Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie Recipe + Giveaway!! (closed)

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is #101 Laura!!

I know many participants of Menu Plan Monday already utilize freezer cooking as a successful meal planning strategy.  Others though, like myself, are completely intimidated by the whole idea of it.  It’s hard enough to find the time to make one meal never mind many at once to freeze and eat later.  Thankfully my blog friend, Jessica from Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats, has recognized this need and simplified the entire freezer cooking process for us in her brand new cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook.

Jessica’s cookbook not only includes over 200 freezer-friendly home-cooked recipes, it also provides guidance on the basics of freezer safety and cooking, information on what you can and can’t freeze and a variety of big batch cooking plans to help you prepare multiple meals at once.  The plans will walk you through the shopping, cooking and freezing phases of bulk cooking.  Each plan produces 10 to 30 meals each depending on how much time you have available.  Jessica also provides additional information on how to adapt your own recipes for freezing plus tips for bulk cooking with kids, with friends and on your own.  The recipes don’t include fancy ingredients that you can’t pronounce (or for that matter yucky canned soup mixes either!) and there are even gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

You can find preview a list of all the recipes here.  And don’t forget to check out the giveaway below.

Recipe:

A couple of weeks ago after our Canadian Thanksgiving I decided to try one of Jessica’s recipes using some of my turkey leftovers.  The recipe is called Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie but I used turkey instead of chicken.  The recipe also includes a gravy recipe (below) but I simply used the leftover gravy we already had on hand.  It turned out really great, was easy to throw together and was an excellent way to use up leftovers :)  I doubled the recipe, had one pie the night we made it and froze the second one for later.  Yay!

Jessica has kindly allowed me to share the recipe here for all of you.

 Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie

From Jessica:  This cozy, one-dish supper is frequently requested at our home. It’s also a great recipe to make use of the leftovers of a big roast turkey or chicken supper. Simply put aside a few potatoes before you mash them and reserve any leftover meat, gravy, and vegetables. Fold them all together in a buttery pie crust and stash it in the freezer for dinner later in the month. Feel free to vary the vegetables according to your tastes.

Serves 4 to 6

Packaging:  9-inch deep-dish pie plate, heavy-duty aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots, cooked
  • 1/2 cup diced potatoes, cooked
  • 2 cups Easy Chicken (or Turkey) Gravy (see below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 recipes Versatile Buttery Pie Crust (page 356) or other pie crust (I used a store-bought crust)

When ready to serve, you will need:

  • Milk for brushing crust

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes, gravy, sage, and tarragon; chill the filling until cool to the touch, about 20 minutes.

2. Line the pie plate with one of the two crusts. Pour in the chilled filling. Position the second crust to cover the filling and crimp the edges to seal.

Freezing instructions:

Wrap the pie tightly with foil and freeze, making sure that the pie lies flat in the freezer.

To serve:

Unwrap but do not thaw the pie before baking. Vent the top crust by slashing an X in the frozen crust. Brush with milk. Bake the frozen pie at 450 F for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 375 F and bake until the crust is browned and the filling bubbles, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Easy Chicken (or Turkey) Gravy

Packaging: Pint-size plastic container or canning jar with lid

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter (or fat from chicken or turkey drippings)
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or defatted drippings plus enough broth to make 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk to combine.

2. Heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Whisk in the broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

3. Reduce the heat and simmer until the gravy is thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the thyme, salt, and pepper. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Freezing instructions:

If using the gravy in a recipe, cool it completely and proceed with the recipe. Otherwise, transfer the gravy to a plastic container or canning jar. Chill the gravy in the refrigerator before freezing.

To thaw and serve:

Allow the gravy to thaw completely in the refrigerator. Reheat in a saucepan over low heat, whisking to recombine.

Note: To make a big batch of this gravy, simply multiply all the ingredients by four. The cooking method remains the same, though you may have to add a few minutes to the cooking time.

Giveaway:

I’ve got a copy of Jessica’s cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook, available to giveaway to one of my readers.  If you would like to enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm PST.  Open to both US and Canadian residents and winner will be selected at random.

Thanks!

 

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Comments

275 Responses to Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie Recipe + Giveaway!! (closed)

  1. 1
    sheila says

    i don’t have a deep freezer but i still want to try batch cooking.

  2. 2
    sues2u2 says

    I do small things for batch cooking but boy, are they ever time savers. I would love to learn more.

  3. 3
    JaNelle says

    Im so excited about this book. Freeze ahead meals make me nervous! But I want to try them.

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    Melissa W says

    I’ve been wanting to get this cookbook, but winning it would be even better!

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    Tracy says

    I follow your blog and both of Jessica’s. They are always full of great information! I would love to win a copy of her cookbook!

  6. 6
    Gina says

    I’m so excited to get my hands on this book!

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    Mindy says

    We love chicken pot pie – can’t wait to try it! This cookbook looks great!

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    Kerri says

    This book looks fantastic!

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    Corrie (Brennan's Mom) says

    I’d love to try some freezer cooking – did a bit when we were expecting but I like the idea of having a few meals in the freezer and having some “no brainer” dinners!

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    Missy M says

    I’m very excited this is finally out

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    Cathy says

    I would love to add some freezer recipes to my repetoire. Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. 12
    Eden says

    Yum! Can’t wait to make a chicken to make this!

  13. 14
    grace says

    Wow, would love to try some freezer cooking using this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. 15
    Christine says

    Have you even made a big batch of meatballs and froze them ? It is so easy and very convenient to just open your freezer and use. I could use more ideas to save time. Would love the cookbook!!

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    Becky L says

    I do batch cooking at times, usually on a Friday or Saturday. I use the deep freezer, which I need to defrost, alot. Yes and I learned the hard way the other day to use gloves if you are just trying to get some of the ice to come off. My pinky finger slide on the ice and ouch, sliced some skin off it and am wearing a bandaid all week. Thankfully it wasn’t deep cut just is sensitive a bit! Freezer is one we bought in early 1980s and has moved with us and still works.

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    Reta says

    Will buy this cookbook, but would love to win it instead. Thanks for sharing your information

  17. 18
    Melissa D. says

    Would love this cookbook.

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    Cat says

    Would love to have this cookbook, and will definitely be trying the chicken pot pie recipe as it is one of my most favorite foods ever!

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    Judy S says

    That pot pie looks delish! Will definitely be checking out the cookbook – I can already think of a few people on my Christmas list who would love it!

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    Laura Rogers says

    This cookbook looks amazing – cannot wait to try some of those delicious recipes!

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    Dee says

    Chicken pot pie is one of my all time favourite meals and this recipe looks very tasty. I’m looking forward to trying it. I would LOVE to win the cookbook. Thank you for the opportunity!

  22. 23
    Mariah says

    I can’t wait to try the pot pie recipe, it looks simple and delicious! If the rest of the book is like this, it’s a must-have!

  23. 24
    Nicole says

    Chicken Pot Pie is perfect for this weather! Great giveaway!

  24. 25
    Sondra says

    Great giveaway! Been trying to plan freezer meals and usually give up. Will definitely check out this cookbook! And the chicken pot pie will for sure be n the menu as the weather gets cooler!

  25. 26
    Joyce M says

    Yum! That pot pie looks good!!!

  26. 27
    Joni says

    Ooh yes! I’ve really been wanting to try this.

  27. 28
    Margaret says

    I could use a copy of this book to share with my DDIL.

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    Sue Mastrario says

    WOW, this pot pie looks Heavenly! I would love to try the make ahead freezer meals.

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    Krista says

    I would love a copy. Our schedules recently got a lot busier with ballet, soccer, and mission friends in the evenings.

  30. 31
    Rosanna says

    I’m putting this book on my wish list, and would love to win it!

  31. 32
    Cherielynne says

    I would love to have a copy of this book! I live with my son, daughter in law and two grandchildren. We all work and are running our lives around sports and school. I usually cook the freezer meals on Sunday–enough for at least one or two weeks. Freezer meals save a lot of time during the busy week.

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    Ruth says

    I could really use this cookbook! I will be starting a B.S. program and with three kids and a husband, it seems all they do is eat. This would really help my husband get dinner on the table when I’m in class. :)

  33. 34
    Alexandra says

    Make ahead freezer cooking is a little intimidating at first, but pretty great once you get the hang of it! Esp when you have a busy family of 6 to plan ahead for!

  34. 35
    Donna says

    Would LOVE a copy of this book! Thanks!

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    Beth says

    Looks delicious!

  36. 37
    kiersten c says

    I would love this book!

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    Nancy says

    Would love to win a copy of this book! Love her websites.

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    katy says

    We are always looking for new recipes and with a busy family freezer meals hit the mark.

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    tammy d. says

    This book looks very helpful. I so need to utilize my freezer more often.

  40. 41
    Mel-Beth says

    I really want to start freezer cooking and this would sure be a great way to get motivated!

  41. 42
    Hope says

    I’ve started making double of things like soups & sauces to freeze for weeknight meals but I’d love to be able to add some other types of meals to our freezer!

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    Melissa says

    With our second child on the way in January, I’m about to start stocking up the freezer. More recipe ideas would be amazing!

  43. 44
    Stephanie G. says

    I would love to win a copy of this book, I have recently gotten into freezer cooking. I love having meals available for when our nights are rushed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. 45
    Susie E says

    Chicken Pot Pie is the definition of comfort food! I’d love to get the cookbook…

  45. 46
    Sara says

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

  46. 47
    Cindy D. says

    I would love a copy of this cookbook. I have one of her other cookbooks and I love it! Now, I just need to make more room in my freezer so I can put this book to work!!

    Cindy

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    Stacy says

    This book sounds great! I love that it’s not just recipes – includes freezer safety – and all the options according to amount of time available…looks fantastic!

  48. 49
    Angelina Stanford says

    This looks great!

  49. 50
    Maria says

    My girlfriends and I are planning our first freezer cooking date. This book would be Awesome!!

  50. 51
    Jackie Osmond says

    I would love this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  51. 52
    Kellie says

    A friend and I do this every month! Would love some new inspiration!

  52. 53
    Kiana says

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  53. 54
    Jessica Kent says

    I’ve been lusting after this cookbook for quite some time! We just upgraded to a bigger freezer, and I’d love to fill it with goodies from this book.

  54. 55
    Anne says

    I’m not a fan of peas, but could probably substitute frozen chopped broccoli, right? And my chest freezer would love some new recipes from this book :)

  55. 56
    Kristen S says

    Id love to win this cookbook! I’ve been following Jessica and her family on her blog for years, but have yet to venture into freezer cooking… With almost 4 children in the home, it’s about time:)

  56. 57
    Nicole says

    I need this venture really bad! I do not want my son to grow up eating garbage meas when mom is not around and I cant be around every single night. Sooo I need this book so very badly and have been following Jessica on her page for a little over a year! Freezer cooking if where it is at!!!

    Thank You ahead of time :)

  57. 58
    Katherine says

    This book looks awesome and I would love to win a copy!

  58. 59
    Kristi Romspert says

    This book looks great. I would love to win a copy. The pot pie looks awesome too. I will have to try this.

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    Laure says

    Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Tina Pierzynski says

    I am getting a freezer for Christmas…..cant wait to try some batch cooking. I have tried in the past and did ok but I would like to have some things to pull from and not just make things on Sunday to make it thru the week. Yeah this cookbook looks great!

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    Debbie says

    This cookbook looks awesome. I am new to freezer cooking so winning this cookbook would really be a huge asset to my new organized life goals. I love your site, so many wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing all of this info. I am also adding this cookbook to my Christmas wish list just in case I am not the winner. Gotta hedge my bets, ya know! Thanks!

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    Maureen says

    This would be a help as I have such a hard time with what to make for dinner. If I had ideas to make the items at the beginning of the week then I could make and then take out of the freezer or what have you for the rest of the week and not have to worry about dinner for my family.

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    kristi - CbK says

    Would love to have this book. I have been meaning to start batch cooking, it always just seems daunting.
    Thank you for the chance to win the book.

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    Katie G says

    I can’t wait to try this!

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    joy says

    The pot pie looks delicious!

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    Sonya says

    I’ve been looking for a good/easy chicken pie recipe. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Abbigail says

    Freezer meals are something I really need to start doing!

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    Shaindy says

    wow, this looks so good and so easy!

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    Sharon says

    The recipe sure sounds easy enough . . I’d love to have the book to try it and more recipes!

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    Ali says

    I’m venturing into the world of monthly meal planning for November. Its been a painful (as in tedious) beginning but now I am examining the things on the list to make a Freezer Cooking plan. Once I’ve eaten down my pantry & freezer I hope to start from scratch once I can get my hands on this new cookbook!! :) Can’t wait!!

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    Teresa says

    I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book! My life is very hectic right now and I actually have freezer space to put things I prep ahead…just need help figuring out “what” to prep and how to prep it.

  72. 73
    Kristin says

    I’ve been trying to double my recipes and freeze the 2nd half (usually soup), but I definitely need some help in other varieties of food that freeze well!

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    April says

    It’s hard for us during the week to find new things to cook that don’t require a ton of prep time. With kids homework and practices, simple dinners are all that work for us right now. But if we freeze some things that we prepped on the weekend, our weeknights would be so much easier. Not as much clean up, and a nice meal to boot! We need to start using this plan! Thanks for the book – I’ll be adding this one to our library!

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    Jennifer B. says

    I would really LOVE to have this cookbook! I love to freezer cook and am always looking for new recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Stacy says

    I’d love to try some of these ideas. Also, I love Jessica’s site.

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    Erica says

    I’ve also been intimidated by the idea of freezing cooking. I’d love to try it out, though!

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    Kim says

    I am definitely trying the Pot pie recipe. I have not done the freezer meals but have been looking into it recently. This cookbook would be very useful. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Natalie M says

    I love me some chicken pot pie! I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Sarah says

    It’s nice to see a book that actually tells you the background facts of what you need to know – and no fancy ingredients! I live on my own & work full time, and I keep thinking that I’d like to try the freezer cooking idea… guess I’d better empty my freezer of all those pie fillings!
    Thanks for offering the give-away. ;-)

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    Kathie Harvey says

    What a time saver this would be!

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    Lida says

    Definity will try the Chicken pot pie recipe. thanks for a chance.

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    Ashley Johns says

    Oh my goodness! I just finished helping a friend make freezer meals before her daughter was born. Now I’m searching for more recipes! This is perfect! I’d LOVE to win.

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    Christy M. says

    sounds like a great cookbook!

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    April says

    The pot pie looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

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    Jen K says

    This book looks wonderful!

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    Alicia says

    I love this idea and would really like to start doing more freezing that works well!

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    Miranda says

    I WANT this book :). I want to get into freezer cooking and would love great recipes to get me started.

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    Jen says

    would love this cookbook

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    Alana says

    Came across your webstie last night. Well done!! I can’t wait to get more time to go through your whole site to give me some great ideas!! Also noticed your contest…. hehe… would love to have the book as well! Thanks!

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    Shannon says

    Freezer recipes? Yes, please! I’ve recently seen the great importance (and ease) of freeze-ahead recipes and would love some that have already been tried… and are good!

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    Julie says

    I’d love to win!

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    Melissa Webb says

    I so need help in this area! I’d love to win!

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    Michelle says

    This looks so yummy! Definitely making it soon.

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    Lisa says

    This sounds like a fantastic recipe!
    I can’t wait to give it a try.

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    Shirley says

    I love cookbooks! The recipe looks great too!

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    Celia Hirschenhofer says

    Yummmm…..chicken pot pie!
    Any time I make meatloaf, I do two and freeze one. Would love to have other recipes to stock my freezer with.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Blessings,
    Celia

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    Tracy says

    I love freezer cooking. Just getting the hang of it, but wow! Does it ever take the hassle out of some busy days! I’m always looking for new freezer recipes!

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    Dreena Tischler says

    I would LOVE to win this book. A long time “freezer cook”, it all fell apart when the last three kids arrived at once. It takes monumental effort now. I’d be thrilled by some new ideas!

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    Laura says

    My large chest freezer is mostly empty! Would LOVE to have this book to work on filling it :)

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    Monica says

    I have just learned about freezer cooking and I love it. I am just not how to do it all on my own (I did it with some friends for the first time).

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    Michelle says

    I am a complete virgin of freezing cooking!
    I’ve wanted to try it for so long but have no idea where to start or what to do. (sorry for the pun)

    Please include me in this giveaway and thank you for the opportunity to learn something new!

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    cindi m says

    yum – I’ll have to try this recipe! And book looks FAB! would love to have freezer options for busy nights

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    Erin Medeiros says

    I would love to win this book I have been trying to get a system figured out or good ideas to use to start freezing meals ahead of time and i need help this would be wonderful for me.

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    valerie (in TX) says

    I’ve done batch cooking – with a friend – exactly once in my life, and it was wonderful! I’ve never been brave enough to try it on my own, though. Would love to win this book to help me overcome my fear! :)

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    Linda says

    OMG! You had me at “pot pie”. I absolutely loooooooove that li’l gem. Thanks so much for a chance to win this awesome cookbook. I would love it!! :-)

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    Jennifer says

    Can’t wait to try this !! I love the versatility of it! YUM!!

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    Monica says

    I need help with freezer meals!

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    Amanda says

    Would love this cookbook! My go-to freezer recipes are starting to get pretty repetitive. Thanks!

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    Angie says

    Sounds like a fun book I could totally use! Just bought a house and now have a freezer! :)

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    Bev says

    Just from reading those recipes I can tell they will be super good and super easy to make!!! The chicken gravy recipe sounds terrific!!! I would love a copy of Jessica’s book and thank for a chance to win it!!!

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    Alicia says

    This is just the kick I need to get batch cooking… crossing my fingers this will be my lucky draw!! :)

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    Cathy says

    Would love to have this book!! I live alone and need some new recipes to freeze and cook!! I’m down to skin and bones, and know it’s because I’d rather not eat than go to the trouble of cooking for one. I eat better when I cook ahead and freeze……just out of ideas and tired of beef vegetable soup!!

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    Arleen says

    I was planning on making a chicken pot pie today. I have all the ingredients, and now I have a new recipe to try out. Love having freezer meals available!

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    Rachel Nolen says

    Expecting twins NEED THIS BOOK!! :)

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    amybee says

    Thank you! I would love to win a copy of this cookbook.

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    Hazel says

    I would love to win this cookbook! Thanks for the chicken pot pie recipe!

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    Beth says

    I would love to win that cookbook!

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    Kayla Arrowood says

    I would love to win this!! Awesome looking cookbook!

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    Krista says

    I want this cookbook! Its on my wishlist at Amazon.

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    Dawn says

    Just found your blog and I’m LOVING IT! thanks for the tips and i wish my family would eat vegtables so i could try this recipe!

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    Martha T says

    I am just beginning to make ahead and freeze, so this cookbook would be a great thing to have. The chicken pot pie sounds wonderful!!

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    Christina Perkins says

    It is funny how things turn out. I have been working on cutting down on our food bill and have read quite a bit about Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook. I just decided yesterday that I would buy it and now you are having a giveaway. What a wonderful idea.

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    Lisa says

    OH PICK ME! PICK ME! Would LOVE to have this book! (and love YOUR site!) Tks!!

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    Christina Fabanich says

    I have such a busy family and I’ve been looking for good receipes to make ahead and freeze. I make a pot pie that is very similar and I never thought about freezing it :0) I was so excited to see your blog about Jessica’s book that I actually “whooped” out loud at work and then to see there is also a giveaway…double “whoop whoop”!!!

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    Candace says

    I’m a fan of both blogs (and authors!) and this is one of my favorite giveaways happening around the blogosphere right now. The book looks GREAT and I can’t wait to see it in person!

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    Melissa says

    I’m skeptical about make ahead. I have no idea where I would find the time to do it in one chunk. I’d love to try the book for ideas on how to fit the concept into a very busy schedule.

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    Toni W says

    I need to start doing freezer meals & this book would be a huge help!

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    Angel says

    I have tried freezer meals in the past but was not happy with the results, would love to try this book out to see if it helps. hoping it has crock pot freezer meals too, I have been trying to use my crock pot several times a week now, saves me so much time

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    hsmominmo says

    That is the most beautiful chicken pot pie I have ever seen!!!!! Seriously.
    I’m a freezer cooker, and often freeze the filling for my pot pie. You’ve inspired me with your post.
    Your earlier post about how your daughter joined in a cooking co-op day also inspired me — I’m hoping to host one with my daughter later this winter. Thanks so much for all your inspiration and motivation.

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    Liane says

    I found your website as I was searching for meal planning resources! I started freezer cooking when I was pregnant with #1 (for easy healthy meals when we came home with baby), continued with #2, and still try to double up recipes when I can to freeze for a future meal(s). I work 4 days a week and am solo with the kids until about 7:30 every weeknight – so quick, healthy meals, especially those that just need a reheat, are my life saver! Would love to check out this book!

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    Cindy Brooks says

    I would love some recipes for great freezer meals!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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    Nicole says

    My favorite comfort food is pot pie. I can’t wait to try this!

    I would love to win this book as I love freezer cooking. I hate to cook every day, so planning ahead means better nutrition and saving money. No food waste & no takeout!

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    Sharla D says

    I need this cookbook!!

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    Tina Anders says

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Amanda J. says

    Thank you! I love me some cookbooks!

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    Christy H says

    I would love to win this cookbook!

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    Mindy Zeigler says

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a while. I think it looks great.

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    Nicole G says

    I would love a copy of that book! Thx for the chance – great giveaway.

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    Lynne B says

    Yours and Jessica’s blogs are two of my favourites. I would love the cookbook (but then have to figure out which cookbook to donate, of course . . .)

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    Lisa K says

    This recipe look delicious and perfect for those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! I’m just starting freezer cooking and would love to win this book! :)

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    Michele M says

    Freezer meals is the only way I survive – can’t wait to get this book!

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    gail says

    thanks for this giveaway!

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    Andrea says

    I’ve asked our library to bring this in but would much rather win my own copy! The recipes look great and I would love to do more freezer cooking.

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    Aimee says

    Just in time! I spent part of my day searching for a good pot pie recipe that didn’t use canned soup! I’ll be making this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. This book sounds like a lifesaver!

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    Lauri says

    I would love to try this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Christine J says

    So excited about this cookbook. I’m slowly working my way into freezer and catch cooking, starting with staples. My husband and I are waiting for the Black Friday sales to finally score a freezer for a decent price, and then I hope to really get things going.

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    Natalie Muoio says

    I have been searching for months to find a great wawy to make ahead & freeze meals so I can stop spending sooooo much money on fast food or not cooking to my full potential that I know i can I just never have the time with 3 kids and a full time job and homework and field trips and other events going on with my children. I cant really find a good guide to help me put this to work. I would really love to have a copy of this book, I would get much great use of it!!!

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    Lisa Muniz says

    I’d LOVE a copy. Coming up with decent meals for the week is always a struggle.

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    Vanessa says

    I’d love to get this book. Thanks!

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    melissa says

    looks like an awesome cookbook!

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    Lisa says

    I love Jessica’s blog. I would love a copy of her book!

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    melody says

    Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks great!

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    Rita says

    I have been wanting to start freezer cooking. i would love to win this to help me get started.

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    Charlene says

    Sounds like a great cookbook! Would love to win the cookbook!

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    Shonda says

    I would LOVE this recipe book! I need something OFFLINE to refer to.

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    Alison says

    Would love to win a copy – it would be an early Christmas present to myself !!!

    Alison :)

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    Jayne says

    Love it! Can’t wait for more

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    Joycelyn says

    I’m having a total knee replacement in January 2013 and this cookbook would be great to prepare & freeze family meals ahead for when I’m unable to cook. It sure would be great to win it.

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    Stace says

    This recipe sounds so delish and easy too !!! The cookbook sounds wonderful, wouldn’t it just be ducky to win it?!?!?

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    Layna says

    Love the idea of freezer cooking more, with little ones there’s no gaurantee you can have prep time right before dinner, freezer cooking takes care of that!

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    Shelley says

    I just printed out the chicken pot pie recipe and would love to win the book!

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    SalBug says

    I would love a copy!

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    Cindy says

    What a great giveaway! I really need to get my butt in gear and try some freezer cooking :)

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    Susanne says

    Chicken pot pie is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. Love it!

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    Carol G says

    Love the photo the book – I’m going to Amazon now and adding to my wish list for my next order!

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    Kerri says

    Love pot pies! Looks delicious!

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    Mary says

    What a great cookbook to have on hand for preparing meals and especially the tidbits for what can go in the freezer. I’d LOVE to be the winner of this and will cross my fingers for that…:-)

    Mary

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    Karen Pendleton says

    I would LOVE to get this! I am learning to prepare more & freeze for later thanks to YOU!

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    Terri says

    I love having meals in the freezer! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Beth says

    I would love to win this cookbook!

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    Gwenn says

    I hope I win this book!

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    Jennifer says

    Awesome idea. I would love to win this!

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    Alissa A says

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter says

    Would you believe that I was rooting around my freezer today and I came across frozen turkey and was thinking I needed to find a recipe to use that up?! Ha! Perfect timing! I am def going to make this..it looks delish! Wishing you a wonderful a week! Angie xo

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    Carol O says

    I’m trying to be better with Meal Planning, and this would definately help! Thanks!

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    Becah says

    I have a small freezer that i bought at a scratch and ding sale because I wanted to try OAMC, but my first attempt wasn’t exactly succesful. Most of the recipes I had were hit or miss with my family. I’d LOVE to try out this cookbook.

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    Julie says

    All I have to really say is YUM!!
    MMMmmmmmmmm.
    Oh, and fingers crossed:)

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    Lana says

    Chicken Pot Pie looks yummy and easier than the recipe I currently have.

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    Chris Buckles says

    No more of those little frozen pot pies from the grocery store for me! That looks amazing! So glad I can get away with store bought crust too. Thanks for sharing this!

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    Vickie says

    As a busy mom with 3 children ranging in age from 2 to 16, we are always on the run. I would love to learn more about freezing meals so I can be sure that we always have something healthy on hand when things get crazy!

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    Natalie Mahr says

    This wil be a great help as I prepare for baby 3 due this December!

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    Chelsea Mitchell says

    As a college student, making dinner instead of eating out is a constant battle! So hard to cook for one without getting sick of the food before its gone! I am always looking for new recipes to try!

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    Laura says

    Its all I can do to get dinner on the table every night! I’d love to freeze dinner, but I haven’t, yet.

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    Leann says

    I cant wait to try this recipe my 2 year old loves chicken pot pie :) I started freezer cooking right before he was born and am still learning.

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    Monica F. says

    This recipe looks delicious!

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    Judi says

    Printed out the recipe. Suppose to rain all weekend so sounds like a great time to make it. Would love to get the book.

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    Judi says

    Printed out the recipe. Going to be a miserable weekend, sounds like a great time to make it. Would love to get the book.

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    Inna says

    It would be awesome to get this cookbook! it would really help in making dinner easier

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    Miranda says

    Sounds like a great book

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    Faith says

    My husband would love this pot pie! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can’t wait to make it for him. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tristen says

    Would love to get organized and make freezer cooking work for me.

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    Bonnie says

    That pot pie looks great! Making my mouth water :)

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    Linda R. says

    I would love to win this cookbook! I am a little intimidated by the thought of freezer cooking, but I know it would be helpful with our busy family. Thanks!

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    muriel says

    Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds great.

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    Crystal says

    I’ve always wanted to try freezer cooking, but just a little apprehensive about it. Would love the cookbook to get a start on trying it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Sarah says

    I’m just learning how to make meals to freeze. This book would be perfect for me!

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    Melinda T says

    Yum, that chicken pot pie looks delicious! Thanks for the chance, I would love to win this cookbook!

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    Andrea Scoville says

    WOW!!! That looks amazing!!! Thanks for the offer and all of the inspiration :)

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    Apryl says

    My sister has a copy of “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker” cookbook and it’s excellent, so I’m assuming this one would be too. :)

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    Sandy says

    Would love to try this method of batch cooking. Thanks for the give-away.

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    carolyn s says

    Love it…so would come in handy for some ideas before baby # 3 comes in Feb!

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    Deanna E. says

    This recipe looks delicious – I’ll have to try it. I am a huge fan of freezer cooking and always looking for new recipes, so this recipe book looks great!

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    maria m says

    yummy one of my favorite comfort foods love freezer cooking!

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    Gail Eitner says

    This sounds so yummy! It is making it into my to make pile.

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    Heather W says

    Would love, love a copy of this cookbook. I’m always trying to feed my busy family and save money too.

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    Amber says

    Love Fishmama and her recipes! I would LOVE this book :)

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    Sallie says

    The book sounds amazing!

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    Theresa N says

    Sounds good to me.

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    Tabitha Blue says

    What a great giveaway and a great recipe! I’m not so great with the meal planning OR the freezer meals but I’ve been trying! Haha. :)

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    Kristi says

    This looks like exactly what I need! And love that there are gluten free options too. :-)

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    Amy Roberts says

    I would love this book!!!

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    Cathy says

    I love freezer meals and this one looks delicious!

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    Anne says

    I love chicken pot pie. Thanks for posting the recipe and I hope I win!

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    Jessica A says

    I would love a copy of that book!!

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    Misty says

    It would be so wonderful to win this book!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Debbie says

    That recipe looks so yummy! I’d love to win!

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    Rowena Philbeck says

    This book looks really great. I work 2 jobs and love fixing meals that I can just pack up and go or heat up when I get home. The Chicken Pot Pie Recipe looks really good too!! Thanks

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    Verena says

    I would soooooooooooo love to have this book. I hate cooking and would love to be able to pull something out of the freezer.

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    Lefa says

    YUM!

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    Kara says

    This sounds like an awesome cookbook. I always tell myself I should make a bunch of meals to throw in the freezer for those days where I don’t have time, or don’t feel like cooking, but I’m never really sure where to start.

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    Joanne says

    I’ve been doing freezer cooking since I was pregnant with my first child back in 2000. I would love to have this cookbook to discover some new dishes. Thanks for sharing this resource.

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    Brandy says

    LOVE Freezer meals!

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    Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs says

    I want to win this cookbook so bad! I’m so glad my menu plan for next week fell through so I could come back and browse MPM… only to find this too!

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    Gayle says

    Sounds great. I could really use that cookbook. Yum.

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    Stephanie says

    I need new inspiration for meals so really hope to win this book! Thanks!

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    Beth says

    Yum!

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    Heather McGlothin says

    I have four small children (ranging from 7-1) and I’ve been blessed to stay at home with them while my husband supports us. I am also a full time college student through Liberty University Christian College. Between school, housework, carpooling gymnastics and cheerleading, freezing meals is a great idea! Not to mention the chicken pot pie looks amazing and I know the kids would love it! I hope to get the opportunity to try new meals and save time as well. Thank you!

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    Jean Jackson says

    I can’t wait to try this checked pot pie recipe. It would be great for a cosy winter meal.

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    Dawn says

    That pot pie looks yummy, can’t wait to try making it. The cook book looks like a great book o have.

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    jess says

    I love freezer cooking – did a bunch just before my baby was born!

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    Rachel Strat. says

    As a grad student, this would be perfect for my busy schedule!

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    Gina says

    I frequently double (or quadruple!) recipes to have dinners in the freezer, but I can’t wait to see what Jessica’s system is for freezer meals. I know it’s going to be great!

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    Mayumi says

    I am planning to take some classes while working full time next year. This cookbook will really help me!

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    Tosha G. says

    I only have a few freezer recipes, I would love to expand upon that! My husband and I are both students and he works on top of that and I’m a stay at home mom, sometimes dinner can get quite hectic! I would love to see what Jessica’s cookbook has to offer!

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    Tami says

    Excited to try some freezer recipes. I’ve never organized myself enough to do this, but I need to try it at least once!!
    Thanks

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    Lisa says

    I would love to win this book and learn more about make ahead freezer cooking. I work 24/7 with no particular schedule. I am on call with one to two days off a week and they vary constantly. I often cook ahead on those days to get us through the week. I sure could use this book.

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    Natalie Jordan says

    I would love to test this cookbook out!

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    Evelyn says

    I read so many wonderful things about freezer cooking but have been afraid to try it.
    This book looks amazing. Dare I venture into this territory? Imagine how much easier life would be!

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    wanda says

    Want to get a deep freeze and would love for it to be filled with make ahead meals. Dinner is a constant struggle and I’m forever giving in to unhealthy fast food because time runs out. I so need to spend a day getting my dinner act together!!!!

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    Shannon Bosley says

    I would LOVE to get this cookbook. I am trying to start this freezer cooking group with a friend and neighbor and we need some inspiration to help get us moving in the right direction.

    Thanks!!!

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    Sue says

    I’m always looking for new recipes for freezer cooking!

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    dionne says

    My family loves Chicken Pot Pie. This the only dish that I make that my son will eat the veggies.

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    Billie says

    Oh, I would love this cookbook! I’m new here and back to menu planning and just being organized at home. I’m getting a lot of tips on freezing and making meals ahead so that I don’t spend so much money and waste food. Thank you for the inspiration and giveaway opportunity!

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    Stephanie B says

    This sounds awesome! Freezer cooking seems like it could be just the thing I need to get ahead.

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    JJ Paoletti says

    I’d be thrilled if I won a copy – I’ve been eyeing the book ever since Jessica first said it was out.

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    Rose Atwater says

    I’d love to win a copy of this cookbook!!

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    Kathryn says

    Looks yummy, I can’t wait to try this. A copy of the book would be great! :)

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    Lisa Reavis says

    Just began freezer cooking in the last 10 days and absolutely LOVE it! My hubby thought I was nuts at first but has seen how great it works for our busy schedule and let’s us all eat better at the same time!!!

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    Alycia M says

    Ooo…I’d love to win this! Thanks for the chance :)

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    Kristie Johnson says

    We are in the middle of soccer season with two kids playing (and a baby in tow!) and my husband coaching water polo most nights, so this would be great to help with the dinner planning!

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    Tammy Hinton says

    I have been wanting to start freezer cooking, this would help get me off and running!

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    Anne says

    I made this chicken pot pie and put into my freezer along with 4 cups of extra gravy for future use.
    I tasted the filling and it is delish. I need to fill my freezer for when I have surgery.

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    Peggy Killham says

    Just entering the giveaway! Love your site (and Jessica’s too)

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    Kimberly T. says

    Sounds like a great cookbook. I love when I have meals on hand in the freezer, but rarely do because of not having any real great recipes r plans of how to do it. With 6 kids in lots of activities, this would be a wonderful resource for me.

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    Kerry says

    That chicken pot pie looks oh so delicious!!!! I can not WAIT to make it! My MIL always has TONS of turkey leftover from Thanksgiving and is generous to us. This wil be perfect! Look forward to more recipes like this :)

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    Valerie says

    This looks like an awesome cookbook. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Valerie says

    Sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe:)

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    Kathy says

    I would love to win this cookbook! I would like to give it as a gift to my daughter. She is such a special mom and wife. She takes care of her home and two beautiful children. Her toddler has special needs and she is continually taking care of his needs. She ALWAYS has a great meal on her table for her family even if it has been a stressful day with the kids.

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    Natalie Hand says

    Would love to do more creezer cooking. I have tried some in the past, but they haven’t been very tasty. I usually try to double a reciepe and freeze leftovers to use again. This cookbook would be so informative. Would love to try other (new) reciepes.

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    Katy says

    Whew! Here’s my last minute chance to get my entry in before the giveaway is over! I would love to win this book! Thanks so much Laura!!! :o)

    Kindly,
    Katy

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    Jeanna says

    This recipe sounds fantastic.

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    Jenna says

    This recipe looks great and I’m always looking for freezer cooking ideas!

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    connie says

    Pick me, please for my daughter…..:)

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    Em says

    I know this is closed but……I can’t find the book right now and really want the versatile buttery pie crust recipe but it isn’t listed here :( HELP!!!! LOL LOL

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