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.
MANDATORY Entry:
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.

Extra Entries: Can be done after leaving a comment for mandatory entry.
If the extra entry says 1 extra entry leave 1 comment and 2 extra entries leave me 2 comments and so on.

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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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Anonymous said...

I feel crabby about making pasta. I hate carrying the pot over to the sink to drain.

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1. I went to her web site and her profile photo made me laugh. I also laughed at her reindeer ears.

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Ashley said...

I hate making lasagna. It takes forever!

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SweetMom said...

I feel crabby when I have to cook eggs. They are so messy!

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I feel crabby about cooking Chinese food because it's so much work and always tastes better when I buy it.
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Anonymous said...

I feel Crabby if I have to cook Beans. They are a pain in the rear to make!! lol
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Milena said...

Any food that requires me to chop, cut etc!

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following crabby on Twitter #1

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tarter95 said...

The only foods I feel crabby about making is the ones that don't turn out too great.
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Birdson said...

I feel crabby about making enchiladas hubs loves em ...but there so much work birdson@roadrunner.com

Teslaca said...

Cooking meat makes me crabby; I don't eat it, so making it is a challenge.

ReadyReader00 said...

I feel crabby when I have to cook ANYTHING lol

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Baby Mama said...

I hate making spaghetti.
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jdjmcc said...

Pancakes! They seem so simple,yet why do they all turn out so differently?
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The Green MomSter said...

Any food because I hate to cook! The worst is potatos though because I hate to peel them.

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Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

I hate to make food that is not homemade from scratch because so much you buy is not as healthy, but I don't always have time, and good recipes to make it from scratch.

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I follow GFC #1
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kandikid82 said...

I hate having to cook chicken parm. Too many steps.

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Jen said...

I hate trying to make chicken parmesean - it never works out!

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April said...

I feel crabby when I have to cook pancakes - I never get them right!

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April said...

I follow you on GFC 1

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I follow you on GFC 2

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I follow you on GFC 3

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I follow the Crabby Cook on twitter 1

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Diana D said...

I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the chance

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GFC follower #2. Thanks

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GFC follower #3. Thanks

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April G said...

I feel crabby when I have to make fish!

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I follow you on GFC (entry #2)

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I follow you on Twitter (@greenmissionmom)

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I'm following on GFC entry #1
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I'm following on GFC entry #3
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Angela said...

Mandatory Entry

I am crabby whenever I have to cook chicken. My dh makes me cut off every shred of fat and it's so annoying....

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Giant Sis said...

I really hate cooking anything from scratch (I'm lazy). I guess I'd hate meatloaf the most - my hands have to get all gross.
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Renee G said...

I am cranky about making spaghetti. I think my son and husband would eat it three meals per day/ 7 days a week.
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Tiffany said...

My hubby LOVES omlets, and I HATE to make them!
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