Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cookbook Give Away Time Again

Hello Everyone,

Now that the Christmas rush is over and it is safe to go to the Post Office again, I'm giving away a copy of The Wilder Family Cookbook.  This book is a compilation of years of our family favorites. I'm always trying something new and I have a stack of more recipes to add to the cookbook.....just haven't done it yet. I found some new binders this year that are similar but not identical to my copy.  This Susan Branch recipe keeper is so much fun and is very attractive. 

The new binder has nice dividers with pockets for your notes. It also contains plastics covers for your family favorites on recipe cards.

But wait.....there's more.....The book contains sixty of my most requested recipes. They are all tried and true and have been made countless times by my family and friends....and me of course. I own over three-hundred cookbooks and I read them like novels.  Only the best recipes make it to THE BOOK.  All of the recipes that I have featured on my blog are included.

Here's an example of one of the recipes....which is our favorite bread pudding recipe ever.  Plan on taking a long hike after eating this for breakfast to work off the calories.  But, if served on a Holiday, calories don't count!

Peach-Amaretto Bread Pudding

1 (16-ounce) loaf French or Italian bread, torn into pieces. I used a Dutch Crunch loaf of bread.
1 quart half-and-half
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons almond extract
3 medium-size fresh peaches, peeled and thinly slices.  Canned peaches work too.
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup fresh raspberries

Combine torn bread and half-and-half in a large bowl. In another bowl combine eggs, sugar, and almond extract; stir well. Add egg mixture to bread mixture, stirring gently. Carefully fold in peaches and almonds. Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, cover and let stand in the refrigerator overnight. Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve with Amaretto Sauce. Yield: 12 servings.

Amaretto Sauce
(Make this in the morning while the bread pudding is baking)

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup amaretto

Combine butter and sugar in a small saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into egg; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, and stir in amaretto. Pour over the bread pudding, sprinkle with fresh raspberries and enjoy!

All you have to do to win the cookbook is make a comment. I don't care where you live in the world, the more the merrier.  You have from now until Thursday, January 20, 2011 at noon. Make a comment about anything you'd like.....from cooking,  to's your comment. I'm just curious to see if anyone out there is reading my blog other than my sister! This is my gift to one of my blog sister is automatically disqualified since she already has a copy of THE BOOK! Zinny, our 2-year-old Golden Retriever will very scientifically select the winner.  The decision of the Dog is final!

Good luck and as always,



  1. Count me in! The binder is adorable and it is so generous of you to share your recipes. One of my goals for this year is to try at least one new recipe every week. I am always on the lookout for something different from our usual meals. I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

  2. I love cook books! I can enjoy them without the calories.

  3. It amazes me how people from different parts of the country cook differently and have a different set of standard recipes. I love to cook and try new things. Enter me please.


  5. I'm always trying to make new recipes, love to learn new techniques and new dishes to taste..., I'm sure your cookbook will be pretty hepful (*hint-hint*, lol). I use to read your blog alot, and I'm not your sister, lol, I'd love to start a collection on toolboxes too!!

  6. What can I say that I haven't all ready said. You are a very talented and loving person. I have made some of your recipes and loved everyone of them. Your talent quilting is amazing and of course I think Zinny is so adorable. Pick me Zinny!!!!

  7. Of course we are reading your blog, it's just sometimes no time to post a comment, by the way that recipes sounds yummy. I'm sure the others would be great as well.

  8. I love cook books just about as much as I do quilting books and FAT QUARTERS! I too love reading cookbooks like a good novel that you just can't put down. Odd thing with me is it's always just around time to start dinner... Kind of hard cooking for just two! This bread pudding sounds wonderful! Thanks Lynn
    Of course a day wouldn't be complete if I skipped reading your GREAT BLOG! I dearly love Golden Retrievers... Especially Zinnie! !

  9. Lynn - your bread pudding recipe sounds so good. I'd love to have copies of the others knowing they all must be great. The recipe keeper is very cute.

  10. Hi Lynn! Thanks to Linda over at The Quilted Pineapple, I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks - shame on me for not commenting sooner! I've heard that Susan Branch's recipe's are terrific! Cooking and quilting are two of my favorite things to do and I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try! Thank you so much for the bread pudding recipe - one of my hubby's favorite!

  11. This is the best giveaway EVER, Lynn! I have loved every one of your recipes so far. Bread pudding recipe sounds so yummy! I hope Zinny picks me!! Thanks, Lynn!

  12. I just discovered your blog and am now following! You are so generous with this giveaway, it's a beautiful idea! I love to cook and bake, so does my mom and aunts. We would love to try out your recipes - it's fun making recipes that are already tried and true favorites. Thank you for the chance to win. Fingers crossed :)

  13. Oh Lynn- that is so generous! I love cookbooks too, just as much as quilting books! I have loved reading your blog so much and to have a family treasure would feel like being part of the family even more! Thanks for such a wonderful and personal giveaway!

  14. I cannot think of anything I would like more! A Lynn Family cookbook! Please share! What a treasure this compilation would be!

  15. I almost daren't enter this in case I win because I think I'd put on so much weight! But hey, in the spirit of international friendship I'm prepared to make the sacrifice!

  16. Talented quilter, great cook, pattern designer- how do you do it all????? Amy

  17. LOVE, Love, love your House on Edgewood Lane!! It will be on my 'to do" list! Would love to win your family cookbook!! What a great idea!!

  18. Your recipes are wonderful. I would like to be on your list. Thank you for offering this wonderful cookbook. Whoever wins will have a treasure.

  19. I love this idea. The book looks like a way to get my recipes organized. I am constantly searching for something or other. Thank you for offering to share your recipes with us an of course the giveaway book.


  20. Hi Lynn,

    Well I need help on the cooking side as I'd rather quilt than eat. Our quilting group meets weekly and we like to try out new recipes on one another. Thank you for your offer.

    Heidi in Canada

  21. Thank you so much for the chance to win this cookbook. I love the cover and all the secrets inside! Crystal

  22. Oh I am here and I love your blog!! I would also love to win your cookbook!! Thanks for the chance! Take care and have a lovely week!

  23. I'd love to win the cookbook - the recipes you've offered us on the blog all read so tasty! I admit that I purchased all the ingredients to make the raspberry cookies (can't recall the name just now) but ran out of time. Besides my sewing room, I guess my kitchen is my next favorite place in the house! Thanks for your generosity! julie

  24. I loved your Marinated Cheese, and looking forward to an opportunity to try your Peach-Amaretto Bread Pudding. I hope Zinny picks me so I can try out lots more of your recipes. Janice

  25. Terijordan79@yahoo.comJanuary 19, 2011 at 5:35 AM

    Hey, this is the first time I've been on your it is really good and interesting. Your quilts are beautiful. I'm working on getting my flanges better....your recipes sound good.... in fact I'm trying one for my quilt qroup.

  26. Count me in for the cookbook. I just love reading your blog about quilting and the beautiful quilts you make. The recipes you share are an added bonus.


  27. Gotta try out those recipes. Yum. :]