Kiss Your Resolution Goodbye!


I’m sorry, I was compelled to do this.  I could blame it on rock music, the devil, or playing The Beatles The White Album backwards on my turntable, but I won’t.  Instead, I’ll place the blame for this resolution-breaking giveaway squarely on the shoulders of author Beth Hoffman

I was offered the opportunity to read and review Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and jumped at the chance–the exposition is Savannah, GA, one of my favorite cities.  After reading a few pages of Hoffman’s lush descriptions of Aunt Tootie’s gardens and antebellum mansion, I was inspired to share a taste of Savannah, hence the goody giveaway.

I paid my fourth visit to Savannah back in October and brought home some sugary goodness courtesy of The Savannah Candy Kitchen, a company from which I order with alarming frequency.  We get a catalog in our mailbox every month and my husband and I pour over it with glazed eyes and strings of drool hanging from gaping maws. 

To get everyone in the mood for my upcoming review  (Wednesday, 1/12),  I’m giving away some of Savannah’s most treasured treats–Pecan Pralines and Chocolate Gophers.  Kiss your diet adieu and say hello to sugar shock*.  One lucky winner will receive**:

candy group

Please, no pushing, there’s time for everyone to break their resolutions!  Walk, don’t run to the comments section and let me know why you just have to win these candies.  If you can’t think of a reason, just let me know what your favorite regional food is.  Are you a grits girl?  A buffalo wing guy?   C’mon y’all (ya’all? ya’ll?)!  What are you waiting for? 

Paual Deen (or my husband if Paula’s not available) will pick a winner on Wednesday, January 12th at 9pm EST.  One entry per household/blogger.  International friends are welcome to enter. 

Hey, want to see another gratuitous shot of the goods?  Go on, take a peek!

candy box 

*Nat of Book, Line, and Sinker cannot be held liable for any nut allergy reactions or diabetic comas that may ensue as a result of ingesting these candies.  Nat will not be responsible if your jeans won’t button after consuming the entire box of treats.   Direct all complaints to Beth Hoffman! Ha.

**Winner will receive one box containing a dozen total candies–6 gophers and 6 pralines.  Silver platter not included.


  • At 2010.01.05 00:48, Beth Hoffman said:

    Oh Nat … aren’t those sweet treats divine! My husband has been known to devour an entire box in one day.

    • At 2010.01.05 08:59, vivienne said:

      I think I should win, all the way over here in little old Blighty, because the chances of me ever actually getting to Savannah to purchase such culinary delights is virtually nil. I will swap you some of our clotted cream fudge!
      .-= vivienne´s last blog ..Three Mini Reviews =-.

      • At 2010.01.05 09:07, Kathy said:

        Chocolate, butter and sugar…..yum!!
        I was raised on midwestern food but adore southern food, especially cornbread (and chocolatety confections!! (-:)

        • At 2010.01.05 09:36, Hayden Tompkins said:

          Oh wow. I’d be all over this if I weren’t already in a sugar coma!
          .-= Hayden Tompkins´s last blog ..Here There Be Awesome! =-.

          • At 2010.01.05 10:04, Heather @ Book Addiction said:

            YUM YUM! I think I should win purely because they look divine and I just drove through the entire state of Georgia while moving to Florida and didn’t get to eat one pecan. 🙂

            My favorite regional food is definitely Chicago-style pizza. That’s where I’ve always lived, and now that I live in FL I already miss the pizza like crazy!
            .-= Heather @ Book Addiction´s last blog ..The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan =-.

            • At 2010.01.05 10:22, Kathy R (Bermudaonion) said:

              I love this contest!

              I’d love to win because I too love Savannah and this would be a nice tasty reminder of a city I can’t get enough of.

              My favorite regional food is cheese straws.
              .-= Kathy R (Bermudaonion)´s last blog ..Review: Cleaving =-.

              • At 2010.01.05 11:01, Meg said:

                Oh, sweet Lord, are you trying to kill me, Nat?! 🙂 And I’ll totally blame Beth for this, too — I’m also reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt right now, and all I want to do is reach into the novel and snatch one of Oletta’s cinnamon rolls! YUM!

                I have to win them because my mouth is now watering unbelievably… and my favorite regional food is, of course, Maryland crabs 🙂 We’re a seafood state and I love anything that comes from the Chesapeake. (And you know how I feel about Buffalo wings… gah. Buffalo! How I loathe thee!)
                .-= Meg´s last blog ..Weekend wrap-up: 2010 and first love edition =-.

                • At 2010.01.05 11:07, Abby said:

                  Oh please… I’m just a poor little college student struggling to make her way in the world with music and writing, and candy makes everything better! *puppy eyes*

                  Favorite regional food? I’m from RI, so that would have to be clam chowder =)
                  .-= Abby´s last blog ..Why do you hate Christmas? =-.

                  • At 2010.01.05 11:27, Lu said:

                    Because I don’t have any resolutions to break, so I would be able to eat them GUILT FREE. That’s why I need them 😀
                    .-= Lu´s last blog ..Blankets: Touching, beautiful, perfect =-.

                    • At 2010.01.05 12:48, rhapsodyinbooks said:

                      I need them because that’s what I love most about the south is the food! And because my husband won’t take me to New Orleans, much less Savannah. And because that picture is just pornographic! I must help you take the porn off your site!

                      My favorite regional food = Wisconsin frozen custard, so thick it walks to your table all by itself!
                      .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..Review of Scream for Me by Karen Rose =-.

                      • At 2010.01.05 13:02, Steph said:

                        Alas, as delectable as these look (and you know they have me drooling), I can’t enter this giveaway… because Tony and I have made a pact to lose 4 lbs by the end of the month, and the only way I do that if I won these is if they got lost in the mail! 😀
                        .-= Steph´s last blog ..“Julie & Julia” (2009) =-.

                        • At 2010.01.05 13:03, Susan said:

                          Sweet! I’d love to win these!
                          .-= Susan´s last blog ..Shanghai Girls: Review and Giveaway =-.

                          • At 2010.01.05 13:32, Connie said:

                            You are too funny! I am NOT entering to win due to the excess baggage around my waist…I gained just looking at the photos!
                            .-= Connie´s last blog ..Let It Be =-.

                            • At 2010.01.05 18:34, Margot said:

                              Your post was very funny and very tempting.

                              My favorite regional food is any Mexican – tacos, taquitos, and so forth. If it ends in o or a and has saIsa on it, will eat it.

                              I promise not to hold you responsible for all the elastic-waisted pants I must now wear.
                              .-= Margot´s last blog ..It’s Tuesday: Time for Teasers =-.

                              • At 2010.01.05 19:19, Alita said:

                                Oh my, those look wonderful!

                                I should win because, er, my husband’s cousin’s name is Savannah. And I will share my winnings with her. Well, maybe one of them.

                                Seriously, I can’t think straight after looking at those tempting pictures!
                                .-= Alita´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday (01.05.10) =-.

                                • At 2010.01.05 22:01, Beth F said:

                                  When I was in college in northern Arizona we save our money up to go to the family owned Mexican restaurant downtown and order deep-fried bean burritos enchilada style with sour cream. What can I say, I wasn’t even 20, I could eat anything. Oh man, were those good.

                                  I’d love to win a little taste of Southern heaven. BFish (dot) Reads (at)
                                  .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Today’s Read: Battle Royal by Koushun Takami =-.

                                  • At 2010.01.05 22:10, Ti said:

                                    All the Game On’ers are drooling over this post. Thank GAWD I do not like sweets! No need to enter me. I do like the other food from that region though.
                                    .-= Ti´s last blog ..Game On: Piece of Cake (haha) =-.

                                    • At 2010.01.05 22:17, Lisa said:

                                      When I was young, we traveled all over the country. The one food that I never forgot was lobster rolls in Maine. We lived in Nebraska; lobster was a major extravagance. We couldn’t believe that you could go to a cafe and buy lobster in a sandwich.

                                      .-= Lisa´s last blog .."Three Junes" =-.

                                      • At 2010.01.07 03:26, bybee said:

                                        You can’t get sweets like this in all of Asia. No kidding!
                                        Even if I don’t win, I expect I’ll gain weight looking at the luscious picture!
                                        .-= bybee´s last blog ..A Whale Of A Confession =-.

                                        • At 2010.01.07 10:45, Amy Reads Good Books said:

                                          Ooo, I love Savanah too! Great contest!
                                          .-= Amy Reads Good Books´s last blog ..Booking through Thursday =-.

                                          • At 2010.01.08 23:01, Jess - A Book Hoarder said:

                                            I tried to hold off. I really didn’t want to enter this contest but it’s Friday night, I just got back from going out to dinner where I did NOT get dessert (which is huge for me because I am a dessert freak), I sat down on the couch and wanted…something…you know when you want that something and can’t really put your finger on it but you know it isn’t in your kitchen at this moment because there is no way you are that lucky. Suddenly there it was…seared into my brain with all its evil deliciousness…just one bite of that Chocolate Gopher and I would be satisfied, I know I would. So here I am. I am going to take pride in that fact that I made it 4 days before I allowed myself to enter. That has to count for something right?

                                            The food I love is Mexican, loving Mexican food actually runs in my family. A few years ago my family went to Europe and on the plane just before we land in London my dear sweet insane brother pulls out a CHICKEN BURRITO!!!! Yes this burrito traveled from CA and almost made it to London. I have no idea how he got it through security but I think we actually broke his heart when we refused to allow him to eat a burrito that had been in his backpack for about 12 hours.

                                            So to top off this deliciously evil post that was forced upon me, I was reading the previous comments and now I can’t get that deep-fried bean burrito that Beth Fish wrote about. What is a girl to do?
                                            .-= Jess – A Book Hoarder´s last blog ..Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman =-.

                                            • At 2010.01.09 04:10, Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair said:

                                              Now that I’ve cleaned up my drool, I do have a favorite food that may be regional. It may be that they’re more a faith-based regional?

                                              I call them funeral potatoes.

                                              Hash browns, Cream of Chicken soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese and top with crushed corn flakes. I guess they’re just a cheesy-potato casserole but they’re served at LDS funerals so often ( at least the ones I’ve been too) that we usually say funeral potatoes and everyone knows exactly what you mean. The recipe calls for green onion (I leave it out) and once, mistakenly, I used hash browns with pepper bits and my extended family raved.
                                              .-= Gina @ Book Dragon’s Lair´s last blog ..Bloggiesta Labels/Tag Mini-Challenge =-.

                                              • At 2010.01.10 12:45, S. Le said:

                                                I’ll have some of each please. Twice!

                                                • At 2010.01.12 16:00, Sue said:

                                                  These look so delish!! Thanks for the goodie giveaway.

                                                  s.mickelson at gmail dot com

                                                  • At 2010.01.13 01:23, Michelle Miller/the true book addict said:

                                                    I have to have these because I just can’t resist rebelling against my resolution to lose weight…LOL! Besides, I’m allowed a treat. I promise I’ll only eat one per day! *fingers crossed*

                                                    I love Mexican food! We have some really great authentic Mexican restaurants in Nashville…yum, yum! My favorite meal is cheese enchiladas with rice and beans or chicken fajita nachos.

                                                    Thanks for the excuse to rebel 🙂
                                                    .-= Michelle Miller/the true book addict´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday (late edition) =-.

                                                    • At 2010.01.13 16:36, christine said:

                                                      I cannot think of a reason NOT to want these!!! Excuse me while I find a napkin (drool drool)!!!!
                                                      .-= christine´s last blog ..Where I apologize profusely and play catch up! =-.

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