I Won Linda’s Cookbook ~ My Kind of Cooking!

Woo hoo!!!  I won, I won!

I am thrilled to say that I won Linda’s excellent cookbook, My Kind of Cooking!!!  The great thing with Linda’s cookbook is that ALL of the recipes are made with either 3-4-or 5 ingredients ~ they are hassle-free recipes.  It’s a wonderful thing! She has a drawing for it every month and you must check it all out at her interesting blog, My Kind of Cooking 

See that delectable dessert on the cover of her cookbook?  It’s Butterscotch-Pecan Tart. You will be drooling at all the fantastic food photos, believe me!

The recipes are easy, making it great for a no fuss home-cooked meal.   Just to name a few of her recipes:  On Vacation Dip (yum!), Better than Baked Potatoes (this is a must try ~ I’m wondering how it works), Cabbage Casserole with Alfredo sauce, Tam-Tam Chicken (can’t wait to try this), Southwest Crescents (black beans!) and Doughnut Sundaes (sounds sinful to me and is another one I can’t wait to try!)

You know how aggravating it is to read a recipe out of a cookbook while trying to assemble it and the page suddenly flips over?  Well, that is not the case with My Kind of Cooking.  Its spiral bound and lays flat for easy recipe reading! 

I made her tuna salad.  The mix of ingredients intrigued me and I was flat out amazed!   The olives give it zing, the cottage cheese makes it creamy and the Italian dressing ties it all together.  It is good, REALLY GOOD!  

Here it is:

Italian Tuna Salad

3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 teaspoons Italian dressing
2 (3 ounce) cans tuna in water, drained
¼ cup cottage cheese
8 green olives, sliced

In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and dressing.  Mix well.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.
Makes 2 servings.

Bill looked at My Kind of Cooking also and “After Work Stroganoff” caught his attention.  It’s filled with browned ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and ketchup. It is easy ~ and fast also when you need a meal ready quickly.  It smelled so good when cooking and it was delicious.  Bill fell for it hook, line and sinker and so did I.

After Work Stroganoff

1 pound ground beef, browned
1 (10-3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup milk
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup ketchup

In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.  Mix well. Cook over low heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve over noodles.
Makes 4 servings.

By the way, when you visit her blog, you will notice that Linda has a segment called “Fast Food Friday” on Passion Radio 95.7 FM every Friday between 8:15-8:30 a.m. MDT.  Click on “radio” and you will hear via the internet.  She has a terrific radio voice and a great sense of humor also. 

My Kind of Cooking is now my “go-to” cookbook for delicious easy unique dishes.

Linda thanks again for the cookbook!  I am honored to have it and will enjoy it immensely!

Now, all of you hop on over to Linda’s website and check out her cookbook!


  1. Congratulations. Those recipes do look good and sooooo easy. Diane

  2. Congrats congrats congrats....Even i am exited, so i can imagine about u:)...i too love to have that book.....looks soo good..
    BTW, thx for following me, i have become ur follower too...nice site!

  3. Hi Pam,
    I've been longing for that cookbook. Linda blog it once and I glanced inside, very interesting + the fact it's just few ingredients needed. Maybe someday I could have that, for now I have so much Bilingual Cookbooks that I have to try.

    Almost weekend! Have a nice one!

  4. Congrats! Those dishes you cooked looks delicious!

  5. Congrats on the big win! Those dishes look very simple and very tasty...just my style!!

  6. Looks like a great cookbook with awesome recipes! Hope you enjoy more!

  7. CONGRATS!!! What a great cookbook!

  8. Congratulations Pam, I love her blog - the cookbook sounds fantastic.

  9. Congrats on winning Pam! The tuna sure is different...in a good way! And the stroganoff looks delicious and comforting!

  10. Congrats on winning the book!!
    Do drop by my space when time permits

  11. Well congratulations! :) I am a huge dessert person, and that tart on the cover is just too good looking!
    Happy baking!

  12. Pam, the radio station owner would like to do a segment with you. He had me back on the air just before 9:00am and we mentioned your blog again and asked people to check it out. Lets email each other and work out the details. It will be so much fun!

  13. Isn't it fun to win stuff? LOL I love the idea of this tuna... no mayo and healthy cottage cheese (I always buy non-fat cottage cheese). I'm going to try this next time I open a can of tuna!

  14. Hi Pam,
    Congratulations. The book seems great and the salad delicious!!

  15. Congratulations Pam! You deserve it, and I know you'll make great use of it! Can't wait to see all the goodies you have in store for us!

  16. Diane, thank you! The cookbook is filled with so many great recipes to try!

    Shabs, thanks! I'm sure you would love her cookbook also! There are so many recipes in it that I want to try!

    Lani, then you know what it's all about! That's the great thing, the recipes are not an endless list of ingredients. Delicious things there!

    faithy, the baker, thank you! Both dishes were tasty and I would have never imagined tuna with cottage cheese, it works!!!

    Jenn, they are and just my style also. Thanks! Have a good day!

    Debbi, I will definitely be cooking more of them. Those desserts look very tempting!

    Clements Family, thank you so much! It is great and a cookbook that would surely please anyone!

    Brownieville Girl, you're right! Linda's blog is the best; filled with good recipes and interesting stories.

    Cinnamon-Girl, thank you! The tuna is different; that's why I had to try it. Love it! And the stroganoff is a perfectly delicious comfort dish. Everything in the cookbook sounds delicious!

    Padhu, thank you! I will pay you a visit soon!

    anudivya, thanks! There are so many great desserts in it that I want to try. Yum!

  17. Linda, that would be great fun and I'd love to do it! Your segment was wonderful today and I really enjoyed listening to you and your banter with Fareed! Thanks so much for mentioning my blog; you are so nice! I will be emailing you. Have a good day and thanks again!!!

  18. Karen, yes! This was the best thing to win! Yes, do try the tuna. Like I said, I was amazed. It's delicious and the non-fat cottage cheese would work great. It tastes so good!

    Salsa Verde, thank you! The book is great and both dishes were excellent. Linda knows her way around the kitchen, for sure!

    Terrianne, Call me Ree, thanks so much! I've been having a blast drooling over all the recipes and deciding upon which one to try next! Have a great rest of the day!

  19. Congrats. The recipes look delicious! Have a great weekend!

  20. Wow, both of those recipes are very different. Who'd of thought to put cottage cheese and tuna together, or for that matter sour cream and ketchup? I just wish I could think outside of the box like that. I follow her blog so now I must go see if I canwin one of her books also.

  21. Congrats, Pam. I love cookbooks like the one you won. Good, delicious meals that we would make any day of the week.

  22. Looks very good and definitely easy, love that kind of recipe! Congrats on the win!

  23. Congrats Pam!! This book look absolutely awesome!!! Lovely! well done! huggs, gloria

  24. Congratulations, Pam; those recipes sound good and easy=a great combination!...I will have to leave due to family illness/surgery, but I hope you will still visit my babies (I scheduled posts a week ahead)...Happy weekend and kiss M/M for me!...Take care Pam.

  25. Wow congrats on winning that wonderful cookbook!

  26. Whoa this sounds like one serious cookbook! Congrats on your win.

  27. À LA GRAHAM, thanks! Here's wishing you a great weekend also!

    Carla and Michael, they are! I would never have thought of combining tuna with cottage cheese and the same goes with the stroganoff. I know exactly what you mean with thinking outside of the box; wish I could do that too! Good luck with winning!

    Cathy, thanks! This is my kind of cookbook! Lots of good, easy recipes!

    Dishesdone, easy works for me! Thanks for the visit!

    Gloria, thank you! It is awesome with so many great recipes I want to try!

    Jacqueline, thanks! So sorry to hear that and I hope all goes well. I will be visiting your fur babies and waiting for your return. Take care. Blessings...

    Sonya, thank you! You have a great weekend!

    Alessandra, thanks! It is an honor to win it!

    Joanne, it is! There's a wide variety of good recipes in it! Thanks!

  28. What a great cookbook! Sounds like something I'd love.

  29. Hurrah for you Pam that's wonderful One can never have enough "go to" books and this one sure sounds like one to add to my bookshelf!

    I'm more than intrigued by the thought of tuna and cottage cheese. Hmmm...

    Thanks for sharing...

  30. Pam,
    What a lucky win! The Stroganoff will be an easy supper this week!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your birthday wishes!


  31. Congratulations. I am happy for you.

    I like Linda's site and visit their regularly.

  32. Deborah, it is a great cookbook! Thanks!

    mr. pineapple man, it's a wonderful thing! Have a good day!

    ~~louise~~ The cookbook is filled with so many wonderful recipes, making it a great "go to" cookbook. Try the tuna salad and you will know how delicious it is!

    Carol at Serendipity, yes! Hope you try and enjoy the stroganoff; it's a winner!

    Sweet and Savory, thank you! Glad to hear you like Linda's site also! Have a good day!

  33. Congratulations! Cookbooks are my thing and this one looks so nice.I do love the spiral books; small, you can bring them with you.

  34. CONGRATS!!! on winning a NEW!!! cookbook, I LOVE!!! cookbooks and LOVE!!! to collect them.
    THANKS!!! foe stopping by and leaving a NICE!!! comment. I have become one of your followers, come by anytime and visit, I LOVE!!! visitors and comments.

  35. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing the tuna recipe. It's on my list to try very soon.

  36. Always good to have a fallback LOL!
    Doesn't have to be fancy to be good :)

  37. Boy I really like the concept of this cookbook! And the dishes look stupendous.

  38. Wow , congrats for winning that book, can imagine all the excitment especially one with such easy ones I would say that stroganoff looks delish and the first stroganoff I have seen with very few , inexpensive ingrediants :)

  39. Congrats on your win! It looks like a fun book - love the tuna salad!

  40. Sage, me too! I'm addicted to cookbooks. You would enjoy using this one with its many good and easy recipes! Thanks!

    heartnsoulcooking, thank you! Cookbooks are a wonderful thing and you must get this one. Linda has such a wide variety of recipes in it. It will be fun for you deciding which one to try first! "See" you later!

    Buttercup, the tune recipe is unique and so easy to make. Thanks!

    Jessica, you are so right! It's great trying a new recipe and having something different. Thanks for stopping by!

  41. Fresh Local and Best, yes! Many of the recipes use ready-made items that are kicked up a notch. And that makes it easy as well as good!

    Peanutts, thank you! You must give the stroganoff a try! I was amazed with how delicious it is and easy!

    katiez, thanks! It is a fun cookbook and makes for some great dishes! The combo of ingredients in them are amazing; such as the tuna salad. I would have never thought of combining tuna with cottage cheese and Italian dressing but, it works and is delicious!

  42. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment :o)

    Congrats on winning this book. That stroganoff does look really good so I'm not surprised that recipe caught your husband's attention. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  43. Hanaâ, you're welcome and thank you for stopping by here. Yes, that stroganoff probably gets a lot of men's attention but it got mine also. It's very good and one that I will enjoy making again in the future. Have a good rest of the day!

  44. Congratulation! You are on a roll, first the foodie blog roll win and now a great cookbook. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  45. Mimi, thanks! This is one great cookbook everyone should have!

  46. Congrautlations, Pam! Oh what a lovely cookbook you've won yourself. Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  47. My Little Space, thanks Kristy! It is a wonderful cookbook that I am proud to have. Linda has included so many delicious recipes I want to try! Cheers to you!


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