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Cookbook Giveaway: Good Bite Weeknight Meals Delicious Made Easy

By laurasrecipes |

One year ago 16 of the nation’s top food bloggers worked on an amazing project. The cooking website, Good Bite wanted to put together a cookbook that focused on simple yet delicious weeknight dinners featuring the recipes of those top bloggers. After a lot of hard work, the book was published and has been released for sale nationwide. Two bloggers from Babble’s Family Kitchen are featured in the book… Me… Laura Levy of Laura’s Best Recipes and Julie Van Rosendaal, publisher of Dinner with Julie. We’re very proud to be included with some of America’s best bloggers.

To celebrate the release of this beautiful color hardcover book, we are giving away FIVE copies of this beautiful book (winners selected by random drawing) … one representing each weeknight you’ll be using this book to cook up delicious yet easy dinners.


1) Victoria Novak

2) Carol Ruth DeVore

3) Jack Hoffman

4) Rachel Nichols

5) Lisa Brown

I have your email addresses and will be in touch in the next couple of days to arrange mailing your copy of the cookbook to you! Thank you to everyone for entering and sharing so many wonderful weeknight meal ideas in the comments! -Laura

If you would like to purchase the book, you may purchase them online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. They will also be available in those stores nationwide.

Here is a behind the scenes video of the creation of the book….

We’ve compiled a slideshow below featuring one recipe from each of the contributing bloggers and links to their websites. Check out each one and you’ll probably add these sites to your list of favorites.

Don’t forget to leave a comment stating your favorite weeknight dinner in the comment’s section below to be entered into the random drawing for a free copy!!!

Featuring the 16 Food Bloggers in the new Good Bite cookbook:

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Cookbook Giveaway: Good Bite Weeknight Meals Delicious Made Easy

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Laura Levy is the owner of the marketing and PR/media company Gourmet Media Group. She is the food writer behind the popular website Laura', and was previously a contributor to Babble's Food channel. She resides in Colorado with her family.

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436 thoughts on “Cookbook Giveaway: Good Bite Weeknight Meals Delicious Made Easy

  1. Maggie Drake says:

    My go to weekend meal is Whole wheat pasta with whatever-is-came-out-of-the-garden sauce topped with a little chicken breast, capers, garlic, and freshly grated Romano pecorino cheese. Never fails to please.

  2. crystal wormuth says:

    pick me!!! I love your style of cooking!

  3. Suzy says:

    My go to meal is spaghetti with meatballs, salad and garlic bread.. I make the sauce and meatballs ahead of time and freeze perfect for quick healthy dinners during the week!

  4. Nancy Gauntt says:

    chicken chili!

  5. Gord Denby says:

    Good Healthy food is what i like and need being a Diabetic

  6. Natalie says:

    Oh! Sign me up!! My favorite weeknight meal is probably roasted vegetable layered salads. My kids adore it and it makes great leftovers :)

  7. Marie Kennedy says:

    Tender, juicy and always delicious..pan fried pork chops with pan gravy, garlic smashed potatoes, with fresh shucked corn. all of this in less than 30 minutes.

  8. Mary W. says:

    Our favorite go-to weeknight meal is homemade pizza — served with a large salad (to have a healthier aspect).

    I make my own pizza dough and always keep a few in the freezer. We like to make different pizzas, like white pizza with artichokes & feta, BBQ chicken with caramelized Vidalia onions, Buffalo chicken, roasted veggie (zucchini, eggplant, onion, squash — whatever you like)…or sometimes just your typical Margherita pizza (with fresh basil, which we’ve been enjoying all summer!), which you can dress up with things like sliced meatballs or pepperoni.

    The possibilities are endless and pizza is a great way to re-invent leftovers (especially leftover roasted chicken — BBQ, Buffalo, Teriyaki, etc.). Served with a large, fresh salad with lots of great veggie toppings and it can be a healthy meal.

    My husband is diabetic (and I’ve lost almost 60 pounds), so I’m always looking for ways to serve things we love in a healthier way. There are no “bad” foods per se — just use moderation and balance in order to indulge in your favorites!

  9. Sally Wofford says:

    My favorite “go to” weeknight meal is grilled chicken with sauteed vegetables.

  10. Victoria Payne says:

    I don’t have the cookbook, but once I win this, you know I will try everything! Thanks

  11. Cassie says:

    My FAVE weeknight meal is Creamy Herb Chicken! It is chicken breasts in a homemade mushroom cream sauce and baked. It is so amazing. It has fresh lemon zest and fresh herbs. You won’t ever eat sauce out of a can again.

  12. Angela says:

    One of my favorite go-to meals is Taco Salad..quick, easy, and delicious!

  13. Joseph Swirsky says:

    My favorite meal is steaks. I grill them for my wife and I in the foreman grill. Then I make homemade garlic mashed potatoes and my wife.makes a veggie!

  14. Patti says:

    Scott’s Caesar Salad (from Bon Appetit years ago) with grilled chicken breast. Great recipe. Homemade croutons. So simple, so good. :-)

  15. Lynn Wiles says:

    One? I have to pick one! Any combination of baked or stir fried chicken. Basmati or pasta and brocolli or mixed veggies. I use whatever juices or spices or sauces are on hand. It’s a different meal every time but the flavors always change. Or Yankee Pot Roast or Chili in the slow cooker. Or….. LOL

  16. Monica Tomchek says:

    Teriyaki Shrimp and Vege Rice Bowl
    So simple!

    Make Basmati rice, brown or white.
    Roast shrimp 7 mins @ 400 degrees with olive oil, s & p, chili flakes.
    Stir fry your favorite veges for 5 mins. Keepn’ it crispy.
    Add the shrimp into the veges.
    Add alittle teriyaki or even hoisin sauce thinned with low sodium soy sauce. Place over rice in a bowl.
    Top with chopped cilantro, peanuts and sesame seeds.
    You can replace the rice with angel hair pasta too for a noodle dish!
    Monica’s Munchies <3

  17. Barbara Thomas says:

    Love some lemon chicken with capers and mushrooms on a nice rice. In all honesty I love food so I guess I should say anything that is edible!!!!

  18. Dawn Benford says:

    My go to weeknight meal is a quick stir fry of chicken and whatever veggies I can sneak in that I think my hubby will eat or not realize are there.

  19. Debbie Broussard says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is Baked Chicken with steamed vegetables.

  20. Lesa @Edesia's Notebook says:

    My go-to weeknight meal is sauteed chicken breasts with some kind of rice, potato, or pasta. I love easy weeknight meals, so I would love a copy of this cookbook!

  21. Sharon says:

    Congrats on the new book! My favorite weeknight “go to” meal is a home-made thin crust pizza topped with sauteed broccoli, onions, mushrooms, crushed red pepper flakes, tomato sauce and a light sprinkling of grated cheese, served with a small green salad on the side. My husband and I eat it practically every week! Occasionally we vary the toppings by including crumbled vegetarian sausage patties, cooked ground beef or left-over grilled chicken, but this veggie mix is our favorite “go to” combo.

  22. Robin Bauman says:

    A tuna casserole my mom made with cream cheese! A family favorite!

  23. Penny says:

    Our go-to meal is Bourbon chicken, which oddly enough, has no bourbon in it. It does, however, have lots of ingredients that we have on hand.

  24. Kari Gutierrez says:

    My favorite “go to” weeknight meal is baked Salmon. Easy to pop in the oven from freezer, effortless cooking and pairs with pasta or rice or couscous or whatever is on the shelf. Or, put it on a bed of spinach, squeeze on the lemon juice and dinner is served. Simple, healthy and the kids will actually eat it!!

  25. Kathy B. says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is homemade Mac & Cheese! My daughter makes a homemade Ranch Mac & Cheese. It is made with a Ranch packet and Saltines and is the best I’ve ever had!

  26. Barb Urban says:

    Love Chicken Chili Yummmmm

  27. Elizabeth Bullard says:


  28. Tom says:

    I’m easy any comfort food makes me smile..I’m in the mood for some chicken & dumplings please. ;-)

  29. Lisa says:

    This looks like a fantastic cookbook.
    My favorite weeknight meal is tacos. Quick, easy and everyone loves them because they get to make them the way they like!

  30. Kat says:

    Our favorite and quick go-to meal during the week is Pasta Raviolis! Easiest to boil up, add cheese & seasoning, and so tasty!

  31. Georgia Wilder says:

    Looks like some GREAT recipes! It’s a tough choice…they all sound yummy, but today I’ll say the meatballs sound like a good choice.

  32. Denise B says:

    chicken alfredo – cooked chicken from freezer, noodles, and jarred sauce

  33. Elvi says:

    Love the cookbook concept. One of our standard weekday meals is beef fusilli with whatever vegetable looked most appealing at the vegetable store.

  34. Helen McBride says:

    I have lots of favorites, but if I am feeling healthy I love portabella mushrooms sauteed in chicken broth, topped with lowfat cheese and spinach. If I am in a funky mood it’s homemade mac and cheese, which i make in my rice cooker. If I am feeling nostalgic it is my grandfathers swiss steak.

  35. elly says:

    My favorite weeknight recipe is red chile chicken with rice and black beans – all cooked in one pot. Super easy!

  36. Özge says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is Musakka (eggplant, tomato and meat) with cacık (yogurt and cucumber mixture)

  37. Michele says:

    My favorite go-to-meal is whatever pasta is handy, mixed with sauteed onions, pine nuts, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil mixed with whatever meat is handy–chicken, meatballs, etc.

  38. Karen Gervais says:

    Moose Vegetable Soup!! I’m making it now and I’ll be going to it for the weeknight meals.

  39. Michelle says:

    Maple bbq salmon with bok choy and garlic mash.

  40. Katie says:

    My go-to is eggs fried in a quick tomato sauce with LOTS of garlic, cheese and parsley. The book looks great!

  41. Judy says:

    One of my favorite go to meals – Hot Waffles with whatever leftover meat is in the fridge just very slightly warmed (just enough to melt any risudal fat). the combo of hot fresh waffles and almost cold meat is great, sliced cukes and tomatoes in summer or pickles in winter completes the contrasting tastes and textures.

  42. Lisa Scheller says:

    We love Dijon marinated grilled chicken, homemade seasoned sweet potato fries, and a salad of some sort. One of our favs is a grilled Caesar Salad! Man, that’s made me hungry…

  43. Amanda says:

    I’ve found that Super Wraps heal all ‘don’t feel like cooking’ ills at our house! We use whatever, and as long as we put it in semi-careful layers, roll it up tight and cut it so it looks like fancy little sushi rolls, pretty much everyone loves it. We use chicken, turkey, cream cheese, salsa, peanut/almond butter, jam, eggs, cheese – anything, and a little bit of fresh fruit or veggies in there somehow brightens it up.

  44. Kathy E. says:

    My favorite go-to meal is a barbeque chicken salad. I buy a rotisserie chicken, shred some of it over lettuce greens, add corn, green onions and black beans with cheese and top with a mixture of ranch dressing and bbq sauce. It’s addicting, and we love it!

  45. Joan says:

    Sounds like a great cookbook filled with inspiring things to cook. One of my favorite go to weeknight meals is homemade tomato soup. Hubby and son love it when I make it. It’s really easy and fast. I use a quart of my home canned tomatoes but you could use store bought canned. To that I had a hunk of butter and some black pepper. In a pint sized jar I mix either milk, 1/2 and 1/2 or heavy cream depending on extravagant I feel, about a cup of either, with about a 1/4 cup flour. I screw on the lid and give it a good shake or sometimes I whirl it up with my immersion blender. Then pour it into the tomatoes and butter and bring to a slight boil. Turn it down and let it simmer for a little while and enjoy. Hubby and son mix crackers and mayo in their bowl but I usually just eat mine plain or with a few crackers. Goes great with a grilled cheese.

  46. kathy says:

    cheeseburger on the grill

  47. Adrianne says:

    My to go weeknight meal is Teryiaki Chicken, the recipe is easy,and I love the vegetables mixed with chicken and pasta. There are many different recipes to choose from, and I guess the best one could be inside of that wonderful new book of yours!

  48. Evelyn R says:

    Roasted chicken with a big green salad is my go to dinner

  49. Helen says:

    Pasta with olive oil, basil, chopped tomatoes, and some parmesan cheese

  50. Dennis Griffin says:

    Biscuit dish , Brown 2 lbs of ground beef, Mix with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, Put it in cake pan , Layer it with slice cheese then on top arrange two cans of biscuits, cook til biscuits are done, Its the BOMB !!!!

  51. Donna Costello says:

    The book looks wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My go to meal is a casserole ANY kind of casserole.Chicken and rice,mac and cheese ,stuffed peppers, Lasagna,tater tot you name it we go to it………

  52. Wehaf says:

    I love Shepherd’s Pie!

  53. Sheila Ulku says:

    My favorite go to meal would have to be pasta alfredo with grilled boneless chicken breast (love my george forman) and chopped broccoli. yummy!!!

  54. Johnnie Whitford says:

    My favorite go to meal is sausage,eggs,grits and biscuits

  55. Holly says:

    My go to meal is homemade pizza. I always have homemade crust in the freezer and I can use up any leftover veggies before they go bad!

  56. Jane Jarosinski says:

    My favorite go to weekend meal is Chicken Picatta with mashed potatoes.

  57. Terri Ward Ebrey says:

    My favorite weekday after work meal idea is to go to a friend’s house and hope they’ve cooked something great! If that’s not happening I like to get already-cooked meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef) from Harvest Market and add it to salad made of vegetables and leftovers. And the real, honest-to-goodness answer is crunchy peanut butter and grape jelly!

  58. Patty says:

    I make pasta and toss with olive oil, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, basil and romano cheese….dinner in less than 20 min…….gotta love it!

  59. Julie says:

    My go-to easy weeknight meal is Lemony Tuna Pasta. It comes together in just 15 minutes, and is my fall-back meal when I don’t feel like cooking!

  60. Holli Veltri says:

    I make tuna patties with radish sauce.

  61. Kari Purdham says:

    My go-to meal in the summer is a fresh garden salad and in the winter is soup and cheese sandwich. Hubby does the cooking during the summer, I cook during the school year. This year we’re getting healthier so the grilled cheese sandwiches may have to go ….

  62. Kim R says:

    My favorite go to weeknight meal is Zatarain’s Dirty Rice. So easy and the whole family loves it!

  63. Deborah Dymond says:

    For summer, I love backed lemon chicken breast with either cooked spinach or spinach salad.
    For winter, I love spaghetti – I have a sauce recipe that I cook in a large quantity and freeze it so when I need it, I have it ready! I usually have garlic bread and light romaine lettuce salad to go with it.

  64. Deborah Dymond says:

    oops…that should have been “baked” lemon chicken!!!! LOL

  65. Britt T. says:

    I like a simple chicken salad, complete with ranch dressing and shredded cheese!

  66. Carmen says:

    I love to make chicken fried rice with leftovers – rice, cooked chicken and frozen vegetables. Comes together fast and I always make plenty to take to work the next day.

  67. Susan says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is a simple stir fry like Almond Chicken or Beef and Broccoli Stir fry. Serve with Basmati Rice.

  68. Riette Bornman says:

    Go to ….Pan fried pork chops with pan gravy, garlic smashed potatoes, ……….yummy This is for sure my favourite and a must every week! xxxx

  69. Tara says:

    One of my favorite go to weeknight meals would be pasta with spinach, garlic and sundried tomatoes then topped with roasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese.. delicious..

  70. Nicole says:

    When green beans are in season, my favorite weeknight meal is good, old-fashioned ham and string beans. It may take a little longer to cook, but because it is so ‘no-fuss’, I can get other things done while it’s cooking. And, it’s super yummy!

  71. Nat says:

    Our favorite go-to meal: veggie burritos! We use whole wheat tortillas, and fill them with a mixture of sauteed onion, pepper, carrot, zucchini, and black beans. We throw a little spinach and some grated cheddar cheese on top, and cook them at 350 for 10 minutes. My husband splashes a little hot sauce on his for extra spice. Our 1-yr old loves them too!

  72. Dia Lanman says:

    We love tater tot casswolw & usually have the ingredients. The cost is pretty low and even the grands will eat it!

  73. Allison C says:

    Anything pasta is my to-go meal. Whether it is ravioli, tortellini, or just pasta with veggies.

  74. DIVYA says:


  75. Lynnette Moore says:

    My favorite go to meal is pasta. I can always make a quick sauce and add veggies and cheese and eat it like so or I can put it in the oven for a casserole with chicken or beef. Mooreorlesscooking blog.

  76. Emily says:

    I would love to win! My go-to meal is using the crockpot. Usually chicken breasts with some jarred salsa to shred into tacos or burritos. Super easy!

  77. Rolanda says:

    fast, healthy and family friendly…. chicken tacos <3

  78. Nelly Rodriguez says:

    Go to meal? Pasta with fresh vegetables! Simple, fast and delicious!

  79. Lizette says:

    Quesadillas with fresh guacamole!

  80. Amy @ A Little Nosh says:

    My favorite go-to meal is a chicken stirfry. So quick and easy, especially if the chicken’s already cubed and ready to go. A bag of frozen veggies, and some sauce, and you’re ready to eat in minutes!

  81. Lorraine Love says:

    When unexpected guests show up at dinnertime I go to spagetthi and meatballs, salad ( with whatever is available) and garlic bread. Preparation is easy, ingredients are on hand and I can still visit with my guests,

  82. Debbi says:

    Love the sound of Laura Levy’s Heirloom Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

  83. Hannah LaPrelle says:

    I love to broil chicken in the oven, and put it over a bed of greens with feta, pecans and sliced strawberries… with poppyseed dressing :) DELECTABLE and sooooo easy and fast!

  84. Donielle says:

    My go to meal would have to be spaghetti. My kids never complain and we always have everything to make it. Not to mention it takes no time!

  85. aimee says:

    My favorite go-to weeknight meal is fried rice with tofu and steamed broccoli. It’s so easy and quick to pull together and you can add whatever other leftover veggies you have in the fridge!!

  86. Sheila Shook says:

    Bow Ties with Tomatoes, Feta, and Balsamic Dressing looks awesome – can’t wait to try it.

  87. Avery says:

    We love to make oven-roasted sweet potato slices and grilled chorizo sausage over arugula with a lemony vinagrette for an easy, filling go-to meal!

  88. Lizette says:

    Quesadillas with homemade guacamole!

  89. Denise @ Creative Kitchen says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is tostadas….usually black bean and chicken. Sometimes just cheese. My favorite is black bean and sweet potato.

  90. Cassie says:

    My go to week night meal is definetely anything I can cook in my crock pot :-)

  91. Kelly Wilson says:

    I live in FL where seafood and shrimp are easy to get fresh. I’ll buy the shrimp in bulk, separate them into 1lb bags and then freeze them. My favorite go to meal is peel and eat shrimp, with homemade cocktail sauce (horseradish, ketchup, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce) and a fresh salad. Takes 15 minutes out of the freezer, it’s very healthy, and my family thinks its a treat!

  92. Donna @ Cookistry says:

    Pasta with fresh tomatoes (canned petite diced out of season) and whatever else I can scrounge in the fridge that will cook quickly. Topped with whatever cheese needs to be used.

  93. basilmomma/Heather Tallman says:

    My favorite is lemon pasta with fresh parm and chopped basil. So easy and my kids LOVE it!

  94. kelli rickett says:

    anything made with ramen is yummmmm….cheap n’ easy……and did i mention, yummmm????

  95. Andrea Bradley says:

    roasted chicken breasts (on the bone), steamed broccoli and rice. It can feed one child at 5:30 pm and still be fresh for the child that doesn’t get home until 7:30 pm (cut broccoli is steamed separately for each child!)

  96. Kimberly Wood says:

    I love cooking,baking & entertaining. I would love to win this book as I collect cookbooks and it sounds like a great cookbook for a busy woman returning to college that could use a little help on busy nights. Thanks for the chance to make me a winner!

  97. Natalie says:

    My go to meal is chicken marsala. It’s quick, easy & tasty!

  98. Alecia Turner says:

    Veggie tortilla roll ups. Any chopped fresh veggies and some shredded cheese on a tortilla spread with your choice of dressing, Blue cheese, ranch or ceasar dressings are all great on it, just roll it tight and cut at an angle and you’re good to go!

  99. Patty Hall says:

    We love chicken fixed just about anyway. I try to keep it healthy most nights. Just a pan sear on a boneless, skinless breast with a Cesar salad. I make bread almost every weekend, so its easy to slice some up and brush with garlic and broil or grill. Quick and tasty!

  100. misty says:

    My families favorite weekend dinner is my homemade chicken burritos

  101. Larissa Prusak says:

    My favorite fast home cooked meal is breaded pork minute steaks. In Germany we call them Schnitzel. If I’m real lazy I just make Couscous and some Zucchinis. If I have more time I make Baked potatoes and a mushroom sauce.
    But Spaghetti with ham and Gorgonzola cheese in a cream sauce is a fast and yummy crowd pleaser, too.

  102. charlotte crane says:

    My favorite “Go to” meal is a macaronie dish that uses the velveta macaronie, pieces of cut up ham, and sweet peas. It’s quick and easy and the kids love it.

  103. Heather says:

    My go to meal is chicken breasts covered with salsa in the slow cooker. Served with tortillas, sour cream and cheese. Throw some rice in the rice cooker…easy peasy.

  104. Jennifer Batista says:

    My go-to meals are usually Falafel Pitas, Burritos, Tacos and Salads.

  105. Laurie says:

    I go to a pizza–that I make–grilled steak or chicken, hearty tomato sauce, lowfat cheese and veggies!

  106. NSB Mom-Roxanne says:

    Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings….huge hit every time…

    chicken breasts…2 cans cream of chicken soup/1 can cream of mushroom….1 can chicken broth..cook low all day in crock pot….shred chicken…flatten 4 biscuits lay on top cook on high 30 minutes…cook rest of biscuits in oven…serve…one 14 year old eats the whole thing!!

  107. Lorrie says:

    My favorite is pasta…. saute some veggies, add a can of diced tomatoes, a couple spices, some whole wheat pasta and I’m ready

  108. Scott Tjaden says:

    My favourite go-to weekend meal is probably risotto. After preparing I add sun dried tomatoes and brussels sprout… a little olive oil… and sometimes crumbled feta. To drink: iced tea.. no matter if it’s cold or hot outside. I think I choose risotto is that as a base I can add almost anything, sometimes emptying the refrigerator or freezer to finish out the week because I’m usually too tired to go to the grocery store.

  109. Megan's Cookin' says:

    My go to meal is a French Dip. Fast and easy!

  110. Lori D says:

    The book looks wonderful!
    This summer was so hot we looked for anything to cook on the grill and ended up making many pizzas! Homemade dough and a million options for the toppings! Cooking them on the gas grill made it super yummy and kept my kitchen/house cool in this hot Texas heat!

  111. Mesha H says:

    I would love this!
    My go-to lately has been chicken; a few months ago it was usually eggs for dinner. Just trying to up my protein since I usually have a huge salad for lunch!

  112. Sue Yingst says:

    Since I usually make ahead a big batch of grilled boneless/skinless chicken breasts, my go to meal during the week is pretty easy. I cut up the chicken breast and throw in some fresh veggies and mushrooms for a stir fry, and serve with some brown rice which I also make a big batch of on the weekends.

    Thanks for have this opportunity to win “your” cookbook Laura.

  113. Shirley says:

    We have so many favs, but one is Chicken Spaghetti ! I would love to win this cook book to go along with my collection of other cookbooks I already have! Thank you for the chance! :)

  114. Becky McWhorter says:

    Our go to meal has always been a full blown breakfast for dinner. There is just something so spontaneous and fun in eating the wrong meal at the wrong time. Grits, pancakes, eggs, hash browns, and bacon

  115. Melissa Mendoza says:

    Probably Spaghetti with meatsauce….kids will always eat it no matter what! Plus they have so much fun with all the different shapes of pastas! Thank you!

  116. Carla says:

    My go to dinner is whole wheat penne pasta with broccoli and turkey kielbasa seasoned with a little bit of olive oil and one package of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix .. all three of my kids love this dish!

  117. Sharon Crosby says:

    Our favorite family approved go-to weekly staple meal would be pasta with my homemade sauce (carrots, onion, celery sauteed, and cream blended and tossed atop any pasta-we use linguine, but is to die for with ravioli. Freezes well for easy future meals as well.

  118. Emily L says:

    Breakfast for supper!
    When in a hurry, or I don’t know what else to make, I can always rely on omlettes. It’s also a good way to use up leftover meats and veggies.

  119. Emily L says:

    Breakfast for supper!
    When in a hurry, or I don’t know what else to make, I can always rely on omlettes. It’s also a good way to use up leftover meats and veggies


  120. Lorie Ann Bosetti says:

    My go to meal is home made spaghetti, with Italian sausage. and oven roasted tomatoes . Nothing beast home made .

  121. MicheleP says:

    Anything with shrimp and rice. Pop the rice in the rice cooker, press the button, and there’s enough time to toss the shrimp in a nice quick marinade or sauce, slice some fruit or make a quick salad before grilling the shrimp, just in time to serve the steamed rice.

  122. Lyn Toney says:

    Take out!!!

  123. Missie meagor says:

    I love to make easy chicken enchiladas from start to finish about 40 minutes.

  124. April Kofler says:

    I like to put a roast in the oven and then throw in some carrots and potatoes a few hours before dinner and then go about my day, or something in the crock pot.

  125. Terry Helin says:

    My favorite go to meal for weeknights is pasta of any kind …. I love recipe books and I am looking forward to seeing this one … Thanks for a chance to win

  126. Geri bocchieri says:

    My go to is marinara sauce and spaghetti with a salad and some garlic bread…dripping with butter….

  127. Dana Johnson says:

    I have two favorite go to meals…

    1)Pulled BBQ Chicken sandwiches. I love these because a)I always have the stuff on hand, b) you don’t have to plan since you can throw the chicken breasts in the crock pot frozen and c)we LOVE them and they taste different each time depending what I top them with:)
    Throw 2-3 chicken breasts in a crock pot with an onion, cut into wedges, 2 minced garlic cloves and a can of Dr Pepper. Cook on med-low for 6 hours. Shred with fork and mix with favorite BBQ sauce. Here is a picture of what they look like along with topping suggestions…

    2. Caprese Chicken. Basically I marinate chicken in italian dressing and italian seasonings all day in the fridge. Then I pan sear and bake for 12 mins at 500 degrees. I top with a thick slice of fresh mozzarella cheese, slice of tomato and fresh basil and drizzle balsamic dressing over the top. Healthy, amazing and great since I have tomatoes and basil in my garden… now if only I could grow a mozzarella plant! :)


  128. Brenda says:

    My favorite would be spaghetti! Quick, easy, and everyone lives it! Sometimes with meat or sausage, sometimes with just vegetables. I have a big family, lots of activities and desperately need all the weeknight dinner help I can get!! Would LOVE a copy of this book!!! Congratulations by the way!

  129. Gloria Liner says:

    Lentil soup with a little curry and some chicken or any variety of quality sausage added and a piece of Cafe Beaujolais Austrian Sunflower Bread. Any wonderful crusty bread will do with a dab of sweet butter or olive oil.

  130. mackenzie bower says:

    shrimp tacos w/chip and guac is my favorite weeknight meal

  131. Julie T says:

    We eat such a variety of foods, there isn’t one “go-to” meal. A couple of our favorites (when pressed for time) are Black Bean and Corn Stew – and White Bean and Chicken Chili. Both are quick, yet very tasty!

  132. Angela says:

    Our favorite “go to” meal is:

    Hot dogs
    French fries

    A variety of toppings, including: corned beef hash, fried sauerkraut, chili, onions.

  133. Erin says:

    We love taco salad!

  134. Lori Y says:

    Taco Salad!

  135. Sean Cahill says:

    Having two teenager who play sports, we are constantly on the run. Spaghetti with garlic bread is easy and the kids love it.

  136. Trisha Lee Da Silva says:

    Couscous tossed it with oil, lemon, and vegetables.

  137. Lynn Daws says:

    My favorite go to meal for during the week is Breakfast. I love to make egg and cheese bagel sandwiches on blueberry bagels. I usually baste the eggs so they’re nice and runny. The combination of the runny yolk with the sweet blueberry bagels….Mmmmm…sweet and salty heaven!!

  138. Lisa Sabo says:

    We have different tastes in this house but can accommodate everyone with casadias made on a George Foreman. I like to use whole grain or spinach wraps, a selection of cheeses, roasted veggies, cooked chicken, fish, crab legs or beef and any seasonings or sauces to jazz it up. Some examples are:
    Seafood (crab and or shrimp, with scallions, swiss or provolone cheese, a dab of ranch dressing and some spinach)
    Tex Chicken ( cooked chicken, roasted corn, spanish rice and a bit of hot sauce or taco sauce)
    Greek ( any cooked meet, feta cheese, slivered onion and cucumber sauce)
    Rib stickers ( Cooked chicken or beef, cheddar cheese, cooked hash browns with onions, dash of Worcestershire sauce)
    Breakfast (cooked bacon or crumbled sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese and a dash of hot sauce)
    Let your imagination go wild.
    Thank you for this giveaway.

  139. Deb Wilkie says:

    My favorite, and definitely the easiest, is to stir fry whatever veggies I have in the fridge, which is usually a LOT, and toss them with whole-wheat rotini cooked in chicken stock. Takes about 15 minutes in total, and is quick, delicious and healthy! Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!! <3

  140. Beth B says:

    My go-to meal would be pasta with bolognese sauce.

  141. Barbara White says:

    My favorite go to meal is Stir-Fry Chicken. Add celery, carrots, onions – whatever fresh greens I have in the house and serve over rice or noodles. For a little flair , I’ll add pineapple :)

  142. TerryJ says:

    I would love to win one of these books! One of our favorite go to weeknight meals is mac and chees or grilled beef tenderloin and pan fried potatoes cooked up on the grill too.


  143. Karen R says:

    My favorite is quiche. Quick to get in the oven, using a ready-made pie crust.

  144. Ms. RubyKat says:

    Mac and Cheese.

  145. Mark Griffin says:

    Pan eared tilapia with wild rice & Italian green beans

  146. vince havens says:

    My go to meal is pan seared boneless chicken breast with veggies.

  147. Kate Perkins says:

    My week night go-to meal is hamburgers! Eat Beef!

  148. Taylor says:

    My go to weeknight meal is veggie burgers with sweet potato fries!

  149. Sarah Davis says:

    Our favorite is a quick cheesy pizza!

  150. Kathy says:

    Our favorite is a whole chicken in the crockpot with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans.

  151. Joy says:

    Home made pizza is the go to dinner. When I leave work and pick up my lil man from the after school program it is the best thing to make. While we are waiting we can do the homework and reading and take a bath. So this affords us some extra time to get things done.

  152. Annet says:

    I would love to give this to my sister for her birthday, I get recipes off here to give to her all the time. Im not a big cooking person, im single & not home very much. Her & my brother have 3 small children. Both my brother & 1 of their munchkins have trouble with some foods, but the ones ive given her off here have all been GREAT.

  153. Shalu Suri says:

    My go-to weeknight meal is a quick hearty-lentil soup with basmati rice and whole wheat flat bread. Its healthy, takes no time and my husband and daughter love it!!

  154. Karen says:

    The book looks great… just what I am looking for as a busy Mom and business owner. Love anything Italian, but especially quick, healthy meals.

  155. Marion Morgan says:

    My favorite go to meal is family pizza nite. This is where we all make our own mini pizza’s just the way we like it. My husband has been out of work for 9 months and we have been on a really tight budget, to say the least. I can make pizza and feed a family of four, for about a total of $6.00 and by doing so my kids don’t feel like they are missing out on anything.

  156. Emily L says:

    Omelettes! They are quick and easy — and you can add just about anything you might have leftover in the fridge. They are an awesome option for when you aren’t sure what to have — or need a quick, healthy meal.

  157. Susan B says:

    My favorite “go to” last minute meal: Cook a box of mac & chesse per instructions. Heat a can of drained french-style green beans, a can of drained chicken breast and 2t of Cavender’s Greek seasoning for 2 minutes in the microwave. Mix everything together and serve. It gives gives the carbs my busy family needs, protein and vegi! I’d love a copy of your cookbook!

  158. donna says:

    have a few favorite quick ‘go-to’s’ but most are pasta dishes…one being pasta with carmelized onions and zucchini with feta or goat cheese …pasta with broccoli and tons of garlic, some red pepper flakes and shaved pecorino…another fast grilled eggplant parm-with fire roasted tomato sauce, pasta on the side…would love to win a book! looks wonderful!

  159. Chandra says:

    Taco night! Hard or soft shelled, and a pan of enchiladas with half of the ground beef. Everyone always likes it. We could eat mexican twice a week at least.

  160. Sara says:

    Anything on the grill. We grill year round here in Minnesota, and it’s so easy to throw a pack of brats or hamburger in hot water before tossing it on the grill. Easy, yummy, fabulous!

  161. Broderick says:

    Lately my standby has been a salad, and pork chops w/ Israeli couscous

  162. Tess Three-Wolves says:

    Black beans and Basmati rice. Me and my husband can eat those any day!

  163. Daphne says:

    Since I didn’t feel lucky, I ordered the cookbook from Amazon and it showed up yesterday. Tonight’s dinner will be Orzo w/Spinach & Peas to go with grilled pork tenderlion. The book is well designed with very user friendly recipes. Congrats Laura!

  164. Annette says:

    Lemon pepper chicken, baked sweet potatoe, and a salad.

  165. Paula S. says:

    Good old spaghetti.

  166. Kimiko says:

    My favorite go-to meal is turkey meatballs with steamed veggies and couscous. It’s so quick and easy…and healthy!

  167. Julie says:

    Our favorite go to meal is tofu burritos with roasted sweet potatoes….yummmm!

  168. Jeanne in Toledo says:

    Always a roasted chicken. Yes, it takes some time, but you don’t have to DO anything during that time, and it gives you several other quick meals from the leftovers and the carcass. Well worth it – and it’s affordable!!

  169. Mary Papoulias Platis says:

    Greek Spinach and Rice It’s quick and healthy!!! I always keep rice in my pantry and frozen or fresh spinach in my refrigerator. GREAT for drop by company..

  170. Dave trusty says:

    Marinated chicken breasts

    Marinate chicken breast boneless skinless in good seasons Italian dressing and fresh basil. Then grilled on indirect heat till done. Golden on the outside and juicy inside. Serve with a pat of soft butter more fresh basil and a grate of pa cheese. Salad and maybe some rice on the side w a glass of chardonay. Winner every time

  171. Wanda says:

    I am enjoying reading the other comments and picking up some ideas!! I have to go to meals on busy nights, a quick pasta dish or a wrap with a side of veggies!

  172. Shelly Parker says:

    One of our favorite Go to Meals is Breakfast. Either waffles, french toast, or good old eggs, bacon and hashbrowns. We always have everything we need to get this meal on the table fairly quickly.

  173. Lynnette Moore says:

    MooreorLesscooking Food Blog

    My go to meal is Cheese Steak- I will be blogging it- everyone is always happy at the dinner table!

  174. Janelle King says:

    I could never go wrong with tilapia. Quick, easy and can be done in so much different ways!

  175. Stacy Barfield says:

    My go to meal is Shrimp and Grits. I’ve always considered breakfast for dinner a go to meal but over the years, Shrimp and Grits seems to be the choice of the family, especially in the cooler months.

  176. Cary says:

    Pork tenderloin with a vegetable side (corn on the cob, salad, peas)

  177. Laura says:

    Omelets with whatever I have in the fridge. My husband calls me the one pot girl.

  178. Shelly says:

    My go-to meal is LASAGNA. Gotta love the comfort foods !!!! The kids love to help make it, and there are many different variations to it (with meat, with spinach, without meat, mexican syle, etc.). My 7 year old son wants to be a chef when he grows up, so getting a cookbook would be great for us. :-)

  179. Kim says:

    My go to weekend meal is “Pizza Margherita”. I use my home grown tomatoes and basil from the yard. Soooooo good. It’s VERY hard to go back to pizza with a sauce after having this!

  180. deborah turner says:

    My favorite go to meal is whole wheat pasta, shrimp, fresh basil, tomatoes, red pepper flakes and garlic. Easy breezy

  181. Jillian Jensen says:

    My favorite go to meal would be farfalle pasta with chorizo and broccoli rabe. So easy to make and so delicious!

  182. Claudia Spinelli says:

    Favorite go-to meal is whole-wheat pasta with garlic and olive oil and sauteed veggies. Dump a ton of parmesan on top and you’re good to go!
    Cherry tomatoes and fresh basil are great in the summer. But if the vegetable bin is running thin and we’re still a day away from a trip to the market, then toss in some frozen broccoli instead. If any left-over grilled or roast chicken is available, that goes in, too.

  183. Jen Kratz says:

    My favorite go to is Turkey Tacos. Can you the leftover the next night for quesadillas. My kids love both and it is easy!

  184. LAURISSA says:

    My go to weeknight meal is butternut squash soup with sausage and rice.

  185. Carrie says:

    My favorite go to meal is pizza roll… great as a leftover.. if there ever is any!!!!

  186. Courtney says:

    My favorite go-to weeknight meal is some variety of whole wheat pasta topped with a bit of tomato sauce, AmyLu’s chicken apple gouda sausage, fresh basil from our herb garden and a nice glass (or two!) of something red.

  187. Nancy Ormston says:

    My favorite go to weekday meal is microwave talapia filets with lemon juice and a side tossed salad. I love cookbooks and collect them. Thanks for your giveaway cookbook with great recipes.

  188. Lesia says:

    porterhouse steak, baked potato with butter, sour cream and bacon and homemade Caesar salad

  189. Jacqueline Macaione says:

    My weeknight go-to meal is pasta or take-out. Since my sons left for college last month I’m really making an effort to learn how to cook and could use all the help I can get.

  190. Laura Imbrogno says:

    Flat bread pizza of any kind, with any and all left overs from the weekend. Be creative!

  191. Rhonda Cunningham-Phillips says:

    Our favorite meal, is whole wheat pasta, shrimp, red peppers, fresh mushrooms, onions, and snap peas. Stir fry veggies while cooking pasta. Add a light alfredo sauce to the dish, toss and serve.

  192. Anne says:

    Salad of baby spinach, sliced fruit (nectarines or strawberries), walnuts, grapes, bleu cheese, homemade croutons, sliced mushrooms, dressed with homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Sometimes accompanies by a grilled cheese sandwich.

  193. stacy schmetterer says:

    Sunday Roasted Chicken…on Wednesday. Sometimes you just need Sunday comfort in the middle of the week. :)

  194. tanya says:

    My go to meal is “porcupine balls”
    Cheap and quick.

    Balls of hamburger meat with rice. Covered in a tomato sauce. Baked then topped with fresh grated parm cheese.

    The best food is with the least ingredients!

    Mmm gotta go i wanna make this now!

  195. Sandi Bilbo says:

    My favorite weeknight go to is stir fry! You can’t go wrong. You can either use what’s already in the fridge for leftovers or start with all fresh ingredients. I can usually whip up a tasty stir fry in under 30 minutes, fresh rice and all!

  196. Angie's Big Love of Food says:

    Country Cornbread Casserole, thanks for the giveaway and congrats on such a huge accomplishment!

  197. Laura C says:

    My go to weeknight meal is chorizo con huevos with cilantro, green onion and lime juice on corn tortillas!

  198. tara says:

    My go to meal would be shepard’s pie made with lean ground beef, tons of veggies and then doing part mashed potato with mashed cauliflower. Sneaking in more veggies where I can.

  199. Kristy says:

    Pasta for sure.

  200. Barb D'Angelo says:

    My favorite to go meal in the summer is either a pasta with fresh picked quick sauted veggies one top and sprinkled with good fresh grated romano cheese, or a quick soup with homemade canned chicken broth and a mix of fresh veggies and herbs from the garden.

  201. Angel Mathes says:

    Since I work all week, and my near-adult son’s in school, weeknight meals are generally a collection of either pre-frozen single portions (ranging from meats to pastas to pancakes!), usually served with steamed veggies and occasionally an artisan garlic bread. We’ve got a variety of proteins and sides weighed out, flash frozen when possible, and individually packaged so that either of us can just come home, open the freezer, and pop something in the microwave, wok, skillet, or oven. Even 30-minute meals taste better after only 10 minutes at the end of a long, crazy day!

  202. Shernette Simmons says:

    My go to wkday meal is Pecan crusted Lamb Should chops with roasted potatoes & asparagus. Very easy & filling!!

  203. Jane Jarosinski says:

    Chicken Picatta!

  204. Rosemary says:

    Love me some tacos

  205. Andrea Ludwikowski says:

    My favorite go to meal is meat loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. I love many of the recipes you have posted on the internet also. Thank you,

  206. Cyndi Hartle says:

    My go to weekday meal is usually something from the freezer. When I make lasagne, soup, or a stew on the weekends, I like to freeze extras for when I am in a hurry. Very easy and homemade!

  207. tracy cerra says:

    I am always looking for new meals for the family! this would be awesome!

  208. Tracy Fritz says:

    Taco Soup

  209. Lisa Harker says:

    My favorite go to meal is beef and cheddar enchiladas OR mexican lasagna! Full of flavor and filling! The entire family enjoys!

  210. Laura says:

    My favorite go-to weekday meal is chicken fajitas. Quick, easy and tasty!

  211. jodie says:

    My favorite go to meal is turkey tacos and mexican rice. So easy and delish!!

  212. rUTH rOBBINS says:

    I’m not familiar with your book but I colllect cookbooks and would love to add yours to my collection. The other women in my family also enjoy them so it would be well used…We all love to “COOK” and ” EAT” !!!!!

  213. Blair says:

    My yummy go to meal is Chicken Adobo with Jasmine rice……mmmmm mmmmm good!

  214. Christine Beyersdorf says:

    My favorite is Barilla plus angel hair with Mid’s pizza sauce (I know I know) and spiced, ground turkey browned up and thrown in topped with some light shredded mozzarella.

  215. Barbi Brown says:

    Favorite go to week night (or weekend) meal is Thai Red Curry….red curry paste, coconut milk, chicken and veggies over brown rice. It is my FAVORITE and makes great leftovers for lunch the next day.

  216. Andrew Tillinghast says:

    Grilled teryiaki chicken with garlic and steamed zuccini.

  217. Lisa says:

    My fav go to meal is chicken and broccoli whole wheat pasta with garlic bread! My kids love it!!

  218. Lori Kilmartin says:

    Love all the healthy recipes. Being prediabetic, I try to limit some foods and your recipes are all so healthy, different and tasty-not to mention easy to make. Please pick me!!!!!!!!

  219. Tina says:

    My favorite go to weekday meal is spaghetti and meatballs with a simple homemade marinara sauce.

  220. Pamela says:

    Congratulations on the cookbook! My fave ‘go to’ weeknight, easy dinner would probably be french bread, drizzled with olive oil, sliced tomatoes, basil or cilantro with some type of cheese. Or healthy take-out.

  221. Vivian Craig says:

    We are middle aged students trying to keep up with kids much younger than us. On School nights we don’t get home until 9:30. My got to menu on those nights comes in two parts, I try to pack some cubed cheese, and meat and some vegtables along with some homemade garlic croutons (easier to manage than crackers) when we get home I like to have something in the crockpot, one of our favorites is chicken breasts with a variety of vegtables, with the chill in the air we are using more root vegtables such as turnips and sweetpotatoes.

  222. Carole says:

    My favorite go to weeknight dinner is breakfast. I don’t have time in the mornings, so I love eggs and bacon for dinner. Nothing fancy but very yummy!!

  223. Heidi Wilson says:

    Depends on who you ask. For me it is confetti alfredo (lots of veggies and the kids still love it). My husband it is certainly steak. The kids would be happy with hotdogs and mac and cheese though.

  224. Renee Palmer says:

    My favorite go to meal is baked tilapia with lemon and dill, steamed broccoli, sauteed summer squash with vidalia onion. Fast, colorful and full of flavor!

  225. Fran Holzschuh says:

    My favorite go to meal is texas style chili with beans. We like it plain, with parmasan cheese, with shredded cheddar cheese, over spaghetti, over macaroni, with crackers, with peanut butter sandwiches or over hot dogs with shredded cheese. The great thing is, it’s better the next day and so easy to reheat.

  226. Janet McLaughlin says:

    Quinoa with lots of fresh veggies, sundried tomotoes,kalamenta olives, feta cheese and fresh herbs. It’s quick, easy and super healthy.

  227. Janet Morrissey says:

    My favorite go to weeknight meal is boneless chicken breasts covered with pesto and baked. It makes a lovely sauce for rice or noodles. Add a tossed salad, and you’re good to go..

  228. Rachel Nichols says:

    Would love to get a copy of this cookbook! My favorite go to weeknight dinner is penne pasta with sauteed chicken breast, green peppers and onions with plenty of garlic and tomatoes. It makes for great leftovers for lunch the next day, too!

  229. Bob Strunc says:

    mmm yum yum please give me one luv your dishes are so delicious

  230. Barbara says:

    Ravioli with Italian Sausage and red sauce.

  231. April Leverone says:

    I love making my potato leek soup with chicken. Just boil a few potatoes in chicken broth (organic preferably). Sauté 2 big leeks, white and light green parts only, in a bit of butter until caramelized. Once all is done, let cool slightly then blend in the blender. Brown 2 chicken breasts then dice and put in soup. Serve with warm bread. Soooo yummy!!!

  232. Ivonne Gonzalez says:

    My “go to” meal during the week is turkey burgers straight off the grill featuring pepper jack cheese and avocado…YUMMO!!!

  233. Jerry P. says:

    My favorite “go to” easy weeknight meal is a one-skillet dish consisting of fresh veggies chopped in large (bite-sized) pieces, cooked al dente. I start with a little olive oil, cook some “chunks’ of onion, potatoes and carrots. Then I add chunks of bell pepper (any or all colors) squash…both yellow and zuchhini…and any other vegetable that suits your fancy, along with bite-sized slices of Eckrich smoked sausage (with skin). A pinch of sugar makes the flavors pop. At the very end, I add some chopped cilantro and grape tomatoes. Everything tastes so fresh and yummy, yet it takes just a few minutes to make this colorful “confetti skillet”.

  234. Jessica Zerbe says:

    My go to weekday meal is stuffed potatoes!

  235. Jessica Zerbe says:

    My go to weekday meal is stuffed potatoes! My family absolutely loves them.

  236. Jessica Zerbe says:

    My go to weekday meal is stuffed potatoes! My family absolutely loves them. It’s a simple Kraft recipe that I’m grateful to have found.

  237. Sally Strong says:

    Favorite “go to” dinner is either French Dip sandwiches, or homemade pizza. Both easy and quick and can accommodate everyone’s schedules on crazy nights!

  238. Cheri Swinford says:

    Anything on the grill!!!

  239. Teresa Steflik says:

    Our favorite “go to” weeknight dinner is our version of Pollo Tropical’s chicken, white rice and beans “Tropichops” dish. Served in Pollo Tropical’s restaurants, this casserole-style bowl has 3-4 toppings: grilled chicken, black bean sauce, green pepper/onion/garlic topping, and a chunky tomato topping. Having to prepare these as separate side toppings was just too complicated on a weeknight. So we modified it to become a one-pot sauce.

    I use the basic recipe for their black bean sauce on the back of the Goya Black Beans can (of course modified somewhat). First we saute chicken in garlic, saute onions with green peppers (or red, or yellow) with LOTS of garlic, and then add the black beans, petite diced tomatoes, chicken broth and seasonings (oregano, sazon, apple cider vinegar, salt/pepper, and sugar).

    To speed up prep time, I’ve used pre-sliced peppers (into julienne strips) that I’ve frozen. The chicken is also cut into thin strips (about 1-1/2″ long, but fairly thin – about 1/4″ thick). I also start the black beans, tomatoes, chicken broth and seasonings in a large pot. I use a different saute pan to cook the chicken, onions, peppers, and garlic and after they are cooked, they are added to the pot with the black bean sauce.

    By the time it simmers down to thicken the sauce, the rice is cooked and dinner is served! It is so good, we will gladly eat it for lunch the next day or two!!

  240. Jim Hiatt says:

    Sour kraut and weinies with mashed potatoes.

  241. Tracy says:

    My go to meal is seafood. Easy to prepare, healthy and tasty.

  242. Judy Davis says:

    My go to is grilled chicken and pasta with some kind of sauce….garlic and wine usually…with parmesian. Broccoli or salad….mmmmmmmmmmm

  243. Charise says:

    Roasted Herb Chicken & Veggies
    * Halved Chicken Breast placed on tin foil lined cookie sheet.
    Roast at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes.
    *Use Olive Oil to drizzle on both chicken and vegetables.
    * Fresh Provencal Herbs finely chopped for both chicken & vegetables.
    * Large Yellow Onion cut in to (1″ chunks)
    * Red Bell Pepper cut in to (1″ chunks)
    * Zucchini cut in to (1″ chunks)
    * Yellow Squash cut in to (1″ chunks)
    Place vegetables in a Non Stick Grill Topper/Basket
    Season and cook on grill on medium heat for 15 minutes tossing regularly.
    Remove and enjoy!

  244. Amy Covert says:

    Lentil soup, hearty homemade bread, and a tossed salad!

  245. Sandy Gould says:

    Baked spaghetti, garlic bread, and a tossed salad:)

  246. Joanne Zwack says:

    It would have to be pork and rice…easy and one of the only “grown up” meals my kids will eat!

  247. Tracey Lust says:

    Favorite Go to Meal – Medaterian Burgers cooked on the grill, spinich salad, and a slice of “everything” bread.

  248. Ellen Palmer says:

    The Creamy Herb Chicken! Mmmmmmmm! So easy, so good!

  249. Momarchi says:

    My favorite go to meal for a week night is always Hamburger Soup. Love that stuff.

  250. Maggie Hunt says:

    Orange Chicken and fried rice

  251. vicky wahlman says:

    Swedish Meatballs I make up the meatballs & freeze so I can use them for whatever we need them for.

  252. Nicole says:

    My meal is scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. We love breakfast for dinner! Thank you!!!

  253. Milton Waddams says:

    Pan fried pork chops on white rice with mushroom gravy. Grilled green beans on the side.

  254. Lynn Rea says:


  255. johananh steffens says:

    My favorite Bayou Chicken Pasta

  256. mj gruenfeld says:

    My favourite go-to meals on weeknights is mostly anything I can make in my crockpot………….throw it in before work and it’s ready when I get home! Tarragon chicke, pulled pork, adobo chicken, chili etc……

  257. Angela Marzetti says:

    Our “go to” meal during the week is pan-fried chicken with pan gravy, quinoa with cherry tomatoes, basil & grated Parmesan cheese and. Nice crisp green salad with whatever veggies are available in the fridge!

  258. Steven Sexauer says:

    Roasted Chicken.

  259. Tami Holubar says:

    My husband and I like to design individual flatbread pizzas. It’s just the 2 of us so the flatbread is like a blank canvas.
    He makes up a large batch of Marinara and freezes it in small bags then pulls it out for the pizza.
    We use fresh basil or rosemary, goat cheese or fresh mozzarella then mushrooms, red onions, roasted chicken or pancetta.
    SO good!!

  260. Robin Dewolf says:

    Tacos are my go-to anytime meal!

  261. Cindy Nagele says:

    My favorite to go meal is Frieda’s casserole. It is a base with noodles and meat sauce with tomato soup and pimentos. It is easy and the kids love it!

  262. Liz @ Fresh plate says:

    My go-to weeknight meal is boneless,skinless chicken breasts cooked all day in a crockpot with a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.I shred it and use it in salads,enchiladas,tacos ,nachos,sandwiches and casseroles.So good.

    Liz @ Fresh Plate
    lanzaelizabeth77 at gmail dot com

  263. Mel says:

    have to say with a house full of boys our go to meal is make at home pizza (whole wheat dough !)

  264. Carolyn Curielli says:

    My go-to weeknight meal is homemade pizza

  265. Lisa aprea says:

    My go to meal would probably be tacos and I just use nacho chips if I don’t have tortillas or shells, but one of my faves is pork tenderloin in the crock pot topped with a mix of whole berry cranberry sauce and bottle of chili sauce slow cooked all day. Sooo good.

  266. Sheila Williams says:

    My to go weeknight meal is smothered porkchops.quick easy and delicious! Sheila

  267. Anitha says:

    Our goto favourite family dinner is home made whole wheat roti’s similar to tortias and chickpea curry or any other veggie curry with yogurt on the side.

  268. mary fanara coleman says:

    Favorite go to is always chicken so I would go with Parmigiano Panko Herb Encrusted Chicken Breasts.

  269. Donna says:

    Grilled tuna steak seasoned with mediterranean spices and lime on mixed greens.

  270. jessica says:

    Pizza…no cooking, no thinking…easiest thing ever.

  271. Teslaca says:

    This time of year, a quick panzanella makes it into my dinner rotation frequently. It’s super fast, seasonal and delicious! I use tomatoes of course, bread, a light, garlicky vinaigrette, red onions, arugula when I have it and sometimes cucumbers.

  272. domestic diva says:

    We love coming home to chili made in the crockpot. Yum!

  273. fran says:

    My favorite meal would consist of fresh vegetables with a savory sauce with fish or chicken. I have started the Square box gardening in which you can literally have fresh vegetables year round in any climate. So I have abundance of fresh vegetables to use in recipes. I am trying go fresh and healthier eating.

  274. LIsa M says:

    Tacos or spagetti!! Both a hit with all my boys! :)

  275. john hayes says:

    Love all of Lauras recipes : )

  276. Becky says:

    My favorite week night meal is Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti, home made sauce, garlic bread and salad. Love the ideas for this cookbook!

  277. Teresa says:

    My favorite go-to is quinoa, veggies and cheese. Mix cooked quinoa, grated veggies, and grated cheese, then nestle it in a veggie cradle (I use red and yellow pepper halves for the cradle) and it makes a great dinner. I cook it on the grill (indirect) with an ice cube to steam the pepper. It’s wonderful,

  278. Tiffany Jones says:

    My favorite go to meal is my mom’s enchilada casserole!

  279. Cindy Coleman says:

    Chicken Milanese–boneless chick breast, dipped in beaten egg, lightly breaded with combo of italian bread crumbs/parm cheese. Pan-fried in olive oil, deglaze pan with white wine and lemon juice. Add chicken back to pan to finish cooking and take on flavor. Serve reduction over chicken.

  280. Joyce says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is chicken chow mein.
    I usually make it with chicken breasts.
    I can control the amount of fat used (almost none), decrease the amount of noodles used, and increase the amount of fresh veggies used, without hubby being all the wiser

  281. Denise says:

    I love Chicken a la king! I do the prep work over the weekend, and then it is a snap to combine everything and place it over store bought croissants that are sooo light and flakey!! WOULD LOVE A COOKBOOK FOR MORE IDEAS!!! :) :)

  282. malinda cruey says:

    biscuits and gravy!

  283. Laura Imbrogno says:

    Flat bread pizzas with left overs from the weekend, be creative!

  284. Janet Rice says:

    Pasta or a crockpot full of homemade chili!

  285. Kim says:

    My favorite quick go to meal is Taco Pizza…quick, easy and very very yummie!

  286. cathy smith says:

    My all-time weekly go to meal is whatever meat we have left over…chopped fine add shredded queadilla cheese from cacique between two flour tortilla and tada add a green salad and tea…supper in a flash and awesome!

  287. Janet Rice says:

    A crockpot full of homemade chili!

  288. Pameg says:

    My favorite go to week night meal is grilled cheese sandwiches and soup!!!

  289. Jack Hoffman says:

    My favorite weeknight (quick) meal is sauted apple chicken sausage and onions, over whole wheat pasta…add some banana peppers for an extra hit! mmmmm!

  290. kelly says:

    tacos or smoked sausage with mac n’ cheese

  291. Deanna Malloy says:

    My favorite weeknite meal is one that can be done in less than 30 minutes and requires minimal clean up since I’m a busy single soccer, track, football, & wrestling mom.

  292. Teresa says:

    Congrats on the cookbook!
    Our go to meal is Mexican Chicken. Baked chicken breast topped with canned green chiles and Monterrey Jack cheese. For a side we dice tomato, avocado, onion and cilantro.

  293. Angela Irlandy says:

    I like breakfast for dinner since I always have ingredients on hand for making pancakes or omelets. :)

  294. Lara says:

    Tomato Soup and salad. Yum!

  295. Linda says:

    Pizza…I keep little rounds of whole wheat pizza dough in the freezer. They thaw in 45 minutes. I add whatever I have in the refrigerator: veggies, chicken, meatballs, fresh tomatoes, herbs. About 45 minutes for pizza dough to thaw, 10 minutes in the meantime to prep veggies, 12 minutes to bake in a 500F oven. Add cheese if you wish and a yummy dinner! Complete!

  296. Catrina C. says:

    Favorite weeknight dinner is spaghetti! Leftovers are always so good the next day!! :)

  297. Debra Robertson says:

    Our stand-by meals include Gumbo, Chili and Tortilla Soup. Leftovers freeze great as well!

  298. Louise Mazza says:

    Our favorite go-to meal is Pasta Fagioli. SInce my husband makes it better-it’s his turn.

  299. Gina Savage says:

    My favorite weekend meal has always been NM red chili cheese enchiladas, fresh guacamole, and sopapillas with honey butter.

  300. Beth says:

    for weeknights, i like to cook up boneless chicken or pork varying the seasonings & served with pasta or rice & a steamed veggie. I would love a cb full of ideas!

  301. Kim S says:

    With three little kids under 6, my go-to meal is chicken divan. They all love it, it’s easy to make, and there are never any leftovers.

  302. Jo Ann Steeke says:

    Ours is French Toast made with fritter bread, and some blueberries, or whatever fruit is on Sale!

  303. Marsha S. says:

    I love to have breakfast for supper when we are having a quick meal. Scrambled eggs or omelets with toast or biscuits if I have them is wonderful. Fry up some bacon or ham and you have a quick nutritious supper.

  304. linda davis says:

    love all the recipes makes me hungry now if i just had a man to cook for me! lol

  305. Lanita Canup says:

    With it being just my husband and I I like to fix pasta ans a salad or just the salad and some bread.

  306. Darlene says:

    It’s always a frittata type egg dish. When things are really busy and we want to shorten prep time, this dish is a winner. Eggs, sauteed vegetables (freshly made or leftover), cheese, herbs and spices all prepared in one pan! The combinations are endless so the dish is never the same twice. Serve it with some whole grain toast and your done. A great meal that’s quick and easy and tastes great every time!

  307. Valerie says:

    My favorite go to meal is chicken spaghetti! The kids love it and so do I, if you have leftover chicken it’s the perfect thing to make along with cream of chicken soup, milk, chopped onion and cooked spaghetti noodles bake a half an hour top with shredded cheese and bake 10-15 minutes more! Yum!

  308. SUE T says:

    My favorite go to meal would be my SUNDAY GRAVY with MEATBALLS. We invite the kids over for dinner on that Sunday and I make a big batch up and freeze some so when I want it during the week it’s there.

  309. lesliee dick says:

    My fav go to meal is chili with fritos and cheese. So when i win the cook book i can try new thing.

  310. Judie says:

    When dinner hasn’t been planned, I can always count on my breakfast scramble for dinner, I always have the ingredients in the house. Easy to make, not so pretty, but delicious. I fry thin sliced potatoes with chopped onion & green pepper, When just about done I toss in whatever I have..cubed ham, sliced hot dogs, kielbasa or it’s really good with cubes of spam. Brown the meat a little & then pour beaten eggs over top. Once the eggs are set, dinner is ready. Good anytime of day! I’ve made so many variations of this even using leftover baked potatoes, fried or red roasted peppers in a jar, whatever you have.

  311. Kathy Firestone says:

    My favorite easy meal is a margherita pizza with fresh basil from my windowsill herb garden.

  312. Nancy Sarkees says:

    My go to meal is homemade sloppy joes. I always have Montreal Steak Seasoning and tomato paste in my house. My kids love it.

  313. Michelle says:

    My favorite go to dinner is Bar-B-Que chicken, rice, and salad. Fast, easy and my family loves it

  314. Carmen Rose says:

    I love chilling, ham and beans and anything I can grill

  315. Denise McLinn says:

    My favorite and easy go to meal would have to be chicken sauteed in a jar of my rockin canned salsa. It leaves me plenty of leftovers which is usually a requirement of anything I cook since it makes the rest of my week easier. I can throw it over pasta/rice or in a tortilla. A side salad usually accompanies it just to get in more servings of veggies. yumm!

  316. Gwynn E says:

    I love a big baked potato with a little butter topped with of Jamaican Jerk and cottage cheese… The perfect combo of flavors.. yum!

  317. Michelle says:

    My favorite is anything that can be fixed in the slow cooker! I love the feeling of relief when 4 o’clock rolls around and the ‘what’s for dinner’ dread starts to creep in–then you remember it’s already done!

  318. Ruth Balster says:

    Anything I can make without having to think to hard or involves a lot of ingredients is a hit with me. My husband loves anything using chicken or buffalo, and that provides him with leftovers for the next day!

  319. Betty B Clark says:

    Favorite weekend dinner for my family: A big pot of chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob for Jacob (7); chocolate cake for dessert.

  320. Lynette OBrien says:

    When all else fails, Italian sausage with ??? It can be turkey or pork, I prefer hot, but mild will also work. Either grill it on the barbeque or heat in a little water, drain and brown on the stove. Slice the sausage and set aside In the meantime, saute a little onion and garlic in olive oil (and a little butter depending on the veggie and mood). Add some broccoli or zucchini or tomato or whatever else suits your fancy and/or you have on hand and cook until crisp tender or heated through in the case of the tomato. Cook some pasta..whatever seems appropriate, keep about a cup of the cooking liquid when it’s ready to be drained. Toss the pasta with the with sauteed veggies and the sausage. Add some cooking liquid if necessary and, of course, grated Parmesan or Romano. Season with salt and pepper as you go.

  321. cherie duda says:

    My quick go to is usually chicken paprikash….35 minutes start to finish with Sophie’s spaetzle.

  322. Dina Parker says:

    I love sweet gingery tofu.

  323. Glenn says:

    Penne Pasta Rosa with Sweet Sausage

  324. Robin Berger says:

    My favorite go to weeknight dinner is sesame chicken. I got the recipe from a friend over 30 years ago and it is still my favorite recipe to make when I want something easy and delicious.

  325. Rose Westmoreland says:

    All time favorite is to talk to the family and allow each person to make their choices based on trying at least 1 new meal and 1 new desert a week. Never been disappointed again. They might not like everything but they get to try and taste all foods vs. getting stuck in a rut. Thanks for all the wonderful foods we eat.

  326. Melinda R. says:

    Love the Dinner in a Flash Salmon Pasta!

  327. Michael says:

    Filet of white fish w/ hoisin sauce, pineapple, scallions, a bit of 5-spice powder microwaved for 2-1/2 mins. There’s not even enough time to cook instant rice! But I do–and start the fish just as the rice is almost finished. That and some snow peas stir-fried or quick-steamed. Yums!

  328. Janice says:

    My favorite go to meal is spagehetti and italian sausage. With some hot italian garlic bread….works every time! Quick and easy….

  329. Heather Gilbert says:

    We love to make Chicken Caeser Pitas. Grilled chicken breast, hearts of romaine, dressing on naan flat bread.

  330. Renee says:

    My weeknight go to dinner is usually some kind of pasta dish served with some garlic bread and a green salad.

  331. Saramiah Shef says:

    Our go to meal is chicken cutlets with broccoli or cauliflower.

  332. Rebeca says:

    I have lots of cookbooks! I am a fanatic about cooking and find that I go to alot of my Rachel Ray’s 30 minute meals cookbooks for those quick but absolutely delicious dishes!

  333. Jeff says:

    Our go to meal is pasta and sauce. Easy and relatively fast. Even makes leftovers for breakfast and lunch the next day :-)

  334. Michelle says:

    Cashew Chicken with Garlic Quinoa…. A+++

  335. Fanny Fauli says:

    can’t make myself chose one, but tonight i’m feeling for some italian. might be cannelloni with spinach-stuffing, ricotta cheese and well blended tomato sauce.

  336. Diane H says:

    I love chicken any night of the week!

  337. Geri bocchieri says:

    My favorite go to weeknight meal is Chicken Pot Pie!!

  338. Amy Wall says:

    I need new cookbooks! Looks delish!

  339. Carla Taylor says:

    Roasted Garlic Chicken is great on a fall weekend..with all the fall veggies, mmmmmmmmmm

  340. Mernie O'Connell says:

    Our favorite is stir fry with chicken and vegetables. It’s the one way I can make sure that no one picks out the vegetables!

  341. Cheryl Keslar says:

    cheese quesedilla with mild salsa and sour cream and a fresh baby greens tossed salad.

  342. Shelley S. says:

    My fave go to weekday meal is fritatta with smoked salmon and dill. I always have smoked salmon in the the freezer,so it makes for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Topped with dill and chive sour cream, it’s fantastic.

  343. Amy Wall says:

    Favorite weeknight meal is Taco Salad with Black beans, rice, some fish or chicken sauteed in onions and spices and lots of fresh vegies Build your own!

  344. Eva Canitano says:

    Definitely a fresh tomato sauce with basil with pasta! Easy and healthy!

  345. Rosie Dykes says:

    Please sign me up! My favorite week night meal is bbq chicken wings, garlic smashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts.

  346. Sheilah Nelson says:

    My go to meal is Cube Steak, French Fries and Garden Salad. I make
    gravy and hot biscuits…and enjoy. Guess more of the reason I love this
    is it reminds me of my aunt in Georgia – she used to serve this on
    Saturday night when we were kids visiting her. So it’s my comfort food.

  347. Linda Morris says:

    Not sure how I missed seeing this cookbook before, but I would super love to be the winner….looks fabulous and I needs some new recipes in my life! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  348. Lynn says:

    Taco night is a favorite in our house. With four kids in different directions, it makes Monday night a breeze (with leftovers, for Wed night!)

  349. Michelle Caldwell says:

    Fine Cookings Pork Marsala Medallion

  350. Michelle Caldwell says:

    Fine Cookings Pork Marsala Medallion. Quick but delicious!

  351. Tammi Delancy says:

    This looks great hope i win a copy.. My favorite to go meal would have to be Spaghetti and meatballs. :)

    or maybe Broccoli and chicken fettuccine alfredo

  352. Lynda T says:

    Though not very healthy…my fave is Friday night…Family Night/Pizza Night! :D

  353. Alice Smith says:

    Hands down, it’s got to be my Mother-in-Law’s chili! I almost feel like I’m cheating because everyone raves about it, but it’s so fast, easy and economical: Saute a med. onion in olive oil, adding 1 lb. ground sirloin (crumbled; or sub with ground turkey or whatever you’d prefer), 1 Tbs mild chili power, 1 tsp. cumin powder, salt, pepper, and any “heat” your family will enjoy (to taste), then 1 lg can plain tomato sauce, 1 lg can diced tomatoes, and your choice (and amount) of canned beans (I use 1 lg can kidney beans and 1 sm can black beans). That’s it! Rarely do I get leftovers with this recipe.

  354. tonya king says:

    my favorite go to meal are tacos…so easy to make and change up and everyone likes them!

  355. Cheryl Bond says:

    Nothing better than beans, cornbread, fried potatoes

  356. Tonya Huber says:

    I love to make amazing soups using leftovers from a weekend of cooking. Leftover mashed potatoes, vegetables, roasts, chicken, pasta, and sauces can all be put together in different ways to make a warm hearty fall meal.

  357. Jodie says:

    It’s so hard to pick one, and for me it really depends on the season. Now that its getting colder, I can’t wait to make my crock pot chicken chili, yum-o!

  358. Ginger T says:

    My favorite meal of the week is some grilled chicken along with some fresh green beans and corn on the cob out of the garden along with a tossed salad….I always love trying new dishes for something different!

  359. Linda says:

    I am in the food funk period. I need help! New ideas! Inspired recipes! Help! And thanks for blog.

  360. Kristina W. says:

    I am a cooking fanatic!! I love new new things!! PICK ME!!!! Please and Thank You!!

  361. Carolyn Heuser says:

    Lately it has been roasted veggie panini sandwiches on focaccia bread, have used grilled chicken & steak, with pesto. Yummy.

    Have also done a fresh pasta sauce with tomatoes, zucchini and peppers from the garden!

  362. Richelle Nicholls says:

    My favorite go to meal is Pizza Casserole. It’s not really hard to put together, and is a hit with the kids. If you can make them happy, ya know you have a winner. Depending on what everyone is in the mood for, you can either just have a salad with it or heat up your vegetable of choice. A nice addition is garlic or cheesy bread also. Leftovers the next day are pretty yummy too!

  363. Rosi Wilkins says:

    My favorite “Go-to-weeknight-meal” is all the fresh veggies that are in my fridge, some saute’ chicken breast and homemade Asian dressing. It’s healthy, low calorie, low carb and I can get creative every time so it never gets boring. Simple and wholesome meals are easy too cook if one uses a little imagination. My husband always says..”Remember how you made this…” Uh oh. LOL

  364. Kristina W. says:

    I love to cook new foods and try new things. My son is on the Autisum scale and has food issues any new cook book in the house would be wonderful. Please Pick ME! Please and Thank You!

  365. Dawn says:

    Taco salad is our go to week night meal. Healthy, tasty, quick, and best of all, kid friendly!

  366. Lisa McClellan says:

    You asked favorite right? It is not the healthiest……but I love the nights when it is cold and rainy and you decide to do breakfast for dinner – waffles and bacon.

  367. Alyce Kavanagh says:

    Spaghetti and meatballs, crisp salad and a crusty bread- any night. Yum.

  368. lizzie says:

    My favorite is anthing that the crockpot has hot and ready when I get home!!

  369. Crystal Roosa says:

    Anything with chicken!

  370. Laurie Ehlke says:

    Coq Au Vin in the crockpot…throw it all in the pot in the morning & enjoy it later, with no fuss!

  371. Jessica says:

    For this I’m going to set “easy” aside a go with my most favorite…..white lasagna. Some of the ingredients include mozzarella and parmesan; chicken and prosciutto; fresh spinach, artichokes and portabellas. It is simply divine!!!

  372. Nikki Boye says:

    With three kids – Tacos! The kids love making their own taco bowls. They bake the a tortilla with melted butter in a ramikan. They love filling it with Turkey taco meat and all the fixings. Please pick me! I really need some new ideas for dinner!!

  373. Deborah Sherman says:

    Favorite weeknight…if in a hurry is breakfast for dinner…scrambled eggs with lots of experimental additions…my son loves to play with herbs from the garden.

  374. AnnMarie Torres says:

    Steak with rice and beans

  375. Bridget east says:

    Lasagna any type that goes with wine!

  376. Liz Slater says:

    My go-to meal lately is a Vegetarian’s Shepherd’s Pie I recently discovered, because I can keep the base in the fridge and have a hot dinner in no time. However, my close second is your Tomato Creamy Pasta, although I add a few more veggies and exchange Half-and-Half for the Heavy Cream (MOST ot the time). GOOD STUFF!

  377. Debby Wolak says:

    It’s fall, Pork Chops, Acorn Squash and Applesauce!

  378. Tracy says:

    Elk steak (or ‘our’ pork steak) potaoes and in the summer, whatever came out of the garden (in the ‘non- gardening’ time, a veg that I ‘put up’) :o )

  379. Steve Mixson says:

    My favorite weeknight meal would have to be the Grilled Hawaiian Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs w/ chunks of green & red bell peppers, pineapple and onions … now I am hungry … real hungry

  380. Pamela Grumbine says:

    My favorite is grilled burgers and chips!

  381. Sarah says:

    It would be great to have some new, fun, fall ideas… especially since the hubby will be a full-time, at home parent :) I’m looking forward to having yummy meals after work!

  382. Kristy says:

    Pasta for sure!

  383. Janis Hanna says:

    My favorite weeknight meal is Family Surprise Casserole:

    Preheat home to Warm and Welcoming
    1 surprise visit from away-at-college child (more can be added to taste)
    A splash of joyful tears An earful of screams of delight
    A pinch of silly pinches A heaping scoop of love
    An armful of loving hugs A kiss of kisses

    Mix first 5 ingredients together rapidly and set at table to settle.
    After 5 mins SLOWLY add scoop of love- (do not agitate by pouring it all on at once!)
    Bake in a dusted- with-memories-round of laughter until edges of the moment begin to crisp.
    You’ll know it is done when gently poked with your finger it lets out a sigh.
    Sprinkle lightly with kisses.

    Serve and enjoy right away.

    This is a wonderful meal that I only get to serve on rare occassions but each one seems to be enjoyed even more than the one before.

  384. Gina says:

    Favorite Weeknight Supper – spinach salad w/chicken.
    We grill extra chicken when we make it on the weekend or pick up a grocery store rotisserie chicken. Fresh spinach, chicken, slivered almonds and/or sunflower seeds, boiled egg, Craisins, sometimes some bacon bits, the Spinach Salad dressing from the refrigerated section near the pre-bagged salads (it’s low fat!) and croutons. A huge hit with hubby and my 7-year old enjoys it too!

  385. Colleen Campbell says:

    Go to meal has got to be a quesidilla w/ corn. We have it at least once a week.

  386. Kristen says:

    Ham/Turkey Wraps (with provolone and baby spinach, and fresh-from-the-orchard apple slices) are our family favorite. While these are best warm (oooh the crispness of the olive oil browned tortilas!), parchment paper and foil makes these this soccer mom’s go to dish even on the go!

    Would LOVE to be one of the lucky recipients of the collaborative cookbook!

  387. Christa Richardson says:

    I love your recipes! One weeknight favorite is ravioli lasagna. I keep homemade tomato sauce in the freezer, line a pan with good frozen ravioli, sauce, cheese and bake. Spending on the time of year I add roasted veggies, Turkey sausage, etc. So easy and the ravioli absorb some of the tomato and cook up perfectly!

  388. Kristen says:

    Oops – mistyped my own email. (corrected with this entry)

  389. Rosa laborde says:

    My favorite go to meal is an easy pasta dish.
    1 box cherry or grape tomatoes ( each cut in half)
    Sautéed with garlic(3 or 4 lg cloves minced) and olive oil.
    White wine, pinch red pepper flakes and some salt
    Simmer til tomatoes break down. It makes a fantastic sauce. When ready to serve I stir in finely chopped parsley and toss w ith your favorite pasta. ( you can substitute spinach for the parsley)

  390. Amanda Washka says:

    My favorite weekend go to meal is enchilladas! I make more than enough for dinner and I have something yummy for lunches during the week!

  391. jenny says:

    My favorite is salmon with little salt/pepper with cheese ravioli and spinach all lightly covered with a lemon butter sauce

  392. Erica Lagasse says:

    We like quick and easy. Anything in the crockpot works but especially chicken, vegetables (corn, green beans, mushrooms) with crushed Italian style tomatoes on top. Put over rice and it can’t be beat!

  393. Rosa laborde says:

    My favorite go to meal is an easy pasta dish.
    1 box cherry or grape tomatoes ( each cut in half)
    Sautéed with garlic(3 or 4 lg cloves minced) and olive oil.
    White wine, pinch red pepper flakes and some salt
    Simmer til tomatoes break down. It makes a fantastic sauce. When ready to serve I stir in finely chopped parsley and toss w ith your favorite pasta. ( you can substitute spinach for the parsley)

    Red pepper flakes
    Minced garlic
    White wine
    Grape/ cherry tomatoes

  394. Heather grisham says:

    A top favorite at my house is fajitas (steak, chicken, or pork), and then the leftovers can be incorporated into a great pot of chili for later in the week.

  395. Michelle Riley says:

    My favorite go to meal is a salad. I adjust it with the seasons.

  396. Chris Palmer says:

    My Famous South-West Tacos

  397. Mo O'Connell says:

    My husband and I make ravioli on the weekend sometimes, my favorite quick weeknight meal is portobello ravioli with olive oil and shaved parm, a little basil chiffonade on top. For a veggie I saute very thinly sliced (on the mandolin) zuchinni with a little butter spray, top with kosher salt and cracked pepper and lemon thyme fresh from my herb garden. Perfect meal. Feels special but super ez!

  398. Cathy Ashum says:

    Favorite go to meal is veggie pizza. My kids request it every week!!

  399. Carol Ruth DeVore says:

    would LOVE to have one of the cookbooks. I collect cookbooks, however, this is the first time I’ve entered a drawing for one. Wish me luck!

  400. Goodieb says:

    We’ve got a couple of favorite go-to weeknight meals in my house.

    In the winter it’s grilled cheese with tomato soup. Hopefully we have some soup on hand made from our garden tomatoes. It freezes really well. We make the grilled cheese with just about any cheese we have in the house (Havarti, Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar, etc.).

    Our other favorite is pasta (or frozen ravioli or tortellini) mixed with a can of Italian stewed tomatoes and half a jar of Alfredo sauce. It makes a wonderful creamy red sauce. Then we warm up some frozen garlic bread, maybe add a salad, and there’s dinner in about 20 minutes. Yum!

  401. Marsha Krist says:

    BLT’s!! A nice smokey bacon on toasted Healthnut bread with a healthy stack of Romaine lettuce and slices of tomato… don’t forget the mayonaise! :) )

  402. lisa smith says:

    You have a ton of gluten free recipes!! Can’t wait!! : )

  403. Petal Ruch says:

    My go-to quick meal is Shrimp Pesto Fettucine. It is simple and delicious! I buy the raw, peeled, larger shrimp, and toss them while still frozen into the boiling salted water with the fettucine noodles, and then top with prepared pesto sauce. Stir together until noodles and shrimp are coated, sprinkle with parmesan, and serve with some crusty bread! A huge favorite at my house!

  404. Carole Wilbeck says:

    Wow, so many responses – how will I win?! But I’m enjoying the “go to” list … esp ones that have simple recipes mentioned! My GTD is stir fry … fun part is trying different sauces I buy, sometimes adapting as I cook w/them. Congrats on what should be a fabulous cookbook for real people!

  405. Kristine says:

    Chicken tortilla soup, brothy with lots of chicken! Lasts the whole weekend!

  406. Kathryn Gilbertson says:

    I’m an empty nester with four children scattered all over the country (and sometimes the world!). Whenever any one of them is home…they always request a meal that we’ve had at least once a week for 40+ years (and even some of their friends will come over and request it!). Taco Night at the Gilbertsons! We use all fresh ingredients (except the tortillas, which I purchase at the grocery, both corn and flour ones) and we’ve served variations of beef, chicken and fish. Over the years, my husband and I have stopped frying the tortillas for ourselves (he warms his in the microwave and I prefer warming over the gas stove…or doing without one altogether and just calling it a taco salad with NO tortilla). But the kids still like the greasy fried version that Dad has always made. We have freshly grated cheese, tomatoes, avocados, green peppers, red onions, (for fish we have a slaw of cabbage, cilantro, radishes and lime juice). For the chicken and beef versions, I use roasted chili peppers, garlic, salt, cayenne, cumin and cilantro to spice the meats. TACOS….once a week for 40+ years. I ‘d say it’s our favorite week night meal!

  407. K Spencer says:

    My fav has to be grilled BBQ burgers and grilled corn on the cob! Boy, I’m going to miss summer!

  408. Tiphanie says:

    My favorite go-to meal on the weekday, especially when I’m extra short on time, is spaghetti with meat sauce. It’s super easy to make and the whole family loves it. Caesar salad on the side, which some French bread. Yum!

  409. F. Dela Cruz says:

    My favorite weeknight dinner is spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread, and salad

  410. Cynthia Talbott says:

    My favorite is sesame noodles. Quick, easy and satisfying.

  411. Tiffany says:

    My favorite go to is stir fry with jasmine rice.

  412. Victoria Novak says:

    Unfortunately after moving out of my moms house, and then getting married, I somehow missed out on getting cookbooks. So weeknight dinners always are an interesting experience of what I think of off the top of my head. Recently I have enjoyed a broccoli cauliflower soup with cheese, chicken stock and curry in it. I can prepare everything ahead of time and toss of together fast, or if time permits, simmer it for a long while so it tastes even better.

  413. Teresa Bishop says:

    My favorite to go meal is Chicken Enchiladas. We love them and they are great the next day also.

  414. Julie legendre says:

    My favorite go to meal is gumbo and potato salad Or boiled seafood. Really any kind of CAJUN food

  415. Debbie Basile says:

    While I love all different foods I have a slightly picky family so my favorite go to week night meal is beef or chicken tacos. It is the one meal everyone will eat without complaints & is excited to hear we are eating!

  416. Peter Barrett says:

    Spaghetti and Meatballs is definitely my go to dinner. It’s quick, easy and delicious.

  417. Tonya says:

    My go to quick meal is chilli dogs with a juicy all beef hot dog,chilli, cheese and loads of toppings, like onions, sour cream, hot sauce or green sauce

  418. The Brunette says:

    In the summer it’s grilled chicken and vegetables, in the winter it’s leftovers.

  419. Tracey says:

    We love Shepards Pie!!

  420. Amy Fry says:

    Chicken Pockets with a salad on the side. :)

  421. Karen Benham says:

    I like a marinated grilled London Broil or Flank Steak with yukon gold whipped potatoes and grilled baby asparagus or some farm fresh corn on the cob grilled and slathered with herb butter…..delish!!!

  422. Dottie says:

    Looks like a great cookbook! My favorite go to weekend meal would be pulled pork in the crockpot, baked beans and cole slaw for the fall and winter, summer would be a mesclun green salad with garden fresh tomatoes, cukes, red onion, craisins, slightly sugared almonds or pecans and goat cheese, sitting daintily on a grilled chicken breast or salmon filet!!

  423. Jo Ann Criglar says:

    BBQ Chicken fried dipped in bbq sauce potato salad and broccoli!

  424. Rosemary Campion says:

    Chicken Divan…..layers of broccoli, white meat chicken, cheese, slivered water chestnuts, buttered breadcrumbs, all married with a thickened chicken stock and plain yogurt sauce. Yum! I think I’ll make it tonight!

  425. Jeanna Fortini says:

    My favorite go to meal is a large salad with lots of vege’s and color and top it off with a grilled chicken breast. I am excited about this cookbook so I can have more quick fix options. I love cooking but never seem to have the time during the week.

  426. Rene says:

    We have two go to meals: chicken caesar salad and white bean stew.

  427. Rita Mars says:

    One of my favorite weeknight meals, when all my boys were still home, was cicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, cornbread and gravy. Boy, I don’t do that anymore!!!

  428. Jean says:

    Our go to meal is quesadilla’s. Made in the microwave… Cheese only for the kids, chicken, avacado, mushrooms whatever else we can find in the fridge for my hubby and I.

  429. Kay Jones says:

    Lasagna! A little garlic bread and a nice mixed greens salad with olive oil and lemon dressing. Puts me in Italian heaven! And, I am not even Italian!

  430. Natalie says:

    Yum!! I want to try the quesadillas!! My kids would actually eat that :)

  431. gwen says:

    Our favorite go-to meal is tacos with Spanish rice and refried beans! Yum!

  432. Michelle Wade says:

    Our favorite is turkey tacos. My boys like turkey better than hamburger meat.

  433. Sandra Schwartz says:

    I don’t know if you have drawn the names yet or not. I hope you haven’t since I just discovered your reminder. I have a confession, I don’t really have a good “go to” meal, so I’m hoping to win one of these books full of great inspiration. Thanks for all that you do!

  434. Adilia Monteiro says:

    Grilled Salmon Filet with a pesto sauce, roasted paprika, rosemary and lemon baby potatoes, and a seasonal salad.

  435. Cheryl Parker says:

    Ham and eggs with toast is my last-minute go to meal.

  436. Dayna says:

    Meatloaf and baked potatoes!

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