Best Cookies Ever – Parents Need to Eat Too

I have a friend, Debbie. Debbie wrote a book:

Her book is called Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals, and Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents. It comes out in two weeks (I have a copy already because I’m special) but you can pre-order it so you don’t forget and then starve.

The real thing looks like this:

So Debbie had this idea to write a book that will help parents not eat like crap. Sure, there are shelves of books about making baby food and feeding kids. But what about feeding yourself? I know I’m not the only one that sucks at feeding myself since having kids.

Now this is the part of the post where I should really be telling you about her recipes, like broccoli & cheddar pinwheels and cheater’s chana masala. But I’m not going to. They are all good, they are all yummy. Her cookbook is filled with great stuff. But just saying this would be boring. I’m going to talk about something else. Something specific. Something personal.

Her chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can judge a cookbook by its cookie.

The cookies of which I speak are in the last chapter. They are also on her blog, called The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World. A title which automatically made me skeptical and prepared to hate them. I’m weird like that.

So I made them.

That is the cookie. It has a crown so you can see how awesome and powerful it is.

I gave one to Crappy Boy:

This kid eats a lot of cookies. For him to say that is a huge endorsement.

But her cookbook is for parents, not for kids. So it doesn’t matter what he says. He’d probably praise white sugar on a spoon. What does he know?

So back to the parents…

The kids are asleep. Crappy Papa grabs the whole tray of cookies and starts walking into the family room with it.

I stop him:

I tell him he can’t eat the whole tray.

He doesn’t like this. He actually whines a little. He isn’t making fun of the kids. This is sincere whining from a grown man.

We’re bringing the cookies the next day to a friend’s house, I remind him. I’m not just being a mean wife who doesn’t let her husband have her cookies.

But he begs me. Suggests I make more. I explain that we don’t have any more chocolate chips. So he offers to run to the store. I consider this for a moment, but making cookies in the middle of the night could wake up the kids! It isn’t worth the risk. If those kids wake up and catch me secretly making cookies they will have scars for life! They also will never go to bed again. I have to be a big meanie and tell him that no, he really, truly can’t eat the entire tray of cookies.

So I make fun of him.

And he makes fun of me.

In the end, we compromised by counting the number of people that would be there the next day, separating out one cookie per person and he got the rest. Which was still around six or seven cookies. Which was entirely too few. (I’ll make more soon, I promise!)  

So yeah. These cookies are GOOD.

But I don’t want you to think that Debbie is telling parents to eat chocolate chip cookies.

No, those are special treats only.

And now, here is a special treat for you…



Debbie is giving away a copy of her book, PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO, to one lucky winner!

How to Enter:

Comment on this post! One comment per person. Comments will close Monday, February 13th at 7PM PST & winner will be picked via random # generator, emailed and then announced here at the bottom of this post.

Comments are now closed, thanks everyone!

Congrats to…


Rebecca: Wait, I don’t have to eat my baby’s leftovers? I need this book!!


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2,328 Responses to Best Cookies Ever – Parents Need to Eat Too

  1. Lauren T says:

    I dream of the day I can make cookies for my children! My “crappy” husband and I do not have children yet because we are reproductively challenged. IVF starts in two weeks! But until I givt birth, there’s no harm in practicing the awesome recipes in this book (especially the cookies, right?)!

  2. Susanna says:

    Awesome! Must have been really, really good cookies to have hubby genuinely whine like the kids LOL

  3. Kaylene says:

    I want cookies 🙂 oh, and also other nutritional stuff and all that…. yeah.

  4. Liz Cheslock says:

    What a great idea for a cookbook! This one sounds like a great one to have around the house. That and when I read my hubby the post, (he can Crappy Papa sound a lot alike!) he wanted me to get the book now so I could make the cookies! LOL

  5. Caley says:

    ummmm cookies! I totally understand where your husband is coming from! 6-7 cookies is not enough if they are gooooooood!

  6. laggedy says:

    We have a bowl of candy that is hidden in the pantry. Of course, we only sneak a piece (or six) after our 3 year old goes to bed.

    Without fail, once that candy bowl comes out, he is out of bed and on the stairs, asking to get a drink or use the bathroom or whatever.

    I always stash the bowl behind a chair, under a pillow, whatever I can as quickly as possible because I know if he sees that candy even one time, he’ll never go to bed again.

  7. fl. says:

    Such a relief to read about stuff for young parents… that is not all in the interest of the little ones! We exist, we are people, not just parents, and we want cookies!

  8. Joey says:

    I am going to buy this book.

  9. says:

    I love your blog! I am truly thankful to my daughter who got me hooked. My 3 kids are grown and starting to have their own kids, so I would gift the book to one of them (after reading it cover to cover, of course!). Your blog reminds me of my days in the trenches, and I work with kids, so I still get to hear the funny things they say and see the funny things they do. Keep writing and drawing so I can keep laughing!

  10. Linda says:

    Love your blog. I’m a Nana now, but I remember what it was like to have two small children. Some things never change.

  11. mle says:

    I have scars from catching my parents make popcorn without me after I was in bed…. Popcorn still haunts me. I’m only sharing that because there is a cookbook on the line. 🙂

  12. Regina W says:

    Sounds like a cookbook I could use!

  13. Betsy says:

    I want this book so much, I could die. Seriously.

  14. Crystal says:

    I need to eat too! Great giveaway, thanks!

  15. Tanja mom of twin toddlers says:

    I want the book! You are “awful” nice for sharing ! LOVE the cover picture!

  16. Wendy says:

    Mmmmm this post is making me hungry.

  17. Zoe Q. says:

    My husband doesn’t like chocolate. Crazy, right?! Guess I’ll have to eat the whole batch myself.

  18. Scott says:

    I feel guilty commenting to win a cookbook when I usually don’t, even though I pretty much relate to EVERYTHING you blog about…. but I sure would love to win that cookbook….

  19. Laura says:

    Cookies… LOVE cookies! Cookbook—-mmmmm…me love cookbook even MORE!!!

  20. Jill says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  21. Toni says:

    Yeah, especially now with nursling (number 3) allergic to milk, eggs, and some nuts, I survive many a day on bananas, toast, and expensive vegan cookies I found in the health food aisle lol. At least until dinner. Not good.

  22. Would love to one-handedly eat some chocolate chip cookies while nursing a newborn and chasing a toddler. I also seem to make up new words in my spare time. (one-handedly???)

  23. I’d be happy to get some of the best cookies in the world. Between the toddler and the husband, I might even get to eat one or two myself.

  24. Michelle Zonca says:

    I can almost taste the cookies now. I am guilty of forgetting to eat, or calling a handful of Lays chips a meal, more times than I can count. This would be great!

    I love the blog! It’s my absolute favorite thing to read! Thanks for making it!

  25. Jenny says:

    Mmmm cookies! I would love to win this cookbook!

  26. Laurel says:

    Me me me!! I need to eat more cookies!

  27. Jennie says:

    What an awesome idea for a cook book! Its so true that new parents have a hard time eating right.

  28. kt says:

    Oooooo! Oo! Pick me! Sounds great. Thanks for the opportunity.

  29. Jube says:

    Oh Lord, how I need recipes I can make whilst my 35 pound 2-year-old refuses to get off my hip. What a great idea!

  30. Kelli says:


  31. Maria says:

    This was written for me. I just told DH last night I have to find food I can eat fast & 1-handed, that’s not crap.

  32. Sarah says:


  33. Jennifer says:

    great idea for a cookbook – I need to read this!

  34. Ari B. Adler says:

    Great idea for a cookbook. My kids are teenagers now, but I have a brother-in-law who could definitely benefit from this book. I watched him trying to eat dinner the other night while holding and feeding his new baby daughter and it gave me some flashbacks of crappy parent dinners!

  35. Shannon says:

    I live getting new cookbooks! Also i can totally see my husband saying “you’ve never hurt me this much” over cookies too. 🙂

  36. Lyndsey says:

    Sounds awesome! What a great idea.

  37. Stephanie says:

    Those cookies must be amazing!

  38. Justine says:

    actually heard about this book awhile ago and was excited for it to come out! glad for the chance to win it!

  39. Jennie Mae says:

    I so need this book. You could say I’m some what challenged in the kitchen department, therefore don’t eat as well as I should (also because I’m always holding someone or cleaning up poop) and I love chocolate chip cookies!

  40. Jacquelynn says:

    mmmm… cookie….

  41. Becky says:

    I want to make chocolate chip cookies! And other food too, I suppose…. but mostly the cookies!

  42. Jenn says:

    Once you said “chocolate chip cookie” I was determined I need this book. Congrats to your friend!

  43. ashton says:

    We have a baby on the way (arriving in August) and since I’m already a bit of a challenged cook, this boom looks like the best hope for me to make a decent meal while caring for a little one 🙂 I live that you are doing giveaways now!

  44. Jessica says:

    this sounds great – especially the cookie recipe. thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Jessie says:

    I find it very, very hard to believe that these cookies could be better than my mom’s chocolate chip cookies, but I am willing to give them a try. For science.

  46. AB says:

    Methinks I NEED whine-worthy cookies!

  47. Becky says:

    With 2 little kids, sometimes I forget to eat. This is a good reminder for me! 😉

  48. Stephanie says:

    I love giveaways, and I love cookbooks 🙂 Yay!

  49. Valerie M. says:

    Who doesn’t love a cookie!

  50. Mary L says:

    yum.. those must be some good cookies.. ps i am lurker just letting you know I love your blog!

  51. Angela S. says:

    I’d love to win a cookbook! 🙂

  52. Jennifer Womack says:

    I want this book for the cookie recipe alone!

  53. Connie Marshall says:

    Mmmmmm…white sugar in a spoon.

  54. Your husband sounds JUST LIKE mine. Every time I make sweets to take to some sort of event or to work, he whines that I NEVER make any for him.

    Anyway. Now I want cookies. Thanks.

  55. Rosalinda says:

    I hadn’t realized I’ve been a crappy eater since Jr. was born (fast food=crappy?). What a wonderful idea.

  56. Erin says:

    Oooh! A new cookbook!

  57. Tina Earl says:

    cookies….milk…i think i shall go have some while i wait to see who wins…

  58. Kim says:

    YAY!!! I am craving those cookies now!!

  59. AHC says:

    cookies!!!! yum yum yum… we like cookies!!!!

  60. Stephanie says:

    Omg this book is a great idea! With my fussy little girl, I had to learn to eat one handed WHILE breastfeeding since she’d cry from like 5:30-9 every night!

  61. Tammy says:

    Oh, YUM! Now I want cookies! 😀

  62. Jem says:

    I have a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old and love to cook…This book is a must for me 🙂

  63. Davina says:

    I really need this book! I am due with baby #4 in 7 weeks, I never remember to eat for myself!

  64. This books sounds awesome! I need to eat something other than my twin boys leftovers!

  65. Trisha says:

    I need to make these cookies!!!! (and thanks for the laugh)!

  66. Jeane Ess says:

    Wow! I can’t wait for this book to come out and try these cookies!

  67. SusanC says:

    I TOTALLY need this book! My spirited 20-month old always has me on my toes and I basically shove food in my mouth like you described in the ‘eating out at a nice restaurant’ post. 🙂 If I don’t win, I’m buying it anyway!

  68. Evelyn says:

    I have a secret. I’ve made cookies after the kids went to bed. Shh! Don’t tell them! How did I do it without waking anyone? Premade dough! Mwah hahahaha! (that’s my super sneaky laugh)

  69. charlotte says:

    this would be so awesome to win!

  70. Jenny K says:

    Woooooh!! I could probably try to at least eat one-handed!

  71. Rachel says:

    Such a great book idea!!! I always eat whatever is around…goldfish, cheerios, etc! Super healthy!

  72. Daniele C. says:

    This is a brilliant idea! I will have to get this book for my sister, who has not eaten a meal with her husband and kids in 8 years, thanks to her two cherubs.

  73. Sarah Billings says:

    I LOVE cookies but more than anything would love to start eating my own lunch before having to run out the door with the kids!

  74. Kirstin says:

    I’m commenting for the cookies…

  75. Elizabeth says:


  76. Tammy says:

    Great now I want cookies but I’m dieting. I’ve actually been enjoying my little tiny meals so much that I’ve discussed with my 4 year old he CANNOT have my food. It’s diet food, it’s all MINE!

  77. Sonia says:

    I remember doing everything one handed when my 2nd daughter was born!

  78. Lisa says:

    I like cookies too….

  79. Christine says:

    My husband and I have actually had this argument about cookies! My complaint is that I buy 12- I eat 2, and within 24 hours, the rest are gone. He has destroyed my incentive to buy cookies! So no more cookies for us. Unless we get this cookbook and I can make more than twelve, of course. 🙂 I’ll separate them in bags and label them with our names. The baby? He gets none!

  80. Christi says:

    I need this for sure… I’m always forgetting to eat, or not having time to make something if I actually remember I need to eat.

  81. Nicole says:

    I want this book for the sole reason that I think my husband would do the exact same thing. So I really want that recipe for those cookies….

  82. Ashley M says:

    cool idea for a cookbook. Great first giveaway!

  83. penny says:

    I think that I would probably eat the cookies before my husband got to them. I would probably save him one.

  84. There’s a way to eat normal food with kids???? I need this book!

  85. Staci Phillips says:

    Cookies are totally a meal!

  86. Melisa says:

    Awesome book!

  87. Amanda says:

    I have a 3 month old to take care of and this book sounds like the perfect solution to my eating habits. Hooray for cookies!

  88. “He’d probably praise white sugar on a spoon”. I really cracked up at that one!!! I LOVE reading your blogs. Also would LOVE to have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the whole world and I would rename them “The hubby whines” cookie.

  89. Mandie says:

    With 5 kids of my own, I always laugh so hard when I read your posts. “If my kids caught me secretly making cookies” …they’d be scarred for life!! 🙂 As always, awesome to read your mommy humor.

  90. Drea says:

    I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it. Just quoting my boys. 😉 Seriously though..I want that cookbook!

  91. Lauren C says:

    The book sounds great (and so do the cookies)! Love your blog!

  92. McKenna says:

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me!! Seriously, I haven’t eaten good food in years. YEARS! And I’m a food snob. Food snobs shouldn’t have to eat mac and cheese. Please, please, please, pick me!!

  93. Meg says:

    Dang, my best homemade chocolate chip cookies in the entire world recipe has been trumped!

  94. LaKendra says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  95. Kacie Flegal says:

    Coooooookkkiieeeesss! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this cookie.. er.. cook book!

  96. Mama Moo says:

    I’m about to give birth to baby number two. Really could have done with this sort of book when my first born came along. Thinking it might actually be necessity this time around!

  97. Sheri says:

    Not very creative but I REALLY WANT THIS BOOK! And easier to justify if I win it and it’s free (my husband gets that look on his face ever time I buy a cookbook.

  98. Jennifer Johnson says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the book, since having kids I normally don’t eat for the first time until around 3pm…and it’s always crap! And I could ALWAYS use a cookie recipe =] Thanks!

  99. Betsy Zimmerman says:

    Those cookies sound amazing. And I was just having a conversation about how to eat healthy while being a working mama with a new mama friend the other day… this would be a great book to share with her!

  100. Maria says:

    Mmmmm…. cookies!

  101. Michelle says:

    I can’t say that I’ve ever forgotten to eat, but I can always use easy and yummy recipes to fit into this crazy life of mine. This cookbook would be welcomed into my home with open arms. We are a cookie-loving family after all and therefore must try the BEST cookie recipe in the whole world to see if it’s true 😉

  102. Kayla says:

    COOKIES?! Count me in, woman. 😀

  103. Dook McD says:

    My husband doesn’t do that. He just waits until I’ve fallen asleep to eat them.

  104. Eve Compton says:

    This is awesome! I only get two meals during the day. 1 midday when I remember to feed myself at work and 1 after 9 when the kids go to bed and I can finally sit down 🙂

  105. Nicole says:

    It is about time that someone came up with a book for parents! There is something about having kids that makes it hard for parents to eat….without it getting eaten for them!

  106. Stephany says:

    Yay for cookies!!! =)

  107. Rochelle says:

    Is this open to the US Only? I really need to start eating properly! Especially since i only see after my Son. Plus i really like cookies! 😀

  108. Nancy V says:

    This book sounds fantastic! The cookies sound amazing, but the broccoli recipe did too. Can’t wait!

  109. Tessa says:

    Yum, whining is a huge cookie endorsement. I’d love to try them!

  110. Michelle says:

    I will buy the book for the cookie recipe alone!

  111. Amy says:

    I’m interested in time saving cooking tips part! Count me IN! (and i love your blog… )

  112. megan says:

    This book sounds like a lifesaver!!!!

  113. Karen says:

    What an awesome idea for a book! I’d love a copy, whether I win one or not. And being able to make and eat the best cc cookies ever? BONUS!

  114. Lisa says:

    My husband’s deployed for six months to Afghanistan…I definitely need a book that reminds me to eat. Altho not eating for six months might get rid of the last few pounds of baby weight, right? Hmmmmm….

  115. Ginny says:

    When my youngest was first born, a cookie unfortunately counted as a meal sometimes. This book is a GREAT idea! 🙂

  116. Elizabeth P says:

    Please pick me – I really have been eating cookies as one handed meals.

  117. Laura Anne says:

    Are you sure you’re not writing about my hubby? LOL! We’ve had similar conversations. (: Now I want cookies too…

  118. Melanie says:

    Oooh, I know a few people who could use this cookbook, myself included. Will be looking for it!

  119. Priscilla Hudson says:

    I love cookies!!!!!

  120. Erin says:

    I must have this cookie recipe!

  121. Kris says:

    Those cookies sound as if they have magical powers! I need magic cookie in my life!

  122. Some days, cookies ARE dinner. I could use this book!

  123. Erica C. says:

    I have a toddler. One that doesn’t nap well. And a husband who works ALL the time. I need cookies and easy meals. Desperately. Please.

  124. Cecilia says:

    As a single mama with a 2 1/2 year old BOY . . . I feel like EATING is such a luxury . . I can’t wait to try Debbie’s recipes . .. Nourishment would be nice! 🙂

  125. Emma says:

    now i need to go make some cookies!

  126. Rebecca says:

    This is my current favorite blog. It’s too funny. I’ve never posted but I really need this cookbook! I am skeptical about this cookie recipie being the best.

  127. Jessy B. says:

    Cookies!!! Great. Now I’m going to have to go buy some chocolate chips to make hubby make me cookies. I suck at baking, but he’s really good at it. If they were the best cookies in the world, that would be even better. They won’t be, because I don’t have the book with the recipe, but it would be even better if they were.

    You know, if you keep posting things like this, hubby won’t let me read your blog anymore. After I read your Target post, I went into Sam’s Club and had a ‘What just happened’ moment… But I bought him stuff to make pizza, and I made him some chili, so it was ok.

  128. my one handed meals always consist of 1)get pot, 2)fill with water 3)throw in a pasta, a vegetable, and a can of beans, 4)cook until it’s done…about 15 minutes. the idea of a book with more variety than that sounds like a dreeeeam!

  129. Alicia says:

    i really want some of those cookies 🙂

  130. Steph says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Will be adding that to my wish list if I’m not the lucky winner. 🙂

  131. Jen says:

    What a great idea…cookies aren’t a meal??

  132. Great idea! It was really hard to figure out cooking when we were brand new parents. We’ve gotten better, but it’s always nice to have more ideas. Thanks Debbie.

    -Indian American Mom

  133. I NEED to try these cookies. I am a cookie snob.

  134. Alicia H says:

    very cool idea. with three kiddos i need quick ideas

  135. Lynn says:

    Those cookies sound delicious but I fear my husband will want the entire batch too…

  136. I am the worst baker, but I love cookies like a fat kid loves cake. I need a good recipe! Please?

  137. Sara Dalton says:

    My husband is that way with cookies. Everytime! I had to start making half-batches and convincing him to only eat half of that in one sitting, otherwise I would NEVER get any! And cookies are my world! (at least before the munchkin came along, now she steals the beaters and cookie dough before I can get them in the oven!) perhaps, feeding him lunch would curb this obsession??

  138. beth britt says:

    I could use 3 or 4 more hands but anything that helps me more efficiently use the two I have sounds good to me.

  139. Ariel Espiritu says:

    I love to sneak cookies. Whenever my daughter sees me I shove it in my mouth really fast. She says, “what are you eating, mama?” So I say what I always say when I don’t want to share..”bubblegum…for grown ups..” She never questions this because she knows she can’t have gum. WINNING!

  140. Amanda N. says:

    Very cool! I’ve eaten a lot of meals one-handed while holding/nursing my son. “How’d the baby get lettuce in his onsie?” was a common joke in our house. haha!

    Thanks, Debbie, for this giveaway and thanks to you for doing this blog! LOVE it! 🙂

  141. Sam King says:

    Parents…. eating….interesting concept. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  142. Erin R says:

    I could use the help. I either don’t eat or eat crap!

  143. i would love this! i have gotten pretty good at eating one handed since lo wants to nurse when we eat. it would be nice to have some new ideas of what i could fix.

  144. Melinda says:

    I can’t resist a cookbook tailored to my life!

  145. Shan says:

    Just had my second baby and having this book would help me with not living off of pretzels!

  146. Julie says:

    I definitely need a way to get my kids to eat more foods from the not-mac-and-cheese groups.

  147. Ginnie Wise says:

    What a fantastic freakin’ idea. I’m about to pop #3 and I’ve run out of dinner and snack ideas. This is great. 🙂

  148. Laura B. says:

    Love the book, the post, this site! Yea for free stuff too!

  149. veronica says:

    I have to try these cookies!

  150. Nicole Small says:

    I want a cooooooookie! =D

  151. Sarah Pollock says:

    Ooooh yes please!!!

  152. Natalee says:

    Hahahaha, I have so done the one handed meal thing…the best is the one spoonful while running around after a toddler with an infant nursing with the other hand…my daughter’s name is Amelia and we actually call her ‘meals on wheels’ 🙂

  153. commenting for cookbook 🙂 would write something funny here but I’m typing one handed while nursing a baby (seriously…lol)

  154. Dawn says:

    Sounds awesome! I’m totally guilty of feeding my toddler well, then stuffing my face with crap. I’d love a copy of this book! Is there an ebook version, I wonder?

  155. Alyssa E says:

    You make me LOL with every. single. post. Thanks for that. I have a 15 month old son, and sometimes you just need someone to agree with your crappy parenting.

    And remind you to eat.

    But I always want cookies.

  156. MunichMama says:

    Mmmm, I dream of not wolfing down dry bread rolls during nap time. Eagerly awaiting the book!

  157. Amanda Jones (taysmommy) says:

    those cookies sound so good!

  158. Sarah Wilson says:

    Sweet! Although delicious cookies could be dangerous…my husband would definitely be whining to eat all the cookies too!

  159. amanda says:

    I need healthy recipes! And cookies! To go with the ice cream I sneak out of the freezer on a teaspoon!

  160. Nicole says:

    I love your blog. This post made me laugh at Whiny Crappy Husband. LOL But those cookies sound great, the cookbook also sounds great, I’m totally about to Pin this (I just got Pinterest, can you tell? 😉 ), and I’d love to win the cookbook. Having said that, I will probably buy this cookbook even if I don’t win. But still. Free is always better. 😉

  161. Karen McVey says:

    My teenagers were hysterical when they were initiated into the Awesome Food Grown-ups Eat After Little Kids Are In Bed Club. “You mean, you’ve always done this???? And we never knew???” LOL Yeah. We did a really good job of hiding the evidence… With 7 kids, things like this are Important. 😀

  162. Amy says:

    So funny, because I am the kind of woman who won’t let her husband have any cookies when I bake for an event. I think I may be a mean mom and bake at night, too!

  163. Geri says:

    Thank you for introducing me to her website previously on your blog. I made some cookies from there and they truly are the best ever! All my friends have been asking for the recipe. I’ve already pre-ordered the book, but would love one to gift.

  164. elizabeth says:

    I want this cookbook badly — raising a family of six I eat leftovers! If my food is warm I’m extremely lucky!!! Please let me win! I love this blog and I share it with everyone 🙂

  165. Jessica says:

    I am a cookie fanatic, so I need this cookbook. Lol

  166. mommy*teacher*nerd*fantastic says:

    Wait, you mean that eating the last bit of pbj and 2 yogurt puffs that were stuck to the couch during the girls’ afternoon nap doesn’t count as a meal? Crap. I’m doing it wrong.

  167. kathy comeaux says:

    Oh we need this book. between wearing my baby like an accessory and feeding a bottomless pit of a 6 year old girl, I eat junk straight out of bags or wrappers. I need a recipe book for simple meals. Even if it might be the really good cookies twice a week 🙂

  168. hey… doesn’t give my name…..argh! Crystal Allison….there!

  169. Cheryl says:

    Who wouldn’t want the best chocolate chip cookie recipe that induces adult whining?

  170. beth says:

    i want this book and its cookies

  171. Angela Porter says:

    Can’t wait to get this! Sounds like it would make a great gift.

  172. Heather Barnes says:

    I think I’ve had that exact conversation with my husband before. 🙂 and for the record my son has praised a spoonful of white sugar before. Yuck!
    That book sounds great.

  173. Tanya V says:

    I love cookies….but I would also love to learn how to feed myself properly. It isn’t easy with two boys rampaging through my house 🙂

  174. Sunny says:

    my ultimate weakness is cookies…esp chocolate chip. classic!!

  175. Kari says:

    I love food and like to eat so this book would be awesome!!

  176. says:

    wow, those must be some good cookies!!!

  177. Heather says:

    I want one, I want one, I want one!

  178. LOVE chocolate chip cookies. Hate that I cant make them. I bake…I bake quite well actually. I sell cupcakes and cake pops out of the house for extra income…but I have NEVER been able to make a good cookie. I burn them, or under cook them, or they are too close together and turn in to one giant messy blob….Fingers crossed on this cookie recipe for me!

  179. Angie says:

    I want cookies!

  180. Karla McClain says:

    Always looking for great new recipes–my hubby is the king of not taking care of himself, so this would be awesome for him! (Plus he is the better cook anyway!)

  181. I’m pretty sure a cookie is a one-handed meal… says I, who is currently typing this comment one handed while nursing. By which I mean, my child is nursing. *I’m* not nursing, that would be weird. Obviously I need a cookie. Or a cookbook. Actually, a staff of 20 to do my bidding, but a cookbook would be nice too.

  182. Sarah says:

    I want to win that book!

  183. Maja Cekrlic says:

    That sound like my oh. He would eat all the cookies to if he was given half a chance.

  184. Anna B says:

    What a uniquely fantastic book! I want it! Free is better than not free.

  185. Naomi says:

    Whooooaaaa… hold up here… you are telling me you can still eat once you have a kid? WHAT?!

    And it has an amazing cookie recipe? This is going to be a baby shower gift for a few friends I know…. and one for me… cause I freaking love cookies…

  186. Di Lewis says:

    mmmm…cookies, sounds lovely especially as my children nap at different times…I also know I mummy who has 5 kids including 16 weeks old twins, would definately share this with her xxx

  187. Misty says:

    Hahahahaha! I love it! I can’t wait to get a peek inside that recipe to check out what other yummy treats are waiting to be found. Hope I win! 😉

  188. sarah says:

    As a new mom of a 6bottle week old, I must have this book. I loved the part about your husband whining; mine does the same thing whenever I make something to take with me to an event.

  189. helen wright says:

    Cookies……. Need recipe, must bake. I’m usually rubbish at making biscuits ( UK for cookies) so these sound like something that could improve my reputation ( esp amount the students at work)

  190. Amy says:

    I can say honestly, that this post not only reminds me of my husband and myself, but of my parents! I can’t tell you how many times they have has this exact arguement! This book sounds amazing and is definitely something I’m going to be buying!

  191. What a great concept for a book! And thanks a lot, now I’m craving chocolate chip cookies like no other! 🙂

  192. Katrina says:

    I need some cookies! (And the book)

  193. Maria says:

    Sounds awesome!!

  194. margaret says:

    Whether I win the book or not, I will go look up the cookie recipe.

  195. TrishaVM says:

    Mmmmmm… cookies with my morning half a cup of coffee. I could seriously use that book. I might get to eat one good meal a day!

  196. Michelle says:

    I have this exact same problem. The only thing I eat all day is something that I can open up from a bag and eat with no prep at all. Lately since we’ve all been sick, it is even worse. Definitely not helping me lose the rest of the baby weight! 🙁

  197. johnna says:

    Since I have a Crappy baby, Crappy toddler, and a crappy kid, I desperately need one hand meals to make it through the day not starving. I will get this book regardless!

  198. Michelle says:

    This book sounds amazing! The perfect thing for a working mom with a baby to have!

  199. Jaime says:

    Watch out! If you give a mom a cookie she’ll want a glass of wine to go with it!

  200. Michelle says:

    You had me at cookies.

  201. says:

    I think I NEED this book…

  202. Jenni P says:

    I want that book!!!!!!!!!!!
    And those cookies. 🙂

  203. Kim says:

    Yes please! If only to get my hands on that cookie recipe. Well, i guess i have to eat real food too so the entire book would be good.

  204. Melissa says:

    Yum! I want some STAT!

  205. ann says:

    I’ll have cookies :0)

  206. Miranda says:

    Lol my husband whines like the kids all the time, I dont have 2 kids i have 3 lol

  207. Nicole Cook says:

    I’d love to win! I love cookies, too!

  208. Stephanie says:

    This book would be epic in my household. We don’t have children as of yet, but being able to make nutritious food one handed would be spectacular, especially since the other hand always holds a mop, or broom, or dishes for the dishwasher etc. Having a man around the house is sometimes just as difficult and challenging as a child. At least in this house.

  209. Amanda M. says:

    mmmm recipes for food that doesn’t come prepackaged from the store

  210. Morgan says:

    New baby coming in my family…I know what the mom and dad are in for…they will need this cookbook!

  211. Great giveaway! I’d love to win…we’re having our third baby in June and I am definitely going to need one-handed meal ideas!

  212. Leslie T says:

    awesome – what a cool idea! Cookies look amazing

  213. amanda says:

    I want this book…. 🙂

  214. Lisa C says:

    What a great idea! Although, with two running around, I may not have enough time to read. Sounds like a good shower gift and my new mommy friends can fill me in!

  215. Angie says:

    This book looks awesome, thanks for the chance to win it.

  216. benjamina says:

    I feed my kids really well…me, not so well.

  217. kifin says:

    wonderful cookbook idea! help all of us move beyond chicken nuggets and fish sticks.

  218. Erin says:

    What an awesome idea for a cookbook! Love it!

  219. Lisa says:

    Gimme those cookies! 🙂 Thanks Debbie and Amber for this giveaway!

  220. Jessica says:

    I love cookies. I also love you, but not in a creepy way. I swear.

  221. Kasi Golden says:

    I need this so my husband can start cooking for the kid while I”m at work… 🙂

  222. Kaytee says:

    Yummy!!! What a fun giveaway! Thanks for giving us the chance to win a copy of what looks to be an excellent book!

  223. Cassie says:

    This sounds like amazing book! I love your blog, I shared it with all my friends! Being a stay-at-home mom your blog is a little piece of enjoyment in my week!

  224. Juise says:

    Yay! This books seems terrific, you mean I could eat something other than cold, hard toast? Thank you!

  225. Lauren L says:

    I love your blog and I love cookies!

  226. Marissa says:

    I love it! Laughed out loud….

  227. Bird's Mama says:

    i now eat frozen pizza and pasta 4 nights a week. my baby is now supposed to eat table food so I better get my act together. cookies would really round out our diet. cause I am really getting round.

  228. says:

    me want cookbook! 😀

  229. Tara says:

    What a brilliant idea for a book! I wonder what other delightful little tips your friend is keeping to herself! Ha!

  230. Jason says:

    Tell your husband he’s the Cookie Monster!!

    Sorry, bad joke.

  231. Noelle says:

    I’m like you with regards to instant skepticism–I need those cookies to PROVE themselves.

  232. kristinc says:

    after living on a latte and chips with cheese for many months I could use some new recipes!!

  233. Sara T says:

    The little ones in our family say I make the best chocolate chip cookies. I’ll have to try these and compare.

  234. Lauren E says:

    Hi! I follow your friends blog, too! and i actually already made one of her recipes, it was an eggplant veggie thingy. so good! i want to try her cookies next.

  235. says:

    I am totally not going to win this. But it’s worth a shot regardless. Also, my daughter is learning to clap every time she see’s me pull something out of the oven, so a new cookie recipes would be cool.

  236. Angelle says:

    This book sounds great!

  237. Lesley P says:

    Feeding myself is challenging to say the least, so if I can find a way to actually put food to mouth, I would be thrilled to win this!

  238. Darcy says:

    Debbie is amazing! Some of her recipes have become staples in our house. I can’t wait till her book comes out!

  239. Kelly says:

    I’m about to have three kids under five, so I could really use this! Pleaaaaaaaase pick me!

  240. Carmen says:

    I laugh as I read this b/c I am eating Backyard Burger in one hand, and trying to put groceries away with the another, and read your blog…I do eat a lot more crap as a parent. 🙂

  241. Tiffany says:

    Great first giveaway!

  242. Vanessa Sanchez says:

    Now you have me extra curious to make this recipe, I love cookies!

  243. bethany says:

    I am so intrigued by these cookies. You really know how to sell it. 🙂

  244. RachelLivingston says:

    I think I need this book!

  245. Elaine says:

    I always love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  246. Sam says:

    I read cookbooks in bed like normal people read novels. Would love to add this one to my collection.

  247. D says:

    One-handed eating sounds pretty good to me since I have infant twins and a preschool cookie monster! Maybe I should invest in some sort of trough or learn to graze. Somehow, I still manage when it comes to cookies.

  248. Katie O. says:

    Great cookbook idea! I’ve had my fill of noodles for lunch every day since it’s the only quick and easy thing I can make and eat in less than 15mns! 🙂

  249. tabitha says:

    pick me! pick me! my husband would be very pleased to get real food – especially considering we have baby #2 due any day!

  250. Misti says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  251. Amanda says:

    I made some cookies last weekend that had a similar effect on my husband, vis a vis whining. Can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  252. Sara says:


  253. Jennifer says:

    I just found out I am expecting my second child. My first is a very active 2 year old. This definitely sounds like a cookbook I need!

  254. Aleese says:

    I can eat not crappy? I want to try that!

  255. rachael says:

    Hahaha! I just put my two year old down for a nap and enjoying a bowl of ice cream for lunch! I would love a copy of this book! I need the cookies, lol! I should mention I am not a fatty, just a preggo!

  256. Amanda says:

    What a great idea for a book! I love it (and cookies)!

  257. Latisha says:

    I could definitely use this book right about now. Our eating habits are something both my husband and I have truly been struggling with since about October/November. Not just holiday food either. Thank you! *Pick me!* 😀

  258. Lisa says:

    You mean we get to eat food besides what’s left on our kids’ plates? Yay! 🙂

  259. Heather says:

    Me want.

  260. AmyRenee says:

    I am nursing with one hand and holding the phone with the other while the 4 year old feeds me a graham cracker. I love idea for things to eat besides crackersl toast & bananas!

  261. Emily says:

    Awesome! That would be highly useful, as I’m due in just under 4 weeks!

  262. Lexi says:

    What an awesome idea for a cookbook.
    I love it!!

  263. Krisi says:

    This is my first time leaving a comment, but I LOVE your blog. They always make me giggle. As a first time Mom to a 7-week old, it always brightens my day!

  264. Holly RM says:

    Winning this book would save my life! I’m always at a loss for what to have on hand and easy to eat with a toddler, and pregnant with my 2nd. I will the random generator to pick my entry as the winner!

  265. Jen says:

    Love it! I wanna win. 🙂

  266. Emily says:

    I had never really thought about how horribly my husband and I eat! Most of the time, our meal is just an afterthought. This book would be a great solution. Plus, I *need* the king of all cookie recipes!

  267. Tiffany says:

    My little sister is beginning her descent into madness…er…getting ready to start a family. She has watched me raise my two for the last seven years and is fairly convinced she’s seen enough of what not to do that she’s going to rock this Mommy thing 😉 I mean, I’ve literally bitten my tongue when she and one of her other childless friends go on about how “I’m pretty confident it won’t be that big of a change in our lives. You really just have to focus on preparation and planning.” In all seriousness, I am a little worried about the shock she will face, and think that a book like this will be a huge help to her.

  268. I’d love a chance to eat less crappy! Thanks!

  269. Jen says:

    I’m so good about packing half a dozen snacks for my toddler’s ever-changing palate, then I end up eating cheese sticks and sliced meat for lunch because I never bring anything for myself! Help me!

  270. Luna says:

    Nom… those cookies (and probably recipes) might actually convince my 13 year old daughter to do something in the kitchen besides whine about doing dishes! LOL

  271. Hilary says:

    My husband would react the same way if I didn’t let him have the cookies I just made.

  272. Deloris Colbert says:

    Wish this book had been out when I had my babies. I may not have had to eat all those hotpockets while carrying around my twins. Great idea for a book!

  273. Cookie Cookie Cookie! Woot! I want to win! Mama could use a good cookbook 🙂

  274. Maggie says:

    Okay, now I have to try those cookies! Would LOVE to win the cookbook!

  275. AngieG says:

    Yummy! Sounds like a good book!

  276. syndeemac says:

    I was thinking a “How to Cook with a Toddler Attached to Your Leg” cookbook would be great, but a “Cooking with One Hand” cookbook will work, too!

  277. Caitlyn says:

    That is hilarious, why is it that husbands always try to eat everything we bake? lol

  278. yifat says:

    sounds like a greeeeat book 🙂

  279. mehera says:

    I would love to try this cookbook. I especially would like to try some one handed meals since my son hates to be put down and loves to watch my every move.

  280. heather says:

    Can’t possibly be better than MY chocolate chip cookies. I have a secret ingredient. 😉

    1) put baby in a back carrier (wrap, mei tai, etc), you have happy baby and TWO hands free for cooking

    2) if hubby or friend can watch baby for most of a day, you can fill the freezer for a couple of weeks

    3) once baby is eating solid foods, just feed them food off your plate. Making healthy food for baby and healthy food for you is the same task. Doesn’t take that much more time.

    4) once baby is 18mo or 2yo or so, they can ‘help’ in the kitchen. Takes a little longer to make everything heehee, but at least you can get it done without needing to depend on naptime or someone else watching them or whatever.

    If I win, I’ll hand the book off to new mom friends with a smile. 🙂 I don’t need it myself… except to check that cookie recipe!

  281. bubble says:

    Something that I personally put in my own mouth would be awesome. My 18-month old gave me a bite of his lunch yesterday. That’s right, a really soggy, chewed up piece of mush. I came to the conclusion that it must have been the bread off his peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I obviously wasn’t paying much attention when he offered it to me.


  282. Julia K says:

    too funny! Sounds just like my husband – always gets mad that he can’t eat all the treats after the kids go to bed!

  283. Dana says:

    Mmmm….chocolate chip cookies

  284. Mary says:

    I just recently started cooking and baking, and got an awesome new mixer for Christmas! My favorite recipes are quick and easy ones, since my toddler gets furious any time I try to ban her from the kitchen while cooking. I’ve never made homemade chocolate chip cookies…shameful, I know. I’d like to change that, and I would love for my first batch to be superduperawesomeamazing KING cookies! mmmmnom

  285. Angela says:

    I’ve got a new baby on the way shortly…that means it is me with 4 kids all alone.

    Without this book, I may never eat again…

  286. Kimmy says:

    I love cookies and your blog!

  287. says:

    I love your blog. Your always so fresh and funny. I don’t know how you do it. I guess some people are just full of awesomeness. 😉

  288. Kate says:

    Me!! Me, me, me!! Please. 😉 And thank you.

  289. rebecca says:

    lol would love this cookbook. just asked my husband this morning if he’d be supportive of me being an activist for children/mothers rights ect and he said maybe, but cookies would definitively help him feel more supportive

  290. Rebecca Roland says:

    I haven been wanting to get a copy of this book! I’m already an email subscriber of hers… I love her email blasts!

  291. Natalie B says:

    Yay, easy recipes!!! sign me up!

  292. Tiffany says:

    Sounds like a cookbook I could use (says this mom typing one handed while keeping the toddler from pulling the laptop screen back with the other).

  293. Julie says:

    Thanks, pick me!

  294. Carrie says:

    One handed, nap friendly meal ideas are like a dream come true!! And now I’m intrigued by the idea of broccoli & cheddar pinwheels. Yes please!!

  295. Angela says:

    I’m a college student and I haven’t been able to find a recipe for good chocolate chip cookies and I refuse to use the premade dough. There’s just something so wrong with that. I’m also getting married in 6 months and we plan on having kids pretty soon after that, so I should probably start practicing… or something like that. 😉

  296. oulabrat says:

    Great. Now I want cookies and it’s about 12 degrees outside, with nary a chocolate chip in sight. Oh, and the book sounds perfect, too.

  297. Melissa says:

    Great. Now I want cookies 🙂

  298. Amy says:

    It might be a little embarrassing how much I need this book!

  299. Christina T says:

    My daughter is 4. I just started eating with 2 hands about 6 months ago. We are thinking about another…. I think I need to learn how to eat one handed healthfully…. You know, so I don’t weigh more from parenthood than pregnancy (as is my current plight).

  300. This cookbook sounds great! I will admit there have been occasions when I have had only coffee and turkey jerky for breakfast because its quick and easy!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!(:

  301. Des Wilson says:

    What? You mean…nibbling on a leftover chicken nugget and the peanut-butter crackers from my son’s discarded lunch plate is…not healthy? Aw dang.

  302. Ashley G says:

    I can’t remember what real food tastes like….would love this book!

  303. Mama Mo says:

    One handed recipes?! Yes, please!

  304. melissa says:

    Yeah, I need to try that cookie recipe.

  305. Julie R says:

    I would LOVE some easy and healthy recipes – everything healthy seems to take lots of time! Not to mention the cookie recipe…

  306. says:

    I keep trying to find a way to make good meals… How did my mum do it??

  307. Alicia says:

    Now I really want a chocolate chip cookie! And I love the idea for this book 😀

  308. Sarah says:

    This book sounds awesome…makes me wish we were having more kids LOL but it will still come in handy! We have two wonderful boys, ages 1 and 4.

  309. oooh, sounds yummy!

  310. audre says:

    I need this! With a toddler, New baby in July, and a deployed husband… come summer I may starve to death if I don’t get it!!! LoL

  311. You obviously need to work in advertising, I now feel the need to go buy this book. And I hate cooking.

  312. Gretchen says:

    I would love to win this “crappy” book! I found your bologna last week and my mouth hurts from smiling and my neck is sore from nodding in virtual agreement with you! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  313. Amanda B says:

    I so want this book. i have been waiting for it! 🙂

  314. Susan Robert says:

    Always thankful for a great giveaway!

  315. Erica says:

    Cookie lover, right here. Must try these cookies 🙂

  316. Aw, would you send the book to Barbados for me??? 🙂

  317. Alisa Mercer says:

    C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.

  318. julie says:

    This sounds like a great cookbook!

  319. Kelly Ro says:

    I want cookies!!!!!!!!!!!

  320. nina says:

    i would love to win!

  321. Jen H says:

    Sounds like my husband with brownies. We took some to a friend’s party and there were a few left over. He was really bummed when instead of sending them home with us, she gave them to some single guys who were at the party. I had to make more the next day.

  322. karin luskey says:

    I never make cookies. Well, I try. The dough just never seems to make it into cookie form. Oops.

  323. stacie youngblood says:

    I WANT that cookie!
    PS I love you!

  324. mollie says:

    This is great!!

  325. Kathy V. says:

    Comment? Comment comment! Comment COOKIE!

  326. Shelley West says:

    Looking forward to checking out the book. I make my children wonderful meals and eat their scraps. Then, I’m too tired to make anything but a bowl of cereal or sandwich.

  327. Genevieve says:

    Oh yummmmmmmm! I want to try those cookies 🙂

  328. Megan says:

    Why didn’t someone think of this before?

  329. Catherine says:

    I NEED this cookbook so I can see this awesome cookie recipe! And so I can eat…

  330. Katie says:

    Those cookies sound great. Is there much vegetarian friendly food in the book?

    Also don’t worry I have bought beautiful vegetarian cookbooks because the cake recipe looks good, so I fully endorse your method of judging the cookbook.

  331. Lorenzo Millan says:

    My wife and I need these cookies to put the stomach wolves at baby after demon one and two are off to bed (or before they wake up and cry/talk for hours in bed).

  332. Olivia says:

    You kidding? I needs cookies!!!

  333. Meredith says:

    I have been following you both on FB for a while since you are mutual actual friends with my friend Sara. Nice to see your worlds colliding – in a good way! I would love to try these famed cookies!

  334. Gretchen says:

    Ha ha!!! I meant to type blo g. And it autocorrects to bologna!! I tell ya, only me!

  335. says:

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks Debbie and Crappy Mama!!

  336. Erin says:

    I could REALLY use this cookbook!

  337. Michelle says:

    I completely agree that cookies are a one-handed meal. I see no problem with this whatsoever.

  338. Jessica Johns says:

    My only attempt at making homemade cookies was a huge FAIL. Maybe I need the recipe for the BEST cookies?!

  339. Jessica says:

    You had me at cookie!

  340. Sarah says:

    Sounds like the cook book for me! I’ve got three boys: 5, 2.5, & 3 months!

  341. Anita says:

    I’m sceptical about those amazing cookies .. .I want the recipe now and will not rest until I get it ! Love your blog !

  342. Lisa says:

    oh that sounds like a recipe I have to try! My hubby is a huge cookie connoisseur. 😉

  343. Kelsey says:

    I’m expecting my first child in August, so this sounds like a really good idea!

  344. EmilyB says:

    Because I love to eat, cookies or otherwise. And cook.

  345. Chriss says:

    Seriously, I’m a new mom… if I can have food ready and eat it while the kid is asleep (all of 30-40 minutes each time), I’m all for it!! 🙂

  346. Nandurisin says:

    I hope I win! I’m always looking for quick and easy yummy recipes.

  347. Olivia says:

    I have to try this recipe! I believe she put it on her blog already, i need to check it out.

  348. Sophia says:

    Your hubby’s whiny-ness and in particular the apparently great lengths he will go to have these cookies is all I need to want this cookbook. 🙂

  349. Samantha says:

    That sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try those cookies!

  350. Jenn says:

    I need this! Trying to chop veggies, hold the baby who wants to “help” and not burn what aren’t the best chocolate chip cookies in the world with one hand is too hard!

  351. Jen says:

    If I don’t win the book, I will buy the book! BTW, can’t stop telling my friends about your blog. You and the entire Crappy Family make me laugh. I might appreciate your crappy pictures even more than the average reader, since the best grade I could earn from a blind art teacher was a B.

  352. Melanie Villanueva says:

    I am so intrigued by these cookies! I want the recipe 🙂

  353. Jackie says:

    Ooohh! Need to try that recipe!! 🙂

  354. Naomi Mauro says:

    I’d like to have the book if not just for the recipes, then my husband can use it to hit me over the head with when I forget to eat.

  355. Mandy Williams says:

    I SO need this cookbook! 🙂

  356. Poppy Duncan says:

    We have the exact same problem when I bake ANYTHING.
    Butter biscuits – husband eats the lot
    Vanilla cupcakes – husband eats 9, I eat 3.
    Anything with icing – I eat every single scrap because I tactically bake while he’s on his xbox and cannot be dragged away.

    The one year old has none, as sugar rots your teeth. (Only if you bathe your mouth in sugar water 17 times a day for 20 years) But this is our excuse for not giving him delicious mama made biscuits.

  357. Emily says:

    I love your blog and I would LOVE to have a copy of that book! Even if I do not win, I am going to buy it!

  358. Maureen G says:

    I would love a copy of this book! 🙂 I am always on the lookout for the best cookie recipe ever!

  359. tee says:

    After surviving our first week with dad on travel, I totally could have used this cookbook. As much as I love Trader Joe’s frozen meals, something homemade would have been so much better!

  360. Tiffany says:

    I’ ve had the book on my Amazon wish list for a while! NOw I def have to try just for the cookie recipe!

  361. Becky says:

    Yes, it sounds like a great book.

  362. Juliet says:

    Very interested in checking out this book! My husband and I are first time parents and suffering from the “baby weight” that accompanies this. We’re very much ready to get back on track with a healthier lifestyle.

  363. Kim says:

    That sounds like an awesome book! I want it!

  364. Jenele says:

    Debbie is a genius! Great idea for a book. I always marvel at the millions of books for baby food making, which is pretty much cook + blend. This is great for those of us with teeth!

  365. Danielle says:

    I spend my days with a four year old genius and a special needs toddler who likes to stop breathing. I am simply amazed that a book on healthy and efficient eating for parents exists. Much needed commodity at this house, let me tell you.

  366. Christy says:

    I feel like eating cookies now. Well, I feel like eating cookies all the time, but especially now after reading your post. 🙂
    The book sounds amazing! No more steady diet of mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and hot dogs?!? I must be dreaming …

  367. Sheindal says:

    Us lurkers always come in out of the binary ether for a competition…non-US entries allowed I hope?! Some very funny posts, thsnks!

  368. Kerri says:

    I had my husband take me to the gym today and the best part of it was that I could leave the kids for two hours. Then I got mad at him when we were in the grocery store and he explained that eating a 3 muskateer bar wasn’t helping him take me serious on going to the gym. How do I explain to him that a 3 muskateer bar is sometimes the ONLY food I get in a day? It’s a one-handed meal, right?

  369. OMG! I need help feeding me, with 3 kids and one of them a baby. Those cookies must be awesome, I think I’m heading to the store… no time to bake any today!

  370. Kristen says:

    chocolate chip cookies sound like a great one hand meal to me 😀

  371. Lenke says:

    Me too, me too! Baby David is a short napper, so I could really use this book! 🙂

  372. Ashley says:

    I’d love to test these recipes out!!

  373. Jade S says:

    I want some recipe’s!

  374. Jen DLC says:

    Great timing! I was just complaining to my husband last night about how the whole family needs to eat healthy…sounds like a great book

  375. Erin says:

    I’ve been wanted chocolate chip cookies for DAYS! Now I have to make some…this is a sign.

  376. rachel r. says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies but as you, I’m skeptical of any cookies but my grandmother’s recipe. Would love to give her recipe a shot though! Also this might help me remember to feed myself haha

  377. Jessica says:

    I want one! Pick me, oh random # generator!!!

  378. Sarah D. says:

    I hope that I win! It sounds amazing!

  379. NSmeds says:

    I love a good chocolate chip cookie!!!

  380. Naomi Mauro says:

    I’d like to have the book. If not for the recipes, then my husband can use it to hit me over the head with when I forget to eat 🙂

  381. Heather says:

    I need that book! Still searching for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. Tried the ones from The Best Recipe, which usually lives up to its title, but I wasn’t wild about them.

  382. Amanda says:

    This book sounds awesome! We have 8 mo twins and sometimes I forget that I should eat breakfast or lunch then it’s 3pm! I’d love some one handed meal ideas!

  383. Nancy says:

    I want to try some of the best cookies in the world! Even though none of my little ones are infants anymore, keeping busy with 3 young boys (one of which is on the autism spectrum), one husband, 2 cats, and a disobedient puppy keep me way too busy to eat well. I could certainly use this cookbook and then recommend it to everyone I know!

  384. Noel Crouse says:

    I NEED this cookbook. My one year old only takes half an hour naps (at the most!) and I eat chicken nuggets and seasoned french fries EVERY DAY for lunch or I don’t even get to eat lunch. Getting to eat lunch with my busy toddler is impossible!

  385. Ruth says:

    I wanna win Debbie’s book!!!

  386. Melissa says:

    Must…have…awesome cookie recipe!!! And then my husband will eat them and ask me to make more.

  387. Jolleen says:

    I have made cookies that good too….and been guilty of then buying cookies for what I was going too. GIGGLE! Looks like a great book!

  388. Peta says:

    I definitely need this book! Not just the cookie section, I need the whole thing!

  389. sarah r lavigne says:


  390. Diana says:

    You always make me laugh! When I read it, I heard my husband’s voice whining because he would totally do that. I’ll have to make a double batch if I get the recipe!

  391. Hillary says:

    My husband has a thing for chocolate cookies and trying to be healthy. Pretty regularly he swings from “you aren’t allowed to make any cookies” to “I’m surprised you haven’t made any cookies lately.” I could use this recipe next time he decides we should have cookies in the house.

  392. Kylie says:

    I have four kids, one of which is a newborn. I laugh hysterically at your blogs. The poopy diaper one is still my fav. I live on rice crispy squares (the packaged ones) and tea.

  393. Parker F. says:

    mmm…Now I want cookies.

  394. Sara says:

    This blog is hilarious, and I could make good use of a new cook book! I am crossing my fingers that I win!!

  395. Amy J. says:

    I love to cook but it is hard (not to mention dangerous!) when you have a little one hanging onto your ankles and emptying all the drawers and cabinets while you are trying to use the stove. I tripped on my hand mixer once and almost killed myself!

  396. Kristin says:

    Eat? Who has time to eat when taking care of kids? But cookies! I have time for cookies!!! I would seriously love to win this book so I can make this awesome cookie recipe…

  397. Alanna says:

    Parents need to eat too? In that case I need to get me one of these books!

  398. Rachael says:

    Ohh, cookie recipe! I love cookies!! Great giveaway!!

  399. Amy says:

    I really want this book because I need it!

  400. jen says:

    I’m a new mom and I’m trying to figure out what can I make with one hand. Usually I end up just eating toast. If I’m lucky she lets me spread jelly. This is the book I have been waiting for!

  401. Bluestem says:

    What a great idea for a book! And hey, I like cookies!

  402. Brandi says:

    This book sounds awesome!! Ever since I had my son, my eating habits have gone way down hill!!

  403. SaraJana says:

    Found your blog yesterday and have read ALL the posts by now. And luckily fast enough so I still have time to participate! Yay! So here goes, I would really need this book. Although I just have one baby, coming 8 months. But she’s about to be a big sister in October… Horrified yet thrilled about that! But I really could use all the help I can get, even in the form of a book. 😉

  404. Heather says:

    wait.. cookies don’t count as a nutritious meal?

  405. Sarah Cawley says:

    With a 9 month old and a 3 year old, I could use some help in the kitchen!

  406. Karin says:

    I have this in my Amazon cart but would love to win a copy!

  407. Anne-Marie S. says:

    Mmmm, cookies!!

  408. Stephanya says:

    Must have cookie recipe! Fingers crossed 🙂

  409. Amy says:

    I really want this book because I need it. Gah I keep trying to comment but it won’t let me!

  410. Erin says:

    MMM, I will probably buy the book if I don’t win. But I hope I win!!!!

  411. Gretchen says:

    Yes, please! I think I survive on snacks but would love something other then bunny crackers and banana chips 🙂

  412. martin palindat says:

    If these cookies are THAT good. This sounds like a book for me!

  413. Holly says:

    That sounds like my husband! “honey if you eat that whole bag of chips in one day again….” lol. But now I want cookies.. and to eat them all before he comes home from work. mwahahahaha

  414. Cindy says:

    This is a great idea for a book, so many of us need this.

  415. christina says:

    sounds like a book I need. Have a 3 yr old and am 38.5 weeks pregnant! I may never eat again 😉 lol

  416. Sheri-Lynne says:

    I checked out Debbie’s website and am trying her Butternut Squash Risotto for dinner tonight. Can’t wait for her cookbook!

  417. Deidra Stanford says:

    My parents would have various snacks and always pop (soda) after we went to bed. (we weren’t allowed to have pop at a young age.) My dad would walk down the stairs after listening to prayers and tucking us in saying to my mom “do you want some p-o-p” spelling it of course. We were to young to know how to spell but knew it must be something really good. One evening one of my brothers yells ” I want some E-R-P-B-R-E” from then oh pop, or soda was spelled this way. (even today) 🙂 LOVE YOUR BLOG…my life in a nutshell.

  418. Theresa says:

    Cannot wait for this book!

  419. Pamela says:

    Sounds fabulous! Can’t wait to try the recipes.

  420. Dear Random # Generator,
    Please pick me. That would be totally awesome.
    Momma that needs this cookbook

  421. Lou says:

    Wow sure are a lot of people who either love cookies, like free stuff or who have only eaten scraps from their kids plates for years. This book could change the world.

  422. Deb Betancourt says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook! 🙂

  423. Pick me! Pick me!! Pick me!!! Pretty please with a cherry on top!

  424. Mystelle says:

    My son is 5 months old and I just realized a couple of days ago that I really do eat like crap…sometimes I don’t eat at all because I am too busy and cooking takes too much time. Also, your blog makes me super excited for my son to grow up..I can’t wait for conversations about mermaids and stuff 🙂

  425. Katy Crain says:

    Oh my gosh. This book sounds amazing! I was as prepared as possible for having a baby and handling a newborn… but I forgot to eat all the time and could only use 1 hand. I thought I must be doing something wrong, why hadn’t I been warned about this?! I have a 2 year old now, and often I find myself eating her leftover Cheerios around 2 pm and realizing it’s the first thing I’ve eaten all day!

  426. Annabel says:

    Sounds great, will i be able to buy the book in the uk? (assuming I dont win your lively free copy of course 🙂

    And when are you going to publish your blog?? I want a Crappy Book to buy all my mum friends!

  427. rebekah says:

    i love cookbooks, and this sounds like a great one!

  428. Angie says:

    I want to try a cookie a crown!!!! And of course all the yummy other recipes 🙂

  429. Kayla A. says:

    Must. Try. Those. Cookies. D:

  430. Stacy says:

    Sign me up!

  431. What a fantastic concept! And also something I could use.

  432. Lucy says:

    I need this book! And cookies

  433. Roxi says:

    Whoa…so you are telling me mommies can eat something besides chicken nuggets and mac&cheese? I’m sorry, I just don’t buy that 😉 😉 😉 To think that way means I’ve been totally robbed for the last 8 years plus of my life! No!

  434. Mindy says:

    I need a cookie book… for me.

  435. Ashley Grant says:

    I would love a chance to make food for my husband that doesn’t look like it belongs on the plate of a 4 year old. Everything I have made in the past couple of years has seemed that way, and now we are pregnant again. I think he feels like there is no escape…

  436. Kathy says:

    I’m going to have to find this book for that recipe. I do a LOT of baking for people just to be nice and I’m going to have to get my hands on this recipe. Of course it would make me happier to win it!

  437. Em says:

    When’s the give-away? Is there a recipe for Doritos?

  438. Sarah says:

    awesome! I’d like to challenge my own chocolate chip cookie recipe with Debbie’s 🙂

  439. Cindy Beverly says:

    I live this blog. I want that cookbook.

  440. Julie says:

    I cook with 6 arms more often than with 1 arm, though I’m not sure it’s 6-times as helpful. 🙂

  441. Yay! I want this for my crappy family!

  442. Sarah Novak says:

    awesome! I can’t wait to try out these recipes 🙂

  443. Mandy says:

    I’m super stoked about your giveaways! And COOKIES! 🙂

  444. Amanda says:

    What an amazing idea for a book! And I’m totally guilty of one-handed cookie meals. In fact, I’m ashamed to admit that for breakfast I had a chocolate chip cookie and a Diet Coke while my one-year-old ate a whole grain waffle, fresh fruit and a scrambled egg.

  445. Frances says:

    Working full-time with an almost 2-year old and another on the way, I think I need this book! And not just for the cookies though they’ll probably be the first thing I try. 🙂

  446. Stephanie says:

    I would love to win this book, no more eating half chewed pb&j!

  447. Beth Fazek says:

    Sounds great! The last time I made cookies my son (20 months old) LOVED them and was able to grab a few off the cooling rack while I fed his baby sister. I don’t know what he would do if they were “the best cookies in the world”, but I am willing to find out!!!

  448. diana says:

    I was sure I am the queen of cookies. I don’t really use chocolate chips. Could this be the problem? Hmm… No, I am the queen :D. Ok, I might change my mind after I get the book. Or you will have to make a post about me :)))), the real cookie queen mu ha ha :)))

  449. Michal White says:

    I LOVE the idea of nap-friendly meals. If I wait until 4:30 or 5 to start thinking/preparing for dinner, my 7mo old invariably has a melt-down & I have to stop what I’m doing to feed him or something. Then my 2yr old has a melt-down at 6 because he’s hungry. When we just get takeout.
    Also, when I was 5 or 6 I was CONVINCED that every night my parents were having a party downstairs. But if I were to go downstairs & check, everyone would hide in the closets & under chairs. And also stuff away the decorations & food. Just like all those realistic cartoons showed me.

  450. Jenn says:

    Nap friendly? Sign me up. I’m sitting here worrying that my *typing* is too loud while baby sleeps………

  451. J. Michelle says:

    It’s funny, I didn’t actually have a hard time feeding myself when my daughter was a baby. But now that she’s a toddler and likes to steal my food? ya, this book would definitely come in handy.

  452. heather says:

    i’m so excited about the chana masala!! mmm…

  453. Lauren says:

    I like cookies. And I have a whiny husband. A cookbook would be nice.

  454. Christine says:

    The book sounds great! My husband said he totally recognized me on the post when you realized it was 3pm and you hadn’t eaten breakfast yet… that also happens with, um, pooping. I can hold it like crazy.

  455. Jen says:

    I’d love to win the book! Drooling over those cookies already…

  456. Mandy says:

    I want to win this book!! I’m a big fan of your blog by the way 🙂

  457. Kristin says:

    You mean standing over the trash can scarfing down everything little girl refused to eat (including breadcrusts and mostly eaten strawberries) doesn’t count as eating?!?

  458. Courtney says:

    I seriously thought I was the only mom who had breakfast at 3pm and by “breakfast” I mean “a banana and my 14th cup of coffee”. I love to cook. My hubby loves cookies. The baby does too but whatever. She already gets everything else we eat. The cookies are OURS.

  459. Leeanne A says:

    Looks like an awesome book to have!

  460. Jenny Rew says:

    What a great idea for a cook book. I suddenly have a hankering for a chocolate chip cookie.

  461. Jim says:


  462. says:

    After reading this post, I definitely need a copy of this book. We will cherish it. Thanks for writing!

  463. Amber says:

    The book sounds brillant!

  464. Aubrey says:

    So funny. Love it, love all your posts.

  465. Ashley says:

    Two preschoolers. I need cookies. 🙂

  466. Meriel says:

    Gimme the cookies! Failing that the cookbook would be great…

  467. Tara says:

    Horray for a great book!! 😀

  468. nakya says:

    I totally thought cookies were a one handed meal. So is cake if you just eat it with a fork instead of cutting off a piece. I would love a new cookbook, especially something catered to be simple and healthy.

  469. Kristen M says:

    As I type this, I’m eating two cookies because I just realized I forgot to eat breakfast and I only have one arm free. And now I’m wishing they were chocolate chip!

  470. Jenn says:

    This is so awesome. YOU are so awesome. I’d love to help out my new mom friends with some recipes in this book. Thanks!

  471. Lisa says:

    ME want cookies! And maybe real food too. Cookies

  472. Blue Fairy says:

    OOOOhhhh I read an article about this book the other day and was thinking “I need that book!” and now it turns out you’re friends with the author?! well now I’m jealous of BOTH of you. Winning this book would make me feel better though. 😉 Brilliant idea for a book.

  473. Leanne says:

    Love your blog! And the book doesn’t look too shabby either. Would love a copy!

  474. brian o says:

    A cookie with a crown sounds like a winner!

  475. kristi says:

    This book sounds perfect. I have two young boys so I never get to eat. I look forward to eating lunch at work during the week where I don’t need to share my food and I can actually spend more than 5 minutes eating.

  476. Thea says:

    I have been SEARCHING for the best cookie ever recipe and every one I have tried has been a failure in some way so I NEED this 😉

    By the way, my favorite new parent food is pesto, fresh made an frozen in individual packets when one is pregnant and nesting. Saved our lives when our son was born.

  477. Lucy says:

    Loved this. That is exactly why I can’t make cookies at night, children would never go to sleep again!!

  478. I am going to HAVE to by this book! [Ignore the name its my middle school email address haha]
    I swear I can never eat a hot meal with just 1 kid.

  479. Briita says:

    Kids asleep+ wine+ cookies= world peace.

  480. Mariah says:

    One can never have too many cookbooks…oh no, I am my mother. For years I was telling her she had to many…

  481. Tammy says:

    Coooookiiieeeeeeee!!!!!! Would love this book!!!!

  482. Kathy Vis says:

    Sounds like a cookbook I need to have. And how I love cookies!! Yum….

  483. Holly Morales says:

    I love how you can take an advertisement and make it FUNNY! lol at the hubby!

  484. Vanessa says:

    I totally need this book. I pretty much live on crackers and cheese and spoons of ice cream. 🙂

  485. Elizabeth S says:

    Yum, cookies! Seriously though, this book sounds awesome!

  486. Carolyn says:

    What a great idea for a cookbook! I remember when my baby was born it was SO HARD to get anything made! (And I don’t mean a full meal, I just mean a PB&J! I had to wait until he fell asleep, hope he stayed asleep long enough for me to pee and make the sandwich before he’d wake up to nurse again. Then I would drape a towel over his head so the crumbs wouldn’t get in his face while he nursed and I ate!

  487. I’m not a *new* parent, but I am a parent. And I would love this book. And I know I already love cookies.

  488. carley says:

    great idea for a cookbook!

  489. Elizabeth allen says:

    Commenting in the hopes that the winner doesn’t have to be in the USA.

  490. KellyS says:

    I want these cookies now. You must pick me from the list (yeah, i know it’s “random”, whateves) and give me this book. If you don’t I’m coming to your house with my family and we will whine until you make us these cookies. (and fold the recipe up and stick in my non cookie hand.

  491. Crystal says:

    Yes! This is exactly what I need 🙂

  492. Laura says:

    My husband just said – “Oh, great another cookbook you will want.”

  493. i’d love to win a cookbook!

  494. Liz says:

    Me me me! I want cookies…erm…I mean, I want good, healthy food! 🙂

  495. Liza says:

    I wanna coooookieeeee!! Waaaaaaa!

  496. Lavanna says:

    i want some King Cookies!!

  497. Jessica says:

    What a great idea for a book! It’s nice when someone thinks of the adults needs

  498. Sarah says:

    Mmmm! Chocolate chip cookies are every busy mom’s must-have!

  499. filaree says:

    I love cook books….and feeding myself. My breakfast consists of coffee only now that I can’t find time to sit down and eat the breakfast I made. Plus, unlike my kids, I don’t want hot cereal every single day for breakfast.

  500. Tammy S says:

    man I shouldn’t have read this before breakfast….. I want cookies!!!

  501. rena yadrick says:

    Love love your blog! I also love chocolate chip cookies!

  502. Monique says:

    I have a 10 month old, and I am renovating the house (Go play! Oh wait, don’t touch that hammer… and don’t crawl in the drywall dust… WET PAINT NO!!!…Ughh… I’ll just hold you..)

    One handed meals sound FABULOUS.

    Also, I love cookies.

  503. Tana Johnson says:

    Sounds like a great book for mommies.

  504. Katie says:

    Hooray! I want cookies!

  505. Megan W says:

    I so need a cookbook like this. My last meal was a handful of chocolate chips and a pickle…

  506. Steven says:

    mmm…. COOKIE… me like COOKIE….

  507. Jeannine B says:

    are they good fluffy, chewy, soft chocolate chip cookies? Because those are my favorite. I despise flat crunchy cookies of any kind. But I love food in general which is why I am having such a hard time losing the last 10 lbs of baby weight (from 3 babies….no not triplets…..3 babies over 5 years.) *sigh*

  508. Sarah says:

    I admit that I am pretty sold on the back of the nestle recipe (though I never actually buy nestle chips, I prefer Ghiradelli-so I have to get it online). I’ve tried a few others and wasn’t impressed…but I’m always up for being proven wrong when it comes to the best cookie recipe in the world.

    Also, my son, like yours would just praise a spoon of sugar. We trained him to call McDonalds the “yucky place” then Grandpa brought him for ice cream and now he says they have the best icecream in the world. Seriously? I mean we make homemade icecream- in flavors like coffee gelato, butter crunch, cherries, cookies and cream, gingerbread, and so many more and he likes the vanilla-esque goo from McDonalds….le sigh

  509. Laura Frame says:

    That book sounds awesome! I’m currently making food so my 1 yr old can eat while I cook for my 3 yr old an myself. Of course she’s done eating before I sit down… *sigh*

  510. Ariel K says:

    I remember seeing posts about Debbie’s book while I was still in school and thinking, “This is perfect for college kids, too!” And now, nannying and terrified of setting a kitchen on fire (again), I still think this is the perfect cookbook. And now the cookies story has just solidified this and turned me into a food zombie “Muuuuust eeeeeeaaaat tooooooooooo”

  511. Terri says:

    With a toddler and another on the way(that sounds like I’m having a toddler. YIKES!) I need all the helping can get.

  512. Elizabeth V. says:

    Well, there are already a million comments on here, but that cookie endorsement makes me think it would be worth it to aquire that recipe (and probably all of the other ones) in Debbies book! Also, what a fabulous idea! I wish Id thought of it! Trying to eat anything while nursing a baby is almost impossible, so I could definitely use some one handed meal ideas 🙂

  513. Katherine says:

    Seeing as I will be giving birth in 10 days or less I would love a copy of this book! This is our 6th child and I definitely recall the days of trying to find time to eat.

  514. Bethany says:

    Definitely need a cookbook like that!

  515. Brooke says:

    This book sounds great! Now I want choc. chip cookies!

  516. Melody says:

    I need this recipe!

  517. Michelle says:

    This cookbook sounds amazing!!!!!

  518. Jenny Trickett says:

    Hilariously close to a scenario we had the other week. I love how just when the kids go to sleep and you *think* the pressure’s off for 8 hours or so…. your husband will usually find something to add to your to-do list lol. The cookie recipe intrigues me greatly…

  519. Jennifer Donoso says:


  520. Lacey C. says:

    Perfect! Does it include no-handed recipes of stuff I can eat off my plate with just my mouth while both my hands are occupied by my kids? No? I’m still interested.


  521. Skye says:

    I need this book! I have a 4 month old and I am really struggling to find time to cook. Yummm cookies!

  522. KC says:

    I totally need this book! Most of the day I only have one hand open if that! Cooking and breastfeeding together you bet!

  523. OOOh–me want that cookbook, especially with the impending arrival of baby #2! Yum yum!

  524. ZOMG, I would love this book. My husband cooks every evening, but since we both work opposite schedules (he works graveyard) and we both work full time, there are many evenings in which we both just collapse on the bed and our daughter decides to tapdance on our heads to wake us up (of course, as you may obviously know, tapdancing doesn’t work for at least 10 minutes, as laying there feels considerably better, even with tiny feet dancing away, than getting up.

    Plus, you know what? I dislike most home made cookie recipes. They have this weird flavor to them that seems to get more distinct as I get older, and that makes me very, very cross. So I would love to know the secret of the best cookies ever (and yes, they will be made only as a treat). 🙂

    I know I probably won’t win, but I just wanted to contribute my two cents.

  525. Sam says:

    Oh, this book has been in my wishlist since you posted about it months ago! Want!! 😀

  526. kella says:

    I just think they way you write and tell a story is genius 🙂

    I’m not sure if the comp/ giveaway is open to international readers but in case that it is, throw my name in the hat too please.

  527. kelly rolfe says:

    What a fabulous idea. We have all the toddler cookbooks and make sure dd has a fab varied diet eating all sorts of stuff and by time she’s sorted can’t be bothered for ourselves and its pizza or pasta! Cookies would make a nice variety! Maybe all the runners up could just have the cookie recipe?!

  528. Eija says:

    Slurps 😛 …. I would love to have this. Will you send it to Finland?

  529. Christina says:

    I make a mean chocolate chip cookie, so I’m intrigued about this recipe!! 😀

  530. I think most of my meals are in the form of cooking. I don’t look forward to the day I quit breastfeeding and lose my “I need the calories” excuse.

  531. MickeyB says:

    When I make cookies, I hide them in the microwave. Out of sight, out of mind. Until I remember that they’re there, and then it’s all over.

  532. Sounds like a much needed book!!

  533. Lauren says:

    yay for non-crappy giveaway!!!

  534. Danielle says:

    Always enjoy your posts, this is my mommy time is reading your posts lol. I also enjoy cookies 😉

  535. Ed Mahoney says:


  536. Cindy says:

    I have a fabulous chocolate chip cookie recipe so I will need that book to put hers to the test!!

  537. Gingerert says:

    I want cookies with crowns on!!

  538. rachellynne says:

    me me me mememememe ME!

  539. Love it! My husband is some sort of freak who forgets there are cookies in the house. Me & the kids on the other hand….

  540. says:

    With a 2 year old in the house and a baby due in 4 weeks, I would LOVE this!!

  541. Erin Cyr says:

    I made the cookies from this recipe for a cookie swap, but I went the extra mile and topped them with candied bacon!

  542. Cat Peterson says:

    With an 8 year old and one due in 10 weeks, I really can’t wait for this book! If I don’t win it I’ll be sad… You don’t want to make a pregnant woman sad, do you? 🙂

  543. Dave B. says:

    I feel for your husband! My wife yelled at me once for eating the cookies she made for a bake sale after I was forced to watch her bake them. It was like watching the pre-game for the Superbowl and then turning it off when the game starts!

    That book sounds cool, btw.

  544. Leah says:

    Yeaaaay! THANK you for making entering the giveaway so simple. I don’t ever have time to enter at 5 gazillion different places so I just don’t ever bother because I know I don’t have a chance with one comment and a Facebook like. I have found that if I want hot food, eat it right at the counter before serving DH and DD. lol

  545. April P says:

    Want cookies….

  546. Amber says:

    I neeeed this book! My 8 week old only seems to get upset when it’s time for Moma to eat. If I don’t win this, I will be definitely be purchasing it. My hubs is also interested in those cookies 🙂

  547. Janet says:

    My kid has started to climb up my pant legs every time I try to make something to eat, so this would be awesome. I have a hankering for cookies now, too.

  548. christine spera says:

    Wow….I think this book was written with me in mind. I have eaten horribly since having my little girl! I hope I win!

  549. Natalie says:

    I need an upgrade from my Big Spoon of almond butter meal. Pick me!

  550. Diana says:

    Okay, I want that cookie recipe. And the others. But really, I want the cookies!

  551. Heather says:

    I need this book now! I just had frozen waffles for breakfast/lunch because everything else to eat would take too much time.

  552. Bridgett says:

    The whining is definitely something I would do.

    Also, I truly, wholeheartedly believe that cookies count as a one-handed meal.

  553. Christy says:

    Cookies sounds like a great meal to me! And probably the other recipes as well! 🙂

  554. Nanda says:

    OK, I feel kinda bad that I have been enjoying your posts for a while now and the time I finally decide to take a minute and comment is when there is a free cookbook on the line. I only have 1 munchkin, but I love reading about what I have in store when we have another! You crack me up!

  555. says:

    I am the mawmaw of one darling 5 yr old granddaughter. My daughter would enjoy this cook book a lot !!
    Signed, crappy mawmaw

  556. Niki says:

    Despite your glowing recommendation and crappy husband’s overindulgence,
    I too am a disbeliever like that.

  557. Hmm, cookies that can make a hubby whine? Sounds good. Recipes I can use when this baby arrives and my hands are already busy with a toddler… sounds even better!

  558. Kate says:

    After I had my second, I would make big batches of oatmeal raisin cookies as a fun project to do together with the bonus of oatmeal cookies for breakfast:) See a cookie can be a meal, fruit and oats what more can you ask for! But the cookbook would help expand the one handed eating repertoire

  559. Cassi says:

    Yeah, I’m weird like that, too. 😉 (prepared to hate the awesome cookies) Also, good luck to Lauren. I’d share my “baby dust” with you if only I knew how!

  560. Jaimee says:

    This book sounds like something I need as I often am eating (and typing) with one hand. I don’t remember the last time I made cookies… mmm… cookies…

  561. Sara says:

    Oooh, I like the idea of this cookbook. I’d love to win!

  562. Karolina says:

    Would love to try these cookies

  563. Mmm. Cookies! I don’t typically like chocolate chip cookies, so I need the book, to take the cookie challenge!

  564. kelly westfield says:

    This would be a godsend!!!!
    Have w children and 3rd on way, morning sickness is killing me but am sure chocolate cookies will cheer me up!!! Yum yum x

  565. Katie Brown says:

    Can’t wait to try it!

  566. Nikki O says:

    Awesome giveaway. 🙂

  567. Tiffany says:

    I think I’m going to go make some cookies now….thanks:)

  568. Jaime says:

    If I don’t win this book, I will be buying it. I’m seriously outnumbered in my house for a majority of each day. A handful of goldfish crackers for lunch does not a meal make, dammit.

  569. I love to have the recipe of the cookies! and i really want to stop crappy food…so i really really hope the generator chooses me! 😀
    if this is the sort of sponsors you mean, i like it! …and now i go into the kitchen and make second best cookies… 😉

  570. Belinda says:

    I love cookbooks. I love cookies. I love love cookbooks with recipes for cookies. 🙂

  571. Yolanda says:

    I need this cookie recipe! I haven’t been able to make chocolate chip cookies since I moved to this house… maybe this recipe will work!

  572. crystal_b says:

    I could use this book! Before kiddo, we ate so well — cooked every night, whole foods, local/seasonal food shopping, meal planning, the whole bit. Now … not so much. Tips on how to make it maybe a little bit cheaper/healthier/better (and not just total focus on the “easy” part, which is now apparently all I do) would be great.

  573. Heather L says:

    I want to try the cookies! This book sounds amazing!

  574. This has been one of my biggest struggles since having he gal. I would love love love this! Thanks for the chance and for all the laughs!


  575. Angela Maria says:

    With my first son I survived the entire first month on Lean Pockets and corndogs because I could cook them in the 15 minutes between when he wanted to nurse, or even eat them one handed while he nursed 🙂 As a person who learned to cook from Sicilian and Puerto Rican grandmothers (EVERYTHING from scratch) I could use some shortcuts lol.

  576. veronica says:

    Oooh I need this book! Lol

  577. Katy says:

    My husband always whines like that…even without the help of cookies.

    Eating for parents sounds like a wonderful idea. I mean, it’s fun to be skinny, but someday I want to eat something my toddler hasn’t half chewed first.

  578. Andrea says:

    Great giveaway! My husband whines about cookies too.

  579. Nicole says:

    As wife to a man who has secretly made (and eaten) whole batches of cookies when I’m not home (he was busted by forgetting to get the dishes washed and put away before I get home), I totally get this. Actual mommy recipes would be brilliant 🙂

  580. Janna says:

    My husband just said that eating a whole tray of cookies is “ridiculous.” Now I have to see if those cookies would change his mind. He does like him some cookies.

  581. Gina says:

    I just might have to convjnce my husband I need this cookbook. To make cookies for him (and the boys) and to have one handed meals for me. I am always running around feeding the boys and getting them ready for bed (my husband has night school) that I rarely eat dinner myself. By the time all that is done, it is too late for me to eat dinner before I go to bed. Thia cookbook may help that!

  582. Shiki says:

    I always read the comments and chuckle at them but now that there are giveaways I really have to shamelessly add my comments too…
    Alas, my 6 month old baby gets fussy and will wake up every 2 hours at night when I ate chocolate so now try to avoid it. But I always end up looking loving at the brownies and chocolate chip cookies at the stores/cafe/Whole Paycheck (aka Whole Foods). Sigh…That is not to say I wouldn’t make the chocolate chip cookies and take a few bites and wash it down with lots of other food to dilute the chocolate.
    Love your blog and check it religiously being a new mom and all!

  583. Hope W says:

    I never comment on your blog, though I read it all the time. It’s the only one I make sure to actually read.
    I have to say those cookies sound extremely impressive, and now I’m wondering about the rest of the cookbook. I’m not sure I can wait until the giveaway to order one, but I’ll just put it in my amazon cart for now until then and if I don’t win, it will be there for me to order.

  584. kris says:

    You had me at cookies.

  585. Jenn M says:

    Mmmm… we’re cookie monsters around here!

  586. Leah says:

    This cookbook is such a fabulous idea! Also you make me laugh so hard Amber, you’re awesome 🙂

  587. Beverly Ross says:

    My husband will probably make me buy this book because I am terrible at feeding myself!

  588. Julie says:

    you had me at Chana Masala! The cookies would just be a bonus!

  589. Candy says:

    I’m all about cookies! And free books about reeeeally good cookies!

  590. Melanie G says:

    i want that cookie recipe! i’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies lately

  591. i want more whiney husband posts!! my husband is just like this! he will take the whole tray of cookies too! and whine! 😛
    theres something about cookies that makes a man whine. 😛

  592. Laura says:

    I would love this book. My son is a wonderful kid but a terrible sleeper. So meals have to be quick.

  593. Ooo buddy! Easy meals you say?

  594. Jenny says:

    Looks like a great book! I am always scrapped for time and end up eating handfuls of goldfish throughout the day.

  595. Mike Ruch says:

    My wife & I typically struggle with eating. Because things 2 & 3 are picky & light eaters. So often I especially find myself finishing off their meals. So any recipe that I can find that is simpler than Mickey D’s or spaghetti-O’s is alright in my book.

  596. Jennifer says:

    I hate to cook and do so only because I am required took to keep the children I have and hubby alive. I have 3 kids 2 of which are very picky eaters, so of course my poor husband gets stuck eating crappy plain food . Looking forward to new recipes.

  597. Heather says:

    Ooh, sounds like a great book!

  598. Rachael says:

    Yay, I made a note about this book when you first blogged about it, and would like to get a copy. Even more so after hearing about the cookies 🙂

  599. janice says:

    i love that you judge a cookbook by the cookie recipe! i knew i loved you!

  600. Jen says:

    Love the one-handed meal!
    (Cookies FTW!)
    Does the book have recipes that a harried mom (or Dad) can make in under 20 minutes with a picky 2.5 year old hanging on one leg?
    If so, I am all over that book!

  601. Shannon says:

    Mmmmmm, cookies. Oh, and I love cookbooks with other stuff, too.

  602. Tracie says:

    I’m pretty sure we’ve had this same conversation here!!

  603. Christy says:

    hahaha, he’d like a spoon full of white sugar. My 3 year old is going through the this is my favorite so I don’t believe any of her endorsements at the moment.

  604. Franca says:

    I’m not a huge baker but who wouldn’t want a book with a cookie that claims to be the best homemade cookie in the entire world? that’s serious stuff. plus, that picture on the cover got me. That is me at every meal with my 15 month old daughter. I get fed the food she no longer wants. The pieces she drooled on, stuck in her mouth and then pulled out, just to share with me. So special. Preparing something just for me would be awesome. Because even though I am a single mom. I still gotta eat.

  605. Sandrine McClatchey says:

    great, I love cookies. especially because my children like to make them but not really to eat much yet so i get to eat most of them with my husbands 🙂

  606. Andrea says:

    I’ve tried like, 3 times to comment and each time it appears not to get sent! So, if 3 desperate comments from me show up, I’m sorry! But, I love your blog, and I love Debbie’s blog, and I would love a copy of the cookbook!

  607. Ashley says:

    I love cookbooks and I’m seriously tired of eating half of a thrown together sandwich while my kids eat their hot meals, lol.

  608. Julia C says:

    Must. Have. Best. Cookie. Ever.

  609. Lenetta says:

    And now I’m starving. Thanks for the chance!

  610. Lorienellen says:

    This sounds like a great book! There can never be too many cookies in my life. 🙂

  611. Kathie Howes says:

    It sounds like we’re married to the same chocolate chip cookie-loving husband! Great story and an even greater idea for a book! Please enter me in the contest, and congratulations to your friend, Debbie!

  612. Abby Olsen says:

    My husband told me I cook like my mother. Not a compliment. I really think this would help! 🙂 Plus… I love cookies!

  613. Louise Woodman says:

    Sounds delicious!! Yum yum!! 🙂

  614. Lauren says:

    This book is already on my wish list!

  615. ginny says:

    Yum! Can’t ever have enough good cookie recipes! I would have to make them when the hubs isn’t home, and then use disinfectant throughout the house to eliminate the scent so he couldn’t sniff them out. More for me!

  616. Lisa says:

    Hmmm.. sounds tasty. I’d like a look at the index of recipes. Congrats to your friend on her new book! It’s a fantastic idea 🙂

  617. Kimmi says:

    COOOOOOKKKKIEEEE!! (as said by the squirrel in the movie Over the Hedge)

  618. Leslie says:

    My three kids ages 8,7 and almost 3 don’t let me eat. I have no time… but they WOULD let me bake cookies.

  619. Alexis says:

    I love cookies…and so does my husband! Can’t wait to try these!

  620. MK19106 says:

    So, you mean, I’m not destined to eat my child’s leftover scraps after ?!

  621. Paula Young says:

    Cookies are yummy! Random number generators are cool too…

  622. Felicia says:

    Yay cookies! But not the cookie diet!

  623. Becky N says:

    I tend to subsist on leftovers (when I’m lucky) and things like PB&J during the day, when my kids are up. I HATE taking time out to make something yummy for myself… but I lack both the creativity and the desire to spend time and effort on it.

    I think I might need this book. To make my diet more interesting, and fun.

    And yes, okay, you sold me. I need the cookie recipe, too! And I probably would substitute it for a meal, knowing myself…

  624. Jennifer I. says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win the cookbook. I do not however thank you for the fact that the Cookie Monster “C is for Cookie” song is now stuck in my head 😉

  625. Melissa says:

    Me too! I love your blog, and this book looks fantastic.

  626. Kathleen says:

    Post, Post, Post. That’s a one handed post. I’d like the book. That would be awesome.

  627. Margaret says:

    I need this book 😀 please say it’ll be available to buy over here in the uk??? x

  628. Jamie says:

    I have tried countless chocolate chip cookie recipes searching for the perfect one – I’m going to need to try this one as well it seems!

  629. Mindy says:

    Wow! A chocolate chip cookie that is worthy of a crown! I totally want to make those!!

  630. Nicole Andrews says:

    I have to buy the Chipits on the exact day that I make the cookies. Otherwise I just eat them by the handfuls, justifying all the while that they are “semi-sweet” – meaning there’s some healthy dark chocolate thrown in there right?? Don’t get me wrong though, I eat the actual cookies by the handfuls as well, once they are made!
    Cool idea for a book, and yes I have used cookies as a one handed snack since I had my son – usually I lock him in his highchair first though, because he wants to share EVERYTHING these days 😉

  631. Kristin says:

    Hahaha! Another great post… and what a great title for a cook book. It’s so true… I don’t even eat breakfast half the time… by the time I feed 2 little people I’m just over it, so I have a coffee and a cookie instead!

  632. Ashley says:

    I started Weight Watchers a few weeks ago… and I still eat like crap! I’ve been losing weight, but I still need help finding ways to eat well with a 6 month old on my hands (literally!). If I don’t win a free copy of the book, I might just have to buy a copy! ;o)

  633. Abby says:

    Now I need cookies…and this book, so I will have the recipe. Please and Thank You!

  634. Marny says:

    I laughed out loud at the picture of “That’s because you’ve never hurt me this much before.” I love the teasing over a plate of cookies! A very fun post! (And I want that book! :D)

  635. Kathie Howes says:

    Sounds like we’re married to the same cookie-loving husband! Congrats to your friend Debbie. Great idea – would love to win it!
    Love your stories!!!

  636. Lexi says:

    Yum! This will be perfect since we are expecting our first in about a week and I am a bit concerned about feeding myself!

  637. Alex says:

    OK, I want a chance to win the book AND I have a burning question: would Crappy Papa be interested in making the cookies as a Valentine treat for the 2 of you??? If you can make them with one hand while chasing two kids, certainly he can make them too. I know he’s busy working and he gets assaulted by the kids when he walks in the door(from your previous posts) but it should go faster if he uses both hands and he seems quite skilled in many areas (also from previous posts) 🙂

  638. says:

    Wow, lots of replies, I’m ordering the book anyways, and since I never win anything, why not? Oh, and I lve good cookies!

  639. Laura says:

    My husband would just eat all the cookies, and we would pick up a bag of chips on the way to our friends’ house. : ) He is a cookie fiend.

  640. Alicecrumbs says:

    Eep, I would love that book. But don’t worry if you need to discount my comment cos I’m in England! X

  641. Jes Lallier says:

    clearly cookies would be the ideal choice but in the event of having an easy one handed meal… YES PLEASE!! I’ve found that my eating habits in general have changed, esp. when we go out. things that can be stabbed with a fork and doesnt need to be cut! things are certainly getting easier as my little one is eating her own food now and sits nicely in a highchair 🙂

  642. Celeste says:

    My husband is always upset that I never actually make cookies…just dough. Which I proceed to eat in its entirety without it ever touching the oven.

    Sounds like a great book!

  643. Apple says:

    This is a perfect gift idea for my friend who just had her third child last night! I could use one, too, but new mommy first!

    Love your blog! I literally laugh so hard I cry, which is awkward as I read it when my family is asleep and trying to stifle laughter is hard at 3 am!

  644. cheri newbold says:

    oh, pick me, my daughter told me about this cuz shes nursing 20 hours a day and doesnt eat .I so want to give her husband this cookbook!

  645. Carolyn says:

    I’m planning on buying this book, but winning it would be awesome! I’m hoping there are some nap-friendly recipes that I can get made during the 20 minutes when both my kids are asleep at the same time (on a good napping day)

  646. Sarah Davis says:

    I have had this cookbook on my amazon wishlist for months now, I am so excited!

  647. Mary says:

    Baby number 2 is on the way, and I still haven’t mastered feeding myself with just one spawn running around, lol. They’ll be 18 months apart, and I had just resigned myself to starving. Maybe this book will be my saving grace!

  648. says:

    I want a cookie with a crown on it! Can you include that with the cookbook? 🙂

  649. Marilei Puentes says:

    It has literally been over 8 years since I have had a calm, not rushed delicious meal. I know I am not the only parent that has this sabe dilemma because of our wonderful children, but OMG how I would love to win this book!!

  650. debbie says:

    Love your blog! Do you post to NZ? Would love to win the cookbook. Happy blogging 🙂

  651. Christine says:

    This book is a fabulous idea! I wish someone would have made this before our first son, would have come in handy! Hopefully I’ll have a copy before baby # 2 🙂

    I can’t tell you the number of times ice cream was the only meal I’d eaten all day, it doesn’t seem like a tragedy, but it sure does take a toll on your body!

  652. Amanda says:

    Please, me, me, me, Me!
    I need more cookies in my life!

  653. Jen says:

    sounds yummy! I love chocolate chip cookies and I love cookbooks!

  654. Steph says:

    Nap-friendly recipes? Yes, please!

  655. Jessica Haralampiev says:

    The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  656. Danielle says:

    Won’t someone think of the poor parents?? Oh, wait, she did! Seriously, thank her for us parents, wasting away on PB&J edges and the ends of the carrots our kids won’t eat.

  657. kerry says:

    Ooh, I’m always on the lookout for good cookie recipes. I mean, I’d love a book of healthy foods for busy Mommies and Daddies!

  658. Jessica says:

    This is the BEST book review I have ever read!

  659. Carol says:

    I wanted this book BEFORE the cookie endorsement. Now it is imperative.
    If I don’t win it, I may be forced to buy it!

  660. Sarah says:

    So far today I’ve eating a few handfuls of cereal out of a box and a half can of soup during naptime. Could definitely use this book!

  661. Lisa says:

    sounds like my kind of cookbook!

  662. Kate says:

    Wow!! Lots of people really want to win that cookbook…and I’m one of them!

  663. Alison says:

    If my husband were whining at me to make more cookies, I would remind him that he knows how to use the oven, too. But I’m grouchy today. Haven’t eaten anything yet.

  664. Brianna says:

    My babies are not-so-little babies anymore, therefore I can manage to eat a meal with both hands!! But now we have something new, as I pointed out last night to my hubby. I just love having my dinner interrupted with “mummy can you look at my bum? I think there is something in there” Yep. Poop..

  665. elizabeth says:

    sounds awesome! i want to read it!

  666. Colleen says:

    Happy belly = happy mom. We wouldn’t want the children to suffer as a result of an empty mama belly! I would love to try all the other goodies and good-for-yous in the book!

  667. corina says:

    cookies 🙂

  668. Miriam says:

    Awesome! I must try this cookie recipe…

  669. Melissa says:

    Yummo. I want to try these cookies!

  670. Meg says:

    Yesterday my 2 year old son told an elevator full of people I had to go to the bathroom this badly and he crossed his legs and held himself. I could use a cookie…or two.

  671. Kristen B says:

    Soon to be first time mom here. I LOVE your blog. And I have had a serious craving for some chocolate chip cookies!! This book sounds perfect for a newbie like me.
    -Kristen B

  672. Deia says:

    SO exciting! I’ve been reading her blog for a while now.

  673. Deetz says:

    It just so happens that I am reading this blog while baking what is supposed to be the “Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie” from a recipe I found on pinterest… I’m making them while my toddler is sleeping! I need this recipe book so I can test the cookie recipe and really see what is the most awesome chocolate chip cookie in the world!

  674. CarrieM says:

    I love the picture on the cover. And I eat a lot of fast food because it is the only time I can sit and eat a meal that is hot! I need help so send the book to me. LOL

  675. Mistie says:

    I’d love to give this cookbook a try. I’m on #4 and due any day now and I need to be eating better. It sucks because I am a health nut, but lately I just can’t seem to get it all together enough to eat like I need to.. for me and my children (and frankly to feed my husband too). And now I’m kind of dying to try those cookies.. I *am* 38 weeks you know, and I have a brand new 3lb. bag of Ghirardelli baking chips in my pantry calling my name.

  676. Rita says:

    C is for Cookie!! yummy yummy cookie.

  677. Elle says:

    This could possibly end my 6 year search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Please, have mercy on me!

  678. Nicole says:

    Love your blog–love cookies!!! Just had my fourth; I will go crazy if I eat macaroni and cheese one more night! I need this book!

  679. My husband loves chocolate chip cookies, but we can never agree on a recipe. Maybe this one is the one? Oh, and the healthy stuff sounds good, too.

  680. Brooke Giddings says:

    If she’s as funny as your are I want a copy…

  681. Kristen says:

    Does living in Germany disqualify me? Even if I love, love, love your blog and tell all the mommies on my mommy board about you all the time? (I am not making this up because the thought of crown-worthy cookies is clouding my judgment, it is so true.)

  682. Susan says:

    Cookies good enough to make a grown man whine? That’s a good enough endorsement for me!

  683. KayCee says:

    Awesome book review!!

  684. fabialous says:

    hurt by cookie-withdrawl… – lol

  685. Jill Cruz says:

    I have 3 children and I eat like crap. They all alternate naps, so I have no time to sit by myself and enjoy food. Mostly it’s a jar of nuts and maybe a few chips or canned iced tea. Please pick me, random number generator!

  686. Isa Rehcsif says:

    I’m sure my own ‘crappy crowd’ want those cookies too!!! Especially my little one. So we actually NEED this book 😉

  687. The first time I tried to comment my 1 yr old kept slamming on the computer keys (mainly the “tab” and the “caps lock”. Now for Attempt #2, done during what will probably be a 20 minute nap for her and a quick gulping of rice and veggies for my lunch. Needless to say, winning this cookbook would be almost better than winning a million bucks. The only reason the million bucks would be better would be because I could hire someone to cook then watch the baby in order to fully enjoy it. Hmmm, maybe a lottery ticket purchase should be in order as well? And some cookies too….

  688. Becky F says:

    I am constantly searching for the best cookie in the world! I have a couple that are pretty amazing but am always looking for a new one to try! My daughter likes it when I find a new one because we bake cookies during craft time. I figure it counts since you are making something and you get the added benefit of some math! The neighbors like it since we can’t (ok, shouldn’t) eat so many cookies so we have to give them away!

  689. You probably gave her the best endorsement possible by doing a whole blog post about those cookies! I want some!!! LOL

  690. Amy Killian says:

    I need this book. My family needs me to have this book. Oh, please, I’ve stuffed fistfuls of cheddar bunnies in my face just to be able to say “of course I’ve had breakfast!”

    Okay, if the free book goes to someone else I’ll totally buy it, so no stress.

  691. princesskrystal4 says:

    I’ve tried many chocolate chip cookie recipes and have been disappointed over and over, so I usually stick with the tried and true Tollhouse recipe… mind you, that one has gotten a little boring! lol I’d be very interested in trying something new that you and your family think is great 😀

  692. Heather says:

    I very often forget to eat lunch.

    Then there are some evenings, where I make a dinner for the kids, planning on fixing something ‘special’ for me and hubby later. By the time he gets home, it has been 12 hours since I have eaten anything substantial and my blood sugar crashes dramatically, with me ending up crying over nothing, and refusing to eat.

  693. Ruth says:

    I’m pregnant with my 4th and could definitely use this book! I forget to eat, don’t have time to eat, can’t find anything to eat, etc. I so get this. Thanks for making a book like this, Debbie! Very smart!

  694. Freda Williams says:

    I wish I made better cookies–I always over or under cook them.

  695. Emily says:

    I would have _no_ qualms whatsoever in making cookies after bed! The standing mixer isn’t too loud, and there is a door that shuts the kitchen off from our echo-y staircase.

    Also, to not stay up too late, I sometimes make cookies into cookie bars, so that there is only one batch to bake. (This has the double advantage of getting all of the dough into the oven quickly, so it doesn’t all end up in my belly, raw…)

  696. Christina says:

    Sounds awesome!

  697. Mercedes says:

    oookies!! would love to win!!

  698. Kerrie says:

    I would love this! I’ve had hard boiled eggs as a meal (& kid leftovers) three times this week.

  699. heather says:

    typing one handed…need more one handed food ideas!

  700. Angie says:

    oh great, now I want some cookies. Thanks a lot.

  701. Megan Coates says:

    I am intrigued by a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is really THAT good. And what a fantastic idea for a cookbook! It took me a week and ahalf to get around to making REAL mashed potatoes instead of the instant stuff because of the time involved in peeling, chopping, boiling, and mashing (you know, really half an hour maybe).
    Now, who can write a book about ways to actually sit down and eat your dinner which I don’t think I’ve done in at least a year 😀

  702. Amy says:

    I am totally prepared to hate these cookies too.

  703. Marian says:

    I love your blog. Thanks for all of the laughs and for the book recommendation!

  704. Gretchen says:

    What a cool book! This would make an awesome “new baby” gift. We would love to have a copy, thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂

  705. Erica says:

    brilliant idea

  706. heather says:

    typing one handed…could def use one handed food ideas and cookies are what keeps me sane at times!

  707. Ellen says:

    I’ve gotta figure out how to make little cookie-crowns.

  708. Becca says:

    I must have that recipe. I’m a cookie guru and those sounds to die for.

  709. Julia says:

    I want a cookie too! would love to win that book!

  710. Jen S. says:

    Sounds like a great book…my husband and I are always looking for new meal ideas that are quick and easy.

  711. Christin H says:

    I just discovered you…. AHHH! Where have you been all my parenting life?! If I had access to a cookie worthy of a crown, I think I might be able to survive the day without thinking “loony bin!” every time I walked past a mirror!

  712. Tashajk says:

    I need need need this cookbook because my seven-month-old daughter has been sleeping in one-two hour stretches for the last three months (except for about four VERY. MEMORABLE. OCCASIONS. in which she has slept for five hours stretches) and so one hand always has some sort of caffeinated beverage in it to keep me (semi) conscious to deal with our toddler. The more I can do one-handed, the happier we’ll be.

  713. Kay says:

    Pick me, pick me! I’m a trained pastry chef and I’ll be a new mom in April 🙂

  714. seashells says:

    I love that crappy papa whines for cookies….now you have proof where crappy boy and crappy baby learned that neat little trick 😉

  715. Michelle says:

    I think I like this giveaway idea. Especially when it is accompanied by crappy pictures! Also, that is an awesome idea for a book. I love to eat, and I hate to cook, and anything that takes more than 5 minutes irritates me.

  716. Luella says:

    I 100% need more cookies in my life. Also, as I type this (sitting on the couch with laptop in pregnant lap as 18 month old naps) I am eating lunch. of cheddar bunnies, leftover noodles, and a grapefruit (for guilt).

  717. Jesse M says:

    I would love to win a copy of this, thanks for the chance!!!

  718. Rebecca says:

    LOL!!! I definitely need that book & I LOVE cookies these days!

  719. Andrew says:

    Comment for the win!

  720. SVM says:

    I need more healthy options! Cooking from a box is so over-rated 🙂

  721. Carole says:

    Why has no-one thought about this before? Maybe we are all too nutritionally starved to think about it!!!
    Great idea and can’t wait to try those recipies – especially the cookies :o)

  722. Melanie Rozwood says:

    This book looks great! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing.

  723. Lauren says:

    okay, now you have my curiosity piqued and I want to try that cookie recipe.

  724. amanda rhinehart says:

    This sounds like an awesome cookbook!

  725. monica says:

    sweet. i am going to buy this book…..i’m tired of granola bars and other non-cooked and easy to grab foods…..

  726. Those cookies sound so good! And I love the title of the book! I’d love to have a copy. 🙂

  727. christine says:

    yum cookies!! The book sounds awesome

  728. Beth says:

    Yum, I totally want this book and also some cookies. Feel free to make a batch and send them through email to me (that works, right?).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  729. My husband made me cookies from scratch once, and then didn’t do it again! Despite me trying to use being pregnant as a guilt-trip weapon on him ;o)

  730. Megan says:

    Thanks for the offer!

  731. Amanda Duke says:

    Cookies are my nemesis! I love them and can never stop at just 1. I can’t even stop at 6!

  732. Kelly c says:

    Sounds great! And good luck to Lauren T up there doing IVF soon! 🙂

  733. Kristy says:

    I would love to win!!! This book is such a fab idea!!

  734. Rebecca S. says:

    This book sounds like a lifesaver. What a great idea!

  735. Losha says:

    Me too!

  736. Kathi says:

    Yes! I would love this book!

  737. Carolina says:

    This cookbook would make my life so much easier. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

  738. Lola says:

    these cookies seem like they HAVE to be tried!
    too bad we can’t see the recipe ^.^

  739. Beth says:

    I want that cookbook!

  740. Sarah says:

    great idea. love it!! hope i win

  741. Megan says:

    That sounds awesome!

  742. Rachel says:

    What a great book idea! Now after reading this post I need to go make cookies which definitely aren’t the best in the world!

  743. Alana says:

    What a brilliant idea for a book! My eating habits have gone down the drain since having kids – usually grab the leftover nibbles off of their plate/high chair and convince myself that counts as a meal! LOVE your blog!!

  744. Andrea B says:

    I think cookies are absolutely a one handed meal, as long as they’re the RIGHT cookie!

  745. Shannon says:

    After my daughter was born, I ate nothing but microwaved hot dogs for 5 months around the clock I swear to god. And the occasional Hot Pocket, which was slightly easier to eat in the bathtub during those times when I only had time to do one of those things, but SO DESPERATELY needed both. What new mom’s really need is a cookbook of bathtub friendly meals.

  746. Gen Clawson says:

    Oh gosh, I want this book! Awesome!

  747. cindy says:

    Did someone say cookie?

  748. Stephanie J says:

    Sounds like a brilliant idea for a cookbook! I love your blog! You always crack me up since I see much of my own life with my 2 & 4 year old girls in your posts. 🙂

  749. Charity says:

    I remember when my son was first born, I walked around the house like a half naked starving zombie-woman. I think I need this book for when we have #2. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance!

  750. Shannon says:

    Yes, I too eat like crap since I had a kid. I didn’t do much better before to be honest.

  751. Jessica says:

    This is such an awesome idea for a book! Thanks for thinking of the parents, Debbie! I am also a bit skeptical, as I wonder how easy these meals truly are to make, and will I ever eat “real,” grown-up food again? I’d love to find out!

  752. Monica says:

    I have a 3 week old and have not eaten a decent meal since she arrived. This book is a really good idea!

  753. Maude says:

    Seems like I could use some of those recipes…

  754. Angelene says:

    I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, so I need to try the recipe. I want to see what other yummy things are in the book because I can’t live on PB&J forever!

  755. Amanda B. says:

    What a great idea!! Why didn’t I think of this book? Oh yeah, my brain cells were killed off by my kids…

  756. Janice Fisher says:

    I’d never say no to a new cookbook – especially one with that cookie recipe in it!! 🙂

  757. Laura says:

    I’m a new mom and would LOVE this!

  758. Cookies please! I hope the recipe includes instructions on how to make the crowns..

  759. rye says:

    yum yum! i think that i need a cookbook like this. yesterday i ate cheesecake and gingerale for breakfast. *ahem*

  760. Elizabeth says:

    I could use a book like that! I love to eat! 🙂

  761. Jessica says:

    I’m kinda stuck on my own chocolate chip cookies. I’m intrigued by this claim of Best cookie EVAR… 🙂

  762. Robin M says:

    Me Me!

  763. Sarah says:

    I can relate to this all too well! There have been far too many nights where I fell asleep before eating dinner. Such is life. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  764. Marnie says:

    Great ideas! Both the book AND the contest! Oh, powerful and mighty random number generator: Pick me pick me! 🙂

  765. Ashley J says:

    These cookies do sound delicious 🙂 really wanna try them now 😛

  766. Karen says:

    My second child is due in about 8 weeks and I’m imaginging how I’m going to breastfeed an infant, take care of a toddler and manage to feed and bathe myself as well. I have a feeling this book will come in handy. Does she by chance have a book about how to remember to brush your teeth and shower daily for parents as well? I might need that one in a few weeks too.

  767. Jennifer says:

    All hail King Cookie! I am totally buying this cookbook.

  768. Staci says:

    My husband can never figure out why I am so grumpy by dinner time. Um, maybe because I haven’t eaten more than three bites of food (left over and cold from the kids’ plates) since dinner yesterday?! And yet I still find that I am locked behind the baby gate in the kitchen for at least four hours every day! 🙂

  769. Y says:

    My boys don’t like cookies so I would love to give that recipe a try to see if it could win their hearts.

  770. Sandy says:

    Awesome idea for a book! My hubby does most of the cooking. Bakings my area. I am always on the lookout for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. That’s my favorite cookie. I try different recipes all the time!

  771. Jessica says:

    Congrats to Debbie! (and you for being a special friend).

  772. Heather Hardin says:

    Men… My husband put a full tablespoon of actual BUTTER on his pancakes today because I said “Don’t forget the butter” So, he said well I wasn’t but now that you said it I am going to use this much. Jokes on you buddy.. my arteries aren’t the ones getting clogged to shit. I need some cookies so I can make them, text him a pic. And then eat them all myself.

  773. Allison says:

    I have a child the same age as Crappy Baby. Seriously, your blog is my life. Thank you!

  774. Jamie says:

    lol at kids praising sugar on a spoon. In my kids’ case, a finger of butter or licking mayo off of a spoon even. So yuck! Haha.

  775. Traci says:

    Would LOVE this book, probably almost as much as I love your blog!

  776. Chelsie Kane says:

    It just so happens that I finished hanging shelves TODAY to store cookbooks on and there’s room for more!! And now I must go munch cookies. Love your blog as always!

  777. amyee says:

    yum! would love to test out the cookbook!

  778. Jessica says:

    this book is a great idea. my diet has completely changed since my daughter was born 6 months ago. i’m fueled mostly by coffee these days!

  779. Jamie C. says:

    My daughter & niece love to eat “choc-a-my-chip” cookies!

  780. This is an awesome idea! There were many days when I just didn’t have enough to eat when my son was a newborn, and I wished that I could have simple meals to make while I held him to keep him from screaming his head off.

  781. Kara Gander says:

    I really need this cook book I am a complete failure at both eating, breakfast at 3pm? and I am dreadful cook but since my LO is allergic to egg I am find myself needing to bake more and if these really are easy to do that has got to help me out

  782. Jenn says:

    Proud momma to a 7-week-old and not-so-proud scarfer of meals. Look forward to this book.

  783. Karen Ryan says:

    How can you read this post and not want to eat those cookies! Sign me up!

  784. I am a new reader here in Crappy Picture Land and loving every second of it! I am a mama to 3 boys and one husband (yes i said mama to my husband because frankly arent husbands like kids?). I could use what ever help i can get for feeding myself lol.

  785. Jennifer Southwood says:

    can’t wait for the book to come out!

  786. TeeDub says:

    I would like dem cookies!

  787. Arwen says:

    This book is the best idea EVER. I’d like to play so much, but I read your (amazing) blog from the old continent 🙂
    So good luck to the others ! ^_^

  788. Lindsey says:

    I miss cooking. It’s been just over a year since my crappy baby arrived and cooking became impossible. My husband refuses to follow a recipe and doesn’t believe in meal planning. My almost-5-year-old crappy kid loves that he so often gets to choose hot dogs as the main course. I need to take back the kitchen! And make some victory cookies just for me!!!

  789. Heidi K says:

    Give me this book… please.

  790. Tera says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book!

  791. those must be awesome cookies!

    Anything other than the greek yogurt I’ve been eating would be great! (as awesome as greek yogurt is, it gets tiring after a while).

  792. Melissa says:

    I definitely want to try any food that can wear a crown! Good luck to Debbie with her book! I want it. <3 you your blog!!! :o)

  793. libbie says:

    oooh wouldnt that be nice… I have a toddler and im pregnant, cookies are high on my cravings list!! not sharing of course. I do believe cookies come under “nap time friendly” 🙂

  794. Jess says:

    i can’t wait for this cookbook to come out!

  795. Alyssa says:

    I need this book really badly….So I’m commenting 🙂 P.S. I’m addicted to your blog. It is the one and only one I read. And I’ve spread it like wildfire everywhere I can think. A mom of two kids under 2 needs a blog like this…for sanity sake.

  796. Lisa Schad says:

    Two things:

    1. I have a tummy ache from eating a huge omelet at brunch today (out) in like two minutes because I could tell that baby was only going to smile and happily eat rice cookies for about two minutes and three seconds. I just relate to the subtitle of this cooking book – as I’m sure all new parents do.

    2. This post must be about my husband who CANNOT BE STOPPED from eating all cookies made in this house. I was cracking up reading this. Recently he has started baking (my hard-rock, tattooed, whiskey-drinking husband?) – admittedly “kit” cookies where all you add is butter and an egg – but still he has started BAKING to have complete control over his cookie consumption and to proliferate the cookies that have gone missing from the pantry since I decided to really work off the baby weight.

    Send me the book please. I’ll bake him some. But they are almost wasted on him since how can he taste them when he is vacuuming a whole batch of cookies in one sitting?


  797. Melissa says:

    I definitely want to try any food that can wear a crown!

  798. Lisa says:

    My husband would have eaten the entire tray anyway, while I wasn’t looking, and blamed it on the rabbit. (yes I know I’m odd, I have a house trained rabbit instead of a dog). And then i would have bought some some cookies from the bakery the next morning, and put them in a sandwich tin and passed them off as my own!

  799. kaitlyn says:

    Having my first baby next month…. I’m sure I need this!

  800. Emily Berghorn says:

    Yes please!

  801. Kara says:

    We’re all cookie monsters in this house, would love this recipe and the rest of them too. Always looking for new things to make!

  802. says:

    Great giveaway! The book looks awesome!

  803. Sarah says:

    What an awesome-sounding book! Thanks!

  804. Sounds like something my husband would do! He’s the ultimate cookie monster.

  805. says:

    My two favourite blogs hanging out together and a mention of cookies. If you could throw in some babysitting and some man candy to look at, I doubt I could get much happier!

  806. says:

    Great giveaway! The book looks awesome!

  807. Julie says:

    I love the cookie with the crown… and that your son would cheer on sugar on a spoon. This blog is my favorite part of my day.

  808. Kate says:

    My prayers have been answered with this book! I NEED to win or I will starve! 🙂

  809. Rebekah says:

    I would love this book! Will it help with my picky eater?

  810. Joanne C says:

    Sounds like just the kind of cookbook I need! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  811. myssie says:

    Mmmmm, cookies. I love naptime cookies with coffee.

  812. Talena Krull says:

    Great idea for a book. I definitely need it. With 3 kids under 4, I feel I may never eat a real meal again.

  813. Kelly says:

    Mmmm… cookies…

  814. Kerry says:

    What a coincidence – I’m about to make chocolate chip cookies right now during naptime! Too bad I don’t have the recipe yet. 😉

  815. Beth says:

    I want a cookie too!!! 🙂

  816. myssie says:

    Mm..mmmm, I love naptime cookies with coffee..

  817. says:

    Pick Me, Pick Me! I so need this! I skip meals, then will kind of bindge or pick until it is almost a bindge. This book would be will used by me and my family.

  818. Danielle says:

    If the cookies are that good, the entire cookbook is worth it 🙂

  819. Melissa L says:

    I think I will buy this book for my mom, who watches my kids. She is the best, most flexible, most caring daycare ever, and I think she likes to eat cookies. Therefore I think she would appreciate a book that would enable her to eat cookies while taking care of my two attention-leeches. And I think she likes non-cookie based foods as well.

  820. I’m so excited for this book-the recipes on her blog are awesome, so I’m sure the ones in the book are too.
    As far as cookies go, I ended up making more cookies on Christmas morning because my husband at all of the cookies I had previously made to take…lol.

  821. Anne Berit Øyangen says:

    I’m a single mom, I seriously need that book! P.S. LOVE your blog!

  822. June says:

    <------ The new mom who does eat cookies for lunch (and sometimes dinner)

  823. Dionne says:

    My two favourite blogs hanging out together and with cookies involved. If you could just throw in some babysitting and some man eye-candy then I’d be thrilled. Oh and I really need this book, I’ve got a 3 year old and a 5 months old plus I’m going back to work full time next week. I must be insane.

  824. says:

    love the book idea!

  825. Miriam says:

    I love cookies! I love cookbooks!!

  826. Rebekah says:

    Yum. Help me with my picky eater!

  827. Miriam says:

    I love cookies!!

  828. NicoleS says:

    Sounds like perfection!!

  829. Michele says:

    Sadly I ate M&Ms as a one handed meal after my twins came. Some nights I’ll eat their leftover veggies & popcorn for dinner (fiber and veggies=good for you).

  830. Catherine K. says:

    I have to admit that I wish you posted the recipe, though I have already preordered the book. I can’t wait now.

  831. HeJulia says:

    oooohhhh…. cookies. I think they totally qualify as a (one handed) meal. I’m going to be making oreo cupcakes tommorrow – same thing – perfect (one handed) meal 🙂

  832. says:

    Mmmm some food that can be eaten with one hand you say? Lovely it means I can have mote than one meal : D mac and cheese for mama BE GONE! Oh and im breast feeding so I can’t get up and cook because J is a little hefer baby he’s draining me dry.

  833. Heidi says:

    Umm~ loving the blog!! Loving even more cookies!!!!!!!!!

  834. Heather says:

    Funny – I find I am sceptical too of “the best recipe ever” being disappointed many times – perhaps if I win the book I will stand corrected when I try the cookie recipe!

  835. Correen says:

    I’m expecting baby #3 in a month bringing our count to 3 kids ages 4 & under. So, yeah, I could really use some help in the healthy meal department. I have a sneaking suspicion that life will get a little crazier in March. Help me please!

  836. Cassandra says:

    One handed meals sound awesome!

  837. HeJulia says:

    ooooooh coookies – I think they do totally qualify as a (one handed) meal.
    I’ll be making cupcakes for when my friends come to visit tomorrow – also a perfect one handed meal 🙂

  838. Emma says:

    Cookies!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  839. Kathrine says:

    Looks fantastic! I myself, just ate a “one-handed” meal. I count oatmeal raisin cookies as such. Really, it’s just a cereal cookie, right?

  840. Christy says:

    Oh, I need this book! 🙂

  841. jamie McMillan says:

    Omg…I need that cookbook. I have been living off lean cuisines for 18 months now! I would love to try the Cheaters Channa Masala! Ps. Your blog is awesometastic!

  842. Adrienne says:

    Love your blog and love this post! The book sounds great, too!

  843. Julie Jensen says:

    I have heard about this book before and am excited to see it! I hope I win! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!

  844. Josie says:

    I have to make me them cookies.

  845. Josie says:


  846. Sounds like a great cookbook. Can’t wait to check it out!

  847. John Alexander Lopez says:

    I want one of those cookies!

  848. Laura says:

    This book is EXACTLY what I need! I can’t even think of how many times I’ve had to prepare food one handed.

  849. Kate says:

    My husband is the same way!

  850. Alburnet says:

    I love my baby, but I am really looking forward to the day that I can actually eat at mealtimes and cook without screaming Demanding Baby on my hip doing what she does best.

    While she’ll probably be off my hip within the next five years, I’m sure that I won’t be to sit down and eat with my husband for another, what…fourteen?

    This book looks awesome.

  851. MinnesotaGal says:

    Count me in!

  852. Belinda says:

    I LOVE your posts. They ALWAYS bring a smile to my face. Would love to eat properly.


  853. Jessica says:


  854. Belinda says:

    Thanks for this. Parents do need to eat and food with more than one item (i.e. pasta with no sauce, hotdog with no bun …)

  855. Katie says:

    I need that cookbook for the channa masala recipe. I would never eat chocolate chip cookies for a meal. No, not ever. Certainly not right now. As I’m writing this. For lunch at 4pm about to chase it with a cup if coffee. Nope, not me. Chickpeas all the way.

  856. Maria L says:

    LOVE this blog! it keeps me seeing the humour in parenting (which can be hard sometimes!!) I’d also love to have this book!

  857. sarah says:

    Oohhhh… I want it! 🙂

  858. Anne says:

    Fantastic idea and clever title. Love it! And of course, would love my own copy….

  859. Maria L says:

    LOVE this blog! it keeps me seeing the humour in parenting (which is hard sometimes!) i’d also love to have this book..

  860. Dana says:

    Given my 1 handed culinary delights are toast and leftovers (don’t know where the original meal came from!) this book sounds peerrrrffect!

  861. Jessi says:

    I would love some really good cookies! And especially a book that tells me how to make them!

  862. Alice says:

    OMG OMG OMG… these cookies are so awesome, I’ve made them and commented on her FB page about how awesome they are. I counted how many people would be at a dinner I was going to also and ate all the rest myself, sadly one three!
    I love your blog Amber, and I love Debbie’s blog and her recipes also… pick me pick me!!!

  863. Katie says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve planned a healthy meal for myself and end up not eating anything more than crackers because I haven’t started cooking by the time the day ends. Sounds like a great book!

  864. Sacha says:

    Mmmmm cookies! I would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  865. Jennifer says:

    Mmm, those cookies sound divine! I am always on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and hey, quickie recipes are always a bonus too!

  866. Jocelyn says:

    Looks like an awesome book!

  867. bkz says:

    You had me at Nap-friendly Recipes.

  868. Erin says:

    would love this cookbook! my hubs would esp love the cookies!! 🙂

  869. Sarah says:

    My husband asked me to make treats for his work. I did and the next morning on his way out, I said dont forget the cupcakes! An he turned and said I’m leaving them here and will eat them when I get home. He ate 16 mini cupcakes!!!

  870. Erin Thiele says:

    This is awesome! With I had this when baby was really tiny. (Now I just eat her leftover lunch.) but those cookies sound yummy. I’m guessing the dough is super yummy too. Bc that’s the best part of making choc chip cookies

  871. Karin says:

    I want that book, if for no other reason than to make those cookies. 🙂

  872. Natalie says:

    The cookbook sounds great and so do the cookies!

  873. Ariel says:

    wow that’s a lot of comments! Pick me! Pick me!

  874. Hannah says:

    Hooray! This sounds great. Would you post the book to Australia if I won??

  875. Nae says:

    *puts hand up*
    I’m pretty darn sure you’ve posted that cookie link before because I looked at it and I know I’ve made them before – from that page.
    And, ummm, they didn’t last very long either 🙂

  876. Carmen Córdoba says:

    Would you send the book to Spain if I win? If so, I promise I would send you a packet of the best spanish Tortas of Inés Rosales, so you can compare them with the cookies!

  877. Antuanett says:



    I can’t be the only one that makes yummy things and hides it from the kids, even if that involves shoving 3 cookies in your mouth at once when your kids run inside the kitchen. Me love cookies *cookie monster voice*

  878. Rachael says:

    We have a family of 6. I have to count out the cookies (after I’ve snuck a few of course) and place the same amount in everyone’s individual bag, with their name on it in huge black letters. It’s not for my kids sake, but my husband’s. He will eat all of them if your name isn’t on the bag or you just place them all in the cookie jar. It’s not his fault, he blames it on his mom. Not sure about that one. 🙂

  879. Nikki says:

    I’m a mom of two and a fulltime masters student and part-time worker outside the home with a husband who is frequently gone. I’m at a place in my life where I ONLY eat meals that can be made in 4.2 seconds and eaten one handed. That pretty much means sandwhiches all the time. Everyone in my house would be stoked for me to get some new ideas.

  880. I’m a nanny and TTC and I already have trouble feeding myself! (I can use a fork just fine, it’s finding the time & energy to get out something to stick the fork into I have trouble with).

  881. Bobbi Kilbarger says:

    I definitely need help learning how to cook and eat while watching kids. I have a 5 year old boy with autism and an 8 month old daughter.

  882. mmmm would love to do so of those nap-recipes! with toddler twins and a baby I could use the help and ideas!
    I’m dont really like to cook, but We can not live of frozen food, can’t we? 😉

  883. Jana Smith says:

    So glad your blog is doing so well. I find you absolutely hysterical!! Unfortunately, I am finding out via my own children that 99.9% of what you write about is not exaggerated in the least! Thanks in advance for surviving it so I know it’s possible 🙂

  884. Noriko says:

    I love your blog…and cookies!! In that order. 🙂

  885. Jana Smith says:

    So glad your blog is doing so well. I find you absolutely hysterical!! Unfortunately, I am finding out via my own children that 99.9% of what you write about is not exaggerated in the least! Thanks in advance for surviving it so I know it’s possible 🙂

  886. Mary says:

    Drooling just thinking about the cookie…and the healthy stuff too, of course!!

  887. Jo says:

    Anything to make cooking and eating healthy easier is a must have!

  888. April says:

    Now I want cookies.

  889. Kali says:

    My mother made some cookies and brought them up to us during her visit last weekend and I hid them from my husband because he would literally eat them in one sitting. All of them. I don’t get that. Have 2-3 and save the rest for the days ahead. At any rate, I’d love to see this cookbook and thank you for offering it to us.

  890. Sarah says:

    You could be married to my husband, he’s great at whining when he can’t eat what I’ve baked.

  891. karina says:

    I need this book! after my mom left all I have left in the fridge are tortillas and soda… :S

  892. Becky says:

    Ooh, I’ve been looking forward to this book! I’m not a parent yet, but we’re working on it. 🙂

  893. Sara M says:

    I’m with you. I have no idea how to eat anymore. And my husbamd is the same way about cookies.

  894. Katie B says:

    I read your blog all the time, but I’ve never actually commented before. This book looks like something I definitely NEED!!

  895. Lindz says:

    Last week you had the “parents as rock stars” post… two days later I found myself in the kitchen going: “gee, I should probably have lunch before it’s dinner time.”. Also, chocolate chip cookies are possibly my husbands favorite type of cookie. 🙂

  896. Michelle says:

    I could use this book.. I am tired of eating mac and cheese and spaghettios 🙂

  897. Shannon says:

    I’ve got four crappy eaters who are being raised on macaroni and corn dogs. Please help. I’ll even bake the cookies one-handed.

  898. Cristina says:

    I definitively need that book… my 3 girls (3 1/2 and 1 1/2 twins) and my husband eat all away and I`m already only skin and bones… jajjaja…

    And I must say it, I love your blog.

  899. leia says:

    If I win this then I would end my streak of never winning a give-away. A title I would love to shed. And, it sounds like a great book. I spend so much time feeding kids, dogs, and a husband I have given up on me. I think I need a cookie.

  900. Shannon says:

    I’ve got four crappy eaters who are being raised on macaroni and corn dogs. Please help. I’ll even bake the cookies one-handed.

  901. Leigh says:

    Eating? What’s that. The way I shove food in my mouth in the spare seconds I get, can hardly be called eating. Well, not in polite company anyway.

  902. Julie Bahr says:

    I need this book so my husband can have dinner ready for me when I get home from work (going back in two weeks with a 12 week old at home!!!)

  903. I love cook books! And I love cookies 🙂

  904. Leigh says:

    Eating? What’s that? They way I shove food into my mouth in the spare seconds I get, can hardly be called eating. Well, not in polite company anyway.

  905. Rachel says:

    Looks like it is finally letting me comment! Woot! I want this book.

  906. HeatherP says:

    I NEED that cookbook. 1 baby + 2 hyperactive dogs + 1 husband = 0 time. I barely find time to heat and eat leftover takeout during the day!

  907. Spring says:

    Random number generator … Please pick 907!!! Please, Please, Please!

  908. Emily says:

    I want easy to make stuff for my way too picky 4 year old who rejoices at the idea of pizza but won’t eat it, gets excited at fries but won’t eat them, turns pinwheels at the idea of just about everything you can imagine but WON’T EAT THEM! She won’t eat grilled cheese. Really. And it’s not that I’m trying to get her to eat fast food all the time, it’s just I’m running out of ideas here. Mac&cheese and hotdogs are not my idea of good food. (However, she will eat asparagus and broccoli. Go figure.)

    So ANY cookbook that gives me ideas for me to eat that she might try (or not, but at least I can have something other than Mac&Cheese…) is very very welcome. 😛

  909. Eating? What’s that? They way I shove food into my mouth in the spare seconds I get can hardly be called eating. Well, not in polite company anyway.

  910. Colleen says:

    mmmm… cookies…..
    and best of all, my husband can’t have gluten so they will be all mine!! (cue evil laugh here).

    And since my 2 year old doesn’t know chocolate chip cookies exist yet, I’ll just keep him in the dark a little longer.

  911. Vaishali says:

    Thats great! Would love to win one!

  912. Leanne says:

    Love your blog!

  913. jamie says:

    I’m actually really glad to know I am not the only one who eats like crap post-baby (who am I kidding – she’s a toddler now and I still eat like crap!) I could use some nap friendly recipes – it’s about the time she’s napping that I remember I’m hungry and haven’t eaten all day, but am not willing to even get a glass of water and risk waking her up! 🙂

  914. Shawna says:

    Love it!

  915. Jana P says:

    I need that cookie recipe!

  916. We make a mean chocolate chip cookie…this one I gotta try! LOL!

  917. oooh… I gotta try these cookies now! 🙂

  918. tarina says:

    I definitely want a copy of this book!! Winning it would be great considering how much money I just spent on random crap for my kids, but I’ll end up getting it one way or the other (ps: i prefer the free way!! <3 )

  919. Johanna says:

    cookies good, kids good…what do they have in common? Well, besides being able to use the words yummy and sweet to describe them, they can both turn on you, but you still love them… unconditionally 😉

  920. Pam L says:

    Sounds delicious! After reading the recipe online, I think I’m a little too lazy to make them though – well, actually, I just don’t know what a “paddle attachment” is – can I just use my regular stand mixer whippy things? In any case, if I DO win the book, I promise to make them AND find out what a paddle attachment is.
    ps – I just recently started reading your blog, and it is now pretty much my favorite!

  921. January says:

    I would love the make awesome cookies for our “crappy” family!

  922. I want the cook book just for the cookie recipe. 🙂 And I’m pretty sure the same convo would go down with my husband too!

  923. sarah says:

    ok. i will confess my kids don’t nap anymore. they are 5 and 8. but i still need quick one handed recipes that are healthy b/c i have to cook, while helping one with homework, entertaining the other one (aka keeping him out of his brother’s and the dog’s hair) and every evening have sometimes up to half a dozen kids coming into and out of my house for music lessons. i need help.

  924. Amber D says:

    It’s been a while since I made the effort to bake cookies, but they sound worth it! (even if I wait until the kids are in bed) Please pick me, I’m in Australia 🙂

  925. Rachel says:

    Cookies are so a meal. Even a better one because you can eat it with one hand.

  926. AngiePangie says:

    Lovely book! I really want it!

  927. Lee says:

    I like a challenge…I thought MY chocolate chip were the best in the world. Perfect ratio of chew, crunch and choc chips. Might have to give these a go!

  928. AliG says:

    Pick me!

  929. Kay says:

    Okay, I’m commenting here because I want the cookbook. I haven’t had awesome chocolate chip cookies for over 17 months now. I need those cookies to make me a better mom. Not that I’m saying I’m a bad mom. But seriously, it would make me a better mom without having to soak in a bubble bath and drink champagne. Although having The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World with a glass of champagne while soaking in a bubble bath sounds great right now. Please give me the cookbook.

  930. Leahanne says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  931. Femke says:

    I need this book for me and several more for my friends!!!!

  932. amilynn says:

    I need some good nap meals lol my house has to be silent when the 2 under 2 are sleeping, I dont even want to eat a chip hahahahah

  933. Amy says:

    I saw a Facebook post recently that read, “Today I will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case, I will eat a cookie.” The book sounds fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog — thanks for all the truth-saying about parenting.

  934. Vanessa says:

    I think I have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever and it uses whole wheat flour. Guess I will have to make hers and let my husband be the judge. A contest of just cookie eating? Awesome. Oh and really hoping I get that cookbook…I cook one handed all the time.

  935. Alexis says:

    Love the book title : )

  936. Gina says:

    I really want to win this book!

  937. Susan says:

    Great idea for a book!

  938. Alison D says:

    Hmm .. what is a broccoli and cheddar pinwheel?

  939. Amy says:

    Daily Affirmation: “Today I will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasent, in which case, I will eat a cookie.” LOVE your writing and hope to see this book!

  940. Jordan says:

    Awesome! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  941. Jamie crate says:

    Sounds like a great book. We have number two on the way and I could really use the ideas.

  942. I regularly do secret cookie baking late at night. Otherwise, I’d never get any!

  943. Holly says:

    Am I the only one who finds herself in that rut where I am making the same dinners over and over again. Maybe its just the winter doldrums or something but I have all the recipes in my head at any given time, but when it comes down to it all I can think of it the same ol’ same ol’. Blech!

  944. jaimi says:

    me want cookies!! i would love to have this book

  945. Anne R says:

    I love the concept of this. As a mom of three with a toddler who “doesn’t-quite-yet-toddle” and wants to be carried everywhere, it sounds like a great book for me.

  946. Raizy says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies, and I love your blog!

  947. Allison says:

    My daughter would like the best cookie ever if it were dropped on the floor and licked by the cat first even better! Or if a stranger at story time handed it to her! Seriously though, I want that book.

  948. Celina says:

    Omg I have to try those cookies NOW! I’m a sucker for anything sweet =)

  949. Laura says:

    I can totally use one-hand meals! Sick of PB&J

  950. Talia says:

    One handed cooking… Debbie must have a secret camera in my kitchen. 🙂 I always have a baby on my hip when I’m cooking!

  951. Lea says:

    Mmmmmmm cookes! Sounds like a great book!

  952. Raphaelle says:

    oooohhhh… I want to try those cookies! And the rest of the recipes too!!

  953. Patty says:

    with us having 1 1/2 year old twins, this book could be a life saver for us! lol

  954. My daughter would love that cookie even more if it were dropped on the floor and licked by the cat first. Or if a strange kid gave it to her at story time. Seriously though, the book looks awesome. I have days when anything I do is one-handed. And why aren’t cookies a meal, exactly?

  955. Alesia says:


  956. sarah fleming says:

    i love her blog too!

  957. What an awesome idea for a book!!! I think it should definately be on the gift list for expecting parents. But if I win this one, I’d be keeping it for myself, lol 🙂

  958. Kara says:

    While my husband and I are absolutely not ready for kids (newlyweds), your blog (and that cookbook) sort of make us wish we did have kids.

    Instead we got a dog (see website). She’s often like a 3-4 year old kid because she has to sleep with us, can’t be left alone, and poops/pees on accident. Only she can’t say cute words and understand you when you tell her not to lick the electrical socket. >.<

  959. Morgan says:

    My baby is due in (eep) a month, and this sounds super handy!

  960. Morgan says:

    My baby is due in (eep) a month, and this sounds super handy!

  961. Tatum says:

    I am so tired of Hot Pockets. I need this book.

  962. Erica says:

    I’m looking forward to the book (and the cookies)! I often have cookies as my breakfast and lunch.

  963. hannah says:

    pick meeee!!!!

  964. Patty says:

    apparently my first post didn’t work…
    but what i put was with us having 1 1/2 year old twins, this book could be a life saver! lol

  965. JennyG says:

    This book is a fantastic idea. When my daughter was a few weeks old my husband came home from work and said “so you had a hot dog today?”. When I asked him how he knew that he said that I still had mustard on my face and the baby had crumbs in her hair. It was the only thing I could grab and not put her down!!

  966. says:

    I need to eat better because I’m eitherfinishing up MTV toddlers meal or nibbling along the way without actually sitting down to eat myself. We moms do come last sometimes

  967. Rebecca says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies! And I love this blog!

  968. Kelly says:

    This book is a great idea! Who knew I wasn’t the only one eating all my meals with one hand.

  969. Sarah says:

    I need cookies now and it is nearly 10pm here and I have no ingredients, or the right recipe 🙁

  970. Hunter says:

    I gained 55 lbs. during my pregnancy and have lost it all and even more in six months because I do not feed myself enough as a new mom! Thanks for posting information on the book!