Friday, February 15, 2013

Celebrations Book Giveaway


Hello Friends!

We are very excited to announce that our new book Celebrations due to be published May 2 is now available for preordering.

We have just finished proof reading and have seen the beautiful pages in their design and can hardly wait to share it with all of you!

Celebrations is filled with recipes and stories that honor all of life.
From tender mini-muffins to an elegant egg souffle roll to campfire cookout meals and ideas on what to bring to someone who needs a meal of comfort.
We've included our favorite family meals that are sure to please and  recalled the recipes that make children of all ages smile.
We have included tips on how to make hosting guests in your home a simple and stress free event and special ideas on making milestone events an occasion to remember.
We've put our heads together and each come up with something that is a must serve for our holiday menus and came up with our most commonly requested recipes to bring to a potluck.

As in our first book we have once again shared stories of how the ten of us celebrate all of life's events and offer inspirational thoughts that reflect the same themes.

With over 300 pages filled with photos, recipes and stories we hope that you will once again feel compelled to share it with family and friends.
The royalties will be designated to the  WASH program in Africa.

We are most grateful to all of you who have encouraged us in so many ways. 

For those of you who have been eager to order your book the online retailers are ready and now prepared to take your order for delivery the beginning of May. Check here for your favorite online site.  Look for it at your a retailer near you May 2.

To launch the celebration we are offering two chances to win a Celebrations book, one here and one on our Facebook page.


  1. Leave a comment telling us which celebration you most look forward to.
  2. Share our give away on your own blog or Facebook pages and with your family and friends.
  3. We'll randomly draw one winner here and one on our Facebook page.
  4. Contest closes Sunday morning 4 AM PST.
  5. Winners will be announced Monday morning.






252 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to celebrating the birth of a grandchild one day!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Every spring I look forward to the opening of our sunroom - it's not winterized, so we really appreciate when the weather warms up and we can once again gather in this room to celebrate family and friends.Sometimes it's open for Easter. Often meals are served buffet style in this room - an easy way to entertain.
    Ruth, from Manitoba

    ReplyDelete
  3. good morning your book sounds delightful. we are retired now so I celebrate life every day and am thankful for it. I would love to win your new cookbook please add me to your drawing Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello ladies! I look forward to the celebration we´ll one day have in Heaven, where we can finally meet our Savior face to face and live pain- and worry-free in His presence!
    I loooove your website, I check it every day for a new recipe :) It would be an honor for me to have your cookbook in my cupboard.
    Blessings! ... Olivia

    ReplyDelete
  5. We celebrate every time we are together with our children, grandchildren, and friends...would love to be entered in you giveaway :)....Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Christmas Eve. We go to church and then to a German Restaurant for dinner. We have done this for 10 years and love the tradition.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looking forward to my daughters wedding

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm looking forward to family parties this summer as I missed them last year being away!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It would have to be Boxing Day. People are in and out and it is a no stress day. Snacky kinds of food.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm looking forward to the celebration of my son's wedding this summer. Any time family gets together is something to look forward to. Your book looks beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. My son graduates from law school in May -- we will be celebrating his graduaton and our granddaughter's seven birthday that month.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I look forward to spring when large numbers of hummingbirds return and we are on our patio with our barbeque and enjoying outdoor beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I look forward to Thanksgiving Day. A meal with good friends and family, just to give thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great giveaway! We enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving best of all.
    Thank you for all you have shared here on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday celebration, but right now I'm getting ready to go help celebrate my grand-daughter's first birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am grateful and celebrate each morning I wake to know that I have another day with my husband and family. It gives me another day to honour God in any way I can. I can only say I look forward to every day. I love reading your blog each day - love the recipes and your wisdom. Would love to receive a copy of your new Celebrations book. Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  17. My next celebration will be my oldest son's college graduation in May. We are so proud of him. Your book looks lovely. Sorry, I don't facebook. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'd love to win your cookbook. I enjoy baking the most but often need new ideas for meals to feed company.

    ReplyDelete
  19. My favorite celebration is Chistmas because I know all my family members will make every attempt they possibly can to BE TOGETHER. My next favorite is July 4th because it's always warm and can be celebrated outside with cookouts and hopefully, fireworks to end the day long celebration. :)

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

    ReplyDelete
  20. I really have to choose only 1???!!! Well......I guess I find myself most immersed in my young family right at this point in my life so let's say I'm most looking forward to "favorite family meals." Look forward to seeing this cookbook - free or purchased!!!
    Tracy

    ReplyDelete
  21. Everyday I go to your webpage to see your recipes which I love. I like your recipes as I am a scratch cook and enjoy cooking from scratch. There is no comparison to the way you cook and your recipes.

    Alana

    ReplyDelete
  22. My favourite celebration is Thanksgiving - since my birthday is also in October we tend to combine the two - but I don't mind; since all the family gathers to celebrate with us.

    ReplyDelete
  23. My favourite, would be Christmas. I love baking. I check your site every morning, it's part of my computer routine, while i have my morning coffee. Your recipes i find are ones i would use the most & i've gotten some surprises on here, wishing there were certains ones. For example the tortilla shell one's recently. I've got to try this one. Maybe this weekend, i'll get around to do it. I find they are getting expensive to buy in stores here, especially when i'm cooking for a family of seven. Looking forward to more good recipes & a chance at your cookbook, whether free or purchased.
    Carol Ann

    ReplyDelete
  24. Game Nights With My Family Is My Favorite Celebration.
    Sherri A Tomaszewski
    stoma20045@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. they all look great, love following your blog and finding new recipes to try. :) family, life and hospitality look like a lot of fun to check out tho. :) ~janice gerrie ON

    ReplyDelete
  26. Looking forward to celebrating the upcoming wedding of our son.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Easter would have to be my favorite celebration. The ressurection of my savior is the celebration of eternal life. My second favorite would be Christmas.

    Jo Ann Tobias

    ReplyDelete
  28. If I have to pick, then Christmas would be the first. The birth of our Saviour, family and food! Can't beat it....looking forward to the new book.

    ReplyDelete
  29. The time in between American Thanksgiving and Christmas is full of great cooking! I love your site, every recipe is one I know I can trust to come out great and I've never been let down. Many have become part of our own family's traditions too.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I really enjoy Christmas, i guess that would be my favorite celebration, though birthdays are fun too. Family time is really the best no matter what the celebration is for. I really enjoy your cooking blog, as well as your personal blogs. blessing to you all for your unique ministry. Jo

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love Christmas time! However, having some serious health problems over the last 4 months I truly am thankful for each day..life is a gift! I love your site and recipes...I married into a Mennonite family and so enjoy your stories about your recipes and family traditions!
    Nana Jan

    ReplyDelete
  32. My daughter is graduating from high shool in June.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I look forward to many celebrations with family and friends, but if I had to pick just one it would be Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  34. My favourite would be Thanksgiving. I look forward to the cooler weather, the leaves in fall colours and the smell of turkey throughout the house. Loved your first book, looking forward to adding your second to my collection.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am looking forward to celebrating my daughter's "golden" year birthday.When the day & the year match up. We really like celebrating Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I look forward to celebrating my birthday each year. The number - not so much, but there's something about waking up on your birthday and feeling special, because it's your day :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love celebrating outdoors in beautiful East Tennessee.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I most look forward to Christmas and my runner-up is my birthday. I enjoyed your first book, and can't wait for this one. The cover is lovely. I will definitely be posting about your give-a-way on my blog. Thanks for this opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  39. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love looking forward to Thanksgiving. Its a time of fun family relaxation. The kids have been in school so routines are set back in and there are few expectations. Plus the fall leaves make a beautiful backdrop.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am looking forward to celebrate Easter with my Dad, who is 89 and lives far away

    ReplyDelete
  42. Easter, since it is such a great reminder of what Christ has done for us and that he is not dead, but is our living God!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I always look forward to our family picnic on the 4th of July. Love the cover of your new book. I did share this post on my facebook page. ]
    Lynda in Michigan

    ReplyDelete
  44. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  45. We have two upcoming celebrations: in May, our son graduates with a BFA degree and then in June, our only daughter is getting married!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I just like to celebrate life...to do something special with a meal every now and again to surprise my family to tell them how much I love them.
    --Carla

    ReplyDelete
  47. I look forward to anytime that family is together to Celebrate holidays birthdays or just to get together, my mom always loved this time and I am carrying on her tradition. I loved your first book and look forward to Celebrations. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Every day of life is a celebration. Celebrate you and surround yourself with people that do.

    Much love and it's a beautiful book and to a great cause.

    Love Jeanne
    Ontario Canada♥

    ReplyDelete
  49. We love celebrating Easter and birthdays.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I'm looking forward to celebrating my daughter's first birthday :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. We love Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving ... all of them! Every day shared with family and friends is a reason to celebrate!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I am very much looking forward to this new book! I'm looking forward to celebrating my mom's birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I'm looking forward to celebrating my first anniversary. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. I love to cook and I look at your blog often if I need a recipe. They always turn out.
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love celebrating all occasions with my family and friends! My little granddaughters, daughter and I just celebrated Valentine's Day with a little tea this week. Such special times!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Our favorite celebration is Christmas in this house. Of course there are myriads other occasions we enjoy through out the year too. Lovely giveaway, can't wait to check it out at the bookstore if I don't win, congratulations. Jane

    ReplyDelete
  56. Excited for our only child's wedding this summer on the beach in Long Island NY - she will be a beautiful bride, and we have much to celebrate!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Each and every day is a gift from God!!! Every day is worth celebrating!! I love hosting people, and feel that God has blessed me with the gift of hospitality!! I return to your site often finding appropriate recipes for each and every occasion. I look forward to using your new book! Congratulations and God Bless You All!! Gwen

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love to celebrate my children's birthdays!

    ReplyDelete
  59. We have so much to celebrate this year; our health, some weddings, a high school reunion, family and friends. Looking forward to the new book! Congratulations and good luck with the sales. Theresa C

    ReplyDelete
  60. I am currently celebrating the fact that I am not hooked up to a dialysis machine today! Thanks to the fast acting doctors that caught my
    Lupus Nephritis in time to save them.

    ReplyDelete
  61. With our daughter away at college, we look forward to the times - like this weekend - when she can come home for a few days. It is like Christmas, Easter and birthdays all in one!

    ReplyDelete
  62. While I enjoy all celebrations I would have to say that I look forward to and enjoy Easter most of all.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I enjoy creating special memories for our family throughout the year but hands down, my favourite celebration is Christmas. The buildup of Advent, the decorations, the music. It truly is a special time. BTW, love your blog. I've used many of your recipes and several have become family favourites.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'm looking forward to a girls' week-end at the Outer Banks with a group of Christian women. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Easter is my most-anticipated celebration.
    So excited about the new book :)

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love all celebrations. My most favorite is Christmas & all the food & decor that the season brings but most of all the Real Reason of the Season celebrating the birth of my Lord & Savior.
    Lillian U.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Shannon HildebrandtFebruary 15, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant and waiting to be induced, so I'm most looking forward to the arrival of this little boy.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Shannon HildebrandtFebruary 15, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant and waiting to be induced, so I'm most looking forward to the arrival of this little boy.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I love to decorate for Christmas and buy presents for my siblings all year long.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love Christmas - it's a special celebration of Christ and lots of family time :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. I'd have to say Christmas. We bring food together to share and spend the day together. Kids and grandkids. Love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win this new book. It looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  72. My most favorite celebration is not necessarily Christmas BUT the pre-Xmas month prep. Each year (for almost the past 14 years), we've had a huge family and friends cookie bake.... We encourage everyone to bring two types of cookie dough and the recipes... and we ask if someone has a family recipe that is near and dear to them to please bring that. We gather these handwritten recipes and make a little recipe book each year. Usually held the first Sunday in December, the annual cookie bake brings back such memories of family and friends no longer with us but through their recipes, we feel like they are right beside us... Great Aunts, Great Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas... traditions and food truly keep our loved ones close to our hearts! I can't think of anything else that can evoke memories quite as vividly as food!

    ReplyDelete
  73. we are rejoicing that prayer was ansewerd by you and many other;s that a distanced daughter we know is alive after 13 years, of unknown,, yet still distance ,,, but all we can do is celebrate each day we know she is safe (yet)

    ReplyDelete
  74. My favorite celebration is Easter. I get so excited thinking about how much He loved us and He is risen! Love to cook a nice meal for the whole extended family.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Our middle son is returning from 6 months missions trip overseas next week, I'm looking forward to hugging him at the airport and having a family meal with all 5 kids together again.

    ReplyDelete
  76. We are looking forward to the birth of our 3rd child in May!!! We also love all of your fantastic recipes and that you are making it a mission support for those who don't have all the luxury's we have and so often take for granted! God Bless and Keep up the great work!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love celebrating my hubbs birthday and our only child..birthdays are a big deal here, my hubbs is a late october birthday and our only child the first week of november..I have rocktober for my hubbs, & novembre for our sweet daughter..they know they are loved and adored by me..would love t win the book of celebrations as I follow mennonite girls can cook daily and adore the blog and the yummy recipes and your thoughts on life and the Lord, from mary jane!momanddad00@clear.net!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I love the everyday celebrations of having close friends over supper, of making a special meal just for them.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Our daughter moved 7 hours away from us. Every time we get together it's a celebration

    ReplyDelete
  80. I meant to say I would love to win the book of celebrations!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I'm looking forward to celebrating SPRING! I love watching things come back to life all around me!

    ReplyDelete
  82. My favorite time is Easter and Spring Time in general. We now host family gatherings throughout the year at our home in the country. I am continually looking for ideas on celebrations and would love to have your book in my kitchen as a go to guide. I also was raised watching and helping my mom in the kitchen and feel that it is an honour to cook, bake and clean for my family!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Any meal shared with family or friends is a celebration. Since Dave died, I don't wait for holidays or "special occasions"; each day is a gift and celebrated as such.

    ReplyDelete
  84. My favourite celebration is Valentine's Day! So much fun coming up with new ideas to show my family how much I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  85. I do love springtime!So, Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Any time with family and friends is a cause for celebration.

    Hearty congrats on the soon publication of this new venture. You gals amaze me. This book sounds wonderful and may it bring in many funds for WASH.

    ReplyDelete
  87. So excited for you all and can't wait to see the book!!! Hmmmm.....what is my favorite celebration? So hard to choose! Whatever is the present celebration! But I do love Christmas and Thanksgiving and birthdays are a big runner up!

    ReplyDelete
  88. Everyday is a gift from our Lord and should be celebrated. If I had to pick one, I would have to say Thanksgiving. It is my favorite season of the year and a time to remind us of all that we have to be thankful for.
    Kim Swope

    ReplyDelete
  89. I always look forward to celebrating life - in the every day and in those special moments of brand new life or the continuance of one that has been around awhile.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I love to celebrate birthdays! And, a happy coincidence: the release date (May 2) for your new cookbook is on MY birthday! Double celebration! :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Anxiously waiting to celebrate my retirement (five more years, big sigh) so I can make every recipe in your books.

    ReplyDelete
  92. I like every celebration! Anything that brings family together to rejoice and remember different events.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I am looking forward to celebrating the wedding of our son and his fiance this summer! Family means so much to me!

    ReplyDelete
  94. My favorite celebrations are birthdays! Times to cook the honored guest's favorite foods and sweets. A grand time to celebrate God's gift of life and the unique blessings that each person brings to our world.

    ReplyDelete
  95. My favorite celebrations would definitely fit under "Family", which by my definition would include all of our kids and their close friends! There is nothing better than having these young adults fill my kitchen, living room, table, and couch for an evening together. I'm all about easy comfort food, and I look forward to reading your book for more ideas! This book is a huge accomplishment - congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  96. Congratulations on the new book, I am sure it will be a huge success! What I look forward to the most is when my youngest son comes home for a visit. He is a grad student at Northwestern and while he is only three hours away, his schedule doesn't permit much free time. He comes home and his two older brothers and their families come for dinner and a visit. It is one of my greatest joys in life listening to the three of them talk about their younger days or just talk. These times are truly treasured.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I am looking forward to the birth of our baby in June!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Congratulations on your new cookbook! I'm still trying to get one of the first ones :)
    My favorite celebration is a baby shower for a new grandchild. One is coming in September!

    ReplyDelete
  99. I am looking forward to celebrating being reunited with my husband. He is in another country and we have been waiting to get the OK so that we can finally start our lives together. We will have a wedding ceremony here for my family and friends. This has been three years in the making and I am so grateful to God for finding me someone who is such an extension of His love. I may not have the finances to make this a big party but it will be one of the most heartfelt. Thanks ladies. Sincerely, Deborah Groom

    ReplyDelete
  100. Oh, I would love to win a copy of your new cookbook-it sounds wonderful! I look forward to Easter--celebrating the Resurrection of my Lord with my family is an incredible blessing.

    ReplyDelete
  101. I am looking forward to celebeating my daughter's 2nd birthday! I love your cookbook and blog!

    ReplyDelete
  102. I am looking forward to celebeating my daughter's 2nd birthday! I love your cookbook and blog!

    ReplyDelete
  103. I have always enjoyed celebrating my children's birthdays. Ever since they were little, it has been a highlight in my year. I love coming up with new themes each time, a theme of things that are important in their life at that particular time. I very much enjoy making a cake or cupcakes that match the theme, and even make a whole meal that fits with that theme or make their favorite meal. Of course I get a thrill out of decorating accordingly as well.

    ReplyDelete
  104. I look forward to our family birthday celebrations almost every month. And looke forward to seeing your new cook book!

    ReplyDelete
  105. Any holiday when I can have all of my children and grandchilren around my table is wonderful to me! I've been following your blog for about a year and love it!

    ReplyDelete
  106. I do love to celebrate Christmas. Yummy food and decorating and there are so many ways to celebrate Christmas. Lisa Sharpe

    ReplyDelete
  107. I don't really have a 'favorite' celebration. . . . .anytime we can be together with family is special to me. . . . .anything from a huge feast to a coffee and donut is a celebration. And when there are grandgirlies involved. . .well. . .what more can I ask! ! Looking forward now to the celebration of grandbaby #3. I would love to win a copy of your book!
    Debbie M
    from (Abby)

    ReplyDelete
  108. I am looking forward to Easter at the moment. It i s difficult to choolse a holiday that is my favorite because it depends if the family can get together or not. If they can then that is the one for this year! Love your recipes especially the Easter breads!

    ReplyDelete
  109. Any moment shared with friends and family is an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy life!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Family celebrations and great food are intertwined for me on many different levels. I'm blessed this season of my life to be planning for two very special occasions that will involve delicious food, pivotal life moments and ever deepening relationships. My daughters high school graduation as well as my own small & intimate wedding at home. After being widowed 8 years ago, both of these events are tremendous blessings and remind me of how amazing God is in His care & provision for my family on every level!

    ReplyDelete
  111. I love having the family home! I have often gotten a recipe from your website to help me out on tjhose occasions.

    ReplyDelete
  112. I'm looking forward to celebrating my sister's wedding this Spring, and throwing her a fun bachelorette party!

    I am also looking forward to celebrating winning this cookbook! :)

    ReplyDelete
  113. I always look forward to Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family. Since she is an only child, she is even more precious to me!

    ReplyDelete
  114. This past week, after a bone scan, we praised God and celebrated a good report from the Doctor. We had Salmon, baked potatoes with the usual toppings, and Charlotte's Apple & Cabbage Coleslaw. Delicious!!!

    ReplyDelete
  115. I especially love wedding and baby showers. I love throwing them for and with friends and making the honoree feel special! It also gives me the opportunity to go obsessive-compulsive and make butter mints, lol. I always declare that I'll never make them again, but I haven't lived up to that declaration, yet!

    ReplyDelete
  116. I am looking forward to celebrating moving into our new home that is currently being built! I love this blog and your recipes. I would love to have this cookbook in my kitchen :)

    ReplyDelete
  117. As the only family not mennonite on our road, it would be great to have this cookbook as I could invite them all over and have something tasty for them!!

    ReplyDelete
  118. Congrats on your new cookbook!

    Any family gathering is worth celebrating. Still missing our father who passed away almost three years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  119. I am currently looking forward to the wedding of our daughter in one month! Would love a copy of this beautiful new cookbook!

    ReplyDelete
  120. Anytime I can have my kids over...is my favorite family celebration. I look forward to preparing something that they don't neccesarily prepare for themselves. Am looking forward to some new recipes in your new cookbook! I know they will be enjoyed.

    ReplyDelete
  121. When I get to visit my family. I live a 14 hour drive from my parents, and my four siblings are scattered around, so getting together can be hard to collaborate. Any time we get together it is quite the celebration.

    ReplyDelete
  122. I enjoy birthday celebrations the best!

    ReplyDelete
  123. We have recently found out that we are expecting our fourth child so that is definitely a celebration we are looking forward to. As far as traditional celebrations go, it is very hard to pick just one, but I think I like Christmas best only because people do seem to make more of an effort to get together.
    Love your blog! I check out the new posting for the day almost every morning and I use it regularly as a resource for my cooking and baking along with your first book.

    ReplyDelete
  124. I have always loved Christmas The whole Family comes together we have two birthdays and our first wedding anniversary this upcoming year so it will be extra special :) I love this blog and congrats on the new cook book!!

    ReplyDelete
  125. I love the receptions I give after each of my grandchildren's dedications. I've done 17 so far and am looking forward to number 18!

    ReplyDelete
  126. Birthdays, babies, bridal showers, weddings, anniversaries...we'll have it all this year, besides all the annual events like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving! We celebrate everything! :)
    Your new cookbook looks fabulous! Can't wait!

    Risa Barkman, Abbotsford, BC (Hi Julie!)

    ReplyDelete
  127. Birthdays have always been a big deal when I was growing up and as a young mother that is still my favorite celebration.

    ReplyDelete
  128. My birthday was Saturday and my son's is on Monday. We are actually celebrating both today

    ReplyDelete
  129. I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite celebration. There are so many great reasons to celebrate. But, if I did have to pick one I would say that showers are my favourite - either a bridal or a baby shower! Jolene Taylor

    ReplyDelete
  130. I love Christmas - Celebrating and spending time with family is the best.

    ReplyDelete
  131. I love celebrating my kids' birthdays! They are always so excited and it brings me back to when I was a kid! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  132. My favorite celebration is Easter.

    ReplyDelete
  133. My favorite celebrations are the birthdays of my grandchildren. I have made all of their birthday cakes through the years. And they come up with some interesting ideas for cakes. The most recent was a bonfire cake for our 14 year old.

    ReplyDelete
  134. I love celebrating the 4th of July. Not only is it about freedom but it's also my dad's birthday and it was my grandpa's birthday too. I love all of my family coming together.

    ReplyDelete
  135. Every time our family gets together it has been a celebration! When our children were young our meals were a celebration just because we were able to eat together. Their friends were always amazed. Now that we are Grandparents it has not chanaged. We are fortunate to have our families live close by so we see them often. But when we are gathered around the table for our family dinners in the kitchen amidst all the noise and commotion,talking, laughing and all else that could be, that is a celebration. A celebration of a true gift from the Lord, Family. Judy

    ReplyDelete
  136. Any family gathering with some friends included works for
    me....I love having people interact with one another without
    cell phone texting, tweeting, computer activities....Just
    people talking in person with people....like it used to be
    before all this technology....Thanksgiving is m favorite of
    favorites because we have so much to be thankful for.
    Love from NC

    ReplyDelete
  137. Lost the comment I sent...any celebration where family and close
    friends gather and interact with each other is fantastic....I love
    Thanksgiving best because we have so much to be thankful for.
    Love from NC

    ReplyDelete
  138. Your blog is a daily blessing! The wonderful recipes plus the "Bread for the Journey" on the weekends - all help to make life more enjoyable and meaningful. My favorite celebration is probably Thanksgiving because it is a reminder to constantly have grateful hearts to God for all our undeserved blessings. Also, it means that at least some of our 5 kids with their spouses and the 11 grandchildren may enjoy the time with us!

    ReplyDelete
  139. I love holidays, especially Easter.
    Congrats on a second book.
    Joanne M

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will always love Christmas the most!

      Delete
  140. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  141. I think I like Christmas best of all, however Easter comes very close. Thanks to our Saviour and Lord for these celebrations!

    ReplyDelete
  142. I am so excited to see your new cookbook! I would love to see your tips on hosting a gathering for a meal etc. If I don't win here I'll definitely buy one. All the best! Pamela

    ReplyDelete
  143. I look forward to celebrating Christmas and birthdays. I love entertaining and planning it all. Enjoying time with family though is the best.

    ReplyDelete
  144. The children's birthdays are lots of fun - a child's excitement is so fun to watch! But the best celebration will be in heaven to meet Him who does so much for me!
    Love your blog, and have your first recipe book, would love another!

    ReplyDelete
  145. Anything that brings together family and friends either planned or imprompti is my idea of celebration. God bless you all! emjay99@hughes.net

    ReplyDelete
  146. I think I love any celebration that involves the whole family; siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, oma and opa etc. I love a house full but I didn't always - as a young bride/mom I was overwhelmed by the amount of time and effort that was needed. Now that my kids are old enough to really help, we are really learning to enjoy the preparations and look forward to the large family gatherings.

    ReplyDelete
  147. Celebrations, of all types, are what make life fun. My husband and I celebrate whenever we go for coffee together -- we celebrate the fact that we still enjoy being together after 54 years. Celebrating each day that God gives us to be able to share His love with family and friends. Your recipes are inspiring and tasty (I convert many to soy and gluten free)! ekh

    ReplyDelete
  148. I love celebrations of any kind that include my family.....I just love being with them!

    ReplyDelete
  149. My favorite celebrations are any when the family is all together, especially now that all us "kids" all have little ones too. And Christmas and Easter are always the best!

    Lyndene

    ReplyDelete
  150. I look forward to Easter each year!It is my favorite celebration each year because new life is starting to spring forth and it reminds me of the new life bought on the cross for me.

    ReplyDelete
  151. I love hosting people for meals! Especially breakfast/brunches! Would love to see what kind of tips and amazing recipes you offer for those occasions!

    ReplyDelete
  152. Sunrise! :)

    Congratulations on your new book - what a wonderful way to do good in the world!

    ReplyDelete
  153. I love celebrating the holidays! Can't wait to see what your book has to offer my celebrations!!!

    ReplyDelete
  154. I completely enjoy July 4 as a time to gather for excellent food and celebration !
    Thanks for an opportunity to win your book. ;)
    Rose

    ReplyDelete
  155. I always look forward to Christmas. It's a time when we get a chance to see the most people we care about, family and friends, and share our time, meal, treasured moments.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  156. Mother's Day is my favorite celebration because I have my family all to myself. Such joy.
    Donnie W
    ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  157. I shared this on my FB page too. Thanks so much.
    Donnie W
    ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  158. I love Thanksgiving. I think that the gathering of family, large and small, old and young, is just so warm and wonderful. No gift giving just giving the gift of self. We always have our children and grandchildren, parents , siblings, nieces and nephews and anyone who wants to be a part of family, for dinner (or as long as they want to stay). Congratulations on your cookbook. So wonderful that proceeds will be benefiting those in need.

    ReplyDelete
  159. I love any celebration where we get together as a whole family. The next time we will all (almost all) be together is my niece's wedding in July. Can't wait for all the love and laughter that we share, when we are together!

    ReplyDelete
  160. My favorite celebrations are those of reunion, for instance when my 15 year old son returned from 2 weeks in China, when my husband and 2 older sons returned from a housebuilding mission in Texas and Mexico, and when my daughter returned from her servant event in Northern Saskatchewan. I am so happy to see them home and feel so blessed to hear of what was done there for others and seeing God's work done through them. We are so fortunate and it is such a blessing to share Christ's Love. Keep up the yummy recipies and the wonderful work you do for others here and in the Ukraine! Rose Molzan

    ReplyDelete
  161. My favorite family gathering is Christmas, since that is the one time each year we make an effort to come together as an extended family, but my favorite celebration is Resurrection Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  162. My favorite celebrations are those that my family can share together. If all of them were at every celebration, I guess my favorite would be the 4th of July!

    ReplyDelete
  163. I love Thanksgiving the most. Time with family, lots of good food, and no presents to buy! :) Love your site and your recipes! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  164. I'm looking forward to our family reunion....always a blessing

    ReplyDelete
  165. The beginning of spring, planting my spring planters because I know I made it through our cold, dark, damp winter and the bright sunny days are on their way!

    ReplyDelete
  166. Christmas is my favorite celebration for more reasons than I can count!

    ReplyDelete
  167. Christmas is a special time of year. I look forward to checking your blog every day! Our family has enjoyed many of your recipes!
    Marion

    ReplyDelete
  168. Any time our family can be together is a celebration...looking forward to celebrating spring and Easter...my favourite time of the year...imh

    ReplyDelete
  169. The whole week of Christmas is a yearly celebration for our family. It is a very spiritual event and also an intimate time for close family to remember Our Saviour's Birth. As a life celebration, I await the marriage of my only daughter.
    Sharon

    ReplyDelete
  170. I love anniversaries. Spending time with hubby alone is much needed with five kids and my in-laws in the basement suite. We are celebrating 21 years in two weeks!

    ReplyDelete
  171. I cannot wait to celebrate the return of our KING and Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ! He is the one who will make all things new! And until that day, I will celebrate Passover.

    ReplyDelete
  172. Thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway! I think new babies are such a wonderful thing to celebrate! But, then, so are weddings, new homes, anniversaries, birthdays...and just family gatherings. Christmas is my all-time favourite holiday...people coming and going...it's a special time of year! Blessings to you all! Camille

    ReplyDelete
  173. A new baby is my favorite celebration. There's nothing quite like it! And lucky me, my best friend had a baby girl on Christmas Eve and my stepsister had a baby boy on February 11th. :)
    I would love to read the book, especially on what to bring to comfort a friend. I had multiple chronic illnesses and have met several friends who do also. Cooking can be such a great help to someone who isn't feeling well, especially those of us who deal with it 24/7/365.
    sarah_mae_ at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  174. I love to celebrate my kids birthdays. They are still small, but I love the task of creating special memories for them on their day, hoping that they will in those gestures get a glimpse of my great love for them.

    ReplyDelete
  175. We love to celebrate birthdays! Every person gets their day - and in our family it usually ends up stretching out for a few days :) Monica McSween

    ReplyDelete
  176. I am looking forward to celebrating my wedding in April. I am really looking forward to this book, thank-you all for your lovely blog and wonderful recipes. Selina.

    ReplyDelete
  177. I love having my friends over and using all my pretty antique dishes!!! I don't need a reason I call them "gatherings ".

    ReplyDelete
  178. I am looking forward to celebrating my youngest son's birthday later this month!

    -Krista

    ReplyDelete
  179. I am looking forward to celebrating my son's graduation.

    ReplyDelete
  180. I love celebrating Christmas with my family.

    ReplyDelete
  181. I love celebrating Christmas with my family.

    ReplyDelete
  182. hi my name is cOLLEEN MOORE cdmoore@shaw.ca All the best with Celebrations until Thanksgiving. My personal favourite

    ReplyDelete
  183. I love celebrating every chance I get! Just ask my family! :-)
    So looking forward to this latest book of yours!

    ReplyDelete
  184. I'm more than looking forward to celebrating seven years of marriage and the birthdays of our little ones.

    ReplyDelete
  185. My favourite celebrations these days are any times I get to see my grand-babies, some of whom live clear across the country. Of the standard holidays, I enjoy Easter the most--the reason for Christmas, when you get right down to it. :) Would love to win the new cookbook!

    ReplyDelete
  186. My favorite celebration is the one that ALL of my family is together, which rarely happened sine we are so scattered.

    ReplyDelete
  187. I look forward to family times. Whether it is just my husband and I or when the troops arrive. We look forward to anyone returning home for a visit. Thanksgiving is my favourite celebration.
    What a gift it will be to win your new book of Celebration.
    Thanks for this generous gift.

    ReplyDelete
  188. I am looking forward to my son's high school graduation.

    ReplyDelete
  189. Looking forward to your book. Thanksgiving is my favorite celebration!

    ReplyDelete
  190. I'm looking forward to the new book, as well as to gifting one to my daughter. This year, I'm looking forward to my son's college graduation.

    ReplyDelete
  191. Any family gathering is a celebration to me. I am anxious to see your new cookbook!! Thanks for the chance to win one of them !!

    ReplyDelete
  192. Any family get-together is my favorite celebration.

    ReplyDelete
  193. Now that all four of my children are married and live away, any time we all can be together is a celebration for me. Looking forward to reading and trying recipes from your new book. Thank you. Pat

    pkoenig@everestkc.net

    ReplyDelete