Do It Yourself + A Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I was sent a review copy of America’s Test Kitchen‘s latest cookbook, D.I.Y. Cookbook. I was terribly excited about this because I’m a huge fan of the Test Kitchen, and over the last few years I’ve slowly been making more ‘staples’ from scratch: bread, granola, sauces, vanilla extract, etc. This cookbook is right up my alley with over 100 such recipes for me to experiment with. There are chapters on stocking the pantry, canning, pickling, making cheese and yogurt, curing meats, brews and spirits, and snacks and sweets. It’s a wonderful little book.
We started with some fun things, candied ginger, marshmallows, granola bars, and ketchup. They were all A+. I’ve never cared for marshmallows OR ketchup, and after making them at home I fell in love with them. Everything was so much better. Next up on our list is going to be peanut butter, goat cheese, maple cream, and root beer.
And, aren’t you lucky! The Test Kitchen is giving away one copy of D.I.Y Cookbook to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment below and I will pick the winner Sunday evening. Good luck! The winner is Caley from caley en casa!


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    Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    We like all of America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks, and we enjoy being able to add new recipes for holiday gifts.

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    la domestique
    Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I hope I’m not too late to enter this fantastic giveaway! Love America’s Test Kitchen and the book looks very useful.

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    Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I love America’s Test Kitchen! They always have such great recipes, and this cookbook looks amazing!
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    Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3:02 am

    DIY rootbeer and ketchup?!?! Count me in.

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    Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Would love to win this book to give to my foster daughter. She is always cooking in the kitchen with me. She sometimes is better than I am at some of the recipes we try!!

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    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I LOVE VANILLA! I also love inspiring recipes and photos…so thanks for sharing a great book. Rose

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    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I am so excited about this books publication. Cooking from any America’s Test Kitchen recipes is always fool proof and full of great tips.

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    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Been looking for that perfect book to replace grandmas trusty cookbook. One that fits a more modern world while still keeping things healthy. This sounds like just the book.

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    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    …would love to win a copy of this book.


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    Amy Polinske
    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Oh, those granola bars look amazing. Is making your own ketchup easy? I am very intrigued…

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Ooohh would love that copy!

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    ATK is a go to for all my food questions. WOuld love to win this book, but if not, it’ll be on my Christmas list!

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I would love to win.

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    Nik Sharma
    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I just found your blog today and absolutely love it. I love ATK though I am a little sad about missing Christopher Kimball’s book signing in D.C. which is coming up in a few weeks.

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    The Hungry Crafter
    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I”m a big fan of ATK myself (I think if you are a Boston foodie, you have to be) — this book is definitely getting added to my Christmas list post haste!

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Looks delicious!!

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    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for running this giveaway 🙂


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