Launch Day Giveaway!

The giveaway is now closed.  Big thanks yous to Rada Cutlery (maker of my very favorite knives) and Laura’s Lean Beef for sponsoring the prizes!

Congratulations to Mary Beth, Ruth and Jamie.  Enjoy your prizes!

To celebrate the launch of Feast in 15, I’ve got a great giveaway to help you speed cook weeknight dinner!


There will be 3 winners and entering is easy.  Of course, the giveaway includes copies of Feast in 15!  But if you already bought it, I will refund your money if you win.  So go buy it, then come back here to enter!

Winner #1 will receive:

  • Rada Cutlery makes my favorite knives.  This is the Starter Gift set that includes a Regular Paring, Vegetable Peeler, Tomato Slicer, Super Parer, 6″ Bread Slicer, Cook’s Knife and Slicer.
  •  Round Baking Stone from Rada Cutlery.  Use this to make Nachos, Italian Nachos, sandwiches and more!
  • $25 voucher from Laura’s Lean Beef.  They have wonderful new frozen meatballs that are perfect for Meatball Gyros and more.
  • A copy of Feast in 15 (or the cost back if you already own it!)

Total value is over $110!

Winners #2 and #3 will receive:

  • A copy of Feast in 15 (or the cost of the eBook if you already own it!)

How to Enter:

  • Mandatory first entry – leave a comment telling me how much time you spend cooking dinner.
  • Optional other entries – leave a comment for every time you share about Feast in 15.  You can share on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog. Just leave a separate comment for each time you share.

The Rules:

  • Winners will be chosen by random number and contacted by email.
  • Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada.
  • Giveaway closes Thursday, August 4 at 7pm Eastern time.

Disclaimer: Prizes are provided by Rada Cutlery, Laura’s Lean Beef and me.  Laura’s Lean provided me with their new meatballs to try. 





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  1. Shelly W says:

    Would love this cookbook.

    I try not to spend more than 30 minutes in the kitchen making dinner each night. I love good healthy food but not a lot of time to cook it.

  2. Nicole says:

    I am a pastor’s wife and mother of 7….so, I usually spend one full day a week cooking (to stock the freezer) and 30 min on up to 2 hours cooking each day depending on how much “fun time” I have left for the kitchen!

  3. Nicole says:

    Just shared it on Facebook as well..

  4. Tinker Kell says:

    The time I spend making dinner varies. It usually varies between 15 and 40 minutes, depending upon what we are having. I try for quick dinners most nights. Thanks for the cool giveaway opportunity, and congratulations on the ebook!

  5. Amy Browning says:

    Congrats on the ebook. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I don’t like to spend more than 30 minutes on dinner. I try to shy away from anything too time consuming or with a lot of ingredients.

  6. Anne H. says:

    I really don’t do much cooking, but when I do, it’s something super easy, like grilled cheese or pb&j sandwiches. I really need to expand my cooking repertoire.

  7. claudine h says:

    unfortunately i don’t spend a lot of time cooking dinner – which means what we end up eating probably isn’t the most healthy. help!

  8. Amy says:

    I spend anywhere from 30 mins. to 1.5 hrs in the kitchen.for dinner. Depends.on how well my kids are behaving. I have 4, 6 yr old triplet boys & an almost 2 yr old daughter. We call 4-7 pm the witching hour…its.pretty rough around here! Your Feast in 15 looks fabulous. I’m anxious to get it.

  9. Sandy says:

    I probably average 30-60 minutes cooking each night. I would certainly love to be able to cut that down some but still feed my family tasting and filling meals!

  10. kristin rudy says:

    I usually cook supper in 20-45 minutes … I love receiving the weekly menus each week and I’m so excited to buy a copy of your book. Congratulations!

  11. kristin r says:

    Just shared on Twitter!

  12. kristin r says:

    Just shared on Facebook too!

  13. jean says:

    I work late three days out of the week – your book would be a great help to get something on the table quick and delicious.

  14. Cathy says:

    I have three boys and usually spend 30 to 45 minutes fixing dinner each day.

  15. Karyn says:

    I generally spend 30-40 minutes cooking the longest part being the decision of what to make LOL!

  16. Amy M says:

    I am so excited about your new book. I have been following your website for about a year and have made so many of your recipes. I spend about 30-60 minutes in the kitchen. I would love to have some recipes that would cut down on the time, especially during the school year, which seems to really increase the demands on my time. Congrats on the launch of your e-book !

  17. Sharon says:

    I usually spend 30-45 min cooking dinner. Thanks for the give away.

  18. Kelly says:

    After working all day, time is important. 30 minutes or and healthy food is preferred.

  19. Valerie says:

    I usually spend about 30 minutes making dinner. I wish it was less so I’d love a copy of the book!

  20. Kelly says:

    Tiffany, I also left a comment on my blog

  21. jen says:

    I try not to spend more than 30 mins during the week..but on Sunday nights I love to make a big hour plus prep dinner for my family.

  22. Jennifer B says:

    I spend hours cooking dinner. Do you want to know why? It’s because I don’t have a nifty book or a good (or any) set of cutlery. :)

  23. Justin says:

    I work nights so I usually spend 30-45 minutes preparing meals for the wife and kids in the morning. I store it away before I head to work so they can re-heat it later on for dinner.

  24. Kelly D says:

    I usually spend between 15-30 minutes cooking dinner

  25. Kelly D says:
  26. Heather Mason says:

    I usually spend 30-45 min cooking dinner. Would love an easier way to shave time off grocery shopping/meal prep! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  27. Dina A. says:

    Because of the time it takes to clean up after every meal, I try to limit the time it takes to cook each meal. I would love to try your new book. Hopefully it will cut down my time in the kitchen so I can enjoy more time with my husband and 4-yr old son. Thanks!

  28. Shannon says:

    Wow, what a great cookbook idea. I struggle as a working mom with 2 kids. I feel so much pressure to come up with an idea for dinner. Thanks so much for helping solve one of life’s daily problems!

  29. Ali says:

    I typically spend about 20-40 minutes on dinner. Congratulations on the new ebook! It looks wonderful.

  30. emily willingham says:

    there was a time when i would spend an hour or 2 preparing a meal, and still do for holidays and special occasions, but week-night cooking i try and get prepared and ready to serve in 60 minutes or less. please enter me in your give-away, thanks!

  31. tracey says:

    I spend a minimum of 30 minutes! I guess cooking the meat would have to take at least that long. A way to save time may be to cook the meat ahead of time, but shouldn’t that time be factored in somewhere? Like the recipes that call for 1 cup chopped this or that, but don’t include the time it takes to chop those things! I can’t wait to read this book! I wonder if there will be 15 min of prep work not mentioned and then 15 min of cooking.

  32. Karen J. Turner says:

    I ususally spend 30-45 minutes cooking dinner. Always interested in finding time-saving tips!

  33. Karen J. Turner says:


  34. Karen J. Turner says:

    shared on facebook :)

  35. Rita says:

    I try not to spend too much time cooking dinner but I usually spend 30 min to an hour preparing and cooking dinner.
    rncstrong at gmail dot com

  36. emily willingham says:
  37. Kristal says:

    I’d love to win!! And congrats on the book!

  38. Kristal says:

    Oh darn, I was supposed to say how much time I spend making dinner – usually 30 minutes unless it’s “special” than longer!

  39. emily willingham says:

    mentioned your blog on facebook:

  40. Sherri says:

    I spend a lot of time preparing a meal plan by the month and shopping for it at one time. I just add milk and produce throughout the month which saves me a ton of time. Having a homeschooling family of 7 means I make most from scratch but with prep work done in small intervals as I have time, dinner is usually on the table in under 30 mins. The kids are great about lending a hand as well.

  41. Wendy says:

    I spend as little time as possible in the kitchen, so I can be with my children. I LOVE to cook though, so I would really enjoy your new cookbook!!

  42. M Hoffman says:

    I usually spend anywhere from 30-45 minutes cooking a reg week night meal, longer if it’s something special! Can’t wait to see this new ebook! Love your recipes – my family loves, loves, loves your pasta dishes!

  43. During the week, I spend about 30 minutes cooking (then there’s all the time cleaning up!) — and I do a little bit more over the weekend to help get ready for the week. Can’t wait to peek in your ebook!

  44. Julie says:

    School and soccer season are starting up at the same time, and I am determined to keep us out of the McDonald’s drive thru as much as possible this season, so this might just be the perfect book at the perfect time!! I usually spend about an hour in the kitchen for meals. Sometimes longer if I don’t plan well!

  45. Catherine Love says:

    I spend about 30-60 min making dinner every night.

  46. Catherine Love says:

    I friended you on Facebook. :)

  47. Lisa says:

    Although the time I spend is only ~ 45 minutes, the time I spend mulling just WHAT we will have for dinner is alot more! I would love to own this book! Thanks!

  48. carolyn says:

    I try to have everything planned out and esp during the week to have prep/cook time down to under 30 mins or so

  49. Gwen says:

    I spend maybe 30 mins. cooking dinner – that is when I cook. Empty nesters now and there is no joy in cooking anymore.

  50. Joyce says:

    I spend an average of 45 minutes cooking each time. Nice job on the website!

  51. Linda says:

    My husband and I are retired, and our food focus is on food that is of optimum nutrition and minimum preparation time. Retirement is time for each other, right?! Your book would be so helpful to us. Thanks for the opportunity to receive it!

  52. I avoid the kitchen as much as possible. Dinner usually takes 15-25 minutes, if I actually cook. :)

  53. Kathy says:

    I usually spend at least 30 minutes but more like 60 minutes a night getting dinner on the table. Being a working mom of 3 –the dinner time hour is such a struggle. I love receiving the weekly emails from your site–it has made dinner so much more simple and my dinners much more creative! No longer do I only cook tacos, spaghetti, tacos, spaghetti etc. etc.
    Congrats! I know this ebook will continue to expand your fan base!! :)

  54. Rebecca says:

    I try to spend about 30 minutes a night on dinner…that is when I cook for both my husband and myself. He is a Deputy Sheriff so he works several nights a week.

  55. Debbi R says:

    I have Fibromyalgia and that means some days I can’t spend more than 30 – 45 min in the kitchen. Your book would be a great help to me. Congratulations on the book! Love your website.

  56. Monica says:

    I usually spend 30-60 minutes getting dinner ready. I do have some favorite “quick” recipes, but I’d love to try more from your new book!

  57. Megan says:

    It depends on the day for me. A lot of my weeknight meals are around 30-45 minutes, but then there are the nights I entertain and spend HOURS, just because I love to cook. Congrats on the book!

  58. marybeth says:

    I love to cook, but I don’t get to spend enough time in the kitchen.. I work a 40 hour a week day job, and do photography on nights and weekends as well. I typically do meal prep on Saturday and Sunday (load the freezer with that I can) and then spend about 30 minutes in the kitchen each night. When I have more time to play I take advantage and cook a few things that take a lot longer to make and then store them in the freezer for weeknight meals.

  59. Abby says:

    My husband is a saint. He is at home with the kids most nights while I’m at work. This would be AWESOME for both of us!!!

  60. marisa says:

    Would love this book! Awesome giveaway! Dinner for the 7 of us usually takes me an hour. Please help!!

  61. Deb says:

    This would be so nice to win!

  62. I usually spend anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes on dinner…depending on the recipe! This one would be an easy favorite…I would love to get dinner on the table faster!

  63. Jan says:

    It’s just me, so usually 15-25 minutes – and congrats on your e-book!

  64. Allean says:

    Love it. The envy of all my friends because I am make quick, easy and delicious meals in about 30 minutes. Thanks…

  65. Peggy says:

    I thought 30-Minute-Meals was quick — if I could do a feast in 15, I’d be in Razorback Hog Heaven!!

  66. Jessica S. says:

    I try to have dinner on the table 30 minutes after we get home from work. Doesn’t always happen!

  67. Melissa Gordon says:

    Love your blog. I try to spend less than 30 minutes in the kitchen. I have 3 young kids so time is very important. Thanks for all you do.

  68. Kim S says:

    I usually spend 30-60 min. to make a meal. I Love to cook and will spend more time in the kitchen for special occasion meals and when I feel like experimenting.

  69. Jessica S. says:

    I shared this on facebook! I think everyone needs this ebook!!

  70. Amanda says:

    I would love your new book! I usually spend about 30-45 minutes preparing supper each night. Depending on what we are having, I try to do some preparation for the next night as I am cooking our meals.

  71. Tracy J says:

    When I cook I spend about 20-60 mins. each time. We eat out often which is something we need to work on. ;o)

  72. Becky says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  73. Rebecca says:

    We spend way too much time cooking each night in my opinion. I would say between prep and actual cooking, it is probably at least 45 minutes. We really need to work on cutting down that time!!

  74. Landy says:

    I usually spend between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the meal. I always love the end result…a happy full-tummy family. : )

  75. Juli says:

    With the recent heat wave, I would LOVE to have fast recipes!

  76. Margie Huddleston says:

    I am slowly learning to rely on my slow cooker more, so that dinner isn’t so hectic. We do cook things that are quick, though, and it ends up taking less than a half an hour.
    LOVE your blog!

  77. Misty G says:

    On a typical weeknight I spend 30-45 minutes making dinner. On the weekends it may take a little longer.

  78. Melissa says:

    I typically try to do dinner prep earlier in the day, then throw it all together when my husband gets home. That works in the summer when I am home and have the time (I teach) but during the school year I am all about fast, easy, and healthy. No prepackaged food or takeout here!

  79. Brandy Sue says:

    I spend between 30-45 minutes at night cooking dinner, so 15 minutes sounds great.

  80. Hannah says:

    I can’t really spend more then about 25 minutes during the work week. This book looks great! So glad I found this site!

  81. Jackie says:

    I spend a minimum of 30 min. on dinner for two of us. If it’s 3 of us or more, probably an hour. I can’t wait to read your book!

  82. Judith says:

    I usually spend about an hour (sometimes less) making dinner, depending on the recipe.

  83. Dona Hightower Perkins says:

    Just found you from The Happy Housewife and your cookbook looks amazing! I usually spend from 30-45 minutes prepping and cooking for the adult dinner; my kids are old enough to make their own sandwiches or hot dogs! (They have the option of eating what I cook or having a sandwich. My DD will try anything, but my son would rather be beaten than eat new foods…sigh)

  84. Andrea M says:

    I usually spend 30-45 minutes on dinner each night. I would love to be able to cut that time down so I could have some time to spend with my son!

  85. Lara Moretti says:

    Maybe if I win this book, I will actually start making more dinners for my family. Full time job and a 2 year old and 4 year old and I am just so beat by the time it comes to dinner that I am not very creative and I order in more than I would like to admit.

    Congrats on the eBook!

  86. Rosemary says:

    Bought Feast in 15 already and it’s WONDERFUL !!

    I usually spend no more than 15 to 30 minutes on dinners most days.

  87. I spend as little as possible time! Unfortunatly, still way too much time. I’d say 30 minutes? I try to prep ahead of time during quiet times of the day. I do daycare and dinner time is crazy busy around here so if I can prep ahead of time, it makes it easier. Great giveaway, thanks!

  88. Loy says:

    Since I only cook 3 night a week, I don’t mind spending a little more time, usually about an hour, but I still love quick and easy recipes. I already purchased the ebook, and it is full of them.

  89. Karla Green says:

    I spend about 30min. to an hour in the kitchen for dinner. I try to use my crock pot when I am super busy and that seems to work out well. Congrats on the new book!

  90. Loy says:

    I am back to say I posted a review on my blog. Would love to have those Rada knives. I may have to break down and buy them if I don’t win. I can’t seem to purchase a decent knife no matter how much I spend. See my review of the ebook here:

  91. Jackie says:

    I try to spend as little time cooking as possible! I’d say on average I spend about 30 minutes or so on dinner most days.

    PS Congrats on the book!!

  92. Kristin Gehrke says:

    Looks like a great book! I usually spend about 30 minutes cooking dinner.

  93. Michelle says:

    I spend anywhere from :10min-1+hr cooking for our family of 4.
    I guess the average is about :30-:40min. I’m kinda slow at cooking.
    And I don’t often plan it all out very good, but I’m learning.

  94. Michelle says:

    I tweeted this for you
    (& for me…. to hopefully win your new eBook [big grin])

    Feast in 15 minutes: Launch Day Giveaway!
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  95. Denise says:

    Depending on the meal and how much prep work I have already done I would say I spend about 30-40 minutes on cooking dinners. Of course, for crockpot meals it is way less. I do enjoy cooking so spending a lot of time isn’t a big issue for me, unless it’s every single day. :)

  96. Denise says:

    I shared via twitter. @blssdnotstrssd

  97. Denise says:

    I shared via facebook, as well. :)

  98. Natalie says:

    I generally spend 30-45 minutes cooking dinner. Sometimes it takes longer. I am looking forward to your tips for speeding things up!

  99. Amy F. says:

    I think I spend between 30-45 minutes most nights. I have a 2 year old so things need to be relatively quick. Plus, its hot in Texas and my kitchen warms up too much so I try to do quick stuff.

  100. Marla F. says:

    The amount of time I spend on dinner varies greatly. My husband works nights so by the time my daughter and I get home, we usually eat leftovers or something quick that is not always the healthiest so more like 5 to 10 minutes. Saturday and Sunday when we are all home, I make bigger meals and that can take an hour easily. I would love to be able to have quicker, healthier meals my whole family could enjoy. My husband isn’t afraid of a cookbook either! For quick meals again, I know he would use the cookbook also and cook dinner part of the time like he use to when our schedules overlapped by 15 minutes. Thanks so much!

  101. Angela D. says:

    It seems like dinner always takes too long to cook! Unless it is leftovers, I generally spend 30 minutes to an hour in the kitchen.

    I try to have dinner started so it will be ready when my husband gets home from work but since his schedule can vary greatly (and he rarely gets out of work on time anyway!) and I have an almost three year old this can be difficult. I’d love some recipes that I could make in the time between him calling to say he is on his way home and his walking through the door!

  102. Angela D. says:
  103. Leslie says:

    Way too much time!

  104. Wendy Ward says:

    I try to make meals in under 30 minutes. I have 4 children, 10, 6, 4, & 1. My husband works 2nd shift, so it’s just me in the evenings with the kids. I don’t get home until a little after 6. So I try to get dinner on the table QUICK! Would love some recipes that could get the job done super fast! :)

  105. Lisa says:

    I try to keep it under an hour…i work outside the home and only have about 2 hours per night with my boys before bed time.

  106. Julie H. says:

    I usually spend 30 min. – 1 1/2 hrs. getting dinner prepared. I could really use some tips for shortening this time, though. Your book looks great! I’m looking forward to reading it!

  107. Teria says:

    30 minutes if I have that much time! Really want to start cooking more at home!

  108. Katrina says:

    I try to keep it under 30 min but it needs to be less. My kids start melting down in the first 10 minutes that I’m cooking . . .

  109. Ginna G says:

    I try and keep it under 45 minutes. If I have a menu planned and stuff thawed it is usually about 30 minutes. If I don’t have a menu planned… I can stand in front of the refrig/freezer for hours trying to decide what is for dinner to keep from GOING OUT. Menu planning is a MUST to keep dinner prep to 45 minutes or less.

  110. Dawn says:

    I spend 30-60 minutes on average.

  111. Darcy says:

    I spend 30-45 cooking supper. I try on the weekends to make things that take a little longer since my husband is at home and can entertain the troops:)

  112. Amy in TX says:

    As a stay at home mom I try to prepare dinner, or at least finish putting it together, during nap time 1:30-4 PM. Of course, I don’t want to spend all of that “mommy’s rest time” in the kitchen, so I try to cook ahead on Saturday/Sunday afternoons, cook meats in slow cooker, and serve leftovers or “cook-less” foods. Overall I would say I spend about 30-45 minutes, if I’ve already started my prep work. I can’t wait to see the book! We cook a lot of your recipes, and they’re always a hit with my husband, 4 yr. old son, and 14 month old son.

  113. Deb K says:

    I spend about 30 minutes


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  115. Amy says:

    Just shared on Facebook!

  116. Jessie says:

    I usually spend between 20 minutes to an hour cooking, depends on the recipe. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!!

  117. Kathy T says:

    I spend more than 30 minutes. Your ebook would be great since we get home well after the dinner hour with high school sports…..

  118. Natalie says:

    I suppose I spend 30 minutes on average. Some days a lot more and some days zero! :)

  119. Diane Morgan says:

    I love your blog and read it daily!!!!!!!!!!!!! I only spend tops 30 minutes cooking dinner so your e-book will be awesome for me!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. Leah Kelley says:

    I spend anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes preparing dinner

  121. Leah Kelley says:

    I tweeted about this.

  122. Micha says:

    I usually spend 30-60 minutes cooking dinner.

  123. Regina says:

    I try and spend as little time as possible. I can usually do 30 minutes, but these are super simple meals- 15 or less would be very good for me.

  124. Some nights I spend 15 minutes…some nights I spend an hour and a half, heh. Most nights fall somewhere in between, depending on the recipe, how much prep work there is, and whether or not I had parts of the meal already prepared in the freezer.

  125. Katrina says:

    It’s crazy how much time I spend in the kitchen – I cook almost everything from scratch, so dinner is at LEAST 1/2 hour if not an hour long process every night (and sometimes longer than that).

  126. Tricia says:

    It varies…anywhere from 20 min for something fairly simple to 45 for something a little more invloved.

  127. Andrea D. says:

    I spend around 30 minutes to an hour a night making dinner.

  128. Carol says:

    I want this cookbook and I want one for my sister and one for my daughter so hopefully I can win at least one copy in addition to all the other great prizes. I cook everyday for me and my grandson but usually spend no more that 20 to 30 minutes for the evening meal.

  129. Carol says:

    Just shared Feast in 15 on Facebook!

  130. Mandy says:

    I try to have dinner ready as quickly as possible….often my son and I are walking in the door around 6:15 and I like to have food on the table by 6:45 or 7 at the latest. When we make something that takes longer, I will usually feed him something else and my DH and I will eat the “real” meal later on.

  131. Amanda B. says:

    I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, at least an hour everyday, but would love to cut that down.

  132. Valerie says:

    It usually takes me an hour in the kitchen, and its not all that great. HELP!

  133. Judy says:

    Probably around 45 minutes or so per day. I work from home so I try and do some prep work first thing in the morning or at lunchtime so it doesn’t take too long once my husband gets home to get everything on the table.

  134. tiffany says:

    I spend probably 30 min cooking dinner, but they truth be told are not very complicated meals, I get sidetracked alot!

  135. Cat says:

    Dinner prep and cook time is usually 30-60 minutes. Add breakfast, lunch, and cleanup for each and it’s all entirely too long!

  136. Siobhan says:

    It totally varies here…could be an all-day affair, or oh-my-it’s-6-have-a-bowl-of-cereal. I wish I was more consistent. :)

  137. Cindi says:

    I probably spend, on average, about 1 hour preparing dinner.

  138. Jamie says:

    I am a recipe follower and I really need some help for cooking dinner. I am a mom, I work and I am in nursing school. When I cook, I try for less than an hour but we tend to eat out a lot because it’s just easier. This book would be a lifesaver!

  139. MGMum says:

    Dinner takes me anywhere from 10 minutes prep (crockpot!!) to and hour if I haven’t planned anything. Thanks for the chance to win!

  140. Lisa says:

    I would say at least an hour to an hour and a half a night. I spend more time preparing dinner than I do cleaning up after dinner! Cannot wait to see the cookbook :)

  141. Debbie says:

    Love your site and excited for the book. I can spend anywhere from 15 min to an hour.

  142. Carol says:

    I usually spend 30-45 minutes on a meal weekdays, and 45-60 on Sunday, as I like to fix a nice sit down dinner on Sunday’s. Maybe I should rethink my ideas, since Sunday is the day of rest! Just sort of following my mothers tradition of a big dinner after church.

  143. Cindy says:

    I love to cook, but between a time consuming job and grad school, I don’t have much time. I tend to cook a lot (probably a couple hours) on the weekend and then I eat from those dishes all week.

  144. Sheila says:

    I probably spend 45 minutes to an hour cooking dinner – depending what I am having.

  145. Elizabeth M says:

    I probably average 30-60 minutes cooking each night. I try to do a few meal preps the night before so its easier and faster when its hot and everyone is in a rush.

  146. Teil says:

    We spend about 15-30 mins cooking because we both work full time and have 2 little ones. They are ready to eat when they get home, so it has to be something quick. We usually spend a little more time on the weekends. I am very excited about this book since it is 15 min meals (quick is what we need)!! WE LOVE YOUR RECIPES!!! Thank you :-)

  147. Susan Harper says:

    I work in a school cafeteria and cook all day long so when it comes to home cooking I try and spend as little time as possible making dinner!

  148. Andrea Hansen says:

    I try to keep dinner prep to 30 minutes.

  149. Christina L. says:

    Usually it takes about 30 minutes to cook dinner unless I want something special or more involved. Getting faster though!

  150. Shreela says:

    To be honest, I’m not entirely sure how much time I spend preparing a meal, because I’m a CHEATER haha! As long as prep work doesn’t include using a knife, I prep either on the couch watching tv with hubby, or in the recliner with my laptop watching youtubes. And I often do these preps in advance, and put in ziplocks in the fridge or freezer.

    Actual cook time varies, depending on if I put a casserole in the oven, not much, or dump stuff in the electric pressure cooker. But if stove top cooking, I try for less than 20 minutes.

  151. It takes me anywhere from 30 mins to an hour to get dinner on the table. I’d love to trim the time, considerably!

  152. shared on FB

  153. tweeted!

  154. I spend from 30-45 minutes cooking. A 15 minute meal will help me save time.

  155. I liked this post on Facebook!!

  156. I shared it in Twitter

  157. Renee says:

    Usually it takes me at least an hour to make dinner. Living overseas there are not too many convienence foods so I have to do a lot of experimenting and substituting. I love hearing of new dinner options–it is easy to get bogged down in the same receipes that I have figured out.

  158. Tracy says:

    I usually spend about 30-45 cooking dinner for my family.

  159. Kim says:

    I love to prepare healthy well balanced meals so I probably spend 45 minutes-1 hour each day preparing dinner. I would love to cut that down some especially with school about to start and fall sports gearing up as well. Pick me, pick me…please.

  160. Dot W says:

    I spend between 30-45 minutes of hands-on time getting dinner ready every night.

  161. Kristine says:

    I spend about 25-30 minutes getting dinner ready after about 20-30 minutes of going over in my head on the way home from work and picking up my daughters to try and figure out what to have for dinner. This is one of the most stressful times of the day for me. I am looking for a better plan, as the “plan” or lack there of I have been dong is not working. School is getting ready to start back up, and my “vacation” from helping with homework and getting ready for school the next morning is quickly coming to an end. Would love any help!

  162. Alison says:

    I spend as little time as possible making dinner – just not one of my talents or passions – wish I could do a better job of it – a copy of Feast in 15 might help!

  163. Julie says:

    I either spend 30 minutes cooking dinner, or spend 5 using a microwave. Oh I feel bad on the microwave days…

  164. Liesl says:

    way too much time :)

  165. Liesl says:

    I mentioned your e-book on facebook

  166. Liesl says:

    I mentioned you on my blog

  167. Sheri says:

    I probably spend 30 min to an hour. I would like to spend less though and still eat healthy, balanced meals instead of grabbing whatever.

  168. Karen Gebbie says:

    I spend anywhere from 30-60 minutes cooking dinner. What I like best is 30 minutes of prep and then getting to sit down while it is cooking! That doesn’t usually happen in the summer though.

  169. Sunny says:

    for me, it’s 30 minutes max; 15 is preferable! would love to win a copy of your book!!!

  170. Sunny says:

    tweeted for you! :-)

  171. Lyndi says:

    We have 6 month old twins, so I’m lucky to find 15 minutes to heat something up. Looking forward to learning more about quick cooking!

  172. Jennifer Sims says:

    I bought and so excited to try out the recipes and tips!! Thank you so much for helping a working mom’s busy lifestyle!

  173. Jennifer Sims says:

    I forgot to post about how long I spend cooking dinner. It normally takes me 30-40 minutes cooking and then another 30 minutes after dinner to clean up. I am hoping to save time, esp on the weeknights when our schedules are so hectic!

  174. Rachel says:

    I spend about 30-45 minutes on dinner…when I do make dinner. Otherwise it’s simple things for dinner-I’m just not a natural in the kitchen though I wish I could be.

  175. Lorraine says:

    I love to cook & bake, I just don’t have much time to do it–especially during the school week. It usually has to be something I can do in 30 minutes or less. It also helps if it travels well since we live outside of town and often go back in the evenings for activities. I can’t wait to get the book!

  176. Lorraine says:

    Just posted on FB.

  177. Karen says:

    It’s very rare that I spend less than a half hour making dinner. I would love to have a number of recipes that I can make in 15 minutes! Thanks for the great giveaway…would also love to win the knives and meat!

  178. Courtney B says:

    I typically spend 30-60 minutes cooking dinner while watching my two kids under 3. Most nights, I wait until my husband is home from work so I don’t burn anything and to keep the kids from tearing the cupboards apart. Spending 30-60 minutes on preparing dinner after he’s home can delay eating, baths and bed times. This book would be a big helper!

  179. Cyndy says:

    I usually spend 30-60 minutes cooking. I’d love ideas for getting it on the table quicker on those days I’m pressed for time.

  180. Roberta says:

    My twin 10-year-old grandsons live with us during the week and go home on weekends. My parents who are in their 80s live with us too. Our big meal of the day is usually lunch. We spend anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes, depending if we’re having something as easy as crockpot or if the twins are trying out something new. Dinners at our house are something as simple as oatmeal and toast (twins favorite) or leftovers.

  181. JC says:

    I spend about 45 minutes cooking dinner for our family each night

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  184. girlrobot says:

    I spend about 30 mins on the weekdays and sometimes longer on the weekends!

  185. OldNuffToKnoBtr says:

    I spend as little time as possible cooking.

  186. Jami says:

    I spend about 1 hour in the kitchen on days I don’t work, which allows me to spend about 15 minutes in the kitchen on the days I do work.

  187. Barbara O says:

    Having four young children with varing degrees of picky-ness, I spend more time in the kitchen than I would care to. Especially since I don’t really like to cook. Someone has to feed these hungry little hooligan, though :-)

    Hope I win!!!

  188. Barbara O says:

    ** hooligans ** sorry, not enough coffee yet.

  189. Kim W says:

    I spend from 30-45 minutes most days.

  190. Carolyn L says:

    I spend about 1/2 hour to 2 hours on dinner (if it’s a roast). But the finish time is usually a half hour. I desperately need some new and easy recipes that don’t take a ton of ingredients!

  191. Dianne M. says:

    I am going right now to order your book for my Kindle. I will be able to sit down and read it with all the free time your giving me. I’ll bring it to the kitchen ,grocery store or to the park. Thank you !!!

  192. billie says:

    I spend way too much time cooking dinner!!!! AT LEAST 45 -60 minutes on weeknights…hopefully this ebook will save me lots of time!!

  193. Patrick Moore says:

    I spend about 30-40 minutes minutes for dinner.

  194. Susan Coffman says:

    Usually takes around an hour :(

  195. jeff carpentier says:

    About 1/2 per night.

  196. M. Salonga says:

    Depending on the day (and our afternoon/evening activities, like Taekwondo) the amount of time I spend on dinner varies greatly! I am in need of quick dinner ideas …ThAnX! :)

  197. J D says:

    I usually only spend a few minutes on dinner because I feel chained to frozen foods as I don’t know how I’d find the time to cook a real meal (when I do cook for guests it seems to take hours!).

  198. Christie Roberts says:

    I spend about 30 minutes on dinner each night. Thanks!

  199. NiCole says:

    I try to spend only 30 minutes making supper.

  200. Christie Roberts says:
  201. M. Salonga says:

    Just tweeted! :)

  202. Christine says:

    How much time do I spend making dinner? Way too much!!! I would say that my “fast” meals are 30 minutes, my longer ones are about 2 hours, and I have lots that fall anywhere in between. I work full time and I cook almost everything from scratch (very few prepackaged or processed ingredients) which is not a good combination for my sanity… Going to check out the book now since it sounds fabulous!

  203. Isaac says:

    I usually spend around an hour to about an hour and a half to cook dinner .

  204. Natalie G. says:

    I spend about an hour cooking dinner per week. I want to have healthy choices for my family so I always include hormone free meat with lots of fruit and veggies!! Its important to me to limit eating out and have more choices at home.

  205. Jennifer Strickley says:

    try to only spend 30 minutes if I have all the prep work done – by prep work I mean going to the grocery with a plan!

  206. M. Salonga says:

    & shared on facebook !!! :)

  207. Julie Travis says:

    I spend about 30-60 mins preparing dinner every night.

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  209. DeAnn says:

    I try to spend around 30 minutes preparing dinner…sometimes it takes longer. It all depends on if I’m going for a simple meal or trying to make something fancy! :)

  210. Jamie Barton says:

    I spend about 30-45 minutes, anything longer the kids start acting up. Would love to try some new recipes and quicker cooking times with the new book.

  211. DeAnn says:

    Just shared on Twitter.

  212. DeAnn says:

    I shared this on Facebook, too! :)

  213. Doug says:

    Most of the time its around an hour except if I am smoking a chicken, ribs ect.

  214. Jamie Barton says:

    shared on facebook

  215. Jamie Barton says:

    Tweeted too :)

  216. Jane Dintaman says:

    I plan on 30 minutes prep/cooking time for dinner. I work so by the time I do dinner and clean-up it’s 7PM!

  217. Pam says:

    With the heat this summer as little time as possible, but probably 20 to 30 minutes.

  218. Stephanie says:

    I always spend way too much time on dinner. I’d say a 45 min minimum. Tonight I think it will take about an hour and a half.

  219. It takes me about 30 minutes to make supper. My favorite way to make dinner is to put it in the crockpot in the morning and then just make a salad when I get home :)

  220. shared on facebook :)

  221. Kristi says:

    30 minutes – 1 hour I hate to be alone in the kitchen so I make is short and sweet, I love to “cook” salads

  222. MidSouth Mouth says:

    I usually spend an hour cooking dinner, but often I will be able to combine things that are prepared ahead, like leftover, to a fresh meal.

  223. sarah oswald says:

    my kids are teens and i cook when i can when im not working on days that im working they fend for themselves.

  224. Kristie Clark says:

    I spend 4 to 5 hours on Sunday making dinner for me for the week! I usually spend 30 to 45 min a day each night week making dinner for the rest of my family. It is rough!

  225. Linda DuBois says:

    I like to cook on Sunday for meals during the week, so sometimes spend 4 -5hours

  226. Becky Gautreaux says:

    I usually do not spend more than 40 minutes on supper. I rather enjoy spending more time enjoying my creation.

  227. Melodie says:

    I spend anywhere from 20-40 minutes preping and cooking my dinner. I notice that I feel better eating
    home cooked meals than I do when I eat out. Also, I can control what goes into my food (oil, seasonings,etc)
    and it saves money!

  228. Brenda says:

    I have 5 kids, 4-boys & a daughter, as well as a husband, so it would seem like I am always cooking a meal or a snack, most of my day is spent in the kitchen either cooking, serving, or washing dishes, in fact I am there so much my lap-top is set up at the dining-area. I am always looking for quick meal ideas, that will feed my crew. I can’t wait to get my hands on this cook-book. Thanks!

  229. Courtney says:

    I am a working mom with a 10 month old baby, a hungry husband, and every other weekend, two teen age boys. I try to make dinner in 30 minutes or less, it seems the prep time is always what’s gets me. Well that and not having an extra set of hands.

  230. Tony Wilson says:

    I spend about an hour a day, but I try to make it a relaxing time. A glass of wine (or 2), some nice music…

  231. bonnie says:

    I spend about 30-45 minutes on dinner, especially on the weekends. Some nights 15-20 minutes.

  232. Teresa says:

    I spend at least one hour, but usually one and a half hours to fix dinner. If you can help me get it down to fifteen minutes, I will buy two copies of your book!!!

  233. Laurie says:

    I try to get out of the kitchen as fast as possible.

  234. Rachel G says:

    As little time as possible! And, if I had some decent knifes, hint hint, I could spend even less time and more time with my family.

  235. Lori Dubiel says:

    I love Laura’s beef, I need some new knifes and can’t wait to read your book, and start utilizing into my daily menu planning. Have a great day! Bon Appetite!

  236. Nancy Shields says:

    I usually spend around 30 minutes getting my husband and my meals, we are retired.. Would love to try the cookbook, thanks for giving me a chance.

  237. brian says:

    I spend about a couple hours a day thinking about what to make for dinner either that day or the next. A set of new knives sure would make for an easier dinner prep time!

  238. Brittany Ratliff says:

    I usually spend anywhere from a half hour to an hour cooking dinner. However, I’m always multitasking, so if I’m in the kitchen, I’ll be making something else that may not necessarily be for dinner that night. I love Laura’s Lean everything! It is literally the only beef I will buy! Would love this book as well because in about 7 weeks we’ll be welcoming our third little girl and will also be babysitting for a friend.

  239. Brittany Ratliff says:

    Also, just shared on Facebook!

  240. Ruth says:

    Probably 30 to 40 minutes are spent on dinner preparation. I sure do need this e-book, though! We are stuck in a rut with meals and I need help!!! :)

  241. mary says:

    I usually spend 30-45 minutes cooking a meal. I would love to be a winner. Thanks . I love Lauras Lean beef..

  242. Jennifer says:

    I look for fast-cooking recipes that don’t taste like they were made quickly. Your e-book would give me great ideas for healthy, easy-to-make meals. I can’t spend more than an hour in the kitchen without getting antsy–prep time included!

  243. Karolyn Lewis says:

    I spend about 30 mins. whipping up a decent meal for just the two of us!

  244. Patty Perry says:

    I hate cooking, but I love Laura’s Lean product’s!

  245. Erin says:

    I spend entirely too much time driving to eat out rather than cooking. Our littlest babe doesn’t like to be put down, so a 15 minute meal is ideal!

  246. cindy says:

    i enjoy doing all types of cooking.i love trying new dishes this week i have tried one each night so far and they have been great.i had to start cooking at 16 due to my mom having overian cancer so that left me doing the cooking while she was so sick til she i have since been married 23 years and still cook we might go out once every 3 months but that is it.i spend 30 to 90 a night cooking and i love it.i enjoy home cooked meals non of the frozen food for us.

  247. Shelain Yach says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway, it is very generous of you. I usually spend an hour if not more cooking dinner. Even if it’s a short cook time recipe, I still am not that fast in the kitchen :(

  248. Michael P. says:

    We usually spend about 20-30 minutes cooking dinner

  249. I love Rada knives. I own a dozen Rada steak knives and would love to add these specialty Rada knives to my collection. I try to prepare dinner in fewer than 45 minutes.

  250. Angel Fuson says:

    Hi!! Thanks for the oppourtunity! During the week I usually spend about 20 minutes getting dinner together. But on the weekends, I tend to take my time and try new recipes. I like to make Breakfast, Dinner and then a Healthy Dessert! :)

  251. Stephanie Smith says:

    Usually about 10 minutes if you don’t count the grilling time outside, otherwise about 30 minutes

  252. Melissa Nielsen says:

    I usually spend around 30 minutes cooking dinner. Around another 30 just planning what to make.

  253. Lana says:

    I spend way too much time in the kitchen! As a SAHM, we eat almost every meal at home. My 6 year old is a very picky eater; like his father. My other children are not picky. Thank Goodness! However; my family gets tired of the same ol’ meals. So, I am constintely trying to find something, that will please the whole family. I try to plan a monthly menu out during the school year to make things easier.
    So . . . I would welcome a new cookbook to make my life easier! Thanks for a chance to win!

  254. Micha says:
  255. Cynthia Mcdaniel says:

    I spend alot of time cooking dinner each night, would love to try this book and cook with less time but healthy. Thanks Cindy Mcdaniel

  256. Jackie says:

    I usually spend 30 minutes getting dinner cooked, sometimes more and sometimes less :)

  257. Linda H says:

    First of all is trying to determine what my grandkids will eat. I try to cook wholesome meals for them and use fresh veggies when I can. A well-balanced meal can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour to prepare. A new cookbook win would be great!

  258. Ashley K. says:

    I am a mom of 2 little ones ( 20 month and 3 months) I TRY to “break up” my time in the kitchen during nap time and whatnot. Altogether I spend about an hour….either cooking for the freezer, or baking a yummy treat! Nothing keeps the toddler still in her high chair like a good cupcake :)

  259. Ashley K. says:

    Just shared on facebook as well….

  260. Lauren says:

    Hmmm… I try to not spend more than 30 minutes on dinner most days… 15 mins would be better! Occassionally I splurge and take my time. :)

  261. Melissa says:

    I try to spend about 20 – 30 minutes, but most nights its closer to 45 minutes. Trying to get healthy meals together for all of us to eat is a chore. But I’ll do anything for my boys.

  262. AmityN says:

    I usually spent about 20-30 minutes on dinner, though there are times it can be as much as an hour and a half depending on what I’m making.

  263. N_M_Range_Roamer says:

    I spend about sixty minutes in the kitchen. Fifty of those minutes are spent floundering around trying to figure out what to cook and whether I have the ingredients to make it. The rest of the time is spent throwing it all together, hoping it comes out OK.

  264. Pamela says:

    In the summer I spend about half an hour preparing dinner. In the winter I spend longer – more like an hour. We tend to eat healthier food in the winter, though. It’s too hot to cook the more nutritious foods my picky family likes in the summer.

  265. Julie says:

    I usually spend between 30 – 45 minutes.

  266. Pamela says:

    Shared an Amazon link to the book on FB!

  267. Samantha says:

    Depending on the dinner, I spend anywhere from 30-60 minutes making dinner. I try to make at least two new dishes each week and always try to involve my son and husband.

  268. Paige says:

    I usually spend about an hour preparing supper at our house. 30 minutes of prep and 30 minutes ofactual cook time, usually. Crockpot days are 30 minutes of prep. Without meal planning, that time would be a lot more.

  269. Sandy Casella says:


    I spend more than 30 minutes each night making dinner. I just ordered your book for my Kindle because I need to reduce that amount of time with my upcoming chemo schedule. I’m so excited–the recipes are something that my 11yo can help me with or even do himself!


  270. Kathleen Conner says:

    I usually spend about 20 minutes – 30 minutes cooking, although I try to make enough for leftovers!

  271. Kathleen Conner says:

    I shared about Feast in 15 on my Facebook homepage, under Kathy Conner

  272. Amanda D. says:

    I usually spend 30 minutes making something simple, and an hour if I’m making something good. No wonder I don’t like cooking!

  273. Amanda D. says:

    Tweeted this!

  274. Teresa@treedee71 says:

    I would love to win, usually spend about 30 to 45 minutes and waiting on dinner to cook. Then dishes!! I also tweeted the link.

  275. Desire' says:

    With the new baby and working 40 hours a week or more, I try to find the quickest meals to fix. It’s hard to find healthy quick meals!!

  276. JohnCharles Billiris says:

    i usually cook for about 15 mintues/night. Quick and Easy!

  277. JohnCharles Billiris says:

    I just shared info about you on my Facebook page, as John C Billiris

  278. Kristina says:

    I spend about 30 minutes working on dinner. This would help out tremendously as I have a busy toddler and two older kids at my feet!

  279. Rin B says:

    I spend about 30 minutes most nights, but sometimes it’s up to an hour. I’d love to have great meals to cut my time in half!

  280. Tina says:

    I usually spend about 45 minutes on dinner.

  281. Rin B says:

    Shared you on my FB wall…no idea how to link to it, though.

  282. carrie says:

    I am a wife and mom of 2 kids who help a lot in the kitchen, I will leave out the time I spend making home made bread and cheese, and estimate that I spend on average 10-30 minutes making supper. Your website has made my life SOOOO much easier and I can’t thank you enough.

  283. anne harris says:

    i try to not spend any more than 20 to 30 minutes to cook dinner. all of these prizes sound great!

  284. carrie says:

    I just shared on my blog

  285. carrie says:

    I just linked and Liked on my wall

  286. Kim Moran says:

    I spend 30 minutes to an hour an night. I hate it, but it has to be done. I have a 2 year old that hates it if I’m not giving her my full attention, so cooking is definitely a chore.

  287. Loreli says:

    OMIGOSH! The less time I have to spend making dinner the better! We eat early and go to bed early- getting out of work at 4:30 and home at 5:00 doesn’t give me much time to make and serve a meal, clean up from dinner and have a little downtime before bed.

  288. Kara says:

    It depends on the night…sometimes it’s a quick meal, but I try to do a good, home-cooked meal most nights and spend about 30-45 minutes on preparing them. I like meals with few ingredients, but healthy ingredients!!

  289. Kara says:

    Shared on my facebook page! :)

  290. Catie A. says:

    I generally spend at least 30 minutes on dinner. Would love some time savers so we’re not so tempted to eat out!

  291. Sharon says:

    I spend anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on what we are having. Almost everything is made fresh from scratch.

  292. Sharon says:

    shared on fb

  293. Shanna says:

    I spend about 30-60 minutes cooking dinner… I would love to have it done faster!

  294. Karie Mindock says:

    I spend about 30 minutes preparing supper when I work at it!

  295. Karie Mindock says:

    I spend about 30 minutes preparing supper when I work at it!
    I would like healthier options in less time.


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