Breakfast Fruit Pizza

Today marks a week of cookbook giveaways on Bluebonnets & Brownies. Just in time for holiday gift giving, the three books I’ll share with you are all books I’m giving to friends this holiday season. Check back on Wednesday and Friday for two more fabulous cookbooks!

I’m starting the week off with Pam Anderson’s newest book. It’s no surprise that I’m probably Pam Anderson’s biggest fan. Long before I knew her or her daughters personally, I had been given Pam’s book, “Perfect Recipes for Having People Over” by my boss in a Christmas Secret Santa exchange.

Later, my boss would introduce me to Maggy, Pam’s daughter. It’s kind of a thing that happens when Americans end up in England. The Brits throw the Americans together, assuming that we’ll automatically like each other. Luckily for both Maggy and me, we did!

All this was long before we were food bloggers, but I do credit Pam for leading me into a passion about food. Pam’s books changed how I cooked. They helped me understand the techniques behind cooking. And if you’ve ever met the woman yourself? It’s impossible not to love her.

When Maggy announced on Twitter that Pam’s newest book was up for pre-sale, I think I was the first person to order it. Listen, friend or not, Pam is an excellent cook book writer. I will always have her newest books on my shelf, because they are always inspiring.

Pam’s book, “How to Cook Without A Book” was the first thing I chose to ever give away here on Bluebonnets & Brownies, because I use it all the time.

To this day, I think it has the most perfect and complete pantry staples list I’ve ever seen. And it gives those that are afraid to cook a real foothold on flavors and combinations so that they CAN experiment after getting down the basics.

“How to Cook Without A Book: Meatless Meals” is no exception. Pam moves you beyond the pasta and scrambled eggs to create some really spectacular formulas that you can use on both your meatless and meat-filled days.


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I think that’s probably my favorite thing about this book. While the focus is on really fantastic recipes that you can use every day in a meatless fashion, this is an every day cookbook. Any of these formulas are also fantastic on days when you ARE eating meat. Not that you’ll even miss it. The recipes are that good.

My favorite recipe out of the book so far is for the breakfast pizzas. Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong.

I made Pam’s formula for apple, cinnamon, and hazelnut fruit breakfast pizzas. Because I am addicted to maple sugar, I also added a little of that in. Magnificent, I tell you!


Want to win Pam’s fabulous new book, just in time for the holidays?


How you win:

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Leave a comment below. Tell me why you’re excited to receive Pam Anderson’s How to Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals. If you’re planning to give it on as a gift, tell me why.


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Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA and Canadian residents only and will run until Monday, December 5th at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 12/7/11 to claim their cookbook or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one copy of How to Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals (Hardcopy){$32.50 MSRP}. Product will be shipped by Bluebonnets & Brownies.

Disclosure:

This giveaway is provided to you by Bluebonnets & Brownies. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my cooking experiences with Pam Anderson’s How to Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals. I was given the product free of charge to test and review it; however, I was not monetarily compensated for the review or giveaway. I purchased the giveaway copy myself.

Comments

  1. Martha says

    I would love her book because I usually spend a long time google-ing/reading trying to figure out how to make stuff, but it’d be awesome to learn how to cook without a book! I’m sure I’d be way more creative, too.

  2. Mike says

    I’d love to have the cookbook; even though I do eat meat, I’ve been trying to eat less of it and more vegetables.

  3. says

    I’d be excited to receive the book because I got the chance to meet Pam recently (at Pie Party Live!) and it was her daughter (the same Maggy) and you, of course, Amber, who made me stop being afraid to blog. :)

  4. says

    I would love this book cause I am trying to find recipes that are meatless that my family would like. It would be easier for me with my stomach issues not to have to make meat every night!

  5. Stephanie Pease says

    Looks really fun. I get a lot of veggies from our CSA in the summer and fall, and am always scrambling to find ways to use them. A meat-free cookbook will really help!

  6. Denise B says

    I would love to give this book to my friend Becky. She doesn’t eat meat and is always looking for new recipes to vary her menu.

  7. Erin says

    I am excited for this cookbook because we LOVE trying new recipes. My hubby is a huge carnivore, but he has started to ask for meatless meals every so often!

  8. Scott Robertson says

    My daughter just celebrated her 3 year Vegiversary. This would be a perfect gift for her. While she’s and excellent cook and baker, she’s very picky about what she’ll eat. No tofu for her, thank you very much. I am praying that his book would open her up to a wider repartee of ideas and recipes.

  9. Vaishali Sharda says

    We are a mostly vegetarian family so I am always looking for new meatless recipes. Would love to win this book for myself…:)

  10. says

    I think I’d really use that book! I love improvising and this would be an awesome guide. The breakfast pizza would be right up my alley…love stuff like that. (BTW, I stopped by because of Shaina’s (@foodformyfamily ) retweet.)

  11. Scott Robertson says

    and I get the B&B emails which is how I found out about the great cookbook give away. (please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please. Pretty please.) :-)

  12. Bonnie K says

    I’m intrigued by the description of her cookbook: everyday cooking and meatless. I would love to check this out and add it among my collection of good cookbooks.

  13. Tricia says

    My daughter and I are vegetarians, while the men in my household are not. It would be great to have a go-to cookbook that all of us could use!

  14. Lisa D. says

    This cookbook looks great for incorporating more meatless dishes into our meals…thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Sue says

    I would love this cookbook! This breakfast pizza looks awesome & I am always looking to try new recipes!

  16. Desiree Parks says

    I would love a copy of her book because my husband and I are trying to do Meatless Mondays, but we’re tired of eating eggs, pasta, and rice. Please rescue us from Meatless Monday boredom

  17. Natasha says

    I would love to receive Pam Anderson’s new book because I’m always looking for a new recipe to cook. Plus my family enjoys when I try new dishes; it spices up our basic dinners of chicken and spaghetti.

  18. Allison says

    I would love Pam Anderson’s book because I most usually cook without meat, but am constantly searching for recipes online. This books sounds like just what I need!

  19. says

    Though I currently only have Pam’s cookbook for Perfect One-Dish Dinners, it’s one of my favorites. I’m looking to make more meatless meals, so I know I’d get a lot of use out of her new book!

  20. says

    i would love this book as i am deciding whether or not to go mostly vegetarian (i need my fish and sometimes chicken ;P). i just need that extra push. and who doesn’t love not needing a recipe??

  21. says

    I just saw this cookbook the other day at Barnes and Nobles and stood in the middle of the store for 20 minutes paging through it! The recipes look fantastic….I would love to get this book because I have been a vegetarian for almost 2 years now and I am always on the lookout for delicious, meat-free meals to show my family and friends that meatless meals are yummy too!! and extra nutritious :)

  22. Allison C says

    I’m a vegetarian so I’m always looking for new meatless recipes. Plus my hubby gets bored easily so I’m constantly trying new things and need lots of inspiration!

  23. says

    I’ve been vegetarian for about a year, so I love looking at cookbooks devoted entirely to vegetarian recipes, rather than being limited to one section of a cookbook!

  24. Ali says

    I love cookbooks and learning new recipes! I’ve also been trying to eat less meat and am always looking for new meatless recipes to try.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Richard Vinson says

    I’m excited about the book because my wife and I have been trying to eat less meat and more vegetarian meals. Our daughter became a vegetarian a couple of years ago and so at first we tried to accommodate her, but have discovered an appreciation for vegetarian meals. The focus of this book seems right up our alley, regardless of how much one wants to delve into the world of vegetarian cooking. I’m as interested in the philosophy of the whole thing from how to shop to appointing the kitchen and pantry to adjust the way in which food is considered and prepared. I would love the book.

  26. Jill J says

    I would love to win Pam Anderson’s cookbook because I am trying to incorporate more healthy balanced meals into our routine and simple easy to fix meatless meals would be fabulous (and I LOVE cookbooks!)

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  27. Jill J says

    I follow @threemanycooks, @PamAnderson3MC and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway (jilliebean_j)

  28. says

    Sounds like a great book. My roommate is a vegetarian, so it makes apartment dinners extremely difficult because we never know what to cook. It’d be nice to start incorporating more healthy, meatless meals into our diet that we can all share and goes beyond pasta!