August 3, 2010

The I Hate To Cook Book (2 Winners) {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

PhotobucketSo, you have probably already figured out that I love to cook!  Even with my love of cooking, The I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken is a wonderful addition to my collection of cookbooks.

Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn't.

This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.



What Did I Think?

There are so many delicious recipes in this book that I would like to try such as Cheese and Wine Bake or Lasagne Casserole.  Don't they sound divine?  I love how Peg Bracken named her chapters!  My favorite is "Desserts or People Are Too Fat Anyway".  That's how the whole book is written with a lovely sense of humor that is meant to lift up even the most frustrated person to cook a delicious meal.  The recipes aren't overly complicated and use everyday ingredients to create tasty, simple dishes that kids and company alike will adore!

How Can You Get One?

You can purchase The I Hate To Cook Book at amazon.com.  It retails for $22.99 but is on sale right now.  There may be no need to purchase it, however, because Hachette Books has offered to give 2 of my loyal readers each their own copy!

Mandatory Entry

Tell me if you love to cook or hate it and why! (Please make sure that I have an email address to contact you if you are the winner either in the comment itself or on your profile.)

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Why hate to cook with The I Hate To Cook Book? Win a copy here: http://goo.gl/fb/7IwgJ Ends 8/17 #giveaway RT @curlyq776

This giveaway will close on August 17th at 11:59 pm PDT. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. The winner will be chosen via random.org, announced on this blog and notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen and notified.

Thanks to Hachette Books for sponsoring this giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product for review and I was under no obligation to use it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions are my own honest opinions.
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