Update! Cookbook Winner Announced!

Update!  Winner is comment #11, Chelsea!  Contact awards@americanmothers.org to claim your cookbooks!  Congratulations to Chelsea and thanks to everyone for sharing their special mom/friend with us!  

 I spent some time last week with Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, in Los Angeles and Chicago on her new cookbook tour.  Ree is one of my oldest and dearest friends. In fact, we were friends before we were born.  Our moms were best friends in college and we grew up together.   Even though we lived miles apart, our moms made sure we had numerous opportunities to spend time together.  We even went to college together just as they had done.  Now our children are friends and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

So, naturally I am biased when it comes to Ree’s Food Network show, her blog or many books just as any good friend would be- but this new cook book, A Year of Holidays, is simply awesome!  Recipes and ideas for every holiday and occasion are in this big, beautiful book!  Not only are the photographs gorgeous, but the food and ideas are inspiring!  There are even day by day to do lists to help keep you organized while you prepare!  I'll admit to friendly bias, but this #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list is a beautiful and useful book, especially if you are a novice in the kitchen, like me!

As I spent last week with Ree on tour and watched the thousands of men, women and children line up to have their books signed, I couldn't help but feel so proud for all that my friend has accomplished...even though she would never look at it that way. But, that’s what good friends are for, right?

So, in the spirit of motherhood and friendship (and, because I asked) Ree has generously given American Mothers a few signed copies of her new cookbook to give away on our blog and our Facebook page!

We're giving them away in pairs, so you and the person you mention will both receive a copy!

Here's how to enter: 

1. Leave us a comment and tell us about your mother or best friend, and why you're thankful for them.  

2. Like us on Facebook, and tag your mother or best friend in a comment on our photo of Ree (If you're not sure how to tag them, then just mention their name)

You can enter once on the blog and once on Facebook, so you get two chances to win! We'll pick our winners at random on Friday, November 22!

We're thankful for you and all that you do!

Disclosure: Thank you to Ree Drummond for providing the books. All opinions expressed are those of the author and not influenced by any form of compensation. No purchase necessary to win. Giveaways are not affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook.