Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received the new Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook before its available in stores (release date is September 13, 2012)

It’s possibly the last cookbook you’ll need for a while because it has 1,485 recipes in it and is 985 pages.

A light read.

This hard-bound collection commemorates 20 years of the best submitted recipes. It’s filled with mouth-watering favorites that will be sure to bring families together again for a new experience at the dinner table, and to enjoy a weekly meal, a special holiday or occasion.

You’ll find Saturday Night AppetizersWeeknight DinnersSecret Family RecipesPotluck Favorites and more. Also included are cherished magazine features including: Mom Made it Best, Our Favorite Contributor’s Meals, Mealtime Express, Cooking for One or Two, Grand Prize Winners and more.

Life is a collection of moments and Taste of Home is all about making those moments special and memorable. Each recipe has a very personal story of what it has meant to those who submitted it and their families.

Each recipe has been evaluated and selected by the Taste of Home test kitchen as the best of the best and can be recreated in your kitchen with readily accessible ingredients.


About Taste of Home:

Taste of Home is a go-to resource for the holidays and any time of the year for information on food, cooking and entertaining. Each year, thousands of great home cooks from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published in Taste of Home magazines and online, making Taste of Home one of the largest and most successful practitioners of user generated content.

Before being published, every recipe is tested in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to ensure that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients from regular grocery stores.

What’s included in the Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook:

  • This special collection includes more than 1,400 of the most requested, most beloved dishes, all submitted by Taste of Home readers
  • Each recipe has been evaluated and selected by Taste of Home, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable everyday ingredients.
  • Practical and proven tips to help every kind of cook enjoy perfect results every time
  • Personal stories and memories from contributors are sprinkled throughout
  • Lists Prep/Cook Times
  • Top 100 favorite recipes marked with an icon
  • Easy-to-follow directions
  • How-to photos and cooking tips
  • Personal stories accompany recipes
  • Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes at a Glance
  • 26 chapters inspired by the most popular magazine features
  • Chapters include some of the most cherished magazine features from over the years including: Mom Made it Best, Our Favorite Contributor’s Meals, Mealtime Express, Cooking for One or Two, Grand-Prize Winners, Potluck Picks

I really like this cookbook because of the sheer size and repertoire of recipes included, the fact that all recipes are well-tested and that they’re family favorites, and are made with readily accessible ingredients.

One lucky reader will win one copy of the new Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook

Comment below to enter the giveaway.

1. What’s your favorite cookbook of all time and why do you love it so much? (links welcome)


What’s a family favorite recipe of yours that you make over and over? (links welcome)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

Win the new Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook in the @AverieCooks @TasteofHome Giveaway http://tiny.cc/84eujw

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each (please don’t do these ‘just’ for the giveaway and then unsubscribe or unfollow immediately):

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Contest ends Sunday, September 2, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only. In full disclosure, I was given a copy of the cookbook but am not being paid to post a review or host the giveaway. My thoughts, opinions, and review are 100% my own.


  1. I like to make and LOVE to eat my Mom’s lasagna.

  2. I follow Averie Cooks on FB.

  3. My Mom’s Tamales or Apple Muffins!

  4. tweeted! @Squigglemefloey

  5. My mum wasn’t a huge cook but one thing that has stuck with me (and sticks too you when you make it) are condensed milk and coconut balls coated in pink jelly crystals … They are so good (in moderation of course) :P

  6. Giada at Home! Love, Love Giada!

  7. I actually have an older version of this cookbook and I’m obsessed with it! Its probably one of my favorites. I’d love the newest addition!

  8. I couldn’t possibly choose just one because I have a ton of cookbooks. Out of recipes, I’d have to say my grandma’s banana bread and my mom’s chocolate chip cookies are the ones I always go back to.

  9. follow your instagram (treats_with_a_twist)

  10. Pinterest follow and re-pinned (love that chocolate cake!!) Melissa Karras (Treats With a Twist)

    Thanks Averie!!

  11. My favorite family recipe is my grandmothers breakfast sausage ring that she used to make specially for holidays or special occasions. Unfortunately she passed away in October and I never got the recipe from her. I know it was coated in cornflakes but that’s as much as I know but I am determined to use the Internet and the knowledge she has taught me about cooking to find out how to make it and make it taste just like hers. Because she was the best cook I knew.


  12. A family favorite recipe is definitely our Best Ever Waffles (http://cooking2perfection.blogspot.com/2012/07/best-ever-waffles.html). {Please excuse the picture…poor quality and lighting, definitely need to make these soon and snap a better picture!!}

    These waffles are the best combination of sweet but not to sweet flavors while being crunchy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. So easy to make too, so they are great if you are crunched for time or want to impress guests but not spend all of your time in the kitchen. We usually top ours with homemade strawberry syrup or maple syrup that my uncle sends us from Michigan. Deeelicious!

  13. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  14. Following Taste of Home on twitter now!

  15. Following Taste of Home on Pinterest!

  16. I’ve always loved my grandma’s blintzes. Spark some memories every time I make them!

  17. Now following you on Pinterest! And I pinned your Caramel Pumpkin Whip Dip. This makes me very excited for fall and all things pumpkin! :)

  18. The silver spoon is by far my favorite cookbook – but there’s a ton of runner ups!

  19. I learned to cook with a Betty Crocker Cookbook that was printed in the 1960’s. It’s still my favorite.

  20. My favorite cook book of all time is THIS cookbook but an older version, bought it by YOUR recommendation! Best purchase I’ve made in awhile, besides my 50mm lens :)

  21. I pinterest follow you and re-pinned your gorgeous chocolate cake :)

  22. The cookbook I grab repeatedly is The Joy of Cooking because it is a great reference and has quite a recipe collection also.

  23. i always make pumpkin crunch over and over

  24. liked you on fb

  25. liked taste of home on fb

  26. I really love to use Joy of Cooking as a jumping off point for recipes and ideas.

  27. One of our favorite family recipes has to be my grandma’s coffee cake. My mom makes it for breakfast on the mornings of special occasions and holidays, and when we smell it baking, we know we’re in for a treat :)

  28. OH maaaaan I have no idea! It depends on the day. THE HOUR.

    I want this!

  29. I actually really like my Taste of Home Potluck cookbook.

  30. I also follow u on pinterest!

  31. WOW 1500 recipes!!!?! that’s amazing. that banana colada recipe sounds delish!

  32. The Silver Spoon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Spoon-New-Edition/dp/0714862568/ref=dp_ob_title_bk)

    This was given to me as a gift from an Italian friend of mine. He said his mother and all the women in his family cook from it. It’s true Italian food! marthalynn16 at gmail

  33. I love my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I thought me a lot. This one is on my wish list – it would be fabulous to win it! Like and early Christmas gift :)

  34. Following you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway!

  35. My favorite cookbook is Joy of Cooking because of its thorough explanations for everything and the amount of variations given for certain dishes.

    One of my favorite recipes from the book is the buttermilk pancakes. Here is a blog who has the recipe posted! So good!


  36. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

    “Win the new Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook in the @AverieCooks @TasteofHome Giveaway http://tiny.cc/84eujw

  37. I follow you on instagram

  38. I don’t have a favorite book, but I have crazy list of bookmarked recipes on all my computers (home, work, ipad, iphone). I have enough bookmarked to make 2-3 cook books!

  39. Favorite family recipes are definitely my aunt’s scalloped potatoes (though it’s so hard to recreate hers perfectly :( ) and Yum-Yum Cake that we have at family gatherings usually every Easter!

  40. Already follow you on Twitter but just posted the tweet!

  41. already like you on facebook!

  42. subscribed for e-mail updates

  43. already follow you on Pinterest and actually re-pinned a bunch of your recipes yesterday! :) (kim whitbeck)

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