Monday, January 26, 2009

Rachael Ray really fascinates me. Mostly just because she is everywhere. You walk into a department store and Rachael's smiling face is all over her own brand of pots and pans. Turn on daytime television and she has her own show, turn on Food network and she's *everywhere*. Unfortunately for her, she's even got her smiling face plastered on the tabloids at the grocery checkout. Now, the second reason she fascinates me is because people really, really like her or hate her, hate her, hate her. Obviously, enough people really like her recipes that she has churned out a ton of cookbooks.

I have a bunch of Rachael's books and I have to say that we really like most of the meals from them. Sometimes the recipes can be pricey to make, but they are almost always very easy and fast to prepare. Here at Queen Mother Blog, I'm giving away a brand-new copy of Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals 2 cookbook.

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is post a comment with your email address so I can notify you if you win. If you are worried about spammers, just type your email something like this: QueenMotherBlog{at}gmail(dot)com & you're golden. This giveaway is open to residents of the US & Canada.

**Want up to FOUR extra entries?**
1. Add my button to your site! Look over to my right sidebar where it says "Grab this button!" and copy and paste the code somewhere on your site. Then come back and leave me the link to your page in a comment.
2. You can post about my giveaway on your blog and then leave the link to your post in a comment. Though I would love a fancy write-up, a quick link on one of your posts will do!
3. Subscribe to my feed and post a comment letting me know.
4. Follow my blog and post a separate comment letting me know.

Just be sure to post separate comments for each additional entry, as I will be using a random number generator to choose a winner from all of the comments.

I will be accepting entries until 5 PM EST on January 30th, 2009. The winner will be notified by email and also a post here on the site.

When you are done entering here, be sure to check out all of the other giveaways going on this week at the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival! Good luck!

627 comments:

okaat said...

I like Rachel Ray too. My all time favorite recipe of hers is five minute fudge. I would love to win this cookbook.


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Mel said...

Hm...so if I win I will cook you dinner :)

trippyjanet said...

I absoluteley love Rachael Ray...count me in....

Anonymous said...

I just love to watch RR ...she is so real and is so great in the kitchen!

Reuben said...

My daughter and I love to watch Rachael Ray. She makes cooking fun for the two of us.

masonsgranny59 said...

Rachel Ray rocks:)

cdziuba said...

I love Rachael's peppy personality.

cdziuba said...

I added your button. NJ gal here too! ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

cdziuba said...

I follow.

cdziuba said...

I subscribe!

Donna said...

Love Rachel Ray. She's so real. My favorite recipe of hers is Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms. Yummo!

Donna(dot)Penick(at)gmail(dot)dom

Donna said...

I follow

Donna said...

I subscribe

randio said...

Love Rachael Ray, I'd love to win this cookbook!

Maria said...

Wow how cool. I just subscribed.
I did get a few of her books from the library so I could just copy the recipes that I liked.

LovelyElfling (at) gmail dot com

amyinkamloops said...

Thank you for posting this information. I really appreciate it! Rachel Ray is one of my favourite cooks and this book would rock my world.

Great blog and giveway. I hope you have an awesome day! Thanks again ;-) Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I need all the cooking ideas I can get. Thanks for the contest. Charlotte
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Betty N said...

I really like Rachel Ray but I don't have any of her cookbooks yet.

heeree said...

rachel ray is the best. would love to win.

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Sandra said...

With my busy family I really need meals that I can fix quickly. Rachel's magazine is one of my favorites.

suburban prep said...

I'd love to know how to get dinner on the table quickly.

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Anna said...

Rachel is great, I cook a lot of her recipes! Thanks for the giveaway

hoosierdaddyjohn said...

This contest is yummo!!

Kerry said...

Omg I would love this cookbook, there's never enough time to cook so this is perfect! :)

stonek02 at yahoo dot com

AmyG said...

I would love to have a copy of Rachel's book.

crazy 4 my girls at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love Rachael Ray!!

Holly said...

I enjoy watching the Rachael Ray show. We have had fun making some of the things she has had on her show on the Food Network Channel.

Robin said...

I could definitely use some faster dinner plans!

mickeyfan said...

Count me in as a Rach "lover". That little giggle....so cute.

Bonnie in FL said...

I love RAchel unfortunatly my station doesn't carry it anymore makes me mad to cause I used to get such great recipes from her show

Anonymous said...

I have some of her earlier cookbooks and really enjoy them.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Brandi
lawyer180@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

Always need a cookbook. Rachael Ray's 30 minute show is grat and would love to have her book. Thank you

Tiffany said...

i love rachel ray. Thanks for the contest.

mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

I love her show! and I have always wanted a Rachael Ray cookbook.

palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

elaine said...

I love Rachel Ray's tv show and it would be great to have one of her recipe books!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I always wanted to try her recipes.

marilynnj at mail dot com

Tomcat5251 said...

I love to try new recipes!

koopermom said...

I love Rach! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Judy said...

I love Rachael Ray, and would LOVE to win this contest! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dee said...

oh I've been wanting one of her cookbooks! Thanks so much for the chance!

caseydeuce said...

I love RR! We just went to a show taping 2 weeks ago!! num1twinkie at yahoo

Anonymous said...

Nice to find a NJ blogger!

lilac100 said...

Rachel is on my TV everyday. I want to be like her. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Rachel Ray has great ideas with interesting food combos.
Bxianesq(at)Aol (dot) com
PS-I am anonymous in the prior post-forgot to leave my e-mail address!

lilac100 said...

Subscribed to your blog.

judyv12306 said...

Posted your link WWW.usoldfolks@blogspot.com

pamelarm said...

I love Rachael Ray, she's so down-to-earth and her ingredients are stuff that I actually have! Thanks so much for the chance

judyv12306 said...

following you. www.usoldfolks@blogspot.com

mez said...

Recipes that are quick and delicious sound great to me. Thanks for chance!
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lsfish said...

I would like her cookbook

AmandaSue said...

I love rachael ray! I'm watching her talkshow right now, shes making greek ziti yum! Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Rita M said...

I really like Rachael Ray -- thanks for the giveaway!

The Wade's said...

I love Rachael Ray! This sounds great!

EllyBean said...

I just tried out her spicy buttermilk chicken tenders and they were a hit!

elizabeth p said...

Great contest. Good luck entrants. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Niki said...

She's great and I need to learn to cook. I am tired of all that I can cook

Pat said...

I love Rachel Ray and would love her cook book.

one frugal lady said...

Not only do I love Rachael Ray, but we are talkin' 30 minute meals! You can't get better than that! Sign me up!

deedleweedle said...

My cooking is boring and I could really use this!

rebecca said...

I have been wanting a Rachel Ray cookbook!



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Jill said...

Love Rachel Ray!
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Our Love Story said...

would love this! Love to watch her on tv! ambererichards at yahoo dot com.

Nina said...

Gotta love Rachel Ray! Thanks!

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Jeni said...

Love Rachel Ray Thanks

gkstratos said...

Love her recipes....count me in, too
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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gkstratos said...

I follow
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angelacisco said...

I have been looking for a good cookbook.Thanks for the giveaway!
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

TXsunlover said...

Rachael Ray is one of my favorite TV cooks.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Linda W said...

She's SO fun and funny! We love to watch her! Good food too!

frogz60@hotmail.com

Krista said...

I really like RR. Rarely am I not working during the day, but when I am I really enjoy her daytime show.

Thanks for the chance to win!!
Krista
clay_walker_fan(at)yahoo(dot)com

samsakara said...

I would love this cookbook.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

kchaney7 said...

I've always wanted to get one of Rachel Ray's cookbooks, but just never bought one. I'd love the chance to win one! Thank you!

liserry said...

My husband loves to cook and I love to try his creations. He usually won't tell me what he is cooking until he is finished. He would be thrilled with this book. Thanks!

Gina said...

I love Rachael Ray!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love watching this show and she cooks amazing things mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Diane said...

Awesome giveaway thanks for the chance to win!

diane@diane-anderson.com

Fangirl Jen said...

I like Rachel's recipes, but I worry that she is getting over-exposed, hence the "haters".

Cindy said...

I get her magazine with recipes and love it!

T said...

I love Rachel Ray.....I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the chance to win :O)

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Lisa Sharp said...

I love cookbooks! I like Rachael Ray sometimes she is a bit much but I wish I had that amount of energy haha.

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Anonymous said...

30 minute meals...count me in!!

nashdjian(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenn said...

I love, love Rachel Ray!! She makes dinner in our home tolerable!! My family thanks you for this great giveaway!! :)

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Anonymous said...

I love watching Rachael Ray.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win! jkilgore (at) frsd(dot)k12(dot)nj(dot)us
What a great new look for your blog- it looks fabulous!

eyeslikesugar said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway!
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SewsCute said...

Sign me up...I love her meal ideas.

divaqueenie said...

My families favortie meal is the Alaska Burgers from rachel's first cookbook. I'd love this new one! Thanks!

Kimberly L said...

Now who doesn't like Rachael Ray? I would love to have this cookbook.

brn2lisn {at} gmail (dot) com

malleycc said...

I love Rachel's food.

mom2anutball said...

I love watching her show! Please enter me! hawkgirl_16 at hotmail dot com

mom2anutball said...

Im following!

Angie said...

I would love to win this..I don't have any of her cookbooks. I agree...it does seem like she is everywhere at once...bet the girl sleeps soundly at night..lol!

sandalsndaisies(at)yahoo(dot)com

CrystalGB said...

I love Rachael Ray. I subscribe to her magazine and watch her shows.

Crystal816 at hotmail dot com

rottawa said...

forgot to leave my email.

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Tiffany819 said...

I would love to win this cookbook! I love her show!! Thank you so much!

ariyana9501 said...

I love Rachael Ray! I watch her 30-Minute Meals on Food Network all the time. I just can't get enough of her! Thanks!

Valerie said...

looks great
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suzannah said...

great giveaway. i love how rachael doesn't measure!

paula h said...

I love cookbooks.


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Stacy said...

I would love this cookbook. I love her show.

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

This would be one of the few R/R books I don't have ;) She's a favorite of mine, simple recipes. 30 minutes even better. :) Thanks for the chance!!

Anonymous said...

yummy!

heather7vb@cox.net

Mindie100 said...

I could really use some quick new ideas for dinner. This would really help!

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Amber said...

I love Rachel Ray...she's so bubbly and her recipes are Yum-O!
mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Team Chilton said...

awesome.
I love cooking...and eating!
spondah(at)aol(dot)com

Fran said...

I love Racharl Ray. I have her Cooking with Kids cookbook, it's awesome

Heather said...

I am a huge fan of Rachael Ray's recipes, every one we have tried has been a hit.

Anonymous said...

Rachel Ray is my FAV! Cant wait to see if i win this wonderful contest!
Shannond20@yahoo.com

ladydi115 said...

I love to cook, but I like things that are quick. this is a great book. thanks!

coliebear said...

I love Rachel Ray's recipees!! Please enter me.

Mo said...

I love Rachael Ray! We don't have tv service anymore, so I miss her show. I'd love to win the cookbook.

Susan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

snkjohnson at gmail dot com

dawns41 said...

30 minute meals? Count me in please.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Lynne said...

I love Rachel Ray and I love recipes that don't take up a lot of time.

Krista said...

I could definitely use some help in the cooking department!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

jzagarjr said...

Rachael Ray is great. I would love to win her book.

Jodi said...

I love her 30 minute meals, thanks for the chance.

purehrt555(at)Yahoo(dot)com

Staci said...

I love Rachel Ray! We'd love the chance to try more of her recipes. Thanks!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Audra said...

You had me at Rachel Ray....

Thanks so much for the Yumm-O Give-oh-way audrajjensen (at) msn (dot) com

fancyfeet48 said...

I love to cook, but I like things that are quick

Kristy said...

I am always needing new recipes.

ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

ivyadkins said...

Rachel Ray has such an incredible style to cooking. Who would have thought that it is possible to make Grilled Chicken Pitas in 30 minutes? I love that recipe and I would have never known that it is possible to use yogurt with a hot dish. I hope to brag more about Rachel Ray if I get this book!

1agordon said...

love her recipes

auntrene said...

Hi, I like Rachael Ray also. She is terrific.
Thanks,
Rene
itsjustmerene2003[at}yahoo{dot}com

Anonymous said...

I love Rachel Ray! monk5@charter.net

Aisling said...

I like Rachel Ray and generally like her recipes too. She always seems like she's having fun.

ky2here said...

I may mispell her name but I like her. I like her restaurant reviews for different cities.

kycouple2000 at hotmail

Jodi said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Julie said...

Rachel is too funny! And I could always use a new cook book!
juliebrookeneff at yahoo dot com

Paige said...

I would love to cook up some of Rachel's goodness.

kathy55439 said...

Rachel Ray is so much fun I love her and her simple recipes.....

Francine said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I like rachel ray.

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Francine said...

Subscribe to your feed .

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Francine said...

I follow.

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spike said...

I think you either love her or hate her - I LOVE HER!

Wehaf said...

I love her! Something about her makes me feel good about myself.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Amanda U. said...

I love Rachel Ray and definitely need some quick meal ideas!

mverno said...

love to win

Trish said...

Thanks for having this giveaway. I love cookbooks!
trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

Cybrlee said...

Can we all say YUMM-O!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

cybrlee(at)aol(dot)com

Linda F said...

30 minute meals are the best!

Princess Golden Hair said...

i just love rachel ray. she's such a successful woman who took her love of cooking and made it a cottage industry

teechbiz at gmail dot com

ihchicky said...

I have a couple of Rachael Ray cookbooks. This would make a nice addition to my collection.

ihchicky said...

I have your button.

ihchicky said...

I follow your blog.

ihchicky said...

I subscribe with Google Reader.

*~Dani~* said...

My mom LOVES Rachel Ray!

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Kaycee said...

Oh I would love to win this! Rachael Ray is fantastic!

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Kaycee said...

I added your button to my blog!
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Kaycee said...

I blogged about your giveaway!
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Kaycee said...

I subscribe via email!

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Kaycee said...

I follow your blog too!

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Please see my giveaway too! (#406)

InnaC said...

Great giveaway!

Tracey said...

With 3 boys I need all the help I can get! This would be great!
traceyfduke{@}hotmail{dot}com

Sonya said...

This would be great. Thanks!
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Superjaxster said...

I love RR and pretty much any recipe she makes with pasta. This would be a great addition to my cookbook shelf. Thanks for the chance.
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banquetbabe said...

everyone love rach ray, would love to get her cookbooks

ecky said...

my mom would love this!

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Anonymous said...

This would be fun!
cindy at axcesnet dot com

Elissa said...

I love Rachael Ray and I'd love to own one of her cookbooks!

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Elissa said...

I follow you.

Annie said...

Oh, I'd love to win this; I love Rachel Ray!

Thanks



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emily kate said...

Love Rachel Ray! emilycake84@gmail.com

Annie said...

I subscribed via Google Reader!


Thanks



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Annie said...

I now follow your blog!


Thanks



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Randominities said...

I would love to make 30 minute meals. Thanks for the contest.

§wanny said...

I love love love cookbooks!!

meghan said...

My family and I are making an attempt to actually cook meals before sitting down together, this book would help!

Cherie said...

I would love to win. I'm always looking for new recipes and good cook books.

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Cherie said...

I subscribed!

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AudreyO said...

audreyoka@cox.net

Wow, this would be awesome. I love Rachel Ray.

Cherie said...

I posted about this giveaway on my site.

http://sweepinitup.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-giveaway-raechel-rays-30-minute.html

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taterbug said...

I'm a cookbook junkie, but I don't have any of Rachel Ray's books. I love her show and would love to try some of the recipes.

taterbug said...

I follow your blog.

Julie D said...

You kind of look like Rachel (and I'm not just trying to get you to pick me!)

Julie D said...

I'm adding your button.

Julie D said...

Following

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Karen_thrifty said...

I've love to win this book. I'm always looking for fast, great tasting meals for my family.

Karen
knowhimwell at hotmail dot com

Abby said...

I have one Rachel Ray cookbook and I love it! I would love to win this!

Abby said...

Following

linett said...

Love her show and the five minute fudge.

Annette said...

I watch 30MM all the time. I love Rachael Ray.

Her recipe for meatball subs is fab!
Thanks!

Annette said...

I am now a subscriber!

annette.burke1978[at]gmail[dot]com

Brandy said...

Oh Rachael Ray is my favorite!

brandy
mzbrandy04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Annette said...

Your button is in my sidebar!

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Steph said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

ms0812@zoominternet.net

Sue E said...

I love to watch Rachael Ray-she is so upbeat! Thanks for the chance to win one of her cookbooks!

rlgrady said...

I love Rachael Ray. She is so down to earth, I feel like I could sit and have lunch with her.


rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jane said...

Nice prize. I would love to have it.

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

Yumm-o!

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anastasia said...

Not a cook here. Can use all the help I can get. She does make cooking look easy.

Stacey @ satcygirl.com said...

I've been wanting to get this book!

baycree said...

Never had a Rachel Ray cookbook.

Brandy said...

I added your button to my blog.

Brandy
mzbrandy04(at)yahoo(dot)com

cookiert said...

I don't watch the show anymore, but I do like her magazine. Would love to win the cookbook!

Brandy said...

I am subscribed to your blog.

Brandy
xbrandy04x(at)aim(dot)com

Caroline said...

Please count me in!

Kaitlin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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