Home Baked Comfort Giveaway: Best Cookbook Ever! (she never says that…)

January 12, 2012 at 8:00 am , by

Before you read further—you should post a comment below to enter to win a copy of this super amazing cookbookHome Baked Comfort, by Kim Laidlaw, (we featured it in the February issue of LHJ).

After many years cooking professionally I’m pretty skeptical about cookbook recipes. Sure, I have favorite chefs and authors that I love, but for the most part I rarely find 100 percent success with cookbook recipes. This doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot of cookbooks—truthfully I’m thinking about how my collection is getting unruly (hoarder level perhaps). But when I cook from these lovely books, there’s usually some tweaking I have to do with amounts, flavors or cooking times.

Maybe I’m too much of a perfectionist or have high expectations, but when I try a recipe I want it to work! Call me crazy.

I love Home Baked Comfort, the beautiful images, the variety of baked goodness, the perfection that happens each time you try a recipe…you get the idea.

Oh, I also failed to mention I love pretty much any baked good that’s put in front of me, so again, Home Baked Comfort sort of works for me on that level as well. It’s also fun to see contributors from bakers all across the country. Even bloggers like the talented Smitten Kitchen and the amazing Bakerella (see our Q&A with her here) have tasty treats inside.

I think, of the recipes I’ve tried so far the Lemon-Blueberry Drizzle Bread and the Homemade English Muffins are my favorite. However the Bacon-And-Egg-Breakfast Tarts and the Gooey Cinnamon Rolls (with a touch of orange, mmm) were darn close. And not to be left out, homemade toaster tarts anyone? (Check out the video!)

Even if you don’t win one in our giveaway, you’ll want to own this cookbook.

Your friendly food editor

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160 Responses to “Home Baked Comfort Giveaway: Best Cookbook Ever! (she never says that…)”

  1. I would love a copy of the cookbook especially if it comes Tara recommended!

  2. Love Baking!!!

  3. I have been a subscriber for over 10 years. I love this magazine. I would love to win the cookbook. Pick me :~)

  4. This cookbook looks great. Looks like it has lots of yummy receipes I would love to try :-)

  5. I’m trying to learn to do more baking. My family loves it and I need some fresh ideas! Thanks for having this contest! ♥

  6. I love cooking at home. I would love to win one of these cookbooks.

  7. Love trying new recipes and always looking for them

  8. I am always looking for new ideas in the kitchen. I would love to win this cookbook!

  9. My children always said you never feel poor if there’s dessert!

  10. I love all these ladies!

  11. I want to win. I love cooking and love getting new cookbooks.

  12. This cookbook looks great! Lots of yummy recipes I would love to try :-)

  13. I can’t wait to start baking! I can smell it already!

  14. I am from the south and I love comfort food.

  15. I can’t wait to own this cookbook. Hope I get to own it for free. :0)

  16. Nice cookbook! Love recipes to try!

  17. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. Would love to win it….need it!

  18. Comfort Food is my middle name!

  19. The cookbook sounds great. Count me in :)

  20. The lemon blueberry drizzle bread looks absolutely incredible! I love cookbooks!

  21. Always need more ideas for baking!

  22. I would love to win this cookbook. One of my favorite things in the world is to cook and bake with my 8 year old daughter. It would be a win for both of us! :)

  23. Love comfort food!

  24. Another great cookbook to add to my collection. Yummy!

  25. I would love to win this cookbook! One of my favorite things in the world is to cook and bake with my 8 year old daughter. It would be a win for both of us!

  26. Hope I win! This book sounds wonderful!

  27. Love home baked food. So much better than store bought.

  28. Hope I win! This book sounds great!

  29. I would love to win this!!

  30. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook… Right up my alley. :)

  31. I would love to win this cookbook!!!

  32. Can never have enough cook books. Always enjoy a new dish.

  33. I would love a new cookbook! Baking is a stress reliever for me.

  34. I would love to win this cookbook and try these yummy recipes!

  35. I would love to add HOME BAKED COMFORT to my cookbook collection. Can’t wait to bake some “comfort” for my family!!!

  36. I would love to win this cookbook and to try the good recipes.

  37. sounds yummy!!

  38. I would love to win this cookbook. And try the recipes.

  39. That blueberry lemon bread is to die for!!

  40. Would love to win this cookbook. I need some new recipes to try.

  41. Love to cook and try new recipes. Would be a great cookbook to add to my collection!

  42. Nummy… I want one!

  43. I would love to cook and bake recipes from this book. I am always looking for new yummy recipes!!

  44. What a great cookbook!!

  45. I love cooking and baking especially trying new recipes

  46. Really nice giveaway.

  47. Can’t wait to get this cookbook. Love my Southern food!!!

  48. I would love to win this cookbook!

  49. I love to bake surprises to my hubby! This book can help me to improve my baking talent!!!

  50. Would live to try this! Yum!

  51. This would be awesome to have! I love trying new and different recipes.

  52. Looks like a great addition to the LHJ line! Baking is my fav!

  53. Looks like a great cookbook – pick me, pick me!!

  54. I collect cookbooks the way others collect shoes, purses, etc. The one cookbook genre I don’t have is Baking. I would love to kick start my Baking cookbook collection with this beauty.

  55. I would love to have it but it is hard to register I am not that experienced on computer

  56. love it!! hope I win

  57. I’m desperately trying to upgrade my cooking skills. I have a growing boy on my hands and I need to fill him up. Help!

  58. Cooking is part of my chemical makeup! :+) I LOVE to cook, and I would love to have this cookbook to enhance my recipes and my cooking skills. I know my family will love the end results!!

  59. Yummy! My family and I try new recipes at least twice a week and this would be a wonderful addition to my small growing collection!

  60. I love to cook!Can I have a copy?

  61. I love to read cookbooks like they were a novel. This one would be good reading! Thanks for the opportunity!

  62. I love to cook. Would be a great addition to my collection.

  63. I would love to win this! Its sounds yummy.

  64. I love to cook but I’d like to learn more how to bake sweets and foods.

  65. I would love to have a copy! Me and my daughter loves to cook together!

  66. Would love to have this book…everything looks yummy!

  67. I am a cookbook fanatic. I would love this cookbook…

  68. I would love to receive this cookbook! I love the homecooked styles of the food. Looks delicious!

  69. I would give it to my daughter. She loves to cook and is a great cook.

  70. You can never have enough cookbooks. =) Thanks for the chance to add to my collection. =)

  71. This would be a perfect addition to my cookbook collection love to win it

  72. Homebaked comfort sounds like a great treat for a cold winter day.

  73. Looks like a great cookbook to add to my collection.

  74. Would love, love, love to win this cookbook and try all the recipes!

  75. Love to win this cookbook with all its yummy and comforting recipies!

  76. Everything in the book looks DELICIOUS! Would love a copy! Happy Friday! :)

  77. I’ve always loved baking and passed that love down to my daughter. This is one book I know she and I would love to bake from!

  78. Wow! The book looks great! One of the few things my 24 year old daughter and I still do together is bake. It is hard to find quality, uninterupted time to spend with a grown daughter. I bet the this book will give us a reason to get together more often.

  79. Love what I’ve seen of the cookbook. Would love to
    win one. My daughters and I get togther almost monthly to cook and talk and this book looks like it would suite our needs to a “T”. We also do a big cooking weekend just before Christmas. All of our friends look forward to our homemade “gifts”. This cookbook would really add to our repertoire.

  80. I love baking and would love this book with a new grand baby on the way what better way to start a new life than with goodies to share for generations to come.

  81. Would love a new cookbook of comfort foods. It’s single digits outside today and a day like today would be a perfect day to cook up some comfort foods.

  82. Trying to learn how to really cook. Currently I am so so in that department.

  83. Just the picture on the front,,,calls to you to open and begin cooking:)

  84. It is a cold (brrr!) and snowy day in Kentucky and a cookbook of comfort foods would be wonderful!

  85. It is a very cold and snowy day in Kentucky (brrr) so a cookbook full of recipes for comfort foods would be greatly appreciated!!!

  86. Oh! I so need that!

  87. Love to cook, Love cookbooks, snowing here toda so NEED comfort food!

  88. Looks like a fantastic cookbook!Comfort foods are always great and baking is so much fun! Thank you for this opportunity for a chance to win:)

  89. I can’t wait to try the Lemon Blueberry Drizzle Bread. It looks so good!

  90. I love cookbooks! I used to buy them to add to my collection, but had to quit that. Budget considerations, you know! I check them out from the public library now.

  91. Now that I am retired from a very demanding job, I finally have time to cook for my family.

  92. Now that I am retired from a demanding job, i have the time and energy to cook for my family!

  93. Love cookbooks tho I have almost no one to cook for!

  94. I would be thrilled to win a cookbook! :)

  95. There is nothing better than when my children walk into the house and say, “Mommy must be baking again!” Baking = love and happiness.

  96. I LOVE cookbooks! I can’t wait to view “Home Baked Comfort”!!

  97. Baking = love and happiness

  98. I am a cookbook addict, and I MUST have this one!

  99. Yum! A cookbook of comfort foods is just what I need to stay warm, toasty and contented in my new home in Illinois!

  100. I could use some new recipes!

  101. There is nothing like the smell of home baked goods to help take you mind off the sadness and pain of a lonely day!

  102. Nothin’ better than home-baked comfort foods! It keeps bringing back memories of long ago family and friends and reminds us that everyday is precious!

  103. You can never have too many cookbooks, and this one looks and sounds wonderful!

  104. We have a lot of potluck meals at work and I am always seeking new recipes to try. This book looks like it has ideas that may wow my co-workers.

  105. Sunday is baking day. I’d love to have this for next Sunday!

  106. Looks like an awesome cookbook! Love to win it!

  107. I would love to win this cookbook

  108. I love cookbooks! Would like to add this to my collection.

  109. I would love some new recipes for COMFORT food! We will need something to keep us warm when we get down to -20 this month!

  110. Yum! I would love to have this cookbook!

  111. Always looking for great new recipes to impress my guests and co-workers.

  112. Love making comfort foods for my family. Thanks for the opportunity to add to my collection of cookbooks!

  113. I would love to win this cookbook and try out the baked goods recipes. I always like to try new ones!

  114. What a wonderful prize! I would love to win this cookbook!

  115. This is how we should feel after cooking or baking, nourished and satisfied, like we just came from grandmas house and it smelled so good and tasted even better.

  116. Comfort goes well during cold winters.

  117. Pictures that tell a baking story. It really helps to see what your baked goods will look like. Would love the cookbook. I am a new baker.

  118. “Home Baked Comfort” gives “I love you” a run for my favorite three little words. Would love to bake my way through this one! Thank you for sponsoring the contest.

  119. Would love to win this cookbook! I spend alot of time cooking and baking now that I am retired. I love to smell that delisious aroma sifting thru the house! It makes one fill happy and content!
    It’s called southern comfort style!!

  120. This looks like a great cookbook! I hope I win!! :)

  121. I would love to win a copy of this for my wife. She loves to cook & bake!

  122. Love trying new cookbooks. Thanks for the review.

  123. Pick me, pick me, please!!!

  124. I could sit for hours looking through cookbooks!

  125. I love cooking and this looks so wonderful. I would like to win it. Carmelle

  126. I love to cook and bake. I have a collection of cookbooks, but would love to win this one.

  127. would love a copy of this book

  128. I like the title & I know I’ll like the recipes.

  129. i’m in a cooking rut and need help!

  130. I would really love to get this cookbook. I do not have many cookbooks – I can think of 2 only.
    Thank you for this opportunity :)

  131. great book

  132. great comfort food

  133. I just love cooking/baking and collecting most kinds of cookbooks!

  134. I need this — Learning how to cook at age 51 isn’t easy!

  135. I collect cooking books and don’t have this one

  136. My wife would love to have this cookbook.

  137. I’ve never been much of a baker and feel the need to prove to myself and my sons that I can indeed bake. I feel this cookbook would help me immensely.

  138. Teaching daughters how to bake. What a great book to share with them.

  139. Would love to have the book Home Baked Comfort Giveaway.
    Many Thanks !

  140. Would love this!!!

  141. Always looking for good recipes!!

  142. Wow! What a great cookbook. Hope I win a copy.

  143. I love to discover new recipes; would thoroughly enjoy this cookbook.

  144. would love to make home-baked foods!

  145. I’m looking for new things to bake in the New Year! This book sounds wonderful; hope I win!

  146. I think my boyfriend would want me to have this cookbook

  147. Home Baked Comfort sounds like yummy eating to me.

  148. Nothing beats home-baked! I would love to have this cookbook and see what it has to offer.

  149. great cookbook.

  150. good prize.

  151. The cookbook I was looking for.

  152. This is definitely a must-have in my kitchen! Can’t wait for you to award this beautiful cookbook! lol Contact me via e-mail and I will be happy to send you my mailing address, or actually, you should have it on file thru your sister website! Thank you so much! ;-)

  153. I would like this cook book!

  154. would love this

  155. Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  156. I would LOVE to win this cookbook. Would be a great addition to my collection. Can’t wait to try the recipes in it!

  157. I am a cook at a retirement home. My residents LOVE it when there are fresh baked goods for them to try. The Home Baked Comfort cookbook would be a great cookbook to have in my work kitchen. I would definitely bake the Blueberry Drizzle Bread first!

  158. I would love to win!

  159. Second time making the Homemade English Muffins… yumm. Love the texture, taste & ease of preparation. Would like to own The Home Baked Comfort cookbook to try all the recipes!! If I don’t win one, I’ll add it to my hubby’s wish list for when he wants to buy me something! Great guy! He loves my cooking!

  160. I’m trying the Blueberry Drizzle Bread this weekend! Would love to have the cookbook!!