Winner, Winner, WINesday #3: Flavor Secrets: Back to the Basics Cookbook Review + Giveaway

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Winner, Winner, WINesday #3: Flavor Secrets: Back to the Basics Cookbook Review + Giveaway

UPDATE: CLOSED…and the winner is:

Rita K says My biggest challenge is to prepare a good healthy meal quickly and not serve that same meal every week

 

Flavor Secrets: Flavor Secrets is cooking school in a book! Tailored for the home cook, its focus is on how to make fresh, beautiful food right at home. The book includes all major cooking techniques and lots of make ahead ideas as well as how to save money by using leftovers. Chef Lynn’s secrets are beneficial for cooks of all levels. Back to the Basics cookbook is all about building flavor and making beautiful dishes by learning simple tricks that professional chefs use. Recipes are tasty and easy to make at home.

With a mission of teaching the world to cook, Chef Lynn is the host of the FLAVOR SECRETS cooking show on Channel 15 in the Bloomfield-Birmingham cable area. She is also the Executive Chef for MexAmerica Foods and the author of the FLAVOR SECRETS cookbook.

My thoughts? I can honestly say that I have never gotten totally drawn into actually reading a cookbook. I pull them out for recipes, but to actually read on, had never happened before. Right off the bat, I was drawn into the helpful tips and secrets, so much advice, and it’s very useful! I loved that they were not just silly tips to fill the margins, but well thought out hints, like which pans to use for what, and tips on everything from washing veggies to purchasing salts. How to stores vegetables to how to ripen tomatoes, and I am not even kidding ….the ideas and tips and hints go on and on, and you just KNOW that someone who truly “knows their stuff” is sharing all of this.

I also love that with each recipe, Lynn gives ideas for leftovers (LOVE this!) and she always offers more secrets for each recipe to help simplify things for you. My goodness this is just such a neat collection of experience and education and it really made me feel excited about cooking! This book would also make an excellent gift!

Where to purchase? Flavor Secrets is available at www.spitzpress.com and you can also find this book on Amazon here where it sells for $35.00.

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The Giveaway: ONE lucky SheSaved reader will win a copy of Flavor Secrets: Back to the Basics Cookbook by Lynn M Miller.

Entry #1: Leave a comment answering this question: What is your biggest cooking challenge?

Entry #2 ~ Subscribe to my daily email newsletter or RSS Feed (and if you already do, thank you … give yourself this entry as well)

Entry #3 ~ “Like” SheSaved on Facebook (and if you already do, thank you … give yourself this entry as well)

Entry #4 ~“Like” Flavor Secrets on Facebook …oh and tell Lynn that SheSaved sent you, she’s awesome!

… I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday night at 10pm, December 9th (mnt time) if you can still comment…you can still win! (that means that if I haven’t closed it yet, and you are still able to comment, you are still entered!) … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!

*Disclosure: I did receive this product to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.

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I will select ONE winner from the first TEN people to comment on this giveaway to be hit with a -:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:-Snowball…but it’s a good thing! If you get snowballed, that means that you win a fun holiday prize package from me which will include some free product coupons for yummy De Wafelbakkers Frozen pancakes!

I will be using Random.org to select a number between 1-10 to select the winner.There will be NO first comment winner today, instead it will be one of the first 10 to comment.

Please respond if you get HIT as fast as you can as I will try to get these out for you right away :)




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