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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Busy People's Fast & Frugal Cookbook by Dawn Hall


I love this cookbook.  Yesterday I provided you with a few recipes that we are using in our weekly menu plan from this cookbook. And today I am going to tell you just how great this cookbook really is.  No I am not being paid to tell you anything but I did receive my own free copy of the cookbook to review from Thomas Nelson.

This cookbook is obviously for people who are busy and want their food fast and on a frugal budget.  What you don't get to see online however is all the wonderful features of this book.  Not only do you get a recipe but a full nutritional information, supply list for the meal, helpful hints and suggested dishes to compliment the meal.  The supply list really blew me away though because not only is it for the groceries you will be using but it tells you what dishes and tools you will need. 

My son, Ethan, who is twelve really wants to be a chef.  You can purchase several kids cookbooks out there and watch a twelve year old groan at the simplicity off them.  Instead you could easily hand that junior wanna be chef this cookbook and get praised as a parent for not giving them another little kid cookbook.  The instructions are written simplistic without being childish.  The pictures in the book are beautiful but they make the dish look achievable not over the top like you need to be a gourmet chef to make this.

Would you like a tip from the book?  "Spraying the top of pasta water with cooking spray keeps it from boiling over."  I love those little tips.  Now I have a tip for you!  Enter to win this cookbook as many times as you can.  I will be giving away two copies to lucky readers.  Also check out the menu plan from yesterday and tomorrow I will be adding a crockpot adapted soup recipe.

How to enter: (you must do 1 first then you can move onto additional entries)
  1. Visit Dawn Hall's website and tell me what you love about it!
Extra entries
  • Tweet and leave link (daily)
  • Follow via RSS or Google (1 entry only)
  • Grab my button and leave link
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave link
Have a great day and good luck.  Contest ends 11/5

131 comments:

Kindra said...

I like how easy it is to see all the books she has and buy them on her web page. Great selection. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kindra said...

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Angela said...

I like the review of all the books
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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I like her free sample recipes on the site, as well as serving suggestions:


Super Simple 30-Minute Menus
Fettuccini Alfredo
with Italian Herb Bread Twists and Garlic Buttered Broccoli

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frogz60 said...

I like to see all the categories or nookmarks bullets she has to click on on the left side!

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Amber said...

I love that Dawn focuses on developing healthy eating habits!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Bonita12 said...

I like the design of her book covers. Easy to follow site also.

Bonita12 said...

I follow via Google reader.

Cooking For Busy People said...

WOW! WOW!TRIPLE WOW! I have to tell you ladies and gentlemen, I am so overwhelmed and grateful for your review and feedback of my new Busy People's Fast and Frugal cookbook and website! You have NO IDEA! I just lost my mother the day before yesterday, her visitation is tomorrow and her funeral is the day after that. To say the least I am feeling very sad. I signed up for My Red Apron a few weeks ago. I am totally new to this BLOGthing. :) Anyway,reading all of your feedback just now was and is such a humungous blessing to me! As the oldest of seven children, my mother was fantastic about stretching the dollar! I owe so much of my frugality to her. My only regret abput this cookbook is that I did not dedicate this Busy People's Fast And Frugal Cookbook to her, because I dedicated another cookbook to her. I didn't want to hurt anyone elwe's feelings by my mother being the only one to have two books dedicated to her. Now that I am writing for logical reason for why Ididn't dedicat e the book to herIo realize how rediculous my thinking was at the time! UGH! (Donm't tell me you never get frustrated with yourself,too!) :P So now I am thinking to myself, so what? So what if I dedicate 2 books to her and not anyone else! For goodness sakes, she's my mother! I can still do it for the next print run, right? The book was just released. Yeah! I'm going to ask Thomas Nelson Publishing if I can for the next print run! Reading this inspired me! Thank you all for this gift of insight gift. :) Talking about sight....I like this website/BLOG, too! Way to stay on top of things! I get an e-mail everyday!That is a LOT of work! Thank you!

MKB said...

I like that she has so many choices in cookbooks. Kbroderi@msn.com

Stacy said...

I realized she is also the author of "Down Home Cooking Without the Down Home Fat" which I have and love. I would love to have her new cookbook too.

Marla said...

I like how she writes out the recipes. Very nice step-by-step directions. I'm going to try the Wet Pizza Burrito Casserole. My family would love it. Would love to win one of her cookbooks. Thank you for the entry.

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Marla said...

I am en email subscriber and follow you through Google. thanks again!

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Stacy said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar at www.recipesformoms.com.

bellaluna221 said...

While visitng Dawns site, I loved that she had a spot dedicated to the Ministry Outreach. I think that's so important! (entry 1)

bellaluna221 said...

Twittered! twitter.com/cupc8kegrrl (entry 2)

bellaluna221 said...

Subscribed to your blog! (entry 3)

McDuffy said...

Dawn Hall's website is uncluttered and well organized.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

I love the free sample recipes.

Linda K said...

I like the sample recipes provided on the website. Great selection of cookbooks..something for everybody.

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Bethie said...

I love that all of her book are right on top and the info buttons on the left will take you anywhere you need to go on the site.

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Joyful said...

I Love the way she has her labels on the left side. I am also interested in her `Fun, Fast, Festive Christmas Cookbook`.
Joyful

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Joyful said...

I follow you with google
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tanya904 said...

I like the free recipes and the Merry Cherry Pizza sounds yummy Thanks
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Joyful said...

I have your button on my blog

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Joyful said...

I blogged about your giveaway

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chromiumman said...

love how she writes out the recipes, the step-by-step

Kristin said...

I love the sample recipes.

bellaluna221 said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/Cupc8keGrrl/status/5266178952


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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the free recipes on-line, thanks!

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Bombtastic Belle said...

I like how it has some of the free recipes online to try out :)

haydensmommy05 said...

I like the recipies the Blueberry Coffee Cake sounds so yummy!!
PS I extend my condolences to Dawn
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haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted
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Andrea said...

I love the healthy recipes that are easy to make.
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bellaluna221 said...

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Eve said...

What I love about her site is that she has recipes that you can make on there.

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haydensmommy05 said...

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Pricilla said...

The reviews are really nice to have on the site to read.
thanks
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Pricilla said...

I follow
thank you
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bellaluna221 said...

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Kari said...

I love the section with all the slow cooker recipes. Looks great!

Thanks.

Kari said...

Following your blog.

dliver316 said...

I visited the website and I like the free recipe section.

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dliver316 said...

I follow via google.

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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I am so sorry to read in the earlier comments about the death of Dawn's mother. My sympathy.

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I love that her website is down to earth and homey. I suspect the cookbook has the same feel. I also loved to see a ministry outreach tab in the sidebar.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

http://twitter.com/JoyOfDesserts/status/5333809404

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I'm a follower with Google.

Leslie said...

I love the free recipes and that it's simple and easy to navigate.

suburban prep said...

I love that there are recipes.

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haydensmommy05 said...

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pippirose said...

I tweeted.
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pippirose said...

I love Dawn's website because it is well laid-out--things are easy to find. I also like she has some free recipes, that sound do-able...and delicious.
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pippirose said...

I follow via Google.
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selinda_mccumbers said...

I like the free sample recipes!

Thanks,

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bellaluna221 said...

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haydensmommy05 said...

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Jennifer said...

I've got her low fat cook book. It's great! I love the free recipes she's got posted! I'll be trying a few of those!

Jennifer said...

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msrodeobrat said...

i love that it talks about eating healthy

jsc123 said...

I love the Free Recipe section of dawn's website and how everything is catergorized and so easy to find.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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Rob said...

I like that the selection is geared towards busy people like me,,,,Thanks for the gieaway!

Pat said...

This is the best designed website I have ever seen! This is the first I've heard of Dawn Hall. I want to buy all of her books!
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samsakara said...

I love that she has free recipes on her site.

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Renee G said...

I love that she has samples of recipes from all her different cookbooks.
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haydensmommy05 said...

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Stephanie said...

I can't wait to try some of her free Christmas recipes from the website. Fast and healthy that's the key at our house!

Michael said...

I love the free recipes on her site. i am always looking for new recipes to try for the family.

Stephanie said...

I follow

Coupon Teacher said...

I liked Dawn's articles, especially "Have a berry great life". Her cookbook looks great!

Julie VW said...

I love the diabetic recipes! (I'm newly married to a diabetic and am re-learning how to cook in a way that won't raise his sugars).

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erma said...

I love all the books on it.
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Qtpies7 said...

I like fast and easy, but I think my favorite thing on the site is that they have a cook book for diabetics that everyone can eat without compromising tastes! I could use that when I entertain my in-laws.

Heather said...

i like the fundraiser section! being on the school PTO this gives us another option to consider!

saturdaynightfever said...

There are diabetic recipes, which would be good for my Father!

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Angela G said...

I love the free recipes!
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Angela G said...

I follow your blog.

~Shelley~ said...

I lov the festive Christmas cookbook!

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Stephanie said...

I love the low-fat recipes

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~Shelley~ said...

I follow!

Carolyn said...

I love the free recipes. I am going to make the chicken enchilada soup!

Jammie said...

I learned that they have a fundraiser program as well.

Jammie said...

I follow your blog

Audreysmama said...

I love that she offers it as a fund raiser! So nice of her!

haydensmommy05 said...

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Carolsue said...

I subscribe with Google Reader AND by e-mail
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I blogged about this giveaway
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Jaylexcam said...

I visited your website and I just love that there is free recipes! FABULOUS!

erma said...

I like how she reviews all the books.
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Carol EL said...

I like the sample recipes provided on the website. jelly15301@gmail.com

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Birdson said...

super easy to follow format/I can't do complicated-no time !!!! this will B perfect birdson@roadrunner.com

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Marie said...

I love the free recipes. I'm going to try the Wet Pizza Burrito Casserole.

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Donnetta said...

She has a low carb section which we will probably need after the holidays!

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Donnetta said...

I follow on goggle friend.

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Jere said...

I liked reading about her new book Busy People's Super Simple 30-Minute Menus cookbook. It sounds great. The fettuccine Alfredo sounds wonderful.

Andrea B said...

I like the free whole meal recipes.
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Becca said...

I love the free sample recipes, thanks!!! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/5457245154

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Francine said...

I love the free recipes.

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Donna said...

I love that her company is christian based! AND that she has such a great variety!!

Donna said...

I subscribe.

kk said...

I like that the site is so well organized. Thanks!

Pamela S said...

I love how she has recipes from her different books you can preview. I love the clever Christmas vegetable wreath she has. That would be so cute to take to a pitch in or to serve to my guests! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Follow on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

FIBERONE said...

I like the sample recipes! Each recipe is well organized, and has all the information you need.
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Heather said...

I like that she has sample recipes, and also an outreach program for her town. Thanks!

Heather said...

I follow via GFC

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Atreau said...

I love that there are pictures of the recipes.

Gianna said...

I love the free recipes section :)

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I Like the Free Recipes Section.
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purango said...

I like the book reviews and the recipes. garrettsambo@aol.com

ABCFrugality.com said...

I like the free recipes section!

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