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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Cook Book!


Have you all heard about the Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Cook Book by Jane Doiron yet? If not, you are really missing out on a fabulous cook book for all of us busy moms! (and dads too!)

From Jane's Web Site - Your busy mom lifestyle dictates quick get-on-the table meals, but how do you prepare and cook a delicious meal at the end of your busy day when you are simply out of time and energy? It’s simple!

Here's how: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook. This is Jane Doiron’s cookbook of savory, family-favorite recipes that were individually home-tested and selected. Make Ahead Meals are:

• Simple to prepare.

• Simple to assemble ahead of schedule.

• Simple to freeze ahead.

• Simple for the whole family to enjoy.

Jane Doiron helps you, a very busy mom like herself, to put a fabulous dinner on the table every night for friends, or just for the family, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavor.



Jane's cook book is nicely broken down into a table of contents that includes: appetizers, breakfast and brunch, desserts, main dishes, side dishes and soups. You can take a peek at the table of contents ---> HERE



Where can you purchase Jane's fantastic cook book? Easy, it is being sold Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and if you are in a hurry, you can purchase the printable E-Version (Ebook) for only $12.95 directly from Jane's Web Site.

How about a wonderful sampling of the type of recipes you will find in Jane's Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms Cook Book. This recipe can be found on Jane's Blog.

Mohegan Chicken

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
10 oz. bag of spinach
3 large carrots, cut into match stick size pieces
5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Mrs. Dash salt-free garlic & herb seasoning blend
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach, stirring occasionally until wilted (as shown in the 2nd picture). Season the spinach with a little bit of salt. Transfer the spinach to a bowl and set aside.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the same skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. Transfer the carrots to a bowl and set aside.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan over medium heat. Season one side of the chicken with the garlic & herb seasoning. Brown the chicken on both sides and place on a sheet pan.

4. Place the carrots on top of the chicken. Place the spinach on top of the carrots. Sprinkle each piece of chicken with the mozzarella cheese.

5. Cook the chicken in the oven for 12 minutes.

*Make-Ahead Tip* ~A Day Ahead~

Cut the carrots, place them in a container, and refrigerate. Rinse the chicken and pound each piece to 1/2-inch thickness. Place the chicken in a container and refrigerate. This will save you lots of time when you're ready to make this dish.

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Win It: Jane Doiron has graciously offered a free copy of her fantastic cook book to one of my blog readers! yeah!!! If you are passionate about cooking, baking and saving time in the kitchen as I am, you will be pleased to add this wonderful cook book to your collection.

This giveaway is open to USA and Canadian Residents Only. The giveaway will close at 12:00am EST (midnight) on February 14th, 2010. One winner will be selected from all valid entries/comments via random.org

CLOSED!!!!


Here is how you earn your giveaway entries:

Main Entry: (Mandatory) Go to Jane's web site and take a look at the table of contents. Tell me which recipe you would make first if you won the cook book. (if you don't do the mandatory, none of your bonus entries will count).

Thank You Jane for offering such a fantastic cook book for the Shakin 'N Bakin In The Kitchen with Shelly Blog!

Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way for this giveaway other than receiving a FREE copy of Jane's Cook Book. My thoughts, opinions and words are my own. Please read my Terms of Service & Disclaimer Polices before entering this giveaway. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada Only and will end on February 14th, 2010 at Midnight EST.

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Joaness said...

I would make the meat pies first as my Brit husband would like that and they would remind him of home.

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Joaness said...

I have posted this giveaway on twitter.
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I am following you on twitter @Joanpenfold

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Ivette said...

I have been wanting this book ever since I heard about it last year! My hubby didn't take the hint for Christmas :(

For sure the first recipe I would try is Healthy Broccoli Slaw.

I really could use this - my life is crazy busy and I need to stop leaving dinner plans for the last minute!

Thanks for this awesome opportunity Shelly!

Ivette said...

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Already following you on Twitter!

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Tweeted! http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8419410471

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Signed up for Jane's newsletter!

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Signed up for Jane's newsletter!

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Signed up for Jane's newsletter!

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Ivette said...

Already following Jane's blog via Google Friend Connect.

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Already following Jane's blog via Google Friend Connect.

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Crystal said...

Hard choice to pick one. But I think I would have to go with the Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers.

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Crystal said...

Following your blog

Crystal said...

I follow you on Twitter (@CrystalNeedy)

Crystal said...

Entered your Hershey's Classic Recipe giveaway

Crystal said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8423780258

Felissa Hadas said...

I would probably make the Thai Chicken most likely with an entire chicken cut up or with Chicken Breast for a dinner party. It sounds like something I would make.

Felissa Hadas said...

I follow Jane's Blog #1

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Felissa Hadas said...

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Felissa Hadas said...

I entered your Hrshey's cookbook giveaway!

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Joaness said...

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Ivette said...

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Felissa Hadas said...

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Ivette said...

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dawnsmemories said...

Buffalo Chicken dip for my son, chocolate fudge for my daughter, Sausage Quesadillas for my hubby,and Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup for me!

dawnsmemories said...

signed up for Jane's Newsletter

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signed up for Jane's Newsletter

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signed up for Jane's Newsletter

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Felissa Hadas said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/8505077650

Sophia said...

There's so many to choose from. I would make cinnamon bread.

What a great cookbook to win.

Sophia said...

I'm following you on Twitter.

Sophia said...

I follow your blog.

Sophia said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/WorkAtHomeSpace/status/8509901911

Sophia said...

Left a comment on Jane's blog

http://makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.blogspot.com/2010/01/peanut-butter-m-m-cookies.html

Sophia said...

I entered your Hershey Cookbook Giveaway.

Sophia said...

Added your button to my blog at Healthy Perspectives.

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cmjhawaii said...

I would make Chicken Marsala with a Twist.
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cmjhawaii said...

I signed up for Jane's newsletter.
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cmjhawaii said...

I signed up for Jane's newsletter.
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cmjhawaii said...

I signed up for Jane's newsletter.
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cmjhawaii said...

I follow Jane's blog.
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cmjhawaii said...

I follow Jane's blog.
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cmjhawaii said...

I follow Jane's blog.
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cmjhawaii said...

Left a comment on Jane's blog about the Apple Pie Bread.

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Crystal said...

Today's tweet https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8512258796

Ivette said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8544374446

Sophia said...

Tweeted
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Mari said...

The buffalo chicken dip looks tasty

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Mari said...

follow Jane's blog entry 1

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Mari said...

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Mari said...

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Crystal said...

Tweet for today https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8553015794

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Lauren said...

Hey Shelly-

This is exactly the type of cookbook I need. I did go to look at the Table of Contents, and saw a couple of the Appetizers that I'd do to get ready ahead of time for my sons' family birthday party. (2 kids, 1 family party)

Love the idea of the bacon quiches (thinking a Sunday brunch), but our family likes stuffed mushrooms too. Would love tohave some things made ahead to just pop in the oven that day!

Consider this my official entry :)

Lauren said...

I already follow you on Twitter ;) @LaurenH08

Natalie A. said...

I'd like to make the Taco Lasagna and many more! Thanks!

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Natalie A. said...

I'm following this blog! :)

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Natalie A. said...

I follow Jane's Blog!

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Natalie A. said...

I have her button on my blog!

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Natalie A. said...

I follow on Twitter! natdey

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Lauren said...

Forgot to comment that I did tweet about this giveaway last night! http://twitter.com/LaurenH08/status/8566030397

Lauren said...

...and here's my tweet from this morning! :) http://twitter.com/LaurenH08/statuses/8591445401

Ivette said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8591975371

Lauren said...

Here is #1 of 3 comments for the 3 entries I get for grabbing your blog button and putting it in the sidebar of http://momsonlineretreat.com :)

Lauren said...

comment #2 of 3 - the blog button is located under Mom's Resource Directory in the sidebar of http://momsonlineretreat.com

Lauren said...

#3 of 3 :D May have to scroll down just alittle to see the button in the sidebar on http://momsonlineretreat.com

Sophia said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/WorkAtHomeSpace/status/8595229081

Felissa Hadas said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/8596031704

Kristin said...

I'd like to try the pizza bites.

Kristin said...

I entered the Hershey's Classics Recipes giveaway.

Natalie A. said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/8604568474

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Crystal said...

Today's tweet https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8614923178

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Joaness said...

DT http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/8635649368

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Sophia said...

Tweeted
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8640405755

Crystal said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8643568521

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Natalie A. said...

Tweet
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8683181109

Sailors Princess said...

I follow her blog with google

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Sailors Princess said...

I would like to make the pumpkin coffee cake

Sailors Princess said...

I follow her blog

Sailors Princess said...

I follow her blog

Sailors Princess said...

I signed up for her newsletter

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Sailors Princess said...

I signed up for the newsletter

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Sailors Princess said...

I signed up for the newsletter

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Sailors Princess said...

I follow on twitter

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Joaness said...

DT

http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/8685155735

joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

Sophia said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/WorkAtHomeSpace/status/8687788043

Crystal said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8688010873

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Natalie A. said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/8705109611

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Crystal said...

tweet https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8729841921

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Natalie A. said...

Tweet
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8752128103

Natalie A. said...

Tweet
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8771142196

Lauren said...

Afraid I haven't been daily :( but I did just tweet... http://twitter.com/LaurenH08/statuses/8773880658

Melissa said...

Would love to try the Steak Fajitas.

Melissa
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Melissa said...

Following you via GFC!!

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Melissa said...

Following you on Twitter @chaoticreviews

Melissa
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Melissa said...

Tweeted!!

http://twitter.com/chaoticreviews/status/8784651623

Melissa
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Crystal said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/CrystalNeedy/status/8794618612

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Sophia said...

Tweeted
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8817094576

Crystal said...

Tweet
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Felissa Hadas said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/Felissahadas/status/8820910086

Lauren said...

Here's my giveaway tweet for today! http://twitter.com/LaurenH08/statuses/8838184418 :)

Elphie said...

If I win, the first recipe I will make is Pumpkin Bread. Thanks!

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Elphie said...

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Elphie said...

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Elphie said...

I'm signed up for Jane's e-mail newsletter - 3

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Elphie said...

I visited Jane's Blog and I Follow Jane's Blog - 1
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Elphie said...

I visited Jane's Blog and I Follow Jane's Blog - 2
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Elphie said...

I visited Jane's Blog and I follow Jane's Blog - 3
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Elphie said...

I'm following with Google Friend Connect.
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Elphie said...

I'm following on Twitter (@fureez)
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Elphie said...

I entered the Hershey's Cookbook Giveaway.
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Cindi said...

ahh all of them sound good. Love to try the London Broil Strips
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8867004417

Sophia said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/WorkAtHomeSpace/status/8869312382

Natalie A. said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/8871659954

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Crystal said...

Tweet

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Jan said...

I want to try the Thai Chicken Thighs

Jan said...

Signed up for the newsletter

Jan said...

I am following Jane's blog

Jan said...

Following your blog!

Jan said...

Tweeted about the giveaway @kingjan

Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8906205567

Sophia said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/WorkAtHomeSpace/status/8914257611

Natalie A. said...

Tweet
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Crystal said...

Tweeted
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Sophia said...

Tweeted

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Vicki said...

We love to make chicken pot pie!!

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~Vicki

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Natalie A. said...

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Crystal said...

Tweet
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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/8987445152

tracyo said...

I would make Teriyaki Chicken for my first try.

tracyo said...

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Ivette said...

Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ivettemuller01/statuses/9013814197

Her Royal Joaness said...

DT http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/9016743006

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Sophia said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/WorkAtHomeSpace/status/9017761324

Sandra said...

I would make the mini cheesecakes first!

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Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Chicken Marsala with a Twist first. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Jackie said...

I signed up for Jane's Email Newsletter #1

Jackie said...

I signed up for Jane's Email Newsletter #2

Jackie said...

I signed up for Jane's Email Newsletter #3

Jackie said...

I follow Jane's Blog #1

Jackie said...

I follow Jane's Blog #2

Jackie said...

I follow Jane's Blog #3

Jackie said...

I am now following your blog via Google Friend Connect

Cindi said...

I would like to make the Baked Chicken Chimichangas".

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Cindi said...

I follow Jane's blog

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Cindi said...

I have signed up for Jane's newsletter.

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Cindi said...

I signed up to follow your blog

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FireandIce said...

I SOOOO need this book! Mom of four children ages 6 and under. COme over and enter on my blog to win somtehing fun for you as well!

Natalie A. said...

Tweet
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try the blueberry squares.

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Anonymous said...

I follow Shelly as wiscmom24 on Twitter.

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Suzanne said...

I'd love to try the blueberry squares

Ivette said...

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Natalie A. said...

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