Friday, May 3, 2013

Celebrations Book signing events Book Giveaway



Today starts a weekend full of book signing events and parties to celebrate our new book.

Our first events will be held in Abbotsford and Chilliwack in British Columbia.  

To celebrate we will be giving you two chances to win a book.
One winner will be chosen here to win a Celebrations book  and one winner will be chosen on our  Facebook page.

Contest rules

Contest rules 

  1. Share this post on at least one of the following ... Facebook, Twitter, or on your own blog.   If you are not able to share on any of those options, share it with your family and friends!
  2. Leave a comment here on this post and in your comment,  tell us who you are and tell us how you shared.
  3. Contest closes tonight May 3rd  at midnight.
  4. All winners from our Celebration book launch weekend will be announced Monday morning!  Winners will be asked to leave their contact information on our Contact page Monday.

Tomorrow we'll be posting photos of tonights event and we'll be offering another chance to win a book!







110 comments:

  1. Hi Ladies,
    Your new book looks so beautiful. I don't have facebook, twitter or blog, but since you announced you were doing another book I have excitedly told my mum, sister, husband and those around me. I can't wait to see it.
    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes,
    Selina (in Australia)

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  2. Shared on Facebook! One way or another, this recipe book has to find a home on my shelf!

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  3. I don't have all those sites but I make something that I've seen online or in your first book for two neighbors who can't get out. they love it and I always love to cook for them since I'm alone and my chihuahua's don't seem too keen on some of your veggie recipes. Please enter me in your contest.

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  4. As a newlywed, I am finding your first book and this blog to be a wonderful resource! Thank you!

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  5. Shared on Facebook. Hope I win!

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  6. I am constantly sharing with my family and co-workers. Every saturday night, my family gets together for supper and they look forward to seeing what is on the menu. Everyone knows where I get my ideas and its spreading! Thanks for all your receipes and stories. Always brings so many memories to mind....good luck on #2!

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  7. I share MGCC recipes with my co-workers. So appreciate your recipes and stories!

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  8. I shared on facebook.
    Lynda in Michigan

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  9. I shared on Facebook - love your recipes - I check this site daily and hope to win the Recipe Book! Marlene

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  10. I shared this on my facebook...this book needs to be added to my collection. Wish I could meet you all at a book signing event...have fun!

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  11. Shared on facebook! Enjoy celebrating the Celebrations book!

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  12. Staying tuned for your Ontario schedule!!!! Have an amazing time this weekend and feel the love from all your admirers and friends! Can't wait to get my book signed by at least two of you beautiful ladies - someday, maybe, by all of you. Huge hugs!

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  13. I shared this on my Facebook page! :D Love 'n blessings, Judi Braun Fotherby xo

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  14. Shared on twitter! Thanks!

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  15. I shared on Twitter! I am a cultural historian who specializes in local history, especially the early settlement history of the Pennsylvania German Mennonites in Waterloo County, now known as Waterloo Region, Ontario. My love of history also includes foodways, folk medicine and gardening so your cookbooks always delight. I also have a blog-- 1820logschoolhouse.blogspot.ca --and have added a link to your blog site! Love, love you gals!

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  16. Shared on Facebook! Some of your recipes remind me of my childhood

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  17. I shared on Facebook! I was raised Mennonite and have been wanting to get a Mennonite cookbook!

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  18. Shared via email. I would love to add another recipe book to my collection. I love cook/baking and am always checking out your blog for new recipes to try, much to the delight of my family.
    ~CMV

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  19. Natasha GrusendorfMay 3, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    Shared on FB and with family and friends. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes.

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  20. Shared this on Facebook! I didn't grow up in a Mennonite background (I'm Irish) but married a man who did (and his parents have done a wonderful job by the way!).. I would love to add this book to my own recipe book collection, so that I can share the love of Mennonite foods (both eating and cooking) with my 4 daughters at home....... and not only at Oma's house..lol

    Thanks to you all.. I can't figure out how to post this with my name.. so I'll put it here.

    Tammy Penner

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  21. Sheila SommerfeldMay 3, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Since I check this blog every day I cannot wait for the new cookbook ! I just know it will be fantastic. Seems like whenever I receive a complement about a dish my reply is, "It's from MGCC!!" Thank you ladies for sharing your passion for cooking, baking and also your remarkable faith journey.

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  22. Sheila SommerfeldMay 3, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Oh...and I shared on facebook !

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  23. I shared it on Twitter, My Facebook Page and the Cookbook Junkies Facebook Page. What a beautiful cookbook and it will look great in my home :)

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  24. Shared on Facebook. Always checking this site for great recipes. Enjoy Mennonite cooking and purchased your first book. Would be nice to add another book to my collection.

    My name is Wanda Palma

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  25. SHared on Facebook. Can't wait to get this book in our kitchen :)

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  26. Hi Girls!! Every morning the first thing I do when I get to work is check out your new recipe and share it with my co-workers and I also share your website with my friends & family. I love your first cookbook and can't wait to get this new one. My boyfriend was raised Old Order Mennonite in Ontario and although he never tasted Paska until I found your website he LOVES it! Thank your for sharing with us. Jeannette H.

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  27. Shared with family and friends. Great job girls!

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  28. Shared on facebook to family and friends. Congrats on the new book it looks amazing

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  29. Christalee BrotnovMay 3, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Shared on facebook to family and friends. Congrats on the new book it looks amazing

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  30. I love your blog and use your recipes all the time! I shared with my newlywed sister :)
    nicole vd

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  31. I share this website on Facebook and with Everyone!!! I talk to. I check out your recipes every morning and have tried many of them. They are fabulous! I am so excited that you have another book out and I can't wait to try those recipes too! Have fun with your book signings and keep writing those amazing posts!!! - tanaraklassen@shaw.ca

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  32. I am a Mennonite girl (upon confession of faith), however, not that great of a cook :-)
    I do love your website and visit it daily for the recipes, blogs and Bread for the Journey.
    I shared this with my family hinting that this would be a great Mother's day gift!

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  33. The new book is so beautiful...Congratulations! I shared with my S-I-L in Kelowna when we visited this week-she was wondering where she could buy it there. -Marg N

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  34. Congratulations on the completion of your new book "Celebrations" I shared this on Facebook and with family and friends. Sylviemari

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  35. Sharing with friends and family. Can't wait to try your recipes!

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  36. I shared on Facebook. I collect cookbooks.

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  37. Will be sharing via email. Congratulations ladies!

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  38. Shared with email friends. Can't wait to buy your new book!
    Blessings to you ladies!

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  39. Congratulations Lovella, Kathy, Annaliese and all you MGCC!! I often reference your website, and have used many recipes! Keep up the good work!

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  40. shared on Facebook. Love your recipes. Thank you
    Sandra W.

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  41. Shared on twitter @icywit! icywit @ gmail dot com

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  42. Do not blog or facebook any more, so I told my mom! I bought your last book for her for mother's day last time and also a copy for me. You girls are a bright spot in my day. Confraternity on your book!

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  43. Auto spell! Congrats on your book!

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  44. I love your blog - it's one of my favorites that I check on a daily basis. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes with us. Doris

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  45. Looking forward to this book. Shared on my facebook page.

    p.s. LOVE the tree

    Yvonne Bennett

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  46. Look at your site every day and share recipes and baking with friends. Have told many friends about your site.

    richjo

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  47. Shared it on facebook and I love your book and recipes

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  48. http://skootsonemom.blogspot.com/2013/05/mennonite-girls-can-giveaway.html

    posted about your book/giveaway...would love to win it :)

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  49. Have followed your website for several years and share it routinely with my young adult daughters. My mother, now age 95+, grew up Mennonite in Minnesota, so I too, recognize and appreciate these wonderful recipes and sharing such a gracious way of life. I routinely forward Bread for the Journey to my daughters - and so appreciate you (we) Mennonite girls!
    Thank You~ Jean Tonoli

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  50. I have been a faitful daily follower ever since I discovered your site 4 years ago. Have tried many of your recipes with success and am looking forward to your new book. Congrats! Posted on my FB page.

    Jules C

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  51. Shared on Facebook. Looking forward to trying out these recipes and bringing back memories.

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  52. I love checking out the new recipes each day on your blog, and I shared your post on my blog: http://inthegardenandbeyond.blogspot.ca.

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  53. I check your site every single morning before I go to work. I just love it! I have your first cookbook and flipping through the pages is like reliving my youth all over again; rigourous housework on Saturdays, faspa on Sundays, friends stopping by for a meal any time. I feel at home whenever I open it. I can't wait to see the new one. I have shared this site with many people over the years but, I don't have fb or a blog. Theresa C

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  54. Shared on Facebook and also started following your page. Would love to try the recipes and share with my family.

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  55. It was a few years ago my husband told me about your blog and said I should check it out.I thought I was too busy to get involved with a daily blog but it did not take long and I was hooked. Check every day to see the latest offering, have your first book and can't wait for the second! Congratulations, have a great signing weekend...wish I lived close enough to participate.

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  56. Shared here and on facebook. Love it love it love it! mj.stoltenberg@eastlink.ca

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  57. Congratulations and I just love the top picture!
    Seriously, and chandelier in a tree? Fabulous idea! :-)

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  58. Congratulations to all of you! I am currently finishing an Admin. Assistant program at CNC in Prince George and am in the middle of an assignment to make a website. Your website is linked in my website and have I have highlighted your books and recipes as well. It's been so much fun! Shared on FB.

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  59. I love the recipes and the "Bread for the Journey" - so many good things to digest.
    I let my family and friends know about the blog -- they also appreciate the MGCC.
    Helen

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  60. Shared on Facebook. Thank you for a great blog, I especially enjoy the "Bread for the Journey". My prayer request was acknowledged with one of most beautiful prayers...it meant a lot to me.

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  61. Richard Martel on Facebook. Love the site, great recipes!

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  62. I shared it with my wonderful daughter, Patricia Ensz Watson. We both love to cook. I taught everything I know. We are constantly looking for new recipes. She and my other daughter, Susan Ensz are still trying to carry on their heritage thru Mennonite recipes. New Year's cookies, Veranika, etc.

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  63. I really like your blog and have told a lot of my friends about it,I have also shared your previous book as a gift.-Sue

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  64. I shared your blog with friends at work. Today, I brought in "2 bite coconut Flour brownies adapted from your amazing Coconut flour brownie recipe. I added a bit1/2 teaspoons baking powder, a small amount of chocolate chips, some frozen cherries pureed for extra moisture and flavour (don't add cold stuff to the hot cocoa/coconut oil mixture) and dried snipped tart cherries for that extra punch. Into mini muffin tins, 350 F. 20 min or more depending on how much cherry puree added (still trying to figure out exact amount) Loved and appreciated by the Celiacs colleague who seldom gets to eat treats at work and enjoyed by those who were trying to figure out why she was eating these brownies! They didn't know they were gluten free.
    My name is Rose Molzan.

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  65. I shared this on Facebook! I check your blog regularily and always have great success with your recipes! Everything is always so good! Michelle

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  66. I shared your blog with co-workers at work! I am a dedicated "mennonitegirlscancook-er"...it's my go-to for recipes. Never had a flop! Vivian

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  67. Hi Ladies!!

    I am so excited for the chance to win this beautiful cookbook! I shared on face book, twitter, and on my blog. Here is the link!
    http://composedbygrace.blogspot.com/2013/05/mennonite-girls-can-cook-giveaway.html

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  68. I own a restaurant and shared your blog with the ladies there. I am always on my phone searching for your recipes , they always turn out, my favorite is the rollkuchen especially with summer around the corner, Shannon Friesen

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  69. Wonderful picture and jus tlove that chandelier hanging near the tree fort. I shared this post with my DH by forwarding an email to him. You know Mother's Day is coming and he's always lookin gfo rideas on what to give me... lol Jane

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  70. I used your cookbook when we were in Bolivia visiting our long time friends who are missionaries there. I decided I needed one as well. I am sharing on FB.
    Judy

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  71. I'm thrilled the new cookbook is out! I'm sharing this with my mom and sister.

    Erin

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  72. Would love to win a cookbook of yours! Love following your blog... Ericka Gingerich from Canby, OR - Zion Mennonite Church. I shared your post on facebook.

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  73. I love new and refound old favorites receipts thought lost in years. My husband thinks its crazy to buy a whole cookbook for just one receipt I found in it until he enjoys eating what I create.Then he looks in them to see what else is in them that he might like for our next meal. I will share on facebook. :)
    Sue Raymond

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  74. Sharing on Facebook. Looks good.

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  75. Marsha TarnowskiMay 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    I shared on facebook in a group that I have called Whats for Dinner tonight. It's always hard trying to figure out what to make for dinner But with your Website it makes it so much easier. I have made a LOT of your recipes and have enjoyed each and everyone! Congratulations on the Cook Book!!!

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  76. I shared with girls at work. When I need a reliable recipe for something special I know I can always count on Menonite Girls. Congratulations on the new cookbook.

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  77. I have shared your post via e-mails to family members. I quite often send a note to my sisters about one of your great recipes. Would really love having your cookbook.
    quiltninny@yahoo.com

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  78. I shared your post on facebook. I've tried so many of your recipes with good results and my fav. is the blueberry quinoa salad. Can't wait for our blueberries. Hope to get to Lepp's on Sunday to see you. Diane

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  79. Hi Ladies! I posted your info in my cooking blog
    http://martysmeals.blogspot.com/2013/05/win-wonderful-cook-book.html
    It would be such a wonderful surprise for me or one of my readers to win your cookbook.
    Thank you for this opportunity!
    Marty Watson in Jacksonville, FL

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  80. Hi Your book looks amazing. It must feel great to have put that together and keep all your cooking traditions alive. It is important for the young ones that we keep our heritage on paper. I have tasted your amazing recipes mainly through Kathryn (Judy's Niece) I have to say the Easter Paska is one of my favourites. I do love anything with citrus.
    Well enjoy your book launches. I have liked you on facebook but I will go back and share.
    Sharon Nickel

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  81. I love your blog especially the Gluten free recipes. My daughter is gluten intolerant and these recipes are great. I have it posted on my blog www.thehooplessstitcher.blogspot.com under the giveaway section. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Monica

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  82. I shared on Facebook. You are an inspiration!

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  83. I shared on Facebook. I have followed your site for a long time. I enjoy your recipes and one of my favorites is the Meat Perishky recipe. My family and friends request it often.

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  84. Shared on Facebook.

    Ang Nickel

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  85. I have shared with a friend via e-mail. I would really love to win your book!

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  86. I so enjoy your website! I am every excited for your new cookbook! I am sharing about this contest with some of my friends :)

    Lori

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  87. I have shared it with my neigbors , who now look at the blog everyday also , while doing garage sales today and celebtating 49 years ,, of wedded bliss on the 1st day which finally feels like it could be spring .. and no frost at night s for the 1st time ,,
    still fair amomuts of snow in the shade ,,
    so we got a bouquet of pussy willow,s sure sign ...
    Phyllis from Sask

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  88. I am sooooo excited about this book!! I will be buying some for family and friends for Christmas. We all collect cookbooks. Shared this on my facebook and on my blog "Prims down in the holler" Thank you for creating this book.

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  89. Shannon HildebrandtMay 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    I shared this on facebook. So excited for this new cookbook!

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  90. Hello! My name is Charlene Ashton. I have liked this page and shared the information about your cook book on Facebook. I can't wait to see it. I love that you also have gluten free recipes on your site and hopefully in your newest cookbook. Keep up the amazing work.

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  91. I shared this via my Facebook, love your website and cookbook!

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  92. I shared this via my Facebook, love your website and cookbook!

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  93. Shared on Facebook. I am a cook at a Bible College and can always use some new recipes! ~ Kathy

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  94. I stumbled across your blog some time ago and you have inspired me to cook from scratch, for which I thank you. I now read it every day and have told my friends about how good your recipes are. I would love a copy of your book. Happy Room Diana

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  95. Celebrations is a beautiful book on the outside and I know it will be yummy on the inside! I have enjoyed fixing many of your recipes from your site. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

    I emailed two of my daughter-in-laws to tell them about Celebrations!

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  96. Wish I was living on the Mainland to get a copy of the book. Will look for it on the Island. Lve your receipes and have let my friends know about your books.
    Cher in Victoria

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  97. I shared this on Facebook. May He continue to bless your endeavours.

    Susan C

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  98. Shared this on facebook! Love your work - both in the kitchen and out!

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  99. I shared this on my facebook.i use your recipe book all the time and totally love it.not one day passes that i don't check the recipe of the day on your website.i have one of your books and am hoping to get another.you women are amazing cooks.thank you for sharing.my name is Dora Hildebrand from steinbach,manitoba,canada.

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  100. I shared, Liked & commented on Facebook. I look this website, keep up the good work. I look forward every morning to see what recipe you have posted.

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  101. Shared on facebook. My Dad's background is the Mennonites that brought the Red Turkey winter wheat to Kansas. I'm far enough removed that I only learned a handful of Mennonite recipes from family so I've enjoyed learning more from your website and also find the differences between what I learned and your versions interesting. I also have occasion to cook for gluten free friends so I love that you have a category that I can browse through for ideas.

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  102. Shared on my blog www.thoughtsfrommillstreet.blogspot.com Congratulations on your new book. I have loved following your blog. The photos and back stories are great.

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  103. It would be an honor to share your table blessings with my family!

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  106. How would I obtain your book otherwise. To purchase it????? spoonwither.blogspot.com Janice

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