Mommy Hates Cooking~e-book review & Giveaway

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I discovered a new blog recently:  Mommy Hates Cooking. Kristy is a  young mom who was thrust into the role of chef after her hubby started their marriage out doing that. From the looks of her blog, she enjoys it much more than she used to, but she said she does have a love/hate relationship with it.

CHECK OUT her alphabatized recipe index.  Wowzers, lots of options. Drooling over the bacon wrapped chicken recipe she made:

I feel the same way as Kristy–I love to eat, but don’t love to make it.  The thinking, planning, preparing, cleaning is a major task.  But guess what?  We gotta eat.  Every. stinkin. day. So we might as well do something about it!  Let me introduce you to some very fun e-books Kristy has put together.

First, Menu Planning 101

In this e-book, you can learn the tips and strategies of menu planning and how it can help you to save time, save money, and eat healthy.  Along with this E-Book you receive 2 Sample Menu Plans and 2 Printable Menu Planners.

Here is what I love about this book: Lots of tips on the importance of planning ahead (menu planning) so that we can save time, money, and sanity. It is my personal GOAL to plan a weekly menu, but a monthly menu is even MORE fabulous! She gives a great list of pantry staples, and even a cute calendar (with meal suggestions/links to recipes) for a whole month and a blank calendar to carry on after that.

The second part of the giveaway is an option for a FILLED 4 week meal plan (traditional or allergy free).   All mapped out:  breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and a few days of dessert (heaven knows we don’t need dessert EVERY night!) 120 total recipes. Inside you will find the staple and “to buy” ingredient lists as well for those meals.  Work done for you!  Here is what Kristy says about the 4 week meal plan:

This meal plan is to serve as a guide to further expand your library of recipes as well as assist in saving you time with building your grocery list.   If it seems overwhelming at first, simply take 2-3 recipes a week and start there, then gradually grow your library of recipes over time. It does not have to all be done at once. This is to be used as a starting point and as a guide.

She also has an allergy free meal plan (Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Garlic free) isn’t that fabulous?  The winner will choose which they prefer.  To see more about the meal plans, click here. For both books, the total is $11.

So who needs help meal planning?!?

Leave a comment to enter (make sure your email is correct), for an extra entry, LIKE Mommy Hates Cooking on facebook HERE and leave another comment that you did so.

Giveaway will run til next Monday night at midnight.  If you buy the 2 books and THEN win, your payment will be refunded–how awesome is that?

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  1. I just pulled out the cookbook to decide what to make for dinner. Timely! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  2. I’m not a big fan of cooking either. I could really use this!

  3. I like Mommy hates Cooking on facebook too.

  4. Any help with meal planning is always appreciated!

  5. Yep I’m not a big fan of cooking but we have made a new years resolution to stop eating out so much to save money so this would be great for that!

  6. Oh, I really do hate to cook–especially when I don’t have the food items I need! 🙂

  7. Liked on FB! 🙂

  8. we eat the same things over and over again, I would love to expand my repetoire!

  9. I am going to try the bacon wrapped chicken – delicious!!!

  10. also, I liked on FB!

    thanks for introducing me to her blog!

  11. I am always looking for help getting dinner for my family. Deciding what to make can be the hardest part. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Oh, I would love to check this out! I could use some tips for meal time!

  13. Sometimes I meal plan, and then loose the papers. This would be great for me!

  14. Like Mommy hates cooking on facebook:)

  15. I desperately need help planning out our weekly menu! LOL. I start, and then life usually interupts our plans!

  16. I liked MommyHatesCooking on Facebook.

  17. I would LOVE to win this! I have been considering buying it for some time, just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Apparently I am just waiting to win a contest! I have also “liked” the Mommy Hates Cooking page….actually that is how I knew about the giveaway! Thanks!

  18. Stephanie E. says:

    Count me in among those that don’t like the cook! I’d love to win either of these giveaways! Thanks!!

  19. Stephanie E. says:

    Count me in with those that don’t really like to cook! I’d love to win either of these giveaways. Thanks!!

  20. Stephanie E. says:

    Just liked Mommy Hates Cooking on FB.

  21. Beverly Ward says:

    I appreciate you for helping us busy Moms.

  22. Thanks for the giveaway. I suspect that i will LOVE this book!!
    Have been reading you some time now and i love your work as much as your fun posts.

  23. Liked in fb as well!

  24. Dinner comes around everyday and everyone still wants to eat. I love to cook, just hate thinking about it. This sounds like a fun book.

  25. Becky Eanes says:

    I get tired of menu planning and am ALWAYS looking for some NEW cookbooks and recipes!! Would LOVE to win this!!!

  26. It’s like she wrote them for me!! I am totally kitchen impaired, but cooking is one of my new years goals so I would totally love this!!

  27. Alesa Larsen says:

    I actually love to cook, I hate planning the meals. This would save me.

  28. Alesa Larsen says:

    I like her on FB

  29. Getting organized this year is one of my biggest goals… this meal planner would be perfect!

  30. I also like Mommy Hates Cooking’s facenook page 🙂

  31. I hate cooking.I need all the help I can get.

  32. I liked her on FB!

  33. I don’t like to cook, but my four kids and hubby like to eat!

  34. oh, I SO hate cooking/dinner time. I’ve been in a serious funk for the last 2 years or so… I would LOVE to win this! 😉

  35. i “liked” her FB page 🙂

  36. i’m a high school home ec teacher, and this would be a dream! sign me up.

  37. Meal planning for one is fun! Not. 🙂

  38. Wow, this book looks amazing! I can’t wait to read it!

  39. I just liked Mommy Hates Cooking on Facebook!

  40. would love a copy of these books. love to eat, not so much the planning and preparing. i have too many photos to take and edit to busy with cooking! HA!

  41. I hate planning meals. Anything that helps I am willing to try!

  42. Boy could I use a book like that! The hardest part of it all for me is coming up with what to cook!

  43. I’d like to be better at cooking. This could be great!

  44. I’ve liked Mommy hates Cooking on FB!

  45. I want to win SO bad. I just started learning to cook for my family too. Not easy! Yet 😉

  46. Just liked her on Facebook. Thanks!

  47. Amanda Andrus says:

    I hate planning dinner. I wish that someone would just tell me what to cook. This looks like a perfect giveaway for me.

  48. Amanda Andrus says:

    I liked Mommy Hates Cooking on Facebook.

  49. sounds like a book for me! thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  50. I also have that love-hate relationship! This would be great!

  51. What fun to win:) I would be so organized I could surf blogland right up until my family walks in the door;) Thanks for the chance to win..

  52. I always need help with menu planning… With three kids, a husband who travels alot, and a business it’s always a huge chore! Would love to win this.

  53. I always need help planning menus! And quick and easy recipes. So hope I win this!

  54. Debbie Kellman says:

    Sounds like a great book! I have also LIKED “Mommy Hates Cooking” on Facebook.

  55. Dana Travis says:

    I. need. this! 🙂

  56. Dana Travis says:

    I also now follow ‘mommy hates cooking’ on Facebook…

  57. I LOVE this and NEED this! I HATE cooking!!??!! HATE IT! This might actually make me like it a little bit….just a little…

    I “liked” her on FB, too!

    Kristin – you’re awesome! Love the blog!

  58. I love this and need this! I hate cooking! This might actually make me like it just a little bit…..just a little.

    I also “liked” her on FB!

  59. Every few weeks I say I will plan my meals out and then I plan a weeks worth and that is it. I really need to learn to do this consistently.

  60. Now that’s something I can get behind! Another FB like accomplished.

  61. I used to be good an menu planning but I have fallen off that wagon the last couple years. Making dinner would be so much easier if someone told me what to make. This giveaway is really what I need!!!

  62. I “like” Mommy hates cooking on FB!

  63. I am an admitted AWFUL cook, probably because I don’t enjoy it, and am THAT mom….the one who can manage to screw up boiling spaghetti noodles! I know I need some help though, especially with the planning part, as I have 4 growing little ones, who need a mom that can, with a little help, at least give it her best shot 😉 Thanks!

  64. Happily pushed the “like button” on FB!

  65. Tanya Bouthillier says:

    The title of this book really speaks to me. I really have a hard time with the day to day meal planning and preparing. Not my favorite.

  66. Tanya Bouthillier says:


  67. My hubby and I made a deal when we first married 20 years ago that he would cook and I’d clean after him — because I hated cooking THAT much!! Since then I’ve gotten in the kitchen a bit more, but a new cookbook would be awesome and help give me more recipes to choose from! 🙂

  68. I have “liked” Mommy Hates Cooking on FB, too!!

  69. Michelle R. says:

    LOVER her blog!

  70. Michelle R. says:

    “like” mommy hates cooking on facebook!

  71. ANYTHING that makes meals and planning easier is welcomed EAGERLY in our home. 🙂

  72. I actually enjoy cooking and/or baking. This book sounds great….thanks Kristen! Connie in California

  73. FUN giveaway. thank you so much!

  74. [liked} mommy hates cooking on facebook!

  75. Goodness, I was thinking I was the only mom out there who hates cooking! 😀 This book sounds like a godsend! Eating healthier, saving money and getting organized are my goals this year and this book would sure come in handy and I know I’ll definitely put it to great use!

  76. I liked and left a comment on her fb page. Thanks for the chance, sounds like a great and perfect book for me!

  77. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Meal planning was one of my new year resolutions!

  78. I liked Mommy Hates Cooking in Facebook

  79. I am in such need of some meal planning. I have a 30 minute commute to pick up baby every day then another 20 minutes home. It leaves very little time for making dinner. I need a PLAN! Thanks for the chance to win!