New Year Cookbook Giveaway

I really can’t think of a better way to start the year than with a giveaway. I get really excited about them. I enter almost every giveaway I come across. I expect Publishers Clearing House to show up at my doorstep with a check any minute. I’ve also expressed my fondness for the cookbook, Return to Sunday Dinner, in the past. It was such a nice surprise when I came across it. I love the sentiment of slowing down and taking the time to enjoy a meal with your family and loved ones. The idea of working hard all week and taking the time to stop and celebrate life on at least a weekly basis is a notion I can appreciate. And then there are the recipes! The author, Russell Cronkhite, worked as the chef to the White House for many years and multiple administrations. His mastery of American cuisine is obvious, but his esteem for the history of the dishes and their diverse multicultural origins was insightful. It’s a winner and I am excited to give one away!

To enter, simply tell me the name of your favorite cookbook in the comment section of this post here or on Facebook (and please note that to not mess up the count, I will not be responding). Only 1 entry per person please. Entries accepted until 11:59 pm EST Monday, January 4, 2016.


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  1. My absolute favorite is my very1st one. It was a gift from my Mom while I was in Home Ec. Yes, it was Home Ec back then. It’s called cook-in and Kathleen Dunning Fisher is who it’s by. We still use recipes from it, especially the Golden Pancake recipe on page 44 and the Raisin Oatmeal Cookies on page 23. My copy is well used and a few Christmases ago my two older grandsons wanted cookbooks and thankfully I found one on eBay that was in New condition. Even though it was pink (mine’s white) my son, their dad, was so excited and proceeded to tell story after story of our fun times in the kitchen using the recipes in this book. Everyone was enamoured while took us all on that Memory Lane trip, and of course I beamed. We experienced so much joy and laughter in that moment.
    Thanks for the opportunity to submit an entry.
    Be blessed,

    Happy New Year

  2. I had once picked up this book called Hamlyn-New All Colour Cook Book way back in 8th grade at a 2nd hand books clearance sale. It was just another of my weekends when I was shopping for books. It wasn’t that I never had read or cooked using a cook book before, but it was the first ever cookbook I owned. Once you actually own something it can make you do wonders..8th grade was the time I started falling in love with this art. Learning from mom and from many others. This cookbook in a way also has taught me the basics of many recipes. It’s not that I never bought cookbooks after that nor that I don’t like any other better, but this one always does and will hold a special place in my heart although it is second hand and nearly 5 years old:)

    I don’t know what exactly happens in giveaways but since I’ve seen a lot of people doing it, I wanted to try.

    Thank you, Sadie!

  3. I love my Better Homes and Gardens 1960s series cookbook. It has great recipes and some wonderful throwbacks with jello salads and casseroles with items such as bologna and mayonnaise.

  4. I’d have to go with the Silver Palate cookbook as I remember countless afternoons in the kitchen with my mom working through those pages. Happy New Year, and what a fun idea! I’m writing down all these cookbooks that others post. –Deb

  5. I love reading about everyone’s favs! How cute that they all go way back! I don’t have a favorite; although, I’m most excited about my newest one, a thoughtful Christmas gift from a friend😊 It is the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman. I have often referenced recipes from her blog and can’t wait to try out some new ones like “mustard milanese with an arugula fennel salad” and “emmentaler on rye with sweet and sour onions”. Mmm!

  6. Mine is Spice and Spirit by the Lubavitch Women’s Cookbook. Every recipe is tried and true and also they give a good explanation on Jewish culture and traditions. I got my first copy as a wedding present, and it is well loved, and still used.

  7. I love my Better Homes and Garden cookbook too! Mine was also a wedding gift, though a more recent edition I’m sure, somewhere around 9 years ago? My families favorite gem I have pulled from that book is the “Crab and Spinach Pasta with Fontina.”

  8. I don’t have a favorite yet!! I just got a new one for Christmas, called “Extra Virgin” by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar…I haven’t had a chance to try any of the recipes but it looks so good! It’s mostly authentic Tuscan recipes! fresh cheeses, homemade noodles all sorts of goodness!

  9. One of my new favorites are either of Lisa Fain’s Homesick Texan cookbooks (I have both of hers) but I would have to say my all-time favorite that I have used over and over is my tattered Better Homes and Gardens one too!

  10. Love this!! My favorites are the Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook. There are some great fish recipes in there and my favorite is the Garlic Encrusted Codfish . . YUM!! My second favorite cookbook is the St. Victor’s Parish Cookbook and there are numerous family recipes published in that . . .It’s very sentimental to me xo

  11. What a fun post and giveaway! 🙂 My favorite cookbook would have to be “Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes”. I love a cookbook with a mish-mash of global recipes that are still easy to follow and this cookbook covers a span of the world’s most popular dishes. Jamie writes in a very easy-to-cook manner, so I find it really enjoyable. 🙂

  12. The Pioneer Woman: Food From My Frontier! I’ve been a huge Ree fan ever since I discovered her blog years back. I remember when she released her first book, I waited in line in Houston to meet her so she could sign her cookbook and children’s book about Charlie!

  13. I don’t have a favorite cookbook yet but I got Simply Nigella for Christmas and so far it’s absolutely wonderful.

  14. Woohoo another giveaway! I would have to say my favorite is my William Sonoma baking cookbook. It has some of my favorite cookie recipes in it, and I ❤️ making cookies!

  15. All nice cookbooks I’m sure but you haven’t lived until you have tried the Hawai’i’ Spam Cookbook by Ann Kondo Corum. Nothing says mmm’, mmm’ , good like Sweet and sour Spam! (Yes the most excellent book was a gift.)

    I think a honorary mention should go to The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook by Reece Williams. It came free with the turkey fryer but you haven’t had a “Thanksgiving Turkey” until you’ve had a deep fried Cajon turkey.

  16. I am a huge cookbook fan. I especially love baking cookbooks. I would have to say my favorite right now is “Baking From my home to yours” by Dorie Greenspan.


  17. Ok, ok…my favorite cookbook is really a person. Since I don’t cook all too often, when I need help I ask “The Chef” who happens to be my favorite cookbook (and my wife).
    So I would say, The Chef’s Book of Cookery is my favorite!

  18. My favorite food book of all time is most definitely one that has to do with baking and dairy. It is more of a story which all my closest friends know o how I love a good tale!
    Yes, I’m sure most of you have already guessed. My favorite food book is ” If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
    I’m actually surprised no one else has spoken of it yet. Well, thanks everyone and good luck!

  19. Since I make sandwiches out of everything, let’s got with The Sandwich King: The Ultimate Guide by Jeff Mauro. Like the All-American Down-Home Patriotic Meatloaf Sandwich or the Chicago-Style Hot Dog with Homemade Relish… Well, let’s be honest, I don’t own a cook book, but if I did, it would be this one!

  20. Whitney Miller’s new cookbook that I reviewed on my blog about a month ago is my current favorite because it is really practical + full of great Southern recipes with a creative spin.

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