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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Festival BONUS WEEK!: Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook Review and Giveaway

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Well - we have good news! We had so many wonderful companies joining us in the Fall Festival, that we have added a third "Bonus week"! Yep we will introduce you to a few more wonderful items and you have more chances to win!






Today's Fall Festival BONUS WEEK Features on Snafood:
Pier 1 Metal Leaf Pumpkin Giveaway!
Waterlicious Giveaway!


Today on The Speedy Gourmet:
Make ahead meals for busy moms cookbook giveaway

I love getting new cookbooks - there is something about a brand new book that makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.  In the fall, I am always inspired to try new things, but I run out of ideas easily it seems.

I received the "Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms" cookbook by Jane Doiron for review and I absolutely love it.  There are so many meals that are not only very appealing, but simple.  I love the fact that I can make them ahead of time too - super convenient for me!

I have made two recipes from this book already, and I plan on trying another one this week.  I made the Chicken Marsala with a Twist (yum!), and the Panko Pork Medallions (also yummy!).

Jane Doiron is a busy mom of two boys who discovered the beauty of preparing meals in advance.  Make-Ahead Meals for  Busy Moms represents years of experience in recipe experimentation and acquired tips.  I like her way of thinking!

From the Make Ahead Meals website:
Your busy mom lifestyle dictates quick get-on-the table meals, but how do you prepare and cook a delicious meal at the end of your busy day when you are simply out of time and energy?



It’s simple! Here's how: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook. This is Jane Doiron’s cookbook of savory, family-favorite recipes that were individually home-tested and selected. Make Ahead Meals are:



• Simple to prepare.

• Simple to assemble ahead of schedule.

• Simple to freeze ahead.

• Simple for the whole family to enjoy.
Jane's goal was to seek out main dish, family-favorite recipes that could be make ahead meals without sacrificing the food’s taste and texture by freezing.  After years of home-testing recipes, Jane has compiled this must-have cookbook with specific make-ahead directions.  In addition, Jane includes her best recipes for clever side dishes, flavorful appetizers and luscious desserts. Imagine opening your freezer to pick out a family-favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert, and all you have to do is thaw and heat it!



Make-ahead meals are a healthy and economical alternative to take-out and preservative filled, pre-packaged foods.  With make ahead meal planning, you are making fewer trips to the grocery store, and saving money otherwise spent on unhealthy, take-out and fast foods.  It’s simple. Give yourself a break during the hectic weeknights with Jane’s make-ahead meal recipes. Spend the time that you save outside of the kitchen doing something that you enjoy.
With sections including appetizers, breakfast and brunch, dessert, main dishes, side dishes and soups, you are sure to find so many dishes that will appeal to the whole family - and by making these meals ahead you can spend more time enjoying your family (while also enjoying your own cooking!).  There is also a helpful tips section and a measurement equivalents section.  This is the cookbook of cookbooks... a must-have for any mom - busy or not!
Make sure you stop by Jane Doirdon's blog too - you will love it!



http://makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.blogspot.com/



THE GIVEAWAY is now closed!:
Jane has so kindly offered one of my readers a copy of "Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms" cookbook!

For first (and required) entry, take a look at Jane Doiron's cookbook information and tell me in a comment which recipe you would most like to try (other than those I've mentioned in review).

Please leave email address (or set Blogger profile to public)

Extra entry options:

Follow Jane Doiron on Twitter - 1 entry
Become a fan of Jane Doiron on Facebook - 1 entry  

Sign up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Newsletter - 2 entries
Add the Fall Festival button to your blog - 1 entry 
Follow The Speedy Gourmet on Blogger/Google Friend Connect - 1 entry

Tweet this giveaway using this phrase:


"Win the cookbook 'Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms' by Jane Doirin @speedygourmet! http://www.thespeedygourmet.net"
(can be done once daily)

Enter any current Fall Festival giveaway going on at Snafood, telling me in comments which ones you entered - 1 entry per giveaway entered
 
FINALLY - if you posted the Fall Festival button and commented on The Speedy Gourmet before September 26th, you get 5 extra entries - leave 5 comments

 
**For even more extra entries, see The Speedy Gourmet "Giveaway Rules" page.



Giveaway ends on October 27th at 9:00 (PST)



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Pricilla said...

The rhubarb streusel bread sounds tasty and I get a lot of rhubarb around her in the spring
thanks
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Pricilla said...

I follow Jane on twitter where I am broken teepee
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Pricilla said...

I am a fan of Jane on Facebook where I am a crazy lady with a goat
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I follow the blog on google
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I subscribe
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I am a facebook fan
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I entered the crepiere
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I entered King Arthur
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I entered aequare
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I entered marshalls
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I am entering Pier one
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A Family Completed... said...

I really want to try the baked Chicken chimichangas!
Thanks for the chance
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Entered Pier 1

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entered Waterlicious

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entered Divvies

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entered Pepperidge Farms

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entered Slanket

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entered Bake Me a Wish

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entered Starfrit

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entered Mama's Goodies

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entered Fairytale Brownies

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entered Cuisinart

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entered Make Ahead Meals

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entered King Arthur

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entered Aequare

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entered Curious Chef

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entered Fiber Gourmet

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entered Marshall's

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entered Guy and Eva

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entered Brown Bow Gift Co.

brennaboo said...

The zucchini apple bread sounds like a winner, especially this time of year.

brennaboo said...

I also entered Pier One at Snafood.

brennaboo said...

I entered Waterlicious at Snafood.

Jackie said...

I would love to try the Haddock with Ritz Topping. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Jackie said...

I signed up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms #1

Jackie said...

I signed up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Newsletter #2

Diana D said...

I couldn't get into the link to check the recipes. It would be great to plan ahead, however. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Diana D said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Jackie said...

I subscribe via email

Jes said...

Oh, the Hawaiian bread sounds like the first I'd try! :)

Jes said...

I'm Jane's fan on facebook! :)

Jes said...

I joined her newsletter

entry #1

Jes said...

I joined her newsletter!

entry #2

Jes said...

I'm a follower! :)

JoeyfromSC said...

I LOVE cookbooks and have a pretty good size collection!

I'd love to try the Spinach and Chicken stuffed shells! YUM!

thank you for the chance to win!

JoeyfromSC said...

I'm following Jane Doiron on Twitter @JoeyfromSC

JoeyfromSC said...

I signed up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

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JoeyfromSC said...

I signed up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

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JoeyfromSC said...

I follow your blog on blogger

JoeyfromSC said...

Tweeted about your giveaway:

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A Family Completed... said...

entered Carolyn's Kitchen

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entered LL Bean

Wendi P said...

I would try Baked Chicken Chimichangas.

Wendi P said...

I suscribe :-)

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for King Arthur Flour gc.

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for the $25 Marshalls gc.

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for the Aequare Fine Chocolates.

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for the Make Ahead Meals cookbook.

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for the Fairytale Brownies.

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for the Guy & Eva jewelry.

Wendi P said...

At Snafood I entered the giveaway for the Cuisinart Slow Cooker.

littlepurpleroom said...

Italian Wedding Soup
Have always wanted to try this.
Wow loads of recipes in here.

the second link did not work for me, but the first one at the top of the post does, the book title link.. Then just click "table of contents" in the tabs up on top.

littlepurpleroom said...

I entered King Arthur Giveaway

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I follow this here blog

Mysharona said...

I like the Haddock with Ritz Topping.

Donnetta said...

I would try the baked manicotti and of course gingerbread (tis the season).

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I follow your blog.

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I am a facebook fan (Donnetta Dissmore)


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Amber said...

I want to try the gingerbread!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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I follow your blog!
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Amber said...

I entered king arthur on snafood!
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Amber said...

I entered hte aequare chocolate giveaway!
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I entered the marshalls giveaway!
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brennaboo said...

I also entered LL Bean at Snafood.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I would soooo love to try the Baked chimichangas. Way better for a person than fried in oil.
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Marj M.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I signed up for Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Newsletter.
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Entry #1

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I signed up for Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Newsletter.
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Entry #2

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

Entered the Gooseberrry Patch Cookbook contest at Snafood.
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

Entered the L. L. Bean Primrose slippers giveaway at Snafood.
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Entered the Pepperidge Farm Crackers giveaway at Snafood.
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I entered The Slanket giveaway at Snafood.
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brennaboo said...

I also entered Carolyn's Kitchen at Snafood.

Kari said...

the chicken chimichangas sound great! (i dont think i spelled that right, lol) but I love chimigangas!

Kari said...

I follow Jane on twitter (firedancer6234)

Kari said...

I signed up for the newsletter (1)

Kari said...

I signed up for the newsletter (2)

Kari said...

I tweeted here http://twitter.com/firedancer6234

Kari said...

I entered the LLbean at snafood

Kari said...

I entered pier 1 at snafood

Kari said...

i entered the fairytale brownies at snafood

Kari said...

I entered the cuisinart at snafood

Kari said...

I entered the mamas goodies at snafood

Kari said...

I entered the waterlicous at snafood

Kari said...

I entered the pepperidge farm at snafood

Kari said...

I also entered the caroylns kitchen at snafood

Carla said...

The Thai Style Chicken Thighs sound yummy!

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Carla said...

I signed up for the Newsletter as well.

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Carla said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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I also subscribe with Google Reader.

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Denny said...

heck yeah!

Eve said...

The recipe I want to try is the crab melts.

Eve said...

I follow Jane on twitter
@shopgurl

Eve said...

I am a a fan of Jane Doiron on Facebook (luvmakeup)

Eve said...

Signed up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Newsletter

Eve said...

Signed up for the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Newsletter #2

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Eve said...

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Enterf the gooseberry patch giveaway

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Jeanine said...

i'd like to try my hand at the shrimp dip

Eve said...

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Jeanine said...

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Jeanine said...

entered snafood giveaway for cuisinart

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entered snafood giveaway for marshalls

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entered snafood giveaway for fiber gourmet

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entered snafood giveaway for curious chef

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entered snafood giveaway for aequare

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entered snafood giveaway for fairytale brownies

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entered snafood giveaway for mamas goodies

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entered snafood giveaway for busy moms cookbook

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entered snafood giveaway for king arthur

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entered snafood giveaway for starfrit

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entered snafood giveaway for good health

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entered snafood giveaway for bake me wish

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entered snafood giveaway for gooseberry patch

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entered snafood giveaway for vtech

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entered snafood giveaway for slanket

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entered snafood giveaway for pepperidge farm

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entered snafood giveaway for divvies

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entered snafood giveaway for pier 1

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entered snafood giveaway for waterlicious

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entered snafood giveaway for ll bean

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entered snafood giveaway for carolyns kitchen

Hotsnotty2 said...

The baked Chicken chimichangas sounds delicious, thanks for the chance!

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travellingmomof2 said...

Delicious....love to try the gingerbread

Owen's Mom said...

The Italian Chicken looks good (great cover photo) and sounds just as scrumptious! I would definitely make this one for my family.

Owen's Mom said...

Following Jane on Twitter (NotimeMom)

Owen's Mom said...

Entered the Food Loop Lace at Snafood.

Owen's Mom said...

Tweeted!
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Owen's Mom said...

Entered the Pier 1 Imports giveaway at Snafood.

Owen's Mom said...

Sent a friend request to Jane on Facebook.

Owen's Mom said...

Entered the Pepperidge Farms giveaway at Snafood.

Owen's Mom said...

Following your blog

Owen's Mom said...

Entered the Starfrit giveaway on Snafood.

Owen's Mom said...

Entered the King Arthur giveaway over at Snafood.

Owen's Mom said...

Entered the Cuisinart Slow Cooker Giveaway over at Snafood.

Owen's Mom said...

Following on facebook networked blogs

tantalizingtastes said...

The Pumpkin Coffee Cake sounds wonderful!

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MaddyRu said...

The Thai Chicken Thighs sound yummy! Thanks!

MaddyRu said...

I follow your blog.

MaddyRu said...

I am following Jane on Twitter.

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MaddyRu said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/MaddyRu/status/4922136243

MaddyRu said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

MaddyRu said...

Newsletter #2

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I subscribe in Google Reader.

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I added you as a fave on Technorati.

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Kari said...

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Nickolay said...

The Baked Chicken Chimmichangas sound rockin awesome

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Bombtastic Belle said...

Id for the baked chicken chimichangas in a heartbeat!
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JamericanSpice said...

I can't get into the link darling. However I entered another contest like this and did like to try out the italian chicken

JamericanSpice said...

follower

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I have your button

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JamericanSpice said...

I had the FF button before 9/26

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I had the FF button before 9/26

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I had the FF button before 9/26

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I had the FF button before 9/26

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