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GIVEAWAY! The I Hate to Cook Cookbook by Peg Bracken & Jo Bracken (Book Review 2010-119)

Product Description

"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, and the other kind...The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest."

- Peg Bracken

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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Anv edition (July 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446545929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446545921
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, ADORED IT

I thought this book looked familiar and sure enough, my mom gave me a copy when I first got married 25 years ago.  I have been using the Turkey Divan recipe for years (I substitute chicken) as a lazy way to make a casserole for pot lucks.  I finally sat down and read through the whole thing last night.  Not only are the recipes wonderful, easy and elegant, but I never noticed the humor there as well--you have to READ this cookbook for the off-the-cuff humor that hasn't dimmed in time.  I found myself laughing out loud several times.

My favorite recipe:

Turkey Divan
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (thinned with 2 tbls sherry and a little heavy cream)*
-- I used plain old milk to thin it a little
1 package frozen broccoli, cooked (or thawed and drained)
6 good-sized slices of turkey*
-- I use 3 good sized chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
grated Parmesan cheese
--use the good stuff, it makes all of the difference in the world.

Put about one-fourth of the soup mixture in a buttered casserole.  Put the broccoli in, cover it with the slices of turkey (chicken cubes), and pour on the rest of the sauce.  Sprinkle the Parmesan generously on top and bake at 350, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.  I sprinkle some Panko bread crumbs on top as well. 



WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Please use a NEW AND SEPARATE comment for each entry.

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (no PO Boxes)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 7.28.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and two copies will be available.

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176 comments:

  1. I like this on facebook!


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  2. I'm a follower!

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  3. I don't really hate to cook, but I hardly ever have time to and could use some quick and easy recipes!

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  7. I enjoy trying a new recipe but for meals- give me the in and out of the kitchen the fastest ideas.
    I would like a chance to win this one!
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  8. I'd love to enter!

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  14. Sounds like a good one to me!

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  15. GFC follower #1

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  17. I just sent you a friend request on Goodreads.

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  18. I love it! I'm pretty sure my mom had this around her kitchen! She would have been the target audience! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  19. I'm a follower.
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  20. Google Friend Connect #1.
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  22. I have seen this one before and stopped by today to say hi and was so excited to see you were offering this as a give away - thanks for the chance :)

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  23. I am a follower

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  24. These recipes look really good, I would love this cookbook.
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  25. I am a gfc follower.
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  26. follower 2
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  27. I have been eyeballing this cookbook! Would be wonderful to win!

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  28. I hope that this book would help to want to cook.
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  29. I could use some quick recipes for those nights when I just don't feel like cooking!

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  30. I am a GFC follower!

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  31. Hi! I definitely need this book!!! LOL I really hate to cook. I don't mind baking once in a while but that's it. Wonderful giveaway!!!

    Connie
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  32. Hi! Loyal follower,here.
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  33. I had this many years ago and to be honest, I loaned it and it was never seen or heard from again.
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  34. I followed this book and liked it on Facebook
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  36. I follow you on GFC
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  37. We are friends already on Goodreads
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  38. LOL--The I Hate To Cook Book was one of my mom's favorite books and I learned that chicken divan recipe from it. Yum.

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  39. no need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to continue my public thanks for what a great job you've been doing at Win a Book while I've been off with the kiddies.

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  41. Ooh! This sounds like the cookbook for me!

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  42. I am a follower!

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  43. I am your friend on goodreads

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  44. I could really use this cookbook! I would love to win it and make my husband happy!

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  45. I am a GFC follower +!

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  46. I am a GFC follower +2

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  47. Daily entry 7/9. Thanks!
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  48. I've had trouble with FB the past couple days, but I finally "liked" The I Hate to Cook Cookbook page this morning! Thanks!
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  49. Please enter me! I REALLY could use this book! haha

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  55. thx & please enter me..
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  56. Count me in please :)
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  67. Sounds like a great book!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  68. I'm a GFC follower #1

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  69. I'm a GFC follower #2

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  70. Tweet!
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  71. This sounds like a cookbook for me. I love quick & simple recipes. Count me in, please! :0)

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  72. I follow.

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  73. Daily Entry 7/12

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  75. I would love to win - daily entry.
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  77. Daily entry 7/12. Thanks!
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  78. I NEED this book :)

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  79. Daily entry 7/13/2010

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  83. Daily entry 7/13. Thanks!
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  86. Daily entry 7/14. Thanks!
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  93. Daily entry 7/17. Thanks!
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  96. Daily tweet:
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  97. Dialy Entry 7/18

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  98. Daily entry 7/18. Thanks!
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  99. Please count me in.

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  101. Daily tweet 7/18:
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  102. I have personally challenged myself this year... I will teach myself how to cook! This book would go a long way towards that goal. Would love this! Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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  103. Daily entry 7/19. Thanks!
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  106. 7/19 tweet:
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  107. Daily entry 7/19

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  108. Such a fun cookbook would love to try out some of the recipies!
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  109. Already a follower at Google Friend Connect (pams00)
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  110. Goodreads Friend (Pamela Sinclair/ pams00)
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  111. Facebook fan swamped (Pamela Sinclair/ pams00)
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  112. Facebook fan I Hate to cook book (Pamela Sinclair/ pams00)
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  113. tweeted:
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  114. visited Jo's blog and posted a comment, tried to subscribe via rss but got this weird pae when i clicked on it - displaying code and page text all jumbled up?
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  115. Posted to facebook:
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  119. This is a book that would be perfect for my youngest son! After a few good experiences cooking on his own, I am sure he will then inherit my love of cooking!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  134. would love to have this cookbook :)

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  135. Daily entry 7/24. Thanks!
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  138. I would realy love to win this book! I need to learn how to cook quick, easy and cheap meals that are also delicious!

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  139. I'm a public Google Follower.

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  140. I'm also a friend on GoodReads. Thanks!

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  144. Daily entry 7/25.
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  145. Daily entry for July 25/10. After this morning's egg debacle, I really need help. LOL! Thanks!

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  150. I'd like to enter.

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  151. Sent GoodReads friend request - Bridget Hopper

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  152. Daily entry 7/26. Thanks!
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  153. This sounds great, I would love to be entered.

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  154. +1/2

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  155. +2/2, I follow on gfc.

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  156. Daily entry for July 26/10. Thanks!

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  158. Would love to win this book!

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  159. +1
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  169. Daily entry for July 28/10. Thanks!

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  170. I'd love to win this cookbook. It sounds refreshing.

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  173. Here are the first parts of the email of the two winners:





    They have been contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.


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