Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 14th + giveaway!!

Update: Giveaway now closed.

Happy Monday everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day as well!  In our house we have a family tradition of having heart shaped waffles on Valentine’s Day.  My heart shaped waffle maker is on it’s last legs but I still drag it out for this special occasion 🙂  Aren’t they cute?!  Ahhh!

This time though I’m going to try yet another new waffle recipe because I just can’t help myself!  How does healthy Banana Brownie Waffles sound?  Yum, I can hardly wait!  I’ll let you know how they turn out next week.  Also depending on my time I’d love to whip up a batch of these mini Berry Good Chocolate Cupcakes for dessert.

Both of these recipes come from the talented duo, Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex, over at Meal Makeover Moms.  They have a wonderful new cookbook out called No Whine With Dinner that I’m so super excited to tell you about.

Over the last couple of years I’ve tried a number of their recipes from their website and have loved every one including Teriyaki Salmon in Foil and Have-It-Your-Way Tacos.  So I was thrilled when they sent me a copy of their new cookbook to try out.  It includes 150 healthy, kid-tested recipes!   They enlisted kids from all around the world to help them test each and every recipe.  In fact my daughter and I even got in on the fun and provided them with our opinions on the Ginger Drizzle Cookies recipe (pg 181), which we loved by the way!

This awesome cookbook is full of easy to prepare recipes that are not only quick to put on the table for busy families on the go but healthy too!    This is one cookbook I don’t hesitate to highly recommend!  Check out their site, Meal Makeover Moms, for more information and recipes and to watch some cooking videos too.

Janice and Liz have also given me a copy of their book to giveaway here today as well!  If you are interested please leave a comment on this post prior to Saturday, Feb 19th at 3:00 pm PST. Winner selected at random from comments received. This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is: #154 Lori!!

So here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: Banana Brownie Waffles served with Strawberry Sauce and whipped cream

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Luau Chicken with Pineapple and Carrots (also from No Whine with Dinner)

Wednesday: Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Pot Roast (missed from last week)

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pierogi Beef Skillet

Saturday: Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

Simple Supper Sunday


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350 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 14th + giveaway!!

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    Rita says

    The cupcakes look so pretty. Over the years I’ve come to realize that the presentation of our meals is just about as important as the taste. When something looks appealing, even the youngest kids are willing to at last give it a try. Thank you for hosting this each week!

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    Kelli @ Blog Print Media says

    Oh! I would love to win this… I kind of have an addiction to cookbooks and recipes. 🙂

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    The Happy Housewife says

    I love your heart waffles! It makes me want to start looking for one at a yard sale!
    That book looks interesting too! I’m always looking for kid friendly recipes.


    • 4.1
      Debbie says

      I saw these at Walmart yesterday– bet they will be on sale later this week (after Valentines).

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    [email protected] says

    Another great week! The cookbook looks great. I’ve seen some of their recipes before, but how exciting to have the book!
    Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a great week Laura!

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    laura says

    I love the heart shaped waffles, perfect for Valentines!

    Thanks for hosting Laura 🙂

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    Emily says

    I would LOVE to receive a copy of this book! Today is my 30th birthday, so it would be appropriate 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • 7.1
      Laura says

      Happy Birthday!!

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    Char @ Raising a Healthy Family says

    I would love to win this cookbook! I am ready for some new go-to meals and with picky tweens/teens I am sure there are plenty of recipes in the book that they would like and could cook themselves!

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    Jen @ Miss Organic's Kitchen says

    That book looks like just what I need. I am always on the lookout for healthy kid-friendly recipes. (2 of my 4 kids are picky eaters!)

    I can’t wait to see your banana brownie waffle recipe. It sounds so yummy!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    jenny says

    I would love some new family friendly recipes!

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    Queen of the House says

    Looks like we are thinking the same today…heart waffles for my family tonight also!

    Have a fabulous week! 🙂

  11. 13
    Mom's Menu Planner says

    Your waffles look beautiful! Great job 🙂 Have a great week!

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    SnoWhite says

    What a great cookbook — I can imagine I’d enjoy it very much. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    And — Happy Valentine’s Day! Love the heart-shaped waffles!

  13. 15
    kelly @ miskellany says

    I love your Valentine’s tradition! (And I’d love to win the cookbook!)

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    Vanessa @ Vanessa's Values says

    I have a very picky eater and would love to get new kid-friendly meal ideas from this book!

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    Alicia's Homemaking says

    Would love to read that book! 😀 Thanks again for hosting, Laura. 🙂

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    Janene says

    I would love to read the book, too! I have 4 little kiddos and it seems almost impossible to find something the all eat!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

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    Heather (The Menu Mama) says

    That cookbook looks amazing! I would definitely put it to good use in my house. 🙂

    Love your site, thanks for hosting MPM!

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    Heather G says

    Oh this would be so nice to have…my 5 year old is getting pickier all the time it seems! He has a kids cookbook but it seems to use odd things I never have on hand so sadly we don’t use it all that often. This would be a great addition to our kitchen!

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    Julia says

    Thanks for the MPM linky! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  20. 23
    Kara says

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Laura! I’d LOVE to win the cookbook 🙂

  21. 24
    LeAnn says

    Would love to win! I have three kiddos, one of which is a very picky 4 year old.

  22. 25
    elizabeth says

    OH I could use a new cookbook and the inspiration that goes with it.

  23. 26
    Lorina says

    I have a 2 year old and I could really use some ideas. This cookbook would be MORE than great for our household.

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    Jennifer says

    Love the heart shaped waffle idea and the recipe sounds tasty.

  25. 28
    Rachel L says

    Would love to win that cookbook, it sounds great!

  26. 29
    Tricia says

    Thanks for the giveaway! That looks like a great cookbook!

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    Janet says

    Yes definitely getting the heart waffle maker at walmart too. I an sure it will be 50% off after Valentine’s day!

    • 30.1
      Laura says

      I would definitely buy another if I ever saw them again…our Walmart doesn’t carry them here 🙁 I got mine for a wedding present 16 years ago!

  28. 31
    Shanna says

    We made cupcakes yesterday too! I love cookbooks because even if you don’t follow the recipe exactly the same they give you so many ideas on trying something new! Love your blog!

  29. 32
    Melanie D says

    I love cookbooks! Especially one full of recipes my kids would eat! Thanks for a fun Valentine’s giveaway! 🙂 Have a great day.

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    Johnna says

    I would LOVE to hear no whining at dinner time!! would love to win!

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    Amy Lynne says

    Sounds like a great cookbook!

  32. 35
    Tracy says

    I would love to win the book! Just started listening to their podcast and it’s great! They are very inspiring, as is your blog! Thanks!

    • 35.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Tracy!

  33. 36
    Teresa says

    I would really love to win this book. I seriuosly need to expand my cooking repertoire to more than pb&j and ramen noodles.

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    Paula Leflar says

    I can’t wait to check out this cookbook!!!

  35. 38
    Angela says

    I have a copy of their first cookbook and like it – love to win this one!!!!

  36. 39
    Jody H says

    This cookbook looks so fun. Thanks for the giveaway!
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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    Cindy says

    Love those heart shaped waffles and anxiously awaiting your take on the healthy banana chocolate waffles. I have a chocolate waffle recipe, but it’s not the most figure friendly, LOL.

    That cookbook looks great. My daughter has become such a picky eater, so I’m always on the lookout for kid friendly, LOL.

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    Megan says

    Looks like my kind of book!

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    Wendy @ Celiacs in the House says

    I remember my heart-shaped waffle maker. My kids loved those waffles, but it sadly died and was replaced by our new boring round waffle maker. I’d love to win the cookbook and use it for the kids’ cooking classes I teach in the summer. Hoping you have a better week.

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    Damsel says

    I’d love to get a copy of the cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amanda @ Mommy Working for the Weekend says

    I would love to win! What a fantastic menu you have this week. I made heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes for my loves this morning!

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    Alexis says

    It looks like a fabulous book!!!

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    LyndaB says

    This looks like my kind of cookbook!

  44. 47
    Danielle says

    Great Giveaway! I Love Cookbooks!

  45. 48
    Jennifer @ Canadian Coupon Mom says

    Would love to Win this cookbook. Love the Meal Makeover moms!

    Those look yummy! Happy Valentine’s Day~~

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    Jeannie says

    I would love to win the cookbook. With four children we are always having some “whine” with our meals.

  47. 50
    keli says

    i would love to win this book! I Love cookbooks 🙂

  48. 51
    Melanie says

    I would LOVE to win the book!!

    I am so glad I found your website long ago! Your Monday Menu Plan has been an invaluable resource for me!

  49. 52
    Heather says

    I’d love to win that cookbook. Thanks so much for the opportunity & Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

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    stacy says

    Looks like a good cookbook!

  51. 54
    Deni says

    Wow, this sounds like a great book! Something to purchase (if I don’t win it) 🙂

  52. 55
    Lisa says

    So excited about this book! Looks perfect for our family!!!

  53. 56
    Brooke says

    I love the Meal Planning Moms! Their first cookbook rocked…can’t wait to dig into this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. 57
    Leslie says

    I’m always looking for fun new recipes for my crew. I would love to have that cookbook!

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    lynn says

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    vicki says

    i have a heart shaped waffle maker. Love it. My son is a pick eater would love some ideas.

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    LeGwen says

    Please enter me in the drawing for “No Whine With Dinner”. It sounds great.

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    Leila says

    Would soooo love this cookbook…..4 little girls that are picky eaters live in my house….I regularly hear “I don’t like that” as soon as I say what we are eating…grrrrr!!!!

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    Alexandra says

    Looks like a great cookbook.

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    SArah sherman says

    WHat an awesome book!

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    Jessica M says

    Love cookbooks – would love to win this!

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    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Laura- I hope you’re feeling better to be able to enjoy those waffles!
    The cookbook looks like it would have quite a few good recipes, too.

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    Holly T. says

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE (and need….) that book! Great giveaway – thanks! And Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Katie says

    I love the meal makeover moms. I’d love this new book!

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    City Share says

    I didn’t realize until I read your meal plan that the waffles are for dinner – what a great idea! That’s so much fun. That looks like a great cookbook. I’ve never heard of one testing recipes with kids around the world. That’s some serious research. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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    Lora @ my blessed life says

    Sounds like an awesome cookbook! And I could sure do with less whining at the dinner table:)

  67. 71
    FoodontheTable says

    What a cute idea for heart shaped waffles! The Meal Makeover Moms are great!

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    Susanne says

    Love your heart shaped waffles! Happy Valentines Day.

    This week’s menu in no particular order: Italian Rice Meatballs, chili, ravioli with squash sauce, sticky chicken/3 cheese garlic scalloped potatoes , garlic cheddar chicken

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    Jessica W says

    Those waffles are too cute! I’d love the cookbook!

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    Megan J says

    That would be awesome to try!!!

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    Lori says

    Always love a new cookbook!! Anything to make my mommy days easier.
    and.. we already had the heart waffles for breakfast this morning for Valentine’s Day! Gotta have special traditions!!

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    Bizzy says

    What a great cook book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and this linky.

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    Emily says

    I would love this book. I am always trying to find new, healthy, quick recipes for dinner!

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    Catherine Danford says

    Would love to read that book.

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    lucky13lady says

    Thanks so much for the chance to win the cookbook! I’m always on the lookout for tried-and-true (especially kid-friendly) recipes!

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    Lavana Yates says

    I just wanted to say that that sounds like a book that is calling my name. I have the hardest time deciding what to cook because all three of my guys, two little ones, one big one, are all so picky. Trying to figure out what to cook wears me out to the point that I don’t even want to make out the grocery list and go to the grocery store afterwards, let alone cook. Really hoping I win the book!

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    Vickie says

    I love the heart-shaped waffles. Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.

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    MonicaB says

    We always have too much whine at dinner. This book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  79. 83
    Julie B. says

    I love cookbooks and I especially love healthy recipes that my kids will love! I hope I win the book!!

  80. 84
    Jodi says

    This sounds like such a great book, thanks for the opportunity!

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    Stephanie says

    The book sounds GREAT! Just what my 5 and 2 year old (+ their personal chef) need!

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    Heather S says

    I’d love to have this book and forever banish the whine from my table! 🙂

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    Jill says

    Oh I have wanted this cookbook! I love their podcast!!

  84. 88
    Christina Tibesar says

    The cookbook sounds awesome! And so does your menu this week! The Slow Cooker chicken is especially appealing, which means one way or another I need to get my hands on No Whine with Dinner! 🙂 -Christina (

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    s says

    I’d be thrilled if one of my picky eaters ate dinner with or without whine but I’d love the book regardless!

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    Michele D says

    I despise whining. Must have this book.

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    Sarah H says

    That would be great to try out!

  88. 92
    stephanie says

    i love the heart shaped waffles!

  89. 93
    Stuart H says

    i’d love to win this for my wife

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    Alicia says

    Sounds wonderful!

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    Allysgrandma says

    I know what I would do with it. Give it to my Marine Wife daughter, who has a very picky 2-year-old (my sweet granddaughter)!

  92. 96
    Adrienne says

    Looks like a great book! I hope I win it!

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    Tiffany says

    My oldest son is a picky eater. I would love some new recipes to try out on him! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    amanda says

    looks like a great book! i’m struggling with my picky toddler!!

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    Catherine says

    Looks like a wonderful book. I could definitely use it around my house. 🙂

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    Crystal & Co. says

    I would to win! Looks like a great book.

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    Blanche says

    Looks like a great book!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Tara says

    I have the same wafflemaker – totally forgot all about it at breakfast today – Monday mornings are always too hectic around here:) Maybe a belated Valentines breakfast on the weekend….

    Cookbook looks great.

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    Stefani says

    Ooh, ooh Pick me, pick me! Sorry to sound desperate but I am seriously fighting my son on eating his veggies. I would love some fresh inspiration.


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    Elissa says

    Ooh that book looks awesome! I need to get my little girl eating better!

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    The Mommy says

    This looks like a great cookbook!

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    Lisa says

    I left my link above. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful cookbook!

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    valerie (in TX) says

    Oh, I would love this recipe book. I have the ultimate picky eater, and to get him to eat something healthy would be wonderful!

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    Stacy says

    oohohohohoh a new cookbook. i would really love some more kid friendly ideas!!!

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    Katydid says

    I really really need a new cookbook! This one looks awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Mandy says

    Would love this book

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    Kate says

    Cookbook looks great. Always interested in new recipes to try.

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    katzien says

    Must be a kid thing; waffles were my favorite too! I’d love to have this cookbook to round out my new recipe binder. Thanks to MPM, I now love Mondays! xoxoxo

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    Beth says

    Just started following your blog. Trying to organize something every weekend:-) Have a seriously picky 12 year old son so would love a new cookbook to see what he might eat!

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    Jenelle says

    Book looks wonderful! I’ll be cking the site!

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    Vanessa says

    What a great cookbook. Thanks!

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    Mrs. Wilson says

    That’s it! We’re having waffles for dinner.

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    Chris Kepner says

    Recipes that are kid tested and approved should be good for a picky hubby too. I really need this book. thanks for the opportunity.

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    Jen says

    This looks like a great book. I have 3-year old twin boys who are going thru an extremely fussy stage. Hopefully I can try some new recipes that they will eat.

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    Kathy says

    I hope I win this would be a God send : )
    Bad luck finding good recipes lately.

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    [email protected] says

    I would love this book. My kids pretty much made my menu this week, but I’d love to get them liking some new foods!

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    The Farm Princess says

    Your waffles are too cute. Now I want a fancy waffle maker too!!

    That book looks great. I have the making of a picky toddler on my hands, so I’m always looking for sources of information.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!!

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    ~~Rhonda says

    Laura, thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I’m sure we could put that cookbook to good use!! 🙂 ~~Rhonda

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    Andrea says

    This would be a perfect cookbook around here! I have a very picky 4 year old who doesn’t like dinner before he even knows what we’re having!

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    Alison says

    I’d love to win this cookbook!

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    Jackie Lee says

    The Pierogi Beef skillet looks awesome! I can’t wait to check out some of the other things people are having for dinner this week. 🙂

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    Marilyn says

    I certainly could use more ideas to get our daughter to eat healthier! Looks like a great cookbook! Thanks for the give-away!

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    Lori says

    This book would be great for my family! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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    Jennifer says

    I would love to try the recipes in this cookbook–they sound delicious and something my picky eaters may enjoy!



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    Sarah @ TiredMommyTales says

    I’m lucky to have a pretty good eater but I’m always on the lookout for more kid-friendly meals!!

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    Alicia says

    That cookbook sounds great, I’ll cross my fingers!

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    Michelle says

    I would love to win this cookbook. My youngest daughter is going to turn into a chicken nugget if I do not come up with some new recipes and QUICK !!

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    Becky L says

    Menu includes eating out tonight because it’s my birthday and Valentine’s Day; Tues-leftover potato salad (I made for church dinner on Sun but way too much food brought and we brought it home) and leftover BBQ chicken (from the dinner as well) with green beans; Wed-reheat bean and ham soup that was frozen after making a huge batch a couple weeks ago; Thurs-mini ravioli and meat sauce and veggies; Fri and Sat still in planning stages. Not sure about Sat. cuz I could be out of town visiting my sister for our birthday get to gether or in town because of a friend’s funeral. That sums it up. Sweater —-one more seam to sew up and buttons on, today!

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    Aubrey says

    I’d never heard of these ladies until now. What a great website. The book looks great!

  130. 136
    Carrie says

    I need this book!

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    Leslie W says

    This cookbook looks great!!!

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    Christine says

    I would love to get this cookbook. I need some new ideas for kid friendly recipes that will get a thumbs up from mom and dad too!

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    Lisa says

    Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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    sophia says

    Yay! A possible post-valentines day gift to myself! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Shannon says

    Oooh…what a great looking cookbook. My toddler is becoming less adventurous in her eating these days…

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    MemeGRL says

    That sounds great…we’re still in beige food purgatory over here!

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    Mary Beth says

    Looks great! I’d love to check it out!!

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    Brenda E says

    I am a true blue cookbook junkie. This looks fabulous! 🙂

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    Kara says

    I made heart-shaped pancakes this morning from the Cheapskate Cook’s page. When your waffle maker goes on the fritz, this is could easily take over. I tried to serve them with real cherries but the kid’s didn’t go for it…apparently maraschino cherries are the ONLY cherries that are acceptable. This is why I need the No Whine with Dinner cookbook…please?!?!?!

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    Brittany says

    This would be great to add to my small collection!

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    Lori says

    I would love to get my hands on this cookbook. I’ll definitely check out their website, too!

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    Tammy says

    I’m posting a comment for a chance at that great cookbook. I love their podcast, too! 🙂

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    Alana says

    Oh, I need so much help getting my kids to eat better!

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    Beth says

    Thanks for all the great ideas! This book looks like a winner, too.

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    Martha(MM) says

    Another great week! I’d love to win that cookbook.
    Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

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    Diane says

    That cookbook looks wonderful! I have a picky preschooler, so I need all the help I can get with ideas. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Kyra says

    Boy, I sure could use that cookbook! Thanks for the chance!

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    Tanja says

    There’s never enough cookbooks! I’d love to win it, even though I don’t have any kids. I would cook for myself. lol.

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    Heather E. says

    I have two young boys and this would be such a HUGE help in my ability to get them to eat dinner!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    se7en says

    THat looks like such a fun cook book… Always looking for cookbooks packed with fun cooking with and for my kids!!!

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    Karen says

    That cookbook looks like the answer to my little picky eaters! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    Michele says

    Always looking for new recipes that my kids will eat. Thanks.

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    Jenna says

    This looks like a great cookbook! I think it would come in very handy with my picky toddler!

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    Linda Kish says

    I am definitely interested!

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    Barb S. says

    I love trying new recipes! Please enter me in the contest.

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    Ginny says

    That book looks fun to try. I’d love one since my girl is growing and I want her to be a well-balanced eater!

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    Heather says

    Looks like a great cookbook! Love the title, so cute.

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    Jocelyn says

    I’m craving some cupcakes now, lol =) Those look soo good! The book looks great, too – would love to check out the recipes in the book since I deal with the picky-kid situation quite often. Have a great Valentine’s day!

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    Carole Peiper says

    I have two children who are fairly flexible and will at least TRY new recipes….However, this looks like a good cookbook to generate some ideas to satisfy the picky eater in the family!

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    Kelly-AtMySink says

    That cookbook would definitely come in handy around here!

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    Jessica Mason says

    Starting Monday I will be SAHM and this book would come in so very handy! Regardless if I win or not…I am getting this book!!! Thanks for introducing us to it!!

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    jenna says

    Love a new cookbook any day!!

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    Jennifer says

    Would LOVE to try this cookbook. With 6 kids, I can use any new recipes that have been “kid tested” and healthy!
    Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

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    Natalie says

    i can’t imagine a dinner without whining!

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    annette says

    I so need this book! I have one extremely picky eater and another one who will eat most anything! It would be nice to make ONE meal for both!

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    Lori says

    This cookbook sounds like it would be on every mother’s wish list. Sounds wonderful!! 🙂

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    Nathalie Rebelo says

    As a new mom I need all the help I can get to come up with new and exciting meals. Baby is growing up fast and will soon require creative ideas to keep her interested in her healthy meals!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity

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    Christi says

    need this, my son is such a picky eater!

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    Lynn Nelson says

    I cannot wait to get my hands on that!!

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    Paula says

    Sure hope I win this cookbook! I need some new ideas!

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    Kristen Creese says

    I checked out that cookbook from the library and loved it! I would really like my own copy to have on hand at home, it is a great source of healthy and tasty recipes!

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    Monica says

    I would LOVE to win this! My daughter is becoming quite the picky eater so I’d love some kid approved recipes to try out on her before she goes off the deep end 🙂

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    Melanie says

    I would LOVE to win the book!

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    Janelle says

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Leah says

    So much fun! It all looks and sounds great : )

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    trudie says

    Oh, I’m in desperate need of some new recipes. Very rarely can I find something that pleases all four of us these days. Awesome!!! 🙂

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    Adriane says

    I love to cook but find it difficult to find good food my kids will eat. Would love to win this cookbook to find new recipes to solve that!

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    Shakyra says

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this cook book!!! I need it!

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    Erica says

    I really need this cookbook!!! and a chef 🙂

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    gloria says

    Im sure u willl fallin love with the waffle recipe from the mealmakeover moms. They ROCK!

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    Stephanie says

    I love new cookbooks. Especially ones that will help my family be more healthy. 🙂

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    Lauren says

    I would love this cookbook! What a great idea getting global feedback from kids!

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    Claire Byrd says

    What a beautiful book & the recipes sound yummy too! I’d love one!

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    Jill says

    I’m always in need of fresh ideas for meals for my 5 kids.

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    Teresa says

    looks like a great cookbook! Always trying to figure out ways to get the kids to eat healthier!

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    Peggy says

    We would love a copy of this book. It seems we can never get past the standards of grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, pizza, blueberry pancakes and fish sticks! Help me, please!! LOL

    Thanks for the continued great posts and advice!!

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    Katie says

    wow…I never heard of that site before. Thanks for sharing with me. All their stuff looks delicious

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    Liz says

    I would love a chance to win this! I am always trying to make healthier meals for the family!

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    Stacy says

    Seems like a great cookbook!

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    Lisa says

    I would love to add this cookbook to my collection!

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    April says

    I’m always looking for recipes my picky eaters will like!

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    Tabitha says

    This book looks very good! I’m always looking for ways to make meals more appealing to my kids! Great post!

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    Jennifer says

    You’d think we were all a bunch of alcoholics by the amount of “Whine” we have at our dinner table…every night!!! Would love to check this book out!

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    Tammy says

    I have four kids who are all picky eaters, and all “hate” different things. I SO need this cookbook! 🙂

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    Laura says

    The cookbook looks great… I would love to win it!

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    Heather says

    I would LOVE to get my hands on that cookbook. I am feeling so overwhelmed and just can’t get the hang of meal planning. I have 3 young children and we would use this to help us get a handle on our meals and taking care of my family!

    Thanks so much for doing this!

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    Natanya @ Fete & Feast says

    I’m a big fan of the makeover moms and was lucky enough to meet Janice and Liz at BlogHer last year. I love that they had the recipes tested by kids – that’s the real seal of approval.

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    Danielle says

    This looks awesome! My hubby is always yelling ar me for making supers our daughter turns her nose up to… So this would be great for ou house! Thanks for the give away

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    Heather says

    Yes Please!!!! I have trying to find new recipes desperately!!!!

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    Joy says

    I love cookbooks. I have more than my fair share. My husband doesn’t get my obsession w/ reading them. I would love to have another to add to my collection

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    Debra says

    Look like great books!

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    Chris Bennor says

    I’ll be on the lookout. If it has pictures of everything, then I’ll buy!

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    Lisa J says

    Should be interesting. If its been kid-tested, maybe i can get my picky eater to eat something “tasty” and healthy! Thanks for the entry.

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    Sharon says

    That cookbook looks so great. It would be great to have around with my baby growing up as well as my husband who is so picky.

    Those pancakes are super cute! I made a modified version of this fruit pizza's+Kitchen+Cafe)

    Instead of a cream cheese icing (my husband doesn’t do cream cheese). I made a lighter husband friendly version by mixing up some dream whip and adding the strawberries on top.

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    JewelsHud says

    Always need new ideas!!

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    Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says

    Laura: Thanks so much for your post and for sharing No Whine with Dinner with your readers! I’ve read every comment and can’t wait to hear who wins. Good luck everyone!!

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    Lisa says

    Please! Please! Pick me! I have hostile teenagers!

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    Miranda says

    Sounds like a great cookbook!

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    tamara says

    The idea that that book is for families sounds great. I have looked at the web site and will be sure to go back.

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    Sela says

    The cookbook looks yummy! Pick me! 🙂

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    Heidi says

    With 3 kids and one more on the way, I’m always looking for that universally appealing dish! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    G. Le says

    Pick ME! Pick ME! I’d ???? to win this!!!!

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    kelly ringle says

    looks great!!!

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    Amanda Hunter says

    I would LOVE the “No Whine with Dinner!” I love cooking healthy and my kiddos (and husband) can be quite picky!

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    Nikki says

    Would love to try some of these with my 4 yr old picky eater!

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    Karen says

    Would LOVE to win the cookbook!! 🙂

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    Shannon says

    Love to have the cookbook!

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    Absentminded Mother says

    If my daughter would eat two new recipes I would be ecstatic. This book looks great!

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    Jamie says

    Oh yes please! I would love this cookbook bc I have some picky eaters to cook for and I’m always looking for cookbooks to review!

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    Joyce says

    Great giveaway! While my kiddos are pretty good eaters, it would be nice to make stuff for them that is not “adult food”.

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    Jenny says

    Love cookbooks and trying new recipes for my busy family!! I would love to win this!!

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    Renee says

    This cookbook looks great!! ALWAYS needing new recipies… especially ones that are kid friendly! 🙂

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    Joanna says

    I ALWAYS need help with cooking…..this cookbook looks like it could do me some good….:)

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    liz says

    Thanks for this offer. I’m always on the lookout for menus that will STOP the Whining!

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    Karen says

    I could sure use something to help me make meals my two preschoolers will gobble up.

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    Andrea says

    I’d love to try this out! Sounds yummy.

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    Jenny says

    I rarely pass up a chance to win a cookbook and this one looks great.

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    Priscilla says

    I would love to win this. I am always looking for recipes that are easy and fast but healthy!!

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    Shari says

    We all love to try new healthy recipes, and I am really in need of quick recipes! Winning this would be wonderful.

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    Cara says

    This book sounds sooo awesome! I have four kids from 16-5 yrs. So it is always tricky finding something that we all like! FYI, you inspired me to try menu planning…but instead of once a week…I do it for the whole month! I love it. Even if I don’t stick to it hard, I know that I don’t have to go back out!!

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    Carol says

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I would love to win this book!!

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    Lynn Pridgen says

    I just love new cookbooks. Collecting cookbooks is my hobby. This looks like a cookbook that I would put on my Christmas list, if I didn’t win. Thanks,
    Lynn Pridgen

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    Caren says

    I would love to have this cookbook!

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    Elana says

    these recipes sound great! I hate the hour before dinner!

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    Laura says

    I love cookbooks! And I would ?LOVE ? to win this! It looks great!!!

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    Dawn says

    Would love to try the recipes in this book! Thanks –

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    Nicole Goffinet says

    Thanks for this recommendation – my daughter is super picky and I loath cooking for all the negative comments received – now do they have one for Kraft-dinner eating Dads?!

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    Beth says

    I would LOVE to have that book–we have lots of whine with our dinners these days 🙁

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    Joanne Hios says

    Great for cookbook collections! Thanks!

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    Heather G. says

    I love collecting cookbooks, so I would love to try the recipes in this one! Thanks for all you do on your blog, I love it and your book!!

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    AmyM says

    I love the meal makeover moms! I listen to their podcast every week and saw them live at the manic mommies escape back in 2007. I would love to win their new cookbook. We just had the Have It Your Way tacos for dinner tonight and my 4 & 2 year olds gobbled them up!

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    Erica K says

    I would love to see that book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tiffany says

    I love your heart shaped waffles! Those are so creative! I wish I had one, but I should be thankful for my waffle maker. I finally got my first one this Christmas! haha!

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    Bethany says

    Have their first book and it is great! Would love to win the second one.

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    Stacy Grogg says

    I always tell my husband I would rather have a cook than a house cleaner…this would be a step in the right direction!

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    Crystal says

    In our last MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting, several mommies and I were talking about how hard it is to “help” our kids choose the right kind of foods. We are planning to do an educational session in our group on this very topic. I am sure this book and its recipes would be put to great use!

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    Jen S says

    I’m cooking for an easy going husband and a very picky 2 year old. This book looks fabulous!

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    Katherine says

    My son has been pretty open to pretty much all foods so far, but I’m sure the picky phase will hit eventually. I would love a cookbook!

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    Kelly says

    I LOVE cookbooks! This looks like a good one!

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    Tammy says

    Would love a new cookbook. Hope I win.

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    Mandy says

    I have a child with sensory issues and trying new things is so hard ! I have been hearing about this book and would love to own it:)

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    [email protected] says

    the photos on the cover of the cookbook are making me hungry! 🙂

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    kathy w says

    Any cookbook I can get that will help me cook food my kids will like, I can’t wait to try.

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    Nonalee says

    I’d love to win this cookbook! I’m always looking for recipe ideas that both my children will eat.

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    Janice Gates says

    No Whine with Dinner – I’d treasure that book.
    Today I made a batch of heart shaped sugar cookies most of which I took to the local nursing home and then gave small bags to some other friends.
    Tomorrow will be salsa chicken and rice for 16 adults and about 10 children – Church board members and families. I have the table set with red cloths and white candles.
    Wednesday I’ll be making lasagna for 48 and 4- cheese bread.
    No, not every week is like this, but I do like to bake and entertain.

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    Courtney says

    I’m quickly learning that my son is becoming a very picky eater. This would be perfect!

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    Susan Salerno says

    I am the mom and I am the one who is a picky eater. I would love to win this!

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    Kim says

    I would love if there was no whining at dinner!

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    Kim Ritter says

    Would LOVE to win…thanks for the chance!

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    Jenni says

    Feeding a picky kid is TOUGH. I love trying out new recipes.

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    Amanda says

    Ooh, ooh! A cookbook with kid recipes? Yes, please!

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    Honey says

    I love your heart shaped waffles. I would love to win that cookbook. We have a lot of whine with our dinners lately.


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    Debbie says

    Looks like a great cookbook to try out!

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    Shondra says

    This looks like a great cookbook…am always on the lookout for innovative and interesting recipes.

    Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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    Tiffanee says

    Love those waffles!! I would love to have that cookbook. It sounds like a great one!!

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    Dawnette Thomas says

    Waffles and strawberries must be the Valentine’s day breakfast. We stuck with a very red day – the kids loved it. Thanks for providing information about this cookbook.

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    pinkbeary says

    Would love to win. Thank you for your wonderful blog. You inspire me to organize and cook. I am still not at actually meal planning, but I have a list of meals that I can make… and I decide what to make on the day of. It works for me, for now. Thank you!

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    Caitlin says

    What a great cookbook, would love to win one! Always good to get new ideas to make meal times exciting!

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    Emily says

    Those recipes sounds great! My hubby is a picky eater and generally when we find a good tasting recipe that kids like, he likes it too. Your blog is so interesting to read. Thanks for writing.

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    Paula Myers says

    I would love to win this! My family would love it!

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    Tara says

    Looks like a really good cookbook. I would love to win it!

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    Nikki says

    I love cookbooks! Especially with recipes my kids will eat!

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    karen says

    I need this to turn things around for my picky eater!

    Karen in TN

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    Marilyn Tucker says

    Mmmm, those waffles look so good! Thanks for the chance to win this cookbook. My hubby will say I don’t need any more cookbooks.

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    The Bearded Iris says

    Would LOVE to win that cookbook! Their slow-cooker Mile-high Spinach Lasagna recipe was in my local paper a few weeks ago. It would have been DELICIOUS if I hadn’t overcooked it and burned all the cheese around the sides into a solid black rock formation of nastiness. Will definitely try it again though. Great recipe, total user error. Thanks Laura!

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    Mattie says

    That book looks fantastic!

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    Joni says

    I would love to try this cookbook on my picky eaters! I love your blog…I am an organizing junkie myself so it’s always fun seeing what you have been up to and getting new ideas. 🙂

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    Jenni R says

    Those quesadillas on the cover look mighty tasty!

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    Marnie says

    Those waffles are too cute! I made heart shaped pizzas 🙂

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    Melanie says

    This book sounds great! My son is a very picky eater, but I can get him to try new things, especially if I let him pick the recipe. I’ll have to check their site, too. Thanks for telling us about this!

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    sharon says

    This would be a great cookbook to have!!!

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    Jen D says

    I am such a fan of the Meal Makeover Moms and have their newest cookbook checked out by my library… would love to have one to keep!

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    Tana Hayes says

    I have a picky family. I am excited to try out this new book!

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    Gina says

    I’ve been following them through their newsletter and then their blog for years. Glad to see the new cookbook out!

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    Mary J says

    Please count me in on this giveaway.Thank you.

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    Sara H says

    Wow, I could really use that cookbook for my picky kids. 🙂

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    Anna says

    I would love to win this. I am always trying to find healthy recipes for my picky husband and 2 year old daughter.

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    Tricia says

    This would be wonderful. I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate healthy ingredients, without having my family rebel.

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    Kris says

    I love the meal makeover moms – I catch them when they are on Manic Mommies. The new cookbook sounds great!

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    Kate Record says

    Yummy, those heart shaped waffles look delicious! And the cookbook sounds perfect – it’s such a challenge to find good meals that will be enjoyed by a range of people while ensuring that they’re healthy…

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    Jackie Brown says

    I’m always looking out for a new, great cookbook, with recipes I can freeze. Thanks!

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    Betsy says

    Finding a recipe both my husband and daughter would like is always a challenge. Love to win this!

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    Josie says

    I’d love to have new ideas for dinner. Spring baseball is upon us and I want to be prepared with a game plan that avoids the quick takeout meal of desperation.

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    Courtney says

    I LOVE Cookbooks- that one looks awesome!

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    Sandra says

    I’m another person who loves cookbooks! This one looks great!

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    Tracy says

    I love healthy, easy cooking!

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    Barbara says

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this! Thanks.

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    LynnK says

    I would LOVE to win this book. My daughter is such a picky eater, meal time is a nightmare. I wish meal time was not such a struggle.

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    Jena says

    would love to win this cookbook!!!

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    Trish says

    The Strawberry Sauce sounds great, I have it bookmarked and can’t wait to try it. And I would love to win a cookbook. I am having a hard time finding meals that our entire family enjoys. I usually have 3 out of 4 people like a meal, but I really want to find foods that 4 out of 4 of us like!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    Brandi says

    Oh my! Those are some tasty looking bittles! I’m definitely going to check out their website for the ideas on picky eaters – I’ve got three, and they’re all picky in different ways. Thus far, we’ve dealt with it by me making dinner for the grown-ups, and my husband makes a separate dinner for the kids. I really don’t like this, and while we’ve tried several times to bring it back to one meal for all, we haven’t been able to make it stick. Perhaps if I were as stubborn as my children… 🙂

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    Trish says

    Oh! I’d love to win a fab new cookbook! I desperately need some new & easy recipes! 😎

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    Kim B. says

    Don’t know who would love this cookbook more, me or my kiddos!!

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    Kara says

    This looks like an excellent book!

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    Tonnie says

    I would love to try this! I’m going to check out their website right now. We have picky eaters times four! Help!

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    Amanda Gibbs says

    I would love to use this book to help my 18 month old eat healthier!

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    nancy R. says

    Cookbook looks great-Anything to avoid whine so that I don’t need wine with dinner!

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    Michelle says

    I always get a lot of whine with dinner, so I’d love the book!!!

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    Kendra says

    I would love to try out this cookbook with my 4-year old, who loves to try and help me out at the kitchen counter!



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    Domestic Nerd says

    This looks like a great cookbook for my family!

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    Maritez says

    I’d love to add this book to my collection, it looks like something I could definitely use in feeding my family!

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    Teresa says

    This looks like a fabulous cookbook! I’d love to have one!!


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    cordy74 says

    This is just what I need to get my daughter to sit down and eat a meal without us using the timer!!

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    Cynthia Crowell says

    I would LOVE a copy of that book! I am always looking for new recipes to try that are kid-friendly!

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    Kristi says

    So glad to hear about the cookbook and website! Always looking for meal ideas to please people ages 2-40. Thanks.

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    Penelope says

    Omg, that looks heavenly. I’m visiting from Penelope’s Oasis and I have to tell you, the heart waffles are so cute! (but I’m a girl, hearts and cute shapes kind of girl)(which is obvious if you see all the butterflies on my site, lol)

    I didn’t link up above since I didn’t post about this this week, but I am going to visit in the future, if for nothing else, for inspiration from everyone.

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    Carey says

    That book looks great! And thank you for making entering so easy and not complicated!

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    Amy says

    I need this book!!! I’m stuck in a never-ending cycle of chicken nuggets, pasta, pizza, and grilled cheese.

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    Jenny says

    This looks like a great cookbook!!

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    Nichole says

    LOVE the Meal Makeover Moms! Haven’t had a chance to get this cookbook yet, and with a picky 4 year old, I think it would be great!

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    Chantel says

    This cookbook looks great! I’m in need of some new receipes. Our menu this week was the same old standby’s. 🙂

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    Marsha A. says

    Need some new insipration in meal planning. This book would accomplish that.

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    Cheryl C says

    I’m always looking for new healthy
    kid loving recipes. : )

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    Megan says

    I could really use that cookbook, I have a very picky eater at my house!

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    Tiffany says

    I love your website! The cookbook looks like one I need so much! I have such a picky family when it comes to eating healthy foods!! I agree with above comments we are stuck in the same cycle as well!

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    Alicia Dunn says

    I made the sweet & tangy pot roast last week. It’s a keeper! Thanks for all of your good ideas!!

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    Jill Surprenant says

    Can I still have my wine with dinner?! Thanks for sharing, I have a suddenly picky 8 year old. And I’m tired of fighting! I just stumbled upon your great site and I look forward to many easy nights of family dinners!!

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    Beth says

    I would looove to win this book!

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    Angela says

    My three-year-old has decided he doesn’t like the majority of what is on his plate at dinner. Help with this would be great!

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    christina mcaveney says

    ohh did i make it in time to enter?

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    Maysa Luz says

    Thanks for the opportunity! =D

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    Anne a Lay Apostle says

    Glad I am not the only one interested in this! Thanks a lot for sharing it, hopefully others do as well.


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