ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Freebie Friday: Fresh Food Fast!

 Last Friday, we gave away a book to one of our loyal (and clever) Facebook/blog fans. This week, we’re back at it with our best selling book, Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals. We’ve heard from lots of you via Facebook and Twitter, that this collection of quick recipes is a favorite.

The first book in the series, Fresh Food Fast, is one I cook from at home quite a bit. My favorite recipe from that collection is Deep South Shrimp and Sausage. Since I’m a deep-South Georgia girl, it’s hard to tear me from traditional shrimp and grits that fulfills the 4 wonders of southern cooking—cheesy, creamy, spicy, salty. Our lightened version is really good with sweet Gulf shrimp, smoky turkey sausage, and that delectable base of cheese grits--and better yet it doesn’t require me to run the block or drink a gallon of water after I partake. This recipe seriously takes less than 15 minutes to make. No test kitchen tricks (and that time includes me wrangling 2 young kids). 


So this, week we’re giving away not just one book, but both editions of the Fresh Food Fast series: book 1 and the new Weeknight Meals. Here’s how it works:


Step 1: “Like” us on Facebook (use the Facebook box to the right and click “Like” if you don’t already like us).

Step 2: Describe for us here in 50 words or less your favorite quick and easy recipe. Entries should be typed into the comments field of this blog post. Entries are due by Monday, August 16 at 11:59 a.m. EST.

Editors will select their favorite based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winner will be notified via email by August 19, 2010. For full contest rules, click here.

Hint: Play Food Editor and describe the flavor, texture, aromas of your go-to weeknight dish. Or tell us why it makes such a great quick and easy meal. (It doesn't have to be a Cooking Light recipe.)

Check out our collection of 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Chicken Recipes, and some of our Editor's Favorite Weeknight Dinners for inspiration.