Reader Review: Darlene Bakes from Jessica Seinfeld's New Book

Reader Review: Darlene Bakes from Jessica Seinfeld's New Book

Faith Durand
Jan 15, 2008

Remember the big to-do over Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook, Deceptively Delicious? She sneaks pureed carrots, spinach and broccoli into foods that kids will eat, like mac and cheese and meatballs. The approach was wildly controversial, judging from the comments on our original post.

We asked if anyone had actually tried it, and Darlene from my burning kitchen wrote us to say that she had. What did she think of Seinfeld's vegetable concoctions? Read on...

There was a lot of prep work and a lot of pureeing going on, just for one little batch of brownies. Darlene said that no one wanted to lick the bowl, and that the instructions said that the spinach smell would fade only after the brownies cooled.

Ultimately she concluded - after a great deal of pureeing... "Sometimes a brownie just has to be a brownie."

Her entire post is hilarious and well worth a read - you have to check out her boyfriend's reaction.

This recipe review only confirms our private feeling that vegetables should stay vegetables (and kids should learn to eat them) and brownies should, well, stay brownies.

What do you think? To read our first post on this cookbook, check it out here: Jessica Seinfeld's New Cookbook.

(All images by Darlene of my burning kitchen)

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