apple pie 4th of july winners!

Why yes. It’s time once again to risk life and limb to select the winners of our Apple Pie 4th of July Summer Giveaway.

As some of you may know, last time we nearly avoided any semblance of monkey business, riots in the ranks, or tetchy tampering with contest results.


Determined to avoid yet another fiasco involving false mustaches, Groucho Marx impersonations, or twitchy dowsing rods gone amok, we sent an urgent missive to the ever steady and reliable Mr. Random Integer Generator, who, after a brief sojourn in the French Riviera, Peugeoted himself across the border and is, at this very moment, relaxing in Tuscany with a glass of Chianti, pecorino, and summer-glorious panzanella.

Though decidedly in picnic mode, Signor Generator graciously accommodated our pleas bribes humble request to help us pick three lucky winners.

“Tre?” he said, waving his hands. “Why not cinque? Janet and Margaret are at least five times more delicious than Mama’s Panforte di Sienna!”

Who are we to argue with Signor Generator (who besides being a mathematical genius, is generous to a fault)? So, five it is!

I should mention that while S. Generator was busy ciphering, we kept the furry kitchen helpers distracted with some of the yummy Independence Day foods cited by the entrants. Let’s go five for five:

Roasted Corn:

via pattrudeau

Strawberry Shortcake:

via prince dd

Macaroni Salad:

via Brown-eyed Baker

Homemade Ice Cream:

via My Home Kitchen

and pie, glorious pie!

via pippijewelry

My kind of Potluck!

And now, without further enticements, I’m happy to announce the five lucky commenters who’ve won a signed (by author) copy of Apple Pie 4th of July.


No no no! I said Drumroll, not Drumstick!

Sheesh.There’s always something.





Five Big Congratulations to all of you!

Please send your snail mail addresses to: readermail (at) jamakimrattigan (dot) com to receive your prizes.

Thanks to everyone for entering and sharing your favorite 4th of July foods. Hope you have a bang-up holiday next month!

via Val’s Custom Cakes



*Drumroll copyright © 2009 Lisa Abid.

Copyright © 2012 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “apple pie 4th of july winners!

  1. Hurrah! To see my name on a Chinese take-out box is the best start to the week, Jama. And to think it’s a signed book by Janet Wong is even better. It does look like a delicious book, so I thank you both (Mr. Random too)! The food pictures are an added delight.


    1. S. Generator would love to have you picnic with him sometime while he’s in Firenze. He’ll gladly show you around the Uffizi after lunch.


  2. Pie is love indeed. Thank you Janet, Jama, and Signor Generateur for pulling my nom de plume from the ether! The personalized Chinese food box is ever so much more interesting than having my initials scrawled on the side of a cup at Starbucks!

    Congrats to all!


  3. Woot Woot! A belated Congratulations to all the winners! Mr. Random Integer Generator (he sounds hot doesn’t he?) did a great job, as always. 🙂


    1. LOL! He’s definitely HOT! So glad you think so, Myra. When I tell him, he might be tempted to invite you to his villa in Tuscany.


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