An ErinCooks Contest: Win a Copy of Too Many Cooks

June 2, 2009 · 136 comments · Print This Post

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Too Many CooksI hope yesterday’s review and the accompanying Sublime Coconut Cake have convinced you of the must-have status of this book. Are you ready to test your luck at potentially winning a copy of  Emily Franklin’s newest title Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 Recipes? If so, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

In addition, If you share the link to this contest on your own blog, Twitter, Facebook etc… you may have one additional entry for a total of two possible chances to win. If you choose this option please leave a link to your shout out as your second comment.  A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator this Friday, June 5th at 5:00 PM EST and then I’ll promptly arrange to have the cookbook shipped to your home. Best of luck!

1 Michelle June 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

What a great giveaway! *crossing fingers*

2 Jeannette June 2, 2009 at 8:31 am

eeeek. i love new cookbooks. its like venturing into the unknown. 😀 thanks for the giveaway!!

3 Regina June 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

Thanks. 🙂

4 Dawn June 2, 2009 at 8:51 am

Cooking is one of our activities for this summer….this would be fun!

5 Jenny June 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love cookbooks.

6 Jackie Watson June 2, 2009 at 9:00 am

I love to cook and bake..Erin Cooks is a real inspiration, keep up the good ideas!

7 David P. Swindler / deaconsbench June 2, 2009 at 9:05 am

This looks like quite the must-have cookbook!

8 jules p June 2, 2009 at 9:12 am

wow..i love cookbooks. and would love to have this one!!!

9 Annie June 2, 2009 at 9:17 am

Sounds like a great read! I’m definitely going to try the coconut cake, too!

10 Dan Leone June 2, 2009 at 9:33 am

Sorry, I am too busy licking your Flickr pics to leave a comment!

11 Alana @ springpad June 2, 2009 at 9:38 am

Mmmmm love it!

12 kim June 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

Oh, what a great opportunity! I’m always looking for fun new (and delicious!) books to get my hands on.

13 Fuji Mama June 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

This cookbook looks fabulous! I seriously need to try that cake–yum!

14 Kristy June 2, 2009 at 10:05 am

That cake looks yummy! And I’m not even a big fan of coconut!!

15 Alex Solla June 2, 2009 at 10:15 am

With fingers crossed. I keep thinking of all the great food blogs out there, and none compare to this one!

16 Michelle June 2, 2009 at 10:20 am

Yea, a book giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win…

17 LizAndrsn June 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

Total yum.
I’m a Random Number reject, but that isn’t stopping me.
I’ll leave you a shout out on my blogspot site in a little bit. It’s much too early for my out for summer brain!

18 LizAndrsn June 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

OK – Big Blog shout out up and posted 🙂

19 laci June 2, 2009 at 10:50 am

i don’t even like cake, and that coconut business looks SUBLIME.

20 Amber June 2, 2009 at 11:01 am

love recipes mixed with a story. it really brings life to the food!

21 kristi June 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

*gasp* WOW, this cookbook looks amazing! and so does your site! so glad my friend laci shared it!

22 kristi June 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

tweeted about it here:

so exciting!

23 laci June 2, 2009 at 11:05 am
24 Erika June 2, 2009 at 11:07 am

what a wonderful giveaway! 😀 how exciting!

25 Elissa June 2, 2009 at 11:12 am

Yay! Cooking with the kids. Great. LOVE new ideas!!

26 Deah June 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

Great idea for a book. Hope I win.

27 Holly June 2, 2009 at 11:23 am

I would really, really love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

28 Holly June 2, 2009 at 11:26 am

Just tweeted the giveaway!

29 Heather Lee June 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

Sweet! Literally and figuratively ^_^

30 Claire June 2, 2009 at 11:47 am

mmm! looks delicious 🙂

31 Diane Vandermast June 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

I don’t really need this cookbook because I have at least 500 already, but I WANT this cookbook. Thanks for the chance to get it 🙂


32 Dianne Alexander June 2, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I love cookbooks and good delicious recipes! So does my sister. If I win I will give the book to her. Her birthday is this month! Thanks for the opportunity!

33 Lizzy June 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Looks like a good one! Thanks 🙂

34 Memoria June 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

35 Michelle Lemay June 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I love cookbooks! Thanks for running the contest.

36 Bibiana June 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Crossing my fingers! You have inspired me to cook more. I recently was laid off and I love being in the kitchen. Thanks for the fun blog. Also, that cake looks amazing!

37 Amy I. June 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Count me in! The site redesign looks great, by the way.

38 Monica H June 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning! And thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book!

have a good one 🙂

39 nicole June 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm

the coconut cake looks fantastic!!

40 L June 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I don’t have kids either, but if it has recipes, I’m all about it!

41 Kelly June 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I never win anything, but I’m going to try anyway!

42 Amanda June 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Not only do I love cookbooks, but I love food memoirs even more. This sounds like a good combination.

43 A Mom Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Either way I’m going to have to check out this book! I have two kids who both like different things and are both sort of picky. It’s a never ending challenge.

44 Margie June 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

The cover alone is just too cute! I can’t wait to see what’s inside to try!

45 joan June 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I would love to have this cookbook!

46 Amy June 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Love a story with the recipes. Those are my favorite type of cookbooks! 🙂

47 Brianne June 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Real women and real cooking. I love it!

48 Brianne June 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm
49 Hannah June 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

this looks like a wonderful book! thanks for the opportunity.

50 Beth June 2, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Sounds like a great book!

51 jen June 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I love the idea of this cookbook so much!

52 The Novice Berker June 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Count me in! What a great giveaway!

53 Kim June 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I read your earlier post and looked for this book at my library. Waaaah, they don’t have it (yet?).

54 Anam June 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I want i want i want!! 😀

55 Jo-Jo June 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Sounds great! As the mom of a picky eater, I would love to try out the recipes in this book!

56 Felicia June 2, 2009 at 4:22 pm

This cookbook looks simply delicious.

57 snooky doodle June 2, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I d like to read this book. Sounds so nice and entertaining 🙂

58 Grace June 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Oooh, oooh… pick meeeeee!

59 Tammy June 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Your review did it for me – yum!!

60 S June 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I tweeted the link ( and LOVE the book! The miso-glazed salmon is delightful and the stories are so charming 🙂

61 pjamma June 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Ah yes, the days of picky eaters, the child that wouldn’t eat dill pickles but give him bread and butter pickles……. The other who didn’t want that home made C#*% but mac and cheese from a box……

62 Debra D Sanchez June 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm

ohhh im so excited…hope i win

63 Priyanka June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Love your food blog! Thanks for sharing your recipes. Hope to win a copy of this book!

64 Amanda June 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm

She said her kids don’t like cake? Really!? I have to read this book. She must be lying. Almost EVERYONE likes cake.

65 Heather Lee June 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm
66 Eve June 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Looks like a wonderful book! My little one is being made at the moment but it’s never too soon to get them in the kitchen now is it?

67 Judy June 2, 2009 at 7:44 pm

What a great looking cookbook! I would love to win it 🙂

68 Whitney June 2, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I always love a good cookbook 🙂

69 Kiley Y. June 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

That cake looks delicious, Erin. And even though I don’t *have* kids, i’ve spent a lot of time cooking with them, so i can imagine there’s some pretty funny stories in there. Besides, I’m beginning to really trust your taste in books, cooking and otherwise.

70 sharon June 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Good luck to me! 🙂

71 Beth June 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Oh, I want to win. i hope the random number thing picks me! Those flickr pics look sooo good!

72 Mindy June 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm

This book looks fabulous! I love reading cookbooks and cooking blogs for the personal touches that people put into their cooking. It sounds like a fun read!

73 Natalie June 2, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Ha–2 cooks in my kitchen can be too many–it’s tiny!!

74 Angie June 3, 2009 at 2:43 am

Thanks for throwing this contest 🙂

75 Yael June 3, 2009 at 4:55 am

Mmmmmm! That Coconut Cake looks absolutely scrumptious. Never can have enough cookbooks on the shelf!

76 Michela June 3, 2009 at 6:09 am

Wow! Thanks for giving another chance to win 🙂
Hope I’m the lucky one!!

This is the link to my shout

77 Sherry June 3, 2009 at 7:11 am

Hi Erin! This book looks great—–hoping to get my hands on it!:-)

78 kristina June 3, 2009 at 7:16 am

Here is my entry! K x

79 jenc June 3, 2009 at 8:11 am

Pick me! Pick me!

80 catherine June 3, 2009 at 8:22 am

your description of the book in your coconut cake post really piqued my curiosity! here’s to hoping i’m a lucky number. 🙂

81 Margaret June 3, 2009 at 8:33 am

(crossing fingers)

82 Denise June 3, 2009 at 9:37 am

hmm.. I’m a mom. I have 4 kids.. sounds like this book is for me! Count me in!

83 April in CT June 3, 2009 at 9:51 am

I loved your review of this book…great give away!

84 Stephanie June 3, 2009 at 10:12 am

This looks like an awesome giveaway…the book sounds really good.

85 maureen June 3, 2009 at 10:36 am

Oh how I’d love to have this book. I love to bake and I try to cook (doesn’t always work out–but at least I try).
I have had this on my Amazon wish list for some time and not it isn’t available.
It looks so great.

86 Hanna June 3, 2009 at 12:47 pm

throwing my name in!

87 julesf June 3, 2009 at 1:04 pm

my kids love to cook– and eat! even sushi…. lucky me! 🙂

88 Rebecca June 3, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Sounds like a great book. I would love to win it!

89 justJENN June 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm

This looks fantastic!

90 Leigh June 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm

What a wonderful recipe!

91 Rachel Mabrey June 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

What a neat looking book!

92 Debbie June 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

(Randomly) pick me!! pick me!!!!

93 Tracey June 3, 2009 at 4:25 pm

The coconut cake looks delish! It’s going on the list. I’ve been dying to read that book!

94 Ally June 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

There are so many recipes on here that I want to try!! This book sounds like delightful summer reading…

wrote a post about your site & this contest:

95 Maeve June 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I love to read cookbooks. Pick me Pick me!

96 Sarah June 3, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I requested this from the library as soon as I read your review. I would love to own it for the recipes!

97 Donna June 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Thank you so much for this generous giveaway and for the chance!

98 Anna June 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Oh, nifty random number generator, pick me! Pick me!

99 Carolyn Pluckhahn June 4, 2009 at 6:41 am

My keyboard isn’t working too well after drooling over that coconut cake but I would love to win this cookbook as I love to cook and love to bake ancookbooks are what I collect and love to try new receipes.

100 Tim June 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

cookbooks yeah

101 Brittany June 4, 2009 at 8:37 am

This looks great. You can never have too many cookbooks!

102 Susie June 4, 2009 at 9:10 am

Please! I love the idea of this cookbook!

103 Joanna June 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

Great giveaway…..I love cookbooks!

104 Susie June 4, 2009 at 9:14 am
105 LoveFeast June 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

Yea! Another book I’d like to have!! -Chris Ann

106 LoveFeast June 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

And, your twitter love link shout out!

107 Lysa June 4, 2009 at 10:30 am

The book sounds cute! And about the way things work around here on trying to find something picky eaters will try. *Laughs.*

108 Erin June 4, 2009 at 10:44 am

I hope I win it… 🙂

109 Jamie June 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

Absolutely so cool! How I love cookbooks!

Shout out on my Facebook page here :

Will my name be thrown in a third time if I shout out on twitter? Here goes :

110 The Cooking Ninja June 4, 2009 at 10:51 am

Hope to win this cookbook. 🙂

111 Carla June 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

One can never have too many cookbooks 😉

112 Cynthia June 4, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I love coming to your site to see what you’ve made. Thanks for the great pictures and the good recipes.

113 TiredMom June 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I love, love, love cookbooks! I need this one REAL bad!!! LOL

Thanks for the chance

114 Jess June 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Sounds like a wonderful cookbook and an even better read! I’d love to add it to my (growing) collection!

115 Pietra June 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Lime & coconut, that’s what I’m talking about!
Now for that wonderful cookbook, PICK ME! PICK ME!
Have a great day.

116 Beth June 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I love cookbooks! Pick me!

117 Dee June 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

i LOVE the photo on the cover of this book! it couldnt be any more perfect!
i would love to win a copy of this book, as i am graduating in 10 days and will be starting to cook on my own, and for other people

now that i will be out of college, i have no excuses for making bad food haha

118 Joan June 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm

mmm…cookbooks! The best read!

119 Cookin' Canuck June 4, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Sounds like a fun book! My kids love to cook with me and would like some new kid recipes to try.

120 Kara June 4, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I love the kid on the front of the cookbook! Too cute!

121 Lindsay June 4, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I’d love to have a new book to cook through this summer!

122 Kgroovy June 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

sounds like a great cookbook! def want 🙂

123 Jodye June 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I’ve been eyeing this book for a while, thanks for the giveaway!

124 Jo_Mama June 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I have a toddler and a baby and this book sounds great. I’ll probably buy it if I don’t win it!

125 Denny June 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm

pls include me…love to cook…enjoy reading….!!!!

126 Linda June 5, 2009 at 10:07 am

Thanks for the review – having no kids (except the furry kind) – I was unsure if I would be interested. Now I hope I can get the book!

127 Maria June 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

I want to read this book!! Great giveaway!

128 Lys June 5, 2009 at 11:05 am

After your steller rec. on I Loved, I Laughed, I Made Spagetti, Erin – you know I definitely trust your book recommendations. Would love to check out this book 🙂 Thanks!

129 Carol June 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Another great giveaway!

130 MeLissa June 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Wow! I think it is my lucky day since I just found your blog. Can’t wait to read more and maybe find a chocolate recipe to use for my business. I hope my luck continues with the cookbook. I’ve tweeted about you, too!

131 Christine June 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I could really use.

132 Robin June 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I’ve been debating running out to the bookstore in the rain with my two kids just to get that book!

133 carrie June 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm
134 carrie June 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm

hmmm.. and apparently I can give myself a big ole DUH..

I thought my comment to enter was already in, but it was on the sublime coconut post.


love your giveaways, babe! xxoo!

135 BevE June 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm

This is too cute to pass up. Please enter me as well. Thanks for the giveaway!


136 Aimee June 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

What a fantastic giveaway!

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