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It’s Real. It’s Really Really Real.

Yesterday I went into Manhattan (a rare occurrence these days) to return the copyedited manuscript of Parents Need to Eat Too: Naptime Cooking, One-Handed Meals & Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents to Amy, my editor. The next time I see it, the pages will be laid out like, y’know, an actual book, which is exciting enough all by itself. But even more exciting was the little gift Amy gave me: a high-quality printout of the book’s cover, mounted on black board. Suitable for framing, my friends.

Isn’t it just gorgeous? It’s not 100% perfect yet—we’re still discussing what food should be on the plate—but conceptually and looks-wise it’s spot-on. I LOVE IT. I hope you do, too. (And before you ask, no that’s not me on the cover. I’m a bit, um, older than that lovely young woman. And, um, less genetically blessed. This is me, on a very good day.)

The other huge, huge, huge news is that the book’s already available for pre-order! Click here to reserve your copy on Amazon,here for Barnes and Noble. I’m told it’ll also be up on Indiebound soon, but it’s not there just yet. As of now the retail price is $16.99, but since it’s turning out to be a bit of a doorstopper (which is a good thing! It’s bursting with recipes and information!) that may change.

I’d be honored and thrilled and just beside myself with joy if you’d click through and place an order. I’m sure this is only the first time I’ll be asking for your support—it’ll happen more frequently as we get closer to publication, early next year—but I’ll try to keep the shilling to a minimum.

Thank you so much, dear readers. This cookbook wouldn’t exist without you.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Emma

    This is so exciting! I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. Congrats!

  2. G.F.Veg


  3. Vera Marie Badertscher

    Hooray! I know the feeling. Nice cover. And I'll be ordering.

  4. debbie koenig

    Thanks, Emma & G.F.! Still hard to believe I'll be holding a book in my hands within a few months.

  5. Amy

    Congratulations. I just discovered your blog and would love your cookbook! So happy to find both!

  6. Piranha54

    As an older than average mama myself, I'd rather have you on the cover! Beautiful and fun like the blog.

  7. debbie koenig

    Amy, welcome to the blog! And thanks so much for leaving a comment.

    Piranha, I think you may be my new best friend.

  8. Betsy

    Did they let you keep the title? Didn't they want you to change it? I can't wait to get my copy! Huge congrats! What an achievement!

  9. debbie koenig

    Betsy, it does indeed look like we're keeping the title! Nothing else we came up with was better, so why not go with what works? Different subtitle, but I'm fine with that.

  10. Carrie

    Debbie, the image is so sweet. I love the peas and carrots. Congratulations!!

  11. Capital Mom

    What a great idea for a book! I will have to check it out.

  12. Leah L.

    It's beautiful!!! Can't wait to read the cookbook cover to cover- So proud of you Debbie- best of luck with everything… thinking of you guys…

  13. debbie koenig

    Thank you so much, Carrie, Amy, Capitol Mom, and Leah!

  14. Allie

    Debbie, it looks SO fantastic! I absolutely love the title and the whole look of it. Perfect!


  15. sarah henry

    It's real alright. Look forward to holding a copy in my hands. Kudos.

  16. Anonymous

    first time poster, long time reader. Very exciting. I just pre-ordered on Amazon. Congrats.

  17. Peggy Bourjaily

    Yay!! I can't wait until it's published! The cover looks amazing.

  18. Jo

    Oh what a great idea! I need a veggie version too, though.

  19. AKorn

    I think you'd look just fine on the cover! Just saw a link to this cookbook, and I'm excited to get a copy (and I don't even have kids, yet!) Congrats!

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