An Erin Cooks Contest: The Pillsbury Duo

December 10, 2008 · 45 comments · Print This Post

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Congratulations S. Sommerville! You were “lucky number” 45. You’ll be receiving the “Keep it Simple Duo” that includes The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever and Entertaining Simple in the mail shortly. Thank you to everyone for participating! Your next opportunity to win is outlined below.

The Pillsbury Duo

Some of my first cooking and cookbook memories involve those little glossy Pillsbury booklets that they sell in supermarket checkout aisles. My mom bought them often and sometimes they even came in the mail. I liked to get out a big stack and page through them, with my ultimate destination always being the dessert sections located at the end of the books. All of the recipes inside seemed incredibly difficult to my 7-year-old self, but I just loved the brightly lit photographs of bat-shaped grilled cheese sandwiches, neatly decorated sugar cookie trees, and intricate lattice topped pie crusts. Even now I still can’t resist looking through one if it comes across my path. If you also have a nostalgic place in your heart for all things Pillsbury then Pizza Night and the Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook should definitely become a part of your cookbook collection.

To win the “Pillsbury Duo” all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (one comment per person please).  A winner will be selected via the nifty random number generator on Wednesday, December 17th at noon. PS: You never know when these giveaways will pop up online so it might be in your best interest to subscribe to the Erin Cooks feed either via email or rss.

*Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I am only able to ship books to those of you who live in the U.S.*

1 Candy S. December 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Love the Pillsbury goods! With a preschooler and a toddler…pizza is always a good idea.

2 Regina December 10, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I have a few fancy cookbooks, but when I want to bake something, I generally reach for a Pillsbury cookbook. Thanks for hosting all these give-aways.

3 Cess December 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I love to watch the bake-off on the Food Network all the suspense! I would love to own the cookbook!

4 Maria December 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm

I recently watched a bake off on the FN, everyone is so creative!! Love all of the ideas and recipes!

5 kitchenbelle December 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm

I too have a nostalgic place for the glossy Pillsbury books! And I confess I still love flipping through them!

6 Jessie December 10, 2008 at 5:15 pm

How exciting! I spied this contest on Twitter. : ] I thought I would take my chances.
Thanks, doll!

7 smita December 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm

What a great giveaway! I’d love it!

8 Jess December 10, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Pizza and baked goods – sounds really good with the cold weather!

9 Carla December 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm

What a fun giveaway, I love Pillsbury cookbooks!

10 April in CT December 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm

These look like great cookbooks…count me in!

11 Megan December 10, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I love Pillsbury recipes! I am always going to look up recipes on the website. Maybe I will get luck and win this duo.

12 sharon December 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm

How good does that pizza look?!

13 Emily December 10, 2008 at 11:18 pm

I`m agreeing with everyone else. That pizza on the cover looks amazingly delicious!

14 sarah December 11, 2008 at 12:16 am

pillsbury recipe books are great! quick and easy is my kind of cooking!

15 Stephanie December 11, 2008 at 12:42 am

I love pillsbury recipes!

16 Lisa! December 11, 2008 at 4:47 am

Mmmm pizza!

17 shayna December 11, 2008 at 5:51 am

i love pillsbury pizza dough! i put it in my panini grill, topped it, and had delicious, light tasting, crispy pizza. i’d love to get more pillsbury ideas!

18 Liisi December 11, 2008 at 9:32 am

I’d love to read those recipes:)

19 Jeff D December 11, 2008 at 10:32 am

I’ll take a stab. i’m always down for more pizza recipes.

20 Jade December 11, 2008 at 10:38 am

I love pillsbury recipies! I too am a sucker for the check-out booklets! I always watch the bake-off too. Some day, when I have the time, I will enter a few. Great giveaway!

21 Pjamma December 11, 2008 at 11:44 am

Dessert, always a high point for me. How many recipes have I ripped out of newspapers or magazines, or downloaded? More than I will ever get to try!

22 Danielle December 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm

These are awesome! I’d love to play with the recipes in these!

23 Erin December 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm

I love the Pillsbury stuff… I’m a baker, and with an (almost) 4 year old ‘assistant’ the Pillsbury stuff is awesome!

24 Anne December 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm

I love crescent rolls…I hope they have lots of recipes with those.

25 Tammy December 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Oh, I am so addicted to cookbooks! I just joined a “cookbook” club where you get some free if you buy more the next year! I’m in trouble!!

These both look really fun!! 🙂

26 Eve December 11, 2008 at 1:37 pm

I still buy the Pillsbury booklets, mainly just to look though 🙂

27 wummy December 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm


28 Jenny December 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

29 Megan December 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm

There is something for you over on my blog!

30 ssommerville December 11, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for picking me to win the previous duo! You have a great blog!

31 Mo December 11, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Pizza night every is Friday, and I’m trying to get creative in 09 and make my own instead of ordering from Papa Ginos (we are partially to PGs in this family, sorry)

Love the blog


32 carstenhamann December 12, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Baking and pizza!

33 Jodi December 13, 2008 at 12:28 am

These look like great cookbooks!

34 grace December 13, 2008 at 9:37 am

why am i such a sucker for pie? just seeing a picture of a picture of pie makes me drool.

35 justme December 14, 2008 at 7:52 am

My family loves homemade pizza. And bread, and rolls, and pasta, well anything homemade.Great giveaway!

36 Erin December 15, 2008 at 3:50 am

These look fantastic!!

37 Lauren December 15, 2008 at 11:36 am

Oh, how fun! I’d love them 🙂

38 Jen Scott December 15, 2008 at 2:32 pm

That would be awesome!

39 Cheryl December 16, 2008 at 9:15 am

Love the Pillsbury books.

40 Geekgirl December 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I love your blog, though this is my first foray into commenting.

I could make great use of these books, being a fairly new chef myself. 🙂 They’d be handy staples.

41 Chris December 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Thanks for the great opp to win a great book I could really use!

42 susan December 16, 2008 at 9:34 pm

What a great giveaway- thanks so much.

43 Tiffany December 16, 2008 at 10:40 pm

I love those books too! They always have family friendly recipes, that are usually pretty quick to whip up.
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