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Sweet Freedom Giveaways. . . and a Comeback!


First, THANK YOU to everyone all for your amazing comments and emails during these past few weeks as I’ve been absent from the blog and working on my health.  I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate the good wishes and support!  (And if you sent me an email which I haven’t answered, I apologize–I’ve been horrible at keeping up lately, so please email again and I promise to answer!).

I’m doing much better and hope to be back to blogging next week with more details.  Even though I’m not 100% better yet, I simply miss blogging too much! 🙂

Now, for some exciting news:  TWO fellow bloggers are giving away copies of Sweet Freedom!  If you’ve been meaning to get the book and haven’t yet, here’s a chance to win one of three books.  And while there are lots of baked goods in the book, there are also summery berry flans (see photo above), pies, raw desserts, puddings and a killer chocolate pâté, perfect for casual BBQs, picinics and summer entertaining!

Dr. Winnie Abramson, ND of Healthy Green Lifestyle is giving away a hard copy.  Enter here.

And the lovely Shelly of Musings from the Fishbowl is giving away two copies–one paper (hard) copy, and one ebook!  To enter, visit Shelly’s blog, here.

Good luck, everyone, and can’t wait to “see” you all again in July! 🙂


33 comments to Sweet Freedom Giveaways. . . and a Comeback!

  • So glad to hear you’re feeling better. You’ve been missed. I’m off to enter the giveaways!


  • so happy you are doing better, Ricki! we all miss you.


  • Hooray for feeling better!! Hugs, Ricki!!


  • mine just shipped, i’m so excited 🙂 glad to hear you’re feeling better ricki!!




  • Yaey really happy to hear you’re feeling better! Looking forward to you rejoining the blogging world. =)


  • Andrea,
    Thanks so much! Glad to be back. 🙂 And good luck!

    Thanks–I really missed y’all, too.

    I’m doing a little jig of happiness–almost there! 🙂

    Aw, thanks for ordering it! But another as a gift is always nice. . . 😉

    Thanks for the great welcome back!

    Thanks so much! Great to be back (well, next week, anyway!)

    I’m looking forward to it, too–I definitely missed it!


  • Courtney

    Yay–I have missed your lovely posts :o) I am sorry you are not feeling 100%, but happy to hear you are feeling better.



  • I’ve been missing your blog! Glad to hear you’re doing better.


  • Kim

    …and she’s back! Congrats on taking the time you needed for you, and for being rewarded with improved health! : ) I proudly join the ranks of people excited for you to start blogging again! Take care, and know that everyday you’re getting better and better! By the way, I bought a copy of Sweet Freedom – LOVE IT! Everything in there looks delectable. I love those baked goods, you know it! Kim


  • Welcome back! I’ve missed hearing from your lovely dogs, and of course seeing what you’re up to in the kitchen!


  • I am looking forward to your return – and am very glad you are feeling better


  • glad you’re doing better!! this looks amazing!!


  • good to hear from you, Ricki – and i’m glad you’re feeling better! totally gonna check out the give-aways – thanks!

    i hope you’re feeling 100% in no time! hugs and happy ‘n healthy thoughts to you!!!


  • Good to see you back, Ricki. Hope the girls and HH are also happy and healthy.


  • You’ve been missed! So glad you’ll be back to regular posting soon and glad you are feeling better.


  • Even with alllll the food blogs out here…your sparkle has been truly missed. Welcome back – whatever that means for you – and most importantly, be well.


  • SO thrilled to hear that you’ve felt an improvement- Every little bit counts! I can’t wait for your posts, as always, and am very excited to see what you have up your sleeve next. 🙂


  • Colleen G

    So glad you’re feeling better. I love reading your blog. Of course I have submitted my entries for your book, and found myself droooling while checking out shellyfish’s blog. Now I want my own copy even more!


  • Ani

    I just received my copy of Sweet Freedom, and I am about to head to work so I won’t get to try it out for a bit…but I am so excited! Yaaaay! It’s definitely going to work with me so that I can drool over it during my breaks.


  • So happy to see that you’re back and will be blogging again soon… we’ve missed you!


  • I’m so glad you’re back and feeling better! We’ve missed you too!


  • So glad you are feeling better!! We have missed your observations about the state of the food world we try to live in and the comments from Elsie and Chaser.


  • Glad you’re feeling better. Good vibes to you and wishes for a fabulous July!


  • Yah! You’re coming back 🙂

    Always missed. I will have to pass on the word about the giveaways … heading to twitter now.


  • With all this sunshine, you’ll be 10% in no time!


  • Can’t wait to see you back, Ricky!


  • Courtney,
    Thank you so much!And “better” is better than “worse,” right?? 😉

    Thanks so much! (I must admit I’ve been missing it, too).

    I’m so glad you like the book–yay! And yes, it is sometimes difficult to really focus on oneself so much, but it seems to be working.

    Literate Vegan,
    Now the Girls REALLY have swelled heads! I will try to keep them in line, though. . . 😉

    Thanks so much!

    Thanks! It’s the Berries and Cream tart from the book. 🙂

    Thanks for the good wishes and hugs–right back at ya! And good luck with the giveaways (I hear there are more t come!)

    Still Life,
    Much appreciated! The HH is, comme d’habitude, same as always. . . steady as a rock, that guy. 😉

    Thanks so much! Can’t wait to get back to it.

    Aww, that is one of the nicest comments EVER! Thank you so much. Still working on getting well. . .but much better!

    Thanks so much! The oven mitts have been busy (no sleeves this time of year–yowch it’s hot!) 😉

    Colleen G,
    Thank you so much! Good luck with the giveaways! 🙂

    Yippee! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the recipes. And let me know when you try something out!

    Thanks so much. I’ve missed all of you, too! 🙂

    Yes, much better, thanks! Now just for that last 15-20%. . . .

    Mom and Rita,
    Thanks so much! And E and C are certainly happy I’m returning, too. . .they have been bored silly!

    Thank you! It’s just getting HOT over here now (90F today) so I’m looking forward to it. Hope yours is great, too!

    Thanks! I will look for your tweets. . . now that I finally caved and joined up myself!

    The sunshine is great, yes! I will assume you meant “100%,” though!! 😉

    Thanks so much! I’m really looking forward to getting back in the groove. 🙂


  • Liz

    Ricki!!! How I miss thee.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, and hope you’ll be at 100% shortly.

    After the wedding, honeymoon and settling into a new place, I’m feeling out a comeback too. I miss this blogging community too much!

    Much love 🙂


  • Ricki, the Sweet Harvest muffins probably taste better with all of the chips…but they’re still totally delicious without them. Yummy 🙂


  • Liz,
    Yes, we’d love to see you come back, too–as a “Mrs.”!! Hooray for you and congrats on all the happy changes in your life! 🙂

    Glad you liked them–and I’m sure your version is just that much healthier!


  • I’m so glad you’re feeling better!!! Sending tons of hugs!! 🙂


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