Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Deceptively Delicious

One of my favorite spots in TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Home Goods (they are all the same company) is the cook book section. You can find some awesome deals on cook books. I bought this cook book Deceptively Delicious a few months ago. I only paid 6.99 at Home Goods for it! The cover price is $24.99. So, the first part of this post is about saving money on cook books by going to TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods.

Second, the cook book itself. The author is Jessica Seinfeld. -Jerry Seinfeld's wife. I love the cook book because she introduces her panel called the "Kitchen Cabinet" which includes herself, her husband Jerry, and their three children, Sasha, Julian, and Shepherd.

Every recipe, whether it be a sweet, a meat dish or a side dish, they all "deceptively" have veggies in them. Her cook book will give you tips on having purees ready in the freezer for use when needed. Her cook book explains all about vegetables, what is in them, what health benefits they have, how to puree them and so much more. Here's a few examples of veggies used in recipes...

Pancakes - 1/2 cup sweet potato puree

Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins - 1/2 cup carrot or cauliflower puree

Italian Meatloaf - 1/2 cup carrot puree

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars - 1/2 up spinach puree

See what I mean? I love this cook book. Jessica Seinfeld has a website for her book. By visiting the site, you can learn more about Jessica, her recipes, her cook book and there is an image gallery of some of the recipes in the book.

One of the cutest things about the cook book is the comments on some of the recipe pages. Some are from her children, some from Jerry Seinfeld, some from the author herself.


coco said...

I keep thinking about buying this cookbook but my kids are old enough now that I don't have to hide the veggies anymore! I did just see it in TJ Maxx but didn't even check the price...for so little I should go ahead and get it to add to my collection.

Amy said...

Glad you mentioned this! I saw quite a few copies in my TJMaxx recently.

Peggy said...

I love TJ Maxx too! I'll have to check out their cookbook section - I always get distracted in the home decorating/kitchen section! :o) I could spend hours in there!

Even though our boys don't mind eating their vegetables, this is a great idea! I'll have to look for it! Thanks for the heads-up Karol!

Kasey Hunt said...

I got this book for my birthday last year. I had a sampling party and tried the brownies, pancakes, and roll ups. They were all very good. that's a great price on the book!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

My daughter uses this book almost daily and loves it too. She feeds her 2 yr. old so well, full of veggies in baked goods and soups, etc. It's a wonderful book!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I love TJ Maxx. I really should get this cookbook. I have a teenage daughter that isn't very fond of veggies...what a clever way to sneak them in!

LillySue said...

Heehe- You don't know what your hutch redo-did to me! I so fell in love with the pink cookbooks...I got the "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook when I went to buy my copy of the "Farmchicks" cookbook. I have been making covers for my ugly cookbooks this week and will do a post on it by this weekend. Thank you so much for the inspiration....It is Sooooo what my kitchen needed!
Blessings- LillySue

Karol said...


I am so glad I was of some inspiration to you! I remember you commenting on the pink cook books when I posted about my hutch.

Oooh. I will be on the look out for the farmchicks cook book! I bet it is fantastic.

Karol :0)

SoBella Creations said...

I have this cookbook and should be using it more. That is a great price.

Liesel said...

Oh I saw this book yesterday and if I hadn't (over)spend my book budget twice already this month I would have bought it!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I picked up my copy and added it to my collection too! thanks

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