Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Deceptively Delicious Cookbook Giveaway!

Photo from www.deceptivelydelicious.com

The Ex-Perfectionist is giving away a free copy of Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious.

Ecstatic barely explains how I felt when I received my copy of Deceptively Delicious. I’ve been plagued with the riddle of trying to figure out how to get my husband to eat more healthily on a regular basis. That’s when I found this cookbook.

It’s full of revamped recipes of childhood comfort foods, and best of all, your kids (or picky husbands) won’t even know it’s good for them. Seinfeld sneakily incorporates good-for-you fruit and vegetable purees into each innovative dish.

Admittedly, at first the puree preparation worried me a bit. That is, until I realized Seinfeld gives the reader ideas on how to stock their kitchen, and prepare the purees ahead a time to make dinner a snap.

More from the website:
“Jessica Seinfeld, like many busy parents, struggled to get her three kids to eat healthily. After much trial-and-error — and many mealtime battles — she discovered a foolproof system: delicious and easy-to make stealth recipes that sneak in puréed veggies so kids will never suspect the foods they love are actually good for them!

Her new book, Deceptively Delicious, is packed with Jessica's own mouthwatering recipes, tips on making healthy snacks and improving store-bought foods, and her advice on creating harmony around the kitchen table. Now, parents will never again have to say "Eat your vegetables!""

I was so impressed with the ideas in this cookbook, that I got my friend Brittany a copy of one for her birthday. She also lives with a finicky husband.

This recipe book is perfect for: Parents with kids; spouses with picky significant others; and those days when you yourself don’t feel like eating your vegetables

Here's how to enter (Please read all the rules):

  • First: In order to be entered, everyone must at least comment on this post and tell me your favorite childhood comfort food.

After you've completed the first step, there are six additional ways to enter your name into the drawing:

  • Follow or subscribe to my blog.
  • Add my blog to your blog roll (give me your blog url in your comment)
  • Link back to this post on your blog post (give me your blog url in your comment)
  • Follow me on Twitter (let me know your Twitter Name in your comment)
  • Tweet this Giveaway (let me know your Twitter Name in your comment)
  • Refer a friend to this contest (have them mention your name/username in their comment)

You have a chance to enter this contest seven different times! Each entry you make gives you another chance for your name to be drawn.

Make sure you let me know in your first comment the additional entries you have made. For example, if you add me to your blog roll and follow me on Twitter, please let me know in your comment. Be sure to leave your blog url and your Twitter name, so I can check out your blog and Twitter.

All entries must be made by Friday, Aug. 7 at midnight (Pacific Standard Time).

Good Luck!


P.S. Invite all your friends!

P.P.S Jen, The Prior Fat Girl, is also giving away a cookbook and an apron! How awesome is that!? Check it out.


  1. I'm going to follow you on Twitter. My Spark People name is 'RTRNMAC' and my Twitter name is 'TifaniAndCo'. Have a great night!

  2. MrsJari a SParkFriendJuly 28, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    I don't Twitter, or Facebook or such, but I do read blogs some! I'm trying to follow you, and I love Gumbo!

  3. I'm following you!

    My SparkPeople name is Fancysimages.

    I love chicken noodle soup and mac n cheese. :)

  4. haha- my dogs name is actually zoey. Janeatha over @ meals & moves ( a blog) wanted to see what she looked like! haha, but zoey says hii to maddie! haha, what kind of dog do you have?? and you're already on my blog roll! but hmm.. my favorite childhood comfort food has to be ice cream! with lots and lots of m&m's..

  5. This is probably going to come up anonymous but it's Brittany! lol :) what am I doing wrong? My favorite childhood food was pancakes!!!! I now opt for a healthier alternative (i.e. wholewheat, etc..) but pancakes remind me of mornings as a kid :)

  6. My favorite childhood comfort food was mashed potatoes and gravy.


  7. Hi! My favorite childhood food was and is freshly boiled eggs with tomatos and cucumbers, especially good if made by dad :)


  8. My favourite childhood comfort meal, and one that I make when I feel the need even now, is squash baked with butter and maple syrup on top, pork chops with cream of mushroom soup, and baked potatoes. I especially love the crusty-brown edge from the pork chops/soup combo in the oven. Yum!

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com


  9. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches or my Dad's Minnie Mouse Pancakes :) Yumm!

  10. http://youngandfreedc.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-of-day-for-7292009.html

    blogged it!

  11. Hey! My favorite comfort food was and always will be, my mom's baked mac and cheese. It is AMAZING as the layer of cheese on top gets all warm and crispy.... heaven!

    I'm adding you to my blogroll on both sites! http://classroomconfessions.wordpress.com

    Thanks! Camile

  12. Thank you to everyone who has entered so far! There are a ton of recipes in "Deceptively Delicious" to satisfy your childhood comfort foods. Good luck everyone!

  13. My favorite childhood food was macaroni and cheese. Loved the stuff!!!!

    My spark name is amilneflip. I am going to follow your blog and refer this to a friend.

    Thanks for sharing!


  14. My fav would have to be grandma's homemade bread and mac and cheese

    I have facebook and will add you to my blog list.

  15. My granny makes the best mac and cheese, no one else compares!

  16. blogged about it -

  17. Hi... you're on my blogroll :)

    Also.. my favourite childhood comfort food was stew.

    Great contest!

  18. Gosh...favorite childhood comfort food? I don't think I can recall just one! My Gma always had jelly beans....yum! Homemade bread from Gma or Mom always hit the spot! Homemade cookies...of any kind really! And the apples we picked from the Apple trees in Oregon while camping.

  19. my favourite childhood food, mashed banana's, a sprinkle of sugar and carnation milk.......just so good!!