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Review and Giveaway! “Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You” by Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko

December 4th, 2012 by Lisa

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you so much for all of your comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified via email.  Congratulations Jill!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter.  If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Do you watch “The Chew”?  It is one of my favorite shows!  I am a big fan of Carla Hall.  I love her food philosophy.  Carla believes that the only way you can make memorable and nourishing food is to cook it from the heart.

Carla credits her grandmother’s love of cooking and rich Southern food traditions she passed down as her main inspirations in the kitchen.

“Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You” is full of recipes made with love.  From “Down-Home Deviled Eggs with Smoky Bacon” to Lobster Rigatoni”, you just know this food is going to be delicious.

Some of the recipes in “Cooking with Love” are:

  • Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Apple Stacks
  • Sweet and Gold Potato Salad
  • The Saints’ Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Chicken, and Crayfish
  • Super Squashy Butternut Squash Grits
  • Mama’s Hamburger Help-Me Meal
  • Pan-Seared Turkey with Cranberry Pear Relish

I need to mention that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, however there are many recipes that are naturally gluten-free or can be adjusted by using gluten-free ingredients.

“Cooking With Love” can be purchased at, Barnes & Noble and is also available for download at iBooks!  This cookbook would be a really great gift for that “foodie” on your list!!!  😉

I am also very excited to be able to offer a free copy of “Cooking With Love” to one very lucky reader!!!

To enter to win Carla Hall’s book, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!

You may also garner additional entries by:

  1.  Liking Carla Hall on Facebook
  2. Following Carla Hall on Twitter
  3. Subscribing to Carla’s wonderful blog!

Please leave an additional comment for each additional entry so that I can be sure to count you!!!  Thanks!

This giveaway will run from today (Tuesday, December 4, 2012) until Monday, December 10, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.

As always, the winner will be contacted by email!

Good luck to all of you!  This is a really nice cookbook!!!


82 Responses to “Review and Giveaway! “Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You” by Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko”

  1. I’d love to win this cookbook!

  2. Ooooo new recipes to try would be awesome!

  3. I liked her page on facebook!

  4. I am following her on twitter!

  5. I have subscribed to her blog!

  6. I LOVE cookbooks!!

  7. That lobster rigatoni looks so good!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway, I love cookbooks!

  9. Carla Hall is the best. I’ve been rooting for her since she competed on Top Chef. She’s wonderful and her recipes are very flavorful without endless complicated processes.

  10. I am already hungry – which is what mouth-watering recipes in good cookbooks are supposed to make you! ‘Crossing my fingers and hoping I win this one…

  11. I subscribed to Carla’s blog.

  12. I saw this on The Chew, would love to try her recipes!

  13. Love her philosophy on “The Chew”… she won my husband’s heart with her comment that you never add sugar to cornbread! Would love to have this book…

  14. I love “The Chew” and really love Carla, she is so vibrant and I have enjoyed her recipes!!

  15. This looks like a nice collection of recipes. I’m always looking for something new to try a few times a month.

  16. I have been loving Carla since her Top Chef days and would love to have this cookbook!

  17. I am following Carla on Twitter! She’s cool!

  18. Looks like a great cookbook!

  19. This looks like a fabulous addition to any kitchen. We are updating our kitchen this December and I am looking for new inspiration to go with my new kitchen!!

  20. Sounds great~

  21. like carla hall on facebook
    bethany mclean

  22. follow carla hall on twitter

  23. I’m sure this is a great cookbook…would love
    to have it

  24. I loved Carla on Top Chef and always really enjoyed her dishes and food style. I think her cookbook would be a great addition to my collection! :)

  25. Entering the contest!

  26. Following on Twitter!

  27. Liked on Facebook!

  28. Comfort foods are the best!

  29. I like carla on fb

  30. I follow carla on Twitter @MandalynnJDG

  31. I get Carla’s blog on email

  32. Drooling as I type! Not recommended for the keyboard…