Saturday, September 22, 2012

Top Chef The Busy Mom's cookbook giveaway

I am always looking for a new cookbook and recipes  so I am so excited to bring this new giveaway to YOU!

I have partnered with The Crazy Nuts Mom to bring you this wonderful review and giveaway of The Busy Mom’s Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso who was on Top Chef  tv show. I happily agreed because I’m a Momma  and I’m incredibly busy. with cub scouts, karate and soceer at this time and .  This giveaway runs from 9/22 to 9/29 for U.S. Residence.
 I selected 3 recipes to take this cookbook for a test drive (because I’m addicted to having cookbooks). I made Roasted Chicken 101, Chicken and Dumplings and Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream.

 I got have gotten a few whole chickens on a great deal lately and was excited to try out a new roasting recipe.   I always love roasting a whole chicken because you always get a second meal out of  it. 
They were so simple to follow and the tips she provides. For the Roasted Chicken 101, I had to rub it down with olive oil. What a great idea, I never thought to use olive oil.  I love it! And then she went on to explain WHY ‘The beauty of a roasted chicken is the crispy brown skin, and the oil will help you accomplish this’. I can tell you the chicken was the absolutely delicious  and very simple to make. Because I love to stretch a dollar I took the left over chicken and made the chicken and dumplings. recipe.  I have never made chicken and dumplings before.  I had no idea it could taste so good. Because we (me) don’t like peas, we used green beans to make this and I’m sure whatever veggies you have would work just as well.  Two out of 3 boys gave it a thumbs up to do a do over.  So it will go on our weekly menu planning. 

I also want to try a desert.  I am not a homemade desert maker for the most part.  I may bake brownies out of a box but not from scratch.  One of my twins has been waiting strawberry shortcake.
 The Strawberry Shortcake and Whipped Cream. I have never made whipped cream before. I don’t like to get my Kitchen aid  mixer out often (I don't have enough counter space so it sits in my downstairs pantry), but the directions said if I whisked it by hand, it would take 10 minutes.  After a minute, I ran downstairs and got the mixer out and did it her way. Super fast and simple. The hint of nutmeg and cinnamon in the biscuits were very tasty.   My son thanked me for making this desert for him after one of our homemade pizza nights.

Well, I can do one better! I have been given 2 copies of the busy mom's Cookbook to giveaway  Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck to all! This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook or Twitter in any way. Disclosure: I received a copy of the cookbook for my review. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours on this cookbook. Momma and the boys living on a budget  is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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Katie H said...

I have been looking for an easy chicken and dumpling recipe. Will need to check it out. Love easy roasted chicken as well.

Admin said...

Thank you so much Katie for stopping on by!