Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love – Review and Giveaway (3 winners!)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 3, 2012 · 80 comments

in Chicken Soup for the Soul,Gifts,Giveaways,Mother's Day

Here’s a great new book from the Chicken Soup Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love!

Not only is it chock full of the stories you expect in a Chicken Soup book, it also contains recipes!  This truly is a great book for anyone who loves to be in the kitchen!  (Might make a good Mother’s Day gift?)

I can’t wait to try the Cream Cheese Chicken and Whole Grain Applesauce muffins!

The only thing I would’ve liked to have seen in this book is an index of the recipes or have them included in the table of contents.  There’s no listing of the recipes telling you what pages to find them on.  I know, that’s a trivial complaint, right?  ;)

Buy it:  Buy Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love at Amazon for $10.91 or download it to your Kindle for $9.99. Both versions are originally $14.95 – so they are on sale right now!

WIN it!  I’m giving away THREE copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love!  Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway limited to US Residents only. Must be 18 to enter. Contest ends 11:59pm cst on 3/19/12. Please read rules carefully – incorrect submissions will not be eligible to win. Mandatory comment/entry must be completed or additional entries will not be valid. Please leave separate comments for each entry completed. Your comment is your entry and multiple entries left in a single comment will only count ONE time.  Only one prize per person.  If same winner is drawn twice, there will be a redraw.

Mandatory entry – Tell me one recipe you love to make/eat.  You don’t have to leave the whole recipe.  Just tell us what it is or give us a brief description.

Additional entries (leave a comment after each one is completed) -

  1. Follow Saving Toward A Better Life on Facebook
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  3. “Like”, “Tweet”, “Stumble” or “+1″ this post from the buttons at the top (look just under the title of the post). Leave a comment telling me which ONE you did. (limit one for entry)

It’s that simple!  Good Luck!

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{ 80 comments }

1 Lindsey March 4, 2012 at 7:48 am

The recipe that I love to make is my Mom’s taco casserole! It is so easy and yummy. I love making it for my family because I have memories of eating it at home when I was younger! What you do is roll out 1 can of crescent rolls, add 1lb ground beef mixed with taco sauce. Then you top with sour cream and mozzarella and cheddar cheese. When 5 minutes are left, you crush Nacho Doritos on top and bake the rest of the 5 minutes. It is great reheated just add more sour cream and Doritos!!

2 tabitha March 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

That sounds like something my husband would LOVE!

3 Lindsey March 4, 2012 at 7:49 am

I follow Saving Toward a Better Life on Facebook!! That’s how I found out about the contest!! Thanks!

4 Bree March 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Green & Creamy enchiladas: Shredded chicken breast slathered in green onions, green chiles, seasonings and a can of Campbell’s mushroom soup. The chicken breast is rolled into flour tortillas, topped with the leftover cream mix, sprinkled with the right amount of cheese and baked.
The recipe only makes 10 but if you use the right tortillas, two can be enough to fill you up. I love making this recipe because when your family looks forward to it and you’re the only one that knows how to make it – you’re the greatest (at least until the pan is emptied).

5 tabitha March 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Sounds delicious! I might have to try that one!

6 Rita Spratlen March 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I love to make spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna with french bread.

7 Rita Spratlen March 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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8 Rita Spratlen March 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

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9 Veronica R March 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

One of my favorite recipes(and very easy) is crockpot cobbler. You can use any type canned fruit filling and nuts on top. It is so easy and yummy and taste great warm with vanilla icecream!

10 Veronica R March 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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11 Veronica R March 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I am already following you on Google+.

12 Veronica R March 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I +1 this post.

13 maredith March 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

My favorite recipe is actually from my grandmother, it’s her meat pies but not made with potatoes, she uses milk lunch crackers instead…oh it is so good!

14 maredith March 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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15 maredith March 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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16 Sunnie March 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I like baking anything chocolate. I love Pioneer Woman recipes. I like to make cake pops too.

17 Jennifer March 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I already like you on FB, but one of the recipes I love is Shepperd’s Pie. It’s ground beef, corn (or green beans), canned tomatoes, then mashed potatoes on the top with shredded cheese. Pop it into the oven and it’s so gooey when you eat it, it’s yummy. I grew up with it and have made it throughout our marriage enough that my husband has learned how to make it. Yummy :)

18 Kellene K March 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

rachael rays italian sub stoup is a frequent repeat around here and always seems to be so comforting!!!

19 Kellene K March 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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20 Angie Adair March 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I love pizza! Whether it’s frozen, carry out or homemade. Homemade is nice because you can do it your own way! I love lots of cheese and mushrooms!

21 Angie Adair March 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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22 Nancy March 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

We have a family favorite dessert salad – Cherry Coke Salad. It is made with cherry gelatin, regular or diet cola, regular or fat-free cream cheese, sweet red cherries, and chopped pecans. We make it for special family occasions!

23 Nancy March 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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24 Nancy March 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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25 Shelley C. March 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Our family loves my moms recipe for taco salad. Lettuce topped with meat that is seasoned with taco seasoning, cheese, tomatoes, olives, tortilla chips broken & tossed with catalina or western dressing.

26 Shelley C. March 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I follow on fb.

27 Shelley C. March 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm
28 hannah March 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I love to make spaghetti and meatballs, classic comfort food. The meatballs are simple ground meat and seasonings, and I cook them in the oven instead of frying. I use canned sauce and add a bunch more spices and such to knock up the flavors; and whole wheat pasta to make it healthier.

29 hannah March 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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30 hannah March 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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31 Priscilla Benavides March 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

My favorite candy which I love to make peanut butter candies, they consist of corn flakes, peanut butter, corn syrup and some sugar for flavor.
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32 Priscilla Benavides March 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

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33 Priscilla Benavides March 18, 2012 at 12:02 am
34 Sally Guillen March 18, 2012 at 1:03 am

I think the one thing that I love making is the one thing that I hate making. lol I love making tamales with my mom during the holidays. It’s something that I watched her and my grandmother do while growing up.

35 Sally Guillen March 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

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36 Sally Guillen March 18, 2012 at 1:05 am

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37 Stephanie R March 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My favorite thing to make (and eat) is my homemade baked mac and cheese…with tons of cheddar cheese!

38 Angela Hartness March 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

One of my favorite recipes is Cheesy Beef Enchildas. Very simple with meat mixture rolled up. Cover with Mexican cheese and taco sauce. Microwave for 5 minutes.

39 Angela Hartness March 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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40 Angela Hartness March 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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41 Angela Hartness March 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

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42 Priscilla Benavides March 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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43 Maria Balmeo March 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I love to make and eat fettucini alfredo with shrimp & asparagus.

I cooked pasta first, once its done. Saute shrimp, asparagus, half & half and Parmesan cheese. then add the pasta.
(I use different kinds of vegetables base on what i have available.)

44 Maria Balmeo March 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I like you on facebook
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Thanks for the opportunity,
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45 Maria Balmeo March 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

+1 & like

THanks!

46 Barbara Blanton March 19, 2012 at 6:37 am

We love creamed chicken over noodles and mashed potatoes :)

47 Barbara Blanton March 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

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48 Barbara Blanton March 19, 2012 at 6:40 am
49 meme March 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

my moms peach cobbler receipe is my favorite to make and very easy
peaches, butter, sugar and four

50 Chelsey L. March 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I love to make Chicken in Pastry. You simply cook chicken in a pan, then you wrap the chicken in a thawed out pastry dough and smother it with philadelphia cooking cream. It is sooo good!

51 Chelsey L. March 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I follow Saving Toward a Better Life on Facebook!

52 Chelsey L. March 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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53 Sarah Townley March 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

My family makes creamy rice.
It is just cream of chicken soup heated to a boil then add instent rice and thats it.

54 Jennifer Winchester March 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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55 deanna March 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

fave: lasagna with spinach inside
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56 deanna March 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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57 deanna March 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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58 Katelyn March 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love pizza! as long as its cheese, or meat i love it! would love to win!

59 Candie L March 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I love potato soup (with chunks of potato and bacon). Just like they make at Subway. Thank you

60 Candie L March 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I plus 1 you. Thank you

61 Laurie Brown March 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Spinach and chicken enchiladas

62 Laurie Brown March 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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63 vickie March 19, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Pulled Pork …. it’s made in the crockpot which means it cooks all day while I’m busy doing other things. Just a roast, onion, garlic and water. then shred it and dump it back in the crockpot with some bbq sauce and … DINNER!!

64 Diane March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

pan fried bbq chicken and potatoes.

65 Sara March 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I love to bake bread!

66 Sara March 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I follow on facebook!

67 Blake Kaplan March 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

One of my favs is deviled eggs. Mustard, mayo, cajun seasoning, Lea and Pearins and lemon juice, topped with capers.

68 Blake Kaplan March 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I liked you on FB.

69 Carrie March 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

my favorite would have to be my taco dip. hamburger, hot sausage, Velveeta cheese, tomatoes and a dash of hot sauce. those are the main ingredients, I never make it the same way twice. cook hamburger and sausage put all ingredients in crock pot and you are done.

70 Carrie March 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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71 daisy March 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

My comfort food recipe is really easy – FRUIT KABOBS! Just chop up fresh fruit like pineapples, melons, and strawberries and put them on kabob sticks with grapes!

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72 Christine W March 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I love to make shrimp and rice with Pace picante sauce. It reminds me of my mom when we would cook it together. My daughter loved to eat it before she got all grown up and married and had my grandson.

73 Christine W March 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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74 Christine W March 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

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75 Leah Shumack March 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I love making campbell’s cheesy chicken rice bake!!

76 Leah Shumack March 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

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77 Leah Shumack March 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

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78 Beth Hargett March 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I love to fix and eat my homemade bbq chicken. It was my grandma’s recipe and my whole family, even this picky one, will eat this! :)

79 Beth Hargett March 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I like you on FB. :)

80 Beth Hargett March 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I +1′d this giveaway!! :)

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