Review: Jessica Seinfeld’s Double Delicious Is Just That!
There was so much buzz on Deceptively Delicious when it first came out in 2008, that the book quickly became a #1 New York Bestseller. Hiding veggies in meals including desserts? Genius! Parents were intrigued with the idea and thrilled with the results when their kids began eating their hidden veggies with gusto.
I received a copy of Jessica Seinfeld‘s second book, Double Delicious!: Good, Simple Food for Busy, Complicated Lives recently and if I’m being completely honest, I have to say I’m enjoying it even more then the first!
Everything I made (I mean EVERYTHING) was met with extreme enthusiasm from both my husband and our two girls. Butternut Squash Soup has never gone very well in our family, but Jessica’s version was polished off every one of the 3 times I’ve made it (upon request by my 4 year old).
As my daughter is allergic to dairy and eggs, a few of the recipes had to be modified, but the pleasant surprise was that they could be – easily! Banana Chocolate Tarts, Nondairy Chocolate Pudding (bless you Jessica) and the Lemon Poppy Seed Cake were divine! The Apple Crumble with hidden pureed squash incorporated in the recipe in particular, was so good my husband dubbed it as, “The best Apple Crisp, I’ve ever had.”
I am a self-proclaimed cookbook aficionado (they line our bookcases) so finding a book that I really love is tough. I can say without a doubt that the new Double Delicious has become such a staple in my kitchen it hasn’t made it to the shelf since I received it 2 months ago. If it didn’t have such a nice hardcover and spiral bound that protects it, I’m sure the pages would be bent and splattered by now!
If you are frustrated with your kids turning their noses up at veggies, or even if your children love vegetables, this cookbook provides a ton of ideas and tasty, easy-to-follow recipes that will transform your dinner table from blah to brilliant!
Price: $15.83 (40% off) through Amazon.com
*Thank you to the publisher for sending us a copy for review!*