15th Edition of Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book & A Giveaway

by Erin

Congratulations to Stacy: the winner of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book!

Fact: the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book was the first cookbook that I ever purchased for myself. I happened upon it at a company sponsored book fair back at my first job right out of college. The familiar red-plaid cover drew me in. I’d been paging through a similar cookbook for years at my grandmother’s house so I was instantly filled with happy childhood memories upon seeing it perched on the portable shelf. While flipping through the book the gorgeous photographs and familiar recipes, that appeared to be things that I could make without burning my apartment down, immediately convinced me that I had to have it and I promptly paid for the book and rushed up to my cubicle so I could examine it more closely.

It was through this cookbook that I gained a bit of cooking confidence. The detailed recipes introduced me to banana bread, meatloaf, classic white bread, and even macaroni and cheese. To this day it’s still one of my go-to cookbooks. If you’ve ever wondered what the one essential cookbook every home cook should own I wouldn’t hesitate for a second in recommending this one.

The 15th edition of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book has been updated to include more than 1400 recipes (1000 of which are all brand new) and new chapters for “Breakfast and Brunches,” “Sandwiches and Pizza,” and “Convenience Cooking” have also been added. Plus, as canning has become ever so popular as of late the chapter on “Canning and Freezing” has been completely revamped.

As this is such a well-loved book I’d like to give you the opportunity to win a copy to keep on your own shelf for years to come. To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

In addition, If you share the link to this contest on your own blog, Twitter, Facebook etc… you may have one additional entry for a total of two possible chances to win. If you choose this option please leave a link to your shout out as your second comment.  A winner will be selected via the random number generator this Friday, October 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM EST and then I’ll promptly arrange to have the book shipped to your home. Best of luck!

(Please note: A copy of this book was provided to me free of charge by the publisher).

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeremy September 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

That book looks awesome!


2 Wendy September 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I would love to have this cookbook.


3 Kathy - Panini Happy September 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

What a classic – I can’t believe I don’t have it already. Althought we do own an old junior version of it circa 1979 (my husband’s). 🙂


4 Cindy September 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I need this book. I need all the help I can get cooking..


5 MARY BREIDING September 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm



6 Stacy September 28, 2010 at 7:09 am

I have ALWAYS loved this cookbook. A a matter of fact. I have some that belonged to my Grandma. This COOKBOOK was also the first thing I asked for at my Bridal Shower! I WOULD LOVE A COPY OF THIS NEW ONE! Thank You….

Stacy H.

those are zero’s after the stacyjo


7 Susan K. September 28, 2010 at 10:24 am

I just moved — this would make a welcome addition to my new kitchen!!


8 Lauren September 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm

This cookbook is a family tradition!


9 Lauren September 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm
10 Steven Silva September 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm

This is my favorite cook book as well! My mother got the 1965 edition as a wedding gift, and used to make apple pie with the classic recipe in this book. I own an older copy as well. Can’t imagine going without it.


11 Michelle September 29, 2010 at 8:20 am

I’ll make room on my cookbook shelf for this one!


12 Beth September 29, 2010 at 8:43 am

I just read Julie and Julia from the library. What a great book! I used to like to look at the pictures in the cookbooks. Do you remember galaxy cookies? To bad they didn’t look that great when I tried to make them.


13 Kris September 29, 2010 at 8:51 am

I can always use a good cookbook that covers the basics for me.


14 Joanna September 29, 2010 at 8:57 am

I’ll gladly take that off your hands 🙂 I have several old Betty Crocker books, but not this one!


15 debbie September 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I would love to have this. I’d give it to my daughter who is a sophomore in college and just beginning to love to cook!


16 debbie September 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm
17 Rachel September 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Can’t ever have enough cookbooks!


18 Rachel September 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I did re-tweet one of your tweets announcing this giveaway, but I can’t figure out how to get the link to it with the new twitter… 🙂


19 Jordan September 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm

One can never have too many cookbooks.

See http://twitter.com/jordanriane/ for RT since the new RT method doesn’t allow you to directly link to it.


20 Hev September 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

This was also my very first cookbook. There are lots of wonderful recipes in the cookbook.

See http://twitter.com/tigerwhispers for my retweet of your tweet.


21 Jeremy October 1, 2010 at 8:53 am

Shared on my facebook, http://www.facebook.com/jbreiding!


22 Steve October 1, 2010 at 11:49 am

Shared on my Facebook wall too:


23 Steve October 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

I also put up a Twitter tweet on it the other day, linking to this page. 🙂


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