Cookbook Giveaway: America’s Test Kitchen SLOW COOKER REVOLUTION

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

slow cooker revolution

And the very lucky winner is …. Kim! She said, “I just got my first ATK cookbook and LOVE it! Everything I have made has been wonderful. My favorites so far are french toast and beef burgundy.”

Send an email to kelseyatvanillajoydotcom BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize.

Congrats and THANKS to America’s Test Kitchen!

THE PRIZE

One very lucky reader will win one of the most recent cookbooks from America’s Test Kitchenthe Slow Cooker REVOLUTION.

MY REVIEW

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If you’ve been a reader of mine for any time at all, you know how I adore America’s Test Kitchen. (I have the beginnings of a respectable collection, but there are many others I must acquire.)

The recipes are perfect every time. So delicious, straight forward, with an encyclopedia of knowledge in between ingredients and instructions.

I decided this year I wanted to use my crock pot more, because who wants to make dinner at 4:00? Not me. That’s like the worst possible time of day to do anything.

So a crock pot. Make dinner at lunch time and have everything long since cleaned up when it’s time to sit down and eat.

What a good idea.

Enter: America’s Test Kitchen’s Slow Cooker Revolution. Once I decided I needed a good, reliable crock pot cookbook, I checked the America’s Test Kitchen bookstore and what-do-you-know, they have a brand new slow cooker cookbook!

ATK, to the rescue, as always.

slow cooker chicken enchiladas americas test kitchen

The first recipe I tried was the chicken enchiladas for Boyd’s birthday this week, and…Yum. You might think crock pot enchiladas would be mushy and soggy, but you’d be wrong, at least in the case of this recipe.

The trick to these slow cooker enchiladas is to toast both corn and flour tortillas and use THEM BOTH in more of a layered lasagna type of enchilada.

Definitely different. Definitely delicious.

I had been searching for a really good red enchilada sauce recipe, and ATK’s is the best I’ve found with onions, tomato sauce and paste, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro. It’s spicy and not too tomatoey.

And guess what else I found? A green enchilada sauce recipe (that was my next recipe quest) in The Best One Dish Supper Recipes cookbook. I shall be trying these enchiladas with green sauce.

slow cooker scalloped potatoes americas test kitchen

I also made the Scalloped Potatoes…

slow cooker chicken with white wine americas test kitchen

…and Chicken with White Wine, Tarragon, and Cream.

I’m no food photographer, but can’t you just taste the deliciousness? I can and did until I was full enough to pop.

The thing about these America’s Test Kitchen slow cooker recipes is that they require a little bit of prep with quality ingredients that make the whole dish taste like something you would eat at a restaurant. There is no “throw a can of cream soup in and call it good” which may be easy BUT IS NOT DELICIOUS.

The Scalloped Potatoes had MONTEREY JACK cheese (my new favorite), cheddar, cream, chicken broth, salt, pepper, thyme…the best scalloped potatoes I’ve ever had, including my Grandma’s and that’s almost a crime to say. (Please  don’t tell her.)

The chicken sauce was good enough to guzzle…and I did.

If you’re a stranger to America’s Test Kitchen, don’t be. Check out the website, bookstore, and Amazon, and add a few or all to your wishlist. Join the fan club and start cooking like you know what you’re doing!

Thanks to America’s Test Kitchen for sponsoring this giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit America’s Test Kitchen
  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite products before midnight Sunday, March 6.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

{These products were provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 312 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

Are you kidding? Have you seen my blog lately? I’m in love with all things crockpot. I neeeeeeeed to win this one! :)

I don’t know my favorite products? but i do like the mixing bowls and the ice cream scoops they featured in the fruit desserts epi.

2 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

I like ATK on FB

3 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

I follow on twitter (ATK)

4 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:02 am

I just watched the italian comfort epi

5 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:02 am

i subscribe to Vanillajoy on youtube via muttspam

6 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:03 am

i’m a facebook fan of vanillajoy

7 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:04 am

I subscribe to you feed

8 Monica B. February 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

aaaaaah! I’ve just recently heard of America’s Test Kitchen. I saw a post somewhere about their desert books. Or this one The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2011.

9 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

ive signed up for your newsletter

10 Amanda N February 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

I also have your button on my side bar :)

11 Monica B. February 28, 2011 at 9:13 am

I follow America’s Test Kitchen on Twitter.

12 Sandy February 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

Our favorite product is the ATK cookbook “Italian Classics” My husband now makes homemade pasta (!!!!) on a regular basis because of it! I would so love to win this cookbook, as I too have been trying to use my slowcooker more. Thanks for the great giveaway!

13 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Oh, I love ATK! The fact that they test there recipes something like 200 times before printing it is what stole my heart! I love the Cooking for Two cookbook!

14 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

I like ATK on Facebook.

15 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

I follow ATK (Christopher Kimball) on Twitter.

16 lisa February 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

First of all, I love your newsletter and thank you for introducing me to the Americas Test Kitchen. I think I’d heard of them before, but have never tried anything. So many recipes to try, so little time!!
I looked at the Italian. Can’t wait to try their recipes and hope to win!
Thanks again

17 Marnita February 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

Thanks!…Signed up to get your newsletter.

18 Kate February 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

I absolutely adore their International Recipes book! I use it for my blog as often as I can!

19 Kate February 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

I also just followed ATK on Twitter.

20 Valerie Norris February 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

The Cleaning Robot–got to have one someday. I already have lots of kitchen equipment and gadgets, but something that would wash the my floor of my big, wonderful kitchen would be fabulous!

21 Meagan February 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

i love ATK especially their brown sugar cookies and their recent reviews of garlic presses were great!

22 Nelly Rodriguez February 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

I want, need, love the Liss Polished Stainless Cream Whipper, 0.5 Quart!

23 Meagan February 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

i like ATK on facebook

24 Meagan February 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

i follow ATK on twitter

25 Linda S. February 28, 2011 at 11:49 am

My favorite ATK products have been around for a while–I have the Best Recipe cookbook, and the 2006 season DVD and companion cookbook.

Just unearthed my mom’s old crockpot, so would love to try out some of the ATK slow cooker recipes.

26 Linda S. February 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

I follow ATK on twitter.
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27 Lara February 28, 2011 at 11:51 am

My favorite product is the American Test Kitchen Family Cookbook Heavy Duty Edition. Not only is it full of great recipes, its binder format makes it easy to pull recipes from.

28 Lara February 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

I subscribed to your newsletter.

29 Derek February 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

Great site and sign me up to win the cookbook. My wife and I subscribe to all things ATK and we have tried TONS of their recipes. Personally, I love the “cold oil” French fries. An ingenious twist on an old standby.

30 Casey February 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

I like ATK on facebook!

31 Casey February 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

I follow ATK (and Chris Kimball) on twitter!

32 Casey February 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

I watch ATK episodes all the time, my favorites to watch are the perfect chocolate chip cookies, and the stuffed flank steak.

33 Casey February 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

Just subscribed to VJ on youtube!

34 Casey February 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

Just became a FB fan of VJ

35 Casey February 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

I already subscribe to your RSS feed!

36 Linda S. February 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

I watch ATK episodes; just saw one on making a juicy hamburger, with cheese inside, before learning about this giveaway.

37 Dee February 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

Follow ATK on twitter!

38 Dee February 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’ve got their ’09 book and dvd set–so helpful for holiday dinner!

39 Suzanne February 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I love the Best Skillet Cookbook. This cookbook has made baked ziti a staple in our house!

40 Suzanne February 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I follow Americas Test Kitchen on twitter.

41 Dee February 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I follow ATK on twitter.

42 Trish February 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I think the box grater looks very handy. And I have a portion scoop, so nice to use when baking cookies.

43 Trish February 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I subscribe via email.

44 domestic diva February 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Thanks for the chance. We could use a set of large mixing bowls, and they have them!

45 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Love America’s Test Kitchen, and love my slow cooker! This is a must have for me, whether I win or not…

I love the iPhone app!

46 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I subscribe to you on YouTube.

47 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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48 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I signed up for your newsletter looooong ago. :0)

49 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

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50 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I comment on non-contest posts.

51 Jen T February 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The healthy family cookbook looks great!

52 Haley February 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I WOULD LOVE THIS please please

53 Haley February 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I signed up for the newsletter

54 Haley February 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I liked test kitchen on FB

55 Haley February 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I liked you on FB!!!

56 Haley February 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I watched them tv and I TIVO THEM!

57 Haley February 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

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58 Michelle February 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I just finished watching the Old-Fashioned Fruit Desserts episode (though I probably should have watched something to help me with dinner tonight…) and that berry gratin looks so easy and yummy! Will have to do that when berries come into season, soon!

59 Lara February 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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60 Barbara H. February 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I think my favorite products would be the cookbooks, but I also like Jamie Oliver’s Flavour Shaker.

61 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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62 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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63 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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64 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I love the America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks too. I have some of the same ones you do, but not all of them–and not this awesome-sounding crockpot cookbook!

I almost always check the equipment reviews on ATK before buying anything. That’s how I got some of my favorite stuff–KitchenAid Mixer, All-Clad dutch oven, Microplane zester, and my garlic press.

65 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I like America’s Test Kitchen on facebook.
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66 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I follow America’s Test Kitchen (@cpkimball) on twitter
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67 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I watched the “Seafood In a Skillet” video, the one where Christopher Kimball eats a raw scallop. Eeeww–doesn’t sound good to me. The cooked ones looked fabulous, though!

68 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

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69 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I left a comment on your YouTube video, “Icing Cookies Sugar Cookies Wrapped in Almond Bark.”
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70 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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71 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm
72 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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73 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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74 Sharon February 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I left a comment on your post “Patching Holey Knees.”

75 Amber L. February 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Besides the Slow Cooker Revolution recipe book I really like the The Best 30-Minute Recipe book

76 Amber L. February 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I’m following America’s Test Kitchen on Twitter @buttonlove

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77 Amber L. February 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

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78 Amber L. February 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

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79 Amber L. February 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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80 A.J. Dub February 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I love ATK as well, I use their recipes, watch their videos, get their newsletter. I really want to get some of Chris Kimball’s Maple Syrup. I like their equipment reviews and their taste tests. (Saves me some trouble.) :)

81 A.J. Dub February 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I also follow you.

82 Melody February 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I love reading ATK’s Cook’s Illustrated magazines!

83 Melody February 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I follow ATK on twitter!

84 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

We’re huge fans of America’s Test Kitchen! I love the Here in America’s Test Kitchen book I have. It has so much great information!
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85 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Like ATK on facebook
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86 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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87 Hayley February 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

i follow ATK on twitter

88 Brianne February 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I need to make more crock pot meals. I need this cook book!

The Thai-style chicken and basil recipe on their site looks delicious!

89 Brianne February 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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90 Brianne February 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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91 Brianne February 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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92 Brianne February 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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93 Brianne February 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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94 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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97 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm

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98 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Commented on the Icing Cookies Sugar Cookies Wrapped In Almond Bark you tube video
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99 Lori A. February 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I just watched the ATK episode about Chewy Brownies & Chocolate Cupckaes. Yum!! It’s always interesting to hear the science behind cooking.
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100 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I just watched the brownies/cupcakes episode. Now I want chocolate cupcakes!

101 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm
102 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

103 Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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104 Sharleen February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I like all of the ATK cookbooks too. I would love to have the slow cooker book as I am using the slow cooker more as I too like to cook early. I have been using some of the recipes from the other books. Thanks for a great give-away.

105 Sharleen February 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Fan of Vanilla Joy on facebook

106 Sharleen February 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Fan of ATK on facebook and listen to the radio show.

107 Sharleen February 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Watched Old fashioned dinners on ATK

108 Sharleen February 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Subscribe to Vanilla Joy on YouTube

109 Sharleen February 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Watched video on Making Fabric Flowers

110 Vicki February 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

My favorite would be the Best Make-ahead Recipes. Or the Crock Pot Revolution. Or the 2011 TV series recipes. Or just about anything else I saw.

111 Vicki February 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

112 The Home Cook March 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love Cook’s Country from ATK.

113 Ilene March 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

I follow ATK on Facebook.

114 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

My favorite thing so far this season has been the chocolate cupcakes with the fudgy center, those looked divine. I really like my copy of the New Best Recipe, but plan to add a copy of Slow Cooker Revolution to my shelf soon if I don’t win it here.

115 Rachel March 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed. I’m looking forward to reading your entries!

116 The Home Cook March 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

I like ATK on Facebook

117 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

I already like ATK on facebook

118 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

I already follow ATK on twitter

119 Rachel March 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

My favorite product(s): Cooks Country Magazine, the Slow Cooker cookbook (I really really want it! I heart my Crockpot!), their TV shows!

120 Ilene March 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

I follow ATK on Facebook

121 Deb B March 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

I love America’s Test Kitchen and their magazine Cook’s Country. One of my favorite recipes is for Apple Cider Pork Chops…luscious!

I already “Like” their facebook page and follow them on twitter.

122 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

I have seen nearly every ATK episode

123 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

I subscribe to Vanilla Joy on youtube

124 Amanda J. March 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

I “like” ATK on Facebook!

125 Sparki March 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

I love crafts!!

126 Michele March 1, 2011 at 9:21 am

FB fan of Vanilla Joy

127 Donna @ WayMoreHomemade March 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

I follow @testkitchen on Twitter.

128 Rhonda March 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

Please let me win the slow cooker cookbook! I am a BIG FAN of the tv show America’s Test Kitchen! I watch it every week as well as Cook’s Country!

129 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

I commented on the felt flower pin youtube video

130 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

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131 Denise in AZ March 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

I watched “Old Fashioned Dinners” on ATK.

132 Denise in AZ March 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

I’m a fan of ATK on Facebook.

133 Lindsay Tjarks March 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

I am cooking like crazy out of ATK’s healthy family cookbook!

134 Denise in AZ March 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

I love the recipes on ATK. (The banana bread sounds especially good!)

135 Lindsay Tjarks March 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

I like ATK on Facebook!

136 Denise in AZ March 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

I follow your feed.

137 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

I subscribed to your newsletter

138 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:33 am

I subscribed to your RSS feed

139 Lindsay Tjarks March 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

Subscribed to your feed! Great blog!

140 Emily March 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

I shared the link on facebook

141 Adrion S March 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

I love their cookbooks. So helpful with all the guides and tips they include. They’re the new Bibles of cooking.

142 Donna March 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

I already like ATK and Cook’s Country on FB and Twitter. We have several of the cookbooks (and the ATK Family Cookbook is our family go to book, used nearly daily). We have the DVDs and take all of our product recommendations from them . . . including loving the recent Cook’s Country episode re: the perfect crock of utensils near the stove. And we’re massive crockpotters — so please, pick me ;)

143 Denise in AZ March 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

I subscribed to your newsletter.

144 Suzanne March 1, 2011 at 9:40 am

WOW! I’ve never tried enchiladas in my slow cooker, but that is one sure way to get me to try it!!! Can’t wait to try the rest of the recipes! Thanks for the opportunity.

145 Christine A. March 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

I love anything Mexican, especially enchiladas- they look great!

146 Suzanne March 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

I’ve never made enchiladas in my slow cooker, but this recipe is one sure way of getting me to do just that! Thanks for the giveaway!

147 Christine A. March 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

I like ATK on Facebook.

148 Rene March 1, 2011 at 9:44 am

thanks for giving this away! im really hope i get it!

149 Christine A. March 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

I like Vanilla Joy on Facebook.

150 Rene March 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

i follow AMTK on fb!

151 Cherrie March 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’m not sure what you mean by “favorite products”…in any category? Related to ATK? Related to cooking?

I’m always interested in new ways to use my crock pot. I especially like things that are truly ONE DISH prep…cuz who likes to do tons of dishes to have a ONE DISH meal? But, that being said, I have used it plenty. I have a great lasagna recipe and a few enchalada type recipes that we really enjoy and that really are easy. I always cook whole chickens in the crock pot and then shread/bone/skin it and pkg it for several other meals.

One of my favorite kitchen gadgets at present is my Ninja mixer. It could use some design help for cleaning (since I don’t have a dishwasher), but it’s power and thorough mixing beat most blenders I’ve tried. One day I’ll also have a good food processor….cuz the Black and Decker one sucks.

I already “like” ATK on FB, will share the link for the contest, will Twitter it.

152 Cindy March 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

“Like” America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook

153 Cherrie March 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

holy cow…I just made this really big comment and stated which things I liked and why and what ways of entering I was participating in and now I don’t see it. Accckkk…maybe a product I don’t like is blog comment sections that eat my posts. :-)

154 Karen Welker March 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

I currently own (unlucky) 13 ATK cookbooks. Slow Cooker Revolution is a must-have to my collection!

I also don’t own the Family Baking Book. Fifteen is definitely a better number than 13, right?

155 Ann March 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

I really hope I win! I am very interested in the ATK slow cooker revolution, because I love the concept of using my crock-pot, but so often my attempts come out mushy and bland

156 Cindy March 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

I “Like” America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook. :)

157 Karen Welker March 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

I follow ATK on FB (how I knew about this giveaway. Thanks!)

158 Ann March 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

I ‘like’ ATK on facebook – that’s what made me so eager to try the new cookbook.

159 Karen Welker March 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’m a FB fan of Vanilla Joy.

160 Ann March 1, 2011 at 9:56 am

I also watched the ATK video about making the roast chicken in the dutch oven. It looked really moist and juicy. I was interested so hear that it turns out better if you don’t add additional vegetables other than the onion and celery

161 Karen G March 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

I like Vanilla Joy on Facebook.
I like America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook.
I love America’s Test Kitchen on TV and I have all the DVDs and most of the cookbooks. Eventually I will get the Slow Cooker Revolution book.

162 Kristi Perkins March 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

LOVE their Cooks Country and Cooks Illustrated magazines. So much that they’re filling up my kitchen!

163 Brandy March 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

My favorite cookbook is ATK 2009, love the pie crust recipe with vodka. Makes a perfect crust.

164 IrishJenn March 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

I love all things ATK and Cook’s Illustrated. I subscribe to the magazine and the website, and I own three cookbooks. The new crockpot book is on my wish list, as are the two “Cooking for Two” books.

165 Brandy March 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

Just liked Vanilla Joy on Facebook

166 Kristi Perkins March 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

I LIKE America’s Test Kitchen on FB.

167 Kristi Perkins March 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

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168 Brandy March 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

Just subscribed to Vanilla Joy newsletter

169 Brandy March 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

Joined/Like ATK on Facebook.

170 Kristi Perkins March 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

I watched America’s Test Kitchen Video – Pork Tostados. YUM!

171 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

I, like you, love all things ATK. I particularly love the Baking book and just used it twice this week for scones and flour less chocolate cake. I give ATK books as shower gifts. I would love to have this slow cooker book.

172 Diane March 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

I love ATK and subscribe online as well as own several of their cookbooks. My favorite is the Best Make Ahead Recipe book. It has saved me preparing for many large parties. I imagine I could use the slow cooker book in the same way. There recipes are so trustworthy I never question making them for the first time for company because I know they will turn out well.

173 Diane March 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

Subscribed to your email feed

174 Mayumi March 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

My favorite is “The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book,” ever since my husband and I purchased Kitchen Aid Mixer :)

175 Diane March 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

Liked ATK on Facebook

176 Jan March 1, 2011 at 10:26 am

I love ATK on both FB and twitter

177 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:26 am

I follow ATK onTwitter

178 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

I like ATK on facebook

179 Deb March 1, 2011 at 10:28 am

I love ATK and I would love to win the crockpot cookbook!

180 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

I watched the episode on Vodka sauce

181 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

I am a fan of Vanilla Joy on Facebook

182 Shannan March 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

I absolutely adore ATK and Cook’s Country! It amazes me these shows are on PBS. The Food Network has NOTHING on them! My favorite of their cookbooks is Baking Illustrated. I have never made anything from that cookbook that was a miss. Can’t wait to try their slow cooker recipes!

183 Cate! March 1, 2011 at 10:41 am

My favorite part of ATK is actually the Cook’s Illustrated Magazine. Oh, and their Entertaining Magazine. Oh, and the Cook’s Country magazine! ;-) All three of which I subscribe to and read with fervor when they arrive. I also subscribe to the main website. Access to all the recipes!

Cate!

184 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

I subscribed to Vanilla Joy on Youtube

185 Caroline March 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

I left a comment on your fabric rose video

186 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

I LOVE all things ATK but my favorite product would have to be the cookbooks!

187 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

I already “like” ATK on facebook

188 Lara March 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

I follow ATK on Twitter.

189 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 10:59 am

I follow @cpkimball on twitter as @QueenOfLemonade

190 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

I started watching videos on ATK about an hour ago…must stop….laundry calling! :) We are actually having the Cranberry Pork Loin for dinner tonight already in the crock pot!

191 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

I subscribed to Vanillajoy on you tube as fulcrummobile!

192 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

I watched/commented on the youtube video about finding the straight grain of the fabric. cool tip! thanks

193 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

I am now a “fan” of Vanillajoy on facebook!

194 David P. Swindler March 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

I “like” ATK on FB

195 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

I posted the giveaway/shared on facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1147735902

196 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

I shared the giveaway on facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1147735902

197 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:16 am

I subscribed to your Rss feed

198 Tina W. March 1, 2011 at 11:16 am

I love the ice cream scoop they recommend. In fact, I have been happy with all their recommendations that I’ve tried.

199 Tina W. March 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

I subscribe to your feed.

200 Anna G March 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

I signed up for your newsletter.

201 Tina W. March 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

I watched the Salmon, Inside and Out video on ATK.

202 Alyssa March 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

I love the America’s Test Kitchen! I always buy the entertaining issues and seasonal baking issues. The ATK Healthy family cookbook rocks!

203 Alyssa March 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

Not sure if my comment worked or not. I like ATK on FB too. ATK Healthy Family cookbook and seasonal entertaining issues are great too!

204 Fran L. March 1, 2011 at 11:37 am

My favorite kitchen item is the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Thanks for the contest.

205 Fran L. March 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

I Like America’s Test Kitchen on facebook.

206 Fran L. March 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

I follow ATK on twitter.

207 Fran L. March 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

I have watched ATK videos on youtube.

208 Jane C March 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

I follow ATK on FB and Twitter.
Love their cookbooks, would love to win this one.
Thanks,
J.

209 Jane C March 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

I follow ATK on Facebook and Twitter. Love their cookbooks, would love to win this one.
Thanks
J.

210 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Some of my favorite products are the knives, including the victorinox and the Wustof brands.

211 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Liked ATK on facebook (Rust Hawk).

212 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Following ATK on twitter @rusthawk.

213 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Subscribed to your youtube channel (rusthawk).

214 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Your facebook fan (Rust Hawk).

215 Kim March 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I just got my first ATK cookbook and LOVE it! Everything I have made has been wonderful. My favorites so far are french toast and beef burgundy.

216 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I watched the favorite gadgets video, featuring the Rosle Basting Spoon.

217 Kim March 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I like ATK on face book.

218 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I shared this giveaway on facebook (rust Hawk).

219 Kim March 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I watch ATK episodes and have them on my DVR for future reference as well!

220 Sharon March 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I am subscribed to your RSS feed.

221 Debbie March 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I Love the Cooks Country magazine.

222 Natalie Waddle March 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I love the Healthy Cooking cookbook! I also love the show!

223 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

my favorite product IS my crockpot. I also love my potato ricer, it makes the BEST mashed potatoes (and it’s ATK tested and approved!) and it comes in handy for mashing pumpkin, carrots, cauliflower….etc. and another product I must have….a spoontula!
I would love to win this book!!

224 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

fan of ATK on facebook….have been for a long time!

225 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

fan of you on facebook…………

226 Natalie Waddle March 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

became a facebook fan

227 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

follow ATK on twitter………….

228 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

following you on twitter……..

229 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

subscribed to your feed…………

230 Katieliz March 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I love ATK’s The Best Kitchen Quick Tips. Changed the way I measure brown sugar, for the better!

231 Katieliz March 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

My favorite is ATK’s The Best Kitchen Quick Tips! They made it so much easier to measure brown sugar – among many other things!

232 sue March 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

my absolute favorite part of americas test kitchen is watching the videos. I did not think i could cook, then, i watched and realized that it is not hard at all!

233 Missy March 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I’m so excited to see you promoted on ATK’s Facebook page!
Seriously… Awesome!
I like them on FB :)

234 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm

subscribed to your youtube channel………

235 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter………..

236 Kelly March 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I watch ATK….I DVR it even!!

237 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I’d like to check out the The Best Skillet Recipes book

238 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I’m a FB fan of yours

239 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I subscribe to you

240 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I subscribe to you on YouTube

241 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I get your newsletter

242 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I like the ATK video talking about how to make an apple upside-down cake. I would have just substituted apples for pineapples without adjusting anything else.

243 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I commented on your How to make fabric flowers for hair clips video

244 jengd March 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I have your button on my blog: http://jensunchartedterritory.blogspot.com/

245 Deborah March 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I “like” Vanilla Joy on FB

246 Deborah March 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I love to watch ATK on TV!

247 Deborah March 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm

My favorite kitchen product are non-slip mixing bowls. And food product would have to be canned tomatoes (homemade!).

248 Karen G March 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I’m a fan of Vanilla Joy on Facebook.
I’m a fan of America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook.
I love America’s Test Kitchen – I watch the show on TV, I have all the DVDs and mostly all the cookbooks. I just need to get the Slow Cooker Revolution book.

249 Kris March 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

my favorite product is my oxo salad spinner (which i use to wash grapes, strawberries, etc.)

250 Kris March 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I like America’s Test Kitchen in FB.

251 Kris March 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I follow America’s Test Kitchen on Twitter

252 Shirlsaw63 March 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm

ATK has so improved my cooking! I love the ‘science’ behind the recipes so I understand what is going on. Love the cookbooks, love the magazines, love the shows

253 Sally March 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I like ATK on FB

254 JIll C March 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I like ATK on facebook. :)

255 Sally March 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I visited ATK to check out their products; it requires membership :( and I’m a frugal cook, which is why I love crockpot cooking and a copy of their book would become dog-eared and page splattered through love in my kitchen.

256 Sally March 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I’m a VanillaJoy rss subscriber

257 Dee March 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

The chef’s knives. And, the kitchen wisdom.

258 Beth P March 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

I love ATK and have been looking for crockpot recipes to use during the summer since it is too hot to use the oven.
My favorite product is my liquid/solid measuring cup since I am trying to lose weight and need it for portion control.

259 LeeseChristine March 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I think it would be too difficult to pick one favorite product, but I would love just about any one of their cookbooks in the bookstore. Maybe the Healthy Family Dinners or Best One Dish Suppers. I love my crockpot and I am still learning just how wonderful it is. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks!

260 LeeseChristine March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I “like” ATK on Facebook!

261 Greta March 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I am afraid of my slow cooker! But the entrees you made really do look delicious! My husband is active duty army and I’m always trying to find recipes that taste better AND are healthy. This is a hard find! I would love to try the “Light and Healthy” cookbook!

262 Greta March 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I am a fan of vanilla joy on facebook

263 Greta March 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I also have a button on my blog for vanilla joy

264 Greta March 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm

i subscribe to your feed on blogger :)

265 Amanda N March 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

I commented on your smelly jello post! :)

266 Aditi March 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

I LOVE ATK. I cannot say that enough. I have yet to come across a book of theirs that I did not immediately covet! Baking Illustrated is one of my favorites. I’m waiting eagerly for my Slow Cooker Revolution to arrive. What I want next is the One Dish Meals book.

267 Aditi March 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

I’m a fan of ATK on Facebook

268 Karen March 2, 2011 at 11:42 am

I love the recipes from ATK. I would love to have this book. I am intrigued by the recipes for enchiladas. I, too, have looked for a satisfactory enchilada sauce recipe. It is great to hear that there is one in this volume.

269 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I already like America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook!

270 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I am following America’s Test Kitchen on Twitter.

271 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I subscribed to your YouTube feed!

272 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I just liked your Facebook page – Nice to add you to my Newsfeed!

273 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I posted on your How to Make a Fabric Rose YouTube video. Very cute idea!

274 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’ve shared your giveaway by linking to this page on Facebook.

275 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’ve subscribed to your feed.

276 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I’ve subscribed to your newsletter.

277 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I watched the ATX Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes video. Very interesting – I bet I would choose the homemade ;)

278 Amanda J. March 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I have to wonder how many of the recipes depend on adding creamed, canned soups? I would love to use my cooker more often, but I try to avoid processed ingredients. So many recipes I come across depend on these ingredients for texture and flavor.

279 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:13 am

I like the Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker.

280 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

I Like America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook.

281 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:16 am

I follow America’s Test Kitchen on twitter.
@winsome6

282 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:17 am

I Subscribe to VanillaJoy on YouTube.

283 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

i’m a Facebook Fan of Vanilla Joy.

284 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

I subscribe to your feed.

285 Kimberly March 3, 2011 at 1:19 am

I’m signed up for your newsletter.

286 HeatherKCS March 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

I LOVE America’s Test Kitchen! I just love their scientific/detective style approach to getting the BEST recipe just right! I don’t know if you have the America’s Test Kitchen Light cookbook, but it is fabulous! I was inspired to buy it when I saw them break down and reconstruct cheesecake, but my favorite recipes from this cookbook include Chocolate & Lemon Bundt Cakes and Chocolate Chip Cookies – they are my go-to desserts when I’m bringing something to a gathering :-)
I would be excited to win the Slow Cooker cookbook – I rarely use my for more than stew and I need to get some great recipes to give this appliance a better workout! It will definitely help me out with my family of 5 – the girls’ activities often bring us home late for a big meal prep.
Going to follow ATK on twitter as I do on FB – gotta up my chances!

287 HeatherKCS March 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

I follow ATK on Facebook

288 HeatherKCS March 3, 2011 at 9:38 am

I watched ATK on the web – they made Chewy Brownies – now today they posted that recipe for free on FB!

289 HeatherKCS March 3, 2011 at 9:42 am

I am following ATK on Twitter now too!
Can you tell, I’m eager to win this cookbook?!

290 HeatherKCS March 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

I’m a FB fan of Vanilla Joy

291 Mindy R March 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

I liked the Cleaning Robot. I’m so excited about this cookbook!

292 Mindy R March 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

I subscribe.

293 Mindy R March 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

I’m a fan on facebook.

294 Terry Fryer March 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

I love watching America’s Test Kitchen on PBS. Always get good info. My fav. products are my all-clad pans. Nothing works better.

295 Karen G March 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’m a fan of America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook.

296 Karen G March 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

I subscribed to the Vanilla Joy newsletter.

297 Karen G March 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

I subscribed to Vanilla Joy on YouTube.

298 Karen G March 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

I watch America’s Test Kitchen videos and I have all of the DVDs.

299 Karen G March 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

Made a comment on Vanilla Joy YouTube under How To Make a T-Shirt Grocery Bag

300 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I just read their reviews of robots….my friend has the scooba and I’m a teeny bit jealous. What an amazing product. It’s fun to hear them evaluate and recommend so many things and learn so much from them. Thanks for the giveaway!

301 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm
302 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I have your button on my sidebar.

303 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I subscribe through my google reader.

304 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I am a facebook fan of Vanilla Joy.

305 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I am subscribed to your newsletter.

306 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I am a VJ youtube subscriber.

307 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I commented on your Sewing An Elastic Waist Band On Pajama Pants YouTube video.

308 Shannon March 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I like ATK on facebook.

309 sara March 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm

We have been following ATK/Cook’s Illustrated for years and really love it. Not only do they have consistently excellent recipes (such as French Chicken in a Pot – so easy!), the equipment reviews are great too.

310 Amy L March 6, 2011 at 5:49 am

I love Cook’s Illustrated magazine. I always learn new tips & techniques from reading it. On my wishlist is the Baking Illustrated cookbook.

311 Amy L March 6, 2011 at 5:49 am

I already follow ATK on twitter @amylou61

312 Amy L March 6, 2011 at 6:06 am

I watched the video “Seafood in a Skillet”. They made one of my favorite foods – scallops. I learned lots of tips about how to prepare them for cooking, as well as how to cook them very simply. I’m going to try their method of cooking first in oil, then butter-basting the next time I make scallops.

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