Thursday, May 19, 2011

Simply Suppers Cookbook Review and GIVEAWAY!!

I was recently given the opportunity to review the cookbook Simply Suppers by Jennifer Chandler. I was so excited when I was contacted by the publisher! This book is great! Jennifer is originally from Memphis, TN (another Tennessee girl!) but spent a year of her life studying the art of cooking in Paris, France at the Le Cordon Bleu academy. After returning to the states, and working in Washington, D.C. for a stent, she is back in her hometown of Memphis, TN where she owned a successful prepared foods market and bakery. Today she is a stay at home mom of two little girls, a freelance magazine writer, and the author of a couple of cookbooks, including Simply Suppers.

Simply Suppers has exactly what I'm looking for when I'm seeking out a new cookbook to add to my collection, pictures! There is a picture of every recipe in the whole cookbook! And while I'm on the subject of photography, it is amazing in this book. The pictures make me want to eat one of everything in the book, even brussel sprouts! Another neat thing that this cookbook has is cooking tips that go along with each recipe. She has small icons that go along with each recipe representing Cooking Tips, Variations, Do Ahead, Time-Saving Tips, Back-to-the-Basics, and Freezes Well. I don't know about you, but those things are so helpful to know! (Especially since I'm trying to find things that freeze well to prepare for baby.)

The recipes in this cookbook are not hard to make, and Jennifer's instructions make it easy to follow and be successful. Some of my favorite recipes in Simply Suppers are Potato Chip Chicken Tenders, Fish Tacos with Mango Slaw, Southwestern Crab Cakes, Banana Pudding Pie, and yes even Brussel Sprouts and Bacon! Have I convinced you that this cookbook is a keeper? Well there's good news for you! The wonderful people at Thomas Nelson have given me THREE copies of Simply Suppers to give away! If you'd like to enter the Simply Suppers giveaway you can do one or all of the things listed below. I'm going to post two recipes from the cookbook over the next few days as well, so be on the lookout for those too! This giveaway will be open until NEXT Friday, May 27, 2011 at NOON Eastern Standard Time. This contest is open to everyone, even those in other countries, so everyone feel free to enter!

Ways to enter:
1. Follow This Mommy Cooks. (on the sidebar)

2. Become a fan of This Mommy Cooks on facebook.

3. Subscribe for emails from This Mommy Cooks. (on the sidebar)

4. Follow This Mommy Cooks on twitter.

5. Blog about this giveaway on your blog.

6. Share about this giveaway on facebook.

7. Retweet about this giveaway using @thismommycooks in your tweet.

8. Tell me what you look for in a good cookbook.

So what are you waiting for? Comment away! Good luck!

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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