Monday, December 27, 2010

Perfect One-Dish Dinners Review/Giveaway!

This contest is now closed and the winner has been notified.  They have until
Sunday 1/9 @ 10 pm to respond or I will choose another winner.  Thanks!

Are you all ready for some new recipes and yummy dishes for the New Year?  I have found a wonderful cookbook written by Pam Anderson and I love it!


Perfect One-Dish Dinners
All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers
by Pam Anderson
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Photographed by Judd Pilossof

Everything in this cookbook is distinguished by one fact: you can make each main dish in One Pot, One Dish or One Roaster.  You'll find that each main dish is sufficient for your family and guests to enjoy without needing to add several other dishes to "complete" your meal.  But if you are having company, you also have the option of adding a salad, dessert and/or an appetizer.
The book is separated into several "chapters" each spotlighting a main dish along with a salad, appetizer and dessert suggested to round out a meal for your family and guests.  

Stews for all seasons: has a yummy recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken w/ Herbed Cornmeal Dumplings (now doesn't that sound really good on a cold night after shoveling all that snow the East received this weekend! - 32 inches!) Having guests? Pam suggests adding Pimento Cheese w/ Green Olives and Flatbread Crackers as your appetizer, Baby Spinach Salad w/ Mango, Avocado and Red Onion (this was awesome) and for dessert bring out Miniature Lemon-Raspberry Cakes!  

Big Summer Salads & Grilled Platters was another favorite chapter.  Why not have a ladies night or luncheon and serve: Grilled Salad Nicoise (with Tuna) along with the Fresh Tomato-Basil Bread Soup and for dessert Lemon-Cooler Cookies and White Wine-Marinated Strawberries! 

You can easily invite 8 friends over for a gab fest and FUN with these recipes.  The other thing I really liked about each "chapter" was that many of the recipes have "instant alternatives" to either shave off prep time or ideas that make it easier for the not so experienced cook.  The recipes are very well written and easy to follow and many of them only have a few steps so they aren't overwhelming.  Do you need a gift idea for a wedding or bridal shower?  This would be an ideal cookbook to give to a couple you know enjoy trying new foods and experiences.   

Would you like to add a glass of wine with your dinner or when you have guests?  The main dishes also give suggestions for serving a wine that matches the dish.  For example: serve a Provencal or other dry rose with the Grilled Salad Nicoise or a good aromatic white like Viognier or Argentine Torrontes with the Salsa Verde Chicken.

Are you getting hungry?

Pam is the New York Times best selling author of The Perfect Recipe, former editor for Cook's Illustrated, a columnist for USA Weekend and a contributing editor to Runner's World and Fine Cooking.  She has written 6 books and with her daughters Maggy and Sharon, writes a weekly blog at ThreeManyCooks where each week, they share their thoughts and ideas about recipes, cooking, and eating–and anything that comes with it.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing & Pam Anderson very generously offered to share a copy of Perfect One-Dish Dinners with one of you!



(Applause)

Mandatory:
Visit ThreeManyCooks and sign up for their feed.  You'll get yummy recipes to make for your family and friends, great anecdotes and more!
Optional Entries:
(Pls note, these entries are optional.  You do not have to do them to be entered.  You do need to do the mandatory entry.  Please include your email address on each comment.  You can enter your email this way:  contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail(dot)com)  Note: I will need a comment for each entry: +3 means 3 comments.  Thanks!



  • Follow ThreeManyCooks on Facebook







  • Follow ThreeManyCooks on Twitter







  • Tell me a recipe you'd like to try from ThreeManyCooks.com







  • Follow ME on GFC (left sidebar)







  • Follow ME on Twitter







  • Follow ME on Facebook







  • Add this giveaway to any book hops or giveaway linkies using this link (be sure to leave the web address w/ your comment) (+2)







  • Tweet:  " WIN: Perfect One-Dish Dinners by Pam Anderson @ http://ning.it/hspPrV Ends 1/7/11, US, #books, #cooking, #giveaway Pls RT @familyliteracy "  (can RT daily (1x), please add hyperlink to comment)





    • *I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*

      59 comments:

      1. subscribed to ThreeManyCooks feed

        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      2. Follow ThreeManyCooks on Facebook-Sable S

        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      3. Follow ThreeManyCooks on Twitter @gotgiveawayinfo
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      4. I like the Norm Fralick’s Shrimp Gumbo recipe
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      5. gfc follower giveawayinfo
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      6. follow you on twitter @atlmuzikfanzinc
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      7. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/19594521893412864
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      8. Follow you on Facebook-Sable S
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      9. giveawaylinky
        http://mysteryshoppingteacher.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      10. giveawaylinky
        http://mysteryshoppingteacher.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      11. I signed up for the feed
        thoa311@aol.com

        ReplyDelete
      12. I'm following three many cooks on twitter @_Mommyland_

        ReplyDelete
      13. I'm following you on GFC
        thoa311@aol.com

        ReplyDelete
      14. I'm following you on twitter @_Mommyland_
        thoa311@aol.com

        ReplyDelete
      15. I tweeted
        http://twitter.com/_MommyLand_/status/19608859265994754

        ReplyDelete
      16. I want to try the greek pasta salad or key lime cupcakes
        thoa311@aol.com

        ReplyDelete
      17. I subscribed to ThreeManyCooks via email

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      18. I like ThreeManyCooks on Facebook

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      19. I am following your blog via GCF

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      20. I like you on Facebook

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      21. I am following you on Twitter

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      22. I am following ThreeManyCooks on Twitter

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      23. I tweeted

        " WIN: Perfect One-Dish Dinners by Pam Anderson @ http://ning.it/hspPrV Ends 1/7/11, US, #books, #cooking, #giveaway Pls RT @familyliteracy "

        LCH2004@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      24. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/19841333917126656
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      25. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/20203728397148161
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      26. Signed up for their post feeds
        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      27. Following ThreeManyCooks on Facebook
        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      28. Follow ThreeManyCooks on Twitter
        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      29. One dish I would like to make because of me being a Shrimp lover...is Norm Fralick’s Shrimp Gumbo, Slighly Embellished.

        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      30. following you on GFC
        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      31. I am following you on twitter.
        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      32. I am following you on Facebook
        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      33. tweeted
        http://twitter.com/#!/andydaddyof1/status/20360116490469378

        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      34. Entered your giveaway in a Linky!

        http://www.themomreviews.com/2010/12/wednesday-giveaway-linky-list-yours-and_29.html

        Under "cook book" giveaway

        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      35. Entered your giveaway in a Linky!

        http://www.themomreviews.com/2010/12/wednesday-giveaway-linky-list-yours-and_29.html

        Under "cook book" giveaway

        andydaddyof1 at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      36. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/20558531455352833

        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      37. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/20928450428665857
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      38. subscribed to three too many cooks feed on my yahoo
        ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

        ReplyDelete
      39. like three many cooks (sorry about the extra too in my first comment) on facebook
        ruthhill74

        ReplyDelete
      40. chocolate bites with candy cane kisses sounds really good
        ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

        ReplyDelete
      41. gfc follower
        Ruth
        ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

        ReplyDelete
      42. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/21290818891419648
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      43. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/21653206664740864
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      44. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/22008073853870080
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      45. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/22362896704995328
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      46. Subscribed to Three Many Cooks feed. nicolebang@gmail.com

        ReplyDelete
      47. Added ThreeManyCooks to my Google Reader Blog Feed. LKVOYER at aol dot com

        ReplyDelete
      48. Following you on GFC. LKVOYER at aol dot com

        ReplyDelete
      49. This comment has been removed by the author.

        ReplyDelete
      50. signed up for the feed!

        and came from Mommy Only Has Two Hands--your giveaway was on her linky! :)

        sophieandmomma at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      51. I am NOW following you! via GFC
        http://sophieandmomma.blogspot.com
        Would love it if you followed me! :)

        gosh sorry if you got the "not following you" in your email major typo! I am happily following you.

        ReplyDelete
      52. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/22714055231799296
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      53. subscribed to ThreeMany Cooks

        rachelsgiveaways at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      54. your GFC follower (Rachel R.)

        rachelsgiveaways at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      55. follow ThreeMany Cooks on twitter @MsGatorRN

        rachelsgiveaways at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      56. FB fan of ThreeMany Cooks (Rachel R.)

        rachelsgiveaways at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      57. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/23076514648039424
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete
      58. http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/23287754427211776
        atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

        ReplyDelete

      Hi friends! Leave your family friendly comments below and if you are a new follower please leave your blog address (if you have one) so I can follow back! Thanks so much! Tina