Smitten Kitchen Every Day Cookbook | Review & Giveaway

I have a confession to make. I am a cookbook hoarder. I love a good cookbook in my life and eating a variety of different foods each week. So when I was given the chance to put the new cookbook ‘Smitten Kitchen Every Day’ to the test, I was looking forward to seeing what recipes it had and how easy they were to replicate. And the great news? One of you can win a copy for  yourself, too.

Smitten Kitchen Every Day is the new cookbook from New York-based food blogger Deb Perelman. Deb believes in tasty food with minimum fuss, and that is something that she and I have in common, especially at weeknights! Her recipes are great for busy people juggling a packed life or lively family. The book is ideal for those less confident about their cookery skills and you don’t need to have all sorts of gadgets in the kitchen to recreate the recipes.

Having had a flick through and been creating recipes from the book every night this week, I can confirm that the aim of the book is right; you don’t need any fancy kitchen equipment to cook the foods, and it is all kept pretty simple but really tasty and delicious. I like that the ingredients are ‘normal’ and not something that you can’t get in a regular supermarket. Nothing worse than seeing a recipe you want to try and you can only find the ingredients online! So that was a big plus for me.

The range of the recipes is great and there are a whole host of recipes for different dietary requirements. There are plenty of vegetarian options and quite a few vegan options too. As well as some indulgent desserts and filling breakfasts. So there will be something in the book that works for you. I was very pleasantly surprised by the choice – it was hard to know where to start and which recipes to try first.

Priced at £17.99 I think it is totally reasonable for a cookbook. Most cookbooks I have have been over £10, and there are so many recipes in this one! So price per recipe makes it a bargain. The only downside to the book, that may get changed as the book gets bigger in the UK, to be fair, is that the oven temperatures are in degrees fahrenheit. So you just need to use a convertor to get it in celsius or gas mark. Not the end of the world, but something to note.

If you would like to win a copy for yourself, then you just need to enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

Rebecca x*the cookbook was gifted in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Competition Terms & Conditions:

  • The competition is open to residents of the UK only aged 18 and over.
  • The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  • To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget above, complete any mandatory entries and any optional entries you would like.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  • The winner will receive one copy of the smitten kitchen Everyday cook book.
  • The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 27th December 2017.
  • The winner will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date.
  • The winner will be asked to provide a full UK postal address with postcode for delivery purposes.
  • The winners name will be available on request.
  • Address details will be passed onto an agency to post the prize out to the winner, and is therefore beyond my control. I cannot be held responsible for prizes being lost in the post although I will endeavour to liaise with the agency.
  • Entry to this giveaway confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  • AAUBlog’s decision is final in all matters relating to this giveaway.



  1. Tracey Peach
    13th December 2017 / 10:22 am

    At the moment I’m loving making home made soups perfect for this time of year

  2. Maureen
    13th December 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I make a pretty good spinach leek bacon quiche. People seem to appreciate it.

  3. Leila Benhamida
    13th December 2017 / 4:55 pm

    My favourite dish to cook is marinated chicken with tomato and peanut sauce served with rice

  4. Ashley
    13th December 2017 / 7:25 pm

    One of my favorite things to cook is Chicken Potpie!

  5. Sarah Ann
    14th December 2017 / 1:44 am

    I love to cook lasagne and chilli.

  6. Ashleigh Allan
    14th December 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Steak pie

  7. iain maciver
    15th December 2017 / 10:28 am

    corned beef hash

  8. laura stewart
    15th December 2017 / 11:43 am

    love cooking roast dinner x

  9. Suzanne
    15th December 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Ratatouille is a family favourite.

  10. Laura Sharp
    15th December 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I love cooking baked potato soup, served in my homemade pretzel bread bowls!!! YUM!!

  11. Andrea Fletcher
    15th December 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Beef stew and dumplings.

  12. 16th December 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I make a mean curry – spicy or fragrant depending on mood

  13. Kim Neville
    16th December 2017 / 6:52 pm

    My family like my Goulash

  14. Richard Eldred Hawes
    16th December 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Now that is a difficult question, but I think a full English breakfast would have to be my favourite

  15. laura banks
    17th December 2017 / 12:12 pm

    shepherds pie

  16. David Banner
    18th December 2017 / 12:14 am

    For lunch a marmite, cheese and coleslaw toastie

  17. Sadiyya Maryam
    18th December 2017 / 7:11 pm

    A hearty fish pie especially during these cold months.

  18. donna l jones
    19th December 2017 / 10:28 pm

    fish pie

  19. Mary H
    20th December 2017 / 9:25 am

    I love making pasta from scratch or any veggie curry too. Plus baking is my hobby.

  20. louise lumsden
    25th December 2017 / 1:44 pm

    fish pie, because everyone loves it

  21. Carole Nott
    25th December 2017 / 7:56 pm

    love baking, especially cakes

  22. Laura lee
    26th December 2017 / 8:18 am

    I love to cook and trying new recepies is my favourite think to cook however my family always tell me i make an amazing Chicken parmesan and i love to bake so my puddings are my true favourite.

  23. Allan Fullarton
    26th December 2017 / 9:32 am

    Steak and mushroom pie

  24. Sarah Austin
    26th December 2017 / 11:34 am


  25. sheri Darby
    26th December 2017 / 11:59 am

    mediterranean vegetable casserole

  26. Lauren Old
    26th December 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I love cooking risotto

  27. Stevie
    26th December 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I like cooking eggs in every way. I’m going to attempt my first chicken curry in the new year.

  28. Angela Macdonald
    26th December 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I love cooking pasta with seafood

  29. Tracy Nixon
    26th December 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I love to cook homemade macaroni cheese!

  30. Samantha R
    26th December 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I love cooking anything with pasta especially spaghetti bolognese.

  31. Kev Cannon
    26th December 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I just really like cooking – I most like cooking my own creations and my favourite thing to do is to just take the contents of the fridge and store cupboard and create something tasty and unique. Shephersa Pie is one i love experimenting with

  32. Emma Middleton
    26th December 2017 / 7:21 pm

    My favourite thing to cook is broccoli and stilton soup, good hearty meal throughout these winter months

  33. Angela Treadway
    26th December 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Fish pie x

  34. Rebecca Powell
    26th December 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Roast dinners

  35. Elizabeth Smith
    26th December 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Moussaka, at present

  36. Emily Belfield
    26th December 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Cottage pie at this time of year

  37. Francesca
    26th December 2017 / 10:49 pm

    thai green curry 🙂

  38. john prendergast
    27th December 2017 / 12:09 am


  39. Victoria Thurgood
    27th December 2017 / 1:16 am

    roast chicken

  40. Adrian Bold
    27th December 2017 / 1:59 am

    I love cooking a roast pork sunday dinner.

  41. Meryl Thomas
    27th December 2017 / 5:12 am

    I love baking bread

  42. Sara Goodman
    27th December 2017 / 6:21 am

    Shepherd’s pie. It’s simple, wholesome and delicious.
    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway 🙂

  43. michelle o'neill
    27th December 2017 / 7:04 am

    homemade chicken and mushroom pie x

  44. carol boffey
    27th December 2017 / 8:53 am

    A lovely fish pie

  45. Avs
    27th December 2017 / 9:04 am

    Salmon, creamed potatoes, asparagus and mayo sauce

  46. Lisa George
    27th December 2017 / 9:18 am

    I love cooking curries. I made a surprisingly delicious one last week, Tofu, Spinach and Pineapple!

  47. claire woods
    27th December 2017 / 9:50 am


  48. janine atkin
    27th December 2017 / 9:59 am

    i like to cook pasta dishes

  49. Violet Perkins Phillippo
    27th December 2017 / 10:21 am

    I love making stirfrys.

  50. caroline tokes
    27th December 2017 / 10:44 am

    They is loads i love cooking at the moment my fav thing is cauliflower chocolate cake

  51. Ruth Harwood
    27th December 2017 / 11:35 am

    Love making homemade Chilli!

  52. Tammy Neal
    27th December 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Chicken stew xx

  53. jo liddement
    27th December 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I enjoy making pies and quiches and love pastry making.

  54. Karen Scott
    27th December 2017 / 2:42 pm

    I love to cook cakes most but main course wise I would say a nice roast dinner as there are so many different flavours, super yummy 🙂

  55. Angie McDonald
    27th December 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I love to cook lasagne!

  56. Andrew Zazulak
    27th December 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Guiness & Beef Stew. Awesome, fingers crossed!!!!!!

  57. jackie curran
    27th December 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I like to cook a beef stew in the slow cooker .

  58. Elizabeth Cooke
    27th December 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I like doing a homemade cottage pie, it is much nicer than shop brought ones!

  59. pete c
    27th December 2017 / 8:09 pm

    cakes and puddings

  60. Laura Pritchard
    27th December 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I love cooking casseroles!

  61. Hayley F
    27th December 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I love to cook cottage pie x

  62. Natalie Crossan
    27th December 2017 / 11:41 pm

    A lovely lasange 😀 xxx

  63. Rachel Craig
    27th December 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Scrambled eggs.

  64. 23rd February 2018 / 12:12 am

    I’m making my very first meatloaf next week and also learning to use my slow cooker. As I get older the more I find myself wanting to cook at home. having a trusted cookbook is a must.

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