Loving Lately Cookbook Giveaway!

Congratulations Gingy! You won a copy of Cooking For Jeffrey!

Contest is Closed

First, let me start by saying I am overwhelmed with the amount of support I have received from family and friends recently, specifically with my Facebook page. Thank you so much! For those of you new to Sadie’s Nest, every Thursday I share what I am “Loving Lately”. It could be anything; a drink, a restaurant, …a city! Of course, I am outrageously fond of cookbooks (addicted is such a strong word). I don’t know how many I have, and they keep making more! One of my all time favorite cookbook authors is Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa. She makes everything so approachable, and even more appealing is that the results are always tasty. I read a review on B&N.com that summed it up perfectly, “I have never made a Barefoot Contessa recipe that did not turn out as promised.” And on October 25, 2016 she released a new cookbook! So in honor of my appreciation for my supporters new and old, and my excitement about the new cookbook release: I’m giving away a copy of the hot off the presses, Cooking For Jeffrey, a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook!

Entry rules are easy! Answer this question: How do you prefer to look up recipes? The Internet? Classic print and paper? Do you wing it? Just leave a comment at the end of this post or on the Sadie’s Nest Facebook Page. Only one comment per person please. (Please note I will not be replying… to not mess up the count!)

One lucky winner will be announced on SadiesNest.com on Monday, October 31, 2016!

To participate: You must live in the U.S. or Canada, and must be able to provide a valid mailing address. All eligible entries will be accepted from the time of this post on October 27, 2016 until contest closes at noon (12:00 pm EST) on October 30, 2016. The prize is a copy of “Cooking For Jeffrey, a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” by Ina Garten. It cannot be exchanged and has no monetary value. Winner must contact Sadie’s Nest within 72 hours to claim their prize or another entry will be drawn. Good Luck!


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  1. I love watching her cook on TV…elegant simplicity in her cooking. Great choice, Sadie. ☺ I cook by instinct mostly now. After 4 decades, I have a feel for it. If it’s a new recipe idea, I check online, but often modify the recipe to my own palate.

  2. I read recipe books for ideas, they are my friends on the shelf (the heaving shelf which needs to be reinforced) , I trawl the internet for more and then I sort of merge ideas (a little of this, a lottle of that a pinch here a smidge there) and hey presto bongo …. triumph or disaster but never dull

  3. So fun!! Who doesn’t love a giveaway! 😬 I would prefer to look up recipes in cookbooks, but I don’t have a good collection yet to rely soley on paperback. So therefore, I love to go on Pinterest or blogs, much like yours, to get my recipes.

    1. I don’t have any where near the recipe book collection that you do. When I got married (40 years ago) someone always gifted the bride with that telltale red plaid recipe book. Since then I’ve gained quite a few (under 15), with supplements from the check out line at the grocery store. I love recipe books–especially the photos, but generally rely on the internet. With the internet, I can surf during slow periods at work. The internet sure lacks the beauty of a real cook book though.

  4. As I read blogs I save my favorites to a big Google doc sorted by meal. Then, each week I think about the type of meal I want and go through the list for inspiration. Lastly I usually do more reading online or in books to learn how others make variations. I see what I have in my pantry and then see what I create!

  5. I love cookbooks too, and somehow I always find room for more 😉 It depends, I like looking at blogs and cookbooks when I am looking for recipes, but I also like coming up with recipes on my own.

  6. I love searching on Pinterest for recipes as I have so many styles regions and a plethora of ideas on how to serve and incorporate to parties to keep things “new” to choose from! It’s a healthy addiction and has replaced my need to rip out magazine ideas..lol and of course I Love Sadies Nest!!!!❤️

  7. Ina’s books were some of my first to “collect” and really got me into cooking and baking. A paper, tangible cookbook is still my favorite go to for recipes. I would love to add this book to my collection!

  8. I love being able to google a recipe and often making my own after comparing a couple of (easy) ones depending on my ingredients on hand. Of course, I refer to tried and true family recipes on “Sadiesnest” where I find my favorites! I truly appreciate my small collection of books though. I could never part with them, what if I didn’t have internet for a time? No need to panic, my old cookbooks and magazine recipes would get me through. Whew…lol!!

  9. I usually just wing it, but if there is something special or new I want to make, I google whatever main dish I want to prepare, read the first few recipes and then morph them together with my own preferences and knowledge…

  10. I use the blogs I follow on WordPress, Pinterest, plain ol’ internet searches and my print cookbooks for inspiration. But I ALWAYS print or photo copy a hard copy to make revisions as I go along. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this!!!! May the best random person win, lol! xoxo

  11. Wow, what a question! I do search the Internet of late for some things, however my favorite way to search is old family favorites either in various Church cookbooks or handwritten cards. More often than not, though, I wing it, make my own creations, and work at creative names, but Hubby just calls them Creation number 12,356 or some odd number, by Jennie Heberg, my lovely wife. Don’t you wish your wife could cook so well? And yes, I do so love Ina Garden. How could anybody not!

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