Joy The Baker Cookbook Giveaway! (giveaway closed)

Guess what I have?!

The Joy The Baker Cookbook.

Hot off the presses.

I ordered one for me, and one for you.

I spent every last free moment I had this weekend (which really wasn’t nearly enough time) curled up and devouring the pages of Joy’s new cookbook.

She’s so freaking cute, and each recipe feels sweet and unique.

“When I decide to bake something,” she says in her introduction, “I think not about the actual item that I want to bake, but how I’m feeling and what I want to re-create: an occasion, a person, a season. It’s the emotion rather than the actual item that inspires something beautiful and delicious”.

I can’t tell you how many of these recipes have my stomach growling and made me want to dash to my mixer and get something started – NOW!

Brown butter blueberry muffins with crumb topping, carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese spread, cinnamon sugar rice pudding, chocolate bourbon spiced banana bread. . .. these are just some of the new recipes never published on her blog.

And there is one book, sitting right here beside mine, waiting for a lucky reader.

Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

To enter, just leave a comment below telling me what YOUR favorite cookbook is – or heck, I don’t really need you to tell me – just say “Hi!” to let me know you’re out there, and we’ll call it good. For a second entry, “Like” Home is Where the Cookies Are on Facebook and leave a comment saying that you did! The contest is open through Friday at 3pm EST for residents of the USA. A random winner will be selected using

Best of luck – can’t wait to meet you (or see you again)!

Ready, set. . . comment!!


31 thoughts on “Joy The Baker Cookbook Giveaway! (giveaway closed)

  1. Oh my gosh, I got this for my birthday and am already more than halfway through it. I think I literally gasped when I saw strawberry cookie dough ice cream! Love her.

    • Well, happy birthday, my dear!! What was the actual date?? I know – I can’t get those carrot cake pancakes out of my brain!!

  2. Hi there- that’s a very sweet giveaway- I love Joy the Baker’s blog. I have to say my favorite cookbook is the internet- seriously, it’s where I am getting all my cooking inspiration these days.

  3. My favorite cookbook is my mother’s copy of the Cafe Beaujolais because it contains one special recipe for ‘Amazon Chocolate Cake’ that made my childhood bearable. My allergies were so bad when I was young that I couldn’t have the birthday cake at my friends’ parties, so my mom sent me with my own little vegan chocolate cupcakes!

    Love your blog!

  4. I will comment the crud out of this!!! Lord knows I need all the help I can get inthe kitchen…

    My latest favorite is The Feed Zone cookbook, but I’m also a fan of Cooking for Isiah….

    I know – you didn’t think I could read 😉

    And I already “like” you on fb….

  5. Wow, a contest! What fun!! OK, so my FAVORITE cookbook is the “Home is Where the Cookies Are” blog!!!! There, does that earn me enough brownie points to score the book?!?!?!?

    Let’s see, other than being your guinea pig for certain culinary experiments (which I LOVE) , my go-to cookbook is has always been my mom (Mima) and my sister, Maria. I also keep a copy of “Cocina Criolla” by Nitza Villapol on-hand, which is a Cuban bible, given to all new wives!! I’m trying to find a copy in English for you!!

      • What up, BB?!?!? There was a bookstore here in Miami called “La Moderna Poecia”, which is where my mom got it for me, but I don’t think it’s there anymore. However, I’m sure you can find the book on-line (amazon). The author is Nitza Villapol and she wrote 2 books in the 1950s: Cocina Al Minuto (which is the Cuban Bible) and Cocina Criolla (Cuban New Testament). Both are good. The first book (Cocina al Minuto) has an hourglass on the cover. Just be sure that you get the one written by HER. I’ve heard that some other cookbooks offer her recipies, but the recipies have been “updated” and are not as good as the originals. If I can find one for you, I’ll let you know.

  6. I have to agree, my favorite cookbook is the internet too, but those carrot cake pancakes are now stuck in my head… thanks 😉 I guess my stomach has to wait for them until this weekend, since I have to work all week 🙁

  7. I have hundreds of cookbooks-way too many to name only one favorite! But I love getting new cookbooks – I read them like novels. Love your blog!

  8. Hi! My favorite is a cookbook my mother wrote for her kids of all our favorite things she cooked/baked. It is such a treasure!

  9. I used to love the Taste of Home cookbooks. The pictures were always great. I especially liked the ones they put out at the end of the year. It had the best recipes from throughout the year in them. Love your blog, btw!

  10. I can’t say I have a favorite cookbook yet. I like many and I do get a lot of recipes from the internet/blogs. I love Joy’s blog, and I hope I win her book! 🙂

  11. My favorite is the Internet or getting ideas from watching the food network. I already liked you on Facebook! 🙂 (does that give me a bonus entry???)

  12. My favorite cookbook is Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook. It brings me right back to my childhood, and ironically enough, just made it’s way back into my kitchen a month ago when my sister gave me a copy for no reason at all.

    Love, love, love your blog xo

  13. This book looks totally amazing. It is on a wishlist of mine.
    As for cookbooks that I like–I love the Ina Garten barefoot Contessa books. I also like the Susan Branch Books Heart of the Home. I

  14. I am a bit obsessed with cookbooks, so it is hard to choose just one! I love anything “southern” cooking related, which remind me of my family in Alabama and Georgia… So I would say Southern Living (any of their cookbooks)! I have made so many dishes from those cookbooks, and they never fail!

  15. Have just recently discovered your blog – you are doing a great job! A favorite cookbook is the one my mother has used for almost 60 years – I don’t have hers (cause she’s still using it!) but found one like it at a flea market a few years ago:
    The Modern Family Cookbook by Meta Given, 1953.

  16. I love my big red vintage Betty Crocker cookbook. I just found your blog and I am so excited to see more! I love Joy the Baker!

  17. Anything my grandma used to cook. Like most grandmas, she never used a recipe/had one written down. I was too young to catch on and observe/write things down myself before she died 🙁

  18. Ok I’m embarrassed to admit it but I guess it doesn’t really matter so I’ll just put it out there that I semi-regularly reference the following cookbook:

    I am a bad cook and dont know how to make much. But I’m not a very picky eater and would happily try every single recipie on this site!

    I’m so glad I found this site and enjoy reading your recipes and blogs. I think our kids are in the same class because I saw your email address for “where the cookies are” on an email from the teacher who did not bcc all the addresses. Your email was much more intriguing than all the other yahoo and hotmail addresses.

    Funny how a small random thing like that redirects the path of your day to find a pleasant website with good thoughts and food ideas for a better life.

    • Oh how funny! I hope we meet each other soon! That puts a whole new form of pressure on me bc now you can track me down!! 😉
      So happy you’re enjoying it!

  19. You just can’t go wrong with anything by Michael Ruhlman! My favorite of all of his books is Ruhlman’s Twenty. Rich pictures AND content. Love it.

  20. And the winner is. . .Olivia!! Olivia – I will be emailing you soon to get your address and the cookbook will be in the mail next week! Congratulations!

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