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9/28/10

The Divvies Bakery Cookbook Giveaway


Lori Sandler, the owner of Divvies Bakery and the author of this amazing cook book, is a mom on a mission.  A mission that began eleven years ago when her son was first diagnosed with severe food allergies to eggs, nuts and milk.  From that day forward Lori, along with her husband, would need to carefully monitor everything he ate and touched to prevent a serious allergic reaction.


The Sandlers did not want their son's childhood to feel isolated or turned upside down, so in 2005 Lori turned the tables on food allergies by opening Divvies Bakery, a dedicated nut-free, egg free and milk free gourmet bake shop.

Lori is not your typical bakery owner who studied to become a pastry chef.  But, what started as a mother's labor of love, has grown into a thriving business, with Divvies cupcakes, cookies, candy and popcorn sold online and through retailers nationwide.


I'm lucky to live in the same town as Lori and her amazing family, and conveniently close to the delicious Divvies bakery headquarters. My children do not have food allergies, but we often get birthday cakes and cupcakes at Divvies to bring to school functions, since these days, most schools usually have a nut free policy.  Nobody notices what's missing, only that it tastes great!


Even if you don't live near Divvies or a store that carries their products, not only can you order these treats online, but now you can even bake them yourself.  Lori is sharing her tips, shortcuts and more than 70 Divvies recipes for the first time in, The Divvies Bakery Cookbook, an allergen-free cookbook that replaces artificial sounding ingredients with healthy doses of natural chocolate, fruit, molasses and love!

For a chance to win this amazing cook book, leave a comment below before midnight, Friday, October 1, 2010.  One entry per person.  Winner will be chosen at random.  This giveaway is only open to readers within the United States.  Good Luck!

63 comments:

  1. YAYYY - count me in!

    i'm hosting my FIRST give-away - come on by and enter!!! - $45 worth of goodness!
    *kiss kiss*
    Erika

    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  2. Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. whoa! she sounds amazing! there's no way i could ever come up with pretty food like hers with normal ingredients. kudos to Lori.

    ps- thanks for YOUR sweet comment on my blog! what a small world we live it. 2 adams who are {or were} lawyers! crazy! i can already sense a bloggie friendship! :)

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  4. Love Divvies, From another Local Gal Lucky for me I know Where to find Divvies

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  5. Zhush,
    Thanks for the introduction to Divvies! You are so right, this seems perfect for all the school celebrations that require cupcakes! I'll have to get this cookbook.

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  6. Yummy - I have just the occasion in mind to use this...
    Great give-away!
    :)

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  7. Fun! Count me in!

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  8. anything baking related is close to my heart, love it Sue!!

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  9. I have such sensitivities to so many things this would be a great help in baking.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  10. This sounds yummy! I love trying new recipes!

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  11. Hmmmm...just betting mine would not look quite like this - so pretty!!

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  12. Lori is an amazing person and chef. I already have a copy of this beautiful book. We are fortunate enough to not have any food allergies (oh except to lobster). But my kids and I still love Divvies scrumptious treats. My favorite is their kettle corn. Delicious!!!!

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  13. This is a fun giveaway and I love the looks of those yummy cupcakes. Maybe the cookbook will tell me how to get mine to look so pretty? :o)

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  14. Even though I'm not in the US so can't win, I want to leave a comment and say that Lori's cupcakes look delicious!!

    Kelly

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  15. When my son first tried Lori's cupcakes at school, he came home and said "Mom - you have to get some scratch - Benjamin's mom made treats from scratch and they were soooo good!" We're huge fans of Divvies and the Sandlers!

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  16. I've been trying to go Gluten free so this is perfect!

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  17. Wow..these cupcakes look divine!!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

    Ps- Thanks for commenting so I could check out your blog! I'm following you on Bloglovin now : )

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  18. I would absolutely love to win!!! I'm moving into my new place soon & I LOVE cupcakes! I'm sure I'll learn alot!!!

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  19. What an incredible story! Man, I love people like this!

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  20. Sounds awesome :) Great giveaway!

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  21. While I don't have any food allergies, I'd love to try and bake egg-free to cut back on the cholesterol.

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  22. Great giveaway! I have to tell two of my friends about this cookbook. Their children have serious allergies too.

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  23. My girls say they want to open a cupcake bakery when they grow up...

    Great giveaway ~~
    xoxo Laura

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  24. I would love this cookbook!

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  25. This is amazing! My 1 year old suffers from the same allergies. We even have to carry around the epi pen. This is awesome! If I don't win, I'm totally buying it!!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  26. I love love love the divvies sugar cookies, and my son is allergic to milk! would love to add this to my library!

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  27. These look so good - with or without allergies! I see i missed such great posts of yours - happy anniversary!!!! And the art further down is amazing, awww, i'm in the deadline for the new issue of my magazine, and CRAVE time to paint. And to blog - and visit sweet friends, like you! Have a great evening!

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  28. Every time I go ino Aux Delice on Greenwich Ave --- I notice the Divvies treats! I love that you know her. Sometimes.... good ideas are born out of necessity!

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  29. Thanks, i wouldn't have known about this without you. I guess Whole Foods Darien is the closest.

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  30. great giveaway sue!!
    i'd love to win.

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  31. Please count me in! This would totally up my baking game! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I can't imagine having to have this kind of a diet, but its great that options are out like this for people who need them. :)

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  33. Great giveaway! I teach pre-k and would love to have these recipes on hand for cooking activities! :)

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  34. whew
    just under the wire ....

    hope your 14th ann was very special ... like you

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  35. looks like a great book and I love to bake! I am a follower of course! Have a great rest of the week!!

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  36. Lovely story behind a great idea

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  37. Well I do love a good baking/cook book!
    It must be so hard to watch what your child eats, if he/she has allergies. Well done for creating a cook book from all of this!

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  38. What an amazing concept. I cannot beleive how many kids today are allergic to nuts. Praises to Lori for being a crusader!
    xo
    amanda

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  39. Oh how I wish this site were around when my son Nicholas was younger. I would have been ordering weekly. Nicholas has corn syrup and dye allergies ~ not easy to bake for!

    Jo

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  40. so much yumminess!

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  41. This book has my name all over it! Seriously, I am very aware of what I feed my children (and so are tons of my friends) and are always looking for great, fun and good tasting receipes!

    I salute Lori for the effort! And you for spreading the word!

    Love to you,

    Mon

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  42. I would so love this cookbook,I'm allergic to dairy so this would be great

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  43. Great idea. I'm not in the states though ;( xx

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  44. Awesome, this is fantastic!

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  45. Oh goodness I am a cupcake fanatic! Would love to win this! Have a great day!

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  46. I love it when a business in born this way!
    Necessity is the mother of invention!
    I'm sure Divvies is delicious. I always felt sorry for Bridgette, the girl in Christopher's class who had a peanut allergy. I just saw on the news last evening that bullies are starting to pick on kids with food allergies. Go figure!?

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  47. Sounds like a delicious giveaway! Thanks!

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  48. I am so amazed by the families who adapt to the whole food allergy thing. Makes me beyond thankful we are not dealing with that at home. But this story is so inspiring and that book looks delicious!

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  49. Looks like a phenomenal book. These days so many kids have allergies so this is a really great option for those parents. And I am sure those cupcakes taste so delicious anyone would enjoy them :)
    naina

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  50. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. I'd love to add it to my collection and start baking from it.
    joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

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  51. I'm always looking for new recipes for treats for our friends w/ food allergies. What a great idea!
    flynn fam at rcn dot com

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  52. Mmmm, this cookbook looks great! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

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  53. I want to win! Thank you for this yummy giveaway!

    vanessamedinat@hotmail.com
    veronica_medina@codetel.com.do

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love this!!

    w0186232@hotmail.com

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  55. I am so interested in winning this. My husband and I have been trying, in various forms at various times, to be gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and it is so hard to do...a book like this would help so much with ideas.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  56. I would love to win!
    huffychic@gmail.com

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  57. Wow. Sweet giveaway!
    nyngaandthebear@gmail.com

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  58. I love baking and cooking - especially fun things like this.

    (Luckyblue13@gmail.com)

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  59. Awesome giveaway! The cupcakes look great. :)

    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  60. Well God Bless you for taking the time to accummulate recipes for other people and their families. xxoo lorraine mabbett mabbettlorraine@yahoo.com

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  61. I'm all for another baking cookbook! As my daughter gets older, I'm sure this will come in handy as she comes across more friends with allergies.
    katidyd at hotmail dot com

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