Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Cookbook Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. I love new cookbooks! I really love when that cookbook fits with the Recipes for Moms theme of quick, easy and uses mostly ingredients you keep in your pantry. So I was very excited when Jane Doiron contacted me about reviewing and giving away her new cookbook, Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms.

Here is some information about the cookbook from her website: "Jane Doiron helps you, a very busy mom like herself, to put a fabulous dinner on the table every night for friends, or just for the family, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavor.

Jane's goal was to seek out main dish, family-favorite recipes that could be make ahead meals without sacrificing the food’s taste and texture by freezing. After years of home-testing recipes, Jane has compiled this must-have cookbook with specific make-ahead directions. In addition, Jane includes her best recipes for clever side dishes, flavorful appetizers and luscious desserts. Imagine opening your freezer to pick out a family-favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert, and all you have to do is thaw and heat it!

Make-ahead meals are a healthy and economical alternative to take-out and preservative filled, pre-packaged foods. With make ahead meal planning, you are making fewer trips to the grocery store, and saving money otherwise spent on unhealthy, take-out and fast foods. It’s simple. Give yourself a break during the hectic weeknights with Jane’s make-ahead meal recipes. Spend the time that you save outside of the kitchen doing something that you enjoy."

I like this cookbook because it is what I would call simple make-ahead. This is not once-a-month cooking or mass freezer cooking. Not that I am opposed to those methods but I haven't yet found the time they require. Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms just helps you when you need to plan ahead so you won't be scrambling at the last minute. We tried Overnight Pancakes and Shepherd's Pie and they were both a hit with all members of my family.

Buy it! Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms can be purchased at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

Win it!
One Recipes for Moms reader will win a copy of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms courtesy of Jane.

Required Entry:

- Visit the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms website and let me know one recipe you would like to try, excluding the two I mentioned above. (This has to be done for any additional entries to be valid.)

Additional Entries:

- Find a recipe from Recipes for Moms you plan to try with your family and leave a comment telling me which recipe.

- Grab my button and add it to your site. Please let me know where I can find it. (If you already have it, that counts too.)

- Grab the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms button and add it to your site. Look for it on the right hand bar.

- Blog, post info, tweet or otherwise publicize this giveaway and link back to this post. Again, let me know where I can find it. (1 entry allowed for each form of publicity)

- Become a fan of Recipes for Moms on Facebook. (If you are already a fan, that counts.)

- Become a follower of the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog.

- Subscribe to Recipes for Moms by E-mail. Please make sure you activate your subscription by clicking the activate link in the initial e-mail. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment saying so.

- Sign up for the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter.

Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and your e-mail address if it is not available on your profile. This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and the contest will end on Thursday, February 11th at midnight (MST). After I contact the winner, you will have 48 hours to get back to me or another winner will be chosen. Good luck! I reserve the right to delete entries that do not adhere to the entry rules.

*Disclosure: I was provided with one copy of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms to review and keep for myself. I did not receive any other compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Hawaiian Bread

Chip said...

I would love to try the Chicken Enchiladas.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

lsfish said...

Taco Pie

Katy said...

I'd like to try the Zucchini Apple Bread.

Katy said...

I'm an email subscriber.

Katy said...

I'm now following Make-Ahead Meals blog with Google reader.

Nicole said...

I would love to try the Taco Lasagna.

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Tara Beaulieu said...

Oooh, I'd love to try the steak fajitas recipe- it's something I love to eat when we go out but it seems such a task to prepare at dinner time, I'd love to see the "make ahead" version!

Kristin said...

I'd like to try the crab melts recipe from Make Ahead Meals.

Kristin said...

The chocolate chip cheese ball recipe from Recipe for Moms looks good.

J. Cannon said...

I would love to try the taco pie!
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Ellen C. said...

I'd like to try the stir fry asparagus recipe/ Thanks for the chance.

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Ellen C. said...

I'm a subscriber.

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jceko77 said...

chicken cordon bleu
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jceko77 said...

email subscriber
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jceko77 said...

I plan to try from Recipes for Moms the chicken marseilles
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debsweeps4 said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Corn Chowder. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

debsweeps4 said...

I signed up for the Make Ahead Meals newsletter. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

Merren said...

Would love to try Chicken Cordon bleu.
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Merren said...

I am going to try Recipes for Moms' Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
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Merren said...

I subscribe by email.
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Allison said...

I'm all about the sweets--I'd like to try the angel food cake!

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Allison said...

I'm following Make-Ahead Meals on my reader

buckeyechik at gmail dot com

Kristen G. said...

I would like to make the Mexian Dip and BBQ Pepper Jack Chicken. I would love to win this, all these recipes look so yummy!

krissygrl84@yahoo.com

Jolee said...

Hawaiian bread sounds so enticing.

Jolee said...

chicken tetrazzini from recipes 4 moms.

Debbie said...

'd love to try broiled honey mustard salmon.

Lin said...

I would love to try the steak fajitas recipe.

Lin said...

I think I'll try making your Cranberry Pumpkin Bread. It sounds so yummy!

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Lin said...

I follow make-ahead meals for busy moms blog.

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pam said...

Mini meatloaves.

pam said...

I follow on facebook.

pam said...

The Italian Bowtie Bake on your site looks so easy, and yummy.

pam said...

I subscribed to Make ahead meals for busy moms. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Sooo many of those recipes look great. Since I've been on a soup kick lately, I'd try the Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup.

Jennifer said...

So gonna try the Garlic Angel Hair Pasta from Recipes for Mom.

Jennifer said...

Fan on Facebook!

Jennifer said...

Subscribed by email.

sphinx63 said...

I would like to try the Mushroom Burgers. Thanks!

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sphinx63 said...

From Recipes For Moms, I am going to try the Garlic Angel Hair Pasta.

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Jennifer said...

Added the Make-Ahead meals button on my blog. (Right sidebar) www.deatonlife.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Added the Recipes for Moms button to my blog. www.deatonlife.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Signed up for the newsletter.

Jennifer said...

Became a follower of Make-Ahead Meals.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the chicken and spinach stuffed shells.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try your Garlic Angel Hair Pasta with my family.

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Sarah C said...

I looove cranberries, so I would definitely want to try the cranberry scones recipe!

Sarah C said...

I am always looking for new ways to do pork chops to keep it from getting repetitive, so the Country Pork Chop dinner from RforM is one I will try!

Jessica said...

Taco Lasagna sounds delicious
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Jessica said...

I tweeted
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Jenny said...

I would like to try the Chicken Enchiladas!

Jenny said...

I'd like to try your recipe for Chicken Taco Stew

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would make Crasb Melts. Thanks!

Laura said...

I would love to try the stuffed cornish hens!

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Laura said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Laura said...

Fan of Recipes for Moms on Facebook. Supabisha

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Laura said...

Your Taco Casserole sounds so delicious, I might be making that this weekend.

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Laura said...

Subscriber via email

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Dancinghotdogs said...

I would love to try the Baked Chicken Chimichangas or the Italian chicken. What a great cookbook and giveaway.

RR said...

The Taco Casserole sounds great.

Anonymous said...

BBQ Pepper Jack Chicken, my husband would love it.

Wendy
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socmama said...

I would love to try the Thai Chicken Thighs.

Faith said...

I would like to try the Chicken Cannelloni recipe from the cookbook.

faithcarpenter at gmail dot com

luckycat1818 said...

I would like to try the Italian Restaurant Chicken.

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luckycat1818 said...

I would like to make the Italian Bowtie Bake from Recipes for Moms. It's so simple, but sounds delicious. I think we might try it this weekend.

Pushupullme said...

I'd like to try the Big Ginger Cookies from the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook.

Lisa said...

Chicken Cannollie.

Amber Young said...

I would love to try the Baked Chicken Chimichangas. They're delicious when we eat them at the mexican restaurants, I wonder how these ones would turn out.

ayougn3360@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to make the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Thanks for the giveaway!
Amanda
amanda@lemonheads.org

Renee said...

OMGoodness! The Baked Chicken Chimichangas sound heavenly! :)

Christine and Nick said...

I want to try the Strawberry bread!

Christine
chrisi321@juno.com

Christine and Nick said...

I am a follower of the Make Ahead Meals blog!

calvad said...

I would like to make the Steak Fajitas.

Jenn said...

I would love to try the chicken and spinach stuffed shells!

Jenn said...

I plan to try your Pork Chops Italiano recipe!

Jenn said...

I'm a fan on facebook

Jenn said...

I tweeted your giveaway @pcjenn

Jenn said...

I am a follower of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Mom's blog by google friend

Jenn said...

I subscribe to Recipes for Moms by email.

Jenn said...

i signed up for the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter

Elphie said...

I would like to make the Italian Cookies - they have sprinkles!

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Elphie said...

I want to make this recipe from Recipes for Moms: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. That sounds delicious and I love to bake. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Elphie said...

I subscribed to Recipes for Moms by E-mail. Thanks!

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Elphie said...

I'm signed up to get Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter.

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Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Chicken Stroganoff

Jennifer said...

I have the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8742521095

Jennifer said...

I have your button in my blog (bottom right side): http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I follow the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

Jennifer said...

I signed up for the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter

Ivy said...

My husband would reprimand me if we didn't try the Thai Chicken Thighs from the Busy Moms cookbook

Ivy said...

I'd like to try the Cumin-Lime Pork Tacos from the Recipe for Moms site

Wendi P said...

I would try the Chicken Marsala with a Twist.

Wendi P said...

I follow the MAMFBM blog.

Wendi P said...

I love crockpot recipes and would like to try your South Shore Pork Roast recipe.

Emmy T said...

Oh yum! I love coming home and having dinner almost completely made already! I would try the Italian Sub Spiral Wraps for lunch, and Meatballs and Gravy in the Crock Pot for dinner.

thompmalice said...

The Crab Cakes sounds good.

Heidi said...

I would love to to try the Italian wedding soup.
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Heidi said...

I would try the veggie lovers pot pie from your site.
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Heidi said...

I have your button.
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Heidi said...

I have the make ahead meals button.
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Heidi said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/houseofblue7/status/8781775440
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Heidi said...

I follow make ahead meals blog.
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Heidi said...

I am a fan of recipes for mom on fb.
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Laurel said...

BBQ pepper jack chicken! Yumsville!

AudreyO said...

Mini Cheesecakes and Blueberry Bread

Smooshy said...

i want to try the chicken enchiladas!

Anonymous said...

Zucchini Dipping Strips sound yum
Sue C.

Becca said...

I would love to try the honey mustard chicken fingers, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

The Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread & Muffins sound great...I have only done them from a mix before! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I have your button up on the left at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com

Becca said...

I have Jane's button up on the right at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com

Becca said...

I am your facebook fan as Becca Okaneko

Becca said...

I follow Jane's blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am an email subscriber of Recipes for Moms sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am signed up for the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jay said...

Don't know if it posted so trying again. The mini bacon quiches sound yummy.
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Lisa S said...

Chicken cannelloni would be yummy to try.
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Melissa said...

Apple Streusel Bread! Yum!

Melissa said...

Correction to above...I meant Apple Pie Bread! Was thinking about the streusel =)

Catie said...

I think I would make the Broiled Honey Mustard Salmon. That sounds delicious.

LaMaMaLa said...

I make chicken cordon bleu every year for my hubbys birthday because it's one of his favorites. If he could have it more than once a year, he'd love it!

Thanks! Lauren - blooberry56@hotmail.com

hbokor said...

I would like to try the Baked Manicotti. I am a huge manacotti fan and always like to find new ways to make it. Thanks for this giveaway.

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hbokor said...

From Recipes for Moms I plan on trying the Easy Chili! It sounds devine. I love me some chili! Thank you for sharing.

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hbokor said...

I follow the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Mom blog via Google Connect-heidibokor.

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hbokor said...

I signed up for the Newsletter. Thank you.

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hbokor said...

I am subscribed to Recipes for Moms emails. Thank you.

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LaMaMaLa said...

FB Follower Here!

Thanks! Lauren - blooberry56@hotmail.com

Sabrinia said...

I really want to try the Blueberry Bread! It sounds so yummy.

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It's just under your button.

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Sabrinia said...

I am a fan of theirs on Facebook - Sabrinia Hummel Patton

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I am a follower of their blog - via TimesPie at google friend

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I am a subscriber to their email - Same address as below.

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I also get the newsletter. :0)

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THE DUFFS said...

The freezable lemon bars sound cool, also the baked chicken chimichangas and the BBQ pepper jack chicken sound awesome!

THE DUFFS said...

I am definitely going to try the chicken marseilles, I really think my family will like it.

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

The Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers at Make Ahead's web site look like something I will probably try.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Your Cranberry Pumpkin bread looks great! Thanks for a new recipe to try out!

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

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erma said...

I'd like to try the Breakfast Burritos.
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Jan said...

I want to try Thai Chicken Thighs

Jan said...

I just got a bread machine for my birthday and want to try the Recipes for Mom bread machine recipe for Honey Oatmeal Bread.

Jan said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/kingjan

Jan said...

FB Fan!

Jan said...

Subscribed to Recipes for Mom Email

Jan said...

Signed up for the Meals for Busy Moms newsletter

Jan said...

Follower of Meals for Busy Moms

mom2ebm said...

I would like to try Thai Chicken Thighs.

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chlorinebrain said...

I would like to try the Coffee Cake with Apple Pie Filling recipe!

chlorinebrain said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/hawthornecreek/statuses/8908738802

Nickolay said...

I really want to make the Italian Wedding soup

I follow on Google Friend Connect

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to make the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crackles, thanks!

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Kathryn at TwinParenthood.com said...

Angel Food Cake -- my favorite low fat treat!

Deb said...

I'd love to try the Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimberly said...

The Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Chicken sounds good. I'm tempted to see if it can really be done in a hurry!

SH said...

i think the italian bow tie bake sounds great ! bargainfun1 at yahoo

SH said...

i'm a fb fan

Brooke said...

Would love to try the Hawaiian Bread and see if it is true Hawaiian bread or just bread with pineapples... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

jnmacdonald said...

I'd like to try the Thai Chicken thighs.

chromiumman said...

love to try the mushroom burgers

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Buki Family said...

the Chicken Cordon bleu sounds good
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Diana D said...

Chicken and spinach stuffed shells sounds good. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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taxchyk said...

The Taco Pie sounds like a recipe I could get my whole family behind!

Pamela S said...

I'd love to try the chicken cannelloni from Make Ahead Meals. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Follower of Make Ahead Meals. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

I get the Make Ahead meals newsletter. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

YUM! I'd love to try your teriyaki pork chops. The orange marmalade addition sounds wonderful!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Jenn S. said...

The Taco Pie sounds yummy.

Kristie said...

I would love to try the blueberry bread!

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Kristie said...

I'm signed up for the Make-Ahead Meals newsletter.

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plhill2000 said...

I'd like to make BBQ Country Ribs.

Amanda S. said...

The Chicken Canneloni sounds good!

Anonymous said...

i would love to try the individual chicken pot pies!
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Aaron and crystal said...

I have always LOVED chicken pot pie, but haven't found a recipe that will keep for make ahead meal. I would love to try that one.

Vanessa said...

I would like to try the Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers

Vanessa said...

I'd love to try the Bean N' Rice Burritos from Recipes for Moms

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!

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missrantsypants said...

Mini Bacon Quiches!


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Carrie said...

I want to try the mashed potato casserole

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Carrie said...

I'm going to try your recipe for Souper Chicken - sounds really yummy!

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Carrie said...

I'm a fan of Recipes on facebook (Carrie Booth Schmidt)

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Carrie said...

I follow Make Ahead's blog

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Carrie said...

I subscribe to Make Ahead's newsletter

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Carrie said...

I subscribe to your email

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happy_girl_24 said...

Baked Chicken Chimichangas.

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kathy pease said...

id love to try the Sausage Quesadillas

kathy pease said...

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Atreau said...

I would love to try the Chicken Piccata.

Gianna said...

The Blueberry Bread :)

purango said...

I would like to try the Chicken Marsala with a Twist.garrettsambo@aol.com

Betty C said...

I want to try the Chicken Stroganoff.

Betty C said...

I'm a fan of Recipes for Moms on Facebook.

Betty C said...

I'm a follower of the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog.

Betty C said...

I'm a subscriber of the Recipes for Moms by E-mail.

Betty C said...

I'm a subscriber to the Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms newsletter.

Donna said...

I really want to try the blueberry bread.
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