Holiday Giveaway: The Apron Book

The Apron Book


Dear friends,

Just in time for holiday baking, I’m excited to give away a brand new copy of EllynAnne Geisel’s charming new book to one lucky reader.

The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfortan updated edition of Geisel’s original award-winning book published by Andrews McMeel—is a heart-warming celebration of the practical, colorful apron.

The softcover book, which retails for $19.99, features 152 four-color pages of new and vintage aprons, sewing patterns and diagrams, recipes, stories, collecting tips, history and much more. Tucked in a flap at the back of the book is a surprise—a full-sized pattern to sew your own bib apron.

Woven throughout the pages are old-fashioned recipes like Coke and Cherry Jell-o Salad, Paintbrush Cookies and Chicken Olivia Casserole.

I love my small collection of aprons, which includes some hand-me-downs and vintage designs. I also have several chef’s aprons at the ready for guests who want to help with the cooking. Somehow when I tie on an apron, I feel a sense of being connected to a simpler time. Do you know what I mean?

EllynAnne GeiselAuthor EllynAnne Geisel created a traveling exhibit called the Apron Chronicles, featuring more than 100 vintage aprons from her extensive collections as well as the stories that bring the pieces to life. She’s the founder of National Tie One On Day, an annual event held every Thanksgiving Eve that promotes baking and sharing with those in need. EllynAnne was recently featured by NPR, and her apron designs have even appeared in Vogue magazine and on the television show Desperate Housewives.

The Apron Book would be a worthy addition to any food lover’s library. To enter to win your own copy, just answer this question in the Comments section on this page:

What’s your favorite home-cooked holiday treat?

The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. shipping address, and will run through Monday, December 11 at midnight MST. I’ll draw a random winner’s name after the giveaway closes.

BIG thanks to EllynAnne Geisel and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing a copy of this delightful book, and good luck to all of you!


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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

28 thoughts on “Holiday Giveaway: The Apron Book”

  1. My favorite holiday treat is an old one, passed on to me by my British Mum – Mincemeat Tarts. We made them every Christmas and I have continued that tradition. It isn’t Christmas without them. Love your newsletter and I love Aprons.

  2. Stained Glass Cookies…started making them many years ago when my children were small. Too pretty to eat, but, oh well! Obsessed with aprons! Just purchased a beautiful denim one.

  3. My Nana used to make a date log that she made for the holidays. I think the recipe was in her head because when she passed away no recipe was found. Such fond memories!

  4. Peppermint Bark! I could eat a whole batch every day for the rest of my life. Merry Christmas and thanks for offering this giveaway.

  5. My favorite home-cooked holiday treat is Lady Fingers!! They are a lot of work but they are the best!! My sister, My daughter and I set aside a day just to make these wonderful, light creations!

  6. It is a family tradition to bake the Christmas Cookies my grandmother baked in the early 1900s. My kids call them Depression Cookies. They are only a tad sweet but it would not be Christmas without them.

    • Teresa-
      Congratulations! You are the lucky winner of the apron cookbook. Check your e-mail for more details, and thanks for reading and commenting.
      XO, Eliza

  7. I dont celebrate the holidays but I sure do love to bake! Favorite? My Grandma’s Lemon Bar recipe. Lots of requests for those at many gatherings. Thanks for your blog. Really enjoy it.

  8. My favorite holiday treat would have to be church windows made from colored marshmallows and chocolate. You really need to wear your apron when making this treat.

  9. My favorite Holiday treat is surely “O’Dilly Bars.” It’s more like fudge than bars – It’s chocolate with peanut butter, peanuts, Rice Krispies and marshmallows – very sweet and very good . It’s the one treat that we make every year.

  10. Cut out sugar cookies, my grandma’s recipe that my 20 something sons still like to decorate ( or at least they humor their mom and do so).

  11. My grandma’s soft sugar cookies with colorful frosting. Today these are even more treasured as Grandma left us after 99 years of loving and being loved.

  12. Nothing brings the nostalgia back like my Grandma Flo’s Pfeffernus (German for Pepper Nuts) cookies. They are an acquired taste but they sure have acquired me!

  13. My favorite home-cooked holiday treat is Christmas cookies with butter cream frosting. When my sons were young they looked forward every Christmas to helping me decorate the cookies.
    I wear an apron everyday while preparing meals. It has becomes an essential part of my wardrobe.


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