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you need this cookbook!!

you need this cookbook!!


Cory had a great birthday! 10. Wow. We open presents in the morning, before school… as if our mornings aren’t chaotic enough! Chuckle. All Cory wanted was an ‘airsoft’ gun, or money, so he could buy an ‘airsoft’ gun. So, just to give him a hard time, we wrapped up presents that are NOT interesting to a 10 year old: socks, pencils, new shorts, new shirts and ugly teeth gag gifts. (ok, there was a little candy in there that was somewhat redeeming!)  And just to torture him more fully, I color copied 10 dollar bills, and taped them on top of the gifts. There was ONE real 10 dollar bill (smile!)… well, he then caught on and figured out that there was something else, and found the ‘airsoft shotgun’ under colton’s bed. He was SOO excited.  after I took a Sonic Chili Cheese Cooney to school for Cory for lunch, and donuts to the classroom, Cassie took them for Sonic treats after school and Eric and I took Cory to the restaurant of his choice for dinner. (He chose Chilis!) … SO, we had a great daY! Cory was happy!! I love Chili’s…


ok, so check this out:
This is my most favorite cook book ever.
Now, I am not a big ‘cook’, but you know, families like to eat. This cook book has been my staple cook book, the fall back, the true blue…awesome. And it’s got it all: desserts, breads, appetizers, main dishes…etc. I love it.  ok, so just a few days ago, I mentioned ‘Elizabeth Banks’ on my blog- the one w/ the easter goodies!… it’s her cookbook. She is a family friend, that I feel like I have known her forever… she is just an all around totally awesome, feel good, taste good cook. Ok, so anyway, I dropped a little thank you thing off, and we got talking and I asked if she has more of those cookbooks… I mean, I thought surely they were long gone! GOOD NEWS!! She has just done another run, and so she has some to sell! I was so excited, because I think they are awesome gifts… anyway, she usually sells them for $15. but is offering them for $12.99. (sweet deal) you can email her HERE if you would like to pick one up! she has given me ONE to give away!! So if you would LOVE to have my most FAVORITE cookbook ever… leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite thing to cook!  I love her salads, the texas sheet cake recipie is in there, tons of cookies and yummy realistic meals, tasty soups. It’s a winner, I TOTALLY recommend it.

holy cow.. she makes the BEST sugar cookies ever.

  • mandie segura

    15 April, 2009 at 3:14 pm Reply

    I LOVE to make brownies from scratch!!!

  • stephanie

    15 April, 2009 at 3:16 pm Reply

    My favorite thing is anything Mexican!

  • Michelle M

    15 April, 2009 at 3:27 pm Reply

    I myself do not cook all that often but dinner by my hubby from the grill is totally yummy, and my Mother-in-laws Texas sheet cake.

  • Kimberly Sackett

    15 April, 2009 at 3:28 pm Reply

    I love to bake…anything with chocolate in it!! Kim S.

  • Roberta Hartzog

    15 April, 2009 at 3:35 pm Reply

    My husband is the cook in the house. He always wants some good down to earth things to cook! If the book is everything you say – you might even inspire me to cook!

  • Angie Nichalson

    15 April, 2009 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi..I love to cook anything Mexican, but I also love my grandma’s sheet cake. Would love to see your friend’s recipe too!!

  • Heidi Y

    15 April, 2009 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I love to bake and I’d like to learn to cook! Sounds like a great book!!

  • Marty

    15 April, 2009 at 4:05 pm Reply

    I love to make homemade cookies!

  • Alayna

    15 April, 2009 at 4:06 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook…wow hard one. Fajitas probably. Anything quick, easy, and yummy.
    The cookbook looks awesome. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes

  • Jen Parshall

    15 April, 2009 at 4:11 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is chocolate cake with fluffy white frosting and chocolate sprinkles, but honestly my husband is the cook in the house and I would love for him to experience some new recipes and bonus….this weekend is his birthday!!

  • joanne

    15 April, 2009 at 4:13 pm Reply

    My family is always putting me on the dessert list for all gatherings as that is what I love to make! The best book, since I don’t have Elizabeth’s yet, is The Cake Mix Doctor. You can make anything if you have a box cake mix on hand! I cook, bake, etc all the time and would love to have some new recipes from this book. TFS

  • Nicole R.

    15 April, 2009 at 4:16 pm Reply

    I love to cook and most of the time my husbands family finds there way over to my house around dinner time. I love trying new recipes. I make just about everything, except pies. I haven’t mastered the art of the pie crust, YET!

  • deb

    15 April, 2009 at 4:21 pm Reply

    My favorite meal to cook right now, is cut 3 pieces of thick sliced bacon into small pieces, brown, add a sliced onion and 1/2 pound of mushrooms, brown slightly, add a pound of baby spinach and wilt, add about 2 cups cooked pasta, salt and pepper toss together and you have a great, quick easy meal. You can dress this up with other protein, vegetables or herbs.

  • jennifer cruz

    15 April, 2009 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Pasta, pasta, pasta !! I cook it a hundred different ways & being Italian I know them all….I guess my fav is Penne with chicken, olives & artichokes cooked in olive oil with lots of basil…YUM…..

  • Sheri

    15 April, 2009 at 4:27 pm Reply

    I love to cook anything mexican. Stuffed green chilis, spanish rice even chicken cheese crisps can be made to look special.

  • Lisa L.

    15 April, 2009 at 4:28 pm Reply

    I love to bake banana bread — yummy! With chocolate chips too!

  • Susan

    15 April, 2009 at 4:28 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is choc. chip cookies because I’m totally addicted to the dough! I put dough into two or three little bowls and keep it in the fridge. Usually they last about 36 hours (at the most!)

  • Katie Squires

    15 April, 2009 at 4:32 pm Reply

    crock pot goodness all the way 🙂

  • Linda Munro

    15 April, 2009 at 4:38 pm Reply

    Hi there! My favorite thing to cook has got to be Mexican or Italian—- actually my son comes home from his first year at college in one more month ~ and I can’t wait to cook whatever he wants!! It’s not the same with just me and my husband 😉

  • Shauna

    15 April, 2009 at 4:41 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook for dinner is chicken mushroom fettucine…oh the calories but oh the YUM!!

  • Mindy

    15 April, 2009 at 4:45 pm Reply

    I love to make cookies and the quick breads like banana bread, etc. Something relaxing about putting together those ingredients (plus, I like eating the finished product!).

  • deborah

    15 April, 2009 at 4:47 pm Reply

    I like to cook and eat anything with sugar.

  • michelle

    15 April, 2009 at 4:48 pm Reply

    my favorite thing to cook are TACOS & cupcakes!
    Today is my 1/2 Birthday so that is what we are having for dinner.

  • Sally Sellke

    15 April, 2009 at 4:50 pm Reply

    One of my staple recipes is lasagne and I also make a grea tasting low fat apple pie. But I love to find new easy recipes that everyone will eat. Thanks for the chance to win
    Cheers Sally

  • Kristine

    15 April, 2009 at 4:51 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook these days are soups/stews. I can do the work early in the day and not need to stress when I am with the kids after school running them all over town! Looks like a great cookbook – thanks to you and Elizabeth.

  • Amy Coose

    15 April, 2009 at 4:53 pm Reply

    I’m not a ‘cook’ either, but I do love to bake. I love to make homemade oatmeal banana bread! Thanks for the chance to get my hands on a great cookbook!

  • Tonya B.

    15 April, 2009 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I just made potato, vegetable soup
    added bacon bits and cheddar cheese to the top and OMG is it GREAT.
    then brownies for desert
    have a wonderful week
    thanks for the chance to win..

  • Barbara Eads

    15 April, 2009 at 5:02 pm Reply

    I love to make soups. Something so satisfying about all that cutting and chopping—and the kitchen smells so good too!

  • kat-in-texas

    15 April, 2009 at 5:05 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is chicken spaghetti because there’s ALWAYS leftovers to reheat the next day or two (and it’s better the next day). P I C K M E !!! 🙂

  • Kathy

    15 April, 2009 at 5:07 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is cookies. Oatmeal Butterscotch!!

  • E. Simpson

    15 April, 2009 at 5:08 pm Reply

    I love to roast a whole chicken with vegetables. It’s so easy, but looks fancy! It’s such an inexpensive but delicious meal. We always have left over chicken, so I shred it up and use it for another meal later in the week. You can’t get any better than 2 meals in one! Thanks for the fun, Heidi!

  • Amanda Z.

    15 April, 2009 at 5:09 pm Reply

    My favorite to make are desserts, especially brownies!
    Love how you wrapped up the “not interesting” presents. We always got socks for Christmas!

  • scrappinseminole

    15 April, 2009 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Fave thing to cook – Coq au vin. Got the recipe from Saveur (http://www.saveur.com/article/food/Coq-au-Vin-21046725) and it is decadent! A lot of work – but SO worth the effort once in a while.
    If you make it, you can just use whatever chicken pieces you like rather than the whole chicken, which doesn’t yield much for a big group.

  • Caryn

    15 April, 2009 at 5:12 pm Reply

    We tend to get into food ruts, but lately we have been making thai curry shrimp and sticky rice like we ate in a restaurant on a recent trip to Hawaii.

  • Heather Bosch

    15 April, 2009 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I would LOVE the cookbook!!!

  • Cindy

    15 April, 2009 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Always need new recipes!!!

  • jen

    15 April, 2009 at 5:23 pm Reply

    my favorite things to cook are comfort foods. corn chowder, chocolate chip cookies, chili. anything that’s good on a fall day. although it makes cooking in the summer a little bit more challenging ;o)

  • Dawn

    15 April, 2009 at 5:26 pm Reply

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies and best of all I love to eat homemade chocolate chip cookies…fresh out of the oven…nice and warm of course!

  • Alison Carlson

    15 April, 2009 at 5:32 pm Reply

    My specialty is spaghetti and meatballs. Can’t go wrong with that!

  • Karen

    15 April, 2009 at 5:33 pm Reply

    I love to make bbq chicken pizza!
    Karen R,

  • Shirley K.

    15 April, 2009 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Favorite thing to cook – homemade dumplings (Chinese-style). They’re not completely homemade in that I don’t actually make the wraps from scratch, but close enough. We don’t make them that often because it can take a while to make them, especially when we make a bunch at a time, but they are tasty!

  • Holli Careswell

    15 April, 2009 at 5:39 pm Reply

    I really need a good sugar cookie recipe! My grandma’s is the bomb, but she can’t ever remember how she does it, a little of this, an eggshell full of that. I think I need to videotape her!

  • Ali

    15 April, 2009 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I love to cook biscotti…..it’s always a favorite and I always get raves, so it’s my claim to fame.

  • dmatthews

    15 April, 2009 at 5:42 pm Reply

    My favorite is homemade Tollhouse cookies!

  • cindy johnston

    15 April, 2009 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Wow, that sounds like a great cookbook! I dont do a great deal of cooking myself but I do LOVE cookbooks! LOL My favorite thing to cook is (dont laugh)….spaghetti! simple….:)

  • Denise

    15 April, 2009 at 5:50 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is spaghetti! I have always cooked it the same way and anytime I try some new spaghetti recipe my family revolts!

  • Fran Heupel

    15 April, 2009 at 5:57 pm Reply

    I would love to win this cookbook. I love cooking and enjoy reading recipes and cookbooks. I love to cook Chicken, Pastas and love baking cookies.

  • tracy

    15 April, 2009 at 6:02 pm Reply

    I love to cook soups, Heidi! My kids kind of get tired of it, though…”soup again?” they say. Thanks for the chance to win – it sounds like a great little cookbook!

  • Cari

    15 April, 2009 at 6:04 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is cookies! I dread dinner because I just don’t know what to make. When I have a plan I’m fine. So I would LOVE a cookbook with good recipes!

  • Kelly B

    15 April, 2009 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Cut out sugar cookies for any season/holiday of the year and they must have frosting. None of the kind with only sprinkles in my house! I used to make them & mail them to my nephew when he was young & lived out of state. Now I’m mailing them to him out of state for his freshmen year in college.

  • Caroline

    15 April, 2009 at 6:08 pm Reply

    Homemade mac and cheese is my favorite thing to make!!

  • Shawn

    15 April, 2009 at 6:24 pm Reply

    my current favorite … a box of duncan hines spice cake and 15 oz can of pumpkin.
    Thats it. Mix the 2 together and bake for 20 minutes at 400. Thanks hungrygirl.com You can sub any type of cake mix. Devils food for great brownies. Enjoy.

  • cheryl yelverton

    15 April, 2009 at 6:29 pm Reply

    I am so hungry right now I could eat a cookbook. Sugar cookies huh? Texas sheet cake huh? oh yeah. Can you tell my sweet tooth is responding? Thanks, ms.cheryl

  • elizabeth

    15 April, 2009 at 6:30 pm Reply

    heidi. i remember seeing a family photographer you had take your pics a while back. i am in the phoenix area. could you send me the link to him/her? I remember loving the pics!!!
    [email protected]

  • laura j

    15 April, 2009 at 6:31 pm Reply

    The recipes sound yummy! I love to collect cookbooks even though you can find any recipe on-line. There’s nothing like flipping through a stack of cookbooks to find the perfect recipe!

  • Pattie

    15 April, 2009 at 6:32 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi! I have been enjoying making soups lately. p.s. I tried the “Texas Sheet Cake” recipe when you posted it and it is incredible.

  • Erin T.

    15 April, 2009 at 6:35 pm Reply

    I love to cook cereal. LOL. That’s why I need this book!

  • Jessica

    15 April, 2009 at 6:38 pm Reply

    We don’t have a favorite! But we really like good food, with lots of flavor! I have had a couple mishaps this last month with choosing bad recipes, so a book like this is heaven sent!

  • Danna Jones

    15 April, 2009 at 6:39 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook and most requested by my family is, cheesy hashbrown potatoes.

  • Amy

    15 April, 2009 at 6:41 pm Reply

    I love to cook different pasta dishes. I love pasta, so it’s fun to try new ways, new ingredients, new tastes.

  • Vickie Jones

    15 April, 2009 at 6:41 pm Reply

    I have a green chilli chicken stew receipe that is to die for, and it all comes out of a can, so it’s super easy!

  • kiki comin

    15 April, 2009 at 6:43 pm Reply

    i love baking and decorating cakes..and making any yummy cookies.:)

  • PAM

    15 April, 2009 at 6:44 pm Reply

    I love to cook a good pasta meal, like chicken noodle casserole, lasagna, or homemade mac and cheese.
    Yum! And I LOVE a good cookbook! Thanks, Heidi.

  • Louise Dubord

    15 April, 2009 at 6:45 pm Reply

    I agree I NEED this cookbook, because I am a cookbook collector and adore to cook… everything. But as years pass, I tend to choose simpler things now, so I can devote time to my other passion… scrapbooking! I have been looking for the perfect sugar cookie recipe and now I am hooked!

  • Barb

    15 April, 2009 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Texas Sheet Cake is the bomb….love to cook!

  • Kim Gust

    15 April, 2009 at 6:49 pm Reply

    I love to bake and decorate cut-out sugar cookies for holidays. It is my goal to do more cooking meals for my family now that my son is eating table food, so I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Ellen Patton

    15 April, 2009 at 6:51 pm Reply

    I love to bake (cakes, cookies, brownies, etc.) at midnight.

  • KristiGilbert

    15 April, 2009 at 6:53 pm Reply

    My favorite dish to cook is lemon shrimp pasta! YUMMY!!! Oh, and for dessert: dutch apple pie

  • Sally

    15 April, 2009 at 6:55 pm Reply

    Sounds like a great cookbook!
    Texas Sheet cake? Never heard but sounds big..lol

  • Vickie Jarvis

    15 April, 2009 at 6:57 pm Reply

    I love to bake — anything!!! And I love tried and true recipes from real women. (And, I lost ALL my good cookbooks in a recent house fire) – so, pick me, pick me!!!

  • Melanie

    15 April, 2009 at 6:57 pm Reply

    What a fun birthday. My favorite thing to cook is huevos rancheros. I think because it’s easy and inexpensive and my husband and I make it together.

  • Kirsten L

    15 April, 2009 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I like to cook anything in the crock pot. Love the aroma that fills the house.

  • Jenet Morrison

    15 April, 2009 at 7:04 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is pasta w’ chicken and sun-dried tomatoes.Sprinkle a little parm cheese on top,and serve it with a salad and garlic bread.It’s a quick,easy,nutritious meal!!

  • Nancy Wyatt

    15 April, 2009 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I love making my King Ranch Chicken, my hubby loves it and it makes great leftovers and it is sooooooooooo easy to make! hugs from Conroe, TX!

  • Heidi

    15 April, 2009 at 7:12 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is anything I can get all 5 kiddos to eat! 🙂 That makes for a winner in my book 🙂

  • Samantha

    15 April, 2009 at 7:13 pm Reply

    My favourite recipe to make is Antijitos – roasted red peppers, cream cheese, pepperoncinis and cheddar cheese all wrapped up in a tortilla and baked! Delicious!

  • Leone

    15 April, 2009 at 7:18 pm Reply

    I love to cook and this cookbook sounds like a “must have”…..my new favorite thing to cook is so easy and a great dish for special breakfasts….Creme Brulee French Toast….do a search on http://www.epicurious.com and you’ll see that people rave about it.

  • Monica G

    15 April, 2009 at 7:20 pm Reply

    I love to cook! I think my favorite thing to make is homemade mac and cheese, my kids love it and always ask me to make it for any special event we are attending!
    Oh and sugar cookies are my favorite so I hope I win this give away so I can make her recipe!

  • Sheri

    15 April, 2009 at 7:25 pm Reply

    my family’s favorite thing for me to cook is hamburger pie…it’s darN good!! The downside to this is there’s never any leftovers and what mom doesn’t LoVE leftovers?

  • Jessica B

    15 April, 2009 at 7:31 pm Reply

    I am not a huge cook but I do like to bake and make desserts. With my first baby on the way I guess it is time that I learned to cook more than desserts. This cookbook would give me a great start.

  • Lizzy

    15 April, 2009 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I would LOVE the cookbook! I like to cook and bake all sorts of things, and am always on the lookout for new “family favourites”. It’s difficult to chose just one favourite to talk about here, but I guess one thing that I’m liking recently is trying to find our “old favourites” in a lower-calorie formulation, or to adapt an “old favourite” into something more nutritious. And since one sure-fire way to make something more nutritious is to add lots and lots of veggies to it, that’s what I’ve been doing. A new favourite at our house is sloppy joes made with lots of onions, green peppers, carrots, celery, and even mushrooms! Mmmmmm! Very tasty!
    [email protected]

  • Trisha McFarlane

    15 April, 2009 at 7:34 pm Reply

    Lately, I love making chocolate mousse cake (from scratch). It’s so easy and tastes great. Can’t go wrong with chocolate.

  • Kim Rose

    15 April, 2009 at 7:36 pm Reply

    I am in desperate need of new recipes! Great give a way Heidi! Looks like a awesome book!

  • Lorrie

    15 April, 2009 at 7:37 pm Reply

    I love to make a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. My house smells so comforting and good while it is cooking, it is EASY, and my kids will eat it!

  • Kim Rose

    15 April, 2009 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Oh.. and my favorite thing to cook is anything I can grill. Steak, hamburgers, chicken. Love cooking out doors.

  • Wendy

    15 April, 2009 at 7:38 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is pork chops with garlic pepper cooked in olive oil with fresh green beans and some sort of pread! And throw in a salad! Yummo! Thanks for the chance to win Heidi!!

  • kristen

    15 April, 2009 at 7:41 pm Reply

    i don’t like to cook but i love to BAKE cookies!

  • Christine S

    15 April, 2009 at 7:41 pm Reply

    I love to make birthday cakes! Especially if I can make a silly one! So fun!

  • Mary Austin Cox

    15 April, 2009 at 7:42 pm Reply

    I love to make soups… yummy soups with fresh ingredients!! Always looking for new soup recipes.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • ShawninAZ

    15 April, 2009 at 7:52 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook would be oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I have a great recipe they have just a touch of cinnamon in them. We luv them!

  • Carmen

    15 April, 2009 at 7:54 pm Reply

    Pasta is my favourite thing to cook, being Italian and all! It is in my blood!

  • Nita

    15 April, 2009 at 7:59 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is homemade eclairs. Cream puffs from scratch. Vanilla pudding from scratch. With chocolate icing (obviously from scratch) drizzled on top. Always a hit with my family! And, I have to admit, it’s my mom’s recipe!!! My mother is an AWESOME cook!!

  • Elisha

    15 April, 2009 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Our family fave is Tostadas—they are super easy and always sooo good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • cindy barriga

    15 April, 2009 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Most favorite recipe is my Aunt Chole’s enchiladas. I have always enjoyed making them. Each time I make them reminds me of her. 😀

  • Meredith

    15 April, 2009 at 8:04 pm Reply

    I would LOVE her cookbook. I love to make soups in the winter…but have never found the sugar cookie recipe that speaks to me! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Rosanne

    15 April, 2009 at 8:09 pm Reply

    I love to try out new salads! And would love a new cookbook!

  • gabbe

    15 April, 2009 at 8:11 pm Reply

    i love to cook- i make great salsas & pasta sauces & i would love to win this great cookbook!

  • Doris Muria

    15 April, 2009 at 8:15 pm Reply

    I recently found a recipe for a nectarine spinach salad in Good Housekeeping that has a yum-o dressing with it. I also bake a really good pineapple carrot cake.

  • Bob

    15 April, 2009 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Oh how good does that book look. I love to make cup cakes and cream cheese frosting. My favour part is swirling the frosting on the cakes. It makes me feel like I can cook (LOL)

  • Stephanie

    15 April, 2009 at 8:19 pm Reply

    I am not a big cook either and so I need a great cookbook that has it all.
    I do like to cook lasagna and any meal that can be done in a slow cooker.

  • Taryn

    15 April, 2009 at 8:25 pm Reply

    My favorite meal to prepare is Chicken Cordon Bleu, Steamed Rice, Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Asparagus.. Yum! I love trying to new recipes…..a new cookbook would be fun! Thanks for the neat giveaway!

  • Shirley

    15 April, 2009 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I love to cook anything my mom used to make when I was at home, chicken and dumplings, german bread cake, pot roast, and I could go on and on and on….I would love to check out this cookbook.

  • Mary Lou Kemp

    15 April, 2009 at 8:32 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is fried chicken. I make a seasoned flour mix then dip the chicken parts then fry it in my handy dandy cast iron skillet in crisco/or corn oil with about 2 tble. of butter added. Boy oh boy it fries up nice and crispy too. Candied yams, corn bread and ice tea. I like the tea a little sweet (I am from the south). Yummy! Now don’t tell my doctor about this….yikes.

  • Kathie

    15 April, 2009 at 8:33 pm Reply

    I can’t really say I LOVE to cook anything, but I do like the simple recipes. I would have to say Beef Stroaganoff is my favorite right this moment!

  • Joan in Kingman

    15 April, 2009 at 8:39 pm Reply

    I’m like you. Cooking dinner is not my favorite thing, but my 15 year old son thinks he needs to eat on a regular schedule or he’ll shrivel up and blow away. I would love some new recipes to try.

  • Suzi

    15 April, 2009 at 8:41 pm Reply

    When I have time, I love to cook just about anything. However, time seems fairly abbreviated with baseball and soccer this month. So, right now I’m looking for quick, easy, and appetizing! 🙂
    Thanks and Happy Cooking!

  • Rorie

    15 April, 2009 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I would love this! I’m not a huge fan of cooking (my kids are soooo picky!) but I enjoy the fruits of my labor when I bake. 🙂 My favorite things to bake are my Aunt Gayle’s sinfully delicious brownies, and no-bake cookies. Really, cookies of any kind. And then I sit and eat way too many in one sitting.
    Which is why I run. 🙂

  • Wendy

    15 April, 2009 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I love to make all kinds of brownies and many different flavors of cheesecakes.

  • zalaine

    15 April, 2009 at 8:56 pm Reply

    When I see that look on my husband’s face when he sees pork chops on his plate, that makes me so happy. After 38 years of marriage, he still loves my cokking and I love cooking for him, knowing that there is a happy face coming my way…

  • Tagyn

    15 April, 2009 at 8:58 pm Reply

    I love to bake- brownies, cookies, cakes!
    You can never have to much sweetness!!!

  • Adele

    15 April, 2009 at 9:23 pm Reply

    I love to make Thanksgiving dinner. The whole thing from appetizers to dessert. It just makes me happy! And, I make the same dinner every year and everybody loves it!

  • Christine

    15 April, 2009 at 9:33 pm Reply

    My favotie thing is actually bread. There is just something so homey and wonderful about the taste of fresh from the oven bread. Yumm.

  • TracyBzz

    15 April, 2009 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I prefer to bake rather than cook. But if I had to pick something to cook it would be chicken.

  • Shannon McCabe

    15 April, 2009 at 9:36 pm Reply

    i love to cook… i love comfort foods… hmmm…favorite thing to make?…well my friends say they love my navajo tacos!!!! they are scruptious and yummy…

  • vickie Fitzsimmons

    15 April, 2009 at 10:05 pm Reply

    I have 3 boys and one husband and I am constantly baking cookies, bread, treats and homemade dinners always! I love a good cookbook and I would make my sister and friends jealous if I won this cookbook from you.
    Vickie Fitzsimmons

  • Terry W

    15 April, 2009 at 10:09 pm Reply

    Salads sound so good – especially with summer coming! I so love good soups, too.

  • Jamia

    15 April, 2009 at 10:09 pm Reply

    OH MY cook books!!! I can admit that I have a cook book fetish, I pick several up a year. My fave dish to cook is homemade chicken alfredo, I will never buy jar alfredo sauce again, NEVER:)

  • Kathy F

    15 April, 2009 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I just love to cook and bake, period!!! LOL! I really like the Goose Berry Farms cookbooks! 🙂 That is what Elizabeth’s remind me of at first glance! 🙂

  • johanna

    15 April, 2009 at 10:18 pm Reply

    i love bake muffins and different cakes. i love sallad and chicken… and i would love to win this book, because i love cooking-books.

  • felicia

    15 April, 2009 at 10:29 pm Reply

    fajitas! it’s the one thing i always get compliments on:)

  • Andria B.

    15 April, 2009 at 10:40 pm Reply

    I could SOOOOO use this cook book! We are so bored with the six things that I know how to cook. Tacos, Spaghetti, roast dinner etc. Yikes… that is pretty much it.
    Create a beautiful day!!
    Andria B.

  • Sherry Haupt

    15 April, 2009 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Well I love to cook, and soups are my favorite in the winter months salads in the summer, but usually I cook for friends, family and holidays b/c I don’t want or need to eat goodies and yummies on a daily basis sooo since I also love to scrapbook/do paper crafts I use that outlet for my hands, and creative juices to keep me busy so i don’t cook/eat. Always ready for a new cookbook for those tailgates, BBQs and fun gatherings occasions-thanks for the opportunity! Sherry

  • Chelsea

    15 April, 2009 at 11:12 pm Reply

    We are pumpkin fans around here, so we make pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins all year round!!! Yummy!

  • Fiona

    15 April, 2009 at 11:23 pm Reply

    I love to cook Mac & Cheese. It’s easy, tasty and the best thing of all is that the kids eat it all without one complaint !!

  • Sarah Lynn

    16 April, 2009 at 12:09 am Reply

    i am still learning to cook, so new recipes are always fabulous. my favorite thing to bake is cupcakes. i am gonna definitely have to check out elizabeth’s cookbook, sounds yummy!

  • amanda

    16 April, 2009 at 12:28 am Reply

    My favourite thing to cook (and eat) would have to be fettucini. Although it is a heart attack waiting to happen I love the stuff!

  • Rach

    16 April, 2009 at 12:47 am Reply

    Is it ok to enter if you live in Australia? if so I love to cook biscuits especially Anzac’s.

  • emily waters

    16 April, 2009 at 1:00 am Reply

    Oh seriously. You know i have wanted one of her cookbooks for as long as i have known you, a LONG time. i am so excited that she has some and can’t wait to buy one. So many awesome recipes. i have made the texas sheet cake lots of times and its always a hit!!!

  • Christien Oliver Vinson

    16 April, 2009 at 1:17 am Reply

    Oh Heidi, I love your give aways and fun spirit. Considering that I love to cook period (something about the creating process in any form). I’m gonna have to tell you what it is I like to eat the most, and that is anything sweet. Desserts are my fave!…and baby’s got back to prove it(*wink).

  • jennifer law

    16 April, 2009 at 1:59 am Reply

    I love to cook meals that are simple. I love vegetable dishes the most.

  • nan fowler

    16 April, 2009 at 2:28 am Reply

    Here in Texas we make a spaghetti that has chicken in it and my family loves it. I make it all the time for fund raisers and meetings. I am making it next week for our scout group at church to raise money. I would love a new cookbook. Thanks for the chance.

  • Carol

    16 April, 2009 at 3:07 am Reply

    I love to try new recipes but everyone always requests my chicken enchiladas! So easy to make!!!

  • Kathy

    16 April, 2009 at 3:22 am Reply

    I love chicken enchilada soup. So good and so easy! What an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much!

  • Marlisa

    16 April, 2009 at 3:46 am Reply

    I love to make Chinese (my own style). It’s fast, the girls love it and they get a lot of vegetables.

  • Donna M

    16 April, 2009 at 4:11 am Reply

    Hi Heidi
    My fav thing to cook is eggplant parmigain and home made cheesecake. Yumm
    Oh and my spaghetti sauce.

  • Cathy

    16 April, 2009 at 4:15 am Reply

    I love to cook cupcakes from my granmothers recipee yum o

  • Cindy McDannold

    16 April, 2009 at 4:19 am Reply

    Salads, salads, and more salads. Truly a dish that can be changed for any reason. I like to try all kinds. Cindy McD

  • Valerie

    16 April, 2009 at 4:22 am Reply

    I get so fed up cooking the same things! It would be nice to have new inspiration – especially when it’s a cookbook that comes recommended. Thanks.

  • kim cronin

    16 April, 2009 at 4:23 am Reply

    I love to cook anything with cheese on it or in it. My family loves cheese! I’m also into desserts (smiles)…thanks for the chance to win.

  • Belinda

    16 April, 2009 at 4:32 am Reply

    Hi, Heidi:
    Welcome home! I love your ten year-old birthday idea (with the fake gifts and the fake money). Very good. My favorite thing to cook would have to be pound cakes. My three favorite are german chocolate chip pound cake (Becky Higgins’ recipe), butterscotch pound cake and good ol’ cream cheese pound cake. Very southern (which I am), and very good. I’m always looking for new cookbooks… so PICK ME!

  • Amy

    16 April, 2009 at 4:45 am Reply

    always looking for new and easy recipes!

  • Antoinette

    16 April, 2009 at 4:45 am Reply

    Mine would have to be the apple pie! You sound so inpired by her recipes that I feel like getting all my old favs together and making a book to share!

  • Erika

    16 April, 2009 at 4:56 am Reply

    I have 2 favorite things I like to make: this killer good chicken enchilada recipe that my family loves, the leftovers are especially good, and my monster bar recipe which fills a pan but the pan is usually gone in 2 days!!!!! Yummy! Might have to make both of them today!
    Thanks for the drawing and belated Happy Bday to your sweet Cory! The neighbor boys next to us have airsoft guns and they invite my Gabe to join them and he loves it too!!!!!

  • Robin R.

    16 April, 2009 at 4:58 am Reply

    My favorite thing to make is Beef Brisket. My girlfriend gave me a recipe that is absolutely wonderful. My family, including those who live far away are always asking me to make it for them. I am a cookbook collector so I would love to win this neat cookbook. Thanks for the contest.

  • Belinda

    16 April, 2009 at 5:00 am Reply

    I’m no big cook either. And i know this doesn’t sound very gourmet, But i like to make bolognaise meat cause its so versatile (spaghetti, salad wraps, tacos, pies) and is a great comfort food in winter! 🙂

  • rebecca rader

    16 April, 2009 at 5:03 am Reply

    Hi! Yum, yum, yum. You have me thinking this morning! I love to make spinach salad! Yep! I even get the kids to eat it! Simply add real bacon bits (warmed up) and the honey mustard dressing and tomatoes. Sometimes I get a little wild and make garlic cheese bread too! Yummy!

  • Lee Ann

    16 April, 2009 at 5:04 am Reply

    My favorite thing to make is Christmas cookies! In December I bake at least 40 different kinds! I would love to have a new recipe book!!!

  • csuzanne

    16 April, 2009 at 5:25 am Reply

    i’m doing a lot of casseroles right now, and my boys are not happy….a little inspiration would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Dixie

    16 April, 2009 at 5:27 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is fried chicken. Would love to win this cookbook.

  • Cindy

    16 April, 2009 at 5:45 am Reply

    My favorite thing is sugar cookies with white fluffy frosting. I love making them into different shapes and decorating them for each season.

  • Heather

    16 April, 2009 at 5:46 am Reply

    My favorite is strawberries dipped in chocolate!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Tashia Uken

    16 April, 2009 at 5:52 am Reply

    My favorite thing to make is homemade pizza.

  • Gale

    16 April, 2009 at 6:00 am Reply

    Brownies. Most likely because I like to eat them!

  • peggy forma

    16 April, 2009 at 6:02 am Reply

    i love to cook and collecting good cookbooks is a hobby of mine.
    i can not resist a new one that i
    hope this one becomes part of my

  • LenaS

    16 April, 2009 at 6:12 am Reply

    i enjoy making chicken fajitas. And my youngest son loves to help me in the kitchen with all kinds of food…to him it has to be from scratch. I like the easy way sometimes.
    Thx Elizabeth and Heidi.
    Congrats to Cory on his double-digits! This is a good age–protect him and keep him safe…boys are not invincible even though they think so at this age. Just a word because i care.

  • LenaS

    16 April, 2009 at 6:15 am Reply

    O, just wanted to say. “Thanks for finding another way to make me FAT-er.”

  • Shelly

    16 April, 2009 at 6:18 am Reply

    I love to cook pasta, most likely because it’s my favorite food. I also enjoy cooking my dad’s chili recipe–my other favorite food.

  • Amber

    16 April, 2009 at 6:25 am Reply

    So, I hate to cook, but being on a budget, it was time to get myself into the kitchen. I have some staple recipes my boys love, but it’s always nice to have a new cookbook to try! (last week on vacation, and after eating out EVERY night, my oldest son looked at me and said he missed my cooking – tug on the heartstrings or what!)

  • Paula

    16 April, 2009 at 6:25 am Reply

    I love to make yummy cakes and cookies for my boys!

  • Heather S

    16 April, 2009 at 6:28 am Reply

    I love to cook and bake just about anything! My mom teases me that I used to be a “the more complicated the better” cook. That’s changed a little these days 🙂
    I was trying to google your friend and her cookbook after your earlier post, with no luck, so I’m really glad for the follow-up!

  • Bethany E.

    16 April, 2009 at 6:29 am Reply

    My favorite things to bake are my homemade cinnamon rolls…yum!!!

  • Bobbi-Jo

    16 April, 2009 at 6:31 am Reply

    Fresh Salsa – bar none. It’s easy, looks like it took hours, and tastes GLORIOUS!
    I’m always excited for new ‘tastes great’ recipes! Thanks for the chance!

  • Laura P

    16 April, 2009 at 6:34 am Reply

    My favorite things to make are desserts. I don’t mind cooking, it’s just been tough lately to think up things for dinner that don’t require a whole night in the kitchen. So some new recipes for real people would be awesome!

  • Marie Moser

    16 April, 2009 at 6:35 am Reply

    I LOVE to cook anything! Lately I have been loving using my crockpot to cook up delicious meals. So yummy! But my all time fave thing to make is….yep, cookies!!

  • Donna Crum

    16 April, 2009 at 6:37 am Reply

    As much as I love to cook, these days I enjoy not cooking just as much so some new recipes would be delightful! I have just discovered the joy of baking good southern biscuits! Quite dangerous.

  • Amy W.

    16 April, 2009 at 6:46 am Reply

    I am happy that he had a great birthday…so fun that your family likes to lovingly tease! My new favorite thing to make now is Honey Lime Chicken Enchildas…so yummy, but the second runner up is a BLT pasta salad. I just discovered that avocado is really good in it as well!

  • Melissa

    16 April, 2009 at 6:47 am Reply

    I LOVE to bake…but there’s one rule…IT HAS TO HAVE CHOCOLATE IN IT!!! lol

  • {vicki}

    16 April, 2009 at 6:49 am Reply

    I love to cook and am always on the lookout for new recipes to try!
    My specialty is lasagna!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris SB

    16 April, 2009 at 6:52 am Reply

    I love to make oreo ice cream cake. It’s my son’s favorite.

  • Krista

    16 April, 2009 at 6:52 am Reply

    I am always looking for new ideas! I love to bake – anything sweet!

  • Danielle

    16 April, 2009 at 6:52 am Reply

    i love to make TIRAMISU from scratch!!
    i kind of alter one of giada de laurentiis’ recipes to make my own version! so YUM! and the homemade whipped cream is THE BEST!

  • Beverly

    16 April, 2009 at 6:54 am Reply

    I love to make a tortilla chicken soup..MMMMmmmm!!! It’s a combination of my favorite Mexican cuisine and CHEESE. 🙂 Sometimes the best cookbooks are the ones passed down from person to person over the years.

  • Juli

    16 April, 2009 at 7:03 am Reply

    My all time favorite thing to make is homemade pizza on the grill! It was a disaster the first few times, but now it has been perfected and everyone LOVES it!
    We make it at least once a week in the summer months on my charcoal Weber grill!
    Fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden and fresh mozzarella! YUMMY!

  • Karen

    16 April, 2009 at 7:05 am Reply

    I’m not a big fan of cooking, but like you said, families need to eat. I like easy, delicious things – like homemade salsa with lots of cilantro!

  • [email protected]

    16 April, 2009 at 7:12 am Reply

    cookies (slice and bake) with my boys! Just keeping in real and honest.

  • Stéphanie Pouliot

    16 April, 2009 at 7:14 am Reply

    Mine is all type of sweets… just anything with sugar!

  • Mabel M

    16 April, 2009 at 7:20 am Reply

    Absolutely love the homemade cookies!!! =)

  • Holly S

    16 April, 2009 at 7:20 am Reply

    My fav to cook is homemade cookies…love them

  • Shaylin

    16 April, 2009 at 7:21 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook these days (thanks to my Mother) is Poppy Seed Chicken! It may sound a little iffy, but let me tell you, it is thee most delicious dinner!!

  • Pam Dean

    16 April, 2009 at 7:22 am Reply

    I love to make soup. I feel like I’ve really accomplished something when I have a pot of soup made for dinner.

  • Angie Hamill

    16 April, 2009 at 7:25 am Reply

    I am a Cookbook horder. I love any and all that are different from the main ones you can get at the regular book store, would love to win this one. =O)

  • Leslee Barrow

    16 April, 2009 at 7:31 am Reply

    I am another gal that likes to use the crock pot. I am full of energy in the morning, but run out of steam in the afternoon, when it is time to think about dinner. So the crock pot helps out with that.
    Leslee in MT

  • Stephanie Matlack

    16 April, 2009 at 7:33 am Reply

    Anything quick and easy. Lately our dinners have been pretty boring. I need some new recipes to spice it up alittle.

  • Nancyjo

    16 April, 2009 at 7:34 am Reply

    Chili I like to make chili. Also almost anything that I can throw in the crockpost and have it done when I get home from work.

  • Adrian V.

    16 April, 2009 at 7:38 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook (although not healthy) is fried catfish and homemade french fries!

  • Jessica F

    16 April, 2009 at 7:41 am Reply

    COOKIES! I love making all kinds of cookies! I would make them everyday if I could.

  • Trudy

    16 April, 2009 at 7:43 am Reply

    I love to make salads (any kind) and appetizers. Some variation of pasta salad and blue cheese w/ port wine sauce show up frequently.

  • Stephanie Blanchette

    16 April, 2009 at 7:44 am Reply

    I’m a cooker more than a baker, I love making my grandmother’s Chicken Paprikash recipe. I am always striving to get it “just like hers” so it’s always a challenge. I would LOVE a new book to learn from!
    Thanks! 😉

  • Frankie

    16 April, 2009 at 7:44 am Reply

    I love to fix Chicken dressing for my family

  • Jennifer

    16 April, 2009 at 7:45 am Reply

    Lately I am into grilling. But my favorite thing to cook inside has got to be Squash, Zuccini, Onion, Tomato, Mushroom and cheese skillet.

  • Amy Smith

    16 April, 2009 at 7:45 am Reply

    Love to cook! We love just about anything….but my favorite thing is really anything italian and I love to bake cookies….yum!

  • Charlene

    16 April, 2009 at 7:53 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is dessert, especially cheesecake. I love to collect cookbooks–this sounds like a great one to add to my collection.

  • Aimster-KY

    16 April, 2009 at 7:56 am Reply

    I love my chicken spaghetti. It’s filling, and you have to use that big ol’ oven that makes the whole house smell oh, so good! So simple — put a can of cr. of mushroom on top of cooked noodles, a can of Ro-Tel, and a can of chicken. Sprinkle your favorite cheese on top and bake 350 for about 15 min. until cheese is melted.

  • kelly

    16 April, 2009 at 8:01 am Reply

    love to cook anything italian..

  • Kay B.

    16 April, 2009 at 8:08 am Reply

    I love to make casseroles! They are fairly simple to put together, taste satisfying, and a salad along the side completes the meal!

  • Shawna

    16 April, 2009 at 8:14 am Reply

    I absolutely love to cook and bake and especially try new recipes. I am currently assembling a cookbook for a family reunion we are planning for this summer. I love to try other people’s favorite recipes. Thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook!

  • Kelly

    16 April, 2009 at 8:16 am Reply

    homemade mac n cheese for me… 🙂
    This looks like a winner to me!

  • Debbie

    16 April, 2009 at 8:16 am Reply

    I like to bake, almost anything. My absolute favorite is my grandmother’s cinnamon roll recipe.

  • Amber C

    16 April, 2009 at 8:16 am Reply

    I need some new recipes! We are in a recipe rut and dinner just isn’t exciting anymore. I would have to say though my favorite thing to cook is lasagna.

  • Shawna

    16 April, 2009 at 8:18 am Reply

    I love to cook and bake absolutely anything. I am always trying new recipes. Currently I am organizing a cookbook for our family reunion this summer. It’s great to see other people’s favorite recipes. Thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook!

  • I’m always in the market for the best sugar cookie ever…I like them nice and soft with lots of buttercream icing..

  • Laura

    16 April, 2009 at 8:29 am Reply

    Her cookbook sounds great! I love to make all kinds of cookies!

  • Cassie

    16 April, 2009 at 8:30 am Reply

    I love sugar cookies!

  • Traci S.

    16 April, 2009 at 8:31 am Reply

    Love to cook! I really love soups lately and of course, my lasagna every one goes gaga over! The kids are getting pickier so it’s getting tougher to find things they like – sounds like this one is a winner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Danielle

    16 April, 2009 at 8:41 am Reply

    I am a big cook I find that being the kitchen relaxes me and I don’t think I can have enough cookbooks! I love trying new things but I think my favorite thing to cook are Italian foods – pastas and sauces and pizzas and I love to bake – LOVE TO BAKE!

  • Recie Sullivan

    16 April, 2009 at 8:48 am Reply

    My families favs are lasagna, cheesy chicken spaghetti, and chicken alfredo. Having a big family (4 children and 5 grandchildren) We usually cook something that can be made in one big pot. They all seem to find there way over here at least 2 to 3 times a week. My daughter, my daughter in laws, and myself get in the kitchen and cook together. I usually do the big dish and they do the side dishes. It’s alot of fun cooking together and it gives us a chance to talk while we cook.

  • Jenny Null

    16 April, 2009 at 9:04 am Reply

    grilled turkey burgers and sweet potatoe fries

  • Kirsten

    16 April, 2009 at 9:10 am Reply

    I love cookbooks – when I make something, I’ll get out 4 or 5 cookbooks and *combine/create* to make my own version. Think I need this!

  • Christine Drevo

    16 April, 2009 at 9:12 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook are Lasagna and Enchilada’s. I can’t go wrong with either of those two at my house please there are left overs. Now tell me who doesn’t love that!

  • Tanya K.

    16 April, 2009 at 9:16 am Reply

    My favourite thing to cook is roast beef or spaghetti sauce in the crock pot. I love the smell of it bubbling away all day 🙂

  • maryjo materazo

    16 April, 2009 at 9:21 am Reply

    my pasta sauce ‘cuz once i get it going it just simmers on the stove, makes the house smell yummy & the ENTIRE (big trick around here) family loves it!

  • Monica Gunn

    16 April, 2009 at 9:25 am Reply

    Woohoo! I just emailed her to buy one!! i’m so excited! Your children are so adorable!!! I just love reading all about them.
    By the way, I’ve put the blog topper on my blog, I now have to figure out how to put the background page on. This one has me perplexed!
    Have a wonderful day and week!!!
    Hugs, Monica in St. Louis, MO

  • Anna Vollmer

    16 April, 2009 at 9:35 am Reply

    Ooh! I love cook books! thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jen K

    16 April, 2009 at 9:38 am Reply

    I love new cookbooks! I hope I win!

  • Ayesha

    16 April, 2009 at 9:54 am Reply

    i love to cook everything and anything that my daughter enjoys i love the way she slurps spaghgeti or how we both make faces from salad oh the fun of cooking

  • Crystal

    16 April, 2009 at 9:54 am Reply

    I love to bake cookies but when I cook I like to make steak/seafood, surf and turf…so yummy!

  • DeVonne

    16 April, 2009 at 9:56 am Reply

    I can’t say I love to cook. However I do love to eat! I would love a cookbook!

  • Deborah

    16 April, 2009 at 10:10 am Reply

    I love for my husband and daughter to have new recipes so they can cook while I craft! New cookbooks keeps them interested. Thanks!

  • Annette Dickson

    16 April, 2009 at 10:15 am Reply

    I love to grill up some chicken and rice and serve with homemade mango/cucumber salsa. My 15 year old daughter even asked if we could serve the salsa at her wedding someday.

  • Julie

    16 April, 2009 at 10:25 am Reply

    My favorite is either chocolate chip cookies or pasta salad. I’d love to see this cookbook. You had me at “Texas Sheet Cake!”

  • Leanne Overduin

    16 April, 2009 at 10:29 am Reply

    My favorite is spaghetti with pineapple. I don’t know why but one time I tried it and I’ve never made spaghetti with out it again.
    Perusing through cookbooks is fun, thanks for the chance at a new one!

  • Karen Kennedy

    16 April, 2009 at 10:29 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is chocolate chip cookies….if any make it to the tray that is a good thing! I also just realized I like to make cakes and decorate them! Fun and YUMMY!

  • Rachael Mayo

    16 April, 2009 at 10:31 am Reply

    Beef burritos are my absolute favorite to cook for big family events! Homemade mashed potatoes are a weekly favorite.

  • Cheryl

    16 April, 2009 at 10:35 am Reply

    My favorite things to make are scones and casseroles. They are quick to throw together and are very forgiving:)
    Heidi-can you give us some of the Chinese recipes you learned to make. I would love to try them.
    [email protected]

  • Cindi

    16 April, 2009 at 10:38 am Reply

    I love to make desserts. As I love sweets and my kids always feel special when they have a homemade sweet in their lunch.

  • Summer Braxton

    16 April, 2009 at 10:40 am Reply

    I believe I am in desperate need of this cookbook. I stink at cooking and meal planning. I have know idea where to start and I hate cookbooks with weird ingredients I’ve never heard of. “Come on, I don’t want to cook fine cuisine!”:) I do love cookin in the crock pot…. hard to mess that up.

  • amber boren

    16 April, 2009 at 10:44 am Reply

    Okay…I need all the help I can get. I am always asked to bring the salad to all the family functions because that is my specialty (so sad).
    I would love to be the one with the great recipes.
    My heart is in the right place, I just need a little help with great recipes.

  • Melinda Wilson

    16 April, 2009 at 10:49 am Reply

    My favorite thing to back is my grandmother’s Red Velvet Cake. It is a family favorite and I always make it for family get-togethers.

  • rachael wood

    16 April, 2009 at 11:03 am Reply

    I love to cook lasagna. My family always polishes it off. It’s one of my husband’s favorites, so even though it’s pretty time consuming, it is very rewarding! He is always so happy.

  • Donna

    16 April, 2009 at 11:05 am Reply

    I love baking angel food cake. There’s just something so fun about beating up the egg whites and then folding in the dry ingredients.

  • Laurie Zimmerman

    16 April, 2009 at 11:07 am Reply

    i love to bake chocolate chocolate chip cookies with peppermint flavoring. they are the best uncooked, frozen, fresh from the oven or 3 days old. (if they last that long) of course, it is always best to cook something all the kids will eat and ask for more.

  • sara sprecher

    16 April, 2009 at 11:15 am Reply

    LASAGNA 1)totally easy 2)the kids will eat it too 3)always have leftovers

  • Tina

    16 April, 2009 at 11:22 am Reply

    I so love cookbooks! I honestly need to revamp my kitchen/dining area so that I can better access them. I especially love ones that are tried and true ‘friend’ type 🙂 And they are the best when the favorites are stained and splattered 🙂

  • Tina

    16 April, 2009 at 11:24 am Reply

    Oops, forgot my favorite thing to cook 🙂 I love to bake everything…you give me a recipe and I will bake it. Lately, it has been cookies, sugar, chocolate chip,cake mix…any kind of cookie 🙂

  • Vicki Rundlett

    16 April, 2009 at 11:28 am Reply

    I love to cook soups – any kind! They are easy and filling and they freeze well for future use. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • lee

    16 April, 2009 at 11:40 am Reply

    my fav thing to cook is pork tenderloin stuffed with stove top stuffing and tied and cooked in the oven

  • Jackie

    16 April, 2009 at 11:42 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is anything that brings a smile to someone else’s face.

  • Kimberly

    16 April, 2009 at 11:47 am Reply

    I’m going to give you two different things here:
    cooking..anything Mexican, I so love spicy and fresh ingredients.
    baking…something completely different from cooking is my all time favorite:
    chocolate chip cookies…so yummy…

  • tirzah

    16 April, 2009 at 11:50 am Reply

    I think my favorite thing to cook is some very simple Italian-type of thing such as some pasta with some fresh crushed garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil drizzled on top, with some halved grape tomatoes and some fresh basil. I can’t think of anything I’d ever really rather have.

  • tirzah

    16 April, 2009 at 11:52 am Reply

    By the way, I can’t get the link to work to order the cookbook. I don’t know if you have a remedy for that???

  • Staci Nay

    16 April, 2009 at 11:58 am Reply

    I love to cook a bunch of things. It usually depends on my mood that day. Lately, I have been loving anything to do with chicken!!

  • Brynn

    16 April, 2009 at 12:02 pm Reply

    I love to make desserts (and do so well as far as I know)!

  • Paula Harrington

    16 April, 2009 at 12:28 pm Reply

    “Mickey-Mouse Pancakes” are my specialty. I don’t have many dishes in my cooking repertoire, but these chocolate-chip-and-walnut-filled pancakes impress all who breakfast at our home. ;o)

  • Sandi Malloy

    16 April, 2009 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Anything that can be cooked in my Le Crueset grill pan. Love that thing! I’m convinced it makes me “appear” to be a better cook. My family likes to eat also. Hey, maybe they’ll get a chance to try something new!

  • Sunny

    16 April, 2009 at 12:39 pm Reply

    I love to cook stir fry! I would love to win the cookbook because I need help in that area!

  • Lisa

    16 April, 2009 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Thank you Heidi:
    I love to bake! My fave would have to be (for spring)daisy shaped shortbread cookies, iced with pink icing. Even if it is raining outside, spring is live in my kitchen! Have a great day!

  • Liz

    16 April, 2009 at 12:41 pm Reply

    I would love to be the winner of a wonderful Collector’s Cookbook by Elizabeth!
    My favorite thing to cook is my homemade Spaghetti Sauce….and Soups!
    Liz in PA

  • Nancy in CA

    16 April, 2009 at 12:42 pm Reply

    As you, I really don’t like to cook, but a must. However, I do love to collect cookbooks. You just never know when you nee da new recipe, so I can sit for hours looking for just the right thing. My favorite item to cook would be Gingerbread cookies for any occasion. Our family and friends love them (which always makes me feel good)and the most fun is the decorating. You can never go wrong with Martha Stewart’s Royal Icing recipe. Nancy

  • Connie

    16 April, 2009 at 12:44 pm Reply

    I just e-mailed to buy one for myself, but if I will I will pass one on to a friend 🙂

  • Dori

    16 April, 2009 at 12:45 pm Reply

    I would love to have a new cookbook – my church ones are getting worn out from cooking the same recipes so many times.
    My favorite things to cook are baked goods (or anything with lots of sugar)! : )

  • Stephanie Cunningham

    16 April, 2009 at 12:46 pm Reply

    I have 2 most favorite things:
    Homemade Clam Chowder — It has been passed down from generation to generation in my family. It is also a Christmas Eve Dinner Tradition
    Hot dogs, Potatos & Cheese — another Grandma dish — easy, yummy, keeps you warm kind of meal — my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!!

  • Kay

    16 April, 2009 at 12:46 pm Reply

    I love cookbooks – I am always on the lookout for a new cake recipe. I do love the Texas SheetCake, my German Chocolate is fabulous, as well as the Missouri Pig-lickin’ cake is always a big hit!

  • Sara Amuso

    16 April, 2009 at 12:51 pm Reply

    I love anything Mexican or Greek! I love making my “Drunkin’ Shrimp” on the BBQ.

  • jessica

    16 April, 2009 at 12:57 pm Reply

    ok, I seriously never win on blogs. BUt it is worth it to try and try again especially for a great cook book! I LOVE cookbooks. I really love tried and true, recommended recipes! yum! My favorite thing to cook is bread…its a lot of work, you get a good exercise doing all that kneading and who doesn’t LOVE hot, fresh homemade bread!!!

  • kristen

    16 April, 2009 at 1:15 pm Reply

    I just love to bake/cook. Oh and eat! :0) But I think my favorite is whatever it is that my kids say is the best thing they’ve ever eaten!
    Oh and chocolate chip cookies. At least once a week.

  • Diane Du

    16 April, 2009 at 1:20 pm Reply

    I love to bake — cakes, cupcakes, bread, pies, anything. I enjoy cooking as well, especially if I have the time to cook everything from scratch. But baking is my true love as it is something I can share with my co-workers, my husband’s co-workers, the church office, the school, my kids’ classes, etc. That way I get double the joy — from the process of making it and then from sharing it.

  • HilarySh

    16 April, 2009 at 1:27 pm Reply

    I love making homemade bread…. yum!

  • Whitney Seeman

    16 April, 2009 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I could totally use a new good cookbook! My cooking abilities are growing, but I am in no means a cook! I think I can make some pretty good chocolate chip cookies and some good mexican style shredded pork….it’s so easy, so of course I can do it! 🙂 Thanks Heidi!

  • kimmik

    16 April, 2009 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Oh, I really don’t love to cook, but I might like it a lot more with some good recipes. But you do need to know I like to cook a good recipe that works and my family enjoys. That’s it. 🙂

  • Karin

    16 April, 2009 at 1:31 pm Reply

    I like to use the crookpot for chicken. Would love to get this cookbook.

  • Sandy

    16 April, 2009 at 1:37 pm Reply

    I have heard of her cookbook and did not know where to find it! Hooray that she is doing another round. We have a blended family of 8 kids and 10 grandchildren so you can imagine the cooking that goes on 🙂
    Thanks so much for letting us all know!

  • Jenny

    16 April, 2009 at 1:52 pm Reply

    My two most favorite things to cook are “Schnitzel” (German dish, basically breaded and fried pork) and Coke chicken (I got the recipe from a South African woman) …it’s SOOOO good

  • Danielle

    16 April, 2009 at 2:00 pm Reply

    I love to cook anything EASY–I’ve got a chicken enchilada recipe that ROCKS!

  • Amy Bailey

    16 April, 2009 at 2:21 pm Reply

    My teenage son would say that his favorite thing that I cook would be egg’s benedict; my husband would have to say his favorite thing I cook would have to be chicken and noodles, and my younger two always beg for my italian breadsticks. My favorite thing to cook is all of these things that make my family happy.
    PS. I would love a new cookbook 🙂

  • Crystal LaDoux

    16 April, 2009 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I would have to say my favorite cookbook would be any cookbook from a church or that a group of people has put together.

  • Jamie

    16 April, 2009 at 2:29 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is homemade Chicken Pot Pie. This is one dish that my whole family just loves and NOTHING warms a mama’s heart like a family that loves her food.

  • Iris

    16 April, 2009 at 2:34 pm Reply

    I make alot of soups and stews but I have experimenting with new recipes that I find on the food channel. Always, looking for a good cookbook – thanks for a chance to win.

  • alise

    16 April, 2009 at 2:46 pm Reply

    i love to cook any kind of pasta and to bake pistachio cake.
    thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

  • Jill Cornelius

    16 April, 2009 at 2:46 pm Reply

    My favorite meal to cook? Only one??? Okay, ummm…how about Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Chicken. I like to make this because it means that I have leftovers for Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (which is my aboslute fav!!!)

  • Kari Machal

    16 April, 2009 at 2:51 pm Reply

    I love to make pumpkin muffins…. my boys can eat 5 or 10 a day! I use some whole wheat flour and some splenda to make a little healthier. Also have a fabulous lasagna recipe that we adore. Thanks! Kari

  • Cheryl

    16 April, 2009 at 3:22 pm Reply

    I love to make anything my son says “this is really good Mummy…can you make this again?” My favorite is homemade baked macaroni & cheese but it’s WAY easier to make KD…ha, ha!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Missy

    16 April, 2009 at 3:24 pm Reply

    I love crock-pot chicken!
    chicken in crock-pot. Sprinkle with Italian dressing dry mix. Cook low all day. Micro 1/2 cream cheese block with 1 can cream of chicken and mushroom soup. Pour over chicken in pot and cook high while you make the rice to serve it over. So great to throw together before work!

  • gaydra

    16 April, 2009 at 3:38 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is Carrot Cake….everyone wants it and we all love it! YUM!

  • Clara

    16 April, 2009 at 3:40 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is probably pasta–any kind of pasta!

  • Christy

    16 April, 2009 at 3:59 pm Reply

    oh wow – this looks like a great one! I love to bake cookies best of all! 🙂

  • Mel

    16 April, 2009 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Chocolate..anything chocolate, but brownies are my favorite.

  • connie casement

    16 April, 2009 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    My favorite thing to make for my kids, although they are ooth..(out of the house) when they are in town this is their number one request for a home cooked meal….homemade mac’ cheese. I make it with gouda cheese..it is yummy!

  • Jennifer P

    16 April, 2009 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Mixican is my favorite and my husband makes the most unbelievable (and simple) salsa from scratch. But you can’t beat the smell of fresh baked cookies!

  • Kim Griffin

    16 April, 2009 at 4:30 pm Reply

    My family is all about pasta – when you get down to it – spaghetti & meat sauce, lasagna, garlic and vegetable fusili…you name ’em!! Another fav is Mexican…so I’m sure there’s bound to be lots of new goodies to try in this lovely little cookbook!!!

  • Lisa

    16 April, 2009 at 4:31 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is baking I love to bake and my most favorite recipe is an Blueberry,lemon and sour cream cake it is just the best treat and my family say I make the best quiche’s ever. Thanks Lisa

  • Lori

    16 April, 2009 at 4:37 pm Reply

    I like to cook anything and everything, but when short on time (which is most of the time) I like to put chicken stroganoff in the crockpot. It’s delicious and the family loves it!

  • kelly

    16 April, 2009 at 4:47 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is chili. Chicken chili, veggie chili, beef chili, chocolate chili, the list goes on and on!!

  • Tammi C

    16 April, 2009 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I’m not a very good cook, but I at least try. HOwever, I love to bake and make desserts! LOL This cookbook sounds like a great staple to have!!
    Tammi C.

  • Gayle

    16 April, 2009 at 5:45 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is fried rice with leftovers mixed in, the kids totally chow down!

  • Lynna

    16 April, 2009 at 6:12 pm Reply

    Yummmmm. My Grandma made the best sheet cake ever. I would love to compare.

  • Lynn McNally

    16 April, 2009 at 6:18 pm Reply

    Okay… I love to cook yummy feel good kind of food. I just came across the recipe for Olive Gardens Alfredo sauce! OMG!!!!! So yummy!!!! Goes really good with my homemade meatloaf!!! and some fettuccine with fresh veggies! Absolutely delish!!!!! My daycare kids LOVE it!!!!I would also love to get some new recipes to wow my family over!
    Lynn McNally

  • Laura T.

    16 April, 2009 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I love to make anything that will feed my family for more than one dinner, lol! I do like to make soup and need to practice more – and love to bake! thanks for the chance!

  • Sara Y

    16 April, 2009 at 7:14 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook is soup and things that can be fixed quickly.

  • KaitlynK

    16 April, 2009 at 7:32 pm Reply

    I love making copy cat recipes from restaurants. I love to eat out, but it can get expensive, so I like to recreate my favorite recipes at home. Our favorites so far have been Cafe Rio salad and Olive Gardens Fettucine Alfredo, yum!
    Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a great cookbook!

  • Caitlin

    16 April, 2009 at 7:43 pm Reply

    My favorite sweet treat is chocolate chip cookie dough brownies. The bottom part is just brownie but you make a special cookie dough (minus raw eggs…no salmonella worries 🙂 to use as the frosting! DELICIOUS!!!

  • Angie Olson

    16 April, 2009 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Love to make salads & soups!

  • LISA

    16 April, 2009 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I love Love cookbooks They are as great to collect as scrapbooking supplies!!!LOL

  • Anita K.

    16 April, 2009 at 8:38 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is meatloaf and baked beans. When I met my husband he was a semi-vegetarian and I don’t eat fish. This left chicken as our common meat. I told him about my great meatloaf…well, he tried it and gave up his semi-vegetarianism.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Cheyenne Antrim

    16 April, 2009 at 8:49 pm Reply

    I love to make deserts and i would be so greatful to get such a great cook book im sure the ladies of our ward here in Henderson Nv would also love a copy i sent Liz a message to that effect Love to WIN so glad your back on US soil and well I prayed daily for you and your family my sons BD is Apr 16th happy Birtday C the gun looks so cool and so does the money also Sonic is way to cool Love Cheyenne [email protected]

  • J

    16 April, 2009 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Oooh I would love a chance at a new cookbook. I like to cook anything and some days feel the rut setting in of finding something new to make.
    Maybe I could find it in your friends book??

  • Anna

    16 April, 2009 at 9:42 pm Reply

    Texas Sheet cake?!!
    Okay, my mom and I have been trying to find the perfect sheet cake recipe for EVER. My parents are mission presidents in Texas (so our family is not from there), and so my mother, as the designated “mission mom” is always making them treats and meals. We have YET to find a satisfactory sheet cake recipe. And food in Texas is kind of a big deal.
    Please please please we are SO looking for new ideas! Also–my mom’s birthday is in a month. Talk about perfect timing.
    In short, if we somehow get the cookbook, and the Texas sheet cake recipe is as divine as you described, I am positive a lot of people would benefit.

  • Anna

    16 April, 2009 at 9:48 pm Reply

    Okay, sorry! I just made that last post (about Texas sheet cake).
    I love to bake lasagna. But only my mom’s recipe. I have yet to find a better lasagna in any Italian-themed restaurant or anyplace else. And talk about radical leftovers!
    I also love to make cupcakes. Especially lemon and red velvet ones with cream cheese frosting. Great accessories for a fun peppermint tea party.
    Okay, I’m seriously done now. Cheers!

  • Monica Robinson

    16 April, 2009 at 9:58 pm Reply

    I love to cook mexican potato soup when it’s cold. I love to make shrimp fettucini too. dessert- got a great recipe for a coconut cake! thanks for chance to win!

  • lyndsay

    16 April, 2009 at 10:09 pm Reply

    I love making lasagna and my favorite dessert to make is banana pudding. So delicious!

  • Jennifer Young

    16 April, 2009 at 10:17 pm Reply

    I LOVE to make desserts, cakes, cookies, brownies. But I’m not very good at the scratch recipes. But I really want to learn some new dinner recipes….I am kind of in a rut of cooking the same things all the time. I love anything with chicken or seafood!

  • elizabeth

    17 April, 2009 at 8:40 am Reply

    It would be awesome to win this cookbook. It sounds marvelous!

  • Debbie Dow

    17 April, 2009 at 3:56 pm Reply

    I love to cook quick and easy stuff, one of my favs is beef tips over rice. I have some very picky eaters and am always on the look out for new recipes.

  • Tifany D.

    20 April, 2009 at 9:42 am Reply

    Be careful with those airsoft guns…we had a friend get a tooth shot out…yikes!
    I don’t necessarily love to cook, but I do love to eat (which requires cooking). I especially love anything Mexican and homemade pizza!!!

  • Audrey

    20 April, 2009 at 7:51 pm Reply

    One of my favorite things to bake is homemade bread with freshly ground wheat. YUMMY!!! My family likes it too!!

  • Heidi Kilgore

    23 April, 2009 at 6:21 am Reply

    My favorite thing to cook right now is Chicken and Rice. It’s a one pot meal, (you cook it all together) Kind of like what you can order at the Cracker Barrel, (I love the Cracker Barrel!) My family also likes it when I make my Chicken enchiladas. I love trying new recipes, Thanks for the chance to win a cookbook.:)
    Hugs, Heidi

  • JaneAnn

    23 April, 2009 at 7:40 am Reply

    I love to bake cakes!

  • cheryl

    28 April, 2009 at 7:16 pm Reply

    HI, I can’t get the cookbook link to go thru. Can you email me her email? Thanks Cheryl
    [email protected]

  • Tammy Wathen

    7 June, 2009 at 6:09 am Reply

    I love to make Becky Higgin’s taco soup recipe. Super easy in the crock pot!

  • 6mmbb.com

    7 September, 2009 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Airsoft is a great sport. Although they are toys, they can be dangerous so please all parents follow safety rules as if this was a regular bb gun or pellet gun. Participants must wear proper safety goggles preferably ANSI rated. Have fun airsofting and remember, practice makes perfect!

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