OCT
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Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook [Giveaway]

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Over in the Eats section we were discussing time saving kitchen tips. Well, my friend Jessica from Life as Mom is kind of an expert on that. She is pretty darn awesome at make-ahead meals and freezer cooking. So awesome that she just wrote a cookbook called Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.

Jessica stores whole meals in the freezer for her family making the weeknight get the dinner on the table task totally fast even on the crazy days. She does this thing called Once a Month Cooking. Something that in my wildest dreams I have never even dared attempt.

Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

I don’t pretend to know anything about freezer cooking, other than things like freezing shredded chicken, cookie dough, and waffles or pancakes, so I was pretty anxious to take a look at what Jessica had to say about this whole making meals ahead of time thing.

I’m running a little low in the time department these days. On soccer practice nights or days I’m battling people about homework I could use all the help I can get. And I think it is time to turn to my freezer for that help!

Right now I’m kind of salivating over recipes like Salsa Verde Beef, Tarragon Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese and Chipotle Mayo, Gingery Pork and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps, Buttered French Toast Casserole with Almonds and Ginger, Caramel-Lime Bars and more!

These are definitely not old-fashioned freezer recipes!

Here’s what you’ll find in Jessica’s book:

  • More than 200 recipes to make ahead and freeze
  • Basic instruction in freezer cooking
  • How to adapt your own recipes for freezing
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian options
  • Tips for bulk cooking with kids, with friends, and on your own
  • Fresh inspiration and 21st century flavors and ingredients
  • For a detailed list of contents go here.

What do you think? Is that something you might want to learn how to do too? You’re in luck because Jessica’s publisher is giving away a copy to 2 lucky winners.

Giveaway Prize (2 winners):

Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

Each winner will receive one copy of Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, by Jessica Fisher.

Giveaway Requirements:

  • Have you ever tried freezer and make-ahead cooking before? What are you most excited to learn from Jessica’s book? 
  • Contest ends November 2, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Contest open to USA residents only.
  • Winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond before disqualified and a new winner chosen.

Optional Extra Entries:

Additional entries can be earned by doing any of the following, giving you a total of 4 extra entries. Leave a separate comment for each of your entries.

1. Follow GoodLifeEats and Jessica Fisher on Twitter and ReTweet the following message: I just entered to win a copy of @fishmama’s new book, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, from @goodlifeeats http://su.pr/2sXXBL #giveaway #books

2. Share this post on Facebook. Come back here and let me know that you did.

3. Like GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook. Come back here and let me know that you did (or already do).

4. Share this post on Pinterest. Come back here and let me know that you did.

 

Disclosure: I was provided with a review copy of the book as well as the giveaway prize.

Katie

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Micky - October 16, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    The only make ahead meals I’ve attempted are the kind you throw in a crock-pot and forget about. I’ve never tried freezer meals before, so I am excited to read the tips in this book!

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    Micky - October 16, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    I pinned the book giveaway

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    Micky - October 16, 2012 @ 6:30 am

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/WhatMickyEats/status/258182961650880513

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    Martha - October 16, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    I follow your blog, because of your it you have help me save time. First thing I put in the freezer was rice. Hopefully I win this book so that I can learn a lot more tricks.

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    Suzy - October 16, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    I have frozen lasagna before and would like to find some more things that would work for weeknight eating.

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    Lauren - October 16, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    I have not tried freezer cooking before but I LOVE the concept and this sounds like just the book to get me to do it! ;)

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    Lori H - October 16, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    I tried freezer meals years ago, but the recipes were pretty boring…would love this cookbook as the recipes look amazing and up-to-date! I am getting ready to go from part-time work to full-time and this would be a great help.

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    Lauren S - October 16, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    I love freezer/make ahead cooking. I would love some new recipes though I keep doing the same old things.

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    Lea Ann H. - October 16, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    I’ve not done a lot of freezer cooking…mostly just tucking something away when I make a double batch of lasagna or spaghetti sauce. I need to start though. Life with a 10 year old and all her activities, combined with care taking for my father, leaves evening meals rather haphazard some evenings.

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    Melissa - October 16, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    I’m due with our second child in January, and stocking the freezer has been on my list of things to do! A cookbook with this many recipes and tips would be a big help!

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    Melissa - October 16, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    I liked both on facebook!

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    Melissa - October 16, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    I shared the post on facebook.

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    Melissa - October 16, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I shared the post on Pinterest.

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    Kira - October 16, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I have not yet tried freezer meals because I am never really sure where to start. This seems like it could be a great place to start!

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    Helen - October 16, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    Currently I freezer cook by making batches of dried beans, chicken broth or freezing CSA veggies.

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    Helen - October 16, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    I like Jess on Facebook

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    Tu-Van - October 16, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    I’ve tried freezer meals before, but it’s usually for stews and crock pot like meals. I’m really excited to learn more diverse recipes from this book. Looks like an amazing resource for creating freezer-ready meals.

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    Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage.com - October 16, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    I’ve never tried it for a few reasons. 1)I don’t have an extra freezer and mine is already packed, so nowhere to put the make-ahead meals. 2)all the recipes I’ve seen for Make-ahead meals are heavy on the casseroles. Not my favorite!

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    gail - October 16, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    i haven’t really; i need to know how to be more organized

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    gail - October 16, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    liked both on fb

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    Marie - October 16, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    Oh, boy, I would love to learn more about this! I always end up with freezer burn on my food and I know there must be a better way to do it.

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    Libby - October 16, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    I’ve tried a few freezer dinner recipes in the past, but we didn’t like them! I’d love to try it again, especially if the meals are as tasty as they sound. :)

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    Laura - October 16, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I’ve tried it, but I’m never terribly successful. For example, frozen potatoes are terrible. But it would be great to have a cookbook to kind of hold my hand through the process.

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    Emily @ LaForce Be With You - October 16, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I have done chili and lasagna as make ahead freezer meal but I can’t wait to see how all kinds of entrees are done!

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    Emily @ LaForce Be With You - October 16, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Shared on pinterest!

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    Jacqui - October 16, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    I have always been intimidated by freezer/cook ahead cooking. This is why Jessica’s book would be perfect for me, to learn!

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    Jacqui - October 16, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    I follow both GoodLifeEats and Jessica Fisher on Twitter

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    Jacqui - October 16, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    I like both GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook

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    vaishali - October 16, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    I have just tried freezing soups and broths. Would love to try meal ideas from this cookbook. Thanks.

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    mrsblocko - October 16, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I do crock-pot meals and sometimes intentionally make extra chili and spaghetti sauce to freeze for another meal, but that’s about it. I’d love to learn some new recipes!

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    Trezlen - October 16, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    I think I’m most excited about the vegetarian options for make-ahead meals. I have made lasagne with and without meat and frozen it but the vegetarian version always seems to be soggier. I’m sure there’s a way to correct it but I just stopped trying.

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    Trezlen - October 16, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Followed and Tweeted.

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    Trezlen - October 16, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Shared on FB.

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    Alison C - October 16, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    I follow both of you on Twitter, but when I try to retweet that message, it’s 19 characters over the 140 character limit!

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    • Katie

      Katie replied: — October 16th, 2012 @ 3:22 PM

      Shoot, I’m sorry! Just come up with your own tweet that includes the link.

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    Gretchen - October 16, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I’ve never tried it but I’m dying to try batch cooking and freezing! It would be wonderful to be able to just pull meals out of my freezer!

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    Alison C - October 16, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    I have a 2yo and it’s hard to get dinner on the table quickly when I get home. And some weeks I just don’t have time to meal plan. I want to try freezer/make ahead cooking to try to stay on top of the dinner game!

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    Sara - October 16, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I only just started learning to freeze meals, for my brother and his wife, who have a new baby. I definitely need more practice!

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    brenda - October 16, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I follow you on FB!

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    brenda - October 16, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Shared on FB!

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    brenda - October 16, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Shared on Pinterest!

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    brenda - October 16, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    I now follow Life as Mom on FB!

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    brenda - October 16, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    This book looks so Good! Would love to start freezing meals.You make it look so easy!

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    Bibs - October 16, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    No, I haven’t tried freezer and make ahead cooking before. I’m most excited to learn how she packs in the flavor in every meal.

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    Kim K - October 16, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    This looks awesome! The only meals we freeze are leftovers from of batches of soup or chili!

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    Nicole B. - October 16, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    I have tried freezer cooking before and I am excited about the idea of new recipes!

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    Heather Spooner - October 16, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    No, I havent tried freezer cooking. I’m most excited to learn how from Jessica’s new book. Thanks!

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    Katie - October 16, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    I’ve never frozen meals, but it sounds like something I would like! I’d be excited to check out the recipes in the book. Thanks!

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    Heather Spooner - October 16, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I follow Good Life Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook. Thanks!

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    Jacki - October 16, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I try to double recipes that I know freeze well so I can have an extra one on hand. I’d be interested in learning proper wrapping/storage techniques to prevent freezer burn.

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    jan - October 16, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    I’ve always been interested in freezing meals… just been a little afraid. I don’t want to go to all the work and then have to throw it away because it was a meal that didn’t freeze very well… Would love to learn freezing tips.

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    Pearl - October 16, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I can’t wait to start freezing meals. It’ll make dinner more managable.

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    Pearl - October 16, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    I like both GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook!!

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    Hayley K - October 16, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I have actually never tried freezer meals before but desperately need to! I am a college student that loves good food but never has much time to actually prepare it except maybe on Sundays so this is just the best idea! Most excited about the breakfast section especially the Spiced Whole Grain Waffles and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes!!

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    Maria - October 16, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    The only type of freezer meals I have ever made were in soup form, so I think I can learn a LOT! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Stephanie - October 16, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I do some freezer cooking, mostly stocks, beans, breads, and I will sometimes double (or cut in half) what I’m making to freeze half for a later meal. I’ve had good success, but I’d love this book to learn new, good for you recipes that have already been freezer tested!

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    Jessica J - October 16, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    I’ve never tried make ahead cooking before, but I do make large batches of cookie dough and freeze the individual balls so I can have cookies whenever the mood strikes :)

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    jenn nahrstadt - October 16, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    i have tried freeze ahead cooking, with limited success.

    i had no idea you needed to adapt your recipes in order to freeze them, so that’s what i’m interested to learn from jessica’s book.

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    Christine - October 16, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I have been trying out different meals that I can freeze to be ready when the baby comes. It is our first baby and we don’t have any family nearby that will bring us meals so I want to be prepared with good meals ready to heat up. This book would be perfect!!

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    Kristine J - October 16, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    I’ve done freezer meal cooking before and loved it. I haven’t done much since I had my last baby, but I’d love to have some new recipes. Jessica’s recipe list for the book, sound delicious!

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    Tamara - October 16, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I have done freezer meals before, but my repetoire is very small and sad. I’d love this book!

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    Sarah L - October 16, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    I started a little bit of freezer cooking in the last few weeks (I’m nesting), but I’d love to do more and this cookbook looks wonderful!

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    Kelly - October 16, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I tried it once just before my second child was born 17 years ago. It was mostly cream-of-? soup based with lots of rice and pasta. We no longer eat that way, so I haven’t wanted to try again. This book, however, looks fabulous.

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    Hilary - October 16, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    I did freezer cooking in the last weeks of my pregnancies to prepare for baby! Sooo helpful!

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    Lynda - October 16, 2012 @ 7:32 pm
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    TK - October 16, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    The only thing I have used and made from the freezer is some stock for my soups!

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    Angie B. - October 16, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    I’m a huge make-ahead meal fan, but boy-oh-boy do I need more recipes and ideas for freezer meals my picky husband will eat! With 200 of them, I’m betting that book will really help me expand my reportoire.

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    Christi P. - October 17, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    I don’t feel like I know much about freezing ahead and have not trained my brain to remember to get it out in time to thaw if there is something in the freezer I have made. I think it would be interesting to see her process and hopefully build my confidence that the food would be good and not taste like a frozen dinner!

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    barbara n - October 17, 2012 @ 5:18 am

    I have used big batch cooking…throwing extras into the freezer for another day. I love to know that a meal is waiting for me when I need one

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    Martha - October 17, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Follow your blog and Jessica also. What a great giveaway.

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    Noa - October 17, 2012 @ 5:40 am

    Due to many reasons for our family it’s often necessary to have some foods cooked ahead and frozen, I will be happy to have a copy of this book, it will so help me with the menus!

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    Noa - October 17, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    Shared on Facebook!

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    Noa - October 17, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    Already like these on Facebook :)

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    Noa - October 17, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    Also share on Pinterest, so hoping to win :)

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    Britt - October 17, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    I make healthy muffins and freeze them for the kids to have a quick breakfast on early school mornings! I also double up enchiladas and shepherd’s pie and freeze one. Would love to try some great freezer meals. Looking for some new ideas! I would especially love a complete meal including sides and dessert that I could make ahead of time that would be suitable for company.

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    Michelle - October 17, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    Tried freezing various things – but never a whole meal …would love to learn whole meal recipes …

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    Meghan - October 17, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    I mostly use the crock pot for make ahead cooking and am excited to see recipes for make ahead freezer meals.. anything to make meal cooking during the week a little easier works for me!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - October 17, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    The only thing I’ve frozen for later is soup so I’d definitely be interested to see what else she whips up and tosses in the freezer for later.

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    Margaret - October 17, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    I would really like how to make any dinner ahead of time. Only done cookie dough in freezer

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    Margaret - October 17, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I liked Jess on facebook

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    Christine - October 17, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    I love freezer cooking. But usually you make someone else’s recipes. I’d love to learn how to make my own family favorites into freezer recipes.

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    Paige - October 17, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    My daughter loves to cook so I am excited to see the section on bulk cooking with kids!

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    Paige - October 17, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    Already like GoodLife Eats on facebook and just liked Life as Mom :)

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    Paige - October 17, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    Shared on pinterest!

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    Jodi - October 17, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I am new to freezer cooking and would love to have Jessica’s expertise during my cooking adventures. Soups, pizza and cookie dough, cooked rice and beans are in the freezer now. Thank for the opportunity.

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    April V - October 17, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I’ve never tried freezer cooking, but it’s funny..just the other day I was talking with a friend about how freezer cooking would be a wonderful thing to start to save on time in the evenings! I would love to learn how to cook, freeze, then reheat meals!!

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    April V - October 17, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I shared the link on FB!!

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    jackie F - October 17, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I am starting to plan all my meals a week ahead and buy the groceries, cuts the grocery bill way down, but to be able to freeze these weeks ahead would be super nice! I can’t wait to see what I can learn!

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    Michelle - October 17, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    I have tried freezer cooking and love the benefits. Would love more tips and recipes that Jessica and this cookbook looks to offer! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    CJ Pillow - October 17, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I have purchased a freezer. Now I need to learn how to use it effectively. This book looks like it is the answer.

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    Marie - October 17, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I would like to try the yummy pasta dish on the book cover. I have tried to freeze a few dishes.

    Thanks!

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    CJ Pillow - October 17, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    FB…yes for good life eats

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    CJ Pillow - October 17, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    FB…yes for life as mom

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    Jenna at Homeslice - October 17, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I would love to learn from this book- we’re having a baby in the spring so I’ve really had freezer cooking on my mind. I’d love to stock up and get ready now!

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    Sallie - October 17, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    I’ve never tried freezer or make-ahead cooking but I’m looking forward to trying it. My husband and I have crazy schedules, so I think this would fit in well with our lives!

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    Sallie - October 17, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    I Like GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook.

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    KaySue - October 17, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I use the crock-pot frequently and like to prepare freezer meals for our busy season. I would be excited for more freezer-friendly recipes.

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    Cheri Mullins - October 17, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I try to make freezer meals and I really want to. This books sounds really good.

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    sara - October 17, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    I’ve tried to do freezer cooking, but it often seems I choose recipes that don’t end up freezing very well (or else I don’t pack them right) and so the unfrozen food isn’t too appetizing. So I’d love tips on how to actually do this right!

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    SalBug - October 17, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    I just started freezer cooking this year and love it, but am not confident enough to do a really big cooking day. This book would help, no doubt!

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    SalBug - October 17, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    I like both GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on fb

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    samW - October 17, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    about 15 years ago I did – it was not a success – but I think part of the problem was it was meals we do not normally eat, so why would they want them as frozen? Would like to try again, as long as it is “our style” meals…

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    Koni Clark-Clifton - October 17, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    I have never tried to do freezer/make-ahead cooking. However, with my chaotic household, I’ve been thinking that it might make things a bit less chaotic. I wouldn’t really know where to start, but this cookbook has some really nice recipes and ideas to get me started.

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    Angeline - October 17, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I have tried freezer cooking before and my boys all complain that the food tastes funny.

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    kelli d - October 17, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I’m most excited to get some new taste-tested recipes for my family!

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    Angeline - October 17, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    I like you guys on Facebook!

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    Angeline - October 17, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I pinned the giveaway :)

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    Roni - October 17, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    I have never done freezer cooking before but would like to try it and this sounds like the book to start with!

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    Roni - October 17, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I pinned, tweeted and liked about the giveaway!

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    Katherine Ross - October 17, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    This is great! I’ve never done freezer meals before, but I would love to break into it. I always see freezer meals/monthly cooking plans pop up on Pinterest, but the foods never seem very appealing to me. 200 recipes sound like I would totally find something, especially if they’re anything like that tasty looking dish on the cover!

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    AmyG - October 17, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    I did a little make head & freeze cooking before my first son was born, but would love ideas besides soup & lasagna :)

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    hima - October 17, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Wow, I have been researching how to plan freezer cooking, which seems like the hardest part. This cookbook is perfect!

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    hima - October 17, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    I also liked both of your pages on FB.

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    Cecilia - October 17, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Haven’t tried freezer cooking, mainly due to lack of freezer room. But now that I’m getting a chest freezer, this cookbook would sure be fun!

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    Cecilia - October 17, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    I like Good Life Eats and Life as Mom on FB.

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    Cecilia - October 17, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Shared this post on FB.

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    Phyllis - October 17, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    I’ve never had any luck with freezing meals, so this book would be very useful.

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    Andrea D. - October 17, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    I am a facebook fan of both. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Corisa - October 17, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Yes i make freezer safe burritos allll the time ! I love the convinence of them and I’d love to get more tips about breakfast freezer ideas!

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    Jen W. - October 17, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    I’ve never tried freezer cooking, but I want to since my husband and I tend to work different hour that make cooking dinner difficult.

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    Jen W. - October 17, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    I like Good Life Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook.

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    Meme @ Living Well Kitchen - October 17, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    I don’t do much freezer cooking other than freezing leftovers in individual containers for when I’m not in the mood or don’t have enough time to cook. I’d love to learn more about freezer cooking!

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    Lorena - October 17, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    Shared post on pinterest! Sounds amazing….

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    Lynna - October 18, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    I have not tried bake ahead freezer food. But, I do freeze cookie dough!

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    bmk112302 - October 18, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    I have done some freezer cooking. I like to freeze meals ready to go in the crockpot and make small portions of favorites for the kids like mini meatloaves. I would love to learn some better information about freezing/storing as well as get some new recipes!

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    ZeeS - October 18, 2012 @ 5:18 am

    I’ve only ever done casseroles and lasagnas. I would love to learn how to freeze regular meals besides a casserole type dish.

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    Laura - October 18, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    I’m looking for vegetarian recipes. I also hope there is good advice about what does and what doesn’t freeze well.

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    Terri - October 18, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    It’s definitely my goal to have several easy meals waiting for me in the freezer. This cookbook would be a great help!

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    Erin - October 18, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    The mushroom lettuce wraps sound great!

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    Kim - October 18, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    I have been experimenting with freezer meals for quite some time…this book may help me take the dive!

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    Pauline - October 18, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    The only make-ahead freezer meals I’ve tried are when we have made too much for one dinner and had to freeze the rest. I am excited to learn some new recipes and make some truly make-ahead recipes. Some nights I just don’t want to cook dinner for sure. It would be great to have some make-ahead meals.

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    Pauline - October 18, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Katie A - October 19, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    I have only tried a couple of make-ahead freezer meals, but I am always hesitant too because I don’t want to ruin the integrity of the food. I would love to know meals that are great to freeze and I can pull out for dinner after working a 12 hour shift.

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    Lynne B - October 19, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I’m always wondering which dishes taste better cooked then frozen or frozen then cooked. Looking forward to learning more from Jessica.

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    Lynne B - October 19, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Just retweeted a shortened version (following both on Twitter)
    https://twitter.com/hydrangeagarden/status/259457350736441344

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    Lynne B - October 19, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    http://pinterest.com/pin/238761217716106384/
    Pinned your giveaway. Thanks!

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    celia j - October 19, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    I’ve frozen shredded chicken…and that’s about it in freezer cooking. I would love to try more though!

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    Lynn - October 19, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    I have done a lot of freezer cooking before, but in the craziness of life at the moment with a new baby I am excited to see some step by step plans with shopping and menus already planned out for me.

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    Julie - October 20, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    I am excited to see new ideas and some of the basic steps of freezer cooking.

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    Susan Alexander - October 20, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    I freeze doubles when I make my normal foods, but I’ve never specifically sat down and made freezer meals. I’d love more tips and recipes!

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    Bethc - October 20, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    I would like to use the cookbook to learn how to make and freeze breakfast and side dishes-I tend to focus on entrees.

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    Susan Alexander - October 20, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    I shared this on FB!

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    Susan Alexander - October 20, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    I liked both on FB!

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    Susan Alexander - October 20, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Pinned the giveaway on pinterest!

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    Karen Lynch - October 20, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    I have frozen leftover soups for a emergency meal. Would love to have a cookbook like this for more planning ideas.

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    Katherine - October 20, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    I don’t usually freeze whole meals, but I’ll cook up lots of chicken at a time and freeze portions of that, and I chop up lots of veggies at once and freeze them in 1/2 cup portions, so when it comes to making dinner, I can just pull them out and dump them. But I wouldn’t mind having some more freezer friendly recipes of more complete meals.

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    Crystal Hankey - October 20, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    I love freezer cooking and also do alot of meal components in the freezer. One of my favorite is to slice french bread, butter it and freeze on a cookie sheet then when frozen put in large ziplock bags. My husband can pull out a piece or two and top with garlic salt, cinnamon and sugar or just toast plain. Yummy and no bread crumb mess on the counter or bread going moldy or stale in the bread box.

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    Martha - October 20, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    I have frozen a few items to use to prepare a meal, but I would like to learn more about freezing already prepared meals to save time.

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    Kris Sather - October 20, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    The only thing I do is make spaghetti sauce but Im excited to do more.

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    Kris Sather - October 20, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    I shared on FB.

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    Kris Sather - October 20, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    I have been following you on FB and just starting to follow life as mom–thanks for the heads didnt realize Jessica was on FB.

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    Kris Sather - October 20, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I also posted on pinterest. Thanks!

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    Samantha Hogenson - October 20, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I’ve only tried to freeze spaghetti sauce and chili. I’m excited to learn more about te hows of freezer cooking.

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    Samantha Hogenson - October 20, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I like both of your facebook pages.

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    Samantha Hogenson - October 20, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I pinned this article.

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    Deidre - October 20, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Its been many years since I tried make ahead meals…but my kids are older now, and time for a 2nd try.

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    Susan T - October 20, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    I freeze double the amount when I make dishes like lasagna for the freezer.

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    Susan T - October 20, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I follow life as a mom and goodlife eats on facebook.

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    Tracey - October 20, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Yes, I make ahead and freeze things like chicken stock and dry beans. I’d love to win her book and see what main dishes she recommends for freezing.

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    Bri - October 20, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    I do this quite often (usually just doubling/tripling meals when I make dinner). Sometimes if I have things that will go bad soon (like leftover lunchmeat) I will make dishes specifically for the freezer that we can eat later but will preserve the food I need to use up. I would love to have more ideas for recipes as we get pretty bored with the stuff I’m doing right now.

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    Andrea - October 20, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    I do make ahead breakfast burritos and they are great.
    But I would like to do more, what seems interesting is how to adapt recipes to be freezer friendly and bulk cooking.
    Would love to win the book :)
    Thanks!

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    Sandi - October 20, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    I don’t do Facebook or Twitter, but I do follow Jessica’s blogs via RSS feed. I mostly cook meals in large quantities and freeze leftovers. I’m trying to get in the mindset of preparing for the freezer from the very beginning, and would love a copy of her book to help me get going.

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    Caroline - October 20, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    I’m super excited about the cooking plans she includes in the book. I’m definitely a freezer cooking novice, so I need the help!

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    Caroline - October 20, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Keep_Tha_Faith/statuses/259756832132841472

    Thanks!

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    Sarah L - October 20, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    I try to make ahead a lot of things since I only feed myself. I’d love some new ideas!

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    coleen - October 20, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    I usually double soups (when I have time, ironically) so that I can freeze half of them. I’m looking forward to seeing how I can modify what I already cook to make them into freezer meals! Thanks!

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    Laura - October 20, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest.

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    Laura - October 20, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    I do some freezer cooking but I would love to have more recipe ideas!

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    Jennifer Moore - October 20, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Have you ever tried freezer and make-ahead cooking before? What are you most excited to learn from Jessica’s book?

    I have tried freezing meals for future use. I hope Jessica has some tips on how to be more productive on getting easy meals done. Right now, I cook 2 portions and freeze 1.

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    Laura - October 20, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    I like Good Life Eats and Life as Mom on FB.

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    Jennifer Moore - October 20, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    I retweeted the message. It was too long so I had to shorten it. :(

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    Jennifer Moore - October 20, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    I follow both on Facebook!

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    Jill Banghart - October 20, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    I have tried freezer cooking and it usually is a miserable failure so I would love to learn from this book.

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    Hilary - October 20, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    I cook a lot of freezer meals and love knowing there is always something I can pull out of the freezer. I would love some new ideas.

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    Willie Mitchell - October 20, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    I am excited to learn more things to cook ahead and freeze. I would like to win this for my daughter in law who has 4 children 6 years old and under including 2 year old twins. She really needs it!

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    Angelina Stanford - October 20, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    I’ve tried freezer cookng in the past but gave it up because the recipes called for so many processed ingredients. I’m eager to try some Real Food recipes!

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    Tami Dymock - October 20, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Have you ever tried freezer and make-ahead cooking before? What are you most excited to learn from Jessica’s book?

    Would love to try freezer cooking. I have done bits and pieces but would like to be able to get a bunch done.

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    Tami Dymock - October 20, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    1. Follow GoodLifeEats and Jessica Fisher on Twitter and ReTweet the following message: I just entered to win a copy of @fishmama’s new book, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, from @goodlifeeats http://su.pr/2sXXBL #giveaway #books

    Did this just now, looking forward to this chance to win a new book.

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    Tami Dymock - October 20, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    okay so I shared this post on my Facebook timeline.

    2. Share this post on Facebook. Come back here and let me know that you did.

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    Tami Dymock - October 20, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    3. Like GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook. Come back here and let me know that you did (or already do).

    Liked these two pages. Can you tell that I really would like this book. Thanks for letting me try. You are amazing.

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    Tami Dymock - October 20, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    So I pinned this in my food area. Can’t believe another chance to win something I am dying to try out.

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    Amy - October 21, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    I’ve never tried “full scale” freezer cooking….I’m most looking forward to finding an organized plan that would enable me to cook LOTS of meals at once, instead of just freezing leftovers.

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    Celia - October 21, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    I freeze cookie dough and fruit, but haven’t done much more than that. I guess I want to stop being intimidated by the idea, and find recipes we will like, that freeze easily, and are healthy.

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    Leslie J - October 21, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    My daughter is away at school and getting the inspiration to cook for one has been difficult, so when I do, I go ahead and freeze half for other days when inspiration does not hit. I’d love to give Jessica’s cookbook a try!

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    Chris - October 21, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I’ve tried make ahead and freeze, but my stash of recipes could use some variety. I’m looking forward to seeing the range of foods she has adapted to this method!

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    Charity L. - October 21, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I have not tried freezer cooking but would like to do so. I am excited to learn what foods freeze well and which do not.

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    Charity L. - October 21, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    I like GoodLife Eats and Life as a Mom on Facebook as Charity L.

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    Charity L. - October 21, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    I shared pinned this on Pinterest as Charity Lo Giudice.

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    Kristin - October 21, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    I’ve dabbled it in it. Growing up, my mom did a few sessions of “once a month cooking”. I’ve mostly frozen things I’ve made for my DH’s lunches, like burritos and calzones.

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    Colleen M. - October 21, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    I have made a few freezer meals – pizza pocketets and burritos are two that I recently tried, but I am very anxious to learn more. Would love to be a winner!

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    Amanda Hahn - October 21, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    I follow life as a mom and goodlife eats on facebook.
    I have a new freezer and this would help me fill it wizely!!

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    ray shimose - October 21, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    I liked your Facebook page. I have made enchilada’s and used them as freezer meals. I love Mexican food.

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    Michelle - October 21, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    I have never tried freezer meals. I hope I win so I can learn how to do it.

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    Jennifer Thomas - October 21, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    I love freezer cooking and love Jessica’s blog. I can’t wait to read her new book!

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    Cyndy - October 21, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    I have only made chicken pot pie as a freezer meal (filling frozen, dry ingredients for biscuit topping in an attached ziplock). That worked quite well, so I would LOVE to learn other recipes that are good for the freezer – it’s a great timesaver!

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    Cyndy - October 21, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    I liked both Goodlife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook!

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    Tracy - October 21, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I’ve frozen lasagne and chili before, but would love to try something different from this book!

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    cw - October 21, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    yes, I have done a making meals ahead party, but we are always looking for recipes that freeze well because many times ours haven’t worked

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    Michelle Harrison - October 21, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I’d like to see the two hours plans in the book

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    Michelle Harrison - October 21, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    I liked the sites on facebook!

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    Lou - October 21, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    I have tried freezing cooking with some of fish mamas recipes on her site. I would really enjoy the planning tips.

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    jessica w - October 21, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    I have done frozen lasagna that I made homemade and it worked out well,but I want more recipe that I know will work

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    jessica w - October 21, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    I Follow GoodLifeEats and Jessica Fisher on Twitter and ReTweeted

    https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/260156051586957312

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    jessica w - October 21, 2012 @ 5:12 pm
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    jessica w - October 21, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    I Like GoodLife Eats and Life as Mom on Facebook

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    jessica w - October 21, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    I Shared this post on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836525091544/

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    kort - October 21, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    i would love to get a few more good recipes in the freezer rotation!

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    KaySue - October 21, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    I have done several freezer meals, and would be excited for new tips and recipes.

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    Jennifer - October 21, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    I freeze soups, lasagna, and shredded chicken…but as a new mom, I’d love to learn how to make meals that are a little more exciting and then pull them out when we need a fantastic, easy meal.

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    Laura H. - October 21, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    I’ve done some freezer cooking before, but I’d love more recipes.

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    carriem - October 21, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    I love to freezer cook so I’m always looking for more ideas!

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    carriem - October 21, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    I’ve tried some once a month mom stuff but didn’t like all the recipes, but I love to use my own in freezer cooking!

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    Jessica - October 21, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    Usually I’m making staples like chicken stock and marinara sauce for the freezer. I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds like she has some really creative ideas!

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    Karen Lynch - October 21, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    I follow GLE and Jessica on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Karen Lynch - October 21, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    I shared on FB.

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    Ellie Delancey - October 21, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    OMG I live out of my freezer…meaning I travel a lot for work so I cook a ton of food, freeze it and then eat it later. I would love to see new recipes for frozen meals. I feel as if I can get stuck in a rut sometimes with a ton of pasta.

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    Karen Lynch - October 21, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    I like GLE and Life as Mom on FB.

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    Karen Lynch - October 21, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    I shared on Pinterest.

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    Heather - October 21, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    I have three freeze ahead recipes, but I would sure love to try the recipes in this book to expand my repertoire.

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    Miranda - October 21, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    I like to freeze soup and chili

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    Miranda - October 21, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    Liked both on FB.

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    grace - October 21, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking before but this book looks like it’s a great way to get started! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Holly C. - October 22, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    I freezer cook in large batches whenever I have a baby due for after birth (which is coming up again soon!). But with this being our 7th, and homeschooling 4 littles, as well as running my sewing business…I REALLY need to incorperate it into my busy life more often! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Rachel - October 22, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    I really want to try this. It would save so much time.

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    Lisa - October 22, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    My daughter is in college, and I like prepare as much “heat & eat” food for her and her roommates. I send her back with a cooler full of meals each time she comes home. Need some new ideas!!!

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    Dawn - October 22, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I never had done any freezer cooking, but I need to start! I just got a new job, and I’m getting off later and commuting longer. Not having to cook a meal start-to-finish when I get home would be a huge bonus!

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    Lids - October 22, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    This book will definitely be a great asset in the kitchen as there never seems to be enough time to put together a good meal during the work week. Also, liked both your FB pages.

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    Allison - October 22, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Before my son was born we did some freezer cooking (some taco meat, shredded chicken, and BBQ pork) and it’s been a lifesaver! I want more ideas for freezer cooking so I can save time during the week.

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    Julia Reffner - October 22, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I haven’t done too much freezer cooking, although I do freeze meat. Would like to learn how to do so.

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    Cathy Burns - October 22, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    I have tried freezer cooking before, and I love having meals ready to go in the freezer. What I don’t love is that so many freezer recipes call for canned soup and other less-than-healthy ingredients. I’m excited to see the whole foods recipes in this book!

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    Stephanie C. - October 22, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    I have tried freezer meals before, but I would love to try some new recipes!

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    Mary - October 22, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    The only item that I make and freeze are lasagnas. I make 3 at a time but I would love to make anything else that would still tasty (like the Ginger Pork and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps).

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    Christina - October 22, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    Have done lasagnas and casseroles in the freezer before. Am excited to try that tasty-looking recipe on the cover!

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    Monica - October 22, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I have tried very little make ahead freezer cooking, but I just bought a book on it. I would love to use the updated food that are not my mother’s meals.

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    Sarah - October 22, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    I have tried freezer meals before with some success and some failures. The biggest problem was I made a large quantity of a new recipe and froze it only to find that no one in the family liked it! Lesson here, try it fresh at least once before stockpiling loads in the freezer!

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    susan - October 22, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I’ve never tried freezer meals – just putting up extra sauce, etc. so the thing I would be excited about would be to learn what to do.

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    Joan - October 23, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    I’d love to learn some good recipes for freezer meals. Since I’m heading back to work after a six month health leave book would be very helpful.

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    Joan - October 23, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    I shared on pinterest as Joan Osborne (southerncooker) on my cookbook giveaway board.

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    Anne - October 23, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Definitely excited to try new recipes from this book as I think freezer meals are a great idea. Our family already makes/enjoys freezer meals.

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    Stacia - October 23, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    No, I’ve never tried freezer cooking. But, in this economy, I’d like to start. This book makes it sound do-able. Thanks!

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    Kendra - October 23, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    What a great book! I do freeze meals, but I get stuck in the lasagna, mac and cheese rut. I’d love a fresh take. Awesome.

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    Jessica - October 24, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    I have only done basic recipes before for freeze meals so I am excited to try new recipes and how to adapt your own recipes to freeze ahead meals!

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    Gina - October 25, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Homeschooling, work-from-home mom of 4, I make absolutely everything from scratch, with real food ingredients, and frequently make-ahead by doubling (or quadrupling!) dinners. However, I am a big fan of Jessica’s OLAM planner, and her stuff in general and cannot WAIT to get my hands on a copy of this. I love how she makes an awesome system out of everything. So thankful for her resources! (And this giveaway!) :-D

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    Gina - October 25, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    I followed you on Twitter (was a follower of @FishMama, but there’s a flukey thing going on and I can’t fix it!), and tweeted the above. :-)

    (The message was well over 140 characters, and I had to modify it somewhat. Hope that’s ok!)

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    Gina - October 25, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    I “liked” you on FB, and I already follow Life as Mom.

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    Gina - October 25, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    And I pinned this post on Pinterest! :-D

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    ACMommy3 - October 25, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    I have only put extra cooked beans and diced, cooked meats in the freezer up to this point, so I can learn a lot from Jessica’s book! It sounds wonderful! Besides, I have a weakness for cookbooks, so this is on my wishlist. :-D

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    I just started making food ahead to freeze for later. I have made plenty of bone stocks and soups and some baked oatmeal to start. It is so nice to pull out a serving and warm it up for a fast, healthy meal in no time.

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    I posted re-tweeted the message on twitter

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    I followed Good Life Eats on Twitter

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    I followed Jessica Fisher on Twitter

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I shared this post on Facebook

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    I liked Good Life Eats on Facebook

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I liked Life As Mom on Facebook

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    Carol Guenzel - October 25, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    I shared this post on Pinerest (I think it worked. I never did this before)

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    Kimber P - October 26, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    I have done freezer monthly cooking a few times years ago. It was really helpful! I would love to do it again and would love some of the updated recipes in her new book :)

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    Logan - October 26, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    I’ve tried a few make-ahead freezer meals but I’d love to check out this new cookbook for some more tips and recipes!

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    Cat T. - October 27, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    I do some freezer cooking, but mostly just freezing half a casserole or something, since most recipes make too much for just me & my husband. I’d love to learn tips on how to do more!

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    ljmh - October 28, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    i follow Good Life Eats on Twitter

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    ljmh - October 28, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    I have Liked Good Life Eats on Facebook

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    ljmh - October 28, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    I would love to see how she has taken some typical recipes and changed them up a bit

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    Pam - October 29, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    When we have enchiladas or lasagna for dinner I’ll double the recipe and stick one in the freezer, but I’ve never really attempted more than that. This book would be fantastic for us, as I’m pregnant with our first baby! My husband and I were just talking about stocking the freezer with easy meals just the other day…

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    Kelly S. - October 30, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    I have tried making freezer meals before, but I often feel like they end up a little dry when baked. So I would be interested in some great recipes that don’t dry out.

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    Lynn BB - October 31, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    My goal is to have a lot of freezer meals on hand when my busy work season starts in February. Usually, I’m limited to shredded chicken and already cooked ground beef.

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    Jessica E - November 01, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I have never tried freezer make ahead dinners. I am interested in seeing just the basic instructions behind the concept.

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    Carmen - November 01, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    I’ve loved following Jessica’s blog and am very excited to read her new book!

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    Carmen - November 01, 2012 @ 7:44 pm
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    Amy L - December 06, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Now that mt children are grown, and all but 1 has moved out, I make the usual amount of chili, casseroles, soups, etc and freeze the rest for another meal. I also make large batches of chicken broth and freeze it for cooking with.

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    Amy L - December 06, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    My favorite cookbook from 21012 is Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust. It’s on my Christmas Wish List. I’ve had good success with Ina Garten’s recipes and I love to watch her cooking shows on TV.

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    Amy L - December 06, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    I follow both on twitter & tweeted: https://twitter.com/amylou61/status/276760458466304000
    (I had to shorten your tweet a bit – too many characters to fit).

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    Amy L - December 06, 2012 @ 11:59 am

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