Full disclosure: The calendars provided for this review and giveaway were provided free of charge from Diane Eblin at The Whole Gang, but the opinions expressed here are my own.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners who have all been contacted!
I hope everyone who was celebrating Thanksgiving last week had a relaxing and delicious time with family and friends! We sure did and I’m thankful for that, and I’m thankful, too, that I get to come back to gfe and talk to you guys every week!
It’s inevitable for most of us that as soon as we finish that last bite of our meal, our thoughts turn to the holidays and “who’s on our list” and “what are we going to get for Aunt Mary? little Susie?” this year. I’ve mentioned before that I’m addicted to calendars. Well, it’s not just me. Mr. GFE loves them, too. Friends know that cool calendars are the perfect gift for us. We especially love calendars that not only offer up a pretty picture each month, but also give us information that we can use or which inspires us. So I was delighted when my friend Diane of The Whole Gang sent me one of her 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendars.
It’s a beautiful calendar that comes in a CD case, which opens to form its own stand/display case. I love that I can place this calendar anywhere I want … on my kitchen counter, on the end table by “my spot” in the living room, on my desk at work. Hey, I like to look at food just about any time and any where! And Diane’s photos of the 12 recipes are just stunning. When making the recipes, I can easily pick up my calendar from its current spot and take it into the kitchen. I can view the recipe while the calendar is in its display mode or I can close the case so that I can still see the recipe, but it will be protected from splatters. I love that protection because I am a messy cook!
I’ve either made or tasted several of these recipes (made by Diane herself!) already. They are all fantastic! All recipes are gluten free and dairy free, and are easily modified to be vegetarian, vegan, or paleo with Diane’s simple instructions. We all get into our own cooking ruts, so to speak. Won’t it be fun to have a calendar that inspires us to make at least one new dish a month? Diane also has a pretty neat bonus for you. The calendar comes with a Secret access code for a hidden page full of insider tips, tools, resources & 28 additional recipes on The Whole Gang website!
Diane has a Cyber Monday special going on today (Monday, November 26) only. If you order today, you will get free shipping! That is true for any size order (wholesale orders are excluded). These calendars would make terrific gifts for anyone on your holiday gift list; e.g., friends who love to cook, friends who want to learn to love to cook, family members who already have everything, teachers, mail carriers, and hairdressers. I’m sure you’ve already thought of a few folks (in addition to yourself!) who would love receiving this calendar! Diane offers discounts for orders of 10 or more, and with today’s Cyber Monday special, these calendars are a great way to check lots of folks off your list at bargain rates.
Finally, perhaps the best news of all for three lucky folks, Diane is offering THREE of my gfe readers an opportunity to win one of her calendars!