Weekend giveaway: Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook

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Freezer cooking and busy homeschooling families go well together, wouldn’t you say? My friend Jessica Fisher thinks so, and her new cookbook–Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook–recently released to rave reviews!

Jessica is a homeschooling mama of six children, a monthly contributor here on Simple Homeschool, and the popular writer of two blogs: Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats.

Here’s what she had to say about her cookbook:

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My first cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is designed to be your one-stop shop for all things freezer cooking. Loaded with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, it also provides the know-how to make bulk cooking successful for any family, any household, any lifestyle.

I’ve made freezer cooking a part of my family’s good eating for the last sixteen years. It’s been a great method to help us eat well and stay on budget.

Plus it keeps me sane in a busy household with six kids!

For years I found myself frustrated with the freezer cookbooks I flipped through. They often featured a lot of processed mixes and canned foods and sauces. Canned cream of something soup, anyone? No thanks. I want to feed my family real food, not a mess of chemicals.

In Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, I’ve made every effort to reduce commercially-processed foods wherever possible.  I love that bulk cooking can make it so much easier to eat real food!

And contrary to what you might have previously thought, homemade frozen dinners can be absolutely delicious. My taste testers are still raving about and requesting Mahi Mahi with Almond-Lime Butter, Roasted Vegetable Quiche and Caramel Lime Bars.

Here’s what you’ll find in this book:

  • Over 200 recipes to make ahead and freeze
  • General instruction in freezer cooking
  • A methodology to adapt your own recipes for freezing
  • Gluten-free and vegetarian options
  • Tips for bulk cooking with kids, with friends, and on your own
  • Fresh inspiration and 21st century flavors and ingredients
  • Want to see a detailed list of contents? Go here.

How to win

Jessica’s publisher is giving away copies of her cookbook to FIVE Simple Homeschool readers!

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post letting me know if you’ve ever tried freezer cooking. (If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the main post to leave a comment!)

For an extra entry, “Like” Life as Mom on Facebook. Then leave another comment here letting me know you’ve done so.

This giveaway has ended–thanks for entering!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Only if freezing leftovers counts! :-)

  2. Oh my…this looks wonderful!! I haven’t purposefully done any freezer cooking (I get way too intimidated) but would LOVE to give it a try!
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  3. I do a small bit of freezer cooking, but nothing on the scale that the book seems to cover. I’d love to give it a whirl!
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  4. I have tried freezer cooking, but would like some good ideas to get me out of the rut!

  5. I wish we had a bigger freezer! Right now its so full of meat and frozen veggies! I would actually like to do freezer meals since I love to cook but not when I’m tired and stressed, so I would gladly cook for a day and be done for a week or a month!

  6. I like Life As Mom on FB!

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  8. Jayme Wier says:

    I remember doing “Once a Month Cooking” once with my mother when I was growing up. I’d love non-processed real food freezer options!

  9. I’ve done freezer cooking off and on through the years, but have never been very consistent.
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  10. My mother is so good at freezer cooking….I have not mastered it. I love taking good food out of the freezer and having a delicious healthy meal in minutes. I love that this book is coming out! Thank you!

  11. Whitney Archer says:

    I’ve done it all of about ten times, so I’m not an expert, but I would love to learn more!

  12. Freezer cooking is an absolute lifesaver in our house!! I’d live to win this and try some new recipes.

  13. I love freezer cooking- I need to get back in the habit of doing it regularly!

  14. freezer cooking would be a huge help right now with a toddler and a newborn

  15. I liked your page on Facebook

  16. I have tried freezer cooking! I found I liked freezing ingredients better than whole frozen meals, but I have done a few things that I really liked having frozen and ready to go!
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  17. I am also already a fan on FB!
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  18. Nicki Joseph says:

    No! Never tried but have been wanting to start! This would be amazing and I would definitely put it to good use!!

  19. Nicki Joseph says:

    I liked on FB :)

  20. I haven’t really done any freezer cooking.
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  21. I have not done freezer cooking but I’d like to do bean and cheese burritos for easy lunches.
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  22. I am already a fan of Life As Mom on Facebook. LaVonne C. L. is my FB name.
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  23. I have done freezer cooking for years and have found it very helpful!

  24. Liked Life as Mom on Facebook!

  25. I’ve freezer cooked for several years up until I had my baby a few months ago. I love it and always looking for more great recipes! :)
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  26. I would love to win a copy of this. On top of homeschooling, my husband has class two nights a week, so I have dinner and bedtimes with the three kids all to myself. Having a freezer meal on these nights would be wonderful.
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  27. Every rare once in a while, I think to freeze something ahead. I could really use this book to get me into a better rhythm. At the beginning of fall, my freezer’s full to the brim with summer bounty stored for winter, but as it empties through the winter, I’d love to refill it with finished meals!
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  28. Anjeanette says:

    I have done a lot of freezer cooking over the years – even have friends come over and we do a big session together. Would love some new recipes to try!

  29. I recently tried my hand at some freezer meals, but would love a larger repertoire and some instruction.

  30. i have never tried freezer cooking – but I NEED to!!!! I would love to win this cookbook – I am just getting started learning about cooking and need all the help I can get! :-)
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  31. I tried freezer cooking about 15 years ago and for many reasons didn’t continue. (taste recipes not to my liking being the main reasons.) I would love to try this cookbook as we are trying to eliminate as many processed foods in our house as possible.

  32. I haven’t tried a big batch of freezer cooking. I’ve done a meal or two that doubled well. I wasn’t satisfied with the recipes I had found. This cookbook would be a great way to get started and prepare healthy freezer meals. Thanks for the chance.
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  33. I always make big batches of soup and freeze smaller portions needed for lunches. I need some new yummy and healthy recipes!!

  34. Yes! I did a bulk freezer prep just before Christmas, and it was such a blessing! I need to do more of it!!

  35. I like her page on FB!

  36. I have tried freezer cooking a few times. One time was crazy difficult and not worth it. Another time no one liked the food. But I REALLY like having meals in the freezer so I would like to find a way that works.

  37. Crockpot freezer cooking is about the extent of it. I’ve always been disappointed with the quality of ingredients expected in freezer cooking. Even if I don’t win, I believe this cookbook will be joining my stash!
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  38. I have not tried freezer cooking. It is one of my goals for this year as we will be moving far a grocery store. Jessica’s book is on my Amazon wish list.

  39. I have never tried freezing meals ahead, always wanted to though! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. I’ve done a tiny bit of freezer cooking but need some help in that department! Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. I like to batch cook beans and freeze the extras in can-sized portions. I have also frozen some desserts, but I’ve not done full meals – that sounds lovely.

  42. I love to make freezer meals but I need some new recipes – I’ve been making the same 5 things for years.

  43. I like her “Life as Mom” page on FB. 😀
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  44. I have done frozen pasta, but would love some ideas for doing more freezer cooking!

  45. I couldn’t live without freezer dinners, and I’m always looking for new ideas!

  46. We froze a lot before my daughters birth. Now I can’t eat most due to her dairy intolerance and I need new ideas

  47. I’ve ‘liked’ life as mom on FB!
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  48. My freezer always has something in it, but it’s not well stocked. I would love to win this book and take my freezer cooking up a notch!

  49. I often cook a double batch and freeze half, but I’d love some more creative ideas. Your cookbook sounds wonderful ~ thanks for the chance to win :)

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  51. I did a lot of freezer cooking before baby 3 was born and it was a life saver in the first few weeks. Haven’t done much since though, unless freezing grated zucchini from the garden last summer counts!!

  52. I have done a little bit of freezer cooking and baking, but not a ton. I would love to win this book to get some good recipes to freeze before my 3rd daughter is born in June!

  53. Ive done some freeze ahead bags of marinated meat but that is it. This looks wonderful.

  54. I haven’t but have toyed with it for a while…would love this to give me some ideas!

  55. I tried when I was pregnant with my first, wasn’t able to with my second, and would love to try again with my third. And I am one of 8 friends who are expecting in the next 5 months, so it would be fun to be able to bring freezer meals to everyone.

  56. Jennifer W says:

    I’ve done mostly baked goods and fruits in my freezer but I would LOVE to try these cookbook recipes. I love that she limited the processed foods too!

  57. I like Life as Mom on FB. My name on FB is Carly Peterson Campbell

  58. Angela Turner says:

    I have never attempted freezer cooking but am excited to try this one! Especially with the gluten-free options as we have tons of members in our church with allergies and I enjoy taking them meals on various occasions. This would be a great way to have a nice meal ready whenever I need it to help not only myself but others as well. Thanks!

  59. I have not done any freezer cooking because we try and eat gluten-free, and dairy-free. Unfortunately, most of the freezer recipes are full of cheese and noodles. And unfortunately, there are also a lot of canned soups that go in them. So yours definitely looks intriguing. I hope I win!
    Thanks!

  60. I’ve been wanting this book! I currently use Once a Month Mom for my freezer cooking menus. It’s been great! Been doing this for about 3 months now. Saves So. Much. Time!

  61. I have done freezer some, but am always looking for new ideas!!

  62. I LOVE LOVE LOVE freezer cooking. I could use some new ideas, though. Often get stuck in a rut with cooking. There’s nothing better than after a long day of homeschooling, having a meal to just pop in the oven from the freezer. Would definitely use this book to the fullest.

  63. Lori Friedman says:

    Not much freezer cooking, but I need to do more! And something other than ground beef casseroles!

  64. Lori Friedman says:

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  65. I do some freezer cooking. I love when I have a meal in the freezer and wonder why I don’t do it more!

  66. I have only frozen leftovers and fresh things from the garden so I’d love to try actual meals. Thanks!

  67. I like Life as Mom on fb. My fb name is Iamsaving Haha. :)

  68. no, never tried freezer cooking before but i am convinced i should! thanks!

  69. I have never tried to freezer cook but I think this book would be a great way to get started!

  70. Faye E. Hunt says:

    This would be such a life saver for my family! Please, oh please pick me! Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

  71. Jennifer W says:

    I already like Life As Mom on Facebook.

  72. Heather Y. says:

    I am completely intimidated by freezer cooking, so no, I have not ever tried it. With trepidation I would like to give it a try.

  73. Kelly Phillips says:

    I just recently tried some freezer meal swaps with some girls at church. It was so nice to have a meal prepped and ready to cook! I’d love to have a cookbook all about freezer meals and tips!

  74. Heather Y. says:

    I liked Life as Mom on Facebook.

  75. I would love to give freezer cooking a try! Thanks for the chance!

  76. Margaret Hutchinson says:

    My freezer cooking is currently limited to soups. I often cook double batches and freeze half. I’d love to expand my options. This cook book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  77. My husband and I have historically not liked dishes frontmthe freezer, but I’m eager to give it a try with fresh recipes!

  78. I have tried freezer cooking and have always loved the convenience. I hope to get a chest freezer soon and would do a lot more with more storage!
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  79. I liked Life As Mom on fb!
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  80. Erica Rawson says:

    I love freezer cooking. I would love this book as I am tired of the same recipes!

  81. I’ve done little bits of freezer cooking but I’m having a baby on Friday, so need to be more organised about my cooking! This would be great to sort me out!

  82. Erica Rawson says:

    I love freezer cooking. I would love this book as I am tired of the same recipes! It is a lifesaver for a homeschool mom!

  83. amy griffith says:

    i have only tried freezer cooking a few times, but it’s ALWAYS the same stuff! i need some new ideas!
    thanks so much for a chance to win!

  84. I’ve read about bulk cooking and freezer cooking, but I still don’t do a lot of it. Mostly I just double a batch of muffins or pancakes so I can freeze for later. I have just recently, with two different dishes, put the leftovers or half the recipe in the freezer another time. I would love great ideas on meals that freeze well and how to get better about planning for freezer cooking.

  85. amy griffith says:

    PS. i liked life as a mom on facebook.

  86. I have to admit I’ve never really tried freezer cooking as my freezer was never big enough! Now I have a big freezer but no idea how to approach batch cooking but all the recipes include things I definitely wouldn’t want to feed my family! This book is a great idea : )
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  87. I love freezer cooking but I have a limited recipe list. I could use some new ones to add to my collection. With a baby on the way, this will be really helpful!
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  88. I also went and Liked Life as MOM. Can’t wait to see her posts!
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  89. I love freezer and batch cooking- making the time is the tricky part!

  90. I do try freezer cooking as part of my regular cooking- doubling a casserole, etc. It helps tremendously. Would love the chance to win this book and try some new recipes!
    Thanks.

  91. I have very little experience with freezer cooking. I have done with our usual sour dough bread. It was wonderful experience to take out a bread from your freezer when you don’t have mode to bake a new bread.
    I am really interested in this book as the author claims that she tried to avoid processed foods in her recipes. I am an advocate of slow home made food, which is as equal important for me as homeschooling my child.

  92. heidi sink says:

    I love having food in the freezer but i don’t have a good handle on getting it there

  93. I have never been successful at freezer meals. I would love to try it!

  94. Yes – more of the put together, pull from freezer, and plop in the crock pot variety. Thank you!
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  95. We freeze the meat my husband smokes in the smoker but not a lot of actual “meals”. Would love to try this cookbook.

  96. I do a bit of freezer cooking but not much.

  97. I just liked Life as Mom on Facebook.
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  98. I liked Life as Mom

  99. The only thing I really make to freeze is soup. Everything else seems to take too long to defrost! I’ve heard great things about this book. Thanks for the chance to win : )
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  100. I love Life As MOM! And I’ve been wanting her cookbook. I’ve dabbled in freezer cooking, and done one massive freezer cooking session with my mom and 2 sisters for our 4 families.

  101. Jaime Gugala says:

    The past two months, we have made major changes in our diets to encourage healthier and simpler eating. I am a busy mama of 5 small children, and have always wanted to be in the routine of freezer cooking (I have gone in spurts before of doing it). Healthy options sure sounds like something that would fit perfectly into our new diet! Thank you!

  102. I “like” life as mom on fb
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  103. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never tried it because it seems so overwhelming. I read about it a lot and think about trying!

  104. Ohhhh!! I love freezer cooking! And I’m desperate for some new recipes!!! This cookbook looks great!!

  105. Shannon G says:

    I haven’t tried big batch freezer cooking, but I often cook double & put the extra in the freezer & I’ve just started buying the family packs of ground beef, cooking it all up as soon as I get home, & putting meal sized portions in the freezer.

  106. Stephanie says:

    I liked Life as a Mom on fb.

  107. Karen Chaffin says:

    I have tried freezer cooking a little. I have frozen some chili & lasagna.

  108. Karen Chaffin says:

    I like Life as Mom on Facebook.

  109. This is perfectly timed, as a group of my mom friends has decided to try freezer cooking together to save time/sanity. I have done some in the past (during pregnancies to get through those first few weeks of baby coma!) but would love to make it a routine.

  110. Also “liked” Life as Mom :)

  111. I haven’t tried freezer cooking before but could definitely use a boost in the “how to feed a family of 7 easier” department!
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  112. I haven’t tried freezer cooking before; however, from a mom who’s gotten in a rut of ordering too much takeout, spending too much money on food, and feeding my family questionable nutrition, I’m looking for ways to prepare easy, healthier meals – especially because my own diet is so restrictive, and preparing two dinners (mine and theirs) seems so overwhelming.

  113. I like Life as Mom on Facebook :)
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  114. Just “liked” you on FB. Cheers.
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  115. Amy @ Hope Is the Word says:

    Yes, I have tried freezer cooking, but not with a huge amount of success. I’d like to give it another try!
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  116. I have never tried freezer cooking, but with a new baby on the way this summer I think it’s time to start!

  117. We don’t intentionally ‘freezer cook’ but we do make extra portions to freeze. We also chop and freeze peppers, onions and other freezer friendly veggies.

  118. I love freezer cooking, but really need some new less-processed ideas. This book sounds great!

  119. Would love this!

  120. “liked” Life as Mom on FB!

  121. I like Life as a Mom on facebook
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  122. I used to freezer cook a lot, but the past few months I’ve gotten out of the habit. I really miss having meals ready in the freezer.
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  123. I have never tried freezer, but it sounds great!

  124. I have not tried freezer cooking because I don’t know where to start! Jessica’s book of course would be a great place to start :) with a toddler at home and one on the way, I’m going to have to learn the art of make ahead meals! Thanks for the giveaway!

  125. Lillian S says:

    I’ve done a little bit of freezer cooking – mostly just doubling whatever I’m fixing for dinner that night and putting half of it in the freezer – but it’s something I’m really interested in starting in earnest.

  126. I have tried freezer cooking with little success. My family thought the food was ok, I could use some new recipes.

  127. I love freezer cooking! I do a monthly swap with two friends. I would love to get this book so I have some new recipes!
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  128. Madeline French says:

    I have just made extra portions of things and frozen them. I love having things to just pull out of the freezer and pop into the oven.

  129. I liked the facebook page

  130. I have frozen soups and pie fillings but that is pretty much the extent of my freezing know how.

  131. I also ‘liked’ Life as Mom on fb.

  132. Mostly, I accidently make WAY too much and freeze the leftovers. Would love to have some yummy recipes so I can actually plan to freeze some!

  133. I would love to try freezer cooking!

  134. I have done quite a bit freezer meal making in the past, some turned out good, others not so much. The worst has been trying to put together meals not cooked beforehand. Hoping this will give some great tips

  135. I “liked” on Facebook.

  136. I never tried that. I think is a wonderfull idea!

  137. I have been making meals for my freezer for several years now and I teach other moms how to do this too. I would love to add a new freezer recipe book to my collection!

  138. I liked the Facebook page
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  139. I love the idea of freezer cooking and the few times I’ve done it, I like having those meals in the freezer. Its so hard to get going on it though! This looks like a great resource for planning the freezer cooking session.
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  140. I liked “life as mom” on fb. Looks like fun stuff to keep up with.
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  141. I’ve done freezer cooking but do more freezer “prepping” – cutting meats, making doughs. I’ve never liked casseroles or re-heated meals.

  142. Catherine says:

    I’ve frozen a couple of things but nothing on a grand scale. I’d love to get in the habit of this, especially if it can be done with healthy foods.

  143. Catherine says:

    I like Life as Mom on Facebook.

  144. I’ve never tried freezer cooking, but I am really interested to give it a go since my family is getting busier in the evenings.

  145. For so long, I have been looking forward to this book, and to trying this thing called “freezer cooking…” This would be a BIG blessing to win!

  146. This book looks great!I would love to try freezer cooking. I think it could save our family from unhealthy take out.

  147. I have never tried freezing meals

  148. Lillian S says:

    I like Life as Mom on FB

  149. I also like Life As Mom on FB (Erin Lehman)

  150. I “liked” Life As Mom on Facebook.

  151. I liked Life as Mom on Facebook.

  152. I struggle with meal planning and I would love to give freezer cooking a try…this cookbook looks like the perfect place to start!

  153. I have tried it only a couple times but think it is a wonderful idea and need inspiration. With all the boys in my house this would be helpful! Thank you

  154. I just recieved a second slow cooker for christmas from my mom as a push to do more freezer meals….I have no resources and would LOVE to have a copy of this book. Couldn’t be better timing!

  155. Laura Gail Claassen says:

    I’ve never tried freezer cooking but this cookbook looks great and I would love to win a copy. Thanks!

  156. I’ve used “once a month” cooking and “freezer assets.” We’ve liked the recipes in both, but would love to try out some new ones!

  157. Bethany Zaremba says:

    I have never tried freezer cooking. As my kids get older and more involved in extra activities it would probably help me plan better if I learned this technique. Also, i could teach my kids how to do this and they would learn another skill they would need in life! :) Great give-a-way! TY :)

  158. I’m a huge freezer meal cooker, but I tend to go towards the same 6 recipes, would love to expand that!
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  159. Bethany Zaremba says:

    I also liked “Life as a Mom” and “Good cheap Eats” on facebook thank you for the info on the new pages!!

  160. When I was pregnant my mom helped me by cooking me food with extra batches for the freezer for later :)
    (and I liked your blog on faceboook :) )

  161. Shelley R. says:

    I’ve participated in a large group cooking freezer meals together (we walked away with over 35 dinner meals). It’s a wonderful idea and I understand the popularity of it but the meals were very fatty and cheesy for our family. I helped organize another round with a few friends (different recipes, more ethnic flare). It was fun, but I don’t care for such large scale organizing. It’d be fun to try a new approach, just for our own little fam with an inspiring new cookbook! Thanks for the chance to win!

  162. I have not done freezer cooking, it is definitely time to give it a try!
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  163. I love this idea! I am a mom of three little kiddos and homeschool them and am always looking for more efficient ways to run my household. I am in pursuit of perfecting the art of motherhood and this book would be a great addition to that goal. (I also just “liked” this page on Facebook.)

  164. Not much of a freezer cooker yet, but willing to give it a go!

  165. Freezer cooking is something I’m tentatively trying my hand at. With a 3 year old, a 4 month old, and a full time job, I find myself overwhelmed with the process of simplifying things and coming up with routines. I feel certain this would be a step in the right direction!

  166. Liked on facebook
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  167. I just got a new slow cooker and cleaned out our freezer, I’m ready for some freezer cooking! This cookbook is exactly what I need!

  168. I’ve only tried freezer cooking on one occasion, but it was a special one! I made a few meals as the births of my babies approached to ease our meal prep load once our little guys made their arrival. I’m sure freezer cooking would be a helpful thing in regular, everyday living as well!

  169. Just “liked” Life as a Mom on FB. And I’m already a subscriber to the blog. :)

  170. Erin in CO says:

    Yes! I have tried freezer cooking and loved how it worked for us. I have fine s couple if soup swaps with about 12 other moms, and having those Ziplocs of soup in my freezer were awesome dinner options on busy nights. Unfortunately, I haven’t been to one of those in a while…a great opp for me to do my own stocking of the freezer!

  171. When I cook soup I almost always freeze a quart or two, but I haven’t tried more fully prepared foods / meals. I have my mother-in-law’s old freezer cooking cookbook and haven’t ever used it because the recipes call for things we don’t eat or buy. I’d love to have a real food freezer cookbook!

  172. I just liked “Life as Mom” on facebook. Thanks!

  173. I try to make freezer meal, but most do not meet my family’s approval. Thus we have a handful of meals I make. Im really excited about this book and expanding our freezer meal options.

  174. I cooked freezer meals before the birth of my second by simply doubling up on meals that would freeze well, like soups.

  175. I like it on facebook.

  176. Steph Hill says:

    With another baby on the way and trying to finish our first year homeschooling, I LOVE the time/money saving aspects of this book!!

  177. i have tried freezer cooking — i have small kids who don’t eat much, so i often freeze leftovers. but i would love a PLAN for making freezer meals on purpose!
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  178. liked Life As Mom on FB!
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  179. My mother owned a catering business , we use to try tons of recipes and freeze the food, it was a huge time saver when it came to lunches and dinners!
    Looking forward to winning a copy of your book!

  180. I did a lot of freezer cooking a few years ago right around the time my third child was born. It was a lifesaver in the first few weeks of her life! Now I am in the habit of making double/triple batches of a few of our favorite recipes to always have at least something in the freezer for desperation days!

    Would love to see some fresh ideas from this book, I struggle with the processed stuff in most freezer cookbooks.

  181. As a busy mom of three young boys and a newborn girl, I find my dinner prep is extremely limited. At least at dinner time. I need quick, healthy meals that don’t interfere with that fussy time newborns seem to have between 4 and 6 pm. This sounds brilliant! Is love to give it a try!

  182. Our live always works in two week cycles (Hubby gets paid every two weeks and the following weekend he is off, so that is when we go to town to do the shopping for the next two weeks). I tried freezer cooking for one cycle and it went well, but there wee only so many recipes and although they went over ok, none of them were liked well enough for me to make them the next cycle. I would love to have this cook book for more inspiration, so I could maybe make it more of an all the time routine.

  183. Sarah Jean says:

    My local library had this book, then lost it! I would love to take a look at it!

  184. I “like” LAM on Facebook!

  185. I tried freezer cooking once and loved it! Though as she says I would love recipes without all the processed foods.

  186. Soon our family will grow by two with a pending adoption. Freezer cooking will make life a bit more managable for this crazy family of 7!
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  187. meredith h says:

    I have tried freezer cooking but have been fed up with the “use a packet of ranch dip” or icky processed food so i stopped in my tracks. This book sounds PERFECT for my family!! Will go “like” right now!

  188. I did freezer cooking before the birth of my second and third child. It was wonderful to be able to pull a meal from the freezer on those days I was too tired to think about making a meal. This cookbook looks wonderful!!

  189. I’ve checked out several freezer meal books from the library and tried recipes here and there, but I’ve never really found a collection of recipes my family would like. I just attempted to freeze some of our regular meals at home for when Baby #3 made his arrival. I think this book would offer some great real food recipes I’d be interested to try.

  190. I LOVE freezer cooking but I haven’t done if for a couple of years. I would love to get back into it!!

  191. I have done some freezer cooking, but I have the same concerns with processed foods….would love a dresser cooking cookbook that doesn’t use fake food. As a Mom of 4 boys, the youngest being one month old, I could really use some good freezer cooking recipes!

  192. I liked “Life as a Mom” on FB.

  193. I have tried freezer cooking, but didn’t love it. I’d love to try again using real food!

  194. Liked “Life as Mom” on FB.

  195. I have not but would love to try it!

  196. I have always wanted to try freezer cooking but never knew how to.get started. A cookbook designed for busy home schooling moms seems like it would be a perfect first choice to learn the technique. I hope I win so that I can fill.my freezer with delicious food for my family.

  197. i’m not as good as i should be at freezer meals — i love dinner being done before the day even starts. i’d love to add variety to what i already do to keep me doing it. thanks for the chance.

  198. I liked Life as a mom on Facebook. Thanks for a new page to look through :-)

  199. I liked you on facebook:
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  200. i like life as a mom on facebook. thanks again.

  201. Love freezer eating. :). Seriously need some inspiration though!

  202. We have been freezer cooking for 2 years and love it! It makes meal prep with 3 kids and Home schooling MUCH easier! This cookbook looks amazing! We have been using regular recipes and have had fun figuring out how to freeze them!

  203. I have never tried freezer cooking. It’s one of those things that I think about from time to time, but have never done. I know this book would help!

  204. Lisa Elizarraras says:

    I have never really done this, but I need to!

  205. I would love a cookbook to help me learn how to make freezer meals, it would definitely help me simplify my busy life.

  206. Lisa Elizarraras says:

    liked life as a mom :)

  207. Not yet .. I have friends who has been talking about it but I haven’t venture to do some freezer cooking yet, would love to get the book to get motivated :-) Thank you for the chance.

  208. My few attempts at freezer cooking have failed – with the exception of soups. I am excited about this cookbook!

  209. You mean that freezer cooking isn’t just noodles and cheese sauce? Please tell me more!

  210. I “Liked” Life As Mom.

  211. I’m very excited about this cookbook! I also make it a point to feed my family real food. Therefore, I have to alter 99% of the recipes in traditional cookbooks. I do freezer cook from time to time but I would like to get in a habit of it to save myself some time during the week.

  212. I have done freezer cooking in the past with awesome results. I need to get back on track with it!

  213. I also liked Life as a Mom :)
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  214. This sounds like it is exactly what I need!!!

  215. Facebook “Like” complete! :)

  216. I’ve never done “official” freezer cooking but have tried to double recipes in order to freeze. I seriously LAG in the planning dept. in general, so I could really use some help!
    Most of the time these recipe/ plan books don’t have enough food my family likes, so learning how to adapt would be great.
    thank you for the opportunity :-)

  217. I tried freezer cooking several years ago though a company that provided all the ingredients, all you had to do was go and put everything together. It was nice, but very expensive!!

    I liked Life as a Mom. :)

  218. I have done freezer cooking before and love it!

  219. I’ve been freezer cooking full time or part time for 8 years and know I can’t go back. I’m always looking for great new recipes to help simplify my life.

  220. Kari Shellenbarger says:

    Wow! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been doing some freezer cooking, but have been frustrated with the processed foods recipes that I typically find. Our homeschool co-op has put out a challenge to keep a meal in the freezer for being ready for sharing when others are in need (in addition to have the great benefits for our family). Many of the members have dietary needs in their homes that can’t be met by the typical freezer meal. Having real foods recipes would be wonderful allowing me to make any necessary modifications. What a great resource!

  221. Only tried once, but would love to do this more often for my family!

  222. I’ve tried freezer cooking when my grandmother was sick. She usually is the one who cooks for all of us, so to make things easier for her, I cooked up a bunch of freezer meals that we could just pop in the oven. FYI… she’s better now :)

  223. I liked Life as Mom on Facebook.

  224. I liked “Life as Mom” on facebook

  225. This book looks fantastic! I need to shake up my weekly dull meals with something new and exciting. Plus, I need to find a better way to manage my time. Thanks for running this contest!

  226. I’m trying it right now! And I’d love some better resources. We have a baby on the way soon and I’m trying to get prepared….

  227. I liked “Life as a Mom” on Facebook.

  228. I like Life as Mom on Facebook.

  229. I have not tried freezer cooking yet, but would certainly do so if I won a copy of the book! :) It looks like a great resource!
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  230. I tried preparing and freezing meals at one of the make-ahead franchises. I liked having several meals put together at the end of my time, but I didn’t like all the processed food elements that went into it. It’s great that this book addresses that concern.

  231. I “like” your facebook page, too! 😛
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  232. “Like” Life as Mom on Facebook :)

  233. I have done a bit of freezer cooking, but now that we eat more grain- and sugar- free, I’m interested in working that in to the freezer meal planning.

  234. I just liked your Facebook page!

  235. I’ve never done freezer meals, but I’ve heard lots about it. With a family of 7 it sounds like a good idea. I’m always looking for better ways to economize my time and money.
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  236. I “like” Life as Mom on facebook!
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  237. NAK… but I so want this!

  238. Would definitely make dinner time much easier!

  239. Thanks for this opportunity! I would love to do more bulk cooking. I realize that I spend WAY too much money on food and am ready to change! I think freezer cooking would really help as I really do not like cooking every night!!

  240. Liked on facebook

  241. Tandra peters says:

    Never tries it before but been thinking about it for years. About to have my 4th baby, would be a great time to start!!

  242. I only tried freezer cooking right before each of my three children were born. I would like to do it regularly to simplify daily life; it just seems a bit overwhelming with the prep and time involved. A cookbook like this would sure be a great help!

  243. I have been wanting to do more freezer meals for our busy nights. I have only done a few meals so need a lot more practice!

  244. I have unsuccessfully tried freezer cooking, the farthest I got was a large batch of chicken soup that I froze some of. I want to more but have always been frustrated by the cream of whatever problem. Your book sounds like a awesome solution to this problem–Amanda

  245. I’m not a pro at freezing cooking, but have been trying to double whatever I make so I always have an “extra” to put away for another night. Would love to try some more and this cookbook seems like a good place to start!

  246. I love freezer cooking, but need to do it more often!

  247. I’ve. Just started the whole making double for food and freezing the second batch. And I did spend one day making lasagnas for all my friends that were soon to give birth. I think I like the double batch method rather than spending a whole day.

  248. Jenna Sorensen says:

    I’ve tried but the recipes never hold up to reheating! I would love this book!

  249. Jenna Sorensen says:

    “like” on Facebook done! Crossing my fingers now! Thanks for the giveaway.

  250. Elizabeth K. says:

    I have never tried making freezer meals because I have never found a cookbook with “real food” recipes for making them before! I would love to try them out, as often our homeschooling day flies by with all of us getting caught up in lessons & activities, & then suddenly it’s time to make dinner!! Also, I “liked” Life as Mom on Facebook. :-)

  251. I tried it once a long time ago, but I am sure it was with my mother’s Make-Ahead and freeze cookbook.
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  252. ChristinaB says:

    I have only made a few freezer meals in my lifetime. But I love cookbooks and would love to try this one out!

  253. I have never done freezer meals but wouldnlike to learn and try.

  254. Christy Todd says:

    I have tried freezer cooking-sometimes it’s worked out great! Sometimes, it’s been a waste of ingredients and money! :) Would love some new, tried and true, ideas!

  255. Ruth Larkin says:

    I have done freezer cooking for awhile now and really enjoy it. A friend taught me how and often we do it together. I have a large family and often busy evenings so it’s nice to have dinner already prepared. Would really enjoy this cookbook!!! Thanks!!! :) :)

  256. Christy Todd says:

    I “liked” Life As MOM on facebook, too!

  257. I’ve just started freezer cooking a month ago, and it has changed my life! I have only put together recipes through this and that on the web though. I would love to win a copy of this book!

  258. I have yet to try freezer cooking. I really need to though. Winning this book would be SUPER helpful in giving me the “nudge” I need.

  259. Usually I just make double of whatever dish I’m making for dinner and freeze the other half for later.

  260. I have never tried freezer cooking but would love to try. I am a homeschool mother of three and need to be more organized!

  261. I’ve never tried freezer cooking before but would love to try since we’re expecting our first baby. Also, I was excited that there are gluten free ideas in her book!

  262. I liked Life as Mom on FB!

  263. I do sometimes batch cook and freeze a bunch of meals. I did a pile of turkey meatloaf and several whole wheat chicken pot pies recently. It’s a good feeling to have a stocked freezer. I’d love to win a copy of your book so I can get some more ideas!
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  264. I’ve only frozen lasagnas, soups and quesadillas but would love to have new meals to make ahead for a rainy day…or just a Mom needs an out day :) This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks!!!

  265. I usually freeze half of a big casserole when I make it for dinner so we have another meal at a later date. But doing it in batch cooking seems like a great idea.

  266. Ky Gressman says:

    I have never done freezer meals, but I would like to try it! Thanks!

  267. I have never tried freezer cooking, but just last week mentioned that I should! i would love to win a copy.
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  268. Katie Kroll says:

    I would love to start a regular schedule of freezer cooking. I have tried it in the past and enjoyed its fruits, but never stuck with it.

  269. I’ve never really tried freezer cooking (in earnest) but with my 4th baby due in May I’m seriously considering it! Have been researching books at the library and love the sound of this one. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  270. I’ve tried freezer meals in the past and I love the convenience it offers our busy life.
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  271. I’ve done freezer cooking many times in the past, but in the last few years I have primarily prepped ingredients and frozen them- cooked ground beef, chicken, etc.

  272. *Liked ‘Life as Mom’ on FB. :)

  273. I love LAAM blog and was inspired to try freezer cooking through her. A few friends and I did a freezer meal swap last year for several months. It was so wonderful to be able to pull out dinner and not have to worry, plan or do a mad dash to the store at five o’clock to get dinner ready. I haven’t done freezer cooking in a while, but I’m ready to jump back in again. I am trying to prepare more ‘real-food’ meals for our family and less processed junk. This book sounds like exactly what I’m looking for! Can’t wait to read it :)

  274. I seem to only freeze the same meals over and over…I’d love some new ideas!

  275. I’ve tried making chicken and vegetable stock for freezing, but I often forget that it is sitting in my freezer. Have been looking for a good source of information and inspiration of freeze-ahead meals.

  276. I also like Life as a Mom on fb too.

  277. Mary Margaret Lubatti says:

    I’ve tried to make and freeze but not on a regular basis. This year with a larger garden I am hoping to freeze more dinners.

    I likedLife As Mom on FB : )

  278. Freezer cooking is on my to do list , I would love to win a copy.

  279. Elizabeth M. says:

    I would love to try freezer cooking with your new book!

  280. Liked your FB page :)

  281. Liked “Life as Mom.”

  282. I’ve only ever frozen soups ahead, and love being able to pull them out and have something warm. I’d love some more good ideas!

  283. Elizabeth M. says:

    I liked “Life as Mom’ on Facebook!

  284. We’ve freezer.cooked a few.times. it’s hard for us to set aside a whole day since we have 5 kids.
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  285. I ” liked” Life as Mom on FB :)

  286. i’m a fb liker!
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  287. Just “liked” you on Fb. Thanks for the opportunity!

  288. I did freezer cooking to prepare for an extended recovery from surgery. Would love to continue doing it as it really made the day go so much easier knowing that a little extra effort made dinner time so much easier!

  289. Juli vrotney says:

    I tried freezing meals but my husband didn’t care fot the texture if the food.

  290. I’ve tried freezer cooking in the most simple way…doubling some recipes and freezing half. I’d like to do more!

  291. I like Life as Mom on Facebook.
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  292. jennifer lowe says:

    I freezer cook regularly and like to keep at least 6 meals on-hand at any time. It is like money in the bank when we get caught up in busy schedule. It’s a relief to have a quick healthy meal ready to go. Would love check out the cookbook for new ideas.

  293. Just liked Life as Mom on Facebook :)

  294. jennifer lowe says:

    I liked “Life As A Mom” for an extra entry. Thank you!

  295. The only thing I’ve really done is made double of an entry and froze half of it, but I would love to do more!
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  296. Beth Gillespie says:

    I put meals in the freezer whenever I unintentionally make enough for two meals – but I am totally inspired now for it to become regular and planned! Thanks for the giveaway!

  297. I like Life as Mom on FB. :)
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  298. Beth Gillespie says:

    Liked on Facebook too 😉

  299. I havent tried it but I’ve been wanting too. I was just waiting for some tried and true recipes.

  300. I have never tried freezer cooking but am eager to get started. I used to think this was a crazy idea. Now with a busy lifestyle and household of my own, I can see freezer cooking has huge timesaving benefits.

  301. Liked on FB!
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  302. I have only tried freezer cooking in small batches… not a whole Saturday make 20 meals kind of way. More like- lets double this recipe and freeze half way. I’d be interested in checking out this book!
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  303. No, I have never tried this cooking technique, but it definitely
    sounds very doable!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  304. I “Like” Life As A Mom on Facebook!
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  305. I have never tried freezer cooking but want to!

  306. Haven’t tried freezer cooking yet, but this book is in my wish list to start trying! :)

  307. I like lifeasmom on facebook!

  308. Liked the page on Facebook :)

  309. I tend to freeze components of meals that can be combined quickly as needed.
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  310. I enjoy freezer cooking, but need to be more consistent and creative!

  311. Celia Tock says:

    I occasionally cook and freeze (it was just as easy to make a triple batch of chicken pot pie filling, and put 2 pie pans full in the freezer), but I don’t usually plan on doing it, and don’t have many freezer friendly recipes. It certainly would help on those crazy days…

  312. Celia Tock says:

    I like Life As Mom on Facebook.

  313. Kirsten Walker says:

    I am not a “freezer cooker” because my family really isn’t into casseroles, if I can find one they will eat, I will make two instead of one and freeze on for a quick dinner some other day, but that is the extent of it. I would love to find somethings I could make (That they will eat) this might be the place to find them.

  314. I don’t usually cook specifically for the freezer, but if I’m making something I know freezes well, I will double the recipe.

  315. Oh pick me pick me!! I need all the help I can get when it comes to dinner in my house. I usually just freeze any extra soup but I’d love to have a freezer full of food!

  316. Liked on facebook!

  317. Lora Greene says:

    I love freezer cooking, but I have the same problem the author described: finding recipes that don’t have processed ingredients is tough.

  318. Lora Greene says:

    Liked on FB.

  319. My mothers idea of ‘make ahead- freeze meals’ was to purchase frozen meals and let us warm them up….. I am a mother of four and cook every meal, everyday. We do not eat out because it cost so much for a family of 6…. It’s an occasional thing in this household. But we love cooking. I would love to cook and freeze, would make it a bit easier on busy weeks. Thanks.

  320. We just bought a freezer for Christmas for this exact purpose. Would love some healthy, yummy recipes to fill up our freezer

  321. I’ve done a bit of freezer cooking but it is hard to find recipes that are healthy that will freeze well.

  322. I haven’t tried freezer cooking, yet. I think it’d be economical and healthier for my family. I’ll be going back to work soon and will need help getting dinner on the table quicker rather than grabbing fast food/take out!

  323. I like Life As Mom on fb.
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  324. I have coked and frozen foods. My mom grew up during the depression and “processed” foods were the ones you canned and froze all summer to eat all winter. I feel it is becoming a lost art. I have been seriously ill and would love to learn some new techniques to help my family eat healthy, home-cooked foods regularly. This looks like a great book!

  325. We do some – I’d love to do more!

  326. Liked on facebook!

  327. I have “liked” Life as a Mom. Thanks for including the link, there are a lot a pages that come up when you search under that title.

  328. Ruthie Wright says:

    I love freezer cooking (have a full-sized freezer) and am always looking for new recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  329. Have tried a few times.Would definitely love to try.

  330. Angie Greubel says:

    We have only tried a FEW freezer meals, but as a new homeschooling mama…. I see MANY more for our family in the near future :) Thanks for having this give away!

  331. I have tried it on a limited capacity but I would love to do it more!
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  332. Liked!
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  333. I would like to try freezer cooking.

  334. Joy Tanjuakio says:

    I’ve tried freezer cooking via Dream Dinners service several years ago but have never done it on my own. Would love to win this cookbook and give it a try. Thanks!

  335. Joy Tanjuakio says:

    Liked on FB!

  336. Yes, I love having dinner ready to go! My favorite freezer meal is Pioneer Woman’s chicken pot pie. You freeze the filling and the pie crust separately, so all you have to do is roll the dough out and put it on top of the filling and bake!

  337. I have tried freezer cooking and enjoyed the meals, but since we have recently gone gluten-free, I would enjoy looking at a cook-book that doesn’t use cream soups but focused more on healthy eating!

  338. I also liked the Facebook page. Thanks!

  339. Renee Boring says:

    I’ve been trying to incorporate freezer cooking more these days, though our tiny freezer makes it a bit of a challenge. Often I find it easier to freeze the components for other meals, chopping extra onions and garlic to saute and throwing the extra in the freezer is my latest favorite since it does not take up much room and everything I cook seems to need some sauteed onion and garlic. I’d love some more ideas for do-ahead prep.

  340. I have done some freezer cooking, but mostly single ingredients like meats and sauces. I would love to learn to freeze whole delicious meals!!!

  341. Sometimes I freeze leftovers, or when I make spaghetti sauce from scratch or soup, I will make a big batch and freeze some of it. But I haven’t done any more than that. I’d love to have some prepped meals stocked away for busy days. thanks for the chance to win!

  342. Nancy Wang says:

    I’ve never tried freezer cooking. This book has been on my radar since it came out, and I saw the great reviews it got on Amazon. Thanks!

  343. No, I have not tried freezer cooking, but I sure would be willing to give it a try! Looks like a great timesaver.

  344. Nancy Wang says:

    I also liked Life as Mom on Facebook.

  345. Gabrielle W says:

    When I was a little girl, I would help my mom do the “once a month cooking” where we would make and freeze meals for a whole month at a time. Now that I’m married and have a family, I’m excited to start my own freezer cooking!

  346. I liked Life As Mom on facebook.

  347. I love freezer cooking! It is a life save IF you have some good recipes. I’ve got, maybe 4. I could sooo use your cookbook!

  348. I almost always cook in big batches, but mostly use the leftovers for lunch through the week. I need to be more organized so I can have dinners made ahead and frozen too. I love having the option for busy nights!

  349. I would say I’ve attempted freezer-cooking before, but that’s being a little generous. I’ve put something back in the freezer when I was expecting baby #1 (we’re not at kid #4) but I never actually got it out and cooked it. I guess I’m afraid that what I put up won’t transfer well. I’m never sure what will freeze and what won’t. This cookbook would be a nice guide to have so I don’t end up wasting time and food! :) And with 4 kids and a busy schedule, that would be a blessing!
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  350. I liked Life As A Mom on facebook.

  351. I liked Life as MOM on Facebook!

  352. I have tried freezer cooking, but I don’t have a system and I need a tutorial.

  353. I follow Life as Mom on FB.

  354. I do some freezer cooking, but it is the same old stuff, usually. I’d love a cookbook to give me some new ideas! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  355. I have never tried freezer cooking but will my kids and super busy lifestyle, it would be a lifesaver to learn how.

  356. We like a few of the Everyday Food Freeze-it recipes, esp Spinach Pie & Spiced Carrot Muffins. But as our dinner-time life is getting busier, some new ideas would be *awesome*!

  357. I love the idea of freeze ahead meals, but when I’ve tried it in the past, they always tasted off. I would like to learn so tricks to help avoid this.

  358. I “like” life as a mom on Facebook!

  359. I have frozen soup and pasta sauce. I would love to expand to more dinners I could have in the freezer.

  360. I have tried cooking and freezing one month’s worth of meals back when I was in my late 20’s..actually my mom and sister-in-law and I would spend one Saturday a month putting these together…then I went back to teaching in my 30’s and now for the last 5 years I have been homeschooling..my kiddos are now 20, 17 and 13….we have a lot of running to do with robotics, violin lessons, hockey, drum line, church activities and co-op classes..so, I could really use the guidance of this cookbook..for fast and easy as well as healthy meals..thanks for the great giveaway…the Lord bless..xo, becky

  361. I love freezer cooking! I also love new ideas, so I really hope to win. Thanks!

  362. I haven’t tried freezer cooking yet but I have been meaning to do it. I have been working more lately and have been out of town a lot. I’m sure I would love it. A lot less stress. And I would love to try some new stuff.

  363. I liked “Life as Mom” on FB.

  364. I have two goals for my next childbirth (not pregnant, but still;):
    1. have a natural childbirth
    2. have a freezer stocked full of yummy food. PLEASE pick me! 😉
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  365. Liked on FB!
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  366. I like Life as Mom on Facebook

  367. Just liked Life as a Mom on Facebook! And I liked Good Cheap Eats, too! Happy to find them both!

  368. Michelle O. says:

    I’ve dabbled in freezer cooking but I’ve never done a “freezer cooking session”. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this cookbook :)

  369. I have never tried freezer cooking, but I would definitely love to attempt it!

  370. liked the mom site. i actually have not yet done freezer cooking. i really want and (with kid #4 on the way) need to start doing this for my family.

  371. I’ve tried it in the past and would love more ideas

  372. Adair Bates says:

    About a year ago, when I was formally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I dabbled a bit with freezer cooking (hoping it would help out on the really bad days) but was not able to find enough recipes that I liked to make it worth while. I think that it is awesome that there is an updated recipe collection and I would love to have a copy of it.

  373. I love freezer cooking; it makes life so much easier. My sister has a copy of this cookbook and likes it; I would love to have a copy of it also.
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  374. I have been freezer cooking for years and would love to learn new recipes!
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  375. I have never tried freezer cooking! I’ve just been intimidated by it for years! Now I am a single mama of a sixteen month old, and I gotta get started. This book would be key.

  376. I like Life as Mom on Facebook.

  377. I’ve tried freezer cooking back in the day when I was a single mom with limited funds, it was helpful but I was a terrible cook. I’ve learned more cooking skill since those days and I would love to convince my husband to buy me a stand-alone freezer with my amazing freezer meals!
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  378. Christine says:

    I have tried freezing with little luck. Your book could really help me.

  379. I also “Like” Life as Mom on Facebook!
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  380. Would love a copy of this book!!
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  381. Liked on FB!
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  382. I sometimes make double of what we’re having for dinner and freeze half, but the only time I ever really stock the freezer is pre-baby. I need more ideas :)

  383. Freezer cooking is something I’ve wanted to start doing…along with so many other things. I suffer from chronic indecisiveness about how/first steps to start things, so could really use a book like this to lay things out and get me going!

  384. I have tried freezer cooking a few times, but it really was my mother’s recipes. :) I would love to try your recipes!

  385. I have done freezer cooking, using a lot of Jessica’s recipes. I have a copy of her book from the library right now, but I’m out of renewals- I need my own copy! :-)

  386. I like Life As Mom on FB!

  387. Angela in MT says:

    Freezer meals are the only way to go! My life doesn’t work without them!!!! I would LOVE to win this as I am planning for a big cook right now!

  388. I have tried freezer cooking in the past but often found the recipes not ones we would normally choose to eat. Would love to try some new recipes that would help with both our budget and busy lifestyle.

  389. I have just “like” Life as Mom on Facebook.

  390. Jennifer J says:

    I’ve tried it a little bit but I want to do more with baby #3 coming.

  391. Yes, I’ve done freezer cooking before and it’s so nice to be able to pull something out of the freezer on a busy/tired/sick day!

  392. Jennifer J says:

    I like Life as Mom on fb

  393. I’ve liked Life as Mom on facebook!
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  394. I don’t do much freezer cooking but I would if I had the right recipes!

  395. Rebekah Labell says:

    I love freezer cooking and agree that it helps cut down on unhealthy fast-food splurging. Would love some new ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  396. Rebekah Labell says:

    I liked Life as Mom on fb, too.

  397. I just started doing a lot more freezer cooking since we added our third child. It has helped tremendously with meals during the busy work week but I’m always looking for more recipes to add and would LOVE this book.

  398. I’ve only ever tried to freezer cook lasagna…I’d love to try something new!

  399. Michelle Baesler says:

    I have tried freezer cooking. I make a double batch when I can. I would really enjoy this cookbook!

  400. I am always looking for more freezer meals for those extra busy days.

  401. Michelle Baesler says:

    I also liked Life As Mom on Facebook! thanks.

  402. Holli Ballard says:

    I do this some but not as much as I need to now that i am cooking ahead meals for my elderly grandparents..

  403. This looks great! I’ve done some freezer cooking in the past, but hated the number of processed ingredients the recipes contained. I sure do miss having a freezer full of meals ready to go, though, so this book might motivate me to do it again.

  404. Holli Ballard says:

    I have liked Life as Mom… 😀

  405. I am getting ready to give it a go and we are going to do a presentation at our homeschool coop in March!

  406. I “liked” Life as Mom!

  407. Kenny Hall says:

    I liked Life as a Mom on Facebook!!!

    Kenny

  408. we usually make extra of whatever we are having and freeze enough for another meal.

  409. Kenny Hall says:

    I have a friend who does the meal freezing and she says it works out great. I would love this cookbook so I could start doing it too, and we can do meal swaps =]

  410. The closest I get to freezer cooking is making a double batch of mac and cheese and freezing half of it for later. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  411. I liked Life as Mom on Facebook

  412. I tried making freezer meals to have some dinners ready when I had my first baby. They were all terrible. So disappointing. I would love a tried and true cookbook with good recipes for my next one!

  413. I haven’t done much freezer cooking, mostly because it is so heavily meat based, and we are vegetarians. I have heard that she has quite a few veggie recipes in this cookbook so I would love to try!

  414. have but wasn’t impressed, would love to give it a try again!

  415. I love freezer cooking! Just started doing it with the arrival of child #3 but time is hard to come by. Would love to have this collection of recipes on hand!

  416. I already do some freezer cooking. Mainly just double the main dish and freeze half instead of the all day marathon cooking to fill the freezer. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

  417. I’m already a fan of LIfe as Mom on FB as well!

  418. I have not tried freezer cooking, but I am going away with my toddler next week and am trying to set aside individual portions of this week’s meals for my husband to eat while I’m gone. It makes sense to do that on a larger scale, too! I have several rounds of overnight visitors coming next month and am thinking about trying some make-ahead meals.

  419. i love freezer meals and need some new ideas! This cookbook looks great!

  420. We are starting to try more freezer cooking and meal planning, but having a book like this would give us more ideas about what we can make ahead of time.

  421. And i have like Life As Mom on facebook

  422. I’ve heard about it, thought about it, but haven’t ever tried it! Love the idea of less processed ingredients when possible. Thanks for the giveaway!

  423. Sarah Lambert says:

    I liked Life as a Mom!

  424. I have tried freezer cooking! Love it…mostly…am so ready for some updated recipes though!

  425. I’m just starting to get into freezer cooking. I need to bite the bullet and buy a separate freezer but that would mean cleaning out my utility room! Maybe this book would give me the inspiration I need to do more than just freeze leftover chicken stock and tomato sauce in ice cube trays!
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  426. Sarah Lambert says:

    I have done some freezer cooking in the past 6 months, and sooo love being able to pull out things on the “crazy days” or just knowing ahead of time-that’s in the freezer!! YIppee. Would love a great book without the pre packaged ingredients to help me on the way! (could you send a bigger freezer with it too!–ha ha)

  427. Older freezer cooking books definitely feature a lot of ingredients that don’t fit with our nutritional needs. I look forwared to checking it out, because I haven’t done freezer cooking in YEARS, and it would be really good if I gave it another go.

  428. I could really use some help in this department. :) I’ve only tried this once before.

  429. I have never tried freezer cooking. Sometimes I try to make enough for an extra meal to put away for later. Sounds like a great book!

  430. I liked life as mom!

  431. I “liked” Life as MOM.

  432. I’ve had success freezer cooking, but only have few ideas for meals. Time to enhance my repertoire!

  433. Liked!
    I have your book on my Valentine’s wish list ;). Maybe if I win won I can ask for something else! Thanks for the giveaway!

  434. Never done freezer cooking but it seems so much easier than making huge pots of food, soups, etc to freeze. Freezer cooking also seems more versatile, and I can’t wait to try it.

  435. I have never tried freezer cooking but have wanted to try it. Homeschooling takes up so much of our day that dinner really suffers.

  436. Freezer cooking in our home is pretty much just putting leftover soup in the freezer! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  437. This book looks very interesting, as it also has a lot of vegetarian entrees. Thanks for introducing me to this book! – Rebecca

  438. I have done freezer cooking a few times and really liked it! Would love a cookbook for some new inspiration.

  439. Beth DeLong says:

    I don’t do big freezer cooking sessions, but I often make double of a meal or baked good and put it in the freezer. It feels so good to pull something out instead of having to make it!

  440. Yes, I have done various forms of freezer cooking – soups and chili and casseroles, as well. What happens most often is I prepare the meals and just make single-serving reheatable meals. Thanks so much for the giveaway and letting us know about this book. I would love to add more variety of real food cooking to my repertoire of meals prepared ahead.

  441. Liked the “Life as Mom” Facebook page, also. :-)

  442. I have tried freezer cooking before, but I so not do it consistently.
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  443. I’ve never tried freezer cooking unless it came from a box at the store, and those have way too much preservatives! The thought of how much time this could save me everyday, makes me so happy! And it is healthier for the kids :)

  444. I’ve tried it a few times and like it but can’t seem to get into a routine of doing it regularly. 😉 Would love to be inspired!
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  445. I liked Life AS Mom on Facebook!
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  446. I’ve done a few small rounds of freezer cooking….usually in preparation for a new baby!

  447. I liked Life As Mom on FB.

  448. This looks like an awesome book! I do freezer meals once a month and swap them out with other ladies…a Supper Swapper group if you will. We all make one thing, multiple times and then swap! :~) It’s great to have those meals in the freezer each month!
    Theresa’s latest post: Got my copy. How about you?

  449. “Liked”- Wow! I’ve been wanting to get into the make-ahead meals, but feel a little overwhelmed by all the information out there that you need to sift through. A book such as this might just get me motivated to try it.

  450. This book looks great & just what I need to get started with freezer cooking!

  451. Kristin Gideon says:

    I’ve tried freezer cooking once, and a bunch of the meals ended up going to waste in my freezer. :( I definitely need some new recipes and inspiration, this cookbook looks great!

  452. I’ve done freezer meals in the past, but I’ve gotten lazy the last year or so. I’d love a copy of this book to get me back into it.

  453. I tried it once…and it was an exhausting day. I liked having the meals, though!
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  454. I “liked” Life as Mom on FB!

  455. Kristin Gideon says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  456. Trishe B. says:

    I would love to win this book!
    I also liked you on Facebook

  457. Hi,
    Ive never read this book, but with a family of 9 , I am making things to freeze so we can save money since my husband is out of work due to being injured. :0)

  458. beth kuligowski says:

    i’ve only dabbled in freezer cooking. thanks for the chance to win!

  459. Salina Holland says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  460. I’ve tried it once but wasn’t overly impressed with the recipes. Would love this book to give it another go! Also ‘liked’ Life as MOM on FB!!

    Fingers crossed!!

  461. I freezer cook, but would love some new ideas!

  462. I have done freezer cooking and it has saved my family so much money and time! I would love to have some new recipes and tips! Thank you!

  463. Jessica Brammer says:

    I have never done freezer cooking, but would love to try!

  464. I “liked” you on facebook as well.

  465. No, it is soooo intimidating! But I really want to try :)
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  466. Freezer cooking saves me so much time and energy. I love having ready-made biscuits, pancakes and soups. I would like to try some new recipes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  467. Gabra Allen Stewart says:

    Haven’t Tried Freezer Meals But Would Love To.

  468. Gabra Allen Stewart says:

    Liked On FB

  469. I liked Life as Mom on Facebook, too.
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  470. i’ve never tried freezer cooking before, but i’d love to! as hectic as things get around here, i’d love to know that dinner is just about ready!

    i did like you on facebook, too. :)

  471. I have tried a few freezer pleasers, but would love to learn more!

  472. I did freezer cooking a number of years ago, and recently started up again

  473. I do a little freezer cooking, but I am not where I would like to be. Thanks for the chance to win!

  474. I occasionally will freeze some leftovers, or make homemade stock to freeze, but I’ve never done batch cooking specifically to freeze. Would to try it, though. It makes so much sense!

  475. Tanya Ahmann says:

    I freeze a couple of meals, but haven’t cooked specifically for freezer meals.

  476. I do currently cook and freeze a few dishes, like chili and spaghetti sauce. I could really use some new recipes though, so that we could eat from the freezer more and from local restaurants less.

  477. I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

  478. I made a whole big list, recipes and grocery items, steps, then never got around to it :( It is my dream, though, to have delicious and healthy meals ready in the freezer, to make all week and not have to stop interacting with my family at 4, just to have dinner on the table by 6!

  479. I have tried freezer cooking but it has been a while. After we move, I want to start up again. It is so nice to have a meal ready to go!

  480. i liked life as a mom on facebook

  481. I’m an amateur. I often freeze leftovers when I make a lasagna or a big pot of soup. I wish I did more though. I LOVE being able to pull something out of the freezer and just defrost dinner.

  482. I have not done many freezer meals in the past but have been meaning to try again. I would love this cookbook!

  483. I have tried a few freezer meals from America’s Cheapest Family and was not impressed. We have also done some from one of those places where you go and pay a flat fee and they give you like ten or so recipes that you make right there to take home and put into the freezer. Only a couple of those turned out, the rest were watery and blah! I am so looking forward to finding some good recipes that would freeze well!

  484. I also “Like”ed her page on facebook!

  485. The only freezer cooking I tried before was to put several boneless, skinless chicken breasts in different marinades and veggies. The idea was to then thaw them and throw them into the slow cooker. I wasn’t thrilled with any of the finished dishes but I really liked the idea.

  486. I used to cook lasagna to freeze as a meal to cook later, but have gotten out of that habit. Have “Liked” the page Life as a Mom.
    : )

  487. Melanie Abshire says:

    I liked Life as Mom on facebook

  488. I haven’t officially tried freezer cooking, though it makes a lot of sense.
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  489. Melanie Abshire says:

    I have not tried freezer cooking yet. I have been disappointed by the processed, seemingly tasteless recipes I’ve come across. I really want to try freezer cooking, so I think this will be a great tool for me.

  490. Liked Life as MOM on facebook!

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  491. I am just starting to really figure out how to cook out of the freezer. This summer I had a larger garden for the first time, and we bought a separate stand alone freezer so I could freeze my abundant crop of tomatoes and zucchini! I need some new recipe inspiration to keep going. We have 3 or 4 favorites, but I need to expand.

  492. Danielle Coleman says:

    We’ve done freezer cooking in the past, when we lived on our own. Our family lives in my in-laws home right now, and they have almost no freezer space, so we cook on weekends for the week ahead and just refrigerate. But we’re looking to move back into our own place in the coming months, and I would love some great new healthy, tasty recipes to kickstart my new freezer! Thank you both for the giveaway!

  493. Danielle Coleman says:

    I liked Life As Mom on Facebook. (danyellalee) Thank you!

  494. I have never tried freezer cooking yet, as a homeschool mom, disabled vet on a limited budget, i need to, just not sure where to begin. I would love a copy of this book! I signed up on the website, and facebook. Looking forward to all your great ideas and suggestions

  495. christina says:

    I’ve tried freezer cooking in the past, never a lot at one time. I have picky eaters who typically don’t like casseroles; however I saw this cookbook at my library and just checked it out on Tuesday. I have already tried one recipe, the banana bread with oatmeal and chocolate chips, YUM!!!! this is one freezer cookbook that my family would actually use. thanks!

  496. I’ve never been good at adjusting big recipes to fit my small family, so I almost always end up freezing an extra dinner’s worth — even if it’s not on purpose. That still counts, right? Ha!

  497. Melissa S says:

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking yet but really want to. I have the “Not Your Mother’s” slow cooker book and use it all the time!

  498. Priscilla says:

    yes, done it once…maybe 10 years ago ?, before 4th child was born…loved the recipes just never did it again. Then we switched to browning up bulk ground beef (bulk as in 10 or more pounds at a time, 80 lbs if we get it by the case at Sams…occasionally we’ve split that with others) & freezing that in quart size bags…saves a lot of time…grn beef is used in quite a few recipes…when using it in soups, spaghetti, sloppy joes, goulash, tacos/etc. Just came from a Wildtree workshop, have 10 meals ready to freeze.

  499. I have done 2 freezer cooking days w/ girlfriends. But find those to be long exhausting days. So now I usually just do a dbl or triple batch of a meal when I cook it for supper and freeze the extras for a later date. I love freezer cooking!!, and am always looking for new recipes so I can have more in the freezer. I often figure out how to take recipes we really like and turn them into freezer meals too.

  500. I love to cook in bulk but often run out of inspiration or fail to plan ahead. It’d be great to give this a try since the work is done for me! Thanks for the contest.
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  501. I liked life as mom on FB too

  502. Need to find a better variety of freezer meals. :)

  503. Rachel Lewis says:

    I would love how to manage bulk cooking and freezer meals. expecting number four in July and babysit two others so having six running around I would truly love to have healthy easy meals planned

    I liked Life as MOM facebook page.
    Rachel

  504. Liked it on FB

  505. Amber Walters says:

    I have yet to try freezer meals because the task seems quite daunting. And then when we started getting rid of the processed foods I was sure I couldn’t make freezer meals with “real” food. This book looks promising!

  506. I love having meals in the freezer, so I often double or triple a recipe when I’m making dinner so I can freeze the extra. I have a friend (in another state) who is part of a “freezer cooking meal exchange” in which she cooks a bunch of the same meal to share with the other members, and then she receives a meal each from them. A neat idea, and I’m considering starting something like that with my friends. I’d love the cookbook for new ideas and helpful hints for freezer meals.

  507. Jaime Mickey says:

    The book sounds fantastic. I am slowly trying to move away from store bought frozen foods and I think this would be a great way to start. I have only tried freezing lasagna once and it didn’t turn out very well. Hopefully with the help of this book I will have better luck next time.

  508. I have tried it in the past but haven’t stuck with it. I am looking to getting back to it since I enjoy not having to cook every day and am not tempted to eat out as much when I know there is food in the fridge already made.
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  509. Karon Betz says:

    I brown ground beef and freeze it, but could never come up with recipes to freeze. Our family is growing to 6 this spring and I’d love to have some meals frozen ahead of time.

    I also liked Life as MOM on Facebook.
    Thanks!

  510. I’ve never tried freezer cooking before. But we recently moved and since we have a new baby coming in May I want to be prepared. We live too far for our family and friends to bring meals after the baby is born.

  511. I do very limited “freezer meals” by making a double batch and freezing half till the next week.

  512. I have not tried freezer cooking
    Perfect Timing! I have been investigating healthier choices, including reducing processed foods. Just last week, I was reading a post about bulk cooking and freezing on another blog and requested any known links to more information on freezer cooking, but have yet to hear back. This would be such an amazing help in my journey to healthier eating + more efficient use of my time in the kitchen! Yea! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  513. I have also liked Life as a Mom on fb: Chloe N’me :)

  514. I used to make lots of different freezer meals, but for some reason, I have gotten away from it. Recently, I have started incorporating freezer meals into our menu again. I usually make a double batch of a recipe, eat one that night, and freeze the other for later. I would love to have more recipes to try!

  515. I have never used freezer meals because of all the prepared soups and foods they use. This one I am very interested in.

  516. I liked your Facebook page!

  517. Carmen Hamilton says:

    I have never tried freezer cooking, but always wanted to! Maybe this will be my chance… 😉

  518. Carmen Hamilton says:

    just liked your fb page. love the content on there!

  519. I love to bulk cook and have extras in the freezer. I’d love to have a cookbook specifically for it :)
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  520. I like Life as MOM on FB :)
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  521. I’ve done a litle freezer cooking.

  522. My friend and I just got together today to freezer cook!

  523. We have made double batches of things, like Chili, and frozen half before, but we are currently at a place where it would be very helpful to make ahead and freeze some of our meals!

  524. I liked Life as Mom on FB.

  525. Never tried it-should have with 8 in our household :) Looks intimidating too. Love your websites Jamie and encouragement-THANK YOU!

  526. I liked it on FB life as Mom as well!

  527. We done it here and there, but our lives have been hectic, so we haven’t been able to establish a routine. However, whenever we get settled, I hope to start doing it regularly. :)

  528. I Like Life as Mom on Facebook!

  529. Dana Hanson says:

    I have been doing freezer meals for 10 years and just checked this book out at the library. It looked awesome! I would love to own it. I am looking forward to trying some new recipes.

  530. Dana Hanson says:

    Oh and I like this blog on facebook!

  531. AnnaMarie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try freezer cooking, and could use a little sanity in my life!

  532. I have tried freezer meals, but with mixed success.

  533. i am intimidated by freezer cooking, bulk cooking and slow cooker cooking. i am not on facebook. thank you for the opportunity for a free book.

  534. I just picked up your book at the local library and can’t wait to try this. I would love my own book!

  535. Liked your page on FB.

  536. I used to do freezer cooking. I stocked my freezer prior to the birth of all four of my kids. I should probably get back to freezing stuff for the busy days!
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  537. I did freezer cooking more when my girls were littles, but would love to do it again as my hubby works 2nd shift.

  538. I love, not just like Life as Mom on FB!

  539. I have tried freezer cooking but it is so hard to find recipes that aren’t full of processed food and dairy ingredients (we have an allergy in our family). Your book looks like it has some good options!

  540. I have not tried freezing cooking yet! i would like to!

  541. I have really wanted to try to do this but it seems hard and time consuming. Thanks

  542. I “like” your Facebook page also. Thanks

  543. JR Carter says:

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking yet, but as a homeschooling, work at home mom of two boys, I’m sure that very efficient trick will help me stay organized and keep my sanity! I’m going to pin this (www.pinterest.com/frugalummi) and I’m going to like your page also. :-)

  544. I adore freezer cooking! It helps so much on those hurried days to stay eating healthier and at home.
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  545. I’ve tried freezer cooking several times off and on, but would love to try it with real ingredients rather than processed ones. Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook!

  546. Like Life As Mom on FB
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  547. JR Carter says:

    I just liked your FB page. I’m sure that *every* efficient trick will help me stay organized and keep me sane! :-)

  548. My partner has always been a bit skeptical of frozen & reheated meals, but with our 6th child on the way & no family nearby to help out, we need to start stocking up. Nothing quite like being able to pull a healthy dinner out at a moments notice when you’ve got a newborn in the house!
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  549. Jacque Agar says:

    I love freezer cooking and crockpots but have never tried both. I would love a cookbook!

  550. I recently bought this book, and it looks great! I’m in the process of trying out recipes to test if my family likes them before I make them in bulk. So far so good!

  551. I haven’t tried it but I want to!

  552. I liked on FB, too.

  553. I have only tried freezer cooking here and there but haven’t loved the foods I’ve made. I want to give it a better effort and this cookbook would be SO helpful!

  554. DeAnna Loibl says:

    I have never tried it, but would love to! I love my crockpot and I’m sure this would save a ton of time!

  555. I’ve never, but I’d like to try it.

  556. I love freezer meals and cooking in bulk! I can’t wait to see the recipes in Jessica’s book.

  557. I’ve just liked Life As Mom.

  558. Kristen M. says:

    I tried freezer cooking years ago. I liked the concept but my husband and I were not wowed by any of the recipes we tried. Now, working full time, with three kids, and having an upright freezer in my garage for storage, would be a great time to give it another try.

  559. Jennifer K. says:

    I have not tried freezer cooking but am interested in learning more!

  560. I do some freezer cooking. Mostly I do ingredients, and baked breakfast stuff. For instance, when chicken breasts are on sale, I’ll load up on them, cook them, and freeze them for use in other recipes. Then when I want to make chicken burritos, white chicken chili, bbq pizza, etc. it’s soooo easy to pull some cooked chicken out of the freezer and use it. For breakfast, I love being able to reach into the freezer before I go to bed and pulling out a loaf of whole wheat pumpkin bread or oatmeal flax muffins or whatever. So much easier to force myself out of bed in the morning knowing that breakfast is already made. The other thing I do sometimes is just make double and freeze the remainder. Most of the soups I make freeze great, and it’s just as easy to make a double (or triple) batch of red lentil soup.

  561. Christine says:

    Yes, I have tried freezer cooking.

  562. …and I just liked Life as a Mom on FB! :)

  563. Would love to win this! I commented on FB.

  564. I tried freeze & cook breakfast burritos….epic FAIL!

  565. I also just liked me some Life As Mom!

  566. I haven’t tried freezer cooking, but keep wanting to. My problem, like yours, is the lack of truly healthful foods in most freezer cooking cookbooks.

  567. I haven’t tried freezer cooking yet, but I so want to!

  568. Liked! :)

  569. I liked the Life as a Mom FB page!

  570. I’ve just starter e freezers cooking this month, but only doing a week at a time. Would love some help.!

  571. I haven’t really tried freezer cooking, although with a third baby on the way I have been thinking a lot about it! I freeze beans – chickpeas and black beans when I make big batches. I find that a lot of the things I would normally freeze (lasangas etc) have cheese in them and my daughter and myself are now not eating gluten and dairy. I would love to get some ideas for recipes!
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  572. Liked life as mom on fb

  573. I like Life as Mom on FB!
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  574. Rachel J. says:

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking, but I NEED to!

  575. I have never really tried it. I’ve made a few things that I have froze, but never in bulk.

  576. Rachel J. says:

    And I liked her! :)

  577. I liked on FB.

  578. I’ve never tried freezer cooking, though I’ve thought about it. For a newbie, it’s kind of scary!! :) This cookbook might just be the push I need to give it a go!

  579. I have tried to do freezer cooking a FEW times in my homemaking/homeschooling career, but it always seemed to “flop”, and my family didn’t like the recipes… We have been Gluten-free for over 10 years now, and so many of our foods just don’t seem to freeze well. This book sounds like it could be helpful for our situation too! :-) It could just be WHAT I was trying to freeze… Hmmmmm…..
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  580. I love freezer cooking!

  581. I have tried freezer cooking twice. Once with friends and once just a few days before giving birth to child #3. It has been SO nice being able to pull out a meal on a busy day. My entire day goes smoother when dinner is already taken care of!

    I still consider myself new to freezer cooking and would love to feel more confident in it and incorporate it into our lives more often!
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  582. Abby Aberle says:

    I’ve frozen leftover to use later but never actually used a freezer cooking method. I would love to try though!

  583. I already “like” Life as Mom on Facebook. Does that count? :)

  584. Vanessa S says:

    ANYthing to help with dinners!! :o)

  585. Also, “liked” Life as Mom, on FB! :-)
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  586. Stephanie LaFond says:

    I have done a lot of freezer cooking. I do tend to stick to old stand by recipes like casseroles but would love to stock with more interesting meals.

  587. Love make ahead cooking! This year I gave my elderly mom & dad 4 meals per month for Christmas, so I’m looking for new ideas!

  588. I love freezer cooking! Have only done it twice but am trying to make it a regular part of the monthly routine.

  589. I have recently started doing more freezer cooking and I need more ideas and help!

  590. I “liked” Life as a Mom on FB too.

  591. Christine J says:

    I’ve tried in the past, but then we had to go dairy and gluten free for both myself and my son…so I think I may try again for my husband’s work lunches. That’s great that this has GF options!

  592. I’ve only frozen double batches of meals we’ve had for dinner. I’d love a way to learn to do this without the prossesed junk!! 😉
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  593. I liked on FB also!

  594. We often make doubles batches of our favorite meals for freezing, but I have never done traditional freezer cooking for the reason you mentioned – lots of processed ingredients.

  595. would love to try it!

  596. We’re getting ready to make a big move out to the country from our current suburban life. We’re planning on making some big life adjustments and with that will come meal-planning and lots of freezer meals. I’ve been eyeing this book for some time and would love to get it now before our moving day!
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  597. I’ve tried freezer cooking and batch cooking but have never got into it regularly…but I would love to make it part of our meal planning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  598. I frequently make extra of something “freezable” for a later meal, but I have never cooked just to freeze.

  599. p.s. I’ve been a fan of Life As Mom for awhile now. Already a fan on facebook!
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  600. I liked on fb

  601. We use freezer meals sporadically, especially after the birth of a new baby. Always nice to have new freezer-friendly recipes.

  602. I have made freeze ahead meals and find they are great for non stress dinner… busy mom with 3 kids and fostering classes in the process.. but I am getting stuck. I have the same recipes.. I have grocery list for quick meals and share them on fb with friends but I am in need of new inspiration- this cook book is exactly what I need!

    I also just liked on FB!

  603. yep! tried freezer cooking and need to get back on the wagon. we just ate my last batch of frozen sauce. it works great for our family. this would be a useful cookbook for us! thanks for the giveaway!

  604. liked on fb

  605. Elizabeth L says:

    I tried freezer cooking before. Once was a whole day of cooking for meals that weren’t very good. I do some breakfast burritos and other things regularly but not major meals.
    I would love to get this book.

  606. Elizabeth L says:

    I like Life as Mom on Facebook.

  607. christylee says:

    I have just made a small list of things to make/keep in the freezer. I’m hoping to slowly add more to take some stress off of our busy weeks!

  608. christylee says:

    liked on fb

  609. Melissa D says:

    I do loads of partial freezering– mostly soups and stock!

  610. I have never tried freezer cooking. I’ve wanted to but didn’t really know where to start. Now that I have gone back to school I think this would definitely help out our family of five. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Winning would be great since we are on a tight budget. :)

  611. I liked on Facebook!

  612. Just went to facebook and liked for an extra entry. Hope I’m one of the winners :)

  613. I have never tried this, but would like to. I am not much of a cook and would finally like to start learning how to be one.

  614. I have tried some make ahead freezer meal but I am still a novice at it. I am hoping to win this book. It will me out especially with our busy schedules.

  615. Freezer cooking DOES go well with homeschooling! I am able to feed everyone without a kitchen begging for hours of clean up every single night when I pull out one of my freezer meals.

  616. I liked her on Facebook as well!

  617. Sounds great would love some good freezeable meal ideas!

  618. The only time we’ve ever enjoyed a few freezer meals was right after our third little one joined us and my MIL had previously sent a few home with us to tuck away for after his arrival. They were yummy and life savers on those nights! With little number four soon to arrive, this cookbook couldn’t come at a better time!!

  619. Tiffany A says:

    We’ve started freezer cooking, and we love it; this would be wonderful to help us out while we look for more ideas!

  620. Tiffany A says:

    Liked on FB :-)

  621. Megan Clark says:

    Other than doubling a recipe & freezing half, I’ve never “officially” tried freezer cooking but have wanted to for quite a while. I’m intimidated by the idea so this book would be perfect for me!

  622. I have tried freezer cooking, and love the concept. Just when I was getting somewhere with it, we radically overhauled our diet (eliminating sugar, almost everything processed, and all animal products), so I barely know where to begin again. However, I would love to win this book for a friend who wants it!

  623. I have tried freezer cooking, but ended up feeling like it was just a good bit of homemade, frozen junk food. I would love some good healthy freezer meals for my family.

  624. Liked on FB!

  625. I’ve done some freezer cooking in the past- mostly when I’m expecting babies. Need to start doing it again and would love these healthy options!

  626. I liked Life As Mom on Facebook.

  627. Christine C says:

    I’ve done very little, but some friends of mine have talked about doing an exchange. This would be perfect for me!

  628. I haven’t tried freezer cooking, but I have often thought it looked helpful. I just haven’t quite known where to start.

  629. Illya Gonzalez says:

    I have been contemplating freezer cooking for some time now and would love to try it.

  630. Ainsley Smith says:

    I love the thought of getting home from a big day in town and being able to pull a healthy meal out of the freezer. I try to do this but would love some more inspiration.

  631. Aimee Mulligan says:

    I like freezer cooking but definitely could use more recipes! :)

  632. Heading into #4 in the coming months, I have been trying to come up with new recipes for things to keep in the freezer. I try to make it happen a few times a week, so that I have at least something, but often I find that re-constituting things is not as delicious as I’d hoped. What a great idea!

  633. We do occasional freezer cooking, mostly just cooking a larger portion of whatever dish for dinner that happens to be freezer-friendly – but would love to get more ideas and recipes. Only trouble is we don’t have much freezer space (we live overseas and the freezer section of our fridge is limited). But still, I want to maximize freezer cooking to save money and maintain a healthy diet, thanks for the opportunity!

  634. Just liked on FB too, thanks!

  635. Heather C says:

    I’ve made freezer meals three times. I’d love some new recipes though! Thanks!

  636. Heather C says:

    Liked it on FB!

  637. Never tried freezer cooking. It actually intimidates me. I’m lucky to get a somewhat homemade meal on for dinner. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  638. I liked Life As a Mom on Facebook. Thank you again

  639. We are a large family, so I do quite a bit of freezer cooking to save money, prep time and my sanity. I do mostly soups, beans and meat for future recipes and muffins. The picture in the post looks delicious! I would like to learn to freeze casseroles, as lasagna is really the only thing I have tried. We are also gluten-free, so those tips would be helpful.
    Thank you!

  640. I tried freezer meals after my first was born. It was great but I couldn’t make enough room in the freezer once I started making baby food.

  641. Just started getting into freezer cooking in last few months. It is good to know that we have something nutritious and delicious ready to go in the freezer when I don’t feel like cooking. Usually, just double and freeze our leftovers, however have been using freezer-friendly recipes found online. I made a huge batch of banana bread to freeze last week and it never made it into the freezer. Opps! :)

  642. Already like “Life as mom” on FB!

  643. Just liked Life as MOM on FB. Thank you!!

  644. I freeze some things but I do more canning – I find things keep better canned since I don’t have to worry about freezer burn. Of course, not everything cans well. I’d love a copy of this book – I’d like to do more freezer cooking to have options for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking. Thanks for the chance! xo
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  645. I have tried some freezer cooking… with not a lot of success. I would love to win a copy of the cookbook!

  646. Jackie DP says:

    I got hooked on freezer cooking when my boss dropped off 6 meals the night before my twins were born. I haven’t really learned other recipes (other than the mac n’ cheese and soup standards) but would love a copy!

  647. I have pre-made casseroles that i have kept in the freezer, and friends have blessed me with freezer meals after we’ve had a baby……but i feel my freezer in underutilized and I could sure use some tips/ideas. Always looking for ways to cut down on daily chores so i can spend more time with the kids after work. :)

  648. I like to make freezer meals, but my current freezer cookbook has a lot of processed ingredients like you mentioned. I also like to bring a frozen meal along when dropping off a dinner to someone who is recuperating as an extra meal to be used later. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! :)

  649. I have done a few freezer meals but would really like to do more.

  650. I also like Life as Mom.

  651. I love making freezer meals for my family of ten. Seven of my friends and myself used to get together monthly to exchange meals. It was easier to make 8 of the same meals. Then we would come home with seven meals plus the one we made. Our group has fizzled out do to allergies, and time restrictions. I would love to have some new meal ideas.

  652. Liked on fb

  653. I have tried freezer cooking, but am always on the lookout for new recipes!

  654. I love freezer cooking. However, I’ve been in a little rut lately. I could definitely use some inspiration!

  655. I have just started experimenting some with freezer cooking. I am interested in doing freezer meals.

  656. I “like” Life as Mom on facebook!

  657. yes, I’ve tried it, but only once~ lasagna!

  658. I am trying to do more freezer cooking for my family and would love to win your book.

  659. I liked on FB too! *fingers crossed*

  660. I have not “officially” tried freezer cooking. I do sometimes make a bigger batch and freeze some and I do make stock to freeze. I do most of the cooking because I’m gluten free so it would be nice to have some made ahead meals planned so I don’t have to come home from work at 6 and then start dinner!
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  661. And I “like” you on Facebook!
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  662. I have tried and would like to have more recipes.

  663. I read this and the first thing that flashed through my mind, ok the second thing, the first being “I want it!”, was Donkey from Shrek saying,”oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick meeeeeee!”. Yes, it was family movie night.

  664. Darnetta Bolton says:

    I have tried to, but need more recipes and a plan.

  665. I’ve not managed to do this for myself yet, but when I sign up to bring a meal to someone, I’ll make three lasagnas – one for them to eat, one for them to freeze and eat later, and one for us to eat. Because if you’re going to make one lasagna, you might as well make two. And if you’re already making two, why not three?!
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  666. Darnetta Bolton says:

    I have tried to start, but need help with more recipes. A plan would be helpful too!

  667. I have tried it. I would like to do more of it.

  668. Like you on FB.

  669. I love freezer cooking…with 5 kids ages 6 and under it is a lifesaver. I was introduced to it by Jessica so I’d love to wina copy.

  670. Miriam Prantner says:

    I’ve thought about it, but I haven’t tried freezer cooking yet…would love to win some great recipes to try!

  671. Oh, I need this! I need all the help I can get avoiding my most stressful time of day, dinner! My kids will pledge their undying gratitude for keeping mommy sane.

  672. I like life as mom on fb
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  673. I have done a small amount of freezer cooking via Pinterest and would like to do more.

  674. Liked on FB….

  675. I have not done freezer cooking yet but want to.

  676. I have very very little experience with freezer cooking – I’ve always been interested but never known where to start! I had my eye on this cookbook for awhile!

  677. And I like Life as Mom on facebook :)

  678. Love homeschooling! Love freezer cooking! It’s a win-win! 😉
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  679. We are brand new to homeschooling this year. I would love to dive into freezer cooking to make our lives healthier and simpler!

  680. I “like” / love, Life as Mom on FB :)

  681. i just started freezer cooking, and i’m hooked! please facilitate my hookedness with an awesome cookbook!
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  682. Have only made lasagna and a family burger recipe for the freezer. Would love some recipes — thanks for offering the giveaway!

  683. I have wanted to start freezer cooking now that I’m a single mom of four 4 and under. I’m back in college too so I never stop. I just didn’t know where to start, this book sounds like it!

  684. I have done very limited freezer cooking but I need to do more. Hubby is the usual cook, and works out of town. So he will make meals that will give me leftovers. I’d love to start having some meals in the freezer I can pull out when there just hasn’t been enough time in the weekend for him to make larger meals (for there to be leftovers) and more for the days he comes home and I’d love to have something hot and waiting for him instead of him still trying to help me cook.

  685. I’ve never tried freezer cooking in bulk, only a few rare times, but didn’t love the “freezer taste” so I’ve been scared off ever since! But I keep coming back to the idea of trying again….

  686. I liked Life as Mom on FB! Thanks!

  687. I’ve only frozen small batches of excess chili. I NEED to do this in a serious way! I’m in a total rutt for recipe ideas and freezing know-how is lacking. Brand new to homeschooling too, so need all the help I can get! Thanks a ton!

  688. i haven’t tried doing a whole day of food for the freezer but I do make things for the freezer and also freeze fruit and some vegetables in season and grill meat in bulk to freeze. I would love to do more!

  689. The only freezer cooking I’ve done is intentionally doubling recipes and freezing the rest for another day. I would love to try new freezer cooking ideas!

  690. I have not tried freezer cooking, but REALLY want to. Especially now that my husband (who is the cook in our house) just took a part-time job out of the home and I don’t want to be left figuring out dinner every night at 4:00p.m.!

  691. I “liked” the FB page

  692. Salina Holland says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  693. Salina Holland says:

    Just liked the fb page!

  694. Tried freezer cooking, but I didn’t like all the zip bags and other throwaway things required. Willing to try again!

  695. And I like on FB!

  696. I just started freezer cooking!

  697. My neighbor is a freezer-cooking whiz. I am not. I have tried a few meals, but mostly my freezer cooking experience is bulk meat frozen in separate bags with some sort of marinade or salt and pepper thrown in.

  698. This book looks great…just what my family needs.

  699. I am actually just starting to do freezer cooking for my family this week! I really like it! Your cookbook looks great!

  700. And I liked on FB!

  701. I have tried freezer cooking but am still a novice and could really use the cookbook!!