Cookbook Desk Calendar Review & Giveaway

Cookbook Desk Calendar

Diane at The Whole Gang has created a cookbook desk calendar that is beautiful and practical.  It would make a great affordable gift for a teacher, hostess, co-worker, or just about anyone on your Christmas list.

This calendar is a compact size.  It sits inside a specially designed CD case.  The cover of the case flips around and becomes the stand.  Inside the case are 12 monthly cards.  The front contains a food photo and calendar like you see above.

On the back of each card is a recipe that corresponds with the photo on the front.  The recipes are all gluten and dairy free with easy ways to make them vegetarian, vegan, or paleo.  Having had the privilege of eating some of Diane’s cooking, I’m sure these recipes are delicious.

In addition, each calendar includes a bonus secret access code for a hidden page full of insider tips, tools, resources & 28 additional recipes on The WHOLE Gang website.

Hidden Page: Owners have exclusive access to:

  • 9 new additional recipes & links to 19 more recipes
  • cooking tips and tricks
  • additional suggestions for the recipes along with instructional photos
  • information on ingredients & tools- resources to find items they might not have
  • instructional cooking videos

How to Purchase:  The 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar sells for $14.95.  Click the link to purchase and read more about it.

The Giveaway: Diane is giving away one copy of her desk calendar to one winner.

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • One entry per person
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • The giveaway begins November 13, 2012 and ends on November 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm eastern time .

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winners will have 24 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a free desk calendar, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. What a neat idea – thanks for offering the giveaway!

    kochac22 at yahoo dot com

  2. I would LOVE this calendar! What a great idea. :)

  3. This sounds perfect! Cookbook and desk calendar in one! What could be better!

  4. I am a clinical dietitian and this would be a great addition to my desk at work- always looking for new teaching tools and resources for my patients!

    sfveggielo (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Chita Mulholland says:

    Great idea! Would love to have one.

  6. I love this idea! It would be so perfect on my office desk where there is such small space!


  7. Just discovered you website, and I’m SO looking forward to discovering new recipes reagarding Gluten Free meals! Awesome website!

  8. Wonderful idea to help me stay organized! :)

  9. The calendar looks great! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  10. Finally, a useful Cookbook Desk Calendar!! I love the compact “CD” size. It looks perfect and somehing that will be used many times over!

  11. This would be a great addition to my desk. Thanks!

  12. Melissa Vocke says:

    Thank you for this site and sharing with! My husbands was diagnosed in March of 2007 and funding good things for Celiac is not easy all the time!!

  13. Jen Kemeny says:

    I have two daughters aged 17 and 12. The three of us went gluten free “cold turkey!” It has been an interesting journey as I am trying to keep all food GF when I pack for school lunches and social gatherings! Thank you for the ongoing info and support.

  14. Kimberly says:

    This is such a brillant idea – I have so many friends who would enjoy this as a gift.

  15. This would be SO helpful! I am gluten, dairy, and soy free. Once I have a gluten free recipe, it is very easy for me to tweak the rest so I can have it. Thanks for offering this! Have a great day!

  16. Tammy B says:

    What a cool idea. I would Love this!

  17. Stephanie S says:

    Looks so nice. What a great idea and compact too. Looks like its easy to take anywhere. Excited about the yummy and creative receipes to help me with my gluten intolerance. I just realized I am gluten intolerate and I am new to all this. It would be a blessing to have some receipes to start me off on this new journey. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  18. Michelle says:

    How cool! Love that it flips and has a stand!

  19. Diane Hamilton says:

    No more stressing about what’s for dinner :) healthy family = happy mommy

  20. Trying to change the family’s eating habits, this looks like a great way to start!!

  21. What a great idea! My mom would love this!

  22. I’m in desperate need of more GFCF recipe ideas. This looks perfect!

  23. I love calendars with cookbooks and this one has a nice stand. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

  24. emily loiselle says:

    I love this idea! It would be nice in my kitchen for dinner ideas!

  25. Shannon J. says:

    This is a great idea! Please count me in!

  26. patricia J says:

    Sounds great. Extra recipes are always good.

  27. TuesdaiGirl says:

    What a great idea! I would love to have this calendar!

  28. That sounds like it would be great cookbook to have!

  29. Amanda Roesch says:

    Want it!

  30. Tracy Bennett says:

    I love food calendars. More gluten free recipes are always welcome.

  31. Vicky S says:

    A great gift for my mother who is looking into cooking safer And when she is done I’ll use the pictures for my china painting ideas!

  32. I love the idea and I have a new gluten free friend who would the combo-calendar.

  33. Wonderful idea. I’d love to win this as I am just starting out going gluten free.

  34. Sherry says:

    That is a great idea! This would be nice in my tiny kitchen or for a Christmas gift!

  35. Autumn says:

    Looks awesome!

  36. Cindy W. says:

    What a wonderful, unique idea. Thank you for the giveaway.

  37. Carole says:

    This sounds like a perfect tool in helping us with our Gluten Free Cooking. I would love to win this promotion. Thank You.

  38. I’ve been wanting one of these for a while! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I just ran across this website while searching for a gluten free cheese sauce to use for Thanksgiving. I really look forward to getting some new gluten free recipe. Thank you for giving this opportunity to win this cookbook desk calendar with gluten free recipes on the back.

  40. Colleen M. says:

    Would love to be a winner!

  41. Katherine says:

    What a delicious looking calendar. I like that calendar.

  42. Jill Hartley says:

    What a beautiful calendar! Count me in!

  43. I love reading cookbooks! What a great idea for a desk calendar and best of all it is gluten free!

  44. Love the idea. Cd calendar with useful recipes, would love one. Thanks for having a giveaway.

  45. Ila Jeanne Foerch says:

    A calendar with meal ideas & recipes. Love that idea & would like the calendar!

  46. Joyce Powel says:

    What a great combo! You have become my go to for gluten-free – thanks for sharing :0)

  47. Pretty, pretty please! This would make me so happy!

  48. I’m new to this gluten free diet and I love the way I feel what a difference. I have been making some of your dishes and breads they are awesome. The cookbook calendar is a fantastic way for new ideas!!! Awesome idea !!!

  49. Robin Dieckmann says:

    Thank you so much; your support and assistance to me while I am still adjusting to being gluten free and lactose free is very much appreciated!

  50. Kathi Sandler says:

    Yes!! I need this!! Love Diane’s website and recipes!!

  51. Johanna says:

    Love food calendars but I never buy them because our family is dairy, egg and gluten free…I can only stare at the pictures. Now this one is different!
    Thanks Diane!

  52. Carolyn Lang says:

    I would love this beautiful calendar. The recipes make it amazing.

  53. Oh boy! What a swell giveaway! I know whoever wins will be thrilled. 😀 Thank you ever so much (and for making entering so easy)! *laugh*

  54. Jeeun Kim says:

    I’ve been gluten free for 2 years. Dairy free for 2 months. Would love a collection of GFDF recipes!

  55. Jacqlin says:

    This looks like a fun way to plan menus…I’d enjoy winning this calender for a great start to a new year!

  56. I would love to win :)

  57. Amazing idea and such a great gift. It’s a reminder each day that eating Gluten free so delicious.

  58. love the concept of this!

  59. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I’m fairly new to GF/CaseinFree cooking, and am busy looking for good resources. One recipe I would love to get my hands on would be GF popovers. You wouldn’t happen to have that on, say, June 2013’s page, would you?

    Peace, and thank you for this opportunity!

  60. Beautiful calendar, would love to win it :)

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