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. Pinterest follow TOH :)

  2. followed TOH on Twitter!

  3. I love the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook for its creativity!

  4. Liked TOH on Facebook!

  5. I like you on FB!

  6. I like Taste of Home on FB!

  7. I follow you on Pinterest and repinned your cinnamon bun donuts with cream cheese glaze. Yum!

  8. I follow Taste of Home on Pinterest!

  9. what a fabulous cookbook! My favorite cookbook is my family’s cookbook that is a huge compilation of our favorites. I love that there are so many recipes that has been passed down from generation to generation.

  10. I love to cook so much that I started a blog to share some of my favourite recipes with the world. One of our family favourites is this moist pumpkin spice cake that is always on the table at Easter and Thanksgiving http://icedandsprinkled.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pumpkin-spice-cake.html
    I also liked your page on facebook.

  11. I tweeted the giveaway

  12. I already FB like you :)

  13. I love LOVE my Taste of Home Baking cookbook! Recipes are great and love the helpful hints/conversion charts = lifesavers!

  14. I instagram follow you. – that sounds creepy…

  15. I follow Averie Cooks via RSS Feed

  16. My favorite cook book is How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman because it has pretty much everything you can think of! And instructions how how to do things like make a sauce, sharpen knives, etc.


  17. I like you on FB

  18. I follow you on pinterest

  19. I am subscribed to your email updates

  20. My most favorite cookbook has got to be The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Whereas I eat with an open mind (passion for veggies and lust after fusion and gourmet), my fiance is a meat.and.potatoes.ONLY kind of man. PW’s cookbook is the only one that I know of that actually contains recipes to fit his picky palate!

    And of course, Taste of Home always has a good recipe or two to fit my man’s stringent rules of food that he will eat. I’d love to expand his menu with this cookbook!

  21. My all time favorite cookbook is King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion! It’s the reason I started baking!

  22. What a fun read…curl up on the couch this fall and oogle and drool over the great recipes!

  23. My best loved is my Great Grandmothers Betty Crocker cookbook for sentimental reasons but also because there are some classics in it!

  24. I LOVE the Joy of Cooking. My grandmother gave me a copy years ago and it is my go-to for anything basic.

  25. Liked you on fb!

  26. Liked Taste of Home on fb

  27. A family favorite recipe that I make is lasagna!

  28. Following you on pinterest and repinned those amazing looking mint brownies!

  29. My favorite cookbook is the King Arthur Flour All Purpose Cookbook

  30. I twitter follow taste of home

  31. I pinterest follow taste of home

  32. I love the Two Peas and Their Pod virtual cookbook because cookies are my favorite!

  33. I like Averie Cooks on Facebook

  34. I follow your RSS feed

  35. I still LOVE cookbooks, andlike you, I read them cover to cover like a novel. There’s nothing better. Of course I always end up googling recipes because I forget which book they were in, but I hope printed books never die. I dont know why I just love them so!

  36. I’m an email subscriber.

  37. I love making my mom’s apricot chicken recipe. It’s definitely a go-to dish around here.

  38. I really enjoy all three of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” cookbooks and use them often. The combo of cooking science and art (and humor!) make using them fun, plus I’ve had great success with most every recipe I’ve tried.

  39. Favorite cookbook is a really old one…the electric company used to hand out a holiday cookie book every year. I have my grandma’s collection from the ’50s!

  40. Tweeted the giveaway.

  41. And now following Taste of Home on Twitter.

  42. My favorite cookbook is an old Church cookbook that my mother gave to me!

  43. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted this giveaway!

  44. I like you on facebook

  45. I follow you on pinterest and I pinned your peanut butter recipe!

  46. I subscribe to you via email

  47. I follow you via instagram

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