delicious e-licious! a giveaway

I love to cook. Well- let me back up. I love to EAT. And if I want to eat good food in my own house, I have to cook it myself. So, by extension, I love to cook because that means I get to eat yummy stuff. A means to an end!

My love of food has led me to accumulate about a bazillion printed recipes from the internet. I have a big orange binder in my kitchen stuffed with them. But, I gotta be honest. A lot of the recipes I’ve printed will most likely never be made because while they look and sound amazing, they are long and complicated and usually contain ingredients I can’t find in my grocery store. So when I say I like to cook, I actually mean I like to cook simple, tasty, quick meals that everyone will eat (or most everyone- we do have a Very Picky 4 year old in the house).

Behold the E-licious E-Cookbook.

The lovely Jenna has put together her favorite tried and true meals, appetizers, soups… over sixty pages chock full of delicious recipes, with photos, and all divided up into themed categories like “Backyard Barbeque”, “Happy Hour” and even “Crockpot Meals”. And these are real food recipes- Spicy Romano Chicken. Salsa Verde Pork Tacos. CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE. Stuff we would actually eat! With ingredients I most likely have in my pantry already. Fabulous.

And here’s the best part: one of you will get a copy of this recipe collection for free! To enter the giveaway:

1. Mandatory entry: Leave a comment here telling me your favorite quick and easy dinner.
2. Bonus entry: “Like” Jenna’s Facebook page and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
3. Bonus entry: Subscribe to Jenna’s blog either via email or her RSS feed, and leave a separate comment saying so.

Comments will be open until next Wednesday, December 7 and then I’ll choose a winner at random.

UPDATED: And the winner is Lea!

And don’t worry- if you’re not lucky enough to be the winner, you can purchase your own copy for 20% discount using code ELICIOUS20 at checkout. There’s even a Kindle version! How cool is that?


  1. Becky

    November 30, 2011 10:26 pm

    My favorite quick and easy recipe is chicken tacos using leftover rotisserie chicken with minute rice and salsa on the side. What can I say…I like easy stuff!

  2. Becky

    November 30, 2011 10:27 pm

    I just liked Jenna’s “Newlywed’s Blog” on Facebook. Thank you!

  3. Becky

    November 30, 2011 10:28 pm

    …and I just followed Jenna’s blog on Google Reader. Thank you, again!

  4. the ambitious mrs

    November 30, 2011 10:37 pm

    Mmm, I’d love to try it. I have a binder of recipes in my kitchen too. My Mom made it for me when I moved away from home with some of her favorites and I’ve added many more over the years.

    My favorite yummy easy dinner? Chicken and Dumplings! Everyone in the house likes it, and that’s very rare!

  5. Lea

    December 1, 2011 12:13 am

    I’m always trying to find new recipes to freshen things up around here! One of my favorites is beef tacos with beans and rice. Love me some easy, delicious mexican fare!

  6. Elsha

    December 1, 2011 12:33 am

    My favorite quick and easy dinner is pasta with steamed vegetables and alfredo sauce. Always delicious!

  7. tehamy

    December 1, 2011 8:26 am

    My favorite quick recipe is tuna noodle casserole. It’s super easy, pretty quick and best of all, the boys love it.

  8. tehamy

    December 1, 2011 8:29 am

    I liked Jenna’s page on Facebook

  9. tehamy

    December 1, 2011 8:30 am

    And I just subscribed to Jenna’s RSS feed.

  10. Shari

    December 1, 2011 9:04 am

    My favorite quick and easy meal would be Crock Pot Chicken & Rice. I just put it all in my PROGRAMMABLE crock pot (that my middle child hooked me up with ) and when I get home from work. I throw in some boil in the bag rice… and … Waaaaa -laaa!

    I found it on Pintrest! Check it out!

  11. Dave (Scrumpy Daddy)

    December 1, 2011 9:35 am

    Favorite quick-n-easy? Pasta with sauce from a jar. Fast, easy, filling, and inexpensive. Win, win, win!

  12. Dave (Scrumpy Daddy)

    December 1, 2011 9:37 am

    Subscribed to her blog via e-mail

  13. Jennifer

    December 1, 2011 9:56 am

    My favorite easy recipe is Italian chicken. Pour Italian dressing over chicken breasts, then pop in the oven! I usually do a salad (out of a bag!) or frozen veggies, and some Sister Schubert’s rolls to make it a complete “meal.” :)

  14. Erin

    December 1, 2011 12:42 pm

    My favorite easy dinner is breakfast food — pancakes, omelets, that sort of thing.

  15. Erin

    December 1, 2011 12:42 pm

    And I liked the blog on FB!

  16. Julie

    December 1, 2011 3:02 pm

    My kids love quesadillas, so in a pinch, that’s what I’ll make them. They’ll eat pretty much anything in a tortilla.

  17. Jane

    December 1, 2011 5:20 pm

    love your TX BBQ Chicken quesadilla recipe for a fast meal. I even make extra filling and freeze it for an extra fast meal.

  18. Jane

    December 1, 2011 5:20 pm

    and I “liked” Jenna on facebook

  19. Jane

    December 1, 2011 5:21 pm

    I “liked” Jenna on facebook

  20. Jane

    December 1, 2011 5:21 pm

    I added her to my Google reader too!

  21. Laura Diniwilk

    December 1, 2011 8:14 pm

    My favorite easy dinner is currently crock pot chicken and dumplings.

  22. Jesabes

    December 1, 2011 11:47 pm

    Black bean tacos – can of beans, chopped fresh mushroom, sautee and put in taco shells!

  23. Jesabes

    December 1, 2011 11:47 pm

    I subscribed to her blog!

  24. Melissa

    December 2, 2011 1:16 pm

    My favorite easy dinner is pizza. A little olive oil on a frozen pizza shell, sauce, seasoning, lots of cheese, and in the oven. :) I don’t get to eat it myself (too many carbs) but I DO get 10 minutes of silence while the boys eat–totally worth it!!

  25. Ashley

    December 2, 2011 1:58 pm

    My favourite quick and easy dinner recipe is cream cheese crock pot chicken!

  26. Ashley

    December 2, 2011 1:58 pm

    I have also “liked” Jenna’s NewlyWed Facebook Page!

  27. Ashley

    December 2, 2011 2:00 pm

    I have also subscribed to her RSS newsfeed via e-mail

  28. Colleen

    December 5, 2011 7:28 am

    Quick and easy in our house can sometimes mean PB&J. But to protect my honor, I’ll add something *somewhat* healthy. Leftover grilled chicken tenderloins, white rice and steamed green beans. My kids dig it.

  29. Colleen

    December 5, 2011 7:32 am

    Liked Jenna’s page :)

  30. Andrea

    December 5, 2011 1:23 pm

    My fast dinner is Mac & Cheese, Sloppy Joes, and Peas. Hubs can make the sloppy joes as spicy as he wants it, so he’s happy, B will definitely eat the mac & cheese and the peas, Spenc will definitely eat the sloppy joes and the peas… All that makes Mommy happy. :)

  31. Pris

    December 6, 2011 8:49 pm

    Favorite quick and easy dinner? Chili in our house, we all love it and I just pop everything in the crockpot and done!

  32. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks

    December 8, 2011 8:58 am

    My favorite quick and easy dinner is anything my husband cooks. Definitely easy (for me)! hahahah. Looks like a great cookbook – I’d love to check it out!