First Anniversary Giveaway

To celebrate the first anniversary of Zestuous, I’m hosting my first giveaway ~ and you have three chances to win.

This blog has been successful because of you. Although most of us have never met, I consider you my friends. Therefore, I’m giving away “The Gathering of Friends Cookbooks.”

Each book is filled with mouthwatering, creative recipes that will show any group of friends how much you appreciate them as they gather at your table. Each recipe includes stunning photography and tablescape ideas. And if that wasn’t enough, the meal plans include shopping lists and a section for your own notes and comments.

Each book is valued at $29.95, and I’m giving away all three volumes.

The first giveaway is for “The Gathering of Friends ~ Volume 1.”

This 210-page full color cookbook includes sixteen chapters based on different gatherings like: An Enchanted Evening, Autumn Gathering, Treats and Tokens, Let’s do Lunch!, Cookie Friendz, Baby Shower and more. You’ll learn new recipes like stuffed pork roast, potato rolls, chicken Angeline, fried tomato sandwiches, peach cheesecake puffs and a variety of salads, cakes and cookies. It even includes craft projects for baby shower diaper cakes, homemade nacho cup trays and a strawberry topiary tree.

To enter to win volume 1:

You have three chances to enter:

  1. Like Zestuous on Facebook and leave a comment at this post telling me that you did.
  2. Tweet the following tweet: “Win a copy of The Gathering of Friends cookbook from @zestuous http://goo.gl/iUyqT.” Then, leave a separate comment telling me that you did.
  3. Share the link to this giveaway on your facebook wall. Then, leave a comment telling me that you did.


  • Each entry must be posted in a separate comment, so it is counted individually, giving you more chances to win.
  • The comments will be numbered in order, and the winner will be selected by a random number generator.
  • I will reply to your comment to let you know that you won. You’ll need to contact me within 48 hours with your mailing address, so I can ship the cookbook to you.
  • If I don’t hear from you in 48 hours, I will pick another winner.

The second giveaway is for “The Gathering of Friends ~ Volume 2 ~ Let’s make food your love language.”

This 230-page full color cookbook includes five chapters devoted to five weeks of gatherings and five chapters for effortless dishes, savory beginnings, wholesome soups, garden fresh salads and enchanting desserts. Enjoy recipes like chicken avocado tacos, spicy honey glazed chicken, cheddar biscuits, honey glazed walnut rolls, artichoke delight, bleu cheese potato chips, butter tarts, coffee pound cream cake and more.

To enter to win volume 2:

This is a special giveaway for my fellow food bloggers. Recruit new Zestuous fans any way you know how. Each time I receive a facebook post that says “New friend from ‘your blog,’” you’ll be entered to win. The wording doesn’t have to be exact, but it needs to mention you sent them. This will not only bring new fans to Zestuous, but hopefully, Zestuous fans will learn about your blogs as fans mention your name.


  • Each time your name is posted on my wall from a new fan that will count as one entry.
  • The blog that is mentioned the most in new fan posts will win the giveaway.
  • I will announce the winner on facebook and will also post a message on your wall.

The final giveaway is for “The Gathering of Friends ~ Volume 3 ~ Celebrations.”

This 192-page full color cookbook includes 12 chapters based on different celebrations in our lives like anniversaries, New Years, summer get-togethers, game day, Christmas, birthdays and more. Some recipes worth noting are the provolone chicken roulade, apricot glazed carrots, heavenly chocolate cake, egg nog pie and cranberry salsa.

To enter to win volume 3:

All you have to do is be a fan of Zestuous on facebook. Every fan will be entered once into the drawing.


  • You must be fan during the moment the contest ends.
  • All facebook fans will receive a number, and a number will be drawn randomly to decide the winner.
  • The winner’s name will be posted on the Zestuous facebook wall.
  • You’ll need to contact me within 48 hours with your mailing address, so I can ship the cookbook to you.
  • If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick another winner.

Giveaway timeline:

  • The giveaway starts immediately.
  • The giveaway ends when the Zestuous facebook page reaches 500 fans.

Thanks to all of you and best of luck.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.zestuous.com/2011/08/first-anniversary-giveaway/


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  1. mary fanara coleman

    I shared this giveaway on my fb page.

  2. mary fanara coleman

    I Like Zestuous on Facebook

  3. Bren

    I liked Zentuous on Facebook!

  4. Sheila R

    I am fan on facebook page.and reposted.

  5. Mary Garcia

    Congratulations on your first anniversary!!! Your GIVEAWAY is AMAZING and we love it. ♥♥♥

  6. mary fanara coleman

    I like Zestuous on fb….good stuff.

  7. mary fanara coleman

    Shared this giveaway on my fb wall.

  8. Rose S.

    I have been a fan for a while now!! :0) Thanks for this chance to win!

  9. Judy Swanner Martinez

    i like u on fb

  10. Rose S.

    I like Zestuous on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous cookbook!! :0)

  11. zestuous

    The winners are in for the cookbook giveaway. I used Random.org to generate the winning numbers. The winner of Volume 1 is Jane Luke. The winner for Volume 3 is Donna Johnson Brown….and the blogger with the most referrals as of the 500th fan is…What’s for Dinner? Ally’s Kitchen…however, Lark’s Country Heart tied within minutes…so I’m sending Volume 2 to each of them. You all have 48 hours to email me at goodfood@zestuous.com. CONGRATULATIONS!!♥!!

  12. Mippy

    Volume one entry:
    I shared this on my facebook page :)
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  13. Mippy

    Volume 1 entry:
    I am a fan on FB :)
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  14. Dana

    I am a fan on Facebook.

  15. Amanda D.

    I am a fan on facebook.

  16. Sawsan@chef in disguise

    I am sharing the giveaway on my facebook page

  17. Sawsan@chef in disguise

    Congratulations on your anniversary :)
    I am already a fan on facebook as myself and as chef in disguise

  18. Sarah @ pão e queijo

    I am a fan on Fb! Great giveaway :)

  19. ~kim

    Thanks again Zestuous~! Posted the giveaway on my FB wall…


  20. ~kim

    New fan of yours on FB… Jingle Pies and Starry Skies sent me here! Thanks for an awesome giveaway~!

  21. Jane Luke

    I’m a fan- love your page :) also, posted the link to the give away and posted for them to come over and see you. Foodies are such an awesome group.

  22. Evelyn Elliot

    I am a fan on Facebook and will repost the contest on my page. Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Dixie Rice

    I reposted this to my facebook page.

  24. Dixie Rice

    I “liked” on facebook. I am reposting contest on my page. Thanks so much.

  25. LaQueta White

    I liked on facebook and liked the Zextuous website. I am reposting to my facebook.

  26. Winna

    I shared the link to this page on Facebook as (wiinajina)

  27. Winna

    I like you on FaceBook as Winnajina

  28. Humberto Lazo

    from recipe of the day,thank you,great site,and congrats

  29. Aisling

    Hi. I’m a fan of your blog….and would love a chance to win this brilliantrecipe book. Thanks

  30. rhuntsbabydoll@gmail.com

    I liked your FB profile a while back and I just love it! Your recipes are wonderful and I love reading all the things you write! Whether I win or not, I will keep you on my friend’s list because I love your profile so much.

  31. Cindy Hunt

    I have shared your site with all my friends honey. I just love to try your recipes out and read your profile. Have a fantastic evening!

  32. Leslie Smith

    I love your site! I liked your page and posted your giveaway to my wall. What a great way to get more people to visit your awesome page, thanks!

  33. Lorie Williams

    I added Like on FB, Thanks, have my fingers crossed.

  34. Lorie Williams

    Like on FB, Thanks

  35. Lorie williams

    I reported to my fb page

  36. Carla Hackenberg

    I am a fan on facebook and will repost this giveaway on my page.

  37. basilmomma

    I tweeted, posted on my page and I am a FAN in every way :) Great giveaway :)

  38. Isabelle at home

    I am a fan on facebook :) I shall repost the contest on my page! :) Thank you for this opportunity!

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