Sunday, March 25, 2012

Food Network Cookbook - Easy Recipes!


******GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED*****
I was excited when I was asked to review the Food Network Magazines new collection of recipes.  There is nothing I like more than to peruse through a cookbook full of mouthwatering pictures.  This book didn't disappoint.  The pictures are gorgeous and completely drool worthy.

This book is organized wonderfully. They not only organize it by Appetizers, Breakfast, Main dish, Salads & Sides and Drinks & Desserts, but each section within is organized. If I'm looking for a dip, there is a whole section just on Appetizer dips.  There is a whole section of potato salads in the Sides & Salads section.  There are 42 potato salad recipes in here. I could make a different potato salad, each day for a month and 1/2 and have something new. (Can you tell I love potato salad?)

Another thing that impressed me was the amount of helpful cooking tips throughout the book. I need all the help I can get so I appreciated that! 

The new cookbook titled, Food Network Magazine 1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day, is a collection of short recipes for all sorts of foods including 294 appetizers and snacks, 156 breakfasts, 287 main dishes, 192 salads and sides, and 232 drinks and desserts.

Want To Win A Copy? Contest is Closed.

I am happy to say that 2 of my readers will win a copy of this awesome cookbook.
Here’s what you need to do to enter (each is worth one entry – please comment a separate time for each entry to be counted):

1. Leave me a comment with your favorite food network show or chef!

2. Follow me by email or let me know you already are a subscriber.

3. Take a look at my recipe index and let me know what you think! I made a pinterest recipe index but I'm not sure how user friendly it is. 

I'll pick 2 winners on Wednesday the 28th at night, make sure I have an email address to contact you!

69 comments:

  1. I have two favorite food network chefs...Ina and Giada. It sounds like a great book...42 potato salad recipes!!!

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  2. It's a tie between Ina Garten and Rachael Ray! I would love this cookbook!

    Faith
    fsplvan@syr.edu

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  3. And I am already a subscriber -- I get you through Google Reader.

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  4. I saw this cookbook at the store yesterday, and it looked sooo good! I love Ina the best on Food Network...always have. Her style is so simple yet elegant and I all of the recipes I have made of hers have come out great!

    mykitchenadventures(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I subscribe to your blog via GFC...have for some time! :)

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  6. That's a nice idea to link the recipe index up to your blog like that. Its nice to be able to see the pictures of everything.

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  7. I love the visual aspect of the pinterest recipe index :) looking good!

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  8. I am a FN junkie - I was too excited this morning when I found out they have a Pinterest board now! :) I love Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Paula Deen, Anne Burrell, and Ree. And most of the others too! I watch so many shows on FN, it's not even funny!

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  9. I follow you via email {fantasticalsharing@yahoo.com}

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  10. I really like the use of Pinterest to organize recipes - I know a lot of people use inlinkz to do that. It's nice to see the pictures of the foods!

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  11. I love Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa.

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  12. Dinners that are involving Sloppy Joes and pasta are big in my house I see that you have included these subjects in your recipe files.

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  13. Hi Debbie! I can't say a single favorite chef, and it's a good thing that we are not forced to choose because I wouldn't be able to. Haha. I adore Ina Garten and Giada, and Jamie Oliver and Chuck!

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    1. ...and I'm am SO sorry! I just realized I misspelled your name! :-/

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  14. I am subscribed to receive your emails!

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  15. I think it's great that you started a Pinterest recipe gallery! I find that having a visual recipe "search engine" is very helpful!

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  16. i am your follow by email joy brow

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  17. my favorite show on fn is ree, pioneer woman, its fun and also good recipes joy brow brwheart35@yahoo.com

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  18. i followed you on pinterest and i like your recipe index, veary easy to use joy brow

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  19. My favorite Food Network chef is Michael Symon, love that laugh.

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  20. I would love to win this! I adore Paula Deen's personality and humility, but try to cook more like Ellie Krieger.

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  21. I am subscribed to your posts via email...so I don't miss a one. *-*

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  22. I LOVE how organized your pinterest boards are - I should be so 'together'. NICE!

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  23. I follow you by email & pinterest.....I have tried & enjoyed many of your recipes. I also like the recipe index. Hard to say a favorite on food network...love to watch Pioneer Woman, Paula Deen, Bobby Dean & Guy. I would love to win the cookbook. lorib_42001@yahoo.com

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  24. I sybscribe to you by email and
    I LOVE LOVE Paula Deen!!!!

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  25. I love Good Eats or 30 Minute Meals, plus the competition shows are fun to watch!

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  26. I've made several of the recipes you have posted, most recently the lentil tacos. Love the variety you offer!

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  27. I love Guy's Diners, Drive-In, & Dives...it is nice to see everyday people doing what they love and doing it well!

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  28. I liked Aaron Cargo Jr - Big Daddy! Not sure if he's still on, though. I also love the Pioneer Woman, but not so much her show.

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  29. We don't have TV but I always enjoyed 'sugar' don't know if it's still on.

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  31. I think you recipe index look great and I follow you on Pinterest.

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  32. My favorite food network show is Down Home With the Neelys! I love Pat & Gina! I forgot to leave my email address in my comments it is cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite Food Network show is Barefoot Contessa. Love Ina! I subscribe to your blog emails. I like your new index. I like how the slow cooker recipes are separate. Thanks! jstone45601 @ gmail . com

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  34. my fav show is Iron Chef America.

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  36. I am a subsriber through blogger.

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  37. My husband and I love Iron Chef America. Michael Simon is our favorite chef.

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  38. Your recipe index is great! I have made the buffalo chicken chili more than once. Each time it is received with great reviews. Thanks! email: aacooley33@gmail.com

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  39. Well, I haven't watched the Food Network in years since we don't have cable, but back when I went to the gym (not since 2008!), my favorite thing to do was watch Paula Deen make some horribly deliciously buttery & sugary foods while I was sweating my butt off! She was my fave then b/c she made comfort food.

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  40. I checked out your recipe index and I think it's great! The cool thing about using Pinterest is that you can see a photo for each one before you click on it. The only thing I'd change is to make the links to the Pinterest recipe files open in a new window so that we don't have to push the "back" button to return to it and open up another category. Not a big deal, though.

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  41. I haven't been watching as much Food Network as I used to. Probably the only one I consistently watch is Pioneer Woman.

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  42. I like that there are so many categories in the recipe index. Makes it so much easier to find something you'd like to make.

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  43. My favorite Food Network chef is Giada! I love her - and my husband loves to watch her too (lol).

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  44. I really like your recipe index! Love that it's pictures and titles rather than just titles :)

    sweepinpianista at gmail dot com

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  45. Hi Debbi, Veronica Miller (of Veronica's Cornucopia)sent me knowing I'm a huge Food Network fan :) I just subscribed to you via email.

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  46. My favorite show is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Favorite Chef...Guy :) I like quite a few others too.

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  47. Checked out your recipe index and it looks great! Looks like I have alot of recipes to check out :)

    email is sueshaw09@yahoo.com

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  48. I love Ina and Alton and I also really like watching chopped! I am loving that the pioneer woman has a show now too!! :)

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  49. I checked out your recipe index and I really like it! There were specific categories and easy to navigate.

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  50. I have been a subscriber for three years+. I love this magazine, and the food network!!! I would love to win this cookbook.

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  51. I love your "Food Network Magazine". And i love to try to name your secret dishes.

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  52. I am new to a all these great websites food network, Pinterest just recently
    Got an iPad I never realized what I was missing with no home computer

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  53. dinners,drive inns and dives with guy is my favorite show

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