Win a Signed Copy of Joy the Baker Cookbook

Joy the Baker Cookbook

A few weeks ago I attended Sunset Magazine’s annual Celebration Weekend, when they open their beautiful headquarters to the public and fill it with vendors, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, and more. When I arrived, I skimmed the schedule and couldn’t believe my luck: Joy the Baker was doing a cooking demo and cookbook signing! Joy demonstrated how to make the perfect brunch: cheddar chive & jalapeño biscuits, coffee bacon, and a smoothie. Yum! I tried the coffee bacon at home, but more about that in a moment…

I went over to the book signing tent right away and scored not one but two Joy the Baker Cookbooks to get signed – one for me, one for you! Meeting Joy was a thrill after reading her blog for so long. She is pretty much exactly how you’d picture from her posts – super sweet and down to earth. We got to chat for a bit while she signed the books and posed for a photo with me.

And what an awesome cookbook it is! Just check out this table of contents:

I love the chapter titles. If you’ve read her blog, you can imagine that the recipe headnotes are fun and entertaining, and the recipes are mouth-watering. She includes everything from the “best chocolate buttercream frosting” (there is a secret ingredient I never would have thought of adding!) and “man bait” apple crisp to oatmeal cookie pancakes and kale spinach banana peanut butter smoothie.

I’ve only had the chance to try one recipe so far, and it had to be the coffee bacon. You marinate bacon in a mix of coffee grounds, molasses, and chili powder, which sounds strange, I know. I was so intrigued that I had to give it a try, and turns out it’s amazingly good! The bacon comes out with a smoky, earthy, and slightly sweet flavor. You definitely have to try it, and you’re in luck because you can enter to win the cookbook through the Rafflecopter widget below…

Good luck!

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85 Comments on Win a Signed Copy of Joy the Baker Cookbook

  1. amy marantino
    June 17, 2012 at 7:33 am (6 years ago)

    my dog is a loyal pal

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  2. Marie-Josée
    June 17, 2012 at 9:36 am (6 years ago)

    Love your blog!

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  3. Natalie
    June 17, 2012 at 9:45 am (6 years ago)

    Love reading your blog! Great ideas!

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  4. spacemonkey1138
    June 17, 2012 at 9:50 am (6 years ago)

    Very nice giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

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  5. Ally
    June 17, 2012 at 10:33 am (6 years ago)

    Met Joy last year at a conference, she’s such a sweetie. Would love to read her book!

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  6. Stephanie Amato
    June 17, 2012 at 10:36 am (6 years ago)

    I will have to try making the Bacon. Two of my husbands favorite things, coffee and Bacon.

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  7. Ellen
    June 17, 2012 at 11:29 am (6 years ago)

    Love your blog and would really, really love to own this book! 🙂
    Ellen recently posted Ginger Rogers Cupcakes

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  8. Janelle
    June 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Joy’s book is definitely on my wishlist.

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  9. Jenny
    June 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Enter me!

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  10. Christine
    June 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I have wanted this cookbook for some time. I have loved reading your blog.
    Christine recently posted Cooking Together

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  11. Only1Brittie
    June 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi! I love following your posts, and now will follow Joy the Baker as well! Thanks for that. Tried to blog my entry for “favorite recipe” as an entry for the cookbook, but it wouldn’t let me edit in order to type the recipe in… SOOOO, I will share my favorites with you here: I have two FAVE “go to” recipes for picnics, BBQs, and general get-togethers with friends. The first is a light spring mix salad with avocado, cilantro, lime and GRILLED SHRIMP. It’s AMAZING!!! The second, and everyone ELSE’S have it seems, is a Strawberry Cheese Pie that is SUPER SIMPLE and quick and reminds me of a dessert I had at a diner with my family growing up… Evoking those kinds of happy childhood memories with comfort food just CAN’T BE WRONG, right???
    XOXO, Britt

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  12. Megan
    June 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm (6 years ago)

    I would love to have a copy!

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  13. Carol
    June 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm (6 years ago)

    I enjoy your blog posts and am constantly inspired by your healthy approach to many of my favorite foods and recipes!

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  14. Michelle R
    June 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm (6 years ago)

    Would love to win 🙂

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  15. Lisa
    June 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

    This book looks fabulous!

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  16. Laura B
    June 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm (6 years ago)

    What an awesome book!

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  17. Cindy B.
    June 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite thing to bake is oatmeal cookies! I love them!

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  18. Lynn
    June 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm (6 years ago)

    I frequent Joy’s site often, enjoy reading her items. But I haven’t made anything from her yet. Perhaps…!

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  19. Maria Malaveci
    June 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite thing to bake is my Double Chocolate Layer Cake!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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  20. danielle
    June 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm (6 years ago)

    I just love the cake on the cover!

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  21. Paula Urquhart
    June 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Very inspiring blog… would love me a copy of that fantabulous recipe book x

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  22. Em
    June 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm (6 years ago)

    hmmm… that bacon is looking good 🙂

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  23. Jenny
    June 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love her recipes!

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  24. Allison C
    June 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I love baking cookies.

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  25. Diane
    June 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Would love to win

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  26. Corisa
    June 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m in love with Joy’s website ! I love her brown butter coconut chocolate chip cookies ! Always a favorite recipe !

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  27. Andrea D.
    June 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm (6 years ago)

    I love your recipes and ideas. They inspire me to bake and create yummy recipes like yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  28. Wendy
    June 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm (6 years ago)

    Made my best sugar cookie recipe today for my family. I love it when people like my baking.

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  29. Toni G
    June 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm (6 years ago)

    I love baking mini cupcakes for the girls at work—can always use some help with ideas

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  30. Jenn
    June 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Would love to win this awesome cookbook!

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  31. Meghan
    June 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi! Love your blog, love Joy the Baker, and of course, LOVE to bake! My birthday is on Tuesday so I will be spending all day tomorrow making treats at home for the day!

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  32. Sandy
    June 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you for this giveaway!

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  33. Karen
    June 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm (6 years ago)

    I just love to make new things that I get from blogs like yours. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  34. Elizabeth Jenkins
    June 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Just recently found your blog and really enjoy it. Also love Joy the Baker so would love to win the cookbook!

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  35. Candice
    June 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I love making chocolate chip cookies.

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  36. Chalette S.
    June 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm (6 years ago)

    Just found you blog this week and enjoying it already.

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  37. Sharon
    June 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm (6 years ago)

    I love baking ANYTHING. I enjoy following your blog and will check out Joy of Baking website.

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  38. Stephanie
    June 18, 2012 at 12:58 am (6 years ago)

    Love Joy!

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  39. Cori
    June 18, 2012 at 5:56 am (6 years ago)

    I made my dad’s favorite banana chocolate chip cake for Father’s Day… delicious!

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  40. Judy R
    June 18, 2012 at 6:07 am (6 years ago)

    Great giveaway!!

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  41. Marybeth Mank
    June 18, 2012 at 7:09 am (6 years ago)

    OMG! I just about fainted when I saw the coffee bacon…YUM!

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  42. Andrea
    June 18, 2012 at 7:40 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to get this cookbook for a while! Great giveaway!

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  43. Rebekah Smith
    June 18, 2012 at 8:37 am (6 years ago)

    oOoooO I would love to win. I have seen this cookbook around the internet and it looks awesome. Thank you.

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  44. Kari
    June 18, 2012 at 9:53 am (6 years ago)

    I love that there’s a whole chapter devoted to pancakes!

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  45. Kim
    June 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you for a great giveaway

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  46. Christina Edmondson
    June 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm (6 years ago)

    I can’t wait to try all of your salted caramel recipes!!!! And I would LOVE to have this book!!! Cheers!!!!
    Christina Edmondson recently posted My mantra

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  47. Jackie C
    June 19, 2012 at 5:16 am (6 years ago)

    Love your blog as well as Joy’s cookbook!

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  48. Cassie Lee
    June 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm (6 years ago)

    My favorite thing to bake that I discovered recently is gluten free brownies with gluten free chocolate chips! They’re even better than “regular” brownies!

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  49. Alicia B
    June 20, 2012 at 10:51 am (6 years ago)

    I love Pad Thai…it’s fun to make and eat!

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  50. Lori Stilger
    June 20, 2012 at 10:54 am (6 years ago)

    I love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing all you do, and for your generous giveaways! 🙂 BE BLESSED!
    Lori Stilger recently posted Strawberry Napoleons

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  51. Anna G
    June 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm (6 years ago)

    I have never heard of Joy the Baker! Can’t wait to check out her site!

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  52. Jenny McRae
    June 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow! Looks like a wonderful cookbook. Hope it’s mine!

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  53. Sammi
    June 21, 2012 at 3:19 am (6 years ago)

    Bacon AND Coffee? Two of my favorite things…And how is it that I’ve never heard of Joy the Baker…must go find her now!
    Sammi recently posted Quick Scrappy Sewing

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  54. Joan
    June 21, 2012 at 4:31 am (6 years ago)

    I would love to win a copy of this one. The coffee bacon sounds wonderful. I had the pleasure of testing a couple recipes from this book on the Leite’s Culinaria website, Chili Cheese Fries and Chocolate Bourbon Spiked Banana Bread and both were amazing. Can’t wait to see what other wonderful recipes the book holds.

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  55. Jill J
    June 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm (6 years ago)

    I love to bake … anything! I probably bake cookies most often, but for hubby’s bday I made a chocolate silk pie which was scrumptious!!

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  56. Rebecca
    June 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I got this book recently from the library and didn’t want to give it back. I made the Single Lady Pancakes, the Single Molten Lava Cake and the Cookie Pancakes – all great!
    Rebecca recently posted Asymmetrical Cable Socks

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  57. Victoria
    June 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm (6 years ago)

    So awesome that you got to meet Joy & even more awesome that you thought of your readers and grabbed another copy of this great cookbook for us!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it! This one has been on my cookbook wish list forever!!

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  58. Carolsue
    June 22, 2012 at 12:41 am (6 years ago)

    I love finding new recipe blogs. My Pinterest board is overflowing! Thank you.

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  59. Laurie K
    June 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm (6 years ago)

    In a perfect world, I would bake everyday. Nothing gives me more joy than making something sweet to eat!
    Thanks for holding this giveaway!! 🙂

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  60. Kristin
    June 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm (6 years ago)

    What a cool giveaway! My favorite thing to bake is strawberry rhubarb crumble because I know how amazing it’s going to be when I’m finished, and since rhubarb can be hard to find, it’s always a treat!
    Kristin recently posted Recipe of the Moment: Easy Falafel

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  61. Bobbi Capwell
    June 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the cookie pancakes. Yummmmm

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  62. Robyn
    June 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Love the blog!

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  63. Caitlin S
    June 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm (6 years ago)

    would love to win, thanks for the chance!

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  64. Corrie Poor
    June 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm (6 years ago)

    I have recently made your m&m pb cookies! Wonderful! Thank you for such great recipes.

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  65. Carrie@ Bakeaholic Mama
    June 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm (6 years ago)

    What a great giveaway! I’m seriously obsessed with this book… I have the ebook version on my ipad…. a signed copy would be much better!!

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  66. Jaime Alison Kotal
    June 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for this giveaway! So excited! 🙂

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  67. jamie
    June 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm (6 years ago)

    I love Sweets!!

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  68. Marie W.
    June 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm (6 years ago)

    I love baking cupcakes however it’s grown on me. It’s a nice stress reliever for me and a great way to have fun when it’s way too hot outside!

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  69. joanna
    June 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm (6 years ago)

    I just found your website, i love it already!

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  70. gond
    June 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I gotta try the coffee bacon

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  71. Luli
    June 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm (6 years ago)

    My favourite dessert is kaiseschmarrn, it’s an Austrian pancake that you stir while it’s on the pan so that then you eat it with a spoon mixed with raisins, nuts and cinnamon. Mmm, so tasty!
    Luli recently posted Confessions: I’d never baked a cupcake before

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  72. Heather R
    June 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm (6 years ago)

    The first thing I made from your website was the homemade chocolate syrup, a few months ago. I pinned it and proclaimed it better than the bought stuff. I can’t wait to try the recipe for your prize-winning Ginger Root Beer Float Cupcakes! I found Joy through you and would love to win the cookbook. Love you both!

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  73. Hindy
    June 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm (6 years ago)

    This cookbook looks amazing.

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  74. Kelsey
    June 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Great site! My favorite thing to bake is pies..pies…pies♥

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  75. Ilka
    July 16, 2012 at 11:43 am (6 years ago)

    Stephanie, just found you blog today and enjoying it already. I love baking cupcakes! It’s a nice way to have fun with my daughter. I would love to have a Joy the Baker Cookbook copy! I’d love to meet you someday!

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