Sunday, August 1, 2010

Giveaway - The I Hate to Cook Book - Peg Bracken

Hands up? Me for sure! If you'd like to win a copy of The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken, courtesy of The Hachette Book Group, here's your chance! this is the 50th Anniversary Edition with a new foreword by Peg's daughter Jo.

From the publisher:

"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, and the other kind...The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest. - Peg Bracken"

"Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn't.

This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible."

Read an excerpt of The I Hate To Cook Book.   On Facebook as well.

Two copies up for grabs, open to US and Canada, no po boxes please. To be entered? Do you enjoy cooking? Ends Sunday August 29th at 6pm EST.

96 comments:

Becky (Page Turners) said...

SOunds like a cook book for me - I wont cook unless I really have to!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Was this written for me? It must have been!

Robbie Burns said...

Ugghh...if I have to I guess: rubbieburns at gmail dot com

Mystica said...

Ideal for my second daughter who is a student! dont count me in as I am overseas.

Meredith said...

I like to cook when I can be creative or try something new. I don't enjoy the everyday "what's for dinner, mom?" type of cooking!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

kjovus said...

I enjoy cooking but hate to clean up.
kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am not that good a cook although i am trying to learn, when it's easy i enjoy it....

billiondollarprincesss@hotmailc.om

PoCoKat said...

Would love to win and love cooking!

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Jonita said...

You know, I don't mind cooking, but I do dislike having to come up with nutritious and delcious dinners all of the time! I always get "Oh. We're having that again?", which irks me to no end. I would love to be entered for this one!

jonitathebookchick(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I used to love to cook, but not anymore -- I would love to read and use The I Hate to Cook Book :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

holdenj said...

It isn't so much that I hate to cook as I don't have the time to cook! Anything that helps show some shortcuts is always welcome!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

gcpeach17 said...

I do not really enjoy cooking but, I do sometimes get in the mood. Also, I think I may have a very early version of this book....I'll have to look for it. Would love to win this book!

gcpeach17 at aol dot com

rubynreba said...

I do not like to cook - especially in the summer. This book sounds like the one for me.!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Vidisha said...

I love to cook..great book
vidishamun@gmail.com

clenna said...

I need this book - I hate to cook and I hate the cxlean up even more!

clenna at aol dot com

Myckyee said...

I do like cooking - for me it's just another creative outlet. And I also like cookbooks. Great contest!

persianpickle at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like to cook some times! Id love to have this cookbook and learn some neat tricks and enjoy the humorous writings!

frogz60@hotmail.com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

AmandaSue said...

I enjoy baking, not so much cooking since i'm not very good at coming up with ideas, I think this book would be perfect for me though! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Simply Stacie said...

Depends what it is I am cooking!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

I love cookbooks, cooking - not so much!! Please enter me for this great contest.

I follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Cooking is alright. It's funner when someone else is doing it, though.

Sue said...

I really wish I loved to cook, but if my family could just fill up from my love of reading cookbooks, we'd all be happy.
Thanks for the giveaway.
s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

sounds perfect for my son heading off to college,thx for contest..
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nicole C. said...

I would love to have this book!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Charleydog said...

Oh, that title describes me precisely. Cooking is a necessity because I have a husband who likes to eat. If I lived alone, cereal and sandwiches would be the extent of my kitchen endeavors.

Please enter my name in the giveaway.

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

ChristyJan said...

I do like to cook, but sometimes I don't want to ;)

Please enter me

hawkes(at)citlink.net

BUSY BEE said...

I don't mind cooking...I hate coming up with something to cook every night. It is a good thing my kids can live on PB&J.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

aajacques said...

Yes, I love to cook and always want a new cookbooks.

wildcat32 said...

The only things I like to cook are cakes and cookies.
monster6236 at gmail dot com

Elena said...

I know and LOVE this cookbook. Am I ever happy to see that it's available again! Hurry Curry here I come.

elenagwynne@gmail.com

Alicia said...

I hate to cook! And I suck at it too!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

mindy said...

this sounds wonderful because i usually do take out left overs and delivery thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Beth said...

I'm no Martha Stewart, but I do enjoy cooking. The cleaning up, not so much! :)

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I hate to cook, but I don't like eating out.
headlessfowl at jteers dot net

k_sunshine1977 said...

please count me in for this one, even though i love to cook, i don't always want to be in the kitchen for a long time....

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Katia said...

No not really. I'm more of a helper than a cook so this book was written with me in mind.
kr_moreau(at)doglover(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I like to cook, just not too good at it.

girlygirljess52207@yahoo.com

purplg8r said...

Nope! But I feel like I should!

Benita said...

I love to cook, but there are days when I just don't feel like cooking. This book would be for those days.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dawn M. said...

I like to cook as long as it's quick & easy. If it has too many ingredients, unusual ingredients or complicated instructions/steps - I don't make it. Yep, I'm a lazy cook. Heh. Sounds like this cookbook is for me. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

msrodeobrat said...

i liketo cook when i have time, but during the week.. i hate it
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

GiveGalore said...

I don't really like to cook but it's healthier and cheaper than eating out all the time so i'm trying to learn

givegalore at gmail dot com

Kerry said...

I actually do like to cook, but only when I'm in the mood for it... so therefore, never after work and only on weekends when inspiration strikes, which usually boils down to cooking = work.

ofabookworm@gmail.com

Susan said...

I don't really hate to cook, but I hate to cook something that doesn't taste good. Maybe this book will help. :)

safoga at gmail dot com

Denise S. said...

I hate to cook and my husband is pressuring me to do better!
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

Rachel G said...

I really do enjoy cooking and trying new recipes! This sounds like a great cookbook :)

Becca said...

This sounds soooo great, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

PeechieKeen said...

Cooking is fun... if you are cooking for the right company!

kittenlover03@sbcglobal.net

Sarah said...

I want this book so bad!! thx:)

foxchick0323@live.com

traveler said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan Fobes said...

Cooking is a necessity-I like to eat therefor I cook...

Sunny said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca Graham said...

I enjoy cooking when I have the time to cook.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie D
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Julie! said...

Haha i looove cooking!!

julie102794@gmail.com

Tracey said...

This sounds interestingly retro! Would love to win a copy!

Linda said...

I love cook books, and am trying to encourage my granddaughter's interest in cooking. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jo-Jo said...

I love cooking and especially love browsing through new cookbooks!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Patti V. said...

I'm not that crazy about cooking, but I love to eat!!

reeca said...

Nope--I hate to cook and I hate to clean up!!!!!
reeca@dixie-net.com

Deborah said...

Most of the time, I enjoy cooking, but I could give it up if I had to!

Lissa said...

I love to bake but I don't cook unless I have to!

melissamcnicol{at}yahoo{dot}com

alouzon said...

I HATE cooking. But someday I'll have to learn how...

alouzon(at)livejournal(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I love to bake but I can't cook to save my soul. Thank goodness my husband is such a picky eater he makes his own food :)
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

skooterbear said...

sign me up, I'd know how much I'd hate to cook during hot summer time, my kids even bought me several different ways 2 save me time from hot ovens, and stoves, but I'd need this cook book, thanks

rah267 said...

higgs.rachel @ gmail.com
I actually love to cook

bison61 said...

I like to cook but I love to bake-brownies, cupcakes & brownies

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

yellowlabs said...

I like to cook but love to bake more. Baking cookies are my favorite!

Rhonda said...

I have a love hate relation ship with food. Sometimes I love cooking when I have the time, other times I am so tired that a yummy healthy meal seems out of my reach.

rhondastruthhers atyahoo.ca

Jenn S. said...

I like to cook during the summer months when things are less hectic. I really hate it during the school year.

Bluerose said...

I would love to be entered. i'm not a good cook!
bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Janice Crespo said...

I cook because I have to - I'd much rather bake - that I love - go figure - LOL
janicecrespo@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to learn to cook.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Melissa B. said...

I hate to cook. I only make about two or three dinners a week.

Eve said...

I like to cook. for the most part though. I cook because I have to.

shopgurl101@gmail.com

mail4rosey said...

It depends...some days I love it, and some days I'm really too busy to do a good job and so we'll order in.

msurosey@yahoo.com

Leandrea at Coupons Are Great said...

I do not enjoy cooking - one little bit. leandrea246(at)homail(dotcom

jemr2 said...

I hate cooking! I need this book!!!

jemr2 at aol dot com

kimo said...

I cook all of my own meals...no huge culinary delights though!

kimojax9 at gmail dot com

purango said...

I don't enjoy cooking. garrettsambo@aol.com

Renee said...

I enjoy cooking just not everyday. I do like to try new recipes though.
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

Linda Henderson said...

I've been wanting this one for a long time, please enter me in your giveaway.

seriousreader at live dot com

Karen said...

I am definetly not a "cooker." It was easy to skip when it was just me, but now I have a family to cook for, I can no longer skip it. Thanks for the chance at winning.

Laura said...

I like to bake but when it comes to cooking I have to admit my skills are pretty bad. Peg Bracken is my hero!

MAC Mom said...

I like to cook if my kids are out of the house. They are always in the kitchen when I'm trying to cook and it really distracts me.

Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Lynne said...

I do not enjoy cooking but need to learn so I won't have to keep eating frozen meals.

kathy pease said...

i only like cooking around the holidays

Becky said...

Honestly I think I would enjoy cooking if my family would eat more of the stuff I cook.

cpullum said...

I love cooking!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bakersdozen said...

I love to cook and am a very good cook. But, sometimes I am so busy, I could really use some motivation to get back into the kitchen . vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristina said...

I despise cooking, but I have to or else I'd starve. :/

angelmistress[at]hotmail[dot]com

Atreau said...

This sounds like a good book.

Gianna said...

I love to cook and i'm looking for new recipes :)

spynaert said...

i love cooking, my wife doesn't
please enter me
spynaert@gmail.com