“Robin Rescues Dinner” Cookbook: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis Robin Miller’s new cookbook entitled, “Robin Rescues Dinner: 52 Weeks of Quick-Fix Meals, 350 Recipes and a Realistic Plan to get Weeknight Dinners on the Table” will give me great tips to save time meal planning and preparing in the evenings and more time with my family.


One cookbook and one exhausted working Mommy.  About the book (quoted from Barnes and Noble):

She provides a year’s worth of weeknight flavorful, healthful and varied meals that make the most out of seasonal produce. Each chapter includes a prep list of steps that can be done in advance, and throughout Miller offers time-saving tips, such as cooking extra chicken breasts now for a second meal later in the week. Recipes have prep and cook times listed and most double easily and freeze well. When appropriate, she offers suggestions for morphing one meal into another.


methods Because I work full time outside of the home, meal planning is essential on a weekly basis.  Each Sunday, my husband and I sit down and make a nightly menu before heading to the grocery.  However, we always seem to go straight for the easy family favorites which causes us to burn out on those recipes pretty quick!  I took the opportunity to look through Robin’s new book and highlight the recipes I would love to work into our weekly menus.


Robin is a genius! The cookbook is organized by weeks (52 chapters to be exact) which was extremely helpful to me.  I was able to pull recipes in order to plan for the week without repeating our old favorites.  This week, I plan to try the Lasagna Rolls with Herbed Cheese and the Maple-Glazed Chicken!  There are dishes for just about every taste in this cookbook!  And I love that Robin gives you a suggested easy side dish to accompany each main course.  Another plus to the book is the incredible pictures!  I am definitely a visual person because the pictures in this book made my mouth water!


While I did not yet have the opportunity to prepare one of the recipes from the new cookbook, “Robin Rescues Dinner“, several of the recipes caught my eye.  My husband and I agreed almost instantly on the ones we would like to add to our meal plan, and none of the recipes appear to be time consuming.  Every minute counts when I am with my family in the evening, so the faster I am out of the kitchen, the sooner I can play with my daughters!

Robin also recently started the website, Embrace Dinner, which provides meal planning tips, recipes, coupons and video demonstrations.  She also shares several recipes in order to “Keep it Cool” this summer!  You, too, can share your “Keeping it Cool” recipes with Robin for a chance to win a $1000 prize package!

references Is your mouth watering yet?!?  Robin Miller was nice enough to donate one of her new cookbooks (which hits the shelves today) AND three coupons for FREE Tyson Chicken or Steak strips to one Not-So-Blog reader!

How to enter:

1. Visit Robin’s Embrace Dinner website and tell me which one of the easy recipes you would love to cook for your family!

Additional entries:

1. If you enter the “Keep it Cool” contest, you will receive 10 extra entries to this contest! 2. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

3. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited!

4. Subscribe to my blog.

5. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

6. Favorite me in Technorati!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on June 25th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.


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  9. great giveaway,thank you

  10. Serena Hale says:

    Angel Hair Pesto with Beef Steak looks great and very tasty.

  11. Patricia Hill says:

    I would love to try Chicken & Sun Dried Tomatoes Pasta.

  12. samella says:

    the chicken crescent rolls look good

  13. Angie P. says:

    Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Tyson Beef Pot Roast is one I’d love to try.

  14. Kelly Grant says:

    Quick Cheesy Chicken Pasta looks and sounds good.

  15. I’d love the Quick Cheesy Chicken Pasta

  16. The Quick Cheesy Chicken Pasta would be great for my me and the kids


  17. kathy pease says:

    id love to try the Stuffed Green Peppers with Beef Steak :)

  18. kathy pease says:

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  21. Barbara Long says:

    I would love to try the Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Tyson Beef Pot Roast.


  22. I would love to try the tyson beef stew in a bread bowl

  23. Angel Hair Pesto with Beef Steak looks good.

  24. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Tyson Pot Roast looks so tasty!

  25. I’m a subscriber

  26. Badger Momma says:
  27. Quick Cheesy Chicken Pasta

  28. Susan Marina Brown Lane says:

    I would Love to cook the Southwest Steak Fajitas for my Family! Thank you for the giveaway! lanemarinab@aol.com

  29. Michelle H. says:

    I would love to try the Click Here To Print Tyson Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl.

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  33. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I’d like to try the gingered chicken pitas.

  34. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Tyson Pot Roast looks yummy:)

  35. My family would love the Campbell’s Monterey Chicken Fajitas.

  36. The Quick Cheesy Chicken Pasta sounds delicious :)

  37. I like the Campbell’s Southern Cornbread Pot Pie

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  39. Faved you on technorati. (donnak4)

  40. Lily Kwan says:

    I would like to try the Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Tyson Pot Roast recipe.

  41. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  42. Lily Kwan says:

    I became your Facebook fan.

  43. I’d fix creamy chicken enchiladas…cause I know my husband would eat them!!

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