>I Hate to Cook Book 50th Anniversary Edition- Review & Giveaway- 2 winners!!

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I’m not sure I “hate” to cook but having had so many cooking  mishaps  disasters, I often find myself not enjoying to cook.  Which can be unfortunate when you are the stay home parent who does all of the cooking.  

Mr. Bargains was very happy to see SEVEN recipes under the “Bacon” section.  Bacon IS yummy, but I don’t find that quite as exciting as he does!

Peg Bracken is the brains behind the I Hate to Cook Book.  It was originally published 50 years ago and was
updated and revised to reflect kitchens and pantries of today . She throws wit and humor in pinches and dashes all through the book.  Love it.  Anything that makes cooking more fun or less stressful is great, in my house. You want to have this book in your collection.  This Mama Loves it.   Peg’s daughter, Jo, has helped to pen the 50th Anniversary of I Hate to Cook and apparantly, the humor gene does run in families.

I made the Swiss Loaf on page 12-13.  I only altered it a little by “pulverizing” the pepper and onion- I hate the texture of both of these, so I kind of go overboard when chopping.  The Swiss Loaf was the closest thing to meatloaf in this book and my whole family likes my meatloaf, so it was a safe starting point.  I think later this week I may go OUT of my comfort zone and try something crazy like Turkey Divan on p. 48.

At the end of the book are the usual suspects with Ms. Bracken’s wit mixed in for measuring equivalents, etc. and also some Household Hints.  I love things like this at the end of books!!

Now that you know a little about this book, wouldn’t you like to check the rest of it out?  (I know you do).  It will be available for purchase on July 26th but you can *win* a copy right here!!

As a mandatory entry, I want for you to share with me what your grandma and/or mom used to have for dinner when growing up.  My mom used to make liver and onions with bacon and gravy.  As if ruining perfectly innocent bacon and dumping fattening gravy on top could improve the horrifying taste of liver and onions.  See? You CAN ruin bacon!  It takes effort.  (Please note that as we kids got older and perhaps less demanding of my mom’s attention she found she enjoyed cooking some and as she gained confidence, she gained skills, and actually had some fantastic dishes she made until she got too sick too cook – and even then directed my dad on how to cook her favorites from her bed so she could still enjoy them!)

For extra entries:
Like the I Hate to Cook Book on Facebook and tell them This Mama Loves Her Bargains sent you!
Follow Jo Bracken’s Blog

Follow ME on Twitter, Facebook, GFC, Networked Blogs, RSS feed, or Email Subscription – 1 entry each

Grab my NEW button —–> and get 5 entries.

Share this giveaway on any social networking site and get 2 entries/day per post (you can do on FB, twitter, digg, etc.) but be sure to post your URL to that exact post in a comment.

That’s it.  This giveaway will end on August 1st, 2010 at midnight, EST.  Open to US & Canada.  If for some reason a winner does not respond within 48 hours of my initial contact, a new winner will be selected in their place using random.org again.

Good luck!!

  
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  • >My mom made "hot dog casserole" which was a recipe she found in the newspaper or a magazine. It was hot dogs, spinach, potatoes, onion, and cheese

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  • >honestly I learned how NOT to cook from my mom. She used to under cook baked potatoes, over cook vegetables (soggy) and burnt the heck out of whatever meat we were having! She's even managed to mess up pasta. Her best meal, hamburger helper. But I love her anyway! And I'm a much better cook. :)

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  • >My mom passed away when I was 6, but I remember her teaching me to make chicken and rice casserole! It's about the only recipe I don't mind cooking (because I DO hate to cook!).

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  • >Now don't get me wrong, my mother is a wonderful cook, but when I was growing up she used to make salmon cakes all the time and I LOATH salmon cakes. You could smell them before you opened the front door. YUCK!! As I've grown older I still don't like salmon. seriousreader at live dot com

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  • >My grandmother and my mom were wonderful cooks! My grandmother would make just about anything good simply by chicken frying it! Mom makes the best steak fingers I've ever had. I can't get near how good they are. I bet she's not telling me an ingredient! We also ate a lot of fresh veggies since we were on a farm. We never ate our own animals *that I know of*…loobyamy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  • >I'm not sure what they ate growing up, but growing up I always either had spaghetti or chicken.. baked, fried, grilled.. every way! It's nice now that I'm older I can experiement more!Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  • >My mom's Pork Chops were so dry that my little brother and I would chew them and spit them out in our napkins.cherrypicks.by.humboldtcherry@gmail.com

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