Married to the Empire

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways: Star Wars Cookbooks

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This contest is now CLOSED.

It's time again for another Bloggy Giveaway Carnival! In keeping with the whole Star Wars theme, I'm giving away 2 Star Wars cookbooks! If you win you'll receive The Star Wars Cookbook and The Star Wars Cookbook II.




These books are filled with fun recipes such as Wookie Cookies, Padme Pad Thai, Forceful Frittata, Yoda Soda, Hoth Chocolate, Dark Side Salsa, Ewok Eats, Boba Fett-uccine and much, much more! The recipes are simple and kid-friendly, and they'd make for great party fare the next time you have people over to watch the greatest movies ever made. (And just in case you're confused about that, I'm talking about the original Star Wars trilogy.)

There are extra little goodies at the back of the books like stickers and a Darth Maul template for making the most frightening-looking dip you'll ever see.

To enter just leave a comment (and a way to contact you if you're not a blogger) and tell me what you like best about Star Wars. For me, it's all about ewoks and the Jedi! But I make allowances for the Empire because I love my stormtrooper husband. Opposites truly do attract.

Unfortunately, this is only for U.S. residents. I have to save my overseas-shipping dollars for sending presents to my nieces in England. I'll randomly choose the winner Sunday night.

*Edited to add: If you see deleted posts, it's nothing personal against anyone. I just deleted duplicate posts for my own benefit. I'll confuse myself come drawing time if I have to try to count over duplicate comments.

113 comments:

tonsofsons said...

Honestly, I don't care for Star Wars, but my 5 boys adore all of the movies.

Thanks for the chance to win.
http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Stephanie said...

Please enter me - I love Star Wars - I still have my orignal Ewok stuffed animals from childhood!

heyjude said...

hey Ewok!
pick me pick me! DS is learning how to cook. Combining his fav Star Wars and cooking will really get him in the kitchen!! :0)

Amy said...

Oh my gosh! This is the cooles thing ever! I love the carnival because I discover so much stuff I didn't know!

You know, I love Star Wars, but I'm not sure what I love best...I do love the music.

Tiffany Rosson said...

My all time favorite Star Wars element has to be the noise that the light sabers make. I know kinda silly, but when I was a kid my favorite toy with the light up sword with the echo-y, whoosh-y sound. I could play with that thing for hours.

My nephews would adore these books.

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

jskell911 said...

I always loved Darth Vader. My DH and DS would get such a kick out of these books!

Katy said...

These are GREAT!!! I have a friend i would LOVE to give these to!!!
What I like about star wars is the underlying christian message that is there...i think that is AWESOME! :) Everyone thinks i am crazy cuz chewy always freaked me out...and Darth Vader! LOL

JunkMale said...

I'm in. I love lightsaber fights from the prequels and Jedi. I also like the visual effects from Episodes IV-V-VI MUCH MUCH better than the computer graphics from I-II-III. Return of the Jedi had the best looking space battle of all time.

JNM said...

This is THE coolest thing EVER! Ahh, you made me miss my childhood Ewok Village. Its the Ewoks that draw me in.

leigh said...

i love it all. especially Boba Fett

ann said...

I am just all giddy here! I have that first cookbook already, isn't it great?! But not second one, so if I come up as the winner, you can do another drawing for the first one if you'd like, or choose a different winner if you'd rather give them as a set.

What do I love most about Star Wars??? Oh this is sooooo easy. ANTHONY DANIELS. He is a hoot! And not just as C3PO, I love listening to him share stories. He is so funny and so glam. And he's been there through it all. Every single movie.

But you know, actually, the best best part about Star Wars is seeing how much my husband loves it. It brings him so much joy, just like he's a kid again. It's so fun to go to different SW events with him. So many good memories, so many good fans, and good friends made at those celebrations.

Mel said...

Way cool! My kids (and my husband, too) would think I was the absolute most coolest mom if I had these to give to them!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

dax248 said...

Ohhh Ohhh Star Wars Cookbooks. *drools*

Is there anything not to like about Star Wars... except the Rebellion? As stated before, we are an Empire house. The song my husband and I left from our wedding to was the "Imperial March." (side note, we came into the reception to the Triumphal Entry from A New Hope.)

Please please please pick me :)

dax248@gmail.com

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Becky said...

Please enter me, thanks!

Becky

My favorite thing about Star Wars? The music probably.

Shannon said...

My husband is a huge Star Wars collector. We exited our wedding reception under an arch of light sabers. I had no idea these existed and would be thrilled to surprise him with them for our anniversary. What a fun prize.

Kait said...

My brother would LOVE THIS! Matthew, age 5, walks around the house singing the Star Wars tune and takes our red plastic flute, pretending it's a lightsaber. It's hilarios! I think Matthew would say Anikan, he even has a American Doll that we modified to make a Anikan figure! My favorite thing in Star Wars is Chewwbacca and C-3PO. They really put a little humor in to the movies. Thanks!!

KarenDV said...

My family just finished watching all 6 movies about a month ago and my kids are now rather obsessed. Our favorite thing about the series is definitely Yoda, particularly his mad light saber skillz, but also his speaking syntax. Pick me you will!

Beth said...

Ok, I have to enter this. You know I love Star Wars, and I have 3 boys who also love SW. And I love your blog, so I can't resist!

We used to have an indoor cat (we have 2 now, but this was a different house) and a neighbor's cat would come and visit. He'd come to the door and meow. When my cat heard him, she would run to the basement. The basement window was at driveway level and they would hang out together, him outside and her inside, all the time. :)

Jen said...

Wow, thanks for the chance! I love that the prequels were so good and didn't ruin the rest of the story!!

Nadine said...

I collect cookbooks, my youngest son would love this!

Granola said...

My family would get a good kick out of this. Boys' night consists of playing LEGOs starwars and if I could top it off with a themed treat it would be awesome. Thanks!

Shane said...

I love the little ewoks too! They're so adorable. Great giveaway. Thanks.

Bonita said...

Honestly, I've never made it through an entire Star Wars movie. Just not my thing. But my 13 year old budding chef absolutely loves those movies and I bet she would feel the same about these cookbooks!

Awesome Mom said...

I heart light sabers! I wish I could have one. I actually got asked to leave a toy store when a friend and I were play fighting with some toy light sabers. It was a blast.

Kimberly said...

OOOOOH MY GOOOOODNESS!!!! I never knew these books existed!!! My husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan (as am I) and he would freak out over these books!!!!! Even if I don't win I'll head on over to Ebay to see if I can find them. These are a MUST have!!! THANKS!!!

I can be reached at the link attached to my name. THANKS!

Betsy said...

Cool cookbooks! I like the storyline...the whole light vs dark and that the light obviously wins!

Jenna said...

For me it was definitely the ewoks (man did I want one for a friend/pet growing up)! My husband is a fan of the whole series so he would really enjoy these cookbooks.

flip said...

I so didn't like the Ewoks. I love Wookies, I love the jedi, and I like one kiss ass princess

Evelyn Masters said...
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Evelyn Masters said...

Sorry, forgot to add my email address
kevelyn136@yahoo.com

Susan Billie Taylor said...

I collect cookbooks, and this one would be a fine addition!

bre said...

may the force be with me on this contest! the cookbooks are soo flippin cool! i have to win this one!!!
what a neat collector's item.

my email: bigmamou80 at netscape dot net

thanks!

One La Costa Mom said...

What a neat giveaway! I've never seen these books before. I love the way my husband and 5 year old have bonded over these movies. They really are timeless classics. DH and I were camp counselors in high school and his camp name was Ewok. These books may get my DS to want to help in the kitchen!

Kellie said...

My favorite thing about Star Wars is watching my kids enjoy it just as much as I did growing up!

Kathleen W. said...

I've never seen these! The best thing about Star Wars is Darth Vader and his back story. I even have The Imperial March ringtone!

Mari said...

OH MY GOSH! My son would FLIP OUT if we had these cookbooks! He is only 5, and he asked for a Star Wars coffee-table type book for his birthday. He can't read yet, so guess what I've spent the past 2 months reading EVERY NIGHT?! (we read one page a day) Now we've moved on to the Star Wars Encyclopedia. I kid you not-that is our bedtime story!

I love the Ewoks too! And maybe the love story...

Lindley said...

As a wife/mother who was dragged to the Star Wars Convention in Los Angeles, I think this would be a great inspiration for my hubby to do more cooking! My son started humming Star Wars theme music before his second birthday. I just love that it is so universal that anyone could get into it!
lin@mysupersaving dot com

Julie and Ben said...

I heart Luke.

seven said...

What a cool cookbook! I love the Star Wars movies because they're full of adventure, and they're funny as well.

Sandra said...

I love Han Solo...I have always loved Harrison Ford. Although the Ewoks are pretty cute as well. I have never seen these cookbooks my son would love them....as would my husband.

owatz(AT)telus(DOT)net

Trish said...

Thanks for having a giveaway! These cookbooks sound great! I love Star Wars.
trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

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michelle said...

I love the romance between Anakin and Padme. She stands by her man right up until the very end. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Jean said...

My boys would love this! They have really been wanting to help me out in the kitchen more and I think it would also be great for a Star Wars birthday theme. To bad I didn't know about this cookbook last week when I did a Star Wars birthday party for my 8 year old.

Julie D said...

My hubby loves Star Wars. And, we have a personal interest in George Lucas. He grew up in Modesto, CA and graduated from the same high school my husband did.

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Vader's Mom said...

Seriously-how could I not already own these? I know I've seen them, but I haven't picked them up yet.

Please toss my name in.

My favorite part of Star Wars. "When it's over"

My hubby is the fan - hence my dog's name :)

Lesha said...

My boyfriend LOVES Star Wars. :)

kristi mcaniel said...

My hubby and my kids LOVE Star Wars! Thanks for the chance!
Kristi
myraggdyann@yahoo.com

jen said...

Is it a cop-out to say I love Star Wars because it makes me think of my husband? He was definitely waiting in line for days to see the prequels. In fact, when I recently broke my foot and was forced to wear a boot for a month, he said the bright side was that it looked like a storm trooper's boot. I didn't really see that as a "bright side"...

Melissa said...

Too cute! What I like best about Star Wars is that it keeps my BIL and hubby entertained for long periods of time.

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness I have never seen these before, and if I should not win (I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win), this fantastic contest, then I will actually have to buy these. My daughter may actually want to do "HomeEc" in our homeschool if we use these books.
When our daughter's (who will be 12 tomorrow)only request for a Christmas gift when she was 8, was a Lightsaber, you know we have serious issues with this movie in our home.
My personal favorite thing about Star Wars - the relationship between Han and Leia so much like my husband and I, but honestly it is the other way around, he will say "I love you" I will respond "I know". Hee hee.
(I think my husband has an unnatural attachment to Twi'leks too.

Sweetpea said...

These totally rock! I've never seen these or if I had, I would already have them. Thanks
sweetpea023 at gmail dot com

D'Rae said...

These cookbooks look like such fun! They would make a great Star Wars Party even greater!

Rocks In My Dryer said...

My sons would be so excited if I won this. My favorite things are C3Po. And, of course, Han Solo (hubba, hubba!)

Summer said...

I LOVE Star Wars and have since I was a kid. I couldn't wait till my sons were old enough to watch the movies and now they've seen the original three and love them too. My favorite one is Return of the Jedi.

My boys love to cook and bake with me already so these cool cookbooks would only add to our fun together in the kitchen!

Audra Marie said...

I love the ewoks, wookie and Hans Solo. :) This might be a great way to get my Star Wars loving, picky eater son to eat more of a variety. :)

Sarah M said...

Wow, that's got to be one of the most unique giveaways I've seen so far! I'm a big Star Wars fan myself, but not quite as much as you I think. I love the original Star Wars because it's SO funny, and great to quote. I'd LOVE to win these books. Thanks for the out of this world giveaway. :-)

tzaddi_sister(at)yahoo(dot)com

lovedandamazed said...

I remember the very first time I watched Star Wars. I was 12 years old and before we watched them my father (who is a fan as well!) explained that they were basically about good fighting against evil. I have loved the movies ever since... but really, I guess my favorite thing about them is all the fun memories wrapped up in watching them with family.

Thanks for the chance to win!
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Amanda said...

I want to try the recipe for Ewok eats. Wicket is my favorite! I still have my stuffed Ewok from years ago.

Jennifer said...

Star Wars Rocks! I don't know what my favorite thing is. I always loved Luke in the older ones, but hey, lets face it, Anikan was quite a hottie in the newer ones..LOL!

CanCan said...

The ewoks are my favorite as well. I feel gratified when I see my 3 year old son play with my vintage Ewok village toys.

mom2boys said...

We love Star Wars! I admit we have never seen the cookbooks. We would love to give them a new home. Thanks!

PS said...

I've never seen the cookbooks but they look great! WOW! I love the movies, we let our kids watch the older ones, because the violence is really not to graphic and its kind of kitchy. The newer ones are a little scarier. They love the Jawas, and after their baths, love to run around pretending to be Jawas in their little hooded towels!

Playful Professional said...

I love making the Wookie sound. Fun.

Cherie J said...

I love Star Wars and secretly fantasize about being one of the Jedi Knights.

cherierjatyahoo.com

nor_lou said...

I love Han Solo and that my daughter loves humming the music and pretends to be Darth Varder, he is always bothering Cinderella, I am told

(My husband loves everything Starwars and I thought he had almost everything but I had never heard of these cookbooks)

Mary said...

Well, my 5 year old just had a Star Wars birthday party and I really could have used these cookbooks. I love Hans Solo! He is just so sexy and I also think that Darth Maul is sexy as well - is that wrong? Thank you!

Carlie Faulk said...

We love star wars - I bougt all my kids (and Hubby) the hardback books that describe all the little instruments, robots, ships, etc. They love it - we even have Star Wars trivia. lol

Thanks for a great offer!

EG said...

I'll admit, I'm not the Star Wars lover in my house. But I love watching it with my Hubby 'cause he explains who everyone is and what action figures he had, like he's 10 again.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness! I found you through the giveaway site, and I must say, reading your profile description, we must have been separated at birth! But seriously, my husband is a Star Wars fanatic (although he likes his Jedi robes the best), I'm a Christian, I love cats, and I'm a teacher. And of course I think ewoks are adorable. As for my favorite part of SW, I would have to say the ewoks...although the jawas and R2 are pretty cute too. I have bookmarked your blog and will be back soon!
-Lynn

kraziblinkgurli said...

HAHAHAHAH YODA SODA!!! sorry i read that and couldnt help myself...that is THE funniest coolest thing ever...


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The Heller Family said...

My son is looking over my shoulder right now hyperventilating...and he is six. I think the only area of our house not infested by either the rebellion or the empire is the kitchen.
Needed these books are.
hellerfam(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I must say I love the Ewoks they are just too cute. I can't believe I have never heard of such a thing as a Wookie cookie! I must be so sheltered! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Stephanie
dsmoore1@centurytel.net

Tracey said...

I love star wars because It has everything. Action, nice little love story and Ewoks. Its timeless.

jessleigh said...

I had no idea that there was a Star Wars cookbook! My high school kids would love this!

carolsue said...

How cute! Never heard of these but they look like fun!

Girl Fisher said...

These would inspire my husband to help with the menu planning!

Amber (Imperishable Beauty) said...

Oh my goodness, my kids would love this - they're on a Star Wars kick right now!! We've been watching all six all week!! Over and over... :)

Lilith Silvermane said...

I would love this... having a wonderful cook book like this, and then having a theme party. I'd be Lea... fabulous!!!

Ambre said...

are you kidding me? these look awesome!

Stacey said...

I too love the Jedi. But I also like Darth Vader. Though I guess that still sorta works since he's a strayed Jedi so to speak.

This looks great!

radiationchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alitheia said...

I would love to have these cookbooks, They sound pretty awesome =)

Audrey said...

I love yoda...we are both short and the way he speaks is priceless.

Suzie G. said...

This looks flippen sweet! I like Jabba the Hut. Everyone thinks he's ugly, but I think he's adorable! I have a pug who's really round and my gramps calls him a "hut."

katklaw777 said...

Its all about Han Solo for me. What a Hunk! May the force be with you. thnx for the groovy giveaway. Peace! katklaw777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My son loves Star Wars! He says his favorite is Luke Skywalker.Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up! ( :

Blessings,
Mandi

onecrazymom4littlemonkeys (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ginny said...

My favorite will always be the Ewoks. My brother is a huge fan, I'd love to give him these!

taylor said...

oh my, this is an awesome give away!

i am a newly wed, and my hubby LOVES star wars (he wanted to name my dog wookie!) he would love it if i cooked something for him from this book!

so please count me in!

trepilynnell (at) juno (dot) com

thanks!

nottryingforaboy said...

The ewoks!

holly K said...

I love the ewoks, but I must say, for me, it's the romance between Han Solo and Leia! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, my goodness, I would automatically become super mom to my household! I'm not sure who would be more excited, my husband or my boys!

Rach said...

GREAT giveaway!

Yoda fan be I. :)

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
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my email is:
racoo.smith at gmail dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Oh my I have 3 boys . They would absolutely love this. Please enter me.

Nikki
homeschooling mom of 6
Angelheart135@aol.com
www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/

Becky said...

These look like hilarious cookbooks! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

My favorite thing about Star Wars is Harrison Ford, my favorite "crush" actor (and how he honestly thinks Leia loves Luke instead of him???). But I also like the memory I have of my now-husband and I going to see Star Wars Episode I when we were dating. I was watching it on TV just this weekend, and realized oh my goodness - that movie is getting to be on the "old" side, for movies at least, and here I am about to celebrate my 8th wedding anniversary!

Heidi said...

I love when Leia says "I love you" and Han says "I know"... Hee!
heidi[at]franticallysimple[dot]com

drala said...

I loved the Yoda fight scene where he got so mad and looked like he could kick some serious butt. He has always been my favorite character.

Paisley said...

What I liked best about Star Wars was Han Solo!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

Love Star Wars because it really is/was a classic! Still have the "first" three on VHS!

What a wonderful giveaway you are doing here.

Have fun with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and enter mine!

Heather said...

What I love best about Star Wars in how cute my little boys are when they talk about it or play it. My 3 year old is "Qwi-Gon JIM" and he fights "Dark Mall".

jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

Naomi said...

We actually have Wookie Cookies, so we only need Darth Malt...

I was Princess Leia for Halloween when I was seven. I saw Empire in the theater 11 times. Too many things to love.

Megret said...

I love the music. And I think Yoda is just precious. :0)

Thank you!!
meg.wilson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Darth Vader and Yoda. Two great characters.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oh, how freakin' funny is THIS!

I think my favorite is Yoda because I can't stop hearing Grover's voice coming out of his mouth.

Its been fun watching my oldest boy grow to love Star Wars too.

Anjanette said...

I named my dog Chewbacca and my cat Yoda. 'nuff said. :)

Reeva said...

lol what a cool cookbook! i'm a fan of starwars, but only from teh movie aspect -- i dont go to any conventions or anything :)

Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner! :)

Michelle B. said...

I love Yoda and the new star wars movies but my boys love them

flchen1 said...

Oh my! My kids are beside themselves--they LOVE Star Wars and we've borrowed these from our library. They would love to own our very own copies!

What I love about Star Wars is that even though the first movies were made when I was a kid, they are still very enjoyable today, and there's a whole Star Wars "universe" that is incredibly interesting and rich. Plus, these are movies that for the most part, our whole family can enjoy together.

Thanks for the contest, and have a great weekend! May the Force be with you, and all that!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Jane the Sane said...

Very hard question to answer. I loved Princess Leia because she could kick butt and didn't just stand there waiting for some guy to help her. I loved Yoda of course. He was full of wisdom. And I loved R2D2 and CP3O.

Debbie Seidler IC6524 said...

I would love these cookbooks and I would use them to make goodies for 501st members. Including my husband, Mark TK6134, myself IC6524, my Jawa daughter, my Anakin (Darth Vader) son, I even have a close friend that is an ewok.
Since your husband is in the 501st, will you be going to the Disney Star Wars Week-ends here in Florida? Wicket, Warwick Davis, is the celebrity host for all 4 weekends. I plan to be marching as a Tie Pilot all 4 weekends. If I win I will make Wookiee Cookies for the other marchers. (Is the main ingredient wookiees? Haa Haa Just kidding.) If we win contact me through the 501st website members look up.

stephanie said...

Wow, my hubby would love these. He's such a SW fan. I love the cool powers the jedi have and of course the lightsabres.