Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 2006 Cookbook Giveaway

The first cookbook that I gave away, Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen, came to me by way of a mixup in a cookbook order. This time I had to select one on my own. That's not easy since there are so many cookbooks out there. I decided that this month I would give away one of my most used cookbooks, Favorite Brand Name Slow Cooker, Casseroles and More. I was fortunate to pick up a nice new copy of this for one of you.




Now, this isn't a fancy celebrity chef cookbook but I can't imagine that anyone couldn't find a few recipes that suited their tastes in this monster of a book. There are over 500 recipes on almost 400 pages. Lots of photographs too.

Don't let the Favorite Brand Name title fool you - most of the recipes aren't loaded with convenience products. I own quite a few Favorite Brand Name cookbooks but if I could only have one, this would be it. The name is a bit misleading in that I don't think there are any more slow cooker recipes than there are casseroles, skillet dinners, etc. This book would be useful even if you don't own a crockpot.

These are some of the recipes from this book that I've tried so far:

Barbara’s Pork Chop Dinner
Bayou-Style Pot Pie
Chicken and Linguine in Creamy Tomato Sauce
Chicken Enchiladas
Ham and Egg Enchiladas
Jambalaya Stir-Fry on Cajun Rice
Milwaukee Pork Stew
Sausage and Mushroom Pasta
Spanish-Style Couscous
Sweet JalapeƱo Mustard Turkey Thighs

This is how it works - just leave a comment on the giveaway post pledging that you'll use the cookbook for your own pleasure (cooking, reading, staring at it on your bookshelf) and you won't turn around and sell it on E-bay, at a yard sale, etc. No, you don't have to write that out - if you comment, I'll assume your motives are pure. I just need an e-mail address (if your profile links to an e-mail, you don't need to type it out, I'll find it). Entry is open until the last day of the month. First chance I get after that, I'll put all the names in a hat and pick two names. The winner will have a week to give me their address after I contact them. If I don't hear from that person, the book goes to the second name I picked. I'll pay the shipping, of course.

As I said, this is a MONSTER of a book so I'll have to limit this to US mailing addresses only again.

*****The winner was Anette********

26 comments:

H0kie Erin said...

Ooo! Ooo! I love the slow cooker! Count me in. miners_angel_erin@yahoo.com

chrispy said...

Paula, count me in. I am always looking for more ways to use my crock pot or to make meals that my non-foodies don't snub there noses at.

anette said...

hi, love your blog. i wish my dh was more adventurous with food. i love to try new recipes, he likes tried and true. so i compromise and experiment when the kids come for supper. anywho, i would like to be in the running for this cookbook. winter is coming and my crockpot will get a workout.

anettemartinrn@yahoo.com

MJ Vaughn said...

I would love to personally give this book a place on my shelf!

Thanks for the great blog and the chance to win!

MJ

wendyb532 said...

I would love this book. I work as a cook in an elementary school and by the time I get home I don't want to cook anymore. I always use my slow cooker and am looking for different recipes all the time. I hope I win, this looks like a great book.

Wendyb532

Amy said...

I've been looking for a good slow cooker cookbook. Throw me in!!

creativeriddle@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

Another teacher here who would get great use out of that book! Thank you!
lrandall79 at comcast dot net

ellen said...

i'm a little embarrassed to say that i've never used my crockpot. it intimidates me, i think. maybe it needs to be dusted off ;)

ellen(at)absolutelycuckoo(dot)net

:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, that's great! Since my bookshelf is a little empty and I'm always on the search for interesting cookbooks, please do COUNT ME IN...
I love to go through my cookbooks on a regular basis and I enjoy trying any new recipe.

Thanks for organizing such giveaways and for feeding your blog with cool recipes!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Sorry I didn't see the thing about US only, so count me out!...

Megan said...

I love my crockpot - this book sounds great! Hope I win. Thanks for the chance! :)

gingers99@comcast.net

Gail said...

Ooh, sounds like fun! I love my crockpot and I love cookbooks so count me in!

gail said...

forgot to leave email!
gkb408@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I need this so badly! I never have that much time to cook, so this would be a great resource! And I promise I won't sell it
Thanks,
wrig9945@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Ooh, Ooh, count me in too :) I love using my crockpot and I love seeing recipes that are "tried and true" :) Sounds like a good one!

Stacy

{email stacy@hambones.org}

Claudette said...

Yay! I have been dying to learn to use my slow cooker (its still in the box)!
unfound@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Not only am I a cookbook junkie also, I have two crockpots.

chefk19303 @ sbcglobal.net

Stephanie said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway. I read your blog every chance I get.

ford2365@yahoo.com

Peggy said...

I enjoy reading your blog and check it frequently! Please include me in your chance to win!

Peggy@sellpahomes.com

Tracy said...

I have about two things I do well in the slow cooker. Would love to have a few more.

na said...

I'd love to enter this competition although sadly live on the other side of the world. Regardlessly I think this is a fantastic idea and kudos to the host! Great Job!

Anonymous said...

Ack! again, Google login isn't working.

Please toss my name in the hat as well...

maggiDOTsmithATgmailDOTcom

Lauren said...

I've just starting reading your blog... I love it - being a cookbook junkie myself. My mother has a wonderful old crock pot that I'm dying to use. Count me in for this !!

soulshine113@aol.com

Emily said...

Perfect timing :) I just used my brand new crock pot for the first time last week and I'm in love with it. Please count me in!
egrudzinski01@aurora.edu

Sandra Greathouse said...

Hi...from another bonfide cookbook junkie! I love your blog...just found it and definately will be here daily. Would love to add your slow cooker book to my kitchen library. Love to read cookbooks as well as cook and bake from them, and promise to give it a good home!

Augusta said...

I think I use my crockpot at least twice a week. I'd love a copy of this cookbook.
Augusta
email: lhotsi@hotmail.com