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Blogaversary #6: Enter the Words to Eat By Trivia Game & Win!

Blogaversary #6: Enter the Words to Eat By Trivia Game & Win!

Can you believe it? Six years ago today, this little blog was born. When I realized it this morning, I asked the blog’s Facebook fans (and that includes you, no?) for suggestions on how to celebrate. Several of them had the same idea: with The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World! Yes, that’s right, the cookies that have inspired nearly as much condemnation (for my “HFS” enthusiasm at the end of the post) as adoration (for their Holy Fucking Shit goodness).

I’ll take any excuse to bake a batch, so I went straight into the kitchen. But, y’know, Weight Watchers. Stephen and I can’t (well, shouldn’t) eat all those cookies! Which is where you come in. Enter the Words to Eat By Trivia Game and win a batch of these beauties baked by yours truly, plus a special surprise.

The first person to answer all five questions correctly wins! Every answer can be found by clever use of the tags on this here blog, and if you’re a regular reader you’ll probably know most of them already. Responses must be entered in the comments section to be considered, and don’t forget to include your email address in case you win.

  1. Since this is an anniversary quiz, let’s talk birthdays. What’s mine? Stephen’s? Harry’s? Any one of them is acceptable here; I’m not crazy.
  2. Keeping with the birthday thing: What did Stephen give me on my 40th birthday?
  3. When did Words to Eat By’s big redesign—precipitating the tragic loss of nearly five years’ worth of comments—take place?
  4. What are the Three Faces of Me?
  5. What is the title of my forthcoming cookbook?

Enter today, and tell your friends!

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Congrats on the anniversary. Sorry I don't know the answers, so I'm not entering.

  2. What a cool idea. I'm going to start looking for the answers so I can get some chocolate chip cookies!!

  3. I do not have answers. I think I know the cookbook name but it's going to take some thinking to remember (or maybe I'll scan old emails.. but is that cheating?) LOL Please pass the recipe to those of us who do not know you as well. Honestly, I'm blown away that your blog is SIX years old. You're like the bushwhacker in the jungle up ahead of us!!

  4. #1. Your birthday is December 22nd (same as my brother's!)

    #2. He gave you a fertility basket for your 40th birthday (um, sooo romantic…)

    #3. Darn, I remember when this was happening but I can't remember exactly when. And I REALLY want those cookies… Around October 2004?

    #4: Three faces of me: Fat Debbie, Hot Debbie, and Debbie

    #5:"Parents Need to Eat Too: 150+ Simple, Healthy Recipes for Sleep-Deprived, Frazzled New Moms & Dads"

    Do I get cookies? Please oh please? Will you make them with whole wheat flour? And I just friended your husband on FB in the hopes that I could figure out his birthday…

  5. Oooo, so close, Jennifer! A hint on #3: I lost almost five years' worth of comments and the blog is six years old, so…

    Sneaky move, friending the husband. If nobody else swoops in with the correct answers you just may win for pure moxie.

  6. Okay, Stephen's birthday is April 9, 1969, Debbie. Take that!

    And let's guess again, you lost all that stuff in the blog redesign LAST YEAR. Hmm, maybe October 2009?

    I need some cookies right now to help me with the post I am writing!!

    xo,
    Jennifer @ Mothering Outside The Lines
    http://mothering.com/jennifermargulis/

  7. I doubt Customs would let your yummy cookies through, but Happy Blogaversay! Six years is astounding!

  8. Looks like Jennifer is going to be the winner, so no answers here but I just wanted to stop by and say how much I have enjoyed following your blog over the past year and that I'm looking forward to your cookbook. Congratulations on six years! Quite an achievement.

  9. You're getting closer…

  10. 1-you 12/22 Harry 8/29
    2- fertility basket
    3- aug/sept 2009
    4-fat/hot/regular but all special as I've known them all
    5-Parents need to eat too: 150+ simple, healthy recipes for sleep deprived, frazzled new moms and dads

    Yay, cookies!!! I know some more private stuff too…roooooxanne

  11. Close but not quite, Barbiedoc! (and thanks for calling me special!)

    Who knew this one question would prove to be so challenging, when there's a month-by-month archive right there on the right…

  12. Okay, maybe the redesign was in 2008? Either 2008 or 2009. If not, I give up. But darn, I so want those cookies…

  13. April 2009!

  14. OK….I think I got it! Thanks for the suggestion of actually looking in the archives….:)
    1-your birthday is 12/22, Stephen 4/9 Harry 8/29
    2- You got a fertility basket (yes, thank god those days are over, but that was really sweet)
    3- June 2009 (June 18 was your first blog post)
    4-Fat Debbie, Hot Debbie and Debbie (can I just say that I really, really love those 3 posts?)
    5-Parents Need to Eat Too: 150+ Simple, Healthy Recipes for Sleep Deprived, Frazzled New Moms and Dads. Coming out from HarperCollins in 2011! Woo hoo!

  15. Aaaaand… Jody swoops in for the win! Everybody, let's hear it for Jody!

    Jennifer & Barbiedoc, since you were such good sports I'll be sending a little something your way, too.

  16. Oh, man. Someone else is going to win before I have time to noodle on my answers. Congrats on the big anniversary. So few bloggers make it this far.

  17. Man, your readers are quick. I was just gathering my thoughts when somebody had already aced the quiz. I'm disappointed and hungry.

  18. Too late to win (plus, the LAST thing I need is delicious cookies to tempt me!) but wanted to share my congrats. Can't wait to read your book.

  19. I am WAY too late but still wanted to post to say I'm a fan! Congratulations on the anniversary!

  20. Congrats to the winner! And happy blogaversary to Debbie! Six years? That's like an eternity in blog years?

  21. Too late to the table here, but wanted to add my kudos to the mix here, you cyberspace trailblazer you.

  22. Darn Jody. You beat us out. Can I come to your house for tea and cookies?!

    I'm a fan too. And the only thing I EVER won (like, in my whole life), were some cookbooks on this blog. I use them EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    Happy anniversary. I heart your blog. I CAN'T WAIT to read your book!

  23. I love you guys! Wish I could send EVERYONE cookies.

  24. Happy belated blogaversary! I'm way too late for the cookies but every post from you is a treat. Ha!

  25. Aww, congrats on your blog birthday! I wish I could have entered the contest, but you know, that whole gluten thing would have kept me from eating them anyways. Phooey on food allergies.

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