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posted on August 15, 2011 by  |  posted under Giveaways & Sponsored Posts  |  16 Comments

Update: This is no longer available as of 9/14/11.

Together we raised $20,000.00 and donated it to the American Red Cross…THANK YOU!!!

It’s here! It’s here!

After literally MONTHS of creating, the “50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes” cookbook is HERE!!!  You may have seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous recipe book this past month. We hope you have been anxiously awaiting it. :) Now, until the end of August, it’s available for purchase. But wait, scratch that, it’s not a purchase. The best part is…

it’s a donation!

100% of your donation will go to the American Red Cross to help the many people who have been affected by recent natural disasters around the world.

After seeing the devastation in Japan, several top blogs teamed together wanting to somehow make a difference. More than 50 blogs donated one of their favorite recipes to be compiled into an incredible cookbook designed by chickabug (design talent was 100% donated as well).  Basically a lot of people worked really hard to make something extraordinary. Now, it’s in your hands to make a difference.

This one-of-a-kind cookbook was originally only going to be offered as an E-book for a $10 donation. But after receiving feedback from readers, we realized that many of you want a physical copy. We approached our favorite publisher, Paper Coterie, who was willing to donate 100% of the supplies, and 100% of the cost of printing for this amazing cause. Are you feeling the warm tinglies yet?! We are!!! This started out as one person having an idea. Now over 50 blogs and an amazing publisher are involved and now it’s YOUR turn.

Together we can will make a difference.

The E-book is for sale here for a $1o donation.

If you have a computer in your kitchen or an electronic reader, (ipad, kindle,etc.) this is the copy for you. You can just click on the recipe you want from the table of contents and it will take you right there. It’s sweet.

The hard cover cookbook is also available, (wait for it…) for only $10.

You will be amazed at the quality of this book. The only extra expense you will have will be for shipping ($4 or more depending on where you live and how many copies you order).

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You can smile knowing you made a difference to someone, somewhere. And you can smile because you will have a beautiful full color recipe book with gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes to try. We truly hope you love the cookbook. We think you will. You might just want to stock up for birthday and Christmas gifts. 😉

Spread the news!

Please share this post with your friends and family on your blog, facebook and twitter. Let’s make this go VIRAL! How cool would that be?

Here is a button to put on your blog:

and the link:

Remember 100% of the proceeds will be benefiting the American Red Cross.

*The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position.  For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or email [email protected].


I just read this comment on Sugardoodle’s (awesome blogger in the recipe book) announcement of the book and thought I would share cause THIS is why we are doing this!

“Thank you so much for posting this link! On june 20, 2011 between 2:44 and 2:51 an EF3 tornado ripped through my house. my husband called me about 45 min. before and so i had enough time to get my 4 kids and my dog to the basement. we took a direct hit and the house was leveled! the red cross lady was sitting next to me very soon after and she helped me for days after! so thankful to still have all my family members, pets and that the red cross is out there helping! i will be getting this cookbook!”


Contributing bloggers:

Holly from 504 Main
Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun
Michelle from A Little Tipsy
Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’
Julie from Angry Julie Monday
Amy from A Savvy Life
Rachel from A Southern Fairytale
Becky from Becky Higgins’ Blog
Becca from Birthday Girl (now Cake.)
Megan from Brassy Apple
Kierste from Brown Paper Packages
Karly from Buns in My Oven
Kate from Centsational Girl
Diane from Created by Diane
Kara from Creations by Kara
Heather from Dollar Store Crafts
Jennifer, Jamie & Jodie from eighteen25
Monica & Cathy from Fabulessly Frugal
AmberLee from GiversLog
Katie from goodLife {eats}
Jennifer from Hostess with the Mostess
Shelley from House of Smiths
Missy, Shelley & Alison from How Does She
Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie
Beckie from Infarrantly Creative
Kate from Kate Landers Events, LLC
Mandy & Jessica from Little Birdie Secrets
Dana from MADE
Marie from Make and Takes
Ashley from Make It and Love It
Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny
Katy from No Big Dill
Kristen from Paper CraveDomestifluff
Amy from Positively Splendid
Whitney & Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic
Cindy from Skip To My Lou
Michelle from Someday Crafts
Stephanie from Somewhat Simple
Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts
Melanie from Sugardoodle
Marian from Sweetopia
Sachiko from Tea Rose Home
Krista from Budget Gourmet Mom
Cassi from The Crafty Crow
Stacie from The Creative Crate
Tara, Kiirsten, Corie, Kristen, Erika, Cami, Kari, Lisa P., Wendy, Bridget & Lisa M. from The Dating Divas
Kim & Kris from The DIY Dish
Melissa from The Polkadot Chair
Kim from The TomKat Studio
Kim from Today’s Creative Blog
Ashley from Under the Sycamore
Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table & Dreaming
Vanessa from V and Co.
Kathreen from Whip Up
    1. August 15th, 2011 at 10:09 am
      Berkley says:
      Hi - I'm so excited about the cookbook! When you go to order the hard copy - the price says $15, not $10. It's fine with me but just wanted to check as there is a discrepancy.

      Thanks for doing this and good luck!
      • August 15th, 2011 at 11:02 am
        Missy says:
        Sorry about that! The price is corrected!
        We went back and forth on price and decided on 10.00 so that with shipping it would stay under $20.00 (or close to). We obviously miscommunicated with the printers. It is now good to go.
    2. August 15th, 2011 at 11:32 am
      stacy says:
      I am SO EXCITED! I want to order hard copy books for all my friends. This is such an amazing idea and such a great way to help a great cause! Thanks for the opportunity!
    3. August 15th, 2011 at 12:19 pm
      Mindy says:
      This is such a wonderful idea! I get to help others and help my family by serving them delicious food from these recipes. Win win all around.
    4. August 15th, 2011 at 3:02 pm
      Monica says:
      So excited about this cookbook! There are so many people in our country and around the world, like in Somalia, who will be helped by these donations.
    5. August 15th, 2011 at 3:49 pm
      Nesleirbag says:
      I've been anxiously waiting for this! Yahoo! Can't wait to order mine and a bunch for gifts. Time to get cookin'! Thanks for reaching out to help others in need!
    6. August 16th, 2011 at 2:25 pm
      June g. says:
      I have mine! It's super duper wonderful!
    7. August 16th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
      Jackie says:
      I posted about this today on my blog! How fantastic
    8. August 17th, 2011 at 10:11 am
      Amy says:
      I have tried and tried to order this but can't figure out how to get it in my cart. I created an account, but nothing I click on allows me to order. Can someone help me out?
      • August 17th, 2011 at 11:40 am
        Missy says:
        Sorry for the long process - this company usually prints photobooks that you make and not already finished products. They are working on bypassing the current system, but have not figured out how yet. Here are the steps to get a book to your cart...
        click on the picture of the recipe book and then
        click on create this book
        login or create a login
        then click preview
        and then add to cart
        check out

        Thanks for being patient while they try to simplify this process. They are SO generous to do all this for free (for a good cause) and are working hard at trying to make it easier.
        • August 18th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
          Amy says:
          It is done, Thank you!
    9. August 17th, 2011 at 12:44 pm
      Jen Rysdam says:
      Do you have a list of preview recipes in the book so we know what's in it before we purchase?
    10. August 18th, 2011 at 11:58 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      Though there are a few hoops to jump through, IT IS SO WORTH IT! I have seen the preview print-off of this beautiful book, and you are GOING TO WANT IT!
      Hey, 10 bucks (plus shipping) for a hard cover inspiring book and you can WRITE IT OFF TO CHARITY? Win, Win!!
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