Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms: Review and Giveaway(ended)

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Dinner time can sometimes be a bit challenging and overwhelming for the busy moms and dads who have to think about what to prepare for their families on a daily basis. I’ll admit! Although I do enjoy cooking most of the time, there are those days when I don’t have a clue of what to fix or simply do NOT have the energy.  Since we do not eat out often, I find myself over the stove just about everday.  The problem I’m facing is that I find myself preparing the same ole dishes over and over again -which is why I am always on the lookout for new meal planning ideas and recipes.

I recently had the opportunity to review a copy of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms by author Jane Doiron .  Jane’s book is ideal for those who are looking to save time in the kitchen and spend more time doing what we love…being with and enjoying our families!  Her concept is simple and just perfect for us busy moms and dads.

The recipes are organized nicely into categories and include appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, soups, breakfast and brunch, and desserts.

italianchicken

italiancookies

minicheesecakes

chickencannelloni

What I like about this Cookbook:

  • The recipes are easy to follow and delicious!
  • Recipes can be frozen or made ahead of time.This method works perfectly on those crazy busy, just don’t wanna cook days.
  • Works great for a busy mom or day schedule
  • Jane offers lots of great helpful hint and tips
  • Did I say the recipes were DELICIOUS

If you like the idea of quick, easy, delicious meals, you might want to consider: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

Where to Buy: Amazon.com for around $16 (new). You can also purchase a printable electronic version for $12.

Win It: Jane Doiron is offering a free copy of her cookbook,  Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, to one of my readers!

Enter To Win:

1st Mandatory Entry:  Visit Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms website and tell me what recipe you would be interested in.  Hint: you can find the recipes on the table of contents tab).

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  • Buy a copy of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms for 5 additional entries
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Please leave a separate comment for all that you do to ensure you get all possible entries! Remember to include your email address on your comment! Contest ends 1/22/2010 at 9pm CST.
Open to both US and Canada Residents

I received a copy of this cookbook free of charge to provide a honest review.  The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Comments

  1. Carol says:

    Chicken Parmesan appeals to me.

  2. Carol says:

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  8. Jen says:

    Mini Cheesecakes

  9. Leslie says:

    Would love to try the Italian Restaurant Chicken.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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  10. Leslie says:

    Following on the RSS feed.
    Thank you again!
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  11. Tari L. says:

    The Chicken Canneloni sounds good.

  12. Kristi C says:

    I would like to try to make the Crab Cakes.

  13. Denise B. says:

    I’d love to try the pizza bites.

  14. Sandra K321 says:

    I would try the Cheesy Pasta

  15. Sandra K321 says:

    I already follow her blog. Great recipes.

  16. Sandra K321 says:

    I just subscribed to Jane’s newsletter.

  17. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I would make the Crab Melts. Thanks!

  18. Melissa M. says:

    I would try the Chicken Parmesan…my hubby loves it :)

  19. Jessica says:

    I would love the spicy corn chowder
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    I follow Jane through twitter
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  23. Jessica says:

    I follow make ahead meals through google
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  24. Julie says:

    Shepherd’s pie sounds yummy
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  30. Karen says:

    I’d like to make the recipe for Shepherd’s Pie.

  31. deana c says:

    I would like to try the Stuffed Beef Tenderloin.

  32. Emily R. says:

    I would love to learn to make Chicken Cordon Bleu!

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  33. Kristy C says:

    I would love to tr the pizza bites!

    What a great contest – thanks for posting!

  34. kelly wakefield says:

    The pizza bites really appeal to me

  35. Emma S says:

    Mushroom Burgers.

  36. Renee G says:

    I’d like to try the recipe for Thai Chicken Thighs.
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  37. Renee G says:

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  38. BG says:

    pizza bites.. i love anything pizza!
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  39. Becca says:

    The honey mustard chicken fingers sound great, thanks!
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  40. Becca says:

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  41. Becca says:

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  43. Becca says:

    I am subscribed to the Make-Ahead meals newsletter
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  44. Becca says:

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  45. Becca says:

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  47. Debbie P says:

    I’d like to try the Italian Restaurant Chicken.

  48. Debbie P says:

    I follow the Make Ahead Meals blog.

  49. Debbie P says:

    I have the Make Ahead Meals button on my blog.

  50. Debbie P says:

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  51. Andria says:

    I’d like to try the Chicken Canneloni.

  52. Andria says:

    email subscriber

  53. Karen Pochodowicz says:

    Chicken Canneloni

  54. Jason says:

    I really want to make the Italian Wedding Soup

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  55. Jason says:

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  56. Jason says:

    Google Friend Connect follower

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  57. Jason says:

    I follow Jane on twitter

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  58. sarah says:

    i’m interested in the shepherd’s pie!

  59. dreeg says:

    I want to make the Lemon Bread.

  60. Letessha says:

    The mini cheesecakes are great.

  61. Letessha says:

    google friend follower/sweeter the berry

  62. Letessha says:

    twitter follower/dahliamomma

  63. Letessha says:

    following jane doiron inn twitter/dahliamomma

  64. Letessha says:

    I subscribed to make ahead meals newsletter.

  65. Letessha says:

    facebook friend request to jane doiron

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  66. Jackie says:

    I’d like to try the Chicken Marsala with a Twist recipe. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  67. Jackie says:

    I subscribe via email

  68. Jackie says:

    I follow on Google Friend Connect

  69. Jackie says:

    I subscribe to the Make-Ahead Meals newsletter

  70. angie says:

    BBQ Pepper Jack Chicken sound great.

  71. Dani says:

    Would love to try the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. YUM!
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  72. Wendi P says:

    I would love to try the Panko Breaded Pork Medallions. I always make dry, icky pork chops so I am hoping that this recipe would be delish.

  73. Wendi P says:

    I am following you on google friend.

  74. Wendi P says:

    I suscribe to the MAM newsletter.

  75. Wendi P says:

    I follow Jane on twitter @WendiP

  76. Wendi P says:

    I follow the MAM blog.

  77. REBECCA TOWNER says:

    I love trying new recipes so I would make lots of them but maybe start with Baked Manicotti-always a favorite

  78. Michelle Vandervort says:

    I would LOVE the taco lasagna recipe — YUM!

  79. Michelle Vandervort says:

    new email subscriber :)

  80. Michelle Vandervort says:

    follower of the make-ahead meals blog

  81. Paula Michele says:

    I think the Chicken Parmesan sounds good.

  82. Paula Michele says:

    I’m a follower.

  83. Paula Michele says:

    I follow on Twitter- ksh123

  84. Paula Michele says:

    I follow Make-Ahead Meals blog.

  85. Paula Michele says:

    I follow janedoiron on Twitter- ksh123

  86. Ashley says:

    Stuffed pork tenderloin!

  87. Ashley says:

    I am a busy moms blog follower

  88. Ashley says:

    I am a busy moms email subscriber

  89. Those mini cheesecakes looks so good..And would be very pleasing to my picky eaters!

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  93. Paula S. says:

    Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers sounds good.

  94. Annmarie W. says:

    I would love to try to make the Chicken Piccata! Yummy!

  95. Annmarie W. says:

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  96. Annmarie W. says:

    I follow on friend connect! (amweeks)

  97. Annmarie W. says:

    I follow on twitter! (amweeks)

  98. Annmarie W. says:

    I subscribe to the Make-Ahead Meals newsletter!

  99. Annmarie W. says:

    I follow Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Blog via friend connect!

  100. Annmarie W. says:

    I follow janedoiron on twitter! (amweeks)

  101. I would love the italian Restaurant chicken

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  103. brooke says:

    The Hawaiian Bread… mmmm some good hawaiian bread would be wonderful as long as it’s real hawaiian bread and not just bread with pineapples..

  104. Mary Ward says:

    I love soups and stews so I’d love to try the Italian Wedding Soup.

  105. Lorena Keech says:

    The Mushroom Burgers sound like something we would all like.

  106. Lorena Keech says:

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  107. Jen R says:

    I would love to try the Chicken Stroganoff.

  108. Rachel H. says:

    Hmmmm…my daughter loves dipping EVERYTHING…so I would love to see the buffalo chicken dip. That and the strawberry bread sounds wonderful too!

  109. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to make the Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers, thanks!

  110. Molly K. says:

    I would love to try the Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup.

  111. Molly K. says:

    I subscribe.

  112. Molly K. says:

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  113. Molly K. says:

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  114. Erma says:

    I’d like to try to make the Mini Cheesecakes.

  115. Bonnette says:

    I would like to try the Chicken Parmesan

  116. Ed Nemmers says:

    Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup!

  117. Amanda S. says:

    The Spicy Corn Chowder sounds good!

  118. Kara says:

    I’d like to try making the cheddar cheese soup.

  119. Kristina W says:

    I’d like to try the Italian Wedding Soup

  120. Pamela S says:

    I’d love to try the Chicken Cannelloni. Thanks!

  121. Pamela S says:

    I’m subscribed to “make ahead meals” newsletter via email.

  122. Pamela S says:

    I follow Make Ahead Meals. Thanks.

  123. Storm says:

    The Chicken Piccata sounds interesting to make!

  124. I’d love to try the Freezeable Lemon Bars. Thanks!
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  128. Kerri says:

    Definitely the chicken cannoli that looks heavenly

  129. Kerri says:

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  130. christopher h says:

    i’d like to try the shepherd’s pie

  131. chastidy says:

    Id love to try and make the Stuffed Mushrooms :)

  132. theodore esteghamat says:

    I like the crab cakes.

  133. theodore esteghamat says:

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  134. Tammy says:

    Make Ahead Coffee Cake
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  135. oneangel says:

    I would love to try the Mashed Potato Casserole.

  136. Lori W. says:

    The Italian Restaurant Chicken looks like a good idea.

  137. Lance Pearson says:

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    i would like to try the crab cakes but i know how that would turn out

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  144. Gloria says:

    I’d love to try the Cherry Bars!

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  148. kathy p says:

    id love to try the Chive and Onion Potato Casserole

  149. Gloria says:

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  155. kathy p says:

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  157. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would like to try the Chicken Noodle Soup.

  158. Deborah R says:

    I’d like to make the Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe.

  159. Deborah R says:

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  161. Deborah R says:

    I already subscribe to the Make-Ahead Meals newsletter.

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  163. Deborah R says:

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  164. Deborah R says:

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  165. Deborah R says:

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  166. susan smoaks says:

    i’m interested in the Italian Restaurant Chicken

  167. susan smoaks says:

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  169. Gianna says:

    I’d love to try the Blueberry Bread :)

  170. Gianna says:

    I’m a subscriber of the Make-Ahead Meals newsletter..

  171. Jane Hoh says:

    Shepherd’s Pie is something I have had at restaurants but never made. If it can be done quickly, I’m in. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  172. Becky says:

    Chicken Enchiladas…yummy
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  173. sarra wheeler says:

    mmmm the Broiled Honey Mustard Salmon sounds awesome!!

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    i am a subscriber!

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  176. Kevin S. says:

    Chicken Stroganoff please :)

  177. Jennifer says:

    I would love to try the Chicken Stroganoff.

  178. Lily Kwan says:

    The Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe looks very tasty!

  179. Lily Kwan says:

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  180. Lily Kwan says:

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  181. Lily Kwan says:

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  182. Sand says:

    The Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds good.

  183. Betty C says:

    I’d like to try the Chicken Stroganoff.

  184. Betty says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  185. Betty says:

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  186. Betty C says:

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