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Free ECookbook: Sweets For Your Sweet

Download a free eCookbook full of recipes to cook for the one you love:

Sweets for Your Sweet: 22 Cute Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day eCookbook –Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two, or looking for a fun recipe to make with the kids, you will find it here. This free recipe ebook includes cake and pie recipes, mousses, cupcake recipes, drinks and other Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. We have everything from Chocolate Cherry Cake and Perfect Tiramisu to Flourless Chocolate Cake and Orange Scented Hot Chocolate, plus lots more.

Blessings and happy cooking,


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Free Recipes Ebook: 50 Gourmet Burgers

Updated August 10, 2012

Here’s a free eCookbook for you and your children:

Red Robin 2011 Kids Cook-Off Cookbook (link fixed) –Includes 50 inventive gourmet burger recipes from kids around the country plus back to school safety tips from the national Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Pdf format. Note: The 2007-2010 Cookbooks are also available in the left sidebar.

You might also be interested in:

10 Free eCookbooks: Soups And Stews, Healthy Eating, Pasta Recipes And More -Updated August 7, 2012

Blessings and happy cooking,


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Free Recipe Ebook: Appetizers And Party Pleasers

RecipeLion: Game Day Appetizers -39 Appetizer Recipes and Party Pleasers, featuring 60 pages of tasty appetizer recipes.
Perfect for your “Big Game” party.





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Free Ecookbook: Homemade Chicken and Dumplins

From Homeschool Freebie of the Day and Penny Raine:

Creatively Simple: How to Make Homemade Chicken and Dumplins (PDF ebook) –We love living in the South and Southern Chicken and Dumplins are better than anywhere else. We add our own touches like adding in vegetables and it becomes a healthy nutritious meal that still has that great Southern flavor. It really isn’t hard but it does take some know how. Join my daughters and I in the kitchen as we are happy to share with you how to make the most incredible Chicken and Dumplins you ever had.





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Old Southern Recipes: Pot Likker And Cornmeal Dodgers


Into 3 quarts of cold water, put a 1/2-pound piece of salt pork and place on fire to boil for 45 minutes. Wash young turnip greens in several waters and clean them well. Put them into the pot along with the pork and let boil for another hour. Drain the water from the greens and meat; chop the greens rather fine and season well with salt and pepper. Place the greens on a hot dish and on top arrange slices of the pork; pour over the greens and meat about 1 1/2 cups of the water in which the greens were cooked (pot likker). Cornmeal dodgers are frequently served along with this dish and are arranged around the greens.



1/2 pint white corn meal

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons melted butter or other shortening

cold water

Add salt to corn meal and stir in the melted butter. Add sufficient cold water so dough will hold shape. Mould dough into biscuit size pieces and drop into boiling pot likker. Cook in closely covered pot for twenty minutes. Serve garnished with the greens from the "pot likker".

From: Southern Cookbook -322 Old Dixie Recipes (1935)




10 Free eCookbooks: Soups And Stews, Healthy Eating, Pasta Recipes And More

Updated August 7, 2012

For those cold winter days and nights:

Betty Crocker Soups Stews And Chilies –Includes 28 slow cooker recipes and quick-to-fix breads, from General Mills. Read online or downloadable as an executable (.exe) or zip file, offline version is 33 mb.

Quick and healthy dinners:

20 Fresh, Light & Quick Dinners (PDF) –Recipes for pasta, burgers, chicken, fish and more.

Make a three course meal for a special occasion:

Impress Your Friends with a Three Course Meal (PDF) –Cream of squash soup, herbed pork tenderloin with buttered vegetables in cherry pineapple sauce and drunken mangoes with vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Panini recipes:

10 Best Panini Mini Cookbook (PDF) –Recipes and grilling tips from PaniniHappy.com. Only available through January 31, 2010; subscribe by email, rss or become a fan on Facebook to get the free download. This offer is expired but there are a ton of recipes in the recipe index at Panini Happy.

Free eBook from ZestyCook.com:

Simply Zesty (PDF) –A free ecookbook of the best recipes from ZestyCook and other talented food bloggers. Included are recipes for Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Pump It Up Muffins, Fired Up Chicken Chili, Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip, White Chocolate Almond Brownies and many more –22 in all! Subscription required (free).

Kids in the kitchen:

Kitchen Kids (PDF) –Downloadable recipe booklet from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Contains 12 recipes using Wisconsin cheese plus tips on age-appropriate cooking activities, kitchen safety and preparation methods.

Make “secret” restaurant recipes at home:

31 Top Secret Restaurant Recipes (link fixed) (PDF) –Eat out at home! Includes copycat recipes for Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill and P.F. Chang’s dishes.

27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes (link fixed) (PDF) –Included in this ecookbook are recipes similar to ones served at Cracker Barrel, Cheesecake Factory, Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, KFC, McDonalds, Chili’s and Panda Express.

Fresh pasta recipes:

Latina Fresh eCookbooks Volume 1 and Volume 2 (link fixed) (PDF) –2 free ecookbooks full of recipes using Latina Fresh Pasta from General Mills International. (I’ve never seen Latina Fresh pasta here in the United States but I suppose you could substitute another brand or make your own.) Click on the download link for each ebook.

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Recipes From The Past: A Harvest Drink

A Harvest Drink

Mix with 5 gallons good cool water, 1/2 gallon of molasses, 1 quart vinegar and 2 ounces powdered ginger.

From: Colonial Recipes by Maude A. Bomberger





Free Old-Time Southern Recipes

Ever wondered how to cook leather breeches or collard greens? …or how to make red-eye gravy or apple dumplin’s?

Find recipes for all these and more at:

The Table of Our Ancestors –Old Time Southern Recipes, part of the free online Tennessee genealogy project “TNGenWeb

There’s even a whole section on possum …and you never know when that info might come in handy! ;)

Blessings and happy cooking,



Free Paula Dean Recipes And Holiday Hosting Guide

More recipes…

Head over to Smithfield Foods and get your free Holiday Hosting Guide from Paula Dean plus find something delicious to make in Paula’s Recipe Collection –over 200 recipes in all!



Blessings and happy cooking,


Free Calendar, Recipes And Coupons From Pillsbury

Not to be outdone by Betty Crocker, Pillsbury has some free goodies too!

Free calendar:

  • Free Pillsbury 2010 Calendar –Register as a member and sign up for one or both of the newsletters: “Pillsbury” and/or “Cooking 4 Two”

Free digital magazine:

More recipes:

  • Pillsbury Recipes –All kinds of recipes from appetizers to pies, even more when you become a member.
  • Pillsbury RSS Feeds –Get “Today’s Recipe” in your feed reader or subscribe to one of the forum feeds.
  • Pillsbury Bake-Off –All about the Bake-Off, monthly challenges, how-to videos and award winning recipes from past Bake-offs.
  • Pillsbury Baking –Recipes, baking basics, tips and more.

Free coupons:

  • Pillsbury Coupons –As a member, get free printable coupons for General Mills products –possible savings of $14 this month.

Doughboy fun:

These last two weren’t on Pillsbury.com, so I’m not sure if these are “official” or not: