... a slight departure from my traditional chocolate with chocolate frosting. This one has dark chocolate cake, a rich chocolate filling and vanilla frosting. I baked it myself ... with a little help from Duncan Hines. Really? Really. Can I bake a cake from scratch? But of course! I have many times. When its my birthday, however, what I want is a box cake. Really. It tastes like a birthday to me.
In honor of this festive occasion, I thought I'd host a little give-away to celebrate. That's right, I'm giving you a present for my birthday ... or at least one of you, that is! The lucky winner will have his/her choice of one of these fabulous cookbooks:
Pictured left, is a copy of Dale Degroff's ultra fabulous The Craft of the Cocktail. Its an absolute essential for any budding mixologist and is literally the be all and end all of drinks books. Rich with history, lore, tales from behind the bar and more scrumptious recipes than you can imagine, it's a classic pure and simple.
Equally fabulous and delicious is the Almost Meatless cookbook by fellow bloggers, Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond. In short, I love this book. Its a wonderfully written work, featuring recipes that are not only good for you, they're good for the planet. Bonus! I've been cooking from it for month's now and every dish is a winner. You'll be hearing more about Almost Meatless in the weeks to come as Joy and Tara will be hosting a vitual potluck and I've been asked to bring a dish. Color me delighted!
Rules of Entry are as follows:
- One winner will be chosen and said winner will have his/her choice of either book.
- The winner must be willing to send me his/her name and address, as I will be shipping the book directly from Amazon.
- The contest will remain open until midnight on Monday, July 20th. A winner will be drawn on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 21st and subsequently posted.
- To Enter the Contest:
2. If you'd like a second chance to win, you may subscribe to my blog using the "Followers Button" at left, and please let me know that you have done so ... either in your comment or via email: divaonadiet (at) gmail (dot) com. For those that already follow me, let me know so I can allow for your second entry.
The winner will be chosen the good old fashioned way. I will draw names from a hat!
Initially, I flirted with the idea of having you guess my age ... though there were some obvious flaws in my logic. For one thing, some of you know me in "real life" and I didn't want to exclude you from the fun. And, more importantly, doing so would mean I'd have to fess up to my age ... Not. Gonna. Happen!
Good luck to all and have a fabulous, Divalicious day!