PANCAKES Cookbook Giveaway!!!

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PANCAKES Cookbook By Adrianna Adarme: A Giveaway!

Holy moly, today is the day, you guys. When I signed on the dotted line, “Spring 2013″ felt like a million years away, but it’s finally here. I’m so crazy excited, nervous and grateful. For those that pre-ordered this book, THANK YOU! You have no idea how much your support means to me.

Today in celebration of the craziest, most exciting day ever (for me, anyway), I have a lil’ giveaway of a few of my favorite things. I’ll be giving away five (!!!) boxes filled with the following:

1. PANCAKES, the book. Duh.
2. A bag of Handsome Coffee. Handsome is hands down (do you see what I did there?) my favorite coffee eva. They were nice enough to give me some bags for this giveaway, so shout-out to Handsome for being awesome.
3. Tcho Chocolate. Again, some of my favorite chocolate ever.
4. Essie in Tart Deco. It’s summer and this color is my absolute favorite. P.S. If you’re a dude and win, I’ll swap this out for something more appropriate. If you’re a dude and you wear nail polish, then I’ll include it. We all win!

Pancakes for life, Handsome for energy, Tcho for fun and some Essie for looking cute. If I included a corgi in the box, it’d like I’m giving away my life sustenance.

The details:

Leave a comment below telling me when the first dish you ever made as a kid. If you read the introduction in the book, you’ll learn that mine were pancakes.

The giveaway will end on Friday at noon, PST; winners chosen at random. This giveaway is open to everyone, US residents and around the globe.

Thank you for being here! I appreciate you all so much!



This giveaway is currently closed. The following are the winners: Jack, McKenzi, Paloma, Hailey and Anne Marie. All winners will be contacted by moi via email. Thanks so much for entering. I loved reading every all of your cooking stories! xoxo

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Kohli May 31, 2013 at 4:51 am

I am not sure what the first thing that I cooked was. I grew up in the kitchen with my mom. Always helping, always cooking. The first dinner that I ever cooked for my parents when I was in elementary school was from a Mickey Mouse cookbook. It was spaghetti and meatballs, something that my mom had never made for me. My dad said that the meatballs tasted just like his moms meatloaf. I thought I was amazing, who doesn’t love their moms meatloaf? Much later found out that my dad disliked his mom’s meatloaf, oh well.
Congrats on the book!


agnusdei May 31, 2013 at 6:16 am

The first dish I ever made was cooking scrambled eggs. It was my turn to learn how to prepare breakfast for a family of 10. It consisted of scrambled, toasting sore-bought Pandesal (Spanish: pan de sal, “salt bread”) and coffee. I was only 9 years old at that time and had to use a stool because I cannot reach the stove.

Those were truly the days….Thanks for letting me remember…

Warm Regards….


bookboxer May 31, 2013 at 6:28 am

The first thing I ever made on my own were pork chops for my family. My mom was sick and dad assigned “cooking” to me because I was the oldest. All I knew about pork was that you needed to cook it for a long time, so I broiled those chops for 45 minutes…. was reassigned to “housework” on the spot.


megan May 31, 2013 at 6:48 am

hmmm, it would have to chocolate chip cookies. i used to make them with my mom and sneak chunks of cookie dough from the bowl in the fridge while a baking sheet was in the oven. still to this day, cookie dough is an irresistible guilty pleasure! i’m pretty sure it was one of the first things i attempted to make myself.


Lydia May 31, 2013 at 6:52 am

I think the first meal I ever made was for my dad on Father’s Day. He loves corned beef hash, so that’s what we made, corned beef hash and fried eggs…I thought it was the grossest thing ever, but I’m pretty sure he ate it…at least I hope he did, because for many Father’s Days after that’s what he got :)


Elizabeth May 31, 2013 at 7:36 am

The first thing I remember making were cookies with my older sister. I honestly cant remember how old I was but I was very young, we made cookies in celebration of my parents becoming citizens of the U.S. My abuela was watching us while they were at the naturalization ceremony and following along with my sisters unique baking technique at the time, we literally just dumped a bunch of ingredients (including peanut butter,Nestle strawberry milk powder and a lot of cinnamon) in a bowl and made cookies. My parents were welcomed home with construction paper party hats, paper chain streamers and burnt peanut butter, strawberry, cinnamon etc. cookies.

P.S. Your book will be my next amazon purchase! I am currently eating a vegan diet, and even though your book isn’t directed towards vegans, I’m so stoked to get a copy! I think you’re so funny, and your pictures are gorgeous. Plus, a lot of your recipes can be easily adapted to be vegan, so thank you for that!


Christina May 31, 2013 at 7:52 am

I remember making a grilled cheese sandwich following a recipe from a Mickey Mouse cookbook.


Sarah May 31, 2013 at 8:41 am

I think the first thing that I helped my dad make were what he called “Buffalo Chip” cookies. Not the most appetizing sounding name but those cookies were AMAZING. They were MASSIVE for one thing and full of oatmeal, chocolate chips, corn flakes and pecans. I didn’t really do much besides grab ingredients for him out of the cabinet but he called me his sous chef and made me feel special :) My dad was never as happy as he was in the kitchen and my love of cooking definitely came from him <3


Danae (The Recipe Runner) May 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

I think the first thing I made as a child was apple or cherry pie. My sister and I would “help” my grandma make pies at her pie shop in Colorado when we were kids. I have great memories of those times!


Lauren May 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

The first thing I remember making was Belgium Waffles with my Mom’s trusty waffle maker for a family breakfast on Sunday morning. We used that waffle maker so much, I think we all shed a tear when it finally waved the white flag years later and stopped working!

Congratulations on the book…I can’t wait to see it!


Caitlin Self May 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

My older sister (about 11, me, 9) received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Cookbook for kids when we were younger, and I’m pretty sure the very first thing we every made as kids was Vanity Cakes! They’re old-school prairie-food donuts. ( We used vegetable oil instead of lard, but my mom did have a regular deep fryer, so we were set! Our very first one was a disaster and sent my sister crying from the kitchen, but after she calmed down, we were all business. That was my very first exercise in patience, as we were determined to make them all and serve them to our family together. Next month, my sister gets married so we might have to break out that cookbook again before the big day! Also for the record: thousands of dishes and 15 years later, I STILL can’t make good pancakes! :) Congrats on the book release and thanks for a great contest!


Claudia Brandstetter May 31, 2013 at 10:39 am

My first dish I made was definitely Wiener Schnitzel. I am from Austria and i really love this meal although it’s not low-calorie :)


Emily L May 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm

The first thing I made as a kid would probably be sunny side up eggs! They were my favorite!


Nicole Sp. May 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Chocolate chip cookies.. I probably ate most of the batter. Whoops!


Christine June 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

Congrats dearry! I’m too late for the giveaway but I did just want to say CONGRATS! And I can’t wait to receive my copy!! (:
<3 @c_ngo


Marsha Lynne June 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

First kitchen project:peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich, moved on from there, next a very special cake called” Messy Cake”. Just had pancakes for breakfast today.


Miguel Briones June 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

When and where will you inform the winner?


Adrianna Adarme June 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

I just sent all winners an email!


Sophie June 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The first thing I ever made was probably some terrible wee cake with my Easy Bake oven :p


Ellie @ Ginger Bear Kitchen June 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

My first dish I remember making was pasta with butter and cheese. So simple and I still love it!


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