The Looneyspoons Collection Cookbook {Giveaway}

One of my favourite cookbook series has been the books from Janet and Greta Podleski. In fact, their first cookbook, Looneyspoons, was the first cookbook I ever bought. As time continued, they published Crazy Plates and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry, which also reside in my cookbook cupboard.

Their latest book, The Looneyspoons Collection is a greatest hits collection of their best ever recipes as well as some new ones.

As I’ve owned the books for so many years, I have some definite favourites – recipes that I have brought to potluck lunches and made for friends time and again because I know they’re a sure fire hit every time. Some of those favourites (and many new recipes) are in The Looneyspoons Collection. I love their Caesar Salad, which uses a hard-boiled egg instead of a raw one for the dressing, it’s excellent. I also recommend the Penne Pasta with Bacon, Mushrooms, Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes, and everyone who has tried the Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tangy Apple Jelly and Dijon Mustard Sauce has left my house with a copy of the recipe. It’s that good.

Though I love their recipes, the one problem I had with the previous cookbooks was that photos of the recipes were pretty much non-existent. Thankfully, The Looneyspoons Collection corrects that with photographs for almost every second recipe. Yay! The book is still jam-packed with information on nutrition and healthy food tips as well as funny little bits of trivia. For example, “in the West African country of Senegal, women weave belts of ginger-root to restore their mates’ sexual potency”. Huh.

The best part of The Looneyspoons Collection is that the recipes always work. Always. In the decade and a half that I’ve been cooking with Janet and Greta Podleski’s recipes, I’ve never had an oops moment. That’s not something I can say very often.

Visit Janet and Greta’s website to learn more about their TV appearances and take a peak at some of their delicious recipes.

Buy it:

The Looneyspoons Collection is a fantastic buy for anyone looking for a new cookbook, and it’s cover price is $34.95.


I am uber thrilled that one of my readers will be able to win their own copy of The Looneyspoons Collection! Because I have used so many of these recipes over the years as my fallback for potluck lunches, to enter, please leave a comment on this blog post telling me the name of a favrouite recipe that you like to bring to potlucks. Once you have left your comment, make sure you tick that option as complete in the Rafflecopter widget for the entry to be registered! (This giveaway is open to Canadian shipping addresses.)

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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Looneyspoons Collection for review. All opinions in this post are my own.


  1. Hannah says

    I have all three Looneyspoons cookbooks too. LOVE THEM. My go-to potluck recipe is actually one of theirs; the sausage & spinach lasagne from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry. Always turns out, tastes so. very. good, and I’ve shared the recipe with lots of folks over the years.

  2. Nicole says

    Oooh oooh oooh me me me! I have Crazy Plates and I make a mean version of their berry muffins. My favourite thing to bring to a potluck – unfortunately it is nothing from the low-fat or healthy family – brownies. Everyone loves brownies.
    Nicole´s last blog post ..There is sugar in Nutella? What?

  3. Julie says

    I usually bring my potato salad. My niece will only eat mine and my father in-law requests it.
    what a great give away!

  4. smothermother says

    recently it’s a pork and black bean sauce dish with edamame beans. the jellybean devours it, as do the hubby and i. my looney spoons book is so dirty from dirty cooking fingers all over it. one of my favorites is penne for your thoughts.

  5. Lisa says

    When I go to potlucks, I love to bring dessert. I often make the cookie slab bar.
    One of my favourite recipes from the Looneyspoons is a pizza pasta that you make in a 9×9 pan. I used to make it all the time.

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  6. Glogirl says

    My favorite thing to make would be dessert. I love baking cakes and cupcakes, chocolate fudge flavour.

  7. Bree says

    I usually take vanilla and chocolate cupcakes! Simple but there are a lot of kids who enjoy them :)

  8. anash says

    I love a recipe called anns delightful chicken salad and pasta…thanks for a great giveaway

  9. Serena Debolt says

    I always make my Caesar Salad that would knock your socks off. Real bacon, and one full bulb of garlic mixed into olive oil, one egg, lemon juice and anchovie paste. When we go to a restaurant we NEVER order caesar salads cause they just don’t compare.