“The Best of Chef at Home” Cookbook Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
February 19, 2010
198 Comments
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I love cookbooks and the new recipes that come along with them.  I received the cookbook called The Best of Chef at Home: Essential Recipes for Today’s Kitchen by Chef Michael Smith.  In The Best of Chef at Home, you can enjoy home cooking at its best as Food Network star Chef Michael Smith shares 120 fabulous recipes.  In this cookbook, sections include Starters and Snacks; Soups; Salads; Beef; Poultry, Pork & Lamb; Fish & Seafood; Vegetarian; Pasta; Grains, Potatoes, & Beans; Greens & Garden Vegetables; Treats & Baked Goodies; and Jars.

I was also introduced to another wonderful site called Can I Get the Recipe? There are wonderful recipes featured on a daily basis.  I signed up to subscribe to it as soon as I saw some of the recipes, including Grilled Lemon Salmon and Broccoli, Potato, and Bacon Frittata.  Check it out today!

MY THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed both the site and The Best of Chef at Home Cookbook.  There are some wonderful recipes on both the site and in the cookbook.  I can’t wait to try out Blue Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon and Grilled Chicken with Ten Toppings!  I rate the site and the cookbook a 5 out of 5 for enjoyment!

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of The Best Chef at Home!!!

WIN IT!

Tell me in a comment why you’d like to win this cookbook!

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RULES!!

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, February 22nd, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted! (this was actually advertised as running until the 25th, so I am honoring the deadline of the 25th)
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a copy of “The Best of Chef at Home” from Whitecap Books to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

198 Responses to ““The Best of Chef at Home” Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. SANDY says:

    love cookbooks and love getting creative and getting new ideas

  2. Kristi C says:

    I would like to win this cookbook because I am tired of feeding my family the same meals week after week. I used to have some cookbooks but I cannot find them anymore.

  3. Kristi C says:

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  4. deb says:

    I love trying new recipes…would love to win this book.

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  8. REBECCA says:

    I love trying new recipes

  9. Terri L says:

    I love to try new recipes so dinners don’t get boring day after day

  10. Terri L says:

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  12. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I AM NOT A GOOD COOK…SO I CAN USE COOKBOOKS

  13. Maureen says:

    I am a new SAHM and have been cooking from scratch for my family. It would be great to have a new cookbook to gain inspiration and direction. I am sure my husband and kids would appreciate it lol…….
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  16. Darcie K says:

    My resolution this year was to cook more at home.
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  20. Kelly Deaton says:

    I’d like to win b/c I love to cook but it’s hard to find new recipes that the entire family will love. Thanks for the chance!
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  24. angie says:

    would be a great addition to my cook book collection
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  25. Kelly Deaton says:

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  28. Madonna says:

    I collect cookbooks and this one looks like it would have some good recipes in it.

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  30. Jackie says:

    I’d like to win because I love cookbooks and trying new recipes. We are avid fans of foodnetwork. I think my daughters would also enjoy this cookbook. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  31. Amber G says:

    I would love to win this cookbook to try the recipes with my kids!

  32. Madonna says:

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  38. Amy B says:

    I’d like to win this cookbook because I love to cook!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  39. Amy B says:

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  42. Suburban Prep says:

    I would love to win because I am sure it would give me some great ideas for dinners and other meals. I have been having quite the time of late with no desire to make anything that is even remotely interesting for meals. This book sounds like it is chock full of ideas.

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  44. Carol W. says:

    I now have the time to try out some new recipes. I’d love to see what this cookbook has to offer.

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  46. Carol W. says:

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  47. Cee says:

    You mentioned that it includes a section for vegetarian dishes, and I am always on the lookout for delicious main dishes for our family. Thank you very much!

  48. Debra P says:

    I would like to have the book because I love to cook. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

  49. susan varney says:

    i’m always looking for new recipes to wet my families appetite love to win this cookbook
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  50. When I moved into my house 3 years ago, I lost half of my cookbooks in the move. They just vanished!!! I am slowly trying to rebuild my collection!!!

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  57. adriana says:

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  58. adriana says:

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  59. Linda Kish says:

    I’d like to win this because I need a book of good recipes so I can learn to make new foods..my stuff is boring.

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  61. Mary T. says:

    I would like to win this cook book because I had no one to teach me the basics of cooking. My father passed away before my mother, and we thirteen kids were then split up. I was one of the lucky ones {??} who went from home to home because I was old enough to “work” for my keep. {washing dishes, dusting, scrubbing floor, etc} I have used library cook books, but it would be a wonderful thing to have a cook book I can call my own.

  62. Salleefur/Jesslyn says:

    Both my honey/hubby love to cook. We subscribe to dozens of internet food and recipe websites, but it’s just not the same as a real cookbook! I think the most recent cookbook we have (they are expen$ive!) is one of Rick Bayless’s Mexican recipe books! (aka a long time ago!)

    This cookbook sounds especially good and I love to cuddle up on the couch with the hubby and browse through it – rather than standing over his shoulder trying to read the computer screen when looking at recipes! That’s why I would love to win this prize!

  63. Salleefur/Jesslyn says:

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  65. Sarah C says:

    I’d like to win because i’m always looking for new recipes to try!

  66. DEBBIE STANTON says:

    i would love to win this cookbook for me… I recently spent a day on the sofa with a cold and watched several Food Network shows and was really inspired to learn to cook new meals for my family instead of the same 15-20 over and over…. now all i need is the recipes to get me going. Believe it or not, after almost 20 years of marriage, I have never bought a cookbook.

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  69. Nancy W. says:

    It sounds like it has some really good recipes that I would like to have

  70. I am always looking for new recipes to try. I like the adventure of creating an interesting meal. I like the idea of checking out those websites too!

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  75. Daniel M says:

    i’m not too good a cook, need all the help i can get!

  76. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I love cook books. i look and read and pick something that sounds good and make it. It is a flavor adventure.

  77. Deb K says:

    I would love to win this book~It sounds like it has some great recipes!

  78. Deb K says:

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  81. christopher h says:

    i’m particularly interested in the section on vegetarian meals

  82. Rachel Newman says:

    I appreciate good flavor and artfully prepared and presented meals — also, it’s intriguing to read what chefs eat in their own home 🙂

  83. Grant says:

    Can’t have too many cookbooks! This looks like a good one.

  84. Jennifer says:

    I love trying out new cookbooks and finding the perfect recipe!

  85. Jennifer says:

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  89. Karen Pochodowicz says:

    I want to win because I love cookbooks. The Broccoli, Potato, and Bacon Frittata that you mentioned sounded good.

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  92. deb c says:

    I want to win because I love cookbooks and I’m always looking for new recipes to make for my family.

  93. denise says:

    I ahve to cook everything from scratch due to my children’s food allergies. Some new inspiration would probably make my husband happy.

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  97. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I need this book, because we need to eat in more, eat out less. Thanks!

  98. Jenn S. says:

    I would love this cookbook because I love to cook new things and love reading cookbooks.

  99. Lynette says:

    I need to learn how to cook…

    🙂

    Thanks,

    Lynette
    xo

  100. Marc Kelly says:

    Because I’m more than a little bit cooky!

  101. Denise B. says:

    I love to cook and am addicted to cookbooks.

  102. kelly o says:

    I love cookbooks, this one looks fabulous!

  103. angie says:

    I would love to try something new. It seems like I am stuck in a cooking rut.

  104. etirv says:

    We have been cooking more at home, trying to be healthy and this would be a fabulous reference cookbook!

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  109. Tamara says:

    I would love to win this cookbook, because I love cooking and trying new recipes!

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  111. Kati says:

    I would love this recipe book because I love to cook. I love collecting as many recipe books as possible.

  112. Colleen S says:

    I am an avid recipe collector and would love to see Michael Smiths take on “home” chef meals.

  113. Rory Kaphing says:

    I collect and love cook books!

  114. Rosie says:

    My daughter collects cookbooks. She loves to spend hours at Borders or Barnes & Noble just looking through their collection of cookbooks. She would love this and I could put this to good use as well. We love to try out new recipes at home.

  115. Kelly F says:

    I love Food Network and I would love to win this book by one of its chefs.

  116. Kelly F says:

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  121. karen says:

    I want to win this because I love to cook and I am always looking for inspiration. Thanks.

  122. Hannah says:

    I really want to learn how to be a better cook, so could really use this book!

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  126. Tarah says:

    I would love to win this because I”m always looking for new and great recipes!

  127. Angela Winesburg says:

    I love trying out new dishes, thanks for the chance!

  128. Ed Nemmers says:

    I need some new recipes!

  129. Maja Meza says:

    my husband would love it, he loves to cook

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  132. Wendy M says:

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  135. Melissa Painter says:

    I’d like to win just because I love cookbooks.

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  137. Gianna says:

    I am always looking for new recipes to try 🙂

  138. Sand says:

    I’m always on the hunt for new recipes and love cooking something new and different!

  139. kathy pease says:

    i love trying out new recipes because it get really boring having the same dishes time and time again

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  144. Veronica Garrett says:

    I’d like to win this cookbook because I would love to make delicious meals for my family. I know they would welcome having some new food creations.

  145. heather says:

    I would love to win this cookbook because we always love trying new recipes.

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  150. Cynthia R says:

    I’m a horrible cook and I’m hoping this cookbook will have some easy but delicious recipes that will get me motivated to try more

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  154. Rachel C says:

    I love cookbooks! I read them for leisure and pretend that I’m actually going to make the recipes.

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  156. chrissyb says:

    I would love to learn how to cook new food items!

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  163. jenn says:

    I love to cook and yet i cant sem to do it woithout a good cookbook open. What gives? I dont know, but I would cherish this cookbook.
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  168. Rebecca O says:

    I am not the best cook in the world…I would love to have some new recipes to try out. Thanks for the chance.

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  172. Brittany says:

    I want to win because I’m intrigued by the section, Jars. I wonder if it’s about canning or cookie mixes for jars. Either way sounds good.

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