Hey Y’all!

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

My cake fell … and it was fantastic! Actually, it was supposed to fall. It’s a recipe for a flourless chocolate cake that I used straight from the pages of Paula Deen’s Chocolate Celebration Magazine.

Paula Deen's Chocolate Celebration

I bought this publication several months ago mainly because of the cover… Chocolate and Paula… you can’t go wrong there. But, to be honest I haven’t made anything from it until this Saturday. I’ve looked at it a bunch of times and made notes of all the recipes I want to try, but nothing until now.

So, this weekend, I finally decided to go for her Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe because I’ve never made a flourless cake before and I was intrigued.
I mean, it must be pretty good if someone would make it instead of the one on this cover.

Springform pan

You’ll need a 9-inch springform pan. It has a latch on the side that helps you release the cake. Because there’s no turning this one upside down to get it out.

Place some parchment paper on the bottom so it hangs over. Close the latch to hold the paper in place and secure the sides. You’ll also want to spray the paper with some non-stick cooking spray just to be safe.

After your pan is ready, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Separate 6 large eggs. Yolks in one bowl and egg whites in another. Set aside.

Melting Chocolate

You’ll also need 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate and 4 oz. dark chocolate. Break it up in a large bowl and add 2 sticks of butter (thank you Paula!). Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted and smooth.

Whisk in 1 1/4 cups sugar until combined.

Then add the six egg yolks to the chocolate and sugar mixture, one at a time, whisking after each addition.

Beating Egg whites

Now, in a medium bowl, beat the six egg whites on high with an electric mixer. Beat it for several minutes until stiff peaks form.


Then, gently fold your egg white mixture into the melted chocolate mixture until combined. Pour it in your pan and bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Cracked and getting ready to fall.

It will rise pretty high in the oven, but when you take it out to cool, it will fall. And fall hard. Yay!

Let it cool one hour on the counter and then for at least four hours in the refrigerator before you release it from the springform pan.

Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

And, when you finally do… it will be worth the wait. I didn’t really know what the texture of the inside would be like, but oh my… it was glorious.

Rich and dense and fudgey! Definitely one for true chocolate lover’s. And, If you don’t like things too rich, then stay away. Stay far, far away!

Flourless chocolate Cake

I also sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top to finish it off.


Okay, a lot!

Paula Deen's Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

Here’s what it’s supposed to look like. Mine had a few more cracks, but I was completely and utterly happy with it.

But, wait a minute… let me tell you the real reason I made this cake from Paula’s magazine.

There was a slim chance I was going to be able to meet Paula on Sunday (thanks to my friend Ted and help from someone on her team) and I wanted to have one of her dessert recipes under my belt if I did. You know, in case we had a moment to chit chat and talk about butter and stuff. Yeah, right!

She was speaking at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Atlanta, and to be honest, I really didn’t think I would get to meet her…

Me, my mom and Paula!

Or get a picture taken with her. Hey, Paula!

My mom and I were so thrilled. She is every bit as beautiful and funny and nice as she is on TV. (And I do mean funny. We also had the opportunity to hear her speak later on and she had the whole place laughing.)

Me, my mom and Bobby!

We also met her son, Bobby. Yummy!!! I mean, he was really nice.

Later on, we even met her other yummy, I mean really nice son, Jamie. Unfortunately, I spazzed and didn’t get a picture of him. But, he did help me out with something.

Something I think you’ll like.

Paula Deen Cookbook

See this cookbook. I bought it last minute at the show. (Sorry, her brand new one was sold out.)

But, that’s okay, because look what Jamie got his mom to do for me just minutes before she went on stage to speak.

Paula Deen Sig

Yep, that’s her signature. And, it gets even better.

I’m giving it away! The book… signature and all. Who wants it?

Seriously, at first, I thought I would keep it, and then, I thought… I would keep it! Then, I decided it would be much more fun to give it away. Besides, it could be a great Mother’s Day present for someone. And, don’t feel bad, I’m hoping (fingers crossed) that I can get another copy for myself later.

Better hurry and enter… The winner will be chosen Monday night.

Enter for a chance to win
an autographed copy of
Paula Deen’s Kitchen Classics Cookbook
  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me why you want it, why you love Paula, why you love butter, or heck, just say “hey, y’all!”
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. (recorded by the comment time stamp)
  • The winner will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Monday evening on this post.

* One winner will be chosen at random, using’s integer generator.

Good luck.

More links:
Paula Deen’s Chocolate Celebration
Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook – NEW!
Paula Deen’s Kitchen Classics Cookbook
Springform Pans
And, Paula’s also on Twitter. Go say hey y’all!

Yay, we have a winner!
Who’s it going to be random integer generator?
Me. Me. Me. ……… No. No. No.

It’s comment #598!

Congrats Angela… Today is your lucky day!

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2,343 comments on “Hey Y’all!”

  1. Yummy – who doesn’t love butter?

    mindy.strauss @

  2. I love Paula! Pick me!

  3. I love Paula! She cooks downhome southern style recipes!

    Oh I hope I win this cookbook!!

  4. I love to bake and I love Paula’s no fuss, comfort food style. Newly engaged and proving to my future hubby I am domestic. Yay!

    gslanina {at}

  5. Ooooh, oooooh, oooooh, I wanna win, I wanna win. Saw your cake pops for sale at a cafe in Durham, NC in the cooler for $2 each AND they only had the cupcake looking ones. But I had already found them on your site and made my own batch – cheaper, cuter and more fun. ;-)

  6. i love fab cooks…with yummy, er, i mean really nice, sons :) the cookbook would be nice for my mom…but let’s face it, i bake more than she does!

  7. I love her, and love her recipes. I need this cookbook!

  8. I love Paula, I have all of her magazine and even love cooking from her kids book with my niece. Oh, and I love butter.

  9. I love Paula and butter as much as my kids love Christmas morning.
    Pick me! pick me!


  10. That cakes looks delish! I would love a Paula cookbook!!! Thanks!

  11. Thanks for the opportunity

  12. My momma loves Paula! It would be so fun to give that to her for Mother’s Day.
    Plus I love to bake, love chocolate, so recipes are great to get.
    Oh-And I sure hope you are able to get another copy for yourself!


  13. I love Paula Deen! She actually cooks with “real” stuff! I grew up in the country where everything was cooked with butter or fried! She seems to cook a lot of things the same way we did growing up. I love her-I am so jealous!

  14. I don’t know much about cooking/baking, but my friend Angie does. She’s the best friend I’ve ever had and the sister I’ve never had. I would love to win the book for her as a little token in return of all the joy and happiness she’s given me over the past ten years.

  15. I love Paula in part because she reminds me of one of my friends, who lives across the country. When we get together, it’s all giggling and food and talking all day long. Of course, the main reason I love her is because her recipes always turn out even better than I could imagine!


  16. is there anything better in this world than paula deen or a stick of butter?!?



  17. same as everyone i’m sure… she reminds me of my momma! We can watch her for hours… honestly… all that butter… and the sexual innuendos you wouldn’t expect from sweet, proper southern lady… And this would be an amazing Mother’s Day gift!

  18. hey y’all.
    definitely sums it up.

    oh my mom would love this!!

  19. I am a newlywed and I am always trying to find recipes for my hubby and I to try- let me just say that your blog has helped me greatly in that area! I think this book will help me even more! :)

  20. Who doesn’t love some real cooking with all the fat and buttery goodness?

  21. Hey Yall!!!!
    I do love Paula!!

  22. I love her and everything she does. She can do no wrong in my book.

    kelly heet at aol dot com

  23. I have a large family and therefore cook and bake a ton, so I’ve made it a habit to regularly use new cookbooks to find “keeper” recipes. Paula is a lot of fun but I don’t have any of her cookbooks. I’d love to have one!

  24. Looks like you had fun! It must of been a thrill to meet her.

  25. How fun! I just adore Paula Deen. Her show started coming on while I was still in high school, so I would tape the show every day so I could watch it when I got home. How fun to actually get to meet her! As much as I love PD, I’d have to give the book to my aunt. She is a huge PD fan (and is so much like her!) but recently had a stroke and can’t do much right now. This would be such a great cheer-up present.

    Thanks for offering this!

  26. What a wonderful way to suck up, I mean wonderful gift for my mother in law.
    We both love Paula’s recipes.

  27. YOU should keep it!! But if you’re really serious, I’d LOVE to have it! I enjoy cooking with Paula Dean’s recipes and LOVE her magazine too!

    By the way… I’m in the process of making those Infantry-blue cupcake pops for Brandon’s graduation this week! Will send you photos when I’ve finished – wish me luck!

    Best to you!


  28. I need her recipes…I love her stuff. Ooooh butter…mmmmm.

  29. I love Paula because she like you and P-woman are not afraid of butter and rich delicious treats!

  30. Paula rocks! She just makes me smile.

  31. That cake looks delicious. Yummy!!
    I’m glad to hear she’s nice in real life.

  32. Sorry I forgot to leave my info, thanks again.

  33. Paula is my Favorite!! Thank You, you are too kind!

  34. Actually I want to win this for my husband…who one day may leave me for Paula, since he watches her show and Foo Nework all the time. So it would be fun to win a “hey y’all” for my hubby!

  35. That cookbook looks fabulous!

  36. I love you and I love Paula. I hope I win!!

  37. I love Paula Deen. She cooks like my grandmother, with lots of love and laughs. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Hey Y’all! I love butter because it makes everything taste better!

  39. I would love that cook book as a Mother’s Day gift–to me! I love Paula’s recipes, though my arteries sometimes complain! By the way, any more cake pops coming?
    Maybe some non-holiday ones? LOVE your site–keep up the great work.

  40. Paula is hilarious and makes the most delicious (bad for you, but shhh! we don’t care) food. I absolutely love her and would love to add this to my collection of Paula Deen cookbooks! =]

  41. Hey Y’all! I love Paula, she looks and sounds just like my stepmother too! Is it a coincidence that my word verification is fatter? LOL!
    salymsmom @

  42. I LOVE me some Paula! I’m so glad you like her, too! :)

  43. I am a huge PD fan!!!!!

  44. I love Paula b/c she is so much fun and has over come a lot of hurdles. The large amounts of butter are just an extra bonus. I’d love to win the cook book. Thanks for the contest.

  45. I love Paula Deen. Mostly because she reminds me of my mom. My mom grew up in the south so she loves to just sit and listen to her talk. And of course she has great recipes. Pick me! Pick me!

  46. My Mom would get such a kick out of this book! (and the story behind it;o)
    I love Paula Deen and her rexipes never fail..
    Check out her chocolate cookie recipe here:

    They are like brownie cookies! Ahhhh…
    Ok anyway, My Mom would love that book, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  47. Wow! I love everything Paula Dean, she is just awesome!

    I love your pictures, what an exciting day for you!

  48. It’s just common sense….chocolate, butter, Miss Paula and Bakerella!!!

  49. Paula Deen is one of the people on the Food Network who I will watch NO MATTER WHAT she’s cooking. My husband laughs and says that I am having a secret afair with her b/c I watch her so much. I don’t care how much butter or mayo she uses to cook with – it may be fattening but it’s GOOD – plain and simple. A big “Hi Y’All” from me – I’d love to win that cookbook!!!

  50. ‘Hey Y’all” Paul Deen and Bakeralla , my two favorite baking idols !!! When’s your book coming out ????

  51. What is there NOT to love about Paula? She is my inspiration. I just had my son 4 months ago and I want to make many wonderful memories with him in my kitchen.

    buckycpa at yahoo dot com

  52. I love Paula’s southern style. All her recipes are so comforting and make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I would love to have a copy of her cookbook!


  53. I love love LOVE Paula! My parents have taken a couple trips to Savannah to eat at her restaurant. I hope my number is the lucky one!

  54. Who does not love Paula? She is amazing and seems so fun too! I watch her any chance I get. There is always room for more sugar and butter!

  55. I’m learning to cook and bake from lovely inspirations such as yourself, P-Dub, and yes, Paula Dean! I need to spoil my unborn child with her mouth-watering goodness!


  56. Paula is my favorite FN star, love her plight to being a star. Humble beginnings, willing to listen to other ideas, and laugh at her mistakes. She is simply adorable!!!

  57. Paula is one of those people that make you feel warm inside. I love watching her cook and would love to try out the recipes in her book!

  58. I was at the Metropoliatan cooking show as well and saw Tyler Florence morning show. He made me breakfast! Yep…read my blog and see what happened!
    Sorry we missed you!

  59. Who doesn’t love Paula! Her recipes are always yummy and impress our guests. Just made her chicken with wine sauce over the weekend and her ooey gooey chocolate cake recipe won over my whole family. I would love an autograph copy of her book! Thanks for the opportunity. – Jen

  60. Hi Y’all to you! Paula Deen is my kind of cook – I’d love her book! And I’m for sure going to try that falling cake…

  61. Well, I adore Paula so this would be so cool to own! I can’t believe you’re not keeping it!!! Anyway, I also think butter deserves its own section on the food pyramid…

    Thanks for giving us this chance!


  62. I have that same magazine and have made several things from it. She is so funny.

  63. I would love that book!!

  64. Butter is my favorite ingredient and I love anyone who feels the same!

  65. I love her! So does my mom. We both LOVE to bake. The book would be awesome as a Mother’s Day gift.

    As a side note, if you haven’t tried her butter pecan cheesecake–try it. It is a-maz-ing.


  66. Butter? Yes, please!

  67. One of my 4-yr olds fav things tp do is watch Paula Deen on tv. :)

  68. I love your site and I’d love Paula’s cookbook!

    I attempted my first take on a flourless cake recipe last month. Pictures and the recipe can be seen at

    You’re awesome, Bakerella! Thanks for publishing such a wonderful blog!


  69. I just made my first PD recipe a few weeks ago for my moms birthday (butterscotch delight, adapted to become Oreo delight), and it was soooo good. I’d love to have the book and try more of her yummy recipes!

    Thanks for the chance to win…

  70. I already left a comment but left out my email address…it’s

  71. Paula is awesome. I’m glad she’s as genuine in person as she seems on TV.

  72. Oh wow! How exciting! I’m a southern girl and I LOVE so many of Paula’s recipes, but I don’t have one of her cookbooks! It would be a great one to add to my collection! rosalinamia_at_hotmail_dot_com

  73. “hey, y’all!” What a fun Weekend that you had. The cake looks so good. I think that I will make it this week for a little party that I am having. Chocolate and butter-what more could you ask for!

  74. oh my gosh, this is awesome. That cake looks so good; I think I’m going to try to make it this weekend. Thank you for trying the recipe and posting it. I know the other girls here at work will appreciate it too.
    brandi (

  75. She’s so awesome and her sons are cutie patooties!

  76. I so want to win, my hubs went to her resturant on his last business trip and tried to get a cookbook autographed but she wasn’t there :( But if i win, i would like your autograph too :)

  77. I love Paula, but if I won the book, I would give it to my mom for Mother’s Day! She is the biggest Paula fan EVER!!! She would be tickled pink y’all if I won (she won!) :)

  78. Oh man! My mom just LOVES Paula! And yes, this WOULD be a GREAT Mother’s Day gift. PICK ME INTEGER THINGY!!!

  79. Hey ya’ll! Isn’t paula the best! I love her recipes and to just listen to her talk!

  80. Hey Y’all! =)
    Paula’s personality on TV is so sincere and wholesome–She’s hilarious! Her personality is as sweet the amount of butter she put in her recipes! =P

    Oh and I love her signature…happy faces in her name just adds character!

  81. So great of you to give this away. Love Paula’s accent and laugh. I don’t think you can help but smile!

  82. Paula Deen is my mom and my very southern sister-in-law all wrapped into one. Everytime I turn on her shows it feels like I’m back in their kitchens, hanging out without a care in the world. What’s funny is that both of these women in my life LOVE her too!!

    trueaggie98 at hotmail dot com

  83. what’s not to love??
    but truly, her hair, I just love her hair :-)
    I need that book, really, really :-)

  84. I have a cookbook collection. I’d love to have this one! Especially because it’s autographed!!!!!!
    That cake looks easy and good. Gotta try it!

  85. I like Paula because she isn’t afraid to use the full-fat…um, I mean full flavor…ingredients for her recipes!

    evitawylie at hotmail dot com

  86. Hey Y’all! My daughter and I are huge Paula Deen fans! We take bets before the show to see how many sticks of butter she will use for one 30 min. episode!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of flourless chocolate cake…it is truly fabulous!


  87. I love to bake! ANYTHING! Her book would be a wonderful gift to give my mother!


  88. I grew up with southern home style cooking and love all the recipes that Paula provides! Reminds me of home!

  89. Pick me because I love butter the most.

  90. Hmmm.. I love Paula Dean because of the way she says “Oil” and “butter” and y’all. She is the best. I hope I win, I hope I win.

  91. We stopped for dinner at Paula’s restaurant in Savannah on our honeymoon. Best pot pie I ever had!
    kfaulkner2004 at

  92. I love everything about her!!! She is an inspiration. I love your blog too. You do an amazing job!! Thanks so much.

  93. MMMMMM, chooocooolaaaateee! Oh, and butter! Yeah, and Paula! Nothin’ better. Hey, y’all – from Watkinsville, outside and a little south of Atlanta! I have not commented before, but have totally enjoyed your blog – and willingness to share your wonderful, creative ideas!
    Whatever could be next??

  94. I LOVE Paula Deen! I would love to have her autographed cookbook!!! She always sends me, “Love and Best Dishes!” :)

  95. I love Paula!! It’s her southern hospitality that does it for me..and I’ve got to admit, the butter doesn’t hurt either!

  96. She does “down home” with style and flair!


  97. She’s fabulous and as much as it pains me I think that if I won I would give the book to my by beloved aunt for Mother’s Day. It would really, really make her day.

  98. Love Paula, she’s great and she’s so down to earth! I’d love to win the book!

  99. Mmmm, that cake looks FANTASTIC! Gorgeous photos! :) I would love to enter the contest–butter is pretty much my favorite food ever. :)

  100. Yummy chocolate! Thank cake looks delicious – can’t wait to try it myself.

  101. I love Paula because I don’t have to research what ingredients she uses. She doesn’t use the obscure ingredients so many others do.

  102. Love Paula. In our house, she’s the butter lady. Even my 14yr old son likes her.

    Denise in Binghamton

  103. ahhh i LOVE paula! her recipes are amazing! i would love love love that cookbook. please oh please pick me :)

  104. I was officially instated as the family dessert maker this weekend. The matriarch of my husband’s huuuuge family just up and decreed it. Trouble is, I only have a few amazing desserts under my belt. If I’m to satisfy everyone (9 birthday parties in April alone…), I need more ammo! I think I meed me some Paul Deen!

  105. Oh my! My mom just loves Paula and this would make a great mother’s day gift!

  106. My kids have her children’s cookbook. Don’t ask what it is called, it’s at home and I am at work. But anyway, they love it and are constantly making things from it for dinner and breakfast. it would be nice to have another of her cookbooks so we could make recipes big enough to feed the whole family. And I love butter!

  107. She’s just so funny and loud :)

    And that cake looks delicious!

  108. Love her! Who could resist such delicious food?

  109. I’m from the UK and I don’t know who Paula is but now that I’ve seen that cake recipe I just have to know about her recipes. I would love to win this book.

  110. My mom would be absolutely ECSTATIC if I gave this to her for Mother’s Day. She loves her some Paula Dean!! So “Hey Y’all… pick me!”

  111. why you ask………….cause I love BUTTER!!!

  112. Until I heard of Paula Deen, I thought my mom was the only person on earth who liked butter so much. So if I win, I’ll give the book to my dangerously-close-to-butter-induced-heart-failure mother.

  113. Few things make me as happy as a good chocolate cake… or free recipe books :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

  114. Paula and Chocolate…I am in. I love her because she makes things that real people make! Love her and love you and love butter and love chocolate!
    I made all of your easter cake pops, SO STINKIN CUTE

  115. It all comes down to what I like to call ‘The Biggle”, a.k.a the butter giggle. Any time butter is even remotely involved, Paula’s eyes light up, she gets a big grin on her face, and is truly filled with joy and gaiety.

    The Biggle always makes my day a little brighter!

  116. I love Paula Deen! My mom is also a huge fan. We took a girls-only trip to Savannah a few years ago and did the Paula Deen Tour, and had a great time!! While we were at her restaurant (Lady and Sons), we were fortunate enough to get a picture made with her dreamy sons. (Unfortunately, though, she wasn’t there. Two out of three ain’t bad, though! ha) My mom also get a subscription to her magazine for Mother’s Day every year. WE LOVE PAULA, and we’re so happy to see a Southern Woman become a huge success!!! My email address is Thanks!

  117. I love Paula because she lives her life with joy and no apologies and she is always so full of laughter and happiness that it’s contagious.

    I have been wanting this book and to get a signed copy would be awesome!

  118. I LOVE Paula! Her recipes always look so darn delicious!

  119. I love her show… the husband laughs whenever it’s on, saying it soulds like she’s been hitting the cooking sherry… but I think that adds to the charm.

  120. Wow, do you ever have a following! Thank you for your fabulous posts! I love making cake pops – even though I still need some practice! Hope I win because…well, who doesn’t love Paula Dean!

  121. I was hoping the reason I love Paula would be unique…but you mentioned it in your original post.

    I don’t think I have ever shared a love of butter with someone like I share it with her.


    My friends joke that I could just eat a whole stick of butter by itself. Just gnaw on it, and peel down the paper as I go.

    I put sticks of butter in everything.

  122. I love her more than I love butter…and that’s a lot! My husband and I watch her as often as possible.

  123. I have a hard time figuring out what to get my mom. I think she would really enjoy this.

  124. I love Paula because she’s from the south. I love the way she talks and gets excited about food. And how she’s not afraid of butter!!!!

  125. Hey Y’all of ccourse I love Paula deen and her cooking! And, yes I do love butter.

  126. Oh! You are SO LUCKY! I love Paula Deen because she is hillarious, GENUINE, and I love the fact that she TRULY enjoys her food. She makes the MOST decadent meals on food network and I have tried fave being her version of the elvis sandwich! YUM!!! Overall, she seems like such a hearty and nice woman and just lights up the room with her presence.

    Rina at

  127. Paula rocks my world. Hey Y’all!!!

  128. “Hey, Ya’ll!”

    My husband and I are moving to Charlotte, NC.

    We were born and lived in the West. So, I NEED Paula Deen’s Kitchen Classics book. She’s the Queen of the South!

  129. I wish Paula was my mom!!!!!!


  130. thanks bakerella!

  131. I love the food network. I wish I had cable just so I could watch more often. Paula is fun to watch and her food looks so yummy.


  132. How way cool is that !!

  133. My favorite foodie quote ever: “Honey, I’m NOT your doctor!” They way Paula uses butter, cheese and Mayo can single-handedly increase the sales of Lipitor. Gotta love that!

  134. I love Paula’s charm and ever present stock of butter and laughter. Her dogs a pretty gosh darn adorable too

  135. I love Paula! She is so funny and sweet! I would love to try out her recipes.

  136. Who doesn’t love Paula? She is the most adorable woman and she cooks the most amazing southern, feel-good food!

  137. I used to live in the south and she reminds me of why I loved it so much. Please, give me some Georgia!!

    stephaniestempinski at yahoo dot com

  138. Hey Bakerella! I thought it was unusual for you to begin your blog with a “hey, ya’ll” BUT then I saw Paula’s picture and just started to smile knowing something good was coming! Hey, yea! sign me up! :)

  139. Jaime? You got to meet Jaime? He’s my favorite! I love Paule, she’s my dearest love but I can’t eat most of her stuff. I’d be like 50 times bigger than I already am!

  140. That would make an awesome Mother’s Day present!

  141. Hey Y’all I love Paula Deen!!! How fortunate for you to meet her and her sons!!! I LOVE her and this would be a perfect Mother’s day gift!

    I had no idea about a flour-less cake…only Paula Deen! She is so cute and funny!

    Thanks for the chance!!

  142. I would love this! I’m in such a rut for things to cook (I desperately need new ideas), I love Paula, and have been meaning to purchase one of her cookbooks forever. Thanks for the chance!

  143. I need new recipes and LOVE hers. Love your blog, too!

  144. Oh yum!!! I love baking – planning on doing some this afternoon – and I’d love a new cookbook to try out!

  145. what a great give away~ thanks!

  146. Ok…Paula Deen is the BEST! My daughter (8 years old) loves her so much we travel to Dallas the weekend before school started to see her last year. We traveled to Savannah this summer to just eat at The Lady and Son's…it was my daughter's bday present from me. And it was the last trip my dad got to go on and actually enjoy eating at TL&S and Uncle Bubba's before he died of throat cancer on Christmas Eve 08. We have a lot of good memories from that trip that we will never forget!!

  147. I would probably eat anything that Paula made. Plus, I just love hearing her talk.

  148. I love chocolate and butter and Paula!

  149. Just discovered your fabulous site, courtesy of blog “Fork You” and I’d love to have a signed copy of Paula’s book! I’d share with several of my foodie friends and we could take turns…Thanks!

  150. I love butter because paula dean loves butter!

  151. The secret to life is a generous helping of butter.

  152. Ok… Now I want some of that cake and I WILL make one. And I never thought I’d say that about a flourless cake!

    Paula is one I will watch anytime. And I love the way she uses REAL food! Heck, how long has butter been around. I would be thrilled to win the cookbook. But I would probably use it as a surprise gift for my 20 year old son who LOVES to cook and is really good at it.

  153. I love her voice! and her pro-butter attitude :-)

  154. How exciting that you got to meet Paula! I love watching her almost as much as I love butter. And the cake looks delicious. I might need to make it (even though I’m not a baker in any sense).

  155. I love Paula! I think she’s just an incredibly warm and classy lady. And she makes me wish I were in her kitchen every time I watch her show. Pick me!!!

  156. ooh Paula!!! Hey’ Yall!!


  157. I love Paula and her down home cooking!

  158. Hey Y’all! Paula makes cookin’ fun! I’d love to have a signed copy of her book.

  159. My mom and I love watching Paula’s Party and this would make a great Mother’s Day present!

  160. Hello, I love baking and Paula Deen too, would love a cookbook. Thanks!

  161. Hey Y’all….I love Paula and you can never go wrong with one of her recipes. I would be the bestest daughter ever, because if I happened to win I would give the book to my mom who also loves Paula and is a pretty amazing cook/baker in her own right and has taught me everything I know!



  162. I think Paula is great….she makes real food that my family will actually eat! Yay!!!

  163. I love butter and chocolate and sugar and cooking with said ingredients :)

  164. I love her recipes and I love to cook. now that I’ve graduated I’ve had more time and have been cooking up a storm. This would be great!

  165. I’m a semi-new stay at home mom and I’m discovering my love for baking, especially trying new things. BUT, I would like to give the cookbook to my mom for Mother’s Day/Happy Retirement. Both my parents are retiring and moving closer to love on their grandbabies.

  166. I LOVE Paul Deen. Ate at her restaurant a couple years ago and keep trying to figure out when I’m getting back there.

  167. I’m not sure that there is one recipe by Paula Deen that I have tried that I didn’t like…and I don’t have a cookbook of her’s yet – go figure! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  168. I love Paula Dead for one simple reason…spray butter!

  169. Like Paula, I am a butter lover. In fact, our rule of thumb for holiday celebrations is a stick of butter per person (and with all of the baking I do, that’s not hard to do!!)

  170. Who doesn’t love Paula? And who doesn’t love to win stuff? Put the two together, and wow!

  171. I love cookbooks, this one would be especially fun to drool over! Thanks!

  172. yum! that chocolate looks DELICIOUS!!

  173. Who doesn’t love Paula, her butter, and her sons..OMG.. dreamy ;) !

  174. Yumm! I need to try that cake! Would love that book!

  175. I grew up with only having margarine in the house. I think I was 19 years old before I ever tasted real butter. Shocking, huh?!

    Love Paula, love your blog…thanks for the cool giveaway!

  176. I love Paula’s recipes, just made her hot chicken salad for lunch yesterday.

  177. Hey y’all,
    Well, Paula Dean is the epitome of the south. And since I was born and raised in Texas we LOVE her cooking.
    If its not deep fried, served with sides (of butter, gravy or sugar), and leaves you tongue tied (cuz its so darn good) than its not worth eating!

  178. Nuthin’ better than southern cookin’! Butter and chocolate…need we say more! Thanks for the opportunity!

    OH! Hey ya’ll!

  179. Like Paula, I am a butter lover. In fact, our rule of thumb for holiday celebrations is a stick of butter per person (and with all of the baking I do, that’s not hard to do!!)

  180. I love Paula because she shows us all that food is truly a gift and a bonding measure in life!

  181. Wow. I don’t even really need the cookbook (though I know a few people who would love it as a gift), but I just wanted to say that you’re amazingly generous!

  182. i saw her on tv one time after she had been talking to a crowd and her pants fell down…i laughed so hard i think i peed a little!…

  183. That cake looks awesome. I would love to try one of her recipes.

  184. Hey Y”all. Get me in. I would love the book.
    Thank you. Hooray for butter!!!!!!

  185. Love Paula’s southern drawl and usage of butter. And I’ve never had a craving for asparagus before… until I saw her deep fry it.

  186. Butter, sugar, chocolate, and a load of laughs- what’s not to love about Paula D.?!?

  187. Oh MY GOSH!! what a great prize-
    what a great Mother’s Day present… I’m crossing my fingers

  188. shoot, I forgot to leave my info:


  189. My Mom, Sister and I have a 'thing' about Paula. I even travelled about 1000 miles across the country to meet them in Savannah to eat at the Lady & Sons!

    This would be such a surprise for mother's day!

  190. I love Paula! I even told my mom I want Paula to adopt me!!

  191. I love Paula Dean, she just seems like someone I could sit and talk with. Please she seems like such a nice and gracious person, just like me.


  192. hey, y’all! I would love to give that cookbook to my mom!

  193. Because it’s by Paula! No other reason needed!

  194. PAULA!!!! love her!!! we were in savannah almost 2 yrs ago (once in a lifetime for us that will probably never happen again! =( ) and tried to go to her restaurant for lunch. we got there at 10am and were told we’d have to wait until 3pm to be seated!!!! yikes!!! we had a 2 yr old and a 5 month old so that wasn’t happening! sad!!
    that’s so exciting you got to meet her! and her sons!!!!! =)

  195. I love all her recipies, I think I have yet to try one that I didn’t absolutely love. You are so lucky that you got the chance to meet her, and attend one of her conferences. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    Anna Vollmer

  196. Hey y’all! Paula is the best! She is not afraid of butter, and neither am I. Would love to win the book!

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