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**See the bottom of the post for details on a new giveaway!!**

Since everyone loves a giveaway, I’ll start with the winner of this month’s Cookbook of the Month: Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food – Great Food Fast.

And the winner is – comment number 155 – Kate!! Kate – email me your mailing information to tasteandtell@gmail.com by this Friday, April 3rd to claim your prize. If I haven’t heard from you, I’ll choose a new winner on Saturday.

I have to say, I think that this month’s cookbook is my new favorite cookbook. Not only does every recipe have it’s own beautiful picture, but every recipe was a good one. And fast, easy, and made with common grocery store items.

This cookbook is divided into seasons, which I love, since I am trying to eat a little bit more seasonally. But the good thing about it is that most of the recipes really would be good for any time of year. Another one of my favorite things about this cookbook is that the times listed for how long it will take to prepare the recipes are really quite accurate.

I seriously haven’t stopped thinking about those lemon cakes, and every recipe I made from this book is worthy of repeating. I can’t say that a whole lot!! I know this blog will be seeing many more recipes from this book!

March’s Recipes:

Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps: 4.5 out of 5

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables: 4.25 out of 5

Glazed Lemon Cakes: 4.625 out of 5

Chicken Chilaquiles: 4.75 out of 5

Average Rating: 4.53 out of 5

I really went back and forth with a few cookbooks for the April Cookbook of the Month, but I think I’m really going to enjoy what I chose – Baked. This cookbook seems to be quite popular in the food blogging world right now, so I know quite a few people already have it. But I had so much fun with the giveaway of the March book that I decided to do it again for April! You can still enter if you have the book – you’ll just have a book to give away as a gift, or you can give it away on your blog! You’ll have 5 chances to enter. Leave a comment on any or all of the April Cookbook of the Month posts, starting with this one. The contest will end on Wednesday, April 29th at 12 midnight MDT. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, April 30th, so make sure to check back to see if you won!

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38 Responses to March Cookbook of the Month Review

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Congrats to Kate! That “Baked” book is really interesting… I have added it to my list of cookbooks to buy!



  2. Jingle says:

    Oh, I’ve looked at Baked! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  3. Jenna says:

    I just love your blog and the “Baked” cookbook looks fun!

  4. BMK says:

    Baked looks like a great book. Can’t wait to see your reviews.

  5. kristina says:

    I’m very excited you’re doing Baked as your new book of the month. I’ve been really curious about it…

    And in the meantime, I must try those lemon cakes!

    K x

  6. Michelle says:

    Can’t wait to see what yummy things you bake out of Baked!

  7. MarriedBliss says:

    Anything having to do with baking is my idea of fun. I might just have to buy this cookbook if I don’t win!

  8. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    I am so excited!! Where did you by the cookbook of the month for March? I tryed all of your March cookbook of the month recipes and loved them….I want to get the book for even more recipes!!

  9. Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    I am so excited!! Where did you by the cookbook of the month for March? I tryed all of your March cookbook of the month recipes and loved them….I want to get the book for even more recipes!!

  10. Deborah says:

    I bought the book at Costco, but last time I was there, they didn’t have it anymore. I bought the copy for the contest on Amazon – that’s usually where I buy my books because the price is better than at the bookstore! I would really recommend this book, though – I think it’s great!

  11. Mrs. L says:

    I’m not surprised you love the Everyday Food Fast book, it’s been my favorite and a staple for quick delish meals since I got it (I have it in my bag now to figure out dinner!)

    Don’t have ‘Baked’ though so looking forward to your reviews.

  12. kellypea says:

    You’ve put me in the mood for a new cookbook or two. I can NEVER decide whether to get something totally out of the blue or fall into line and actually have a copy of something everyone else has. There are just too many choices! Baked looks like something I’d enjoy.

  13. Ingrid says:

    Congrats to Kate & the new cookbook of the months is a good one,too!

  14. The Queen of Quite a Lot says:

    Baked looks like a good one, it’s on my list!

  15. Natalie says:

    is this contest open to internation readers? Baked looks like a great book. Can’t wait for the recipes.

  16. Elyse says:

    Two of my favorite cook/baking books!! Everday Food has amazing recipes; I just love how fresh and pretty all of Martha’s dishes look. And, overall, I’ve been so pleased with Baked; it’s really a charming book! Great reviews!

  17. Linda says:

    Your comments on Everyday Foods cookbook made me want to rush out and get it. Great Job

  18. ashley says:

    thanks for the review! I’m adding this one to me want list… as if I don’t have enough cookbooks already!

    and now i’m off to check out Baked…

  19. Ann says:

    This cookbook looks awesome! I am going to check it out whether or not I win it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  20. Brilynn says:

    With all the press Baked has been getting on the blogs lately, it must be good!

  21. Laura says:

    I’ve been lusting after this book! I hear the recipes are fanTAStic!

  22. Angie says:

    That book sounds so wonderful! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. :]

  23. katskitchen says:

    I just made a recipe out of Baked. The Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. Oh yum, I’m looking forward to seeing what you will be making from it!

  24. Mythreesons says:

    Mmm… Can’t wait to see what you try out of the Baked cookbook. Count me in!

  25. Holly says:

    I need to check out this cookbook. It looks divine!

  26. Crystal says:

    I like the cover of this book. I bet it has some great recipes.

  27. Laurensays says:

    Oooohhhh! I love that cookbook! I have heard so many good things about it and I am really trying to get into baking more- this would definitely give me a boost!

  28. Sarah says:

    I definitely need to add this cookbook to my collection.

  29. Mary says:

    I have this cookbook and have never cooked out of it. I like that it’s divided seasonally too. That and that it’s from Martha is why I bought it. Now that I know how much you like it, I think I’ll pull it out and find something to cook out of it!

  30. Jason and Brook says:

    This cookbook looks interesting. I’d love to try some recipes from it.

  31. Kaitlin says:

    I just found your blog and it is amazing! So many new delicious recipes to try! Thanks for the give-away! That book looks awesome!

  32. Christine says:

    Ooh, sounds fun. I’ve tried a couple of recipes from here already. Can’t wait!

  33. wilyums17 says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I get a little excited every time you post something new. This cookbook looks like a great addition to any collection.

  34. lebaneseblonde says:

    I just found your website today thru My Kitchen Cafe and I already love it and have it bookmarked 🙂
    And I would LOVE that cook (bake) book!!!

  35. Kelley says:

    I LOVE to bake and I think this is probably right up my ally. I’ll be checking it out on Amazon too. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! 🙂

  36. aquabatgirl says:

    oohh i could use a new cookbook

  37. Matt, Ginger, Molly, and Jaxon says:

    I love food, and baking is one of my favorite things to do! My family will definitely benefit from “Baked”.

  38. Laurensays says:

    Oooooh! I have been dying to get my hands on Baked ever since I first saw it posted on this blog.

    Also, what a great idea for a cake – the rootbeer and chocolate bundt cake looks delicious! The combo of the two is amazing- I will have to make this recipe!

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