "nudie-noo and he doesn't wear pants").

Anonymous said...

great idea. just now reading Harry Potter book 1. I,too, collect cookbooks (really) and the cookbook section is the first place I head to when going thrift store shopping. Especially like the sprial bound cookbooks used for fundraisers by non-profits.

Also in relationship with Jesus Christ after decades away. He didn't move, I did.
SJ in Vancouver BC

JenniferK said...

Here is something about me...

I am miserable when not accomplishing a task. I feel like an utter failure when things aren't done

mallardhen said...

Hi Jen,
It's me again I already told you how close to Ft. Drum I was when I lived in upstate NY and most of the time I wish I was still there, but I will be this summer we are going visiting. ET said home, Mallardhen says home too. I am a retired art teacher with 3 children, 4 grandchildren and now 4 great-grandchildren the newist is 4 weeks and the only girl. I can, and put by from our garden and really love doing it, makes me feel that I am taking care of what our Lord has provided us.

Gotta get the laundry off the line looks like rain. Have a good evening with your family.

Maria said...

Hi Jennifer, something else about me...when I was little, I always 'played school'. When I grew up I trained as a teacher and worked for nearly 40 years with just a few years off when my girls were little.

Glenn B said...

About me: I like to cook but have not done much in recent years.I did bake a fine apple pie recently.

Not too sure I would like Amish Cooking bbut I would give it a try and maybe get back to cooking my favorite - Apfel Strudel!

All the best,
Glenn B

suburban prep said...

I am the oldest of 7 siblings. The youngest is ten yrs younger than I am.

debbieo said...

3rd day I am entering. I have 4 sisters, two of which I grew up with, two I didnt know until I was grown. I have 5 daughters and 3 granddaughters. Its all girls around here.
debbieo

Mallardhen said...

Good Morning Jen,
Although it's already afternoon hope your morning and the rest of the day will be awesome. It's 71 here in MO. it can stay that way as far as I"m concerned. Today we are getting our seed order ready to mail, yahoo spring must be coming.

Loved what you had to say about our current political situation you are right on.

I am the oldest of four children and my youngest sister is 18 years younger the me she was born my senior year in high school. My mother had a heart attack during labor and I raised Kim for the first two years as Mother was bed ridden and could just about get through the day herself. It was a blessing because when I got married I was well versed in babies and home making.

More laundry on the line and I'm knitting a sweater that I'm going to really try to get finished this weekend. We have been sent a beautiful day by our creator and I am going out to knit on the porch and enjoy it, have a good day too.

Anonymous said...

Me again ;o) Another thing about me: I love peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches! Try it! Dee

Anonymous said...

more about me. Recently divorced and moved from a house to an apartment. The unit has an outdoor area where I will be container gardening in earnest for the first time. Also, signed up for a community garden plot for the first time. Enjoy canning and using my dehydratore. SJ in Vanvouver

Sue said...

Hi again...I'll try to be more interesting this time. lol

I am obsessed with gardening even though I only have one 3'x8' plot and an herb tub made out of an old washer tub that I made from gifted plants from my sister-in-law. And it still has lights and boughs in it from Christmas.

See you tomorrow!

Carrie said...

Hi Jennifer,
First, thanks for the comments the other day on my blog, I just started it and while a lot of our family looks at it, no one comments much. I like comments. I have enjoyed reading your blog for a while. Sorry I have not commented before. I can't even remember how I found it.

Anyway, as for something about me...on Saturday we are moving to a farm at Fort Sumner. We are striking it off on our own and my hubby is buying a windmill business. We are very nervous and excited, even in this economic climate. Wish us luck. I will try to keep commenting, but its going to be a busy weekend!
Carrie

Sue said...

Hello! Entry #3.

Well, you probably didn't know since you've never seen me, I walk with a brace and cane.

The cane is really cool because it has a special bottom on it that lets me let go of it and it will stay stanfing until I want it again. Really handy when going through bins at the thrift store!

The brace is cool too. It's covered in a sunflower pattern and pretty. My friends have called me sunshine Sue or sunflower Sue for years, so when it came time to pick a pattern for my brace it had to be sunflowers :-)

debbieo said...

4th day to enter.
I have been divorced and widowed. I am now married for the third and last time. I would have loved to have only been married one time and forever like you Jen.
debbieo

Wendy said...

Hi, I am a newbie at homesteading....or at least I'm trying hard to be a homesteader. Lol!

Mallardhen said...

What a change from yesterday I woke up to high winds and way colder then yesterday, oh well spring we get here when she's ready in her time not mine.

New Great-grandaughter coming for a week-end visit just 4 weeks old and so sweet.

You mentioned your husband is quite a bit taller then you, same was so with my parents my mother always said she took 2 1/2 steps to one of my fathers, but isn't it great a tall man can always reach that can you need from the top shelf.

Have a great week-end I'm pushing to get my sweater finished.

Maria said...

Something else about me. I am a Christian, belonging to and worshipping in the Anglican Church of Australia.My parish consists of 2 churches; St James' and St John's

Joan said...

I collect cookbooks and love to read them as well as cook from them. I know I'd enjoy cooking from this one.

Mallardhen said...

Beautiful day in the Ozarks housework top priority big time.

Along with knitting I am a weaver it is so soothing and calming. Right now my loom is warped to make change purses to donate to a Golden Retriever Rescue to help them with their finances to help the unwanted dogs they take in.

Back to the dusting and cleaning. Tomorrow is a day of rest so church first then rest.

Blessings

Angie B said...

Would love to win the cookbook.

I have been trying to figure out how to cook on my woodstove.

beris16@gmail said...

I grew up with my grandmother making Amish favs like chicken corn soup and shoo fly pie.

Teslaca said...

Thanks for this chance to win a cookbook. My family were Quakers just a generation ago, so I'm sure this cookbook will remind me of some of the simpler things they chose to eat.

suburban prep said...

I haven't been able to post as I thought because my mother had an aortic aneurysm and I have been soo worried. She made it through emergency surgery. She came out of sedation on Thursday afternoon and I saw her yesterday. I feel very deeply and I didn't want to have her see me a mess so I think I was ok in her presence.

Mallardhen said...

Gray isn't a bad name for a cat I had one named Gray many years ago, bet he likes being called Gray.
Windy again today but sunny. Still working on my sweater but there is light at the end of the tunnel, I can see it.

For dinner we are having baked ham, potatoes and Amish baked corn is that recipe in the give-away cookbook? If it isn't I could sent it to you to put on your blog, really good with turkey and ham .

Sue said...

Hi, Jennifer. I've lost count. lol
Today's thing about me is that I am bonkers about Permaculture. I learned abount it about 2 years ago while listening to Jack Spirko on the Survival Podcast.

I have only tried a miniscule amount of it (a little hugalculture experiment in an old washer tub, my herb tub). I have been learning as much as I can and plan to start implimenting on our 1.5 acre property this year.

Anonymous said...

Almost missed the cookbook entry this time! Generous idea, so here goes, better late than never?

Which leads me to my about me;

I fear being late, so consequently I take on too many last minute things and make myself late. I like myself too much, and challenge others to make allowances for my lateness???? Yes, that's warped, psyche that out.....but not meaning I was late here on purpose, "Oh really?" REALLY, just been changing my computing habits and been busy otherwise. Thanks for the chance! :D
matermusearts.wordpress.com

Sue said...

Hi, Jennifer!
I used to teach sewing to children in a little studio my husband built in our home. The 5-8 year olds learned hand sewing and 8-12 year olds sewed by machine.

Mallaardhen said...

Hi Jen,
Guess I blew it yesterday when I didn't get to post and today I'm really late had a lot to do and we are under tornado watch until tomorrow morning really don't like to hear that; they scare me all to pieces. I know people say they are afraid of the snow in upstate NY, my saying is bring on the snow but I know our Lord will never give you more then you can handle; so with that thought I have been busy getting our tornado cellar ready if we need it.

Now for a hot bath and I'm off to sleep my cat knows something is going on as she has been following me all day.

Night Jen and your gang.

Sue said...

My last chance to enter! I am from Nova Scotia, Canada. We live about 5 or 6 hours from Kymber on the South Shore...tip of the boot. We live very close to where the film Delores Clayborn was filmed.

This has been fun. Rather one sided, but fun. I look forward to learning more about you through your blog, Jennifer.

David said...

well now ya made me hungry!!! :-)

I am blessed to travel NM highways and bi-ways each and every working day. get to meet a bunch of good people and am always hungry when i get home.... this cookbook would help fill my weekends to help fill my hunger during the week...... thanks for the chance....

Mallardhen said...

Hi Jen,
Hope I made it in time to get the last post in for the cookbook the tornado missed us but Branson didn't do so well it is more like a war zone then Music City USA, 76 Highway is closed at both ends and the have very little power a curfew has been set. We got a call at 6 am to bring them our fire department communication truck and incident command vehicle ao off we went and we only got back a short time ago. Right now all we need is sleep. Tomorrow is another day and I'm sure the Lord will direct us how to use our talents and muscle.

I'm off to bed before I fall over.

Would love to have the cookbook to share with the grand daugher eventhough I have a lot of Amish recipes in my head I know there a a million more I've eaten but don't know how to make them


Night Jen.

krueth said...

Just found this, guess I will enter as I love cookbooks and love to cook and bake, I am a daycare provider for the past 24 years. Live in Northern MN but missed the big storm yesterday...whew! Wendy

Kelly said...

Ooh, I bet this is full of yummy recipes!