Cookbook Giveaway for My Facebook Fans :)

So I have two things: 1) A facebook fan page, and 2) a bunch of cookbooks. So I have decided to do a giveaway and get some more fans at the same time. If you are already a fan, you already qualify! Wasn’t that easy?? (special thanks to for the cookbooks!)

You can earn up to 3 entries:

1) If you are not already a fan, all you have to do is go to the Amanda’s Cookin’ fan page on facebook and click on the “Become a Fan” button. If you are already a fan, you already qualify here. :)

2) Post a comment on the fan page wall that relates to THIS post. So in other words, look for the notification about this post on the fan page and post a comment there.

3) Post a comment on this post here on the blog.

Books will be randomly matched up with winners. However, if you post your top three choices in your comment, I will do my best to get you the book you want! No guarantees though :-p

Giveaway ends on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at midnight CST. Good luck! Open to U.S. residents only, sorry guys, the shipping to Canada and beyond is a bit too much :(

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of these books I’ve had for a while sitting in my cookbook collection. They are in excellent condition, but I did noticed that the jacket on Bon Appetit Y’all is a little rough at the top. So fair warning. :) 

Books being given away include (please note, the descriptions below are either reviews from Amazon or posted product descriptions, not personal reviews from me):

Bon Appetit, Y’all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking

Although Willis has trained in France’s finest kitchens, her heart dwells nostalgically in her deep roots in America’s South. Her grandmother and mother, both adventuresome cooks, were skilled at whipping up southern classic dishes as well as reproducing dishes shown each week on Julia Child’s television series. Willis takes pains to treat the whole of this tradition respectfully. Thus, she presents quintessentially southern cheese straws (interestingly enough, baked by her grandfather) next to similar, yet thoroughly French, gougères. Fried chicken takes its customary top spot among the poultry recipes, but there are many less-caloric propositions for dealing with one of the South’s favorite meats. Shellfish dominate seafood offerings, and both Cajun and Creole traditions appear. Southern baking wouldn’t exist without biscuits, and Willis presents clear instructions for making both yeast and baking-powder versions. To crown these biscuits, Willis has recipes for both jams and jellies.

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook

I was lucky enough to see an advance copy of Jaden Hair’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and it is spectacular. Beautiful photography (Jaden herself shot the food…and then served the dishes to her family, so this is not fake, styled food) and exciting layout make this a coffee-table worthy book…but be sure to take it into the kitchen and use it for the terrific recipes. Jaden is a wonderful writer and hilariously irreverent, so having this book as your kitchen companion will make dinner prep a lot more fun. You may know Jaden from her wildly popular food blog or her newspaper column in The Tampa Trib or her TV appearances…this book brings it all together, PLUS. This is her first cookbook, but I’ll bet it won’t be her last. She’s on her way to stardom…discover her NOW and enjoy the fun of making delish Asian food easily. I’m giving a copy of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook to all my favorite people this Christmas

Freshman in the Kitchen

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: From Clueless Cook to Creative Chef

The best compliment once could receive with this cookbook, ostensibly written for novice cooks, was one I received the other day, after encouraging an elderly friend to buy the book. She bought it for her granddaughter, but decided to try it out first. The comments/compliments focused on the easiness of the recipes, the great food produced, and the attractive and easy to use format. My friend had to buy another copy for herself because she wanted a copy too! I agree on all counts – the book flows easily, the text is amusing and easy to follow, the food is delicious, and Max and Eli really like food and try to impart that to the reader. I have tried three recipes already, and even for a seasoned cook, the recipes are spot-on. This cookbook ios not your typical “novice cook” book, but one that appeals to any age, any background and level of cook, and some of the food stories are very funny. Highly recommended!

The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue: 101 All-New Recipes and “”Sneaky”” Tricks for Creating Healthy Meals Kids Will Love

Brilliant and life changing! Buy this book!

The Sneaky Chef recipes have changed not only my way of approaching how I cook and feed my family, but how we will eat for the rest of our lives. I first started cooking with The Sneaky Chef last Fall and what excited me about a new book were the new recipes for me to add to our menu! I purchased it less than a week ago and already we have eaten: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sticks, Pasta with Better Butter Sauce, Sneak-wiches, Retro Tuna Casserole, and Fabulous Fried Rice. They have all been devoured, filling my children, my husband and me with lots of fabulous veggies!

Vegan Lunch Box:

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130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!

If you think vegan lunchtime means peanut butter and jelly day after day, think again! Based on the wildly popular blog of the same name, Vegan Lunch Box offers an amazing array of meat-free, egg-free, and dairy-free meals and snacks.

All the recipes are organized into menus to help parents pack quick, nutritious, and irresistible vegan lunches. Ideal for everyday and special occasions, Vegan Lunch Box features tips for feeding even the most finicky kids.

It includes handy allergen-free indexes identifying wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free recipes, and product recommendations that make shopping a breeze.

Friday Night Bites: Kick off the Weekend with Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family

It’s time for some family fun with creative crafts and out-of-this-world meals, and you might even learn something, too! Take the whole gang on a trip through the imagination with food and activities for all ages, any old Friday night.

This cookbook offers up 20 different dinners and over 100 recipes to make dinnertime fun again! Have a meal under the sea, in the park, on the moon, or back in time; there are jobs for kids and adults, and every meal includes appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and a fun dessert. Take your teddy bears on a picnic in the back yard, talk like pirates, or be pop stars with stylin’ shades. Each menu is completely customizable; you can begin preparation the night before, or you can add in shortcuts that work for your family. Crafts, games, and sometimes, special dinner get-ups round out a night of giggling to kick off the weekend.

The Busy People’s Fast and Frugal Cookbook

Thanks to Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers, I was able to review the new cookbook The Busy People’s Fast and Frugal Cookbook By Dawn Hall. It says that it has “perfect recipes for any cook with little time and even less money.”

I selected this book because I want to learn how to cook better meals that don’t take hours to prepare and cook. I’m too busy for that! Since this cookbook has meals that are all cooked in 30 minutes or less I thought it would be a great tool to help simplify mealtimes.

As soon as the cookbook arrived, I browsed through it and was really quite surprised by how many great recipes were included.


  1. Andrew's Mom says

    I'm a fan already – but I would love Steamy Kitchen or Bon Appetit Y'all. But I don't have any of them – so I would be happy with anything.

  2. bluang3lbby says

    I love the cookbooks. I left a message on the fan wall about which books I like the most. I just hope I win something. hehehe

  3. Jackie Watkins says

    What a marvelous idea! "Bon Appetit, Y'All!" looks really interesting. I grew up in the Midwest, but now live close to the southern regions, and I'm always up for learning regional dishes. "Fast and Frugal Cookbook" and "Freshman in the Kitchen" appeal to me, too. Thanks!

  4. Barb, sfo says

    Those look fun! And it's hard to choose my top 3. Probably Freshman in the Kitchen, Fast & Frugal, or Bon Appetit Y'All.

  5. Pat Steer (Gaelen) says

    Amanda, I think I'd be happy with any of them. Inspired way to promote your FB fan page, too – I might have to borrow that thought…

  6. Todd R Jordan - @tojosan says

    I'm in for getting a free cookbook to add to my collection.

    My top three?
    The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue
    The Busy People's Fast and Frugal Cookbook
    Friday Night Bites

    I already own Steamy Kitchen.
    Thanks kindly,
    Todd '@tojosan' Jordan

  7. Jennifer says

    Oh how wonderful Amanda!

    I have my eye on the Vegan Lunchbox and Bon Apetit Y'all!

    Off to check out the new facebook fanpage! :)

  8. Lulabelldesigns says

    Great idea! I love your blog twitter and face book page. I can learn from you how to get more followers! If I win I would love the 1 Steamy Kitchen cookbook,2 Vegan lunch box or 3 Bon Appetit cook book. Have fun creating awesome recipes! Lynda

  9. Emily says

    My favorite thing to do is look through cookbooks, even If I'm not looking for something to cook!! I would love to get a new one to look through and make stuff from!! My top three picks would be:

    1.The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook
    2.Freshman in the Kitchen: From Clueless Cook to Creative Chef
    3.The Busy People's Fast and FruFrugal Cookbook

  10. ashy_jo says

    Oh wow, I would love any of these, but…
    Bon appetit, ya'll
    steamy kitchen
    The busy people's fast and frugal

    This is really generous, even if I don't win.

  11. Beth says

    no one can have too many cookbooks, can they? My mom passed her love of cookbooks to me and I have done so to my 2 teenaged girls. We are always trying new recipes at our house!

  12. adrienneglenn92 says

    Oh my gosh. I'm obsessed with cookbooks. I'm that weird person who always checks them out at the library. haha. Thanks so much for the givaway and I love your blog!

  13. notactingmyage says

    great giveaway! steamy kitchen, freshman, and busy people all look great!

    i can vouch for the bon appetit, y'all being a great cookbook! i've made a few things from it!

  14. Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) says

    I rarely comment for give aways.


    i have this obsession with cookbooks.

    heck I'd beg for em.

  15. Deeba PAB says

    I think cookbooks are the most inpsirationa give-aways for foodies like me. I hope I win one…hanks for doing this Amanda.
    y choices – Freshman, Steamy Kitchen and Frugal Cookbook.

  16. Megan Rayment says

    Bit of a shame Australia is so far away! I love the look of the Steamy Kitchen. I enjoy Asian food and love cooking it.
    Fast and Frugal looks great as well.
    (If my name was picked, I wouldn't mind paying postage. . .or giving a gift to a US friend!)

  17. Ashlie says

    I'm really happy I found your blog – not just b/c of the free cookbooks :). I became a fan and posted a comment on facebook too.

  18. shelley c. says

    What an awesome idea, and such a great way to get eyeballs on your pages, and to help people build their collections!

  19. .kelly.catherine. says

    Awesome giveaway! My top three would be the vegan lunch box, steamy kitchen, and freshman in the kitchen!

  20. Marie says

    I'm already a fan Amanda, but who can't use some new cookbooks. My top three?
    Bon Appetit Y'all
    Steamy Kitchen
    Fast & Frugal

    They all look great to me! xxoo

  21. NikiTheo says

    Top three? Fast and frugal, friday night bites and Steamy Kitchen!
    And I am already a follower on FB, I've posted a comment there too!

  22. Martha T says

    I don't know about other people, but I read cookbooks like novels. I love them and I don't think I could ever have too many. I have especially enjoyed discovering cooking blogs like this one. Thank you, Amanda!!

    If I were to choose my top three from your selections, they would be Bon Appetit, Y'all
    Busy People's Fast and Frugal and Steamy Kitchen.

    In the meantime, I will spend way too much time online reading the blogs!!


  23. Dinah says

    great idea! good way to inspire others to cook. My top three would be Freshman in the kitchen, bon appetite, or steamy kicthen.


  24. Fuji Mama says

    Wahoo, already a facebook fan! ;) Hmmmm, top 3 faves: 1) Vegan Lunch Box, 2) The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue, and 3) Friday Night Bites

  25. Jelli Bean says

    Oh, I would love to win Steamy Kitchen or Fast and Frugal (not to mention the others!) Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Sunny says

    Cookbooks are my very Favorite thing to read. I Love to Cook, and I Hope to win one of your Beautiful Books!
    I Love your Daily Recipes, it is one of my Favorites! Thank-You :-D

  27. TeaLady says

    How fun to give away cookbooks that you know others would like. I love reading cookbooks more than regular books these days.

    I would love to have Steamy Kitchen. It is on my wish list. But the Willis book looks tasty, too.

  28. LDH says

    Good morning, Amanda! Just posted on facebook Fan page (already a fan). My top pick would be
    Bon Appetit, Y'all, but would be thrilled to win any.

    Kindly, ldh

  29. cupcake says

    great giveaway!!

    My first 3 picks would be Bon Appetit, Yall
    Steamy Kitchen, Busy Peoples Fast and Frugal

    Thanks for having the giveaway..

  30. Breezy says

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    The Busy People's Fast and Frugal Cookbook

    Bon Appetit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking

    The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue

  31. Anonymous says

    Amanda I love this site, just found it from Sharon (from F/C) through facebook. So I am fixing to go sign up on Facebook. I would love to win one of the cookbooks but even if I don't I now have this site to find good recipes. Loved the note in the bottle on the craft pages also. My choices for a cookbook would be.

    1. Freshman in the Kitchen
    2. The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook
    3. The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue


  32. Tiff says

    I would love to win some cookbooks! All of mine have been packed in storage for a few years now, and I sure miss looking through them!

  33. Bani says

    The books in that last that interest me most in order are-

    The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook (Asian food is a staple in my house, would always like some new recipes. My mother would too, we usually end up making pad thai and plain rice + eggs and veggies over and over again, heheh. Pad Thai is really good though.)

    Bon Appetit, Y'all (Love Southern food!)

    Freshman in the Kitchen (I am still enough of an amateur to need something like this.)

  34. Anonymous says

    What a great thing you're doing. I collect cookbooks (like so many other ladies), so the Bon Appetit Y'All would be a great addition to my collection. I would love to win it. From, Terri C.

  35. Elizabeth says

    I'm a fan! I have a major collection of cookbooks – from my grandmother's cookbooks from the 20's to my mother's from the 40's and mine from the 60's forward! But there is ALWAYS room for another 1 or 10! LOL! OF those listed, though, The Busy People's Cookbook is the one that grabs me!
    Elizabeth (ewriggs on FC, Elizabeth Riggs on FB)

  36. Culinary Cory says

    What a fun cookbook giveaway. I never heard of the freshman in the kitchen cookbook. Even if I don't win, I'll have to check that one out.

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