The first review of “Who Wants Seconds?”

And it’s wonderful! Thank you Publisher’s Weekly, I’m blushing.

Here it is, and a recipe to celebrate!

Publisher’s Weekly Review:

“This engaging and colorful book covers a lot of food and fun. The author is a long-time caterer in California and an advocate of healthy dining and fills her volume with recipes that are unfailingly delicious. She is also an artist, which is clear from the book’s spectacular presentation—each page tinted with a mix of amazing fonts, headings, notes, and photos. Jennie Cook is also a family woman, regaling the reader with anecdotes including the culinary exploits of her “Chef Ma” and tales of a family vacation discovering delicacies in Spain. Among the innovative yet approachable recipes are burgundy beef stew, lacquered chicken, and a reputedly never-fail fruit crumble that can be made in several ways. There’s a simple recipe for pickled cranberries and a “Boozy Blackberry Balsamic Reduction” that adds “pow” to everything it touches. Every dish has a story; Cook welcomes reader into her kitchen with recipes dedicated to excellent cuisine. (Oct.)”

 Recipe of the day – Waldorf Salad!

Get out there and get the last of the Arkansas Black apples, my favorites of all time.


A Waldorf is kind of like cole slaw for apples. It’s an old fashioned recipe that really needs to make a comeback. I eat this for dinner on a bed of greens, topped with a drizzle of balsamic. Delish.

Waldorf Salad

Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes 1 quart, or about 6 servings
6 apples, unpeeled, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
2 celery stalks, sliced thin
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar, honey, or agave
Mix everything together, chill, and enjoy!

Cookbook Launch in 16 Days!!

I’m a little excited that my cookbook will finally be here on October 15th!WW2_Cvr_Final5_LR It feels like forever ago that I put that thing together, and I can’t believe you don’t have your copy yet… I really, really want you to have it and cook from it and then call me and we’ll talk about food.

The nice folks at Organic Authority put me a really nice list of healthy fall cookbooks with none other than Alice and Molly… be still my heart. Let the fun begin!!

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