If you don’t care whether or not the book is any good and just want something FREE then skip this bit and go onto the giveaway. If you are interested then I will try and be as honest as possible.
So… things I liked about this book. Well, it’s really huge, I’m talking a tome of a book. So if I had paid for it I’d feel mighty happy with value for money. It has over 700 recipes, and they’re not variations on a theme. So there’s no basic cupcake recipe and 25 ways to tart it up or down. Instead we have genuine recipes, each individual, with very clear instructions. That’s one of the other things I like about it; it’s a family cookbook and most people feeding a family want things to be simple and easy and these recipes totally tick this box. Even the harder recipes are simply constructed.
What else did I like? Loads of pictures. Also a great chronological approach to feeding a family. Starts with weaning, works through fussy toddlers, family gatherings, kid’s parties and onto teenagers and so on. I like that, but then I’m that kind of person. I like this set out simply and in order. The price I liked too, you’re paying little over 3p per recipe.
What didn’t I like? Well, this book being sooooo huge (which is a Good Thing as far as I’m concerned) means the author, a lady called Caroline Bretherton, hasn’t written much a pre amble to each recipe meaning it’s not teeming with personality. It’s not Nigella style writing. But you can’t have it all.
Who would I buy it for? The next friend of mine having her first baby is getting this instead of some useless too small babygros with bears on. It’s a great family starter cookbook.
Lucky for you I have 3 copies worth £25 each to giveaway! There are lots of ways to enter – see the Rafflecopter form below. The first way is just to leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy. Closing date 6th December 2013.
How to enter:
- Complete the Rafflecopter form below to confirm your entries made via blog comments, Twitter, Facebook etc.
- This giveaway will close on 6th December 2013.
- Please read the rules below.
- Winners are announced on the Rafflecopter form after the prize has been claimed by the winner.
- First timers: Please watch how Rafflecopter works (video)! It is 46 seconds long. It explains everything.
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- Complete the form – or your beloved entries will not go into the draw. And that would be such a waste of time.
- Mandatory entries need to be completed first – so leave a blog comment before you try and complete any of the other methods of entry.
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Rules and things:
- Open to UK mainland and EIRE residents only, over the age of 18. Sorry to those who are younger.
- There are 3 prizes of the Family Kitchen Cookbook worth £25 available. There’s no cash alternative to the prize and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- Instructions form part of the terms and conditions. Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will obviously be disqualified. The winner will be picked at random using software and then contacted by email. If you win and then don’t respond to this email within 7 days then another winner will be picked so check your emails and your spam! The goodies will be delivered to the winner as soon as possible after you have sent me your delivery address.
- I am running this giveaway on behalf of DK Books who will be responsible for sending the book should you win. Their decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
- This is where I get all stern – please don’t say you have liked the post and followed me on Twitter and Tweeted away like a Tweety thing if you haven’t as guess what? If you win I will check you did do the things you said you did. It’s only fair after all. And I do like fairness.
Good luck everyone!
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im loving using new recipes im always stuck and need new ideas
Fantastic prize :D
Great competition :) merry christmas x
Ooh love trying out new recipes – thanks for the comp!
Ooh this sounds great. We’re a family of 6 and although I’m lucky that my 4 aren’t desperately fussy I am guilty of getting stuck in a rut with the meals I cook. So a wide variety of easy to follow recipes sounds wonderful :)
DK books are always great value & quality.
Merry Christmas everybody…..or is it too early? :)
another great prize!
Would love to receive this, need some tips for my young grandson
Wow, great prize. Xx
Lovely book, great everyday recipes.
your blog and giveaways are amazing holly!
Love to win this
I haven’t actually bought/received a recipe book this year! Almost guaranteed I’ll get one for Christmas, I do just love them so much :)
Great book, sounds really good
Sounds like a great book! Think it’s going to be one I have to add to my collection :)
this would come in handy!
Great blog, keep up the good work.
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Always looking for new recipes :)
Count me in, please!
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oooh family cookbook would love to win as I have 2 girls who love cooking
Brill giveaway! Could do with a new cook book :)
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I would live to win this lovely book
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Always great to get new ideas and inspiration for the kitchen :)
Great prize – fingers crossed x
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Just what I need!
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Would be a great addition to my very small library of cook books
I just love reading your blogs and the giveaways are fantastic. Thank you
This is a great book
What a lovely prize, thanks.
Fab prize! Thanks to one Holly from another!
Love the idea of simple and easy recipes
Would love this! Thanks for the giveaway :)
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This book sounds brill! Fingers & toes firmly crossed for this one :D
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I love flicking through recipe books x
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I love the sound of this book would love to have a look at it
great comp guys x
would be very happy to win this!
700 recipies? Thats the ultimate coobook then!
Love baking would love this
With 700 recipes, you wouldn’t need too many cookbooks! Don’t tell hubby I said that…
Looks like a brilliant book
brilliant givaway thanks x
Good luck everyone x
Thankyou for the comp x
I’m trying to be more frugal and build up a collection of quicker and easier recipes at home so this book would be very useful! Fingers crossed ;-)
Another lovely giveaway. Thank you :)
Love the look of this book!
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Would love this book!
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this looks like just the book I need! Thanks
Would like this :-)
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I need all the help I can get! x
Please put me into the draw – thank you xx
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I would love to win I need some inspiration
Fab prize and much needed in my house!
Thank You, brill prize!!
I’ve seen this cook book and its brilliant, every home should have it :D Makes Cooking easy for all the family! :D Fab review – thank you
Fab review, looks like something I need to add to my Christmas wishlist
Would love this.
Thanks Holly! You are an Angel!
Looks a fab cookbook
Who doesn’t love a cookbook!
need some inspiration as my cooking is awful
need a good cook book
New cook books are a really enjoyable read :)
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Need a nice new cookbook!
can always do with kitchen inspiration
Would be a lovely addition to my cookbooks collection :))
Would be interested to see what batch cooking recipes they have, as this is how I tend to do all my food!
great book, love to win
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A book like this would be so useful!
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I’m always looking for new recipes for family meals, this sounds like just the book :-)
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This book looks fab! :)
Could do with some inspiration
Would be great to get some new ideas as a bit stuck in a rut
Would be a fab win for our house
Great Prize, any help with some variety for family meals is great!
Lovely prize, perfect for me and the hubby who are both trying to branch out with cooking.
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Sounds like my kind of cookbook!
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This is a very practical book to own in today’s economic climate when everyone has to watch the pennies
lovely book I need
lovely prize :) i would love some recipe ideas for a reasonable price!
great comp, love cook books
Looks like a great book, can never have too many!
This sounds great – lunch for toddlers and dinner for friends all in one book!
this would be so useful
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This looks like a fab cookbook
Always NEED more cookbooks, but this one sounds a handy gift for someone setting up home maybe.
I like browsing though cook books!
Sounds just like the thing I need
Looks like a good book.
I really need a good cookbook – im hopeless in the kitchen!!
I love reading a good cookbook.
I love cookbooks and trying new recipes
Hi and thanks for the lovely giveaway
I LOVE cookbooks!! count me in xxx
Love cooking :}
This looks like a lovely book
Great prize – very useful.
What a fabulous competition Thank you for the chance and good luck all!
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This would be very useful. Lots of original ideas with idiot proof instructions!
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Great comp; thanks for running this.
Fab prize :)
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We need this in our kitchen
Great prize hope it’s got my name on it :-)
Looks good to cake on holiday so we dont live on junk food
Great prize. Good luck everyone!
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Thanks for the opportunity to win this :)
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just what I need to keep the family happy at meal time, trying out all the new recipes out.!
Would come in very handy in this busy house!
Mad – 700 recipes!! That sounds fabulous.
I would love this!
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I’d love this cookbook, I keep running out of ideas for family meals so this would be amazing so my hubby and daughter could have some lovely meals
Looks like a lovely cook book. I need all the help I can get!
Sounds llike a very useful book.
I have an ever growing cookbook collection which has been my lifeline whilst I have been recovering from a back injury and this book would be a very welcome addition as I am loving learning about baking and cooking and feeding my 3 growing children a wide selection of healthy food. Fingers crossed :-)
very useful books
I have a little cookbook obsession so would love to add to my collection!
I’m always looking for easy family recipes.
A lovely cookbook, great competition.
Very helpful book. Sounds good
looks like a bible i need in my life!
sounds good to win and to have a cookbook of food a family would like
Pick me please!
Sounds like a must have to me x
Every family should have a good general cookbook and this looks like the perfect one, I would a chance to read it and hopefully enjoy some recipes out of it -so fingers crossed x
Thanks Holly – lovely review xxx You are wonderful!
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