The Looneyspoons Collection – Review and #Giveaway

Sister team Janet and Greta Podleski have done it again and created another must have recipe book with The Looneyspoons Collection.  Filled with vivid images, corny jokes, easy recipes and tonnes of tips, it serves as a real inspiration when searching for meal time ideas.  I recommend sitting down and reading this book from cover to cover.

 From their site:

Janet & Greta are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their fun-filled, blockbuster cookbook,Looneyspoons, with the launch of this “must have” guide to healthy eating and healthy living. 400 pages, more than 325 “I can’t believe this is healthy!” recipes, hundreds of gorgeous, full-colour photos, volumes of helpful weight-loss, anti-aging and healthy living tips and, of course, lots of jokes and punny recipe titles that made their three bestselling cookbooks famous.

I had a chance over the past few weeks to go through this recipe book and couldn’t decide what I wanted to make first.The Looneyspoons Collection is stuffed full of recipes for everything under the sun.  From Bean There, Duncked That to Rice and Easy Casserole there is a meal time solution for every occasion fancy or not.  Wanting to keep my first time simple I picked the Acropolis Sandwich recipe to try out on my family.  It not only was a huge hit, but something that will now be in our regular rotation of family meals.

Acropolis Sandwich

Next up will be the Gluten Free Brownies!! I am drooling already.  This isn’t a recipe book that is meant to sit on your shelf.  Pick it up read through it cover to cover and enjoy discovering nuggets of wisdom, advice on nutrition, healthy living tips as well as trivia about the foods you eat.  If you have a pre-teen just learning to cook then this would be a great book to get them started on.  The fun recipe names and cute cartoon throughout make it appealing to cooks of all ages.

Janet and Greta Podleski want you to have a chance to check out this fabulous recipe book for yourself and have offered to send one of my Canadian readers their very own copy of The Looneyspoons Collection.  To enter to win tell me one memory you have of cooking.  Please read my giveaway rules before entering.  For one bonus entry share this giveaway on your favourite social media site.  The giveaway will run until midnight on May 1, 2012.

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Glogirl says

    I loved to bake with my mom as I child. I remember my sister and I being on either side of my mom “trying” to help her bake. I’m sure we were more in the way but she was very patient with us!

  2. Elva Roberts says

    April 24-Before I was married, I used to make lemon pie using a filling and a pie crust mix. I thought I was a real cook! I’ve learned many things since then and now I smile when I remember that young person.-el03ro

  3. gibberish (Julie G.) says

    I remember my mother teaching me how to make pie pastry, patiently rolling it out to just the right thickness & watching her fingers fly around the pie plate as she expertly fluted the edges of the pastry. I still use her tried & true recipe to this day, though I’m not certain I could keep up with her!

  4. Debbie Kennedy says

    I remember the first time I made home-made ravioli. Each one ended up being the size of a football! I had invited my family over for dinner and I don’t think anyone was able to eat more than two! Haven’t made them again since…………..:))

  5. renee says

    I remember going to my grandmas every summer out in the country for 2 weeks and she taught me how to cook without measuring and with out a cookbook.
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  6. Denise G says

    Mine was of makng cookies for a cookie party at Christmas time that I was hosting. My first batch the wooden spoon broke so had to throw the batch out. The second batch the pound of butter dropped in the dish soap water.

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  7. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says

    I remember baking cake with my mom as a little girl. I was always allowed to crack the egg. It made me feel so special to do that.

  8. Andrea Amy says

    I remember cooking with my Dad. He was a really great cook and taught me how to make cheese sauce. I remember cooking with him when I was a teenager, and he gave me the basics I needed for making gravy, sauces and roasts.

  9. Jennifer L. says

    I remember when my sister, my two step-brothers and myself would be in charge of making dinner on Wednesday nights. It was always lots of fun.

  10. says

    I remember when i was younger making my Mom and i a meal of Veal with mushrooms. My Mom kept on joking with me of how it was going to taste. After it was all done and eaten i remember my Mom saying how good it was and how proud of me she was.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  11. Marlibu says

    When i was 12 my dad asked me to boil some eggs. So i put the water to boil. When the water finished boiling i cracked open the eggs and boiled them …. My dad couldnt stop laughing. Lol

  12. Tan Smith says

    I used to cook with my grandpa. He would make bread and buns and I would help him knead the dough. I miss him.

  13. Tabitha P says

    I will always remember my marathon baking sessions when I was younger to fill the freezer with baked goods for my dad’s lunch and ours, I would do it every few weeks. I don’t bake as much now, wish I did but I don’t.

  14. Lou (@davids_deardad) says

    I remember cooking breakfast for myself recently, burning the crap out of it and my wife telling me to get my butt out of the kitchen. Yeah…I really need a cookbook to follow so I don’t burn stuff.

  15. says

    My mom baked cupcakes for my school once and accidentally used cornstarch instead of icing sugar. That’s the first “cooking” story that popped into my head.

  16. Robyn L says

    I remember Mom and I making homemade hamburgers with homemade buns and
    deepfrying Onion Rings for supper .

    Saturday was bake day and I usually made cookies/cakes and Mom did the buns,
    pies, cinnamon rolls


  17. says

    One of my fondest memories of cooking is a time when my grandmother’s best friend was over visiting from Scotland. My grandparents had to go away for the night and my grandmother had left very vague instructions on how to prepare dinner. Following the instructions we managed to burn the crust on the chicken but the chicken was still raw in the middle. Anyways I don’t really remember what we did about dinner after that, I just remember us laughing for hours in the kitchen and having a really great time.

  18. Francine says

    I used to “help”my mom bake when I was young -it paid off, because I still love to bake.

  19. Dreena says

    I remember making my first “big” meal for my boyfriend. It was Moroccan orange chicken breast with couscous. Turned out well – we were all surprised.

  20. angela m says

    Baking cinnamon rolls with my mother in the winter ,christmas tree up snowing outside and the smell of the cinnamon rolls baking in the oven

  21. Nicole J says

    I used to love making pancakes with my grandmother. She’d let us practice flipping them up in the air (something my mom would never let us do!). We had a few stick to the ceiling and fall on the floor but we got pretty good after awhile – I still laugh thinking about it.

  22. says

    I love love love grabbing every veggie I have and adding it to scrambled eggs. I keep using less egg and more veggies and adding salsa and I adore it! I love all the bright colours and the smell, mmmm!