Life is What You Bake It – Cookbook Giveaway with Rolling Pin and Pie Board Set

Enter our US giveaway to win one of three copies of Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top by Vallery Lomas with one US winner also receiving an Ayesha Curry Kitchenware Pantryware Rolling Pin and Pie Board Set.

This debut offering from Vallery Lomas, former attorney, turned baker and winner of third season of The Great American Baking Show, is pure brilliance. You can read here about the controversy which resulted in most of her shows not being aired and how she made the best out of horrible situation.

Life Is What You Bake It is divided into the following chapters beginning with morning treats; en France; cookies & bars; cobblers, pies & tarts; cakes; bread; doughnuts & other fried things and ending with lagniappe (“a little something extra”) which shares recipes for basics such as pastry cream and lemon curd. There is a QR code to scan for tutorials on fundamental baking techniques or you can visit her website for tutorials.

Throughout this beautiful book, Vallery offers countless tips on everything from biscuit practice to washing raspberries to answering the age-old question – “to pre-bake or not to pre-bake”. Vallery’s generous spirit is reflected in the content of the information she shares with us. She wants our bakes to be successful.

Our takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following

This title is one of our baking options this month in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club and will also be on my best cookbooks of 2021 list.

To celebrate Life Is What You Bake It our friends at Meyer Corporation are providing one US winner with an Ayesha Curry Kitchenware Pantryware Rolling Pin and Pie Board Set. Roll out pie crusts, pastries, breads, pizza dough and more with this rolling pin and pie board set which is crafted from durable, beautifully grained parawood. The reversible pie board has guides for sizing dough diameter on one side and has an unmarked side for serving crudite or charcuterie at a party with friends. The innovative rolling pin features silicone rings for adjusting dough thicknesses as you roll – just slide individual rings on to help you achieve desired dough thickness.

I use the pastry board for all types of dough work as it keeps my counter clean. Mixing biscuits and scones along with the uses mentioned above makes cleanup easier and quicker. Bakers want their crusts and cookie doughs to have the same thickness for even baking. The rolling pin and adjustable silicone rings sees to that.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion and to Meyer Corporation for offering one pastry board and rollin pin set to one grandprize winner. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • Shelley.b  on  November 10, 2021

    Cake pan quiche lorraine

  • SBridges23  on  November 10, 2021

    I would make buttermilk pancakes first.

  • cilantrolime  on  November 10, 2021

    Punchbowl cake sounds interesting

  • jennyams  on  November 10, 2021

    Raspberry coffee cake! A lifelong devotee of the Entemans Raspberry Coffeecake, I now love to try homemade versions.

  • Potterhill  on  November 10, 2021

    The canneles! One of my favourite things….😋

  • matag  on  November 11, 2021

    Crawfish hand pies

  • lean1  on  November 11, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • cecrofts  on  November 11, 2021

    Almost-ate-the-plate carrot cake!

  • Siegal  on  November 11, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • infotrop  on  November 11, 2021

    Passion fruit tart

  • sayeater  on  November 11, 2021

    Red velvet thumbprints?! Yes please!

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  November 11, 2021

    Chocolate mint moon pies

  • monasli  on  November 11, 2021

    One bowl blueberry buckle!

  • mcrimmins  on  November 11, 2021


  • upstatemissy  on  November 11, 2021

    I would make the blackberry oatmeal cake first.

  • redcurrant  on  November 11, 2021

    Zulu babka

  • roxlet  on  November 12, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • Nazila  on  November 12, 2021

    Definitely that Chocolate Caramel Tart! Looks AMAZING!

  • Jillyb3  on  November 12, 2021

    I’d probably make Banoffee Pie first, although the sweet potato pecan waffles sound yummy!

  • jehausman  on  November 12, 2021

    I’d want to try the German Chocolate Sandwich cookies.

  • kmn4  on  November 12, 2021

    Gingerbread cookies

  • NatalyaM  on  November 12, 2021

    I would start with the lemon-honey madeleines.

  • dtremit  on  November 12, 2021

    Passion fruit tart

  • Mariarosa  on  November 12, 2021

    Chocolate milk moon pies!

  • Cakebaker  on  November 12, 2021

    Strawberry Jam.

  • sallansd  on  November 12, 2021


  • BMeyer  on  November 12, 2021

    chocolate caramel cake

  • teamkies  on  November 12, 2021

    Granny’s million dollar cake

  • LaurenE  on  November 12, 2021

    buttermilk pancakes

  • Callie40123  on  November 13, 2021

    I would love to make the crepes as I haven’t eaten them in awhile and it would be a great holiday surprise to make for family!

  • ravensfan  on  November 13, 2021

    Banana pecan bread

  • stephntran  on  November 13, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake!

  • virjeania  on  November 13, 2021

    Pecans sealed the deal. Must try Sweet potato pecan waffles

  • rchesser  on  November 13, 2021

    Chocolate Mint Moon Pies.

  • moralla  on  November 13, 2021

    Raspberry coffee cake

  • demomcook  on  November 13, 2021

    Chocolate shortbread cookies

  • jr0717  on  November 13, 2021

    The cake truffles!

  • Dannausc  on  November 14, 2021

    Strawberry smash

  • mpdeb98  on  November 14, 2021

    Lemon-honey madeleines

  • hubbalance  on  November 14, 2021

    lemon honey madelines sound really good!

  • MarciK  on  November 14, 2021

    Crawfish hand pies

  • AlaskaEll  on  November 14, 2021

    I am a big Pecan Pie fan, so absolutely my first recipe will be the Bourbon Pecan Pie!

  • RSW  on  November 15, 2021

    English muffins

  • sarahawker  on  November 15, 2021

    Olive oil-and-chocolate chunk cookies

  • gilmonster  on  November 15, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • JenjiD  on  November 15, 2021

    Chocolate caramel tart

  • skvalentine  on  November 16, 2021

    Wow– so many of these recipes look great. I can’t wait to check this book out. I’m a sucker for a gingerbread cookie, especially this time of year, so I’d have to start with that!

  • sarahteertzah  on  November 16, 2021

    Prediction lemon chiffon cake

  • Kat11  on  November 17, 2021

    I love scallions so the Cake pan quiche Lorraine is right up my street

  • Jbolze  on  November 17, 2021

    Blackberry Oatmeal Cake

  • Blue___Nile  on  November 18, 2021

    Sweet potato pecan waffles

  • MakeMyHay  on  November 18, 2021

    A very dramatic crêpe cake caught my eye

  • Laura1  on  November 18, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • ChicagoJen  on  November 18, 2021

    a very dramatic crêpe cake for my Paris loving daughter.

  • kmwyman  on  November 19, 2021

    english muffins

  • dusksunset  on  November 19, 2021

    Punchbowl cake

  • rivergait  on  November 19, 2021

    Lemon-Honey Madeleines. Sounds much more fancy than Ritz crackers and Velveeta for a teatime snack.

  • fairskinnedblonde  on  November 20, 2021

    Raspberry coffee cake ❤️

  • LeMinou  on  November 20, 2021

    Quiche Lorraine

  • BethanyMckinzie  on  November 20, 2021

    I am planning on making the chocolate caramel tart.

  • oduong930  on  November 20, 2021

    buttermilk pancakes

  • amylou61  on  November 21, 2021

    I’d make the Vanilla ganache macarons

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  November 21, 2021

    Chocolate caramel tart

  •  on  November 21, 2021

    cranberry orange torte

  • qchu204  on  November 21, 2021

    Red velvet thumbprints

  • katherine3  on  November 22, 2021

    pumpkin bread!

  • Lafauvette  on  November 22, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • JB6580  on  November 23, 2021

    Definitely the gingerbread cookies

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  November 27, 2021

    Zulu Babka!

  • arosfd  on  November 27, 2021

    Cranberry-orange torte!

  • zabeta  on  November 28, 2021


  • roseryan1972  on  November 28, 2021

    Apple crisp

  • Karla123  on  November 29, 2021

    NYC bagels!

  • justcooking  on  November 29, 2021

    daiquiri souffle

  • Terrill  on  November 29, 2021

    Buckwheat Galettes! My buckwheat crusts never come out great so would love to try a new recipe.

  • CookingPerson  on  November 30, 2021

    Zulu babka

  • cellenly  on  December 1, 2021

    sweet potato pecan waffles

  • laurentipton  on  December 2, 2021

    Lemon-honey madeleines

  • JEWGAL777  on  December 3, 2021

    Chocolat Caramel Tart

  • RickPearson54  on  December 3, 2021

    crawfish hand pies

  • Leonard5854  on  December 5, 2021

    Punch bowl cake

  • abbeysophia  on  December 5, 2021

    Candied sweet potato pie!

  • acecil  on  December 6, 2021

    blueberry buckle

  • fmd518  on  December 10, 2021

    Chocolate mint moon pies

  • banba1  on  December 10, 2021

    Lemon-honey madeleines

  • Pamyoungvb  on  December 11, 2021

    Cake truffles

  • debbiehb  on  December 12, 2021

    Bananas Foster oven-baked pancake

  • orchidlady01  on  December 15, 2021

    Banana pecan bread

  • beansheen  on  December 16, 2021

    CHocolate caramel tart!

  • pearseA  on  December 17, 2021

    Any buckle, just because of the name!

  • HeatherLynn  on  December 17, 2021

    Oh hands down, the Crispy ridged buttermilk pancakes!! Yummo!!

  • topdawg11  on  December 17, 2021


  • cookingIsfn  on  December 17, 2021

    sweet potato pecan waffles!

  • hawaiieat  on  December 17, 2021

    One Bowl Blueberry Buckle looks SO yummy! I cannot wait to try this recipe out.

  • Shelley.b  on  December 17, 2021

    Red velvet thumbprints

  • LABeachGal  on  December 18, 2021

    I would love to make cornmeal pancakes!

  • angelaknits  on  December 18, 2021

    The punchbowl cake looks fantastic!

  • kbennall  on  December 19, 2021

    The passion fruit tart sounds gorgeous!

  • LEKcookbooks  on  December 20, 2021

    Thicky-thick peanut butter brownies sound amazing!

  • tarae1204  on  December 20, 2021

    Sweet potato pecan waffles!

  • chromiumman  on  December 21, 2021

    blackberry oatmeal cake

  • SamanthaV  on  December 21, 2021

    Banana pecan bread

  • roseryan1972  on  December 24, 2021

    Lemon surprise tart

  • julescooksthings  on  December 27, 2021

    Buckwheat galettes -i’ve been wanting to try to make galettes since i came back from france and fell in love with them!

  • betsyradelow  on  December 27, 2021

    Cake pan quiche lorraine

  • kaelaathay  on  December 29, 2021

    Lemon surprise tart

  • teamkies  on  December 29, 2021

    Passion fruit tart

  • Lora724  on  December 30, 2021

    Peach crisp sounds delish.

  • Ren23  on  December 30, 2021

    Blackberry oatmeal cake

  • yvettelee  on  December 30, 2021

    Raspberry coffee cake sounds divine!

  • NaomiH  on  December 30, 2021

    Red Velvet Thumprints

  • laurencooks  on  December 31, 2021

    Waffle swirl!

  • MissisG  on  January 2, 2022

    Chocolate mint moon pies

  • alee423  on  January 3, 2022


  • hillsboroks  on  January 4, 2022

    Tiger doughnuts

  • dj2eats  on  January 4, 2022

    The buttermilk pancakes or chocolate caramel tart!

  • Sjwoodin  on  January 7, 2022

    Cake pan quiche Lorraine

  • Kblg  on  January 14, 2022

    Cornmeal pancakes!

  • JessHeilman  on  January 15, 2022

    Chocolate mint moon pies

  • edyenicole  on  January 15, 2022

    cornmeal pancakes!

  • finamoon  on  January 18, 2022

    Sweet potato pecan waffles

  • amylou61  on  January 19, 2022

    I’d try the recipe for Accordion biscuits.

  • stulled  on  January 19, 2022

    red velvet thumbprints

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