Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giveaway: The I Hate to Cook Book

GIVEAWAY!

Would you like to win?
It's the 50th Anniversary Edition of "The I Hate to Cook Book" by Peg Bracken, which sold more than 3 million copies when it was first published in the 1960s.


This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, Hachette Book Group.
There will be 3 winners.
Enter through July 23, 2010, at midnight.
U.S. and Canada addresses only.
To enter, simply follow Joy of Desserts via Blogger/Google Friend Connect, and leave a comment telling me why you would like to win this particular cookbook.

Here's what the publisher has written about this cookbook:

"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."

Category: COOKING
Format: HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date: 7/26/2010
Price: $22.99/$27.99
ISBN: 9780446545921
Pages: 224
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

37 comments:

  1. I follow your blog! I like to cook, but on most days I have time pressures. So it would be great to have more quick meals in my repertoire.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It'd be great to be able to cook quick, healthy meals~

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow your blog :) This cookbook sounds like a lot of fun. I love vintage cookbooks and even though I love to cook, there are days when I hate it too, and this could be handy on those days :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Days like today, I just hate to cook. Way too hot and so difficult to think of something to make.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hate to cook in summer. My husband expects a hot meal on the table for dinner every night. I, however, could live on fruit, salad and ice cream. After a very satisfactory day in the garden who wants to go inside and slave over a hot stove. I am a follower and I love vintage cookbooks.

    ReplyDelete
  6. How fun! I'd like to win to give me more Vintage Thursday ideas. I haven't done one in a while...I need to break out the cookbook and plan to join you again soon :-) Sometimes I just get wrapped up in all these kids...imagine that.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think I missed the ending of this giveaway but I'm a follower and I spend way more than 1/2 my life hating cooking!! I just now appreciate it! Thanks! Great blog!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh My!!!!!! Oh my!!!!!!!!! I would so love to have this sweet cookbook. I've tried to become a follower,somehow I don't think it's working for me..You might have to help me if you would. This is a most wonderful giveaway..and ooo,I hope,I hope I win. Happy Vintage Recipes..see you Thursday on VRT..

    ReplyDelete
  9. I already have an old copy of this book so don't need to enter to win :) but wanted to say what a fun book it is. Peg Bracken is such a delightful writer; she has such a fun way of looking at the world. Whoever wins will be blessed indeed. Great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I follow your blog! :) I would love to win this book and give it to my sister!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I laughed out loud seeing phrase "I hate to cook cookbook"! I happened to come across it while seeking something to make for dinner this evening and irritated I had to. In addition I was seeking a recipe for a cake using 1 egg as that is all there is in this house at the moment. Oddly enough I don't so much hate to cook as hate having to think of something, line up ingredients etc basically all the thinking parts. So I figure I am a prime candidate for this particular book. 2nd reason to be honest. In winning it would be free and in this economy and time of uncertainty something of obvious value for free would truly be a treasure. Thank you for the chance to be a winner! Now, back to trying to find this cream filling I see mentioned in the one egg cake section....
    Happy Birthday America! May all have a safe and joyous 4th of July whilst keeping those who are serving, have served, especially they who gave the ultimate sacrifice close in heart & prayer that we be so blessed for our freedoms these years. Yes indeed Happy Birthday America!!!
    Till when bryanne

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm a follower
    I would love to win this book I need some good easy recipes!
    cams1031@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really enjoy cooking but after cooking for 45 years I really could use some new ideas.
    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love cookbooks, especially vintage ones. And this one is definitely an icon. However, I've never even peaked inside its pages, and I would love to own a copy.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'd love to win it! I need to cook more--lately the boyfriend has been cooking :)

    kristi_clifton at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I need to do a lot more cooking...my boyfriend has lately!!

    kristi_clifton at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm a new follower. I love cookbooks and have a great collection. Interestingly enough, I frequently try new recipes. There are days when I really don't want to cook elaborately. That's when this book would be the one to consult. I'd love to add this one to my collection.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm a new follower!! Can't get enough with cookbooks. I love to cook specially I like to cook the healthy way. Hope I can get this one ^_^ Happy Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've been a follower for a long time now! I LOVE LOVE LOVE cookbooks ..... I have part of my "collection" on a shelf in my kitchen where I can easily grab one when I need "inspiration".

    I would love to receive this cookbook to add to that collection but to also have more options - its time to come up with new "go to" recipes!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would love to win this so I can give me wife some support to help cook!

    jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am a GFC follower.

    I would love this book. I have very little time and I would love to be able to do something in the kitchen other than in the microwave.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would dearly love to win a copy of the "I Hate to Cook Book," partly because I really do hate to cook and I would give it to my sweetie who LOVES to cook, and partly because maybe it would inspire me to cook a bit more.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would love to win the cookbook! Maybe it would inspire me to cook more often (my sweetie is getting awfully tired of fixing meals all the time!).

    ReplyDelete
  24. I follow.

    I just hate to cook when it is so hot outside. Perhaps if I wasn't afraid of lighting the grill I wouldn't have such a tough time of it.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. following and I would like to win this cookbook because I collect this cookbook. This would be a great cookbook to add to my collection.


    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am a follower. I enjoy cooking more in the fall/winter. It is really hot here in Louisiana in the summer, and I would much rather eat grilled food that my husband cooks or sandwiches.

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am a follower. I love cooking desserts. Plus I also collect cookbooks. Please enter me.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would like to win this cookbook because I love to try new recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am a follower and I love to bake, cooking not so much. Sounds like this book is for me.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am following you! I would love this cookbook because I do not have time to cook - but I sure love to eat :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm a follower on GFC. This cookbook fits me perfectly, so I would definitely love to win it!

    tharper31@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love all cookbooks! I think I would give this one to my sister in law as a joke. She hates to be in the kitchen!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow your blog and i soooo need a cookbook like this with quick meals to prepare--i live a fast pace life and i would love to bring something new to the table.

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I say that I hate to cook every.single.day. So, please just send it on over to me-just joking around! I follow you too...

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love to cook, every now and then, when I have free time, and nothing else to fill it with. The rest of the time...I wish food was just there, ready to eat. So I would love a cookbook that made that easier. I am now a follower.
    Katherine
    peachykeen817 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete

Let's build a friendly community. Thank you for leaving a comment. :-)