Friday, April 12, 2013

Earth Day Giveaway #1: "Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking From In Jennie's Kitchen" (book/cookbook) Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 4/26

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking From in Jennie's Kitchen" from a PR agency in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.


Earth Day, April 22nd, 2013



I had to copy and paste the info below this paragraph, that came in the email to me because I feel that it explains more than I could about Jennifer's book: Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from in Jennie's Kitchen. This is MORE than a cookbook. You can read along in every section about Jennifer's life and how she came to enjoy cooking. There's also a section of pages that list the basics to stalk up your kitchen with to help you to make the basic, simple recipes in Jennie's cookbook. I recommend this book to everyone. It's a great read, and a great recipe book. I especially recommend it to people who want to cook for their family and friends, but they don't know where to start or how to do it. This book is a MUST have for Everyone!

My favorite recipe is the Homemade Cheese Crackers. My five and a half year old son lives on goldfish crackers. I would love to make some homemade ones for him, and try to sneak things in them over time, if I could convince him to try them. He has some sensory issues, and food is a big problem for him, and us. I also want to make Jennie's Pumpkin Apple Cake, YUM!

Some of you are thinking, why would I make this cookbook part of my Earth Day Giveaways, and I say, why not! Making food that is grown, organic, of our earth is good for us and great for the earth. Cooking for your family and friends with fresh foods is better than spending money on overly processed food.

While working at some of the most prestigious restaurants in New York City, Jennie Perillo credits her boyfriend - Mikey - with convincing her to take a chance and become a personal chef.  When she became a mom, Mikey who was now her husband, was by her side again encouraging his wife to pursue her love of food and share it with the world by becoming a writer. Jennie’s talent for writing, authentic voice and recipes eventually landed her a position as a contributing food editor to Working Mother magazine, and at the same time, she launched In Jennie’s Kitchen, which has become one of the most popular food blogs on the Internet.

What Jennie didn’t expect was that her love of cooking would also prove to be the therapy she needed most following a devastating tragedy that forever changed the course of her life. In 2011, Mikey died suddenly of an undiagnosed auto-immune disease, called Good Pasture’s Syndrome, while teaching their daughter how to ride a bike. 

Shattered by her husband’s passing, and left as a single mom of two young girls (then ages 3 and 8), Jennie found support from family, friends and the community of readers around the world who lovingly made Mikey’s favorite dessert, creamy peanut butter pie, as a tribute to him, Jennie and the deep love they shared, (#APieForMikey).

Jennie shares poignant and heartwarming stories behind all of her delectable dishes from drop biscuit chicken pot pie to vanilla blueberry waffles. A lifelong Brooklynite, Jennie began cooking for her family at age 15, when her father died. Now, more than three decades later, she’s developed hundreds of easy-to-follow scrumptious recipes and prepares everything from scratch - from homemade breakfasts and spreads to salads, mains and sides, snacks  and desserts. While it may seem daunting to re-create recipes that appear to come straight from a world class restaurant, Jennie breaks it down step by step so that anyone can create a meal that truly is a labor of love.

Purchase your copy today on Amazon.com for only $18.48!

Check out and subscribe by Email or RSS feed to Jennie's Blog: http://www.injennieskitchen.com/

Follow Jennifer Perillo on Twitter.

LIKE Jennifer Perillo on Facebook.

Enter below for a chance to Win your very own copy of "Handmade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking From In Jennie's Kitchen!"

a Rafflecopter giveaway

31 comments:

  1. http://myflower121870.blogspot.com/2013/04/airplanes-and-dragonflies-earth-day.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. i like making cakes! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I do a creamy sour cream-based Spinach Dip that everyone loves. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love making homemade mashed potatoes for my family gatherings

    ReplyDelete
  5. Link to my mashed potato recipe http://www.divalocks10.com/2011/11/homemade-mashed-potatoes/

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love making homemade pasta salads. They are simple to make and taste better then the boxed kind. Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love to share my recipe for cheesy hashbrowns. It's our family favorite.
    Tami Valentine
    scrapping2472004 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Shrimp Scampi.


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Black Bean Cakes, great as a side served with guac or a perfect finger food for early eaters to!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have a recipe for banana bread that I love to share with others. mary987 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  11. 5 cup fruit salad with marshmallows, sour cream, mandarin oranges, mixed fruit, and coconut! (alisa)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Huntington Chicken =) It's a creamy, cheesy, chicken and pasta casserole =)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Seven layer salad...its a fave!

    ReplyDelete
  14. We always bring the salsa!
    Jdkohines at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  15. Here's a link to my salsa recipe which I pinned to Pinterest ....http://pinterest.com/pin/238972323947678291/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Mac and cheese ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  17. I make 'cowboy caviar' which is a cold concoction with black eyed peas and chooped veggies tossed with a yummy vegan dressing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I make a mean beef stroganoff that my husband and son request at least weekly.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Everyone says I make really good potato salad, so that is what I always take to family or friend gatherings.

    ReplyDelete
  20. fettucine
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I make some really good homemade chili!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love making desserts. One of my husbands fav for my to make is a yummy new York style cheesecake. I make it often for him and for gatherings even though it takes forever to make. When I have less time, another favorite that everyone likes a Lot are my spice cookies. I love baking from scratch and cooking from scratch....tonight for dinner I made a homemade tomato vegetable soup that was perfect to take the chill off that settled in when the sun went down. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to win this giveaway so I could make the recipes inside...love trying new recipes!

    ReplyDelete

Enter a long URL to make tiny: