Poor Girl Gourmet giveaway with All-Clad and IceMilk Aprons

This whole cookbook thing has got me in what is (by comparison to the last year and seven months of blogging, anyway) a giveaway frenzy, and this one is super-special (at least in my mind).

To celebrate the delayed, but official release of Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-bones Budget on June 1st, I’m giving away a signed copy of the book. Yes, of course, but I am also giving away two kitchen items that I absolutely love.

You might be familiar with IceMilk Aprons, if not just from finding their lovely aprons online or at Saks or at a boutique, then perhaps from the Mother’s Day giveaway we ran together. I absolutely adore Ashley’s sensibility, and love my monogrammed IceMilk Apron. So I thought I’d give away a monogrammed Rollings of Cinnamon apron along with the book.

Your IceMilk Apron comes in a Ball Jar – gotta love the nice packaging!

Oh, but, then I thought, you really should have something in which to cook some of the recipes in the book, and that’s where All-Clad comes in. I realize that you may be saying, “ah, but All-Clad is top of the line, and you, Amy, are poor.” Yep. That’s true.

However, even when one is financially embarrassed, it’s good sense to buy something you know will last. I like to think of it the same way that fashion gurus present it: cost per wear. Only in this case, it’s cost per use. I use my All-Clad braiser at least three nights per week. I use it for dishes like Garlicky Tomatoes and Olives with Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Pasta with Ricotta and Prunes, Chicken in Cider Gravy, Spicy Pancetta and Peas, and Ginger Soy Sirloin Tip Stir-Fry with Mushrooms, just to name a few (those are all in the book, btw).

My braiser has been in service here for over seven years. If we figure that it’s been used 50 weeks of the year (even a broke gal can sneak a vacation in every now and again), 3 times per week, that’s 1050 uses, and it’s still in fantastic shape. At this point, that’s around twenty cents per use, and I figure I’ll have this thing for the rest of my food-loving life. So I’m thinking fractions of a penny per use by the time I leave this world.

On a happier note than the one where I consider my own mortality in terms of kitchen gear cost per use, if you’ve been reading along here for a while, it’s probably clear to you that quality is equally as important to me as is frugality. Hence, there’s an All-Clad 13-inch stainless steel braiser to go along with the signed book and the monogrammed apron. I regret to inform you that I will not be etching any personalization into the braiser, however.

Hey! It even comes with a lid. Sweet!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here about why you’d like the signed cookbook, monogrammed IceMilk apron, and All-Clad braiser. For another chance to win, become a fan on Facebook and write on the Poor Girl Gourmet wall about why you’d like to win.

Entries must be received by Tuesday, June 1 at 6pm EST.

There will be one winner, picked at random on Tuesday, June 1 at 7pm EST.

*to be clear, I’ve purchased the items for the giveaway – heck, even including the book.

122 Comments to Poor Girl Gourmet giveaway with All-Clad and IceMilk Aprons

  1. I just recently found your blog and am in love with your simple but delicious recipes! I love the aprons also and would never turn down great cookware ;)

  2. jkali says:

    Amy I want an autographed book because you are awesome! –Joanne (and I gave my copies away)

  3. i have recently been made aware of your fabulousness, and i adore entertaining for my friends whether it is delightful, savory recipes or sweet dainty delectables, your cookbook, icemilk aprons, and the all clad will be very well used. let’s kick my dinner parties to another level

  4. Doreen says:

    I’d love to win your giveaway – I’m always looking for ideas for good food on a budget – the apron and all-clad braising pan are a fabulous bonus – I’d love to use all three in my kitchen!

  5. Shawnee H says:

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  6. Shawnee H says:

    I’m new to your blog and would savor a signed copy! I also collect aprons and the IceMilk ones are to die for. AND, I really need a new all-purpose pan. See, we’re meant to be!

    Shawnee in Oregon
    (had to delete and re-post due to a typo)

  7. Amy says:

    All three would be great for entertaining. I love pretty things and good food!

  8. Trysha says:

    I love all three! We’re a family of 5 with one income so eating well on the cheap is a must. :)

  9. I heard about you from ClemsonGirl…and am hooked! I want to cook like you :) (that is why I want to win).
    Keeping my fingers crossed….

  10. Yay, three things I'd LOVE to own! I want to win because I love All-Clad pots (my mom owns a set), LOVE Aprons, and would LOVVVVE to read your new cookbook! I'm a poor gal too!

  11. Elisabeth M. says:

    I love your blog! I think I will get the cookbook even if I don't win.

  12. briannechase says:

    I recently moved across the country and was unable to bring a lot of my kitchen belongings with me. This giveaway would make for 3 wonderful additions to my new kitchen! :)

  13. Clarice says:

    I am a teacher and my husband is in grad school, a cook book that deals with quality food on a budget is right up our alley. And who doesn't love a new quality pan to cook in all while having cleanliness insured with a new apron.

  14. goofyfrito says:

    My fiance and I recently finished grad school – I would love to have these goodies to cook for us in our new place when we get married in a month!

  15. MelissaJane says:

    Oh I so agree with you about All-Clad! I am already thinking about what I'd make in that pan. And I've been coveting a beautiful ice milk apron for some time now…actually since you did that giveaway before, I think. The cookbook – well, that just goes without saying! I'm poor too, and am always delighted by your blog, so can't wait to see the book. Congratulations, by the

  16. BuddhaBabyProject says:

    I am inspired by your story. As a mom with a gourmet toddler I am always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Jin6655321 says:

    I have always found your blog inspiring and love impressing people with the recipes from this site! Your butternut squash raviolli turned me into a fan of that squash! I have always wanted an All-Clad and maybe, if I had an apron, I would stop getting grease spots on my shirts…

  18. Annie says:

    I'm a grad student and med student looking at at least seven long years of a very tight budget, and would love the advice on how to keep cooking well, as well as the lovely tools to help me do it!

  19. Anonymous says:

    I have been enjoyong your blog for a while, I am sure I would love your cookbook, also currently my only pan is a wok I could use another :)

  20. Erin says:

    My husband and I are trying to really stay on a budget and your recipes definitely help. Also, I could seriously use an apron since I splatter stuff on my while cooking/baking all the time.

  21. Faith says:

    Who wouldn't want to win such a fabulous giveaway? Also, today is my birthday so it would be like another birthday present!

  22. I could use another heavy duty pan, the only apron I have is the one I won in a mother daughter banquet when I was six, and as I already have a signed copy of the book: well, June is the other gift giving month, and everyone needs a cookbook.

  23. Haley says:

    I would love to win this because I recently had a disastrous dishes avalanche that resulted in my entire set of the corning glass pands shattering, so now I'm down to a cast-iron skillet and a stock pot. Also I'm super psyched to get your book.

  24. KMAYS says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I've been wanting a nice apron, and your recipes are fabulous so the cookbook would be used as well!

  25. Leanne says:

    I would love to win these items as I am a poor college student and need a pan to cook your wonderful recipes.

  26. Anna says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I would love a copy of the cookbook, let alone the other items as well.

    Anna S.

  27. Barbara says:

    Great giveaway, I'd love to use all three in my kitchen!
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

  28. Momma_S says:

    I found your blog when searching for a nasturtium pesto recipe, and have been searching through your blog since! I've always loved being in the kitchen, and since most of my kitchen items are hand-me-downs, anything new would be lovely, and put to good use!

  29. Sarah M says:

    Wonderful giveaway! I'm about to start medical school — and can't wait to be in debt for next good chunk of years. I absolutely love your blog, and I know I'll buy this cookbook if I don't win this b/c I absolutely love the idea of eating great on a budget. I know I'll put these to great use!

  30. stacief says:

    I just found your blog and would love the new cookbook! I also really need a new apron so that I can stop wearing my husbands ratty ones!

  31. wanderluck says:

    To be honest, Amy, I'm not really looking into the apron (though it's ADORABLE) or the braising pan (can you use it as a roaster?) much – I want that cookbook! I've been thrilled ever since I heard it was coming out, only made worse when angry asian said she was giving one away. Want!

  32. Annissa says:

    Ooh, ooh, Pick me. Pick me! And when I win I will tell all who come to my house for brunch, dinner, what-have-you, where I won my fabulous booty from and they will want to join and then more people will know of the wonder that is PGG. So if I win, we both win.

  33. Jill says:

    My cookbook addiction probably doesn't need any additional encouragement, but I can't help it! I love the Poor Girl Gourmet recipes too much. Throw in a new apron and cookware, and I'll be locking myself in the kitchen for a week, aspiring to culinary greatness ;)

  34. Amy

    Received review copy of your book on Friday.

    I now have to get my interview with you ready.

    I thought about you while writing Roast Pork Knuckle and Other Warm Dishes for Winter Months in Sydney on 'Serge the

  35. CKHB says:

    I would like the signed cookbook because I am a fellow Grub Streeter on a budget… I would like the monogrammed IceMilk apron because I’m a mom who has a LOT of trouble staying clean… and I’d like the All-Clad braiser because my brain exploded when you said Garlicky Tomatoes and Olives and Spicy Pancetta and Peas and now I need everything you have to make those dishes.

  36. AllisonS says:

    OH my Oh my! all clad? aprons? cookbooks? oh my! Being a Master’s student in addition to working full-time doesn’t leave me with much free time, but the little time I do have is spent doing what I enjoy the most..cooking! I’d love to glam up my cooking time with these wonderful gifts!

  37. Why? Why would I want to win not one but all three of these fabulous items? Well the book sounds FABULOUS, so much so that I already purchased it off of Amazon, the apron, especially a beauty like the one you’ve included is a must and ALL CLAD? Need I say more?

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  38. Jaime says:

    I’m another poor girl myself, and an aspiring gourmet – I’d love to be able to graduate to some serious cookware. And stop getting food on my clothes.

  39. Honore says:

    I would like to win because I just moved out on my own and really need to learn how to fed myself on a tight teachers salary.

  40. Liz says:

    I love the blog, love the all-clad (though haven’t brought myself to buy any yet), love the aprons! You’ve inspired me to seriously think of getting out of the crap job atmosphere to try and pursue what I truly have passion for; food.

  41. Kat says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and would love the cookbook for more budget cooking ideas! I also could really use a braiser, and a second apron – especially one that gorgeous – could never hurt!

  42. michelle p. from wa says:

    I would love to win all three fantastic treasures. I am on a mission to create healthy meals for my family while being frugal. And hey, it never hurts to look cute while cooking and using an amazing pan is icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing!!

  43. Cynthia says:

    I’ve been cooking dinners for 30 years and I’m bored! I need inspiration. That’s why I need to win.

  44. Leah says:

    Why would I like to win the giveaway? Because the book, the apron, and the braiser all sound awesome, of course! : )

  45. oohh pick me! pick me! I moved out on my own for the first time in January, and I’d love to get a cookbook full of recipes that I can actually afford to make! :)

  46. Cheryl says:

    Oh my gravy! What a fantastic giveaway. I want to win because I dream of iron clad cookware. I don’t own one single piece yet, but I am so addicted to wanting it, that my husband thinks I am nutso. Then to have a awesome looking cookbook and a super cool apron to wear, is just sensor overload.

  47. Meri Perry says:

    On the way home from your fabulous book party, Marc and I got into a discussion of my lack of cooking confidence. Since he loves to cook, it is usually his kitchen. That being said, he has now put me in training..with my first assignment being to pick something from your book and make it this week. Since I am a teacher (which makes me a “poor girl”) and I have the summer off, I will have lots of time to learn from your book..and I sure could use a good pan to do it with :) Meri

  48. thomasrx1 says:

    I just found your blog from a link associated with Slow Food USA! What a great blog you have!! I can’t wait to start trying everything!

  49. Val S says:

    I’d love to win these. I gotta look good to distract from my empty wallet.

  50. Shannalee says:

    What a great giveaway (and congratulations on the book!). I’ve long been a fan of All-Clad, Ice Milk Aprons AND your site, so this giveaway is right up my alley. :)

  51. kittiesx3 says:

    I’d love your book for myself–while I didn’t lose all my cookbooks in that dang flood I did lose some good ones.

    And hurrah that the release date is almost here, I have had to much fun following your progress through the whole process.

  52. Kerri says:

    Because I can’t wait to cook from your cookbook in my new apron with my All Clad brasier!

  53. Deann says:

    I’d love all of them because I’m working hard to cook daily, healthy meals for my family so we can all be happy and live a LONG time!

  54. Matt says:

    I love your recipes! And am excited to check out your book. I’ve been meaning to find a larger pan and an apron would be nice to help get my wife in the kitchen more! Thanks and best of luck.

  55. Great blog! I would LOVE to win your cookbook because I also have a blog about budget cooking. As a fellow foodie living on a budget, your cookbook would be a great help. Also, I don’t have that all clad pan and would like one!

  56. Lauren Perry says:

    Hi Amy: I have already started cooking out of my copy! But I would LOVE one as a gift for a friend going through a rough time. And I love aprons…and last Christmas I got to cook with All-Clad and now it is my goal to actually own a piece!

  57. Birdie S. says:

    id like the signed cookbook so that I can remember the author is the coolest & I need an apron cause im a messy kook I mean cook & the brasier would replace my lil 10in silverstone pan that is burnt on the bottom birdson@roadrunner.com

  58. Slow says:

    I’d love this prize. I was thinking of buying the book anyway!

  59. Birdie S. says:

    FB fan & I wrote something on your wall / Birdie Skolfield birdson@roadrunner.com

  60. Jen says:

    Hi Amy, I’d love to win. Reasons why: 1) I’m a big fan; 2) I lost the job I hated too, and have been really trying to figure how to keep my blog going without breaking the bank; 3) Unemployed people really shouldn’t be buying cooking equipment but you know how much we want it.

    Thanks, and Congratulations on the book!

  61. Angry Asian thinks you’re awesome so I had to check out and see for myself. :) I think we all need to figure out how to do more with less. Cooking and eating well doesn’t have to cost a lot.

  62. Garrett says:

    I’m a graduate student ready to be thrown into a cold and cruel job market, and while homemade pasta and pesto is okay, it’s time to find some spiritual solace in cooking. Also, I am incredibly clumsy and always end up with part of my dinner decorating my already unfashionable outfit. These would go a long way to making things tastier, and cleaner.

    Oh, and I promise to share with my friends, too.

  63. Leslie says:

    Wow, such a great giveaway! I love finding new recipes, and having that gorgeous apron and awesome braiser would make it that much more fun to be in the kitchen!

  64. jen says:

    just found your blog and i’m sad i haven’t been reading it, i love saving money and eating fantastic food; can’t wait to read more. i would love to win a copy of your book because i’m pretty sure i’d use it all the time. i love the simplicity and beauty of iced milk aprons, and of course, who doesn’t love all-clad?

    xoxo from your newest follower.

  65. Beth says:

    I agree completely — good materials are more frugal in the long run. I’m very slowly upgrading from the free pots I got after finishing college to better quality pieces. It’s a slow process . . .

  66. David says:

    i’d love to win a copy of your cookbook! i really enjoy the recipes you come up with, and it’d be fantastic to have them all in one place!. an apron and a braiser would just be icing on the cake.

  67. BrynaGriffin says:

    ooh, i need a bday gift for my sis… this would be perfect. she’s fashionable, loves to cook, but (being a young manhattanite) usually broke!

  68. Would it be wrong to say I’d love to win so I could swan around my house in my Ice Milk apron cooking up a storm from your book in that lovely pan and and feeling just a bit like I might be you! I’m not kidding, your recipes are absolutely brilliant, who wouldn’t want a little bit of you to inspire them in the kitchen?

  69. Strangeways says:

    I love your blog and your recipes…is a go to every week and I would love to win!

  70. Anna says:

    Good gracious, what a fantastic giveaway!

    We are finally (!) moving into our own home after sharing with the in-laws for the last two years. Which means we’re losing some kitchen equipment. I have invested in some solid pieces, but we are lacking in some areas and this pan would definitely fill that gap. The apron fulfills that need also, and will save my clothes! And, of course, who doesn’t want an autographed copy of your cookbook? Although it won’t stay pristine and uncracked, but will get worn with use. Better than the laptop in the kitchen, though.

    Thanks for the entry!

  71. psora says:

    I would LOVE to win because I’m a gourmet cook in the sense of fixing the best food I can with respect and care (i.e. not gourmet=fancy) with a budget so small it stops at bud, love the aprons and agree from the bottom of my heart that when money matters it’s smart to buy good that lasts than keep paying to replace cheap. Awesome blog and look forward to the cookbook, win or buy

  72. Kathryn says:

    I would love to win this! I’m moving into my first apartment this weekend and could use *ahem* some pans, a cookbook and an apron.

  73. Mary at Deep South Dish says:

    I would love to have this wonderful cookbook and everybody needs a good apron! Besides, her website is adorable. And everybody needs an All Clad piece and I do not yet own one! A braising pan is perfect for so much!

  74. Tina says:

    Hi Amy! I’m a student, so I’m always on a tight budget and I would really appreciate all of the great items in this give away! I live in a house near my campus with three great friends and we love to cook together, but we do not have many cookbooks and we could definitely use the cookware! The apron is beautiful, too, and we would love to have it. Next year we will have some other friends moving into houses near us and we have plans for a brunch club where one house will host brunch each Sunday – if I win this give away, these great items will be enjoyed by some very grateful and poor college girl gourmets!

  75. fuzzbonnet says:

    3 words that perfectly describe me in the 21st century. Poor Girl Gourmet! I love to cook & I’m on a budget.

  76. meredith says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and really enjoying the recipes–I would love a chance to win this. Coming from a line of women who are all very capable cooks in the home kitchen, I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember. Now that I have a daughter myself, cooking seems even more important–as a way to care for my family, nourish my daughter, and pass on traditions. The book, braiser, and apron in your givewaway would help me do just that. Thanks for this chance!

  77. Shannon says:

    I will be getting your book regardless of a giveaway — but how much cooler would I feel preparing from a signed copy, wearing my IceMilk apron and chefing it up in my All Clad braiser? ;)

  78. jodielmore@hotmail.com says:

    I love your blog and would love to receive a signed copy. I can’t wait for the book to come out.

  79. SallyH says:

    I too am poor and love to eat, so I need your book. I make a huge mess when I cook, so I need that apron. I have a passionate love affair with stainless steel pots and pans, and I cannot afford something as lovely as that All-Clad. Sigh…love.

  80. Lin says:

    Love your blog. It would be great to bring your ideas into my kitchen via your cookbook. I’m in need of a new pan–the All-Clad looks ideal!

  81. throuthehaze says:

    I would love this! I have never had a braiser before…I have always had to take a lid from another pot and rig my own.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  82. Heather says:

    I want to win because I’m 22, and just starting to cook advanced dishes (and by advanced I mean anything tougher than macaroni and cheese), and the All Clad pan, cookbook, and apron would be great additions to my (modest) cooking collection!

  83. annalene says:

    Aw, thank you so much for the giveaway! I cook pretty much every meal at home so the gear would come in super handy, but of course, I’m much more interested in the book! I’d love to own a copy so that I can prepare some delicious, budget friendly meals. Perfect for my student lifestyle!

    thewideworldof (at) gmail (dot) com

  84. annalene says:

    Oops, also wanted to mention that I’m posting on facebook right now as well (name: anna lene) :)

  85. Allison says:

    I'm going into a year of some serious budget cooking, and I've been looking to your blog for inspiration. This looks like a fabulous giveaway – I'd love to have your book!

  86. Laura Pollard says:

    I would love to win these giveaways! As a college student, money is consistently tight. However, I am soon going to be entering the real world where I expect money will become EVEN tighter. This cookbook, apron, and braiser would help me sooo much.

  87. babiesdoc says:

    I love your blog it is full of great ideas
    I think the aprons are almost too nice to wear. and I too love all-clad
    I have some very old all-clad that I plan to use for the next 20 years

  88. Anonymous says:

    all-clad is my absolute favorite cookware… it never disappoints. it is awesome to see you are promoting such a quality product. and i found out about you through the Theta magazine… as a fellow Kappa Alpha Theta, i am super proud of your success and wish you the best of luck.

  89. valerie says:

    and i messed up by posting as "anonymous"… whoops. so this is a continuation of the comment i just posted… would love to have your book, and wish you much continued success…

  90. Sharon says:

    Your justification for anything All-Clad was spot on. I was lucky enough to pick up an All_Clad pot at a yard sale over a decade ago, and it still looks magnificent! Like you, I cook in it often and enjoy the quality so very much. It will be handed down to my daughter, I'm sure. That being said, I would be so thrilled to win another piece of this fine cookware. The apron is perfect, and

  91. Lynn BB says:

    I love cookbooks, need a new pan and think the apron is gorgeous!

  92. Stacy says:

    Wow Amy! What an awesome gift. I would love a copy of your signed book and the All-Clad pan would be great too. I work late nights with children with autism and being able to prepare easy delicious food is so important for my family. This would help so much. Thank you for the opportunity.

  93. Cori says:

    I'd love to win, of course, and am so excited about the release of your cookbook! I read about it in the Spring 2010 magazine and plan to try the meatballs and red sauce soon.

  94. megs says:

    what can I say, other than I am a poor girl myself, with a love of cookbooks. :)

  95. I came to your blog because I heard about your cookbook (on twitter) and wanted to know more about it. Glad to see a chance to actually win one! It looks like something I desperately NEED, as I try to feed my family on a slashed budget. Needless to say, All-Clad, though almost at the top of my wish list, is by necessity much lower on my priority list these days. So winning a braiser would be out

  96. Anonymous says:

    You are such an inspiration to so many! Our chat at the bookstore will help me be an even better Culinary Arts teacher. Thank you for leading the way to eating better on less money. You are definitely going to succeed big in life. Keep up the good work! Zack and I loved meeting and talking with you. Best wishes! Cathy Marshall, THS P. S. We would love to win!

  97. Carolsue says:

    I love cookbooks and I have so little cookware that this would be so very welcome!
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  98. I keep hearing about your cookbook and would love to get it, also would love the braiser to try my hand at braised beef shortribs! Thanks!

    thelittlekitchenblog (at) gmail (dot) com

  99. j_hencler says:

    I just discovered you blog today and what a day to find it. I would love the autographed book because I am such a Poor Girl Gourmet at heart…I love cooking but am on a tight budget always buying what is on sale and looking new ways to prepare it.

  100. Toni says:

    Why do I want to win? Because I am a very poor newlywed who likes to cook really good food. Please? (As a side note, the word verification down below is "forkit" Ha!)

  101. Adrienne says:

    I love your blog and am looking forward to reading your book (even if I don't win this copy). I would love to win all three wonderful items – each on its own would be a joy to use several times a week but all three together would be the jackpot!

  102. NOJuju says:

    I too am a poor girl. And a gourmet. I shop at WF and spend way more than I should. I need inspiration to do the same thing more economically. And I need an All Clad brazier like no one's business. And I'm terribly interested in your cookbook. And I have no apron, so I wipe my hands on my jeans. All that and more, all that and more.

  103. Kelbel says:

    This is a giveaway that a girl dreams of! I just came across your book today. My Google search to find the price of the book lead me here. It was meant to be. A book about two things that I love: saving money and stellar food. I thoroughly enjoy estimating the cost per dish that I make. The cheaper the better, as long as I don't sacrifice food quality. The apron is stunning, and I thought I

  104. Phoenix says:

    i just said to a friend the other day, "man, i would be so happy if i could just try new recipes and cook for other people all the time. i just can't afford it!" needless to say, this is not the first time i've expressed that sentiment.
    before discovering your giveaway, i heard about your book and wondered, "jeez, i wonder if i can afford it. maybe i can find it in

  105. Kristi says:

    I am a world-class lurker and wanna-be gourmet (the poor girl part comes naturally). I adore your blog and would lurve your book. :)

  106. Sunday Cook says:

    I should win this giveaway because:
    I am a messy mess in the kitchen when I cook and an Ice Milk Apron could help increase my fabulousness and reduce my messiness.

    I am a huge fan of doing more with less and saving money while making delicious meals.

    I really need a large braising pan for the local prok and beef I'll be cooking with this summer.


  107. I love Poor Girl Gourmet {it pretty much describes me too}& hello you don't get any more beauty-full than Ashley's aprons and well I lust after All-Clad. What a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

  108. Ooooo … I'd love to have this because, frankly, my kitchen needs a little help. I'm sure I'd look spiffy in the apron and that All Clad would definitely outshine anything in my kitchen (all the should-have-been-thrown-away-long-ago variety here), and the cookbook … let's just say I'd be able to whip up something fancy in my new apron and awesome pan! Woot!

  109. jim says:

    Well my wife and fellow foodie Stacy just told me about your blog and I have to say that I love it! As far as the giveaways–who would not love any piece of All-Clad. We have a handful and have always dreamed about getting the braiser. Regarding the Icemilk apron–well I have to reluctantly say that I have never heard of them but I bet I'll look damn good wearing one!! Finally your book-

  110. Amy says:

    Holy smokes! These are such great reasons, and they’ve been so much fun and so interesting to read. There’s quite a few of we budget-minding people out there, aren’t there?!

    I’ve roped JR into doing the drawing – back shortly with the results!

    Thank you all for entering and for the wonderful comments!

    Take care,

  111. Angry Asian says:

    am i the 112th commenter? (12 is my lucky number) i thoroughly enjoy your cookbook and should i win, i would have you send it to someone else.

    however… a chance to win an apron and all clad braiser? i’m IN!

  112. Amy says:

    Congratulations to Christina G who won the AllClad braiser, IceMilk Apron, and the signed PGG cookbook!

    Thank you so much to everyone who entered; I’ve really enjoyed reading all of your reasons and stories!

    Take care,

  113. Austen_gal says:

    I’d love to win these items. I just recently found your blog and as a mom of 4, I appreciate what you’re doing. I don’t have a braiser, apron or your book. So, getting all three would make my day…and probably my year!

  114. K Jo says:

    Hi Amy! I just discovered your amazing book today, and am totally excited that there is a book now that is realistic about the everyday problem of budgeting for a meal. I’m single, love to cook and bake A LOT, and would absolutely LOVE to have a signed copy of your book! Unfortunately,I currently have a part-time job at a bakery/cafe so money is “tight” :( I would LOVE to have a signed copy of your book (and the extra goodies) so I can share with all my other friends that it IS possible to make amazing food and treats on a small budget like mine! Btw, those scones in your Amazon video blog look soo good! First recipe on my list! Keep up the amazing work!

  115. DKNY says:

    I need the book because sharing a computer while cooking from blogs is hard.
    And because the allclad would be soooo happy here.

  116. I just found your blog thanks to LastNightsDinner’s shoutout. Would love to read your book!

  117. gracified says:

    I’d love to win these! It all looks amazing and I’d use them to bits. :)

  118. Dena says:

    My boyfriend and I just moved in together and are looking forward to cooking more, on a budget.

  119. Dor says:

    What a great giveaway! At the beginning of each year, I set one goal for myself. Not a resolution, a GOAL (makes it easier for me to achieve). Last year, lose weight. This year, cook better. Somehow, this year’s goal is harder than last! Winning this giveaway would go a long way toward helping a fellow poor girl meet her goal!

  120. Tonight, the first time in months, I ventured solo (leaving the little tykes at home with dad) and plopped myself down in Barnes and Noble with two things~ a cup of hot coffee and your cookbook.
    Promptly upon returning home (just now) I got onto your blog as browsing your cookbook made me an immediate fan. I would love to win a copy, plus the other totally cute and way better than anything I have in my kitchen items.
    Win or no win~ very glad to have stumbled across your cookbook and lovin what your doing with food!

  121. Jennifer says:

    I would love a chance to win and try some brand new recipes by you. I also desparately need new cookware!

  122. Kim says:

    I am an aspriring poor gourmet that is about to move in with a Mr. non-gourmet – the more tools I have in my arsenal to prove to him the joys of true delish food…the better. Plus, I think your tops and a signed book would just prove I know someone as amazing as you!

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