It seems appropriate, since I am a baker, that we had 13 giveaways in this blogiversary celebration, a Baker’s Dozen! This is the final contest and it has been so much fun giving away all these wonderful prizes!
Today’s package is filled with tools to help you Amp Up Your Blog! There are two books from people I admire tremendously. Matt and Dianne are both experts in their fields and have given a ton of hints and tips to help us in their books. And we are finishing with the most generous prize of them all … the woman who is currently redesigning my website, Kristy of Peppercorn Creative, has offered to do a full evaluation of your own site! She will give you ideas of ways you can improve it to get more traffic, draw repeat readers, and build your brand. And if you enjoy working with her as much as I do, you may just decide that your blog could use some sprucing up.
You will see my new and improved site in a few weeks and I know you will love it as much as I do. It has been exciting watching my dreams and ideas come to life! After five years of blogging it was time for a major upgrade, get the blog fully responsive for mobile devices, and make it easier for you to navigate and find anything you are looking for! And, thanks to Kristy’s talents, the photos will really pop off the page! I’m going to have to study Matt’s book again and up my game, LOL.
I have to thank all of the amazing sponsors who donated prizes for you guys. Hugs and gratitude to Gourmet Garden, Sabra Dipping Company, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels, Organic Valley, Peppercorn Creative, Marx Foods, Anolon, Circulon, Beaverton Foods, Cake Boss Baking, and Microplane.
I want to thank each and every one of you for following and reading The Heritage Cook. I appreciate you sticking around and joining the Heritage Cook family when I had to change to a gluten-free diet. I am so grateful for your support and hope that you will continue to enjoy the recipes and stories I share and the evolution that inevitably happens in any creative endeavor. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be living the life I am and having my dreams come true!
Now, for today’s Prize Package …
Peppercorn Creative is a boutique branding and design shop based out of Vancouver, B.C. And we help people like you – brands, bloggers, entrepreneurs and future influencers – find your footing through friendly, evolving, creative, meaningful and effective digital marketing. In short, we create profitable brands, beautiful websites and engaging content that makes you money.
In any project – big or small – we offer luxury client support and keep things simple for you and outline the entire job before we begin so you know exactly what you’re paying for. We make sure your expectations, our process, and any questions or concerns are clear for the full duration of our time together so you don’t end up with untimely requests or hidden fees. In combination with our premium client support, our full range of design services and creative branding packages are sure to help you meet your unique needs so you reach the people you want to get in front of, increase your visibility, leverage your brand, find new high caliber clients, make a ton of moolah and ultimately live the life you truly deserve.
Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you’ve ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of Mattbites food blog fame, shares his experiences and best practices for creating wonderful food photos in Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers. Written specifically for you the blogger, Matt discusses the ins and outs of equipment, lighting, composition, propping, sparking your inspiration, and getting creative, all with what you have on hand at home! Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with foods that are notoriously camera shy, how to successfully snap your dinner at a restaurant as well as on your kitchen table, and how to style your food with what you have in your cupboards. He also includes advice on post-processing, posting, and protecting your prized images.
To learn even more about Matt, take a look at this wonderful interview done by the ever talented David Lebovitz and tell me you wouldn’t give your eye teeth to be sharing a meal with those two incredibly talented and delightful men!
Will Write for Food is for food lovers who want to express themselves, guiding them from their earliest creative impulses to successful article writing, restaurant reviewing, and cookbook writing. Dianne Jacob—journalist and food-writing instructor and coach—offers interviews with award-winning writers such as Jeffrey Steingarten, Calvin Trillin, Molly O’Neill, and Deborah Madison, plus well-known book and magazine editors and literary agents, give readers the tools to get started and the confidence to follow through. Comprehensive yet accessible chapters range from restaurant reviewing to cookbooks to memoirs. Focused exercises at the end of chapters stimulate creativity, help organize thought, and build practical skills. Will Write for Food is the first and ultimate ins and outs guidebook to the incredibly popular world of food writing.
This contest has ended. Congratulations to the Winner April T.!
After each drawing, the non-winning entries will be added to the next prize set so that each entry makes you a candidate for all the giveaways! Apologies to my wonderful international friends, but these giveaways are limited to USA and Canadian readers. Each entry period will last 10 days. Winners will be randomly picked and notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their shipping information. If I do not hear from them, another winner will be picked and contacted. Prizes will be shipped out about 10 days after we receive your address. All cookbooks provided by The Heritage Cook.
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