Every Sunday at the farmers market I buy a great big piece of salmon to feed our family the next night. Not only is wild salmon packed with essential Omega-3 fatty acids that are brain builders for growing bodies, but also unbelievably delicious. Salmon is one of the easiest proteins to cook and practically indestructible as it’s incredibly moist and loves to be coated with almost any kind of sauce. When I was flipping through Stacie Billis’s new cookbook, Make It Easy, I fell in love with her simple strategies to mix and match recipes to cook from scratch.

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Can we discuss how mouthwatering her Hoisin Glazed Salmon turned out? The sweet gooey flavor with the fatty salmon is the perfect combination. We made it one night and then turned it into Salmon Rice Bowls that were the perfect creation for our leftover salmon the next day. If I haven’t said it before, we LOVE anything in a bowl. Somehow everything just tastes better when it’s combined in a bowl into the perfect bite. Toss it in, mix it up and you have nirvana in every bite. We take leftover brown rice and top it with thinly sliced cucumbers, creamy avocado, scallions, sesame seeds and usually a green like watercress or spinach. Top it with some hoisin salmon and your favorite salad dressing (or more kid friendly hoisin sauce) and you have a flawless meal the second night with almost no effort on your part.

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This Salmon 2 Ways + a Make It Easy Cookbook is going to make your Tuesday complete and help you discover a bunch of store-bought shortcuts when you need them.

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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I would put this cookbook to great use! As a homeschooling family of 5 I need simple healthy ideas, because cooking is definitely not my forth! 😉

  2. Love your site, your two cookbooks and so far all your additional cookbook recs!

  3. This sounds like the perfect Cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  4. I could really use this cookbook. I have such a hard time making enough food to last the week.

  5. My husband and I are always looking for new recipes to eat heart healthy. Make It Easy is the perfect cookbook to eat better!

  6. any new meal ideas that are quick, easy, and healthy are always welcome….especially with a 3-year-old and a new baby on the way!!

  7. I have a combined household with husband, 2 kids (3yrs and 21 months) mother-in-law and my mom. Somehow I became in charge of dinner every night and that includes new ideas to bring variety and vegetables to everyone. (We have 2 high blood pressures and 2 pre-diabetics). I desperately need fast, easy, tasty for everyone without many adjustments and wallet friendly ideas.

  8. I have two young children and I struggle to expand their food preferences every day. But I won’t give up on healthy, delicious, simple meals that everyone enjoys! This cookbook would help so much!

  9. A cookbook called “Make It Easy”? My son just turned 18 months, so I definitely need any help I can get that makes cooking dinner easier.

  10. A new cookbook that makes things simpler would be exciting! After work I still need a lot of help preparing my son a healthy meal every night

  11. Love quick and easy recipes that are also healthy for our summertime schedule.

  12. I love wild salmon but my kids are not great fans. I’d love to hear about more dressings to ‘dress up’ the wild salmon so that my kids will love it too!

  13. As a working mom and a foodie, who loves to cook healthy food did my family, I will surely use this book a lot! Thanks for sharing the salmon recipe – salmon is always a hit!

  14. My oldest loves salmon. So it is always nice to find other ways to serve it. With such a busy schedule it would be great to have some other quick easy an healthy meal options. The book sounds great. Would really love a copy. Thank you for a chance to win one. I will be looking forward to other great recipe ideas.

  15. My two year old and nine month old both love salmon as do my husband and I. I’ve gotten in a rut and need to learn new ways to keep salmon yummy and interesting!

  16. We just started eating more salmon so I am always looking for new ways to cook it… can’t wait!!

  17. I need this book because I’m a mother of 10 month old and I want to create healthy meals for the family. Lately I have been having a hard time figuring out a meal plan with quick and healthy meal ideas. Help! 🙂

  18. Salmon (or pink fishy as my kids call it) is a go to meal. It is nice to have some new ideas of how to cook it.

  19. Salmon are just so easy to make! They are filled with healthy fats and certainly very heart healthy! Thanks for sharing!

  20. It is sometimes fun to made fancy complex recipes, but when we have too much on our metaphorical plates, it’s really nice to have go-to options for healthy kid-friendly meals to go on our actual plates.

  21. I believe in a home cooked meal every night for my 4 children under the age of 6. I need anything easy after working 60+ hours/week!

  22. I need more quick and easy ideas for healthy dinners for a busy family. Thanks for the book Reference!

  23. This looks so delicious! I think even my family of picky eaters would enjoy it. I’m always looking for ways to sneak in some healthy foods that taste great. I can’t wait to try it.

  24. Lovely giveaway! I need this book because I’m a mom of a 1 year-old, professor, and hubs is back in school. Whew!

  25. Easy! This mama needs something easy after a long day’s work. I have little confidence in the kitchen so easy sounds so good!

  26. Mom of 3 young children, volunteer of all things school related and girl scout leader, I need all the shortcuts there are! We are a family that doesn’t eat out much, so I’m in the kitchen all nights of the week.

  27. Thank you for sharing all your recipes and stories about your little ones. It is a great resource for me a new Mom on what to make for my little one when it is time to eat. I love hearing about a resource you are using also.

  28. I love quick and easy fresh recipes in the summer, and this book will fit right into my life!

  29. I’m always looking for quick and easy meal ideas since we’re always on the go and so busy with sports! This book sounds great!

  30. This looks like a gorgeous book. Being a busy mom of three I am always looking for fantastic, healthy ideas to feed my family.

  31. Sorry! Submitted too early! I love keeping things interesting with fresh recipes. When I’m busy I tend to get in a rut. This would help a ton!

  32. Challenger baseball, special Olympics swimming/bowling/basketball/,softball-depends on the season! we homeschool, attend a homeschool coop, a kiddo in high School/College , part time, I teach part time, did I mention I have 4 kiddos? Oh but wait! There is one that is married! Church, and the blessings go on! Two of our children living at home are gluten and dairy free. Too expensive for the entire family to be on the diet. So I am always looking for short cuts to feed em fast, nutritional, blah blah, blah out the door again be it to work, school, sports, etc! I’ve never won anything but the love of my man! ❤️

  33. I’m always interested in getting new recipes for the family. This looks like it would be a great help to my weekly menu planning!

  34. I am always looking for new and improved recipes to feed my family nutritious meals.

  35. I would love this cookbook. My four year old twins love salmon and cooking with me in the kitchen!

  36. Trying to feed my kids healthy meals everyday is not easy…a cookbook with ideas of healthy and practical meals is all I need to continue doing this

  37. I would love this cook book because my mom wants salmon but I don’t know how to cook it, it always comes out mushy raw please help!!

  38. I have a 2 year old and a 9 month old. A cookbook with quick, simple recipes would be great

  39. I could totally use a new cookbook with suggestions to help make some yummy meals.

  40. I need this cookbook because i have a 4 Yr old and a 1 Yr old and anything that helps me save time with cooking is much needed!

  41. I usually use leftovers whenever possible. I love cookbooks esp. when there is something interesting

  42. We always have leftovers, but my kids don’t like food just reheated. If I could change those “leftovers” into something new I bet they would eat it!

  43. I’m a mom of a toddler and a new baby on the way who LOVES to cook from scratch and is always looking for new healthy, yummy, real food recipes for my family (I’ve got quite a few pinned from Weelicious!). This books seems like it would be a great addition to my weekly menus 🙂

  44. I need this cookbook because the only 2 cookbooks in my rotation are yours and the pages are falling out. I could use some new recipes to try that are quick, healthy and delicious.

  45. I’ve pinned the recipe and giveaway. This definitely needs to be something we try.

  46. this recipe looks great, although I still haven’t managed to get my kids to eat salmon. Perhaps with the slightly sweet sauce they might taste it. Anything to help with the menu planning and finding things everyone will eat is definitely something I want to check out!

  47. I am addicted to cookbooks and I am looking for new salmon recipes to try with my mom (she’s not as much of a fan but i think just have to keep trying different ways of cooking it)

  48. Love incorporating salmon in our weekly menu so this is great. And the cookbook would be an amazing prize

  49. Love your website; and how conscientious you are about healthy eating. Would love to win the cookbook you recommend

  50. I’m on disability and don’t have much money; so buying this cookbook is not a ‘go-to’ for me; and my body & mind relax when I’m COOKING! This cookbook could really help with my nutritional needs, which lots of time I haven’t the funds to buy…this way (with WINNING the cookbook, and creating these foods myself!!!), it would be very REWARDING and THERAPUTIC for me. Thank you for listening.

  51. Any recipe that uses real food and little prep time is exactly what I need. With two preschoolers running around I don’t have much time to get dinner ready.

  52. This book looks fantastic! It would be a great way to shake things up for our family dinners this summer.

  53. We love love love salmon…most often broiled with a teriyaki sauce but the rice bowls look fab!

  54. I really would like to try this cookbook because I am always trying to find ways and recipes that are healthier for my family

  55. This book sounds like a great way to save time in the kitchen while still eating yummy, good-for-you food. Everyone needs that! Thank you.

  56. Yes, please! My babies are 6, 4, and almost 2. Would love to have more fresh idea while keeping it simple!

  57. I work full time (50-70 hrs a week), but am still with my two boys most of the day every day (I do most of my work when they are asleep so I don’t miss time with them) and cook from scratch every single night. A cookbook like this would help so much!!! Xo. Ps. Thank you for all of your recipes – I’ve been such a huge fan for years!

  58. With two little ones at home I need a little help to keep me inspired in the kitchen.

  59. I am trying to get my family to eat more salmon and a book like this would help guide me.

  60. Hi! I need this book because I need to be inspired and cook ingredients in different ways!!

  61. I need this book because life is crazy and anything that will help Make It Easy will help!!

  62. The pictures in the book are gorgeous and look like the kind of delicious and healthy meals that I would like to prepare for my family. Love how the meals are so colorful too!

  63. #weeliciousgiveaways pick me please! I cook dinner 5-7 nights a week for my family after I get home from work. Sometimes it is overwhelming and I’d love a little help to keep my sanity.

  64. I’d enjoy having this cookbook because I love to cook from scratch and my boys (hubby included) love to eat!

  65. love weelicious & would love to have this cookbook for the easy shortcuts!

  66. Wonderful treasure of a giveaway. I love salmon and eat it every week. Wonderful recipes. Thanks.

  67. I’ve been committed to feeding my kids healthy food since they were young, but it gets harder and harder with their busy schedules to think of new healthy things to cook in the limited time I have. This cookbook sounds like a great help for problem solving that!

  68. This book will come very handy in my household. I’m always looking for new ideas to take leftovers and make it different the next day. Fresh, easy and creative recipes I love!

  69. When people say ‘pairings’ they usually mean alcohol and food, but to me the exciting pairings are vegetables and … well … more vegetables and fish or meats. I like her grated carrots on the salmon burger; something that I have never thought of.

  70. Sounds like a great book. I love to try new recipes and new cookbooks. Thank you for this giveaway

  71. I would LOVE to win this cookbook. Looking for new recipes to try on my four picky eaters.

  72. Our family is so involved with our community theatre (right now between us we have 4 shows going on) that having quick and tasty meals on the table is imperative. I would love this book and getting new meal ideas to help us out!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  73. I’m definitely going to check this book out. I’m always looking for ways to simplify our family dinners.

  74. This would be a great book to have. Due to work, it sometimes takes a while to get a meal on the table during the week. It would be great to have recipes and a guide to grocery store shortcuts and still have a meal that is (mostly) made from scratch.

  75. We’re actually having salmon for dinner tonight. I’d totally try one of those recipes for salmon.

    And, I totally need this cookbook because I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes that aren’t the same every week. The idea of store bought fixes is intriguing.

  76. I could use this cookbook because I need all the help I can get to provide healthy and quick meals to my picky 3 and 5 year old! Thank you!

  77. With Baby #2 on the way and a 2.5 year old at home, I need all the help I can get to make dinner easier! This cookbook would be a great addition to my kitchen. Thanks for the opportunity!

  78. I would love this cookbook so I can continue to introduce new foods and recipes to my 2 year old son!

  79. I just started cooking salmon and other fish. I don’t know what took me so long. Delicious, satisfying and healthy.

  80. I need this book because, like so many of us, I’m a busy mom trying to feed my family healthfully!

  81. With a 3-year-old, almost 2-year-old, and a 4-month-old, I rarely have time to think of creative meals and don’t have much time to even cook. I’m always looking for easy and quick recipes that are healthy and flavorful so I can feel good about what I’m feeding our growing family.

  82. I am always looking for new ideas for dinners for my family and my daughter wants to help too.

  83. Living in Alaska now, there is easy access to salmon. Plus with 2 kids who tire easy with the same recipes, I’d love to get new ideas that we easy for this working mom to make!

  84. My family is two working parents, two great kids, and a cuddlebug dog (70#s). We need Fresh, Delicious, EASY (and Healthy!) dinner, and lunch recipes to keep us going!

  85. I work full time and commute 4 hours a day but still want to cook healthy meals for my kids – I NEED easy!!!

  86. I’m always looking for new recipes for our family of 5 and this book looks like a great inspiration!

  87. Our whole family loves salmon….so nice to have a few more recipes to try on my family…..

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