Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Crabby Cook Cookbook Review and Giveaway

I am not the best cook and I am definitely a crabby one! So when I had the opportunity to review The Crabby Cook Cookbook I knew it was perfect for me. Jessica Harper, the author, made me laugh as I read this cookbook. Its like you are in her mind as she goes through funny experiences while entertaining. She refers to a funny acronym I like, H.A.S. Hostess Anxiety Syndrome. I usually only get this when its my mother in law coming over lol. I think since I have become a mom I try to seem more like I have things all under control, I think its because I feel so not in control.  My husband does most of the cooking in our house, (he has worked as a chef so he does make great food)  so I thought if I have more cookbooks to follow I might attempt to cook more.

The Crabby Cook cookbook is filled with really great recipes and stories for even the not so crabby cook. The recipe I wanted to cook first was the Quirky Turkey Pasta. I selected this recipe first because Safeway had turkey meat on sale BOGO so I had the turkey. Secondly I selected this recipe was from the story. It made me laugh since it is about picky eaters and how she imagined spinning them in her salad tosser and she called the daughter of her diner guest Poopsie. I was a picky eater as a kid and I am sure I drove other parents nuts when I was a dinner guest at their house.

I did alter the recipe a bit since I was eating with my son I left out a few spices and used a noodle he adores. I really enjoyed the meal. The turkey was a great change from hamburger and I know that is why my son ate so much of it. He loved the turkey and ate it by the handful. He was mad when I had to let it cool before he could eat it but was soon all smiles when he tasted the turkey.
 I have more recipes bookmarked for later in the week and look forward to more of her funny stories. You can visit her website to watch funny videos of Jessica cooking. I loved her Butternut Squash video from New Years you can watch it here. This book is like a modern I Hate To Cook Cookbook. This book would make a great gift for the cook that is a bit crabby but still wants to please their guest.

Here is how to enter the giveaway for The Crabby Cook Cookbook.
You can win a copy of The Crabby Cook Cookbook by leaving a comment telling me the one food you feel crabby about having to prepare.Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact the winner.

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*Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above. Giveaway starts January 5, 2011 and ends January 19, 2011 at midnight PST.  Winner will be emailed and has 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. I was not paid for this giveaway or post. I was sent a copy of the cookbook to review.
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